International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Seismic response control of sliding isolated buildings using adaptive fuzzy sliding mode control

Ken Yeh  
Department of Construction Science and Technology, De-Lin Institute of Technology, Tu Cheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 July 2011
  •  Published: 23 September 2011


The purpose of this paper is to apply adaptive fuzzy sliding mode control for structurally controlling buildings with sliding bearing isolation. Combining fuzzy control and robust control such as sliding mode control, reduces fuzzy rule bases complexity and ensures stability and robustness. We use Lyapunov theory to develop a self-tuning law. Stiffness uncertainty and time delay is used to demonstrate the robustness of our proposed algorithm. The effectiveness of this algorithm is demonstrated by simulation results for the Taiwan Chi Chi earthquake in 1999. Simulations show that adaptive fuzzy sliding mode control achieves satisfactory results in the application of structural control for buildings with sliding bearing isolators.

Key words: Fuzzy control, sliding bearing isolation, robust control.