Checking date: 01/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Control engineering I
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)

Coordinating teacher: ESCALERA HUESO, ARTURO DE LA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of their branch of engineering in control engineering; 2. coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in control engineering; 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of control engineering to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods; 4. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements; 5. an understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them. 6. workshop and laboratory skills. 7. the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods; 8. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve control engineering problems; 9. an understanding of applicable techniques and methods in control engineering, and of their limitations;
Description of contents: programme
0- Introduction 1- Transformations. 1.1 Basic concepts 1.2 Fourier Transform 1.3 Laplace Transform. 2- Modelling of systems 2.1 Mathematical models 2.2 Linealization. 2.3 Transference function. 2.4 Diagram Blocks. 2.5 Mason 3- Temporary analysis of systems 3.1 The concept ofTemporal analysis 3.2 Response to the step signal 3.3 Equivalent systems 3.4 Routh-Hurwitz's Method 3.5 Influence of poles and zero. 3.6 Response to standard signals. 3.7 Systems of first and second order. 3.8 Root Locus. 4- Introduction to control systems 4.1 Architectures of control. 4.2 Precision. 4.3 Sensitivity to disturbances. 4.4 Temporary design of regulators PID. 4.5 Empirical adjustment of regulators PID. 5 - Frequential analysis of systems 5.1 Diagram of Bode. 5.2 Nyquist Diagram. 5.3 Frequential design of regulators PID.
Learning activities and methodology
- Skillful classes, classes of resolution of doubts in reduced groups, individual presentations of the students, individual tutorials and personal work of the student; oriented to the theoretical knowledge acquisition (3 credits ECTS). - Practices of laboratory and individual classes of problems in reduced groups, individual tutorials and personal work of the student; oriented to the acquisition of practical abilities related to the program of the subject (3 credits ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Jacqueline Wilkie & Michael A. Johnson & Reza Katebi. Control Engineering: An Introductory Course. Palgrave Macmillan. 2002
  • K. Ogata. Modern Control Engineering. Pearson-Prentice Hall. 2002
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Farid Golnaraghi, Benjamin C. Kuo. Automatic Control Systems. John Wiley & Sons. 2009
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