Effects of adjustment devices on the fore-and-aft mode of an automobile seat system: headrest, height adjuster, recliner and track slide

The automobile seat is an important and unique device in the automobile system, which directly contacts the human body. The dynamic characteristics of the automobile seat are the key parameters for its vibration security and dynamic performance. Both experiments and finite element simulations are conducted to analyse the fore-and-aft operating modes of a new type of automobile seat system in this paper. The results and their correlation analysis between the experimental data and the computational models are given. By using finite element simulations, the computational results of the modes with the first 12 orders for the automobile seat are in the range 0–100 Hz, including the integral modes and the local modes of the automobile seat. An experimental method was designed to measure the seat frame mode using an impact hammer, a triaxial accelerometer, uniaxial accelerometers and a 24-channel LMS vibration test system. The experimental data were analysed by estimating the frequency response function and the modal parameters and validated using LMS Test.Lab software. The experimental results for five integral modal parameters of the automobile seat between 0 Hz and 100 Hz are given. The orthogonal experimental method is used to design nine different working states of the automobile seat with variations in the positions of different adjustable devices (the headrest, the height adjuster, the recliner and the track slide). Finally, the influences of the above-mentioned adjustable devices on the fore-and-aft operating mode are analysed by the single-factor analysis method using finite element simulations.


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  • Accession Number: 01602957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 8:54AM