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Modelling the fore-and-aft apparent mass of the human back during whole-body vibration

Modelling the fore-and-aft apparent mass of the human back during whole-body vibration
Modelling the fore-and-aft apparent mass of the human back during whole-body vibration

A mathematical model has been developed to represent the fore-and-aft dynamic response of the back of the seated human-body. Optimum parameters for the model were derived from the measured apparent masses of the backs of ten male subjects in a previously reported study. The model provides close predictions of the measured modulus and phase of the apparent mass of the back between 0.25 and 10 Hz. The fitted mass, m, spring stiffness, k, and damping, c, obtained by fitting the model to the median apparent mass of the backs of the ten subjects showed a similar response with the median values of m, k, and c obtained by fitting the individual responses using modal averaging. It is concluded that the model provides an apparent mass similar to that of the human back, although it does not seek to represent the internal movement of the body during fore-and-aft excitation.

3209-3217
Aswan, Nawal
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Jalil, Abdul
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Griffin, Michael J.
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Aswan, Nawal
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Jalil, Abdul
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Griffin, Michael J.
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Aswan, Nawal, Jalil, Abdul and Griffin, Michael J. (2010) Modelling the fore-and-aft apparent mass of the human back during whole-body vibration. In 17th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2010, ICSV 2010. vol. 5, pp. 3209-3217 .

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Abstract

A mathematical model has been developed to represent the fore-and-aft dynamic response of the back of the seated human-body. Optimum parameters for the model were derived from the measured apparent masses of the backs of ten male subjects in a previously reported study. The model provides close predictions of the measured modulus and phase of the apparent mass of the back between 0.25 and 10 Hz. The fitted mass, m, spring stiffness, k, and damping, c, obtained by fitting the model to the median apparent mass of the backs of the ten subjects showed a similar response with the median values of m, k, and c obtained by fitting the individual responses using modal averaging. It is concluded that the model provides an apparent mass similar to that of the human back, although it does not seek to represent the internal movement of the body during fore-and-aft excitation.

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Published date: 2010
Venue - Dates: 17th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), Cairo, Egypt, 2010-07-18 - 2010-07-22
Organisations: University of Southampton

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Local EPrints ID: 406266
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/406266
PURE UUID: fa5276f6-9152-4886-9f7b-7be4378a1250
ORCID for Michael J. Griffin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0743-9502

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2017 10:43
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:27

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Author: Nawal Aswan
Author: Abdul Jalil

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