Short Title:Control
Full Title:Control
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CONT H4003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:PAUL DILLON
Module Description:This module aims to apply the methods of mathematical modelling to physical systems, increasing the level of complexity and examining how physical effects can be taken account of. Control of various systems will be simulated, enacted and analysed. The students will use analysis tools such as Root Locus and Bode Plots with software based GUIs and their plots to examine the response of systems and how system parameters and control settings can affect performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the parameters of a physical system which affect the behaviour of a control system.
LO2 Examine a system to determine time and frequency domain performance.
LO3 Analyze and optimise the response of control systems using mathematical tools.
LO4 Use software tools for simulation.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Review of Feedback Control Systems:
Block diagram models, system structure, system modelling, transfer functions of linear systems. Use of Laplace Transforms for first order systems, second order systems, third and higher order systems.
10.00%
Performance of Feedback Control Systems:
Transient response specifications for systems of various orders, under step, ramp and impulse inputs. Step response of practical systems. Steady state behaviour, stability criteria. Frequency response of systems.
10.00%
Analysis of Linear Feedback Systems:
Time Domain - Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Stability analysis, Root Locus, Frequency Domain Bode analysis, Nyquist plot. System Identification.
30.00%
Advanced Techniques for Control:
System Identification, Adaptive Control, self tuning.
5.00%
Design of Closed Loop Systems:
System selection, simulation, controller settings, testing. Applications of analysis techniques to practical systems. Principles of Model Based Design.
25.00%
Digital Control
Direct digital control, sampled-data systems, the z transform, D to A and A to D implementations, anti-alias filters, acquisition components, Apply mathematical techniques to determine the stability of digitally controlled systems.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Step Response Without/With Velocity Feedback: Test a Mechanical Unit with tachogenerator feedback of velocity, estimate natural frequency and damping ratio, reduce block diagram and explain limitations of theory and report results. 1,2 10.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Frequency Response Without/With Velocity Feedback: Test the same mechanical unit except with a sine wave of various frequencies, develop bode plot results, estimate natural frequency and damping ratio, stating limitations of theory and report results. 1,2 10.00 Week 5
Continuous Assessment Matlab Programming: Develop code to solve a given control problem. Develop Simulink diagrams to solve given problems and compare with hand worked solutions. 3,4 10.00 Week 7
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 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght 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 Experiments and Simulations 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Work on Simulation Exercises 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab Experiments and Simulations 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Work on Simulation Exercises 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Nise, Norman S 2003, Control Systems Engineering, 7th ed Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-743]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Franklin, G. Powell, J., Emami Naeini, A 2005, Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, 5th ed Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 8178088223]
  • Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop 2011, Modern control systems, 12th ed Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0136024580]
  • Schwarzenbach and Gill 1992, System Modelling and Control, Arnold
  • Charles M. Close and Dean K. Frederick and Jonathan C. Newell 2001, Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems, Wiley New York [ISBN: 0471394424]
  • William J. Palm, Modeling Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons; [ISBN: 978-04710737]
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