Course Information

ME3413 Automatic Control

Credits: 3.00

The course examines dynamic system modeling, analysis and feedback control design with extensive, hands-on computer simulation. Topics: Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems. Description of interconnected systems via transfer functions and block/signal flow diagrams. System response characterization as transient and steady-state responses and error considerations. Stability of dynamical systems: Routh- Hurwitz criterion and Nyquist criterion. Graphical methods for dynamical system analysis and design: root locus and Bode plot. Computer-aided feedback control design for mechanical, aerospace, robotic, thermo-fluid and vibratory systems.

Prerequisite: ME 3513 and ME 3223. Co-requisite: ME 3411.