Program Control Engineering
Program & Control Engineering.
Virtually program, validate and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities.
DELMIA Ergonomics Analysis
Analyze and Predict Human Comfort, Safety, and Performance
DELMIA Ergonomics Analysis (EGA) builds on DELMIA Ergonomics Evaluation (EGE) to let users analyze and predict human comfort, safety, and performance directly from the 3D virtual environment. Engineers can examine, score, and iterate whole-body and segment postures for ergonomic analysis of defined work in the context of a product or workplace design.
- Rapidly evaluate workplace and product designs
- Detect potential for work-related injuries early in the design process
- Improve workplace and product quality and safety
Rapid upper limb assessmentEGA users can detect work-related upper-limb disorder risks using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) survey. RULA is a screening tool that assesses biomechanical and postural workload on the whole body with particular attention to the neck, trunk, and upper limbs. Color-coded analysis results are displayed on the manikin’s upper body segments (neck, trunk, wrists, and arms). A RULA report can be generated and exported in text or HTML format.
Lifting and lowering analysisEGA lifting and lowering analysis utilizes the NIOSH 1981/1991 as well as the Snook and Ciriello guidelines. Duration, frequency, lifting posture (start and finish), and coupling conditions are used as input to provide recommended and maximum weight of the object to be lifted. The analysis results can be exported in a text or HTML format.
Push, pull, and carry analysisEGA gives you push, pull, and carry analysis with the Snook and Ciriello equations. Distance and population samples are used as input to provide a maximum acceptable carrying weight. You can compare the pushing/pulling force to what is considered a safe force for the activity.
Biomechanics analysisYou can use EGA to perform biomechanics analysis on a worker in a given position. Based on the manikin’s position and the specified load (weight of an object) on the manikin’s segments, this analysis will calculate the moments and forces being applied to each joint. This analysis will also tell you the percentage of the manikin’s population that will be unable to perform this action.
Manikin gender changeEGA lets you switch between male and female manikins anytime. For example: you can define a contextual posture for a man, then change the manikin gender to determine if a woman with the same attributes would be able to reach the objects.
Manikin population switchingYou can switch a manikin’s population at any time. For example: you can define a posture for a 95th percentile American male, then determine if a 95th percentile Japanese male would be able to reach the objects in the virtual world. Supported populations include the United States, Canada, France, Japan and Korea. You can also import and use your own customized population database.
Custom manikin anthropometryUnder certain circumstances, EGA users may need very detailed manikins to represent specific persons (for example, to evaluate a specific pilot for a customized aircraft) or boundary manikins that cover a certain percentage of the population. In these cases, users can modify over 100 specific variables that define the manikin’s anthropometry.
Comfort or safety scoring for posturesYou can use EGA to score postures according to an expected comfort or safety level. This lets you identify which postures are the most and least comfortable or safe for a person who is performing a given activity. Comfort or safety information can be saved to a catalog and applied to manikins as desired. The comfort or safety scoring can be displayed as a color code on the manikin; it changes as you manipulate the postures, alerting you to potential comfort or safety issues. EGA will suggest optimal joints posture for specific actions based on comfort or safety scoring.
Customizable range of motion for each jointEGA makes it easy to customize joint rotation limits or even lock them in a specific position to reflect different degrees of flexibility. Users can modify joint parameters on one side of the body, then copy them to the opposite side (mirror copy).