ISO 10846-2:2008 specifies a method for determining the dynamic transfer stiffness for translations of resilient supports, under specified preload. The method concerns the laboratory measurement of vibrations on the input side and blocking output forces and is called "the direct method". The method is applicable to test elements with parallel flanges (see Figure 1).
Resilient elements, which are the subject of ISO 10846-2:2008, are those which are used to reduce
the transmission of vibration in the lower part of the audible frequency range (typically 20 Hz to 500 Hz) to a structure which may, for example, radiate unwanted fluid-borne sound (airborne, waterborne or others), and
the transmission of low-frequency vibrations (typically 1 Hz to 80 Hz), which may, for example, act upon human subjects or cause damage to structures of any size when vibration is too severe.