Best Control Systems Courses

Find the best online Control Systems Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Control Systems Courses.

Quality Management Systems:Management and Control of Quality

Learn to Build, Implement, and Sustain a Performance Excellence Culture into Your Organisation

Created by Operational Excellence Training - Industrial Management Courses

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Students: 4634, Price: $109.99

Students: 4634, Price:  Paid

While quality isn't a new business concept, quality goods and services do continue to play a key role in generating the reputation that can give your organisation its competitive edge. Consistently offering high quality leads to loyal customers, who can reward your company with positive recommendations that lead to new customers. The Total Quality Management (TQM) approach changed the way businesses look at everything from customers, to human resources, to manufacturing and service processes. Now it's widely recognised that, in order to keep up with the ever-changing conditions and direction of an organisation, all business activities need to incorporate quality principles that function effectively as a system.

This course will teach you the basic principles and applications of quality management and a performance excellence approach to business activities. By examining current methods for organisational performance management, you'll learn the most sustainable ways to deliver increased value to both customers and stakeholders. You'll also discover how to improve personal and organisational learning, and how to increase the overall aptitudes and effectiveness of your business.

Based on practical, real-world expertise, this course is suited to a broad audience that includes both business owners and managers looking to improve procedures, and design quality management projects with a company-wide focus. You'll learn how to develop and implement strategies for excellence that focus on customers' needs. You'll also learn how well-planned performance systems make the most of both people and procedures to sustain excellence, manage the information that leads to good decision-making, and accomplish business goals.

By the end of this course, you'll have a valuable skill set that that will allow you to apply all the principles of quality management and performance excellence to your business. You'll understand the concept of improving procedural efficiencies and outcomes, and you'll know how to create, implement, and maintain a culture of excellence in the workplace that will enable your business to meet goals and change with the times.

Fundamental Question on Control System

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Control System

Created by Harish Kumar Maheshwari - Academic Consultant / Electronics Engineer

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Students: 4387, Price: $19.99

Students: 4387, Price:  Paid

Dear Learners

Are you Preparing for Interview in Control System? Don’t be stressed, take our Control System based quiz and prepare yourself for your Interview.

With this Control System based Quiz, we are going to build your confidence by providing tips and trick to solve Control System based questions. In Control System based Multiple Choice Questions Quiz, there will be a series of practice tests where you can test your Basic Knowledge in Control System.

Who should Practice these Control System based Questions?

  • Anyone wishing to sharpen their knowledge.

  • Anyone preparing for JOB interview.

What is the Importance of Control System?

Any technology without control systems will not work. Look at your car, train, or a bike. Any mechanical, electrical or even chemical reactions have to be controlled and managed to get desired end result. Electrical power systems, transmission and distribution systems need constant monitoring and control through feedback system to keep everything running smoothly.

Generally, you need to refer a variety of books and Websites in order to cover the ocean of topics in control systems. To make it easy for you guys, I have collected a few control systems Based questions from different topics, when you solve these Questions then definitely your confidence will Increase.

Without any delay, the applicants participate in the control systems MCQ Test and understand the various questions and answers.

Electrical Control & Protection Systems

This course introduces electrical control & protection systems which are a critical part of any electrical substation

Created by Stephen Brooks - Chartered Electrical Engineer

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Students: 4223, Price: $19.99

Students: 4223, Price:  Paid

Electrical control & protection systems are a critical part of the distribution & transmission systems that feed power to our cities & industries.

The aim of this course is to introduce all of the basic principles associated with these complex systems. 

