Accession Number : AD0276573

Title :   DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF A DISTILLATION COLUMN WITH A COMBINED ANALOG-L COMPUTER

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : DECANINI,JORGE

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The applicability of a pulsed analog-digital computer to the problem of simulating a 100-plate fractional distillation column is investigated. It is concluded that such a combination would overcome the principal disadvantage of a purely analog simulation (excessive equipment requirements) and the principal disadvantage of a purely digital simulation (excessive computation time). The mathematical model for the column is presented in detail, followed by a brief description of the pulsed analog-TX-O hybrid system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS, *DISTILLATION, HYDROCARBONS, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, MIXTURES, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE