PC-based measurement and analysis of traffic vibrations

Authors

  • M.O. Al-Hunaidi Inst. for Res. in Construction, Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
  • J.H. Rainer Inst. for Res. in Construction, Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
  • G. Pernica Inst. for Res. in Construction, Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

data acquisition, digital filters, microcomputer applications, road traffic, signal processing, vibration measurement, vibrations, traffic vibrations, measurement systems, PC-based data acquisition systems, 1/3 octave spectrum analysis, frequency weighting, digital filtering, transducers, mounting methods, sampling rates

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the general requirements and procedures for measurement and analysis of traffic-induced vibrations and to discuss the methods that are currently in use at IRC/NRC. The following topics are addressed: (i) measurement systems with special emphasis on recording of vibration signals using portable multi-channel PC-based data acquisition systems (ii) 1/3 octave spectrum analysis and frequency weighting of vibration time-histories using digital filtering on PCs, and (iii) measurement practices such as transducers, mounting methods and sampling rates

Published

1994-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Al-Hunaidi M, Rainer J, Pernica G. PC-based measurement and analysis of traffic vibrations. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1994Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.17];22(3):179-80. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/908

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada