Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Control System Analysis and Design

ME 48200 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

Classical feedback concepts, root locus, Bode and Nyquist techniques, state-space formulation, stability, design applications. Students may not receive credit for both 48200 and ECE 38200.


Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Franklin, Pearson,  latest Edition

  • Explain the concept of feedback control
  • Explain the concepts of stability and accuracy for control
  • Relate the zeros and poles of a system to its time response 
  • Plot root-locus and Bode plots manually and by using Matlab 
  • Design lead, lag and lead-lag compensators for a given system to meet the given design specifications
  • Design a control system by using both Bode plots and by root-locus using Matlab and prepare a written report 


  • Introduction to linear systems
  • Modeling, transfer functions and block diagrams
  • Time domain specifications
  • Feedback system properties
  • Stability concepts     
  • State space formulation        
  • Routh and Hurwitz stability criteria
  • Root locus
  • Bode plots and Nyquist criteria
  • Design applications