Engineering Systems

Modelling and Control

Author: Martin Hargreaves

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Electrical engineering

Page: 284

View: 8511

Provides a unified introduction to the basic modelling of engineering systems for those students from a non-mathematical and physics background.

System Dynamics for Engineering Students

Concepts and Applications

Author: Nicolae Lobontiu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080928420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

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System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications discusses the basic concepts of engineering system dynamics. Engineering system dynamics focus on deriving mathematical models based on simplified physical representations of actual systems, such as mechanical, electrical, fluid, or thermal, and on solving the mathematical models. The resulting solution is utilized in design or analysis before producing and testing the actual system. The book discusses the main aspects of a system dynamics course for engineering students; mechanical, electrical, and fluid and thermal system modeling; the Laplace transform technique; and the transfer function approach. It also covers the state space modeling and solution approach; modeling system dynamics in the frequency domain using the sinusoidal (harmonic) transfer function; and coupled-field dynamic systems. The book is designed to be a one-semester system-dynamics text for upper-level undergraduate students with an emphasis on mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering. It is also useful for understanding the design and development of micro- and macro-scale structures, electric and fluidic systems with an introduction to transduction, and numerous simulations using MATLAB and SIMULINK. The first textbook to include a chapter on the important area of coupled-field systems Provides a more balanced treatment of mechanical and electrical systems, making it appealing to both engineering specialties

Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Alan J. Laub

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898715768

Category: Mathematics

Page: 157

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"Prerequisites for using this text are knowledge of calculus and some previous exposure to matrices and linear algebra, including, for example, a basic knowledge of determinants, singularity of matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and positive definite matrices. There are exercises at the end of each chapter."--BOOK JACKET.

Digital Control Engineering

Analysis and Design

Author: M. Sami Fadali,Antonio Visioli

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123943914

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 582

View: 4403

Digital controllers are part of nearly all modern personal, industrial, and transportation systems. Every senior or graduate student of electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering should therefore be familiar with the basic theory of digital controllers. This new text covers the fundamental principles and applications of digital control engineering, with emphasis on engineering design. Fadali and Visioli cover analysis and design of digitally controlled systems and describe applications of digital controls in a wide range of fields. With worked examples and Matlab applications in every chapter and many end-of-chapter assignments, this text provides both theory and practice for those coming to digital control engineering for the first time, whether as a student or practicing engineer. Extensive Use of computational tools: Matlab sections at end of each chapter show how to implement concepts from the chapter Frees the student from the drudgery of mundane calculations and allows him to consider more subtle aspects of control system analysis and design An engineering approach to digital controls: emphasis throughout the book is on design of control systems. Mathematics is used to help explain concepts, but throughout the text discussion is tied to design and implementation. For example coverage of analog controls in chapter 5 is not simply a review, but is used to show how analog control systems map to digital control systems Review of Background Material: contains review material to aid understanding of digital control analysis and design. Examples include discussion of discrete-time systems in time domain and frequency domain (reviewed from linear systems course) and root locus design in s-domain and z-domain (reviewed from feedback control course) Inclusion of Advanced Topics In addition to the basic topics required for a one semester senior/graduate class, the text includes some advanced material to make it suitable for an introductory graduate level class or for two quarters at the senior/graduate level. Examples of optional topics are state-space methods, which may receive brief coverage in a one semester course, and nonlinear discrete-time systems Minimal Mathematics Prerequisites The mathematics background required for understanding most of the book is based on what can be reasonably expected from the average electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering senior. This background includes three semesters of calculus, differential equations and basic linear algebra. Some texts on digital control require more

Engineering System Dynamics

A Unified Graph-Centered Approach, Second Edition

Author: Forbes T. Brown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420009583

Category: Science

Page: 1059

View: 760

For today's students, learning to model the dynamics of complex systems is increasingly important across nearly all engineering disciplines. First published in 2001, Forbes T. Brown's Engineering System Dynamics: A Unified Graph-Centered Approach introduced students to a unique and highly successful approach to modeling system dynamics using bond graphs. Updated with nearly one-third new material, this second edition expands this approach to an even broader range of topics. What's New in the Second Edition? In addition to new material, this edition was restructured to build students' competence in traditional linear mathematical methods before they have gone too far into the modeling that still plays a pivotal role. New topics include magnetic circuits and motors including simulation with magnetic hysteresis; extensive new material on the modeling, analysis, and simulation of distributed-parameter systems; kinetic energy in thermodynamic systems; and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods. MATLAB® figures prominently in this edition as well, with code available for download from the Internet. This code includes simulations for problems that appear in the later chapters as well as code for selected thermodynamic substances. Using a step-by-step pedagogy accompanied by abundant examples, graphs, illustrations, case studies, guided exercises, and homework problems, Engineering System Dynamics: A Unified Graph-Centered Approach, Second Edition is a text that students will embrace and continue to use well into their careers. While the first half of the book is ideal for junior-level undergraduates, the entire contents are suited for more advanced students.

Advances in Control Education 1991

Selected Papers from the IFAC Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 24-25 June 1991

Author: G.F. Franklin,M.J. Rabins,N.A. Kheir

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483298892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 211

View: 3153

This volume is the published proceedings of selected papers from the IFAC Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, 24-25 June 1991, where a forum was provided for the discussion of the latest advances and techniques in the education of control and systems engineers. Emerging technologies in this field, neural networks, fuzzy logic and symbolic computation are incorporated in the papers. Containing 35 papers, these proceedings provide a valuable reference source for anyone lecturing in this area, with many practical applications included.

Engineering Emergence

A Modeling and Simulation Approach

Author: Larry B. Rainey,Mo Jamshidi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351694847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 548

View: 541

This book examines the nature of emergence in context of man-made (i.e. engineered) systems, in general, and system of systems engineering applications, specifically. It investigates emergence to interrogate or explore the domain space from a modeling and simulation perspective to facilitate understanding, detection, classification, prediction, control, and visualization of the phenomenon. Written by leading international experts, the text is the first to address emergence from an engineering perspective.

The Directory of Graduate Studies

Author: Careers Research and Advisory Centre , ( Cambridge, England )

Publisher: N.A


Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 2878


Mobile Robotics

Mathematics, Models, and Methods

Author: Alonzo Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107434548

Category: Computers

Page: 808

View: 2881

Mobile Robotics offers comprehensive coverage of the essentials of the field suitable for both students and practitioners. Adapted from Alonzo Kelly's graduate and undergraduate courses, the content of the book reflects current approaches to developing effective mobile robots. Professor Kelly adapts principles and techniques from the fields of mathematics, physics and numerical methods to present a consistent framework in a notation that facilitates learning and highlights relationships between topics. This text was developed specifically to be accessible to senior level undergraduates in engineering and computer science, and includes supporting exercises to reinforce the lessons of each section. Practitioners will value Kelly's perspectives on practical applications of these principles. Complex subjects are reduced to implementable algorithms extracted from real systems wherever possible, to enhance the real-world relevance of the text.

The directory of graduate studies

the complete guide to over 11,500 postgraduate opportunities in the UK : Hobsons surveys over 200 institutions throughout the year to ensure that The directory provides detailed information of all postgraduate courses and research oppotunities in the UK.

Author: Brenda Radcliffe,Bridget Hannigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860170676

Category: Education

Page: 1423

View: 3399


Dynamic Systems

Modeling, Simulation, and Control

Author: Raymond C. Kluever,Craig A. Kluever

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289455

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 6026

Wiley introduces a new offering in dynamic systems—Dynamic Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Control by Craig Kluever. This text highlights essential topics such as analysis, design, and control of physical engineering systems, often composed of interacting mechanical, electrical and fluid subsystem components. Dynamic Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Control is intended for an introductory course in dynamic systems and control, and written for mechanical engineering and other engineering curricula. Major topics covered in this text include mathematical modeling, system-response analysis, and an introduction to feedback control systems. Dynamic Systems integrates an early introduction to numerical simulation using MATLAB®’s Simulink for integrated systems. Simulink® and MATLAB® tutorials for both software programs will also be provided. The author’s text also has a strong emphasis on real-world case studies. Derived from top-tier engineering from the AMSE Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, case studies are leveraged to demonstrate fundamental concepts as well as the analysis of complex engineering systems. In addition, Dynamic Systems delivers a wide variety of end of chapter problems, including conceptual problems, MATLAB® problems, and Engineering Application problems.

Optimal Control and Estimation

Author: Robert F. Stengel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134814

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

View: 4253

Graduate-level text provides introduction to optimal control theory for stochastic systems, emphasizing application of basic concepts to real problems.

Modeling and Control of Discrete-event Dynamic Systems

with Petri Nets and Other Tools

Author: Branislav Hrúz,MengChu Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846288770

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 4095

Discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDs) permeate our world. They are of great importance in modern manufacturing processes, transportation and various forms of computer and communications networking. This book begins with the mathematical basics required for the study of DEDs and moves on to present various tools used in their modeling and control. Industrial examples illustrate the concepts and methods discussed, making this book an invaluable aid for students embarking on further courses in control, manufacturing engineering or computer studies.

