MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIT
- Laplace transform and inverse Laplace transform
- Analysis of single-input single-output control structures, including open-loop, closed-loop, feedforward and two-degree-of-freedom control structures.
- Analysis of step/impulse responses of first and second order dynamic systems
- Design and tuning of proportional control, PI control, PD control and PID control
- Interpretation of root locus
- Frequency response, including direct measurement of responses
- Nyquist plot and the Nyquist stability test
- Understanding of gain margin and phase margin and their representation on both Bode plots and Nyquist plots
- Design of phase lead and phase lag feedback compensators using Bode plots and Nichols charts.
- Case studies including mechanical and electrical systems
- Analysis of open and closed loop systems in Matlab and Simulink
The course unit aims to:
- Give all students a common starting point in the topic of control systems by covering classical techniques for the analysis and design of feedback control systems
- Enable students to analyse the response of dynamic systems in Matlab
- Give students a sound understanding of classical robustness measures
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate knowledge of methods for modelling dynamic systems and designing controllers by classical techniques
- Identify the principal features of linear system time response
- Understanding classical robustness measures: gain margin and phase margin.
- Determine the response of a dynamic system
- Determine bode plot, Nyquist plot and Nichol chart of a transfer function.
- Use classical control methods to design controllers for specified systems and performance criteria
- Determine the stability of specific open and closed loop systems
- Design and implement a proportional control system
- Design and implement phase lead and phase lag control systems
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Use the relevant modelling and design tools for application in other areas.
- Use computer based simulation tools to analyse the response of dynamic systems
- Development of a critical attitude in the assessment of analytical results
- Encouragement of physical interpretation where possible
Four questions, answer all questions
Length of examination: 3 hours
Calculators are permitted
The maximum mark for this examination forms 80% of the total unit assessment
Course Work- Laboratories
The number of laboratories: 6
The length of each laboratory:
- 4 software-based laboratories will last for 12 hours.
- 1 software-based laboratory will last for 1 hour.
- 1 hardware-based laboratory (single degree of freedom hovercraft) will last for 3 hours (in two separate sessions).
TOTAL: 16 hours
How laboratories are assessed:
- 1 software-based laboratory will be assessed in lab (students submit MATLAB code via Blackboard).
- 1 hardware-based laboratory will be assessed by marking a report.
Proportion that laboratories form of the overall unit mark:
- Work from 4 software-based laboratories will not contribute to the overall mark.
- Work from 1 software-based laboratory will contribute 10% of the overall mark.
- Work from hardware-based laboratories will contribute 10% of the overall mark.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||16|
|Independent study hours|
|Alessandra Parisio||Unit coordinator|
|Long Zhang||Unit coordinator|