Short Title:Instrumentation & Control Syst
Full Title:Instrumentation & Control Syst
Module Code:INST H3002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:PAUL DILLON
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to enable the student to apply mathematical formulae and techniques to the solution of engineering control problems. In a workplace context the student should be able to analyse and model an engineering problem and apply an appropriate control strategy
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 State the elements of a basic control system incorporating feedback.
LO2 Describe and specify static and dynamic performance of measurement transducers and control systems.
LO3 Analyse the steady state and transient response of control systems.
LO4 Reduce complex control systems to a single transfer function.
LO5 Evaluate performance of alternative control strategies.
LO6 Analyse models of systems which integrate mechanical mechanisms with control systems. Describe and analyze analogue and digital signal processing systems used in control systems.
LO7 Set up and use test and measurement equipment including signal generator, digital multimeter, control system circuits and oscilloscope.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Distance measurement transducer. (Group lab) Instrument Static Behavior. (Group lab) 2,7 6.00 Week 1
Multiple Choice Questions Step response & frequency response of RC circuit. (Group lab, individual report completed in lab) 3,7 6.00 Week 6
Laboratory Dynamic characteristics of DC motor and PI Control. (Group lab, individual report 80% completed in lab) 3,7 6.00 Week 8
Laboratory Effect of gain on 2nd order systems and PD Control. (Group lab, individual report 80% completed in lab) 2,5,7 6.00 Week 10
Other Simulation of Speed/Position Control using Matlab/Simulink using PID 3,5,6 6.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

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
Practical Lab Based Experiment 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial Question and Answer Sessions 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Study Notes and Write up reports 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
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab Base Experiment 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial Question and Answer Sessions 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Study Notes and Write up Reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David G. Alciatore, Michael B. Histand 2007, Introduction to mechatronics and measurement systems, McGraw-Hill Dubuque, IA [ISBN: 0071254072]
  • Gene F. Franklin, J. David Powell, Abbas Emami-Naeini 2005, Feedback control of dynamic systems, 5th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0131499300]
  • Dan Necsulescu. Necsulescu, D. S. (Dan S.) 2003, Modern Control SYstems, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J [ISBN: 0201444917]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

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