Accession Number : AD0475836


Title :   FORMAT I - FIRST VERSION OF FORTRAN MATRIX ABSTRACTION TECHNIQUE. VOLUME I. ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF ABSTRACTION TECHNIQUE.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 63-Mar 65,


Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA AIRCRAFT DIV


Personal Author(s) : Warren, Dale S


Report Date : Sep 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : An investigation of the feasibility of the FORMAT digital computer program is reported. FORMAT is a high level abstraction program that provides for direct programming of large order matrix and vector operations. Using FORMAT, an engineer can easily write major programs directly in the language of modern methods for analysis of static and dynamic behavior of structures. Investigation of the feasibility of FORMAT included identification of the scope of applications, programming pilot versions of FORMAT, and evaluation of the pilot programs. Fifteen existing matrix methods in five technologies are identified as suitable applications. It is concluded that FORMAT is feasible and should be developed, and that all programming should be in Fortran 4. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES , *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , AIRFRAMES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , STRUCTURES , DYNAMICS , AERODYNAMICS , AERODYNAMIC HEATING , FLIGHT TESTING , DIGITAL COMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Guided Missiles
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE