Title: An integrated simulation system for glass pressing

Authors: Songxin Shi, Shubiao Cui, Yunqing Rao, Xinyu Shao

Addresses: State Key Laboratory of Digital, Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China. ' State Key Laboratory of Digital, Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China. ' State Key Laboratory of Digital, Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China. ' State Key Laboratory of Digital, Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China

Abstract: This paper presents the system design and implementation of an integrated glass-pressing simulation system. The system design is accomplished by object-oriented analysis, including structure design, modularisation and object modelling. By applying Virtual Reality (VR) to Finite Element Analysis (FEA), the interactive system provides an interface to implement comprehensive and intuitive analysis. And OpenGL is chosen for the development of the Virtual Environment (VE) and stereoscopic view. By integrating VR with FEA, the overall system is a new powerful tool to resemble the physical process cycle of glass pressing.

Keywords: glass pressing; numerical simulation; system design; object-oriented analysis; structure design; modularisation; object modelling; virtual reality; finite element analysis; FEA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2010.032095

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2010 Vol.38 No.2/3, pp.117 - 130

Published online: 10 Mar 2010 *

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