Traffic vibrations in houses

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Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueMay 98
Pages1819; # of pages: 2
SubjectTraffic noise; Vibrations
AbstractVibrations induced in buildings by road traffic are a common concern in cities in Canada and worldwide. Vehicle contact with irregularities in the road surface (e.g., potholes, cracks and uneven manhole covers) induces dynamic loads on the pavement. These loads generate stress waves, which propagate in the soil, eventually reaching the foundations of adjacent buildings and causing them to vibrate. Traffic vibrations are mainly caused by heavy vehicles such as buses and trucks. Passenger cars and light trucks rarely induceperceptible vibrations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number44987
NPARC number20378798
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Record identifier683679fa-4167-4daf-8fea-71344b4b2d69
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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