Handbook of Human Vibration

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 1008 pages
Today the human body is exposed to vibration not only while traveling but also during leisure and domestic activities and in many occupations. This volume summarizes the current understanding of the many human responses to vibration.
Divided into two parts, this book deals with whole-body vibrations and hand-transmitted vibration. In each part the experimental data and appropriate models are presented in detail so that readers can address practical problems. An extensive guide to national and international standards is provided, and a large multidisciplinary glossary of terms assists in understanding the relevant technical and medical jargon.
This comprehensive reference volume is accessible to all those interested in human vibration: medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and health and safety officials and administrators.

LK uses the following bulleted list_
This new text features:
An up-to-date statement of current knowledge on human responses to vibration
A comprehensive glossary of terms in current use in the fields of vibration and human response
An extensive bibliography and guide to national and international standards
 

Contents

Chapter 2 An Introduction to Wholebody Vibration
27
Chapter 3 Vibration Discomfort
43
Chapter 4 Activity Interference Caused by Vibration
125
Chapter 5 Wholebody Vibration and Health
171
Chapter 6 Perception of Wholebody Vibration and the Assessment of Vibration in Buildings
221
Chapter 7 Motion Sickness
271
Chapter 8 Wholebody Biodynamics
333
Chapter 9 Seating Dynamics
387
Chapter 19 Preventative Actions for Handtransmitted Vibration
701
Units Multipliers Symbols and Abbreviations
719
Frequencies and Spectra
727
Vibration Levels the Use of Decibels
733
National and International Standards
737
Wholebody Vibration and HealthField Studies
749
Examples of Vibrationinduced White Finger from the Use of Percussive Metalworking Tools
765
Examples of Vibrationinduced White Finger from the Use of Grinding and Other Rotary Tools
771

Chapter 10 Wholebody Vibration Standards
415
Chapter 11 Methods for Measuring and Evaluating Wholebody Vibration Exposures
453
Chapter 12 Examples of Wholebody Vibration Exposures
485
Chapter 13 An Introduction to Handtransmitted Vibration
531
Chapter 14 Vascular Disorders Associated with Handtransmitted Vibration
553
Chapter 15 Nonvascular Disorders Associated with Handtransmitted Vibration
595
Chapter 16 DoseEffect Relationships for Handtransmitted Vibration
609
Chapter 17 Handtransmitted Vibration Standards Limits and Compensation
633
Chapter 18 Measurement and Evaluation of Handtransmitted Vibration Exposures
673
Examples of Vibrationinduced White Finger from the Use of Pneumatic Hammers and Drills such as Used in Mining Work
773
Examples of Vibrationinduced White Finger from the Use of Chain Saws
777
Examples of Bone and Joint Disorders in Users of Vibrating Tools
781
Examples of Muscle Nerve and Other Sensory Anomalies in Users of Vibrating Tools
787
Examples of Subjective Symptoms and Clinical Observations Associated with the Use of Vibrating Tools
793
Glossary
799
References
863
Index
953
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