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Course module: 202000019
Control Engineering
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000019
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. H. Koroglu, PhD
Contactperson for the course
dr. H. Koroglu, PhD
dr. H. Koroglu, PhD
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of Semester 4 B-ME (UT-VU)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After the course, the student will be able to:
  • Design a servo system based on position and velocity feedback in a way to achieve desired performance specifications
  • Describe the effects of basic (proportional, integral and derivative) feedback control actions (comparatively with feedforward) and design (combinations of) them for simple (1st and 2nd order) systems by using transfer function matching.
  • Draw (with the help of Matlab) the Bode diagram of a given linear time-invariant (LTI) system and use it to design a feedback controller based on frequency response methods
  • Design a PID-type feedback controller for a given electromechanical system in a way to achieve desired tracking performance and stability robustness specifications.
  • Draw (with the help of Matlab) the complete Nyquist plot of a given open-loop LTI system and use Nyquist criterion to analyze the stability of the associated negative unity feedback loop
  • Derive the model of a compliant electromechanical system with multiple degrees-of-freedom and obtain its approximate version in a generic form to thereby perform simplified controller design
  • Represent uncertain perturbations to a nominal closed-loop system in the form of a feedback interconnection and use small-gain theorem to analyze robust stability

This is a part of Semester 4 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.

CONTROL ENGINEERING is the third course in the CONTROL & PRECISION ENGINEERING learning line.
This course is on the control of mechatronic systems. A mechatronic system consists of a major mechanical subsystem, sensors, actuators and a controller to realise a controlled mechanical motion. A system approach is taken that considers the integral dynamics of the mechatronic system to design a controller that meets a set of specifications on the accuracy of motion. Various methods for analysis and synthesis known as the frequency domain approach are introduced.  The ability to design and analyse a controller for a mechatronic system is essential knowledge for a mechanical engineer. The course builds on a prior course on system analysis and concludes the basis in the fields of systems and control in the Bachelor programme.

Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UT-VU ME students.

Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
Required materials
Reader: Design and Control of Mechatronic Systems part 2 (089)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Presence dutyYes

Written test

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