Proportional Controller: Theory and Demo
The simplest linear controller explained. Explore the dynamics and steady-state behavior in the web-based simulator.
Tags: Control Theory, Interactive Demo
Proportional-Integral (PI) Controller : Theory + Demo
Explore the interactive demo of a PI compensator controlling a motor winding current in both time and frequency domains.
Tags: Control Theory, Interactive Demo
System Dynamics - Time Constants
Three easy ways to estimate system time constants.
Tags: Control Theory
A quick refresher on system block diagrams and associated signals.
Tags: Control Theory
How can one approximate IIR systems with FIR systems?
Tags: Control Theory
What is the steady-state output of a transfer function subjected to a step change? There is a simple rule - but does it work in all cases?
Tags: Control Theory, Interactive Demo
Introduction
The Transfer Function Simulator above is a simplistic (yet quite powerful) imitation of commercial products such as Simulink(r) by MathWorks(c) or PLECS(r) by PLEXIM(c). The purpose behind providing the simulator is simple: not everyone has access to Simulink. Alternatively, there might not a free license at the time or simply one would like to explore the design of control systems online on a machine without installed MatLab.
Extensive documentation is available here: Web-based Simulator documentation
Change log is available here: Web-based Simulator change log