Multidiscplinary control experiments based on the proportional-integral- derivative (PID) concept

Ravi P. Ramachandran, Raul Ordonez, Stephanie Farrell, Zenaida Otero Gephardt, Hong Zhang

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The hallmark of the newly configured Rowan College of Engineering undergraduate program is multidisciplinary education with a laboratory emphasis. The development of a new multidisciplinary control laboratory upholds our hallmark very well. We attempt to address the demand of industry for acquiring control engineers (1) with a broad set of skills and a comprehension of the diverse practical applications of control and (2) who can move across rather artificial program boundaries with great ease. Multidisciplinary experiments that integrate hands-on experience and software simulation are investigated. The experiments expose the students to Proportional, Integral and Derivative (PID) control using a DC motor, engine speed control apparatus and feedback process control. This enables electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering students to learn the fundamental theory and physical implementation of various types of control systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8759-8775
Number of pages17
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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