Quantification and comparison of selected material properties for anti-fatigue mats to investigate vibration transmission reduction potential

Authors

  • Danielle Boucher School of Engineering, University of Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • Michele Oliver School of Engineering, University of Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • Tammy Eger School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, ON, P3E 2C6, Canada

Keywords:

Anti-fatigue, Instron, Loading speed, Material property, Small samples, Two-way interaction, Universal testing machines, Vibration transmission

Abstract

Selected 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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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Boucher D, Oliver M, Eger T. Quantification and comparison of selected material properties for anti-fatigue mats to investigate vibration transmission reduction potential. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 28];39(2):86-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2370

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada