Heavy Machinery Foundation Design Subject to Vibration

Course details

This course, entitled Heavy Machinery Foundation Design Subject to Vibration, is a joint IStructE (North Thames Region) and SECED event. It takes places on three consecutive Tuesday evenings in November (5th, 12th and 19th November, 2013). The venue is Room 201 in Skempton Building, Imperial College London (see below for further details of the venue). The course will be delivered by Piroozan Aminossehe. The course fee is £288.00 (incl. VAT) for members of IStructE and SECED. The course fee is £336.00 (incl. VAT) for non-members. Non-members who sign up for this course will receive free SECED membership until 1st January 2015 with their booking confirmation.


This three day evening course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of heavy machinery foundation design against vibration. The course will show how to design foundations to ensure that the amplitude of the displacement responses, which are induced by the machinery dynamic loads, are limited to the allowable limit so that they do not have any adverse effects on the machine’s performance and integrity or any severe or troublesome effects on people working in the vicinity of the machines. The course will commence with an introduction to structural and soil dynamics. Then, foundation response to vibration loading will be addressed with reference to ‘lumped parameter system’ idealisation and the development of dynamic loads exerted by machineries including rotating machines as well as reciprocating machines’ primary and secondary dynamic forces for response assessment followed by modelling of machineries on pile foundations.

About the speaker

Piroozan Aminossehe is an independent consultant. He has extensive experience of analysis and design of heavy complex structures subjected to dynamic loads and had a key role in the design of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station as head of the analytical group. One of his fields of expertise is designing the foundation of heavy machineries subjected to vibration. He served as an elected member of the Council of the Institution and currently is Chairman of IStructE North Thames Region.


Event Details

Event Date 05/11/2013 5:30 pm
Event End Date 19/11/2013 8:00 pm
Imperial College
Exhibition Road
Imperial College

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