Traffic-induced building vibration: A tool for planning of land use

Asko Talja, Jouko Törnqvist

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The presentation describes simplified design advice for assessment of traffic-induced vibrations in land use. The guidelines include a vibration criterion, limit values, vibration measurements and evaluation of building vibrations. The proposed vibration criterion for building vibration is related to the frequency-weighted rms value. The vibration design is based on two approaches; one considers the uniform magnification of the vibration and the other the magnification in the resonance. The resonance design shows which floor spans and building heights should be avoided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSB10 Finland
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings
EditorsPekka Huovila, A. Karvonen, Ville Raasakka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSuomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL
ISBN (Print)978-951-758-506-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART - Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sept 201024 Sept 2010
Conference number: 8


ConferenceSB10 Finland


  • traffic
  • vibration
  • traffic-induced vibration
  • land use
  • limit value
  • vibration design
  • magnification
  • resonance
  • frame
  • floor


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