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The dynamic analysis of a building structure - acoustic volume interaction system excited by human footfall impacts

Xing, J.T., Xiong, Y.P. and Tan, M. (2007) The dynamic analysis of a building structure - acoustic volume interaction system excited by human footfall impacts At Fourteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14). 09 - 12 Jul 2007. 8 pp, pp. 1-8.

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A numerical model is developed using a mixed finite element method to simulate building structure – acoustic volume interaction systems excited by human walking impacts. The pressure in the air volume and the displacement in the structure are chosen as fundamental variables to describe structure – air interaction dynamics. The governing equations and corresponding variational formulation are presented. Based on available experimental results on the footfall load history, an approximate load function is proposed to simulate the measured dynamic footfall load as a moving load with a walking speed and dynamically applied to each foot contact point. A simple example is presented to illustrate the method which reveals the mechanism of low-frequency vibration produced by human walking impacts using an air-structure interaction method. The benefits of the proposed method are summarized to provide a guideline using the method to practical house designs.

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Submitted date: February 2007
Published date: July 2007
Venue - Dates: Fourteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14), 2007-07-09 - 2007-07-12
Keywords: structure-acoustic volume interaction, human footfall impacts, fsiap program, fluid-structure interaction, dnamic analysis
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 49209
ISBN: 9780733425165
PURE UUID: b09453f9-40bf-40f4-aa8d-22b362e9b0b0
ORCID for Y.P. Xiong: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 16:32

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