Distributed VR-based simulation for manufacturing

Jin, Li, Oraifige, Ilias A., Hall, Frank R. and Lister, Paul M. (2001) Distributed VR-based simulation for manufacturing. In: Simulation in industry 2001: 13th European simulation symposium. SCS-Europe, Ghent, Belgium, pp. 289-293. ISBN 9077039023


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VR-based simulation has been applied to a wide range of industrial applications. The rapid development of networking and Internetworked 3D graphics techniques has already begun to foster the distributed VR-based simulation system. The WWW as the delivery mechanism has made the VR-based simulator widely available and affordable. In this paper, we propose a cost-effective approach to create distributed VR-based simulation systems for manufacturing applications. Using this approach, three VRML manufacturing simulators machining, process flow, factory layout, are described in detail. The current challenges of a distributed VR-based simulator are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: VR-based simulation, manufacturing, WWW, VRML
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:30
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/2149

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