A parallel between the six methods of measuring vibrations transmitted to the whole body

  • Laurențiu Picu "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Mihaela Picu "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
Keywords: whole-body vibration, exposure action value, exposure limit value, forklift, lorry

Abstract

In the case of workers performing a series of activities involving the use of equipment that transmit vibrations to the whole body, there is a risk of getting sick. In this paper, we will calculate Vibration magnitude, Partial VDV, Partial exposure, Time to reach EAV (VDV and A(8) option), Time to reach ELV (A(8) option only), Total VDV, Total Exposure A(8) for a worker who uses for the same operation, in 2 different days: i) forklift and lorry (from certain manufacturers), ii) same equipment (from other manufacturers). The methods of calculating daily exposure are: a) Calculation of daily exposure using partial vibration exposures and the duration of each source, b) Calculation of daily exposure using Vibration Dose Value (VDV), c) Daily exposure graph, d) Exposure points system, e)
Nomogram of daily exposure, f) Methods that use the Internet. After performing all the calculations, it was found that the fastest and most accurate method is the one that uses the Internet: "Whole-body vibration exposure calculator", because it instantly gives all values of interest.

Published
2018-11-15
How to Cite
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Picu L, Picu M. A parallel between the six methods of measuring vibrations transmitted to the whole body. Analele Universităţii "Dunărea de Jos" din Galaţi. Fascicula XIV, Inginerie mecanică = Annals of “Dunarea de Jos“ University of Galati. Fascicle XIV, Mechanical Engineering [Internet]. 15Nov.2018 [cited 23Jul.2021];25(2):15-4. Available from: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/im/article/view/3953
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