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Volume 211, 2018The 14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery (VETOMAC XIV)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||FV: Lessons in Floor Vibrations: New Design and Retrofit|
|Published online||10 October 2018|
Vibration analysis of footbridges: an overview of the current practice
2 Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY, 10010, United States
3 Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY, 10005, United States
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The design of a footbridge is typically controlled by serviceability criteria. The dynamic forces induced by pedestrians may result in high-amplitude vibrations that the users may feel as uncomfortable, or unsafe. As a consequence of the several cases of footbridge vibration problems that occurred over the last two decades, research has been conducted to improve design criteria that account for pedestrian loading, traffic density, and comfort levels. To date, there are no accepted design guidelines in the United States to assess vibration levels in footbridges. This paper offers a general overview of the current practice for the vibration analysis of footbridges.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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