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Measurement of floor vibrations using a heel drop test

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As floor vibration problems increase, there is a need for simple and reliable methods of determining a floor's dynamic properties. This paper presents a technique called the instrumented heel drop test, in which the floor is excited by a series of heel drops performed on top of a slim load cell placed on the floor. The test is shown to give excellent resolution of natural frequencies in the range 2 - 15 Hz, which corresponds well with the frequency range of interest in floor vibration problem...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
Role:
Author
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS More from this journal
Volume:
156
Issue:
4
Pages:
367-371
Publication date:
2003-11-01
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EISSN:
1751-7702
ISSN:
0965-0911
Language:
English
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pubs:63186
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uuid:f722a333-51ca-448b-9a5d-26066a122ff0
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pubs:63186
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63186
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2012-12-19

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