2017 Modeling and Control Theory A

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Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Yamaura Hiroshi  Yoshioka Hayato 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on modeling of a variety of electric circuits and vibration systems, and analysis techniques of linear time-invariant systems. It covers the fundamentals of linear control theory. The topics include transfer function derivation of dynamic models and analytical techniques of system characteristics using the transfer functions, definition of system stability, some stability criterions, design methods of feedback control systems.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Derive transfer functions of linear time-invariant systems from their dynamic model.
2) Have an understanding of analytical techniques using block diagram, vector locus and bode diagram, and based on them, examine system characteristics expressed as transfer functions.
3) Explain the definition of stability and confirm system stability.
4) Have an understanding of basic control system design methods and deign control systems which satisfy the design specifications


Laplace transforms,Transfer function, Block digram, Bode diagram, stability, PID control

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Little test will be done at the beginning of every lecture.
Lecture with a presentation software.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 System and governing equation Little test
Class 2 System, control and Laplace transformation Little test
Class 3 Transfer function (1) Little test
Class 4 Transfer function (2) Little test
Class 5 Block diagram Little test
Class 6 Frequency response, Vector locus (1) Little test
Class 7 Vector locus (2), Bode diagram (1) Little test
Class 8 Bode diagram (2) Little test
Class 9 Midterm examination N/A
Class 10 Transient characteristics (1) Little test
Class 11 Transient characteristics (1) Little test
Class 12 Stability criterion (1) Little test
Class 13 Stability criterion (2) Little test
Class 14 Controller design (1) Little test
Class 15 Controller design (2) Little test


Handout will be distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

"Dynamic Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems", Bohdan T. Kulakowski、 John F. Gardner, Cambridge University Press

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on midterm and final exams (80%) and exercise problems (20%).

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Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed Engineering Mechanics, Complex Function Theory and Ordinary Differential Equations or have equivalent knowledge.

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