Module Title:   Control Systems Design

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG4049L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr JC Readle

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop the advanced knowledge base relating the principles of control theory applied to the analysis, design and evaluation of process, power and electromechanical systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The fundamental knowledge base is developed through a course of lectures supported by tutorials and case studies. This knowledge is extended and applied through design and evaluation assignments that include the use of control system modelling techniques.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   140.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   10.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critically evaluate theoretical concepts enabling system design, analysis and evaluation in the frequency and time domains using analytical and graphical techniques.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critically model and exercise control over process and electro-mechanical systems using analytical and graphical techniques.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate skills and knowledge in relation to systematic problem solving, creative problem solving and communication.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
 
  Examination -Closed Book
  Coursework   30%
 
  Modelling and simulation of a specified control system 1000 word report

Outline Syllabus:
* Block representation, linearisation, controller and feedback structures. System response to deterministic inputs. Steady state errors, system classification. Step and ramp input signals. Absolute stability methods. Laplace Transformation, simple, complex and finite time delays. Nyquist diagrams and Nyquist`s Stability Theory for systems which are open loop stable. Bode diagrams, M and N circles. Phase and gain margins. Resume of relative stability using frequency response methods. Nyquist`s encirclement theory and Nichol`s Charts. Phase advance and phase retard networks and notch filters. Pole-Zero diagrams and Root Locus Plots. Time domain response from these plots. State space methods. Simulation, Case Studies and Computer Aided Design. System modelling: transfer functions, system representation. Introduction of PLCs: basic operation and ladder diagrams.

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