This unit gives students a basic understanding of the fundamental principles involved in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics to be covered will include: Introduction to control systems, mathematical models of systems, state variable models, feedback control system characteristics, the performance of feedback control systems, the stability of linear feedback systems, frequency response methods, stability in the frequency domain, and the design of feedback control systems. Assessment tasks in this unit include two written tests and one exam, and four laboratory reports which will combine both written and oral communication of students’ practical learning experiences. Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to further their knowledge of control systems in their 4th year and/or use it in the control of simple real-world processes.
|Unit name||Control Systems 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Bernardo León de la Barra
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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1. Model electrical and mechanical systems using differential equations and statespace representations.
2. Determine the transfer functions of linear systems from block diagram representations.
3. Formulate design specifications in terms of the transient and steady-state performance of linear control systems.
4. Design simple control systems using Bode, Nyquist, and Routh Hurwitz stability criteria.
5. Communicate the outcomes of simple control system design studies.
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KME271 and KME272
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Four major assessments: 2 x in-semester tests (5% each), 2 x laboratory reports/other (10% each), control system design project (50%) and 2-hr end of semester exam (20%)
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