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Trends in Control and Measurement Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080357362, 9781483298962

Trends in Control and Measurement Education

1st Edition

Selected Papers from the IFAC Symposium, Swansea, UK, 11-13 July 1988

Editors: D.P. Atherton D.A. Linkens
eBook ISBN: 9781483298962
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 20th March 1989
Page Count: 253
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Table of Contents

Subject headings and selected papers: Plenary Address. Advances in automatic control education, M J Rabins. Real-Time Control. Educational laboratory automatic control system, S V Odri & D P Petrovacki. Experiences in the teaching of sequencing control, W Schaufelberger. Process Control. Training by interactive computer simulation, M King. Process control instruction at Miami University linking classroom, computers and laboratories, M H Waller. Measurement and Instrumentation. Development of educational programmes in manufacturing metrology, C Butler et al. The role of the IEEE 488 interface bus in the teaching of instrumentation and measurement, J R Pugh. Software Development and Utilisation. The use of a graphical pre-processor for computer-aided control system design as an educational tool, H A Barker et al. An extension to a commercial CACSD package for use in a basic control course, A Goucem & D P Atherton. Course Design and Teaching Methods. The role of control engineering in the education and training of engineer officers of the Royal Navy, J Davis & N Mort. Control systems: A first course, K Warwick. Robotics and Services. An intelligent control systems apparatus for the control engineering laboratory, P E Wellstead & R Jones. An interactive tool for computer-aided manufacturing sequence specification, B Gasnier & C Vercauter. Continuing Education. Design of a continuing education development programme on condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management (COMADEM) discipline, B K N Rao. Education in basic technology - A renaissance in developing countries, A Yamamoto. Author Index. Keyword Index.

342 lit. refs., 219 illus.


This volume is the published Proceedings of selected papers from the IFAC Symposium, Swansea, 11-13 July 1988, where a forum was provided for discussion of the latest advances and techniques in the education of control and instrument engineers. Seven major topics were covered to aid lecturers in understanding, developing and presenting systems engineering - control and measurement - as a subject to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The teaching of real-time computer control as a topic and laboratory experiments for both continuous and discrete systems were discussed, as was process control, with the emphasis on providing the student with engineering experience by using scaled-down equipment which would teach practical skills. Included in the Proceedings are papers on measurement and instrumentation, an area felt to be neglected within academic instruction. The development of software tools for systems design within systems engineering was included, as was the exchange of teaching packages and methods between academics, and the education curriculum of systems engineering within developing countries. These Proceedings will prove to be a useful up-to-date guide and reference source for all lecturers and professors involved in curriculum development and the teaching of control and measurement in systems engineering.


For professors and lecturers involved in the teaching of systems and control engineering.


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About the Editors

D.P. Atherton

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Sussex, UK

D.A. Linkens

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK