Lecturer: Sayyed Mahmoud Reza Pishvaie

Status (in the study program): Compulsory course in graduate study, for Simulation & Control Group

Aims/Scope/Objectives: The students are acquainted with engineering judgment, analysis and design of modern (& optimal) control systems in chemical processes. The basic aim is to familiarize student with key components and behavior of dynamical systems with an emphasis on MIMO systems. In the early sections of the lectures (named Advanced Control Methods), students are brought the improvement schemes of  the closed loop behavior such as time-delay compensation, cascaded loops and the likes. The two remaining parts, named Modern and Optimal Control Methods, discuss about time-domain (state-space) analysis and design of  processes.


[1] Stephanopoulos, G. , Chemical Process Control, Prentice-Hall (1984).

[2] Ogunnaike, B.A.  and W. H. Ray, Process Dynamics, Modelling and Control, Oxford University Press (1994).

[3] Bequette, B.W. , Process Control: Modeling, Design, and Simulation, Prentice-Hall (2003).

[4]  Romagnoli, J.A. and A. Palazoglu, Introduction to Process Control, Taylor and Francis (2006).

[5] Seborg, D.E., T.F. Edgar and D.A. Mellichamp, Process Dynamics and Control, 2 nd ed., Wiley (2004).

[6] Smith, C.A. and A.B. Corripio, Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control, 3 rd ed., Wiley (2005).

[7]  Luyben, M.L. and W.L. Luyben, Essentials of Process Control, McGraw-Hill (1997).

[8] Ogata, K.  Modern Control Engineering, 4th Ed., Prentice-Hall Inc. (2002).

[9] Anderson, B.D.O., and J.B. Moore, Linear Optimal Control, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc. (1971).

[10] Athans, M., and P.L. Falb, Optimal Control: An Introduction to the theory and Its Applications, NY: McGraw-Hill (1965).

[11] Cheng, D.K., Analysis of Linear Systems, Reading MA: Addison-Weseley Publishing Co. (1959).

[12] Kailath, T., Linear Systems, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc. (1971).

[13] Chen, C-T., Linear System Theory and Design, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, NY (1999).

[14] Skogestad, S. and Postlethwaite,  I., Multivariable Feedback Control, Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons (2007).


Teaching Method: Lectures.

Prerequisites: Mathematics, (preferably) MATLAB/SIMULINK.

Personal work required: Home works & Quiz  Attendance

Examination method: Exam-based.


1. Preface (last updated : 1391/04/18)

2. Review of Classical Control Methods (SISO) (last updated : 1391/04/18)

3. Adv. Control, Loop Improvement (last updated : 1391/04/18)

4. State space - fundamentals (last updated: 1391/04/18)

5.Canonical forms (last updated: 1391/04/18)

6. Solution of linear ODEs (last updated: 1391/04/18)

7. Transformations (last updated: 1391/04/18)

8. Stability (last updated: 1391/04/18)

9. MIMO Design (Freq. Domain) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

10. Pole Placement (SISO) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

11. Pole Placement (MIMO) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

12. State Estimation (Observers) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

13. Plant-wide Control (Interaction problem) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

14. Optimal Control (Introduction) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

15. Optimal Control (Dynamic Optimization) (last updated: 1391/04/18)

16. Optimal Linear Control (last updated: 1391/04/18)

17. Optimal Linear Regulators (last updated: 1391/04/18)



1.  SimWorkShop_sfunc.pdf

2. Simulink Tutorial



5.  MatrixCookBook.pdf

6. Documentation

7. Similarity Transform (Tanks of Thanks to Ms Daviran)

8. Matrix Functions (Tanks of Thanks to Mr Moradvandi)

9. Quadratic Forms (Thanks to Ms Daviran)

10. Matrix Norms (Thanks to Ms Daviran)

11. Analytical Solutions for State Space Equations (Thanks to Mr Akbari)

12. Controllability & Observability (Thanks to Ms Daviran) (Minor revision needed)

Format of HW sheet when delivered :

Home-works (assignments)

Previous HWs (taken as bonus): HW01_93, HW02_93.

HW01, Due date: 1394/08/09

HW02, Due date: 1394/08/23

HW03, Due date: 1394/09/28

HW04, Due date: 1394/10/05

HW05, Due date: 1394/10/26