Shih-Chung Kang

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Keywords: Virtual environment Public hearings Physical model 3D flow numerical model a b s t r a c t The hydraulic design of the Yuansantze Flood Diversion Works (YFDW) project was considerably important for flood mitigation in Taiwan, and positive outcomes of the public hearings played a major role in the success of the project. In the beginning of the(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Construction safety Safety inspection Site inspection Field inspection Safety audit Field data collection User-centered design Information and communication technology Safety technology Research to practice Occupational safety is imperative in construction, and safety inspection is among the most common practices that help(More)
Taiwan experiences typhoons on a yearly basis, and the accompanying heavy rain often causes flooding and damage. Local decision makers invest heavily in flood prevention measures and thus need to allocate resources wisely to minimize the destruction caused. To educate future decision makers, we developed a flood game to encourage players’ active learning by(More)
This paper reviews the current state of the art for Virtual Reality (VR) and Virtual Environment (VE) applications in the field of the built environment. The review begins with a brief overview of technological components involved in enabling VR technology. A classification framework is developed to classify 150 journal papers in order to reveal the(More)
  • Jia-Ruey Chang, Shih-Chung Kang, Yuan-Hsu Tseng, Chih-Hwang Tseng, Po-Huei Wu, J R Chang +4 others
  • 2007
Traditionally pavement inspections are conducted using manually operated instruments, and hence are very labor-intensive. In this study, the authors propose the idea of using an autonomous robot to perform the pavement inspections, including for evenness and distress. Because inspection instruments are assumed to be mounted on the robot's platform, this(More)
Disaster prevention and response is becoming increasingly concerned not only with disaster mitigation, but also with the integration of hazard-related data. Take flood hazards for example, decision makers require precipitation data and the critical threshold value to judge when to evacuate the residents. Therefore, a system that can provide key information(More)
This research provides a stereoscopic vision system on an unmanned vehicle system (UVS) for disaster inspection. Taiwan is a disaster-prone area where earthquakes, typhoon, floods and debris flow happen frequently. These disasters usually cause terrain transformation and building collapse that raise the risk for human inspection. However, authorities need(More)