Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

2008 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


1-17 (13.184)

Conference Name

2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition


This paper presents an integrated design process and tests of a Stewart simulator with a virtual visualization tool, which uses Virtools to create and generate three-dimensional motions. An inverse kinematic algorithm is written to convert each visualized motion to the displacements of six cylinders in a Stewart motion simulator. Information of the displacements is then transferred through the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to a personal computer which has the LabVIEW software. An NI USB-6251 data acquisition device is applied to interact with the LabVIEW program and the Stewart hydraulic simulator. The approach presented in this paper to function an old Stewart hydraulic simulator can also be applied to other simulators.


© 2008 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008.

Original Publication Citation

Lin, C., Hou, G., Shen, Y., & Garcia, H. (2008). An integrated simulation design with three-dimensional motions and a hydraulic Stewart simulator. Paper presented at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.