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Use of vibration criteria in the selection of structural systems for nanotechnology research facilities
Author(s): C. James Montgomery; Hal Amick; Phillip Haswell; Jeff DiBattista; Manoj S. Medhekar
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Paper Abstract

Stringent vibration requirements must be met for laboratories housing sensitive equipment for nanotechnology research. This paper provides guidance to the designer in the selection of structural systems to limit vibrations to acceptable levels. Comments are also made on site selection, building planning issues, and cost-effective solutions. The concepts proposed are illustrated with examples of the structural systems developed for nanotechnology buildings at the University of Alberta.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5933, Buildings for Nanoscale Research and Beyond, 59330F (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617326
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C. James Montgomery, Cohos Evamy (Canada)
Hal Amick, Colin Gordon & Associates (United States)
Phillip Haswell, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Jeff DiBattista, Cohos Evamy (Canada)
Manoj S. Medhekar, Cohos Evamy (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5933:
Buildings for Nanoscale Research and Beyond
Hal Amick, Editor(s)

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