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Operators training in container terminals by using advanced 3D simulation

Antonio Cimino, Francesco Longo and Giovanni Mirabelli

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


Summary

The use of M&S for training occurs when there are situations most expensive or too dangerous to allow trainees to use the real equipment and to do the real operations in the real world. Instead, by using M&S approach it is possible to learn the correct use of equipments or the way to do an operation in a safe virtual environment. The convenience is to permit mistakes during training even involve dangers for trainees and to save costs. In particular the paper proposes a virtual 3D marine port environment for training for marine workers. The development of the marine port includes three module: the virtual environment, the geometric model and the dynamic process module. The virtual environment is provided by the software tool Vega Prime (by Presagis) and hosts the marine port environment developed by using the 3D real time modeling tool Creator (by Presagis). The marine port environment includes berth and yard, berth cranes, container handling equipment and facilities. The main port operations are implemented within the dynamic process module (the simulation engine and allows all the interactions in the 3D environment). The marine port consider in this research project is the Gioia Tauro port, located in South Italy. Gioia Tauro port is today on the biggest container terminals in Italy and in the Mediterranean area.


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