Digital Computers Applied To Pipeline Design

by H.E. Thomas,

Serial Information: Journal of the Pipeline Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 1, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Computer discussed differs primarily from other types in characteristics of its storage facility; storage is magnetic drum cylinder with sheet of magnetic material wrapped around its surface; when drum is made to revolve, bits of information in form of current pulses can be recorded as magnetic spots in surface of drum; only application of computer to design of gas transmission line is considered.

Subject Headings: Storage facilities | Magnetic fields | Computing in civil engineering | Pipeline design | Computer software | Cylinders | Material properties | Building design

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