The Art of Control Engineering

Author: Ken Dutton,Steve Thompson,Bill Barraclough

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780201175455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 813

View: 5865

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.

Control Systems

Author: Naresh K Sinha

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122411683

Category:

Page: 496

View: 471

An Introduction To Control Systems, This Book Provides The Reader With The Basic Concepts Of Control Theory As Developed Over The Years In Both The Frequency Domain And The Time Domain. The Opening Chapters Of The Book Present A Unified Treatment Of Modelling Of Dynamic Systems, The Classical Material On The Performance Of Feedback Systems Based On The Transfer Function Approach And The Stability Of Linear Systems. Further, Various Types Of Frequency Response Plots And The Compensation Of Control Systems Have Been Presented. In Particular, The Trial-And-Error Approach To The Design Of Lead Compensators, As Found In Most Textbooks, Has Been Replaced By A Direct Method Developed In The Late 1970S.Moreover, The Design Of Pole-Placement Compensators Using Transfer Functions, The Counterpart Of The Combined Observer And State Feedback Controller, Has Been Included For The First Time In A Book Appropriate For Undergraduate And Practicing Engineers. In This Third Edition The Scheme For Pole-Placement Compensation Has Been Made Consistent With That In Chapter 12. The Chapter On Digital Control, A Rapidly Developing And Popular Area Has Been Dealt With, In An Up-To-Date Manner, This Book Is An Attempt To Aid The Student Remove The Drudgery Out Of Numerical Computations, Along With Numerous Worked Examples And Drill Problems With Answers To Help The Student In Mastering The Subject.

Real Time Control Engineering

Systems And Automation

Author: Ng Tian Seng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811015090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 181

View: 2133

This book covers the two broad areas of the electronics and electrical aspects of control applications, highlighting the many different types of control systems of relevance to real-life control system design. The control techniques presented are state-of-the-art. In the electronics section, readers will find essential information on microprocessor, microcontroller, mechatronics and electronics control. The low-level assembly programming language performs basic input/output control techniques as well as controlling the stepper motor and PWM dc motor. In the electrical section, the book addresses the complete elevator PLC system design, neural network plant control, load flow analysis, and process control, as well as machine vision topics. Illustrative diagrams, circuits and programming examples and algorithms help to explain the details of the system function design. Readers will find a wealth of computer control and industrial automation practices and applications for modern industries, as well as the educational sector.

Biomedical Applications of Control Engineering

Author: Selim S. Hacısalihzade

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642372791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 1705

Biomedical Applications of Control Engineering is a lucidly written textbook for graduate control engineering and biomedical engineering students as well as for medical practitioners who want to get acquainted with quantitative methods. It is based on decades of experience both in control engineering and clinical practice. The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of system theory and the modeling process. It then goes on to discuss control engineering application areas like: Different models for the human operator,dosage and timing optimization in oral drug administration, measuring symptoms of and optimal dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson’s disease, measurement and control of blood glucose levels both naturally and by means of external controllers in diabetes, and control of depth of anaesthesia using inhalational anaesthetic agents like sevoflurane using both fuzzy and state feedback controllers. All chapters include three types of exercises constructed to: Review the concepts discussed in the chapter, allow the reader to apply the newly acquired techniques and subject related facts on simple problems, and indicate directions for open ended theses projects. Appendices on Optimal Control and Fuzzy Control meant as refreshers on those control engineering techniques used throughout the book are also included.

Modern Control Engineering

Author: Katsuhiko Ogata

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0136156738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

View: 6548

For senior or graduate-level students taking a first course in Control Theory (in departments of Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, and Chemical Engineering). A comprehensive, senior-level textbook for control engineering. Ogata's Modern Control Engineering, 5/e , offers the comprehensive coverage of continuous-time control systems that all senior students must have, including frequency response approach, root-locus approach, and state-space approach to analysis and design of control systems. The text provides a gradual development of control theory, shows how to solve all computational problems with MATLAB, and avoids highly mathematical arguments. A wealth of examples and worked problems are featured throughout the text. The new edition includes improved coverage of Root-Locus Analysis (Chapter 6) and Frequency-Response Analysis (Chapter 8). The author has also updated and revised many of the worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. This text is ideal for control systems engineers.

Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book

Author: W. Bolton

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750639286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

View: 6139

Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book is a concise reference text for students, technicians and engineers. Control engineering is the foundation on which modern industry is built, but is often viewed as one of the toughest subjects, as it includes abstract ideasand often tough mathematics. This pocket book provides a digest of the full range of topics needed to understand and use control systems theory and engineering. Bill Bolton is one of the most experienced teachers and authors in the engineering world. This book complements Newnes Instrumentation and Measurement Pocket Book by Bolton. Illustrated throughout and crammed with reference material, no other book covers the basics of control in such a convenient and affordable format. · Ideal for engineers and students alike. · Complete guide to control systems engineering and theory. · Author is a highly experienced teacher and author in the engineering field.

Control System Design

An Introduction to State-Space Methods

Author: Bernard Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613511X

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 7459

Introduction to state-space methods covers feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; shaping the dynamic response; more. 1986 edition.

Multivariable Control Systems

An Engineering Approach

Author: Pedro Albertos,Sala Antonio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852338431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

View: 8008

This book focuses on control design with continual references to the practical aspects of implementation. While the concepts of multivariable control are justified, the book emphasizes the need to maintain student interest and motivation over exhaustively rigorous mathematical proof.

Practical Control Engineering: Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Author: David Koenig

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071606149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 2909

An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals Understand the day-to-day procedures of today's control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysis Write and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controls Build behavioral models using basic applied mathematics Analyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processes Comprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances

Control Systems Theory with Engineering Applications

Author: Sergey E. Lyshevski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461201535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 5566

Dynamics systems (living organisms, electromechanical and industrial systems, chemical and technological processes, market and ecology, and so forth) can be considered and analyzed using information and systems theories. For example, adaptive human behavior can be studied using automatic feedback control. As an illustrative example, the driver controls a car changing the speed and steer ing wheels using incoming information, such as traffic and road conditions. This book focuses on the most important and manageable topics in applied multivariable control with application to a wide class of electromechanical dynamic systems. A large spectrum of systems, familiar to electrical, mechanical, and aerospace stu dents, engineers, and scholars, are thoroughly studied to build the bridge between theory and practice as well as to illustrate the practical application of control theory through illustrative examples. It is the author's goal to write a book that can be used to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in automatic control and nonlin ear control at electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering departments. The book is also addressed to engineers and scholars, and the examples considered allow one to implement the theory in a great variety of industrial systems. The main purpose of this book is to help the reader grasp the nature and significance of multivariable control.

Process Control Engineering

Author: P. Sai Krishna

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380026390

Category: Process control

Page: 264

View: 9786

This book has been prepared keeping in view the abstractness of this science Process control and for better understanding of this subject for practising engineers, teachers and students of Instrumentation, Electrical and Electronics disciplines. The major topics of process control have been explained with greater lucidity by taking appropriate illustrative examples and more number of solved problems wherever required, for easier comprehension and quick assimilation of the subject. Also the subject matter has been carefully prepared to cater to the needs of multi-disciplined engineering students where process control systems, are an integral part of their curriculum. It explains the concepts of process control instrumentation with a touch of practicality supported by related mathematical background to make the reading journey interestingly instructive.

Digital Control Systems

Design, Identification and Implementation

Author: Ioan Doré Landau,Gianluca Zito

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846280567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 4086

The extraordinary development of digital computers (microprocessors, microcontrollers) and their extensive use in control systems in all fields of applications has brought about important changes in the design of control systems. Their performance and their low cost make them suitable for use in control systems of various kinds which demand far better capabilities and performances than those provided by analog controllers. However, in order really to take advantage of the capabilities of microprocessors, it is not enough to reproduce the behavior of analog (PID) controllers. One needs to implement specific and high-performance model based control techniques developed for computer-controlled systems (techniques that have been extensively tested in practice). In this context identification of a plant dynamic model from data is a fundamental step in the design of the control system. The book takes into account the fact that the association of books with software and on-line material is radically changing the teaching methods of the control discipline. Despite its interactive character, computer-aided control design software requires the understanding of a number of concepts in order to be used efficiently. The use of software for illustrating the various concepts and algorithms helps understanding and rapidly gives a feeling of the various phenomena.

