April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021
April 25, 2021
This paper will discuss the use of on-line resources and simulaton software to faciltate the teaching of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) Tuning for undergraduate Controls Systems courses. The PLC software discussed herein is the Automation Direct Do-More PLC simulation software. The on-line resources include a series of YouTube Videos produced by Automation Direct. The paper will present a hands-on lab manual derived from the Automation Direct YouTube videos tailored to enable the instuction of the Do-More PLC platform for implementing PID loops in control systems. The tutorial based approach to pragmatic experiential learning will be linked to the departments learning outcomes and objectives and their tie in to ABET guidelines. The paper will also include a seciton on on-line based assessment of using virtual software learning platforms such as the one showcased herein.
Anderson, K. R., & Tsuchiya, N., & Maynard, Z. A. (2021, April), Teaching PLCS and PID Tuning Virtually using DoMore Software Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Pacific Southwest Conference - "Pushing Past Pandemic Pedagogy: Learning from Disruption", Virtual. https://peer.asee.org/38251
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