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Monitoring of microfloor vibrations in a new research building
Author(s): Dryver R. Huston; Brian Esser; James O. Plumpton; Xiangdong Zhao
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes efforts at monitoring microfloor vibrations in a newly-constructed research building. This building is intended to house a variety of delicate precision scientific instruments with performances that are deleteriously affected by even small floor vibrations. The building is five stories with welded steel construction. Upon completion of the construction, the initial occupants anecdotally complained of excessive floor vibrations. This resulted in an effort to measure the vibrations and to reduce them at their sources, including the mechanical systems for the building. The measurements are compared with industry standards and with measurements taken at nearby reinforced concrete buildings. The success of efforts at reducing the vibrations due to the mechanical systems of the building are also assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4704, Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Civil Infrastructures, (18 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470732
Show Author Affiliations
Dryver R. Huston, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Brian Esser, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
James O. Plumpton, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Xiangdong Zhao, Univ. of Vermont (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4704:
Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Civil Infrastructures
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Steven M. Shepard; Dryver R. Huston; A. Emin Aktan; Peter J. Shull, Editor(s)

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