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Ergonomic Evaluation of a Control Room Design of Radioactive Waste Facility using Digital Human Simulation
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Ergonomic Evaluation of a Control Room Design of Radioactive Waste Facility using Digital Human Simulation
Lee, Baek-Hee; Chang, Yoon; Jung, Ki-Hyo; Jung, Il-Ho; You, Hee-Cheon;
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 Abstract
The present study evaluated a preliminary control room (CR) design of radioactive waste facility using the human simulation system. Four digital humanoids (, , , and percentiles) were used in the ergonomic evaluation. The first three were selected to represent 90% of the target population (Korean males aged 20 to 50 years) and the last to reflect the secular trend of stature for next 20 years in South Korea. The preliminary CR design was assessed by checking its compliance to ergonomic guidelines specified in NUREG-0700 and conducting an in-depth ergonomic analysis with a digital prototype of the CR design and the digital humanoids in terms of postural comfort, reachability, visibility, and clearance. For identified design problems, proper design changes and their validities were examined using JACK. A revised CR design suggested in the present study would contribute to effective and safe operations of the CR as well as operators` health in the workplace.
 Keywords
Digital human simulation;Control room;Radioactive waste facility;
 Language
Korean
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