Control of floor vibration

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 22
Physical description4 p.
SubjectVibrations; Floors
AbstractNew construction technologies advocate longer spans and thinner decks for floors. These are conditions that can lead to excessive floor vibrations. A floor has natural vibrations, say 2 Hz. When a rhythmic activity on or near the floor approaches that vibration or a multiple of it, the floor starts to vibrate. This situation can be alleviated by increasing the rate at which a floor absorbs vibration energy, stiffening the floor by increasing the floor member depth, or putting soft springs under vibration-inducing machinery. The implementation of remedial measures depends somewhat on the floor construction.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Comment réduire la vibration des planchers
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number9512
NPARC number20325507
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Record identifier7b6ad912-cd8f-4e22-b0de-e80842f6c5a5
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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