Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Seferlis
Course ID20000401

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Courses belonging to the other745
Design and StructuresCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)745
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other745

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
A basic course in automatic control.
Learning Outcomes
The study and analysis of the dynamic behavior for digital control systems. The design of digital feedback systems for desired dynamic performance. The application of digital control design methods in mechanical, electrical, thermal, hydraulic and process systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Review of basic automatic control principles 2. Introduction to digital systems Sampling systems – z transform – pulse transfer function Stability in digital systems 3. Digital control system design Digital PID – Root locus techniques 4. Enhancement of feedback control systems Cascade and feedforward control systems Multi-loop control systems 5. Control system design in the frequency domain Nyquist stability criterion Performance criteria in frequency domain 6. Active vibration control in structures System dynamics – Actuators and sensors Semi-active and active control systems 7. Control system design in state-space Controllability – Observability State feedback control systems Observers and filters 8. System identification Time series analysis Parametric and non-parametric models Parameter estimation Design of experiments 9. Optimal control Optimal control problem formulation Performance index
Digital control of dynamic systems, design of digital controllers
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lecture notes in electronic form. Course material depository at
Course Organization
Interactive Teaching in Information Center301
Student Assessment
Projects: 6 problem sets Evaluation: Projects 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παρασκευόπουλος Π. Ν., Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου, Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές, Τόμος Β: ΣΑΕ Διακριτού Χρόνου, Αθήνα, 2007, σελ. 705, ISBN 960-91281-3-0 SET και ISBN 960-91862-4-6. 2. Σύρκος Γ., Ψηφιακός Έλεγος Συστημάτων, Σύγχρονη Εκδοτική ΕΠΕ, 2001.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Franklin G. F., J. D. Powell, Μ. Workman, Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, Prentice Hall, 2002. 2. Ogata K., Discrete-time Control Systems, Prentice-Hall, 1987. 3. Moudgalya K., Digital Control, Wiley, 2007. 4. Landau I. D., Zito G., Digital Control Systems, Design, Identification and Implementation, Springer, 2006. 5. Σύγχρονα Συστήματα Αυτόματου Ελέγχου, R. C. Dorf και R. H. Bishop, 9η Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2003. 6. Franklin G. F., J. D. Powell, A. Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Prentice Hall, 2002. 7. Μαλατέστας Π., Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2001. 8. Πετρίδης Β., Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου, Εκδόσεις Π. Ζήτη, 2001. 9. Distefano J. J., A. R. Stubberud, Williams I. J., Θεωρία και Προβλήματα στα Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2000. 10. Marlin T. E., Process Control, McGraw-Hill, 1995. 11. Palm W. J., Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dynamics Systems, J. Wiley, 1999. 12. Seborg D. E., T. F. Edgar, D. A. Mellichamp, Process Dynamics and Control, Wiley, 1989. 13. Smith C. A., A. B. Corripio, Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control, J. Wiley, 1997. 14. Χατζίκος Ε.Β., MATLAB για Επιστήμονες και Μηχανικούς, Τζιόλα, 2010.
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