The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 86 (2008) > Issues > Issue 3 > Footfall vibration and finite element analysis
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Footfall vibration and finite element analysis

Vibration caused by human footfall has been recognised for some time and the advent of longer span and lighter structures has brought new issues to the fore. Peter Debney of Oasys Software describes how modern design and analysis software can help provide engineers with the answers.

Author(s): P. Debney (Oasys)

Keywords: vibration; footfall; finite element analysis; long-span structures; lightweight structures