Integrated Framework for Vehicle Interior Design Using Digital Human Model

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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.

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Correspondence to Moonki Jung or Hyundeok Cho.

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This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program under Grant No. 2009-0063173 through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea.

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Jung, M., Cho, H., Roh, T. et al. Integrated Framework for Vehicle Interior Design Using Digital Human Model. J. Comput. Sci. Technol. 24, 1149 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11390-009-9287-3

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Keywords

  • digital human models
  • ergonomics
  • human-centred CAD
  • vehicle interior design