Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems


Author: Clarence W. de Silva

ISBN: 9781420076868

Copy Right Year:  2009

Pages:  796

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Taylor & Francis

SKU: 9781420076868 Category:


Developed from the author’s academic and industrial experiences, Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems provides a unified treatment of the modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and intelligent control, instrumentation, experimentation, and design. It includes theory, analytical techniques, popular computer tools, simulation details, and applications.

Overcoming the deficiencies of other modeling and control books, this text relates the model to the physical system and addresses why a particular control techniques is suitable for controlling the system. Although MATLAB, Simulink, and LabVIEW are used, the author fully explains the fundamentals and analytical basis behind the methods, the choice of proper tools to analyze a given problem, the ways to interpret and validate the results, and the limitations of the software tools.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 3 cm

Table of Content

Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems

Modeling of Dynamic Systems

Model Linearization

Linear Graphs

Transfer-Function and Frequency-Domain Models

Response Analysis and Simulation

Control System Structure and Performance

Stability and Root Locus Method

Controller Design and Tuning

Digital Control

Advanced Control

Control System Instrumentation

Appendix A: Transform Techniques

Appendix B: Software Tools

Appendix C: Review of Linear Algebra



About The Author

Dr. Clarence W. de Silva, P.E., Fellow ASME and Fellow IEEE, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and occupies the tier 1 Canada Research Chair professorship. Prior to that, he has occupied the NSERC-BC Packers Research Chair professorship in Industrial Automation since 1988. He has served as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University (1978-1987) and as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (1987/1988)


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