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  1. SamRoss

    Is any form of animal torture OK?

    I've been deeply disturbed by recent brain-related experiments that involve driving around insects, rats, and probably other animals like remote-controlled toys. No doubt this will lead somehow to some benefit for humanity. To cut straight to the point, do you feel (because this is a moral...
  2. S

    Converting linear state space into a transfer function

    My questions are now... Do the steps of converting this space to transfer function include any laplace ???? or just we do get [SI-A]-1 and then transfer function is = C* [SI-A]-1 * B As [1 0] * [s-1/det -0.5/det ; 0.5/det s-0.5/det] * [0; 1] = -0.5/s^2+s+0.5 I mean do we need any laplace after...
  3. W

    Root Locus of Negative Feedback System

    From my understanding, the root locus is only concerned with open loop gain. I figured this means you would ignore the negative feedback loop and calculate the root locus from just the plant's function Workings: zeros: -1 poles: 0, -2, -2, relative degree = 2 => 90-degree asymptotes meeting...
  4. G

    Modeling a third order system

    Homework Statement Determine the parameters of the PI controller such that two of the closed-loop poles of the transfer function Gclr(s) correspond to the poles of a second order LTI system with the following specifications: i) overshoot S% = 25%; and ii) settling time ts(5%) = 120 s. Homework...
  5. synMehdi

    A Pontryagin minimum principle with control constraints

    Hi, I am trying to solve a control problem where I have to minimize the fuel consumption of a vehicle: $$J=\int_{0}^{T} L(x(t), u(t),t) + g(x(T),T)dt$$ ##L(u(t),v(t))=\sum\limits_{i,j=0}^{2} K_{i,j} u(t)^i v(t)^j ## is convex (quadratic) and the term ##g(x(T),T)## is to have a constraint in the...
  6. N

    How do I control this heater?

    So I have a coiled (Nichrome) heating element that's rated at 120VAC 60Hz. (Resistance of 14.4Ohms) I am trying to use this heating element to warm up air blowing across it. I will have thermistor on the outlet end to monitor the temperature of the output air. This heater is coiled inside of a...
  7. J

    Compensator Design in system control

    Hello, in my final project for System Control i have been stuck for some time on this following task What i cannot figure out is how to make all these condition work at the same time. When I tried designing a PD controller in sisotool or matlab for the i and ii part it worked but i couldn't...
  8. N

    How do you control an Electronic Butterfly Valve with PID

    The butterfly valve I have is controlled by sending voltages to it. It accepts 0-10V and maps a specific voltage to a specific position from completely closed (zero degrees) to completely closed (90 degrees). To clarify/reiterate it is not controlled by a servo motor. I am using this valve to...
  9. Abdul Wali

    Design of High Pass filter to eliminate an instability in my control system

    HI, i have a first order controller (ts/ks+k) which contain some oscillations and its settling time is very huge, i wanted the controller to have settling time of 10seconds and remove the oscillations. in order to remove the noise and get the expected settling time i added a filter ( s/cs+1)...
  10. acvtre

    HVAC DIY glovebox or closed fume-hood?

    Hi everybody, I'm a PhD student working on solution-processed kesterite PV cells. The material is spin-coated and I personally believe that its wetting properties are influenced by environmental parameters like temperature and humidity. To control these parameters, or at least reduce their...
  11. MarcusAu314

    Control theory

    Good afternoon people; recently I decided to give a study break from control engineering; now I'm back. I'm studying again control theory and I see some good results. By the way I got stuck in a topic called root locus method. Now my issue is not about how to sketch the root loci graph (BTW I...
  12. E

    Determining the sign of control derivatives

    I'm having quite a deal of trouble trying to figure this out. Say, for example, you wanted to have a statically stable aircraft. How do you determine what the signs (positive or negative) of the control derivates need to be for this condition to be satisfied ( CXα, CZα, Cmα, Cmq, CZδe, etc) ?
  13. T

    Find transfer function in relation to the disturbance

    Suppose you are given a first order system whose transfer function is HP(s) = KP/(TP*s + 1). Now, you want to control this system using a standard P (proportional) controller whose transfer function is HR(s) = KR (a proportionality coefficient). There is also disturbance that acts upon this...
  14. T

    Understanding operation of specific SMPS example (is it a flyback?)

    I don't have much spear time at the moment, but I came across a SMPS diagram in this thread: And I was trying to figure it out, and I don't want to forget about it before I do. So I was wondering if...
  15. S

    Calculate gain of a transfer function without root locus

    Hi, Having a bit of trouble with this question: "Assuming a proportional controller is used, determine the gain to achieve a damping ratio of 0.5, for the following transfer function. Hence calculate the associated natural frequency and oscillation period. G(s) = -4(s+0.4) / s^2+1.6s+14." I...
  16. S

    Can I use two AC TRs with ONE neutral at sec. and prim.?

