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Course unit
FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTROL THEORY (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9)
IN10103342, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA
IN0512, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTROL THEORY
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0512-000ZZ-2016-IN10103342-ULT1002
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge STEFANO PINZONI ING-INF/04

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN10103342 FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTROL THEORY (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9) STEFANO PINZONI IN0507

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/04 Automatics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 PINZONI STEFANO (Presidente)
FERRANTE AUGUSTO (Membro Effettivo)
BEGHI ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
BISIACCO MAURO (Supplente)
CARLI RUGGERO (Supplente)
CENEDESE ANGELO (Supplente)
CHIUSO ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
FORNASINI ETTORE (Supplente)
PICCI GIORGIO (Supplente)
PILLONETTO GIANLUIGI (Supplente)
SCHENATO LUCA (Supplente)
SUSTO GIAN ANTONIO (Supplente)
TICOZZI FRANCESCO (Supplente)
VALCHER MARIA ELENA (Supplente)
VITTURI STEFANO (Supplente)
ZAMPIERI SANDRO (Supplente)
ZORZI MATTIA (Supplente)
9 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 FERRANTE AUGUSTO (Presidente)
PINZONI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
BEGHI ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
BISIACCO MAURO (Supplente)
CARLI RUGGERO (Supplente)
CENEDESE ANGELO (Supplente)
CHIUSO ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
FORNASINI ETTORE (Supplente)
PICCI GIORGIO (Supplente)
PILLONETTO GIANLUIGI (Supplente)
SCHENATO LUCA (Supplente)
SUSTO GIAN ANTONIO (Supplente)
TICOZZI FRANCESCO (Supplente)
VALCHER MARIA ELENA (Supplente)
VITTURI STEFANO (Supplente)
ZAMPIERI SANDRO (Supplente)
ZORZI MATTIA (Supplente)
8 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 FERRANTE AUGUSTO (Presidente)
PINZONI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
BEGHI ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
BISIACCO MAURO (Supplente)
CARLI RUGGERO (Supplente)
CENEDESE ANGELO (Supplente)
CHIUSO ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
FORNASINI ETTORE (Supplente)
PAVON MICHELE (Supplente)
PICCI GIORGIO (Supplente)
PILLONETTO GIANLUIGI (Supplente)
SCHENATO LUCA (Supplente)
TICOZZI FRANCESCO (Supplente)
VALCHER MARIA ELENA (Supplente)
VITTURI STEFANO (Supplente)
ZAMPIERI SANDRO (Supplente)
ZORZI MATTIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of: linear algebra, mathematical analysis, signal and systems, physics, and electrical circuits.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will have developed the basic knowledge on the following aspects of Systems Engineering:
1. Construction of the mathematical model from Physics equations.
2. Analysis, both in the time and in the frequency domains, of linear, time-invariant, SISO dynamical systems.
3. Main techniques for designing control systems.
4. Use of dedicated software tools.
Examination methods: Midterm and final written exams.
Assessment criteria: 1. Ability of solving problems on analysis and synthesis of control systems with attention to stability and to other important engineering aspects of the discipline.
2. Ability of presenting the proposed solutions clearly and with precision and of justifying each statement with sound arguments.
3. Ability of rigorously proving the fundamental results of the discipline.
Course unit contents: Introduction to control systems design. Basics of continuous-time, LTI systems theory. Modeling of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems. State-space models and their linearization. First- and second-order systems. Control requirements in the time domain and in the frequency domain. Connections of systems. Feedback connection and its properties. Sensitivity function, system type, steady-state performance. Stability of feedback control systems. The Routh Criterion. The root locus and its application to controller design. PID controllers. Frequency response, Bode and Nyquist diagrams. The Nyquist stability Criterion. Stability margins. Controller synthesis in the frequency domain. Introduction to the Matlab/Simulink simulation environment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will mainly consist of blackboard lectures in which the basic notions on the analysis of dynamical systems and on the synthesis of control systems will be illustrated. Some lectures on the usage of matlab and simulink software will be performed by using computer and projector.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes and reading material will be available in the course site.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Ferrante, A. Lepschy, U. Viaro, Introduzione ai Controlli Automatici. Torino: Città Studi, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Matlab

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