Isolation of building structures from ground vibration

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ConferenceProceedings, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Seminar on Isolation of Mechanical Vibration, Impact, and Noise: 1973-09,
Pages87101; # of pages: 15
Subjectvibration insulating; traffic; buildings; vibration dampers; Traffic noise; Vibrations
AbstractVibration isolation of a building is appropriate if vibration levels would otherwise be higher than acceptable for the proposed building use. Criteria of acceptability usually relate to subjective reactions of the occupants or in some instances to the vibration sensitivity of delicate instruments that will be used in the building. Typical occupancies that might be vibration-sensitive are apartment blocks, laboratories, hospitals, theatres and concert halls. The most common vibration problems result from road and rail traffic; indeed the most common application of vibration isolation is for buildings built over underground rail lines. Vibration isolation for a building follows conventional methods but must take into account the foundation/soil interaction and must also provide adequate protection against wind-induced vibrations and possible earthquake hazard.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13590
NPARC number20374787
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Record created2012-07-23
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