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This page contains links to the various interactive simulations
available. These include real-world control problems, such as continuous
casting and rolling mills from the steel industry.
The simulations are meant to run in real-time (at 25 frames per
second), but if you have a slower computer, the simulations will
naturally run a bit slowly. However, you can still get the idea of the
- I have heard that the simulations run very slowly if your computer
only has 16MB of memory, but there are no such problems with 32MB of
memory. This problem arises because your browser and the Java
Virtual Machine both require large amounts of memory.
- The Java applets may take a while to download depending on the
speed of your internet link. To attempt to shorten download time,
the applets above have been structured such that your browser only
has to download 2 Java classes for each example since they are
re-used in each step of the example. (i.e. once you have downloaded
the Inverted Pendulum classes, you can view all the steps in that
tutorial without having to download any more Java classes.) There
are several classes used by all the tutorials, but they only have to
be downloaded once, since your browser will reuse them.
So, be patient if the applets take a while to download - they're well