skip to main content

Title: Simulated maintenance a virtual reality

The article describes potential applications of personal computer-based virtual reality software. The applications are being investigated by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited`s (AECL) Chalk River Laboratories for the Canadian deuterium-uranium (Candu) reactor. Objectives include: (1) reduction of outage duration and improved safety, (2) cost-effective and safe maintenance of equipment, (3) reduction of exposure times and identification of overexposure situations, (4) cost-effective training in a virtual control room simulator, (5) human factors evaluation of design interface, and (6) visualization of conceptual and detailed designs of critical nuclear field environments. A demonstration model of a typical reactor control room, the use of virtual reality in outage planning, and safety issues are outlined.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited`s Chalk River Lab., Ontario (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
508284
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear News; Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; CONTROL ROOMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; OUTAGES; COMPUTER-AIDED INSTRUCTION; RADIATION PROTECTION