Safety Tunnel simulation using 3D Virtual Reality
Siemens Digital Industries Software solution helps HBI Haerter create 3D virtual reality tours of smoke-contaminated buildings. Consulting engineers use Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software to verify tunnel safety. Part of the ever-increasing level of realism offered in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is the use of virtual reality (VR) headsets as human-machine interfaces. The VR headsets allow users to dive into the simulation, for example, to verify the possibility of safe escape in case of fire. One of the benefits is that in a VR simulation, fire experts are able to analyze vulnerabilities in places that would not be accessible in real life or in classic documentation.