Footfall Induced Forces on Stairs
Civil Engineering '13 : 4th International Scientific Conference : Proceedings 2013
Līga Gaile, Ivars Radiņš

To get a reliable dynamic performance of the modern flexible light-weight structures such as pedestrian bridges, flexible stairs, long span floors and tall public observation towers it is important to check the structure vibrations induced by human movement dynamic loads. The paper gives some background information about recent advances determining the human induced dy-namic forces. The paper presents a convenient method in order to obtain the equivalent continuous walking force histories and therefore essential parameters (dynamic load factors and corresponding phase shifts) that can be used in the structural design. The imperfectness of individual footfall forcing functions and differences between continuous walking force histories among individuals is taken into account. There are analyzed the experimental data obtained by using the inverse dynamic method (accelerometer technology) for walking load amplitude dependence on various pacing frequencies during the stair ascending or descending action.

Atslēgas vārdi
dynamic load factor, footfall, human induced loading, stairs

Gaile, L., Radiņš, I. Footfall Induced Forces on Stairs. No: Civil Engineering '13 : 4th International Scientific Conference : Proceedings, Latvija, Jelgava, 16.-17. maijs, 2013. Jelgava: Latvia University of Agriculture, 2013, 60.-68.lpp. ISSN 2255-7776.

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