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Virtual Laboratories for Control System Design

The new Virtual Laboratories

This Virtual Laboratories project has matured into a commercial product, Virtual Laboratories for Control System Design, VL-CSD (www.virtual-laboratories.com).  Go to the web site for a detailed list of the VL-CSD benefits and for a description of the modules available.

The course and software are designed to enable the learning objectives to be realised which are staged to give the student mastery of control system design skills.

Each virtual laboratory module is an interactive program matched with a set of coursework notes. The course uses a problem-based learning approach combining theory with practical exercises on the virtual laboratory software.

The software modules provide a rich graphical user interface using animated video representations of their online simulations.  There are virtual laboratory modules representing classical apparatuses used in teaching control system design as well as modules based on real-world industrial processes.