Videos on modelling, control and analysis

by Dr. J A Rossiter

You can link to the main page here, or find individual links for each video below.

This e-book is intended to provide videos resources to assist you with your self-study for various topics in modelling, control and analysis.

The powerpoint source and MATLAB files are available on the partner googlesites.

These videos are intended to act like lectures, partially diadactic and partially with worked examples. Students can view these off line to get to grips with a topic. Videos can be paused and restarted and even reviewed over and over again and thus, through repetition and/or active engagement, students' understanding will improve. In the longer term they will be supplemented with tutorial sheets students can use to test their progress.

The material will cover topics and content which could be presented anywhere within the first three years of an engineering undergraduate degree; years 2 and 3 would be more typical.

The presentation of material is such that many chapters are standalone, so students do need to view all the preceeding chapters in order to find them useful. However, within the chapters themselves there are often references back to earlier videos so it is advisable to view the chapter videos in order.

Work in progress is focussed on predictive control and forms the latter chapters.

 

MAIN THEMES

  1. INTRODUCTION TO MODELLING SIMPLE PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
    • INTRODUCTION TO MODELLING SIMPLE PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
    • MODELLING 1st ORDER SYSTEMS FROM MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL, FLUID AND THERMAL SCENARIOS
    • SECOND ORDER SYSTEM MODELLING
    • LINEAR SYSTEMS
  2. INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM RESPONSES AND LAPLACE METHODS
    • FIRST ORDER RESPONSES
    • SECOND ORDER SYSTEM RESPONSES
    • ROOTS AND POLYNOMIALS
    • LAPLACE
    • INVERSE LAPLACE
    • BEHAVIOUR AND LINKS TO TRANSFER FUNCTIONS
  3. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK
    • BLOCK DIAGRAMS
    • UNCERTAINTY
    • INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK
    • ANALYSIS OF CLOSED-LOOP OFFSET PERFORMANCE
    • SIMPLE FEEDBACK DESIGN
    • USE OF MATLAB FOR ELEMENTARY CONTROL ANALYSIS
  4. CLASSICAL CONTROL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN METHODS
    • ROOT-LOCI
    • BODE DIAGRAMS AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    • NYQUIST DIAGRAMS AND STABILITY CRITERIA
    • GAIN AND PHASE MARGINS AND LEAD/LAG COMPENSATION
  5. MATHEMATICS SKILLS
    • SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS
    • COMPLEX NUMBERS
    • EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
  6. PROBLEM SOLVING
  7. PREDICTIVE CONTROL