Serviceability criteria for design of timber floors
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This paper summarizes current regulations for comfort assessment of structural vibrations of timber floors in Europe and main design practices of timber floors on this aspect among the European countries. For building design, human activities are the most important internal sources of vibration in timber floors. The daily human activities such as walking, jumping or running on the floor may lead to an uncomfortable feeling to the users when magnitudes of the vibration are uncontrolled. Comparisons of vibration serviceability criteria for design of timber floors among the European countries were conducted and the recommendations on vibration serviceability design of timber floors are proposed.
Keywords:timber floors / EC5 / vibration / serviceability
Source:Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, 2018, 11, 60, 81-86
- Romania, Brasov: Transilvania University, Faculty of Civil Engineering