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ACCURATE electrical performance data obtained quickly and early in the preliminary design stages are necessary for aircraft generator design. The nature of the business is such that relatively few machines are designed in a given time, but each must meet a quantity of difficult specification requirements. These engineering requirements provide a natural application of the stored-program digital computer. A performance analysis program was needed which would accurately, and quickly, provide complete data on conventional a-c aircraft generators, as dictated by system requirements. Such a basic program was defined in October 1956, work started in November, flow diagram completed in January, and the program was debugged and running in March 1957. Since that time all generator designs have had a program run. These runs provide complete and accurate information for the designers and users of the machines. All new designs obtain the benefits of such early and detailed data.
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part II: Applications and Industry, Transactions of the (Volume:77 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Nov. 1958