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Simscape Flexible body - modeling a busbar as a flexible component on Simscape

I am trying to model a copper busbar as a flexible body for simulating it in the Simscape Multibody environment. I have built the model, but I am failing to generate the flexibility. I will describe ...
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Why use python over MATLAB? [closed]

So in my bachelors and throughout my engineering degree, we did everything in MATLAB. But I've heard that many companies use python over matlab. Trying Python out for myself, it seems harder to use in ...
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What meaning does the following sine wave have when it comes to amplitude?

So I am getting into engineering and was curious what it means when a sine wave isn't even in a sense, at 0, from my understanding, the waveform has peak to peak amplitude of 4, while having a ...
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Is more requested MATLAB or Python in companies (for engineers)? [closed]

My question is not exactly on MATLAB vs Python in terms of features (about which there are plenty of topics yet). It's a specific question for engineers who have a certain experience with some ...
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How to model a double transfer function in Simulink?

I'm trying to model an actuator in Simulink based transfer functions previously derived. One of functions is $$\omega_p=G_2(K_cG_1V_c-c)$$ where $$G_1=\frac{K_e}{\tau_es+1}$$ $$G_2=\frac{1}{c+...
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How to take the engineering FFT of Signal in Matlab?

All, The FFT function in matlab gives a theoretical mathematical FFT of the signal, and is not scaled to units and is real imaginary and not amplitude-frequency is there an alternative way of FFT to ...
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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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Solving a linear mass balance equation in the form of Ax = 0 with variables in vector x

I have been tasked with solving a series of linear equations in the form of Ax = b, where b is the zero vector. Specifically, I have a matrix E which is 4x7 and a column vector r which is 7x1, as ...
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Tool to simulate sensor data

Say I have a light source at a distance of 1Km from a light detector (photo detector). Right in front of the sensor, I keep a rotating reticle with some sort of pattern. To better appreciate the ...
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Is it possible to have open loop with same input term as the output?

For example, i have this differential equation: $$\dot{y} = 1.8 + 0.58u \sqrt{y}$$ Is it possible to model this system in open loop?? My understanding is that since the term $y$ is in the output ...
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How can I measure the impact of noise on a FFT?

Please, I have to solve a problem and I really need some help. I have to give an efficient method to consider a maximum amplitude as a starting point to consider as noise the whole spectrum below ...
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How to find Performance assessment (IAE and ISE) of a PID Controlled system?

The Integral Absolute value Error (IAE) and the Integral Squared Error (ISE) is to be analysed. A PID Controller is given as follows: \begin{gather} C(s)=K_p+K_i\frac{1}{s}+K_ds \end{gather} where $...
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How to input amplitude on a second order transfer function?

I have some samples of readings from an accelerometer (unit: g) and I did a FFT (on MATLAB) on the vector generated from these samples to see its frequency spectrum. Then I have isolated the peaks and ...
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Stabilization of telescope on gimbal using data from encoders and gyroscope

I'm designing a control system for a balloon-borne telescope experiment. As the balloon is constantly moving and the gondola is rotating, I want to stabilize the telescope which can be controlled in 3 ...
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Designing a PID Controller for Satellite Control

As an Aerospace Engineering Student, I have been trying to make a project of a PID Controller to control the attitude response of a satellite using the parameters from a project called Kufasat. The ...
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How to use lsim in matlab for a closed loop system

I have designed a system using a minimum realization. I have the A, B, C matrices and I have assigned closed loop poles for the system. I used the place command to find my K matrix. I am wondering ...
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Solving Hertz Impact ODE with Simulink

I have a question about modelling a nonlinear 2nd order ODE for an impact of a sphere on a thin plate in Simulink. Depending on the solver and solver options, my results in Matlab vary a lot. Some are ...
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Design of a lead compensator with root locus in matlab

For the transfer function $G(s)$, I tried to design a lead compensator for the function to have a response to the step with the following specifications: $$\%OS = 10\% \ \rightarrow \ Overshoot $$ $$ ...
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Analizing Vibrations Influence on Dynamic Weighing

I have a very sensitive scale used for dynamic weighing (by dynamic I mean that the scale and load cells are actually beneath a belt conveyor that actively weight product when it´s being transported ...
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How can I do engineering projects for money at home? [closed]

I am a M.Sc. graduate in mechanical engineering and I have experience with engineering software, like MATLAB, CATIA, and ABAQUS. I want to know how I can find industrial projects like finite element ...
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Temperature not changing in my code for 1-D heat equation: Explicit Scheme

I am trying to solve the following 1-D heat equation with provided boundary conditions using explicit scheme on Matlab. I have been trying to plot the results but I realized that my temperatures are ...
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Get results of output for each one value of the input - MATLAB ODE

I am simulating a mass - damper - system in Matlab and I have the following vector (1x100) as input to my system: ...
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3 DOF SISO state space control

As part of a control systems course I have to implement control for a 3 DOF SISO mass spring damper model of a robotic cutter arm. The arm is to follow a 5Hz triangle wave reference which is ...
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Simulating a mass - spring - damper system

I have a mass - spring - damper system with external force and I am trying to simulate it using Matlab. I want to have a linearly parameterized form and use the least squares method to find the ...
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Method to simulate a dipole antenna in salt water?

I am looking to simulate the radiation pattern of a 2.7Ghz half-wavelength dipole antenna immersed in salt water. I've been using Altair FEKO software to try and accomplish this. I've tried two ...
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Model Reduction - Export matrices from ANSYS to MATLAB

I am trying to reduce my model in ANSYS using Craig-Bampton Method. My ultimate goal is to read system matrices, stiffness, damping and mass matrix with MATLAB. The size of stiffness matrix that I ...
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Maintaining constant speed of a CVT engine during a slope

I am not sure if this question is related to this community. But nevertheless. I work on CVT engines, I had a new idea of modifying my controller during a slope or a gradient on the road so that the ...
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classify ECG signal using neural network

I am looking to classify ECG signal using with neural network. I have never done signal analysis before. From the samples of data I have, I have noramlised, transformed using the FFT , get the pics, ...
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simulation of an attitude optimal Backstepping controller based quaternion for a UAV in MATLAB

I'am trying to implement this open access research article Attitude Optimal Backstepping Controller Based Quaternion for a UAV I did not find the same result in this paper Can anyone tell me where my ...
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Modeling the stiffness of a membrane

I'm trying to model, in MATLAB, a membrane in 2D which has an initial triangle-like shape. This membrane has pressure acting on it from the inside. There are also some pulling forces in random ...
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Is Matlab old versions usable with Win 10 on core i3 [closed]

About Matlab (a software very useful for engineerinng, too), Is "Matlab 2008" or "Matlab 2012a" usable on laptop with core "i3" with "Win 10 Home"?
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Convolution with RTD laminar flow

I have laminar flow in a tube. Consider the tube to be 0.2 m long and with an average velocity of 0.05 m/s. The analytical expression for my transfer function is: $E(t)= \frac{\tau^2}{2*t^3}$ for $t$>=...
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How to design the right input to obtain a desired output for a linear system?

If I have a state-space model, so that matrices $A$, $B$, $C$ and $D$ are known, how can I design the right input $u$, so that $y$ is a desired signal, say, a sine wave with constant amplitude? $$\...