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Nijhuis, Max (author)
This study investigates the integration of shape memory materials into bolster systems to enhance automotive seating design efficiency. By bridging the gap between morphing materials and seat ergonomics, it proposes a shape memory-based bolster adjustability system. Validation is achieved through the development of a working prototype, offering...
master thesis 2024
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Sabater Campomanes, Rebeca (author)
With the evolution of Autonomous Vehicles for the near future, BMW has designed a new seat for their vehicles, whose aim is to offer the greatest amount of comfort possible. Their main challenge now is to transform this level of comfort even when passengers want to sleep on the road, or while charging their vehicles. When it comes to confined...
master thesis 2024
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Udomboonyanupap, S. (author)
This study investigates the impact of smartphone use on passengers' comfort during travel, focusing on train trips. The literature review reveals that smartphones have become the primary activity for train passengers, leading to discomfort and potential musculoskeletal issues, particularly in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. The study aims...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Dai, Xiranai (author)
The objective of this project is to examine the effects of new technology in car seats on fatigue and discomfort. The first step involves defining the fatigue framework and selecting an appropriate assessment method. Since different studies suggest that the definition of fatigue can vary in different situations, a street interview was conducted...
master thesis 2023
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Singh, Utkarsh (author)
As the automotive industry advances towards greater autonomy, the landscape of car travel is evolving. The integration of reclined seating within vehicles, made possible without major alterations to traditional layouts, presents a promising avenue for enhancing passenger experiences. This shift, however, comes with unique safety challenges due...
master thesis 2023
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Scharringa, Edwin (author)
The Messe Performance Cube, complements the cultural heart of the Messe Berlin exhibition grounds, situated next to one of the busiest transportation nodes of Berlin. It is a centre for a wide range of performing arts and stands among the global frontrunners in the field of innovative theatre experience. The Cube transcends the traditional...
master thesis 2023
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van Natijne, A.L. (author)
Landslides are a major geohazard in hilly and mountainous environments. We focus on slow-moving, deep-seated landslides that are characterized by gradual, non-catastrophic deformations of millimeters to decimeters per year and cause extensive economic damage. To assess their potential impact and for the design of mitigation solutions, a detailed...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Vledder, G. (author), Kılıç, H. (author), Song, Y. (author), Vink, P. (author)
High-speed rail might be a solution to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions as rail transport consumes less energy than airplanes. However, in choosing a transport system, time is an important factor in making many passengers choose air travel. This paper studies the reasons why passengers choose a transport mode, and compares the comfort of...
journal article 2023
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Das, Subasish (author), Tawhidur Rahman, Md (author), Kabir, Nuzhat (author), Oviedo-Trespalacios, O. (author), Dey, Kakan (author), Mahmud Hossain, Md (author)
Children are one of the most vulnerable population groups in traffic crashes. Child safety seats (CSSs) can reduce the severity of crash outcomes for children. The use of CSSs has significantly increased in the U.S. over the last 40 years, but the use of CSSs in popular ridesharing services (RSSs), such as Uber and Lyft, is not widespread. This...
journal article 2023
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Gregoire, Pepijn (author)
master thesis 2022
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Bouwens, J.M.A. (author), Fasulo, L. (author), Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. (author), Schultheis, U. (author), Naddeo, Alessandro (author), Vink, P. (author)
The aviation industry is constantly making compromises when designing comfortable airplane cabins. Providing passengers with a pleasant acoustic environment without adding weight to the cabin structure is a field of tension that challenges cabin interior designers. The aim of this study was to investigate whether noise levels affect the comfort...
journal article 2022
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Yao, X. (author), He, Yufei (author), Udomboonyanupap, S. (author), Hessenberger, Norbert (author), Song, Y. (author), Vink, P. (author)
Seat pressure maps are often used to evaluate comfort of the users. In this study, we explored the relationships between pressure maps and comfort/discomfort of users in aircraft seats with a focus on a new 6-division method on the pressure maps collected at the bottom of the cushions. An experiment was designed where three cushions with...
journal article 2022
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Mirakhorlo, M. (author), Kluft, N. (author), Shyrokau, B. (author), Happee, R. (author)
Vibration transmission is essential in the design of comfortable vehicle seats but knowledge is lacking on 3D trunk and head motion and the role of seat back and posture. We hypothesized that head motion is reduced when participants’ upper back is unsupported, as this stimulates active postural control. We developed an experimental...
journal article 2022
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Roozendaal, Tjark (author), Verwaal, M. (author), Buso, A. (author), Scharff, R.B.N. (author), Song, Y. (author), Vink, P. (author)
Sitting comfort is an important factor for passengers in selecting cars, airlines, etc. This paper proposes a soft robotic module that can be integrated into the seat cushion to provide better comfort experiences to passengers. Building on rapid manufacturing technologies and a data-driven approach, the module can be controlled to sense the...
journal article 2022
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Hudrali Nagendra, Nikhil (author)
Conventional active seat controllers target and minimise vibration frequency bands that are uncomfortable to the passenger. These vibrations are in the form of road vibrations which are transmitted to the seat. In addition to fully compensating these vibrations, introducing certain target-induced vibrations in the seat with the help of active...
master thesis 2021
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De Jonghe, Orelio (author)

Short-haul flights are currently one of the most carbon-intensive modes of travel. Weight and fuel economy are closely linked. Therefore, weight reduction in the aviation industry is one of the critical factors in making commercial aviation more sustainable.
 This project focuses on aircraft efficiency by developing a lightweight aircraft seat...
master thesis 2021
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Ping, Yayu (author)
The angle of attack (AOA) of an airplane changes the direction of the gravitational force on passengers and this thereby might influence passengers’ flying experience. However, the contribution of the AOA regarding comfort/discomfort is not fully explored. In this paper, we aim to fill this knowledge gap by identifying the relationships between...
master thesis 2021
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Roozendaal, Tjark (author)
This report concerned the development of a soft robotic module for a seat pan, its optimization and application. The soft robotic module has an LED and photosensors for determining the distance of indentation and the passive force created by compressing the foam spring inside. An air pressure sensor is used to determine the active force created...
master thesis 2021
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Anjani, S. (author)
Have you ever sat in a cramped airplane? Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with limited legroom might not be a comfortable experience while flying in an airplane. Therefore, human anthropometrics or body dimensions are important to consider when designing for interiors used by a large population. To accommodate people of all sizes, a certain minimum...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Dangal, S. (author), Smulders, M. (author), Vink, P. (author)
This paper investigates whether spring-foam technology in an aircraft seat-pan can reduce weight and at the same time provide equal or better comfort. Firstly, through literature studies and using an iterative design process a prototype seat-pan was designed and developed using spring-foam technology. The (dis)comfort of this seat was...
journal article 2021
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