• Client

    UNSW MERE

  • Year

    2020

  • Platforms

    iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android

How does a CT Scan work? What do the results look like?

These were questions held by petroleum engineering students when learning about rock porosity and structure. The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering at UNSW decided that an educational mobile app would be a great way to help students understand a process that they cannot see in the lab and help them understand the results on a micro scale.

The generated experience starts by using an animated 3D model of the CT scanning equipment in the UNSW lab to explain the process of scanning. A series of steps and narrations outline how the scanned data is collected and how the 3D model information is produced. The app then includes a range of example datasets generated from CT scanning various materials in the lab, from a tooth, to concrete, to a chocolate egg. Students are able to interact with these 3D models on their mobiles, rotating and slicing them to view the information generated by a CT scan.

The app then extends the learning by allowing the student to travel inside the 3D model generated from a sandstone sample. They can rotate their view around in 360o to understand the pore spaces and internal structure. In this location they can visualise CFD modelling results that were generated using the CT scan data to understand the flow of fluid through the material pore spaces and where areas of fast/slow flow are. A model of CO2 sequestration is also presented so the student can visualise where the pockets of gas would be trapped within the material whilst still allowing natural fluid to flow past.

We are very happy with the results of this project. It’s a great way to explain the complex 3D datasets from CT scanning to students in an easy to digest format.

 

   

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  • Client

    UNSW MERE

  • Year

    2020

  • Platforms

    iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android

How does a CT Scan work? What do the results look like?

These were questions held by petroleum engineering students when learning about rock porosity and structure. The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering at UNSW decided that an educational mobile app would be a great way to help students understand a process that they cannot see in the lab and help them understand the results on a micro scale.

The generated experience starts by using an animated 3D model of the CT scanning equipment in the UNSW lab to explain the process of scanning. A series of steps and narrations outline how the scanned data is collected and how the 3D model information is produced. The app then includes a range of example datasets generated from CT scanning various materials in the lab, from a tooth, to concrete, to a chocolate egg. Students are able to interact with these 3D models on their mobiles, rotating and slicing them to view the information generated by a CT scan.

The app then extends the learning by allowing the student to travel inside the 3D model generated from a sandstone sample. They can rotate their view around in 360o to understand the pore spaces and internal structure. In this location they can visualise CFD modelling results that were generated using the CT scan data to understand the flow of fluid through the material pore spaces and where areas of fast/slow flow are. A model of CO2 sequestration is also presented so the student can visualise where the pockets of gas would be trapped within the material whilst still allowing natural fluid to flow past.

We are very happy with the results of this project. It’s a great way to explain the complex 3D datasets from CT scanning to students in an easy to digest format.

   

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