Numerical modeling of the dynamic impact of transport stretchers on patients in a moving ambulance

Marcin Nowak,

Marcin Wikłacz


The paper presents numerical simulation of an ambulance transport system which consists of three elements: the stretcher, the frame which holds the stretcher and a part of the ambulance. The model was designed with the use of SolidWorks 2013 software. The numerical analysis was done with the use of ANSYS Workbench 13 software. During the first stage the natural frequencies and the forms of vibrations of the model were determined. During the second stage the dynamic excitations on the transport system were simulated.

Słowa kluczowe: vibrations in the ambulance, natural frequencies medical stretcher

Concern: Ferno Group Companies, Manual Instruction Patient Transport System – Mondial, United States.

Concern: Stem Emergency System, Technikal Manual: Hydropneumatic Stretcher Support, Italy.

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