Module Title:   Control Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2317L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof Ebrahimi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide a quantitative understanding of the analysis and design of simple control systems using classical and modern analysis techniques and the use of simulation in the design of controllers.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles and theories explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials & demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in computer laboratory sessions. 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:   48.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

use the classical and modern approach for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis, in the design of regulators for single input/output and multivariable systems using digital controllers.

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

design controller for simple closed loop systems to a given specification.

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

apply skills in relation to systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   50%
  2 reports in S1 and S2 (1000 words each), 1-System Response Simulation, 2-Design of PID Controller
  Coursework   50%
  Supplementary - Individual Simulation Report (4000 words)
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book

Outline Syllabus:
System Control, S1:
1) Control strategies and objectives,
2) Modelling dynamic systems
3) Laplace transforms, transfer functions, poles and zeros.
4) Block diagram representation.
5) Computer aided control system design using MATLAB.
6) First and second order systems response.
7) General properties of Feedback: sensitivity, disturbance rejection, standard time-domain inputs,
8) Dynamic behaviour of simple systems.
9) Stability: Routh-Hurwitz.

Process Control, S2:
1) PID controllers,
2) System simulation using SIMULINK
3) Root locus analysis.
4) Frequency response: concept and definition, representation using polar plots, Bode plots.
5) System modelling: State Space models, Multivariable input output system.
6) Digital controllers and their applications,
7) Industrial computer control, PLC

Control Engineering applications and context will be explored at every opportunity.

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