## Graphical Methods: Second Order Underdamped

The objective of these exercises is to fit parameters to describe a second order underdamped system. A second order system differential equation has an output `y(t)`, input `u(t)` and four unknown parameters. The four parameters are the gain `K_p`, damping factor `\zeta`, second order time constant `\tau_s`, and dead time `\theta_p`.

$$\tau_s^2 \frac{d^2y}{dt^2} + 2 \zeta \tau_s \frac{dy}{dt} + y = K_p \, u\left(t-\theta_p \right)$$

The second order system can also be expressed in Laplace-domain form.

$$\frac{Y(s)}{U(s)} = \frac{K_p}{\tau_s^2 s^2 + 2 \zeta \tau_s s + 1}e^{-\theta_p s}$$

Where applicable, follow the steps to obtain a graphical approximation of a step response of an underdamped (oscillating) second order system. An underdamped system implies that `0 \ge \zeta > 1`.

- Find `\Delta y` from step response.
- Find `\Delta u` from step response.
- Calculate `K_p = {\Delta y} / {\Delta u}`.
- Calculate damping factor `\zeta` from overshoot `OS` or decay ratio `DR`.
- Calculate `\tau_s` from equations for rise time `t_r`, peak time `t_p`, or period `P`.

See Second Order Graphical Methods for additional details on correlations for obtaining the unknown 2nd order system parameters. Assume a step input of 1.0 for each output graph for Exercises 1a-1c.

**Exercise 1a**

**Exercise 1b**

**Exercise 1c**

from scipy import signal

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from scipy.integrate import odeint

# Change these values based on graphical fit

Kp = 1.0

taus = 1.0

zeta = 1.0

# Transfer Function

# Kp / (taus * s**2 + 2 * zeta * taus * s + 1)

num = [Kp]

den = [taus**2,2.0*zeta*taus,1]

sys1 = signal.TransferFunction(num,den)

t1,y1 = signal.step(sys1)

plt.figure(1)

plt.plot(t1,y1,'b--',linewidth=3,label='Transfer Fcn')

plt.xlabel('Time')

plt.ylabel('Response (y)')

plt.legend(loc='best')

plt.show()

**Exercise 2**

A PI closed loop controller process variable (*PV*) rises to meet a new set point (*SP*) following a change from 50 to 70. The *PV* overshoots the new set point by 50% with two success peak values at 100 and 300 seconds after the set point change is initiated. The *PV* response eventually settles to the new *SP* with no offset. Determine the gain `K_p`, damping factor `\zeta`, and second order time constant `\tau_s` that describe the closed loop response as a second order underdamped system. Assume that dead time `\theta_p` is negligible.