Screening underground structures from ground vibrations due to a mass vibrator
Koh, Teck Wei
Date of Issue2015
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ground vibrations due to human activity can be reduced with the installation of seismic barrier within the soil. In this report, the possibility of using a seismic barrier for a structure underground to reduce the impact of soil vibration on the structure was investigated. A series of field tests using a mass vibrator to examine the damping effect of a seismic barrier made of soilrubber mixtures was carried out. The outcome from these experimental studies can be briefly generalized as follows: The protective layer does reduce the amplitude of vibration experienced by the structure, and the reduction increases exponentially as the rubber content increases.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University