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Human-Structure Dynamic Interaction

It is well known that people who are standing or sitting on a vibrating structure have capacity to increase the damping of the system significantly, which leads to the decrease of the vibration response compared with the response of an unoccupied structure. However, the way how people who are walking over a structure (such as a footbridge), or jumping or bouncing on a structure (such as a grandstand) influence structural behaviour is still not well understood. The aim of this project is to enhance understanding of the influence that human activities have on dynamic properties of the human-structure system through combined experimental and analytical approach.

For more information please contact Dr Stana Zivanovic.