Large Engineering Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080212951, 9781483188058

Large Engineering Systems

1st Edition

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

Editors: Alvin Wexler
eBook ISBN: 9781483188058
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 722
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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



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


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