Vertical dynamic forces from footsteps

Authors

  • J.H. Rainer Div. of Building Res., Nat. Res. Council Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
  • G. Pernica Div. of Building Res., Nat. Res. Council Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

biomechanics, force measurement, dynamic forces, footsteps, walking, running, low frequency, harmonics

Abstract

Vertical dynamic forces from walking and running were measured by load cells placed between temporary supports and the centre of a 17-m-long floor strip. The measurements showed that the dynamic forces are composed of wave trains of harmonics of the walking or running rate. The significant low frequency contributions are generally contained within the first three to four harmonics

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Published

1986-04-01

How to Cite

1.
Rainer J, Pernica G. Vertical dynamic forces from footsteps. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1986 Apr. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];14(2):12-21. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/559

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Technical Articles