MECH ENG 7047 - Dynamics & Control II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 7047 Course Dynamics & Control II Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge 6 units of Level II Applied Maths courses, MECH ENG 1007, MECH ENG 2019 Course Description Dynamic systems are found everywhere, from musical instruments to transportation vehicles such as automobiles and aircraft. Even static civil structures such as bridges and buildings exhibit a dynamic response, which must be considered during design and construction of such systems.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of vibrating dynamical systems, from single degree of freedom systems through to continuous and multi-degree of freedom systems. Design of vibration control devices, such as vibration isolators and vibration absorbers, is also considered.
Concurrently with the introduction to vibratory systems described above, this course also addresses how to control such dynamic systems using modern state-space control. This involves time domain descriptions of dynamic systems using state-space system models. The characteristics responsible for the dynamic response (poles, zeros, eigenvalues) are presented. Control laws using state-space are introduced, including specification of controller characteristics, controller design using pole placement and optimal (LQR) control (introduction). State observers are presented, including observer design using both pole placement and optimal (Kalman) observers (introduction). Finally, a computer aided control system design methodology is applied to a real MIMO Aerospace platform and several other unstable MIMO systems.
Course Coordinator: Dr William Robertson
Name Role Building/Room Mr Gareth Bridges Lecturer Eng.&Maths .Sciences Building,EM206/207 firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students should:
1 Have a good understanding of the principles of vibrations; 2 Understand the concepts of vibration modes and natural frequencies; 3 Be able to calculate estimates for the lowest natural frequencies for single and multiple degree-of-freedom, continuous, and combined systems for both rectilinear and rotational motion; 4 Understand the influence of mass, stiffness and damping on the motion of vibratory systems; 5 Have a good understanding of how to measure the damping of simple vibratory systems; 6 Understand the principles controlling the response of forced vibratory systems; 7 Understand principles of vibration isolation, and be capable of specifying vibration isolators for a range of applications; 8 Be capable of designing single degree-of-freedom tuned vibration absorbers; 9 Have a basic understanding of the modes and natural frequencies of simple, idealized continuous systems; 10 Understand the fundamentals of modelling complex continuous systems with discrete lumped-masses and springs. 11 Have an understanding of basic control concepts such as controllability, observability, poles and zeros, stability; 12 Be able to construct state space models of a given dynamic system; 13 Be able to design a full-state control system; 14 Be able to design an optimal control system and understand the balance that is achieved when designing for optimality; 15 Be able to design an observer to estimate system states; 16 Have had some exposure to stochastic state estimation; 17 Be able to design a controller for command tracking; 18 Have had experience with designing real control systems.
University Graduate Attributes
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Required ResourcesCourse Notes available from Image & Copy Centre or softcopy on MyUni.
Inman, D.J., Engineering Vibration, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2001; or Thompson W.T., 1993, Theory of Vibration with Applications, Fourth Edition, Stanley-Thornes.
Dorf and Bishop “Modern Control Systems”, Chapt 3; Franklin, Powell and Emami-Naeini Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems”, Chapt 2.2, Chapt 7.1-7.2; Nise “Control Systems Engineering”, Chapt 3.
Online LearningSignificant links available to online resources available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by computer-based tutorials and two laboratories.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
As per university recommendations, it is expected that students spend 48hrs/week during teaching periods, and that a 3 unit course has a minimum workload of 156 hours regardless of the length of the course. Additional time may need to be spent acquiring assumed knowledge, working on assessment during non-teaching periods, and preparing for and attending examinations.
Learning Activities Summary
Below is a breakdown of the scheduled learning activities for this course:Vibrations
- Free vibration of single degree-of-freedom systems (2 lectures)
- Forced vibrations (3 lectures)
- Damped vibrations (2 lectures)
- Vibration isolation (3 lectures)
- Multi-degree of freedom systems (4 lectures)
- Vibration of continuous systems (2 lectures)
- Determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes (5 lectures)
- Two laboratories: Balancing machinery and Vibrating beam
- Introduction to State Space Modelling (1 lecture)
- Construction of State Space Models (1 lecture)
- Modelling Multiple DOF Systems (1 lecture)
- Modelling Distributed Parameter Systems (1 lecture)
- Conversion between SS to TF and back again: Control canonical, observer canonical, Jordan form (1 lecture)
- Solution to state equations, poles, zeros and stability (1 lecture)
- Controllability and Observability (1 lecture)
- Feedback Control & Pole Placement (1 lecture)
- Optimal Control (LQR) (1 lecture) (1 lecture)
- Observers (Estimators) (1 lecture)
- Optimal Observers (Kalman-Bucy Filters, LQG) (1 lecture)
- Reduced Order Observers (1 lecture)
- Compensators (1 lecture)
- Reference Input & Command Tracking (1 lecture)
- Summary (1 lecture)
- Optional course content includes Linearisation of Non-linear Differential Equations & Lagrangian Mechanics
- Tutorials using MATLAB (10 tutorials)
- State Control of a MIMO Aerospace System and at least one other unstable MIMO plant (topic covered via assignments)
Specific Course RequirementsNil.
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Assignments and tutorials 20%, laboratories 10%, final exam 70%.
Assessment Rationale: Assignments are provided as part of the learning experience. Students are expected to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter through completing the assignments, so they are regarded as formative rather than summative.
It should be noted that all assignments for the control part of the course (only) are optional. If a student chooses to undertake an assignment, then this will contribute to their overall summative assessment, otherwise, the proportion of the mark will be added onto the final exam. The rationale behind this approach is it gives the students the responsibility to direct their learning, and in doing so hopefully lead to the situation in which the continuing assessment is seen as enhancing learning rather than simply providing summative assessment.
An assignment will be set approximately every three weeks. Solutions are provided on MyUni within 1 week of the submission date and relevant issues will be discussed in the lectures. Assignments are also used to help assess whether the required graduate attributes are being developed.
The computer tutorials are designed to provide instruction of Matlab and Simulink while simultaneously developing the understanding of the students’ control knowledge through simulation.
The examination is a summative assessment and is intended to assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course material and how it fits into the global engineering context.
‘Vibrations’ comprises a 50% component of the overall course. The Vibrations component is split into assignments (20%), laboratories (10%) and final examination (70%).
Assessment Related Requirements
Note that the laboratory experiments are compulsory and it is a requirement to pass the laboratory experiments to pass the course.
Four optional assignments spaced approximately 3 weeks apart, each worth 2.5% of overall assessment. 13 computer tutorials, each worth 0.25% of overall assessment. One optional discussion board entry worth 0.25%.
Four (assessed) assignments provide 20% of the overall Vibrations mark, with each assignment equally weighted. These assignments are set during the semester, each one released at least 2 weeks in advance of the submission deadline. The turnaround time for the return of marked assignments is weeks after the submission deadline. Late assignments are NOT accepted. Extensions are not granted, although exemptions to individual assignments may be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
Two equally weighted laboratory classes through the semester provide 10% of the overall mark. Students must achieve 35% of the maximum possible Vibrations laboratory mark in order to be eligible to pass the course. Students who have successfully completed the labs in a previous attempt at the course are exempt.
The final, open book examination provides 70% of the overall Vibrations mark.
Variations in the assessment scheme are negotiable on medical and compassionate grounds.
All assignments and practical report must be submitted as a hard copy in the labelled box in the Mechanical Engineering submission area on Level 2 of Engineering South Building. Any assessment submitted as a hard copy must be accompanied by an assessment cover sheet available on the window ledge of room S116. Late assignments and reports will be penalised 10% per day. Extensions for assignments will only be given in exceptional circumstances and a case for this with supporting documentation can be made in writing after a lecture or via email to the lecturer. Hard copy assignments will be assessed and returned in 2 weeks of the due date. There will be no opportunities for re-submission of work of unacceptable standard. Due to the large size of the class feedback on assignments will be limited to in-class discussion resulting from questions from students.
All tutorials are submitted online using MyUni. Late tutorials and extensions for numbers 2 and 3 cannot be accepted as they are submitted electronically via MyUni which automatically prevents submission after the due time on the due date.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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