ECE 461: Controls Systems

Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems

Spring 2014

 

Revisions:

·         Homework #10 posted:  4/22/14

·          

 

Bison Academy

Syllabus

Sample Projects

Problems and Solutions

 

 

Instructor:        Jake Glower

Office Hours:  MWF 10-11AM, ECE 201                 

Text:                Any book with the title ‘Controls Systems’ and contains root locus plots

·         www.half.com

·         www.amazon.com

·         www.directtextbook.com

Some suggestions:  (don’t worry about the edition – get the least expensive one)

·         Controls Systems:  Norman Nise ($18 used)

·         Schaum’s Outline on Controls ($14)

 

VisSim:  Block-diagram tool for simulating linear and nonlinear systems.  Similar to SimuLink

·         Home Page:  (http://www.vissim.com/products/vissim.html)

 

SciLab: Matrix-based language for designing and analyzing feedback control systems.  Similar to MATLAB

·         Home Page (for downloading the latest version) (http://www.scilab.org/)

·         SciLab 5.1.1 Toolbox (link here for zip file)

·         SciLab 5.3.3 Toolbox (link here for zip file)

 

Reference Material

·         2nd Order Damping Curves

·         Nichols Chart

·         Nyquist Diagram

·         Inverse Nyquist Diagram

 

All Lectures in One File (click here): 


 

Date

Topic

Video

Homework

Labs

M

Jan 13

Holiday!

 

 

2nd-Order Damping Curves

W

Jan 15

Syllabus

 

F

Jan 17

LaPlace Transforms

 

M

Jan 20

Holiday!

 

HW #1

Solution #1

W

Jan 22

Block Diagrams & VisSim

Video

F

Jan 24

1st and 2nd Order Approximations

Video

M

Jan 27

State-Space and Canonical Forms

 

HW #2

Solution #2

 

W

Jan 29

SciLab and MATLAB

Video

F

Jan 31

Transfer Functions for Electrical Circuits

Heat Equation

 

M

Feb 3

Transfer Functions for Mass Spring Systems: Wave Equation

 

HW #3

Solution #3

Motor Dynamics

zip

W

Feb 5

Rotational Systems & Gears

 

F

Feb 7

Motor Dynamics

 

M

Feb 10

LaGrangian Dynamics

Video

 

 

W

Feb 12

Review

 

F

Feb 14

Test #1

 

M

Feb 17

Holiday!

 

 

 

W

Feb 19

Error Constants

 

F

Feb  21

Routh Criteria

Video

M

Feb 24

Feedback and Root Locus

Video

HW #4

Solution #4

 

W

Feb 26

Sketching a Root Locus Plot

Video

F

Feb 28

Gain Compensation

Video

M

Mar 3

Lead Compensation

 

HW #5

Solution #5

Speed Control

Pdf  -  zip

W

Mar 5

PID Compensation &

Meeting Design Specs

 

F

Mar 7

Systems with Delays

 

M

Mar 10

Multi-Loop Feedback

 

HW #6

Solution #6

 

W

Mar 12

Gantry System

 

F

Mar 14

Lightly Damped Systems

 

M

Mar 17

Holiday!

 

 

 

W

Mar 19

Holiday!

 

F

Mar 21

Holiday!

 

M

Mar 24

Unstable Systems

 

HW #7

Soluton #7

W

Mar 26

Review

 

F

Mar 28

Test #2

 

M

Mar 31

z-transform

 

HW #8

Solution #8

 

W

Apr 2

Root Locus in the z-Domain

 

F

Apr 4

PID Compensation in the z-domain

 

M

Apr 7

Bode Plots

 

W

Apr 9

Nichols Charts

 

F

Apr 11

Nyquist & Inverse Nyquist Diagrams

 

M

Apr 14

 

HW #9

Digital Control

Hex files:  k007.zip

W

Apr 16

 

F

Apr 18

Holiday!

 

M

Apr 21

Holiday!

 

HW #10

Nichols Chart

Nyquist Diagram

Inverse Nyquist Diagram

W

Apr 23

Phase Margin and Gain Compensation

 

F

Apr 25

Lead Compensation

 

M

Apr 28

PID & Lag Compensation

 

HW #11

(due at the start of class)

 

W

Apr 30

Meeting Design Specs in the Frequency Domain

 

F

May 2

More design examples

 

M

May 5

Review

 

 

 

W

May 7

Test #3

 

F

May 9

Review for Final