Virtual excavator with real-time simulation of the drive physics
This project concerned a virtual excavator with working hydraulics (boom, stick, bucket and rotary actuator) that can be controlled interactively via a simulation model with real-time capacity. The operator can use two real joysticks to interact with the model and operate the corresponding axes.
The physical behaviour of the hydraulic drives and the multi-body dynamics of the boom are computed in a real-time model and visualised in a corresponding 3D model.
Models of this type are used for training operating staff and in the pre-commissioning of actuators.