Virtual Validation of the Manual Assembly of a Power Electronic Unit via Motion Capturing Connected with a Simulation Tool Using a Human Model

  • Jochen BönigEmail author
  • Christian Fischer
  • Matthias Brossog
  • Martin Bittner
  • Markus Fuchs
  • Holger Weckend
  • Jörg Franke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


A key challenge for gaining important time and cost potentials in production engineering projects is an early virtual validation during the pre-series. Under the premise to replace physical by digital mock-ups, we will present requirements and solutions of a virtual validation focused on manual assembly of power electronics in automotive industry. Using a digital human model for dynamic analysis is not very prevalent, because of the high modeling complexity in the digital environment. The resulting motions of the human model are furthermore unrealistic. Hence the need for research is a time saving and, regardless, a realistic movement design for virtual validation by a human model. To achieve this goal, we use an experimental setup including a variable eight camera motion capture system, a data glove and an interface for the connection to the digital validation software.


virtual validation manual assembly motion capture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochen Bönig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Fischer
    • 1
  • Matthias Brossog
    • 1
  • Martin Bittner
    • 1
  • Markus Fuchs
    • 1
  • Holger Weckend
    • 1
  • Jörg Franke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Factory Automation and Production SystemsFriedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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