Mechdyne is installing a four-sided CAVE in the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) at the University of Wyoming campus at Laramie. The university will have Wyoming's only CAVE, a room-sized advanced visualization solution that combines high-resolution, stereoscopic projection and 3D computer graphics.
"The Mechdyne CAVE complements the primary function of the EIC: to help faculty, students and industry experts collaborate and create 'what if' scenarios," said Brent Redman, account manager for Mechdyne. "The CAVE is an amazing tool for discovery. It allows many users to experience a virtual environment at the same time, helping them analyze and interpret a wide variety of spatially related data."
The CAVE will be housed in the 3D Visualization Research Lab at the EIC, which is a newly constructed LEED building connected to one of the largest supercomputers in the world, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Wyoming Supercomputing Center located in Cheyenne.
"One use of the lab will be the ability to model how oil, gas, and water move and interact in the subsurface," said Diana Hulme, deputy director of research at University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources. "We hope this will lead to new technologies that increase recovery from unconventional reservoirs. Rather than viewing data on a small screen in 2D, researchers can be immersed in a 3D image created from that data, providing for analysis of a more realistic situation. We want it to be a campus-wide teaching resource."
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