The course will go into detail for the following key topics :-

  • Introduce all of the key symbols, equipment's and architecture of a substation protection system
  • Show the basic principles behind electrical protection philosophy
  • Look at three phase currents and see how they can be broken down into sequence components and harmonics.
  • Provide the basic principles behind current transformers, how they operate and need to be connected
  • Show how voltage transformers operate and introduce the key types
  • Go into detail on what happens when a fault occurs on the system
  • Look into circuit breaker control and protection systems and how they interact with the protection systems.
  • The main protection relay we will look at on this course is over protection. We go into detail on the basic and more advanced versions and show how this relay can be put to good use to provide great fault discrimination
  • Look at the different types of earth fault relays and see how they can be used to protect some key equipments

By the end of the course the student will be able to identify all of the key components of a protection & control system and understand how all of these components fit together to create a fully integrated system.

Control Systems Made Simple | Beginner’s Guide

Learn fundamentals of Mechanical & electrical system modeling, simulation and control with this unique practical course!

Created by Dr. Ryan Ahmed, Ph.D., MBA - Professor & Best-selling Udemy Instructor, 200K+ students

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Students: 4008, Price: $99.99

Students: 4008, Price:  Paid

This course covers the basics of modeling, simulations and control of mechanical and electrical systems. The course is divided into 3 main sections:

1. Mechanical systems modeling, 

2. Electrical systems modeling

3. Control systems design

Section #1: Mechanical System Modeling 

The section covers the basics of how to derive mathematical models from scratch, draw free body diagrams, apply Newton’s laws of motion and simulate mechanical systems using MATLAB/Simulink. This section also covers Laplace domains, transfer function development, and system simulations using several inputs such as impulse and step inputs. 

Section #2: Electrical System Modeling

This section covers electrical system modeling fundamentals. It covers how to mathematically model basic elements such as capacitors, resistors and inductors, how to apply Kirchoff’s circuit law to solve various electrical circuit. The section also covers advanced topics such as how to model DC motors, and batteries in MATLAB/Simulink environment.

Section #3: Control systems fundamentals/Design 

This section includes the basics of control system and the steps required to build any control system. This section covers one of the most famous controllers known as PID or Proportional Integral Derivative controller. The section includes basics of how to perform block diagram model reduction and how to assess dynamic system performance. Furthermore, the section covers how to perform PID tuning to achieve the best desired system performance.

 

 

 

Control Systems Lab

MATLAB for Engineers

Created by Salim Khan - LabVIEW Instructor

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Students: 3337, Price: $19.99

Students: 3337, Price:  Paid

MATLAB is one of the leading programming languages and is important for those who are associated with Engineering, Mathematics & Data Analysis field. In this course, we will be dealing with MATLAB Basics. In this course, you will learn about numerical & symbolic computing using MATLAB. The course focuses on teaching students about the various commands, functions, and features that MATLAB and Simulink have to offer. MATLAB and Simulink have a lot of capabilities and so this course will only focus on the main topics to get you comfortable creating your own scripts and Simulink models. This course contains many examples of different projects as well as step-by-step solutions to help you best understand what is going on.

The course is designed in such a way that is suitable for beginners and there is a lot to learn.

  • The user interface of Matlab: what are the different windows for?

  • How to perform arithmetic and relational operations

  • Assigning numerical values to variables

  • Creating and manipulating vectors/ arrays

  • Creating and manipulating matrices

  • Plotting 2D graphs to visualize your data

  • how to draw transfer function

  • how to plot step response

  • how to plot root locus

  • how to plot bode plot

  • how to plot Nyquist plot

  • how to find time response specifications of given transfer function

  • how to use Simulink

Control Systems: From Mathematical Modelling to PID Control

Learn the mathematics that will allow you to model and control any engineering system. Make machines do what you want!

Created by Eliott Wertheimer - Aerospace Engineer and Founder @FuroSystems

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Students: 3228, Price: $39.99

Students: 3228, Price:  Paid

ONE OF THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE, DETAILED AND APPROACHABLE ONLINE COURSES ON CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, SPANNING FROM MATHEMATICAL MODELLING TO PID CONTROL DESIGN!

Today, control systems are everywhere: in cars, military aircrafts, interplanetary rockets, computers, fridges, washing machines, etc. As technology advances, control engineering allows us to design systems which make the most complicated machines do exactly what we want them to do with outstanding accuracy and reliabilty. 

This course gives you the opportunity to understand, use and design the following:

- Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems.
- Laplace Transforms and Linear Differential Equations.
- Systems' Transfer Functions, Stability and Block Diagrams.
- Open Loop Control, Closed Loop Control and Steady State Performance.
- Proportional (P), Proportional Integral (PI), Proportional Derivative (PD), Proportional Derivative Feedback (PDFB) Controllers.
- Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) Controller Design and Empirical Ziegler-Nichols Method.

I will thoroughly detail and walk you through each of these concepts and techniques and explain down to their fundamental principles, all concepts and subject-specific vocabulary. This course is the ideal beginner, intermediate or advanced learning platform for control systems, the mathematics and the engineering behind them. Whatever your background, whether you are a student, an engineer, a sci-fi addict, an amateur roboticist, a drone builder, a computer scientist or a business or sports person, you will understand the brains behind our most advanced technologies!

If you have questions at any point of your progress along the course, do not hesitate to contact me, it will be my pleasure to answer you within 24 hours!

If this sounds like it might interest you, for your personal growth, career or academic endeavours, I strongly encourage you to join! You won't regret it!

Electrical Control & Protection Systems part 2

This course introduces electrical control & protection systems which are a critical part of any electrical substation

Created by Stephen Brooks - Chartered Electrical Engineer

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Students: 2531, Price: $19.99

Students: 2531, Price:  Paid

The aim of this course is to introduce all of the basic principles associated with these complex systems. 

The course will go into detail for the following key topics :-

  • Show how a substation DC systems operated and how the battery is sized

  • Look at the key elements of a circuit breaker protection scheme

  • Introduce the principles behind circuit breaker failure protection and show what action needs to be taken.

  • See how circuit breakers can be re-closed after a fault and outline the systems involved

  • Introduce the principles behind synchronising, show what parameters need to be checked and how the systems operate.

  • Go into detail on the main features of transformers, including vector groups, tapchangers, cooling systems, controls / alarms & protection systems

  • Introduce the basic principles and systems associated with SCADA systems

By the end of the course the student will be able to identify all of  the key components of a protection & control system shown above and understand  how all of these components fit together to create a fully integrated  system.

System Dynamics and Controls

Mathematical Modeling of Systems and More

Created by Cherish Qualls, PhD - Professional Engineer and University Professor

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Students: 2479, Price: $129.99

Students: 2479, Price:  Paid

What is System Dynamics and Controls about?

This course provides a great introduction to controls and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems. What does that mean? Well, you will learn how to generate equations that can be used to model a body's motion.  Think of a pendulum swinging - after this course you will be able to model this type of motion using differential equations and matrices. On top of that, you'll be able to analyze system stability, calculate how much error is present, use Laplace transforms to solve initial value problems and much, much more!

Here's some of what you will learn:

  • Laplace transforms

  • Transfer functions

  • Response equations

  • Equations of motion of mechanical and electrical systems

  • First order response

  • Second order response

  • State space representation

  • Block diagram reduction

  • Stability and Routh's Criterion

  • Steady state error analysis

  • Root locus

And if that's not enough, for those wishing to use MATLAB, examples and applications are provided throughout the course.  This helps gives more of a visual understanding of what's going on besides just looking at equations.

Who should enroll?

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you are a current student in a similar class and are needing additional examples/explanations

  • you are studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and need a review of system response and block diagrams

  • you are just curious and want to learn something new

Is any prior knowledge needed?

Yes! The typical math requirement for this course is Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.  Dynamics...you need to know that too, as we will be modeling bodies in motion. MATLAB is helpful but not required - I kept all the MATLAB examples separate for students not interested in that material.

What's the format of the course? Do I need a book?

Let me just say that I hate engineering courses taught with PowerPoint slides.  Due to this, you will not find slides here.  I think people learn better when they have to write the material. That means the majority of my lectures are handwritten.  We will work through many examples and I don't assume you know more than you do.  We'll start with the basics and build on them.  You'll also get a brief outline of notes to help you follow along and to help minimize the length of the videos.

Speaking of video length... am I the only one who doesn't like watching hour-long lecture videos? I didn't think so.  To eliminate that frustration my lectures are broken up into shorter segments, typically 12-15 minutes.  And if you are here for examples, I made them easy to find.  Almost all the examples are in their own videos, that way you can look through the notes and pick and choose which ones you want to watch.

Would it be helpful to have a book? Yeah probably.  Is it absolutely necessary? Probably not.  The benefit of having a book is having more examples and problems to work on your own.  The book I recommend and always use for this course is Control Systems Engineering by Nise.  It gets good reviews from students and it provides a solid foundation for more advanced controls classes.

Will this prepare me for other classes?

Most definitely! The fundamental knowledge gained in this course will be useful in classes such as Mechanical Vibrations, Feedback Control Systems, and others.  In addition, you'll gain a greater understanding of differential equations and how they are used to model system behavior.  The state space info will be helpful in graduate-level topics such as Kalman filtering.

What are you waiting for? Enroll today!                                                                                                                           

Applied Control Systems 1: autonomous cars: Math + PID + MPC

Modelling + state space system + PID + Model Predictive Control + Python simulation: lateral control for autonomous cars

Created by Mark Misin - Aerospace & Robotics Engineer

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Students: 2302, Price: $109.99

Students: 2302, Price:  Paid

The world is changing! The technology is changing! The advent of automation in our societies is spreading faster than anyone could have anticipated. At the forefront of our technological progress is autonomy in systems. Self driving cars and other autonomous vehicles are likely to be part of our every day lives. How would you like to understand and be able design these autonomous vehicles? How would you like to understand Mathematics behind it?

Welcome! In this course, you will be exposed to one of the most POWERFUL techniques there are, that are able to guide and control systems precisely and reliably.

You are going to DESIGN, MASTER and APPLY:

  • mathematical models in the form of state-space systems and equations of motion

  • a PID controller to a simple magnetic train that needs to catch objects that randomly fall from the sky

  • a Model Predictive Controller (MPC) to an autonomous car in a simple lane changing maneuver on a straight road at a constant forward speed.

You will LEARN the fundamentals and the logic of Modelling, PID and MPC that will allow you to apply it to other systems you might encounter in the future.

You need 3 things when solving an Engineering problem: INTUITION, MATHEMATICS, CODING! You can't choose - you really need them all. After this course, you will master Modelling, PID and MPC in all these 3 ways. That's a promise!

I'm very excited to have you in my course and I can't wait to teach you what I know.

Let's get started!

Applied Control Systems 2: UAV drone (3D Dynamics & control)

Modelling + state-space systems + Model Predictive Control + feedback control + Python simulation: UAV quadcopter drone

Created by Mark Misin - Aerospace & Robotics Engineer

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Students: 1275, Price: $99.99

Students: 1275, Price:  Paid

One of the greatest transformations that we will see in the next couple of decades is going to be the advent of autonomous drones. While being used extensively already, the applications of quadcopters will only grow in time. Drones will be used in delivery services, entertainment, medicine, military, rescue, structural quality inspection - places that people cannot reach easily, and in many other fields.

In many cases, there will be a predefined trajectory in a 3D space that the UAV needs to follow without human help. In fact, humans might simply give a simple command for the drone to go somewhere, and then, a specific trajectory will be generated by a computer in that direction and the UAV's control algorithms will need to determine EXACTLY how fast each rotor should turn in order to make the drone follow that trajectory with high-degree precision.

And that's what this course is all about - its about DESIGNING, MASTERING, and APPLYING these control algorithms together with deriving the dynamics equations for the quadcopter.

In this course, you will receive a full package when it comes to learning about how to model and control a UAV drone and make it follow a trajectory in a 3D environment. Not only you will learn how to model a UAV system mathematically by deriving the equations of motion using the principles of 3D Dynamics, but you will also be exposed to some of the most powerful control techniques out there such as Model Predictive Control and feedback linearization.

In 3D dynamics, you will learn the fundamental math and physics behind the UAV quadcopter drone modelling. You will learn how to describe the position and orientation of a UAV quadcopter drone in a 3D space using rotation and transfer matrices, Newton - Euler 6 Degree of Freedom equations of motion, widely used Runge - Kutta integrator in engineering and propeller dynamics.

In the end of the course, I will also explain to you the code in the Python simulator.

Understanding the material in this course fundamentally, being able to quantify it mathematically, and knowing how to apply it using coding - that will give you an advantage in your engineering career that you cannot even imagine yet. It will give you a competitive edge that you need in the labor market.

I'm very excited to start working with you. Take a look at some of my free preview videos, and if you like what you see, then ENROLL in the course, and let's get started right now!

Advanced Process Control & Safety Instrumented Systems SIS

Learn how the main process equipment such as chemical reactors , pumps , compressors & heat exchangers are controlled

Created by WR Training - Petroleum Petrochemical & Chemical Engineering

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Students: 1108, Price: $69.99

Students: 1108, Price:  Paid

Welcome to this online course on advanced process control.

Control in process industries refers to the regulation of all aspects of the process. Precise control of level, temperature, pressure and flow is important in many process applications.

This course introduces you to advanced process control in process industries, explains why control is important and identifies different ways in which precise control is ensured for the main process equipment such as chemical reactors, pumps, compressors, fired heaters and heat exchangers just to name a few.

The course also introduces you to Safety Instrumented Systems SIS, Alarm Systems and Interlocks : their anatomy, their requirement, their functions and how they are represented in engineering drawings such as Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, more commonly referred to as P&ID’s.

The course includes extensive graphics and industrial process control schemes for each major piece of equipment found in the process industry, as well as numerous Safety Instrumented Systems that will be broken down for you into easily digestible concepts.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to understand all process control loops and safety systems so that you can draw the correct information from them.

Finally, included in the course are access to numerous downloadable resources, real industrial examples of process control and the keys to interpret them in high quality video lectures. You will be able to practice and become even more proficient with these bonus items that you will find throughout the course.

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum of the course and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.

Hope to see you there

WR Training

Spread the wings of your knowledge

Mastering Control Systems : Very basics to Advance for 2021

Learn Modeling of Static & Dynamic Systems, Stability,Time & Frequency Domain Analysis, Bode & Nyquist plots, Root Locus

Created by Srinivas Andoor - Professional GATE ECE Faculty

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Students: 538, Price: $99.99

Students: 538, Price:  Paid

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This course gives the easy understanding of open-loop system and closed-loop systems. This course deals with transfer functions of the system from block diagram representation, signal flow graph representation and electrical systems.

  • Time domain analysis explains the time responses like transient and study state responses.

  • Root locus explains system performance with different system gains.

  • Frequency Domain analysis deals with frequency responses using Bode Plot, Polar Plot and Nyquist Plot.

  • Study state analysis deals with stability of multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) systems and dynamic systems.

  • Define and explain feedback and feed-forward control architecture and learn the importance of robustness, stability and performance in control design.

What you will Learn :

  • Introduction

  • Laplace Transform

  • Block Diagram Representation

  • Signal Flow Graph

  • Mathematical Model

  • Linear Time Invariant Systems

  • Time Domain Analysis

  • Routh Hurwitz (R-H) Criterion

  • Root Locus

  • Frequency Domain Analysis

  • Bode Plot

  • Polar and Nyquist Plot

  • Controllers and Compensators

  • State Space Analysis

Important information before you enroll!

  • If you find the course useless for your career, don't forget you are covered by a 30-day money back guarantee.

  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, 24/7, lifetime access to the course (unless you choose to drop the course during the first 30 days).

  • You will have instant and free access to any updates I'll add to the course - video lectures, additional resources, quizzes, exercises.

  • You will benefit from my full support regarding any question you might have.

  • Check out the promo video at the top of this page and some of the free preview lectures in the curriculum to get a taste of my teaching style and methods before making your decision

Electrical Control for real Industrial Automatic System

this course will take newbies to a higher level to deal with complex classic project and automation

Created by NewWay Academy - Electrical engineers

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Students: 495, Price: $89.99

Students: 495, Price:  Paid

Hi Our Friend!

  • Looking to improve your career in Industrial Automation  track  and being able to design a complete project?

>> If your answer is big YES, then you're definitely in the right place.

Why this course is Powerful and Unique ? 

this course is the first one on udemy platform and on most of educational platforms which can get you from academical information to the real world career as it gets you - step by step - to understand how to be able to built a complete control system (calculation for each component , and designing power and control circuit for it).

  At this course :

  • These tracks would be like a piece of cake to you.

  • We'll take you from the Scratch to a HIGHER level of Designing and Analysis.

  • We'll design with each other a complete industrial system used in the practical life.

My help is always available to you if you get stuck or have a question as I believe we can learn from each other

This is a course that will continue to grow and grow ..

## So don't hesitate and click " Buy Now " button so you can begin on the right path!

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is interested in Understanding Control system.

  • Anyone who wants to know about electrical basics and How sensors work.

  • Electrical Engineering Students.

  • Anyone who wants to be familiar with Industrial Automation and Control.

  • Anyone understands control but can't design a complete control system.

  • Anyone wants to learn about Automatic transfer switch and voltage monitoring relay.

  • Anyone who is interested in overloading and short-circuit protection.

DOT Compliance and Risk Management Control Systems

An Introduction to FMCSA Regulations, Risk Management & Overall Trucking Business Management and Control Systems

Created by L.D. Sewell - Helping People Build Better Lives...

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Students: 384, Price: $24.99

Students: 384, Price:  Paid

Trucking is one of the most regulated industries in the country, and a much more complex business than many people realize when they first get into it. Unlike other regulated professions like real estate, insurance, law, accounting etc. which all have education and testing requirements before you can begin operating such a regulated business - trucking has no such preliminary requirements.

Virtually anyone who can fill out a few forms, or pay a third party service to do it for them, and then pay the filing fees can start a trucking company. It is not complicated or hard to do.

Regardless of whether a new motor carrier (trucking company) understands it or not - they are immediately and fully under all of the applicable regulations that cover virtually every aspect of their business. These regulations are a maze of complex, and often changing regulations, rules and procedures that contain subtle almost hidden requirements that carry heavy fines, penalties and other liabilities in the event they are violated, whether intentionally or not.

The key to reducing your chances of having problems, getting fined and even possibly losing your authority to operate and being forced off the road - and probably out of business as a result - is to take the time and effort to become familiar with the requirements BEFORE you start operating your new trucking business.

This course is designed and intended to give you an INTRODUCTION to and make you aware of key regulations, overall risk management practices and procedures and of what management control systems are as well as how to use them effectively. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Is An INTRODUCTORY Course Only 

To properly cover it all in detail to the level needed would make this a massive course, and is beyond our scope and purpose here. Having said  that, it will help give you a far better understanding of what you are going to need to be aware of, and how to begin preparing to meet regulatory requirements. In the course I will tell you how you can get additional resources and much more in-depth information when you want it too.

Lectures on Control Systems Engineering

From Beginners to Advanced

Created by Dr Tahir Yaqub - Engineer, Course Developer, YouTuber

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Students: 196, Price: $89.99

Students: 196, Price:  Paid

Control Systems Engineering Course

Control systems engineering has many applications in Mechatronics, Robotics, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. This Udemy course could be useful for both graduate and undergraduate students of these disciplines who want to clear some concepts of control systems.

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Prerequisites:

You must be familiar and have some knowledge of at least these subject areas:

  1. Differential Equations

  2. Laplace Transform

  3. Partial Fractions

  4. Kirchoff’s laws

  5. High School Algebra

  6. Matrices

I have added a 30 minute lecture on Laplace Transform, a similar lecture on partial fractions and might add one lecture about differential equations if you give me some feedback, but if you don't know high school algebra or not familiar with basic laws of physics, then I am afraid, I won't be able to help you with that.

What topics are covered in this Course

This course covers a very broad range of topics on control systems engineering. In the beginning you will learn about the basic terminology used in the field. This includes system, modelling, input, output, techniques for modelling dynamic systems such as differential equations, transfer functions, state space equations and block diagrams. Also what are linear time invariant (LTI) control systems and how to check. What are open and closed loop control systems. These topics are covered in subjects which have slightly varying names such as “linear control system”, “feedback control system” or simply the “control systems engineering”. All these refer to essentially the same topics. Most of these topics are covered in this course.

Finding Transfer Function:

You will also see examples of open loop and closed loop feedback control systems. You will also learn how to get a transfer function of various components and what are some of the properties of transfer function.

Stability:

Stability of a control system is of prime importance. We present two definitions of stability, the Asymptotic stability and the Bounded input Bounded Output (BIBO) stability. You will also learn how pole locations affect the stability of a system. What is multiplicity of poles on the imaginary axis and how it changes a marginally stable system to an unstable control system. A dedicated video is available on stability but stability has been discussed at various places throughout this course on control systems engineering.

Block Diagram Reduction:

Another important part of learning control systems is how to reduce a block diagram in its simplest form. This is an important part of this subject and there are few lectures dedicated to block diagram reduction techniques. In these lectures you will learn various familiar forms of block diagrams and rules for the reduction of these diagrams. The familiar forms include the cascade or series block diagram, parallel block diagram and feedback loop. In rules you will learn how to move a block to the right or left of a summing point, how to move a block to the right or left of a pick-off point etc.

Time Response of First order & Second Order control Systems:

There are many lectures on finding the time response of first order and second order control systems. This is one of the fundamental components of learning control systems engineering.

You will learn how to find the time response from a transfer function. How to use poles and zeros to determine the response of a control system. Also finding poles and zeros from the transfer function. What pole will generate what type of response. You can estimate the form of the time response by looking at the poles in a transfer function. Also time constant of first order system and how it can be used for system identification. Also you will learn some terms such as “rise time”, “settling time”, “overshoot”, “natural frequency”, “damping ratio” etc. You will also learn the types of second order system and how can you find it by looking at the roots of the characteristic polynomial of the system. Also what is the difference between the underdamped, overdamped, critically damped and undamped time responses of a control system. We will also look into the performance parameters also called the design parameters of a control system. You will also learn about the forced and the natural response of a control system.

Frequency Response & Bode Plot:

In the steady state, if we apply a sinusoidal input to a linear system, we will get the sinusoidal output response of the same frequency. However the amplitude and phase will change. There are few lectures on frequency response of control systems. You will learn the importance and how to plot Bode plot of a control system in order to find the frequency response of the system. You will also learn the analytical expressions for the frequency response.

Nyquist Stability Criterion:

The Nyquist criterion relates the stability of a closed-loop system to the open-loop frequency response and open-loop pole location. Therefore our knowledge of the open-loop system’s frequency response yields information about the stability of the closed loop system. There is a lecture on Nyquist criterion in which I tried to explain the concept without doing a lot of Mathematics. This will help you understand the concept. You will learn the mapping of complex numbers and some associated concepts.