The Art of Control Engineering

Author: Ken Dutton,Steve Thompson,Bill Barraclough

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780201175455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 813

View: 6927

The Art of Control Engineering provides a refreshingly new and practical treatment of the study of control systems. The opening chapters assume no prior knowledge of the subject and are suitable for use in introductory courses. The material then progresses smoothly to more advanced topics such as nonlinear systems, Kalman filtering, robust control, multivariable systems and discrete event controllers. Taking a practical perspective, the text demonstrates how the various techniques fit into the overall picture of control and stresses the ingenuity required in choosing the best tool for each job and deciding how to apply it. The most important topics are revisited at appropriate levels throughout the book, building up progressively deeper layers of knowledge. The Art of Control Engineering is an essential core text for undergraduate degree courses in control, electrical and electronic, systems and mechanical engineering. Its broad, practical coverage will also be very useful to postgraduate students and practising engineers.

Advanced Control Engineering

Author: Roland Burns

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080498782

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 561

Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Starting with a basic overview of elementary control theory this text quickly moves on to a rigorous examination of more advanced and cutting edge date aspects such as robust and intelligent control, including neural networks and genetic algorithms. With examples from aeronautical, marine and many other types of engineering, Roland Burns draws on his extensive teaching and practical experience presents the subject in an easily understood and applied manner. Control Engineering is a core subject in most technical areas. Problems in each chapter, numerous illustrations and free Matlab files on the accompanying website are brought together to provide a valuable resource for the engineering student and lecturer alike. Complete Course in Control Engineering Real life case studies Numerous problems

Control Strategies for Dynamic Systems

Design and Implementation

Author: John H. Lumkes, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824706616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 612

View: 481

Presenting a unified modeling approach to demonstrate the common components inherent in all physical systems, Control Strategies for Dynamic Systems comprehensively covers the theory, design, and implementation of analog, digital, and advanced control systems for electronic, aeronautical, automotive, and industrial applications. Detailing advanced tools and strategies used to analyze controller performance, the book summarizes hardware and software utilization; frequency response and root locus methods; the evaluation of PID, phase-lag, and phase-lead controllers; and the effect of disturbances and command inputs on steady-state errors. It also includes numerous case studies and MATLAB® examples.

Feedback Control of MEMS to Atoms

Author: Jason J. Gorman,Benjamin Shapiro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441958320

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 545

Control from MEMS to Atoms illustrates the use of control and control systems as an essential part of functioning integrated systems. The book is organized according to the dimensional scale of the problem, starting with micro-scale systems and ending with atomic-scale systems. Similar to macro-scale machines and processes, control systems can play a major role in improving the performance of micro- and nano-scale systems and in enabling new capabilities that would otherwise not be possible. However, the majority of problems at these scales present many new challenges that go beyond the current state-of-the-art in control engineering. This is a result of the multidisciplinary nature of micro/nanotechnology, which requires the merging of control engineering with physics, biology and chemistry.

Wind Turbine Control Systems

Author: David A. Rivkin,Lois D. Anderson,Laurel Silk

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449624537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 4792

The wind energy industry is a key player in the booming alternative energy market, and job opportunities abound in this rapidly-growing field. Wind Turbine Control Systems provides critical resources for experienced and novice learners alike. The text provides an in-depth survey of wind turbine control systems. It covers key wind-energy control strategies and offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which wind is generated, converted, and controlled.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops

State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Author: Mohieddine Jelali,Biao Huang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 184882775X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 391

View: 4441

In the process industries, stiction is the most common performance-limiting valve problem and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. This book represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB®-based software can be downloaded from www.ualberta.ca/~bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection, diagnosis and stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin – chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing.

Two-Dimensional Systems

From Introduction to State of the Art

Author: Abdellah Benzaouia,Abdelaziz Hmamed,Fernando Tadeo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319201166

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 3219

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi–Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems with Applications

Author: Javad Mohammadpour,Carsten W. Scherer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146141833X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

View: 4909

Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems compiles state-of-the-art contributions on novel analytical and computational methods for addressing system identification, model reduction, performance analysis and feedback control design and addresses address theoretical developments, novel computational approaches and illustrative applications to various fields. Part I discusses modeling and system identification of linear parameter varying systems, Part II covers the importance of analysis and control design when working with linear parameter varying systems (LPVS) , Finally, Part III presents an applications based approach to linear parameter varying systems, including modeling of a turbocharged diesel engines, Multivariable control of wind turbines, modeling and control of aircraft engines, control of an autonomous underwater vehicles and analysis and synthesis of re-entry vehicles.

Electrical Control for Machines

Author: Kenneth B. Rexford,Peter R. Giuliani

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766861985

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

View: 6523

This book is ideal for industrial machine designers, plant maintenance personnel, or non-technical personnel such as marketers and managers in explaining state-of-the-art processes and machine control devices, circuits and systems for all types of industries. This valuables resource is designed to accommodate all levels of learners who wish to understand how industrial machines and processes are controlled for maximum efficiency, safety and quality. This one-of-a-kind book includes thorough explanations of how electrical and electronic components function in typical motion, pressure, temperature, sequential, safety and quality control systems for understanding the design and installation of electrical control systems. It also offers an introduction to the operation, configuration and programming of programmable logic controllers. Each chapter covers system design and troubleshooting techniques as they are applied to real world applications.

