Accession Number : ADA132981

Title :   Computer Aided Techniques for Crew Station Design, Work-Space Organizer-WORG, Workstation Layout Generator-WOLAG.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIV GREENSBORO DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pulat,Babur Mustafa

PDF Url : ADA132981

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This study reports the development of two more modules in the Multi-Man-Machine Work Area Design and Evaluation System- MAWADES. The Work-space Organizer-WORG, and the Workstation Layout Generator-WOLAC. WORG is an interactive computerized model, which prepares the layout of several workstations within a work-space. The relative locations of the workstations are determined after link analysis (visual, voice and electronic communication) between stations. WOLAG is also a computerized interactive model, designed to prepare layouts at each station for sit-stand duty. Displays and controls are laid out sequentially on a panel based on system functions and operator tasks. The physical dimensions of the panel, along with panel sections and angles between sections, are determined after consideration of workspace geometry(anthropometric variables), the visual space (visual field, eye-head movements, etc.), and locational priority zones. Both modules collect evaluative measures on the designs generated. This data may be analyzed by a decision maker to choose the best design.

Descriptors :   *Shops(Work areas), *Computer aided design, Work functions, Man machine systems, Job analysis, Computer programs, Models, Operational effectiveness, Crews, Stations, Vision, Screens(Displays), Control panels

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE