The Canadian Steel Conference

Matthew Tonello

Matthew is recent graduate from the University of Waterloo and has been working with the structural engineering team at Hatch for the past two years. This keen, young engineer is ready to take on any tasks and challenges that are brought his way.

Matthew is recent graduate from the University of Waterloo and has been working with the structural engineering team at Hatch for the past two years. This keen, young engineer is ready to take on any tasks and challenges that are brought his way. In his short tenure at Hatch, he has been involved in multiple projects that involve the design of industrial steel structures, bridge load testing, finite element analysis, and vibrational analysis. Matthew looks forward to broadening his knowledge in the field of structural engineering by continuing to take on challenging design tasks under the mentorship of the experienced and diverse team of engineers at Hatch.

 

Vibratory equipment supported by steel structures require proper design to avoid resonance. Neglecting resonance can result in excessive vibratory response in a structure causing premature equipment failure, fatigue failure of steel members, and lost time for the client. This presentation focuses on a case study where 12 vibratory screens working within a close frequency range resulted in excessive vibrations in the steel structure of a refinery plant. Upon completing a thorough vibration measurement and structural dynamic assessment, a cost-effective solution was devised to isolate the vibration sources by implementing structural steel framing modifications to reduce the vibration across the plant.

*Sessions will be delivered in English or French. Interpreters will be available for each session. The language of delivery is indicated in the session’s title line.

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