TY - JOUR

T1 - Modelling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) for a class of electromechanical systems

T2 - A system-theoretic approach

AU - Rodriguez, Armando

AU - Metzger, Richard P.

AU - Cifdaloz, Oguzhan

AU - Dhirasakdanon, Thanate

AU - Welfert, Bruno

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - This paper describes an interactive modelling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) environment for a class of ‘cart-pendulum’ electromechanical systems that may be used to enhance learning within differential equations and linear algebra classes. The environment is useful for conveying fundamental mathematical/systems concepts through computeraided analysis, design, graphical visualization, and 3D animation. Referred to as Cart-Pendulum Control3D-Lab1, the environment is based on Microsoft Windows/Visual C++/Direct-3D and MATLAB/Simulink2. Pull-down menus provide access to systems/models/control laws, exogenous signals, parameters, animation models and visual indicators, a suite of (easy-to-modify) Simulant diagrams containing models and control laws, MATLAB m-files for detailed analysis and design, and detailed documentation for each of the above. Three blocks enable animation, joystick inputs, and real-time animation within Simulant. Examples are presented to illustrate the utility of the environment as a valuable tool for analysing/visualizing the above class of electromechanical systems and for enhancing mathematics instruction.

AB - This paper describes an interactive modelling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) environment for a class of ‘cart-pendulum’ electromechanical systems that may be used to enhance learning within differential equations and linear algebra classes. The environment is useful for conveying fundamental mathematical/systems concepts through computeraided analysis, design, graphical visualization, and 3D animation. Referred to as Cart-Pendulum Control3D-Lab1, the environment is based on Microsoft Windows/Visual C++/Direct-3D and MATLAB/Simulink2. Pull-down menus provide access to systems/models/control laws, exogenous signals, parameters, animation models and visual indicators, a suite of (easy-to-modify) Simulant diagrams containing models and control laws, MATLAB m-files for detailed analysis and design, and detailed documentation for each of the above. Three blocks enable animation, joystick inputs, and real-time animation within Simulant. Examples are presented to illustrate the utility of the environment as a valuable tool for analysing/visualizing the above class of electromechanical systems and for enhancing mathematics instruction.

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U2 - 10.1080/00207390412331285730

DO - 10.1080/00207390412331285730

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84981290308

SN - 0020-739X

VL - 35

SP - 877

EP - 896

JO - International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

JF - International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

IS - 6

ER -