Time Delay

Snapshot of the front panel of the simulator:

Description of the simulated system

The simulator simulates a pure time delay between the input signal u and the output signal y:


The time delay Td can be adjusted while the simulator runs.


The main aim is to develop an understanding of how a time delay works in the time domain.


The time delay is an important phenomenon in practical systems. It appears in transportation of material and signals. A time delay can be used to represent imperfect blending in tanks. In feedback control systems time delays are important identify since any increase of the time delay will decrease the stability of the control loop.


  1. Adjust the input signal in any way, and observe how the response in the output signal depends on the time delay.

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Updated 14. January 2008. Developed by Finn Haugen. E-mail: finn@techteach.no.