Application of Malaysian anthropometric data in dummy welder design

Hariri, Azian and Leman, Abd Mutalib and Md Yusof, Mohammad Zainal (2012) Application of Malaysian anthropometric data in dummy welder design. In: International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering , 15-16 October 2012, Hotel Equatorial Melaka .

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Abstract

The design of dummy welder by incorporating the Malaysian anthropometric data with ability to replicate the common body posture during welding works is presented. Dummy welder is used in the experimental study to investigate personal welding fumes exposure during controlled welding. In this study, 16 out of 55 standard anthropometric measurements for technological design were selected for the design of the dummy welder. The selected anthropometric measurements were based on the mean value of anthropometric data for Malaysian male industrial workers database. Experimental set-up for personal welding fumes exposure would highly consider the distance of welder breathing zone with the source of welding fumes exposure. The dummy welder design also considered standing and sitting position of the welder for variation of data collection. In conclusion, dummy welder design by considering Malaysian anthropometric data and welder body posture shall give more reliable and valid experimental results concerning welding fumes exposure to the population of Malaysian male industrial worker.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:anthropometric data; dummy welder design; Malaysian design; welder position; welder mannequin
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
ID Code:4488
Deposited By:Mrs. Azian Hariri
Deposited On:01 Nov 2013 16:52
Last Modified:01 Nov 2013 16:52

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