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1

Conducting a 3D Converted Shear Wave Project to Reduce Exploration Risk at Wister, CA  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Geothermal Technologies Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. The primary objective of this project is to conduct a 3C 3D (converted shear wave) seismic survey to reduce exploration risk by characterizing fault and fracture geometrics at Wister, CA.The intent of the proposed program is to use a 3D seismic survey with converted shear waves combined with other available data to site and drill production wells at Wister, a blind geothermal resource.

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Identification and inversion of converted shear waves: case studies from the European North Atlantic continental margins  

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......arrivals and enhanced energy scattering. Identifying...may be viable phase converters, arrivals converted...associated with vigorous ocean bottom currents...internal structure of ocean island volcanoes...al, 2001. Mantle thermal structure and active...inProceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program......

Jennifer D. Eccles; Robert S. White; Philip A. F. Christie

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conducting a 3D Converted Shear Wave Project to Reduce Exploration...  

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shear wave) seismic survey to reduce exploration risk by characterizing fault and fracture geometrics at Wister, CA.The intent of the proposed program is to use a 3D seismic...

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Conducting a 3D Converted Shear Wave Project to Reduce Exploration...  

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shear wave) seismic survey to reduce exploration risk by characterizing fault and fracture geometrics at Wister, CA. The intent of the proposed program is to use a 3D seismic...

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3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions  

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3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions 3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions 3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions An apparatus and method for enabling precise, 3-dimensional, photoactivation localization microscopy (PALM). Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email 3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions An apparatus and method for enabling precise, 3-dimensional, photoactivation localization microscopy (PALM) using selective, two-photon activation of fluorophores in a single z-slice of a sample in cooperation with time-gated imaging for reducing the background radiation from other image planes to levels suitable for single-molecule detection and spatial location, are described. U.S. Patent No.: 7,675,045 (DOE S-112,966) Patent Application Filing Date: October 9, 2008

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Thermionic converter  

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A thermionic converter (10) is set forth which includes an envelope (12) having an electron collector structure (22) attached adjacent to a wall (16). An electron emitter structure (24) is positioned adjacent the collector structure (22) and spaced apart from opposite wall (14). The emitter (24) and collector (22) structures are in a common chamber (20). The emitter structure (24) is heated substantially only by thermal radiation. Very small interelectrode gaps (28) can be maintained utilizing the thermionic converter (10) whereby increased efficiency results.

Fitzpatrick, Gary O. (Livermore, CA)

1987-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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3-DIMENSIONAL COMPACT DISC (CD) MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM Presented to the  

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3-DIMENSIONAL COMPACT DISC (CD) MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM _______________ A Thesis Presented OF THE THESIS 3-Dimensional Compact Disc (CD) Microfluidic Platform by Nitin Edmund Harwood Master of Science in a compact disc (CD) microfluidics platform involving two or more layers. The traditional 2-Dimensional

Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

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Thermionic converter  

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A thermionic converter is described comprising: an envelope having first and second walls spaced apart from one another. The envelope defines an enclosed chamber; an electron collector structure attached adjacent to the second wall; an electron emitter structure, located adjacent the collector structure and between the collector structure and the first wall. At least a respective one of the collector structure and the emitter structure comprise elements, each of the elements along with a respective other of the collector structure and the emitter structure defining interelectrode gaps at least when the emitter structure is above a selected temperature. The emitter structure is spaced a distance away from the first wall and is positioned to receive substantially only thermal radiation.

Fitzpatrick, G.O.

1987-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Karen Shears  

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Karen Shears is the Procurement and Contracts Group Lead for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM). The Procurement and Contracts Group is responsible for all aspects of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - average 3-dimensional models Sample Search...  

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distributions are non trivial in 3-dimensional Summary: trivial in 3-dimensional Ising spin glasses", cond-mat0608535v2 Pierluigi Contucci1 and Cristian Giardin......

