Course Details

ELE 403 Control Systems Design
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN ELE403 7th Semester 3 0 3 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE354 Control Systems
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE405 CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN LABORATORY.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThis course is a continuation of "ELE 354 Control Systems" which basically considers "analysis" of control systems. In ELE 403, the objective is to treat systems and control issues from a design point of view. Both classical (root-locus, frequency domain, PID) and modern (state space, algebric design) methods for control system design are covered. Nonlinear systems and control of time delay systems are also considered.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully is expected to
  2. 1. Understand the nature of a control problem,
  3. 2. Be aware of practical issues and physical limitations concerning control systems,
  4. 3. Be able to choose a suitable control technique for a given control problem,
  5. 4. Design and implement control systems,
  6. 5. Be acquired a suitable background to study more advanced control problems.
Course ContentAn overview of control systems and a quick review of some basic concepts and subjects such as transient response, steady-state response, sensitivity, disturbance/noise rejection, stability, root-locus. Control system design by root-locus and frequency response; lead, lag, lag-lead compensation. PID control and its tuning. Linear algebraic design: unity-feedback configuration, two degree of freedom and input/output feedback configuration. Control of time delay systems, Smith's predictor and Emulator Based Control. Design of control systems in state-space: state feedback, observers, reduced order obsevers, observer+state feedback, quadratic optimal control. Nonlinear control systems: common nonlinearities, describing function analysis, linearization and phase plane analysis, limit cycles. 
References[1] Ogata K., Modern Control Engineering, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2002.
[2] Dorf R.C. and Bishop R.H., Modern Control Systems, 9th Ed., Addison Wesley, 2001.
[3] Franklin G.F, Powell J.D. and Emami-Naeini A., Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems,
6th Ed., Addison Wesley, 2010.
[4] Kuo B.C., Automatic Control Systems, 7th Ed., Prentice Hall, 1995.
[5] D?Azzo J.J. and Houpis C.H., Linear Control Systems Analysis and Design, 4th Ed.,
McGraw-Hill, 1995.
[6] Dutton K., Thompson S. and Barraclough B., The art of Control Engineering,
Addison-Wesley, 1997.
[7] Chen C.T., Control System Design: Transfer Function, State-Space and Algebraic Methods, Saunders-HBJ, 1993.
[8] Aström K.J. and Hagglund T., Automatic Tuning of PID Controllers, ISA, 1988.
[9] Gawthrop P.J., Continuous-Time Self-Tuning Control,Volume I-Design, Research Studies
Press, 1987.
[10] Atherton D.P., Nonlinear Control Engineering, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982.

Course outline weekly

Week 1An overview of control systems and a quick review of some basic concepts and subjects such as transient response, steady-state response, sensitivity, disturbance/noise rejection, stability, root-locus, etc.
Week 2Control system design by root-locus: a general design approach.
Week 3Control system design by root-locus: lead, lag and lag-lead compensation.
Week 4Control system design by frequency response: a quick review of frequency response and lead compensation
Week 5Control sytem design by frequency response: lag and lag-lead compensation
Week 6PID control and tuning of its parameters using various methods including Ziegler-Nichols step and frequency response methods, methods based on phase and gain margins and pole-placement approach.
Week 7Linear algebraic design: unity-feedback configuration, two degree of freedom and input/output feedback configuration.
Week 8Control of time delay systems, Smith's predictor and Emulator Based Control.
Week 9Midterm Exam
Week 10Design of control systems in state-space: a quick review of some basic concepts and subjects such as canonical forms, similarity transformation, controllability, observability, duality, etc.; and control system design by state feedback.
Week 11Design of control systems in state-space: observer, reduced order observer and observer+state feedback
Week 12Design of control systems in state-space : Quadratic Optimal Control
Week 13Nonlinear control systems: common nonlinearities and describing function analysis
Week 14Nonlinear control systems: linearization and phase plane analysis
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 13 3 39
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment5420
Midterms (Study duration)12020
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload3456160

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.     X
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.    X
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.  X  
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.   X  
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.  X  
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.    X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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