HUMAN SENSITIVITY TO WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

The survey indicated that a majority of relevant data came from only a few sources whose results were frequently divergent. That is, no reliable guidelines for passenger comfort were yielded by the data; rather several conflicting results were obtained which did not provide any satisfactory basis for choosing any one of the recommended comfort limits in preference to another. The literature survey revealed two basic data sources: (1) those obtained on "shake tables" in the laboratory; and (2) those obtained in field testing. In both cases, testing considered vertical, horizontal, and sinusoidal vibrations on standing and seated vehicle passengers. The data proved either contradictory or non-correlative, widely divergent testing methods and procedures further impaired reliable correlation of the data. Appended material includes a full bibliography of sources used, relevant details from selected reports, ride indices recommended by various investigators, and selected data and analysis of anatomical and physiological effects of vibration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Physics Laboratory

    8621 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910
  • Authors:
    • Hanes, R M
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1976 12:00AM