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Fakultät BCI

Controller Design Fundamentals

Type Lecture (1 SWS) + Exercise (0,5 SWS)
Rhythm Summer Semester
Audience Bachelor BIW, CIW
Master BIW, CIW, PSE
Language English
LV number 061660
LSF number 061661

Please refer to the LSF for the most recent information.

Course content

The course which is taught in English covers the basic tools for the analysis and design of control systems: Stability definitions, frequency response, Nyquist criterion. SISO controller design: Relations of time domain and frequency domain responses, controller types, tuning rules for P/I/D-controllers, loop shaping, robustness. Stability criteria for feedback systems with static nonlinearities.

Acquired competences

The students are able to analyse and to solve industrial single loop controller design problems for plants with predominantly linear dynamics. The students understand the basic trade-offs and limitations of controller performance and are able to choose a suitable controllers and to design them for given process dynamics as well as to analyse the reasons for controller malfunctions.


Exam Written (60 min) / Oral (30 min)
Preliminaries Basic knowledge of dynamic systems and control as provided by the course Prozessdynamik und Regelung / Introduction to Process Dynamics and Control in the B.Sc. programs Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen.
Literature The slides of the course and any additional materials such as literature lists and website recommendations will be published in the virtual workrooms in Moodle provided for this purpose. Details will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Only the information found in the LSF and the most recent edition of the Modulhandbuch der Fakultät
Bio – und Chemieingenieurwesen is binding. The content on this page may not reflect the most up-to-date information.