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A 3D numerical prediction model for road traffic induced vibrations, accounting for dynamic soil-structure interaction at the source and the structure, is developed. First, this paper deals with the essential elements of the numerical prediction model. Second, the experimental setup is discussed. Vibration measurements are performed in and near a single(More)
A numerical prediction model for road traffic induced vibrations is developed. Dynamic soil-structure interaction at the source and the structure is accounted for. The first objective is to present the essential elements of the numerical prediction model. Secondly, experimental data will be used for the validation of the numerical model. Therefore,(More)
Vibration measurements in and near a single family dwelling are performed during the passage of a truck on an uneven concrete road with joints for vehicle speeds between 25 km/h and 51 km/h. Additional measurements are performed for truck passages on an artificial profile installed on the uneven road for vehicle speeds between 23 km/h and 58 km/h. These(More)
Remerciements J'exprime toute ma reconnaissance à Didier Clouteau et Marc Bonnet pour avoir dirigé cette thèse. J'ai apprécié en outre leurs larges connaissances, leur disponibilité constante, la grande liberté qu'ils m'ont laissée au cours de ces trois années, et leur rigueur dans la rédaction de cette thèse et des publications y associées. Un grand merci(More)
Wind induced ovalling vibrations have been reported to occur on several empty, flexible silo structures in group arrangement. The focus in this paper is on the numerical prediction of this phenomenon by simulating the wind flow around a single silo and taking into account the interaction of the wind flow with the structural response. The importance of the(More)
Wind induced ovalling vibrations were observed during a storm in October 2002 on several empty silos of a closely spaced group consisting of 8 by 5 thin-walled silos in the port of Antwerp (Belgium). In the present study, it is investigated if the observed ovalling oscillations can be numerically predicted. To this end, the silo structures are modeled using(More)
FACULTEIT TOEGEPASTE WETENSCHAPPEN DEPARTEMENT BURGERLIJKE BOUWKUNDE AFDELING BOUWMECHANICA W. DE CROYLAAN 2 B-3001 HEVERLEE KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN Status G. LOMBAERT, G. DEGRANDE , Vehicle response measurements as a validation tool for a numerical prediction model for free field traffic induced vibrations, ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the(More)
— Wind induced ovalling vibrations were observed during a storm in October 2002 on several empty silos of a closely spaced group consisting of 8 by 5 thin-walled silos in the port of Antwerp (Belgium). To clarify the cause and location of the observed silo vibrations, a thorough analysis of the aerodynamic pressures on the silo surfaces is required.(More)