
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 pointtopoint input of onedimensional mechanical systems to the SCEPTRE compiler. The objectives have been realized by studying the SCEPTRE program. The compiler accepts pointtopoint (or nodetonode) 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 pointtopoint mechanical systems for direct input through a SCEPTRE translator. The search was directed toward onedimensional systems since electrical circuits processed by SCEPTRE are actually only onedimensional 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 (herein denoted mechanoelectrical) 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