Part I- Process Modeling

* Introduction

 

* Dynamical modeling of chemical systems

  Linear and nonlinear models

  Non-dimensionalization

 

* Linearization

 

* The Laplace transform

  Definition-properties

  Solution of linear ODEs

 

* Transfer function

  Qualitative nature of solutions, open-loop stability

 

* Analysis of process models

  1st order systems

  2nd order systems

  Higher order systems

  Inverse response

  Time delay systems Pade approximations

 

Part II Feedback Control

 

* Introduction-Control Instrumentation

 

* Block Diagrams

 

* PID control

 

* Stability Analysis of closed-loop systems

  Routh-Hurwitz

  Root locus

 

* Performance criteria

 

* Frequency Response Analysis

  Bode diagrams

  Nyquist plots

  Nyquist, Bode stability criteria

 

* Tuning of feedback controllers

  Cohen-Coon tuning technique

  Robust designs (Gain and Phase Margins)

  Ziegler-Nichols tuning techniques

 

* Synthesis of feedback controllers

  Q-parametrization

  IMC control

  Direct synthesis

 

Part III- Advanced Control Systems

 

* Dead time compensation, Design for systems with inverse response, closed-loop pole placement

 

* Synthesis of Feedforward controllers, Ratio Control

 

* Synthesis of Feedforward/Feedback loops

* Cascade Control

 

* Adaptive and Inferential Control

 

* Control of Multivariable Processes, RGA, Decouplers