Event Title

Ergonomics Research and Building of a Driving Cockpit for FSAE

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

11-4-2017 2:10 PM

End Date

11-4-2017 3:20 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Shaheen Ahmed

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Second Mentor's Name

Kuldeep Agarwal

Second Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Second Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Ergonomics which is also known as Human Factors is an applied science of the interaction between products, equipment, systems, or processes and people who use them. Ergonomics plays a crucial role in designing a formula car by reducing driver's fatigue and improving driver's feedback within the rules of the FSAE (Formula Society of Automotive Engineering) competition. Each cockpit dimension is determined mathematically by using the given SAE anthropometric dimensions for the 5th percentile female and the 95th percentile male. Therefore, (1) calculating anthropometric dimensions of the participants, (2) creating an adjustable simulator, (3) testing posture conformance with the cockpit and driving efficiency, (4) building a CAD model for the seat, and (5) designing the actual driver's seat are crucial in the design process. The purpose of ergonomics in a daily driving car is to reduce the passenger's fatigue and improve the comfort, especially if they drive a long distance. However, the purpose of ergonomics in formula car is to find the best ergonomics posture for the driver while not violating the ergonomic principles and FSAE rules. I am still testing the adjustable simulator with participants. The results of the improved driving cockpit for FSAE would reduce driver's fatigue and improve driving performance in population ranges from 5th percentile female to 95th percentile male. It will assist the 2017-2018 FSAE Michigan competition under the design events and actual dynamic performance and reach the goal of being top 10 in the world's largest engineering competition.

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Ergonomics Research and Building of a Driving Cockpit for FSAE

CSU 203

Ergonomics which is also known as Human Factors is an applied science of the interaction between products, equipment, systems, or processes and people who use them. Ergonomics plays a crucial role in designing a formula car by reducing driver's fatigue and improving driver's feedback within the rules of the FSAE (Formula Society of Automotive Engineering) competition. Each cockpit dimension is determined mathematically by using the given SAE anthropometric dimensions for the 5th percentile female and the 95th percentile male. Therefore, (1) calculating anthropometric dimensions of the participants, (2) creating an adjustable simulator, (3) testing posture conformance with the cockpit and driving efficiency, (4) building a CAD model for the seat, and (5) designing the actual driver's seat are crucial in the design process. The purpose of ergonomics in a daily driving car is to reduce the passenger's fatigue and improve the comfort, especially if they drive a long distance. However, the purpose of ergonomics in formula car is to find the best ergonomics posture for the driver while not violating the ergonomic principles and FSAE rules. I am still testing the adjustable simulator with participants. The results of the improved driving cockpit for FSAE would reduce driver's fatigue and improve driving performance in population ranges from 5th percentile female to 95th percentile male. It will assist the 2017-2018 FSAE Michigan competition under the design events and actual dynamic performance and reach the goal of being top 10 in the world's largest engineering competition.

Recommended Citation

Soh, Hee-Jin. "Ergonomics Research and Building of a Driving Cockpit for FSAE." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-11/4