Accession Number : AD0616375

Title :   CONTINUOUS PROGRAMMING METHODS ON AN ANALOG COMPUTER,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeLand,E. C.

Report Date : 29 SEP 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A feasible solution of a programming problem, in which a positive vector x maximizes a function g(x) under m convex conditions f sub i (x) < or = O usually exhibits certain stable properties and the entire system can be said to be in equilibrium or that it is an equilibrium model. Beginning at a solution, a time transient may be induced in the system by making f and/or g functions of time. Methods for examining such transients on the analog computer are examined with examples. The problem considered here arises because often the behavior of a system in time under the influence of a variation of parameters is as interesting as the initial or final stable states. Typical examples are found in a petroleum fractionating column or a complex chemical equilibrium.

Descriptors :   (*ANALOG COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ANALOG COMPUTERS), MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE