Accession Number:

ADA270835

Title:

Automated Qualitative Modeling of Dynamic Physical Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This report describes MM, a computer program that can model a variety of mechanical and fluid systems. It addresses several issues What is the appropriate input to the modeling process How should the search for models be organized What evidence can be brought to bear to constrain the task MM takes as input both a description of the structure of the system to be modeled and a trace of the systems behavior. The structure can be represented by 2D line drawings augmented with some additional information, or by component types and their interconnections, or both. The behavior trace provides the program with qualitative information about the behavior that the user wishes to capture with a model.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE