ME 483: Control Systems

Course Description:

This undergraduate, senior level course focuses on analysis and synthesis of feedback control systems that have specified stability and performance criteria. Topics that will be covered include:

         Laplace transform

         Modeling of physical systems via differential equations and transfer functions

         Analysis of the transient system response in terms of the location of the closed-loop poles, and the overshoot, rise, peak and settling times

         Stability, steady-state error analysis and Bode plots

         Design of basic controllers using MATLAB

 

Prerequisites:

Basic understanding of differential equations and familiarity with MATLAB.

 

Instructor:

EH Yang, Carnegie 201, eyang@stevens.edu

 

Textbook and/or other required material:

Modern Control Engineering (4th or 5th Edition) by K. Ogata, Prentice Hall

 

Grading:

3 Midterm Exams: 10% each

Final / Course project: 30%

Homeworks: 10%

Quiz and Attendance: 30%

 

Late Assignments, Quizzes & Exams:

No assignments will be accepted past the day they are due. There will be no late quizzes or exams. In rare circumstances, a maximum of a one-week extension may be given for partial credit. Heavy workload, other exams, senior design, etc., do not qualify for extensions.

 

Tentative schedule (based on the 4th edition):

Week

Chapter

Description

Reading

Week 1

1

Overview

Chapter 2

2

Laplace transform

Week 2

2

Laplace transform

Chapter 3.3

2

Week 3

3

Transfer function model

Chapter 5.4

3

Week 4

Review session (if necessary)

Midterm Exam 1

Week 5

5

Transient and steady-state response

Chapter 5

5

Week 6

5

PID control

Chapter 6

5

Week 7

Review session (if necessary)

Midterm Exam 2

Week 8

8

Bode Diagram and Frequency response

Chapter 8.6

8

Week 9

8

8

Week 10

Review session (if necessary)

Midterm Exam 3

Week 11

8

Frequency response

Chapter 8.6

8

Week 12

8

Stability in frequency domain

Chapter 9.2

8

Week 13

9

Phase-lead design

Chapter 9

9

Week 14

9

Phase-lag design (and lead-lag)

 

9

Week 15

Review session (if necessary)

Final Presentation