Virtual Reality and Animation for MATLAB® and Simulink® Users

Visualization of Dynamic Models and Control Simulations

Virtual Reality and Animation for MATLAB® and Simulink® Users

About this book · Gives the reader hands on example-base experience for simulating dynamical models in MATLAB®/Simulink® and animating them in VRML · More than 150 images describe each step in the model realizations helping readers to understand them visually · Diverse examples and profound problem treatment enable the reader to animate complex dynamical problems m-files, Simulink models, VRML files and jpegs available for download provide full solutions for the end-of-chapter problems Virtual Reality and Animation for MATLAB® and Simulink® Users demonstrates the simulation and animation of physical systems using the MATLAB® Virtual Reality Toolbox (virtual models are created in V-Realm Builder). The book is divided into two parts; the first addresses MATLAB® and the second Simulink®. The presentation is problem-based with each chapter teaching the reader a group of essential principles in the context of a step-by-step solution to a particular issue. Examples of the systems covered include mass-spring-dampers, a crank-slider mechanism and a moving vehicle. The examples are given in ascending level of difficulty and contain MATLAB®/Simulink® codes deliberately simplified so that readers can focus on: • understanding how to link a 3-d virtual scene to MATLAB®/Simulink®; and • manipulating the 3-d virtual scene in MATLAB®/Simulink®. When studied in sequence, the chapters of this text form a coherent whole enabling the reader to gain a thorough expertise in virtual simulation and animation of dynamical models using MATLAB®/Simulink®. Individual chapters stand on their own, however, so that readers interested in a particular system can concentrate on it easily. Problems are provided in each chapter to give practice in the techniques demonstrated and to extend the range of the systems studied, for example, into the control sphere. Solution code for these problems can be downloaded from insert URL. Whether modeling the dynamics of a simple pendulum, a robot arm or a moving car, animation of a dynamical model can enliven and encourage understanding of mechanical systems and thus contribute to control design. Virtual Reality and Animation for MATLAB® and Simulink® Users will be instructive and interesting to anyone, researcher or student, working with the dynamics of physical systems. Readers are assumed to have some familiarity with MATLAB®.

System Simulation Techniques with MATLAB and Simulink

System Simulation Techniques with MATLAB and Simulink

System Simulation Techniques with MATLAB and Simulinkcomprehensively explains how to use MATLAB and Simulink to performdynamic systems simulation tasks for engineering andnon-engineering applications. This book begins with covering the fundamentals of MATLABprogramming and applications, and the solutions to differentmathematical problems in simulation. The fundamentals of Simulinkmodelling and simulation are then presented, followed by coverageof intermediate level modelling skills and more advanced techniquesin Simulink modelling and applications. Finally the modelling and simulation of engineering andnon-engineering systems are presented. The areas covered includeelectrical, electronic systems, mechanical systems, pharmacokineticsystems, video and image processing systems and discrete eventsystems. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation and real-timeapplication are also discussed. Key features: Progressive building of simulation skills using Simulink, frombasics through to advanced levels, with illustrations andexamples Wide coverage of simulation topics of applications fromengineering to non-engineering systems Dedicated chapter on hardware-in-the-loop simulation and realtime control End of chapter exercises A companion website hosting a solution manual and powerpointslides System Simulation Techniques with MATLAB and Simulink isa suitable textbook for senior undergraduate/postgraduate coursescovering modelling and simulation, and is also an ideal referencefor researchers and practitioners in industry.

Rehabilitation Robotics

Technology and Application

Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics gives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic. Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as ‘optimal’ trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other’s dynamics. Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems

Power Transmission and Motion Control: PTMC 2001

Power Transmission and Motion Control: PTMC 2001

Advanced in fluid power engineering motion and control Power Transmission and Motion Control is a collection of papers showcased at the PTMC 2001 conference at the University of Bath. Representing the work of researchers and industry leaders from around the world, this book features the latest developments in power transmission, with an emphasis on motion and control studies from the field of fluid power engineering. Insight into current projects on the forefront of technology and innovation provides an overview of the current state of the field while informing ongoing work and suggesting direction for future projects.

Index to IEEE Publications

Index to IEEE Publications

Issues for 1973- cover the entire IEEE technical literature.