
Course unit
CONTROL THEORY
IN08101661, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
INGINF/04 
Automatics 
9.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second 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 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
5 A.A. 2019/20 
01/10/2019 
30/11/2020 
BEGHI
ALESSANDRO
(Presidente)
CARLI
RUGGERO
(Membro Effettivo)
CENEDESE
ANGELO
(Supplente)
CHIUSO
ALESSANDRO
(Supplente)
VALCHER
MARIA ELENA
(Supplente)
ZAMPIERI
SANDRO
(Supplente)
ZORZI
MATTIA
(Supplente)

4 A.A. 2018/19 
01/10/2018 
30/11/2019 
BEGHI
ALESSANDRO
(Presidente)
CARLI
RUGGERO
(Membro Effettivo)
CENEDESE
ANGELO
(Supplente)
SUSTO
GIAN ANTONIO
(Supplente)
VALCHER
MARIA ELENA
(Supplente)
ZAMPIERI
SANDRO
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

No specific requirements. Familiarity with fundamentals of linear algebra (matrix operations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, base transformation, trace, determinant, inversion, exponential of matrix,..) and complex numbers (rectangular and polar representations, operations with complex numbers, Eulerâ€™s formula,..) 
Target skills and knowledge:

To be able to analyze the dynamics of a continuous time dynamic system both in the time domain and in the frequency domain, and to evaluate its performances (type, steadstate error, step response parameters ....)
To be able to synthesize a control device for applying it to a given plant.
To be able to test with Matlab the system performances before and after the controller synthesis. 
Examination methods:

Written test (estimated 3 hours) consisting of some numerical exercises (3 or 4) and possibly a theoretical question regarding the program taught during the classes. 
Assessment criteria:

The written test aims at evaluating the skills acquired by the students in:
 analysing the dynamics of a linear continuoustime I/O model, by solving linear, constant coefficients differential equations, or by using Laplace transforms and inverse transforms;
 plotting Bode and Nyquist plots of frequency responses;
 designing a proper stabilizing controller that allows to meet certain specifications, by resorting to frequency domain techniques;
 applying the aforementioned skills to simple physical systems. 
Course unit contents:

The study of the dynamics of a continuous time dynamic system both in the time domain and in the frequency domain, and the evaluation of its performances (type, steadstate error, step response parameters ....).
Frequency based techniques to synthesze a control device that leads a given system to exhibit the desired performances.
Controller design for a family of physical systems of practical interest. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

About 2/3 of the class is of theoretical flavor and is devoted to describe in detail the analysis, performances and control design for continuoustime linear I/O models. The remaining 1/3 is devoted to exercises, also using Matlab and Simulink simulations, discussion of practical examples.
The student is supposed to regularly attend the classes and to test his/her own comprehension by developing the tests and exercises that are weekly assigned. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

The instructor will provide handouts and a collection of worked out exercises. The following textbooks can be used as complementary reading. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Franklin, Gene F.; Emami Naeini, Abbas; Powell, David J., Feedback control of dynamic systems. Upper Saddle River (NJ): Pearson, 2019.

M.Bisiacco, M.E. Valcher, Controlli Automatici. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2015. II Edizione

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Use of online videos
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 Matlab

