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Haptics interface for modelling and simulation of flexible cables

Nahavandi, S., Bhatti, A., Hossny, M., Creighton, D. and Tilove, Robert 2013, Haptics interface for modelling and simulation of flexible cables, in ICITA 2013 : Proceedings of the Information Technology and Applications 2013 conference, [The Conference], [Sydney, N.S.W.], pp. 6-11.

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Title Haptics interface for modelling and simulation of flexible cables
Author(s) Nahavandi, S.ORCID iD for Nahavandi, S. orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Bhatti, A.ORCID iD for Bhatti, A. orcid.org/0000-0001-6876-1437
Hossny, M.ORCID iD for Hossny, M. orcid.org/0000-0002-1593-6296
Creighton, D.ORCID iD for Creighton, D. orcid.org/0000-0002-9217-1231
Tilove, Robert
Conference name Information Technology and Applications. Conference (8th : 2013 : Sydney, N.S.W )
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 1-4 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings ICITA 2013 : Proceedings of the Information Technology and Applications 2013 conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Information Technology and Applications Conference
Start page 6
End page 11
Total pages 6
Publisher [The Conference]
Place of publication [Sydney, N.S.W.]
Keyword(s) haptics interface
cable modelling and simulation
Summary Virtual reality systems are becoming a must for product and process design, training practices and ergonomic analysis in many manufacturing industries. The automotive sector is considered to be the leader in applying virtual reality (VR) solutions for real-world, non-trivial, problems. Although, a number of commercial 3D engineering tools for digital mockups exist, most of them lack intuitive direct manipulation of the digital mockups. The majority of these 3D engineering tools are constrained to the interaction mainly with rigid objects which is just half the story. To bridge this gap, we have developed a haptics interface for modelling and simulation of flexible objects. The graphical and haptic user interface developed allows the creation of multiple one dimensional (1D) flexible objects, such as hoses, cables and harnesses. The user is required to provide the mechanical properties of the material such as Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, material density, damping factors, as well as dimensional properties such as length, and inner and outer diameters of the flexible object. Flexilution solver is employed to estimate and simulate the dynamic behaviour of flexible objects in response to external user interaction, whereas Nvidia's generic physics engine is used to simulate the behaviour of rigid objects. A generic communication interface is developed to accommodate a variety of devices without the reconfiguration of the simulation platform.
ISBN 9780980326758
Language eng
Field of Research 080111 Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
080110 Simulation and Modelling
090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
Socio Economic Objective 861302 Automotive Equipment
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061619

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
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