Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Real-Time Hybrid Testing

by Dr. B. F. Spencer, Brian Phillips


Hybrid testing combines experimental testing and analytical simulation in an efficient experimental framework. When rate dependent phenomenon is of significance, real-time execution of the hybrid test is necessary. In a real-time hybrid test, the dynamics of the testing system become important. Research is underway to improve methods to compensate for these dynamics. Verification experiments include the testing of magnetorheological (MR) dampers complete with structural control algorithms.


If you are interested in this project or if you have any questions, contact Prof. B. F. Spencer or Brian Phillips.
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