Factors that influence pedestrian‐induced vibration: A sensitivity analysis of GSA’s footfall package

Mearns, Bartholomew (2008). Factors that influence pedestrian‐induced vibration: A sensitivity analysis of GSA’s footfall package B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Mearns, Bartholomew
Thesis Title Factors that influence pedestrian‐induced vibration: A sensitivity analysis of GSA’s footfall package
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2008
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Ron Blackwell
Total pages 45
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract
Introduction

As we become more able to provide stronger structures with less material, a reduction in thickness to seemingly create a more optimal design for the strength limit state can lead to problems in other areas; namely the serviceability limit state for vibration. 

Structural vibration as a phenomenon has been studied for decades. Although much is now understood about the effects of vibration and cyclical loading, the complexity of the loading patterns and the effects of combining loading patterns have until recently prevented substantial analysis complex structures. Prior to the development of computer software, the completion of the volume of computation required for the analysis of structures subject to complex loading patterns was not practically achievable. Since the development of software, using the Finite Element Method (FEM), it has been possible to calculate the anticipated response of structures under dynamic conditions.   ...........................
Keyword Structural Vibration
Cyclical Loading
Pedestrian

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