Aspects of human factors engineering are applied to understanding the design and operation of boats. These are divided into three major areas. Under 'basic human characteristics; are the chapters on Operator Performance Stressors; Perception; Skill, Judgment and Decision Making; Manual Handling of Outboards; and Anthropometrics. The subject of 'accident causal analysis' is pursued through an in-depth statistical analysis of the Current Accident Data, used in the 1972 CG-357 report. More useable data for causal determination could be achieved by giving attention to Future Data Collection Methodology. The topic of 'design practices' is the most applied group of chapters in the report. This includes discussions of Non-Collision Injury Potentials, Displays and Controls, Visibility Requirements, and Current Design Practices. The topic of Computer Display Design Assistance was pursued as a tool for determining the visibility and control reach requirements in various boat designs. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-781 205.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2117

    Operations Engineering

  • Authors:
    • Miller, J M
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 337 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-33,675-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM