Vertical dynamic forces from footsteps

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Journal titleCanadian Acoustics/Acoustique Canadienne
Pages1221; # of pages: 10
Subjectwalking; floors; dynamic loads; walking; running; wave trains of harmonics; dynamic load factor; Acoustics; marche à pied; plancher; sollicitation dynamique
AbstractVertical dynamic forces from walking and running were measured by load cells placed between temporary supports and the centre of a 17-m-long floor strip. The measurements showed that the dynamic forces are composed of wave trains of harmonics of the walking or running rate. The significant low frequency contributions are generally contained within the first three to four harmonics.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number25879
NPARC number20374429
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Record created2012-07-23
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