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Title: Car seat and occupant modelling using CAD
Authors: Case, Keith
Xiao, Di-Chen
Porter, J. Mark
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Citation: CASE, K., XIAO, D-C. and PORTER, J.M., 1995. Car seat and occupant modelling using CAD. IN: Stockton, D. and Wainwright, C. (eds.) Advances In Manufacturing Technology IX: Proceedings Of The 11th National Conference On Manufacturing Research, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 12-14 September 1995, pp. 149 - 153.
Abstract: A current Brite-Euram project is concerned with life-cycle aspects of car seating with Loughborough being responsible for driver comfort assessment. This is being carried out through road and laboratory trials, with the results to be incorporated within the SAMMIE design system. Driver comfort is in part determined by seat pressure distributions which lead to deformation of the human flesh and the seat and movement of important design locations such as the driver's eyepoint. Accommodation of these effects requires a more realistic representation of the human body using surface rather than solid representations. Hence a shadow scanning technique is used to capture human body shape which is processed into the DUCT surface modelling system and via IGES files into SAMMIE. Finite element techniques are then used to predict deformations at the seat/driver interface.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13812
ISBN: 0748404007
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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