Development of Multiphysics Enriched Mixed Reality Game for Geotechnical Engineering Education

Chenchen Huang, Weiling Cai, Cheng Zhu, Ying Tang, Sarah Bauer, Lei Wang, Ryan Hare

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Abstract

This study aims to develop a multiphysics-enriched mixed reality game system that provides an integrated geotechnical learning experience with visualization, collaboration, and simulation tools. This paper summarizes the game development works. Essential game components, such as player characters, geotechnical testing devices and tools, and laboratory environment, were created for the virtual game. Multiple mini-games incorporating geotechnical concepts are designed to further encourage the players to play the game. The thermal conductivity and direct shear tests will be performed in a virtual walk-in environmental chamber with controllable temperature. Using these experimental results as modeling inputs, finite element simulations are integrated to support the geothermal pile analysis under field conditions. Players will be able to visualize the simulation results through the augmented reality technique. The entire game is created as a mobile game platform, which enables players to use personal smartphone or tablet devices. The work is expected to improve unders' interests and success in geotechnical engineering coursework, as well as provide developmental insights and educational background to inform researchers who seek to develop similar games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsEllen Rathje, Brina M. Montoya, Mark H. Wayne
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages526-534
Number of pages9
EditionGSP 342
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484654, 9780784484661, 9780784484678, 9780784484685, 9780784484692, 9780784484708
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 Geo-Congress: Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions from the Ground Up - Geotechnical Data Analysis and Computation - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2023Mar 29 2023

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
NumberGSP 342
Volume2023-March
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Conference

Conference2023 Geo-Congress: Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions from the Ground Up - Geotechnical Data Analysis and Computation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period3/26/233/29/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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