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A case study of collaborative facilities use in engineering design
Author(s): Laura Monroe; David Pugmire
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the use of visualization tools and facilities in the collaborative design of a replacement weapons system, the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). We used not only standard collaboration methods but also a range of visualization software and facilities to bring together domain specialists from laboratories across the country to collaborate on the design and integrate this disparate input early in the design. This was the first time in U.S. weapons history that a weapon had been designed in this collaborative manner. Benefits included projected cost savings, design improvements and increased understanding across the project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7525, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010, 752509 (27 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.839511
Show Author Affiliations
Laura Monroe, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
David Pugmire, Oak Riadge National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7525:
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010
Ian E. McDowall; Margaret Dolinsky, Editor(s)

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