Concrete has been the traditional choice for most buildings where vibration must be kept to a minimum, but steel is emerging as a preferred solution. Factors unrelated to vibration control often make steel a preferable structural option. This course will look at how vibration affects occupants' comfort and peace of mind, and how steel can be used in a design to accommodate human perception of vibration.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the basic concepts of vibration and the common sources affecting steel-framed buildings.
  • Gain techniques for enabling structural steel construction to perform as well as concrete or better in controlling vibration.
  • Become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of various stiffening and damping strategies.
  • Distinguish the causes of structurally hazardous resonance and identify strategies to prevent them.
  • Identify prominent case studies illustrating the ability of steel-framed buildings to control challenging sources of vibration.