THE increasing necessity for large‐scale calculation in the design of aircraft has, in recent years, emphasized the lack of adequate computational facilities and transferred attention from the problem of formulation to that of solution. Thus, unless a reliable simple theory is available, the designer is forced to base his design on approximate formulae which do not always reflect current trends in a fast developing science. The more elaborate theory is therefore usually applied as a check to the final design, and much valuable time is wasted while such computations are carried out, even if they do not indicate the need for major structural modifications.
Lloyd Thomas, E. (1953), "A New Electronic Analogue Computer: A Compact General‐Purpose Instrument Designed for Quantity Production", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 25 No. 11, pp. 349-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032357
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