Ergonomic Evaluation of an Aircraft Cockpit with RAMSIS 3D Human Modeling Software 2001-01-2115
The 3D digital human model RAMSIS, which is primarily used in the automotive industry, has been used to predict probable pilot behavior in a proposed cockpit design for the Eclipse 500 jet. The results were used to detect potential accommodation problems as early as possible, as well as to establish guidelines and requirements for further design of the cockpit and interior components.
Defining interactions between a digital human model and a CAD environment, such that it reflects interaction between real pilots and cockpits as realistically as possible, is often an arbitrary process. Nevertheless, 3D human models prove to be powerful design tools for aircraft cockpit designers to ensure functional and comfortable accommodation of the target pilot population.