# MECT07005 2013 Control Systems 301

### General Details

Full Title
Control Systems 301
Transcript Title
Control Systems 301
Code
MECT07005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kevin Collins
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECH_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechatronics Systems Engineering
Description

Control Systems is all about plant and processes (systems) how they behave when subjected to certain inputs (system response) and how to get them to do what we want (system control). Control Systems 301 introduces the student to the characteristics of systems commonly encountered in mechatronics.

### Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Use Laplace transform techniques to predict and interpret second order system response to step and ramp inputs.

2.

Find the steady-state response of a system to a sinusoidal input by the substitution of jω for s in the transfer function.

3.

Use Laplace transform techniques to find the transient and steady-state response of a system to a sinusoidal input.

4.

Use block diagram algebra, especially Mason's theorem, to reduce elementary control system diagrams to canonical form.

5.

Establish system stability or instability by the plotting of poles and zeros on the complex plane

6.

Use the principle of superposition to establish the disturbance response of a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) system.

7.

Write a laboratory report with relevant diagrams, screen shots, maths derivations and commentary demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between the practical experiment and the underlying theory.

### Module Assessment Strategies

Final exam 60%

Practical reports 20%

Continuous assessment 20%

### Indicative Syllabus

Continuous Systems:

Zero and first order system response to step and ramp inputs.

Block diagram algebra.

Basic mathematical models of commonly encountered industrial systems (electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal) will be developed.

Transfer functions.

Second order system response to step and ramp inputs.

Poles, zeros and stability,

Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion.

Laplace transforms.

Stability, unity feedback and steady-state error.

MIMO systems and disturbance rejection.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Use of laboratory apparatus : inverted pendulum and flow, level and temperature control with software packages (e.g. Simulink, Matlab, Labview) to investigate the following:

First and second order system parameters.

First and second order transient and steady-state response characteristics

System stability in relation to the location of complex plane poles.

Characteristics of open and closed-loop control.

Mathematical modelling of electrical, mechanical, thermal and fluid systems.

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Laboratory Reports Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Other Exam Supervised and unsupervised quizzes Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Pratical 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

### Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
 Authors Title Publishers Year W Bolton Control Engineering Longman 1998 Burns Advanced Control Engineering Butterworth Heineman 2002 Leigh Applied Digital Control Prentice Hall 2007 Nise Control Systems Engineering Wiley 2013
Other Resources

None