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Influence of foundation design on environmental vibration
Author(s): James Truman Nelson; Warren E. Blazier
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Paper Abstract

Building foundation design is important for controlling structural environmental vibration caused by external transportation and stationary sources, and by internal sources such as mechanical systems. The dynamic response of grade slabs, footings, and pilings are reviewed. A lumped parameter model presented in the literature is described and used to estimate the response of a massive foundation on an elastic half-space with some representative examples. The effect of vibration radiation losses, and foundation bearing area are discussed. Finally, some informal test results are discussed for deep friction piles. These results indicate that pile foundations can be effective in reducing environmental vibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1619, Vibration Control in Microelectronics, Optics, and Metrology, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56832
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James Truman Nelson, Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc. (United States)
Warren E. Blazier, Warren Blazier Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1619:
Vibration Control in Microelectronics, Optics, and Metrology
Colin G. Gordon, Editor(s)

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