Time domain dynamic force models are traditionally used for modelling pedestrian traffic. Although they provide detailed insight into vibration performance of a structure, their usage for modelling complex multi-person traffic scenarios could be time consuming and limited by the computing facilities available. For this reason, modelling pedestrian traffic in the frequency domain could offer great advantages over time domain models. This project aims at developing frequency domain force models for distinct traffic scenarios and their verification using data acquired on as-built structures.
For more information please contact Dr Stana Zivanovic.