Accession Number:

AD0472912

Title:

WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION OF STANDING SUBJECTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. on Research on low frequency vibration effects on human performance

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO WICHITA KS AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Five male volunteers were utilized in a study of subjective response to vibration while in the standing position. Four reaction levels perceptible, mildly annoying, extremely annoying and alarming were established in the range of 1 through 27 cycles per second utilizing the Boeing Human Vibration Facility as the test instrument. Experimental procedures and controls were identical to a previous study in which the subjects were seated. The annoying levels established were at higher acceleration input values than their counterparts of the seated studies, with only minor variations in the perceptible and alarming curves under the two conditions. Possible explanations of the noted differences, physiological effects of vibration on the standing subject, and body absorption characteristics and their relationship to the subjects reactions are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE