Simulation and Statistics Laboratory
Simulation and Statistics Laboratory is a general purpose computer laboratory that contains essential software packages used in the field of industrial and systems engineering. These software packages are used in courses and research projects to study the following topics:
- modeling and simulation of discrete event systems and dynamic systems
- linear and nonlinear optimization
- modeling and design of complex systems
Arena is a very popular simulation program used for the simulation of complex systems. Our students perform input/output analysis, process analysis and resource-cost analysis of complex systems via Arena. By the help of various modules of Arena, our students produce solutions for problems encountered in the industry. In addition, Arena software allows users to optimize and animate proposed scenarios. Students are required to make a project with Arena in SYE 344 Simulation Modeling course.
Stella is software that can be used for graphical modeling, simulation and analysis of complex systems described by nonlinear time-varying differential equations. Stella allows researchers to study subjects such as: effects of climate change on an ecosystem; Hamlet’s fate in case he would kill Claudius, how oil prices respond to the imbalances in supply / demand, analyzing effects of absence of ozone layer over earth; analyzing effects of macroeconomic principles on income and consumption.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory
Today, manufacturing in industry is havily based on automation systems composed of machines and computers. In the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory, there is a small model of such a manufacturing system used in modern factories. This system consists of a combination of conveyor band, robot arms, a CNC machinery, a quality and control unity, and an Automatic Storage-Retrival systems all of which is totally controlled by a computer system. The students can work for their research and/or course studies by writting programs for different manufacturing scenarios.
Control and Automation Laboratory
Control and Automation Laboratory is used for modeling analysis and design of control and automation systems. Available experimental setups let students to gain hands on experience on control systems encountered in practice and let them develop feedback controller for such systems. This laboratory is used in undergraduate courses as well as in graduate level courses and research studies.
In this system a metal object such as ball is suspended in the air by means of electromagnetic forces. As a result the friction is eliminated almost entirely which minimizes and energy losses and allows achieving very high speed in systems based on this principle. Examples of such systems are high speed MAGLEV trains and bearingless motors.
Inverted pendulum is composed of a cart that can move horizontally and a pendulum attached to it which can swing freely. The goal is to stabilize the pendulum in upright position by horizontal movements of the car which is controlled by a computer. Missiles and Ginger produced by SAGWAY are examples of real applications based on this principle.
There are 11 desktop computers in the laboratory.