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ES3C8 - Systems Modelling and Control

  • Module code: ES3C8
  • Module name: Systems Modelling and Control
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Most disciplines of the engineering profession require a sound understanding of the techniques used in the modelling and control of dynamic, multi-domain physical, and other, systems. The aims of this module are: to introduce techniques and computer tools for modelling, predicting and analysing the behaviour of dynamic systems; and to introduce concepts, principles and techniques employed in classical methods of single loop feedback control system design.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Develop mathematical models of physical systems (including non-linear) expressing with Ordinary Differential Equations, frequency domain and state-space techniques and representing in MATLAB/SIMULINK utilising engineering analogies to demonstrate commonality of behaviour. 2. Implement techniques of system identification (e.g. ARMAX, weiner-hopf filter, black box and grey box models) for data-driven dynamic models. 3. Utilise analytical, computational and numerical methods to analyse and predict dynamical (e.g. steady-state and transient response to a range of inputs) behaviour of physical systems including stability performance analysis for non-linear and discrete-time control systems. 4. Apply concepts and techniques to analyse the behaviour of open loop physical systems (including feasibility of end-user objectives), and to design feedback control systems (lead/lag, PID) using frequency domain and state-space techniques, and implement the solutions in MATLAB/SIMULINK and in the laboratory 5. Choose and evaluate theoretical and practical tools and methods for modelling, simulation, analysis and control of engineering systems

Timetabled teaching activities

28 x 1hr lectures 4 x 1hr example classes 2 x 1hr revision class 2 x 4hr laboratory sessions TOTAL 42 Hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3c8

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module Student must pass the examination and the coursework.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3C8-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) System Modelling and System Identification Assignment 20%
  Lab Assignment 1 10%
  Lab Assignment 2 10%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 4
  • BEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H339) - Year 4
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH36) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G406) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year) (G407) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G408) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year) (G409) - Year 4
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3