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COEG 301

COEG 301                                   CONTROL ENGINEERING                                     3 Credits

Objective: To introduce the principles of automatic control systems and their applications to engineering processes.


Introduction: Definition of control systems, history and examples

Mathematical Modeling: Physical balances, differential equations

Laplace Transform: Definitions, transfer functions, mathematical block diagrams

Time Response Analysis: Standard test signals, first order systems, second order systems, steady state response

Feedback Characteristics: Parameter variations, system dynamics, disturbance effects

Stability Analysis: Definitions based on impulse response, Routh’s criterion, root locus

Frequency Response Analysis: Definitions, Bode diagrams and graphical representations

Stability in Frequency Domain: Definitions, Nyquist’s stability criterion, Bode-Nyquist stability criterion, closed-loop frequency response and Nichols’ chart, stability margins

Design of Linear Control Systems: Specifications, PID-controllers, serial compensation, internal feedback, experimental methods, feed-forward control

State Space Analysis: Definition of multivariable systems, matrix representation of differential equations, transfer matrix, introduction to multivariable feedback


  1. Chen, Analog and Digital Control System Design, Saunders College Publishing 1993
  2. Wolovich, Automatic Control Systems: Basic Analysis and design, Saunders College Publishing 1994
  3. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering 2nd Ed, PHI 1990
  4. Franklin et al, Feedback Control of Dynamic systems 3rd Ed, Addison-Wesley 1994
  5. Thompson, Control Systems Engineering and Design, ELBS (Longman) 1990
  6. Kuo, Automatic Control Systems 7th Ed., PHI 1995
  7. Nagrath and Gopal, Control Systems Engineering 2nd Ed., Wiley 1982

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