VIBRATION SIMULATOR STUDIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PASSENGER RIDE COMFORT CRITERIA

A test programme to determine the total discomfort associated with vehicle vibration is described. The programme utilizes a three-degree-of-freedom vibration simulator to determine the effects of multifrequency and multiaxis vibration inputs. The approach to multifrequency vibration includes a separate consideration of the discomfort associated with each frequency component or band of the total spectrum and a subsequent empirical weighting of the discomfort components of these frequency bands when in various random combinations. The results are in the form of equal discomfort curves that specify the discomfort associated with discrete frequencies between 1 and 30 hz and different acceleration levels. These results provide detailed information of the human discomfort response to increases in acceleration level for each frequency investigated. More importantly, the results provide a method for adding the discomfort associated with separate frequencies to give a total typification of the discomfort of a random spectrum of vibration. /Author/ /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Taylor & Francis

    4 Park Square, Milton Park
    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • Dempsey, T K
    • Leatherwood, J D
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Pagination: 385 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM