The MCN is proud to host A/Prof. Mohammad Fard from RMIT as he discusses Physiological and Biodynamic Effects of Physical Vibration on Human Body.
Within the past two decades, the growing applications of the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) have allowed the automotive/aerospace industry to design lighter structures with high safety and improved interior noise-vibration comfort. However, the lightening of the structures increases the transmission of the high frequency vibration into the vehicle occupant body. The transmission of vibration into the human body raises the cognitive load of the vehicle occupant and makes it psychologically and physiologically harder to maintain the performance of cognitive tasks such as driving. This seminar reviews the team recent research activities on characterisation and prediction of the physiological and biodynamic effects of the exposure to high frequency vibration. The team’s newly developed FEM model of the human body and the human-body-vibration measurement method will all be reviewed. The recent findings in psychologically and physiologically effects of vibration will also be presented. Finally, some of the advanced CAE modelling techniques that are used to predict and reduce the transmission of the high frequency vibration into the occupant body will be presented.