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Investigations on the Behavior of the Body in Response to Vertical Vibration

[+] Author Affiliations
Maryam Hoviattalab, Mohammad S. Varziri

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. IMECE2002-39156, pp. 297-301; 5 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Design Engineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3628-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


In this paper a lumped mass model was used to simulate the behavior of the human body during vertical vibration. Force method has been used to obtain the differential equations of the model, which were solved using simulink toolbox of Matlab software the appropriate damping and stiffness coefficients of shoes were chosen by comparing the results with the experimental data. The model has been used to produce a useful package, which has various abilities. We obtained the kinematics characteristics for each links of the model, in response of sine wave stimulation. This package has also the ability of comparing results by changing the damping and stiffness coefficients for the contact point (shoe) of the model. One of the important specifications of this package is its flexibility. With a little change in the codes of the program we can obtain the curves in response of other kinds of stimulations like noises and pulses.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Vibration



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