The application of virtual reality to the simulation of mine fires and explosions
Walsha, Timothy (1999) The application of virtual reality to the simulation of mine fires and explosions. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Despite significant improvements in mine safety, underground mine fires and explosions are responsible for a significant number of deaths world-wide each year. The training of personnel in safety procedures has had a significant impact on reducing the frequency of injuries and fatalities. This thesis presents an innovative virtual reality simulation, 'Fire-VR', designed to enhance the visualisation of a mine ventilation system. Fire-VR incorporates existing ventilation network analysis procedures with a graphical front-end and offers considerable potential for user interactivity in training scenarios.
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