Digital Human Modeling Requirements and Standardization 2007-01-2498
This paper will initiate a discussion on automotive industry requirements and associated standardization of digital human modeling software (DHMS) as applied to manufacturing operations. Industry benefits of standardization are vast, making it difficult to identify and provide an exhaustive list. High value benefits will be listed for the purpose of this discussion. Industry users of DHMS will benefit by the standardization of an application programming interface, classification of anthropometry and simulation data translation. A list of high value standardization goals will be provided for the purpose of this discussion. Two examples of standardization goals include 1) a reduction in the time and cost required to integrate research results into commercial software and 2) improved simulation data transfer and linkages between DHMS to simplify the use of multiple tools when analyzing a single problem. This paper will provide an introduction to and proposal for standardization of DHMS. It will introduce the concept of a digital human modeling (DHM) architecture. It will also include a proposal on areas of standardization for future discussion.