Professor Peter Debney explains the basics behind footfall vibration and its science. He then demonstrates how to analyse your model using the latest structural engineering software.
Peter Debney is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), as well as a member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). He is the senior consultant, structural application specialist, support manager, and quality manager for Arup in the Oasys software group. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford, and is a visiting lecturer at a number of universities. He is a regular public speaker and has published a book on Computational Engineering.
Human induced vibration can be a major problem for structures in a variety of ways; from the extreme cases where bridges have been destroyed, to serviceability aspects such as end-user discomfort. By attending this webinar you will learn:
- Vibration basics
- Vibration modes
- Velocities and accelerations
- Modal mass
- Resonance and damping
- Dynamic coefficients / Load factors
- Footfall – the different methods
- Modelling for footfall vibration
- How to analyse models and report results