Maintenance Hazard Simulation: A Study of Contributing Factors
Final rept. Nov 95-Oct 96
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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This paper develops a foundation for the representation of hazardous conditions for animated maintenance simulation. Specifically, the objective of this study was to furnish methods to calculate and display hazard thresholds in a simulation system called DEPTH Design, Evaluation for Personnel, Training, and Human Factors. DEPTH allows maintenance procedures to be graphically simulated using three dimensional Human Figure Models HFM and computer aided design geometry. By integrating existing equations and data to generate hazardous regions, DEPTH will be able to indicate when a human figure comes too close to an unsafe object. Once the capability is incorporated in DEPTH, it will be possible to develop safer weapon systems and maintenance procedures. This study focused on radiant and contact properties of objects including operating temperature, voltage, and noise as opposed to ambient factors such as arctic or tropical conditions.
- Safety Engineering