MECT07006 2013 Control Systems 302

General Details

Full Title
Control Systems 302
Transcript Title
Control Systems 302
Code
MECT07006
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 302 introduces the student to analog and digital strategies for controlling these systems

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

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.

2.

Calculate PID controller output at a specified moment, given a description or graphical display of error signal history and controller gain settings.

3.

Use a proprietary software package (e.g. Simulink, Labview) to tune P, PI, PD and PID controllers.

4.

Derive the difference equations for numerical integrators and differentiators.

5.

Test for discrete system stability by location of the z-plane poles.

6.

Design digital controllers using cancellation pole placement, one-step-ahead, Kalman and Dahlin strategies.

Module Assessment Strategies

Final exam 60%

Practical reports 20%

Continuous assessment 20%

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
MECT07005 201300 Control Systems 301

Indicative Syllabus

Continuous Control

Two step, P, PI, PD and PID control

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

Discrete Systems

Signal sampling and the z-transform,

Difference equations and the pulse transfer function.

Numerical integration and integration.

A/D conversion and the zero-order hold (ZOH) device.

Z-plane stability.

Discrete Control

Discretised PID control.

Controller design by cancellation pole placement (CPP).

Dahlin controller design.

Kalman controller design.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Use of a proprietary laboratory apparatus (e.g. L.J. Technical Systems, Data Acquisition of Control Systems) and software packages (e.g. Dynast, Matlab, Labview) to investigate the following:

P, PI, PD and PID control strategies

Ziegler-Nichols controller tuning strategies

Controller tuning by pole-placement

Properties of the zero-order hold device

Examples of controller excursions and "ringing" poles

Dahlin and Kalman controller design

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 Other Exam Supervised and unsupervised quizzes Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5,6
2 Written Report of practicals 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 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