Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Chemical Engineering

Department

Chemical and Biological Engineering

College

College of Engineering

Project Advisor

Cory Stiehl

Project Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Description

The oven used by Team PrISUm to conduct composite materials testing was controlled by a system that is complicated and lacks several features that the team finds desirable. This project aimed to create a replacement control system using a raspberry pi as the controller hardware and Python 3.4 as the programming language. A traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller was created, with improvements adding resistance to integral windup and derivative kick. The hardware required to support the PID controller was identified and assembled onto a custom circuit board to simplify the equipment setup. A web interface was created to eliminate the need for a workstation connected to the oven. The web interface provided easy access to the temperature profile programming and operation of the oven. The Python language allowed for quick development and testing while adding new features such as data logging. Overall, the new system provides a more stable platform with several new features not previously available.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Oven Control System for Composite Testing

The oven used by Team PrISUm to conduct composite materials testing was controlled by a system that is complicated and lacks several features that the team finds desirable. This project aimed to create a replacement control system using a raspberry pi as the controller hardware and Python 3.4 as the programming language. A traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller was created, with improvements adding resistance to integral windup and derivative kick. The hardware required to support the PID controller was identified and assembled onto a custom circuit board to simplify the equipment setup. A web interface was created to eliminate the need for a workstation connected to the oven. The web interface provided easy access to the temperature profile programming and operation of the oven. The Python language allowed for quick development and testing while adding new features such as data logging. Overall, the new system provides a more stable platform with several new features not previously available.