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Integrated Framework for Vehicle Interior Design Using Digital Human Model

  • Moonki Jung
  • Hyundeok Cho
  • Taehwan Roh
  • Kunwoo Lee
Regular Paper

Abstract

Evaluating the human friendliness of vehicles is essential for designing new vehicles since large numbers of human-machine interactions occur frequently inside vehicles. In this research, we develop an integrated framework for vehicle interior design using a digital human model (DHM). In this framework, the knowledge-based parametric modelling function of vehicles is implemented using a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) system. The combination of the DHM and the CAD system enables designers into carry out ergonomic evaluations of various human-vehicle interactions and understand the effects of modifications of vehicle design parameters on occupants during designing. Further, the information on human-vehicle interaction obtained using this system can be transmitted to dedicated biomechanical analysis software. By analysing human motions inside vehicles using such software, we can obtain optimized interior design parameters.

Keywords

digital human models ergonomics human-centred CAD vehicle interior design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Machinery and DesignSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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