Flooring-systems and their interaction with furniture and humans

Christian Frier, Lars Pedersen, Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Peter Persson

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Flooring-system designs may be sensitive in terms of their vibrational performance due the risk that serviceability-limit-state problems may be encountered. For evaluating the vibrational performance of a flooring system at the design stage, decisions must be made by the engineer in charge of computations. Passive humans and/or furniture are often present on a floor. Typically, these masses and their way of interacting with the floor mass are ignored in predictions of vibrational behaviour of the flooring system. Utilizing a shell finite-element model, the paper explores and quantifies how non-structural mass can influence central parameters describing the dynamic behaviour of the flooring system with focus on elevated non-structural mass.
© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number67
JournalProcedia Engineering
Pages (from-to)146-151
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe X International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017 - Sapienza University of Rome, Rom, Italy
Duration: 10 Sept 201713 Sept 2017
Conference number: 10


ConferenceThe X International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017
LocationSapienza University of Rome


  • Modal properties of floors
  • Floor dynamics
  • Numerical prediction
  • Serviceability-limit-state
  • Estimation accuracy


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