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Sponsored by Nanotechnology Seminar Program A Novel 3-Dimensional High-  

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Sponsored by Nanotechnology Seminar Program A Novel 3-Dimensional High- Throughput Assay for Targeting Invasive Cancer Cells Professor Jian Cao Associate Professor of Research Medicine and Director of Cancer Laboratory Division of Cancer Prevention, School of Medicine Stony Brook University ABSTRACT

Fisher, Frank

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Combustion converter design evolution  

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The early thermionic converters used hemispherical one-inch-diameter hot shells. They were extensively tested in a natural gas, high-temperature furnace. A converter was life tested for 12,500 hours at emitter temperatures above 1700 K. Two-inch diameter converters with both hemispherical and torispherical shapes were developed next. These converters have been tested in both natural gas-, oil-, and coal-oil slurry-fired environments. A prototype converter for cogeneration applications was also developed using this emitter configuration. A six converter module of cogeneration converters has been constructed.

Goodale, D.B.; Miskolczy, G.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full bridge converter Transformers and isolated converters  

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parts of the B-H curve are used. Include: push-pull, half-bridge, full-bridge (explained belowFull bridge converter Transformers and isolated converters Most DC power supplies have) cross section of a transformer. (b) Ideal B-H characteristics of the core. (c) B-H characteristics

Knobloch,Jürgen

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Interleaved power converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power converter architecture interleaves full bridge converters to alleviate thermal management problems in high current applications, and may, for example, double the output power capability while reducing parts count and costs. For example, one phase of a three phase inverter is shared between two transformers, which provide power to a rectifier such as a current doubler rectifier to provide two full bridge DC/DC converters with three rather than four high voltage inverter legs.

Zhu, Lizhi (Canton, MI)

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Temperature Converter  

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Teachers' Toolbox Lesson Plans Temperature Converter The Fahrenheit scale, invented by German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), is based on 32 F for the freezing...

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WBG Converters and Chargers  

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* Finish - FY16 * 38 % complete * Reducing onboard battery charger and dc-dc converter cost, weight, and volume * Achieving high efficiency * Overcoming limitations of present...

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Universal thermochemical energy converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for a thermochemical closed cycle employing a polyatomic, chemically active working fluid for converting heat energy into useful work.

Labinov, Solomon Davidovich (Oak Ridge, TN); Sand, James R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Conklin, James C. (Knoxville, TN); VanCoevering, James (Oak Ridge, TN); Courville, George E. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat pulse propagation in chaotic 3-dimensional magnetic fields  

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Heat pulse propagation in $3$-D chaotic magnetic fields is studied by solving the parallel heat transport equation using a Lagrangian-Green's function (LG) method. The LG method provides an efficient and accurate technique that circumvents limitations of finite elements and finite difference methods. The main two problems addressed are: (i) The dependence of the radial transport on the magnetic field stochasticity (controlled by the amplitude of the perturbation, $\\epsilon$); and (ii) The role of reversed shear configurations on pulse propagation. In all the cases considered there are no magnetic flux surfaces. However, radial transport is observed to depend strongly on $\\epsilon$ due to the presence of high-order magnetic islands and Cantori that act as quasi-transport barriers that preclude the radial penetration of heat pulses within physically relevant time scale. The dependence of the magnetic field connection length, $\\ell_B$, on $\\epsilon$ is studied in detail. The decay rate of the temperature maximum, $\\langle T \\rangle_{max}(t)$, the time delay of the temperature response as function of the radius, $\\tau$, and the radial heat flux $\\langle {{\\bf q}\\cdot {\\hat e}_\\psi} \\rangle$, are also studied as functions of the magnetic field stochasticity and $\\ell_B$. In all cases, the scaling of $\\langle T \\rangle_{max}$ with $t$ transitions from sub-diffusive, $\\langle T \\rangle_{max} \\sim t^{-1/4}$, at short times ($\\chi_\\parallel t 10^5$). A strong dependence on $\\epsilon$ is also observed on $\\tau$ and $\\langle {{\\bf q}\\cdot {\\hat e}_\\psi} \\rangle$. The radial propagation of pulses in fully chaotic fields considerably slows down in the shear reversal region and, as a result, $\\tau$, in reversed shear configurations is an order of magnitude longer than the one in monotonic $q$-profiles.

