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Abstract

In this study, the effect of posture, vibration magnitude and frequency on Bus drivers was
analysed by analytical, numerical and experimental methods. Survey was conducted on 20
bus drivers in the age group of 30-45 years and the effects of vibrations of their lives was
evaluated on the basis of real life accounts after which we reached to a conclusion that whole
body vibrations effect the drivers at low frequency range of 0-20 hertz. As the natural
frequency of most body parts ranges between this prescribed range vibration control becomes
an important part to help curb the long term effects of vibration. In analytical method a 9
DOF LP model of a human specimen is used to find the equation of motion and then the
natural frequency and mode shapes. Transmissibility is the ration of force transmitted to the
impeding force and this helps in finding the amount of vibration entering the system can be
found. In numerical method a human body specimen was designed on solid works which was
further evaluated on ansys by modal and harmonic analysis which gave magnitude v/s
frequency graphs. The comparison of numerical and model response reveals that both models
matched with mean experimental data sets most closely and the models provide best
description about biodynamic response study of seated human subjects.
Keywords: Whole body vibrations, transmissibility, resonant frequency, DOF, Geometric
modelling, vibrations.