Development of Smart Structural Control System for High-Rise Buildings Along the Coastline to cope with Extreme Loads

Civil infrastructures, particularly high-rise buildings, Along the Coastline are susceptible to damage when subjected to extreme loads like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. These loads are associated with the tragic loss of life and high structural repair costs. Current research trends focus on developing design techniques to mitigate the adverse effects earthquakes have on structures. However, a major challenge with the current research trend is related to the high level of uncertainty in the actual response of structures during earthquakes (desired versus predicted response). Therefore, a research gap related to developing smart and reliable systems to control the performance of structures during s to ensure safe response exists. Ideal control systems should be cost-effective, efficient, easy to implement, and resilient to earthquake damage.

Faculty Supervisor:

Rafiq Ahmad


Shahin Zareie


Springboard Atlantic


Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Alberta



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