Automatic Control Fundamental
Advanced control systems have created the world's most advanced distribution
automation suite, including designing, planning, management and automatic feeder
restoration. This course ranges from revision of classical control, with particular attention
to PID controllers, through to some recent developments in model-based multi-input
multi-output control design. Throughout the course examples of successful applications
of the theory to real industrial problems are demonstrated through case studies, the aim
being to develop Participants insight and intuition in dealing with real control engineering
problems. The key feature of the course is the hands-on sessions interspersed with the
theory, where participants continually put into practice what is taught in lectures.
The main goal that the course aims to achieve is to provide practical knowledge and tools
for design, analysis and implementation of both conventional and advanced control
By the end of the course, participant will be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts of the design of control systems using different
2. Apply knowledge of methods for system identification and control design to
the application. Insight into the process of experimental performance analysis
and controller re-design.
3. Compare between different types of control systems
4. Analyze linear discrete-time systems.
5. Analyze and design digital control systems.
Introduction & Terminology.
The Excitement of Control Engineering
Introduction to Control Systems
Introduction to the Principles of Feedback
Open-Loop Control Systems
Closed-Loop Control Systems
Setting control objectives & identifying control variables
ANALOG AND DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
CLASSIFICATIONS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS
Sequentially Controlled Systems
TYPES OF CONTROL SYSTEMS
TYPES OF CONTROL STRATEGIES
Closed loop control subsystems
Control System Components:
Other keys components
Modes of Automatic Controllers
Two position controller
Modes of automatic control
Proportional control systems
Reset (integral) control systems
Proportional plus reset control systems
Proportional plus rate control systems
Proportional-integral-derivative control systems
BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
Static Characteristics of Instrument Systems
Dynamic Characteristics of Instrument Systems
Calibration of Measurements
Sensors and Transducers.
Electric Linear Actuators
Leadscrew Linear Actuators
Electric Linear Motors
Day Four :
Basic Principles of Hydraulics
Directional Control Valves
Compressors, Dryers, and Tanks
Pneumatic Control Valves
FLUID POWER VALVES
SELECTION OF VALVES
Day Five :
Relay Logic and Programmable Logic Controllers
Relay Logic Control
Programmable Logic Controllers
Programming the PLC
Computer Measuring Systems
Input Circuits of the Measuring Systems.
Data Acquisition Circuits –DAQ.
Data Communication in Computer Measuring Systems.
Measuring Systems Basing on the Signal Processors.
Who can benefit:
This course is intended for Engineers & highly qualified technicians working in the
field of instrumentation and control in the process industries.
Dr. Sayed Nagy