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Parametric modelling of pedal pressing activities during road traffic delay

Ahmad Zifruddin, Ahmad Niyzar and Ahmad, Salmiah and Md. Isa, Hazril and Abdullah, Muhammad and Abd Ghani, Normaniha and Mohd Noor, Nurul Muthmainnah (2022) Parametric modelling of pedal pressing activities during road traffic delay. Journal of Modern Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 9. pp. 1-12. E-ISSN 2409-9848

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Traffic congestion in big cities in Malaysia has become a common scenario among the communities. The journey between homes to working place twice a day at considerable distances is no longer a strange situation. Being in traffic for hours in a sitting position requires recurrent tasks of manual pressing the pedal and brake excessively and if they are done without the correct sitting posture, it may trigger fatigue faster, particularly for the leg and back of the driver. In the long term, it will negatively affect the health of the driver, particularly in the form of physical, psychological, and emotional. Therefore, this paper is trying to investigate the recurrent brake pedal pressings as well as the leg postures while driving in traffic jam. The research is started with the experimental setup and data acquisition on brake pedal pressing as well as leg posture followed by the modelling and analysis of the obtained data using particle swarm optimization (PSO) modelling technique. The validation step was then executed to verify the model derived using open-loop and closed-loop performance analysis. The results show that the pedal pressing force of leg posture can be closely represented using 2nd order transfer function and mimics the actual pedal pressing pattern during road traffic delay.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedal pressing, PSO algorithm, Fatigue, Road traffic delay, Modelling, System identification, Braking system.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212 Control engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. Salmiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2022 08:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 08:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96591

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