Virtual Room Model

The virtual room model of the interactive VR simulation environment is realized in Unity and can be adapted to different scenarios (single room, complex building with several zones, ...). The illustration shows a simple one-room model with models of a desk, a chair, a lamp and a room thermostat. The room in this example has a dimension of 3 m x 3 m x 3 m, a window measuring size of 1 m x 1 m and a door with a height of 2 m and a width of 1 m.

VR-Room model of the der Virtual Reality simulation environment with thermal feedback (Source: UdK Berlin)

The virtual room model allows user interaction with the door (open or closed), the light (off or on), the window (closed, tilted, fully open) and the room thermostat for the air conditioning system (set temperatures for heating and cooling). When the user is present in the room, their body emits heat and water vapor. All the effects of user interactions are transmitted from Unity to the Modelica thermal room model in real time via the UDP protocol.

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