Accession Number:

ADA277457

Title:

Whole-Body Vibration Assessment of the M915A2 Truck Tractor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

All new tactical vehicles and aircraft are required to be evaluated for potential whole-body vibration WBV health hazards to their crewmembers. A health hazard assessment HHA was performed on the M915A2 truck tractor by the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, as requested by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency. Tests were conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, over paved surface, cross-country, and Belgian Block terrain types. The M915A2 was tested in bobtail no trailer, unloaded, and loaded configurations for each of the test terrains. The results of these tests show the lowest tolerance levels, in general, were experienced on the cross-country course, with less severe WBV occurring on the Belgian Block course, followed by the primary terrain course.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Safety Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE