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Using the reverse path multi-input-single-output method to identify nonlinear characteristics in the apparent mass: preliminary results

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The study implements a classic analysis technique in dynamics to examine nonlinear characteristics seen in apparent mass of a recumbent person during whole-body horizontal random vibration. The nonlinearity under present context refers to the amount of ‘output’ that is not correlated to the ‘input’ usually indicated by values of a coherence function that is less than unity. The analysis is based on longitudinal horizontal inline and vertical cross-axis apparent mass measured with 0.25-20 Hz random vibration at 0.125 and 1.0 ms-2 r.m.s. Adding the vertical cross- axis output force as a ‘reversed’ mathematical input markedly increased the multiple coherence of the apparent mass in the frequencies where ordinary coherence between the longitudinal horizontal excitation acceleration and the inline longitudinal force was low. Little improvement in the multiple coherence was achieved by an arbitrarily constructed mathematical input from the inline force.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 46th United Kingdom Conference on Human Response to Vibration - Health and Safety Laboratory and the Health and Safety Executive, Buxton
Duration: 20 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

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ConferenceThe 46th United Kingdom Conference on Human Response to Vibration
CityHealth and Safety Laboratory and the Health and Safety Executive, Buxton
Period20/09/1122/09/11

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