Footbridge Vibrations Predicted by Stochastic Load Model

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Abstract

Actions of humans on footbridges may result in structural vibrations that may be annoying to bridge users potentially rendering footbridges unfit for their intended use. Hence, it is useful to make predictions of footbridge vibrational performance already at the design stage involving estimation of levels of vibrations in the footbridge. Nowadays both deterministic and stochastic approaches are available for such evaluations. The have primary focus on probability-based approaches for predicting levels of floor vibrations. The predictions involve employing Monte Carlo simulations and the initial setting up of a stochastic framework describing the action of a walking person. The paper investigates the influence of selected decisions made by the engineer when setting up the basis for the prediction of levels of vibration in the footbridge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics of Civil Structures : Proceedings of the 36th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2018
EditorsShamim Pakzad
Number of pages7
Volume2
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2019
Pages51-57
Chapter8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74420-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74421-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIMAC XXXVI, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 12 Feb 201815 Feb 2018
Conference number: 36

Conference

ConferenceIMAC XXXVI, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2018
Number36
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period12/02/201815/02/2018
SeriesConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
ISSN2191-5644

Keywords

  • Footbridge vibrations
  • Walking loads
  • Walking parameters
  • Stochastic load models
  • Serviceability-limit- state

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    Pedersen, L., & Frier, C. (2019). Footbridge Vibrations Predicted by Stochastic Load Model. In S. Pakzad (Ed.), Dynamics of Civil Structures: Proceedings of the 36th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2018 (Vol. 2, pp. 51-57). Springer. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74421-6_8