Control: Modeling and Simulation (SEE 2113-02)

This course introduces students to the fundamental ideas and definitions of control systems such as block diagrams, plants or processes, open-loop and closed-loop control systems, transfer functions and transient and steady state responses. Students will be taught how to obtain mathematical models of actual physical systems such as electrical, mechanical, electromechanical and simple fluid flow systems. Methods of system representation such as block diagram representation and signal flow graphs will be examined. The students will also be exposed to techniques of analysing control systems such as time domain analysis and stability. Finally, an introduction to the design and analysis of control systems using MATLAB will also be given.