
Welcome
to Process Control Learning Support! 


Based
on Process Control: Designing processes and Control Systems for Dynamic Performance , 2^{nd}
Edition, 2000 by T. Marlin 



Content enhanced with eLessons new for
2016! 


Short Explanation of the Resources on this page 

Reading 
Textbook
chapters in Adobe PDF format. 




eLessons 
WEBbased
lessons with animations and audio support.
These explain theoretical aspects, discuss engineering applications,
and provide solved exercises. They are
complete “lectures” for each chapter.
Unsolved problems are provided for classroom workshops; see “Sample
Process Control Course” for discussion of the workshops in a flipped
classroom. 


Initial eLesson
User Guidance: Before you first
use the elessons, please view this short
presentation. 

Click this figure for user guidance in an
eLesson 




Quiz 
Short
multiple choice and truefalse questions, with answers, to help you evaluate and
apply your initial learning. 


The
navigation is straightforward; you can refer to the user guidance at this
link. 

Click this figure 




Tutorial 
Typical assignment questions with answers. 




Lecture Slides 
Power Point slides for chapters not (yet) having an eLesson. 





You can select any of the learning resources by
clicking on the green icon in this table.
The resource will be opened in the browser you are using to read this
page. 



= Resource
available 
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Part I Introduction 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

1 
Introduction to Process Control 
See eLesson 

2 
Control Objectives and Benefits 
See eLesson 

Part II Modeling Process Dynamics 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

3 
Mathematical Modelling Principles Part I. Modeling Method and Linear Systems 
See eLesson 

Mathematical Modelling Principles Part II. Linearized Models and Numerical Method 

4 
Modelling and Analysis for Process Control Part I. Laplace transform solution of differential
equations 
See eLesson 

Modeling and Analysis for Process Control Part II. Transfer functions and Block Diagrams 

5 
Dynamic Behavior of Typical Process Systems Part I. Basic Process Systems 
See eLesson 

Dynamic Behavior of Typical Process Systems Part II.
Complex Process Structures 

Dynamic Behavior of Typical Process Systems Bonus Material: Parallel Systems 

6 
Empirical Model Identification 
See eLesson 

Part III Feedback Control 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

7 
The Feedback Loop 
See eLesson 

Bonus Material 
Overview of Process Instrumentation 
X 
X 
X 
X 

8 
The PID Algorithm 
See eLesson 

9 
PID Controller Tuning for Dynamic Performance 
See eLesson 

10 
Stability Analysis and Controller Tuning 
X 

11 
Digital Implementation of Process Control 
See eLesson 

12 
Practical Application of Feedback Control 
X 

13 
Performance of Feedback Control Systems 
See eLesson 

Part IV  Singleloop Enhancements 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

14 
Cascade Control 
See eLesson 

15 
Feedforward Control 
See eLesson 

16 
Adapting Singleloop Control Systems for Nonlinear
Processes 
X 
X 
X 
X 

17 
Inferential Control 
X 
X 
X 

18 
Level and Inventory Control 
See eLesson 

19 
SingleVariable Model Predictive Control (Internal Model Control) 
X 
X 
X 

Part V – Multivariable Control 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

20 
Multiloop Control: Effects of Interaction Part I: Controllability 
X 
See eLesson 

Multiloop Control: Effects of Interaction Part II: Operating Window 
See
eLesson 

Multiloop Control: Effects of Interaction Part III: Multiloop Tuning 
See
eLesson 

Multiloop Control: Effects of Interaction Part IV: Relative Gain 
X 

21 
Mutliloop Control: Performance Analysis 
X 
X 
X 

22 
Variable Structure and Constraint Control 
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X 
X 

23 
Centralized Multivariable Control 
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X 
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Part V – Process Control Design 

Chapter 
Topic 
Reading 
eLesson 
Quiz 
Tutorial 
Lecture Slides 

24 
Process Control Design: Definition and Decisions 
X 
X 

25 
Process Control Design: Managing the Design Procedure 
X 
X 
X 
X 

26 
Continual Improvement 
X 
X 
X 
X 

Bonus Material 
Control Safety Hierarchy 
X 
X 
X 
X 


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to marlint@mcmaster.ca 

