An introduction to sliding mode control for interdisciplinary education

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This paper proposes a new lecture structure for an introduction to Sliding Mode Control (SMC) for a wider audience of undergraduate students. In particular, the intuitive derivation of the sliding variable and choice of the sliding surface is emphasized in order to obtain an intuitive understanding in a gradual manner. The structure of the lecture is conceived in an inclusive way, considering only the common mathematical high school background and basic knowledge about simple differential equations and their solutions. In this sense, SMC can represent a possible application of the already acquired knowledge and in the meantime provide contact with one of the most important control techniques in theory and application. The paper intends to give a possible structure of an interdisciplinary lecture in SMC for teachers and students (in particular, non-technical students). By presenting the research-based approach and the results of the implementation, the paper contributes to the discourse on interdisciplinary education in engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Proceedings
EditorsHannu-Matti Jarvinen, Santiago Silvestre, Ariadna Llorens, Balazs Vince Nagy
Number of pages9
PublisherUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Publication date01.09.2022
ISBN (Print)9788412322262
ISBN (Electronic)9788412322262
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2022
EventSEFI 50th Annual Conference - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19.09.202222.09.2022
Conference number: 50

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    Research areas

  • design for non-engineering students, Interdisciplinary engineering education, practice-based learning concepts, theory-based engineering course
  • Engineering