Process Control Computers for Educational Exercises

by Charles A. Moore, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 5, Pg. 517-521

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Described herein is a teaching apparatus consisting of a process control computer which can be linked to a student designed laboratory scale model of an earthwork construction. The device was designed to allow undergraduate students to gain some experience in the performance of real earthwork problems. As in any technique involving scale modeling, the student must be informed of the existence and importance of scale effects.

Subject Headings: Students | Computer models | Scale models | Earthwork | Equipment and machinery | Undergraduate study | Scale effect |

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