Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Part 2: Presenting the Simulated Vehicle Dynamics in Virtual 3D Environment

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Ambrož, M.; Ciglarič, I.; Prebil, I.
Section: Analysis Technologies
Page(s): 1123-1128


Results of simulations done by mathematical models of driving dynamics have to be presented in a clear and appealing way. One possibility of this is presentation by animation in virtual 3D environment. For the mathematical model of vehicle dynamics, a library of low-polygon 3D geometrical vehicle models is being built. We have developed software to compose animations, based on the simulation data, and display the results in virtual 3D environment. The required vehicle-specific input data is retrieved from an existing vehicle database. A separate module for interactive driving simulation is under development. The flexible structure of the software for writing animations provides easy adaptation to future expansions of the mathematical model.

Keywords: vehicle dynamics, simulation, animation, 3D modeling, VRML


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