An immersive assembly and maintenance simulation environment

Fernando, T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5321-9071 and Murray, N 2004, An immersive assembly and maintenance simulation environment , in: 8th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, 21st-23rd October 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the development of a virtual environment for constraint based assembly and maintenance task simulation and analysis of large scale mechanical products. It is important that allowance is made for maintenance activities during a products design phase to help reduce the lifetime operating costs of such large scale mechanical products. Unfortunately, current CAE systems do not support such assessment capabilities, with these issues typically being addressed using expensive and time consuming physical prototypes. The design and implementation of an immersive virtual prototyping environment for supporting the assessment of assemblability and maintainability of large scale mechanical products, along with its use as a maintenance training tool will be outlined. Procedures and environments for realistic component assembly, constraint recognition, automatic disassembly sequence generation, and maintenance review and training are presented. The simulation of maintenance operations allows for maintenance to be addressed early in the design stages. This reduces unforeseen problems creeping into the design as it progresses through its life cycle, consequently saving both time and money while improving product quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications ISBN: 0-7695-2232-7
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0769522327
ISSN: 1550-6525
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2009 15:49
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 15:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/919

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