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## Course Overview

The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding and concepts of control systems. The course starts by introducing basic concepts of feedback control systems using a number of practical examples. Mathematical modelling of physical systems and representing them in block diagrams with transfer functions are presented. Basic control system response characteristics (stability, transient response, steady state response) and analysis and design procedures are introduced using first and second order systems. Analysis of control systems using Routh-Hurwitz criterion, root locus, and Bode plot methods are considered.

### Course Details

Study Type Level Undergraduate 3 First Term 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) Aberdeen No Dr Thangavel Thevar

### Qualification Prerequisites

• Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

### What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

• One of Engineering (EG) (Studied) or BSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electrical and Electronic) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electr and Electro) Edin Col (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng (Studied)
• Either EE2504 Electronic Systems (Passed) or EG2504 Electronic Systems (Passed)
• Either EG2012 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Passed) or EG2509 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Passed)
• Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

None.

No

### Course Description

1.    Basic System Concepts: Open loop systems; closed loop systems; feedback; disturbances; sensitivity.

2.    Models: Differential equations; characteristics of linear system; significant non-linearities; transfer functions; block diagrams and block diagram algebra;
modelling of electromechanical and electrohydraulic components and systems; characteristic equation.

3.    Time domain performance analysis: test inputs; transient and steady state response; response parameters; poles; stability; Routh-Hurwitz; low order
systems and approximations.

4.    Root locus analysis & design: Control system performance analysis using root locus method. Control system design using root locus method: PID controllers
and lead-lag compensators.

5.    Frequency domain analysis & design: Graphical presentation, Bode diagrams; frequency domain stability criterion; gain and phase margins. Frequency
domain compensation using Bode diagrams, lead and lag compensators.

### Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

### Teaching Breakdown

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st term courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd term courses.

### Summative Assessments

Timed online test (30%)

Lab report (10%)

Timed online test (60%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

### Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

### Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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