German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE)

DFG Research Unit 3DTracks - Computer-Aided Collaborative Subway Track Planning in Multi-Scale 3D City and Building Models

Technische Universität München
Professur für Informatik im Bauwesen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Borrmann

For the planning of large infrastructure projects, such as inner-city subways, widely differing scales have to be considered – ranging from the kilometer scale for the general routing of the carriageway down to the centimeter scale for the detailed planning of subway stations and hubs. Despite the multi-scale characteristics inherent in the planning of carriageways, today’s infrastructure planning software does not support multi-scale geometric modeling. The research unit “3DTracks”, funded by the German Research Foundation, is tackling this issue by developing a methodological basis for introducing multi-scale geometry into civil engineering models.

Further information can be found at http://www.3dtracks.kit.edu.

DFG Research Unit 3DTracks
Figure 1: 3D city model with planned subway tracks