Title page for ETD etd-04072009-040924

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Johnson, James R.
URN etd-04072009-040924
Title Vibration acceptability in wood floor systems
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dolan, James Daniel Committee Member
Murray, Thomas M. Committee Member
Woeste, Frank E. Committee Member
  • Floors - Wooden
Date of Defense 1994-08-09
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Two distinct sections of research are presented in this thesis. The first section summarizes research conducted on laboratory-built floors. Floors were built and tested to determine the plywood contribution to increasing the bending stiffness, number of joists effective in resisting applied load, and calculation of fundamental frequency. The second section summarizes research conducted on in-situ floors. Procedures were developed to numerically integrate acceleration and velocity data to obtain displacement values. Tests were conducted on 86 subjectively rated wood floors to determine average frequency and peak displacement values. From these tests, a design criterion was developed to predict acceptability of a wood floor system to vibrations.

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