MENG690       Special topics in applied mechanics: Digital Control of Dynamic Systems

Fall 2015



Course Introduction:

Control systems are an integral part of everyday life in today’s society. They control our appliances, our entertainment centers, our car and our office environment, they control our industrial processes and our transportation system, and they control our exploration of land, sea, air and space. Almost all of these applications use digital controllers implemented with computers, microprocessors, or digital electronics. Every electrical, chemical or mechanical engineer student should therefore be familiar with the theory of digital controllers.


Catalog Description:

Introduction to Digital Control, Basic concepts of z-transformation, Impulse Response, Frequency Response of Discrete-Time Systems, Modeling of Digital Control Systems, Steady-State Error Computation for Digital Control Systems,  Analysis and design of Digital Control Systems,  z-Root Locus, Frequency Response Methods, State-Space Analysis of Digital Control Systems, Controllability, Observability.

Instructor:  Dr. Saeed Asiri       Office: 229B               ext.: 51345        Email:

Course Website:

Course Time:             Monday and Wednesday 6:30 pm to 7:50 pm

Office Hours:             You can contact me virtually any time you like:

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  • Digital Control Engineering,  M. Sami Fadali and A. Visioli, Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2013.  (download)


  • Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, 3rd edition, G.F. Franklin, J.D. Powell, M. Workman. (download)

  • Discrete-Time Control Systems, 2rd edition, Katsuhiko Ogata, (Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1995).  (download)

  • Digital Control System Analysis and Design, 3rd edition, C.L. Phillips and H.T. Nagle.  (download)

  • Digital Control, K.M. Moudgalya.

  • Digital Control Systems, 2nd edition, B. Kuo



Prerequisites by topic:

Basics of Laplace transformation, linear algebra, continuous-time system modeling and analysis, and continuous-time feedback system stability