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A standardized measurement method to measure the vibration reduction index improvement by adding resilient strips at a wall-floor junction: preliminary exercise.

The application of a resilient strip at a wall-floor junction allows to improve the vibration reduction index, Kij, by decreasing the structural transmissions. The improvement in the standard ISO 12354-1, can be roughly estimated by an empirical formula. However, since these strips are now widely marketed, it is important to have a relevant measurement method for quantifying their effectiveness. For this purpose, many experimental measurements were exploited, and a conceptual analysis was performed leading to preliminary reflection on the possibility of establishing a standardized laboratory measurement procedure to include as a supplement in the standard ISO 10848.