Pune University BE Exam Papers Production Engineering Ergonomics and Factors in Engineering

B.E. (Production Sandwich) ERGONOMICS AND HUMAN FACTORS IN ENGINEERING (2008 Pattern) (Sem. – I) (Elective – II)

Time: 3 Hours]                                                                                              [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates:

1)            Answers to the two sections should be written in separate answer books.

2)             Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.

3)             Figures to the right indicate full marks.

4)              Use of logarithmic tables slide rule, Mollier charts, electronic pocket calculator and steam tables is allowed.

5)             Assume suitable data, if necessary.


Q1) a) Explain objectives of Human Factors Engineering.                                            [6]

b)            Explain Design of MMH Task.                                                                       [6]

c)             Explain features of human body & explain measures of physiological functions.      [6]


Q2) a) Explain various types of movements of human body members.   [6]

b)            Explain performance criteria for physical activity.                                      [6]

c)            What are Human Machine systems? Explain its types.                               [6]


Q3) a) What is Anthropometry and explain principles used in application of anthropometric data.                                                                                                          [8]

b)              Explain use of anthropometric data in designing of interior of Passenger car.            [8]

Q4) a) Explain the considerations in designing a seated workplace. [8]

b)            Explain Physical space & principles of arrangement of components.

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Q5) Explain arrangement of following components at work place (any four) [16]

a)             Visual displays.                                     b) Control on panels.

c)            Hand controls.                               d) Two hand controls.

a)             Foot controls.                                f) Controls that require force.


Q6) Write short note on (any two) :

a)            Hand tool design.

b)            Functions of controls.

c)            Concept of visibility.

d)           Location of controls in work place.


Q7) a) Explain the system of measurement of light. Also explain effect of light intensity on work performance.                                                                         [9]

b) What is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature? How do you calculate it? Explain its utility in hot humid conditions.                                                                         [9]


Q8) a) Explain Discomfort glare & Disability glare.                                   [9]

b) Explain the physiological effects of heat & cold. Explain its remedies. [9]


Q9) a) Explain the term Accident. Explain its relationship with human errors. [8] b) Explain perception of risk & describe risk evaluation process. [8]


Q10)a) What are the characteristics of system design? Explain its any two phases.            [12]

b) Explain the significance of warnings in brief.                                                   [4]


Q11)Explain the following PMTS (Predetermined Motion Time Analysis) Determine the variants & stability of each.                                                                                           [16]

a)            Work factor system

b)            Method Time measurement.


Q12)a) Explain MOST and its types in brief.                                                          [8]

b) Explain the various considerations used in MTM 1.                                        [8]

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