Classification of Human Induced Floor Vibrations

Tomi Toratti (Corresponding Author), Asko Talja (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

This paper summarizes results from vibration tests on floors. Classification of floors into five headings is given based on vibration characteristics. Suggested criteria and limiting values are proposed. These values are based on tests carried out on site and in laboratory conditions. It was found that the point load deflection is the best indicator for floor vibration design, when the fundamental frequency is higher than 10 Hz. It is further suggested that the deformation caused by the point load is divided into a local deflection mainly caused by soft toppings and floating floors and a global deflection of the main floor joists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-221
Number of pages11
JournalBuilding Acoustics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • vibrations
  • floor
  • timber structures
  • design

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Toratti, Tomi ; Talja, Asko. / Classification of Human Induced Floor Vibrations. In: Building Acoustics. 2006 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 211-221.
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Classification of Human Induced Floor Vibrations. / Toratti, Tomi (Corresponding Author); Talja, Asko (Corresponding Author).

In: Building Acoustics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006, p. 211-221.

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