Title page for ETD etd-06102004-224645


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hartka, Thomas Ryan
Author's Email Address thartka@vt.edu
URN etd-06102004-224645
Title Cellular Automata for Structural Optimization on Recongfigurable Computers
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, Mark T. Committee Chair
Athanas, Peter M. Committee Member
Hsiao, Michael S. Committee Member
Keywords
  • design optimization
  • cellular automata
  • con gurable computing
Date of Defense 2004-05-12
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Structural analysis and design optimization is important to a wide variety of disciplines. The current methods for these tasks require significant time and computing resources. Reconfigurable computers have shown the ability to speed up many applications, but are unable to handle efficiently the precision requirements for traditional analysis and optimization techniques. Cellular automata theory provides a method to model these problems in a format conducive to representation on a reconfigurable computer. The calculations do not need to be executed with high precision and can be performed in parallel. By implementing cellular automata simulations on a reconfigurable computer, structural analysis and design optimization can be performed significantly faster than conventional methods.
Files
  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
  thesis.pdf 436.37 Kb 00:02:01 00:01:02 00:00:54 00:00:27 00:00:02

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.