Accession Number : AD0727052

Title :   Interactive Simulation of Continuous Systems: Progress and Prospects,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bekey,G. A. ; DeLand,E. C.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The development of a simulation system that would provide both the interactive, user-oriented features of analog computers and the precision, memory, and computing power of the digital computer has been a design objective for many years. This paper reviews the background of present-day continuous systems simulation techniques, with emphasis on interactive, graphic-oriented systems. The state of the art is discussed, particularly as it concerns user convenience, interactive features, the use of block diagram descriptions, and graphic displays. BIOMOD, a system recently developed for simulation of biological systems, is used as an example. Limitations of present-day systems and prospects for near-future development are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GRAPHICS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SIMULATORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE