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1st Edition

Work Study and Ergonomics

ISBN 9781138049550
Published April 20, 2018 by CRC Press
200 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment.

Productivity enhancement can be achieved by using the principles of industrial engineering such as Work Study and Ergonomics.

These principles have been addressed in this book in order to develop better understanding of the subject in the minds of readers pertaining to topics such as productivity, work and method study with measurements and ergonomics.

Table of Contents



Basic Concepts of Productivity


Production and Productivity

Objectives of Productivity Measurement

Productivity Measurement and models

Significance of Productivity

Factors Influencing Productivity

Productivity Improvement Strategies

Industrial Productivity



Work Study


Importance of Work Study

Human Considerations in Work Study

Qualities of Work Study Man

Work Study Procedure

Time and method Study

Work Study as a means to Improve Productivity (Relationship between Work Study and Productivity)




Method Study

Definitions, Objectives and Scope

Method Study Procedure

Job Selection for Method Study

Charts and Diagrams for Recording Data


Cycle Graph and Chronocycle Graph

Micro Motion Study and Film Analysis

Principles of Motion Economy

Development and Installation of New Methods

Maintaining the Installed Method



Work Measurement

Definition and Objectives

Work Measurement and Techniques

Work Sampling

Equipments for Time Study

Job Selection for Work Measurement

Stop Watch Time Study and its Procedure

Methods of Rating


Determining Normal and Standard Times

PMTS and its Types


Numerical Problems



History of Development


Man-Machine System, its Design and Components

Introduction to Structure of Human Body

Measure of Physiological Functions

Applied Anthropometry

Design of Seat and Work Surface

Visual Display Design

Environmental Factors



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P.C. Tewari is currently Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra (Haryana, India). He has 27 years of rich teaching and research experience. He did his B.E. (Industrial Engineering) in 1986, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1991 from I.I.T. Roorkee (Formerly University of Roorkee), India and Ph.D. (Mech. Engg.) in 2003 from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana, India).

His major areas of research interest are Performance Evaluation and Optimization, Decision Support System, System Behavioral Analysis, Maintenance Resource Allocation (especially for Process Industries), Statistical Quality Control and Reliability Maintenance Engineering, Total Productive Maintenance, Total Quality Management, Work Study and Ergonomics and Productivity Management. He has guided about 30 B.Tech. Projects, 25 M.Tech. and 7 Ph.D. dissertations.

He has published more than 150 Research Papers in National and International Journals and also chaired many Technical Sessions of National and International Conferences. He is member of Reviewer Committee for Institution of Engineers Journals, Production Engineering Journal and International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management besides being a Life member of ISTE and ISTAM.