Expertise Facility Types
September 1, 2001

Designing for Vibrations in the Laboratory

Many processes involved in advanced technology applications are highly sensitive to vibrations. Among these processes are precision metrology, high-energy physics, long-beam-path laser applications, biotechnology research, and the R&D and production of semiconductors. When designing facilities housing this equipment, considerable attention is spent on the mechanical and structural aspects. In most cases, vibration control measures add significantly to the cost of construction.  Among other issues, this article discusses the notion of selecting design walker pace rates (paces/min) based upon the context of the walking path.

H. Amick, "Designing for Vibrations in the Laboratory," LABoratory: Earl Walls Associates Quarterly Report, Fall 2001, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 3-4.