American Society of Civil Engineers


Vibration Study for the New Addition at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


by Socrates A. Ioannides, Ph.D., S.E., (President, Structural Affiliates International, Inc., 2424 Hillsboro Rd., Nashville, TN 37212 E-mail: socrates@saii.com) and Trent E. Latta, P.E., (Project engineer, Structural Affiliates International, Inc., 2424 Hillsboro Rd., Nashville, TN 37212 E-mail: tlatta@saii.com)
Section: Design and Analysis, pp. 1-9, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40753(171)113)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structures Congress 2005: Metropolis and Beyond
Abstract: The St. Luke’s Medical Center Cardiac Center and Patient Tower Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin consists of constructing a multi-story structure over an existing parking garage. Structural Affiliates International, Inc. was retained to analyze the structural system conceived by the structural engineer of record and evaluate the vibration potential. The study consisted of accurately modeling the structural system so that the dynamic behavior of the structure, such as the natural frequencies and natural modes of vibration, could be determined. This paper presents the results of the vibration study.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Vibration
Wisconsin
Health care facilities
Facility expansion