ME 746 Dynamics of Controlled Systems

3 graduate credits

Instructor: Professor Robert D. Lorenz
Phone: 608/262-5343

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.

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

Design assignments or mini-projects for each major topic.

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.


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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