Module Title:   Advanced Control

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3019M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

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):   ENG2016M

Corequisite(s):   None

To critically review
(i) the analysis and design of simple control systems using classical frequency-domain techniques and
(ii) non-linear systems and the use of PLCs in control applications.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
: Concepts, principles & theories explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials & demonstrated in laboratory classes supported by directed reading and exam preparation). 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:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   3.00          Other:   0.50           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

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

critically review the classical approach to frequency-domain analysis and design techniques appropriate to simple control systems, nonlinear systems and the use of PLCs;

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

use specialist skills to design simple closed-loop control systems to a given specification;

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

use systematic problem solving skills.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Coursework   20%
  Set of guided laboratory exercises
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary Assessment

Outline Syllabus:
* System modelling: transfer functions, system representation.
* Frequency response: concept & definition, representation using polar (Nyquist) plots, Bode plots, Nichols plots.
* Stability: Nyquist criterion, use of Bode plots, gain and phase margins, stability of common systems forms. Closed-loop frequency response.
* Design in the frequency domain; performance specification, compensator design (lead, lag, lag-head).
* Nonlinear systems: common non-linearisation, representation, analysis, stability. PLCs and their application.

Version No:  5