Module Title:   Introductory Control

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2016M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr MK Ebrahimi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To review the analysis and design of simple control systems using classical time-domain techniques.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials & demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in laboratory sessions. Oral feedback is given during labs & seminars. Computer-based exercises will assess practical skills associated with the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

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

use the classical approach to time-domain analysis and to be familiar with the design techniques appropriate to simple control systems;

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

design simple closed loop systems to a given specification;

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

have skills in relation to systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Coursework   20%
  Set of laboratory exercises undertaken in one scheduled session
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
* Control strategies & objectives: Introduction, history, control strategies.
* Modelling Dynamic Systems: Laplace transforms, transfer functions, poles and zeros. Block Diagram representation. Computer Aided Control System Design software.
* Simple Systems: first and second order systems, simple electrical and electronic circuits & electro-mechanical models.
* General properties of Feedback: sensitivity, disturbance rejection, standard time-domain inputs, response components, behaviour of simple systems.
* Stability: Routh-Hurwitz. Steady-state performance.

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