Review of anthropodynamic dummies used to evaluate the effect of vibrations on sitting human (vehicle driver)
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Kielce University of Technology
Kielce University of Technology, Department of Automotive Engineering and Transport
Publication date: 2014-10-20
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2014;65(3):65–74
A review of anthropodynamic dummies representing a sitting human body, used for the analyses of vibration comfort in motor vehicles, has been done. In the first part of this study, the structures, technical specifications, and engineering solutions adopted in selected anthropometric dummies have been reviewed. Attention has been drawn to the test conditions (frequency ranges, input types) in which the dummies may be used and to the possibilities of adjusting dummy’s mass, spring, and damping characteristics. The second part of the study comprises results of experimental simulation tests carried out with the use of a KPST dummy built at the Department of Automotive Engineering and Transport of the Kielce University of Technology in comparison with acceleration transmittance curves determined for a human subject with a mass structure close to that of the dummy.
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