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Learning objectives/experiments:

  • Drive systems and their scaling factors
  • Sensor characteristics, scaling factors, calibration
  • Valve characteristics and calibration
  • On/off control systems, oscillation, hysteresis
  • System time constants
  • P control systems and offset error
  • PI control systems
  • PID control systems
  • Control functions and block diagrams
  • Pseudocode implementations of P, PI and PID systems
  • Recognition of problems in PID systems
  • Integral wind up issues and overcoming them
  • Derivative filtering
  • Ziegler Nichols algorithm
  • Manual tuning of PID systems
Bending Moments Course