Development of a Didactic Graphical Simulation Interface on MATLAB for Systems Control

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  • Luíza Cerqueira Trindade
  • Paloma Greiciana Souza Dias
  • Vinicius Ferreira da Silva Bianchi Grilo
  • Murillo Ferreira Santos
  • Paolo Mercorelli

This paper presents a graphical interface developed on Matlab to control first-order systems. Taking this function into account, the user can perform the system identification through Alfaro, Bröida, Ho et al., Smith and Vítečková. After, it is possible to choose the control method, Ziegler-Nichols and Cohen-Coon. In this way, the user will be able to obtain the system's response if a continuous PID control is applied, either by Ziegler-Nichols or Cohen-Coon, as well as the controller P (Proportional), I (Integrative), and D (Derivative). In addition, the user will also be able to choose a specific discretization method to obtain the system response for a discrete PID controller also from Ziegler-Nichols and Cohen-Coon. The setpoint, sampling time, and modification of the constants P, I, and D can be changed. The discretization methods are Zero Order Hold, Triangular Approximation, and Tustin. Thus, the system's response to the discrete PID control can be obtained. The developed interface demonstrated the importance of didactic platforms for control systems through this practicality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 23rd International Carpathian Control Conference (ICCC)
EditorsDan Popescu, Lucian-Florentin Barbulescu, Elvira Popescu, Monica Roman, Dorin Sendrescu
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date06.2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-6637-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-6636-3, 978-1-6654-6635-6
Publication statusPublished - 06.2022
Event23rd International Carpathian Control Conference - ICCC 2022 - University of Craiova, Sinaia, Romania
Duration: 29.05.202201.06.2022

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    Research areas

  • control systems, didactic, graphical interface, MATLAB
  • Engineering