01․ A control system has open loop transfer function G(s) = k/(s(s + 2). Find the break away point?

The roots of dk/ds = 0 will give the break away points.
Given characteristic equation is
s² + 2s +k =0
k = -s² -2s
dk/ds = -2s -2 =0
Break away point s = -1

02․ Find the angles of asymptotes of the open loop transfer function G(s) = k(s + 1)/((s(s+2)(s+4)?

Angle of asymptotes = (2q + 1)*180°/(P - Z)
Given transfer function
G(s) = k(s + 1)/((s(s+2)(s+4)
P = 3 and Z = 1, P - Z = 2
Angle of asymptotes = 90° and 270°

03․ Angle condition for complimentary root locus or inverse root locus is

The angle condition is used for checking whether any point lies on root locus or not and also validity of the root locus shape.
1 + G(s)H(s) = 0
Angle condition for root locus = ± (2q + 1) 180°
Angle condition for complimentary root locus = ± (2q) 180°

04․ Angle of asymptotes for complimentary root locus is

Shape of root locus will depends on angle of asymptotes. The "P - Z" branches will terminate at infinity along certain straight lines known as asymptotes of root locus.
Angle of asymptotes for root locus = (2q+1)*180/(P-Z)
Angle of asymptotes for complimentary root locus = (2q)*180/(P-Z)

05․ The characteristic equation of a control system is given below:
The system is

Given characteristic equation
Applying Routh-Hurwitz criterion as shown below,
There are two sign changes in the first column of the Routh array, so the system is unstable.

06․ A unity feed back system has forward transfer function
The range of k for the system to be stable is

Characteristic equation is
Applying Routh-Hurwitz criterion as shown below,
For system to be stable k > 0 and 390 - k > 0.
Therefore, 0 < k < 390.

07․ The open loop transfer function of a unity feedback system is given by G(s) = 1/(s+2)². The closed loop transfer function will have poles at

Open loop transfer function
G(s) = 1/(s+2)²
For unity feedback system H(s) = 1
Therefore, closed loop transfer function = G(s)/(1 + G(s)H(s)) = 1/(s² + 4s + 5)
Therefore, closed loop poles will be the roots of s² + 4s + 5 = 0
i.e. s = -2+j, -2-j

08․ A transfer function has its zero in the right half of the s-plane. The function

Linear time invariant system transfer functions should be minimum phase functions i.e their poles and zeros must lie in left hand side of s-plane only.
Non-minimum phase functions have their zeros in the right half of the s-plane.

09․ Electrical analogous element for damper element (force-voltage analogy) in mechanical translation system is

The electrical equivalents of the mechanical elements is known as analogous system.
The following shows the analogous quantities in Force-Voltage analogy
Mechanical element ----------- Electrical analogous element

- Mass element (M) ---------- Inductance (L)
- Spring element (K) --------- Inverse capacitance (1/C)
- Damper -------------- Resistance (R)
- Velocity (v) ----------------- Current (i)
- Displacement (x) ----------- Charge (q)
- Force (f) --------------------- Voltage (V)

10․ When deriving the transfer function of linear element

While deriving the transfer function of a linear element only initial conditions are assumed to be zero, loading or input cannot be assumed to be zero. The transfer function is defined as the ratio of Laplace transform of the output to the Laplace transform of the input with zero initial conditions.

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