Design Guide for Vibrations of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems

Design Guide for Vibrations of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems
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Design Guide - 60 pp.; 1st Edition

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Floor Vibration Principles and Terminology
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Vibration Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems
  • Application Examples
  • Mitigation and Remediation
  • Notations
  • Appendix A - Vibration Characteristics of a Voided Slab Floor System (research report)

The objective of this design guide is to assist the design professional in choosing an appropriate reinforced concrete floor system for situations where the effects from vibration must be considered and to provide simplified methods to determine key vibration characteristics of reinforced concrete floor systems that can be used to evaluate whether the anticipated vibration will be acceptable or not. The guide also discusses general guidelines on how to mitigate and remediate vibration issues for reinforced concrete floor systems in new and existing buildings, respectively. Presented are methods and techniques, along with their advantages and disadvantages, which can be applied in a wide variety of situations.