Control System Problems

Author: Anastasia Veloni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439868514
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Using a practical approach that includes only necessary theoretical background, this book focuses on applied problems that motivate readers and help them understand the concepts of automatic control. The text covers servomechanisms, hydraulics, thermal control, mechanical systems, and electric circuits. It explains the modeling process, introduces the problem solution, and discusses derived results. Presented solutions are based directly on math formulas, which are provided in extensive tables throughout the text. This enables readers to develop the ability to quickly solve practical problems on control systems.

Digital Control Systems

Author: Anastasia Veloni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351686542
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The objective of this book is to provide a collection of solved problems on control systems, with an emphasis on practical problems. System functionality is described, the modeling process is explained, the problem solution is introduced, and the derived results are discussed. Each chapter ends with a discussion on applying MATLAB®, LabVIEW, and/or Comprehensive Control to the previously introduced concepts. The aim of the book is to help an average reader understand the concepts of control systems through problems and applications. The solutions are based directly on math formulas given in extensive tables throughout the text.

Linear Control Systems

Author: Branislav Kisacanin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461505534
Format: PDF
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Anyone seeking a gentle introduction to the methods of modern control theory and engineering, written at the level of a first-year graduate course, should consider this book seriously. It contains: A generous historical overview of automatic control, from Ancient Greece to the 1970s, when this discipline matured into an essential field for electrical, mechanical, aerospace, chemical, and biomedical engineers, as well as mathematicians, and more recently, computer scientists; A balanced presentation of the relevant theory: the main state-space methods for description, analysis, and design of linear control systems are derived, without overwhelming theoretical arguments; Over 250 solved and exercise problems for both continuous- and discrete-time systems, often including MATLAB simulations; and Appendixes on MATLAB, advanced matrix theory, and the history of mathematical tools such as differential calculus, transform methods, and linear algebra. Another noteworthy feature is the frequent use of an inverted pendulum on a cart to illustrate the most important concepts of automatic control, such as: Linearization and discretization; Stability, controllability, and observability; State feedback, controller design, and optimal control; and Observer design, reduced order observers, and Kalman filtering. Most of the problems are given with solutions or MATLAB simulations. Whether the book is used as a textbook or as a self-study guide, the knowledge gained from it will be an excellent platform for students and practising engineers to explore further the recent developments and applications of control theory.

Introduction to Linear Control Systems

Author: Yazdan Bavafa-Toosi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012812749X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introduction to Linear Control Systems is designed as a standard introduction to linear control systems for all those who one way or another deal with control systems. It can be used as a comprehensive up-to-date textbook for a one-semester 3-credit undergraduate course on linear control systems as the first course on this topic at university. This includes the faculties of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, bio-engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, management and social sciences, etc. The book covers foundations of linear control systems, their raison detre, different types, modelling, representations, computations, stability concepts, tools for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis and synthesis, and fundamental limitations, with an emphasis on frequency-domain methods. Every chapter includes a part on further readings where more advanced topics and pertinent references are introduced for further studies. The presentation is theoretically firm, contemporary, and self-contained. Appendices cover Laplace transform and differential equations, dynamics, MATLAB and SIMULINK, treatise on stability concepts and tools, treatise on Routh-Hurwitz method, random optimization techniques as well as convex and non-convex problems, and sample midterm and endterm exams. The book is divided to the sequel 3 parts plus appendices. PART I: In this part of the book, chapters 1-5, we present foundations of linear control systems. This includes: the introduction to control systems, their raison detre, their different types, modelling of control systems, different methods for their representation and fundamental computations, basic stability concepts and tools for both analysis and design, basic time domain analysis and design details, and the root locus as a stability analysis and synthesis tool. PART II: In this part of the book, Chapters 6-9, we present what is generally referred to as the frequency domain methods. This refers to the experiment of applying a sinusoidal input to the system and studying its output. There are basically three different methods for representation and studying of the data of the aforementioned frequency response experiment: these are the Nyquist plot, the Bode diagram, and the Krohn-Manger-Nichols chart. We study these methods in details. We learn that the output is also a sinusoid with the same frequency but generally with different phase and magnitude. By dividing the output by the input we obtain the so-called sinusoidal or frequency transfer function of the system which is the same as the transfer function when the Laplace variable s is substituted with . Finally we use the Bode diagram for the design process. PART III: In this part, Chapter 10, we introduce some miscellaneous advanced topics under the theme fundamental limitations which should be included in this undergraduate course at least in an introductory level. We make bridges between some seemingly disparate aspects of a control system and theoretically complement the previously studied subjects. Appendices: The book contains seven appendices. Appendix A is on the Laplace transform and differential equations. Appendix B is an introduction to dynamics. Appendix C is an introduction to MATLAB, including SIMULINK. Appendix D is a survey on stability concepts and tools. A glossary and road map of the available stability concepts and tests is provided which is missing even in the research literature. Appendix E is a survey on the Routh-Hurwitz method, also missing in the literature. Appendix F is an introduction to random optimization techniques and convex and non-convex problems. Finally, appendix G presents sample midterm and endterm exams, which are class-tested several times.