D. del-Castillo-Negrete; D. Blazevski

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat pulse propagation in chaotic 3-dimensional magnetic fields  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heat pulse propagation in $3$-D chaotic magnetic fields is studied by solving the parallel heat transport equation using a Lagrangian-Green's function (LG) method. The LG method provides an efficient and accurate technique that circumvents limitations of finite elements and finite difference methods. The main two problems addressed are: (i) The dependence of the radial transport on the magnetic field stochasticity (controlled by the amplitude of the perturbation, $\\epsilon$); and (ii) The role of reversed shear configurations on pulse propagation. In all the cases considered there are no magnetic flux surfaces. However, radial transport is observed to depend strongly on $\\epsilon$ due to the presence of high-order magnetic islands and Cantori that act as quasi-transport barriers that preclude the radial penetration of heat pulses within physically relevant time scale. The dependence of the magnetic field connection length, $\\ell_B$, on $\\epsilon$ is studied in detail. The decay rate of the temperature maximum...

del-Castillo-Negrete, D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced shear power spectrum  

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Measurements of ellipticities of background galaxies are sensitive to the reduced shear, the cosmic shear divided by (1-{kappa}) where {kappa} is the projected density field. They compute the difference between shear and reduced shear both analytically and with simulations. The difference becomes more important an smaller scales, and will impact cosmological parameter estimation from upcoming experiments. A simple recipe is presented to carry out the required correction.

Dodelson, Scott; /Fermilab /Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr. /Northwestern U.; Shapiro, Charles; /Chicago U. /KICP, Chicago; White, Martin J.; /UC, Berkeley, Astron.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vector generator scan converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

High printing speeds for graphics data are achieved with a laser printer by transmitting compressed graphics data from a main processor over an I/O channel to a vector generator scan converter which reconstructs a full graphics image for input to the laser printer through a raster data input port. The vector generator scan converter includes a microprocessor with associated microcode memory containing a microcode instruction set, a working memory for storing compressed data, vector generator hardware for drawing a full graphic image from vector parameters calculated by the microprocessor, image buffer memory for storing the reconstructed graphics image and an output scanner for reading the graphics image data and inputting the data to the printer. The vector generator scan converter eliminates the bottleneck created by the I/O channel for transmitting graphics data from the main processor to the laser printer, and increases printer speed up to thirty fold. 7 figs.

Moore, J.M.; Leighton, J.F.

1988-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Converter waste disposal study  

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The importance of waste management and disposal issues to the converting and print industries is demonstrated by the high response rate to a survey of US and Canadian converters and printers. The 30-item questionnaire measured the impact of reuse, recycling, source reduction, incineration, and landfilling on incoming raw-material packaging, process scrap, and waste inks, coatings, and adhesives. The results indicate that significant amounts of incoming packaging materials are reused in-house or through supplier take-back programs. However, there is very little reuse of excess raw materials and process scrap, suggesting the need for greater source reduction within these facilities as the regulatory climate becomes increasingly restrictive.

Schultz, R.B. (RBS Technologies, Inc., Skokie, IL (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Solar Energy Converters  

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Theory is given for the design of siliconsolar energy converters commonly known as the Bell Solar Battery. Values are given for the various parameters in the design theory. Experimental data are presented and compared with the theoretical relations based on a simple model.

M. B. Prince

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid metal thermal electric converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid metal thermal electric converter which converts heat energy to electrical energy. The design of the liquid metal thermal electric converter incorporates a unique configuration which directs the metal fluid pressure to the outside of the tube which results in the structural loads in the tube to be compressive. A liquid metal thermal electric converter refluxing boiler with series connection of tubes and a multiple cell liquid metal thermal electric converter are also provided.

Abbin, Joseph P. (Albuquerque, NM); Andraka, Charles E. (Albuquerque, NM); Lukens, Laurance L. (Albuquerque, NM); Moreno, James B. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-Dimensional thermal analysis and active cooling of short-length high-power fiber lasers  

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A fully 3-dimensional finite element model has been developed that simulates the internal temperature distribution of short-length high-power fiber lasers. We have validated the...

