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Integrated Framework for Vehicle Interior Design Using Digital Human Model

Moonki Jung1,*, Hyundeok Cho1,*, Taehwan Roh1, and Kunwoo Lee1,2   

  1. 1Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    2Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Received:2008-10-09 Revised:2009-07-17 Online:2009-11-05 Published:2009-11-05
  • About author:
    Moonki Jung received his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University in 2006. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His current research interests include CAD (computer-aided design), computer graphics, biomechanics and digital human models.
    Hyundeok Cho is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. course in mechanical engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His current research interests include CAD API programming, computer vision, biomechanics and digital human models.
    Taehwan Roh finished his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His current research interests include CAD, computer graphics, biomechanics and digital human models.
    Kunwoo Lee is a professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University in Korea. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University in 1978, and his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. degrees (1984) in mecha-nical engineering from MIT. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a visiting associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and a visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Currently, he is one of the Editors-in-Chief of Computer-Aided Design. He has been a program committee chair for the Solid Modeling Symposium in 2001 and 2002. And he is one of the executive committee members of the Solid Modeling Association. His research interests include CAD systems supporting multi-resolutions, custom tailoring systems for shoes and wigs, medical device design, and human-centred CAD system.
  • Supported by:

    This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program under Grant No. 2009-0063173 through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea.

Evaluating the human friendliness of vehicles is essential for designing new vehicles since large numbers of human-machine interactions occur frequently inside vehicles. In this research, we develop an integrated framework for vehicle interior design using a digital human model (DHM). In this framework, the knowledge-based parametric modelling function of vehicles is implemented using a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) system. The combination of the DHM and the CAD system enables designers into carry out ergonomic evaluations of various human-vehicle interactions and understand the effects of modifications of vehicle design parameters on occupants during designing. Further, the information on human-vehicle interaction obtained using this system can be transmitted to dedicated biomechanical analysis software. By analysing human motions inside vehicles using such software, we can obtain optimized interior design parameters.

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