Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Chemical Engineering – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 6. semester Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Chemical Materials – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 6. semester Automation, Information Engineering and Management in Chemistry and Food Industry – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Students will write 2 tests during the semester. The sum of points for the tests is 35. Students will successfully pass the tests if they earn at least 20 points. Students also have to pass the oral exam. The maximum number of points for the oral exam is 15 and the students will pass the oral exam successfully if they earn at least 8 points. Students will get credits for the course if they successfully pass both, the written tests and the oral exam. Students are graded as follows: A 46-50 points, B 41-45 points, C 37-40 points, D 32-36 points, E 28-31 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students know fundamentals of modelling and control of processes in chemical and food technology. They are able to develop simple static and dynamic models of tanks, heat exchangers and chemical reactors. They are able to derive input-output process models in the form of transfer functions and to follow the process dynamic using models in the form of transfer functions. The students are able to identify the transfer functions of the controlled processes using an experimental-statistic method. They know principles of on-off and PID controllers. They are able to choose the structure of PID controllers and to tune the controller parameters. They know basic principles of measurement of process variables. They have learned basic control principles of processes in chemical and food technology. They understand the technological schemes with measurement and control loops.
Transfer function and transfer functions of complex systems
Poles and zeros
Modelling of tanks
Modelling of heat exchangers
Modelling of a chemical reactor
Feed-back control loop
Reference tracking and disturbance rejection
Analytical methods for controller synthesis
Experimental methods for controller synthesis
Measurement of process variables
Technological schemes with measurement and control loops
Language of instruction:
The course is recommended for students in the second year of study in the bachelor study program Automation, Information Engineering and Management in Chemistry and Food Industry, and it is recommended for students in the third year of study in the other bachelor study programmes.
Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics was established in 1.1.2006 from two departments: Department of Information Engineering and Process Control and Department of Mathematics.