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- Rectification of floor vibrations using viscoelastic tuned mass damper
- Saidi, I.; Gad, E. F.; Wilson, John L.; Haritos, N.
- Excessive floor vibration due to human activities is of growing concern due to the increase in use of lighter and high-strength materials for long span floors. This problem is exacerbated in office buildings due to the reduction in inherent damping associated with modern fit outs. Excessive floor vibratiom are often realised after the completion of construction or following a change of use of the floor. The main cause of uncertainty in design or vibration assessment of floors is damping. There are few optiom for rectifying floor with excessive vibrations. These include increasing stiffoess, which is often not practical or increasing damping. This paper presents an innovative passive viscoelastic damper to reduce floor vibratiom. This damper can be easily tuned to the fundamental frequency of the floor and can be designed to achieve various damping values. The damper can be sufficiently small to fit within ceiling cavities or under false floors.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Concrete in Australia, Vol. 36, no. 2 (Jun 2010), pp. 27-31
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management; 090506 Structural Engineering
- Floor vibrations; Flooring materials; Viscoelastic tuned mass damper
- Engineers Media
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