NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 1 – Structural and Serviceability Performance
Project T1-4 – Serviceability Performance of Timber Systems
PI: Jianhui Zhou
The current vibration serviceability design method in CSA O86 (CSA 2019) is based on indirect performance criteria that correlate the performance of the floor with its subjective rating scores based on a large database of wood joisted floors (Hu et al. 2001). However, this simple and reliable design method is limited to traditional wood floor systems. Since timber floor construction has become more complex with a wide range of available engineered wood products, design engineers and product producers are advocating for a generalized floor vibration design method that can be used for a broad range of timber floor systems and configurations. The development of such a design method is the goal of this sub-project.