Control Systems is the study of the analysis and regulation of the output behaviors of dynamical systems subject to input signals. The concepts and tools discussed in this course can be used in a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering. The emphasis of this course will be on the basic theories and feedback controller design methods of linear time-invariant systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define and explain feedback and feed-forward control architecture and discuss the importance of performance, robustness and stability in control design
- Interpret and apply block diagram representations of control systems and design PID controllers based on empirical tuning rules
- Compute stability of linear systems using the Routh array test and use this to generate control design constraints
- Use Evans root locus techniques in control design for real world systems
- Compute gain and phase margins from Bode diagrams and Nyquist plots and understand their implications in terms of robust stability
- Design Lead-Lag compensators based on frequency data for an open-loop linear system.
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Weekly problem sets (15) [LO null]
- Lecture insight reports (10) [LO null]
- Laboratories (10) [LO null]
- Design project (25) [LO null]
- Final exam (40) [LO null]
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12 x 2-hour lectures, 1 x 1-hour & 11 x 2-hour tutorials/computer labs/tutor consultation time.
Inherent requriements for this course is currently not available.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Karl J. Åström and Richard M. Murray, Feedback Systems -- An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, Princeton University Press, 2008.
Assumed KnowledgeMathematics including differential equations, complex numbers and Laplace transforms, matrices, Physics including classical mechanics and electrical circuits.
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