Course detail

Ergonomics

FSI-YERAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course familiarizes students with all aspects of the system man-machine-environment with the aim of implementation into the design, with a special respect to application and safety of the system. Students using new compurter technologies sloves practical tasks in the field of ergonomics tools and machines.
The course has been upgraded with the support of the OPVK project. "The Studio digital sculpture and new media project", reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0278, is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the statebudget of the Czech Republic.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledges about the human, the working environment, the system of drivers and indicators, about principles of interior design, safety work and the methodical approach to the construction. Acquired knowledge is practised in workshop projects.

Prerequisites

This course has a specific character and it has no link to any similarly oriented course. However a basic overview of human biology, physics /high school level/, statistics and fundamentals of construction /university level/ is assumed.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GILWANN, Miroslav a Přemysl JANÍK. Človek v pracovnom priestore: architektonická somatografia. Bratislava: Práca, 1971.
CHUNDELA, Lubor. Ergonomie. 3. vyd. V Praze: České vysoké učení technické, 2013. ISBN 978-80-01-05173-3. (CS)
KRÁL, Miroslav. Ergonomie a její využití v technické praxi II: Normativy ledského těla. Biomechanika a bioenergetika. Ostrava: Alexandr Vávra-Vava, 1998. ISBN 80-86168-04-2. (CS)
CHUNDELA, Lubor. Ergonomie. 3. vyd. V Praze: České vysoké učení technické, 2013. ISBN 978-80-01-05173-3.
LORKO, Martin a Zuzana JAMBRICHOVÁ. Ergonómia. Prešov: Technická univerzita v Košiciach, 1998. ISBN 8070993928.
RUBÍNOVÁ, Dana. Ergonomie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2006. ISBN 80-214-3313-2. (CS)
RUBÍNOVÁ, Dana. Ergonomie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2006. ISBN 80-214-3313-2.
SANDERS, Mark S. a Ernest J. MCCORMICK. Human factors in engineering and design. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1993. ISBN 0-07-054901-x.
ŠEDIVÝ, Vladimír a Václav KOHOUT. Ergonomie: (cvičení). Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1995. ISBN 80-7157-182-2.
TILLMAN, Barry, David J. FITTS, Wesley E. WOODSON, Rhonda ROSE-SUNDHOLM a Peggy TILLMAN. Human factors and ergonomics design handbook. Third edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-0-07-170287-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: attendance at exercises, handing over assigned corrected projects one day before the examination at the latest. Projects topics and deadlines will be specified during the course. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale. According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The goal of this course is gaining knowledge for designing and modernizing industrial products and working space. The task of this course is teaching the students to use the anthropocentric approach in designers work.The ergonomy course offers the students information on human, systems of controllers, basics of environments as well as on safety.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Recommended attendance at lectures, compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction into the subject;
2. Human - physical attributes, dimensions, human body;
3. Human - sensations and perceptions, reflexes;
4. Human - psychological attributes, interpersonal connections;
5. Human - motivation, efficiency, work organisation;
6. Human and machine, virtue of human, machine virtue, dimensional solution of the machine;
7. Tools and equipment, seats;
8. Controls and indicators, connection between controls and indicators, solution of controls and indicators system;
9. Human and environment, climatic specifications, illumination, noise, vibrations and shakes;
10. Safety of work;
11. Interior, housing, the space;
12. Housing space, communication space;
13. Colour, handicap.

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Manufacturingf of the test dummy in sizes 5%, 50%, 95%;
2. Ergonomic parameters I.- ergonomic solution of a seat, analysis of task, sketches.
3. Ergonomic parameters I.- ergonomic solution of a seat, sketches.
4. Ergonomic parameters I.- ergonomic solution of a seat, variants.
5. Ergonomic parameters I.- ergonomic solution of a seat, visualization.
6. Ergonomic parameters II. - ergonomic solution of a machine, analysis of task, sketches.
7. Ergonomic parameters II. - ergonomic solution of a machine, sketches.
8. Ergonomic parameters II. - ergonomic solution of a machine, variants.
9. Ergonomic parameters II. - ergonomic solution of a machine, visualization.
10. Ergonomic parameters III. - ergonomic solution of an environment, analysis of task, sketches. Test.
11. Ergonomic parameters III. - ergonomic solution of an environment, sketches.
12. Ergonomic parameters III. - ergonomic solution of an environment, variants.
13. Ergonomic parameters III. - ergonomic solution of an environment, visualization.