RAMSIS Aircraft is a CAD mannequin, which has been specially developed for ergonomic analysis of aircraft. Applications range from the ergonomic design of cockpits and aircraft passenger cabins to the simulation of preventive and corrective maintenance in a virtual reality environment.
Detailed statistic knowledge about persons' body measurements and behavior is absolutely essential if an exact representation of a future "target person" is to be created. Extensive research projects with real persons have enabled the reproduction of a widely differing groups of persons and their behavior in an aircraft and the integration of the subsequent results into the RAMSIS databases.
As a result, RAMSIS has a wide spectrum of anthropometric data of the most important world regions like, e.g. Asia, North America and Europe. Easily operable statistical functions enable the generation of digital images of customer groups and their integration into the entire design and product development process of aircraft.
During the course of extensive experiments, research institutes have analyzed the postures and behavior of pilots within an aircraft. Thanks to the embedding of the acquired information into the pilot posture model, the posture of the pilot can be simulated and realistic forecasts with regard to future room and operating conditions within the aircraft can be made. Further posture models, like e.g. the standing posture model or the passenger posture model are also available and can be used according to the design process applications required.
After positioning of the RAMSIS manikin in the work environment, the user has a range of widely differing analysis functions to choose from - like the calculation of space and room needs, accessibility envelopes, direct manikin view and the simulation of posture-contingent maximum available force. These analytical functions provide the user with extensive information about the ergonomic quality of the product and possible critical aspects of the design.
So questions like...
- Are the most important operating elements and instruments mounted within the immediate field of vision of the pilot?
- Can cabin staff access all overhead luggage bins?
- Can the mechanic carry out all relevant hand and arm movements during maintenance, or how much maximum force can he apply?
- How comfortable are various seating positions?
...can be clearly answered thanks to RAMSIS - before the construction of the first prototype. That really saves time and money!
RAMSIS can run on numerous platforms and the software can be easily and efficiently integrated into your development process chain. RAMSIS is available as a stand-alone version on UNIX or Windows platforms and as a fully integrated ergonomics tool in CATIA V4 and V5.