Spring 2011 Schedule

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Date

Day

Reading

Topics

1/15/13

Tuesday

Chapter 1

Introduction

1/17

Thursday

 

Feedback control

1/18

Friday

Chapter 2

Mathematical modeling, simulation using MATLAB (TA)

1/22

Tuesday

 

Dynamic responses

1/24

Thursday

Chapter 3

Laplace transforms

1/25

Friday

Chapter 4

Transfer functions, problem-solving (dynamic responses)

1/29

Tuesday

 

First order systems

1/31

Thursday

Chapter 5

Second order systems

2/1

Friday

Chapter 6

Complex processes, open-loop Simulink introduction

2/5

Tuesday

Chapter 7

Fitting models to data

2/7

Thursday

 

Exam Review

2/8

Friday

 

Hour Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5)

2/12

Tuesday

 

Fitting models to data

2/14

Thursday

Chapter 8

PID controllers

2/15

Friday

Chapter 9

Instrumentation and valves, step response fitting

2/19

Tuesday

Chapter 11

Closed loop transfer function

2/21

Thursday

 

Block diagrams, Stability

2/22

Friday

Chapter 12

Control loop analysis, closed-loop Simulink

2/26

Tuesday

Chapter 12

Controller tuning, PID controller tuner

2/28

Thursday

Chapter 15

Feedforward control

3/1

Friday

Hour Exam #2 (Chapters 6-9,11)

3/5

Tuesday

Air heater demonstration

3/7

Thursday

 

Feedforward control

3/8

Friday

Chapter 16

Advanced control strategies, Simulink--cascade control

3/19

Tuesday

 

Advanced control strategies

3/21

Thursday

Chapter 18

Multivariable control

3/22

Friday

 

Hour Exam #3 (Chapters 12, 15, 16)

3/26

Tuesday

Multivariable control

3/28

Thursday

Chapter 10

Safety and Process Control

3/29

Friday

Chapter 19

Real-time optimization, Simulink--multivariable control

4/2

Tuesday

Appendix A

Computer control

4/4

Thursday

 Final exam review

4/5

Friday

 

Final Exam