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  • Your derivation of the system's dynamic equations should be neat, easy to follow, and mathematically correct. In addition,remember to always draw a free-body diagram and label any system parameters and variables that will appear in yourderivation.
  • The process you use to design your controller should be well outlined. In other words, don't just hand in your final design;show the steps you took to arrive at that design.
  • Any LabVIEW VI that you write should be well organized and easy to follow (e.g. avoid crossing wires whenever possible).Remember, the diagram code should follow well from left to right. Furthermore, a neat and well organized VI will make the debuggingprocess easier for you should problems arise.
  • When performing experiments in the lab, always record any important data that is acquired from the system; they may benecessary for calculations that you will need to perform later.
  • Your answers to the post-lab questions should demonstrate that you fully understand all aspects of the experiment(s) you justperformed. Also, remember that with experimentation there is often no "right" answer. You should answer the question based on yourobservations and the results obtained from your particular system, which may be very different than somebody else's.

Program Debugging

Some students tend to think of the instructor as a program debugging aid. You should try diligently to find yourown errors before seeking assistance. Part of the objective of the computer assignments is to help you develop the ability to use thecomputer INDEPENDENTLY. You are not using the computer independently if someone else debugs your programs. You should onlyseek debugging assistance from the instructor if you have made a diligent effort to find your mistakes.

Lab hardware

The experiments for this course will be performed on plants from ECP (Educational Control Products), which will be controlled by a National Instruments PXI chassis equippedwith an embedded real-time controller and a reconfigurable multifunction I/O module.

Model 210 rectilinear plant

The ECP Model 210 Rectilinear Plant holds three mass carriages which can be loaded with brass weights andconnected in a variety of configurations using springs of varying stiffness. The adjustable dashpot can be used to provide dampingfor the system. A single drive motor provides actuation to the system via the first mass carriage, and position measurements aretaken by quadrature encoders.

Ecp model 210

ECP Model 210 Rectilinear Plant

Model 205 torsional plant

The ECP Model 205 Torsional Plant holds three disks each of which can be loaded with brass weights at varyingpositions. The disks are connected through their centers by thin rods giving the system rotational stiffness. A single driver motoractuates the system via the bottom disk, and quadrature encoders provide angular position measurements.

Ecp model 205

ECP Model 205 Torsional Plant

A-51 inverted pendulum accessory

The ECP A-51 Inverted Pendulum Accessory consists of a cylindrical weight attached to a slender rod. The position of the weight can be varied therefore changing the center of gravity of the assembly. The rod attaches to a low friction pivot joint whose angular position is measured by a quadrature encoder. The base plate allows for the accessory to be mounted on both the Model 210 and Model 205 plants.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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