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# Revisions and Errata List

## AISC Steel Design Guide 11, 1

st
Printing (Printed Copy)
October 15, 2012

The following list represents corrections to the first printing of AISC Design Guide 11, Floor Vibrations
Due to Human Activity.

Page(s) Item

8 In Table 2.1, the Aerobics Class and Group Dancing columns should read:

Aerobics Class Group Dancing
f, Hz
i
f, Hz
i
22.75 1.5 1.53 0.5
45.5 0.6
68.25 0.1

13 In the right column, Equation 3.8 should read:

0.6 2 (1 1.2 ) 1.2
3 2 6
m c
c
c s
SS
m c
c
s s
k k
n
k k
k k
n
k k
(
+ + +
(
(
A = A
(
+ +
(

(3.8)

17 In the right column, the second to last line should read:

3 3 3 4
/(12 ) mm or 12 /(12 ) in. /ft
e e
d n d n =

18 In the left column, 11 lines from the bottom, the equation, D
g
= I
g
/ 2L
j
for edge girders,
should be replaced with D
g
= 2I
g
/ L
j
for edge girders.

19 In the right column, the line above Equation 4.9, The deflections
jP
and
gP
are usually
estimated using should be replaced with The deflections
oj
and
gP
are usually
estimated using.

21 In the left column, Figure 4.2, B. JOIST PANEL MODE, and C. GIRDER PANEL

B. JOIST PANEL MODE

4
j
j
1/ 4
Calculate (see Sections 3.5 and 3.6 if trusses or open web joists)
5
Calculate and
384
Calculate 0.18 / and /
Calculate ( / ) 2 / 3 floor width
2.0 for interior p
j
j j
j
s j
j j j
j j s j j
j
I
w L
w
E I
f g D I S
B C D D L
C
A =
= A =
= s
= anels; 1.0 for edge panels
Calculate ( 1.5 if continuous)
j j j j
W w B L =

C. GIRDER PANEL MODE

4
Base calculations on girder with smaller frequency.
Calculate (see Sections 3.5 and 3.6 if truss or joist girder or if
girder supports open web joists).
5
Calculate and with correct
384
g
g g
g g
s g
I
w L
w
E I
A =
1/ 4
ion if only one beam
Calculate 0.18 / and /
Use average of supported joist span lengths,
if different, for
For interior panel, calculate
( / ) 2 / 3 floor leng
g g g g j
j
g g j g j
f g D I L
L
B C D D L
= A =
= s th
1.8 if shear connected; 1.6 if not.
For edge panel, calculate 2 / 3
Calculate ( 1.5 if continuous)
g
g j
g g g g
C
B L
W w B L
=
=
=

38 In the left column, 7
th
line,
j
= the elastic shortening of the column or wall (and the
ground if it is soft) due to axial strain should be replaced with
c
= the elastic
shortening of the column or wall (and the ground if it is soft) due to axial strain.

39 In the Notes to Table 5.3,
(2)
May be reduced if, according to Equation (2.5a), damping
times mass is sufficient to reduce third harmonic resonance to an acceptable level.
should be replaced with
(2)
May be reduced if, according to Equation (2.5a), damping
times mass is sufficient to reduce 2
nd
and 3
rd
harmonic resonance to an acceptable level.

41 In the right column, 2
nd
line under Example 5.3, office building should be replaced
with health club.

42 In the left column, 4
th
line under Second Approximation, the phrase (because sensitive
occupancies are adjacent to the aerobic floor) should be replaced with (the accel. limit
of 0.05 applies to the activity floor, not to adj. areas).

43 In the left column, 2
nd
line under Example 5.4Second Floor of General Purpose
Building Used for AerobicsUSC Units, office building should be replaced with
health club.

43 In the left column, 4
th
line under Second Approximation, the phrase (because sensitive
occupancies are adjacent to the aerobic floor) should be replaced with (the accel. limit
of 0.05 applies to the activity floor, not to adj. areas).

46 In Table 6.1 the first two rows that read:

Computer Systems; Operating Rooms**; Surgery; Bench
microscopes at up to 100x magnification;
8,000 200
Laboratory robots 4,000 100

should be replaced with:

Residences**, Computer Systems 8,000 200
Operating rooms, Surgery, Bench Microscopes up to 100x
magnification, Laboratory Robots
4,000 100

47 In Figure 6.2, two arrows are seen on the diagram without notes.
The note on the upper arrow should read:

Displ. = 1,000/M -in.
= 250/M -m

The note on the lower arrow should read:

Vel. = 50,000/M -in./sec.
= 1,250/M -m/sec.

47 In Figure 6.3, an arrow is seen on the diagram without a note. The note should read:

| | ( ) / 1 cos( / )
m o
F t F t t = t 2

48 The label for the horizontal axis for Figure 6.5 should read, f
n
t
o
.

48 The label for the vertical axis for Figure 6.5 should read, A
m
.

48 In Figure 6.5, an arrow is seen on the diagram without a note. The note should read:

1
2( )
m
n o
A
f t
=

49 In Table 6.2, 3
rd
column units, kN (lb) should be replaced with kg (lb).

49 In Table 6.2, 4
th
column, the value for a Walking Pace steps/minute 50 (slow), 1.2
should be replaced with 1.4.

51 In the left column, 3
rd
line in the first paragraph of Example 6.1SI Units, 200
in./sec. should be replaced with 200 m/sec.

51 In the right column, 14
th
line under Example 6.2, the answer,
gP
= 1.09 x 10
-6
mm/kN
should be replaced with
gP
= 1.09 x 10
-6
in./lb

52 In the right column, the last paragraph should read:

If slow walking, 50 steps per minute, is considered, then
1.4 Hz and / 1.3 from Table 6.2, thus 1.3
(9.81 84) = 1.1 kN. Then / 4.15 / 1.4 2.96 and from
the equation in Figure 6.5
1

2(
o m m
n o
m
n
f F W F
f f
A
f
= = =
= =
=
2 2
-6 -6
max
1
0.057
/ ) 2(2.96)
Then
0.057(1.1)(58.0 x 10 ) 3.64 x 10 m
3.64
o
m m p
f
X A F
m
= =
= A = =
=

and from Equation (6.5)

53 In the left column, the top line, V = 2f
n
X
max
= 2(4.15)(2.68) = 69.9 m/sec should be
replaced with V = 2f
n
X
max
= 2(4.15)(3.64) = 94.9 m/sec.

54 In the left column, the second paragraph should read:

If slow walking, 50 steps per minute, is considered, then
1.4 Hz and / 1.3 from Table 6.2, thus 1.3
185 = 240 lb. Then / 4.03/ 1.4 2.88 and from
the equation in Figure 6.5
o m m
n o
f F W F
f f
= = =
= =

2 2
-6 -6
max
max
1 1
0.060
2( / ) 2(2.88)
Then
0.060(240)(10.4 x 10 ) 150 x 10 in.
150 in.
and from Equation (6.4a)
2 = 2 (4.03)(150) = 3,800 in./sec
m
n o
m m p
n
A
f f
X A F
V f X
= = =
= A = =
=
= t t