|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To understand the principles of digital and computer based process control systems. To learn how to design and implement digital controllers, from simple to more advanced algorithms.
This module introduces the concepts associated with computer based process control strategies and the mathematics required to design digital controllers. It also emphasises the use of models in control systems designs
Role of computers in process control; fundamental difference between continuous time and discrete time control systems; basic mathematics of sampled data systems; discretised PI/PID controllers; design via the Synthesis Equation; pole-placement control; discrete models for controller design; minimum variance and generalised minimum variance control.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Preparation and completion of computer assignment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||Review lecture material and prepare for small group teaching|
Lectures convey the underlying fundamentals while the tutorials develop the students’ ability to apply acquired knowledge.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||1||M||25||Computer based assignment. Issued week 4/5|
The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraints. The assignment assesses the student’s ability to apply theoretical principles as well as their ability to simulate and analyse the behaviour of control systems.
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