The University of Exeter’s VSimulators team at Exeter Science Park hosted a visit by Science Park Chair Nick Ames and the University Registrar Mike Shore-Nye at the facility this week.
The visit was organised so that Nick could be introduced to some of the impressive work being carried out by the University in research and industry and to give him the chance to build relationships with academic staff.
Participating in the visit from the Exeter VSimulators team were Professor James Brownjohn, Principal Investigator and James Bassitt, Senior Experimental Officer
The tour included a visit to the VSimulators chamber, where Nick got the chance to experience first-hand the vibration frequencies and the six degrees of freedom of the motion platform.
James Bassitt spent time explaining the technical detail of the facility, which also incorporates motion capture capability and virtual reality (VR) technology capable of immersing occupants in headset projected VR scenarios. He ran the recorded movement of a footbridge experiencing synchronous lateral excitation.
James Brownjohn then talked about some of the potential uses of the multi-disciplinary facility, including applications in sectors from construction to health and wellbeing.
Nick said: “It was a great visit and the equipment and ambition for the use of the facility were very impressive. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with University staff and find out about some of the exciting research they are getting involved in.”