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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
Instructional technologies - Simulations, VR, Remote Education
In recent time, manufacturing environment are bracing higher end technologies to achieve high productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Due to the adoption of the sophisticated technologies, the system is becoming very complex and stochastic. Moreover, the various subsystems and components add an extra level of difficulty to understand the entire manufacturing process, which cannot be described only through theoretical explanation. As a powerful tool, computer simulation can be integrated to design and visualize the stochastic and complex system. This paper uses the advantage of simulation to describe a series classroom activities using SIMIO software, which are deployed in industrial systems simulation course in the University of Texas at El Paso. Beside the authors show a noble approach to demonstrate the simulation using the virtual reality (VR) technology in Unity platform. Integration of these simulation based classroom activities provide three-fold benefit to students’ learning process; (1) students can experience the real time situation by imitating a manufacturing environment, (2) it provides an effective way to evaluate the design and operational performance of manufacturing systems, and (3) it motivates the students to be engaged in the classroom activities besides learning the theoretical knowledge.
Tseng, T. B., & Rahman, M. F., & Chiou, R., & Renteria-Marquez, I. A., & Akundi, A., & Lopes, A. J., & Senthilkumar, J. (2020, June), Embedding Computer Simulation-based Classroom Activities to Enhance the Learning Experience for Manufacturing Systems Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34519
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