Floor vibrations due to human excitation: damping perspective

  title={Floor vibrations due to human excitation: damping perspective},
  author={Ibrahim Saidi and Nicholas Haritos and E. F. Gad and John Lewis Wilson},
High levels of vibrations can occur in floor systems due to excitation from human activities such as walking and aerobics. In building floors, excessive vibrations are generally not a safety concern for building floor systems but a cause of annoyance and discomfort. Excessive vibrations typically occur in: (a) light weight floors; (b) floor systems with low stiffness where the floor dominant natural frequency is close to the excitation frequency; and (c) floors with low damping. While the floor… CONTINUE READING


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