INVESTIGATION AND APPLICATION OF SEISMIC REDUCTION AND CONTROL USING SMART FLUIDS
ZHOU Yun; ( South China Construction University, Guangzhou 510405, China) XU Long-he; LI Zhong-xian ( Tianjin University, Tianjin300072, China)
A smart fluid is a kind of promising and valuable smart materials in engineering application, in which the rheological effect can be controlled through applying an electric or magnetic field. In this paper, the main performances of the two smart fluids are summaried and compared. Several idealized mechanical models for smart fluid dampers are introduced, the application of dampers in civil engineering structural seismic reduction and control is reviewed, meanwhile, some problems that should be furtherstudied in the future are put forward.
【CateGory Index】： O37