whole body vibration Articles

  • Optimisation of whole body vibration analysis for suspended cabin tractor semitrailer

    This work has been conducted to find out the health risk associated with suspended cabin tractor semi–trailer driving work. Suspended cabin tractor semi–trailer drivers are exposed to whole body vibration (WBV) during their work. Some drivers suffer from low back pain caused by vibration. The practical significance of applying suspended cabin type of tractor semi–trailer was tested at different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identification of quality attributes of automotive idle sounds and whole–body vibrations

    The aims of this study are the generation and comparison of the semantic spaces of vehicle idling sounds and vibrations and the determination of their quality dimensions. In this study, two different sets of quality attributes were developed for idling sounds (34 attributes) and whole–body vibrations (22 attributes). In contrast to prior investigations, the results demonstrated that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cognitive degradation after exposure to combined noise and whole-body vibration in a simulated vehicle ride

    This study investigated if vehicle noise and whole-body vibrations produce negative after-effects on performance in an attention task and on ratings of alertness, difficulty, and annoyance. The task was applied before and after exposure, and after a rest. Participants had degraded performance immediately after exposure in all conditions, but no effect was found after the rest. No main effect was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of random vibration responses between traditional model and coupled model for a road-rail fire fighting vehicle

    Based on the vehicle-track coupled dynamics, a vehicle-track coupled model for the road-rail fire fighting vehicle is set up. The random vibration characteristics of the vehicle-track coupled model are compared with those of the traditional vehicle model regarding the track as a rigid foundation. Some field measures are done to verify the two models. The experimental test results and the numeral ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement and bio–dynamic model development of seated human subjects exposed to low frequency vibration environment

    In this study, the effect of posture, vibration magnitude and frequency on seat–to–head (STH) and back support–to–head (BTH) transfer functions has been studied under vertical sinusoidal vibration. Twelve healthy male subjects participated in experimental work to measure vertical vibration transmitted to the occupants' heads in three representative postures (erect, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • JNIOSH - reproduction of multi-modal sensation

    The Company On 1 April 2006, the National Institute of Industrial Safety (NIIS) and the National Institute of Industrial Health (NIIH) were amalgamated into a single, administrative institute known as the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH). Of all research institutions under the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, JNIOSH is one of the top ...

  • HORIBA Mechatronics Product Lines

    HORIBA has several decades of experience in providing solutions for automotive test systems. We have focused on testing components of the vehicle powertrain including the engine, transmission, clutch, torque converter, axles or brakes up to the complete vehicle. In all cases the missing parts of the vehicle and its environment is replaced by a system able to reproduce the load the specimen would ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Cirrus Research – Noise Measurement Pioneers for Over 45 Years [Video]

    Since 1970, Cirrus’ mission has been to make monitoring noise simple. More than 45 years later, we thought it was time to look back at our story so far and see what we have achieved. Join us by watching our video, which explores our history and what makes us the noise measurement pioneers that we are today. Cirrus Research ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Environmental Noise

    Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also referred to in the scientific literature as ...

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • South Australia’s $403 million NSISP Uses a “Super” Valve to Perform in a Variety of Extreme Conditions

    NSISP is one of South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in Adelaide metropolitan to connect the north and south drinking water distribution systems and to increase access to their desalination plant. The project included the construction of 32 km of pipeline through metropolitan main roads and suburban inner streets. This is no small feat ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Non-Ionising Radiation

    Pressures on the environment may occur through chemical, physical and biological agents. The subject of this study is physical agents, where physical fields are examined. Physical fields are part of the natural environment. Depending upon their properties and the surrounding conditions, physical fields are transmitted through the spaces in which we live, potentially affecting human health and ...

  • Size Reduction Equipment Review

    Untitled Document LAST YEAR, BioCycle was approached by CalRecovery, Inc. - a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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