Vibration exposure in offices: a case study
Živanović, Stana and Pavić, Aleksandar (2008) Vibration exposure in offices: a case study. In: Second American Conference on Human Vibration, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., Jun 4-6, 2008. Published in: Proceedings of the Second American Conference on Human Vibration pp. 104-105.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2009-145...
Buildings are constantly exposed to various kinds of vibration during their lifetime (such as traffic, ground-borne vibration, wind, and human-induced vibration). Typical receivers of these vibrations are humans occupying the structure. Apart from guidelines devoted specifically to human response to vibration [BSI 1992], there are vibration serviceability design guidelines for floor structures (such as those published by the U.K. Concrete Society [Pavić and Willford 2005]) that define vibration limits depending on the intended use of the structure (hospital operating theatres, residential buildings, offices, or workshops). Civil engineers typically prefer to use guidelines linked to the design of buildings rather than those devoted exclusively to vibration perception because of simplicity of the former and unfamiliarity with the latter. Data related to in-service vibration of a building are valuable, but are rare. This abstract presents such data from 1 day of monitoring of vertical vibration (generated by human walking) of an office building floor. The collected data were processed to calculate the vibration measures: vibration dose value (VDV), root-mean-square (rms), and R factor. These are discussed in the context that the office floor was subject to complaints due to its excessive vibration during normal occupancy.
|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 Second American Conference on Human Vibration|
|Publisher:||National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Page Range:||pp. 104-105|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Second American Conference on Human Vibration|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Chicago, IL, U.S.A.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Jun 4-6, 2008|
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