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## controller (computer or chip)
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# A control loop consists of:
## actuator (takes action)
## sensor (measures)
## controller (computer or chip)
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Run through this example problem in MATLAB / Simulink. Think about control loops around you and the three essential elements: (1) actuator (2) sensor and (3) controller. Be prepared to discuss this in the next class period.
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## '''Disturbances''': what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from the desired target?
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## '''Disturbances''': what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from the desired target?

!!!! Control Loop Introduction

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# Review the list of competencies ([[Main/CourseCompetencies|here) and make a mental note of which ones you have already mastered.
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# Review the list of competencies ([[Main/CourseCompetencies|here]]) and make a mental note of which ones you have already mastered.
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# Review the list of competencies ([[Main/CourseCompetencies|here) and make a mental note of which ones you have already mastered.
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## '''Disturbances''': what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from it's desired target?
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## '''Disturbances''': what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from the desired target?
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# Be prepared to discuss examples of controllers around you. For each example, identify:
## Controlled variable: what is it trying to maintain, optimize, or control?
## Manipulated variable: what is it changing to achieve the control objective?
## Disturbances: what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from it's desired target?
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# Be prepared to discuss examples of controllers around you. For each system that you can identify, make a mental note of the following characteristics of that system:
## '''CV - Controlled variable''': what is it trying to maintain, optimize, or control?
## '''MV - Manipulated variable''': what is it changing to achieve the control objective?
## '''Disturbances'''
: what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from it's desired target?
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!!! Lecture 1 - Introduction to Process Dynamics and Control

Welcome to Process Dynamics and Control course. Below are the lecture notes for the first class period.

[[Attach:Lecture1.pdf | Lecture 1 Class Notes]]

!!!! Homework

# Course reading for next class: Chapter 1 (PDC), Chapter 1 (PPC).
# Please fill out the information sheet. There is a [[InfoSheet|link]] under Course Information in the navigation bar.
# Be prepared to discuss examples of controllers around you. For each example, identify:
## Controlled variable: what is it trying to maintain, optimize, or control?
## Manipulated variable: what is it changing to achieve the control objective?
## Disturbances: what may cause the controlled variable to deviate from it's desired target?