A Vibration Study of the Commissary Building at TAMU Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • IT Infrastructure & Operations, part of the Computing & Information Services at Texas A&M University, requested a vibration study of the Dollar Food Services Commissary . This report has the following sections, Chapter 2, Literature Review, Chapter 3, Methods, Chapter 4, Results, and Chapter 5, Conclusions. Chapter 2 provides a limited summary of the techniques used for the vibration study. Chapter 3 outlines the methods of data collection and analysis. Chapter 4 summarizes the key results for the analysis of the train loading on the slab in The Building. Chapter 5 provides a summary of the key findings of the study. The principal finding of the study is that the adjacent Houston and Texas Central (H&TC) Railroad line induces vibrations in the concrete slab in The Building that can be detected by the SENSR CX1 Accelerometers used for the study. An analysis of the recorded data using Fast Fourier Transforms and the Variance Method provides some indication of the critical frequencies of the vibration. The existing Server room in Computer Services Building was monitored to provide a baseline vibration level for an existing server group.

author list (cited authors)

  • Nichols, J.

publication date

  • April 2016