Welcome to Vibrationdata
Buildings, Bridges & Construction Vibration Page

 Dear Guest,
Writing tutorials and maintaining a website are expensive endeavors. I need your help to continue this effort. Your subscription will allow me to continue this site and to add new materials.

The software and tutorials require a username and password which are given by subscription. The subscription instructions are given below.
The subscription entitles the user to download all of the items on this page, as well as other Vibrationdata pages.

Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Tom Irvine
Email: tomirvine@aol.com
As an alternative, guests may purchase a CD disk containing all of the downloadable files on the Vibrationdata website. CD Offer

Building Tutorials

Building Vibration Standards: building.pdf

Transamerica Pyramid Design: pyramid.pdf
United Facilities Criteria (UFC) Structural Load Data, US Department of Defense: ufc_3_310_01.pdf

Terminal 5, London Heathrow: The new control tower:  Heathrow_tower.pdf

C. Gordon, Generic Vibration Criteria for Vibration-Sensitive Equipment: Gordon-SPIE99.pdf

Vibration of a Shear Frame Building:  shear_building.pdf
See also Earthquake Engineering Page

Building Damping & Tuned Mass Dampers

Structures Incorporating Tuned Mass Dampers: TMD_Table.pdf

Yukio Tamura, Damping in Buildings, Tokyo Polytechnic University, The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program: damping_buildings_lecture.pdf

Kijewski and Kareem, Analysis of full-scale data from a tall building in Boston: damping estimates: Boston.pdf

Livanos, Raffan, and Coltrona, Active Control of Vibration in Tall Buildings VibrationTall Buildings.pdf

Ji Young Kim, Dae Young Kim, and Sang Dae Kim, Evaluations of the dynamic properties for a residential tall building in Korea:  Korea_building_damping.pdf

Damping in Tall Buildings and Towers: tall_building_damping.pdf

Bridge Tutorials

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure: tacoma.pdf

Womack and Halling, Forced Vibration Testing of the I-15 South Temple Bridge: temple_bridge.pdf

D. Taylor: Damper Retrofit of the London Millennium Footbridge- A Case Study in Biodynamic Design: dt_damper.pdf

Transportation & Construction-Induced Vibration

Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment: FTA_Noise_and_Vibration_Manual.pdf
Transportation and Construction-Induced Vibration Guidance Manual, California Department of Transportation: CDT_TC.pdf
Henwood & Haramy, Vibrations Induced by Construction Traffic: A Historic Case Study: 043henwood_construction_vibrations.pdf
Fundamental Frequency of a Tall Building:


Generate a time history to satisfy the Generic Vibration Criterion VC-E curvevce_generate.exevce_generate.cpp
Calculation of a velocity spectrum from an acceleration or velocity time history, per the Colin Gordon Generic Vibration Criterion.

Related Newsletters

Feature Articles



Uncalibrated sound pressure versus time(sec):  V_bridge.zip

Volgograd Bridge Oscillation
Civil Defense Sirens

December 2005

Long Range Acoustic Device 
Football Player Head Acceleration 
Simple Measurement of Room Reverberation Time 
Taipei 101 Building Tuned Mass Damper 
 August 2002
The London Millennium Bridge Vibration
Vibration of the Human Eye
 March 2002
Suspension Footbridge Resonance Induced by Marching
 February 2002 
Niigata Earthquake 1964: Soil Liquefaction
The Bay of Fundy Resonance
Lake Geneva Seiche
The Earth’s Natural Frequency
  January 2002 
The Citicorp Building Tuned Mass Damper
Seismic Response of the Olive View Hospital
 November 2001 
Seismic Waveform Review
The World Trade Center Disaster: A Shock Vibration Perspective
"Good Vibrations" May Prevent Bone Loss in Space

 September 2001
The X-43A Flight Failure
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge


Book Recommendations





Other Vibrationdata Pages: HomeTutorials | Search