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Open architecture environment for control engineering education [chapter]

Wojciech Grega, David Doughty
1995 World Conference on Computers in Education VI  
The integration of dynamic models from the various branches of control system engineering into laboratory settings is a familiar means of providing real experience to students.  ...  In contrast with other approaches the environment includes commercial analysis and simulation tools popular with control engineers.  ...  Fig Fig. 2b Fig. 3 3 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 4 Open architecture environment for control engineering education 523 Coupled-tanks system The model consists of an upper tank having constant cross section, and  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34844-5_50 dblp:conf/wcce/GregaD95 fatcat:uwfhnfoyb5g77f2zs22tjli6uy

Development of a Web-Based Control Laboratory for Automation Technicians: The Three-Tank System

R. Dormido, H. Vargas, N. Duro, J. S�nchez, S. Dormido-Canto, G. Farias, F. Esquembre, S. Dormido
2008 IEEE Transactions on Education  
This paper introduces a Web-based control laboratory for experimentation on a nonlinear multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system: the three-tank plant.  ...  Using this application, automation technician students can learn in a practical way many fundamental aspects of control processes.  ...  In the global system, the pump flow rates correspond to the process input signals and the levels of tanks T1 and T2 are the output signals. All of them can be used for control purposes. B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2007.893356 fatcat:tscxewlm6fb7hc4qmnvt5hgfvu

A SIMULATION AND ANIMATION TOOL FOR STUDYING MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL

Magnus Andersson, Svante Gunnarsson, Torkel Glad, Mikael Norrlöf
2002 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
A simulation and animation tool for education in multivariable control is presented.  ...  The purpose of the tool is to support studies of various aspects of multivariable dynamical systems and design of multivariable feedback control systems.  ...  The tank system can be described by the system of equations in (1) . h 1 = − a 1 A 1 2gh 1 + a 3 A 1 2gh 3 + γ 1 k 1 A 1 v 1 h 2 = − a 2 A 2 2gh 2 + a 4 A 2 2gh 4 + γ 2 k 2 A 2 v 2 h 3 = − a 3 A 3 2gh  ... 
doi:10.3182/20020721-6-es-1901.01434 fatcat:242rj6rgbrbeldmp4azmhoxywe

Interactive Water Level Control System Simulator Based on OMRON CX-Programmer and CX-Designer

Rijalul Fahmi Mustapa, School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Johor, Kampus Pasir Gudan, Malaysia, Rozi Rifin, Mohd Ezwan Mahadan, Aznilinda Zainuddin
2021 International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering  
Moreover, universities with a limited budget can utilize the tool for teaching and learning purposes of the PLC and automation system, which is the main contribution of this paper.  ...  Thus, an alternative approach has to be taken where the main objective of this paper is to develop an interactive water level control system simulator as a substitution of the expensive automation PLC  ...  Figure 1 . 1 Block diagram for water level control system Figure 2 .Figure 3 . 23 Process flow for the development of the water tank level control system simulator. a) Basic diagram of water level control  ... 
doi:10.46338/ijetae0921_11 fatcat:y3frebksr5bfnczmyvugbuukl4

Online Learning in Engineering Courses Using Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

Alberto Cardoso, Paulo Gil
2013 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
In particular, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks are simultaneously a subject of interest for several engineering courses and a way to enable remote access to laboratory experimental setups.  ...  The main characteristics of some remote experiments and the potential of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks to interact with laboratory systems are described.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to acknowledge the support provided by the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) for the development of this project.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijep.v3is1.2457 fatcat:vikluuhdxffgnpswxltwjr4xru

Virtual Learning Environment for Control Engineering Education

Niko Nevaranta, Krister Grasbeck, Jari-Pekka Haapala, Tuomo Lindh, Pasi Peltoniemi, Hanna Niemela, Olli Pyrhonen
2018 2018 IEEE 18th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)  
Effective teaching of automation and control engineering technology for undergraduate students is of great importance in contributing to the knowledge and skills needed in the engineering profession.  ...  This paper discusses educational aspects related to the course material in control engineering and recent improvements in teaching methods at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).  ...  This section introduces virtual models of a spring-mass-damper system and a coupled tank system, which can be regarded as basic control problems for control engineering students. A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/epepemc.2018.8521905 fatcat:vrc5yxen3zbdfhhkpghtitaozi

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALOG AND DIDACTICAL SIMULATOR FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

Tsotie Wamba Juste, René Wamkeue
2013 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
The aim of this paper is the development of a new tool for teaching, training and experimentations of hydropower plants.  ...  In each case, the process of implementation and of use is exposed. Some results of the model of the generator demonstrate the ability of the latter to be useful for almost all simulations.  ...  Operation The analog simulator consists of a water tank of about 4.262 m 3 that can run the Francis turbine for one minute.  ... 
doi:10.24908/pceea.v0i0.4897 fatcat:v7vrsrdcebcl5euae7s7jabjly

