Defining the ergonomic parameters of the driver's seat in a competition single-seater
by F. Javier Sanchez-Alejo, Miguel A. Alvarez, Nuria Flores Holgado, Jose M. Lopez
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 55, No. 2/3/4, 2011

Abstract: This paper sets out a design methodology for the cockpit of a competition vehicle that applies ergonomic criteria. Through a practical design case of a Formula SAE single-seater, a methodology is proposed that ranges from taking anthropometric measurements of the comfort posture of a population of 22 possible drivers to the use of an ergonomic module of a three-dimensional (3D) design program and the construction of the chassis and the driver's seat. This methodology, which can be used in other different applications, is at all times documented with the results obtained from measurements, with the parameters used in the design and with photographs that capture the data collection and manufacturing process.

Online publication date: Fri, 10-Apr-2015

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