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Abstract—Ergonomic simulation plays an important role as a decision-support tool when validating product designs, assembly processes, and manufacturing operation designs to improve the safety of workers in their associated work environments. In order to maintain competitiveness in the recent dynamic global marketplace, industrial companies are achieving cost savings through the application of ergonomic digital human simulation in the early phases of the product lifecycle process. Nevertheless, resulting benefits can be reduced or even over powered because of the high time, effort and cost requirement needed to build simulation models. In this paper, we assess an ontology-based approach for enhancing human simulation to overcome these challenges. This approach consists of using an ontology model to store re-usable virtual assembly simulation knowledge. Information stored in the ontology helps to build simulation environments quickly using an operator task library to implement digital human dynamic motions. This paper presents a detailed case study using an automotive headlamp installation task scenario to validate the approach. The resulting proof of concept system integrates a General Motors general assembly ontology, University of Michigan human motion models and the operator task library with the Siemens Classic Jack commercial digital human modeling software

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