# AIS2002 - Control Systems Engineering

### Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 20 minutes C

### Course content

The course contains the following topics, with an emphasis on practical use of digital tools and lab work:

• The Laplace transform and modelling of dynamical systems using ordinary differential equations and transfer functions
• Introduction to nonlinearities and linearisation
• Poles, zeros, time response and characteristics of 1st and 2nd order systems
• Basic stability theory
• Construction and reduction of block diagrams
• Introduction to root locus and the effect of gain changes
• Analysis and design of the proportional controller and velocity feedback
• Analysis and design of PI, PD, and PID controllers
• Examples of other control schemes may be introduced

The course emphasises use of theory and methods in the frequency (Laplace) domain. There may be overlap with topics in the course AIS2102 Dynamical Systems but the latter emphasises theory and methods in the time domain.

### Learning outcome

Knowledge

• The candidate can describe the purpose of a control system and the basic principles for analysis and design of control systems.
• The candidate can define basic control schemes and explain the main principles and purpose of various components.
• The candidate can explain the connection between ordinary differential equations and transfer function.
• The candidate can explain transient response and steady state response, including concepts such as error, time to peak, rise time, overshoot, settling time, stability, and how these can be specified.
• The candidate can explain how a regulated system is affected when using a P controller, velocity feedback, variants of PID control, and possibly other control schemes, with respect to system performance.

Skills

• The candidate can model basic electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems by means of ordinary differential equations and transfer functions.
• The candidate can characterise dynamical systems qualitatively based on properties of the transfer function and quantitatively through mathematical analysis and simulation.
• The candidate can construct and reduce block diagrams for dynamical processes.
• The candidate can tune regulators through practical experiments or mathematical computation, and verify the results through simulation or physical measurements.
• The candidate can compute how disturbances can affect both the controlled and uncontrolled system.
• The candidate can perform basic stability analysis.
• The candidate can use digital tools for all of the above.

General competence

• The candidate can use digital tools for modelling, simulation, analysis and control of dynamical systems
• The candidate can present control problems and solution methods to a technical audience
• The candidate can examine societal and ethical consequences of using control systems

### Learning methods and activities

Learning activities include lectures, tutorials and practical lab/project work. A constructivist approach for learning is endorsed, with focus on problem solving and practical application of theory.

• Assignments

### Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments will be provided and 80 % of the assignments must be approved to qualify for the final exam. Mandatory attendance in the lab to have assignments approved.

The oral exam covers everything that has been taught during the semester. The re-sit exam is an oral exam in August.

### Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Automation and Intelligent Systems - Engineering (BIAIS)

### Required previous knowledge

The course has no prerequisites. It is a requirement that students are enrolled in the study programme to which the course belongs.

### Course materials

An updated course overview, including curriculum, is presented at the start of the semester and will typically also include English material.

### Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IELEA2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
IELEG2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
IELET2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
IE203612 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
• Process Control
• Engineering Cybernetics
• Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department of ICT and Natural Sciences

# Examination

#### Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100
Summer UTS Oral exam 100/100
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