Development of a Novel Electro-Hydraulic Laboratory
This paper describes an Electro-Hydraulics Laboratory (EH Lab) at the University of Missouri - Rolla (UMR), which was recently established with a gift from Caterpillar Inc. The goal of this laboratory is to provide students the opportunity for hands-on experience with signal processing, dynamic modeling, and real-time control of industrial-grade electro-hydraulic systems. Unlike most comparable educational laboratories, nearly all of the components used in this laboratory were originally intended for industrial use, yielding a much more real-world experience for students. The laboratory utilizes the xPC Target software for rapid prototyping and execution of real-time data acquisition and control systems using Simulink. Several laboratories, as well as a course project, that utilize the EH Lab are presented.
D. Fenstermacher et al., "Development of a Novel Electro-Hydraulic Laboratory," Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2006, Chicago, IL), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nov 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-13593
2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 (2006: Nov. 5-10, Chicago, IL)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Data acquisition; Dynamic models; Engineering education; Mechanical engineering; Rapid prototyping; Real time control; Educational laboratories; Electrohydraulic systems; Hydraulics
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