Virtual Reality Demonstrations
 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Project E-5B

Previous Contributors:
Stephanie Arbogast Jonathan Birch
Lionel Chambers
Cathleen Kennedy
Joshua Biller
Ashleigh Komnick
Jadrien Komnick
April Johnson
Ashlee Keller
Jayashree Sundararaman

Brad Cross, Principal Investigator
Scott Smith, Co-Principal Investigator

Current Contributors:




 

NOTICE: This project is currently under development using Internet Explorer 6.0 and Cosmo Player 2.1.1 plugin. The version currently shown should be viewable with the below software. Please email us or send comments to our feedback page if you experience any difficulties.


 

Project Scope: A web site will be created containing three-dimensional virtual reality models of buildings to demonstrate structural and nonstructural damage sustained during an earthquake and the effectiveness of earthquake retrofit techniques. Website users will be able to interactively install or remove various earthquake retrofit details and observe the results of the installation or removal of retrofit components during a simulated earthquake. For more information on the project visit the Mid-America Earthquake Center, Task Statement for Project

 

Viewing the Project:
You must install a VRML viewer.  

Links to VRML Viewers:
Cosmo Player (VRML Browser - **Recommended**)

Cosmo Player Tutorial:
This Tutorial is HIGHLY Recommended for new Cosmo Users!

Project Links:

Masonry Building................... http://www.ce.siue.edu/earthquake/MasonryBldg/masonry.html
Concrete Building.................
http://www.ce.siue.edu/earthquake/ConcreteBldg/concrete.html
Steel Building...................... http://www.ce.siue.edu/earthquake/SteelBuilding/Steel.html
Wood Frame Building............. http://www.ce.siue.edu/earthquake/TimberBuilding/timber.html

 

Troubleshooting:
The vrml world will load faster on a LAN connection than a dial-up connection.  This application works best on newer, faster video cards
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Acknowledgements: Click [here] to see the list of acknowledgements for this project.

About the Team: Click [here] for info on the Fall 2005 Earthquake Team.

Contacts:

         Brad Cross................ ................................................... bcross@siue.edu
Principle Investigator

         Scott Smith.................................................................. srsmith@siue.edu
Co-Principle Investigator

2002
Department of Civil Engineering
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville                    
Last Updated: November 2007