Composite Floor Vibrations: Predicted and Measured

by Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, United States,
Hal Iyengar, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)


Several steel composite floor systems of relatively long span trusses for a number of high rise structures in the Chicago area have been subjected to field measurements to evaluate their response to human induced vibrations. The measurements show great correlation with predicted values obtained from the design procedures, and validated the use of these procedures. A brief overview of these procedures and their historical development and applications are given. The test results also show that all floors tested have performed well, and without any perceptible vibration.

Subject Headings: Floors | Vibration | Composite structures | Steel structures | Trusses | Damping | High-rise buildings | Field tests | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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