Course: Automation

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Course title Automation
Course code AUART/A4AUT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Navrátil Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Pekař Libor, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Vašek Vladimír, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Pišan Radim, Ing.
  • Plšek Stanislav, Ing.
Course content
- Fundamentals of automation, analogue and discrete systems, principles, tools, examples. - Analogue systems control by the help of continuous controllers, principle, technical tools for practical solving. - Discrete control of analogue systems, principles, tools, examples. - Standard industrial physical quantities measuring - temperature, pressure, transformation units, A/D converters, signals range. - Continuous plant, its analogue and discrete model, mathematical description, examples. - Mathematical tools for the control system description, Laplace and Z transformation. - Mathematical description of the basic analogue control loop. - Examples of the processing fundamental loop signals in the case of continuous control loop. - Mathematical description of the basic discrete control loop. - Examples of the processing fundamental loop signals in the case of discrete control loop. - Quality calculating of the analogue and discrete control system. - Non-continuous systems control and mathematical tools for implementation, overview, examples. - Technical tools for discontinuous system control, programmable logic controllers. - Higher control forms definition - optimal systems, adaptive systems, expert systems, principles, examples.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Methods for working with texts (Textbook, book), Exercises on PC, Individual work of students
Learning outcomes
The course is intended for students of the second year. The aim is to acquaint students with the basic information from the area of automatic control, their principles and tools for practical solving. The content of the course is focused to the basic knowledge of the automatic control of the analogue plants by the help both analogue and discrete control loop solving. There are described basic mathematical tools and their utilization for the control loop description and basic controllers synthesis.
The student is well informed in the area of automation of continuous and discrete technological systems. Is able to decide, whether this area is interesting for him/her to continue the course in the following ? master?s ? studies.
It is assumed that the student has basic knowledge of college mathematics and physics which is covered in the first three semesters of studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Composite examination (Written part + oral part)

Min. 80% active attendance at laboratory exercises, submission of all laboratory reports on the required level. The exam consists of written and oral parts. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Advanced Control with MATLAB & Simulink. 3rd ed. London : Ellis Horwood Limited, 1996. ISBN 013309667X.
  • Balátě, Jaroslav. Automatické řízení. 1. vyd. Praha : BEN - technická literatura, 2003. ISBN 8073000202.
  • KOZÁK, Š. Lineárne číslicové systémy I. Skripta EF STU, Bratislava.
  • KUBÍK, S., KOTEK, Z., STREJC, V., ŠTECHA J. Teorie automatického řízení I - lineární a nelireární systémy, SNTL, Praha, 1982.
  • O´DWYER, A. Handbook of PI and PID Contoller Tuning Rules. 2 ed., Imperial College Press, london, 2006. ISBN 1-86094-622-4.
  • OGUNNAIKE, B. A.; W. HARMON RAY. Process Dynamics, Modeling and Contro. Oxford University Press, NY, 1994. ISBN 0-19-509119-1.
  • PROKOP, P. Základy automatizace pro bakalářské studium, Skripta FT VUT, Zlín.
  • Prokop, Roman. Teorie automatického řízení II pro bakalářské studium. 1. vyd. Zlín : FT VUT, 2000. ISBN 8021417412.
  • Prokop, Roman. Základy automatizace pro bakalářské studium. 1. vyd. Zlín : FT VUT, 1998. ISBN 8021412518.
  • VAŠEK, V. Elektronická pomůcka pro přednášky z TAŘ II, interní síť FAI, UTB ve Zlíně.
  • Vašek, Vladimír. Teorie automatického řízení. Vyd. 1. Brno : Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1990. ISBN 802140115X.

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