The design and analysis of most engineered systems involves many and sometimes diverse technical disciplines. For example, in the design of a fluid power system, the input to the system is usually some type of prime mover. In addition, the output may include gears, linkage, etc. The output may be used in a feedback circuit which will normally encompass instrumentation, logic elements, and controllers. In order to evaluate the total performance of such systems analytically, a software package must be available which can unify the interactions of these diverse components.
This paper will present a new computer program which will unify hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and mechanical components permitting the analysis of complete engineered systems on a P.C. Several example systems will be shown which originate in actual machinery designs. These example systems will be simulated and output type information will be presented.