Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW - With International Students

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW - With International Students

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Industrial Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    60
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION
    Engineering students must become familiar with the use of control techniques and technologies
    of industrial process automation. LabVIEW is currently a standard tool in the industry for the
    design and implementation of industrial control, especially in the areas of control,
    instrumentation and electronics. This course focuses on providing students with sufficient
    theoretical, practical, and technological knowledge to address the planning and proposal of
    industrial control solutions. The course also uses LabVIEW as a design and implementation tool
    deepening in the development of industrial control applications. These are topics usually related
    to most of the working environments for engineers in industry.

    OBJECTIVES
    - Learn the LabVIEW programming techniques
    - Develop a real professional project in the LabVIEW programming environment.
    - Analyze, design, and develop control applications in the LabVIEW programming
    environment.

    CONTENTS

    PART 1: Introduction
    Introduction to instrumentation and control systems. Presentation of the National Instruments
    tools as a standar in industry.
    Automotive industry applications examples. Introduction to LabVIEW Programming
    Environment.

    PART 2: LabVIEW Programming techniques
    Topics:
    1. LabVIEW Basics
    2. Data structures in LabVIEW
    3. Modular application development
    4. Hardware for data acquisition
    5. Common design patterns in LabVIEW
    6. User Interface Control
    7. Advance techniques for file management
    8. Control using LabVIEW
    9. Industrial communications using LabVIEW

    PART 3: Development of Control System applications in the LabVIEW Environment.

    METHODOLOGY
    Activities inside the classroom:
    * Classes for contextualizing the control architectures and the different measuring and control
    technologies presented in the automotive control systems.
    * Exposition classes in which the various technological elements presented in an industrial plant
    are described, and their properties, advantages, limitations and practical operation are analyzed
    and evaluated.
    * Laboratory practices are developed in the National Instruments Laboratory, where LabVIEW
    is used to analyze, design, and implement industrial control applications. All the control
    strategies explained in exposition classes are implemented in a practical manner in the
    laboratory.

    Activities outside the classroom
    * Personal study of the material compiled during the activities carried out in class and solution
    of the different work proposed.
    * Fulfillment of the different tasks proposed (exercises, problems, cases and questions) that will
    be submitted by means of the learning platform (Moodle), assessed by the professor, and
    returned back to the student.

    ASSESSMENT
    * Final Examination (40%)
    * Evaluation of the laboratory activities (30%)
    * Continuous Evaluation (30%)
    o Activities (questions, exercises) done individually
    o Reports on activities done by the group
    o Evaluation of personal work done during the development of the practical work in the
    laboratory

    READINGS
    - Automotive Control Systems. U Kiencke and L. Nielsen. Springer, 2005.
    - Automated Continuous Process Control, Carlos A. Smith. Wiley, 2002.
    All the information and material needed for the course is available on-line to all the registered
    students. The student will be able to virtually and interactively follow all of the material,
    activities, work and evaluations related with the subject. The previously mentioned material is
    the following:
    o Syllabus
    o Main bibliography
    o Slides classified by chapter
    o Guide for laboratory sessions
    o Additional documents and URLs that complement the basic material
    o Additional bibliographic references

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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