Office hours: To be announced
9:30am - 11:00am
Satisfies MSME distribution requirement in System
Dynamics and Control
9 - 10:30am, Room 2-147
2.151 is the "gateway"
course into the Mechanical Engineering Department's graduate controls
subjects. It is designed to introduce students to modeling techniques
for lumped-parameter models of physical systems, state-space descriptions
and system properties, and modern control theory. It is expected that
students will have a basic understanding of classical control theory.
1) Introduction to state-determined systems: State-space system
descriptions. Time and frequency domain system representation.
2) Lumped parameter modeling: Analytical and graphical methods
for system representation and equation generation in translational,
rotational, electric, fluidic, and thermal systems. Energy transduction.
3) Linear system response and properties: Transfer function matrix.
State transformations. Eigenvalues, matrix exponential, transmission
zeros, forced and homogeneous system response. Controllability and observability.
Stability (asymptotic and Lyapunov).
4) Modern Control Theory: State feedback and its implications.
Eigenvalue placement. Performance indices. Linear quadratic (LQ) control.
State estimation and observers.