Interactive Dynamic System Simulation Second Edition

Author: Granino A. Korn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439836439
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A hands-on tutorial, covering interactive simulation of dynamical systems such as aerospace vehicles, power plants, chemical processes, control systems, and physiological systems. In practice, simulation experiments are employed for iterative decision-making, whereby programs are run, modified, and run again and again. It is very important to emphasize interactive simulation programming. To this end, the user-friendly Microsoft Windows 95 interface is combined with the DESIRE (Direct Executing Simulation) language. The first chapter introduces dynamical system models and the principles of differential-equation-solving problems. The following chapters provide a tutorial on effective simulation programming, with examples from physics, aerospace, engineering, population dynamics, and physiology. The remaining chapters provide more detailed programming know-how.

Automatic Control System 9th Edition Farid Galnaraghi Benjamin C Kuo 2010

Author: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preface (Readme) This is the ninth edition of the text but the first with Farid Golnaraghi as the lead author. For this edition, we increased the number of examples, added MATLAB'" ' toolboxes, and enhanced the MATLAB GUI software, ACSYS. We added more computer-aided tools for students and teachers. The prepublication manuscript was reviewed by many professors, and most of the relevant suggestions have been adopted. In this edition, Chapters 1 through 4 are organized to contain all background material, while Chapters 5 through 10 contain material directly related to the subject of control. In this edition, the following materials have been moved into appendices on this book's Web site at Appendix A: Elementary Matrix Theory and Algebra Appendix B: Difference Equations Appendix C: Laplace Transform Table Appendix D: z-Transform Table Appendix E: Properties and Construction of the Root Loci Appendix F: General Nyquist Criterion Appendix G: ACSYS 2008: Description of the Software Appendix H: Discrete-Data Control Systems In addition, the Web site contains the MATLAB files for ACSYS, which are software tools for solving control-system problems, and PowerPoint files for the illustrations in the text. The following paragraphs are aimed at three groups: professors who have adopted the book or who we hope will select it as their text; practicing engineers looking for answers to solve their day-to-day design problems; and, finally, students who are going to live with the book because it has been assigned for the control-systems course they are taking. To the Professor: The material assembled in this book is an outgrowth of senior-level control-system courses taught by the authors at their universities throughout their teaching careers. The first eight editions have been adopted by hundreds of universities in the United States and around the world and have been translated into at least six languages. Practically all the design topics presented in the eighth edition have been retained. This text contains not only conventional MATLAB toolboxes, where students can learn MATLAB and utilize their programming skills, but also a graphical MATLAB-based software, ACSYS. The ACSYS software added to this edition is very different from the software accompanying any other control book. Here, through extensive use of MATLAB GUI programming, we have created software that is easy to use. As a result, students will need to focus only on learning control problems, not programming! We also have added two new applications, SIMLab and Virtual Lab, through which students work on realistic problems and conduct speed and position control labs in a software environment. In SIMLab, students have access to the system parameters and can alter them (as in any simulation). In Virtual Lab, we have introduced a black-box approach in which the students have no access to the plant parameters and have to use some sort of system identification technique to find them. Through Virtual Lab we have essentially provided students with a realistic online lab with all the problems they would encounter in a real speed- or positioncontrol lab—for example, amplifier saturation, noise, and nonlinearity. We welcome your ideas for the future editions of this book. Finally, a sample section-by-section for a one-semester course is given in the Instructor's Manual, which is available from the publisher to qualified instructors. The Manual also contains detailed solutions to all the problems in the book. To Practicing Engineers: This book was written with the readers in mind and is very suitable for self-study. Our objective was to treat subjects clearly and thoroughly. The book does not use the theorem-proof-Q.E.D. style and is without heavy mathematics. The authors have consulted extensively for wide sectors of the industry for many years and have participated in solving numerous control-systems problems, from aerospace systems to industrial controls, automotive controls, and control of computer peripherals. Although it is difficult to adopt all the details and realism of practical problems in a textbook at this level, some examples and problems reflect simplified versions of real-life systems. To Students: You have had it now that you have signed up for this course and your professor has assigned this book! You had no say about the choice, though