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The Eleventh International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
Dubrovnik, Croatia
4-7 September 2012
Vibration Effects on Structures and Environments
organised by Prof. J. Bencat
University of Zilina, Slovakia
and Prof. K. Stypula
Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Session Aims and Scope
Dynamic performance evaluation of railway tracks, busy roads, and subways becomes necessary to validate or modify the existing means that reduce vibrations. The very important role in this cases play prediction methods defining for evaluation of the possible structures damages due to e.g. traffic-induced ground vibration or to predict ground - borne vibrations, so as to estimate a trouble gauge concerning - for example - the impact of a future traffic lines, etc. Regarding the increasing amount of complaints related to vibration nuisance due to traffic, this type of problems is becoming more and more important. Also human induced vibrations - industrial production processes, blast effects, mining activities, earthworks (driving piles, vibrating compaction of of earth materials, driving heavy construction machinery etc.) cause vibration transmitting to ground nearby facilities. Due to these vibrations and resulting dynamic forces on the object may also cause damage. This multidisciplinary session is aimed at providing a forum to discuss open problems, new issues and challenges in traffic vibration modeling, prediction and control strategies. New analytical and numerical methods, novel experimental techniques and results, software developments, modified prediction models and innovative vibration mitigation approaches are welcome to be presented in this session.

The session will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Traffic - induced ground vibration or to predict ground-borne vibrations (railways, and roads)
  • Subway induced ground vibrations and prediction model
  • Human activities - induced ground vibration or to predict ground-borne vibrations
  • Experimental techniques in traffic vibration measurement
  • Vibration effects on structure and environment,
  • Prediction models of the structures dynamic response due to ground-borne vibrations (analytical, numerical and numeric-experimental approach)
  • Microtremor mitigation strategies
  • Vibration reduction and building vibroisolating, screening barriers, railway track vibroisolating
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organiser:
  • Prof.Jan Bencat
    University of Zilina, Slovakia
    (jan.bencat AT
  • Prof. Krzysztof Stypula
    Cracow University of Technology, Poland
    (kstypula AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CST2012-S21" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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