Methodology development of human task simulation as PLM solution related to OCRA ergonomic analysis

  • M. Annarumma
  • M. Pappalardo
  • A. Naddeo
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In the current demanding global marketplace, ensuring that human fit, form and function are comprehensively addressed, is becoming an increasingly important aspect of design and, in particular, obliges the most important automotive industries to develop more flexible assembly lines and better methods for PLM solution. In the meantime, designers attempt to elaborate product development methodologies that conform health and safety standards while still maximizing the productivity. The aim of this work consists in developing a methodology based on preventive ergonomics and feasibility analyses of assembly tasks, simulating a work cell, in which acts a digital human model (manikin), in order to maximize human safety and performance and analyze manikin interaction in the virtual environment. In ergonomic analyses the OCRA protocol will be used, evaluating different involvement degrees of upper limb segments. The methodology is carried out by ergonomic tool of DELMIA software, using Digital Human Models technology.


PLM solution ergonomic analysis OCRA protocol Digital Human Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Annarumma
    • 1
  • M. Pappalardo
    • 1
  • A. Naddeo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalernoItaly

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