B.E. Mechanical Engineering:Work Study and ErgonomicsThapar University
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First Year: Semester I
First Year: Semester-II
Electrical and Electronic Science
Second Year- Semester - I
Numerical and Statistical Methods
Material Science and Engineering
Kinematics of Machines
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Second Year- Semester – II
Measurement Science and Techniques
Power Generation and Economics
Machine Design – I
Dynamics of Machines
Computer Aided Design
Human Values, Ethics and IPR
Measurement and Metrology Lab
Third Year- Semester – I
Industrial Metallurgy and Materials
Machine Design – II
Total Quality Management
Summer Training(6 Weeks during summer vacations after 2nd year)
Third Year- Semester – II
Industrial Training (6 Weeks )
Fourth Year- Semester – I
Heat and Mass Transfer
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Production Planning and Control
Mechanical Vibrations and Condition Monitoring
Fourth Year- Semester – II
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Work Study and Ergonomics
Introduction: Definition, scope, historical review and areas of application of work study and ergonomics in industry, inter-relation between method study and work measurement, human aspects considering Man-Machine-Systems.
Method Study: Objectives and step-wise procedure for methods analysis, recording & evaluation techniques, micro-motion and macro-motion study, Introduction to therbligs and simo charts, principles of motion economy, principles of work design.
Work Measurement: Work measurement objectives, techniques & criteria for selection of technique, stop watch time study, systems of performance rating, calculation of standard time, production study, work sampling, Introduction to predetermined motion time systems (PMTS), MTM & work factor systems, engineered time standards.
Anthropometry: Significance of human body measurements in design of equipment, facilities, work place & operations, static & dynamic anthropometry, anthropometric data, Introduction to biomechanics.
Task Analysis: Task description, force measurement, posture measurement, analysis & evaluation, measurement and mitigation of physical and mental fatigue,.
Man-Environment Interface: Environmental factors in industry, effect of environmental factors on human performance, basics of environment design for improved efficiency. Laboratory: Experiments on method study and work measurement for simple tasks in the Laboratory, workshop, offices, and class room environments. Simulated experiments for industrial work environments. Experiments on work simplification, anthropometry, physiological cost of work, worker cardiovascular and respiratory systems measurements for capability and task planning. Manual tracking tasks, eye-hand co-ordination, depth perception, worker task learning curve. Case studies in application of ergonomic principles and safety engineering.