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URN etd-0214112-181429 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2651 times. Download 1570 times. Author Shin-Chung Jain Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2011 Semester 1 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 100 Title A Study on Analysis of Human Factors for Door Opreation Keyword force testing device testing method door door handle door closer door closer door handle door testing method testing device force Abstract There are some factors which cause crucial problems for door users, in particular for elders and those who have physical disabled issues people: such as using glass and metal as construction material, the height of door and its weight doesn’t meet the specification of architecture, and door design installs auxiliary closer.
The Taiwanese government has encouraged and promoted the idea of developing Barrier-free environment for many years. Unfortunately, this idea doesn’t apply in private construction nor public places well. However, there is a specification which identifies the maximum door opening force by architecture associations both in Taiwan and international context but lacking of specific testing equipment. In order to accommodate the growing of aging population and practice the holistic care, there is a need in adopting the common design idea and method, as well as to re-exam the present door facility to see if the opening force is appropriate or not.
In order to understand the relationship between testee and door pushing and pulling force, the researcher designed a testing system for examining the relationship between door opening force and its time consumption. Besides, the researcher also designed an automatic pulling force device for the purpose of identifying the door opening force of specific group of people. These two designs contribute the research finding as follow: the door opening force is direct proportional to door weight and closer force but inverse proportional to open time consumption on the door handle. Furthermore, the strength of using reasonable force and speed to open a door is always greater than the strength of using extremely slow speed to open a door or when the door static.
There is no doubt that this design is not only contribute to test the door opening force with varied speed in practice but benefit to the policies making, practical testing purpose, and a reference for related industries. Wish this research finding can awake door designers the importance of Universal design to bring much more accessible door relative products for majority of and different groups of people.
Advisor Committee Chih-Fu Wu - advisor
Cheng-Hsiung Chen - co-chair
Chih-Yong Chen - co-chair
Chih-Yuan Lo - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2011-12-29 Date of Submission 2012-02-15