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During the last several decades, stronger and lighter materials have been developed with the aim of optimizing performance and building costs. These technological advances have given rise to thin flexible flooring systems with natural frequencies that lie within the frequency range of vibrations produced by human activity. Human occupants can cause changes in the dynamic properties of the structure and structural vibrations can cause discomfort to the occupants, who not only perceive the vibrations but also interact dynamically with the structure. This paper presents the results of the characterization of the effect of human-structure interaction HSI in three flooring systems commonly used in the Colombian building industry. The methodology consisted in the characterization of the dynamic response of the flooring systems due to different coordinated human activities. Based on the results, the authors recommend that future building codes account for human-structure interaction effects in flooring systems.

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Palabras clave: Human-Structure Interaction, vibrations, dynamic response, slabs.





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DYNA http:--dyna.medellin.unal.edu.co- Effects of human-structure interaction in slabs Efectos de interacción humano-estructura en losas Sandra Villamizar a, Daniel Gómez b and Peter Thomson c a M.Sc., Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Grupo de Investigación G-7.
sandra.villamizar@correounivalle.edu.co M.Sc., Profesor Asociado, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Grupo G-7.
daniel.gomez@correounivalle.edu.co c Ph.D., Aeroespacial, Profesor Titular, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Grupo G-7.
peter.thomson@correounivalle.edu.co b Received: August 23th, 2013.
Received in revised form: December 20th, 2013.
Accepted: January 21th, 2014 Abstract During the last several decades, stronger and lighter materials have been developed with the aim of optimizing performance and building costs. These technological advances have given rise to thin flexible flooring systems with natural frequencies that lie within the frequency range of vibrations produced by human activity.
Human occupants can cause changes in the dynamic properties of the structure and structural vibrations can cause discomfort to the occupants, who not only perceive the vibrations but also interact dynamically with the structure.
This paper presents the results of the characterization of the effect of human-structure interaction (HSI) in three flooring systems commonly used in the Colombian building industry.
The methodology consisted in the characterization of the dynamic response of the flooring systems due to different coordinated human activities.
Based on the results, the authors recommend that future building codes account for human-structure interaction effects in flooring systems. Keywords: Human-Structure Interaction, vibrations, dynamic response, slabs. Resumen Los avances tecnológicos de las últimas décadas han tendido al desarrollo de materiales más livianos y resistentes con el fin de optimizar costos y rendimientos en la construcción de losas.
Estos avances han permitido el diseño y construc...






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