Balasubramanian, S. and Gosavi, S., "Seat Structure Comfort Evaluation Using Pink Noise and Human/Dummy Transmissibility Correlation," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-2852, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2852.
Vehicle floor vibration is the resultant of different road inputs damped through various transfer paths. Seat comfort, which depends on these floor vibrations, can be evaluated with a single input signal “Pink noise”; which constitutes various road inputs. Transmissibility of seat structure on a vibration shaker with pink noise input includes all possible responses of road inputs.Still, transmissibility profile at vehicle end and component level varies. This is due to the utilization of “dummy” on component level testing on vibration shaker, which acts as a dead weight with dissimilar damping characteristics of human. A transmissibility correlation between human and dummy is attained by replacing the dummy in place of human and actuating it to find the difference in contribution between them for different class of vehicles. This contribution extrapolation from the damping effects of human and dummy is applied on dummy transmissibility. This results in a complete solution for attaining real time vehicle level seat structure transmissibility at component level testing.