Report on Foundations for Dynamic Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This document is limited in scope to the engineering, construction, repair, and upgrade of concrete foundations for dynamic equipment. For the purposes of this document, dynamic equipment includes the following:
a) Rotating machinery
b) Reciprocating machinery
c) Impact or impulsive machinery
ACI 351.1R provides an overview of current design practice on grouting. Design practices for foundations supporting static equipment are discussed in ACI 351.2R.
There are many technical areas that are common to both dynamic equipment and static equipment foundations. Various aspects of the analysis design and construction of foundations for static equipment are addressed in ACI 351.2R. To simplify the presentation, this report is limited in scope to primarily address the design and material requirements that are pertinent only to dynamic equipment foundations. Engineers are advised to refer to ACI 351.2R for more information on the foundation design criteria (static loadings, load combinations, design strength, stiffness, and stability) and design methods for static loads. In particular, ACI 351.2R provides detailed coverage on the design of anchorage of equipment to concrete foundations. Note that ACI 351.2R was published prior to a major revision to ACI 318 and some of the section numbers that it references in ACI 318 may have changed.
The purpose of this report is to present general guidelines and current engineering practices in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete foundations supporting dynamic equipment.
This report presents and summarizes, with reference materials, various design criteria, methods and procedures of analysis, and construction practices currently applied to dynamic equipment foundations by industry practitioners.