Identifying Time Consuming Human Modelling Tool Activities
Paper i proceeding, 2006

The aim of this study was to identify and measure timeconsuming human modelling tool activities. Five human modelling tool users at Volvo were observed for five days each. The results showed a wide distribution of both indirect and direct working tasks, as well as nonvalue added tasks such as waiting time. Most of the activities identified appear to be necessary to perform human modelling simulations of high quality. However, the time distribution could be questioned to some extent. There are many activities associated with communication, including a variety of contacts and meetings, where there appears to be potential to increase efficiency.

value-added work

structured observation


virtual manufacturing


Mikael Blomé

Dan Lämkull

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Emma Nielsen

Jenny Stam

Proceedings of the 2006 SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition



Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

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