Dynamic Performance of Large Civil Engineering Structures: An Integrated Approach to Management, Design and Assessment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Civil and Structural Engineering

Abstract

Despite decades of mainly laboratory-based research, dynamic performance, including vibration serviceability, of as-built civil engineering structures in open-space environments is still one of the least understood areas of civil structural engineering. However, this area is rapidly gaining in importance due to strong trends towards increased slenderness and height as well as reduced mass, stiffness and damping of high-rise buildings, long-span floors, road- and foot-bridges, as well as assembly structures such as grandstands occupied and dynamically excited by thousands of spectators. To compound the problem, in the last 10 years this has been coupled with the contradicting requirements to reduce and control structural vibrations when humans and/or sensitive processes are vibration receivers. This is mainly due to increased human expectations from high-quality infrastructure and the development of advanced technological processes, such as microelectronics manufacturing or particle physics research, requiring sub-micron positional precision. Another aspect of dynamic performance of as-built civil engineering structures is their long-term monitoring. This is rapidly gaining importance in the developing and sometimes contentious field of structural health monitoring (SHM), which is a misnomer and should more appropriately be understood, based on recent developments in the field, as structural performance monitoring (SPM).Not surprisingly, with vibration serviceability, two-thirds of all relevant papers dealing with this problem were published only in the last 8 years. The value of the portfolio of affected, mainly new-built or refurbished, structures just in the UK is more than 100bn annually. Wind, earthquake, over- and underground traffic as well as human-induced dynamic excitation (e.g. due to walking or jumping) are the key operational dynamic actions of which effects on as-built real-life full-scale civil engineering structures and their prediction (for vibration serviceability), utilisation (for SPM) and mitigation (for vibration control) are the subject of this Platform Grant proposal.The key reason for the current unsatisfactory worldwide state-of-the-art in this area is the imbalance between the general research underfunding and rapidly increasing demands for more efficient, lighter - therefore livelier - structures. Under strong commercial pressures the construction of these structures currently takes place all over the world and it is worrying that this is not supported by sound understanding of their operational dynamic behaviour. Starting from first principles, more integration of existing theories and available (but in this context not utilised) technologies, is required to link experimental and analytical approaches to dynamic performance. Linking analysis with reality is the only way to understand better dynamic performance and improve design guidelines. This link is often missing nowadays.The key aim of the proposal therefore is to provide flexible funding for the proposers over the next five years to realise their vision for an integrated approach to management of design and assessment, and management of dynamic performance of large civil engineering structures. The stated aim, or better say vision, is very ambitious but is also broad, risky and difficult to investigate under normal EPSRC project-based funding. In this context, the Platform Grant is the ideal funding mechanism for achieving this aim. The current portfolio of VES activities is fully compatible with this Platform Grant proposal, offering rich and exciting expertise as well as hardware and software support for the work.

Publications

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Racic V (2009) Mathematical Model to Generate Asymmetric Pulses due to Human Jumping in Journal of Engineering Mechanics

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Díaz I (2010) On-off nonlinear active control of floor vibrations in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

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Racic V (2010) Mathematical model to generate near-periodic human jumping force signals in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

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Racic V (2010) Stochastic approach to modelling of near-periodic jumping loads in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

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Živanovic S (2010) Modeling Spatially Unrestricted Pedestrian Traffic on Footbridges in Journal of Structural Engineering

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
EP/G061130/1 01/07/2009 30/04/2013 £758,493
EP/G061130/2 Transfer EP/G061130/1 01/05/2013 31/12/2014 £126,816
 
