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LEU236 - Dynamical systems and control engineering
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMEL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    
0210 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   17 Jan 2015 am L,  13 Apr 2015 pm L,  18 Aug 2015 am L

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Docent  Bertil Thomas


LEU235   Dynamical systems and control engineering

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In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge on basic mathematics and handling of electrical systems is demanded. Treatment of complex quantities and Laplace transforms should be known.


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge (theoretical as well as practical) in simulation, analysis and design of technical feedback systems. The course also gives basic understanding of concepts and computer based tools which are used in modelling and simulation of dynamical systems in general.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • explain basic concepts of control engineering, such as dynamical systems, feedback systems, open and closed loop systems, linear and non-linear systems, time-discrete and time-continous systems

  • construct mathematical models for dynamical systems (transfer function models as well as state space models)

  • use common tools in control system design, such as Bode-diagram, Nyquist diagram, Laplace-tranformation, z-transformation etc

  • use common methods for dimensioning of control systems, i e Ziegler-Nichols method, dimensioning with Bode-diagram etc

  • use Matlab and Simulink for analysis and simulation of dynamical systems.


This course gives a basic knowledge on design, analysis and modelling of feedback control systems. The course also gives knowledge of tools such as the laplace transform, z-transform, Bode-diagram, Nyquist-diagram, discretization and blockscheme tranformation. It will also give experience of modern data tools for analysis and simulation of such systems, especially of Matlab Control Toolbox and Simulink.


The education is based on lectures, computer aided exercises, laborations and hand-in exercises.


Textbook: Modern Reglerteknik, B Thomas (Liber)
Exercise book: Modern Reglerteknik, B Thomas (Liber)
"Användarhandbok för Matlab" (L Edsberg, Nada, KTH)
Compendium: "Tillståndsmodeller"


The student must attend all laboratory exercises. There is a written exam at the end of the course. The student is given a grade from 3 to 5 based on the result of the written exam.

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