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Homework Help: Alternative Methods vs Iterative Design — Control Theory

  1. Apr 5, 2016 #1
    QUESTION (2/2)

    What are some alternatives to iterative design in control theory?

    I have a certain plant transfer function PTF(s) that is higher order than two and non-unity numerator.
    I want certain characteristics such as a certain damping ratio (zeta).
    So I want approximate it as second order (specially second order underdamped approximation)
    I introduce controller whose transfer function is K(s) in the feed-foward direction, and a unity gain in (-) feedback
    PTF(s) has open loop zeros which will become closed loop zeros (and a part of the denominator of the closed loop transfer function). So, I want to cancel the closed loop zeros with the higher order closed loop poles.
    I impose the "Angle Design Criteria" in-conjuction with the second order approximation constraint, therefore I determine that the system would need a phase lead angle (e.g. -75.89 degrees)
    This implies that the difference of controller's pole angles and zero angles is negative.
    There must exist either only: one zero and no poles, or some combination that yields a negative angle.

    So I introduce lag compensator which will increase the order of my system and introduce another closed loop zero
    case1) K(s) = (s+z1); no poles, so I using angle criteria I can determine the zero location
    case2) K(s) = (s+z2)/(s+p2); I set the zero arbitrarily, and determine pole location from angle criteria

    So my OLTF = K(s)*PTF(s); (OLTF denotes open loop transfer function)

    both cases may not satisfy the second order approximation constraints.

    How can I analytically solve for pole and zero location that satisfy angle criteria and second order approximation constraints? (given the compensator chosen) Thank you.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 11, 2016 #2
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