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Human induced vibration of steel structures

Short description

The objective of this project is the dissemination of knowledge gained in two European research projects. The
two research projects deal both with human induced vibration of Steel Structures, a design problem that
becomes more and more relevant as structures are more slender if high strength steels are applied. For the dissemination the conclusions of the research projects - draft guidelines for vibration design of floors
and footbridges - will be merged into one guideline and a accompanying background document for vibration
design. The resulting guideline would be the first European guideline for vibration design of structures.

With presentations and seminars knowledge and guideline spread to designers, consulting engineers and authorities.

Research program

RFCS - Research Fund for Coal and Steel


  • TNO Bouw – Delft
  • SCI - The Steel Construction Institute
  • CTICM - Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique
  • FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • SBP - Schlaich Bergermann und Partner

Duration of project

07 / 2007 - 12 / 2008

Contact person

Christoph Heinemeyer

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