Die Kunst der Täuschung

Author: Kevin D. Mitnick,William Simon

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826686896

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3355

Mitnick führt den Leser in die Denk- und Handlungsweise des Social Engineering ein, beschreibt konkrete Betrugsszenarien und zeigt eindrucksvoll die dramatischen Konsequenzen, die sich daraus ergeben. Dabei nimmt Mitnick sowohl die Perspektive des Angreifers als auch des Opfers ein und erklärt damit sehr eindrucksvoll, wieso die Täuschung so erfolgreich war - und wie man sich effektiv dagegen schützen kann.

CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION – Volume

Industrial Applications of Control Systems-I

Author: Heinz D. Unbehauen

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848261578

Category:

Page: 566

View: 9649

This Encyclopedia of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems EOLSS, which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 22-volume set contains 240 chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION – Volume XXII

Robotics

Author: Heinz D. Unbehauen

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848261616

Category:

Page: 342

View: 370

This Encyclopedia of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems EOLSS, which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 22-volume set contains 240 chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Handbook of Vehicle Suspension Control Systems

Author: Honghai Liu,Huijun Gao,Ping Li

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 1849196338

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 7177

This book presents recent control theory and applications for vehicle suspension systems. From the systematic point of view, a vehicle control system is composed of key components such as modeling, sensing, controller, and actuator. It is not our intention to cover all the technical details of recent control-related contributions in the context of vehicle suspensions, but priority has been given to recently reported novel control methods and key challenges in the past decades. This book consists of 13 self-contained chapters covering recent theoretical developments and applications in active suspension systems.

Spacecraft Momentum Control Systems

Author: Frederick A. Leve,Brian J. Hamilton,Mason A. Peck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319225634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

View: 9773

The goal of this book is to serve both as a practical technical reference and a resource for gaining a fuller understanding of the state of the art of spacecraft momentum control systems, specifically looking at control moment gyroscopes (CMGs). As a result, the subject matter includes theory, technology, and systems engineering. The authors combine material on system-level architecture of spacecraft that feature momentum-control systems with material about the momentum-control hardware and software. This also encompasses material on the theoretical and algorithmic approaches to the control of space vehicles with CMGs. In essence, CMGs are the attitude-control actuators that make contemporary highly agile spacecraft possible. The rise of commercial Earth imaging, the advances in privately built spacecraft (including small satellites), and the growing popularity of the subject matter in academic circles over the past decade argues that now is the time for an in-depth treatment of the topic. CMGs are augmented by reaction wheels and related algorithms for steering all such actuators, which together comprise the field of spacecraft momentum control systems. The material is presented at a level suitable for practicing engineers and those with an undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical, and/or aerospace engineering.

Packet-Based Control for Networked Control Systems

A Co-Design Approach

Author: Yun-Bo Zhao,Guo-Ping Liu,Yu Kang,Li Yu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811062501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 3672

This book introduces a unique, packet-based co-design control framework for networked control systems. It begins by providing a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art research on networked control systems, giving readers a general overview of the field. It then verifies the proposed control framework both theoretically and experimentally – the former using multiple control methodologies, and the latter using a unique online test rig for networked control systems. The framework investigates in detail the most common, communication constraints, including network-induced delays, data packet dropout, data packet disorders, and network access constraints, as well as multiple controller design and system analysis tools such as model predictive control, linear matrix inequalities and optimal control. This unique and complete co-design framework greatly benefits researchers, graduate students and engineers in the fields of control theory and engineering.

Perspectives in Control Engineering Technologies, Applications, and New Directions

Author: Tariq Samad

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 9780780353565

Category: Science

Page: 503

View: 2166

"What important research developments are under way in control science and engineering? What are key challenges in control technology applications to different domains? What new directions are being charted for control systems? Now practicing control engineers and students can find accessible answers to these multifaceted control issues without the intensive mathematical analysis usually found in control systems books. This all-in-one resource brings you state-of-the-art research results by contributors who are leading experts in control. You will find insightful introductions and discussions of future trends for a range of control technologies and applications, including: * Computer-aided control system design * Discrete event systems * Intelligent control * Industrial process control * Intelligent transportation systems. PERSPECTIVES IN CONTROL ENGINEERING is the one-stop volume you need to gain an overview of the latest advances in control systems." Sponsored by: IEEE Control Systems Society.

Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems

Theory and Applications

Author: Yue Wang,Eloy Garcia,Fumin Zhang,David Casbeer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119266122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 6362

A comprehensive review of the state of the art in the control of multi-agent systems theory and applications The superiority of multi-agent systems over single agents for the control of unmanned air, water and ground vehicles has been clearly demonstrated in a wide range of application areas. Their large-scale spatial distribution, robustness, high scalability and low cost enable multi-agent systems to achieve tasks that could not successfully be performed by even the most sophisticated single agent systems. Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications provides a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in the cooperative control of multi-agent systems theory and applications. The applications described are mainly in the areas of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Throughout, the authors link basic theory to multi-agent cooperative control practice — illustrated within the context of highly-realistic scenarios of high-level missions — without losing site of the mathematical background needed to provide performance guarantees under general working conditions. Many of the problems and solutions considered involve combinations of both types of vehicles. Topics explored include target assignment, target tracking, consensus, stochastic game theory-based framework, event-triggered control, topology design and identification, coordination under uncertainty and coverage control. Establishes a bridge between fundamental cooperative control theory and specific problems of interest in a wide range of applications areas Includes example applications from the fields of space exploration, radiation shielding, site clearance, tracking/classification, surveillance, search-and-rescue and more Features detailed presentations of specific algorithms and application frameworks with relevant commercial and military applications Provides a comprehensive look at the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field, while offering informed speculation on future directions for collective control systems The use of multi-agent system technologies in both everyday commercial use and national defense is certain to increase tremendously in the years ahead, making this book a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and applied mathematicians working in systems and controls, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in those areas.