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Unable to properly feedback an updated signal in simulink

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I'm trying to make a toy example work using simulink. I have a particle that i want to go in a circle. Basically what I want to do is to rotate progressively by 10 deg over 36 sec (so it makes a full circle).
How to code this in simulink? For the rotation, I used the 2d rotation matrix about z. I am basically having trouble feeding back the updated velocity as the new reference.


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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 20 Oct 2020
If you directly feed it back, you will create an algebraic loop, which is sometimes difficult to solve. Feedback through a delay block Give a delay of 1 between output and feedback input.


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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 20 Oct 2020
Remove the Vo from outside the model and inside the MATLAB function block, write something like this
if t == 0
v = 10;

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Paul on 20 Oct 2020
Is there a reason why you wan to use a feedack loop where none really exists? Keep in mind that feedback loop is sampled and therefore the model is not integrating a continuous velocity. Why not just implement the equation for velocity directly, like so:

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Anthony Maalouly
Anthony Maalouly on 20 Oct 2020
Yes there is a reason. Essentially, I want to use that feedback loop for a similar problem where I am controlling a particle and I want to add delta_v vectors under certain conditions. This toy example that I asked above simulated it well.
I do agree with you, one should not use feedback where no feedback is directly needed, and the solution above works as expected.

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