I’m having some serious issues finding the point at which the root loci cross the imaginary axis for the following Open Loop Transfer Function (OLTF) ;
We have been taught to substitute s = jw and multiply by the complex conjugate in order to have Real and Imaginary segments separately. Using 1 + u + jv = 0 where u = -1 and v = 0 to solve for w and k.
Below is an image of my working up until the complex conjugate, after this point the mathematics gives me the impression I have either made a mistake or there is a simpler method to solve this problem.
It may be useful to know the location at which the loci cross the Imaginary axis is 1.799 (from MatLab).
Any help is greatly welcome and thank you for any time you spend on this!
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k has been introduced into the OLTF in order to find its maximum value for stability. Using u = - 1 and subbing the value for w (found from the Imaginary segment) into the Real segment.
Below is my working for find an OLTF with Real and Imaginary segments separated ;