Ergonomics Evaluation Methods for Civil Aircraft Cockpit Layout
Authors: Xinyang Zhu, Yang Zhou
Abstract: The design of aircraft cockpits tends to gradually become more and more human-centered, and the role of pilot in the cockpit has also been given more important responsibilities other than just flying the airplane. Therefore, the ergonomic design of the cockpit will largely affect the work efficiency and workload of the pilot, which can in turn affect the safety of the flight. In this paper, the objectives, objects and criteria of ergonomic evaluation of cockpit layout are defined, and the general evaluation process is put forward. In addition, this paper introduces several different ergonomics evaluation methods for civil aircraft cockpit layout, and recommends suitable evaluation methods according to the characteristics of the evaluation objects in different development phases of the cockpit.
Keywords: Ergonomics evaluation method, Civil aircraft, Cockpit layout
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