Continuing Education

Solutions for Vibration Issues -- Evaluation and Retrofits [N28]

Building occupants occasionally report annoying floor vibration due to human activity. Similarly, human-induced vibration levels occasionally exceed the tolerance limit of sensitive equipment that will be on the floor. In such cases, a retrofit solution is necessary. The dynamic properties and vibration levels of the problem area should preferably be measured using dynamic testing techniques. These values serve as the starting point for a retrofit solution design, which usually involves a combination of finite element analysis and AISC Design Guide 11 calculations. This process is illustrated using several case studies.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Architects
Track: Design & Analysis

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Thomas Murray, PE, PhD; Brad Davis, SE, PhD

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