Title

Development of a Novel Electro-Hydraulic Laboratory

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 (2006: Nov. 5-10, Chicago, IL)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Caterpillar Inc.

Keywords and Phrases

Data acquisition; Dynamic models; Engineering education; Mechanical engineering; Rapid prototyping; Real time control; Educational laboratories; Electrohydraulic systems; Hydraulics

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0791837904; 9780791837900

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

10716947

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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