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Assessment of Timber Floor Vibration Performance: A Case Study in Italy

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue147
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Author
Casagrande, Daniele
Piazza, Maurizio
Franciosi, Alessandro
Pederzolli, Federico
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Design and Systems
Keywords
Dynamic
Eurocode
ISO
Italy
Natural Frequency
Numerical analysis
Testing
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Vibrations induced by people walking is one of the most important issue in timber floor design. Low natural frequency and low mass require a careful analysis in order to prevent significant annoyance and to guarantee an acceptable human comfort. This paper is concerned with the assessment of vibration performance of a timber-concrete composite timber floor and a cross laminated timber floor used in two timber buildings under construction in Trento (Italy). Different approaches suggested by Standards and literature were employed: analytical methods, numerical analyses and laboratory tests. About analytical methods the uniformed distributed load deflection criterion (ULD), the Eurocode 5 criterion and some criterions from literature were compared, whereas the Vibration Dose Value (VDV) method, as suggested by ISO 10137, was used for the numerical models and the laboratory tests. The numerical analyses were carried out by means of a finite element modelling. The load due to footfall was simulated by static and dynamic vertical forces. The laboratory tests were characterized by thirty walking tests for each floor. Impact testing with modal hammer was also undertaken in order to investigate the dynamic properties of the specimens. All results are compared and discussed.
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Collection, Storage and Examination of Data for Popularizing CLT

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue947
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application

Guide to Calculating Airborne Sound Transmission in Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue751
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems