DESIGN TO PREVENT FLOOR VIBRATIONS

A method is described (suitable for design office use) to determine if a steel beam-concrete slab floor system falls into that category of vibrating floors where the vibration causes annoyance and disturbance. The method which was developed from tests and analyses of over 100 steel beam-concrete slab floor systems, consists of a human-perceptibility scale based on amplitude and frequency of floor motion caused by a heel-drop impact, foumulas for determining frequency and amplitude cased by a heel-drop impact, and guides for estimating damping. The three factors which determine human perceptibility to floor vibrations (frequency, initial amplitude, and damping) are discussed, the design procedure is outlined, and an example of application of the procedure is described.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    101 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Murray, T M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 82-87
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
    • ISSN: 0013-8029

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM