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 Title & Authors
Application of Digital Human Modeling for Design of Yacht
Kim, Dong-Joon; Ko, Chan Gil; Lee, Yujeong; Chang, Seong Rok;
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 Abstract
Objective: In this study, virtual reality was adopted to consider ergonomic factors in yacht design. Virtual human which is the same actual human was created in virtual environment using Digital Human Modeling which has been used in the manufacturing communities to design better workplaces and maximize the safety of workers. Background: During the past 40 years yachting has expanded from being, generally speaking, a minority sport - too expensive for the large majority of people - into a major recreational activity practiced by millions all over the world. Many new yacht designs have appeared and number of professional, as well as amateur designers has increased steadily. But they had not considered ergonomic factors in yacht design. Method: Worker`s posture, traffic line and workload had been analyzed in sailing yacht. After the caution level was evaluated, we pointed out clues which had high workload and interference. To reduce workload, we applied ergonomic principles for improving working conditions and environments in Digital Human Model. Results: We found the space problems and workload of postures. Conclusion: (1) Unnatural posture of crews was sustained. (2) Workload that occurs in the human body was overloaded. (3) Crew`s work space was very narrow. Application: This study will be applied the new ergonomic design of yacht.
 Keywords
Digital Human Modeling;Sailing yacht;Ergonomic design;Posture analysis;Workload;
 Language
Korean
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