Full-scale virtual mockups for next generation NPP training

Vaughn E. Whisker, Charles W. Sawyer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Training personnel to operate yet-to-be built next-generation nuclear power plants creates interesting training challenges for utilities. Virtual reality technology can be used to create full-scale virtual mockups of the not-yet-built spaces so that training activities can be performed prior to construction. To do this, CAD-based product model data is translated and then shown in a CAVE VR display. Personnel can navigate the plant, interact with and identify components, and work in simulated radiation environments. Numerous classes of training activities are envisioned for the virtual environment by potential users of the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009
Pages103-104
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventAmerican Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009 - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2009Feb 11 2009

Publication series

NameAmerican Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009

Other

OtherAmerican Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009
CountryUnited States
CityJacksonville, FL
Period2/8/092/11/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Education

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