Automatic Control For Mechanical Engineers

Automatic Control For Mechanical Engineers

Contents
  • Introduction To Automatic Control
  • Introduction
  • System Definition
  • System Control
  • Open Loop Control
  • Closed Loop (Feedback) Control
  • System Representation
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Mathematical Model
  • Transfer Function
  • Block Diagram
  • Signal Flow Graph
  • State Space Representation
  • Bond Graph
  • System Analysis
  • Exercise
  • Mathematical Topics
  • Introduction
  • Differential Equations
  • Laplace Transform
  • Direct Laplace Transform
  • Inverse Laplace Transform
  • Properties Of Laplace Transform
  • Partial Fraction Expansion
  • Solving Differential Equations Using Laplace Transform
  • Complex Variables
  • Laplace Transform Tables
  • Exercise
  • Transfer Functions
  • Basic Definitions
Transfer Function Of Some Basic Elements
  • Proportional Element
  • Integrating Elements
  • Ideal Hydraulic Cylinder
  • Valve Controlled Actuator
  • First Order Element
  • Hydraulic Servo Actuator
  • Resistance Capacitance Network
  • Second Order Element
  • Exercise
  • Block Diagram
  • Introduction
  • Conventions For Block Diagrams
  • Deducing System Transfer Function
  • Block Diagram Algebra
  • Exercise
  • Signal Flow Graph
  • Introduction
  • Conventions For Signal Flow Graphs
  • Mason’s Formula
  • Exercise
  • Time Domain Analysis
  • Introduction
  • Time Response Of Basic Elements
  • Integrating Member
  • Response To Step Input
  • Response To Ramp Input
  • Response To Input Impulse
  • First Order Element
  • Step Response
  • Response To Ramp Input
  • Response To Input Impulse
  • Second Order Element
  • Step Response Of Second Order Element
  • Step Response Of Overdamped
  • Order Element
  • Step Response Of Critically Damped
  • Order Element
  • Step Response Of Underdamped
  • Order Element
  • Step Response Of Undamped
  • Order Element
Response Of Second Order Element To Ramp Input
  • Response Of Second Order Element Input Impulse
  • Third And Higher Order Systems
  • Effect Of Root Location
  • Transient Response Characteristics
  • Step Response Testing Of Practical Systems
  • Response Apparently Of First Order
  • Response Apparently Of Under Damped Second Order
  • Exercise
  • Frequency Response
  • Introduction
  • Calculation Of The Frequency Response
  • Polar Plot (Nyquist Diagram)
  • Polar Plot For First Order Element
  • Polar Plot Of Second Order Element
  • Polar Plot Of Integrating Member
  • Polar Plot Of Higher Order Elements
  • Bode Diagram
  • Introduction
  • Bode Plot Of Basic Elements
  • Proportional Element
  • Integrating Element
  • First Order Element (Simple Lag)
  • Simple Lead Element
  • Second Order Element
  • Quadratic Lead Element
  • Nichol’s Chart
  • Exercise
Feedback System Accuracy And Stability
  • Introduction
  • Steady State Error
  • Steady State Error With Step Input
  • Steady State Error With Ramp Input
  • Stability Of Feedback Systems
  • Routh Hurwitz Stability Criterion
  • Nyquist Stability Criterion
  • Stability Analysis Using Nyquist Plot
  • Stability Analysis Using Bode Plot
  • Stability Analysis Using Nichol’s Chart
  • Exercise
  • Root Locus Analysis
  • Introduction
  • Interpretation Of Root Locus
  • Exercise
  • Compensation Of Control Systems
  • Introduction
  • Automatic Control For Mechanical Engineers
  • Are Automatic And Manual Engines The Same
  • Mechanical Engineering Control Systems
  • Are Automatic Or Manual Cars Faster
  • Mechanical Engineering Controls
  • Will Mechanical Engineers Be Automated
  • Can An Automatic Engine Be Converted To Manual
  • Can Automatic Cars Be Fast
  • Can An Automatic Engine Go In A Manual Car
  • Control Systems Mechanical Engineering
  • Can Automatic Transmission Be Repaired
  • Did Automatic Or Manual Come First
  • Control Of Mechanical Systems