Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
AUTOMATION FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMSMIE090
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: D4, E4, E4pe, E4ra, F4, I4, I4pr, M4pr. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Gunnar Lindstedt, gunnar.lindstedt@iea.lth.se, Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation. Recommended prerequisits: MIE080 Automation. Assessment: Written exam. For completion of the course, simulation exercises (two written reports) and a laboratory project (practical demonstration, report) must be approved. Home page: http://www.iea.lth.se/aks/.

Aim
The purpose of the course is to provide understanding for the problems that appear in large and complex industrial automation systems. Another purpose is to give fundamental knowledge about the tools and methods used for realisation, analysis and assessment of industrial automation systems. Many complex industrial systems today include a very large number of measurement points, controllers and actuators. A large process industry may include more than 200 000 measurement points. This requires large computer control systems and the handling of huge amounts of information. How can the information from such a large number of units be systematically condensed? The course describes and analyses how to structure this kind of complex systems. The primary goal of the course is to coordinate many unit processes or machines to properly conduct such an “industrial orchestra”.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to individually

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to individually

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to individually

Contents

Literature
Olsson G, Rosén C: Compendium in ´"Industrial Automation - Application, Structures and Systems, IEA, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, 2005. (The same book as in MIE080 Automation).
4-5 technical and scientific papers are handed out during the course.