Fundamental Control Theory

2022/2023

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Calculus, Linear algebra and Applied engineering mathematics or similar.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about modelling of physical systems and their dynamics
  • Have knowledge about methods for linearisation of non-linear systems
  • Have understanding for steady state and transient response of a system, including system order and type and the influence of placement of poles and zeros
  • Have understanding of the terms open loop and closed loop
  • Be able to understand the frequency response of a system
  • Have understanding of absolute and relative stability and methods for analysing the stability of a system
  • Have understanding of root locus analysis and knowledge about designing controllers based on root locus techniques
  • Have understanding of controller development and design based on frequency response approaches
  • Have knowledge about practical implementation of controllers

Skills

  • Be able to model and analyse simple dynamical systems (electrical, mechanical and thermal) and understand the analogy between these
  • Be able to set up linear models of dynamical systems using block diagrams and transfer functions
  • Be able to use elements from control theory to specify performance criteria
  • Be able to analyse a systems response and stability using linear methods
  • Be able to select suited controllers and predict/evaluate their influence on a given systems response
  • Be able to dimension a linear controller for a given system so performance requirements are met
  • Be able to judge the problem at hand and the used solution method as well as disseminate results for a technical audience

Competences

  • Be able to handle development oriented situations in relation to fundamental control theory and modelling
  • Independently be able to participate in professional and multidisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach with regard to fundamental control theory
  • Be able to identify own learning needs and structure own learning with regard to fundamental control theory

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and reflection:

  • lectures
  • class teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • teacher feedback
  • professional reflection
  • portfolio work
  • laboratory work
  • e-learning

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examFundamental Control Theory
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende regulering
Module codeN-EN-B4-2AZ
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science