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Virtual experiments in control laboratory

Wibowo, Ignatius Agung and Ngieng , Siew Ching Virtual experiments in control laboratory. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on e-Learning (ISEL2005), 25-26 July 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah .

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Abstract

Recent advancement in computer multimedia has brought in a new teaching media for laboratory experimentations. The extensive application of computers and the availability of software convey motivation to develop virtual experiments in control laboratory. These virtual experiments demonstrate the experiments of basic position control system and help students to discover the theories learned in the classroom. This may be realized through some interactive animation of the experiments. These supplementary virtual experiments may minimize the problem of inflexible learning time and place, large size of class and limited functional equipments in a conventional control laboratory. In addition, these virtual experiments offer performance almost like the real experiments because they are developed using the same concept like the real experiments. As a result, students are possible to interact with equipments in the virtual experiments without applying any programming on a computer and they learn basic concept of a position control system at their own pace. Hence, the approach of virtual experiments has significant contribution in the engineering education system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 08:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2669
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