Peter Airey, Managing Director of Airey Taylor Consulting will be presenting at the Safety in Design Conference, 18 & 19 Nov 2015 on Avoiding Vibration Induced Failures.
The presentation will discuss the following matters:
Structures which support mining equipment support equipment with large mass creating significant vibration;
Provision of a structural form able to minimise vibration response is required to minimise risk to life and property;
Structural response to dynamic loads at concept stage to ensure the structure has a low natural frequency compared to operational speed of machinery to avoid dynamic resonance is needed;
Analysis of a “low tuned” structure under service load forcing frequencies is presented;
Results predicted are compared with measurement of vibration in service; and
Methods adopted to mitigate vibration induced damage in a “low tuned” structure are discussed.