CONTROL SYSTEMS

ELE3CTS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents both the theory of control systems, and their application in an industrial engineering context. An understanding of control systems is an essential tool forthe analysis and design of physical systems. Students first study analytical control systems skills including Fourier analysis, linear systems z-transform, Laplace transform, stability analysis, state-space techniques and frequency response methods. Students will then investigate and apply these skills to a range of real industry related problems using industrial based controllers such asPLC#s, DLC#s and embedded control systems.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL and MAT2VCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE3SPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModern control systemsPrescribedDorf, RC and Bishop, RH 201112TH EDN, PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the necessary analytical tools to analyse control systems using Fourier analysis, linear systems z-transform, Laplace transform, stability analysis, state-space techniques and frequency response methods.

Activities:
Lectures introduce the various analytical and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments.

02. Design control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers to address real-world control problems.

Activities:
Control system design is taught in the lectures and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments.

03. Write Matlab code to systematically analyse, design and tune linear control systems.

Activities:
Examples of Matlab code are provided in the lectures and the knowledge is applied in laboratories and assignments.

04. Write clear, concise and well-structured laboratory/assignment reports, focusing on problem solving techniques used to solve real industry related problems.

Activities:
Detailed examples of problem solving techniques are discussed in lectures and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)

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