Depending on the scale of the problem, continuous system simulation is usually carried out
on large computer systems or in personal computers running continuous system simulation
languages; there is little in between. This thesis describes the development of an inexpensive
parallel-processing simulator in which outwardly identical processing elements are configured
to digitally simulate continuous system transfer functions and the other components needed
to model the computing and control functions of physical systems. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.