Loads Due to Human Movements

by William E. Saul, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,
Christopher Y.-B. Tuan, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,
Brian McDonald, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety Studies


The live loads due to human actions are random functions being modeled from data obtained from tests to determine load histories for the actions of individuals and small groups of people in a stationary position. The statistics obtained are being used to formulate typical forcing functions for such actions as an in-place jump. Loads due to continuous actions and the group effect are discussed.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Load history | Load factors | Human factors | Dynamic loads | Live loads | Field tests | History

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