Engineering and design
Systems Analysis and Control
Module code: H6104
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture, Laboratory, Practical
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
- step and impulse response of first and second-order systems via Laplace transforms
- transfer functions, block diagrams
- polynomial and pole zero representations
- frequency response, modelling of simple mechanical and electrical systems, simple filters
- control objectives and feedback systems, open loop and closed loop transfer functions, use of Matlab
- error transfer functions, steady state errors, errors to inputs and disturbances
- pole-zero diagrams, root locus methods, bode and Nyquist diagrams
- stability via Routh-Hurwitz and simplified Nyquist criterion, gain and phase margins
- introduction to PID.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of linear system principles applied to mechanical and electrical systems.
- Apply time and frequency domain methods to predict linear system behaviour.
- Demonstrate an understanding of linear control system theory.
- Apply time and frequency domain methods to predict both the response and the stability of linear feedback control systems.