VIBRATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN BUILDINGS – ANNOYANCE

DISCOMFORT OF VIBRATIONS

 

1 INTRODUCTION

When there are noise nuisance complaints very often occur simultaneously vibration nuisance complaints. Being the assessment of discomfort a difficult task, due to the subjective component of this human reaction, This difficulty increases because the, contrary to what occurs with noise, the criteria for discomfort of vibrations are not well established in Portugal. So who makes the assessment is often, in difficulty to draw conclusions. In this article pass in review the factors that influence the discomfort due to vibration, criteria used in evaluation and your requirements of measurement instrumentation.
2 HUMAN RESPONSE TO VIBRATION IN BUILDINGS
The following are the factors that influence human reaction to discomfort vibrations in buildings:
• Thresholds of perception
• Frequency response of the perception threshold of the human being
• vibration level
• Exposure time
• Type of vibration
• Type of use of the building
• Side-effects
• Time of day and activity of people
• The attitude of the people

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