Effect of vibrations on historic buildings: an overview

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Journal titleBulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology
Pages210; # of pages: 9
SubjectEarthquakes; effects of vibrations; historic sites; construction work; transportation engineering; sonic booms; traffic vibrations; long term effects; sonic boom; blasting; seismic effects; Traffic noise; Vibrations; Séisme; action des vibrations; site historique; travaux de construction; genie du transport; bang supersonique
AbstractAlthough sound transmission data for many types of windows have been published, the results of different studies are not in close agreement. Discrepancies are apparently due to the properties of the samples themselves and the laboratories in which they were tested. The paper commences with a description of a variety of window properties and laboratory characteristics that can affect transmission. In an effort to obtain further information on sound transmission loss of single and double glazed windows, an extensive series of measurements were conducted to determine the dependence of transmission loss on glass thickness and interpane spacing. As many variables as possible were held as constant as was practicable. This paper describes the experimental conditions including the test environment and window mounting, the test procedure and the experimental results for single and double glazing.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21092
NPARC number20358445
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