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EE30041: Control engineering

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you are advised to take EE20100 OR take EE20195 or equivalent.
Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the design of closed loop controllers in the time domain and their practical implementation. To introduce students to the analysis and design of systems with non-linearities in the system plant. To illustrate the use of frequency domain graphical techniques for analysing designing both linear and non-linear systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this module, students should be able to: Calculate the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of any linear continuous time plant; Use the above to determine the observability and controllability of plant dynamic modes and design controllers to change their modal frequencies; Use the "Describing Function" method to analyse non-linear systems; Use small signal linearization techniques to linearise non-linear systems.

Skills:
Students will learn the basic principles behind currently used techniques in control engineering. Students will be able to design modal controllers for linear systems with both partial and full-state. Students will be able to use Nyquist and Inverse Nyquist plots to analyse system stability and to design closed loop controllers. Taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Design of linear systems in the time domain, observability and controllability; Simple modal Synthesis; Nyquist and Inverse Nyquist plots; Design of full and partial state feedback using Inverse Nyquist plots; Small signal linearization of non-linear systems; The use of the "Describing Function" method for analysing non-linear systems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE30041 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • TEXX-AFM01 : MSc Mechatronics
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

EE30041 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 3)

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