Accession Number : ADP004280

Title :   Further Development in Ride Quality Assessment,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Murphy,N. R. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Internationally, a growing concern has developed and widespread disagreement has occurred over the present methods for quantitatively describing and assessing the effects of vehicle vibrations on humans, and over the short- and the long-term effects of vibrations on drivers and occupants of heavy trucks, agricultural and earthmoving equipment, and military vehicles. None of the present methods is completely satisfactory; in fact, most criteria were developed for low-level boulevard rides and are highly suspect when applied to the several vibrational levels conducted in earthmoving and military-type operations.

Descriptors :   *Military vehicles, *Earth handling equipment, *Ride quality, *Human factors engineering, Long range(Time), Surface roughness, Excavation, Test and evaluation, Vibration, Shock resistance, Operation, Terrain, Agriculture, Vehicles, Humans

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE