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Vibrations of machine foundations and surrounding soil

H. van Koten1, P.C.J. Hoogenboom2
1 Zoetermeer, 2e Stationsstraat 223, the Netherlands
2 Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

Rotating or pulsing machines are often placed on concrete foundations supported by soil. The machines cause vibrations in the building and in the surrounding soil. This paper provides information, formulas and calculation examples to predict these vibrations. The formulas have been experimentally tested for both soil foundations and pile foundations. In addition, criteria are provided for evaluating the vibrations.