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158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment

By: Ernest L. Klaber, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment

Industrial structures frequently house vibrating equipment such as blowers, centrifuges, vibrating screens, etc. Floors that support this type of equipment must not only be sufficiently strong to carry the weight of the equipment but must also have elastic properties that result in a specific natural frequency. If the natural frequency of the floor is too close to the operating frequency of the equipment, the floor will vibrate excessively, causing discomfort to people that stand on the floor or, in more severe situations, resulting in damaged equipment.

The purpose of this course is to introduce practical methods available for finding natural frequencies of beams, to describe guidelines used in the design of industrial floor framing and to illustrate the principles discussed with design examples.

The course describes some of the methods available for obtaining values for the natural frequencies of beams. Methods vary from simply matching the situation at hand with published values in the literature, to simplified hand calculations, to use of computer programs. This course will provide a background that should result in a better understanding of the modeling requirements of computer programs and consequently lead to their proper application. Parameters important in the design of supports for vibrating equipment are presented, and typical values commonly used in industrial practice are described. Finally, two floor framing design examples are given. The first is of a floor that supports a vibrating screen; it is an example of "high tuning". The second is of a floor that supports a blower/fan; it is an example of "low tuning".

158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment
Sean Carter
12/10/2018
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The course provides information that engages the reader
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158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment
Margery Free
06/06/2018
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The topic was invaluable to what type of projects I work on, mostly industrial sites. The process of how to design properly was presented well and good examples were given.
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158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment
Joseph S Johnson
02/22/2017
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Good course
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158-Industrial Floor Framing for Vibrating Equipment
John Shadley
02/01/2017
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good course. A lot of practical things I did not know. All the computer input data is only interesting if I own that computer program.
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anonymous
05/09/2015
Clear presentation of concepts, tied back to fundamental physics and engineering.
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Bruce Miller
02/26/2015
This is a very valuable resource, as a Licensed Structural Engineer involved with equipment mezzanine design, this course is instrumental in designing the structure to minimize vibrations from all kinds of industrial equipment. I highly recommend this course.
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James Maddrey
07/19/2014
The text,drawings, and STADD printout do not always agree. The diagonal floor braces are mentioned three different ways (EX 3).

Email answer from the author did not agree with STADD printout.

More explaination of STADD input and output would be helpful.

The hand calculation examples are fine.

The course is still valuable.
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anonymous
06/12/2014
Good all-round course on the basics of vibrations. A little better clarification as to the direction of loads should be applied when using STAAD with the Raleigh method when continuous beam framing is used.
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Robert Hill
06/10/2014
Some answers were not spelled out enough to pick correct one.
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Tougher than most but very informative.
Jim H.
06/06/2014
I found this course to be a little tougher than most. Many of the answers required for the test are implicit. Usually courses from vendors are more explicit. However, all of the information is there but you must be thorough.
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anonymous
03/31/2014
Very informative and clearly presented.
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anonymous
11/26/2013
Agree with previous reviewer's comment - too STAAD-specific. Fine to use STAAD for the examples, but what other programs are available that also do this?

Question #19 not clear - does it refer to Table 1 or Table 2? I based answer on Table 2 for "beams" & was marked as incorrect.

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anonymous
10/02/2013
Excellent course content. It answered a number of questions that I always had regarding the theory behind designing support framing for vibrating equipment.

Note: Certificate was downloaded with file extension .pl

Had to physically change to .pdf to open it.
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anonymous
01/29/2013
Good, solid course. I thought it focused a little too much on the use of STAAD for a software.
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100230-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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