This undergraduate course is offered to Control and Automation Engineering and Systems Engineering students in UFMG. It covers mainly aspects related to SISO systems represented by Transfer Functions:
- Local Linear Analysis around operating points of nonlinear dynamical systems: equilibrium points, Taylor series based linearization, BIBO stability analysis.
- Block diagrams (algebra).
- Automatic closed-loop control systems stability analysis: characteristic equation, root-locus sketching rules, Nyquist criterion, Nyquist diagrams, Bode plots, Nichols charts, gain and phase margins.
- Automatic control systems design: pole-zero placement and root-locus analysis, frequency domain compensators, direct synthesis, Ziegler-Nichols methods.
For more information on control of linear systems using state-space representations, please see the very good material in Portuguese provided by Prof. Eduardo Mazoni Andrade Marçal Mendes (DELT/UFMG):
Lectures on “Introduction to Control Systems using State-Space Representations“, by Prof. Eduardo MAM Mendes (in Portuguese)