Vibrations in the Built Environment
The work by the research group at the Division of Structural Mechanics on Vibrations in the Built Environment is primarily driven by the need to understand physical phenomena and the desire to develop engineering solutions to vibration problems affecting stakeholders in the built environment. The research problems we are focusing on require a synergy of physical experimental testing and/or computational simulations based on applied mechanics and on applied mathematics.
Our research can be applied to various vibration problems in the built environment. Below we have presented some of our work:
In the structural design process of The MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden, we made major contributions that focused on enabling a research facility that fulfilled the extreme vibration requirements that were set. We developed computational models and were able to suggest important engineering solutions that were implemented.
We have managed several large research projects where we aim at enable sustainable densified urban areas. To be able to achieve such areas, analyses of disturbing vibrations and noise must be in focus because the negative effect on people’s health the vibrations and the noise can have. We are establishing methods, involving both computational models and experimental results, for prediction of vibrations from tram- and rail-ways in buildings. Typical examples for the methods to be used for being construction of new residential buildings close to existing traffic lines, as well as construction of new traffic lines close to existing Buildings. During the last years, special attention have been put on multistory buildings in wood.