Investigation of the Vibroacoustic Climate Inside the Buses Solaris Urbino 12 Used in Public Transport Systems
Z. Damijana, D. Iwańskia and G. Dahlkeb
aAGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
bPoznań University of Technology, Faculty of Management Engineering, Chair of Ergonomics, and Quality Engineering, Strzelecka 11, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
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Despite new technological solutions and attempts to improve the working conditions during the operation of vehicles, city bus drivers are still exposed to negative impacts of noise and vibrations, causing stress, increased fatigue and lead to numerous diseases. Therefore it seems merited to investigate the acoustic climate (i.e. acoustic phenomena caused by the sources of noise of vibrations in the function of time and space) and the working conditions during the operation of Solaris Urbino 12 vehicles, widely used in public transport systems. The main aim of the research was to show the influence of the 5 day, 8 h working week on selected psycho-physiological parameters on a driver's organism. It was assumed that the main aggravating factor of the driver's organism are vibroacoustics conditions of a work place. The results of this research will be presented in due course. This work presents the research on vibroacoustic climate in one of many city buses used - Solaris Urbino 12. Investigation of the vibroacoustic climate is the branch of environmental biophysics. The measurements, tests and analysis are genuine because they were carried out under real conditions, with passengers, in the long stretches of time and in the entire route of the vehicle. Presented results are very rarely reported in the literature.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.121.A-32
PACS numbers: 89.40.-a, 07.10.-h, 43.40.Lc, 07.64.+z