Introductory Motion Control

This page contains links to introductory notes and exercises on motion control. The focus is on hydraulic systems, but the control system concepts apply equally well to other technologies (e.g. electro-mechanical, pneumatic)

Reference: Dorf & Bishop, Modern Control Systems, 12th edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2011

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ME 4710 Figure Simulink Model of Closed Loop Hydraulic Actuator
Simulink Model of a Closed-loop Hydraulic Cylinder Positioning System

Integrator Wind-up, Saturation, and Noise Filters

  1. Integrator Wind-up
  2. PID Root Locus Design with a First Order Noise Filter

Differential Equations and Difference Equations

Difference Equations and Approximate Solutions to Differential Equations

Equation Sheets (from Introductory Control Systems)

  1. Equation Sheet #1
  2. Equation Sheet #2
  3. Equation Sheet #3 – Step Response Plots