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Virtual reality simulation system for water supply and distribution network

WU, Wenyan and Gao, Jinliang and Chang, Kui (2012) Virtual reality simulation system for water supply and distribution network. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), 45 (4). pp. 205-213. ISSN 0952-8091

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One of the challenges of Virtual Reality (VR) technology is implementing its effective integration with application models to provide feasible information in real time. This paper will investigate VR simulation systems in Water Distribution Networks (WDN). A framework of a VR simulation system for WDN was proposed and a prototype was developed to provide an intuitive user interface offering real-time simulation and interaction through multi-sensory channels. This enables data processing, visualisation, scene roaming, hydraulic and water quality calculation and network analysis. The hydraulic and water quality models are combined into the VR simulation system; dynamic hydraulic and water quality information is expressed visually and managed interactively in the three dimensional virtual environment. The proposed VR simulation framework and developed system were evaluated in a case study which demonstrated its effectiveness as a tool to enhance understanding and operational efficiency in the WDN

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First paper in this issue, sponsored by Royal Society ( UK-China Scientific Exchange Scheme)
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual reality; simulation; water supply; water distribution network
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
H200 Civil Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Art and Design
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Depositing User: Wenyan WU
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 13:33
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 13:33
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/755

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