AUTOMATION AND CONTROL FOR ELECTRIC MARINE APPLICATIONS

AUTOMATION AND CONTROL FOR ELECTRIC MARINE APPLICATIONS

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Code
101126
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10948 MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (L-28) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/33
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Introduction, study and analysis of the fundamental components of automation marine systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Automation and control is essential to undertstand the 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 LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental concepts of marine automation systems.

In order to understand these aspects, it is necessary to introduce the basics of the control theory, starting from the description of the system and focusing on the analysis of linear/linearizable systems. Notions for the use of transforms for linear systems and tools for the analysis and synthetis of control systems are provided. Practical examples of marine applications are illustrated in order to facilitate the comprehension of automatic controls.

The fundamental knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related to marine automation systems is provided with a particular attention to the most common communication systems/protocols.

The characteristics of a generic metering system are described together with the sensors that are used on board. The main actuators and regulators are then examinated.

The course contents are calibrated following the "IMO model Courses for chief Engineer and Eletrotechnical Officer".

 

PREREQUISITES

Exams of the first year of the Bachelor Course in Maritime Science and Technology:

  • Mathematics and Algebra;
  • Physics;
  • ICT.

Teaching methods

The course has a duration of 12 weeks (4 months in total) and consists of 5 hours a week (theory, exercises and software utilization).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction to automatic controls and naval automation;
  • Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems, Laplace transform;
  • Mathematical model of an LTI system: state variables, transfer function, frequency response, stability;
  • Time response: free and forced response;
  • Bode plots. Stability of a controlled system: Bode criterion. Frequency response of second order systems;
  • Proportional, integral and derivative controller;
  • Introduction to digital systems;
  • Monitoring and control system for maritime applications. Communication systems/protocols;
  • Schematization of a generic measurement instrument. Meters/sensors classification and characteristics;
  • Trasducers in ship automation systems;
  • Actuators and regulators.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. IMO model Courses for chief Engineer and Eletrotechnical Office;
  2. G. Marro, "Controlli Automatici", Ed. Zanichelli, Bologna;
  3. H. Hellerman, "Digital Computer System Principles";
  4. J. Love, "Process Automation Handbook", Springer;
  5. International books suggested for the different topics;
  6. Teaching material provided by the professor.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday 11-13.

Exam Board

MATTEO SAVIOZZI (President)

FEDERICO SILVESTRO

STEFANO MASSUCCO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course has a duration of 12 weeks (4 months in total) and consists of 5 hours a week (theory, exercises and software utilization).

EXAMS

Exam description

written test+software project+oral test.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
28/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
29/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
27/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale