Virtual reality in Technical Aeronautic Learning

Project acronym: VITAL

Topics: aeronautics, virtual reality, reverse pedagogy

Disciplinary fields: engineering sciences, mecanics, mechanical engineering

SummaryThis project consists in the development of a “CAVE” (Cube Automatic Virtual Environment) and in the implementation of pedagogical scenarios with Virtual Reality as a training tool for science and technology of aircraft for the benefit of students of all levels in order to promote their autonomy and learning by project.
The IUT Aix-Marseille University, in the premises of POLYAERO Tallard has this CAVE since October 2017.  The students will be train to this recent technology. The first one who benefit from it are those of the License MSP Aeronautics ans its seven DU aeronautics of the IUT knowing that this technology should be useful to other components of AMU.

The CAVE is a very high-resolution projection system that allows the total immersion of the teacher and students in a virtual aircraft or its equipment at scale 1. The goal is to promote the learning of technologies, to simulate operations maintenance, assembly / desassembly of aircraft elements to organize practical work sessions or the student is as well as actor of a mission then as spectator and as evaluator. Virtual Reality also allows the student to visualize in 3D the work done with the CATIA’s Computer Aided Design software to position the part designed in the aircraft and to check its ergonomics, accessibility and functionality and come back iteratively to the design. This educational tool also promotes research in the fiels of reverse pedagogy.

Project interlocutor: Xavier BONNARDEL, IUT

Project duration: 12/01/2018 – 03/31/2021

Call for proposal: Académie d’Excellence 2017

Photography credits: (c) POLYAERO 2019

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