• BME 444
  • BME 444 - Exam 2 Instructional Objectives

    Exam Date: 04/18/19

    These instructional objectives provide you with a guide for learning the course material. During the examination you should be able to:

    Nise 5

    1. Draw basic elements of block diagrams
    2. Simplify cascaded and parallel blocks
    3. Simplify a control system with feedback into a single block
    4. Rearrange blocks before and after summing junctions and pickoff points
    5. Adjust the design of a feedback system to achieve desired outputs
    6. Convert a block diagram to a signal-flow graph and vice versa
    7. Use Mason’s rule to simplify a signal-flow graph
    8. Convert a state-space representation to a signal-flow graph and vice versa

    Nise 6

    1. Define stable, unstable, and marginally stable in terms of natural response and bounded-input/bounded-output (BIBO)
    2. Generate a Routh Table given an equivalent closed loop transfer function

    Nise 7

    1. List the types of test inputs
    2. Calculate SS error for unity feedback systems in terms of \(T(s)\) for step, ramp, and parabolic inputs
    3. Calculate SS error for unity feedback systems in terms of \(G(s)\) for step, ramp, and parabolic inputs
    4. Calculate static error constants, \(K_p\), \(K_v\), \(K_a\)
    5. Determine system type and characteristics based on static error constants and vice versa
    6. Calculate the steady state error in a unity feedback system due to an input and a disturbance
    7. Calculate the steady state error in a non-unity feedback system due to an input and a disturbance
    8. Calculate the actuating signal in a non-unity feedback system
    9. Calculate the sensitivity of a function to a parameter

    Nise 8

    1. Calculate magnitude of \(F(s)\) given \(s\)
    2. Determine number of poles from a root locus plot
    3. Determine if a point is on the root locus plot
    4. Sketch a root locus plot given G(s) and vice versa

    Nise 9

    1. Convert magnitude to decibels and vice versa
    2. Calculate the magnitude and phase of a transfer function
    3. Given a frequency, find a magnitude/phase from a Bode plot (or vice versa)
    4. Determine the stability, gain margin, and phase margin of a system given a Bode plot
    5. Determine the range of stability of a system from a Bode plot
    6. Calculate the transfer function of a system with a time delay
    7. Define the changes that a time delay causes in a Bode plot
    8. Define closed loop gain, open loop gain, and loop gain
    9. Given the poles of \(G(s)H(s)\) and a Nyquist plot, determine if a system is stable
    10. Determine the range of stability of a system from a Nyquist plot
    11. Determine the gain margin and phase margin from a Nyquist plot




    Last updated:
    April 16, 2019