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A Method of Analysing the Logic Design of Pneumatic Sequential Circuits

  • R. M. H. Cheng
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Abstract

In the absence of systematic analysis, a proposed ‘logic’ design of pneumatic sequential circuits may be tested by using a model, or some form of simulation process. These often incur unnecessary expense of time, effort and equipment. A simple time-chart method of analysis is described in this paper. It is based on the principle of ‘reduction-to-absurdity’ and is to be distinguished from a simulator.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. H. Cheng
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamUK

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