Tapping machine and footstep sound

Ann-Charlotte Johansson, Per Hammer, Jonas Brunskog

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The interaction between a falling hammer on a floor system is considered as well as the interaction between a foot and a floor system during a “normal” step. The two cases involve two contact conditions. The first one implies some type of rebound condition whereas the later one a stuck to the floor condition. The floor system is mainly governing by the dynamic behavior of the floor cover. In the model for the cover an air-gap is included, which is often found in practice since it is almost impossible to obtain perfectly plane layers and floor surface. The influence of the airgap is studied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Euronoise
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Noise Control - Naples, Italy
Duration: 19 May 200321 May 2003
Conference number: 5


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Noise Control


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