🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteMachine Foundation is subjected to dynamic loads. These loads develop the vibratory motions which will transmit into the soil below the foundation. The effect on soil caused by these vibrations is analyzed using principles of soil dynamics and theory of vibrations.
Types of Vibrations in Machine FoundationThere are two types of vibrations in machine foundation:
- Free vibration
- Forced vibration
Free Vibration in Machine FoundationFree vibrations occur without any external force and they occur under the influence of forces in the system itself. But to start free vibrations, initially an external force or natural disturbance is required. Free vibrations may be of two types as follows
- Damped vibrations
- Undamped vibrations