Construction Vibrations: State-of-the-Art

by John F. Wiss, (F.ASCE), Chmn.; Wiss, Janney, Elstner and Assoc., Inc., 330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, Ill. 60062,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 167-181


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The generation and propagation of vibrations due to construction are discussed. The relative intensity of the vibration produced by many construction sources is identified. A brief summary of the development of suitable vibration-measuring instruments is related. Differences in current damage criteria are revealed. Future research is needed on the effects of both transient and steady-state vibrations on structures, uncured concrete, soils and underground utilities; additional research is needed on fatigue of building materials. Human response evaluation of transient vibrations also requires further research.

Subject Headings: Vibration | Underground structures | Underground construction | Transient response | Construction management | Steady states | Concrete structures | Soil structures

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