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A study of difficulty factors in piping diagram reading in an engine room simulator environment


Takemura, N and Lokuketagoda, G and Nakamura, M and Uchida, M and Miwa, T, A study of difficulty factors in piping diagram reading in an engine room simulator environment, Journal of Advanced Marine Engineering and Technology, 44, (4) pp. 344-350. ISSN 2234-7925 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5916/jamet.2020.44.4.344


Demand for an engine room simulator has recently increased. Several manufacturers provide 3-dimensional animation or computer graphic imaging for application in virtual reality technology. Furthermore, educational tool hardware are improving on a daily basis. As educational institute researchers, we consider the planning of effective training exercises based on a simulated environment. In addition to hardware-related issues, software-related issues also exist in educational situations. One of the major difficulties associated with solving these problems is adjusting the task level according to the skill of the student, for which it must be known if the students are in fact finding any difficulty. We therefore conducted a questionnaire survey and factor analysis to detect the latent factors that affect the degree of difficulty, using data gathered via a questionnaire survey. Based on the findings of a questionnaire survey, we presented the difficulty factors encountered by students in understanding an engine room piping diagram.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:engine room simulator, difficulty of reading piping diagram
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lokuketagoda, G (Mr Gamini Lokuketagoda)
ID Code:141302
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2020-10-13
Last Modified:2020-11-23
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