Same as the physical Ball and Beam, the virtual system features a track on which a ball is free to roll. The track is effectively a potentiometer, outputting a voltage proportional to the position of the ball. The tilt angle of the track is controlled by the Rotary Servo’s DC motor.

  • High-fidelity, credible lab experiences equivalent to use of physical lab equipment
  • 12-month, multi-seat subscription
  • Full access to system parameters through MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • ABET-aligned curriculum

Modeling Topics

Control Topics

  • First-principles derivation
  • Transfer function representation
  • Linearization
  • Model validation
  • PID
  • Multiple loops
  • Root locus

Product Details

App download & access to subscription management Quanser Academic Portal
App OS compatibility Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Required software MATLAB and Simulink R2019a or later (not included)
Minimum system requirements Video Card: Intel HD 4400 or equivalent DX11 GPU
Processor: Core i3-5000 series mobile CPU or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Recommended system requirements Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or equivalent GPU
Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM


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