The Rotary Flexible Link module is ideal to introduce various control concepts related to vibration analysis and resonance. You can use it to demonstrate real-life control challenges encountered in large, lightweight structures that exhibit flexibilities and require feedback control for improved performance.
The Rotary Flexible Link module attaches to the Rotary Servo Base Unit (SRV02). Using this experiment, students learn to:
In addition to teaching intermediate control concepts, the Rotary Flexible Link can be used for research in various areas, including fuzzy logic, robust control and optimal control.
How It Works
The Rotary Flexible Link module consists of a strain gage which is held at the clamped end of a thin stainless steel flexible link. The DC motor on the Rotary Servo Base Unit is used to rotate the flexible link from one end in the horizontal plane.
The motor end of the link is instrumented with a strain gage that can detect the deflection of the tip. The strain gage outputs an analog signal proportional to the deflection of the link.
The Rotary Flexible Link module comes with Quanser-developed courseware standardized for ABET evaluation criteria. The workbook with exercises, together with quick start resources, a comprehensive User Manual, pre-designed controllers and a system model allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
Topics included in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your Rotary Flexible Link workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ alternatively, you can use Q8-USB, QPIDe or any equivalent NI DAQ device supported by QUARC
² NI cRIO-9074, or NI cRIO-9024 with cRIO-9113 or cRIO-9114 chassis
³ NI DAQ device must be supported by Quanser RCP toolkit. Alternatively, you can use Quanser Q2-USB, Q8-USB, or QPIDe