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Use of Matlab to solve engineering problems.

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### simulate a continuous time system in matlab [closed]

I'm trying to simulate a continuous time system but i can't find a solution to this error. I tried many times and can't figure out what is the error in the code. Please help out. ...
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### Simulink models comparison issue

I'm comparing two simulink models and in the report i'm getting the following difference. I don't really figure out what that difference is. Any idea is appreciated
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### How to Determine a Valid Relationship Equation Between Two Finite Datasets -- Python, Matlab or Other [closed]

I struggled to find a clear solution online so I'm resorting to asking a fresh question. I have two finite datasets (call them 40x1 vectors) that are equal in length and generate non-linear curves, ...
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### What is the solutions of the following 1D diffusion equality using Crank–Nicolson method?

Through my research I faced to the following equality and need to find $c_i^{t+1}$. Moreover, I found that it can be solved by Crank–Nicolson method (see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crank%...
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### Structured trianglar finite element mesh in MATALB

The available triangular mesh in the MATLAB PDE tool box here gives an unstructured triangular mesh. How can I get a structured triangular mesh from the tool box with a similar data structure [p,e,t]. ...
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### Extraction Flash Calculation - 4 Component and 2 Phase System

I am performing extraction flash calculations for 4 component and 2 phase system in Matlab. For anyone somewhat shaky with what extraction flash calculation is; extraction is performed, feed ...
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### Modeling a second order system in time and frequency domain

For school I was asked to model the transfer function $H(s)=\frac{3}{(s+4)(s+5)}$ in both the time and frequency domains using initial conditions $y(0)=2,y'(0)=3$, a step input, and Simulink. I would ...
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### Double Summation of Matrices in Convex Optimization in CVX

I want to implement the following optimization problem from the following paper Randomized Gossip Algorithms, Page 10 Eq. 53\ 1- In this problem, $W$, $P$, and $P_{ij}$ are $n\times{n}$ matrices. I ...
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### Simulink Treating Discrete-Time State-Space as Continuous-Time?

I have a MATLAB script wherein I take a second-order ODE on $\mathbb{R}^3$ (vector field on the phase space), then, at a critical point, take the Jacobian matrix $A$, use a "fully-actuated" ...
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### How do I find the tracking error when simulating spacecraft motion?

I have been studying Control of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Motion and I would like to solve the following question. I have created the following MATLAB code that works for similar questions, but ...
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### How do I interpret states in the MATLAB System Identification Toolbox?

I am using the MATLAB System Identification Toolbox to estimate a 3rd order state space plant model. More precisely, the plant is a car with an Arduino mounted on it. The car takes in a PWM duty cycle ...
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### How can I find deflection in a member that doesn't have a constant area moment of inertia?

I'm trying to calculate the maximum deflection in a simply supported member with a uniformly distributed load. The trouble is this member does not have a constant area moment of inertia. I've drawn a ...
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### Regressor-passivity robot control. Help with simulation (Simulink/Matlab)

I'm trying to simulate a 2DOF planar pendulum with a regresor-passivity control, the thing is I've been having some issues with my simulation, I'm using Simulink, but in theory I know my control law ...
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### sinking speed of particle in water

For a Newtonian fluid the sinking final speed of a metal particle is given by this equation : while g is Gravitational acceleration , $\rho_P$ = is particle density , $\rho_F$ = is fluid density ,...
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### Root Locus and Routh–Hurwitz stability criterion

A satellite launcher has a unit feedback system, whose TF global open loop is given by: $$G_c(s)G(s) = \frac{K(s^2-4s+18)(s+2)}{(s^2-2)(s+12)}$$ a) Draw the root locus for this function b) ...
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### Mathematical transformation of a heading angle to a roll angle

I'm trying to understand a function in a SIMULINK example of a path following UAV simulation. The gist is that, the UAV Waypoint Follower block provides a required heading from a list of waypoints and ...
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### How to find closed loop transfer function and use it to identify τ and k?

I have to answer a few questions on transfer functions using Matlab. The first question, which I solved without Matlab, gives a time response graph for an LR circuit, and asks me to find the first ...
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### Slow integration of system ODE under specific conditions in adsorption problem

I am trying to solve the system of ODEs below. I am applying the finite differences to z, so I get a system of ODE that I can solve with a solver like ode45. The problem is that under the conditions ...
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### LQR Implementation in MATLAB

I am trying to implement a simple LQR controller in MATLAB for a purely deterministic system. The code is shown below: ...
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### Finding coefficients for a PID controller that minimize the integral of the squared error (ISE)

The problem The problem is to find the coefficients for the P, I and D terms of a PID controller used to regulate the object that minimize the the integral of the squared error (ISE): Q = \int_0^\...
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### Limiting PID controller's output making the plant unstable and untunable

I am using the PID block in Simulink and limiting the output to (+/-)5. The plant becomes unstable and untunable after putting these limits. The plant is stable and tuneable otherwise if no limits are ...
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### How to calculate initial concentration of first-order reaction in CSTR?

(This question comes from a Chemical Engineering background, but basic Math and Programming knowledge is also required. I hope it still falls in the scope of engineering.stackexchange.com If not, ...
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### how to implement an encoder in matlab

How can I encode a quantized vector in matlab ? This is a part of a problem where I am asked to implement a communication block using matlab.
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### Unexpected Closed-Loop System Response of Longitudinal Aircraft Dynamics

I have a closed-loop system that represents the longitudinal dynamics of an aircraft with states x velocity, z velocity, pitch rate, pitch, and x and z inertial positions. The outputs of the system (...
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### Problem with performances of a control scheme

I am trying to prove with Matlab that if I have an improper system and I place poles at higher and higher frequencies the performances of the system improves. In particular I am considering the ...
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### Matlab Code Debug: Trapezoidal and Simpson's Integration Rule

Hey so I am having issues some issue with this code: ~ ...
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### How to obtain transfer function of servo?

I am using a servo motor and controlling it via arduino. Servo motor is part of a control system and I have to use System Identification techniques in order to obtain the servo's transfer function. ...
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### effect of coupling in MIMO systems

I have a MIMO system with a 2x2 transfer matrix, for example consider: $\begin{pmatrix} \frac{2}{s+1} & \frac{1}{(s+1)(s+2)}\\ \frac{1}{(s+1)(s+2)}&\frac{2}{s+2} \end{pmatrix}$ I would ...
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