Multi-celled liquid dampers to eliminate annoying floor vibrations

Authors

  • R.L. Shope Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • T.M. Murray Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA

Keywords:

damping, vibration control, walking vibration, floor vibrations, multi-celled liquid damping device, steel plate

Abstract

It is often quite difficult to eliminate annoying floor motion that results from human activity. Many past methods have proven to be either ineffective or economically and architecturally prohibiting. Although tuned mass dampers (TMDs) have been used to control floor movement, their success has been limited. This is primarily because peak floor vibration amplitudes are usually less than 1 mm (0.040 in.) and dampers require a much greater amplitude to dissipate energy. This paper presents a multi-celled liquid damping device supported on a steel plate together with the necessary mass that appears to be an effective solution

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Published

1994-09-01

How to Cite

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Shope R, Murray T. Multi-celled liquid dampers to eliminate annoying floor vibrations. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1994 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];22(3):167-8. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/902

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada