SIMULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES WITHIN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Alcínia Zita Sampaio, Pedro Gameiro Henriques

Abstract

Three-dimensional geometric models have been used to present architectural and engineering works, showing their final configuration. But, when the clarification of a detail or the constitution of a construction step in needed, these models are not appropriate because they do not allow the observation of the construction activity. Models that could present dynamically changes of the building geometry are a good support on education in civil engineering domain. Techniques of geometric modelling and virtual reality were used to obtain interactive models that could visually simulate the construction activity. The applications explain the construction work of a cavity wall and a bridge. The models present distinct advantage as educational aids in first-degree courses in Civil Engineering. The use of Virtual Reality techniques in the development of educational applications brings new perspectives to the teaching of subjects related to the field of civil construction.

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in Harvard Style

Zita Sampaio A. and Gameiro Henriques P. (2008). SIMULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES WITHIN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-20-3, pages 326-331. DOI: 10.5220/0001099403260331


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp08,
author={Alcínia Zita Sampaio and Pedro Gameiro Henriques},
title={SIMULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES WITHIN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={326-331},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001099403260331},
isbn={978-989-8111-20-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008)
TI - SIMULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES WITHIN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
SN - 978-989-8111-20-3
AU - Zita Sampaio A.
AU - Gameiro Henriques P.
PY - 2008
SP - 326
EP - 331
DO - 10.5220/0001099403260331