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Digital Mock-Up Ergonomic Simulation

Objective



Objectives and content

Current industrial practice in automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries involves the
creation of physical product models (physical mock-ups) as a help to designers, manufacturing planners, etc/ The objective of the(se) project(s) is to depart from this practice and develop the technology that allows designers manufacturing planners and even the management to work on Virtual Products /Digital Mock-Up's (DMU).

They can make decisions related to the concept, design and all downstream processes. This technology will allow companies to work in a concurrent engineering environment independent of their size and product configuration. To achieve this goal a cluster of projects including modelling, simulation, visualisation, etc. (see figure) is proposed.

Within this cluster of projects the objectives of the DMU-ES project is to develop the technology which allows the designer to perform Ergonomic simulation in DMU environment for Product Conception And Downstream Process i.e.:

- to describe the bio-mechanical model to perform all the specified applications.
- to specify and develop AIT European ergonomic databases. - to describe the interaction of humans with the product (driver / pilot ergonomics) and in the manufacturing and maintenance process, simulating industrial workers e.g. on the assembly line or shop-floor support environment.
- to integrate them in the DMU in order to simulate the human behaviour with the product
- to introduce regulation simulations and validations through the dummy - to specify and develop a link with virtual reality applications in order to get the "touch and feel" impression in subjective simulations - to define preferred processus taking advantages of DMU technologies.
The benefits of this technology will include substantial reduction of development time (at least 10%) and manufacturing cost, dramatical increase of product launch quality such as reduction of Physical Mock-up's. It is expected that the process simulation technology will benefit not only automotive and aerospace industry but other industrial manufacturing sectors such as house appliances, machine building industry ship building etc. The composition of this consortium includes end users, technology vendors and universities and guarantees this successful performance of the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Mercedes-Benz AG
Address
136,Mercedesstrasse 136
70322 Stuttgart 60
Germany

Participants (9)

BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Germany
Address
130,Pet1/2lring 130
80788 M1/2nchen
Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus GmbH
Germany
Address

21111 Hamburg
Dassault Systèmes SA
France
Address
9,Quai Marcel Dassault 9
92156 Suresnes
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
Etablissement De Belchamp
25420 Voujeaucourt
Goodwin Marcus Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

CW10 9AE Middlewich
REGIENOV GROUPEMENT D INTERET ECONOMIQUE*
France
Address
9-11,Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
TECMATH A.G.
Germany
Address
2,Sauerwiesen 2
67661 Kaiserslautern
Technische Universität München
Germany
Address
16,Barbarastrasse
80797 München
Université de Paris V 'René Descartes'
France
Address
45,Rue Des Saints-pères
75270 Paris