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    Author(s): Michael O. Hunt; Robert J. RossXiping Wang; Lawrence Andrew Soltis; R. R. Leavitt; Zhiyong Cai
    Date: 2007
    Source: Journal of architectural engineering. Vol. 13, no. 1 (Mar. 2007): Pages 30-35.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Structural assessment of in-place wood floors is currently limited to inspection of individual members. This is costly and laborious. Consequently, the continued use or adaptive reuse of old/historic buildings is often in jeopardy because of the lack of an efficient and economical assessment method. A systems approach of assessment is the subject of this research. Floors in four old buildings and several laboratory-built floors were tested. The floor?s bending stiffness was determined by static bending tests and its fundamental natural frequency was determined by transverse forced vibration. A model for one way beam action with simple support is the best predictor of floor responses. A technique for using this research to predict stiffness of existing floors is suggested.

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    Hunt, Michael O.; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Soltis, Lawrence Andrew; Leavitt, R. R.; Cai, Zhiyong. 2007. Assessment of in-place wood floor systems. Journal of architectural engineering. Vol. 13, no. 1 (Mar. 2007): Pages 30-35.

    Keywords

    Nondestructive tests, assessment, floors, wood, vibration, natural frequency, stiffness, wooden floors, flexure, elasticity, frequency of oscillating systems, dead loads, structural analysis, static loads, vibration tests, transverse vibration

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