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Dynamic Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems [Kindle Edition]

Bohdan T. Kulakowski , John F. Gardner , J. Lowen Shearer
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0521864356
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0521864350
  • Edition: 3
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Book Description

This textbook is ideal for a course in engineering systems dynamics and controls. The work is a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. Starting with a discussion of mathematical models in general, and ordinary differential equations, the book covers input/output and state space models, computer simulation and modeling methods and techniques in mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid domains. Frequency domain methods, transfer functions and frequency response are covered in detail. The book concludes with a treatment of stability, feedback control (PID, lead-lag, root locus) and an introduction to discrete time systems. This new edition features many new and expanded sections on such topics as: solving stiff systems, operational amplifiers, electrohydraulic servovalves, using Matlab with transfer functions, using Matlab with frequency response, Matlab tutorial and an expanded Simulink tutorial. The work has 40% more end-of-chapter exercises and 30% more examples.


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Book Description

This is a textbook for undergraduate courses in system dynamics and controls. It presents a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. Beginning with a discussion of mathematical models and ODE's, the book covers input/output and state space models, computer simulation and modeling methods and techniques in mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid domains.

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This book is a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. The first portion of the book deals with the fundamentals of dynamics system modeling including a discussion of mechanical systems (translational and rotational), analytical solutions of ordinary differential equations and a discussion of state space theory. A greatly expanded treatment of numerical methods and techniques for computer simulation is also included. The nest portion of the text deals with modeling systems from various physical domains (electrical, fluid, and thermal) and systems which combine many physical domains. The book concludes with an introduction to the concepts and theory pertinent to automatic control systems, including computer control systems.

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  • File Size: 21240 KB
  • Print Length: 502 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (July 2, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001APYNDE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars David From SC,USA April 23, 2001
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A great introduction to control theory.However, it would help if you know something about differential equations. I read Ogata's book on control (over 900 pages) from cover to cover twice and still could not figure out exactly what state variables are. This book explains things very well but you do need to do the problems at the end of each chapter. The use of "free-body" diagrams is a great idea.Ogata's book is great for explaining a lot of the details but this book explains the important things in a concise but easy to understand manner. I now finally understand how to draw a system diagram by starting from the inputs for each separate system. Everything is brought together -- system diagrams,transfer functions,state variables,the purpose for LaPlace transforms,and input-output models. This is not a book about control theory and it is covered in only the last two chapters but if you are taking, or going to take, a course in control theory,read this book first. It will save you a lot of frustration and bewilderment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but expects knowledge from other courses January 31, 2010
Format:Hardcover
The book can be wordy at times and very author specific for terms. He doesnt use the symbols most students are used to using to represent variables. Don't buy unless professor required.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mechatronics Foundation February 11, 2009
Format:Hardcover
I'm finally starting to understand! I took a class and lab as an undergrad and got my B and barely understood anything except Laplace Transforms (the math part). I won't bash that book here, but it was bad.

This book starts from the ME Dynamics, ME Heat Transfer, and ME Fluids courses as foundations and takes you to the control level slowly without jumping straight into diff equations. Too many classes and books can't succsessfully bridge this critical engineering gap through basic mechanics examples and instead they attempt to bridge it through pure math. BIG MISTAKE!

This book makes the transition nicely. You can generate useful equations here (which is often the most difficult part of controls.) Lots of time spent on each type of system and their repective variables.

If you want to study pure math without application background knowledge then this isn't the book for you. If you want real world examples that apply to your long term ME career, then this would be a way to get started.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good product September 4, 2011
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I got the book fast and it is just like it was advertised
I am happy with this seller.
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