From the series: Project-Based Learning Using Controls Web-Based Tutorials
Professor Richard Hill, University of Detroit Mercy
Professor Richard Hill demonstrates a series of simple hardware-based experiments for the system dynamics and controls curriculum. The experiments have been designed to facilitate integration in courses by leveraging capabilities available in MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite™ and through the use of simple and widely available hardware.
Learn how to integrate these activities into your courses to improve student learning and satisfaction, whether you wish to "flip" your classroom, or simply want to assign hardware-based assignments. The activities have been designed to improve student intuition for the theory they are learning in class and to provide exposure to some practical considerations regarding the modeling and control of physical systems. The use of low-cost hardware targets, such as Arduino® boards, and inexpensive equipment facilitates adoption of the proposed activities.
Detailed documentation for the activities has been included as part of the popular web-based Control Tutorials for MATLAB and Simulink.
About the Presenter
Dr. Richard Hill is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Detroit Mercy. Since joining the faculty he has spent two visiting stints at Ford Motor Company, first working on diagnostics for hybrid electric vehicles and then developing a course on the modeling and control of advanced electric vehicles. His research interests lie in the areas of vehicle control, control and diagnosis of discrete-event systems, modular and hierarchical control, and engineering education. He received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.