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Objective Type Questions

Q.1. The root-locus diagram for a closed-loop feedback system is shown in the figure below. The system is overdamped.

Root Locus MCQ
  • only if 0 ≤ K ≤ 1
  • only if 1 < K < 5
  • only if K > 5 
  • if 0 ≤ K ≤ 1 or K > 5

Answer: if 0 ≤ K ≤ 1 or K > 5

Q.2. The root locus of the system G(s)H(s)=\frac{K}{s(s+2)(s+3)} has the break away point located at

  • (- 0.5, 0)
  • (- 2.548, 0)
  • (- 4. 0)
  • (- 0.784, 0)

Answer: (- 0.784, 0)

Q.3. Given G(s)H(s)=\frac{K}{s(s+1)(s+3)}, the point of interaction of the asymptotes of the root loci with the real axis is

  • – 4
  • 1.33
  • – 1.33
  • 4

Answer: – 1.33

Q.4. A unity feedback control system has an open loop transfer function

G(s)=\frac{K}{s(s^{2}+7s+12)}

The gain K for which s = -1 + j1 will lie on the root locus of this system is

  • 4
  • 5.5
  • 6.5
  • 10

Answer: 10

Q.5. The feedback configuration and the pole zero location of

G(s)=\frac{s^{2}-2s+2}{s^{2}+2s+2}

are shown below. The root locus for negative values of K. i.e. for – ∞ < K < 0 has breakaway/break in points and angle of departure at pole P (with respect to the positive real axis) equal to 

Root Locus MCQ
  • \pm \sqrt{2} and 0°
  • \pm \sqrt{2} and 45°
  • \pm \sqrt{3}  and 0°  
  • \pm \sqrt{3} and 45°

Answer: \pm \sqrt{2} and 45°

Q.6. The root locus plot for a system is given below. The open loop transfer function corresponding to this plot is given by

Root Locus MCQ
  • G(s)H(s)=K\frac{s(s+1)}{(s+2)(s+3)}
  • G(s)H(s)=K\frac{(s+1)}{s(s+2)(s+3)^{2}}
  • G(s)H(s)=K\frac{1}{s(s-1)(s+2)(s+3)}
  • G(s)H(s)=K\frac{(s+1)}{s(s+2)(s+3)}

Answer: G(s)H(s)=K\frac{(s+1)}{s(s+2)(s+3)^{2}}

Q.7. Consider the points s1 = – 3 + j4 and s2 = – 3 – j2 in the s-plane. Then, for a system with the open loop transfer function G(s)H(s)=\frac{K}{(s+1)^{4}}.

  • s1 is on the root locus, but not s2
  • s2 is on the root locus, but not s1
  • both s1 and s2 are on the root locus
  • Neither s1 nor s2 is on the root locus

Answer: both s1 and s2 are on the root locus

Q.8. For a unity negative feedback control system, the open-loop transfer function

G(s)=\frac{K}{s(s+1)(s+2)}.

The root locus plot of the system is

Answer: 1st figure

Q.9. The intersection of root-loci of asymptotes of a system with open loop transfer function

G(s)H(s)=\frac{K}{s(s+1)(s+3)} is

  • 1.44
  • 1.33
  • – 1.44
  • – 1.33

Answer: – 1.33

Q.10. The root locus plot of the system having the loop transfer function 

G(s)H(s)=\frac{K}{s(s+4)(s^{2}+4s+5)} has

  • no breakaway point
  • three real breakaway points
  • only one breakaway point
  • one real and two complex breakaway points

Answer: three real breakaway points

Q.11. Which of the following is the open-loop transfer function of the root loci shown in the figure below?

  • \frac{K}{s(s+T_{1})^{2}}
  • \frac{K}{(s+T_{1})(s+T_{2})^{2}}
  • \frac{K}{(s+T_{1})^{3}}
  • \frac{K}{s^{2}(sT_{1}+1)}

Answer: \frac{K}{s^{2}(sT_{1}+1)}

Q.12. The instrument used for plotting the root locus is called

  • slide rule
  • spirule
  • synchro
  • selsyn 

Answer: spirule

Q.13. The below figure shows the root locus of a unity feedback system. The open loop transfer function of the system is

  • \frac{K}{s(s+1)(s+2)}
  • \frac{Ks}{(s+1)(s+2)}
  • \frac{K(s+1)}{s(s+2)}
  • \frac{K(s+2)}{s(s+1)}

Answer: \frac{K(s+2)}{s(s+1)}

Q. 14. Which one of the following application software is used to obtain an accurate root locus plot ?

  • LISP
  • MATLAB
  • D Base
  • Oracle

Answer: MATLAB

Q.15. The root loci of a feedback control system for large values of s are asymptotic to the straight lines with angles θ to the real axis given by which one of the following ?

  • \frac{(p-z)\pi }{2k+1}
  • \frac{(2k+1)\pi }{p-z}
  • 2k(p-z)
  • \frac{2k}{p}z

Answer: \frac{(2k+1)\pi }{p-z}

where p = Number of finite poles of G(s) H(s), z = Number of finite zeros of G(s) H(s) and k = 0, 1, 2, …

Q 16. Which one of the following is not a property of root loci ?

  • The root locus is symmetrical about jω axis.
  • They start from the open-loop poles and terminate at the open-loop zeros.
  • The breakaway points are determined from dk/ds = 0
  • Segments of the real axis are part of the root locus, if and only if, the total  number of real poles and zeros to their right is odd

Answer: The root locus is symmetrical about jω axis.

Q. 17. For a given unity feedback system with G(s)H(s)=\frac{k(s+3)}{s(s+1)(s+2)(s+5)}, what is the real axis intercept for root locus asymptotes?

  • 2/3
  • 1/4
  • -5/3
  • – 3/2

Answer: -5/3

Q.18. Which one of the following open loop transfer functions has root locus parallel to imaginary axis?

  • K/(s + 1)
  • K(s + 1)/(s + 2)2
  • K/(s + 2)2
  • K(s + 2)/(s + 1)2

Answer: K/(s + 2)2

Q.19. Consider the root loci plots:

which one of the above plots is not correct

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Answer: 4

Q.20. The addition of open loop zero pulls the root loci towards

  • The left and therefore system becomes more stable
  • The right and therefore system becomes unstable
  • Imaginary axis and therefore system becomes marginally stable
  • The left and therefore system becomes unstable

Answer: The left and therefore system becomes more stable

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