INVESTIGATION OF ERGONOMICS DESIGN FOR THE VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE FOR PROTON (BLM) AND PERODUA (VIVA)Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.4, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2015-09-30
Authors : KA Shamsuddin;
Page : 360-366
Keywords : KEYWORDS: Ergonomics; Ergonomic Software; Door Handle; Anthropometry; Anthropometric Percentile.;
Automotive ergonomics is the study of how automotive can be designed better for human use. The human factor aspect of designing automobile is first considered in designing good door handle. This study is to correlate car door handle dimensions to comfort factors by means of measuring and surveys as well as using ergonomics software. This document has been prepared to provide the reader with information about ergonomics in designing a car door handle and its location base from the anthropometry of human body. Ergonomic provide an ultimate comfort in workplace to eliminate or at least to reduce musculoskeletal disorders. Biomechanical study of car occupant posture is one of the most referenced aspects for the ergonomic design process of the whole vehicle. The aim of this work is to study customer satisfaction as the car passenger or the driver, to compare car door handle dimensions to comfort factors by means of measuring and survey as well as using ergonomic software and to recommend the best dimension of occupant seat in aspect of anthropometric data percentile. The human factor aspect of designing automobiles is considered for the car door handle dimension and location. It is a method to provide comfort and effective working space for the driver and the occupant. Other purposes are to provide alternative solutions and proposals, to ensure the legal requirements are met and to ensure all domestic requirements are met. This study is to correlate car door handle dimensions to comfort factors by means of measuring and survey as well as using ergonomic software. Two cars are compared to achieve this objective, which is the Proton (BLM) and Perodua (Viva). From the result, it can be seen that dimension factors of interior affects the car ergonomic factors.
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