Virtual Reality for Chemical Engineering Students

Virtual Reality provides a new way for people to interact with computers. We create a three-dimensional world inside the computer and use high performance computer graphics to give the feeling that you are actually inside this virtual world.

Real chemical plants are too dangerous to allow students to explore on their own, so final-year undergraduate students are building a virtual chemical plant that will be used for teaching Chemical Engineering.

VR distillation column Photo of distillation column
Virtual distillation column Real distillation column
You can see more screen shots here, or if your browser understands VRML visit our virtual chemical plant (version 1) or virtual chemical plant (version 2).