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Title:
A Software Architecture for Simulation and Visualisation based on the Functional Mock-up Interface and Web Technologies
Author:
Lars Ivar Hatledal: Department of Maritime Technology and Operations, Aalesund University College, Norway Hans Georg Schaathun: Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College, Norway Houxiang Zhang: Department of Maritime Technology and Operations, Aalesund University College, Norway
DOI:
10.3384/ecp15119123
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden
Issue:
119
Article no.:
012
Pages:
123-129
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-11-25
ISBN:
978-91-7685-900-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents a software architecture for a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) for simulation and visualisation based on the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) for co-simulation and web technologies. FMI has been chosen in order to have a standardised and independent interface to models created in different modelling tools. The user interface has been implemented using web technologies, which enables a very high degree of flexibility. The Web Graphics Library (WebGL) is used for interactive 3D visualisations, enabling native cross-platform rendering directly in the browser without the need of installing any additional plug-ins. Employing the bi-directional communication capabilities of the WebSocket protocol, multiple users can interact with the same simulation models simultaneously. A software prototype has been developed in order to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed architecture. As a case study, we have considered virtual prototyping of marine cranes, to illustrate the use on real world problems.

Keywords: Functional Mock-up Interface; WebGL; Virtual Prototyping; Web based Simulation

Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden

Author:
Lars Ivar Hatledal, Hans Georg Schaathun, Houxiang Zhang
Title:
A Software Architecture for Simulation and Visualisation based on the Functional Mock-up Interface and Web Technologies
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15119123
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Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden

Author:
Lars Ivar Hatledal, Hans Georg Schaathun, Houxiang Zhang
Title:
A Software Architecture for Simulation and Visualisation based on the Functional Mock-up Interface and Web Technologies
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15119123
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