Structural Dynamics

 We can also preformed vibration analysis on components of a buildings or other assemblies to design for time varying or impact loads.

We often consult with building owners about vibrations of floor systems.  One notable project was to help a client reduce floor vibrations due to adjacent construction.  The on-going construction was causing building vibrations that degraded preformance of several pieces of medical equipment.  Through vibration monitoring and dynamical analysis, we were able to add a few structural members to reduce the vibrations to acceptable levels for the very senstive medical equipment.

Video below shows the 4 modes of vibration for a floor system.