Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Douglas D. Reynolds
Number of Pages
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.
Antivibration; Arm; Evaluating; Glove; Gloves; Hand; Modeling; Systems; Testing; Vibrations
Mechanical engineering; Industrial safety; Biomedical engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Cui, Jianying, "Modeling of hand-arm-glove vibration system and testing and evaluating of antivibration gloves" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1280.