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Fakultät BCI

Single Loop and Multi-Loop Controller Design

Type Lecture (1 SWS) + Exercise (0,5 SWS)
Rhythm Summer Semester
Audience Bachelor BIW, CIW
Master BIW, CIW, PSE
Language English
LV number 061662
LSF number 061663

Please refer to the LFS for the most recent information.

Course content

The course which is taught in English cover specification of controller design tasks, design using frequency response approximation, performance limi-tations in SISO control loops. I/O-system description of multivariable systems, poles, zeros, zero directions, stability criteria. Classical design techniques such as decoupling, sequential loop closure, approximate decoupling, multivariable frequency response approximation, robustness are shown as well as the control structure selection: Static and dynamic controllability analysis, plant directionality, relative gain array, computation of the attainable performance.

Acquired competences

The students can design multivariable controllers for chemical and biochemical processes based on input-output descriptions. They are aware of the limitations of controller performance in the scalar and in the multivariable case and of the influence of plant-model mismatch on stability and controller performance. They can apply modern tools to the selection of control structures.


Exam Written (120 min) / Oral (30 min) (Computer-based) + Active participation in 75% of computer exercises is mandatory.
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.
The knowledge of controller design fundamentals as given in the course Controller Design Fundamentals.
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.