Modal testing of existing supermarket floor systems and predictive finite element modelling for better design

Hatch, Daniel Roy (2014) Modal testing of existing supermarket floor systems and predictive finite element modelling for better design. [USQ Project]


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The liveliness of the floor system at the Imperial Centre due to vibration is well known. The magnitude of the
floor vibration is unknown and is caused by pedestrian activity. This raises questions about structural performance and serviceability for longevity and future use. This project assesses the serviceability of two supermarket floor systems by implementing a range of existing design procedures developed primarily for pedestrian activity on foot bridges. The validity of these procedures on supermarket floor systems is investigated. Erina Fair is not known to be lively and is used only for comparison. Determination of the dynamic behaviour of floor systems in service is quite complex. In this project, an actual measured response is obtained from the modal testing of two supermarket floor systems, whereas the numerical response is predicted using finite element modelling. The measured responses obtained from the Imperial Centre and
Erina Fair are compared to the predicted numerical responses obtained from the finite element modelling to validate the excitation models and propose a new model, and to assess the serviceability of the floor systems. Further work includes long term vibration monitoring for trends and loading patterns in supermarket floor systems to build upon
the suggested model.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Banerjee, Sourish
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:52
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 05:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: floor vibration, model testing, supermarket floor, structural performance, serviceability, longevity element modelling (FEM)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400599 Civil engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials

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