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Evaluation and improvement of suspension seat vibration isolation performance

Objective

VIBSEAT seeks to improve the working conditions of the operators of on-road and off-road vehicles, rail vehicles and small marine craft by providing methods of assessing suspension seat performance in the horizontal and rotational axes, and providing industry with the technology to design marketable seats capable of isolating vibration in these axes. The project will involve field trials to obtain representative measurements of the vehicle vibrations and laboratory studies to assess human factors including the impedance of the body and the discomfort caused by the vibrations. The assessment method will be disseminated to standardisation committees through members involved in the project. Theoretical and physical (prototype) models of practical seat suspension systems will be produced with the direct involvement of three major European seat manufacturers to ensure transfer of technology to industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER LANDTECHNIK
Austria
Address
Rottenhauserstrasse 1
3250 Wieselburg
FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Noeldnerstrasse 40-42
10317 Berlin
GRAMMER AG
Germany
Address
Koeferinger Strasse 9-13
92245 Kuemersbruck
INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS AND MACHINE MECHANICS - SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
75,Racianska 75
83102 Bratislava
ISRINGHAUSEN GMBH. & CO. KG
Germany
Address
An Der Bega 58
32756 Lemgo
KAB SEATING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Stone Circle Road, Round Spinney, Industrial Esta
NN3 8RS Northampton
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WORKING LIFE
Sweden
Address
Warfvinges Vaeg 25
112 79 Stockholm
NATIONAL REASEARCH AND SAFETY INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS AND DISEASES
France
Address
Avenue De Bourgogne
54501 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
France
Address
15,Rue Travensifre 15
75012 Paris