Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate engineering students, this is an introduction to control systems, their functions, and their current role in engineering design. Organized from a design rather than an analysis viewpoint, it shows students how to carry out practical engineering design on all types of control systems. Covers basic analysis, operating and design techniques as well as hardware/software implementation. Includes case studies.
Addressing topics from system elements and simple first- and second-order systems to complex lumped- and distributed-parameter models of practical machines and processes, this work details the utility of systems dynamics for the analysis and design of mechanical, fluid, thermal and mixed engineering systems. It emphasizes digital simulation and integrates frequency-response methods throughout.;College or university bookshops may order five or more copies at a special student price, available on request.
Doebelin's MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS & DESIGN 5/e provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of measurement, instrumentation and experimentation; it is geared mainly for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students, though other majors can also utilize it. The book is also a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for engineering professionals. The 5/e features expanded coverage of sensors and computer tools in measurement & experimentation. Measurement techniques related to micro- and nano-technologies are now discussed, reflecting the growing importance of these technologies, The newest computer methods are covered, and Doebelin has added a significant commercial software connection for users of the book. Specific coverage of MATLAB, SIMULINK, and the lab simulation package DASY LAB is provided with the book. A Book Website will accompany the text, providinglinks to commercial sites of interest, user software resources, and detailed, password-protected solutions to all chapter problems.
This text presents an organized treatment of the methods and tools used in engineering experimental work. It is designed for students laboratory courses, and practicing engineers engaged in experimental test and development work.
Integrating physical modeling, mathematical analysis, and computer simulation, Instrumentation Design Studies explores a wide variety of specific and practical instrumentation design situations. The author uses MATLAB® and SIMULINK® for dynamic system simulation, Minitab® for statistical applications, and Mathcad for general engineering computations. Rather than consult the extensive manuals of these software packages, readers can access handy, sharply focused material in the appendices to assist in comprehension. After introducing the techniques behind the design of experiments (DOE), the book discusses several technologies for implementing vibration isolation, the design of a high-accur...