In multi-storey buildings, the use of lightweight material has many advantages. The low weight, the low energy consumption and the sustainability of the material are some attractive benefits from using lightweight materials. Compared with heavier structures i.e. concrete the challenge in constructing a building compliant with building codes vis-a-vis the propagation of sound and vibrations within the structure is a challenge. Focusing on junctions in a multi-storey lightweight buildings, a modular finite element model is developed to be used for analyses of vibration transmission in lightweight buildings subjected to different types of loads.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology : CST2012 & ECT2012|
|Editors||B. H. V. Topping|
|Number of pages||15|
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||The International Conference on Computational Structures Technology - Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 4 Sep 2012 → 7 Sep 2012
Conference number: 11
|Conference||The International Conference on Computational Structures Technology|
|Period||04/09/2012 → 07/09/2012|
Bibliographical noteThe paper is presented in the special session "Numerical Analysis of Low-Frequency Vibrations in Lightweight Buildings"
- Finite Element Method