The realism of a ship bridge simulator has a decisive impact on the value to be gained from utilising a virtual environment for training, practicing and planning.
Virtual reality enables reality to be taken beyond the performance envelope. When done correctly this provides the perfect domain for turning virtual reality into reality. Realism is the key to this.
Our ship bridge simulator SimFlex4, has been under constant development for over 30 years. It is renowned for its realism. Right from the very beginning focus has been on correctly modelling the hydro- and aerodynamic physical characteristics. This is done by addressing all the forces acting on the vessel and then solving the equation of motions for the vessel. Each force component is a function of many variables, which each contribute to the total force exerted and the corresponding motion. This approach makes it easy to add or remove an effect.
The design is based on an eclectic approach where data is retrieved and combined from many sources. Herein lies the success and realism of the ship bridge simulator.
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