Bode magnitude and phase analysis

Bode analysis comprises graphical representations of magnitude and phase information, both plotted as a function of frequency (w). Bode plots clearly illustrate the relative stability of a system. Gain and phase margin requirements of a closed-loop system are often defined in terms of Bode plots.

Bode plots have a variety of applications, including:

      Analysis of system closed-loop performance characteristics

      Determination of resonant frequencies and maximum power amplitude

Bode plots can also be used for the specification and design of compensators.

Analyze > Frequency Response lets you set the phase and gain margins before displaying the Bode phase and magnitude plots, like the ones shown below:

Both plots are relative to log frequency (rad/s units). The magnitude units are log and the phase units are degrees.

To generate Bode magnitude and phase plots

1.    Prepare the system linearization.

2.    Choose Analyze > Frequency Range to define the range and resolution of the natural

3.    Choose Analyze > Frequency Response to set the phase and gain margins and create the Bode phase and magnitude plots.

4.    Resize or zoom in on the plot for better viewing.