Numerical investigation of vibration reduction in multi-storey lightweight buildings

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Abstract

In order to reduce the vibration transmission in multi-storey wood buildings, it is common to insert viscoelastic elastomer materials between parts of the buildings. The studies presented here investigate to which extent different design choices for the elastomer layers affect the isolation of low-frequency vibrations (0-100 Hz). A finite element model of two storeys of a multi-storey wood building, involving blocks of elastomer material in between the storeys, was used to perform numerical investigations. Parametric studies were carried out, considering different properties of the elastomer material and different placements of the elastomer blocks. Considering the transmission from the floor of the upper storey to the underlying ceiling, the material properties of the elastomer material were found to affect the vibration levels appreciably. A too stiff elastomer material can result in an amplification of the vibration levels in the ceiling for certain frequencies, whilst a less stiff material, in general, reduces the vibration transmission. The placement of the elastomer blocks was varied by shifting the position of the blocks while maintaining their centre-to-centre distance, resulting in a small effect on the vibration levels.

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Titel på värdpublikationConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
FörlagSpringer
Sidor443-453
Antal sidor11
Volym2
ISBN (tryckt)9783319152479
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang33rd IMAC, Conference and Exposition on Balancing Simulation and Testing, 2015 - Orlando, USA
Varaktighet: 2015 feb 22015 feb 5

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Konferens33rd IMAC, Conference and Exposition on Balancing Simulation and Testing, 2015
LandUSA
OrtOrlando
Period2015/02/022015/02/05