On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
use digital technology to analyze and develop systems for automatic control of processes and products, where the theoretical system is adapted to practical management technology and physical realization.
model, analyze and regulate the simple 1 and 2 order systems described by differential equations
The course is an introduction course for students who do not hold a bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering.
This course consists of two modules: Digital Systems and Control Theory.
Digital Systems: Summary of logical elements, time and sequence elements and clock-controlled systems. System Synthesis of sequence chart method: Structure of the sequence systems. Synthesis of system memory. Condition Description of the sequence systems: Condition table and state diagram. Synchronous sequence system. Asynchronous sequence system. Function Charts: Binear code counters and ring counters. Function diagram main elements. Physical implementation. Programmable control system: Programmable logic controllers (PLC). PLS after IEC1131 standard.
Control Theory: Theoretical knowledge and learning methods for the regulation of dynamic systems and practical applications for control theory. Static and dynamic modeling of thermal, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems. Negative feedback, block diagrams and block diagram analysis. Introduction to the Laplace transformation. Standard transfer functions, dynamic analysis, zero and poles. Frequency response methods and standard forms.
Teaching methods and workload
Lectures, exercises and laboratory work. Estimated work load for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Four compulsory exercises must be approved in order to take the exam in the course. Information will be given in Canvas at the start of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Two written individual examinations:
Digital Technology - 2 hours (30% contribution to final assessment)
Control Engineering - 4 hours (70% contribution to final assessment)
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.