SHIP MOTION EFFECTS IN THE HUMAN FACTORS DESIGN OF SHIPS AND SHIPBOARD EQUIPMENT
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)
Navy Personnel Research and Development CenterSan Diego, CA United States
- Newman, R A
- Publication Date: 1976-11
- Pagination: 46 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Combat vehicles; Crew comfort; Human factors engineering; Hydrofoil boats; Landing craft; Personnel performance; Ship motion; Ships; Vehicle design; Vibration; Vision
- Uncontrolled Terms: Psychomotor function; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft; Performance human; Vestibular apparatus
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00146989
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NPRDC-TR-77-2 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM