Module Catalogue

EEE2200 : Automatic Control

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Khalid Abidi
  • Lecturer: Dr Naayagi Ramasamy
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

•       To present the basic knowledge of control engineering and modelling of dynamic systems.
•       To give an understanding of the 1st and 2nd order system behaviour.
•       To give the knowledge of system compensation via PID and other control schemes.
•       To present the knowledge of system stability using time and frequency domain characteristics.
•       To present the use of CAD packages in studying, analysing and designing control systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module presents the basic knowledge of control engineering, modelling. It gives an understanding of 1st and 2nd order behaviour. It gives knowledge of system compensation via PID control schemes. It presents the knowledge of system stability using time and frequency domain characteristics. Topics include: Mathematical models of physical systems; system response; compensation; stability, use of CAD packages.

The outline syllabus for this module is as follows:
•       Matlab introduction; study of 1st and 2nd order dynamics in time domain.
•       Transfer function; s-plane analysis; block diagrams; time domain specifications and high order systems.
•       Closed loop systems; steady state error and controller design.
•       Root locus and design based on root locus.
•       Frequency response.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:152:15Open book examination.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:309:00Revision for open book examination.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Lab report.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Practical lab.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study147:4547:45Reviewing lecture notes; general reading; solving practice problems.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core materials as well as guidance for further reading. Tutorials offer the opportunity for practice in the analysis of system's models and system's behaviour. Some aspects of the course are further re-enforced through laboratory experiments.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1351A85Open book examination.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M15N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The laboratory report, case study and problem solving exercises assess the record keeping, data gathering and analysis ability of the student. The examination provides the opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations.

Reading Lists

Timetable