Dynamic live loads at a rock concert

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Journal titleCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
IssueApril 2
Pages185191; # of pages: 7
Subjectdynamic loads; arenas; acoustical resonance; design loads; vibration measurements; sports arena stand area; resonant, near- resonant behaviour; national building code of canada design load comparisons; Vibrations
AbstractVibration measurements have been taken in a sports arena during a 3 h rock concert to determine the effect of audience response on the dynamic behaviour of a stand area having a fundamental frequency below 5 Hz. The stand area, consisting of precast, prestressed concrete beams, was subjected to intervals of foot stamping and hand clapping at repetition frequencies between 2 and 3 Hz. Amplitudes of the resulting resonant and near-resonant behaviour are presented; dynamic live loads are calculated and together with static live loads are compared with design loads specified in the National Building Code of Canada.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22435
NPARC number20378315
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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