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Vibration response on MiNT-SRC building due to ground borne vibrations from humans using finite element modeling

Tuan Chik, Tuan Norhayati and Ahyer, Muhammad Zarrin and Yusoff, Nor Azizi and Illias, Mohd. Ezwan and Wan Ibrahim, Mohd Haziman and Ghazali, Mohd Imran (2014) Vibration response on MiNT-SRC building due to ground borne vibrations from humans using finite element modeling. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 536-540. ISSN 1662-7482

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Low amplitude of vibration response on laboratory is important problem to explore due to human activity like footstep or walking. Human activity such as walking will produce low vibration amplitude that can affect the sensitivity of sensitive equipment inside the research or laboratories facilities. Microelectronic and Nanotechnology-Shamsuddin Research Center (MiNTSRC) building at UTHM is selected to be a location for ground borne vibration measurement due to human activities. The research center is chosen due to sensitivity equipment in the building that prone to vibration effect. Finite element modelling is used to analyse the vibration response distribution to overall building. Vibration data input from field measurement is analysed in ANSYS software based on finite element method, and then further analysis in MATLAB software. A ModalV analysis program in MATLAB is used to produce one third octave velocity spectra and vibration criterion curve for the observed floor. The study shows that the vibration criterion for MiNT-SRC building is classified as VC-E at ground floor and VC-B at the first floor. Thus, based on the result analysis, the sensitive equipment is most suitable to locate at the ground floor of MiNT-SRC building.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ground vibrations; humans; finite element modeling; sensitive equipment; vibration criterion
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349-359 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 08:24
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 08:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6476
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