Discrete event simulation as an ergonomic tool to predict workload exposures during systems design

J.I. Perez, M.P. de Looze, T. Bosch, W.P. Neumann

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    Abstract

    This methodological paper presents a novel approach to predict operator's mechanical exposure and fatigue accumulation in discrete event simulations. A biomechanical model of work-cycle loading is combined with a discrete event simulation model which provides work cycle patterns over the shift resulting in a load-time trace for the entire shift. This trace was tested with four different muscle endurance-recovery model pairs yielding a fatigue-time history for the entire shift. An electronics assembly case with shift-long perceived fatigue data was compared to the simulation model results. Sensitivity testing of the input work-rest ratios found the best correlation (r
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-306
    JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
    Volume44
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Human Engineering
    Discrete event simulation
    Ergonomics
    Workload
    fatigue
    workload
    Fatigue
    ergonomics
    Systems analysis
    simulation model
    simulation
    event
    Fatigue of materials
    endurance
    electronics
    Muscle
    Muscles
    Durability
    Electronic equipment
    history

    Bibliographical note

    PT: J; NR: 68; TC: 1; J9: INT J IND ERGONOM; SI: SI; PG: 9; GA: AE1ZJ; UT: WOS:000333772800015

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    Discrete event simulation as an ergonomic tool to predict workload exposures during systems design. / Perez, J.I.; de Looze, M.P.; Bosch, T.; Neumann, W.P.

    In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2014, p. 298-306.

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