By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Master the basic terminology used in floor vibration serviceability
Undertake basic vibration serviceability checks of a typical floor structure
Appreciate the vibration mitigation technologies available to reduce embodied carbon pertinent to floor vibration serviceability
- Carry out basic vibration serviceability check for a floor featuring an active mass damper
Structural and civil engineers dealing with the pervasive problems of building floor vibration, including low-frequency, high-frequency, mass timber and modular floors.
Dr Paul Reynolds is an expert in civil engineering vibration with specialism in structural vibration control. He is CEO of FSD Active Limited, an innovative technology company who have brought to market CALM®FLOOR, which is the world's first volume produced active mass damper product for floors. He was previously Professor of Structural Dynamics and Control at the Universities of Sheffield and Exeter and still holds an honorary Professorship in Exeter.
Professor Aleksandar Pavic is a Professor of Vibration Engineering at the University of Exeter, with expertise in vibration serviceability of building floors. His co-authorship or contribution has been recognised in state-of-the-art design guidelines pertinent to floor vibration serviceability which are currently used in the UK and internationally for checking floors, footbridges and grandstands. He is also the Managing Director of Full Scale Dynamics Ltd, a 15-year old university spin-off company specialising in commercial testing, monitoring and performance assessment of full-scale civil engineering structures.