Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Committee Member

Douglas D. Reynolds

Number of Pages

195

Abstract

Work-related hand-arm disorders (HAVS) caused by exposure to vibration while operating vibrational tools were discussed; no clear dose-effect relationship between vibration exposure and HAVS was found yet. Ways to avoid or delay harmful impact on workers were explored, one means of which is using antivibration gloves during operation. Four types of antivibration gloves were tested per standard ISO 10819, test setup and procedures were presented. Two models of hand-arm-glove system were developed and analyzed; the models were used for predicting the gloves' transmissibility before carrying out actual tests. Model fit was done for the two models to the actual tested data; Test results of the four types of antivibration gloves were presented, evaluation of these gloves according to the standard ISO 10819 was made. The accuracy of the models in their predictability was analyzed and discussed. Conclusions and recommendation on glove-testing and modeling were made.

Keywords

Antivibration; Arm; Evaluating; Glove; Gloves; Hand; Modeling; Systems; Testing; Vibrations

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering; Industrial safety; Biomedical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

5.27 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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