The Quanser Smart Structure is a stand-alone bench-scale model of a tall building instrumented with an eccentric load. It is ideal to study control techniques used to suppress vibrations in tall buildings. Using the Smart Structure, students learn how to:
In addition to teaching control concepts, the Smart Structure can be used for research in various areas.
The Smart Structure can be used as a stand-alone system or as an add-on structure for any of Quanser Shake Tables to create experiments of increased complexity.
How It Works
The Smart Structure device consists of a flexible beam mounted on a base support plate. The beam is fitted with a strain gage sensor to measure deflection of the beam. A motorized inertial load is placed at the other end of the beam. The inertial load is actuated by a high efficiency, low inductance DC motor via a gearbox, the angle of the load is measured by an optical encoder.
The Smart Structure experiment comes with Quanser-developed courseware. The Laboratory Guide, together with a comprehensive User Manual, pre-designed controllers and a dynamic model allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
Topics included in Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your Smart Structure workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ alternatively, you can use Q8-USB, QPIDe or any equivalent NI DAQ device supported by QUARC