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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2015, Article ID 184648, 6 pages
Research Article

Transmission of Impact Vibration on Concrete and Mortar Sheets

1Departamento Tecnología de la Edificación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2Colegio Santísima Trinidad, Alcorcón, 28925 Madrid, Spain

Received 29 March 2015; Revised 25 May 2015; Accepted 3 June 2015

Academic Editor: Longjun Dong

Copyright © 2015 Carlos Morón et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present work exposes an alternative system for detecting vibrations generated by impact on concrete and mortar sheets. In order to carry out the tests it is necessary to implement a system of measurement different than the one proposed by the current UNE EN 140-7. This system consists of an amplifier and a striking device that is also able to measure the deformation of the material once the impact has been produced. This system is able to detect variations in transmission of vibration at the same frequency between the various building materials employed, after establishing a relationship between the theoretical predictions and the experimental results. Thus, this system could be used as a vibration detection system and as an alternative method of standardization of materials against their acoustic characteristics.