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A virtual environment to support the distributed design of large made-to-order products

Whitfield, R.I. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Conway, Alastair and Wu, Zichao and Meehan, Joanne and Vassalos, Dracos and York, Philip (2007) A virtual environment to support the distributed design of large made-to-order products. In: Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing Platforms for Co-Creation. IGI Global, pp. 299-320.

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An overview of a virtual design environment (virtual platform) developed as part of the European Commission funded VRShips-ROPAX (VRS) project is presented. The main objectives for the development of the virtual platform are described, followed by the discussion of the techniques chosen to address the objectives, and finally a description of a use-case for the platform. Whilst the focus of the VRS virtual platform was to facilitate the design of ROPAX (roll-on passengers and cargo) vessels, the components within the platform are entirely generic and may be applied to the distributed design of any type of vessel, or other complex made-to-order products.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 16624
Keywords: virtual reality, distributed design, made-to-order products, design engineering, Manufactures, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, Computer software, Engineering design
Subjects: Technology > Manufactures
Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing user: Prof Alex Duffy
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 13:08
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 09:40
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