Process Control

Course Information
TitleΡύθμιση Συστημάτων / Process Control
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000837

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
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
It is helpful to the students to have a good level of knowledge in the following fields: 1. Dynamic Process Simulation 2. Applied Mathematics 3. Computer Application in Chemical Engineering
Learning Outcomes
Describe the fundamentals of modern process control systems including the needs and incentives for process control and its applications. Understand the concept and use of feedback controllers (i.e., P, PI, PID). Analyze the dynamic response of systems under feedback control. Perform controllers tuning using fundamental and approximate process models. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of complex control structures (e.g., feedforward control, cascade control, multivariable process control, etc.). Use software tools such as MATLAB, SIMULINK to design and evaluate open‐loop and closed‐loop dynamic 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
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Controllers, measuring devices (sensors) and final control elements 2. Closed-loop transfer functions 3. Dynamic behavior of closed-loop processes 4. Stability of process control systems 5. The root locus diagram 6. Use of root-locus in process control 7. Frequency response analysis 8. Use of frequency response analysis in process control 9. Tuning of a PID controller 10. Control of multiple-input multiple-output systems 11. Cascade control - control of processes in series 12. Feed-forward process control
Feedforward control, feedback control, closed-loop control, block diagram, PID tuning
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Interactive Teaching in Information Center7
Written assigments75
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Έλεγχος Διεργασιών 1η έκδοση, Νταουτίδης Π., Μαστρογεωργόπουλος Σπ., Παπαδοπούλου Σημ. εκδόσεις Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & YΙΟΙ Α.Ε. (2012),ISBN: 978-960-418-390-6 / [κωδικός Eύδοξος: 22722697] 2. Σύγχρονα Συστήματα Αυτόματου Ελέγχου 13η έκδοση (μετάφραση), Richard D. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop, εκδόσεις Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε. (2010), ISBN: 978-960-418-704-1 / [κωδικός εύδοξος: 59396181] 3. Συστήματα Αυτόματου Ελέγχου 1η έκδοση (μετάφραση: Φ. Κοκαβέσης), Raymond T. Stefani, Bahram Shahian, Clement J. Savant, JR, Gene H. Hostetter, εκδόσεις ΕΠΙΚΕΝΤΡΟ (2012) ISBN: 978-960-458-334-8 / [κωδικός εύδοξος: 22688051]
Additional bibliography for study
1. Process Dynamics and Control, D.E. Seborg, T.F. Edgar, D.A Mellichamp, F.J. Doyle III,John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2011. ISBN: 978‐0‐470‐64610‐6 2. Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control, B. A. Ogunnaike-W.Harmon Ray, Oxford University Press, N.Y. (1994) 3. Process Control, T.E. Marlin, McGraw‐Hill, Singapore (2000)
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