Use of advanced computer graphics and data visualisation technologies in teaching and learning of steel structural design

Mahendran, Mahen & Young, Joseph A. (1996) Use of advanced computer graphics and data visualisation technologies in teaching and learning of steel structural design. In Proceedings of The 2nd State HERSDA Conference, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD.


A teaching and learning development project is currently under way at Queens-land University of Technology to develop advanced technology videotapes for use with the delivery of structural engineering courses. These tapes consist of integrated computer and laboratory simulations of important concepts, and behaviour of structures and their components for a number of structural engineering subjects. They will be used as part of the regular lectures and thus will not only improve the quality of lectures and learning environment, but also will be able to replace the ever-dwindling laboratory teaching in these subjects. The use of these videotapes, developed using advanced computer graphics, data visualization and video technologies, will enrich the learning process of the current diverse engineering student body. This paper presents the details of this new method, the methodology used, the results and evaluation in relation to one of the structural engineering subjects, steel structures.

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ID Code: 34194
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: structural engineering, data visualisation, HERN, engineering education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified (090599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2011 21:35
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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