Vibration Simulation Model of Passenger-Wheelchair System in Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

Yoshiyuki Matsuoka, Kohei Kawai, Ryo Sato

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-785
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design - Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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