Training on the Bar Bending Simulator

Bar Bending Simulator for L&T

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Project Name:

Bar Bending Simulator for L&T

Training on the Bar Bending Simulator
March 1, 2014 – January 1, 2016

Project PI:

Rao R. Bhavani

Project Co-PI:

Shankar Srinivasan

Funding Agency:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Project Summary:

All building constructions in India use construction rebars (steel concrete reinforcing bars) to provide structural reinforcement for concrete work. This necessitates experts in bending and cutting rebar to correctly size and bend the long steel rods before they can be installed. We developed a novel haptic-based bar bending simulator with inputs from Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) Construction Skills Training Institute (CSTI) for training novices in the construction rebar bending skill. The haptic training device is combined with a virtual environment and is capable of providing manual skill training and evaluation of prior knowledge of the trainees. The system provides a multi modal simulation environment with visual, audio and haptic feedback. Copies of the simulator are currently being used in the simulation centers of L&T’s CSTIs in Chennai and Delhi.

Project Status:
Past/Completed Project
Project Areas:
Motor Skills Training
Project Tags:
Haptics, Simulators
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