Accession Number : AD0282679

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN FOR NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED PRODUCTION

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : ROSS,D.T. ; COONS,S.A.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The computer-aided design project is engaged in a program of research into the application of the concepts and techniques of modern data processing to the design of mechanical parts, and the further development of automatic programming (APT) systems for numerically controlled machine tools. This combined Interim Report covers the fifteenth through twenty-sixth months of the project. Topics covered include: a description of current status on the basic bootstrap compiler, the available programs of the bootstrap plateau system, and the multi-pass compiler; discussion of a new first-pass algorithm which is believed to have wide applicability to all forms of problem statement; descriptions of three manual intervention console designs--a rudimentary version now operating on the 709 computer, a proposed version for the 709, and a study of a remote console for a large-scale central computer; computer studies in three-dimensional shape description and stress analysis; and plans for pilot studies in pin-jointed trusses and sculptured parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AUTOMATIC, *DATA PROCESSING, *MACHINE TOOLS, *PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), ANALYSIS, COMPUTERS, DESIGN, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATORS (MATHEMATICS), OSCILLOSCOPES, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE