Anthro-ed

Anthro-ed - IE 327 Introduction to Work Design Dr. Andris...

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IE 327 1 IE 327 Introduction to Work Design Dr. Andris Freivalds Class #8
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IE 327 2 Ch. 5 – Workplace Design Anthropometry – science of measuring human body Tables (Anthropometric Source Book) Mannequins Computer models (MannequinPro) Design the workplace to fit most workers 90% (?)
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IE 327 3 Fit the task to the worker! (not) Fit the worker to the task
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IE 327 4 Percentiles k th % = value such that k% of data are below 90% → μ + 1.645 σ 68.3 + 1.645 x 2.8
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IE 327 5 Design Strategies Design for extremes (minimax) Min clearance for max individual Max reach for min individual Design for adjustability Preferred approach Trade-off with cost Design for the average Cheap but least preferred For big machines
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IE 327 6 Design Approach Determine critical body dimensions Define population served Select design strategy Select % accommodated Find appropriate anthropometric values Add allowances Test!!
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IE 327 7 Ex. 5.2 – Seating Design
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