AUTOMATIC CONTROL FRT602

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IDA2. Course coordinator: Mats Lilja, Mats.Lilja@hbg.lth.se, Ingenjörshögskolan i Helsingborg. Recommended prerequisits: FMA645. Assessment: The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written exam. Passed laboratory exercises are required. Home page: http://www.hbg.lth.se.

Aim
The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge in Automatic Control
and a good understanding of basic system principles.and implentation aspects
of PLC based automation systems and analog control systems

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe fundamental concepts such as dynamic systems,
time reponses, frequency responses, feedback and stability

• be able to explain the functionality of simple controllers such as PID controllers

• be able to derive mathematical descriptions of basic physical systems

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to construct PLC programs for simple automation tasks

• be able to design controllers for simple control tasks

Contents

• Introduction. Examples of automation systems and control systems.
Definitions and fundamental concepts.

• Logic-based vs sequence-based systems. Structuring of simple automation tasks.

• Progamming of PLC systems. Ladder diagrams and sequential function charts (GRAFCET)

• Dynamic systems. Description by differential equations. Laplace transforms.
Transfer functions. Block diagrams. Derivation of mathematical descriptions of physical models

• Analysis of time-continuous systems. Transient analysis. Frequency analysis.

• Analysis of feedback systems. Static control error and load disturbances.
Methods for stability analysis

• Design of PI and PID controllers

Literature
Schmidtbauer, B: Analog och digital reglerteknik. Studentlitteratur AB 1997. ISBN: 9789144266022.
Lennartson, T: Analog och digital reglerteknik, övningsbok. Studentlitteratur 1995. ISBN: 9789144269429.
Supplied material.