Design of Feedback Control Systems is written specifically for electrical and mechanical engineering students in advanced undergraduate control systems courses.Now in its fourth edition, this tutorial-style textbook has been completely updated to include the use of modern analytical software, especially MATLAB. It thoroughly discusses classical control theory and state variable control theory, as well as advanced and digital control topics. Each topic is preceded by analytical considerations that provide a well-organized parallel treatment of analysis and design. Treating the use of computers as a means rather than as an end, this student-friendly book contains new 'Computer-Aided Learning' sections that demonstrate how MATLAB can be used to verify all figures and tables in the text.Contents: All chapters end with a Summary, References, and Problems. Preface 1. Continuous-Time System Description 2. Continuous-Time System Response 3. Performance Specifications 4. Root Locus Analysis 5. Root Locus Design 6. Frequency Response Analysis 7. Frequency Response Design 8. State Space Analysis 9. State Space Design 10. Advanced State Space Methods 11. Digital Control Appendixes Index Ancillary material: Instructor's Solutions CD: 0195142500
Working through this student-centred text readers will be brought up to speed with the modelling of control systems using Laplace, and given a solid grounding of the pivotal role of control systems across the spectrum of modern engineering. A clear, readable text is supported by numerous worked example and problems. * Key concepts and techniques introduced through applications * Introduces mathematical techniques without assuming prior knowledge * Written for the latest vocational and undergraduate courses
Using Your Computer to Understand and Diagnose Feedback Controllers
Author: George Ellis
Category: Technology & Engineering
Control Systems Design Guide has helped thousands of engineers to improve machine performance. This fourth edition of the practical guide has been updated with cutting-edge control design scenarios, models and simulations enabling apps from battlebots to solar collectors. This useful reference enhances coverage of practical applications via the inclusion of new control system models, troubleshooting tips, and expanded coverage of complex systems requirements, such as increased speed, precision and remote capabilities, bridging the gap between the complex, math-heavy control theory taught in formal courses, and the efficient implementation required in real industry settings. George Ellis is Director of Technology Planning and Chief Engineer of Servo Systems at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. He has designed an applied motion control systems professionally for over 30 years He has written two well-respected books with Academic Press, Observers in Control Systems and Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition. He has contributed articles on the application of controls to numerous magazines, including Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, Power Control and Intelligent Motion, and Electronic Design News. Explains how to model machines and processes, including how to measure working equipment, with an intuitive approach that avoids complex math Includes coverage on the interface between control systems and digital processors, reflecting the reality that most motion systems are now designed with PC software Of particular interest to the practicing engineer is the addition of new material on real-time, remote and networked control systems Teaches how control systems work at an intuitive level, including how to measure, model, and diagnose problems, all without the unnecessary math so common in this field Principles are taught in plain language and then demonstrated with dozens of software models so the reader fully comprehend the material (The models and software to replicate all material in the book is provided without charge by the author at www.QxDesign.com) New material includes practical uses of Rapid Control Prototypes (RCP) including extensive examples using National Instruments LabVIEW
Vehicular Electric Power Systems: Land, Sea, Air, and Space Vehicles acquaints professionals with trends and challenges in the development of more electric vehicles (MEVs) using detailed examples and comprehensive discussions of advanced MEV power system architectures, characteristics, and dynamics. The authors focus on real-world applications and highlight issues related to system stability as well as challenges faced during and after implementation. Probes innovations in the development of more electric vehicles for improved maintenance, support, endurance, safety, and cost-efficiency in automotive, aerospace, and marine vehicle engineering Heralding a new wave of advances in power system technology, Vehicular Electric Power Systems discusses: Different automotive power systems including conventional automobiles, more electric cars, heavy-duty vehicles, and electric and hybrid electric vehicles Electric and hybrid electric propulsion systems and control strategies Aerospace power systems including conventional and advanced aircraft, spacecraft, and the international space station Sea and undersea vehicles The modeling, real-time state estimation, and stability assessment of vehicular power systems Applications of fuel cells in various land, sea, air, and space vehicles Modeling techniques for energy storage devices including batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and ultracapacitors Advanced power electronic converters and electric motor drives for vehicular applications Guidelines for the proper design of DC and AC distribution architectures