Modeling Biomolecular Networks in Cells

Structures and Dynamics

Author: Luonan Chen,Ruiqi Wang,Chunguang Li,Kazuyuki Aihara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781849962148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 343

View: 3975

Modeling Biomolecular Networks in Cells shows how the interaction between the molecular components of basic living organisms can be modelled mathematically and the models used to create artificial biological entities within cells. Such forward engineering is a difficult task but the nonlinear dynamical methods espoused in this book simplify the biology so that it can be successfully understood and the synthesis of simple biological oscillators and rhythm-generators made feasible. Such simple units can then be co-ordinated using intercellular signal biomolecules. The formation of such man-made multicellular networks with a view to the production of biosensors, logic gates, new forms of integrated circuitry based on "gene-chips" and even biological computers is an important step in the design of faster and more flexible "electronics". The book also provides theoretical frameworks and tools with which to analyze the nonlinear dynamical phenomena which arise from the connection of building units in a biomolecular network.

Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis

Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference

Author: Ilia B. Frenkel,Alex Karagrigoriou,Anatoly Lisnianski,Andre V. Kleyner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701895

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 3265

This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field. With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century. Key features include: expert treatment of probabilistic models and statistical inference from leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in their respective reliability fields detailed coverage of multi-state system reliability, maintenance models, statistical inference in reliability, systemability, physics of failures and reliability demonstration many examples and engineering case studies to illustrate the theoretical results and their practical applications in industry Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis is one of the first works to treat the important areas of degradation analysis, multi-state system reliability, networks and large-scale systems in one comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for engineers and scientists involved in reliability analysis, applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering and maintenance, logistics, and quality control. It is also a useful resource for graduate students specialising in reliability analysis and applied probability and statistics. Dedicated to the Centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, renowned Russian mathematician and reliability theorist

Modeling and Control for Micro/Nano Devices and Systems

Author: Ning Xi,Mingjun Zhang,Guangyong Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466554061

Category: Mathematics

Page: 175

View: 3290

Micro/nano-scale engineering—especially the design and implementation of ultra-fast and ultra-scale energy devices, sensors, and cellular and molecular systems—remains a daunting challenge. Modeling and control has played an essential role in many technological breakthroughs throughout the course of history. Therefore, the need for a practical guide to modeling and control for micro/nano-scale devices and systems has emerged. The first edited volume to address this rapidly growing field, Modeling and Control for Micro/Nano Devices and Systems gives control engineers, lab managers, high-tech researchers, and graduate students easy access to the expert contributors’ cutting-edge knowledge of micro/nanotechnology, energy, and bio-systems. The editors offer an integrated view from theory to practice, covering diverse topics ranging from micro/nano-scale sensors to energy devices and control of biology systems in cellular and molecular levels. The book also features numerous case studies for modeling of micro/nano devices and systems, and explains how the models can be used for control and optimization purposes. Readers benefit from learning the latest modeling techniques for micro/nano-scale devices and systems, and then applying those techniques to their own research and development efforts.

True Digital Control

Statistical Modelling and Non-Minimal State Space Design

Author: C. James Taylor,Peter C. Young,Arun Chotai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118535510

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 8984

True Digital Control: Statistical Modelling andNon–Minimal State Space Designdevelops a true digitalcontrol design philosophy that encompasses data–basedmodel identification, through to control algorithm design,robustness evaluation and implementation. With a heritage from bothclassical and modern control system synthesis, this book issupported by detailed practical examples based on theauthors’ research into environmental, mechatronic and roboticsystems. Treatment of both statistical modelling and control designunder one cover is unusual and highlights the important connectionsbetween these disciplines. Starting from the ubiquitous proportional–integralcontroller, and with essential concepts such as pole assignmentintroduced using straightforward algebra and block diagrams, thisbook addresses the needs of those students, researchers andengineers, who would like to advance their knowledge of controltheory and practice into the state space domain; and academics whoare interested to learn more about non–minimal state variablefeedback control systems. Such non–minimal state feedback isutilised as a unifying framework for generalised digital controlsystem design. This approach provides a gentle learning curve, fromwhich potentially difficult topics, such as optimal, stochastic andmultivariable control, can be introduced and assimilated in aninteresting and straightforward manner. Key features: Covers both system identification and control systemdesign in a unified manner Includes practical design case studies and simulationexamples Considers recent research into time–variable andstate–dependent parameter modelling and control, essentialelements of adaptive and nonlinear control system design, and thedelta–operator (the discrete–time equivalent of thedifferential operator) systems Accompanied by a website hosting MATLAB examples True Digital Control: Statistical Modelling andNon–Minimal State Space Design is a comprehensive andpractical guide for students and professionals who wish to furthertheir knowledge in the areas of modern control and systemidentification.

A Linear Systems Primer

Author: Panos J. Antsaklis,Anthony N. Michel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817644601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 517

View: 6343

Based on a streamlined presentation of the authors’ successful work Linear Systems, this textbook provides an introduction to systems theory with an emphasis on control. Each chapter includes summaries, notes, references, and exercises at the end.