Development and Application of Ride-Quality Criteria
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
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A program for the development of ride-quality vibration criteria applicable to the design and evaluation of air and surface transportation system is described. Consideration is given to the magnitude of vehicle vibration experienced by the passenger, the frequency of vibration, the direction of vibration, and the influence of seat dynamics on passenger response. Comparative vibration measurements are presented for a variety of air and surface transportation systems. In addition, simulator data on seat dynamics and passenger response are presented. Results suggest the relative merits of various physical descriptors and measurement locations for characterizing the vibration in terms suitable for the design andor evaluation of transportation systems.
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Surface Transportation and Equipment