A model that simulates vibration transmission to a wheelchair-bound passenger riding in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle was developed and tested. The model is a component of a comfort evaluation prediction system, which is used to predict the passenger’s subjective evaluation of discomfort caused by floor vibration. A model of a wheelchair-bound passenger was used to estimate unknown parameters. A simulation using the model to predict the effect of adding a suspension system to the rear-wheel assembly of the wheelchair demonstrated the applicability of the model.
Vibration Simulation Model of Passenger-Wheelchair System in Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle
Contributed by the Design Automation Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received April 2001; revised March 2003. Associate Editor: H. M. Lankarani.
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Matsuoka, Y., Kawai, K., and Sato, R. (January 22, 2004). "Vibration Simulation Model of Passenger-Wheelchair System in Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. December 2003; 125(4): 779–785. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1631442
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