Automation, EIEN50

Course material

Course information
Additional literature
Lectures
Lecture recordings
Simulation tasks

Lab exercises and manual

Old exams
Exam

Course evaluations (CEQ)

Teachers

Assoc. prof. Ulf Jeppsson ulf.jeppsson(@)iea.lth.se
Assoc. prof. Gunnar Lindstedt gunnar.lindstedt(@)iea.lth.se
Dr Ramesh Saagi ramesh.saagi(@)iea.lth.se



Studerandeexpeditionen på IEA är öppen på vardagar (dock ej fredagar) kl 11.00-12.30. Telefon: 046-222 92 90. Andra tider efter överenskommelse. Du kan även kontakta oss via epost: studexp_iea@listserver.lu.se

The IEA student administration is open weekdays (not Fridays) 11.00-12.30. Phone: 046-222 92 90. Other times by agreement. You can also contact us by email: studexp_iea@listserver.lu.se


News:

Posted 2022-04-14

The final grades from the exam 2022-03-17 and approval of simulation tasks and laboratory exercises have now been included in LADOK. A complete exam including master solutions is available in the directory "Exam". If you want to check your exam ("visning") you are welcome to come to the IEA lecture room at KC4 level +2 (same room as the AKS lectures) on Monday April 25, between 12:00 and 12:45. Ulf and Gunnar will be available there.


Posted 2022-04-11

Dear Automation students,
The final grades from the exam 2022-03-17 are now available in the directory "Exam". The list is based on your anonymous personal codes. The grades are F/3/4/5 where F marks "Fail". The resuls will also go into LADOK today or tomorrow. Note that the next exam possibility is on Thursday August 25 2022, at 14:00-19:00 in the IEA seminar room at KC4.


Posted 2022-04-08

Dear Automation students,
those of you who took the exam on March 17 know that we had promised to provide you with the final results by today Friday April 8. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances we are not finished yet. We will have the results for you in the afternoon on Monday April 11 and immediately make an anonymous list available on the course web site (directory Exam). Then the results will be available also in LADOK on Tuesday or Wednesday. We are sorry for this delay.
Enjoy the weekend and Easter holidays!


Posted 2022-03-04

The exam is in Victoria Stadium halls 2A+2B on Thursday March 17, 08.00 - 13.00. You may bring/use the course book, the HMI paper hardcopy, your calculator (memory cleared), Tefyma, formula sheets (from the Automatic Control department, available in directory "Additional literature") and a dictionary to the exam. The exam is given in English and you may respond in English or Swedish. After you hand in your exam we kindly ask you to immediately fill in the course evaluation form (CEQ) and hand in. Best of luck.


Posted 2022-03-04

All students have now been formally approved on Laboratory exercises 1, 2 and 3.


Posted 2022-03-01

All students have now been formally approved on Simulation Task no 2. A hard copy with some comments/corrections will be handed back to you when you arrive at Lab exercise 3. On the lecture on Wednesday March 2 we go through the two simulation tasks together.


Posted 2022-02-21

Guest lecture on Thursday February 24. Do not miss the opportunity to follow the lecture by prof. em. Gustaf Olsson live (almost compulsory). Gustaf will discuss numerous examples of automation based on his vast experience and most likely also go a bit outside the course book. Therefore extra important to be there live and be able to ask your own specific questions. The content of the lecture is part of the course and may appear on the exam.


Posted 2022-02-21

All students have now been formally approved on Simulation Task no 1. A hard copy with some comments/corrections will be handed back to you when you arrive at Lab exercise 2. All students have now also handed in Simulation Task no 2 reports. Corrections of those will start ASAP.


Posted 2022-02-10

Due to some unknown technical problem we realised yesterday that you students could not even see and find the Automation course 2022 in Canvas, and have not been able to do so for the entire semester. Although we do not actively use Canvas in the course, there is of course a module for Automation 2022 in Canvas and you can access the course web site and all the documents and videos etc from within Canvas so you can stay in that system if you want to. You should now have access.
If you have questions that you want to bring up during the Q&A session on Tuesday Feb 15 at 8:15 - 10:00 please note that Ulf is only available the first hour. So questions related to the simulations tasks, chapters 3 and 6 in the book etc must be made before 08:55. Questions related to the laboratory tasks and Gunnar:s chapters in the book can be made also during the second hour.


