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Automatic Control (Mechanical Engineering)


Calendar: iCal - link - Google Sheet

Lecture material, Automatic Control A, B and C:
  1. Contacts, info, and motivations - download
  2. Linear systems, time domain - download
     Exercises - assignment
     Lab session - assignment and sketch of solution
  3. Linear systems, frequency domain - download
     Exercises - assignment - assignment - assignment
     Tool for asymptotic Bode diagrams in Matlab - link
     Semilogarithmic chart - download
  4. Linear control systems design Part 1 - download and Part 2 - download
     Exercises - assignment - assignment
     Lab session - assignment and sketch of solution
  5. Discrete time systems - download
     Exercises - assignment - assignment
     Lab session - assignment and sketch of solution
Lecture material, Automatic Control A and C:
  1. Motion control - download
     Exercises - assignment
     Lab session - assignment and sketch of solution
  2. Control of industrial robots - download
Lecture material, Automatic Control A:
  1. Hardware and software technologies for automation - download
     Exercises - assignment

Example of exam for self-evaluation - assignment and solution

Previous exams: 2019.09.10 with solutions, 2019.07.17 with solutions, 2019.06.26 with solutions, 2019.02.13 with solutions, 2019.01.23 with solutions

Further exercises (with solutions) - download

Previous exams (in Italian) - link


Automatic Control (Engineering Physics) - no longer offered


Course syllabus: download

Calendar: iCal - link

Lecture material:
  1. Contacts and info - download
  2. Linear systems, time domain - download
  3. Linear systems, frequency domain - download
     Tool for asymptotic Bode diagrams in Matlab - link
  4. Linear control systems design - download
     Additional material on sensitivity tranfer functions video lecture
     Semilogarithmic chart download
  5. Discrete time systems - download
  6. MIMO systems (modern design tools) - download
  7. Nonlinear control systems - download
     Common describing functions - download
Additional material:
  1. Use-case: MIMO control for a two-mass magnetic levitation device - download


Example of exam for self-evaluation - download

Previous exams: 2019.06.26 with solutions, 2019.02.05 with solutions, 2019.01.15 with solutions, 2018.09.03 with solutions, 2018.07.17 with solutions, 2018.06.19 with solutions, 2018.02.22 with solutions, 2018.02.02 with solutions, 2017.09.07 with solutions, 2017.07.18 with solutions, 2017.07.04, 2017.02.07, 2016.09.09, 2016.07.05, 2016.07.19, 2016.07.05, 2015.07.07, 2015.07.22, 2015.09.07, 2015.09.22, 2016.02.16

Previous exams (in Italian) - download

Further execrises (in Italian, different course) - download