Module - 1
Introduction : Concept of automatic controls, Open loop and closed loop systems, Concepts of feedback, requirements of an ideal control system, Types of controllers - Proportional, Integral, Differential, Proportional & Integral, Proportional Differential and Proportional Integral Differential controllers. (Chapters - 1,2 3)
Module - 2
Modeling of Physical Systems : Mathematical Models of Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems.
Analogous Systems : Direct and inverse analogs for mechanical, thermal and fluid systems.
Block diagram Algebra : General representation of a feedback control system, transfer functions, rules of block diagram algebra, reduction of block diagram to obtain closed loop transfer function.
Signal flow graphs : Mason's gain formula (Chapters - 4, 5, 6)
Module - 3
Steady state operation : Steady state analysis for general block diagram for a control system, steady state characteristics, equilibrium in a system.
Transient Response : Transient response and steady state analysis of unit, step input, general operational representation for a differential equation of control system, distinct, repeated and complex conjugate zeros, general form of transient response, Routh's stability criterion for a control system.
Root Locus Plots : Root locus method : Significance of Root locus, angle and magnitude conditions, breakaway points, angles of departure and arrival, construction of Root locus using general rules and steps, Lead and Lag compensation. (Chapters - 7, 8, 9)
Module - 4
Frequency Domain Analysis : Relationship between time and frequency response, Polar plot, Bode's plot, Nyquist plot and Nyquist stability criterion, Relative Stability, phase and Gain Margins (Chapters - 10,11, 12)
Module - 5
System Compensation and State Variable Characteristics of Linear Systems : Series and feedback compensation, Introduction to state concepts, state equation of linear continuous data system. Matrix representation of state equations, controllability and observability, Kalmanand Gilberts test. (Chapters - 13, 14)