Course detail

Automation and Control

FSI-IARAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is concerned with problems of measurement, automation and regulation in branches of heating ventilation and air-condition. Attention is paid to individual parts of real control loop. The students are acquainted with sensors and measuring devices, regulators and actors in control systems used for regulation of temperature, humidity, heating, ventilation and air-condition of buildings. The course is also focused on the equipment starting from elementary regulators to modern systems of integrated automation of buildings.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

General overview of methods, principles and devices for measurement, automation and regulation of heating, ventilation and air-condition of buildings and applying the acquired knowledge for solving a specific assignment.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge from physics and mathematics, introduction from theory automatic control, basic knowledge of problems of heating and ventilation in buildings

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

De Silva, C., Control, Sensors and Actuators : New Jersey : Prentice Hall 1989.
Jokl, M., Měření a automatická regulace systémů : Praha : Ediční středisko ČVUT v Praze 1990.
Levine, s., W. et al, The Control Handbook : Salem : CRC Press, Inc. 1996.
Bašta, J., Regulace vytápění : Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT v Praze 2002.
Toman, K., Kunc, J., Systémová technika budov : Praha : FCC Public, 1998.
Doubrava, J., a kol., Regulace vytápění : Praha : Společnost pro techniku prostředí 2000.
Székyová,M.; Ferstl, K.; Nový, R. Větrání a klimatizace : Bratislava : Jaga group 2006. 360s. ISBN 80-8076-037-3.
Székyová,M.; Ferstl, K.; Nový, R. Větrání a klimatizace : Bratislava : Jaga group 2006. 360s. ISBN 80-8076-037-3.
Valeš,M.; Inteligentní dům : Brno : ERA group 2006. 123 s. ISBN 80-7366-062-8.
Valeš,M.; Inteligentní dům : Brno : ERA group 2006. 123 s. ISBN 80-7366-062-8.
VALTER, J.: Regulace v praxi aneb jak to dělám já. :Praha: BEN-technická literatura Praha, 2010. 176 s. ISBN 80-7366-062-8.
BAŠTA, J.; Regulace v technice prostředí staveb. :Praha: Česká technika – nakladatelství ČVUT v Praze, 2014 194 s. ISBN 978-80-01-05455-0.
BAŠTA, J.; Regulace v technice prostředí staveb. :Praha: Česká technika – nakladatelství ČVUT v Praze, 2014 194 s. ISBN 978-80-01-05455-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course - unit credit: participation in laboratory exercises and presentation of work results. Resulting evaluation up to 10 points is included in the result of the examination, provided credit is to obtain at least 6 points.
Exam: written test of all problems the subject (0 - 40 points). Total the student receives up to 50 points, condition passing of the exam at least 26 points. Classification: excellent (46-50 points), very good (41-45 points), good (36-40 points), satisfactory (31-35 points), sufficient (26-30 points), failed (0-25 points).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Students will have an overall view of methods and devices for measurement, automation and regulation of basic parameters of environment in heating, ventilation and air-condition and their practical utilizing in practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in laboratory exercises is monitored . An absence is compensated by solving individual assignments.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, importance of automation, control loop
2. Feedback – measuring circuit, properties of measuring devices
3. Principles, methods and devices for measurement basic parameters of environment
4. Unified signals in control loop, amplifiers
5. Basics of automation, types of control modes and controllers
6. Continuous and discontinuous control in heating and ventilation control
7. Compact controllers and programmable logic controllers
8. Actuators in heating, ventilation and air-condition
9. Methods of solving simple control application in heating and ventilation technique
10.Using PC for measurement and control
11.Devices for visualization and remote measurement and control by means of the Internet
12.Basics of integral systems of automation building – others monitored functions in a building
13.Modern systems – intelligent building, smart city

labs and studios

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Static and dynamic characteristics of devices
2. Measurement of basic quantities in Environmental Engineering
3. Unified signals in control loop, converters
4. Elementary control loops
5. Measurement automation and using PC for control
6. Samples of software for measurement and control support
7. The final exercise, evaluation, credit