Mobile augmented reality implementation for teaching structural analysis


In this paper, augmented reality (AR) technology is used to design and launch a mobile application to visualize structural components, and their behavior under loading, which will help students transfer their abstract knowledge into real world situations. To validate results, a set of example problems are used that include questions concerning structural component behavior under loading. For these examples, 3D models are developed and overlaid on top of the book images to help students see the effect of loads on structures in action. For assessment, both control and experimental groups are deployed and students learning is measured in order to investigate the design characteristics of an effective pedagogy involving AR to teach structural analysis, how AR impacts students learning, the role of AR in creating an inclusive learning environment that caters to various learning styles, and enhancing students adaptive flexibility, and how AR impacts students engagement in the learning process.


Technology and Construction Management

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Conference Proceeding

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23rd International Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2016