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VRMDS: an intuitive virtual environment for supporting the conceptual design of mechanisms

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VRMDS: an intuitive virtual environment for supporting the conceptual design of mechanisms
This paper presents Virtual Reality Mechanism Design Studio (VRMDS), an intuitive virtual environment for supporting the interactive design and simulation of mechanisms. The studio allows users to build spatial or planar mechanisms through intuitive operations and subsequently simulate their dynamic motion. Written in Python script language, VRMDS provides 3D stereoscopic immersive visualization, haptic enabled interaction, head and hand tracking and a user-friendly graphical user interface. A data model for organizing the data structure of links and commonly used mechanical joints is designed and implemented upon the basis of the Vizard Virtual Reality (VR) library. Within the virtual environment, the user can create links and assemble them into a mechanism by defining joints between links. Simultaneously, a corresponding MATLAB’s SimMechanics model is automatically created at run time. The dynamics simulation of mechanisms is enabled by interfacing with the dynamics solver built-i...
Juan Camilo Alvarez, Hai-Jun Su
Added 25 Apr 2012
Updated 25 Apr 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where VR
Authors Juan Camilo Alvarez, Hai-Jun Su
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