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Vibration analysis of the composite slim floor



Otsikko EUROSTEEL 2014
Alaotsikko7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, 10.-12.9.2014, Naples, Italy
ToimittajatRaffaele Landolfo, Federico Mazzolani
KustantajaECCS - European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
ISBN (elektroninen)978-92-9147-121-8
TilaJulkaistu - 2014
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa


Vibration design has been a significant challenge for Composite Slim Floors. An increase in demands for longer spans and uninterrupted floor areas has resulted in floor structures more sensitive to vibration problems caused by human excitation. This paper concentrates on vibration behavior of Composite Slim Floors consisting of pre-cast hollow core slabs and composite slim floor beams. Floor vibrations are studied numerically using finite element (FEM) analysis and Robot Structural Analysis software. An existing car park floor has been used as a case study and the calculated results have been compared with experimental measurements. Both simple and more advanced FEM models are used to investigate whether the Eigen modes are formed by the composite slim floor beams or pre-casted hollow core slabs. Calculated Eigen frequencies are used for evaluating Floor Response. The response is measured by either root-mean-square acceleration or Response Factor. From all of these results effects of vibration for Floor designing are evaluated. The resulted Eigen frequencies and Response Factor values are compared to limit values and guidelines given in design standards. The study gives valuable information about the floor performance and about the potential methods and details which lead to economical slim floor construction with acceptable vibration performance. The contribution of different floor and frame components to Eigen frequencies are also studied.