Understanding Vehicle Seating Dynamics and Ride Comfort

Thursday 11th April 2013
Human Factors Research Unit, ISVR, University of Southampton.
This was a joint seminar from the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) Sound & Vibration Product Perception Group and Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). To optimise the vehicle ride comfort, account must be taken of many factors, including design of vehicle seats, occupant characteristics, posture and activities, and seat dynamic properties. The dynamic response must be ‘tuned’ to minimise relevant adverse effects on comfort, health, or performance.

This one-day event at the Human Factor Research Unit involved the following presentations:

  1. The transmission of fore-and-aft and vertical vibration to various locations on a car seat – Xiaolu Zhang, ISVR – Abstract
  2. Modelling of seating dynamics for predicting seat transmissibility – Yi Qiu, ISVR – Abstract
  3. Innovative cutting edge technology within military vehicle seating – David Parkman, Tek Military Seating LLP – Abstract
  4. Driver Sensitiving to modal parameters associated with road-induced vehicle secondary ride (shake) – Dave Fish, JoTech – Abstract
  5. Dynamics comfort: a new position in the design process – Romain Barbeau and Silke Hauke, Faurecia GmbH – Abstract
  6. Use of the Full Vehicle NHV Simulator for tuning secondary ride comfort characteristics – Frank Syred, Sound and Vibration Technology
  7. Ride Comfort optimisation using multibody simulation – Andrew McQueen, LMS UK – Abstract
  8. Vibration comfort and reclined seating– Henrietta Howarth, ISVR – Abstract

Exhibitors included:
AC Soft
Bruel & Kjaer
Interface Force Measurements Ltd
M + P International

If you attended the event please click here to view the full presentations.

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