Structural analysis
Fluid dynamics
Geo informatics
Geospatial analysis

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University of Lisbon

Lay down rock solid foundations and even complete structures using Virtual Reality

Conventional teaching of civil engineering directly show the final form of architectural elements depriving the learners to observe the physical evolution. Using VR, it is possible to bring better perspectives using didactic models through visual simulation of the construction process which would dynamically produce changes to the geometry. When the construction planning timeline in phases is integrated with the design information, 4D (3D + time) models are created. The entire construction process can be virtually simulated using Virtual Reality which would facilitate much better understanding of the process and the virtual model can be interactively manipulated with. Elements of structural analysis such as bending moment, shear stress, creep can also be better visualized and understood.

VR allows Geo Informatics to be viewed the way it is supposed to be- in 3D. Real life projects such as rehabilitation of a dilapidated building, require constant evaluation at a very early stage and constant monitoring before any decision becomes definitive

Using VR, detection of structural anomalies, replacement of damaged resistant elements and the adaptation of the building to new uses can be done very effectively by rapid surveying and mapping of damages.

There is a huge scope for application development, that leverage geospatial virtual environments, for users with no prior GIS experience. Further simulating presence in situations where a physical presence is not possible in areas like mining can be studied in a VR environment.

  • A 4D teaching environment
  • Huge potential for all the sub
    disciplines in Civil engineering
  • Simulating real life industry problems and delivering solutions