Schwanitz, S. and Wittkowski, M. and Rolny, V. and Basner, M. (2012) Pressure variations on a train - Where is the threshold to railway passenger discomfort? Applied Ergonomics. Elsevier. ISSN 0003-6870.
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The implementation of recent guidelines for tunnel construction in Germany leads to extended air pressure variations inside trains and reduces pressure comfort for railway passengers. A questionnaire survey with 262 passengers revealed that pressure variations are rated less important for riding comfort than climatic and spatial aspects (study 1). A laboratory experiment (study 2) in the pressure chamber at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine with 31 subjects (mean age ¼ 37.7, SD ¼ 12.7; 51.6% male) investigated the effects of systematic pressure variations on discomfort. The pressure changes (pressure increases and decreases) ranged from 1 to 100 mbar and were realized within 1e100 s. We derived thresholds for healthy passengers by means of random effects linear and logistic regression analysis. Logistic doseeresponse curves revealed amplitude/time combinations leading to a certain percentage of passengers perceiving discomfort (e.g. 50% dissatisfied passengers regarding a pressure increase of approximately 30 mbar within 5 s). The findings may help design engineers to meet passengers’ comfort requirements.
|Title:||Pressure variations on a train - Where is the threshold to railway passenger discomfort?|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Applied Ergonomics|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||Pressure, Discomfort, Railway Passenger|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Transport|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Terrestrial Vehicles|
|DLR - Research area:||Transport|
|DLR - Program:||V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||V - Next Generation Train (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Flight Physiology|
|Deposited By:||Alina Sender|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2012 11:58|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 13:41|
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