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dc.contributor.authorQueen, Bruce Leonen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:32:03Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:32:03Zen
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier.otheretd-03172010-020557en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41709en
dc.description.abstractModern lightweight floor systems are susceptible to annoying vibrations induced by the forcing action of human locomotion. This investigation considered several experimental methods to reduce unwanted floor motion as well as analytical procedures aimed at a better understanding of the phenomenon. A series of test floors were designed and constructed expressly for vibration experiments. Various viscoelastic treatments and second mass damper devices were applied to each test floor and the resulting reduction of vibration tendency was measured. These results are compared and the best-performing treatments and devices are discussed and investigated in detail. The relationship of frequency ratios of structural components was investigated analytically and reasonable design precautions necessary to avoid beating vibrations are discussed. A mathematical model of the forcing function of human locomotion is presented, as well as its implications for statistically-based design criterion. Finally, recommendations for future research are discussed based on the experimental and analytical results of the investigation.en
dc.format.extent154 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 25404204en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.Q833.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.Q833en
dc.subject.lcshFloors -- Vibrationen
dc.titleMethods to reduce transient floor vibrationsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03172010-020557/en
dc.date.sdate2010-03-17en
dc.date.rdate2010-03-17en
dc.date.adate2010-03-17en


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