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Control Systems ELE320

The content is relatet to automation and control of industrial process, including matematical modeleing and simulation, state space analysis, transfer functions, frequency response analysis, and tuning of standard controllers (P, PI, PID).

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
  • To understand the consept of mathematical modelling and simulation.
  • The student shall understand the consept of negative feedback
  • To organize models as state space models and to perform linearization
  • To present mathematical models as block diagrams
  • To find transfer functions and og utføre frekvensresponsanalyse av modeller.
  • To investigate stability issues and calibrate standard regulators (P, PI, PID).
  • After this course, the student shall understand the concept of system and control theory.
Introduction to mathematical modeling and simulation, state-space analysis, block diagram, transferfunction, frequency response, stability, standard controllers (P, PI, PID), feedback.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2, TN101 HSE-course for bachelor students, ÅMA260 Mathematical Methods 2
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed

Coursework requirements
Exercises, Lab.exercises

8 theoretical assignments of which 4 must be approved. 6 compulsory lab assignments.

Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher within the specified deadlines.

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Damiano Rotondo
Laboratory Engineer: Didrik Efjestad Fjereide
Course coordinator: Damiano Rotondo
Head of Department: Tom Ryen
Method of work
Five hours lectures and one hour problem solving per week.
Open for
Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor in Engineering Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year Industrial Automation and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year Robot Technology and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme
Course assessment
Form and/or discussion
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Control systems (BIE240) 10
The syllabus can be found in Leganto