A Data Base Manager for Engineering Computations

  • E. Backx
Conference paper


During the last conference on engineering software in 1983 [Backx, 1983], a data base manager was presented. This manager was written in basic and was implemented in a finite element program. The aim was to be able to solve large problems in a computer with a small core size (64K). This implementation turned out to be very successful because, not only the primary aim was reached but it turned out that coding additions to the program becomes much simpler and faster.

Since that time, the same ideas were used to write a data manager for other computers and in other languages. (MS-basic, Fortran 77, Pascal).


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Backx
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  1. 1.Catholic University of LouvainBelgium

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