The objective of this chapter is to introduce the Laplace domain analysis of feedback control systems. After studying this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

Convert a process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) to a control block diagram

Find the controller transfer function for standard feedback controllers

Find the closed-loop transfer function for a given process and controller transfer function

Determine the stability of a closed-loop system

Find the transfer function relationship between any two signals on a block diagram

The major sections of this chapter are as follows:

5.1 Motivation

5.2 Development of Control Block Diagrams

5.3 Response to Setpoint Changes

5.4 PID Controller ...

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