Development of VR/AR applications for experimental tests of beams, columns, and frames
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This paper depicts a set of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications conceived for the enrichment of laboratory experiences within the field of structural engineering. The experimental program corresponds to the study of beams, columns, and frames of austenitic stainless steel subjected to different types of static loading. The development of these applications encompasses the use of measured data from sensors, the use of 3D modeling tools, the use of game engines, and the corresponding mathematical treatment and postprocess of the structural tests in a real-time fashion. The developed applications provide new possibilities for structural engineering laboratory experiences. In both cases (VR and AR), the developed applications are meant to enhance the experimental program experience to a variety of target users (researchers, technicians, students) by adding customized information related to the structural behavior of all elements during the tests as well as to basic concepts of health and safety in structural engineering laboratories.
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CitationChacon, R.; Claure, F.; De Coss, O. Development of VR/AR applications for experimental tests of beams, columns, and frames. "Journal of computing in civil engineering", Setembre 2020, vol. 34, núm. 5, p. 05020003:1-05020003:14.
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