THE GCARS II SYSTEM

THE GCARS II SYSTEM REPRESENTS A MORE ADVANCED, EXPERIMENTAL VERSION OF THE GCARS SYSTEM THAT UTILIZES A NEW TELETYPE SUPPORT SYSTEM, TERMED "PROCSY", WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED AT PURDUE. THE USE OF THE TELETYPE TERMINALS ALLOWS THE ENGINEER TO FORMULATE HIS REQUEST FOR AN ANALYSIS IN A SIMPLE NATURAL FASHION BY ANSWERING A SERIES OF QUESTIONS PROGRAMMED INTO THE SYSTEM. THIS "INTER-ACTIVE MODE" OF JOB SUBMITTAL ALLOWS AN ENGINEER WITH NO PREVIOUS COMPUTER EXPERIENCE TO LEARN TO USE THE GCARS TECHNIQUES AFTER ONLY TEN MINUTES OF INSTRUCTION. THE GCARS II SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED FOR USE IN A SHORT COURSE HELD AT PURDUE IN MAY 1969. THE PARTICIPANTS SUCCESSFULLY UTILIZED THE SYSTEM TO REQUEST DESIRED ANALYSES. AT THE PRESENT TIME GCARS II ONLY INCLUDES THE GENERATION OF ALTERNATIVES PHASE OF THE GCARS SYSTEM AND ONLY HANDLES PREPARED DATA FOR TWO TEST AREAS. EXPANSION OF THE SYSTEM COULD EASILY BE ACCOMPLISHED HOWEVER THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADDITIONAL PROCSY COMPUTER PROGRAMS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 28, 36 PP, 8 FIG, 6 REF, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Turner, A K
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM