Questions on the use of Mathematica to analyze, design, and simulate continuous- and discrete-time control systems.

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Issues with modeling pulses in a very simple system of DAEs

Some time ago I had asked this question about evaluation difficulties using Euler Integration to solve a system of ODE where discrete pulses occur. While I have now abandoned Euler integration and ...
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Numerical optimal control

I was hoping to tackle optimal control using Mathematica in order to learn how I can use Mathematica's built in numerical integration and optimization functions together in order to solve an optimal ...
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Mathematica for dynamics and controls [closed]

I am new to Mathematica and want it to use for dynamic and control systems. To begin with, I would want to be limited to symbolic computation for linear and nonlinear control systems - including ...
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Problem with solving an optimal control system with Shooting Method

I try to solve a system of differential equation by shooting method. I looked at questions asked on the site but I could not find that could help me. My functions are ; ...
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Working Precision in nonlinear control systems

When simulating a nonlinear control system using StateResponse , do the options WorkingPrecision, ...
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NonlinearStateSpaceModel/OutputResponse gives doubled outputs

I want to simulate a pendulum or rather the controlled system. But NonlinearStateSpaceModel or the OutputResponse gives weird ...
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Estimate parameters of the state space model

I'm using Mathematica 9 and its Control Systems functionality. I've searched the references extensively but seem not to be able to find any examples of state space model parameters estimation. All ...
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Compute StateResponse for list of inputs

How do I find the state response of a system for a list of inputs? Simply writing an array in the place where the input enters as an argument of StateResponse ...
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Problems with StateSpaceModel in v10.2

Bug introduced in 10.0.2 and fixed in 10.3 I don't know if this is a bug, or if just something changed I can't figure out. Take the following examples: ...
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How to see controllers response?

How can I get/plot the controller's effort of a controlled system (state space model)? Example system: ...
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How to model discontinuities in a NonlinearStateSpaceModel

I know that it is possible to model discontinuities like bouncing and other collisions by using WhenEvent with NDSolve. However, I am using the tools for Non linear systems and I'd like to know if ...
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From non-linear homogeneous DAE to linear state-space form

I have a non-linear homogeneous DAE $x' = F(y)$, $G(y) = 0$ where $x$, $y$ are vectors, $F$ is linear with constant coefficients, and $G$ is a polynomial with parametric coefficients. How can I ...
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How does RootLocusPlot handle TransferFunctionModel

I'd like to analyze the poles (denominator-roots) of a TransferFunctionModel, that was generated from a ...
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TransferFunctionModel and BodePlot shows different result between Mathematica and Matlab

I was doing the TransferFunctionModel and BodePlot. But the result from Mathematica and Matlab are different. The function is as follows: ...
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Convert DE to first order?

I have the following set of second-order differential equations: ...
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solving dynamic system by a finite difference equation approximation

I have a four dimensional dynamical system from optimal control model. I have 2 states and 2 control variables. I have already found the corresponding initial conditions for two control variables for ...
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How to apply RootLocusPlot correctly

I have to analyze the complex regions of variable c which is define obtained with InverseLaplace help in the form ...
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OutputResponse in V9 vs V10

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and persisting through 10.2 or later I have same code that works in version 9.0.1, but not in version 10.0.1.0 (according to @Sektor, it works in 10.0.0.0, too). ...
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How do I make a definition/function/method as I would in Java/MATLAB/Python

I've been trying to figure this out for a few hours now and it's driving me nuts. I am trying to confirm that, after transforming a Schrodinger equation, that the new wavefunctions satisfy the new ...
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Evaluation problems with NDSolve using the fixed step ExplicitEuler-Method

Motivation I am using Mathematica to implement System Dynamics (SD) models, e.g. differential equation models as applied to management/economic problems following the "methodology" of Jay W. ...
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StateSpaceRealization “ControllableCompanion” does not generate ControllableCompanion form from DE

Fixed in 10.1 I must be doing something wrong, but do not see it. There is an option in Mathematica control system function StateSpaceModel where one asks it to ...
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System Identification from test data

I've been looking for a way to model a simple SISO system from test data using Mathematica. Something similar to MATLAB's System Identification Toolkit, that estimates a transfer function from the ...
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Selecting values over lists for discrete inputs in NDSolve [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to simulate a step response in a simple tank system with NDSolve. I would like it to start at say time 2 (the precise time is not important). ...
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StateSpaceModel- damped oscillator

I'm new in Control system and in Mathematica too. res1 is the state space as follows ...
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Operations on transfer function model

Suppose I have a transfer function defined via TransferFunctionModel, e.g. tf == TransferFunctionModel[{{1/s}}, s]. How can I ...
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Is StateSpaceModel command ignoring the StateSpaceRealization option?

fixed in 10.0.2 This is version 10.01 on windows. It seems that StateSpaceModel is completely ignoring the StateSpaceRealization option when create a state space object. ...
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Why does LyapunovSolve solve non-standard form?

LyapunovSolve[A,Q] solves the equation $A P + P A^T = Q$ for $P$ whereas the standard form (wikipedia,lecture notes, p.25, linear control systems) of the Lyapunov ...
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Problems with RootLocusPlot

I am having some trouble to understand how the RootLocusPlot works (options, drawing and etc.) Here is an example ...
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How to fix BodePlot that comes with Mathematica?

I am using Mathematica to go through the examples and exercises on the book Modern Control Systems, 6th edition by Dorf. On page 605, there is a table (Table 8.5) with the Bode plot for several ...
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How to draw block diagrams as Graph objects?

In the documentation ClosedLoopResponsesWithAPIDController, There is a very nice block diagram. I want to create my own block diagrams similar to this. I clicked on the diagram and pressed ...
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Why do NDSolve and OutputResponse not evaluate non-analytic functions numerically?

test = OutputResponse[TransferFunctionModel[1/(1 + s), s], Exp[-(1/t)], {t, 0, 10}] does not evaluate. If Exp[-(1/t)] is ...
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Laplace: from differential equation to transfer function

First at all, this is trictly related to my own question: How to transform transfer functions into differential equations? How can I transfer my differential equation into a transfer function? For ...
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ToDiscreteTimeModel fails following video

Following the systems-modeling video here at about 15 min, 20 seconds in, the presenter (Bob Sanhedrick, I think) shows a model for an "Asteroids-game"-like 2D spacecraft. The model is trivial: ...
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NonlinearStateSpaceModel: Trying to parse the documentation

I am trying to follow the documentation on NonlinearStateSpaceModel here, and the first basic example throws me for a loop. It says it's defining the nonlinear ...
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On using DiracDelta[t] in OutputResposne in version 10. Different result from version 9

I am baffled by this. I was trying to run same example I had working in version 9.01 and found now I get empty plots. The example is here . Here is a simplified version of the above. The same exact ...
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A problem with “RiccatiSolve::ncsol: Cannot compute a stabilizing solution to the matrix equation ”

I have a SSM ( State Space Model ) and I want to calculate its optimum gains unisng LQOutputRegulatorGains[] command. When I run the code, it solves the equations ...
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How to transform transfer functions into differential equations?

is there a way with Mathematica to transform transferfunctions (Laplace) into differential equations? Let's say I have the transfer function $\frac{Y(s)}{U(s)}=\text{Kp} \left(\frac{1}{s ...
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Unit of the frequency axis in BodePlot

I have a simple question: What is the unit of the frequency axis in the BodePlot? I searched the documentation, but only found this: The scaling functions can be specified as ...
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No response from DSolve

Using optimal control theory, I am trying to find the optimal paths of d and k such that they will maximize profit as given by lc: ...
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How to use NyquistPlot without having a transfer function model?

Could anyone tell me how to use NyquistPlot with a first argument that is not a transfer function model? The expression I'd like to pass to ...
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How to increase Maximum number of steps in any other functions except NDSolve?

I want to plot an output response from a state space model. I use StateResponse[] to calculate it and then plot it. When I run my code, I face this message: ...
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How can I draw an asymptotic bode plot?

When I use Mathematica to draw a bode plot, it always gives the precise version, like this: BodePlot[(10 (s + 3))/(s (s + 2) (s^2 + s + 2))] How can I draw the ...
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How to simulate the response of a linear parametric varying system in Mathematica?

Consider the following system \begin{align} \dot{x}(t)&=\sum_{i=1}^{2}\rho_{i}(x(t))\left[A_{i}x(t)+B_{i}u(t)\right]\\ y(t)&=Cx(t) \end{align} with: ...
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Simulating discrete time stochastic dynamic systems

What is the canonical way of simulating discrete time stochastic dynamical systems in Mathematica using the new functionality of Random processes? To take a concrete example, lets consider the ...
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Does Mathematica solve transfer functions differently to Matlab?

Please note this is an edit to the same question posed a few weeks back: I'm using Mathematica to derive the transfer functions for a three phase AC/DC inverter. Given below is the code for the ...
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Using transfer function model to generate state space model

I am trying to generate the state space model for the following system: However, the following code does not generate the state space model I expect: ...
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Kalman filter by hand

I am now learning the Kalman filter and wants to implement it by hand to understand it better. To be specific I want to first simulate a sequence of data by $$ \dot x=Ax+Bw\\ y=Cx+Dv,\\ ...