Parametric Mechanical Design for Systems Integration and Simulation of Virtual Crane.
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Efficient, flexible performance, operational safety, environmental issues and cost targets are became more and more urgent in the crane design system. Thus, a virtual crane prototyping (VCP) system consisting of various sub-systems, such as mechanical part, could be a feasible tool to evaluate multiple design concepts and conduct the trainings with a short time period. In this project, we focus on how to do a virtual prototyping for mechanical part of the marine crane. We aim to develop a library that is a scripting-based and could able to generate a model for 3D visualization and simulation in VCP framework. To establish a library, we seperate the crane into components in a parametric way. The virtual crane assembled with the library could be easy to customization and changed its parameters according to the following simulation's requirements.Combined parametric design methods in other research fields such as automobile and aviation; we will develop a parametric design method for modelling marine crane. We focus on the crane's overall operation and those are related with the statics, kinematics mathematics expressions of the crane; based on those expressions we can find the parameters which are basic and independent in the system; use those parameters to create 3D mesh models used for different purpose.Parametric mechanical design for systems Integration and simulation of virtual crane offers a novel solution to expend the universe for exploration of design instances for virtual prototyping, in particular as a model for generating parametric designs.