Practical Control Systems Engineering
A Hands-On-Equipment Seminar
16-20 June 2014
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California
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Control systems engineering is a little-understood topic in industry due to its highly mathematical nature. Many control loops operate non-optimally due to this lack of understanding of the technology. This seminar brings control systems engineering down to earth and presents it with a very practical, common-sense approach. It utilizes the very successful, lab-based approach developed and utilized at Cal Poly over the past decade.
What previous participants say...
"I had a great time and learned a large amount of information backed by actual lab work which solidified the principles being taught."
"The changes and tuning of the PID control algorithm and understanding the additions of each term made it clear to me how one would go about creating a controller after understanding the actuator, plant, and sensor. "
"I would recommend this course to others as I learned a great deal, created contacts with others in industry, observed others problems and how they were solved, and learned a lot about control theory as well as practice."
"All of the labs were informative and useful, especially to someone like me with zero background and zero formal instruction in controls."
"I would absolutely recommend to others that they take this course! I thought it was an excellent intro to the material, yet I think those who have substantial experience with controls also got a lot out of the class as well. It was a good mix of theory and application…"
"This was an outstanding course! I enjoyed the camaraderie you guys fostered. The extra curricular activities (impromptu offsite group lunches, Farmers Market, bread, cheese, drinks, and homemade treats, etc.) were a nice addition. I also appreciated your willingness to stay late to accommodate those of us who wanted to stick around and make that last mental connection between textbook and lab."
One-week course in classical control systems featuring these topics:
- System modelling of real-world systems using industry-standard modeling tool, Matlab/Simulink
- Standard control-loop anatomy−what questions to pose when approaching an unknown system or designing a new control loop
- PID controllers−their anatomy and the use of each of the three actions
- PID controller tuning methods−focuses on some of the best-known methods for tuning PID controllers for better system performance and energy savings
Some classroom lecture (33%) but primarily staged in Cal Poly's modern Mechanical Control Systems Laboratory. Electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic, and electro-pneumatic motion control, tank-level control.
$3299 for 35 hours of instruction in two-person teams. $300 discount for registration prior to 2 June 2014.