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
This unique book presents an analytical uniform design methodology ofcontinuous-time or discrete-time nonlinear control system design whichguarantees desired transient performances in the presence of plantparameter variations and unknown external disturbances.
This book offers a thorough analysis of the principles of classical and modern feedback control. Organizing topic coverage into three sections--linear analog control systems, linear digital control systems, and nonlinear analog control systems--helps the reader understand the difference between mathematical models and the physical systems that the models represent. FEATURES/BENEFITS NEW--SIMULINK simulation program--Illustrates feedback effects. Helps demonstrate design examples and problems. NEW--MATLAB's symbolic math is employed to verify transforms and to solve differential equations directly. NEW--Computer verification of results. Exposes users to a short MATLAB program when working almost all examples and problems. NEW--Design procedures implemented in MATLAB m-files. NEW--Improved practical application examples. Allows the reader to better relate the mathematical developments to physical systems. Chapter-end problems. Most chapter-end problems lead the reader through a second method of the solution, so that they can verify results. Transfer-function and state-variable models. Familiarizes users with both models for the analysis and design of linear analog systems. System stability discussion--Along with the Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion. Coverage of nonlinear system analysis methods. Emphasizes describing-function analysis, linearization, and the state-plane analysis. Early coverage of expanded frequency-response design criteria. Helps explain closed-loop systems. Digital Control Systems. Provides the reader with the basic principles of digital control. Time-scaling differential equations section. Maximum text/course flexibility --Places more advanced material toward the end of each chapter. Topics can be easily omitted, enabling instructors to tailor the book to meet their needs.
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
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