The Art of Control Engineering

Author: Ken Dutton
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780201175455
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Art of Control Engineering provides a refreshingly new and practical treatment of the study of control systems. The opening chapters assume no prior knowledge of the subject and are suitable for use in introductory courses. The material then progresses smoothly to more advanced topics such as nonlinear systems, Kalman filtering, robust control, multivariable systems and discrete event controllers. Taking a practical perspective, the text demonstrates how the various techniques fit into the overall picture of control and stresses the ingenuity required in choosing the best tool for each job and deciding how to apply it. The most important topics are revisited at appropriate levels throughout the book, building up progressively deeper layers of knowledge. The Art of Control Engineering is an essential core text for undergraduate degree courses in control, electrical and electronic, systems and mechanical engineering. Its broad, practical coverage will also be very useful to postgraduate students and practising engineers.

The Art of Control Engineering

Author: Ken Dutton
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780582236332
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Providing a practical treatment to the study of control systems, this text gives an introduction to the topic in the early chapters, progressing to advanced topics such as optimal control, robustness, Kalman filtering, multivariable systems, and nonlinear systems in the latter part of the text.

Control Systems

Author: Naresh K Sinha
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122411683
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Introduction To Control Systems, This Book Provides The Reader With The Basic Concepts Of Control Theory As Developed Over The Years In Both The Frequency Domain And The Time Domain. The Opening Chapters Of The Book Present A Unified Treatment Of Modelling Of Dynamic Systems, The Classical Material On The Performance Of Feedback Systems Based On The Transfer Function Approach And The Stability Of Linear Systems. Further, Various Types Of Frequency Response Plots And The Compensation Of Control Systems Have Been Presented. In Particular, The Trial-And-Error Approach To The Design Of Lead Compensators, As Found In Most Textbooks, Has Been Replaced By A Direct Method Developed In The Late 1970S.Moreover, The Design Of Pole-Placement Compensators Using Transfer Functions, The Counterpart Of The Combined Observer And State Feedback Controller, Has Been Included For The First Time In A Book Appropriate For Undergraduate And Practicing Engineers. In This Third Edition The Scheme For Pole-Placement Compensation Has Been Made Consistent With That In Chapter 12. The Chapter On Digital Control, A Rapidly Developing And Popular Area Has Been Dealt With, In An Up-To-Date Manner, This Book Is An Attempt To Aid The Student Remove The Drudgery Out Of Numerical Computations, Along With Numerous Worked Examples And Drill Problems With Answers To Help The Student In Mastering The Subject.

Wind Energy Systems

Author: Mario Garcia-Sanz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439821798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presenting the latest developments in the field, Wind Energy Systems: Control Engineering Design offers a novel take on advanced control engineering design techniques for wind turbine applications. The book introduces concurrent quantitative engineering techniques for the design of highly efficient and reliable controllers, which can be used to solve the most critical problems of multi-megawatt wind energy systems. This book is based on the authors’ experience during the last two decades designing commercial multi-megawatt wind turbines and control systems for industry leaders, including NASA and the European Space Agency. This work is their response to the urgent need for a truly reliable concurrent engineering methodology for the design of advanced control systems. Outlining a roadmap for such a coordinated architecture, the authors consider the links between all aspects of a multi-megawatt wind energy project, in which the wind turbine and the control system must be cooperatively designed to achieve an optimized, reliable, and successful system. Look inside for links to a free download of QFTCT—a new interactive CAD tool for QFT controller design with MATLAB® that the authors developed with the European Space Agency. The textbook’s big-picture insights can help students and practicing engineers control and optimize a wind energy system, in which large, flexible, aerodynamic structures are connected to a demanding variable electrical grid and work automatically under very turbulent and unpredictable environmental conditions. The book covers topics including robust QFT control, aerodynamics, mechanical and electrical dynamic modeling, economics, reliability, and efficiency. It also addresses standards, certification, implementation, grid integration, and power quality, as well as environmental and maintenance issues. To reinforce understanding, the authors present real examples of experimentation with commercial multi-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines, as well as on-shore, offshore, floating, and airborne wind turbine applications. They also offer a unique in-depth exploration of the quantitative feedback theory (QFT)—a proven, successful robust control technique for real-world applications—as well as advanced switching control techniques that help engineers exceed classical linear limitations.

Practical Control Engineering Guide for Engineers Managers and Practitioners

Author: David Koenig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071606149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals Understand the day-to-day procedures of today's control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysis Write and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controls Build behavioral models using basic applied mathematics Analyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processes Comprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances

A History of Control Engineering 1800 1930

Author: Stuart Bennett
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 9780863410475
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Dr. Bennett traces the growing awareness of the importance and significance of the concept of feedback in engineering and details the technical developments that contributed to this awareness. There follows an account of the development of steam and hydraulic servomechanisms and their application to the control of ships and aircraft.

Controls and Art

Author: Amy Laviers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319039040
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dancing humanoids, robotic art installations, and music generated by mathematically precise methods are no longer science fiction; in fact they are the subject of this book. This first-of-its-kind anthology assembles technical research that makes such creations possible. In order to mechanize something as enigmatic and personal as dance, researchers must delve deeply into two distinct academic disciplines: control theory and art. Broadly, this research uses techniques from the world of art to inspire methods in control, enables artistic endeavours using advanced control theory and aids in the analysis of art using metrics devised by a systems theoretic approach. To ensure that artistic influences are well represented, the individual chapters are focused so that they relate their contribution to the arts meaningfully and explicitly. Specially composed introductions set up the contributions either in terms of inspiration by artistic principles or their contribution to the arts through new analysis tools. To facilitate this, the majority of the chapters are authored jointly by experts in control theory and by artists, including dancers, choreographers, puppeteers and painters. Connections between controls and art then permeate the text so that these important relationships play a central role in the book. Controls and Art surveys current projects in this area—including a disco dancing robot, a reactive museum exhibit and otherworldly music—and illuminates open problems and topics for research in this emerging interdisciplinary field. It will draw attention both from experts in robotics and control interested in developing the artistic side of their creations and from academics studying dance, theater, music and the visual arts with an interest in avant-garde means of production.

Advanced Control Engineering

Author: Roland S. Burns
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750651004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Starting with a basic overview of elementary control theory this text quickly moves on to a rigorous examination of more advanced and cutting edge date aspects such as robust and intelligent control, including neural networks and genetic algorithms. With examples from aeronautical, marine and many other types of engineering, Roland Burns draws on his extensive teaching and practical experience presents the subject in an easily understood and applied manner. Control Engineering is a core subject in most technical areas. Problems in each chapter, numerous illustrations and free Matlab files on the accompanying website are brought together to provide a valuable resource for the engineering student and lecturer alike. Complete Course in Control Engineering Real life case studies Numerous problems

Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book

Author: W. Bolton
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750639286
Format: PDF, ePub
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Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book is a concise reference text for students, technicians and engineers. Control engineering is the foundation on which modern industry is built, but is often viewed as one of the toughest subjects, as it includes abstract ideasand often tough mathematics. This pocket book provides a digest of the full range of topics needed to understand and use control systems theory and engineering. Bill Bolton is one of the most experienced teachers and authors in the engineering world. This book complements Newnes Instrumentation and Measurement Pocket Book by Bolton. Illustrated throughout and crammed with reference material, no other book covers the basics of control in such a convenient and affordable format. · Ideal for engineers and students alike. · Complete guide to control systems engineering and theory. · Author is a highly experienced teacher and author in the engineering field.