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Vibration Analysis and Risk Assessment

A street at the traffic cons, which are arranged in the form of a rectangle and the front side is open. In the background a truck passes by. In the middle of rectangle are measuring machines.

With the growing sensitivity of the population to vibrations and structural dynamics, vibration forecasting is becoming increasingly important. These prognoses are based on a combination of mathematical models and empirically determined measuring data, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.

By measuring and assessing vibrations on buildings and structural elements under various constraints, clear conclusions can be drawn about dynamic tolerance. Experimental as well as numerical techniques are used to determine operational stability/fatigue limits.

Vibration prognoses

  • Vibration forecasting for construction methods
  • Forecasting vibration immissions through effects of traffic
  • Immission prognoses of industrial vibration sources/forecasting dynamic interaction and resonance effects of mechanical equipment
  • „Train Simulation“ - patent registered prediction model for train vibrations

Vibration analyses

  • Vibration testing with electrodynamic vibration exciters
  • Shock and vibration measurement under changeable climatic conditions
  • Analysis of noise barriers under dynamic load
  • Experimental modal analyses of buildings

Risk assessment – earthquake hazard

AIT’s extensive experience in addressing vibration problems and assessing earthquake-critical infrastructures makes it an internationally renowned partner for dynamic risk assessment.

  • Earthquake analyses based on a combination of on-site measurements, finite element analyses and model adjustments
  • Dynamic status assessment through on-site testing
  • Non-linear time-history analysis
  • Other structural dynamics services
  • Assessment of vibration and secondary noise protection for reports in line with §31a Railway Act and EIA processes
  • Structural dynamic measurements and analyses according to scope of accreditation