you can form and express your opinion on the book after reading it. Worse yet, one of the reasons that your professor made the selection is because he or she intends to make you work hard. But please don't misunderstand us: what we really mean is that, though this is an easy book to study (in our opinion), it is a no-nonsense book. It doesn't have cartoons or nice-looking photographs to amuse you. From here on, it is all business and hard work. You should have had the prerequisites on subjects found in a typical linear-systems course, such as how to solve linear ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform and applications, and timeresponse and frequency-domain analysis of linear systems. In this book you will not find too much new mathematics to which you have not been exposed before. What is interesting and challenging is that you are going to learn how to apply some of the mathematics that you have acquired during the past two or three years of study in college. In case you need to review some of the mathematical foundations, you can find them in the appendices on this book's Web site. The Web site also contains lots of other goodies, including the ACSYS software, which is GUI software that uses MATLAB-based programs for solving linear control systems problems. You will also find the Simulink"12-based SIMLab and Virtual Lab, which will help you to gain understanding of real-world control systems. This book has numerous illustrative examples. Some of these are deliberately simple for the purpose of illustrating new ideas and subject matter. Some examples are more elaborate, in order to bring the practical world closer to you. Furthermore, the objective of this book is to present a complex subject in a clear and thorough way. One of the important learning strategies for you as a student is not to rely strictly on the textbook assigned. When studying a certain subject, go to the library and check out a few similar texts to see how other authors treat the same subject. You may gain new perspectives on the subject and discover that one author may treat the material with more care and thoroughness than the others. Do not be distracted by written-down coverage with oversimplified examples. The minute you step into the real world, you will face the design of control systems with nonlinearities and/or time-varying elements as well as orders that can boggle your mind. It may be discouraging to tell you now that strictly linear and first-order systems do not exist in the real world. Some advanced engineering students in college do not believe that the material they learn in the classroom is ever going to be applied directly in industry. Some of our students come back from field and interview trips totally surprised to find that the material they learned in courses on control systems is actually being used in industry today. They are surprised to find that this book is also a popular reference for practicing engineers. Unfortunately, these fact-finding, eye-opening, and self-motivating trips usually occur near the end of their college days, which is often too late for students to get motivated. There are many learning aids available to you: the MATLAB-based ACSYS software will assist you in solving all kinds of control-systems problems. The SIMLab and Virtual Lab software can be used for simulation of virtual experimental systems. These are all found on the Web site. In addition, the Review Questions and Summaries at the end of each chapter should be useful to you. Also on the Web site, you will find the errata and other supplemental material. We hope that you will enjoy this book. It will represent another major textbook acquisition (investment) in your college career. Our advice to you is not to sell it back to the bookstore at the end of the semester. If you do so but find out later in your professional career that you need to refer to a control systems book, you will have to buy it again at a higher price. Special Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the reviewers for their invaluable comments and suggestions. The prepublication reviews have had a great impact on the revision project. The authors thank Simon Fraser students and research associates Michael Ages, Johannes Minor, Linda Franak, Arash Jamalian, Jennifer Leone, Neda Parnian, Sean MacPherson, Amin Kamalzadeh, and Nathan (Wuyang) Zheng for their help. Farid Golnaraghi also wishes to thank Professor Benjamin Kuo for sharing the pleasure of writing this wonderful book, and for his teachings, patience, and support throughout this experience. M. F. Golnaraghi, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada B. C. Kuo, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. 2009.

Nonlinear Control Systems Design 1989

Author: A. Isidori
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483298922
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the last two decades, the development of specific methodologies for the control of systems described by nonlinear mathematical models has attracted an ever increasing interest. New breakthroughs have occurred which have aided the design of nonlinear control systems. However there are still limitations which must be understood, some of which were addressed at the IFAC Symposium in Capri. The emphasis was on the methodological developments, although a number of the papers were concerned with the presentation of applications of nonlinear design philosophies to actual control problems in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.