Catalogue 2019 - 2020

ME 422 Control Systems


3 cr.


MATH 350 and ME 203.

Course Description

This is an introductory course in the analysis and design of controls for mechanical systems. Students learn to apply advanced mathematical procedures such as matrix algebra, complex variables, and Laplace transforms to model both mechanical and control systems. Control system representation and performance are studied. Students learn methods of modeling and testing systems for stability, time domain analysis and design specifications, frequency response, and feedback characteristics. Computer application and modeling are used extensively in the course. Several computer projects are assigned. The method of assessing students includes class participation, homework, examinations, projects, and a final exam.