This unit provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain (Laplace transform) and time domain (state space representation), (3) investigation of time responses (forced and natural) and characteristic equations for first, second and high-order systems, (4) analysis and system simplification of block diagrams and signal flow graphs (emphasis on cascade, parallel, observer canonical form, controller canonical form) along with transformation techniques between forms, (5) Mason's rule for transfer function deduction of complex systems, (6) investigation of stability of system responses (BIBO) using Routh-Hurwitz criterion (with special cases), (7) mathematically deriving steady state errors for various system inputs (static error constants), (8) effects of disturbances at different places within a system, (9) calculate parameter setting sensitivity, (10) sketching a root locus (refinements on sketch highlighting breakaway/break-in points, angles of arrival and jw-axis crossings), (11) investigating differences between negative and positive feedback systems, (12) designing an active and passive PID using a root locus to meet specified output responses.
|Unit name||Control Systems 1|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Brian Salmon|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Model electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical systems of varying complexity using differential equations and state-space representations.
- Determine the transfer functions of complex linear systems from block diagram representations and signal flow graphs.
- Optimise design specifications in terms of the transient and steady-state performance of linear control systems.
- Design a feedback control system using time and frequency domain methods.
- Communicate the outcomes of an advanced control system's design.
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Lectures: 3x 1-hour sessions per week
Tutorials: 1x 1-hour session per week
Practical laboratory: 2x 3-hour sessions
Simulation laboratory: 1x 2-hour session
|Assessment||Final exam (40%)|Semester test (15%)|Assessed tutorials (10%)|Design report (15%)|Practical laboratory (10%)|Simulation laboratory (10%)|
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