Exploring Aerospace Design in Virtual Reality with Dimension Reduction

Abstract

One of today's most propitious immersive technologies is virtual reality (VR). This term is colloquially associate with head-sets that transport user to a bespoke, built-for-purpose immersive 3D virtual environment. It has given rise to the field of immersive visual analytics - a new field of research that aims to use immersive technologies for enhancing and empowering data analytics. In this paper we present a VR aerospace design environment with the objective of aiding the component aerodynamic design process by interactively visualising performance and geometry. This virtual environment uses ideas from parameter-space dimension reduction to enhance the exploration and exploitation of the design space. We decompose the design of such and environment into function structures, present an implementation of the system and verify the interface in terms of usability and expressiveness.

Citation information

Slawomir K. Tadeja, Pranay Seshadri, and Per Ola Kristensson. "Exploring Aerospace Design in Virtual Reality with Dimension Reduction", AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2019-2206), doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-2206 

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