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Practical Aspects of Structural Optimization

This study guide aims to provide a basic introduction in the different optimization methods. Designed for users who are interested to learn more about the “inspiring” world of optimization.

eBooks

Unit Delay, Pulse Counter, and Discrete Integrator

Use of the Unit Delay, modeling a pulse counter, and modeling a discrete backwards rectangular integrator.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Discrete Reset Integrator, Merge, & CrossDetect Blocks

Understanding the Merge and CrossDetect blocks, adding an Embed model to the Embed MenuBar, modeling a discrete reset integrator.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 1

Description and use of fixed point blocksets, block properties, blockset configuration tool and displaying fixed point overflow messages and watermarks.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 2

Application of fixed point autoscale feature and attributes of automatically generated fixed point C-code

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Fixed Point - Filters

Use of the transfer function block and filter design option to design, discretize and implement a second order low pass filter. Adjusting the discrete stepsize and fixed point format for acceptable performance are covered.

Training Materials, Tutorials

OptiStruct – Nonlinear Axisymmetric Analysis

Nonlinear axisymmetric analysis with OptiStruct.

Tips & Tricks

Controlling LEDs - Basics

Blink the red LED on a Texas Instruments F28069M LaunchPad board at 0.5Hz. The model is expanded to blink the red and blue LEDs alternately at 0.5 Hz and then at 10Hz.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled

Example of host-to-target communication to blink the red LED on the target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit using an Embed slider block.

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Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled With "On Time" Measurement

Host-to/from-target communication to blink the red LED on the Target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit

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Compound Blocks - Basics

Create compound blocks to add levels to your model; navigate through your model; add/remove compound block connector pins; use compound block dialog constants and dialog windows; access and use built in variables

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Compound Blocks - Advanced

Discussion of two compound block features; Enabled Execution and Local Time Step. Additionally, the Local Time Step feature is applied to implement the block diagram equivalent of a "For" loop to iteratively solve a nonlinear implicit equation.

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Oscilloscope Display Using Monitor Buffer

High speed data collection using the EMBED Monitor Buffer Read and Write blocks, using the plot block to display Monitor Buffer data, displaying the % CPU usage using the Target Interface Block, and controlling the Target update time.

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Plot & Buffer blocks

Creating vectors using the Embed “buffer” block, and configuring and using the “plot” block to display “buffer” data.

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Digital Power Buck Converter Control

Voltage Mode Control

Training Materials, Tutorials

Texas Instruments CCS Software Installation

Step by Step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio and Uniflash software on your computer.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Furuta Inverted Pendulum Control

Apply the Model -Based Development process to the design, test, and HIL testing of a swing up and balance controller for the Furuta inverted rotary pendulum.

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Add a Model to the Embed Menubar

A binary hysteresis model is developed and simulated. The model is added to the Embed Menubar under a new menu named MyModels.

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Encoders

Configure and read a US Digital S4T 4 wire quadrature incremental encoder connected to a Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad board.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Inspire – Mesh Control

How to use the mesh control option in Altair Inspire.

Tips & Tricks

OptiStruct – Mode Tracking and Rotor Energy from Complex Eigen Value Analysis

OptiStruct – Mode Tracking and Rotor Energy from Complex Eigen Value Analysis

Tips & Tricks

OptiStruct – Key Performance Indicator Output

OptiStruct – Key Performance Indicator Output

Tips & Tricks

OptiStruct – Section Force Output from Pretension Bolt

OptiStruct – Section Force Output from Pretension Bolt

Tips & Tricks

Buck Converters - Simulation

Simulation of the control system in order to analyze the response of the buck converter in voltage mode control. The microcontroller peripherals which are needed are simulated using the peripheral simulation blocks of the Digital Power Designer.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Buck Converters - Compensator Coefficient Tuning

The buck converter is simulated with the coeffiecients of the compensator being the inputs. This gives us the opportunity to better tune the coefficients based on the response of the converter.

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Buck Converters - Open Loop

We take the first step to control the actual converter. We run a hardware in the loop diagram in open loop.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Model Design and Compilation

We look into the design of the model for closed loop control of the buck converter and look into the compilation of the model with just 3 clicks.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Debugging (HIL) and Flashing

Last part is running the closed loop control algorithm in hardware in the loop for validation. After validation we can revert to the design diagram and in just one step create a binary file that can be flashed to the controller.

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Overview

Introduction of Prof. Duco Pulle and overview of the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) lab examples

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop voltage control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Open Loop Current Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop current control of a PMSM

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Open Loop Current Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Field Oriented Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

Training Materials, Tutorials

PMSM - Motor Identification for InstaSPIN FOC

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Digital Power - Simulation Blockset overview

Brief overview of the simulation blockset of the Digital Power Designer. In this video we look into and analyze a selection of bocks used for simulation (Compensators, PWM simulation, Voltage Mode Control simulation, Buck Converter).

Training Materials, Tutorials

Digital Power - Coefficient Conversion

Select/tune the coefficients of a PID compensator. Users can calculate the digital coefficients from the analog component values or can tune the coefficients on the fly.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Digital Power - Model Based Frequency Response Analysis

Details of the new block of the Digital Power Designer which lets user do a frequency response analysis.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Digital Power - Code Generable

Simulate blocks of the Digital Power Designer which can be later used for code generation to download to a microcontroller. These blocks can be both simulated and used for code generation without any alterations.

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Embed DC Motor Current Control

Prof. Duco Pulle introduces current control of a DC Motor using a Linear Actuator

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Activate Swingup Pendulum

Inverted pendulum by coupling multibody dynamics with controls (through co-simulation of MotionSolve and Activate)

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Activate Integrating CarSim via FMI

The Functional Mock-Up Interface is used to interface Activate with CarSim

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Activate RLC-circuit with different modeling approaches

Math, signal, and physical based modeling

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Activate Requirements Management

Activate Integration with the Systems Engineering Tool XLDyn

Training Materials, Tutorials

Altair Activate Rotational system

A rotational-translational system including damping due to friction

Training Materials, Tutorials

E-book for System Dynamics and Controls Using Altair Compose

This e-book is aimed at readers who are approaching "System Dynamics and Control Theory" for the first time or have a basic knowledge of this subject. We will provide the reader all the required theoretical knowledge before moving to the practical examples shown. If you are an expert in these fields, feel free to skip the theoretical explanation and focus on the practical examples solved using Altair Compose.

eBooks, Technical Papers
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