Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design and construct a 3-D crane for use in a classroom setting for a better understanding of dynamics, vibrations and controls concepts, and develop a manual for its use. The developed control system demonstrates the advantages of closed versus open loop controllers. Using MATLAB?'s Simulink, a control software package, along with a dSPACE ACE 1103 interface board that communicates with the electronic components of the crane, a working educational tool is realized.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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