The Art of Control Engineering

Author: Ken Dutton,Steve Thompson,Bill Barraclough

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780201175455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 813

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The Art of Control Engineering provides a refreshingly new and practical treatment of the study of control systems. The opening chapters assume no prior knowledge of the subject and are suitable for use in introductory courses. The material then progresses smoothly to more advanced topics such as nonlinear systems, Kalman filtering, robust control, multivariable systems and discrete event controllers. Taking a practical perspective, the text demonstrates how the various techniques fit into the overall picture of control and stresses the ingenuity required in choosing the best tool for each job and deciding how to apply it. The most important topics are revisited at appropriate levels throughout the book, building up progressively deeper layers of knowledge. The Art of Control Engineering is an essential core text for undergraduate degree courses in control, electrical and electronic, systems and mechanical engineering. Its broad, practical coverage will also be very useful to postgraduate students and practising engineers.
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A History of Control Engineering, 1800-1930

Author: Stuart Bennett

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780863410475

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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Dr. Bennett traces the growing awareness of the importance and significance of the concept of feedback in engineering and details the technical developments that contributed to this awareness. There follows an account of the development of steam and hydraulic servomechanisms and their application to the control of ships and aircraft.
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Modern Control Engineering

Author: Katsuhiko Ogata

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0136156738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

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For senior or graduate-level students taking a first course in Control Theory (in departments of Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, and Chemical Engineering). A comprehensive, senior-level textbook for control engineering. Ogata's Modern Control Engineering, 5/e , offers the comprehensive coverage of continuous-time control systems that all senior students must have, including frequency response approach, root-locus approach, and state-space approach to analysis and design of control systems. The text provides a gradual development of control theory, shows how to solve all computational problems with MATLAB, and avoids highly mathematical arguments. A wealth of examples and worked problems are featured throughout the text. The new edition includes improved coverage of Root-Locus Analysis (Chapter 6) and Frequency-Response Analysis (Chapter 8). The author has also updated and revised many of the worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. This text is ideal for control systems engineers.
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Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book

Author: W. Bolton

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750639286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

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Newnes Control Engineering Pocket Book is a concise reference text for students, technicians and engineers. Control engineering is the foundation on which modern industry is built, but is often viewed as one of the toughest subjects, as it includes abstract ideasand often tough mathematics. This pocket book provides a digest of the full range of topics needed to understand and use control systems theory and engineering. Bill Bolton is one of the most experienced teachers and authors in the engineering world. This book complements Newnes Instrumentation and Measurement Pocket Book by Bolton. Illustrated throughout and crammed with reference material, no other book covers the basics of control in such a convenient and affordable format. · Ideal for engineers and students alike. · Complete guide to control systems engineering and theory. · Author is a highly experienced teacher and author in the engineering field.
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Handbook of Control Systems Engineering

Author: Louis C. Westphal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461515335

Category: Computers

Page: 1063

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This book is a revision and extension of my 1995 Sourcebook of Control Systems Engineering. Because of the extensions and other modifications, it has been retitled Handbook of Control Systems Engineering, which it is intended to be for its prime audience: advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and practising engineers needing an understandable review of the field or recent developments which may prove useful. There are several differences between this edition and the first. • Two new chapters on aspects of nonlinear systems have been incorporated. In the first of these, selected material for nonlinear systems is concentrated on four aspects: showing the value of certain linear controllers, arguing the suitability of algebraic linearization, reviewing the semi-classical methods of harmonic balance, and introducing the nonlinear change of variable technique known as feedback linearization. In the second chapter, the topic of variable structure control, often with sliding mode, is introduced. • Another new chapter introduces discrete event systems, including several approaches to their analysis. • The chapters on robust control and intelligent control have been extensively revised. • Modest revisions and extensions have also been made to other chapters, often to incorporate extensions to nonlinear systems.
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Control System Design

An Introduction to State-Space Methods

Author: Bernard Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613511X

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Introduction to state-space methods covers feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; shaping the dynamic response; more. 1986 edition.
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Practical Control Engineering: Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Author: David Koenig

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071606149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals Understand the day-to-day procedures of today's control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysis Write and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controls Build behavioral models using basic applied mathematics Analyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processes Comprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances
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Real Time Control Engineering

Systems And Automation

Author: Ng Tian Seng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811015090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 181

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This book covers the two broad areas of the electronics and electrical aspects of control applications, highlighting the many different types of control systems of relevance to real-life control system design. The control techniques presented are state-of-the-art. In the electronics section, readers will find essential information on microprocessor, microcontroller, mechatronics and electronics control. The low-level assembly programming language performs basic input/output control techniques as well as controlling the stepper motor and PWM dc motor. In the electrical section, the book addresses the complete elevator PLC system design, neural network plant control, load flow analysis, and process control, as well as machine vision topics. Illustrative diagrams, circuits and programming examples and algorithms help to explain the details of the system function design. Readers will find a wealth of computer control and industrial automation practices and applications for modern industries, as well as the educational sector.
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Control Systems Theory with Engineering Applications

Author: Sergey E. Lyshevski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461201535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Dynamics systems (living organisms, electromechanical and industrial systems, chemical and technological processes, market and ecology, and so forth) can be considered and analyzed using information and systems theories. For example, adaptive human behavior can be studied using automatic feedback control. As an illustrative example, the driver controls a car changing the speed and steer ing wheels using incoming information, such as traffic and road conditions. This book focuses on the most important and manageable topics in applied multivariable control with application to a wide class of electromechanical dynamic systems. A large spectrum of systems, familiar to electrical, mechanical, and aerospace stu dents, engineers, and scholars, are thoroughly studied to build the bridge between theory and practice as well as to illustrate the practical application of control theory through illustrative examples. It is the author's goal to write a book that can be used to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in automatic control and nonlin ear control at electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering departments. The book is also addressed to engineers and scholars, and the examples considered allow one to implement the theory in a great variety of industrial systems. The main purpose of this book is to help the reader grasp the nature and significance of multivariable control.
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Process Control Engineering

Author: P. Sai Krishna

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380026390

Category: Process control

Page: 264

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This book has been prepared keeping in view the abstractness of this science Process control and for better understanding of this subject for practising engineers, teachers and students of Instrumentation, Electrical and Electronics disciplines. The major topics of process control have been explained with greater lucidity by taking appropriate illustrative examples and more number of solved problems wherever required, for easier comprehension and quick assimilation of the subject. Also the subject matter has been carefully prepared to cater to the needs of multi-disciplined engineering students where process control systems, are an integral part of their curriculum. It explains the concepts of process control instrumentation with a touch of practicality supported by related mathematical background to make the reading journey interestingly instructive.
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Biomedical Applications of Control Engineering

Author: Selim S. Hacısalihzade

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642372791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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Biomedical Applications of Control Engineering is a lucidly written textbook for graduate control engineering and biomedical engineering students as well as for medical practitioners who want to get acquainted with quantitative methods. It is based on decades of experience both in control engineering and clinical practice. The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of system theory and the modeling process. It then goes on to discuss control engineering application areas like: Different models for the human operator,dosage and timing optimization in oral drug administration, measuring symptoms of and optimal dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson’s disease, measurement and control of blood glucose levels both naturally and by means of external controllers in diabetes, and control of depth of anaesthesia using inhalational anaesthetic agents like sevoflurane using both fuzzy and state feedback controllers. All chapters include three types of exercises constructed to: Review the concepts discussed in the chapter, allow the reader to apply the newly acquired techniques and subject related facts on simple problems, and indicate directions for open ended theses projects. Appendices on Optimal Control and Fuzzy Control meant as refreshers on those control engineering techniques used throughout the book are also included.
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Digital Control Systems

Design, Identification and Implementation

Author: Ioan Doré Landau,Gianluca Zito

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846280567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

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The extraordinary development of digital computers (microprocessors, microcontrollers) and their extensive use in control systems in all fields of applications has brought about important changes in the design of control systems. Their performance and their low cost make them suitable for use in control systems of various kinds which demand far better capabilities and performances than those provided by analog controllers. However, in order really to take advantage of the capabilities of microprocessors, it is not enough to reproduce the behavior of analog (PID) controllers. One needs to implement specific and high-performance model based control techniques developed for computer-controlled systems (techniques that have been extensively tested in practice). In this context identification of a plant dynamic model from data is a fundamental step in the design of the control system. The book takes into account the fact that the association of books with software and on-line material is radically changing the teaching methods of the control discipline. Despite its interactive character, computer-aided control design software requires the understanding of a number of concepts in order to be used efficiently. The use of software for illustrating the various concepts and algorithms helps understanding and rapidly gives a feeling of the various phenomena.
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Multivariable Control Systems

An Engineering Approach

Author: Pedro Albertos,Sala Antonio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852338431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

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This book focuses on control design with continual references to the practical aspects of implementation. While the concepts of multivariable control are justified, the book emphasizes the need to maintain student interest and motivation over exhaustively rigorous mathematical proof.
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A History of Control Engineering, 1930-1955

Author: Stuart Bennett

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780863412998

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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In the twenty-five years between 1930 and 1955 crucial changes in our understanding of feedback control systems occurred. The history of these developments is traced in this book
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Advanced Control Engineering

Author: Roland S. Burns

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750651004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

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Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Starting with a basic overview of elementary control theory this text quickly moves on to a rigorous examination of more advanced and cutting edge date aspects such as robust and intelligent control, including neural networks and genetic algorithms. With examples from aeronautical, marine and many other types of engineering, Roland Burns draws on his extensive teaching and practical experience presents the subject in an easily understood and applied manner. Control Engineering is a core subject in most technical areas. Problems in each chapter, numerous illustrations and free Matlab files on the accompanying website are brought together to provide a valuable resource for the engineering student and lecturer alike. Complete Course in Control Engineering Real life case studies Numerous problems
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Wind Energy Systems

Control Engineering Design

Author: Mario Garcia-Sanz,Constantine H. Houpis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439821798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 631

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Presenting the latest developments in the field, Wind Energy Systems: Control Engineering Design offers a novel take on advanced control engineering design techniques for wind turbine applications. The book introduces concurrent quantitative engineering techniques for the design of highly efficient and reliable controllers, which can be used to solve the most critical problems of multi-megawatt wind energy systems. This book is based on the authors’ experience during the last two decades designing commercial multi-megawatt wind turbines and control systems for industry leaders, including NASA and the European Space Agency. This work is their response to the urgent need for a truly reliable concurrent engineering methodology for the design of advanced control systems. Outlining a roadmap for such a coordinated architecture, the authors consider the links between all aspects of a multi-megawatt wind energy project, in which the wind turbine and the control system must be cooperatively designed to achieve an optimized, reliable, and successful system. Look inside for links to a free download of QFTCT—a new interactive CAD tool for QFT controller design with MATLAB® that the authors developed with the European Space Agency. The textbook’s big-picture insights can help students and practicing engineers control and optimize a wind energy system, in which large, flexible, aerodynamic structures are connected to a demanding variable electrical grid and work automatically under very turbulent and unpredictable environmental conditions. The book covers topics including robust QFT control, aerodynamics, mechanical and electrical dynamic modeling, economics, reliability, and efficiency. It also addresses standards, certification, implementation, grid integration, and power quality, as well as environmental and maintenance issues. To reinforce understanding, the authors present real examples of experimentation with commercial multi-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines, as well as on-shore, offshore, floating, and airborne wind turbine applications. They also offer a unique in-depth exploration of the quantitative feedback theory (QFT)—a proven, successful robust control technique for real-world applications—as well as advanced switching control techniques that help engineers exceed classical linear limitations.
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Control Systems

Author: Naresh K Sinha

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122411683

Category:

Page: 496

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An Introduction To Control Systems, This Book Provides The Reader With The Basic Concepts Of Control Theory As Developed Over The Years In Both The Frequency Domain And The Time Domain. The Opening Chapters Of The Book Present A Unified Treatment Of Modelling Of Dynamic Systems, The Classical Material On The Performance Of Feedback Systems Based On The Transfer Function Approach And The Stability Of Linear Systems. Further, Various Types Of Frequency Response Plots And The Compensation Of Control Systems Have Been Presented. In Particular, The Trial-And-Error Approach To The Design Of Lead Compensators, As Found In Most Textbooks, Has Been Replaced By A Direct Method Developed In The Late 1970S.Moreover, The Design Of Pole-Placement Compensators Using Transfer Functions, The Counterpart Of The Combined Observer And State Feedback Controller, Has Been Included For The First Time In A Book Appropriate For Undergraduate And Practicing Engineers. In This Third Edition The Scheme For Pole-Placement Compensation Has Been Made Consistent With That In Chapter 12. The Chapter On Digital Control, A Rapidly Developing And Popular Area Has Been Dealt With, In An Up-To-Date Manner, This Book Is An Attempt To Aid The Student Remove The Drudgery Out Of Numerical Computations, Along With Numerous Worked Examples And Drill Problems With Answers To Help The Student In Mastering The Subject.
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The Art of Losing Control

A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience

Author: Jules Evans

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782118772

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Humans have always sought ecstatic experiences - moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Such moments are fundamental to human flourishing, but they can also be dangerous. Beginning around the Enlightenment, western intellectual culture has written off ecstasy as ignorance or delusion. But philosopher Jules Evans argues that this diminishes our reality and denies us the healing, connection and meaning that ecstasy can bring. He sets out to discover how people find ecstasy in a post-religious culture, how it can be good for us, and also harmful. Along the way, he explores the growing science of ecstasy, to help the reader - and himself - learn the art of losing control. Jules' exploration of ecstasy is an intellectual and emotional odyssey balancing personal experience, interviews and readings from ancient and modern philosophers that will change the way you think about how you feel. From Aristotle and Plato, via the Bishop of London and Sister Bliss, radical jihadis and Silicon Valley transhumanists, The Art of Losing Control is a funny and life-enhancing journey through under-explored terrain.
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