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Automatic Control

Code

ME-AUC1

Version

2.0

Offered by

Mechanical Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

ME-SMC1

Main purpose

To analyze a technical system, to specify automatic control requirements, and to select control strategy and controller. To give students a working knowledge about on-off control.

Knowledge

After the course, the student has knowledge of
• The structure and elements of a control system
• Selection of controller (P, PI, PD, PID), and determination of controller parameters
• Control strategies (simple feedback, cascade feedback, feed forward)
• Analytic (Bode plot, Root locus) and experimental controller (process reaction/ sustained oscillation) tuning
• Static and dynamic response
• Reference tracking and disturbance rejection
• Analysis of closed loop response, using mathematics and using simulation
• Logic control
• Specification of on-off control, using Grafcet diagrammes
• PLC programming
 

Skills

After the course, the student can describe a technical system, select a proper control strategy, and estimate automatic controller parameters, taking reference tracking, disturbance rejection, stability and dynamics into consideration.

Competences

After the course, the student has competencies to analyze a minor technical system, to specify control requirements, and select control strategy and controller.
 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The total workload for the student is 136 hours.

The didactic method is classroom teaching, problem solving, homework.
Student Activity Model:
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 42 hours – 30%

Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 42 hours – 30 %

Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 42 hours – 30 %

Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 10 hours – 10%

Resources

Wilkie, Johnson and Katebi: Control Engineering, Palgrave, 2001

Evaluation

Examination

Requirements for attending exam
Mandatory course activities completed

Type of examination:
Individual oral examination (app 20 min) based upon a subject found by draw.
Preparation time 20 minutes.
Examinations account for 100 % of final grade
Censor: Internal

Allowed tools:
Course literature according to the course description, Personal notes, Laptop, Calculator

Re-examination:
As ordinary

Grading criteria

 

Additional information

 

Responsible

Per Ulrik Hansen

Valid from

8/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Intelligent Mechanics

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