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52nd UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration (HRV2017)

Covering all aspects of sound, shock and vibration effects


  • Epidemiological and Demographic
  • From experiment to Modelling and Simulation
  • Measurements of exposures and Preventative measures
  • Legal issues, Guidelines and Standards


  • Safety limits and thresholds
  • Discomfort, motion sickness and annoyance
  • Performance and physiological responses
  • Biodynamic and Pathological responses


  • Building vibration and environmental noise
  • Road, off-road or rail vehicles
  • Aircraft and marine craft
  • Power tools and Simulators



  • June 2nd :  Deadline for Expression of interest and offer of papers
  • June 30th : Notification date for acceptance/letter or invitation sent out
  • Aug 4th : Submission of presentations in Word and PDF format


    ++  There are limited spaces in the conference, therefore, the process will be following the steps:

    1…Notification of abstract acceptance, or acceptance to attend the conference ( by June 30th)

    2…Letters of invitation will be sent out after June 30th

    3…Delegates will be asked to pay the fees (invoices can be provided if needed) by Aug 4th

Scientific Committee:

Prof Peter Zioupos (Biomechanics, CU)
Dr Gareth Appleby-Thomas (Dynamic Response, CU)
Dr Thiru Thirulogasingam (Vibration, CU)
Dr Mike Gibson (FEA & Simulations, CU)
Mr Constantinos Franceskides (Rapid prototyping models, CU)
Prof Amer Hameed (Engineering Systems, CU)
Dr Hugh Goyder (Energy Dissipation in Dynamics, CU)
Col Peter Mahoney (Anaesthesia, Visiting Prof CU)
Col Jon Clasper (Trauma & Orthopaedics, Visiting Prof Imperial)
Dr Gurmail Paddan (Acoustics & Vibration, INM Gosport)
Dr Ya Huang (Whole body vibration, Ports)
Prof Michael Griffin (Human factors, ISVR, Soton)


One attendee £275*
Student rate or one day-rate £150*
Sponsors (1 attendee) £500* (inlc VAT) £150 for any additional attendee
*Book of abstracts /delegate’s pack / lunch / coffees/ refreshments and dinner on day-1 included in fees

HRV2017 is Endorsed by the European Society of Biomechanics
ESB members and students are entitled to reduced fee rates (£220 for ESB members and £125 for ESB student members).
ESB members can contact the secretariat at and after verification of their active membership they can pay the ESB relevant fees.

Location and travel details

Defence Academy of the UK,

Cranfield University Shrivenham campus

Oxon, SN6 8LA, UK

Who should attend

Engineers, Scientists, Industry experts, Armed Forces personnel and Vibration specialists on all aspects of sound shock and vibration effects, their incidence and mitigation measures to alleviate their effects.

How to register

To register please fill in this online form.

For any general conference details and enquiries please contact HRV2017