Prediction of train-induced vibrations inside buildings using transfer functions
2007 (English)In: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, ISSN 0267-7261, Vol. 27, no 2, 93-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article presents a study of the use of transfer functions to predict vibrations inside a building due to train-induced ground vibrations. It is proposed that knowing the transfer function of a building, the vibrations inside a similar building can be predicted given a known ground motion outside. A comparison has been conducted between predicted and measured vibrations inside a building in south-western Sweden due to freight and passenger trains. The transfer function was derived by using a stationary vibrating source. The average particle velocity (1 s-r.m.s.) inside the house was calculated with the transfer functions with an average error of -10%, -0.02mm/s. Prediction was achieved with a standard deviation of 23%, 0.06mm/s when no filtering of the data was used. Further work is needed to ascertain the accuracy of this method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 2, 93-98 p.
train, ground vibration, prediction, transfer function, building
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9471DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2006.06.003ISI: 000242516700001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33750434869OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9471DiVA: diva2:114085
QC 201009212008-11-052008-11-052010-09-21Bibliographically approved