The Art of Losing Control

A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience

Author: Jules Evans

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782118772

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 6415

Humans have always sought ecstatic experiences - moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Such moments are fundamental to human flourishing, but they can also be dangerous. Beginning around the Enlightenment, western intellectual culture has written off ecstasy as ignorance or delusion. But philosopher Jules Evans argues that this diminishes our reality and denies us the healing, connection and meaning that ecstasy can bring. He sets out to discover how people find ecstasy in a post-religious culture, how it can be good for us, and also harmful. Along the way, he explores the growing science of ecstasy, to help the reader - and himself - learn the art of losing control. Jules' exploration of ecstasy is an intellectual and emotional odyssey balancing personal experience, interviews and readings from ancient and modern philosophers that will change the way you think about how you feel. From Aristotle and Plato, via the Bishop of London and Sister Bliss, radical jihadis and Silicon Valley transhumanists, The Art of Losing Control is a funny and life-enhancing journey through under-explored terrain.

Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain E-Book

State of the art and science

Author: Paul W. Hodges,Jacek Cholewicki,Jaap H van Dieen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054542

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1854

For the first time, international scientific and clinical leaders have collaborated to present this exclusive book which integrates state-of-the art engineering concepts of spine control into clinically relevant approaches for the rehabilitation of low back pain. Spinal Control identifies the scope of the problem around motor control of the spine and pelvis while defining key terminology and methods as well as placing experimental findings into context. Spinal Control also includes contributions that put forward different sides of critical arguments (e.g. whether or not to focus on training the deep muscles of the trunk) and then bring these arguments together to help both scientists and clinicians better understand the convergences and divergences within this field. On the one hand, this book seeks to resolve many of the issues that are debated in existing literature, while on the other, its contributing opinion leaders present current best practice on how to study the questions facing the field of spine control, and then go on to outline the key directions for future research. Spinal Control – the only expert resource which provides a trusted, consensus approach to low back pain rehabilitation for both clinicians and scientists alike! Covers the most important issues in spine control research Illustrates the clinical relevance of research and how this is or can be applied in clinical practice Edited and written by world leading experts, contributing first class content on different aspects of spine control Chapters that bring together the expertise of these world leaders on topics such as neuromotor mechanisms of spine control, proprioception, subgrouping in back pain and modelling spine stability An extensive and illustrated clinical consensus chapter that brings together the philosophies of clinical opinion leaders for the first time

The Art of UNIX Programming

Author: Eric S. Raymond

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780132465885

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 3573

The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

Dynamics and Control of DC-DC Converters

Author: Farzin Asadi,Kei Eguchi

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681732971

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 825

DC-DC converters have many applications in the modern world. They provide the required power to the communication backbones, they are used in digital devices like laptops and cell phones, and they have widespread applications in electric cars, to just name a few. DC-DC converters require negative feedback to provide a suitable output voltage or current for the load. Obtaining a stable output voltage or current in presence of disturbances such as: input voltage changes and/or output load changes seems impossible without some form of control. This book tries to train the art of controller design for DC-DC converters. Chapter 1 introduces the DC-DC converters briefly. It is assumed that the reader has the basic knowledge of DC-DC converter (i.e., a basic course in power electronics). The reader learns the disadvantages of open loop control in Chapter 2. Simulation of DC-DC converters with the aid of Simulink® is discussed in this chapter as well. Extracting the dynamic models of DC-DC converters is studied in Chapter 3. We show how MATLAB® and a software named KUCA can be used to do the cumbersome and error-prone process of modeling automatically. Obtaining the transfer functions using PSIM® is studied as well. These days, softwares are an integral part of engineering sciences. Control engineering is not an exception by any means. Keeping this in mind, we design the controllers using MATLAB® in Chapter 4. Finally, references are provided at the end of each chapter to suggest more information for an interested reader. The intended audiences for this book are practice engineers and academians.

Learning-Based Adaptive Control

An Extremum Seeking Approach – Theory and Applications

Author: Mouhacine Benosman

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128031514

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

View: 4274

Adaptive control has been one of the main problems studied in control theory. The subject is well understood, yet it has a very active research frontier. This book focuses on a specific subclass of adaptive control, namely, learning-based adaptive control. As systems evolve during time or are exposed to unstructured environments, it is expected that some of their characteristics may change. This book offers a new perspective about how to deal with these variations. By merging together Model-Free and Model-Based learning algorithms, the author demonstrates, using a number of mechatronic examples, how the learning process can be shortened and optimal control performance can be reached and maintained. Includes a good number of Mechatronics Examples of the techniques. Compares and blends Model-free and Model-based learning algorithms. Covers fundamental concepts, state-of-the-art research, necessary tools for modeling, and control.