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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|