CME342 Syllabus - Ergonomics In Design - 2021 Regulation Anna University

CME342 Syllabus - Ergonomics In Design - 2021 Regulation Anna University

CME342

ERGONOMICS IN DESIGN

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1 To introduce to industrial design based on ergonomics.
2 To consider ergonomics concept in manufacturing
3 To apply ergonomics in design of controls and display.
4 To apply environmental factors in ergonomics design.
5 To develop aesthetics applicable to manufacturing and product

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION

9

An approach to industrial design, Elements of design structure for industrial design in engineering application in modern manufacturing systems- Ergonomics and Industrial Design: Introduction to Ergonomics, Communication system, general approach to the man-machine relationship, Human component of work system, Machine component of work system, Local environment-light, Heat, Sound.

UNIT II

ERGONOMICS AND PRODUCTION

9

Introduction, Anthropometric data and its applications in ergonomic, working postures, Body Movements, Work Station Design, Chair Design. Visual Effects of Line and Form: The mechanics of seeing, Psychology of seeing, Figure on ground effect, Gestalt’s perceptions - Simplicity, Regularity, Proximity, Wholeness. Optical illusions, Influences of line and form.


UNIT III

DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR DISPLAY AND CONTROLS

9

Displays: Design Principles of visual Displays, Classification, Quantitative displays, Qualitative displays, check readings, Situational awareness, Representative displays, Design of pointers, Signal and warning lights, colour coding of displays, Design of multiple displays Controls: Design considerations, Controls with little efforts – Push button, Switches, rotating Knobs. Controls with muscular effort – Hand wheel, Crank, Heavy lever, Pedals. Design of controls in automobiles, Machine Tools

UNIT IV

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

9

Colour: Colour and light, Colour and objects, Colour and the eye – after Image, Colour blindness, Colour constancy, Colour terms – Colour circles, Munsel colour notation, reactions to colour and colour combination – colour on engineering equipments, Colour coding, Psychological effects, colour and machine form, colour and style

UNIT V

AESTHETIC CONCEPTS

9

Concept of unity, Concept of order with variety, Concept of purpose, Style and environment, Aesthetic expressions - Symmetry, Balance, Contrast, Continuity, Proportion. Style - The components of style, House style, Style in capital good. Introduction to Ergonomic and plant layout software’s, total layout design.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: At the end of the course the students would be able to
1. Appreciate ergonomics need in the industrial design.
2. Apply ergonomics in creation of manufacturing system
3. Discuss on design of controls and display.
4. Consider environmental factors in ergonomics design.
5. Report on importance of aesthetics to manufacturing system and product

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Ergonomics in Design: Methods and Techniques (Human Factors and Ergonomics) by Marcelo M. Soares , Francisco Rebelo
2. Ergonomics in Product Design by Sendpoints Publishing Co. Ltd.

REFERENCES:
1. Benjamin W.Niebel, Motion and Time Study, Richard, D. Irwin Inc., 7thEdition, 2002
2. Brain Shakel,“Applied Ergonomics Hand Book”, Butterworth Scientific London 1988.
3. Bridger, R.C., Introduction to Ergonomics, 2ndEdition, 2003, McGraw Hill Publications.
4. Martin Helander, A Guide to human factors and Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis, 2006
5. Mayall W.H. “Industrial design for Engineers”, London Hiffee books Ltd., 1988.

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