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Module

CME8104 : Process Control 4 - Design of Digital Control Algorithms

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mark Willis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Original Summary:
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

Outline Of Syllabus

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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00PiP
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials102:0020:00Activity modules within Canvas. Detailed notes within the Canvas environment supported by videos.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00MATLAB / Simulink assignment and associated report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00End of Semester Closed Book exam
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities102:0020:00Tutorial sheets for the main topics covered in the module covering typical control systems designs.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the mathematical concepts and theory of process control, the Canvas activity modules support this through illustration and problem solving and therefore allow completion of assignment work. Tutorial sheets and other formative activities are used to prepare the students for the end of semester closed book examination

Alternative arrangements should the public health situation require a move to on-line learning,

The Pip lectures to be replaced with synchronous on-line sessions,

The end of semester closed book examination to be replaced with a Canvas test (quiz).

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A60End of semester closed book exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M40MATLAB / Simulink assignment. Application of control systems design and analysis tools for the design of a discrete time control al
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the mathematical concepts and theory of process control, the Canvas activity modules support this through illustration and problem solving and therefore allow completion of assignment work. Tutorial sheets and formative quizzes are used to prepare the students for the end of semester closed book examination.

Reading Lists

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