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The current vibration serviceability assessment (VSA) criteria for wind-induced vibrations in tall buildings is based largely on human perception threshold which is not necessarily translatable to human ‘acceptability’ of vibration. Therefore, issues such as the effects of wind-induced motions on occupants comfort, work performance, motion sickness, and sopite syndrome are not taken into account in current VSA guidelines. This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of wind-induced vibrations, state-of-the-art VSA guidelines, and the current understanding of occupants’ acceptability of wind-induced motion in tall buildings. The VSimulators facility in the Universities of Bath and Exeter to assess the effects of motion and environment on human is introduced. This facility enables in-depth research in this field through controlled simulation of structural motion and the environment and multi-modal measurement of human reactions.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Event||Structures Congress, 2020 - St Louis, USA United States|
Duration: 5 Apr 2020 → 8 Apr 2020
|Other||Structures Congress, 2020|
|Country/Territory||USA United States|
|Period||5/04/20 → 8/04/20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
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VSIMULATORS: Human Factors Simulation for Motion and Serviceability in the Built Environment
Darby, A., Coley, D., Du, J., Natarajan, S. & Walker, I.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
1/05/17 → 30/06/21
Project: Research council