The updated Revision of the Bestseller--In a more Useful Format! Mechanical Engineers' Handbook has a long tradition as a single resource of valuable information related to specialty areas in the diverse industries and job functions in which mechanical engineers work. This Third Edition, the most aggressive revision to date, goes beyond the straight data, formulas, and calculations provided in other handbooks and focuses on authoritative discussions, real-world examples, and insightful analyses while covering more topics that in previous editions. Book 2: Instrumentation, Systems, Controls, and MEMS is comprised of two major parts, conveniently put together because feedback control systems require measurement transducers. The first part covers instrumentation, including transducer design, strain gages, flow meters, digital integrated circuits, and issues involved in processing transducer signals and acquiring and displaying data. The second part addresses systems and control, including: * Control system design, analysis, and performance modification * Design of servoactuators, controllers, and general-purpose control devices * "New departures" in mechanical engineering, including neural networks, mechatronics, and MEMS
H. J. C. Huijberts,International Federation of Automatic Control
(NOLCOS'98) : a proceedings volume from the 4th IFAC Symposium, Enschede, the Netherlands, 1-3 July 1998
Author: H. J. C. Huijberts,International Federation of Automatic Control
Category: Technology & Engineering
The NOLCOS '98 is the fourth edition of the IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium, which is organised every three years. The symposium presented the state of the art in the design of nonlinear control systems. It explored current theoretical developments as well as their latest applications to engineering problems. The symposium provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of papers which described new design methodologies for the control of nonlinear plants and featured novel applications of these methods. The symposium included six plenary lectures and 30 sessions, including five invited sessions. The range of topics under discussion included amongst others: Applications of nonlinear control; Algebraic theory of nonlinear systems; Geometric theory of nonlinear systems; Discrete-time nonlinear control systems; Stabilizability and feedback stabilization; Nonlinear observers and filters; Optimal control of nonlinear systems; Variable structure systems; Nonlinear robust and H-Infinity control; Adaptive control of nonlinear systems; Singular perturbations in nonlinear control; Expert control for nonlinear systems; Computational methods for design and control.
With specialization now the norm in engineering, students preparing for the FE and PE exams and practitioners going outside their specialty need a general reference with material across a number of disciplines. Since 1936, Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals has been the bestselling reference covering the general principles of engineering; today, it's more relevant than ever. For this Fifth Edition, respected author Myer Kutz fully updates and reshapes the text, focusing on the basics, the important formulas, tables, and standards necessary for complete and accurate knowledge across engineering disciplines. With chapters on mathematical principles, physical units and standards as well as the fundamentals of mechanical, aerospace, electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering, this classic reference is more relevant than ever to both practicing engineers and students studying for the FE and PE exams.
Author: Charles L. Phillips,John M. Parr,Eve Ann Riskin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Technology & Engineering
For sophomore/junior-level signals and systems courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. Signals, Systems, and Transforms, Fourth Edition is ideal for electrical and computer engineers. The text provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of both the theory and applications in signals, systems, and transforms. It presents the mathematical background of signals and systems, including the Fourier transform, the Fourier series, the Laplace transform, the discrete-time and the discrete Fourier transforms, and the z-transform. The text integrates MATLAB examples into the presentation of signal and system theory and applications.
Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, this book is organized around the concept of control systems theory as it has been developed in the frequency and time domains. It provides coverage of classical control employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots. It also covers modern control methods based on state variable models including pole placement design techniques with full-state feedback controllers and full-state observers.The book covers several important topics including robust control systems and system sensitivity, state variable models, controllability and observability, computer control systems, internal model control, robust PID controllers, and computer-aided design and analysis.For all types of engineers who are interested in a solid introduction to control systems.
Market_Desc: · Electrical Engineers· Control Systems Engineers Special Features: · Includes tutorials on how to use MATLAB, the Control System Toolbox, Simulink, and the Symbolic Math Toolbox to analyze and design control systems· An accompanying CD-ROM provides valuable additional material, such as stand-alone computer applications, electronic files of the text's computer programs for use with MATLAB, additional appendices, and solutions to skill-assessment exercises· Case studies offer a realistic view of each stage of the control system design process About The Book: Designed to make the material easy to understand, this clear and thorough book emphasizes the practical application of systems engineering to the design and analysis of feedback systems. Nise applies control systems theory and concepts to current real-world problems, showing readers how to build control systems that can support today's advanced technology.
For undergraduate courses in control theory at the junior or senior level. Introduction to Feedback Control, First Edition updates classical control theory by integrating modern optimal and robust control theory using both classical and modern computational tools. This text is ideal for anyone looking for an up-to-date book on Feedback Control. Although there are many textbooks on this subject, authors Li Qiu and Kemin Zhou provide a contemporary view of control theory that includes the development of modern optimal and robust control theory over the past 30 years. A significant portion of well-known classical control theory is maintained, but with consideration of recent developments and available modern computational tools.