Studying characteristics of train-induced ground vibrations adjacent to an elevated railway by field experiments

Shen-Haw Ju, Hung Ta Lin, Tsung Kuo Chen

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Abstract

This paper investigates the characteristics of the ground vibration induced by moving trains on elevated railways using a number of field measurements at various train speeds. The experimental results indicate that the vibration at the dominant frequencies is quite large in both the vertical and horizontal directions, where the dominant frequencies and their influence factors can be evaluated using two simple theoretical equations deducted from the trainload in the frequency domain. Furthermore, the vibration at the dominant frequencies increases almost proportionally to the train speed, except at the resonance condition, which can be found both in field experiments and using the equation of the influence factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1307
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Volume133
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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