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EMAN403 Linear Systems and Control Theory

Paper Description

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.

The course consists of 26 lectures, 4 three-hour labs, and a one-hour tutorial each week to assist with assignments.

Assessment

The final grade for this course will be composed of 16% from laboratory work, 24% from assignments and 60% from the final exam.

Important information about assessment for EMAN403

Course Coordinator

Associate Professor Zhifa Sun

Lecture Topics

Topic
Mathematical modelling of processes
Laplace transforms
Transfer functions
Dynamic behaviour of systems
Feedback controllers
Dynamic behaviour of closed-loop control systems
Stability analysis of feedback systems
Controller design based on transient response criteria
Measurements and instrumentation
Textbook: Process Dynamics and Control, (3rd Edition), Dale E. Seborg, Thomas F. Edgar, Duncan A. Mellichamp, Francis J. Doyle III.

After completing this paper students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the methods of mathematical modelling of processes
  • Solve model equations using the methods of Laplace transforms
  • Analyse dynamic behaviour of processes using the concept of transfer functions
  • Understand the principles of PID controllers and apply PID controllers to control processes
  • Analyse stabilities of controlled systems
  • Design controllers based on transient response criteria

 


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Details

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 Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,307.76
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,517.77

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
zhifa.sun@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Zhifa Sun
Textbooks

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

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 Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
zhifa.sun@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Zhifa Sun
Textbooks

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None