Floor vibrations from aerobics

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Journal titleCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Pages771779; # of pages: 9
Subjectgymnaiums; sports facilities; floors; vibrations; repairing; Vibrations
AbstractRecent vibration problems with floors used for aerobics have shown the need for better guidelines for structural design and evaluation. Such guidelines were introduced for the first time in the Supplement to the 1985 National Building Code (NBC), but more recent experience with one particular floor has shown the need for some improvements to these guidelines. The paper describes the investigation of the floor and the use of the floor to estimate the loading function for aerobics, and recommends changes to the NBC design criteria. The paper provides guidance on estimating parameters used in the criteria and discusses repair alternatives related to the floor problem.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number32342
NPARC number20377360
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Record identifier97f0fd19-c19d-49da-92ba-f99717505462
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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