This paper discusses the effects of buildings on ground vibration propagation. Typically, site vibration studies are conducted on undeveloped locations (grass fields, parking lots, etc.) to assess the ambient vibration conditions for a potential building site. These results, though very important, do not necessarily represent the final ambient vibration conditions that would be observed in the building once it has been constructed. Data will be presented illustrating how several factors—including building foundation stiffness, ground stiffness, and building geometry—all have an effect on the propagation from vibration sources.
B. Xiong, H. Amick, and M. Gendreau, “The Effect of Buildings on Ground Vibration Propagation,” Proceedings of National Conference on Noise Control Engineering (Noise-Con 2007), Reno NV, USA (22 October 2007)b136775430ef10223537700b1a497d60