Impact of floor vibration on the performance of buildings

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Abstract

The impact of floor vibration on the performance of the buildings was analyzed. The importance of the floor vibration limit state to the utility and function of a building was presented. The importance of non-structural elements, such as walls, and the dramatic effects of resonance on dynamic amplitudes were also illustrated. The dynamic properties of a floor system are highly correlated with the span length, member depths, slab thickness and the presence of non-structural elements. Architectural features, particularly nonstructural walls, have a dramatic effect on the vibration behavior caused by walking excitation. To provide a reasonable quantification of the expected excitation, the activities expected must be well defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages347-350
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 29 2003May 31 2003

Other

Other2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/29/035/31/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Hanagan, L. M. (2003). Impact of floor vibration on the performance of buildings. 347-350. Paper presented at 2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter, Seattle, WA, United States.