Accession Number : AD0759783

Title :   Computer Aided Flow Graph Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CULLEN COLL OF ENGINEERING HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Ray A. ; Henley,Ernest J.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : A generalized technique for the solution of engineering problems which can be represented in the form of flow graphs has been developed. The fundamental algorithm is one whereby the paths and loops in a flow graph can be systematically and selectively enumerated. This algorithm serves as the basis for a procedure whereby Mason's rule can be efficiently applied to generate characterustic equations, system determinants, transfer functions defining input-output relationships, sensitivity functions, and other important network functions related to signal flow graphs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAPHICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE