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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2018, Article ID 3732746, 10 pages
Research Article

Global Sensitivity Analysis of the Vibration Reduction System with Seated Human Body

Department of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Technology and Education, Koszalin University of Technology, Sniadeckich St. 2, Koszalin 75453, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Igor Maciejewski; lp.nilazsok.ut@ikswejeicam.rogi

Received 2 March 2018; Accepted 5 July 2018; Published 26 July 2018

Academic Editor: Stefano Marchesiello

Copyright © 2018 Igor Maciejewski and Tomasz Krzyzynski. 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.


The paper deals with the global sensitivity analysis for the purpose of shaping the vibroisolation properties of suspension systems under strictly defined operating conditions. The variance-based method is used to evaluate an influence of nonlinear force characteristics on the system dynamics. The proposed sensitivity indices provide the basis for determining the effect of key design parameters on the vibration isolation performance. The vibration transmissibility behaviour of an exemplary seat suspension system is discussed in order to illustrate the developed methodology.