Summary: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
PhD Studentship Dynamic pressure distributions at seat
interfaces and driver discomfort
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
A PhD studentship is available at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, a
leading international centre for research in acoustics and vibration, to conduct
research on seat dynamic pressure distribution and driver discomfort.
The project will study pressure distributions (static and dynamic) at seat interfaces in
relation to ride comfort and develop a procedure for predicting seat dynamic comfort.
It involves using objective methods to measure pressure distributions at body-seat
interfaces and relate these distributions to currently used biodynamic and seat
dynamic measures. The project will use subjective methods to measure ride comfort
in cars and laboratory simulations and relate comfort to pressure distributions.
The successful candidate will work within the Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU),
which has highly motivated, first class research students researching in the area of
human responses to vibration. Details of research in the HFRU at:
The ISVR is a diverse community committed to creating an inclusive working and
learning environment in which all individuals are equally treated and valued, and can
achieve their potential. The ISVR considers all studentship applications in relation to