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Unit 1(University Questions)

Part A

1. What are the advantages of signal flow graph method?

2. Why negative feedback is preferred in control systems?
3. What are the three basic elements in electrical and mechanical systems?
4. Write down Masons Gain formula. (2 times)
5. Compare closed and open loop system. (2 times)
6. State the basic elements for modelling in translational and rotational systems.
7. List the advantages of closed loop control system.
8. State transfer function of a system. (3 times)
9. Give an example of closed and open loop control system.
10. What are the basic elements in control systems? (2 times)
11. Draw the electrical analog of a thermometer.
12. What is the electrical pole position of a synchro transmitter?
13. Define Synchros
Part - B

1. Compare open and closed loop control system. (4 mark)

2. Write the differential equations governing the mechanical rotational system as shown in
the figure. Draw both electrical analogous circuits. (12 Mark)

3. Convert the given block diagram shown in the fig to signal flow graph for and determine
the closed loop transfer function C(S) / R(S). (12 mark)

4. Differentiate DC and AC servo motor. (4 mark)

5. Explain open and closed loop control system with examples (8 mark)
6. Derive the transfer function of an armature controlled DC servomotor. `(8 mark)
7. For the mechanical system shown in the fig. (a) Draw the mechanical network diagram
and hence write the differential equations describing the behaviour of the system.
(b) draw the force-voltage and force-current analogous electrical circuits. (6+4)
8. For a non unity negative feedback control system whose open loop transfer function is
G(S) and feedback path transfer function is H(S), obtain the control ratio using Masons
gain formula. (6)
9. Obtain the closed loop transfer function C(s)/R(s) for the system shown in Fig. (a) using
block diagram reduction technique. Also verify it using masons gain formula. (8 +8)

10. Draw the force voltage analogy and force current analogy for the mechanical system
shown in the fig. (8

11. Explain armature controlled DC servo motor with relevant block diagram. (8 mark)
12. With neat diagram explain the working of AC and DC servo motors. (16 mark)
13. Using block diagram reduction rules convert the block diagram of fig to a simple loop.