Control Systems (A-Z)
Laurea Magistrale in Energy EngineeringMilano
Bovisa A. A. 2014/2015 |

- Objectives and contents of the course

- Course programme
- Lab sessions
- Course organization and exams
- Textbooks

- Past tests / Temi d'esame

- Office hours / Ricevimento studenti

- Introduction: Basic principles of control. Open-loop and closed-loop control systems.
- Dynamical systems:Analysis
of linear and non-linear dynamical systems. Equilibria and stability.
Transfer function, step response, frequency response of linear systems.
Block diagrams.

- Linear SISO controllers: Analysis and design of linear single-input, single-output systems in the frequency domain. PID controllers. On-off controllers. Applications in the field of energy systems.
- Industrial control systems: Advanced control strategies: cascade control, Smith predictor, feed-forward compensation, 2-d.o.f. controllers. ISA-PID controllers. Basic concepts in multivariable control systems and digital control. Applications in the field of energy systems.

The OMNotebook files for the lab sessions are posted here.

- LAB1: Introduction to system simulation using OMNotebook
- LAB2: Verification of control system performance using OMNotebook

It is advisable to decompress the files in a directory without spaces in the pathname, avoiding the Desktop in Windows systems.

Mode A

- One mid-term written test with open questions and exercises, covering points 1 and 2 of the programme, beginning of May. You can get up to 12 points (plus bonus), you need at least 6 to pass the exam.

- Hand in a small assignment dealing with the design of a control system and the verification of its performance by simulation. The assignment can be carried out individually or in small teams of up to 3 people, and needs to be handed in by the end of the summer exam session. You can get up to 6 points (plus bonus).
- One final written test with open questions and excercises, covering points 3 and 4 of the programme, at the end of the course. You can get up to 12 points (plus bonus), you need at least 6 to pass the exam.
- It is not possible to re-take the two tests if you fail them or cannot show up. However, if you have handed in the assigment, this can be used to determine 6/30 of the final score in mode B.
- It is also not possible to sit the first regular exam session if you have handed in the final midterm exam paper.

- Written test with open questions and excercises covering the entire
course programme, during the regular exam sessions. You can optionally
hand in the assignment, in which case 24/30 of the final course is
determined by the written test, and 6/30 by the assignment.

- Lecture notes in English
- Older lecture notes in Italian:
- Lezioni parte 1 e 2.
- Lezioni parte 3.
- Lezioni parte 4: 4.1, 4.2, PID-ISA e Predittore di Smith.
- P. Bolzern, R. Scattolini, N. Schiavoni Fondamenti di Controlli Automatici, Mc Graw-Hill.
- K. Åström, R. Murray Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, available online.

- Midterm exam 7 May 2015 - Answers
- Midterm exam 26 June 2015 - Answers
- Exam 02 July 2015 - Answers
- Exam 22 July 2015 - Answers

- Prova in itinere 4 giugno 2004
- Appello 5 luglio 2004
- Appello 26 maggio 2005 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 18 maggio 2007 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 16 maggio 2008
- Prova in itinere 30 aprile 2009 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 16 luglio 2010
- Prova in itinere 3 maggio 2011 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 18 luglio 2011

- Prova in itinere 10 maggio 2012 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 22 giugno 2012 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 25 giugno 2012
- Tema d'esame 13 luglio 2012
- Prova in itinere 2 maggio 2013 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 21 giugno 2013 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 1 luglio 2013 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 8 maggio 2014 - Soluzione
- Prova in itinere 3 luglio 2014 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 3 luglio 2014 - Soluzione
- Tema d'esame 24 luglio 2014 - Soluzione

- Bovisa Campus: before or after the lectures.
- Leonardo Campus: Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, main building (ed. 20), via Ponzio 34/5, 2nd floor (how to get there). Please check the official website for the office hours.

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