DESIGN TOOL FOR ESTIMATING PASSENGER RIDE DISCOMFORT WITHIN COMPLEX RIDE ENVIRONMENTS

A series of experimental studies utilizing approximately 2200 test subjects has led to the development of a general empirical model for the prediction of passenger ride inputs. The ranges of vibration and noise stimuli used to derive the model included the amplitudes and frequencies that are known to most influence passenger comfort. The ride quality model accounts for the effects of combined axis vibrations (up to three axes simultaneously) and includes corrections for the effect of vibration duration and interior noise. Output of the model consists of an estimate of the passenger discomfort produced by a given noise and/or vibration environment. The discomfort estimate is measured along a continuous scale that spans the range from below discomfort threshold to values of discomfort that are far above discomfort threshold.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Leatherwood, J D
    • Dempsey, T K
    • Cleveson, S A
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 291-312
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM