A report presents additional information on the Mechanical System Design/Analysis Tool (MSAT) computer program, which was reported in "Program for Designing a Mechanical System" (LEW-16710, NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 23, No. 9 (September 1999), page 32. To recapitulate: MSAT is a user-friendly, multidisciplinary software system that facilitates and accelerates the synthesis and analysis of designs of mechanical systems. MSAT features a modular architecture that organizes design-analysis tasks around object-oriented representations of (1) components of an aircraft engine or other system that one seeks to design, (2) analysis programs, and (3) data-transfer links among the components and analysis programs.

This work was done by HuaHua Lee, Mark Kolb, and Jack Madelone of General Electric Co. for Glenn Research Center. LEW-16888

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This article first appeared in the December, 1999 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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