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ME20013: Systems & control

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Supplementary Assessment:
ME20013 Re- Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce the analytical techniques that are used in the analysis and design of control systems.
To examine the behaviour of a variety of control systems commonly used in engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will have:
* Predicted the behaviour of simple control systems.
* Determined the frequency response and stability characteristics of simple control systems.
* Improved steady state and dynamic performance using compensation techniques.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
System modelling. Open and closed loop control. Block diagram representation. Block diagram manipulation. Transfer functions and Laplace notation. Transient performance of simple systems. System errors. Frequency response representation of systems. Bode diagrams. System stability assessment techniques. System identification. Compensation techniques. Introduction to MATLAB® for control system design and analysis. Control laboratory experiment.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

ME20013 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
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