Posted 2022-02-09

At the lecture on Monday Feb. 14 at 8:15 the laboratory system and lab exercises will be further discussed with focus on Lab 2. Make sure to prepare and read the laboratory manual available on the course web site before the lecture so that you can ask questions and get clarifications live during the lecture. Much better if you follow the lecture live than watch it on video afterwards.
We will contiune to have the lectures via Zoom until the end of the course. Also note that we are rapidly approching the deadline (February 9) for submitting your report regarding the second Simulation Task. Only about 65% received so far (6 p.m.). Please submit ASAP by email or contact me (Ulf Jeppsson) if you need a small time extension.


Posted 2022-02-03

At the lecture on Monday Feb. 7 at 8:15 the laboratory system and lab exercises will be discussed with focus on Lab 1. Make sure to prepare and read the laboratory manual available on the course web site before the lecture so that you can ask questions and get clarifications live during the lecture. Much better if you follow the lecture live than watch it on video afterwards.
We have now also decided that we will carry out ALL THREE lab sessions ON-CAMPUS in accordance with the course curriculum. Each lab session will have a maxiumum of ten students present and you will work in groups of two. We have 6 work stations available at the lab so if some student feel very strongly against working in close proximety of another student then there is a possiblity for 1-2 students at each session to have an indivual work station. More information about the practical aspects of carrying out the labs will be given on Monday.


Posted 2022-02-02

We are rapidly approching the deadline (February 2) for submitting your report regarding the first Simulation Task. Only a limited number received so far. Please submit ASAP by email or contact me (Ulf Jeppsson) if you need a small time extension. Then I suggest you start with Simulation Task 2 (deadline February 9). All theoretical background for task 2 has now been covered in the course. Also remember to buy the Automation course book. You will need the hard-copy book during the exam even if you may have found some pdf-file of it somewhere on-line. Electronic devices, except a calculator, are not allowed on the exam.


Posted 2022-01-23

After the lecture on Monday morning January 24 we have concluded the part of the course related to Markov chains and Markov processes (chapter 6 in the book). You then have all the theoretical background needed to work and solve the first simulation task. Deadline for the reports on that task is February 2.


Posted 2022-01-23

Please note that what I discussed during the last few minutes of lecture 2 (regarding the system P=[0.5 0.5; 0.5 0.5]) was completely wrong and just nonsense. Disregard those minutes. I also explain this in the beginning of lecture 3. See you Monday January 24 at 8:15 a.m. /Ulf


Posted 2022-01-14

Welcome! The course starts on Monday January 17 at 8:15 a.m. via Zoom. An email has been sent to you with the Zoom-link (also check your SPAM folder since sometimes the emails end up there). Note we do NOT use Canvas for this course. For obvious reasons most of the course will be done by remote means (Zoom) but things may also change rapidly, so we must all be prepared for modifications to the original plans.
Lectures will start via zoom: the link you received is recurrent and will hopefully work for all lectures etc. However, as Zoom is frequently updated one never knows if things work as planned. Make sure you have the latest update of Zoom installed before Monday morning. All lectures will be recorded and made available to the students. Slides for the first three lectures are available as pdf:s here.
Exercises: The exercise sessions in study week 2-7 have been changed into Q&A sessions. All done via Zoom (using the same link).
Laboratory exercises: We want to provide you with on-campus opprtunity for all three lab exercises. However, that is only possible if we can have full groups (10 students plus teacher). If only one student can sit at each work station then we must reduce the number of labs from 3 to 2. We will decide this later in the course. The labs do not start until study week 4. All standard COVID-19 safety measures will be applied if done on-campus.
Simulation tasks: The material for the two simulation tasks is already available at the course web site.
Exam: Will be done on-campus if that is at all possible.
Make sure you follow updates on this web page on a regular basis. All news and updates as well as the course material will be made available here.
Recordings of all lectures (as they become available) can be found here in the directory "Lecture recordingsÓ. Username and password to access the recordings was sent in your personal email.
So althought the Automation course 2022 will at least start in a similar fashion as in 2021 we are certain that in principle the same quality and standard can be maintained. The lectures are sceduled at Mondays 8:15, Wednesdays 15:15 and Thursdays 8:15 and will all be done live.
Welcome on Monday at 8:15 for a great course. If you have any questions just send an email to ulf.jeppsson@iea.lth.se.