Delivering low-vibration environments in laboratory structural design

Author: N. Simpson, J. Hargreaves and R. Harrison (all Ove Arup & Partners)

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1 February 2019

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Delivering low-vibration environments in laboratory structural design

The Structural Engineer
Delivering low-vibration environments in laboratory structural design
Date published

1 February 2019

First published

1 February 2019

Author

N. Simpson, J. Hargreaves and R. Harrison (all Ove Arup & Partners)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

Demand for scientific laboratories and research facilities has led to many new buildings being designed now or recently completed. These laboratories support fields of research including laser-based work, physics, life science and materials science.

The equipment and processes used in laboratories often work at very fine levels of detail. As a result, they can be very sensitive to vibration – including vibration that is far below the perceptible threshold for building users. This technical article forms an introduction to this subject, includes a discussion of the main vibration issues that confront structural engineers, and explains how they can be addressed.

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PDF
Pages:
6
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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