ME 746 Dynamics of Controlled Systems

3 graduate credits

Instructor: Professor Robert D. Lorenz
Phone: 608/262-5343
Email: lorenz@engr.wisc.edu

Course objective:
To provide physics-based principles for control system design. To apply these principles using non-linear, multivariable control design methods that improve insight into meeting both command-driven and disturbance-driven system requirements. To extend these principles to include fundamentals of estimation methods suitable for control feedback.

Course description:
Multivariable control design for real-time command-driven, and disturbance-driven systems. Emphasis on application to multi-axis precision motion control, motor drive and flux control, and power electronics current and voltage dynamics. System modeling using state variables having physical meaning. Observer-based estimation methodologies. Parameter sensitivity analysis of Gopinath-style and Luenberger-style observer topologies. Disturbance estimation via observers. Practical model reference adaptive control design methodologies.

Prerequisite:
Course in classical control theory, linear algebra, computer programming for simulation, or consent of instructor.

Homework:
Design assignments or mini-projects for each major topic.

Exams:
Midterm and final (both projects).

Computer software:
Access to PC, Macintosh or work station with student or professional MATLAB version 4.0 and word-processing software (MS Word required) and graphics software for importing into MS Word documents (i.e., PC or Macintosh Claris Draw). Visit Tethered Software at Computer-aided Engineering for information about software availability. A student version of MATLAB is available for purchase. Contact the Credit Courses at a Distance for details.

Textbook:
None.

Course notes ("Physics-based, Nonlinear, Multivariable Controls Design Methodology") available from Bob's Copy Shop or contact (studentservices @ epd engr wisc edu)

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