3122.21 - Control Engineering

Course number
Control Engineering
Mathematics 1 and Introduction to Electrical Engineering or Marine Engineer certificate.
To provide the students with fundamental understanding of modelling and design in control engineering.
Fundamental concepts in control systems with feedback. Formulation of models of physical systems. Linearisation. Differential equations. Laplace transformation and transfer functions. Root locus and frequency analysis. Stability. basic design methods. Application of standard controllers and compensators. The theory and methods reviewed are supported by many practical examples. Theories and methods shown with examples.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, group work, problem solving and laboratory projects with reports.
Learning outcomes
After the course the student shall be able to: • Apply heuristic methods for PID controllers. • Apply frequency analysis for controller design, including PID, lead, lag and feed forward controllers. • Derive models of dynamic systems and present them on common mathematical form, including block diagram form. • Carry out necessary manipulations on the mathematical models including linearization of nonlinear differential equations. • Select model parameters based om measurements. • Apply block diagrams to describe models for both open and closed-loop systems. • Evaluate correspondence between models' characteristic parameters and their time and frequency responses. • Carry out analysis on open loop and closed loop systems based on transfer functions • Understand the concepts of stability, stability margin, wind-up, overshoot, and steady state error. • Understand the consequencies of disturbance and noise sensitivity. • Evaluate and select standard controllers. • Apply analysis design and simulation software.
Assessment method
- Laboratory reports (pass/not pass). - End-of-course written exam.
Marking scale
Reguleringsteknik, 5. udgave, O. Jannerup, P. H. Sørensen, Polyteknisk Forlag, 2015, http://www.polyteknisk.dk/home/Detaljer/9788750211051
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