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Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems

By Clarence W. De Silva

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Format: Hardcover, 798 pages
Other Information: 382 black & white illustrations, 32 black & white tables
Published In: United States, 26 March 2009
Developed from the author's academic and industrial experiences, Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems provides a unified treatment of the modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems and then systematically covers conventional, advanced, and intelligent control, instrumentation, experimentation, and design. It includes theory, analytical techniques, popular computer tools, simulation details, and applications. Overcoming the deficiencies of other modeling and control books, this text relates the model to the physical system and addresses why a particular control technique is suitable for controlling the system. Although MATLAB(R), Simulink(R), and LabVIEWa are used, the author fully explains the fundamentals and analytical basis behind the methods, the choice of proper tools to analyze a given problem, the ways to interpret and validate the results, and the limitations of the software tools. This approach enables readers to thoroughly grasp the core foundation of the subject and understand how to apply the concepts in practice. Control ensures accurate operation of a system. Proper control of an engineering system requires a basic understanding and a suitable representation (model) of the system. This book builds up expertise in modeling and control so that readers can further their analytical skills in hands-on settings.

Table of Contents

Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems Control Engineering Application Areas Importance of Modeling History of Control Engineering Organization of the Book Modeling of Dynamic Systems Dynamic Systems Dynamic Models Lumped Elements and Analogies Analytical Model Development Model Linearization Model Linearization Nonlinear State-Space Models Nonlinear Electrical Elements Linearization Using Experimental Operating Curves Linear Graphs Variables and Sign Convention Linear Graph Elements Linear Graph Equations State Models from Linear Graphs Miscellaneous Examples Transfer-Function and Frequency-Domain Models Laplace and Fourier Transforms Transfer Function Frequency Domain Models Transfer Functions of Electro-Mechanical Systems Equivalent Circuits and Linear Graph Reduction Block Diagrams and State-Space Models Response Analysis and Simulation Analytical Solution First-Order Systems Second-Order Systems Forced Response of a Damped Oscillator Response Using Laplace Transform Determination of ICs for Step Response Computer Simulation Control System Structure and Performance Control System Structure Control System Performance Control Schemes Steady-State Error and Integral Control System Type and Error Constants Control System Sensitivity Stability and Root Locus Method Stablility Routh-Hurwitz Criterion Root Locus Method Stability in the Frequency Domain Bode Diagram Using Asymptotes Nyquist Stability Criterion Nichols Chart Controller Design and Tuning Controller Design and Tuning Conventional Time-Domain Design Compensator Design in the Frequency Domain Design Using Root Locus Controller Tuning Digital Control Digital Control Signal Sampling and Control Bandwidth Digital Control Using z-Transform Digital Compensation Advanced Control Modern Control Time Response System Stability Controllability and Observability Modal Control Optimal Control Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) Other Advanced Control Techniques Fuzzy Logic Control Control System Instrumentation Control System Instrumentation Component Interconnection Motion Sensors Stepper Motors dc Motors Control Experiments Using LabVIEW Appendix A: Transform Techniques Appendix B: Software Tools Appendix C: Review of Linear Algebra Index Problems appear at the end of each chapter.

About the Author

Clarence W. de Silva is a professor of mechanical engineering and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Mechatronics and Industrial Automation (formerly Senior NSERC-BC Packers Research Chair Professor) at the University of British Columbia.

EAN: 9781420076868
ISBN: 1420076868
Publisher: CRC Press Inc
Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.78 x 4.29 centimetres (1.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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