Large Engineering Systems

Large Engineering Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada August 9 - 12, 1976

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editor: Alvin Wexler
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188058

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Large Engineering Systems documents the proceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Manitoba, Canada on August 9-12, 1976. This book compiles papers on the technology of large engineering systems. The topics discussed include the analysis of an automobile body by finite element method; finite-element solution of boundary integral equations; optimum design of stiffened plate girders; and tuning of miniaturized analog hybrid circuits. The sparsity in large systems and trans-shipment problems; finite difference method with graded lattices; Kron's multidimensional electromagnetic networks; and analyses of large systems are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the transient phenomena in large electrical power systems; modeling for regional electric power supply system; and efficient method for reliability evaluation of large-scale systems. This publication is a good source for engineers who intend to acquire knowledge on large-scale engineering systems.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments


    Large Systems - A Unifying Theme

    Banquet Address

    Capitalism, Communism, Copulation, and Collision

    I Fields

    Systems for Large Engineering Problem Solutions

    Complexity of Vectorized Solution of Two-Dimensional Finite Element Grids

    Analysis of an Automobile Body by Finite Element Method

    Procedures for Computer Analysis of Large Nonlinear Structural Systems


    The Prediction of the Spectral Densities of Folded Plate Structures Using Finite Element Results

    Finite-Element Solution of Boundary Integral Equations

    A Small Frontal Package for Finite Elements

    An Approximate Method for Investigation of Large Circular Loop Arrays

    Numerical Modeling by the TLM Method

    A Unifying Discrete Model of Field Problems

    II Optimization

    Nonlinear Optimization of Engineering Design with Emphasis on Centering, Tolerancing, and Tuning

    Application of Dynamic Programming to Systems with Structures

    Recent Developments in Nonlinear Optimization and their Use in Engineering Design

    Modeling and Optimization for Transportation Systems Planning and Operations

    Multiple Objective Optimization Model for Real-Time Operation of a Water Supply System

    Shape Optimization of Structural Systems Using Finite Elements and Sequential Linear Programming

    A Practical Approach to Nonlinear Optimization of Large Induction Motors

    Optimum Design of Stiffened Plate Girders

    Tuning of Miniaturized Analog Hybrid Circuits

    Computerized Planning System for Machined Components


    Large Waste Treatment Systems: Design for Both Efficiency and Inflow Level of Each Process

    III Algorithms and Hardware

    Efficient Computational Methods for Some Standard Mathematical Operations

    Sparsity in Large Systems and Trans-shipment Problems

    Algorithmic and Architectural Issues Related to Vector Processors

    Comparison of Integration Algorithms for the Evaluation of Rapidly Varying Integrands


    Automated Data Specification as a Prelude to Analysis

    The Finite Difference Method with Graded Lattices

    IV Diakoptics

    The Application of Diakoptics to the Solution of Large Networks

    Kron's Multidimensional Electromagnetic Networks

    Analyses of Large Systems: A Multi-Level Approach

    Diakoptics and Applications to Mathematical Programming Problems

    V Dynamics

    Transient Phenomena in Large Electrical Power Systems

    An Interdisciplinary Partial Differential Equation Solution Package

    A General Two Dimensional River Simulator

    The Computation of Transients in Three-Phase Systems Using Matrix Transformations

    An Improved Transient Simulator for Systems Including Controlled Switches

    Transient Behaviour of Mixed Machine Power Systems Incorporating Compensated Transmission Circuits

    Control of Power Flows on Large Interconnected Power Systems by Use of Coherency Derived Models

    Control System Modeling of Large Engineering Systems

    Dynamic Sensitivity Theory Applied to Power System Stability

    Optimum Coordination of Large Power Plant Components

    Pairwise Analysis of Dynamic Stability in Large Power Systems

    VI Politics, Planning and Resources

    Modeling for Water Resource Systems Planning

    Hierarchal Multiple Objective Analysis of Land and Water Resource Utilization for a System of Lakes

    An Urban Model for the Evaluation of Alternative Growth Policies

    Modeling for Regional Electric Power Supply System

    A Screening Model for the Selection of Evaluation Techniques for Large-Scale Systems


    Some Comments on a Western Canadian Power Grid

    VII Health, Safety and Reliability

    Current Problems in Medical Ultrasonics

    Safety Standards - A World-wide Non-system

    An Efficient Method for Reliability Evaluation of Large Scale Systems


    Author and Speaker Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 722
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188058

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