ELEC ENG 7082 - Principles of Control Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 7082 Course Principles of Control Systems Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Corequisites ELEC ENG 3033 (Signal Processing) or equivalent Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 2007, MATHS 2201 or MATHS 2202 or equivalent Course Description Transfer functions; Stability; Dynamic and steady-state performance; Root locus diagrams; Bode plots; Cascade compensation using root locus and frequency response techniques. Introduction to state-space modelling and analysis. Analysis and design of digital control systems.
Course Coordinator: Professor Lang White
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesFollowing successful completion of the course the student should be capable of:
1. analysing closed-loop control systems for stability and steady-state performance,
2. designing a closed-loop control system to satisfy dynamic performance specifications using frequency response, root-locus, and state-space techniques, as well as steady state error specifications.
3. applying all concepts to continuous and discrete time systems.
4. Implementing and testing dynamic system models and control designs in matlab.
5. Performing system identification and compensation of a real feedback system in the laboratory.
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4-5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4-5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-5
Required ResourcesA set of course notes, practice problems and other supporting materials will also be available for downloading from the MyUni course web site.
Recommended ResourcesReference books :
G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell and A. Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Pearson, Ed. 6.
R. C. Dorf and R. H. Bishop, Modern Control Systems, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Ed. 11.
Online LearningExtensive use will be made of the MyUni web site for this course, https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login.
Course notes, tutorial problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from the web site.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and example problems to enhance the understanding obtained through lectures. Practicals are used to provide hands-on experience for students to reinforce the theoretical concepts encountered in lectures. Continuous assessment activities provide the formative assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lecture 30 lectures 30 75 Tutorials 6 tutorials 6 24 Practical Compensation 3 24 In-class tests 2 tests 2 18 TOTALS 41 141
Learning Activities Summary
Activity Sessions Week Topic Lecture 1 1 Preliminaries, feedback control systems, revision of linear ODEs, Laplace transform 2 1 Response modes of linear systems 3 1 Stability of linear systems 4 2 Transfer functions, block diagrams 5-7 2, 3 Root locus diagrams, pole placement design 8 3 Steady state frequency response, stability margins 9 4 Bode diagrams 10 4 Phase compensation 11 5 Steady state errors 12-13 5 Lead and lag compensator design 14 6 Worked examples – compensator design 15 6 Digital control. Revision of linear difference equations and z-transform. Response modes of discrete time linear systems 16-19 7, 8 Design of digital compensators 20-21 8, 9 State space modelling of discrete time linear systems 22 9 State feedback pole placement design 23 9 Worked examples – digital control 24 10 State observers 25 10 Estimated state feedback control 26-27 11 TBA 28 12 Worked examples – State space control design 29-30 12, 13 Revision lectures as required Tutorial 1 2 Transfer functions, poles and zeros, response modes, closed loop systems and stability 2 4 Root locus diagrams 3 6 Phase compensation, Bode diagrams, steady state errors. 4 8 Digital control design 5 10 Digital control design and state space 6 12 Observer design, estimated state feedback design In-class quiz 1 4 Pole-zero plots, root locus diagrams 2 8 Compensator design 3 11 State space design
Note that practical classes begin in week 9 of the semester. Students must attend their allocated practical class where further instructions on the operation of the laboratory session will be provided. Occupational Health and Safety inductions will be conducted at these times.
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Assessment activity Type Weighting Due date Learning outcomes addressed In-class tests Summative 20% Weeks 6 and 10 All Practical Summative 25% Weeks 9-13 All Exam Summative 55% End of semester All
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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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