Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of Visualization Augmentation on Welder Training: A Study with the Simulated MIG Lab
by White, Steven A., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013, 97; 3590087
Abstract (Summary)

This works outlines the creation of a fully immersive real time simulation of the Metal Inert Gas Welding technique. It outlines the creation, development and trials associated with creating a unique GPU based physical simulation and visualizations associated with the simulated environment. A trial is conducted among various students and technical personnel with the simulator to investigate the concepts of learning transfer through simulation augmentation. The results are positive towards low-road transfer and additionally outline future studies in the fields.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiners, Dirk
Commitee: Borst, Christoph W., Chambers, Terrance L., Cruz-Neira, Carolina
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Computer Science
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-B 74/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer science
Keywords: Mig, Training, Transfer, Visualization augmentation, Welder
Publication Number: 3590087
ISBN: 978-1-303-29312-2
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