Integrated Approach of Ergonomics and MCDM into Truck Drivers' Seat Comfort: A Case Study in Bangladesh

Halder, P, Karmaker, C and Rahman, M 2018, 'Integrated Approach of Ergonomics and MCDM into Truck Drivers' Seat Comfort: A Case Study in Bangladesh', in International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 23-24 December 2018, pp. 1-5.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Integrated Approach of Ergonomics and MCDM into Truck Drivers' Seat Comfort: A Case Study in Bangladesh
Author(s) Halder, P
Karmaker, C
Rahman, M
Year 2018
Conference name 5th International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE)
Conference location KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh
Conference dates 23-24 December 2018
Proceedings title International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering
Publisher Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Place of publication Khulna, Bangladesh
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Abstract Seats are one of the most significant components for automotive vehicles. Prolonged driving a truck in Bangladesh is not so comfortable because no one design the seat properly considering anthropometric data. The improper seat design causes various health problems. Therefore, the improvement of seating posture is the urgency for reducing health issues. In this paper, a total of 120 Bangladeshi truck drivers were taken as sample for measuring anthropometric data. A comparison of health status between drivers and normal people showed that drivers suffer much than the control group. The relevant feedbacks required for the analysis were collected from the expert's opinion. The integrated approach (AHP-TOPSIS)found that among four health issues, back pain is more critical health issue associated with the existing seat dimension. Finally, the study suggested seat width as the most decisive design parameter on which designers should give much attention while designing truck drivers' seat.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) anthropometry
seat dimensions
truck driver
AHP-TOPSIS
Bangladesh.
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