Acceptability of wind-induced vibrations in tall buildings’ office environments

  • Kaveh Heshmati

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Wind loads can cause tall buildings to vibrate significantly, as these structures have inherently low natural frequencies. Such vibrations can violate the serviceability limit of tall buildings, by causing discomfort and fear, and negatively affecting the performance, health, and wellbeing of the occupants.
This research investigates the acceptability of wind-induced vibrations in tall building office environment. Vibrations are simulated using VSimulator, the state-of-the-art motion simulator facility at University of Bath.
The acceptability of vibration was evaluated by testing research participants under fully controlled motion conditions, both objectively and subjectively, with a level of details and breadth never done before, through measuring their work performance, comfort, wellbeing, and the occurrence of sopite syndrome and motion sickness. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted to address the research questions by analysing the psychological and physiological responses of participants to motion, as well as their subjective assessment.
Date of Award22 Jun 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorErfan Shahabpoor Ardakani (Supervisor), Antony Darby (Supervisor) & Ian Walker (Supervisor)

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