Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 16 (2010)


ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2010

16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 10 – 13, 2010, Svratka, Czech Republic
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Editors: Igor Zolotarev

Copyright © 2010 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-26-0 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Linear planar model of sitting human body subjected to vibration in two axes
Stein J., Múčka P.
pages 143 - +12p., full text

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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