Magdalena Scholz, M.Sc.

Research Associate


In many cases vibration and its transmission are fairly well measurable and simulated. The quality of both depends to a good extend on the complexity of the geometries, materials and connections involved. With hand-arm-vibrations, vibrations of a mostly handheld element are transmitted to a system, which is subjected to great inter-individual variations – the human hand and arm. Not only the human itself poses challenges especially for simulating, but also the connection between the hand-arm-system and the vibrating device as well as several other influencing factors result in this topic being rather complex. For measurements factors like the placement of the sensors have to be taken into account and tend to reduce comparability of different studies. As a third aspect the perception and the transmission of information play a part in hand-arm-vibrations.

Research Topics:

  • Simulations of harm-arm vibrations using COMSOL Multuphysics & Simulink
  • Measurement of hand-arm vibrations
  • Psychophysics



  • Scholz, M.F.; Brammer, A.J.; Marburg, S.: Exposure–response relation for vibration-induced white finger: inferences from a published meta-analysis of population groups. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 96 (5), 2023, 757-770 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Djanan, A.A.N.; Scholz, M.; Marburg, S.: Dynamic response of a quarter car model moving on regularly spaced speed bumps. , 2021 more… BibTeX


  • Maeder, M.; Gatt, M.; Scholz, M.; Marburg, S.: Numerical and experimental evaluation of a working environment on the basis of a speech intelligibility mapping. , 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Scholz, M.; Thomann, F.; Moheit, L.; T., Greß; W., Volk; S., Marburg: Jazz-Glocke: Sound Design, Strukturoptimierung und Guss. Fortschritte der Akustik-DAGA : 45. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 18.-21. März, DEGA e.V., 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Scholz, M.; Winter, L.; Marburg, S.: A parameter study on measuring hand-arm vibrations of an impulsive vibrating tool applying the international standard. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio , DEGA, 2019 more… BibTeX


  • M., Scholz; L., Moheit; S., Marburg: Hand-Arm-Vibration: Review. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 - 44. JAHRESTAGUNG FÜR AKUSTIK,19.-22. MäRZ 2018, DEGA e.V., 2018 more… BibTeX
  • Scholz, Magdalena; Moheit, Lennart; Marburg, Steffen: Hand-Arm-Vibration: Review. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 : 44. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 19. bis 22. März 2018 in München, DEGA e.V., 2018München more… BibTeX