Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-0169
2019-04-02

Effect of Different Seat Pan Angles and Feet-Floor Interactions on Human Body Response Using a Biodynamic Model 2019-01-0169

In recent years, study on the ride comfort of vehicles has attracted wide attention. The vibration caused by the road is transmitted to the human body through the tire, suspension, vehicle body, and the seat. Since the human body is in contact with the seat and the vibration is transmitted directly to the human body through the seat, the seat pan angle plays an important role on the vibration response of the human body. Previous studies have explored the effects of different backrest designs on human vibration response, but ignored the effects of different seat pan angles. Therefore, this paper will use a human biodynamic model combined with a 6-DOF seat model to study the effect of seat pan angles and feet-floor interaction on human vibration response. Three cases are proposed: Case 1 has a seat pan angle 8°, Case 2 has a seat pan angle 13°, and Case 3 has a seat pan angle 17°. In addition, the interface between the biodynamic model and vehicle floor has two ways of connection: rigid connection and soft connection.

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