Control Fundamentals - Theory & Practice
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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: Introduction to Systems and Modelling|
|9.00||Introduction to the Course - "The Need for Control"|
|09.45||Transfer Functions Representation of Linear Systems|
|10.45||State-Space Representation of Linear Systems|
|11.15||Frequency Response Analysis (Bode, Nichols and Nyquist)|
|13.00||Hands-On Session: Introduction to Matlab/Simulink and Linear System 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||Fundamentals of Feedback Control Design (Performance, Stability & Disturbance Rejection)|
|10.00||Hands-On Session - Control Fundamentals|
|11.00||Introduction to PID Controller and Tuning Methods|
|13.00||Introduction to PID Controller and Tuning Methods (continued)|
|13.30||Hands-On Session – PID Controller Tuning|
|15.00||Implementation Issues and Time Delay Compensation|
|15.45||Hands-On Session – Practical Aspects in COntrol|
|Day 3 - Practical Aspects in Control|
|09.00||Frequency Domain Control Design - Lead-Lag Compensation|
|10.30||Hands-on – Frequency Domain Control Design|
|11.30||Feedback Control Design using Root Locus – incl. demo|
|13.15||Control System Strategies – Feedforward/Feedback control, Cascade, etc|
|14.15||Discrete Time Systems and Control Representation|
|15.30||Hands-on - Discrete Time Systems|
|16.15||Nonlinear Systems and their Control – incl. Linearization|