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2 The Laplace transform of a function f(t) is defined as;
In the application of Laplace transform variable time is eliminated and a new domain is introduced. In the modeling of dynamic systems differential equations are solved by using Laplace transform.

3 Properties of Laplace Transform
The Laplace transform contains no information about f(t) for t<0. (Since t represents time this is not a limitation) Laplace transform is defined with an improper integral. Therefore the required conditions are the function f(t) should be piecewise continuous the integral should have a finite value; i.e., the function f(t) does not increase with time faster than e -st decreases with time.

4 Laplace transform operator transforms a function of variable t to a function of variable s. e.g., T(t) becomes T(s) The Laplace transform is a linear operator. Tables for Laplace transforms are available. In those tables inverse transforms are also given.

5 Transforms of Some Functions
1. The constant function

6 2. The Step function

7 3. The exponential function

8 4. The Ramp function


10 Laplace Transforms of Derivatives


12 Solution of Differential equations by Laplace Transform
For the solution of linear, ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients Laplace Transforms are applied. The procedure involves: Take the Laplace Transform of both sides of the equation. Solve the resulting equation for the Laplace transform of the unknown function. i.e., evaluate x(s). Find the function x(t), which has the Laplace Transform obtained in step 2.

13 Example: Solve the following equation. Solution:

14 Inversion by Partial Fractions Example
Solve the following equation. Solution: Partial fractions is to be applied;


16 (by using Laplace Transform table)

17 Example Solve the following equation.
Apply Laplace transform to both sides of the equation.


19 to determine multiply by Set s to results A S -2 B S-2 2 1/12 C S+1 -1 11/3 D S+2 -17/2 E S-1 1 2/3


21 Example Solve the following equation;

22 Example; Find the solution of the equation with given laplace transform.

23 Example; Solve the following equation.

24 to determine multiply by Set s to results A S 1/6 B S+1 -1 -1/2 C S+2 -2 1/2 D S+3 -3

25 Example (Repeated factors)
Solve the equation for which Laplace transform is given. Heaviside expansion rule can not be used for A, because the denominator of coefficient B becomes infinity.

26 Equalizing the derivatives gives
Taking derivative w.r.t. s gives Further differentiation gives

27 Final Value Theorem Initial Value Theorem Transform of an integral

28 Solve the following equation for x(t)
Example: Solve the following equation for x(t)

29 Example: For a mixing tank, evaluate the change of composition w.r.t. time due to a step change in composition. w1 x1 w x (Overflow system with constant volume, having a component balance)

30 Example: Considering Ex.2.1 for a sudden change in one of the input flow rates, evaluate concentration change w.r.t. time. Total mass balance; w2, x2 w1, x1 w, x Component balance

31 For constant V and ρ ;

32 Example: Consider a CSTR and evaluate concentration change with respect to time.


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