Steel Framed Floor Design for Vibration-Sensitive Equipment

June 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Brad Davis, PhD, SE, PE
Davis Structural Engineering, LLC

This SEU session will cover vibration serviceability of floors that support sensitive equipment such as microscopes and magnetic resonance imagers. Tolerance limits for sensitive equipment are stringent and come in various forms, so these will be discussed in some detail. Prerequisite vibration theory will be covered, followed by a discussion of The American Institute of Steel Construction Design Guide 11 Chapter 6 methodology and experimental backing. Finally, a detailed example will be presented.
Learning Objectives
By participating in this session, viewers will be able to:
Describe the response metrics used to characterize floor vibrations for sensitive equipment applications.
Describe the various forms of tolerance limits for sensitive equipment.
Apply the vibration evaluation methodology in Chapter 6 of the AISC Design Guide 11

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, June 5th.