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Ground vibration limits around residential areas

Ground vibration limits around residential areas

Ground vibration limits around residential areas


I am trying to locate the acceptable limit per Canadian code for ground vibration acceleration in m/sec^2 in the 50 -160 Hz range. I'm looking to asses vibration levels created by subway trains passing through a residential area.

Thank you in advance for the help.

RE: Ground vibration limits around residential areas

Look at data and guidelines from Caltrans. It addresses this in particular, though not Canadian.

RE: Ground vibration limits around residential areas

Although not Canadian, the British Standard BS7385-2 Evaluation and measurement for vibration in buildings recommends a value of 15mm/s at 4Hz increasing to 20mm/s at 40Hz and above, for cosmetic damage


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