Pune University Human Factors in Engineering Question Papers

Pune University Human Factors in Engineering Question Papers

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

Time: 3 Hours]                                                                                              [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates:

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

SECTION – I Unit – I

Q1) a) What are the objectives of “Human Factors Engineering”.                               [6]

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

c)            Explain Design of MMH Task.                                                                        [6]


Q2) a) What are Human Machine systems? Explain its types.                  [6]

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

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

Unit – II

Q3) a) Explain the considerations in designing a STANDING workplace. [8]

b)              Explain principles of arrangement of components in various working conditions.    [8]


Q4) 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 ambulance car.           [8]

Unit – III

Q5) Write short note on (any two) :                                                                                 [16]

a)            Hand tool design.

b)            Functions of controls.

c)            Concept of visibility.

d)           Location of controls in work place.


Q6) 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.

e)            Foot controls.

f)             Controls that require force.


Q7) a) Explain the system of measurement of light. Also explain use of lamps & lumanaries.    [9]

b) Explain Discomfort glare & Disability glare.                                                    [9]


Q8) a) What is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature? How do you calculate it? Explain its utility in hot humid conditions.                                                                            [9]

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

Unit – V

Q9) a) Explain in detail Requirement of rest allowances in work and corelate it with energy expenditure.                                                                                      [8]

b)            How manual material handling capacity is determined considering various factors.  [8]


Q10)Explain effect of following conditions on energy expenditure                         [16]

a)            Extreme Heat.

b)            Extreme cold.

c)            High humidity

Also explain measures to overcome effects of these environmental conditions.

Unit – VI

Q11)a) What are the characteristics of system design? How human factors are applied in system design.                                                                                             [12]

b) Explain the significance of ergonomic safety.                                                  [4]


Q12)a) Explain the term Accident. Explain its relationship with human errors. [8] b) Explain perception of risk & describe risk evaluation process. [8]

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  1. plzz send me the book details of B.E (production engineering) ergonomics & human factors in engineering as soon as possible


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