A MODEL AND PREDICTIVE SCALE OF PASSENGER RIDE DISCOMFORT

A model to define the interrelationship of the various factors (vibratory and nonvibratory) important to passenger comfort, in realistic transport vehicle vibration environments was developed. The model represents: (1) a framework for the investigation of comfort within diverse transportation vehicles; (2) a mechanism for the development of a scale of comfort; (3) a mechanism through which design criteria can be obtained for improving the rideability of current and future transportation vehicles; and (4) a tool for obtaining information for the maximization of passenger ride quality, based upon sociological and psychological information. The application of the model is based upon the computational steps necessary for derivation of the comfort scale. The emphasis within the scale is upon the summation of comfort units; the summation being obtained through the use of appropriately determined factors, both within and between axes. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA  USA  23681
  • Authors:
    • Dempsey, T K
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-72623
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM