This course introduces modeling and analysis of various systems (electrical, mechanical, fluid, thermal) through state variable models and transfer functions, including non-linear aspects of real dynamic systems and their linear approximations. It emphasizes control systems, block diagrams, single loop control using industrial controllers (PID), and their experimental tuning. The student applies these concepts in the characterization and control of lab physical plants and uses MATLAB with Simulink extensively.
School of Engineering and Computing
Electromechanical Engineering Technology (ELM)
3 hours of lecture per week, 1.5 hours of lab every other week