Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRottmann, Cheryl E.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:02Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:02Zen
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182008-063455en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44824en
dc.description.abstractFloor vibrations due to occupancy activities on a floor are sometimes annoying to the occupants. Correcting floor vibrations is difficult and can be expensive. The use of tuned mass dampers to control annoying floor vibrations is sometimes a viable solution. Tuned mass dampers (TMDs) have been used primarily to control only one or two modes of vibration of a floor. Experimental research was performed using prototype TMDs to control one, two, and three modes of vibration of various floors. Results from this research are presented in this thesis. Analytical research, performed to obtain information about floor vibration characteristics, is presented and used for the initial design of TMDs and placement of TMDs on a floor. Also, computer models of the floors with TMDs to control one, two, and three modes of vibration were analyzed to obtain further information about changes in floor response and vibration characteristics. This research was performed to provide further insight on the effectiveness of TMDs to control one, two, and three modes of floor vibration and the effects of TMDs on floor vibration characteristics.en
dc.format.extentxi, 157 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 34936986en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.R688.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjecttuned mass damperen
dc.subjectfloor vibrationen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.R688en
dc.titleThe use of tuned mass dampers to control annoying 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-09182008-063455/en
dc.date.sdate2008-09-18en
dc.date.rdate2008-09-18en
dc.date.adate2008-09-18en


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record