Remote laboratory for control engineering degree

Antoni Grau, Yolanda Bolea
2007 2007 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (EFTA 2007)  
This paper presents an innovative web-based control laboratory focused on the necessity of control education community.  ...  The usefulness of the remote laboratory proposed in this paper is justified by the opportunity of organizing the remote experiments, saving time and money to the students.  ...  Fig. 3 . Block diagram for the control system of the TD tank.  ... 
doi:10.1109/efta.2007.4416916 dblp:conf/etfa/GrauB07 fatcat:2gu6zbu3hrfnxomiy2orgclh34

Remote Laboratory for Control Engineering Degree

Antoni Grau, Yolanda Bolea
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
This paper presents an innovative web-based control laboratory focused on the necessity of control education community.  ...  The usefulness of the remote laboratory proposed in this paper is justified by the opportunity of organizing the remote experiments, saving time and money to the students.  ...  Fig. 3 . Block diagram for the control system of the TD tank.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.02308 fatcat:rzozh5u26nf45ejyamdnnmmvuy

PROSIM in the Cloud: Remote Automation Training Platform with Virtualized Infrastructure

Sabin Rosioru, Viorel Mihai, Mihai Neghina, Daniel Craciunean, Grigore Stamatescu
2022 Applied Sciences  
Integration of dedicated communication libraries for Open Platform Communications, Unified Architecture, with simulated programmable logic controllers such as PLCSIM and ARSim is also discussed for fully  ...  The PROSIM platform represents an integrated embedded hardware-software system for programmable logic controller automation training which provides examples in increasing order of complexity, ranging from  ...  A customized example of process simulations running on the ASID version for energy system modelling is carried out by [3] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12063038 fatcat:s4rlwnms65fb3atfwckthhnyqu

A Systematic Two-Layer Approach to Develop Web-Based Experimentation Environments for Control Engineering Education

H. Vargas, J. Sánchez, N. Duro, R. Dormido, S. Dormido-Canto, G. Farias, S. Dormido, F. Esquembre, Ch. Salzmann, D. Gillet
2008 Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing  
For the e-learning layer, the eMersion environment is used to support the required flexible educational scheme.  ...  for distance learning of topics with high technical contents such as control engineering.  ...  The three-tank laboratory The three-tank setup has been proposed as a benchmark system for different purposes, for instance, test system for fault detection, identification and multivariable control, and  ... 
doi:10.1080/10798587.2008.10643009 fatcat:xtxyctqruvhahhjv4i5jek77qu

Automatic control education using FlightGear and MATLAB based virtual lab

M. Moness, A. Mostafa, M. Abdel-Fadeel, A. Aly, A. Al-Shamandy
2012 The International Conference on Electrical Engineering  
These concepts are demonstrated in four experiments through the analysis and design of a flight control system for Cessna 310 aircraft on FlightGear flight simulator.  ...  The objective of the virtual lab is to design a stability augmentation system for C310 aircraft model according to known flying qualities then implement a hold autopilot for the aircraft.  ...  These concepts will be visualized in a virtual reality environment based on a flight simulator. There are previous implementations of flight simulators for education.  ... 
doi:10.21608/iceeng.2012.31372 fatcat:nq52limk5be3toosudbtrbpk3i

A Remote Lab to Simulate the Physiological Process of Ingestion and Excretion of a Drug

Alberto Cardoso, Daniel Osório, Joaquim Leitão, Vitor Sousa, César Teixeira
2016 International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE)  
This paper presents an online experiment, supported by a three-tank lab system to simulate an equivalent model of the physiological process of ingestion and excretion of a drug.  ...  A Web platform is used to interact with the remote and virtual labs, where students can visualize and obtain data in real time from the remote system and observe the dynamic behavior of the system considering  ...  Figure 3 . 3 Interface of the virtual lab for a simulation of a drug ingestion. Figure 4 . 4 Animation option for the simulation of a drug ingestion. http://www.i-joe.org  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijoe.v12i04.5286 fatcat:g6jxjqtdhzbvtbspwigejvuvcq

Experiences in Automation and Control in Engineering Education with Real-world Based Educational Kits

Filomena SOARES, Celina Pinto LEÃO, José MACHADO, Vítor CARVALHO
2015 Sensors & Transducers  
Some important points include the modelling and control of Discrete Event Systems, Continuous Systems and Real-Time Systems as well as Industrial Control Networks.  ...  This integrated approach is very useful for providing students with a global set of skills in this domain.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been supported by FCT -"Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia" in the scope of the project: PEst-UID/CEC/00319/2013.  ... 
doaj:72ea2ede23c743b590b30d9c35bdbbb5 fatcat:ralfayvkdjdrpo3nk74en7qake

REMOTE LABORATORY: CONDUCTING LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS OVER THE INTERNET

Karthik R, Dr. Ramya M V, Priyanka D S
2021 IJIREEICE  
The development of remote laboratory for a PLC Universal Simulator helps the students to carry out laboratory experiments at any time from any location.  ...  Remote laboratory is the use of embedded systems and IoTs to establish a connection with the real laboratory experiments at the distant location.  ...  The board is interfaced between the Programmable Logic Controller and the PLC universal simulator. 2.3 Example Template: Tank Filling Device Simulator For illustration purpose a tank filling device simulator  ... 
doi:10.17148/ijireeice.2021.91006 fatcat:s4ygtg4phffi7h5ert4x5ht7d4
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