# AUTOMATIC CONTROL FOR NAVAL ENGINEERING

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Code
66048
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8722 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Automatica is the discipline that is concerned with the structural proprieties of the dynamic systems, which are used to describe plants, process, and time-varying behaviors in many fields not only in engineering. A goal of particular importance is the design of closed-loop regulators with guarantee of stabilty.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the students with the capability to design closed-loop regulators and apply such a capability to plants of interest in ship automation.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of course the sudent must

1. know the linear time-invariant (LTI) systems and their representation by means of state equations and transfer functions;
2. use the Laplace transform and block diagrams;
3. perform the frequency analysis of LTI systems with single input and single output (SISO);
4. know the structural properties of a dynamic system (stability, controllability, and observabilty);
5. analyze the stability of LTI SISO systems under feedback by means of the Nyquist and Bode criteria;
6. design closed-loop state regulators for LTI SISO systems;
7. analyze the effect of disturbances in closed loop.

Teaching methods

Lectures of theory and exercises for about 60 hours. Guided exercises with Matlab e Simulink only for specific investigations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The contents may be summarized as follows: 1) linear time-invariant (LTI) systems and their representation by means of state equations and transfer functions; 2)  Laplace transform and block diagrams; 3)  frequency analysis; 4) structural properties of a dynamic system (stability, controllability, and observabilty); 5) stability of LTI SISO systems under feedback by means of the Nyquist and Bode criteria; 6) design of closed-loop state regulators for LTI SISO systems; 7) analysis of the effect of disturbances in closed loop.

Rinaldi, Teoria dei sistemi, CLUP, Milano.

G. Marro, Controlli automatici, Zanichelli, Bologna.

T.I. Fossen, Guidance and Control of Ocean Vehicles, Wiley, Chichester, NY.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: For questions, contact the lecturer to agree on the time of meeting.

Exam Board

ANGELO ALESSANDRI (President)

STEFANO VIGNOLO

PATRIZIA BAGNERINI

## LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures of theory and exercises for about 60 hours. Guided exercises with Matlab e Simulink only for specific investigations.

LESSONS START

First semester.

## EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination.

Assessment methods

The assessment is based on the following points: completeness of knowlege, ability to address difficulties, and accuracy.

## FURTHER INFORMATION

For questions, contact the lecturer to agree on the time of meeting.