By M. J. Griffin
This ebook explains, in concise chapters, the range and complexity of what's identified touching on human responses to vibration. The publication covers either complete physique vibration and hand-transmitted vibration and comprises pictorial versions of the correct variables, in addition to experimental information and epidemiological stories. The learn of human vibration comprises psychology, arithmetic, body structure, engineering, drugs, and records, and the Handbook of Human Vibration is written to help either scholars of the topic and people addressing functional difficulties. The textual content doesn't rely on a complicated wisdom of arithmetic or a familiarity with the jargon from some of the disciplines, and is on the market to all individuals attracted to human vibration, together with doctors, engineers, attorneys, scientists, exchange union officers and administrators.
- Summarizes present knowing of the numerous human responses to vibration, together with either whole-body and hand-transmitted vibration
- Presents experimental info and acceptable versions in order that readers can tackle useful problems
- Contains a wide, multidisciplinary word list of terms
- Features an in depth bibliography and consultant to nationwide and foreign standards
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G. decibels) do not assist the expression of the subjective severity produced by whole-body vibration. It is of practical importance to know whether the growth in sensation with increasing vibration magnitude is similar across vibration frequencies, axes, positions and durations and over a wide range of vibration magnitudes. If this were not the^case, 16 Hz vibration could produce more discomfort than 5 Hz vibration at low vibration magnitudes and less discomfort at high magnitudes. g. , 1982; Corbridge and Griffin, 1986; H o w a r t h and Griffin, 1988a).
W h i t h a m and Griffin, 1977). However, most real seats have backrests and the different designs of backrest may have different effects on posture and the transmission of vibration to the body. For fundamental research the rigid flat seat without backrest provides the most repeatable, if somewhat artificial, condition and it is for this reason that it has so often been used. 2 Effect of vibration magnitude When the magnitude of vibration is increased there is usually an increase in discomfort.
G. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. introvert, extrovert) 42 H A N D B O O K OF H U M A N VIBRATION be interpreted, or for the experiment to be reproduced in another laboratory, it is necessary that all factors which may influence the findings are well reported. The factors which require documentation vary from one experiment to the next. With some specific hypothesis it may be adequate to report very limited information, but the production of some comprehensive set of measurements of h u m a n response generally requires far greater detail.