Description Despite decades of mainly laboratory-based research, dynamic performance, including vibration serviceability, of as-built civil engineering structures in open-space environments is still one of the least understood areas of civil structural engineering. However, this area is rapidly gaining in importance due to strong trends towards increased slenderness and height as well as reduced mass, stiffness and damping of high-rise buildings, long-span floors, road- and foot-bridges, as well as assembly structures such as grandstands occupied and dynamically excited by thousands of spectators. To compound the problem, in the last 10 years this has been coupled with the contradicting requirements to reduce and control structural vibrations when humans and/or sensitive processes are vibration receivers. This is mainly due to increased human expectations from high-quality infrastructure and the development of advanced technological processes, such as microelectronics manufacturing or particle physics research, requiring sub-micron positional precision. Another aspect of dynamic performance of as-built civil engineering structures is their long-term monitoring. This is rapidly gaining importance in the developing and sometimes contentious field of structural health monitoring (SHM), which is a misnomer and should more appropriately be understood, based on recent developments in the field, as structural performance monitoring (SPM).Not surprisingly, with vibration serviceability, two-thirds of all relevant papers dealing with this problem were published only in the last 8 years. The value of the portfolio of affected, mainly new-built or refurbished, structures just in the UK is more than 100bn annually. Wind, earthquake, over- and underground traffic as well as human-induced dynamic excitation (e.g. due to walking or jumping) are the key operational dynamic actions of which effects on as-built real-life full-scale civil engineering structures and their prediction (for vibration serviceability), utilisation (for SPM) and mitigation (for vibration control) are the subject of this Platform Grant proposal.The key reason for the current unsatisfactory worldwide state-of-the-art in this area is the imbalance between the general research underfunding and rapidly increasing demands for more efficient, lighter - therefore livelier - structures. Under strong commercial pressures the construction of these structures currently takes place all over the world and it is worrying that this is not supported by sound understanding of their operational dynamic behaviour. Starting from first principles, more integration of existing theories and available (but in this context not utilised) technologies, is required to link experimental and analytical approaches to dynamic performance. Linking analysis with reality is the only way to understand better dynamic performance and improve design guidelines. This link is often missing nowadays.The key aim of the proposal therefore is to provide flexible funding for the proposers over the next five years to realise their vision for an integrated approach to management of design and assessment, and management of dynamic performance of large civil engineering structures. The stated aim, or better say vision, is very ambitious but is also broad, risky and difficult to investigate under normal EPSRC project-based funding. In this context, the Platform Grant is the ideal funding mechanism for achieving this aim. The current portfolio of VES activities is fully compatible with this Platform Grant proposal, offering rich and exciting expertise as well as hardware and software support for the work.
Exploitation Route The findings improved a number of vibration serviceability design guidelines in the UK, in particular the crowd dynamic loading of grandstands and floor vibration serviceability guides published by the Concrete Society, Steel Construction Institute, concrete Centre and Institution of Structural Engineers.
Sectors Construction

 
Description Improvement in vibration serviceability guidelines used in the UK and internationally by construction industry and potentially making considerable savings.
First Year Of Impact 2005
Sector Construction
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Development of five vibration serviceability guidelines - four in UK, one internationally (ISO)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Professor Pavic has edited special issues of international journals devoted to vibration performance of civil engineering structures. Also, his co-authorship or contribution has been recognised in state-of-the-art design guidelines. These are currently used in the UK and internationally for checking vibration serviceability of floors and footbridges: -The Concrete Society (Technical Report 43, Appendix G: Vibration Serviceability of Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors) in 2005, -The Concrete Centre (A Design Guide for Footfall Induced Vibration of Structures) in 2007, and -The Steel Construction Institute (Design of Floors for Vibration: A New Approach) in 2007 He also co-authored and helped experimental verification of worldwide most advanced design guidelines on crowd dynamic loading of grandstands published by the UK Institution of Structural Engineers in 2008. He sat on British Standards Institution (BS6472) and International standardisation Organisation (ISO10137) committees developing standards pertinent to vibration serviceability.
URL https://www.thenbs.com/PublicationIndex/documents/details?Pub=IStructE&DocId=288892
 
Description Instigated, organised and ran collaboratively a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership - The application of real-time biomechanical feedback to develop a novel real-time system to monitor the risk of falls
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 1784418 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 07/2020
 
