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Vibration transmission in soil

Abdullah, Mohd. Yunus and Mohamed Hussein, Mohamed Hussein and Low, Chun Yuen (2008) Vibration transmission in soil. In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering Part II. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 137-164. ISBN 978-983-52-0552-1

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Abstract

Vibrations of structures have been known since man first heard wind ruffle the leaves of trees. Quantitative knowledge of vibrations was mostly limited to empirical descriptions of pendulums and stringed instruments until the development of calculus by Sir lsaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz in the late 1600's. From the knowledge of vibration, many problems mainly cause by the vibration can be and minimized and solved. Vibrations may be harmful to adjacent and remote structures, sensitive instruments and people. Construction projects involve various sources of vibrations such as pile driving, dynamic compaction, blasting and operating heavy equipment. These sources generate elastic waves in soil which may adversely affect surrounding buildings. Vibrations caused by piling activity are becoming more important when planning projects in urbanized areas or in the vicinity of vibration-sensitive structures or installations. Their effects range from serious disturbance of working conditions for sensitive devices and people, to visible structural damage. Thus the effect of construction vibrations on surrounding buildings, sensitive devices and people in the urban environment is a significant consideration in obtaining projects approvals from appropriate agencies and authorities.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:pendulums and stringed instruments, calculus, vibration transmission
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:28147
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:11 Sep 2012 02:02
Last Modified:11 Sep 2012 02:02

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