Interior Layout Design of Passenger Vehicles With RAMSIS

The interior of passenger vehicles and the adapting of interior components to the human body are designed with historical guidelines, based on the experiences of the manufacturer. This article reports on a study undertaken to create a consistent and theoretically justified procedure to design the interior layout, rather than use historical precedent. The authors describe how the use of virtual design computer software (RAMSIS) can be used to accomplish this goal. First, four theoretical seating concepts are generated, each fixing one point of the human body (eye point, H-point, hand point or heel point) at fixed coordinates for all anthropometric types. Then, the most practical concept is applied together with the geometry of a given vehicle. The authors made studies of the posture of the legs and feet in relation to the pedals of the vehicle; this was done to generate a realistic and ergonomic seating concept. The result is a final seating concept with fields of adjustment for seat and steering wheel.

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    • Special Issue: The Impact of Organizational Practices on Safety in Manufacturing: A Review and Reappraisal
  • Authors:
    • Vogt, Christian
    • Mergl, Christian
    • Bubb, Heiner
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01002999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2005 1:40PM