ME 406

Course content

Course information

Syllabus (pdf)

Calendar (pdf)

Lecture notes

  Date     Topic     Content  
  9/04/14     Introduction to control systems     Notes (pdf)  
  9/08/14     Step responses of first- and second-order systems       Notes (pdf)  
  9/09/14     The Laplace transform and its properties       Notes (pdf)  
  9/11/14     Solving ODEs using the Laplace transform       Notes (pdf)  
  9/15/14     Frequency response analysis       Notes (pdf)  
  9/16/14     Sketching Bode plots       Notes (pdf)  
  9/18/14     Block diagrams       Notes (pdf)  
  9/22/14     Performance specifications and controller design       Notes (pdf)  
  9/23/14     More controller design       Notes (pdf)  
  9/29/14     Steady-state error and system type       Notes (pdf)  
  9/30/14     Introduction to root locus       Notes (pdf)  


Lab material

  Lab     Topic     Content  
  1     System identification in the time domain       Prelab (zip)  
  Handout (pdf)
  Worksheet (pdf)  
  Rubric (pdf)  
  2     System identification in the frequency domain       Prelab (zip)  
  Handout (pdf)
  Worksheet (pdf)  
  Rubric (pdf)  
  findmag.m (m)  
  3     P, PD, and PID control of a double-integrator plant       Prelab (zip)  
  Handout (pdf)
  Worksheet (pdf)  
  Rubric (pdf)  
  findmag2.m (m)  



Useful MATLAB commands (pdf)

Blank Bode (pdf)

Summary of root locus sketching rules (pdf)

  HW     Problems     Problem  
  Answers     Due  
  Skills Review     pdf     --     --     9/11/14  
  1     pdf     --     --     9/09/14  
  2     pdf     pdf     pdf     9/16/14  
  3     pdf     pdf     pdf     9/23/14  
  4     pdf     pdf     pdf     9/30/14  
  5     pdf     pdf     pdf     10/07/14