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effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings

G. R. Watts

effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings

further case studies.

by G. R. Watts

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Published by Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Vehicles Group, Vehicles and Environment Division in Crowthorne, Berks .
Written in English


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SeriesResearch report / Transport and Road Research Laboratory -- 207, Research report (Transport and Road Research Laboratory) -- 207.
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Open LibraryOL13964037M

The effects of ground-borne vibration include feel able movement of the building floors, rattling of windows, shaking of items on shelves or hanging on walls and rumbling sounds etc [3]. Ground-Borne Vibration by Traffic and Rail Most vibration problems, traffic vibrations can be characterized by a source-path FigFile Size: KB. buildings. Traffic vibration: Vibrations arising from road and rail traffic and its effect on historic buildings have become a subject of concern in recent years. The effects of traffic vibrations on buildings, as for most other vibration problems, can be conveniently divided into three components: source, transmission path and receiver.

Increasingly historic masonry buildings are subjected to higher levels of traffic and rail vibrations due to urbanization and population growth. Deterioration and destabilisation of these buildings may result, especially if they were previously damaged (e.g. earthquakes or settlement problems). To better understand building response, vibration measurements were conducted on the Little Hagia Cited by: 6. heritage buildings: Greenwich Hospital Estate, Vauxhall Cross and Hampton (2-storey cottages) subject to traffic-induced vibrations. Buildings exposed to higher levels of traffic vibration were generally in worse state of "well-being" than their controls, despite vibrations being lower than those normally associated with onset of structural damage.

Measurement for Vibration in Buildings: Part 2 - Guide to Damage Levels from Ground-borne Vibration • TRRL Research Report - Traffic Induced Vibrations in Buildings • Traffic Advisory Leaflet 7/96 - Highways (Road Humps) Regulations • Traffic Advisory Leaflet 4/94 - Speed CushionsFile Size: KB. Groundborne vibration from traffic on arterial roads is not normally of a level that affects residents or buildings and is commonly confused with high levels of low frequency airborne noise. Ground vibration effects may: • disturb occupants of buildings – vibration in which the occupants or users of the building .


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Effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings by G. R. Watts Download PDF EPUB FB2

The possible link between traffic induced vibrations and damage in heritage buildings has been investigated in four different grade II listed buildings exposed to different levels of traffic vibration. Measurements of vibration, noise and crack movements were made. Get this from a library. The effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings: further case studies.

[G R Watts]. Get this from a library. Case studies of the effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings. [G R Watts; Transport and Road Research Laboratory.]. Traffic-induced vibration has been the subject of rmny studies, roost of which have concluded that the vibration levels caused within buildings by road are insufficient to cause significant darrage.

However, rmst lof this work has been carried out on buildings of rrudern by: 6. Case studies of the effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings.

Crowthorne, Berkshire: Vehicles and Environment Division, Transport and Road Research Laboratory. MLA Citation. Watts, G. and Transport and Road Research Laboratory.

Vehicles and Environment Division. In this paper we analyse only the road traffic influence because—on the long-term—these vibrations cause irretrievable damages on heritage buildings. Braila is a true open-air museum; here there are lots of old buildings of undeniable beauty placed near roads with heavy traffic.

In traffic, most vibrations occur because of trucks and by: 1. Traffic-induced vibrations [1], [6] are caused by the movement of vehicles, utilization, infrastructural structures on road and train tracks. Vibrations induced by movement of large mechanical vehicles or long-lasting usage of heavy appliances are transferred through the ground on the foundations of.

The objectives of this study are: To develop and to set up new techniques for the measurement of vibration levels in historic buildings and their surroundings, to study the transmission of traffic induced vibrations from the road up to the building and to analyse the dynamic behaviour of some construction elements by means of a finite elements Cited by: 2.

This paper evaluates and quantifies the adverse impact of traffic-induced vibrations on the structural systems of residential buildings and their occupants.

To do this, İstanbul, one of the world’s most populous and traffic-congested cities, was selected as a case study. Firstly, a survey was conducted on occupants of six neighbourhoods to understand human perception of vibrations and Author: Aykut Erkal.

The second section reports on a number of investigations into the effects of traffic vibration on buildings. Studies included a fatigue test on a vacant property, comparisons of structural defects in houses exposed to high levels of vibration with similar properties exposed to relatively low levels, and case studies of heritage buildings adjacent to heavily trafficked roads.

While traffic noise is undoubtedly a nuisance to many people, can ground-borne vibrations caused by traffic actually damage buildings. We discuss traffic induced vibration damage. Much work has been carried out where effects of intermittent disturbances causing ground-borne vibration have been studied.

The effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings Further case studies By G.R Watts, Crowthorne (United Kingdom). Vehicles and Environment Div. Transport and Road Research Lab. and Crowthorne (United Kingdom).

/books books Thomas Telford Publishing /ifgvae Instrumentation for ground vibration and earthquakes Instrumentation for ground vibration and earthquakes Thomas Telford Publishing ©The Institution of Civil Engineers, /ifgvae Effects of vibrations on buildings and on.

Traffic-induced vibrations are a frequent problem with buildings. When a heavy vehicle such as a bus or a truck strikes an irregularity in a road surface, an impact load is generated which, in turn, gives rise to vibrations that travel through the soil. Evaluation of Seismic Effect of Traffic-Induced Vibrations Zdeněk Kaláb1 and Eva Hrubešová1 Vibrations caused by moving vehicles are necessary to take into account if roads are situated in populated areas.

The vibration of ground induced by moving vehicles is a complicated problem. EFFECTS OF THE GROUND – BORNE VIBRATION 23 Quantifying Human Response to Ground – Borne Vibration 23 Type of Building and Receiver Location in Building 25 The Response of The Building 26 Y OF THE GENERAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE GROUND – BORNE VIBRATION.

27 6 FIELD MEASUREMENTS 29 Test Sites   The paper describes measurements of road traffic-induced vibrations in a heritage building in Naples.

The measurements have been related to vehicle type and speed and have been compared with values obtained by a “modified” prediction by: Traffic vibration and building damage: TRRL papers presented at Acoustics '87 / edited by G.R.

Watts; Case studies of the effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings / by G.R. Watts; The effects of traffic induced vibrations on heritage buildings: further case studies / by G.R. Watts. If the results of in-situ measurements of traffic induced vibrations are correlated with limit values, specified in the codes as permissible regarding the structural usability, the values measured during the short duration measurements are usually below the codes™ limit values (Figures 1 and 2, respectively).

TRAFFIC INDUCED VIBRATIONS IN BUILDINGS Traffic vibration is a common source of environmental nuisance affecting residents. This report summarises TRRL studies of the effects of these vibrations on people, buildings and equipment and includes results from other relevant by:. Overall, traffic-induced vibra­ tions do not appear to be detri­ mental to bond strength in bridge deck repairs, if the concrete slump is low enough.

Effect of Bar Size: As seen in Fig. 3, the effects of vibration seem to be more detrimental to the bond strength of #5 (16 mm) bars than to #8 (25 mm) bars.Protection from traffic-induced vibrations may be very important for building conservation, especially in the case of the historical heritage; in this case, in fact, architectural damage assumes the same importance than structural damage, due to vibrations that can affect a.

In this paper, the vibration influence on a monument caused by Chengdu Subway Line 2 is analyzed. Due to its elaborate and unique design, both structural and architectural damages should be avoided. First, the allowable root mean square (RMS) velocity at the foundation of the monument is derived and a site measurement is performed to obtain the background vibrations induced by road by: