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Effects of Heavy Topping on Vibrational Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Floor Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2708
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Schwendy, Benjamin
Publisher
Clemson University
Year of Publication
2020
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Vibration Serviceability
Concrete Topping
Panels
Insulation
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is gaining momentum as a competitor to steel and concrete in the construction industry. However, with CLT being relatively new to North America, it is being held back from realizing its full potential by a lack of research in various areas, such as vibration serviceability. This has resulted in vague design guidelines, leading to either overly conservative designs, hurting profit margins, or leading to overly lenient designs, resulting in occupancy discomfort. Eliminating these design inefficiencies is paramount to expanding the use of CLT and creating a more sustainable construction industry. This thesis focuses on the effect of a heavy topping, in this case 2" of concrete over a layer of rigid insulation, on a CLT floor. To this end, modal analysis was performed on two spans of three CLT panels in the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center at Clemson University. By performing a series of instrumented heel-drop tests with a roving grid of accelerometers, the natural frequencies, mode shapes, frequency response functions, and damping coefficients were determined. By comparing the results to several different numerical models, the most appropriate model was selected for use in future design. In addition, a walking excitation test was performed to calculate the root mean square acceleration of the floor for comparison to current design standards. This study found that, with a layer of rigid insulation separating the topping and the panel, the system behaved predictably like a non-composite system. The resultant mode shapes also verified that the boundary conditions behaved very close to “hinged” and showed that the combination of the surface splines and the continuous topping provide significant transverse continuity in terms of response to vibrations. Lastly, the results of the walking excitation test showed that, with some further study, the current design standards for steel vibration serviceability can be applied to great effect to CLT systems.
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Experimental Study on Air Tone Interruption Performance of CLT Panel Wall

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1802
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Author
Tanaka, Manabu
Kasai, Yusuke
Murakami, Tsuyoshi
Kawaya, Shoji
Publisher
J-STAGE
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Japan
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Sound Transmission
Panels
Experimental Tests
Sound Insulation
Language
Japanese
Research Status
Complete
Series
Japanese Architectural Institute Environmental Papers
ISSN
1881 - 817 X
Online Access
Free
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Study on Effect of Floor Impact Sound Reduction by Double Ceiling on CLT Panel

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1803
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Tanaka, Manabu
Murakami, Takeshi
Kasai, Yusuke
Publisher
J-STAGE
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Japan
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Panels
Sound Reduction Index
Experimental Tests
Impact Sound
Language
Japanese
Research Status
Complete
Series
Japanese Architectural Institute Environmental Papers
ISSN
1881 - 817 X
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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