|Evaluation of In-Vehicle Vibrations and Their Effect on Vehicle Structures and Personnel Health and Performance
|Research & technology organisation
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|Bruxelles [Belgique] : North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 2020
|AVT, num. 16-1
NATO STO/AVT Support Project No. SKV-AVT-16/01. Final Report.. The vibratory forces generated during the operation of land vehicles such as Armored PersonnelCarriers, Infantry Fighting Vehicles and aircraft including both fixed wing and helicopters, exposeboth the vehicle to structural vibration and the military personnel inside to Whole-Body Vibrationenvironment. Vibration transmitted to vehicles and their occupants originates from a host of causes,including, road roughness, aerodynamic forces and engine- and powertrain-induced vibration.Vibrations can degrade vehicle performance and may be responsible for damage accumulation thattypically leads to mechanical fatigue and subsequent failure of metallic or composite vehiclecomponents. The mechanical vibration transmitted through the structure to the human bodyincreases fatigue, degrades comfort, interferes with mission performance and affects operationalsafety, in the short term. Long-term exposure contributes to occupational health issues. Based onStandard ISO 2631-1 and Health and Safety Executive, Regulations 2005, The Control of Vibrationat Work, we developed a personnel whole-body vibration monitoring procedure based on standardsand in-operation measurements.
|Royal Military Academy