Dual – loop force – displacement mixed control strategy and its application on the quasi – static test / Cong Zeng, Bin Wu, Guoshan Xu, Zhen Wang, Tianlin Pan.

The Quasi-static test is a well-known powerful methodology to evaluate the seismic performance of structural components and systems. One of the most important challenges in the Quasi-static testing is to achieve precise boundary conditions, especially for the axial loading of vertical components. The requirement of synchronized displacement loading and target axial force formed a pair of contradiction. A dual-loop force-displacement mixed control strategy is proposed. The presented approach is successfully verified through the quasi-static testing for a full-scale concrete filled steel tube column. The control targets are achieved with an excellent control performance.