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Title: Computer aided analysis of deformation and pressure distribution at the driver/seat interface
Authors: Xiao, Di-Chen
Case, Keith
Porter, J. Mark
Gyi, Diane E.
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: University of Bath
Citation: XIAO, D-C. ... et al., 1996. Computer aided analysis of deformation and pressure distribution at the driver/seat interface. IN: Bramley, A.N., Mileham, A.R. and Owen, G.W. (eds.) Advances in Manufacturing Technology X, the Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Manufacturing Research, NCMR 1996, University of Bath, UK, pp. 296 - 300.
Abstract: Analysis of deformation and pressure distribution at the driver/seat interface is valuable for ergonomic analysis and improving the comfort of car seat designs. This paper presents human body surface modelling using a shadow scanning technique, car seat modelling and nonlinear finite element analysis of deformation and pressure distribution at the driver/seat interface. In order to avoid the difficulties in the calculation of direct 3D force loading a technique of determining reaction forces from the displacement between the human body and the car seat was used. The results of deformation and pressure distributions at the driver/seat interface are presented which were found to be qualitatively comparable with experimentally derived measurements although peak pressures were 2-4 times greater. The reasons for this difference are presented.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: This project was supported by the Brite-Euram project No. BE5549.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14097
ISBN: 1857900316
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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