Vibration serviceability assessment of slender structures using VSATs software
Živanović, Stana, Pavić, Aleksandar and Brownjohn, J.M.W. (2008) Vibration serviceability assessment of slender structures using VSATs software. In: IMAC-XXVI: Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics - Technologies for Civil Structures, Orlando, FL, U.S.A., Feb 4-7, 2008. Published in: Proceedings of the IMAC XXVIFull text not available from this repository.
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Slender structural forms have become common in contemporary design of civil engineering structures occupied and dynamically excited by humans, such as footbridges, floors, staircases and grandstands. This slenderness nowadays often leads to increased susceptibility to excessive structural vibrations induced by human activities such as walking, jumping and running. As this increased slenderness is a trend which is likely to remain in civil structural engineering, it is necessary to develop a reliable and efficient means for their vibration serviceability assessment. Responding to this challenge, the Vibration Engineering Section at the University of Sheffield (UK) has developed a MATLAB-based and GUI driven suite of programmes called VSATs (Vibration Serviceability Assessment Tools) for vibration serviceability assessment of slender structures excited by humans. The VSATs is a research and consultancy software tool that enables: 1) modelling of human-induced load in probabilistic sense, 2) reliable estimate of vibration response of floor structure having an arbitrary level of complexity, 3) statistical processing of calculated responses and 4) vibration serviceability assessment based on a number of criteria defined in British and international standards. The main features of the software are presented in this paper on an example of a long-span floor structure.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the IMAC XXVI|
|Publisher:||The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
|Grant number:||GR/S14924/01 (EPSRC), GR/T03000/01 (EPSRC)|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||IMAC-XXVI: Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics - Technologies for Civil Structures|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Orlando, FL, U.S.A.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Feb 4-7, 2008|
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