Accession Number:

ADA031978

Title:

Ship Motion Effects in the Human Factors Design of Ships and Shipboard Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Ship motion can seriously degrade task performance even when personnel are not actively sea sick. This report demonstrates that motion effects can be considered in the design of ships and shipboard equipment. Design guidelines are provided for use in the human factors design of ships and shipboard equipment to help minimize the degradation of task performance due to ship motion. Background material on the mechanisms by which motion affects personnel is also provided as an aid to the human factors engineer in performing his design function. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE