Some Passive Damping Sources on Flooring Systems besides the TMD

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Abstract

Impulsive loads and walking loads can generate problematic structural vibrations in flooring-systems. Measures that may be taken to mitigate the problem would often be to consider the implementation of a tuned mass damper or even more advanced vibration control technologies; this in order to add damping to the structure. Basically also passive humans on a floor act as a damping source, but it also turns out from doing system identification tests with a floor strip that a quite simple set-up installed on the floor (cheap and readily at hand) might do a good job in terms of reducing vertical floor vibrations for some floors. The paper describes the tests with the floor strip, and the results, in terms of dynamic floor behaviour, are compared with what would be expected had the floor instead been equipped with a tuned mass damper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IMAC-XXVIII : A Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 1- February 4, 2010, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Number of pages8
PublisherSociety for Experimental Mechanics
Publication date2010
ISBN (Electronic)9781935116042
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Modal Analysis Conference - IMAC-XXVIII - Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Duration: 1 Feb 20104 Feb 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Modal Analysis Conference - IMAC-XXVIII
CountryUnited States
CityJacksonville, Florida
Period01/02/201004/02/2010
SeriesIMAC : A Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics
Number28

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Keywords

  • Human Structure Interaction
  • Passive Damping
  • Tuned Mass Damper

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Pedersen, L. (2010). Some Passive Damping Sources on Flooring Systems besides the TMD. In Proceedings of the IMAC-XXVIII: A Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 1- February 4, 2010, Jacksonville, Florida, USA Society for Experimental Mechanics. IMAC : A Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics, No. 28