Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality


Advances in physical modeling and computational science will revolutionize the way engineers develop and design new technologies and processes.

Virtual process engineering (VPE) combines computer simulations with real-time, online data to provide engineers with the benefits of so-called virtual reality. Through VPE, engineers will be able to simulate industrial processes with high accuracy and in real time, compare simulation outputs with experimental results online, and visualize relevant results dynamically and in 3D. The realization of VPE will require significant advancements in the accuracy of physical modeling, as well as improvements in the capabilities of computing hardware and software.

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