Avoiding Vibration Issues in your Structure

March 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speakers: Ravi Ozarker, P.E., P.Eng. & Geoff Blumber
Hexagon, PPM

It is critical to check for vibration in your structures, as vibration is not just a problem in industrial projects with heavy equipment, but also in commercial and residential projects. In addition to structural failure modes from cyclic loading, there are serviceability failures such as occupant discomfort which must be considered. With modern analysis methods, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, to avoid the high costs associated with most remediation options. This SE University presentation will provide guidelines on avoiding vibration issues by identifying sources of vibration, pointing out code and serviceability limit states, and discussing vibration analysis in depth. The use of software tools will be covered as well, including how to use your preferred analysis software as a virtual lab to better understand how vibrations affect your structure.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify three types of vibration.
  • Identify two types of vibration sources, and give examples of each.
  • Understand the three methods of vibration remediation and how they affect vibration.

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SEU companies on Friday, March 8th.