Structural Vibration Engineering

With land availability becoming increasingly limited, both demolition and new building/road works are taking place closer to existing buildings. Excessive vibration can compromise a building’s integrity and threaten occupant comfort. Whether you’re lodging an insurance claim, avoiding council complaints, meeting industry safety regulations, upholding OH&S guidelines, or protecting and maintaining the value of your property, we can help you.

What benefits do we offer?

Accuracy: NATA-calibrated equipment means we deliver a consistently reliable and impartial testing service.
Convenience: Instant SMS/Email notification.
Flexibility: Short to long term Vibration Monitoring plans available, with the flexibility to define monitor intervals.
Experienced: Drawing on over four decades of experience, we can develop holistic Noise and Vibration management plans.

 

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Structural Vibration picture , offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Examples of some sources of excessive vibration; excavating, using a jackhammer and piling.

What state-of-the-art vibration analysis tools do we use?

Finite Element Analysis is used in conjunction with 3D CAD modelling to provide pragmatic design solutions. Other tools include:

  • ANSYS for structural analysis
  • SolidWorks CAD software
  • VA-1 for vibro-acoustics
  • SHELTR for system level thermal simulations.

 

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Structural Vibration picture , offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

The use of heavy machinery is one of the major sources of excessive vibration, requiring Vibration Monitoring.

Why is Vibration Monitoring important?

Vibration Monitoring plays a necessary role in demolition, blasting, earthworks, construction sites and road works. Our comprehensive vibration design, analysis and testing can identify the source of a concern by measuring Ground Vibration caused by:

  • Heavy machinery, including piling rigs, electrical motors, combustion engines, loaders, rock breakers, rollers, excavators and trucks.
  • Wind excitation
  • Dynamic occupant loads

What is our modelling capability?

  • Non-linear materials and geometry
  • Dynamic simulations- i.e. shock, random and harmonic excitation
  • Vibro-acoustic and thermal environmental loads
  • Traditional stress analysis methods

 

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Structural Vibration picture , offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Roadworks and tram-works also commonly lead to excessive vibration, where our Vibration Analysis is called upon.