Available Packages

VL-CSD fits into an emerging educational philosophy in which students are presented with relevant, flexible and challenging experiences based on the appropriate use of modern computer techniques.

A. Virtual Industrial Laboratories

The VL-CSD concept presents a new approach to control system education. Students are presented with industrial scale experiments and challenging case studies based on real world designs. These could be difficult, and in some cases impossible, to accommodate with traditional educational resources.

The software is designed to be as close as possible to industrial reality and includes non-ideal features such as saturations, dead zones, noise and nonlinearities.

The Virtual Industrial Laboratory packages available are as follows:

  1. Continuous Caster Package
  2. Rolling Mill Package
  3. Rockets Package
  4. Paper Machine Package

B.  Virtual Benchtop Laboratories

The Benchtop laboratories are also challenging to the student and focus on teaching control concepts with a focus on benchtop style apparatuses more focused on the specific set of learning objectives.  These can also be useful where there is a physical laboratory of a similar type where they can augment the learning experience.
  1. Audio Signal Processing Package
  2. Electromechanical Servomechanism Package
  3. Fluid Dynamics and Control Package