Unique Finite Element Modelling of Human Body Inside Accelerating Car to Predict Accelerations and Frequencies at Different Human Segments

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Mondal, P. and Arunachalam, S. 2020. Unique Finite Element Modelling of Human Body Inside Accelerating Car to Predict Accelerations and Frequencies at Different Human Segments. Applied Sciences. 10 (Art. 1861).
AuthorsMondal, P. and Arunachalam, S.
Abstract

The comfort level of the human occupant inside a dynamic vehicle is dependent on the level of vibration generated inside the different segments of the human body. Some technologies have been developed to provide the final level of vibration inside an automotive-seated human, but those technologies considered only a specific portion of human segments. In the present work, a unique and comprehensive finite element simulation model was proposed to predict the final level of vibration at different segments of a seated human driver inside a moving car. The main aim of this unique simulation methodology was to replace the time-consuming and expensive real life vibration testing for a car-seated human body, with a non-robust and correctly postured virtual human model in a finite element environment. The output of this research work focused on the vertical accelerations, vertical displacement, and frequency, and the results obtained from this research work were validated through comparison to real life test data and information provided in other similar research works. The validation study showed that this unique simulation methodology can successfully be implemented to anticipate accelerations and frequencies at different points of a car-seated human body in order to optimize human health, comfort, and safety.

JournalApplied Sciences
Journal citation10 (Art. 1861)
ISSN2076-3417
Year2020
PublisherMDPI
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3390/app10051861
Web address (URL)ttps://doi.org/10.3390/app10051861
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Accepted04 Mar 2020
Deposited12 Mar 2020
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