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A human body model for dynamic response analysis of an integrated human-seat-controller-high speed marine craft interaction system

A human body model for dynamic response analysis of an integrated human-seat-controller-high speed marine craft interaction system
A human body model for dynamic response analysis of an integrated human-seat-controller-high speed marine craft interaction system
Small boats are increasingly being operated at high speed in rough weather by organisations carrying out essential missions such as the military and rescue services. Crew and passengers on these boats are exposed to continuous vibration and impacts leading to reduced crew effectiveness, fatigue and the possibility of injury. In addition to this marine craft will soon fall under the jurisdiction of the European Union Directive 2002/44/EC on the protection of workers from vibration.
To assess the possibility of injury and mitigate it at the design stage of a vessel a design tool is needed to assess the vibration levels on/in the human body while the boat operates in dynamic environments. A review of current human body models is presented and a new human body model, which allows for estimates of muscle activity, is proposed. This model is supplemented by a numerical approach using finite element methods to assess the dynamic response of the integrated human-seat-controller-boat interaction system excited by wave loads or boat motions measured in full scale boat operation tests. The vibration control actuators are arranged between the seat and boat to reduce vibrations transmitted to the human body from the boat to obtain a comfortable ride condition.
human factors, human-seat-boat interaction, dynamic analysis, human model
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Coe, T.
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Xing, J.T.
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Shenoi, R.A.
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Coe, T.
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Xing, J.T.
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Shenoi, R.A.
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Coe, T., Xing, J.T. and Shenoi, R.A. (2006) A human body model for dynamic response analysis of an integrated human-seat-controller-high speed marine craft interaction system. In 41st United Kingdom Group Meeting on Human Responses to Vibration. Institute of Sound and Vibration Research..

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Abstract

Small boats are increasingly being operated at high speed in rough weather by organisations carrying out essential missions such as the military and rescue services. Crew and passengers on these boats are exposed to continuous vibration and impacts leading to reduced crew effectiveness, fatigue and the possibility of injury. In addition to this marine craft will soon fall under the jurisdiction of the European Union Directive 2002/44/EC on the protection of workers from vibration.
To assess the possibility of injury and mitigate it at the design stage of a vessel a design tool is needed to assess the vibration levels on/in the human body while the boat operates in dynamic environments. A review of current human body models is presented and a new human body model, which allows for estimates of muscle activity, is proposed. This model is supplemented by a numerical approach using finite element methods to assess the dynamic response of the integrated human-seat-controller-boat interaction system excited by wave loads or boat motions measured in full scale boat operation tests. The vibration control actuators are arranged between the seat and boat to reduce vibrations transmitted to the human body from the boat to obtain a comfortable ride condition.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Section 9, paper 36
Keywords: human factors, human-seat-boat interaction, dynamic analysis, human model
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42927
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Date deposited: 03 Jan 2007
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