TOAP: Third Octave Analysis Program, version 6.0: reference manual

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-728
Physical description235 p.
AbstractThe program TOAP version 6.0 performs 1/3 octave band analysis and frequency weighting of acceleration signals acquired with the GLOBAL LAB, Snap-Master, and MTAS data acquisition systems. Acceleration signals stored in ASCII format (acquired with other systems) can also be analyzed with TOM. Digital filtering is employed directly in the time domain to decompose the signal into its 1/3 octave band frequency components, and to apply frequency weightings which simulate the human response to whole-body vibration. TOM allows multi-channel processing of vibration data with flexibility in various analysisparameters. It is a convenient and inexpensive alternative to existing one or two channel analysis hardware and human-vibration filter units, such as the B & K 2134 Sound Intensity Analyzer and B & K 2522 Human-vibration Unit. It is also a useful supplement to the GLOBAL LAB analysis software which does not include 1/3-octave processing.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7240
NPARC number20337910
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-06-09
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