Human-induced vibration of steel structures (Hivoss)
European guidelines for vibration design have not previously been available. Two European projects investigated the effects of human-induced vibration and guidelines have been drafted from this research. This project aims to disseminate the knowledge gained in the two European research projects, which both dealt with the human-induced vibration of steel structures. This design problem becomes more relevant as the slenderness of structures increases, due to the increased use of high-strength steels. The conclusions of the previous research projects (draft guidelines for vibration design of... floors and footbridges) have been refurbished and accompanying background documents for vibration design have been elaborated. The resulting guidelines are the first European guidance for the vibration design of structures. The guideline and background documents have been translated into different languages and published on a project web page (www.stb.rwth-aachen.de/projekte/2007/HIVOSS/ download.php) that may be easily found by an Internet search for 'Hivoss'. At this site the guideline and background documents can be downloaded as a free PDF. This download page has received a lot of interest, resulting in 1 900 downloads of the footbridge guideline and 1 000 downloads of the floor guideline up to 30 March 2009. In addition to the documents, presentations and seminars were arranged to increase the knowledge about vibration and to introduce the guidelines. These seminars were attended by designers, consulting engineers and authorities. The guidelines have also been presented to the relevant CEN bodies to be considered for implementation in design codes.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Feldmann, Markus; Heinemeyer, Christoph; Lukić, M Themes: Industrial research and development, Basic metals industry, steel industry
- Subject: construction equipment, industrial research, metal structure, metalwork, research project, steel
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