Accelerations and comfort criteria for buildings undergoing complex motions

W. H. Melbourne, T. R. Palmer

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Abstract

Acceleration criteria to achieve acceptable occupancy comfort in buildings have been developed in terms of peak accelerations as a function of motion frequency and return period. The derivation of accelerations felt by an occupant in a building undergoing complex motions with significant contributions from several modes is discussed. The way in which component accelerations at a point resolve into a record which is non-ergodic is illustrated with model measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume41
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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