Handbook of Human Vibration

Handbook of Human Vibration

1st Edition - January 28, 1990

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  • Author: M. Griffin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984407

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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.

Key Features

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


Transport engineers, doctors, and hygienists concerned with occupational medicine; occupational and environmental health researchers; lawyers and administrators; researchers in vibrational engineering, physics, physiology, psychology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

  • Vibration and Human Responses. An Introduction to Whole-body Vibration. Vibration Discomfort. Activity Interference Caused by Vibration. Whole-body Vibration and Health. Perception of Whole-body Vibration and the Assessment of Vibration in Buildings. Motion Sickness. Whole-body Biodynamics. Seating Dynamics. Whole-body Vibration Standards. Methods for Measuring and Evaluating Whole-body Exposures. Examples of Whole-body Vibration Exposures. An Introduction to Hand-transmitted Vibration. Vascular Disorders Associated with Hand-transmitted Vibration. Non-Vascular Disorders Associated with Hand-transmitted Vibration. Dose-Effect Relationships for Hand-transmitted Vibration. Hand-transmitted Vibration Standards, Limits, and Compensation. Measurement and Evaluation of Hand-transmitted Vibration Exposures. Preventative Measures for Hand-transmitted Vibration. Appendixes: Units, Multipliers, Symbols and Abbreviations. Frequencies and Spectra. Vibration Levels: The Use of Decibels. National and International Standards. Whole-body Vibration and Health--Field Studies. Examples of Vibration-induced White Finger from the Use of Percussive Metal-Working Tools. Examples of Vibration-induced White Finger from the Use of Grinding and Other Rotary Tool. Examples of Vibration-induced White Finger from the Use of Pneumatic Hammers and Drills Such as Used in Mining Work. Examples of Vibration-induced White Finger from the Use of Chain Saws. Examples of Bone and Joint Disorgers in Users of Vibrating Tools. Examples of Muscle, Nerve, and Other Sensory Anomalies in Users of Vibrating Tools. Examples of Subjective Symptoms and Clinical Observations Associated with the Use of Vibrating Tools. Glossary. References. Index.

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  • No. of pages: 1008
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1990
  • Published: January 28, 1990
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984407

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M. Griffin

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