Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Shock and Vibration
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 281-291

Synthesis of Optimal Isolation Systems of Hand-Transmitted Vibration

Marek Książek

Institute of Mechanics and Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Al. Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Kraków, Poland

Revised 7 August 1995

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this article a procedure is presented for the analytical synthesis of optimal vibration isolation for a hand-arm system subjected to stochastic excitation. A general approach is discussed for a selected vibration isolation criterion. The general procedure is illustrated by analytical examples for different hand-arm systems described by their driving-point impedances. The influence of particular forms of excitation and the structure of the vibroisolated hand-arm systems on the resultant vibration isolation is then discussed. Some numerical examples illustrating the procedure have also been included.