Prediction of Metro Train-Induced Vibrations on a Historic Building: The Case of the Round City and Chengguang Hall in Beijing

  • Meng MaEmail author
  • Yanmei Cao
  • Xiaojing Sun
  • Weining Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


With the development of urban mass transit, the train-induced vibrations become a potential problem to historic buildings nearby. The protection and maintenance of historic buildings have aroused a great deal of public attentions. In this paper, the problem of environmental vibrations was analysed for the Round City and Chengguang Hall, a group of historic buildings in Beijing. The historic buildings are located close to a busy road and are near to a planning subway line. The natural frequencies and dynamic amplification factor of the timber structure were estimated by an empirical method. Then, a finite element model was built to predict the metro train-induced vibrations. The results show that, even if the floating slab track was used train-induced vibration can still be a potential problem against long-term protection for the timber structure.



The authors would like to acknowledge the support by the National Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51508022) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (2016JBM046).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meng Ma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yanmei Cao
    • 1
  • Xiaojing Sun
    • 1
  • Weining Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Rail-System Noise and Vibration Research (IRNVR)Beijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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