An anthropometric and biomechanical computer model of man

Case, Keith (1975) An anthropometric and biomechanical computer model of man. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis describes an anthropometric and biomechanical computer model of man which is an integral part of the SAMMIE workplace and work task design system.

Some aspects of the design process have been studied, especially with respect to the inclusion of human factors in the design process via the medium of computer graphics. A satisfactory way of achieving this objective is seen as being the provision of a pictorial model of man which facilitates the evaluation of important ergonomic design criteria concerned with the problems of reach, fit, movement patterns, strength, fatigue, comfort and balance.

A description is given of how such a model has been built, and linked with a similar model of the workplace to provide an integrated design and evaluation package.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Bonney, M.C.
Keywords: Biomechanics, anthropometry, human-machine systems
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Item ID: 11196
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 11:03
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 07:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/11196

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