Accession Number : AD0755166

Title :   SCEPTRE Translator Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA

Personal Author(s) : Bowers,James C. ; O'Reilly,John E. , Jr. ; Shaw,Gary A ; Tabbutt,Richard D.

Report Date : 23 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The basic objectives of the research are to investigate the feasibility of and determine the best input format for a SCEPTRE translator capable of providing a point-to-point input of one-dimensional mechanical systems to the SCEPTRE compiler. The objectives have been realized by studying the SCEPTRE program. The compiler accepts point-to-point (or node-to-node) input of electrical elements of resistance, capacitance, inductance, voltage sources, and current sources. The ability of SCEPTRE to formulate differential equations from a topological description of an electrical circuit and to solve these equations with such programming ease on the user's part, prompted the search for electrical analogs with point-to-point mechanical systems for direct input through a SCEPTRE translator. The search was directed toward one-dimensional systems since electrical circuits processed by SCEPTRE are actually only one-dimensional current flow networks (i.e. current can flow in only one dimension, thus current is a scalar quantity.) With this approach in mind, the mathematical formulation of an acceptable mechanical to electrical (here-in denoted mechano-electrical) analog is established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *COMPILERS), (*ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), (*SPRINGS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), TRANSFORMATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, KINEMATICS, STATICS, DYNAMICS, GRAPHICS, THERMAL RADIATION, TRANSIENTS, INTERFACES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE