Melody Baglione

Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Feedback Control Systems (ME351)

Course Description:  Modeling and representation of dynamic physical systems: transfer functions, block diagrams, state equations, and transient response. Principles of feedback control and linear analysis including root locus and frequency response methods. Practical applications and computer simulations using MATLAB. Discussions of ethics will be integrated into the curriculum.  3 credits. Prerequisite: Ma240, ESC251

 Course Topics:        

  • Introduction to Feedback Control
  • PID Control
  • Pole Location vs. Response
  • Stability
  • Routh Criterion
  • Root Locus Design Method
  • Bode Plots and Frequency Domain Design
  • Lead-Lag Compensation
  • Nyquist Criterion