Control Fundamental Theory and Practice
24th to 26th March 2009, Glasgow
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These training courses are open to anybody. Employees of ACTC member companies, are entitled to two places free of charge, attendees from other companies are required to pay the fee detailed on the registration form.
This three-day course introduces the basic control engineering concepts in terms of Linear Systems Models, Classical Control Theory and Practical Aspects in Control. The course presents analysis of a linear control system in terms of stability and performance. In addition, Classical Control Method such as PID controller (including tuning methods), lead-lag and root locus are also covered. Significant hands-on examples are used to reinforce the lectures.
This is one of our most popular training courses. It is especially useful to those engineers who may not have had specific control theory teaching during their engineering education. It also provides an excellent refresher course in basic control engineering for practising engineers. As with all ACTC training courses discussions and questions will be encouraged.
|Day 1: Linear Systems Models|
|09.30||Introduction to the Course - "The Need for Control"|
|10.00||Transfer Functions Representations of Linear Systems|
|10.45||State-space Representations of Linear Systems|
|11.30||Frequency Response Analysis (Bode, Nichols and Nyquist)|
|13.15||Hands-On Session: Introduction to Matlab/Simulink and Linear Systems Representation|
|14.30||Fundamentals of Modelling, System Identification and Simulation|
|15.45||Hands-On Session: Modelling for Controller Design|
|Day 2: Classical Control Design|
|09.00||Stability Analysis for Linear Systems|
|09.45||Hands-On Session: Stability Analysis|
|11.00||Control System Structures (The Concepts of Feedback and Feed-forward)|
|11.45||Fundamentals of Feedback Control Design (Performance, Stability & Disturbance Rejection)|
|13.30||Hands-On Session: Control Fundamentals||15.00||TEA/COFFEE|
|15.15||Frequency Domain Control Design (incl. Lead-Lag Compensation)|
|16.00||Hands-On Session: Frequency Domain Control Design|
|Day 3: Practical Aspects in Control|
|09.00||Feedback Control Design using Root Locus with Demonstration|
|10.00||PID Controller Design and Simple Tuning Methods|
|11.30||Hands-On Session: PID Control Design and Tuning|
|13.45||Implementation Issues and Time Delay Compensation||14.45||Discrete-Time Modelling and Control|
|15.45||Hands-On Session: Practical Aspects in Control|