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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Basics of Control Engineering - AM217031
Title: Basics of Control Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Pokorná Lucie Ing. Ph.D.
Volcke Eveline prof. dr. ir.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (10.04.2022)
The aim of this course is to provide the student with a basic education in terms of control engineering and process engineering. Through practical examples, the student is familiarized with the block scheme representation of controlled systems. After imparting the necessary understanding of the dynamic behaviour of linear systems, the relationship between open-and closed-loop dynamics is elaborated. Attention is paid to the selection and tuning of controllers. Besides the basic single-loop feedback scheme, cascade control and feedforward control schemes are studied as well.
Last update: Pokorná Lucie Ing. Ph.D. (07.06.2022)

Stephanopoulos G. (1984). Chemical process control, an introduction to theory and practice. Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, USA, ISBN 0-13-128629-3

Dale E. Seborg, Thomas F. Edgar, Duncan A. Mellichamp, Francis J. Doyle III (2016). Process Dynamics and Control, 4th Edition. John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN: 978-1-119-28591-5

Additional literature:

Varney A.L. (2014). Process Control: Theory, Applications, and Challenges. Nova Science Pub Inc; UK ed. edition, ISBN 978-1-63117-227-4

Seborg, Dale E.; Edgar, Thomas F.; Mellichamp, Duncan A.; Doyle, Francis J. (2019). Process Dynamics and Control. John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN 9781119587491

Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (10.04.2022)

1. Introduction: Aim of process control; terminology

2. Dynamic behaviour of linear systems

3. First order systems

4. Second order systems

5. Higher order systems

6. Feedback control: Principle – examples

7. Feedback control: Controller types

8. Feedback control: Open-loop versus closed-loop dynamics

9. Controller selection and tuning

10. Controller design problem

11. Performance criteria

12. Controller type selection

13. Controller tuning

14. Cascade control - feedforward control

Registration requirements
Last update: Pokorná Lucie Ing. Ph.D. (10.04.2022)


Course completion requirements
Last update: Pokorná Lucie Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)

Written examination (50%), oral examination (50%)