A basic control system simulation

This page shows an example of running a simulation of a closed-loop control system, consisting of a single elementary control unit.

The configuration of the sample system, as shown in the image above, can be found in the file 004-001-ControlSimulation.odg.

Clockwise, from the top of the triangle, the functions are,

  • the reference,
  • the output,
  • the simulated feedback path (World),
  • the input function, which adds the world and the disturbance,
  • a step disturbance, and,
  • the pause function.

If you load and run the system you will get displays similar to the following:

Try changing some of the values to see the effect on the live system.