Proceedings Vol. 16 (2010)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2010
May 10 – 13, 2010, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2010 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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A linear four degree-of-freedom (DOF) lumped model with 15 parameters of the human body sitting on a hard seat without a back-rest is developed in the sagittal plane (x-z plane), based on the apparent mass approach. The model is further expanded to a 19 parameters model to account for the interaction of the upper torso with a hard vertical seat back in the lumbar region. Constrained multi-parameter optimisation was performed. The measured data were fitted in the frequency range 0.5-20 Hz. Simple model structures were arrived at to simultaneously approximate measured vertical and fore-and-aft apparent masses. Developed model structures and the identified parameters can be used for further bio-dynamics research and in seating dynamics research.
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