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 Chartered Structural Engineer, a member of both the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bradford. He is a Senior Consultant working for Arup in the Oasys software group as an application specialist for the structural and pedestrian modelling software suites.
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