Full-scale virtual mockups for next generation NPP training

Vaughn Eugene Whisker, III, Charles W. Sawyer

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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 - 2008
EventAmerican Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009 - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2009Feb 11 2009

Other

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

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Mockups
education
virtual reality
personnel
Virtual reality
nuclear power plant
CAD
nuclear power plants
computer aided design
Nuclear power plants
Computer aided design
Display devices
Personnel
Radiation
radiation
products

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Whisker, III, V. E., & Sawyer, C. W. (2008). Full-scale virtual mockups for next generation NPP training. In American Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009 (pp. 103-104)
Whisker, III, Vaughn Eugene ; Sawyer, Charles W. / Full-scale virtual mockups for next generation NPP training. American Nuclear Society - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, CONTE 2009. 2008. pp. 103-104
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