Quantification and comparison of selected material properties for anti-fatigue mats to investigate vibration transmission reduction potential
Keywords:Anti-fatigue, Instron, Loading speed, Material property, Small samples, Two-way interaction, Universal testing machines, Vibration transmission
AbstractSelected material properties are qunatified and compared for anti-fatigue mats to investigate vibration transmission reduction potential. Twenty-four, approximately equal small samples were cut from each mat and weighed and compression tested using an Instron universal testing machine. Factorial ANOVA results reveal significant differences between mats and speeds for all variables. Bonferroni post-hoc procedures revealed that the faster speed resulted in higher values and differences re also observed between mats. A number of significant two-way interactions were observed and these interactions reveal that mat types do not all follow the same trend for different loading speeds and forces. The 3M Safety-Walk showed the highest stiffness followed by the GO Resilient mat.
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