Response of Vehicles Moving on Rough Concrete Floors


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Title: Response of Vehicles Moving on Rough Concrete Floors

Author(s): D. A. Gasparini and N. Kanj

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 86

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 546-550

Keywords: concrete slabs; dynamic response; floors; models; moving loads; surface roughness; tolerances (mechanics); vehicles; Design

Date: 9/1/1989

Dynamic responses of simple models of vehicles moving over rough concrete floors are computed. Floors are assumed to be rigid and to contain a single wavelength. Limiting values of floor roughness are computed using the criterion that peak response accelerations should not cause a load to slip. The principal parameters that control dynamic response are identified and discussed, showing that both the amplitudes and wavelengths of floor roughness should be controlled.