THE VISUALIZATION OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION:
CONSTRUCTION LIFE STORY
33rd Our World in Concrete and Structures (OWICs) - 2008
Derek L Lloyd*, Civil Engineering Scholar COEP, University of Pune, India
Satish R Sathe, Professor of Civil Engineering, COEP, Pune, India
Gajanan M Sabnis, Emeritus Professor, Howard University, Washington, DC USA;
also Consultant, Mumbai, India
Visualization, Animation, Structural performance, Concrete structures, Wind loads,
Simulation, Graphics, History of Animation
This is a special presentation for initiating the new technology for civil engineering, but used extensively in other fields of engineering and very importantly in entertainment industry with great profitability. This is the first attempt of a series of papers and the doctoral thesis that will follow to demonstrate and exploit the potentials of the technique. Animation, simulation and visualization for such technology may take different forms but have a special meaning in civil engineering; they are all used in this presentation to avoid misleading and pre-conceived
information and to reinforce physical attributes.
In the present context, the authors feel more comfortable to call it visualization technology. The paper reviews the available information and techniques in terms of the sequence of later outcome of this research and brings out the salient features to bring the readers to a better understanding, so that the technology is appreciated and enhanced in the future by others. For this purpose, the presentation is kept at the basic level, yet demonstrates the power of the tools available to the civil engineer in general and structural engineer in particular to use them for applications on a real time basis with great economical benefits and scientific results for the experimental work(s) which have been already executed.
It is concluded that such tools are very useful in civil engineering to reduce the duration of works in education, research and professional practice. Such knowledge is believed to be a contribution to our profession so that civil engineering can again gain its rightful place in engineering as one of the best profession for the upcoming generations. The paper therefore is short in writing but is much longer in actual presentation due to the graphics and videos employed.