Dynamics and Control

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dynamics and Control

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    48640 Machine Dynamics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    The objectives of this subject are to: have an understanding of the behaviour of linear (or approximately linear) dynamic systems that are typically encountered in the practice of mechanical engineering; and gain an understanding of how such systems can be controlled, or have their dynamics altered, so as to achieve desired outcomes. Topics covered include:
    dynamic models: component block diagram, laplace transform, undamped free and forced vibration of SDOF systems, damped free and forced vibration of SDOF systems, resonance and beats, logarithmic decrement, response under the harmonic motion of the base, coupled-tank systems, vibration of 2DOF systems, vibration isolation, vibration absorbers
    Matlab and Simulink
    dynamic response: system modelling diagrams, poles and zeros, effect of pole locations, first order systems, second order systems, effects of zeros and additional poles, stability
    basic properties of feedback: the basic equations of control, control of steady-state error, PID control, pole placement method
    the root-locus design method: root-locus of a basic feedback systems, dynamic compensation, examples
    control system implementation and introduction to advanced control systems.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Illustrate fundamental understanding of the behaviour of linear (or approximately linear) dynamic systems that are typically encountered in the practice of mechanical and mechatronic engineering
    2. Explain how dynamic systems can be controlled so as to achieve desired response
    3. Develop dynamic models of single degree-of-freedom systems and two degree-of-freedom systems
    4. Analyse the response of dynamic systems
    5. Comprehend basic properties of feedback and be equipped with skills and tools for designing controllers for control of mechanical and mechatronic systems
    6. Recognise the difference between the ideal and real system responses
    7. Understand control system implementation and have basic knowledge of advanced control systems.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.2)
    Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.1, 3.3] (B.3)
    Apply decision making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.2, 2.1] (B.4)
    Implement and test solutions [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2, 2.3,] (B.5)
    Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualisation inform decision-making, and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic discipline sciences (C.0)
    Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2] (C.1)
    Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2,2.3, 2.4] (C.2)
    Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    This subject includes 3.5 hours of lecture (including tutorial from time to time) per week throughout the semester.
    As a student in this subject you are expected to attend lectures and tutorials, actively contribute to discussions and complete your assignments and projects by the due dates.
    NOTE: As an indication, a typical 6cp subject would normally assume a total time commitment (including class time) of approximately 150 hours, for an average students aiming to pass the subject).
    Content
    Materials to be covered in this subject include:
    Modelling and analysing the dynamics of single degree-of-freedom (d.o.f) systems; free vibration; damped free vibration; damping ratio; forced vibration with damping.
    Practical applications/examples; dynamics lab session;
    Two d.o.f systems: equations of motion, natural frequencies, mode shapes and applications;
    Feedback control concepts; modelling diagrams; linearisation, etc;
    Modelling of control systems; control system characteristics;
    Basic properties of feedback:
    Matlab and Simulink;
    PID control;
    The Root-Locus design method;
    Control system implementation; advanced control systems; control lab sessions.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Assignment 1: Dynamic models of SDOF systems
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 3 and 4
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, C.1 and C.2
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 7%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Definition of requirements, inputs and outputs; free-body-diagram, differential equations 11 1 C.1
    Definition of requirements, inputs and outputs; free-body-diagram, differential equations 11 3 C.2
    Transfer functions 11 1 C.2
    Transfer functions 11 3 C.2
    Closed-loop system block diagram with correct units and signal flow 11 1 C.2
    Closed-loop system block diagram with correct units and signal flow 11 3 C.2
    Measurement of open-loop response and selection of appropriate method for modelling 11 1 B.1
    Measurement of open-loop response and selection of appropriate method for modelling 11 3 B.1
    Analysis of dynamic system response 12 4 C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Assignment 2: Dynamic models of 2 d.o.f systems
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 3 and 4
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, C.1, C.2 and C.3
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 7%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Free-body-diagram and equations of motion 25 3 C.1, C.2
    Natural frequencies and normal modes of vibration 25 3, 4 B.1
    Transfer functions and models of systems 25 1, 3 C.1, C.2
    Measurement of actual response, and model based Analysis of responses using Matlab/Simulink 25 1, 4 C.3
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Project: Control of a coupled tank system
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    2, 4, 5 and 6
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4, B.5 and C.3
    Type: Project
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 8%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Design of PID controllers using appropriate methods 15 5 B.1, B.2
    Evaluation of the designed controllers using Matlab/Simulink 15 4 B.4, B.5
    Discussion and reflection on simulation results 15 2 C.3
    Comparison of different controllers 10 2, 5 B.4
    Experiments using the remote labs 15 4 B.5
    Comparison of the experimental results between different controllers 15 4 B.5
    Comparison of the experimental results with simulation results 15 6 B.3, C.3
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Lab Report
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 4, 6 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.4, B.5 and C.3
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 7%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Measurement of response, correctness of calculations 25 1 C.3
    Thoroughness of analysis 25 2, 4, 6 B.4, C.3
    Identification of errors and disturbances 25 4, 6 B.4
    Depth of reflection 25 6, 7 B.5, C.3
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 5: Quizzes
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.2, C.0, C.1 and C.2
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 21%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of FBD, calculations, differential equations and transfer functions 33 1, 3 B.1, C.1
    Correctness of models and closed-loop system block diagram with correct units and signal flow 34 1, 3 B.2, C.2
    Design of controllers using appropriate methods; analysis of system response 33 2, 4, 5 B.2, C.0, C.2
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 6: Final exam
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.2, C.0, C.1 and C.2
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 50%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of FBD, calculations, differential equations and transfer functions 33 1 B.1, C.1
    Design of controllers using appropriate methods; analysis of system response 33 2, 4, 5 B.1, B.2, C.0
    Correctness of models, calculations, closed-loop system block diagram, units and signal flow 34 1, 3 B.2, C.2
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    Requirements for passing this subject: A pass in this subject is 50% provided the following conditions are met:
    (1) a reasonable attempt has been made at assignments and projects; and,
    (2) a mark of at least 45% is obtained in the final exam.
    If you have obtained a mark of >= 50% for the subject, but do not meet the above requirements, you will be awarded a Fail (X) grade for the subject.

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