    The situation: I have one BMS (Building Management System) controller supplied from TR1 (220Vac to 24Vac transformer) and provides an analog control signal (0-10VDC) with the (-) of that DC being the same as the Neutral of the controller (from TR1) and should control a valve actuator. The...
  17. L

    Identifying type of feedback by looking at bode plot

    Homework Statement Below is the bode plot of return difference, 1+C(S)P(S) in a feedback system. Identify the frequencies where the feedback is large, negative, positive and negligible. P(S) = \frac{100}{s^2+2s+1} C(S) = \frac{220(s+50)}{s+200} Homework Equations Bode Plot, Feedback The...
  18. S

    Using expm of matlab to plot state responses

    Homework Statement The state space model of a nonlinear system is x'_1(t) = 2x^2_2(t) - 50 x'_2(t) = -x_1(t) - 3x_2(t) + u(t) where x_1(t) and x_2(t) are the states, and u(t) is the input. The output of the system is x_2(t). Find the zero input response (u(t) = 0) of this system linearized at...
  19. L

    Finding the state space model of a nonlinear system

    Homework Statement The state space model of a nonlinear system is x'_1(t) = 2x^2_2(t) - 50 x'_2(t) = -x_1(t) - 3x_2(t) + u(t) Where x_1(t) and x_2(t) are the states, and u(t) is the input. The output of the system is x_2(t). Find the state space model of this system linearized at the...
  20. R

    Calculate dilution to create new specific gravity

    I am trying to make specific gravity controls using ethylene glycol and DI water. Ethylene glycol has a specific gravity of 1.113. I want to know the weight in grams of EG to add and then QS with water to achieve 50 ml of a solution with a specific gravity of 1.002. I need a formula please...
  21. T

    Induction machine slip control

    Hi, Say you wanted to have a generator or motor stay at near 90degrees for maximum torque while generating or motoring, over various loads or over various supply frequencies. I assume there is some established method of controlling this (varying the rotor resistance with feedback perhaps?) does...
  22. J

    Cars attaching to one another using magnetic force

    hi, i'm doing a little research and in need of help since i'm not so talented in physics.. :( Is it possible to attach 2 cars with magnetic force so that they can be driving as one? (one car in the front and another car behind) I think it can be done with magnetic force but how.. Also, Is it...
  23. B

    Mathematical modeling of the deflection of a rod

    A rod is radially mounted on a motor shaft and provided with a flat end plate. By turning movement, the end plate will touch a pointed object, and the angle turned is measured.By the torque of the motor during acceleration and deceleration, a vibration and deflection happens on the rod. The...
  24. ugi_89

    Temperature controlling system with peltier battery?

    Hello everyone! I have a thesis to design a temperature stabilizing(controlling) system for solar cells.I need to use 12V Peltier battery and a simple pc fan.Any further help is appreciated.
  25. S

    Coherent Control of Fusion? [Broken] Is there a way that fusion could be achieved with coherent control like this? If it can build molecules couldnt deuterium-deuterium be achieved?
  26. M

    Simple Symplectic Reduction Example

    Homework Statement I'm struggling to perform a symplectic reduction and don't really understand the process in general. I have a fairly solid understanding of differential equations but am just starting to explore differential geometry. Hopefully somebody will be able to walk me through this...
  27. Igor_247

    Inverted V Tail Simulation

    Hi Guys, I am working on a design trying to control a model through inverted V-tail/ruddervators only. No aileron or horizontal stabilizer. Do you think it is possible as apparently I am facing instability issues. Any guidance in this regard would be helpful. Thanks
  28. V

    Simulink help for getting a frequency I can use as an input

    Ok, say I have a sine wave block that has a frequency of 60Hz. What can I do to get that frequency as a number so I can use it as an input to another block? I've tried various things such as a "sign" block that counts when it switches from positive to negative and then a counter that resets...
  29. Z

    Computed Torque Control vs. PID

    I'm working on a pantograph device, which is not a linear plant, and implemented 2 different control schemes. First one is computed torque; For this control technique, I modeled nonlinear terms in the equation of motion and canceled them by injecting their model within the control input, which...
  30. M

    How to tune the PID parameters using Fuzzy Logic?

    I previously used the Ziegler method to tune the parameters of my PID controller to control my robot's position. I then implemented fuzzy logic for self-tuning the parameters. I have two inputs to the fuzzy logic controller; one is the position error and the error rate. I know that my problem...