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COMPASS Report Summary

Project ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00809
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: United Kingdom

Extension of existing methods for predicting motion related discomfort

Studies previously conducted in laboratory and field environments have produced a method for predicting the discomfort caused by multi-axis vibration at frequencies between about 1 Hz and 100 Hz, with some useful information at frequencies down to 0.5 Hz. However, knowledge of the discomfort response at lower frequencies is limited, especially the manner in which discomfort caused by roll and lateral (or pitch and fore-aft) oscillation combine to cause discomfort.

Results of laboratory studies performed with the COMPASS project will be used, with previously published data, to develop a method of predicting subjective responses arising from discomfort caused by fore-and-aft, lateral, roll and pitch oscillation at low frequencies.

Results of recent motion sickness research conducted to investigate the frequency-dependence of motion sickness caused by roll (over the frequency range 0.025 to 0.4 Hz) and horizontal oscillation (over the frequency range 0.0315 Hz and 0.20 Hz) will also be re-interpreted so as to provide frequency weightings for predicting effects of horizontal and rotational motions.

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University of Southampton
SO9 5NH Southampton
United Kingdom
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