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EMAN403 Linear Systems and Control Theory

The concept of a system, Laplace transforms, data sampling. Process simulation. Control theory, and numerical methods for design, operation and control of energy systems.

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to process simulation and control. We will discuss control theory and application, instrumentation and equipment selection, dynamic simulation and numerical methods for design, operation and control of engineering processes and energy systems.

Paper title Linear Systems and Control Theory
Paper code EMAN403
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
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Teaching staff

EMAN director: Dr Michael Jack

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Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Understand and apply the methods of mathematical modelling of processes
  2. Solve model equations using the methods of Laplace transforms
  3. Analyse dynamic behaviour of processes using the concept of transfer functions
  4. Understand the principles of PID controllers and apply PID controllers to control processes
  5. Analyse stabilities of controlled systems
  6. Design controllers based on transient response criteria

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system