By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Data detailed on Software Engineering have been presented. According to news originating from Taipei, Taiwan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Detailed simulation and visualization of crane activities have been recently introduced to help engineers identify potential problems with critical erection tasks; however, the development of real-time erection visualizations for different types of cranes and lifting objects is time-consuming, and usually requires a certain amount of effort in modeling and setting up the environment. This research proposes a configurable model which is reusable, fast-prototyping, and extendable to support real-time visualization of the erection process."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from National Taiwan University, "The developed model of the crane is divided into three modules which can be reconfigured for different erection tasks. Each module is defined using multiple rigid bodies and the joint constraints of multibody dynamics. The proposed modeling method can also be easily adapted to existing physics engines. To evaluate the feasibility of the proposed method, we observed the processes involved in a common erection activity and compared this with the visualization results obtained using proposed method. We also simulated a cooperative cranes scenario taken from an actual construction project to demonstrate its usability."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We found that the proposed modeling method was easily able to visualize various erection activities with different cranes and configurations."
For more information on this research see: Configurable model for real-time crane erection visualization. Advances in Engineering Software, 2013;65():1-11. Advances in Engineering Software can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Advances in Engineering Software - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/422911)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from W.H. Hung, National Taiwan University, Dept. of Civil Engn, Taipei, Taiwan.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Software Engineering
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