Work Study and Ergonomics
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
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)
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
Definition and Objectives
Work Measurement and Techniques
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
History of Development
Man-Machine System, its Design and Components
Introduction to Structure of Human Body
Measure of Physiological Functions
Design of Seat and Work Surface
Visual Display Design
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.