1980-04-01

Better Hydraulic Systems Conceived via APL 800672

Effective methodologies are detailed to help synthesising better hydraulic systems in terms of efficiency and control characteristics. In principle, by considering the system dissected in “Multipole Blocks” with appropriate linking strategies, the approach enlightens the role of digital computers and the viability of problem oriented Software when proper strategies and techniques receive adequate implementation.
The entire study and the ensuing computer code are both grounded on the programming language “APL”. Based on a reference system, an extensive analysis is detailed finally leading to the presentation of optimization procedures to help demonstrate, on practical bases, the versatility of the proposed approach. An unconstrained optimization APL code is reported in the Appendix, illustrating a remote terminal session to solve a typical test problem.
Altogether the paper tends to elucidate the soundness of computer aided design concepts with special emphasis on methods to attain an ultimate goal: hydraulic systems synthesis.

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