Applied industrial control: an introduction
This book is much more than a standard control text and aims to provide a bridge between the theory taught in academic institutions and the pragmatic practice of industrial control. Currently the microprocessor revolution is having a major impact on automatic control and instrumentation practice. A significant part of the book is devoted to microprocessors and their use in the control context. The book is essentially divided into three parts covering (1) the hardware and software aspects of microprocessors; (2) control algorithms which can be used in the industrial context and (3) the technology of measurement and actuation and how it is being modified by the introduction of microprocessors. Each chapter contains numerous worked examples and exercises. Uses SI Units
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actuator algorithm amplifier applied bellows block calculate central processing unit characteristic circuit closed-loop poles closed-loop system coefficient compensator consider constant control system corresponding decoupling defined desired value determined diagonal diagram dynamic eigenvalues equation error example execution feedback filter flow rate flowmeter fluid gain gauge given input input/output instruction Laplace transforms linear liquid loop matrix G(s memory method microprocessor minimisation module necessary Nichol chart Nyquist obtained open-loop operation operational amplifier optimal optimal control ordinal counter output parameters peripheral perturbation phase plug pneumatic pole assignment polynomial possible pressure drop problem processor programme pulsation pyrometer random variables regulation response result servomechanism set-point shown in Figure signal solution speed stable state-feedback step response task temperature thermistor thermocouple tion transfer function transfer function matrix tube valve variation vector voltage zero