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Control Engineering

2nd Edition

By Chris Bissell

CRC Press

266 pages

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Since its inception, the Tutorial Guides in Electronic Engineering series has met with great success among both instructors and students. Designed for first- and second-year undergraduate courses, each text provides a concise list of objectives at the beginning of every chapter, key definitions and formulas highlighted in margin notes, and references to other texts in the series.

With emphasis on the fundamental ideas and applications of modelling and design, Control Engineering imparts a thorough understanding of the principles of feedback control. Simple but detailed design examples used throughout the book illustrate how various classical feedback control techniques can be employed for single-input, single-output systems. Noting the interdisciplinary nature of control engineering, the author makes the text equally relevant to students whose interests lie outside of electronics by concentrating on general systems characteristics rather than on specific implementations.

The author assumes students are familiar with complex numbers, phasors, and elementary calculus, and while a knowledge of simple linear differential equations would be useful, this treatment has few other mathematical requirements. With its clear explanations, copious illustrations, well-chosen examples, and end-of-chapter exercises, Control Engineering forms an outstanding first-course textbook.

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"It is a very good tutorial guide and explains some basic concepts in a commendably clear manner…students will find it a useful aid, and it is recommended as such."

-Measurement and Control

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Table of Contents

SYSTEMS, OBJECTIVES, AND STRATEGIES

Introduction

Control Strategies

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FEEDBACK

Modeling a Feedback Loop

Sensitivity of Closed-Loop Gain to Changes in Parameters

Disturbance Rejection

Linearization about an Operating Point

MODELLING DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

The Modelling Approach

A First-Order Differential Equation Model

An Alternative Description of System Behaviour: Frequency Response

An Integrator Model

A Second-Order Lag Model

Higher-Order Models

Time Delays

System Analysis and System Identiication

THE FREQUENCY RESPONSE APPROACH TO CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

Closing the Loop

The Nichols Chart

Stability

Integrating Action

The Proportional + Integral Controller

A Design Example

Non-Unity Feedback Systems

A Note of Caution

THE s-PLANE AND TRANSIENT RESPONSE

The Laplace Transform Approach

Poles and Zeros

Calculating System Response

Standard Models and the s-Plane

Higher-Order Systems and Dominance

THE ROOT-LOCUS TECHNIQUE

First-and Second-Order Root Loci

An Alternative Approach

Sketching Simple Root Loci

Root Locus in Analysis and Design

STEADY-STATE PERFORMANCE

An Intuitive Approach

The Transform Approach

CONTROLLERS AND COMPENSATORS

Three-Term Controllers

Compensators

Disturbance Rejection

DIGITAL CONTROL I: DISCRETE SYSTEM MODELS

Introduction

Sampling and Digitization

The z-Transform

Transfer Function Models

The Unit Sample Response Sequence

Difference Equation Models

The z-Plane

Transient Response and the z-Plane

Stability of Discrete Linear Systems

DIGITAL CONTROL II: SAMPLED DATA SYSTEMS

The Pulse Transfer Function

The Closed Loop Transfer Function

Root Locus in the z-Plane

Varying the Sampling Rate

Simulating Complete System Response

The Relationship between the s-Plane and z-Plane

DIGITAL CONTROL III: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN

The Digital PID Controller

Digitizing other Continuous Designs

Discretization in the Frequency Domain

Direct Discrete Design

Design Example

COMPUTERS AND CONTROL

Tools for System Modelling and Design

Computers in Controller

A Final Reminder: Know Your Plant!

APPENDICES

Polar Plots

The Routh-Hurwitz Criterion

Frequency Response of Discrete Linear Systems

Answers to Numerical Problems

Further Reading

INDEX

About the Series

Tutorial Guides in Electronic Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General