H54CT2 Control Systems Design with Project
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)
Total Credits: 15
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Students studying for an MSc in Power Electronics and Drives Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn ||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester |
Prerequisites: Laplace transforms, modelling of linear physical systems, concepts of feedback, stability, characteristic equations and frequency response.
Summary of Content: This module enables students to design both analogue and digital controllers for linear single-input single-output systems. Students have access to CAD control design packages for evaluating control design. This module covers:
- design of analogue controllers using Root Locus Method
- closed loop performance and frequency response
- practical problems in digital control
- design of digital controllers using z-plane techniques
- extensive practice of control design using a CAD package
- development of an industrial oriented simulation project specializing in control design of power electronics systems.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture ||4 weeks||1 per week||1 hour |
|Lecture ||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours |
|Computing ||7 weeks||1 per week||1 hour |
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester
Further Activity Details:
Three hours of lectures per week including example classes and assignment supervision. There is also an extended coursework associated with this module, details will be provided by the module lecturer.
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1 ||67 ||2 hour exam |
|Assignment ||33 || |
Professor P Zanchetta
Education Aims: To provide students with good knowledge of traditional linear control design theories and their application to a variety of practical industrial systems.
To provide students with the skills and techniques necessary to analyse and synthesise controllers ranging from a simple proportional structure to a PI, PID and other second order structures using root locus and frequency response strategies both in continuous and in discrete domain.
A Knowledge and understanding
- Knowledge and understanding of Root locus design technique and frequency response design techniques.
- Knowledge and understanding of linear controllers structure: Proportional, Proportional Integral, Proportional Integral Derivative, Lead and Lag compensators.
- Ability to design basic linear control systems both in continuous and discrete domain and to employ appropriate computer aided design tools in the analysis and design.
- Knowledge and understanding of discrete controllers implementation techniques in microprocessors.
- Ability to select and apply appropriate traditional linear control methods to practical problems.
- Ability to assess possibilities and limitations of possible solutions, choose a suitable design procedure and produce reports
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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