Pedestrian excitation of bridges

Recent results This paper reviews the evidence on dynamic bridge loading caused by moving pedestrians. The phenomenon of synchronization by which people respond naturally to an oscillating bridge when this has a frequency close to their natural walking or running frequency is a feature of this phenomenon. By increasing modal damping, synchronization can be prevented, but how much damping is needed in any particular situation?
D Newland
Tenth International Congress on Sounds and Vibration
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July 2003
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