Title

Virtual Circuit Lab Simulation

Description/Abstract/Artist Statement

Circuit simulations have often been performed within the traditional classroom setting such as a physics lab. Within these labs, students usually experiment with series, parallel, RC, and RLC circuits utilizing various tools. However, due to the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19, many students are unable to experiment in person and find it difficult to understand these concepts. They lose the hands-on experience gained from circuit experimentation to see the system in real time. Having the equipment at home does not solve the problems as not all students will have access either by expense or by distance. To remedy this problem, virtual physics labs will be developed for students to either use to prepare for the in-person labs or to perform the labs through distance learning. They will be able to access the lab through an application developed in Unity. Within these virtual labs, students will be able to create various circuits and utilize the same equipment that is found within the physics labs. They will be able to measure the output of the circuits and analyze the data created using various tools in the virtual lab. This includes an analog trainer, an oscilloscope, and a multimeter. Other models such as a voltmeter and an ammeter will be made available to the students. The virtual environment that will host the circuit lab will be modeled to resemble a similar scene reflecting the classroom experience. Here, the development of these models, scenes, circuit simulations and how they will be utilized will be discussed.

Presenting Author Name/s

Pauline Delacruz

Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Yuzhong Shen

College Affiliation

College of Engineering & Technology (Batten)

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Digital Circuits

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library

Start Date

3-19-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

3-19-2022 11:00 AM

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Virtual Circuit Lab Simulation

Learning Commons @ Perry Library

Circuit simulations have often been performed within the traditional classroom setting such as a physics lab. Within these labs, students usually experiment with series, parallel, RC, and RLC circuits utilizing various tools. However, due to the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19, many students are unable to experiment in person and find it difficult to understand these concepts. They lose the hands-on experience gained from circuit experimentation to see the system in real time. Having the equipment at home does not solve the problems as not all students will have access either by expense or by distance. To remedy this problem, virtual physics labs will be developed for students to either use to prepare for the in-person labs or to perform the labs through distance learning. They will be able to access the lab through an application developed in Unity. Within these virtual labs, students will be able to create various circuits and utilize the same equipment that is found within the physics labs. They will be able to measure the output of the circuits and analyze the data created using various tools in the virtual lab. This includes an analog trainer, an oscilloscope, and a multimeter. Other models such as a voltmeter and an ammeter will be made available to the students. The virtual environment that will host the circuit lab will be modeled to resemble a similar scene reflecting the classroom experience. Here, the development of these models, scenes, circuit simulations and how they will be utilized will be discussed.