Vibration control of a building-elevator system using frequency shaping and variable gain feedback aiming at function maintenance

Masayuki Kohiyama, Toshimitsu Baba

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A method is proposed to control seismic response of a high-rise building considering function maintenance of an elevator. When a cost function for optimal control is formulated to reduce response of rope, response of a building deteriorates especially in high frequency range. In order to overcome this drawback, the proposed method employs frequency shaping linear quadratic Gaussian control and variable gain feedback. Time history analysis is carried out using simulated ground motion and it is verified that the proposedmethod can reduce the response of both a building and rope effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2067
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number670
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1



  • Active connecting damper
  • Elevator
  • Function maintenance
  • Performance-based design
  • Rope sway
  • Vibration Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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