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Classical Control Systems:Design and Implementation
Authors:   Rohan Munasinghe

ISBN: 978-81-8487-194-4 
Publication Year:   2012
Pages:   198
Binding:   Paper Back

About the book

CLASSICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS: Design and Implementation covering the first course and begins with a presentation of famous historical feedback control systems such as the water clock and flyball speed governor followed by Plant modeling with the use of a RC circuit (electrical) and shock-absorber (mechanical) alongwith feedback control concept using the same two plants. Time-domain and frequency-domain designs are presented using root-locus and Bode methods with Matlab simulations while PID controller design is discussed with reference to compensators (lead, lag, and notch), controller implementation in analog (using OpAmps) and digital (microcontroller) forms. Illustrations and examples are extensively used to help quick and correct understanding of the subject. The examples are based on Matlab simulations of which the codes are freely available at The book has been written concisely so that it could be covered within a single semester conveniently.

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Table of content

Preface / Historical Inventions of Control Engineering / Model and Response / Laplace Transforms / Feedback Control with a Single Feedback Gain / Time-Domain Design of Second Order Feedback Control Systems / Generic Compensators / Frequency-Domain Design of Feedback Systems / PID Controller for Process Control / Controller Implementation / Appendixes / Bibliography.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Mechanical Engineering