M. Gendreau, H. Amick and T. Xu, “The Effects of Ground Vibrations on Nanotechnology Research Facilities,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (11th ICSDEE) & the 3rd International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (3rd ICEGE), Berkeley CA, USA (7 to 9 January 2004), pp. 905-91081107fc285bd76fbdd1dd812e4e062d6
January 9, 2004
The Effects of Ground Vibrations on Nanotechnology Research Facilities
This paper examines the environmental requirements of nanotechnology from the perspective of a member of the advanced technology building design team, the vibration consultant. It explores the variety of vibration environments required by different parts of the nanotechnology community, and how some of the more demanding of these environments are being provided. A desirable vibration environment at a site may be degraded by groundborne propagation of waves from a variety of sources such as vehicle traffic, rail, central utility plants, construction, and other research facilities. The nature and potential impact of some representative examples are discussed, along with a clarification of the differences between vibration representation for these facilities and that typically used for other civil applications such as blast and construction monitoring.