by Michel Levis

Application Engineer | Quanser Inc.

In my previous posts on the structural vibration control methods, I discussed various active and passive damping devices. These are typically installed on the higher floors of structures. Today, let's talk about a ground-based technique for reducing structural motion, known...

by Zuzana Fabusova

Applications Marketing Specialist | Quanser

Most users of Quanser systems are well-aware of QUARC, the rapid control prototyping software. Seamlessly integrated with Simulink®, QUARC significantly speeds up the control design and implementation process. But very few people realize that real-time control by Quanser goes way...

by Michel Levis

Application Engineer | Quanser Inc.

In my previous blog posts, I looked at the active and semi-active mass damping techniques. These techniques help protect buildings from potential structural damage caused by seismic ground motions and high winds. In this blog post, I want to focus...

by Zuzana Fabusova

Applications Marketing Specialist | Quanser

As a young engineering professor, you have a great idea for research. But you need funding to start. And that often means writing a research proposal. The Ph.D. gave you good training in presenting research ideas, planning the work, and...

by Michel Levis

Application Engineer | Quanser Inc.

In my previous post, I focused on the translational mass dampers as one of the strategies for active control of vibrations in tall structures. Today, let's explore a semi-active control using a different type of mass dampers - the magnetorheological...