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[SEAOC] Wood-floor vibration design.

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Some of you may be interested in a copy of my recent paper on "A Proposed
Rule-of-Thumb for Controlling Annoying Vibrations in Residential Floors."
The proposed rule is based on trends in the design of wood-joist products
over the last decade, and primarily the extensive full-scale wood-floor
testing by Dr. Dan Dolan, P. E. of Virginia Tech.  A copy of the paper can
be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped-envelope (business envelope
with one stamp) to:

Frank E. Woeste, Ph. D., P. E.
1502 Nelson Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060-2545

It is much easier to design and construct a floor that minimizes the chance
of an annoying vibration complaint, than it is to retrofit an existing floor
with a vibration problem.  Questions about retrofitting an existing floor to
improve vibrational performance can be directed to Dr. Dolan by e-mail:
JDDOLAN(--nospam--at)VT.EDU 

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