Automotive Engineering

Control Engineering

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Differential equations for the description of system states, state space representation; Laplace transformation; transfer functions; manipulation of block diagrams; PID controllers and their representation; observation of stability of SISO systems using Bode analysis; cascade control; disturbance compensation; empirical evaluation criteria for controllers (Ziegler-Nichols' method). PC tools Maxima and Matlab/Simulink with the Control System Toolbox will be used.

Learning outcomes

Abstraction of mechanical and electrical systems with transfer functions; knowledge of main transfer functions and their relevant parameters; controller design and evaluation of the stability of continuous Single Input Single Output (SISO) systems; use of modern CAE tools.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Berger M.:Grundkurs der Regelungstechnik; Books on Demand GmbH.
Hasenjäger E.: Regelungstechnik für Dummies;Willey-VCH Verlag &Co, Weinheim 2015
Pearson Schaum's Outline: Feedback and Control Systems, McGraw-Hill

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture: lecture with calculation tutorials on PC and labs

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics 1+2, Software Development , Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam on paper and/or PC