A virtual prototyping platform to improve CAE analysis workflow

Francesco Argese, Andrea Martini, Lucio Colizzi, Marco Fina, Giovanni Reo, Fiorenzo Ambrosino, Pasquale Bene, Leonardo Cosma

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental software system that allows interfacing a virtual immersive environment with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) open source software aiming for improving and simplifying design process and results evaluation. System includes a middleware to execute jobs on HPC architectures and to compare results of server-class processors with GPGPU hardware. The main innovation of the overall system is the possibility to setup the CAE job directly inside the virtual reality platform speeding-up the entire process. User evaluations on selected case studies show how the use of a virtual environment may enhance the perception of engineers ideas during the design process. In addition, the use of a system that allows reconfiguring and relaunching the job simplifies setup of job configuration. Results also show that HPC hardware based on GPGPU offers a perceivable speedup for problems with an high number of nodes.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality, AVR 2015 - Lecce, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality, AVR 2015
CountryItaly
CityLecce
Period1/1/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Argese, F., Martini, A., Colizzi, L., Fina, M., Reo, G., Ambrosino, F., ... Cosma, L. (2015). A virtual prototyping platform to improve CAE analysis workflow. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality, AVR 2015, Lecce, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22888-4_20