Accession Number : AD0716398

Title :   Cockpit Geometry Evaluation. Volume IV. Mathematical Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 69-31 Jan 70 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Healy,Michael J.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The Cockpit Geometry Evaluation (CGE) Program is developing a computerized method to evaluate the physical compatibility of crew members with crew stations beginning with the conceptual phases of the design. The method uses a mathematical link-system model of a human crew member to represent any specified member of a human population. Three approaches to the problem of simulating human motion on the computer are examined. The two most important approaches require the development of algorithms to specify values for link-system orientation parameters. Since a baseline model was required for Phase I of the CGE Program, a general mathematical technique based on nonlinear optimization was selected to solve for link-system parameters. The optimization model was refined during Phase II and validated against selected human subject motions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), GEOMETRY, FLIGHT CREWS, ANTHROPOMETRY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ANATOMICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE