Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia

Darliana Mohamad, Baba Md Deros, Baba Md Deros, Dian Darina Indah Daruis, Nor Kamaliana Khamis, Nurul Hidayah Md Tahir

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Abstract

Motorcyclists are road users that highly exposed to hand-arm vibration that may contribute to body discomfort and fatigue that eventually will lead to road accidents and injuries. The two main objectives of this study are to identify the body parts that experience discomfort among motorcyclist and to understand the vibration exposure effect on different road types. In this study, two research methodologies were used; first, a survey questionnaire of 100 motorcyclists and second, an experimental study on hand-arm vibration (HAV) measurement exposed on motorcyclist using accelerometer mounted on the right side handlebars of the motorcycle. Two male respondents with a different weight range, 45-65 kg and >70 kg are selected for this experiment. The experiment was conducted on two different types of roads: tarmac road and pave road within a speed limit of 20-40 m/s2. Results of the study showed that the motorcyclist usually experienced body discomfort at lower back, upper back, wrist, buttock and neck area. The root-mean-square (r.m.s) frequencyweighted acceleration on the handlebars of the motorcycles was in the range of 0.07 m/s r.m.s for the tarmac road and 0.42 m/s r.m.s for the pave road. This value shows that different road type is affecting the vibration exposed to the motorcyclist. Clearly there’s a vibration felt by the motorcyclist but not on the degree of causing pain but a prolonged exposure to this vibration may induce discomfort and injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages395-399
Number of pages5
Volume663
ISBN (Print)9783038352617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume663
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Motorcycles
Vibration measurement
Highway accidents
Accelerometers
Experiments
Fatigue of materials

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Hand-arm vibration
  • Motorcyclist
  • R.m.s frequencyweighted acceleration
  • Vibration dose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Mohamad, D., Deros, B. M., Md Deros, B., Daruis, D. D. I., Khamis, N. K., & Hidayah Md Tahir, N. (2014). Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 663, pp. 395-399). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.395

Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia. / Mohamad, Darliana; Deros, Baba Md; Md Deros, Baba; Daruis, Dian Darina Indah; Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Hidayah Md Tahir, Nurul.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. p. 395-399 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohamad, D, Deros, BM, Md Deros, B, Daruis, DDI, Khamis, NK & Hidayah Md Tahir, N 2014, Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 663, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 663, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 395-399, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 16/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.395
Mohamad D, Deros BM, Md Deros B, Daruis DDI, Khamis NK, Hidayah Md Tahir N. Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2014. p. 395-399. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.395
Mohamad, Darliana ; Deros, Baba Md ; Md Deros, Baba ; Daruis, Dian Darina Indah ; Khamis, Nor Kamaliana ; Hidayah Md Tahir, Nurul. / Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure among motorcyclist in malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. pp. 395-399 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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