Comparison of Vibration Comfort Criteria by Controlled Field Tests on an Existing Long-Span Floor

  • Lei Cao
  • Jun ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


Problems such as few field tests evidence and irrationality or absence of vibration limits exists in criteria and researches. This experimental study investigated perception thresholds (at the frequency of 5.354 Hz) and the magnitudes of sensation to vibrations caused by an electrical shaker. Linear relationship between vibration magnitude and perception probability has been found. Similar linear relationship exists between mean value of vibration indexes and subject sensation magnitudes. A logarithmic normal distribution of vibration magnitudes causing equal vibration sensation have been found. Limits of criteria are checked, such as ISO 2631/ISO 10137/DIN 4150-2/VDI 2057-1/ATC DG1 et al.


Field test Vibration perception Comfort criteria Relationship Distribution 



The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51778465) and State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction of Civil Engineering (SLDRCE14-B-16). Moreover, the authors would like to thank all test subjects for participating in the project making possible the data collection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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