Advanced Engineering Analysis introduces students to the theory and application of automatic control systems in a mechanical engineering context. The concept of open and closed loop control is introduced followed by properties of time-invariant systems, Transfer Functions in the Laplace domain, system stability transient response, frequency response (Bode plots), feedback control design and errors, control strategies (PID control) and root locus analysis. Practical aspects of design of stable controllers in various automatic control systems are studied as well as systematic analysis of behaviour of engineering systems, including their automatic control. Students work collaboratively in a project exposing them to generic analytical skills and methods relevant to contemporary engineering practice engaging them in authentic practical applications in the analysis of various generic engineering systems.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):