Spatial analysis of accessible seating area on the next generation passenger rail cars using 3-D modelling and virtual reality

The original research that is proposed is to use 3-D modeling tools, anthropometric digital human models, and virtual reality to design and evaluate passenger rail environments for inclusivity and safety while also considering design constraints for vehicle builders and operators. By itself, 3-D modeling provides a means of digitally evaluating design feasibility of potential accommodations. Including anthropometric human models into early phases of design then accounts for human factors and ergonomic factors as well, however a physical mockup would still be required to access validity and target user opinion. It is proposed that creating a virtual reality environment based on evaluated 3-D models and using it for human subject evaluation will create a framework that eliminates the need for a potentially expensive and time-consuming physical mockup. Using digital evaluation would also permit the inclusion of analysis for many different types of WhMD, design scenarios, and anthropometric users within the same space. It is anticipated that one of the results of this project will be a framework for using 3-D modeling and virtual reality to evaluate and test spatial consumption, feasibility, human factors, and human-environment interaction on other modes of rail travel as well, for example transit and light rail vehicles.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $25000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747110

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

      University of Washington
      More Hall Room 112
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Research Board-IDEA

      The Keck Center
      500 Fifth Street, NW
      Washington, DC  United States  20001
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Project Managers:

      Hunter-Zaworski, Katharine

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hunter-Zaworski, Katharine

    • Start Date: 20170816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190815
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180803
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01701511
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 5:04PM