CROMM - Creation of Muscle Manikin
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 7 200 000
|July 2013 - December 2016
|FFI - Sustainable Production
|2012-04584eng.pdf (pdf, 789 kB)
Purpose and goal
The overall aim was to develop a supportive production engineering tool which can: 1)compute and visualise the musculoskeletal health effect on workers, 2)perform ergonomics and time balancing in a parallel process 3)further develop IMMA, a basic digital human modelling tool, and implement it in Swedish industry. All three parts of the project purpose were realized and visualized in demonstrators.
Expected results and effects
The work done on basic human modelling and the parallel initiative to realize IPS IMMA, made it possible to release a ergonomics simulation software to the automotive industry, as requested by the Swedish Research Agenda. A research demonstrator for muscle simulation was developed. It is very promising, but need further research before it can be delivered to the industry. The features developed to connect AviX and IMMA for parallel optimization of ergonomics and system performance are interesting and need further development.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was divided into six work packages. From each work package, knowledge was developed and implemented in a demonstrator version of IMMA. Throughout the project, demonstrators were refined, tested and evaluated by industrial and academic partners and academic partners. Within the project consortia, relevant and challenging uses cases were defined. These use cases were used to feed the development of the tool and to confirm fulfilment of project objectives. The method with demonstrators and scenarios worked very well.