Applications of virtual reality in industrial repair and maintenance

Ahm Shamsuzzoha*, Petri Helo, Timo Kankaanpää, Rayko Toshev, Viet Vu Tuan

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Virtual reality technique is generally considered as a natural extension to 3D computer graphics. This technique has matured enough until today to guarantee effective industrial applications. The virtual reality (VR) technique with up-to-date software systems supports various industrial applications such as design, engineering, manufacturing, operations and maintenance. The integration between virtual reality and industrial operations provides necessary support to develop cost efficient production system with sophisticated maintenance management. This paper highlighted the generic concept of the application of virtual reality technique in industrial maintenance. An application case on virtual reality technique in power plant operations and maintenance is demonstrated within the scope of this research. Overall research implications on virtual reality concept in various industrial applications are concluded with future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1890-1898
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberSEP
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2018 -
Duration: Sept 27 2018Sept 29 2018


  • Case study
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Robotics
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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