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Title: Loads generated by jumping crowds: experimental assessment

Ref Code: IP4/02
Authors: B R Ellis and T Ji

Abstract1: This paper describes an experimental investigation of the dynamic loads produced by groups of up to 64 people jumping in time to music. It focuses on the changes in the characteristics of the load with increasing numbers of people. The responses were analysed to determine peak accelerations and displacements. The load model was then used to calculate the floor response for comparison with the measurements. The measurements demonstrate that both safety and serviceability must be considered in the design of floors to withstand this type of loading.



Year Published: 2002

ISBN: 978-1-86081-541-6


Pages: 12


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