University College London

Process Dynamics and Control


Iowa State Course Substitution

Process Control

CH E 421

Course Info

International Credits: 7.5
Converted Credits: 4.5
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This module introduces dynamic processes and process control techniques. Module Summary: -Development of a mathematical model. -Modelling considerations for control purposes. -First second and higher order systems. -Dynamic testing. -Deviation variables. -Linearisation. -Linear operations. -The Laplace transform. -The feedback concept. -Control loop elements. -Block diagrams. -Open and closed loop transfer functions. -Controller types and characteristics. -Control of first, second and higher order systems. -Control system design and stability. -Controller tuning. -Frequency response techniques. -Correlation methods. -Complex control systems: dead time and inverse response control, cascade control, feedforward and ratio control, adaptive and inferential control. -Multi-variable processes - loop interaction and decoupling. -Relative Gain Array. -Computer control - hardware and software. -Plant-wide control system design.


Evaluation Date:
April 14, 2017
Monica Lamm
curriculum committee decision