If you're a Mechanical Engineering Professor, you'll find this White Paper particularly useful, because it tells you exactly how to eliminate friction from the college lab or classroom. In fact, it shows you exactly how MIT Professor David Trumper, Ph.D. uses air bearings to eliminate friction as a factor when teaching control theory, enabling his students to achieve real-world results that actually match up with theoretical principles.
The labs that Trumper developed present concepts and experiences modeling and testing:
- Electrical Systems
- Mechanical Systems
- Electromechanical Systems
- Techniques for Controlling these Systems
Because the friction inherent in rolling-element bearings prevents theory from becoming a reality in the classroom, Dr. Trumper uses air bearings which -- unlike those contact bearings -- do not mask the effect of damping.
Seeing is believing. So this White Paper will show you how air bearings will allow your students:
- To apply the bearings without worrying about alignment
- To create labs for translation and/or rotation
- To reduce friction to where it is barely noticeable.
- To actually distinguish the effects of varying the damping.
- And more
"MIT Uses Air Bearings to Eliminate Friction from the Engineering Classroom" provides an actionable combination of anecdotal description with proven college laboratory methodology. It concludes with direct access to MIT Open Courseware. Download it today.