ECE 461: Controls Systems

Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems

Fall 2014

 

Revisions:

·         Update for Fall:  8/17/14

 

Bison Academy

ECE 461:  Problems and Solutions

 

Instructor: Jake Glower    Office Hours:  Tu/Th 10-11AM

 

Text

VisSim

SciLab

Reference Material

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)

 

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

http://www.vissim.com/products/vissim.html

 

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)

 

·         2nd Order Damping Curves

·         Nichols Chart

·         Nyquist Diagram

·         Inverse Nyquist Diagram

 

All Lectures in One File (click here): 

 


 

Date

Topic

Video

Homework

Labs

M

Aug 25

Holiday!

 

Hyperterminal

Zip file top download and run from your download directory

W

Aug 27

Syllabus

 

F

Aug 29

LaPlace Transforms

 

M

Sep 1

Holiday!

 

HW #1

Solution #1

W

Sep 3

Block Diagrams & VisSim

Video

F

Sep 5

1st and 2nd Order Approximations

Video

M

Sep 8

State-Space and Canonical Forms

 

HW #2

Solution #2

 

W

Sep 10

SciLab and MATLAB

Video

F

Sep 12

Transfer Functions for Electrical Circuits

Heat Equation

 

M

Sep 15

Transfer Functions for Mass Spring Systems: Wave Equation

 

HW #3

Solution #3

Motor Dynamics

zip

W

Sep 17

Rotational Systems & Gears

 

F

Sep 19

Motor Dynamics

 

M

Sep 22

LaGrangian Dynamics

Video

HW #4

Solution #4

 

W

Sep 24

Career Fair (no class)

 

F

Sep 26

Review

 

M

Sep 29

Test #1

 

Test #1 Solution:

 

HW #5

Solution #5

 

W

Oct 1

Error Constants

 

F

Oct 3

Routh Criteria

M

Oct 6

Feedback and Root Locus

Video

HW #6

Solution #6

 

W

Oct 8

Sketching a Root Locus Plot

Video

F

Oct 10

Gain Compensation

Video

M

Oct 13

Lead Compensation

Video

HW #7

Solution #7

W

 Oct 15

PID Compensation &

Meeting Design Specs

 

F

Oct 17

Systems with Delays

 

M

Oct 20

Multi-Loop Feedback

 

HW #8

Solution #8

 

W

Oct 22

Gantry System

 

F

Oct 24

Lightly Damped Systems

 

M

Oct 27

Unstable Systems

 

Test #2 Solution

 

W

Oct 29

Review

 

F

Oct 31

Test #2

 

M

Nov 3

Make-up Test #2

 

HW #9

Solution #9

W

Nov 5

z-transform

 

F

Nov 7

Converting G(s) to G(z)

 

M

Nov 10

Root Locus in the z-Domain

 

HW #10

Solution #10

 

W

Nov 12

Discrete-Time Compensator Design (take 2)

PID Compensation in the z-domain

 

F

Nov 14

Lab (in-class):  Speed Control of a DC Motor

 

M

Nov 17

Bode Plots

 

HW #11

W

Nov 19

Nichols Charts

Nyquist & Inverse Nyquist Diagrams

 

F

Nov 21

Phase Margin and Gain Compensation

 

M

Nov 24

Lead Compensation / Lag Compensation

 

W

Nov 26

Meeting Design Specs in the Frequency Domain

 

F

Nov 28

Holiday!

 

M

Dec 1

 

 

 

Nichols Chart

Nyquist Diagram

Inverse Nyquist Diagram

W

Dec 3

Review

 

F

Dec 5

Test #3

 

M

Dec 8

Ladder Logic

 

 

W

Dec 10

Ladder Logic

 

F

Dec 12

Review for Final

 

M

Dec 15

 

 

Final Exam:  Spring 2013

Final Exam:  Fall 2013

Final Exam Topics

A  -  B  -  C  -  D  -  E

 

 

 

 

Final Exam