Vibrations in a Multi-Storey Lightweight Building Structure: influence of connections and nonstructural mass

Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Poul Henning Kirkegaard

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Abstract

This paper provides a quantification of the changes in vibration level that can be expected in a lightweight multi-storey wooden building due to reduced connection stiffness or added nonstructural mass. Firstly, the impact of changes in the floor-to-wall connections is examined. Secondly, a study is performed regarding variations of the vibration level due to different placements of nonstructural mass inside the building. The analyses are carried out by means of a modular three-dimensional finite-element model. Each floor and wall panel is modelled in high detail, including door and window openings. By a substructure approach, the panels are assembled to construct a global building model that allows analysis within a reasonable computation time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation : proceedings of the fifth international conference on structural engineering, mechanics and computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 September 2013
EditorsAlphose Zingoni
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2013
Pages131-136
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-00061-2 (Hardback + CD-ROM)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-85078-8 (eBook)
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20134 Sep 2013
Conference number: 5

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Number5
LocationUniversity of Cape Town
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period02/09/201304/09/2013

Bibliographical note

The paper is presented in session 6: Material modelling, composite materials, functionally-graded materials

Keywords

  • Vibration Level
  • Lightweight Buildings
  • Multi-Storey Buildings
  • Wooden Buildings
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

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