Modelling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) for a class of electromechanical systems: A system-theoretic approach

Armando Rodriguez, Richard P. Metzger, Oguzhan Cifdaloz, Thanate Dhirasakdanon, Bruno Welfert

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-896
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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