CONTROL - 2022/3
Module code: ENG2094
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Control in its application spans across all areas of Engineering and far beyond. This module provides fundamentals of linear, time-invariant control system analysis and design in time domain, as well as practical aspects of applying control in chemical process engineering.
Chemical and Process Engineering
CHEN Tao (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: H660
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 95
Lecture Hours: 11
Tutorial Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Introduction: terminology, the concept of control, the feedback control mechanism;
Process modelling: Concept, the transfer function and its characteristics, the system response from the transfer function, the block diagram and system simplification, application of Laplace transform for model analysis;
Linear system analysis in the time domain: Response of the first-order, second order and higher order systems, system response versus pole location, response of the time-delayed systems, system stability;
Design of control systems in time domain: Closed loop vs. open loop systems, general requirements of control systems, automatic controllers (P, PI, PD and PID), tuning of PID controllers, enhanced single-loop controllers;
Practical aspects of process control: Typical sensors and actuators; practical considerations in controller design, design of control system for typical processes.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) TEST||20|
|ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) EXAM||80|
A coursework-equivalent to the in-semester test will be offered as an alternative assessment.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of scientific principles, methodologies and mathematical methods associated with control systems as well as the ability to analyse and design particular systems in the final examination. The inter-semester test amplifies awareness and ability to devise control concept and to analyse systems from their response.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- In-semester test [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3] (1 hr) (20%)
- Examination [Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5] (2 hrs) (80%)
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative verbal feedback is given in tutorials
- Formative assessment questions (and sample solutions as feedback) every 3 weeks
- Formative feedback on in-semester test are given verbally and available on SurreyLearn to provide feedback on understanding control systems analysis and simple design
- A systematic understanding and critical awareness of the importance of control in engineering
- A knowledge of control system analysis
- A knowledge of the techniques used to design linear and time-invariant control systems
- A knowledge of practical issues in control system design and analysis
|001||Provide, identify and compose: the specification of the dynamics and control requirements of systems; the general concept, the types and the structure of control hardware.||K|
|002||Effectively interpret and employ definitions of common terms including feed-forward, feedback, linear and non-linear models, and time and frequency domain.||K|
|003||Apply Laplace Transform techniques to the analysis of dynamic processes and associated block diagram representation.||KC|
|004||Apply Laplace transform techniques to the analysis of control systems.||KC|
|005||Understand the concept and tuning methods of PID controller.||KCP|
|006||Design appropriate controllers by considering practical aspects in chemical process engineering||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce principles of control systems analysis and design through theory and worked examples. This is mainly delivered through lectures and tutorial classes with independently worked out examples.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 3 hours lecture per week x 11 weeks
- 1 hour tutorial/computer lab x 11 weeks
- 2 hours revision lecture
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering BEng (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering MEng||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.