Engineering and design

Systems Analysis and Control

Module code: H6104
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture, Laboratory, Practical
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Topics include:

  • 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.