DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

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Code
65985
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8720 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course provides the basics for the study of the dynamics of mechanical systems with linear models and of the synthesis of control systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to: provide the tools for the study of the dynamics of mechanical systems by means of linear models, with single input and single output, introducing the concepts of open-loop and closed-loop systems; teach the criteria for the evaluation of servo systems and their control; present the basics of analog, digital and mixed automation systems.

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lessons integrated with examples and exercises. The students can extend the exercitations by means of MatLab.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General introduction and presentation of the feedback concept (open loop / closed loop)

Linear systems: differential equations, natural response, forced response in transient and steady state

Laplace transform

Complex numbers, ratios of polynomials with real coefficients and their decomposition

Transfer function, poles, zeroes and stability

Frequency response

Bode diagram and its asymptotic tracking

Transfer function in closed loop

Stability of closed loop systems

Phase margin and Gain margin

System errors and system types

Specifications for controlled systems

Types of regulators

Method of the root locus

Brief explanation of logical networks, PLC and axis control

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The lessons are available on Aulaweb.

It’s highly recommended to attend the course.

For auxiliary integrations: Control Engineering – an introductory course –
J. Wilkie, M. Johnson, R. Katebi; Palgrave, 2002, ISBN 0-333-77129-X

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA BRUZZONE (President)

PIETRO FANGHELLA

PAOLO SILVESTRI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lessons integrated with examples and exercises. The students can extend the exercitations by means of MatLab.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

- written exam


  - excercise about dynamics and control of mechanical systems

  - theoretical questions

  - examples of written exams are available on Aulaweb

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
28/03/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
28/03/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/10/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
31/10/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale