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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

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
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Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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