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Homework Help: Derive transfer function of control system with disturbance.

  1. Nov 19, 2013 #1
    This is a revision question rather than homework as I have the answer and working.

    I have attached the block diagram and first part of the answer which explains how to derive the transfer function from first principles. I understand the principles behind this and how the RHS of the equation was derived, but I am unsure of why the left hand side is:

    C(s)2.4s rather than C(s)/2.4s

    I will be able to remember this for my exam, but I would rather know why.

    Any help much appreciated



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  3. Nov 20, 2013 #2


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    The document doesn't explain the derivation from first principles, it just present a result. So. Time to get out your pencil and paper :smile:

    Start by writing the loop-formula expression for the system to obtain the transfer function. Save a lot of pencil lead by defining a couple of variables to represent the portions of interest:


    What do you get for C(s) = H(s)R(s) in terms of f and a?

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  4. Nov 20, 2013 #3


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    Another comment: is your system linear? Would superposition apply?
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