# Matlab Gain Margin problem.

1. Aug 25, 2011

### reik6149

For the Matlab bode diagram, normally when we want to obtain the gain margin, we have to cross the line from phase -180 and touch the curve. (Picture1 is what I did) however from the matlab, the gain margin crossover is start from -540 instead of -180 degree by using "Margin" function(Picture2 is what Matlab shown).

Attached is the problem's picture, may I know should I stick with -180 like the "picture1" ? or just follow what the Matlab show which is -540?

What i guess is, due to the gain margin is positive, thus the system auto change to -540 so the gain margin will be negative? Does this make any sense?

2. Aug 25, 2011

### uart

3. Aug 25, 2011

### reik6149

OK, here is the code in matlab

num=[24];
den=[11.5 1];
g=tf(num,den);
set(g,'inputdelay',2.3)
bode(g)
margin(g)

.........-2.3
24 . e
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11.5s + 1