IMPACT FROM TRAFFIC INDUCED VIBRATIONS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The executive summary describes the characterization, description and parameters governing traffic-induced vibration. Normal traffic operating conditions may induce perceptable vibrations in buildings. Building occupants, as a result, may complain of both annoyance and building damage. For this to occur, the highway must be close to the receiver. Hence, traffic-induced vibration is generally an urban concern. Concepts and engineering disciplines required to evaluate traffic-induced vibration are identical to traffic noise analysis. Measurement and data reduction of traffic-induced vibration may require additional instrumentation beyond that normally used in traffic noise studies. References to the engineering reports describing details of the analysis procedures are included in this summary. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Science Applications International Corporation

    Transportation Policy & Analysis, 7990 Science Applications Court
    Vienna, VA  USA  22182

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rudder Jr, F F
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-165 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8494
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM