The Virginia Tech Transport Theory Group (VT3G) has been collaborating with Drs. Nicholas Polys and Srijith Rajamohan of the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Visionarium group for the development of a Collaborative Virtual Reality System (VRS) for the RAPID Code System, called VRS-RAPID.
The VRS system can be adapted to different physical phenomena by development of suitable input/output structure, and it has been submitted to the Virginia Tech Intellectual Property (VTIP) for a patent provision.
VRS-RAPID is a collaborative web-application for intuitive input manipulation, real-time simulation, and output analysis and 3-D visualization of nuclear systems using the RAPID Code System.
VRS-RAPID allows for collaboration of different users via its web-interface. Due to its real-time simulation capabilities it can be an extremely useful tool for professionals/students training in the nuclear engineering field, regulators, nuclear power plants and spent fuel systems operators, core design and management, material accountability, and nuclear safeguards and security.