Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Dynamics of Processes
Course unit code 072722020502
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Stefan BONERZ

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Examples of applications: Mechatronic and power engineering systems; forced oscillation incl. resonance; coupled systems; PID controllers and digital systems. Methods:

  • Description of dynamic continuous systems as differential equations.
  • Solving common differential equations in the time and frequency domain, Laplace and Z transform, free and forced response, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of state space descriptions
  • Identification of dynamic systems by parameter estimation from data
  • Introductory control technology: transfer function, block diagrams, feedback, frequency response, stability
  • Control and Optimal Control of Dynamic Systems: PID Controller and Optimization
  • Introduction to digital control systems

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students got to know a variety of dynamic systems from different areas. Students will understand overlapping similarities and differences in modeling and the dynamic properties of the processes that can be derived from them. They are able to understand dynamic systems and processes.

  • Formulate and classify out of questions
  • Model in time and frequency domain and identify from measurement data
  • Solve with analytical and numerical methods
  • Simulate and analyze
  • Optimized control and regulation

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated Course

Assessment methods and criteria
  • Evaluation of assignments in small groups and individual work
  • Final examination



Recommended or required reading
  • Schulz, Gerd; Graf, Klemens (2015): Regelungstechnik 1: Lineare und nichtlineare Regelung, rechnergestützter Reglerentwurf. 5. Auflage. Berlin ; Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  • Bronson, Richard (2014): Differential Equations. 4. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Farlow, Stanley J. (2006): An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications. Mineola, N.Y: DOVER PUBN INC.
  • Nise, Norman S. (2017): Nise’s Control Systems Engineering. Global. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • de Oliveira, Maurício C. (2017): Fundamentals of Linear Control: A Concise Approach. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Seborg, Dale E. u.a. (2019): Process Dynamics and Control. 4th Edition, EMEA Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Dincer, Ibrahim; Rosen, Marc A.; Ahmadi, Pouria (2017): Optimization of Energy Systems. 1. edition, Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.
  • Luenberger, David G. (1979): Introduction To Dynamic Systems: Theory, Models and Applications. New York: Wiley.
  • Papageorgiou, Markos; Leibold, Marion; Buss, Martin (2009): Optimierung: Statische, Dynamische, Stochastische Verfahren für die Anwendung. 3. neu bearb. und erw. Auflage. Berlin: Springer.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Presence course. Students will be informed of the lecturer's attendance requirements before the start of the course.