Accession Number : AD0630942

Title :   THE DECOMPOSITION PRINCIPLE IN ENGINEERING PROBLEMS: TOWARDS A MULTI-LEVEL CONCEPT OF PROBLEM-SOLVING. I.

Descriptive Note : Technical Memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO OPERATIONS RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Chase,Hamilton A. ; Sengupta,S. S.

Report Date : 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The principal result of this report is a demonstration that systems of ordinary differential equations of engineering that are too large for the available computers can be solved by a principle of 'decomposition.' It is shown that the systems of resulting subproblems are members of a larger class of problems. The properties of this class are investigated and conditions stated under which the solutions of the subproblems converge to those of the original problem. A measure of the interaction between the subproblems is suggested for a subsequent investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBLEM SOLVING, *ENGINEERING), NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE