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Ride quality and noise in high speed elevators.
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PMID:  18530252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ride quality in an elevator is the latest "hot topic" in elevator design and construction. In skyscrapers being built in Asia, Dubai and the US, the new elevators travel close to and beyond 10ms. The rides to the highest floors will last well over one minute. From a comfort point of view, it is important that the ride be as smooth and quiet as possible. There are many factors that influence the vibration of the elevator and the concomitant noise. In this paper we will examine the sudden forces that the elevator experiences as it passes each floor. The side forces on the elevator are caused by the asymmetric flow field about the elevator cab. The pressure and streamline flow field was evaluated by using the CFD code FLUENT. Comparison between the numerical and the measured results are given and the pressure disturbances caused by the passage of the elevator and its appendages are discussed together with some solutions to alleviate the pressure disturbances.
Mauro Pierucci; Michael Frederick
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3247     Citation Subset:  IM    
San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile drive, San Diego, CA 92182-3020, USA,
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