From Cloud to Crane – Laser Scanning for Modeling and Simulation
This presentation will give an overview of the process and practical aspects involved in using terrestrial laser scans to help create a model of a dockside crane for a Modeling and Simulation application.
The cranes that service some of the shipyard’s dry docks are very old, and many lack detailed drawings. A new class of air craft carrier was going to be brought into the dry dock with a sponson configuration that could theoretically interfere with the crane during loading operations.
The model of the crane was created as a part of a Mod Sim project to prove that the counterweight of the crane would not interfere with the boat.
The presentation will cover aspects of the the survey of Dry Dock, Crane, and Aircraft carrier such as networking, scanning on a waterborne vessel, and integrating with Total Station data. It will also cover the various considerations for converting the cloud data into the Mod Sim application.