Sliding Mode Control for Single-degree-of-freedom Nonlinear Structures

Document Type: Original Article


Faculty of Engineering, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran


The occurrence of catastrophic earthquakes necessitates further researches in the structure engineering for retrofitting construction structures. In this paper, the application of the active control in the structures’ seismic response has been addressed. A single degree of freedom nonlinear structure has been studied. The nonlinear dynamic of the structure is considered in which, the nonlinear part of the dynamic is modeled by Bouc-Wen model. The sliding mode controller is used to stabilize the system. The results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.