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Floor Vibration Proposal
An analysis of the global use of viscoelastic flooring systems and their various applications.
# 92423 | 5,986 words | 28 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This study aims to determine, through a critical review of the literature, what factors are involved in selecting viscoelastic flooring systems. It then discusses how companies can use these flooring systems to their best effect in a wide variety of applications. The study extends the use of viscoelastic damper design configurations in flooring systems to a global basis, but with an emphasis on those systems currently in use, or anticipated in the near future, in the United States.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Importance of Study
Scope of Study
Rationale of Study
Overview of Study
Chapter 2: Review of Related Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Description of the Study Approach
Data-gathering Method and Database of Study

From the Paper:

"According to Bryner, elastomeric coatings are primarily based on acrylic, silicone, or urethane chemistry. Approximately 70 percent of the elastomeric coatings used in the U.S. are acrylic-based, F&S says. Some of the key competitors in this industry today include Degussa Construction Systems (Shakopee. MN), Sherwin-Williams, and ICI (Bryner, 2005). This author adds that one company saw "double-digit growth last year in this business, and expect to see the same next year" (Bryner, 2005, p. 37). This company, ICI, manufactures acrylic-based wall coatings that are primarily used on "tilt-up" buildings--a type of construction where walls are cast on-site and then "tilted up" in place--and in particular, prison buildings. The company says these coatings accounted for 2 percent of its 2004 store-sales. ICI recently reorganized its elastomeric coatings business under one brand, called Decra-Flex, Salvadore says. "We had a disjointed program, and what we've done is brought everything together," he says (Bryner, 2005, p. 38)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Austin, E. M. (1998). Influences of higher order modeling techniques on the analysis of layered viscoelastic damping treatments. PhD dissertation.
  • Austin, E. M., & Inman, D. J. Modeling of sandwich structures. (February 1998). In Proceedings of SPIE Smart Structures and Materials 1998), vol. 3327 Passive Damping and Isolation, SPIE.
  • Austin, E. M., & Inman, D. J. (2000, October). Some pitfalls of simplified modeling for viscoelastic sandwich beams. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 122(4), 434-39.
  • Bai, J. M., & Sun, C. T. (1993, August). A refined theory of flexural vibration for viscoelastic damped sandwich beams. In Proceedings of Damping '93 (San Francisco, CA), no. WLTR-93-3103, pp. JBB1-JBB16.
  • Bai, J. M., & Sun, C. T. (1995). The effect of viscoelastic adhesive layers on structural damping of sandwich beams. Mechanics of Structures and Machines, 23, 1, 1-16.

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