Short Title:Control Systems
Full Title:Control Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CONT H2066
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:TERENCE O BRIAN
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to introduce the key concepts of control systems to the student.The importance of the incorporation of feedback in automated systems is emphasised. The student is introduced to the notation and methodology used for evaluating control system performance. DC motor control systems are used as examples and aspects of digital control are introduced using PLC and digital sensors.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Illustrate and explain the advantages and disadvantages of open loop systems and closed-loop feedback systems and perform stability analysis.
LO2 Performing and reporting system modelling and system identification
LO3 Be able to design P/PI/PID controllers and perform performance analysis.
LO4 Illustrating the principle of DC motor control and design closed-loop speed and position control systems.
LO5 Be familiar with the use of computers in modern control systems and application of programmable logic control (PLC)
LO6 Work independently or in groups to achieve lab assignments and produce lab reports.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory System modelling 2,6 1.00 Week 2
Laboratory Stability analysis and dynamic behaviour of systems using Matlab 1,6 1.00 Week 3
Laboratory Analysis of proportional feedback control using Matlab 1,2,6 1.00 Week 5
Laboratory mid-term Lab test 1,2,3,6 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory PID Control of DC motor 2,3,4,6 1.00 Week 7
Laboratory PLC lab 5,6 6.00 Week 9
Laboratory End-term lab test 1,2,3,4,6 10.00 Week 3
Assignment system modelling and stability analysis 1,2 5.00 Week 3
Assignment DC Motor and PID control 1,2,3,4 5.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Lab based practical work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning self study 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab class/lab based work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning self study 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Gene F. Franklin, J. David Powell, Abbas Emami-Naeini 2006, Feedback control of dynamic systems, Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0-131499300]
  • W. Bolton, Instrumentation and control systems [ISBN: 978-0750664325]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Norman S. Nise 2008, Control systems engineering, John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0-470-16997-1]
  • W. Bolton,, Programmable Logic Controllers, Fourth Edition [ISBN: 978-0750681124]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software 4 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software 4 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 4 Mandatory