Process Control Computers for Educational Exercisesby 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
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: Computing in civil engineering | Students | Earthwork | Scale models | Computer models | Equipment and machinery | Undergraduate study | Scale effect
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