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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Linear Systems and Control Theory
    Subject Energy Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
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    Teaching staff

    EMAN director: Dr Michael Jack

    Dr Sam Lowrey


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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