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Distributed VR-based simulation for manufacturing

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



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
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:2149
Deposited On:26 Jun 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:30

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