VIRTUAL TRAINING TOOLS FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION

This project's ultimate goal was to bring cost-effective interactive 3D environments to contractors and state agencies. This was accomplished by developing and testing a second version of the XPactor training simulation software. While the original XPactor simulator focused exclusively on a single compactor operator in a single paving scenario, the enhancements expand the capabilities of the previous system and work towards creating a virtual hot mix asphalt (HMA) paving construction site. This site will allow multiple users to interact with one another and assume a variety of key construction roles including paver operator, multiple types of compactor operators, site coordinator, and even public motorist. The virtual site is configurable to present users with a rich set of construction projects, such as paving different geometries like multilane, curved, and inclined roads, and paving under different environmental conditions including weather, time of day (night), and traffic patterns. As with the current version, the trainer will be able to set these parameters at runtime in order to customize training.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    TransNow, Transportation Northwest

    University of Washington, Department of Civil Engineering
    129 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Turkiyyah, G
    • Mahoney, J P
    • Batchelor, D
  • Publication Date: 2005-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TNW2005-06,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS99-G-0010
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2005 12:00AM