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 - Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the referee for the suggestions made. This research has been supported, in part, by a 1998 White House Presidential Excellence Award from President Clinton, by National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants 0231440, 9851422, by the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities (WAESO), Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET), Boeing A.D. Welliver Faculty Fellowship, Intel, and Microsoft.
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

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

SN - 0020-739X

IS - 6

ER -