Doctoral Dissertations


Heh-Ching Li


"This thesis presents a continuous linear dynamical state space modeling procedure for both discrete and continuous system in terms of equivalent electrical networks. This procedure is illustrated in detail for two systems; a small general purpose computer and a recreational park system. Necessary dimensional transformations for these systems and their electrical model and determined which identify significant system parameters and the relationships between these parameters.

The model for the small general purpose computer provides an excellent mathematical capability for performance evaluation of the entire computing system characteristics. This model is easier to set up and modify than its discrete modeling counterparts have been. An innovative matrix approach is used to present the topological representations of software, hardware and the interaction of the software and hardware. This matrix approach shows promise of being very helpful in the future development of switching optimization for this type of system. The output of this computing system model is the turnaround time of each instruction cycle and/or each data transfer.

The output of the recreational park system modeling is the number of campers who wish to attend the park system. If the capacity of each park is added as a constraint to the system model, then it becomes an attendance prediction model.

This modeling procedure is based on electrical system theory because it and the resulting system state models are more familiar to Electrical System Engineers. This modeling process can be applied to systems of flow such as digital communication systems, mass transportation systems, physiological systems, and investment modeling problems"--Abstract, page ii.


Fowler, Eddie R.
Taylor, Javin M.

Committee Member(s)

Peirson, Robert C., 1943-
Plummer, O. R.
Bourquin, Jack J.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date



x, 155 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-134).


© 1974 Heh-Ching Li, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Electric networks -- Mathematical models
Electric networks -- Computer programs
High performance computing

Thesis Number

T 3010

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