Heavy Machinery Foundation Design Subject to Vibration

This three-day evening course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of heavy machinery foundation design against vibration.  It will show how to design machinery foundations to ensure that the amplitude of the displacement responses, which are induced by the machinery dynamic loads, are limited to the allowable limit so that do not have any adverse effects on the machine’s performance and integrity as well as any severe or troublesome effects on people working in the vicinity of the machines.

The course will commence with an introduction to structural and soil dynamics. Then, foundation response to vibration loading will be addressed with reference to ‘lumped parameter system’ idealisation and the development of dynamic loads exerted by machineries including rotating machines as well as reciprocating machines’ primary and secondary dynamic forces for response assessment followed by modelling of machineries on pile foundations.

Piroozan Aminossehe is an independent consultant. He has extensive experience of analysis and design of heavy complex structures subjected to dynamic loads and had a key role in the design of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station as head of the analytical group. One of his fields of expertise is designing the foundation of heavy machineries subjected to vibration.

Piroozan served as an elected member of Council of the Institution 2008-2010 and Chairman of IStructE North Thames Region in 2013. He also runs Blast course at IStructE headquarter and biennial Seismic course at Imperial College.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date
04/06/2019 - 18/06/2019

17:30 - 20:15

Member £250 (+VAT @ 20%)
Standard £300 (+VAT @ 20%)

Room 207, Skempton Building, Imperial College, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AZ

Piroozan Aminossehe MSC CEng FIStructE

Event Association
Independent Consultant

Event Contact
Piroozan Aminossehe

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Regional Group
North Thames

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