Accession Number:

AD0755166

Title:

SCEPTRE Translator Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA

Report Date:

1973-01-23

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The basic objectives of the research are to investigate the feasibility of and determine the best input format for a SCEPTRE translator capable of providing a point-to-point input of one-dimensional mechanical systems to the SCEPTRE compiler. The objectives have been realized by studying the SCEPTRE program. The compiler accepts point-to-point or node-to-node input of electrical elements of resistance, capacitance, inductance, voltage sources, and current sources. The ability of SCEPTRE to formulate differential equations from a topological description of an electrical circuit and to solve these equations with such programming ease on the users part, prompted the search for electrical analogs with point-to-point mechanical systems for direct input through a SCEPTRE translator. The search was directed toward one-dimensional systems since electrical circuits processed by SCEPTRE are actually only one-dimensional current flow networks i.e. current can flow in only one dimension, thus current is a scalar quantity. With this approach in mind, the mathematical formulation of an acceptable mechanical to electrical here-in denoted mechano-electrical analog is established. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE