ME 460: Industrial Control Systems

Class Description:

Industrial control techniques; case studies of actual industrial systems; design, selection, and maintenance of industrial control systems, including electromechanical, pneumatic, thermal, and hydraulic systems. Prerequisite: ME 340 and ME 360 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 undergraduate hours or 4 graduate hours. Credit not given for this course and ECE 486.

TOPICS:

1. Introduction to computer controlled systems software and hardware of control systems

2. Modeling of dynamical systems by integral causality, state equations

3. Time domain analysis of linear time invariant continuous-time and discrete-time systems, discrete-time representation of computer interfaced continuous-time systems

4. Laplace transform and Z transform, transfer functions

5. Control system design by root locus method, PID controllers and Ziegler-Nichols method, approximation of analog controller by digital controller and Tustin transform

6. Frequency domain analysis of control systems, Bode plots, Nichols log-modulus plots, Nyquist stability criterion, digital signal aliasing and discrete frequency response

7. Frequency domain design of control systems, lead and lag compensations, phase and gain margins

 

ME: MechSE or technical elective.

EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.

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