Did you ever want to know how vibrations can effect the comfort levels of sailors, researchers and other passengers on a polar research vessel? Have look at the recent article published by researchers from the University of Stellenbosch. The article Whole-body vibration exposure on board a Polar Supply and Research Vessel in open water and in ice, published in Cold Regions Science and Technology (Vol 141, pgs 188-200), provides measurements of a comfort benchmark for the design and evaluation of future polar research vessels in operational conditions.

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