Analysis and Control of Automated People Mover Vibration in Buildings

Two major airport expansion projects in the United States of America included Automated People Mover (APM) systems that had been incorporated within the terminal structures. A potential concern was that APM generated vibration might be perceived by airport passengers inside the terminals. Uncontrolled vibration in structures can be perceived either as feelable motion in the floors and walls or as noise radiated from the vibrating floors, walls and ceilings. Vibration measurements were conducted at two other major airports with existing rubber tire APM systems on aerial structures. These measurements provided baseline vibration levels for analysis as well as the forces imparted to the structure by the APM vehicles. Detailed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and design techniques developed to control vibration generated by rail transit systems were applied to develop the designs for the vibration mitigation in the terminal structures.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: 2007 Proceedings Rail Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01051592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2007 3:47PM