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International Journal of Student Project Reporting

International Journal of Student Project Reporting (IJSPR)

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  • Virtual reality as applied to the fields of education, transportation and exploration   Order a copy of this article
    by Devon Ely 
    Abstract: This paper examines information on potential applications of virtual reality toward three grand challenges: education, transportation and exploration. Virtual realitys unique ability to immerse users in artificial environments has several potential uses. The paper briefly examines virtual realitys current state and limitations, before delving into possible applications by examining existing literature. In education, virtual reality may improve understanding of academic material or provide realistic training for high-risk fields. In transportation, virtual reality is a valuable method of data collection to study behaviours of transportation systems, which can lead to optimisations. Virtual reality technology also offers potential in the exploration field. Detailed simulations may facilitate exploration of historic or archaeological sites in environments that are otherwise unrealistic to visit; recreations of experiences that are normally unsafe, unattainable, or costly to visit are perfect use cases for virtual reality. More applications for virtual reality will be discovered once technological drawbacks are resolved.
    Keywords: virtual reality; VR; education; transportation; exploration; VENUS project; Oculus; simulations; training; medical; military; engineering; K-12; technology; traffic optimisation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSPR.2021.10046300
     
  • Virtual Reality as Applied to the Fields of Education, Transportation, and Exploration.   Order a copy of this article
    by Devon Ely, Austin Shute, Stephanie Baldwin, Layali Bazar 
    Abstract: This paper examines information on potential applications of virtual reality toward three grand challenges: education, transportation and exploration. Virtual reality’s unique ability to immerse users in artificial environments has several potential uses. The paper briefly examines virtual reality’s current state and limitations, before delving into possible applications by examining existing literature. In education, virtual reality may improve understanding of academic material or provide realistic training for high-risk fields. In transportation, virtual reality is a valuable method of data collection to study behaviours of transportation systems, which can lead to optimisations. Virtual reality technology also offers potential in the exploration field. Detailed simulations may facilitate exploration of historic or archaeological sites in environments that are otherwise unrealistic to visit; recreations of experiences that are normally unsafe, unattainable, or costly to visit are perfect use cases for virtual reality. More applications for virtual reality will be discovered once technological drawbacks are resolved.
    Keywords: virtual reality; VR; education; transportation; exploration; VENUS project; Oculus; simulations.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSPR.2022.10046712
     
  • Simplified life cycle analysis for rigid pavements constructed using waste materials as binders in concrete.   Order a copy of this article
    by Janitha Migunthanna, Navya Tumakuru Manjunatha, Varun Gulappa Shatagar, Dhanush Hirisave Raghu, Rakesh Shamantbhai Zinzala, P. Rajeev, Jay Sanjayan 
    Abstract: A simplified life cycle analysis (LCA) was conducted to evaluate and compare the environmental performance of ordinary Portland cement (OPC)-based concrete and geopolymer concrete (GPC) in rigid pavement construction. Environmental impacts were evaluated by quantifying carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and energy consumption related to the different LCA stages. In an OPC concrete mixture, the cement binder was responsible for almost 70% of CO2 emissions and 88% of energy consumption. Replacing OPC in concrete with geopolymer binders allowed reducing total CO2 emissions by almost 50% and energy consumption by 72%. In this study, waste clay bricks (WCBs), fly ash and slag were used as the aluminosilicate precursors and anhydrous sodium silicate was used as the activator to produce one-part GPC. The case study results show that for a 1 km rigid pavement construction, the total CO2 emission and energy consumption can be reduced by 39% and 63%, respectively, by replacing OPC with geopolymer binders.
    Keywords: life cycle analysis; LCA; rigid pavements; geopolymer concrete; GPC; waste clay bricks; WCBs; carbon emission; energy consumption.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSPR.2022.10051098