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dc.contributor.advisorBhargava, Hemant K.
dc.contributor.authorElizondo, Michael A.
dc.dateMarch 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:09Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:09Z
dc.date.issued1991-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28127
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the representation of dimensional units as prime numbers to perform dimensional analysis within a computer-based model management system. A computer program applies this concept to simple span structural steel beam design, an engineering stress and strain problem. Most common applications of computers manipulate only the numeric value of the measure of physical objects. The user manually ensures that data is processed according to the meaning of its units. Prime-encoding of dimensional units in this application provides a numeric method of validating dimensional consistency in mathematical expressions for use on a computer. This study is implemented in TEFA, a computer-based modeling system with an embedded Prolog programming language. The beam design application demonstrates that model representation using prime-encoding of dimensional units simplifies the overhead required in data manipulation, and helps maintain meaningful results in the numerical processing of data.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dimensionalanaly00eliz
dc.format.extent51 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDimensional analysis of structural steel beam design.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBradley, Gordon H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.subject.authordimensional analysisen_US
dc.subject.authormodeling languagesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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