THE IW-TNO SIMULATOR. AN INVESTIGATION OF ROTATION SENSATION
The simulation of acceleration and deceleration time functions, as experienced during automobile driving, was investigated by means of a moving base simulator based on a swing construction. In addition, rotation accelerations, generated as a by-product by the proposed simulator, were examined. Two simultaneous differential equations for swing excursion and liquid rotation in a semicircular channel were treated, using Laplace techniques, while applying an acceleration function with a variable slope. Computations were carried out to determine liquid rotation functions versus time, which were compared to experimental threshold values, taking into account threshold raising effects for an existing driving task. It is concluded that a driver in a swing type moving base simulator will most probably undergo realistic acceleration sensations.
- Subm-Sponsored by Res. Inst. For Road Vehicles TNO. In Dutch; English Summary.
TNO INSTITUTE FOR PERCEPTIONKAMPWEG 5, PO BOX 23
SOESTERBERG, Netherlands 3769 ZG
- Toppinga, M L
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 97 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Angular acceleration; Automobiles; Driver performance; Drivers; Human factors; Human factors engineering; Motion; Pendulum tests; Perception; Personnel performance; Rotation; Simulation; Stress (Physiology); Training simulators
- Old TRIS Terms: Acceleration stresses physiology; Decoders; Motion simulators; Operator performance; Vestibular tests
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00091101
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: IZF-1974-16
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM