Investigating the applicability of biodynamic models to account for whole-body dynamics on automotive seats

Authors

  • S. Rakheja CONCAVE Research Centre, Concordia University, 1455, De Maisonneuve West, Montréal, Que. H3G 1M8, Canada
  • P.-E?. Boileau CONCAVE Research Centre, Concordia University, 1455, De Maisonneuve West, Montréal, Que. H3G 1M8, Canada

Keywords:

Automobile seats, Biofeedback, Computer simulation, Dynamic response, Foams, Polyurethanes, Riding qualities, Stiffness, Strain, Stress relaxation, Vibrations (mechanical), Viscoelasticity, Automotive seating comfort, Biodynamics, Polyurethae foams, Whole body dynamics

Abstract

Different occupant-seat models were explored for vibration comfort analyses of automotive seats. A nonlinear model of a seat cushion and its support mechanism was developed based on the measured static and dynamic characteristics. Subsequently, analyses and experiments were performed to examine the applicability of some selected linear occupant models.

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2001-09-01

How to Cite

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Rakheja S, Boileau P-E. Investigating the applicability of biodynamic models to account for whole-body dynamics on automotive seats. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2001 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 16];29(3):22-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1369

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada