Proportional Temperature Control

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In this Demonstration, water is flowing through the tank and is being heated to attain a target temperature. A proportional control sensor provides feedback to the heater. The tank's outlet water temperature (red) often oscillates before converging. The sensor experiences a delay in measuring the temperature (blue), demonstrated by the time lag in the blue curve.

Contributed by: Jeff Bryant (March 2011)
Based on a program by: Housam Binous
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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