Description VSimulators: Human factors simulation for motion and serviceability in the built environment
Amount £3,246,099 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P020690/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Title Multishaker excitation for commercial vibration serviceability assessment for building floors and footbridges 
Description Multishaker excitation for commercial vibration serviceability assessment for building floors and footbridges. This is a novel technology which is widely used in the UK commercial sector and was originally adapted from mechanical and aerospace applications to large civil engineering structures as part of a number of EPSRC funded projects. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It's used as a gold standard in the commercial sector in the UK and overseas. We were the first one to implement it. 
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation BuroHappold Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Federal University of Paraíba
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation RCI Dynamics
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Swallow Acoustic Consultants Ltd
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Warwick Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Virginia Tech
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation WSP Group plc
Department WSP UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Waterman Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability, leading to a report, which participants are still reviewing 
Organisation Western Sydney University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participants from industry and academia from all over the world to participate in a research roadmapping workshop, which we organised at the University of Exeter.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered the workshop in collaboration with experts in research roadmapping at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Management Education and Consultancy Services. Academic and industry participants travelled from all over the world to take part or participated remotely, by prepopulating information templates to help form the discussion/agenda, and taking part in group discussions over the two days. This was part of an ongoing project - the next step is a report, and participants are reviewing and responding to the first draft.
Impact Participants have responded to the draft report and we will review their responses to help us finalise the report, which will include the next steps.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Peace Bridge vibration study 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Evaluation and retrofit of the bridge using experience from other footbridges
Collaborator Contribution Evaluation and retrofit of the bridge using experience from other footbridges
Impact Further work on an iconic structure, possibly a good REF ICS or part of one.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Peace Bridge vibration study 
Organisation Transport NI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Evaluation and retrofit of the bridge using experience from other footbridges
Collaborator Contribution Evaluation and retrofit of the bridge using experience from other footbridges
Impact Further work on an iconic structure, possibly a good REF ICS or part of one.
Start Year 2016
 
Title VSATs - Vibration Serviceability Assessment Tools 
Description VSATs is a combined research and commercial tool used for assessment of vibration serviceability of structures occupied and dynamically excited by humans, such as staircases, footbridges, floors and grandstands. It is a modular based suite of software developed by researchers to implement the latest findings of their research pertinent to vibration serviceability. However, due to its versatility and high public profile, it has been increasingly sought after by industry for commercial vibration serviceability assessment of structures. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Impact Numerous commercial projects where highly sophisticated and accurate assessment was used to reduce the weight of structures, in particular in hospitals, stadia and office floors. 
URL http://fullscaledynamics.com/software/
 
Description CPD course on Vibration Serviceability at IStructE in London (May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of an interactive CPD course on Vibration Serviceability at the IStructE's premises in London (May 2016). We were invited to do this by the Institution for Structural Engineers (IStructE) as there was a need for this training in industry. The course was so popular, there was a huge waiting list and consequently, we have booked two more dates in London for 2017. IStructE even received enquiries from abroad. They are now looking at booking dates in Manchester and Glasgow for further course delivery opportunities to industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD in "Vibration Serviceability of Civil Structures: Design and assessment of structures for vibration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Cape Town and IStructE in South Africa, invited 2-day CPD in "Vibration Serviceability of Civil Structures: Design and assessment of structures for vibration" delivered with Professor J. M. W. Brownjohn in Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 40 delegates, August-September 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2014
 
Description IMAC 2017 sessions chaired 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to chair three additional special conference sessions at IMAC 2017, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics organised for the Society for Experimental Mechanics. These were on Damage Identification of Civil Structures, Structural Dynamics organised for the Society for Experimental Mechanics and Human-induced Vibrations: Models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Instigated, organised and chaired special conference session on Human-induced Vibrations: Serviceability at IMAC 2017, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics organised for the Society for Experimental Mechanics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Instigated, organised and chaired special conference session on Human-induced Vibrations: Serviceability at IMAC 2017, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics organised for the Society for Experimental Mechanics. The session attracted paper submissions from industry and academia from all over the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Instigated, organised and chaired special conference session on Vibration Serviceability, Human-Induced Vibrations at Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Instigated, organised and chaired special conference session on Vibration Serviceability, Human-Induced Vibrations at Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016). This conference session attracted paper submissions by academics and professional practitioners from all over the world. We are now reviewing the extended papers requested by the conference organisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Instigated, organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Instigated, organised and ran a Research Roadmap workshop in Vibration Serviceability. Participants from academia and industry from all over the world, either travelled to the University of Exeter to take part, or participated remotely. Participants completed the information request templates to help form the basis of the workshop and following the workshop responded to the initial draft of the report identifying the relevant needs and important future actions. Once the report is finalised and approved by participants, we will decide on the next steps for taking this forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016