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Unit information: Advanced Control & Dynamics (UWE, UFME7F-15-M) in 2021/22

Unit name Advanced Control & Dynamics (UWE, UFME7F-15-M)
Unit code EMATM0031
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Charlie Yang
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Engineering Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit is provided by UWE.

Enhanced classical control system analysis and design.

Control mathematics, such as matrix algebra, Laplace transform, z-transformer, differential equations, and difference equations, for control system modelling, analysis, and design.

Use of computational packages, such as Matlab, to analyse and design control systems.

Advanced control concepts such state-space representations, solution of state equations, controllability and observability; state-feedback, (pole placement) control design.

Modelling and analysis of multivariable control systems, to convert from the transfer function model to state space representation, and vice versa. Evaluation of dynamic plant performance in aspect of controllability and observability.

Design of multivariable state-feedback controllers, decoupling control systems, state observers.

Digital control system analysis and design with applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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Teaching Information

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Assessment Information

This unit is assessed at the University of the West of England, please refer to the unit information provided by this partner university for the current assessment information.


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