Control 1 (Classical Control)

Subject 431-324 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 12 hours of laboratory work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 431-221 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems and 431-202 Engineering Analysis B (prior to 2001, 421-205 Engineering Analysis B) or 431-226 Engineering Analysis B (old) or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject students should have a good understanding of classical continuous-time controller design methods, controller implementation and the MATLAB software package to perform such design.

Topics include: motivation for control engineering; open versus closed loop control; examples of plants from engineering practice with their modelling; revision: transfer function, poles, zeros, stability, frequency and time domain representation of signals and systems, relationships between the time and frequency response of a system; feedback and feed-forward structures; sensitivity and complementary sensitivity functions; root locus; PID control; tuning of PID controllers; Nyquist stability criterion (with a proof); Bode plots, gain and phase margins; minimum phase systems; limits of performance and Bode integral constraints; lead and lag compensation; time-delay and its Pade approximation; actuator saturation and anti-windup; discretisation of continuous-time controllers.

All tutorials are MATLAB based; project involves modelling, controller design and implementation for a given plant.

Assessment: One 3-hour end of semester examination, practice classes, tests, laboratory and project reports and notebooks. Students will be notified of the weighting of assessment components at the beginning of the semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

  • intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity

  • openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Biosignals
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

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