I am a computer engineering student and currently having my undergraduate thesis. My thesis is about temperature control system of a chicken egg incubator. I searched over the internet and found this research. Please verify if i can use this transfer function for my temperature control system of an chicken egg incubation system with desired temperature of 37.8 °C.
Inside the research, the researcher calculated the transfer function from the equation Q = CT and the netwon's law of cooling and arrived at this transfer function.
Question 1. Is this transfer function applicable to my chicken egg incubation system?
Question 2. Is there other things to be added or considered for calculating the transfer function of a thermal system aside from what the researcher calculated?
Question 3. The paper tells us that Tau is the time it takes to achieve the maximum temperature of the incubator. I turned on the 200W heat rod in my incubator and the time it took to reach 37.8 °C is 240s. Isn't that very fast? Cause i did a simulink of this transfer function and the transient response(rise time, overshoot, settling time) is very fast compared to the real scenario. I tried 940s and its closer to the real system than 240s.