10 -  14 December 2018

Course details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees:
    - per module £2000
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Module leader

Jon Love

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Course aims

To establish a mathematical basis for understanding the more theoretical aspects of control and automation and to introduce the Matlab and Simulink packages.

Learning objectives

  • To review and/or revise the use of matrices and vectors as a basis for studying linear control theory. 
  • To become familiar with the use of Laplace transforms for solving differential equations in the context of control systems. 
  • To provide a grounding in statistical methods as a basis for handling data driven relationships in automation. 
  • To introduce and/or revise numerical methods of integration. 
  • To provide an insight of the potential for using mathematics for the analysis of dynamics and design of control systems. 
  • To introduce the functionality of the Matlab and Simulink packages as a basis for problem solving and for modelling and simulating control systems. 

Course structure

This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of lectures, informal tutorials for problem solving and structured computer-based laboratory work.  The time allocation for practical work provides for PC based activity using the Matlab and Simulink packages.  Students are taught how to use these packages and familiarised with their functionality.  The packages are used for simple control system design, modelling and optimisation exercises.