Li, L; Li, H; Qiu, T; Temyanko, V L; Morrell, M M; Schülzgen, A; Mafi, A; Moloney, J V; Peyghambarian, N

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DC systems with transformerless converters  

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A technical and economic feasibility study of HVDC systems without converter transformers is presented. The presentation includes proposed solutions to the drawback related to the absence of galvanic separation between the ac and dc systems, if the converter transformers are eliminated. The results show that HVDC systems without converter transformers are both technically and economically feasible. The cost savings can be substantial.

Vithayathil, J.J.; Mittlestadt, W. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)] [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Bjoerklund, P.E. [ABB Power Systems AB, Ludvika (Sweden)] [ABB Power Systems AB, Ludvika (Sweden)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermionic electric converter  

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A thermionic electric converter is disclosed wherein an externally located heat source causes electrons to be boiled off an electron emissive surface interiorly positioned on one end wall of an evacuated cylindrical chamber. The electrons are electrically focused and accelerated through the interior of an air core induction coil located within a transverse magnetic field, and subsequently are collected on the other end wall of the chamber functioning as a collecting plate. The emf generated in the induction coil by action of the transiting electron stream interacting with the transverse magnetic field is applied to an external circuit to perform work, thereby implementing a direct heat energy to electrical energy conversion.

Davis, E.D.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar thermionic energy converter experiment  

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A one-inch CVD converter was solar tested in a central receiver heliostat array at the Advanced Components Test Facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The test examined heat flux cycling control of the operating point and mounting arrangements. The converter was mounted directly in the solar image with no cavity. The input heat flux was 40-60 W/cm/sup 2/. The converter performance was comparable to combustion measurements made on the same diode. Thermal cycling caused no problems with converter operation. The converter showed no degradation after the test.

Goodale, D.; Lieb, D.; Neale, D.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bidirectional buck boost converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bidirectional buck boost converter and method of operating the same allows regulation of power flow between first and second voltage sources in which the voltage level at each source is subject to change and power flow is independent of relative voltage levels. In one embodiment, the converter is designed for hard switching while another embodiment implements soft switching of the switching devices. In both embodiments, first and second switching devices are serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a first voltage source with third and fourth switching devices serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a second voltage source. A free-wheeling diode is coupled, respectively, in parallel opposition with respective ones of the switching devices. An inductor is coupled between a junction of the first and second switching devices and a junction of the third and fourth switching devices. Gating pulses supplied by a gating circuit selectively enable operation of the switching devices for transferring power between the voltage sources. In the second embodiment, each switching device is shunted by a capacitor and the switching devices are operated when voltage across the device is substantially zero. 20 figs.

Esser, A.A.M.

1998-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Bacteria in shear flow  

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Bacteria are ubiquitous and play a critical role in many contexts. Their environment is nearly always dynamic due to the prevalence of fluid flow: creeping flow in soil, highly sheared flow in bodily conduits, and turbulent ...

Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 3-Dimensional q-Deformed Harmonic Oscillator and Magic Numbers of Alkali Metal Clusters  

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Magic numbers predicted by a 3-dimensional q-deformed harmonic oscillator with Uq(3) > SOq(3) symmetry are compared to experimental data for alkali metal clusters, as well as to theoretical predictions of jellium models, Woods--Saxon and wine bottle potentials, and to the classification scheme using the 3n+l pseudo quantum number. The 3-dimensional q-deformed harmonic oscillator correctly predicts all experimentally observed magic numbers up to 1500 (which is the expected limit of validity for theories based on the filling of electronic shells), thus indicating that Uq(3), which is a nonlinear extension of the U(3) symmetry of the spherical (3-dimensional isotropic) harmonic oscillator, is a good candidate for being the symmetry of systems of alkali metal clusters.

Bonatsos, Dennis; Raychev, P P; Roussev, R P; Terziev, P A; Bonatsos, Dennis

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PEMFC ELECTROCHEMISTRY: SIMULATION OF NONEQUILIBRIUM SURFACE CHEMISTRY ON 3-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRIES  

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based catalysts are investigated to provide a better understanding of the cathode overpotential. We in transportation [1]. Carbon-supported platinum catalysts are com- monly used in the catalyst layer of PEMFC duePEMFC ELECTROCHEMISTRY: SIMULATION OF NONEQUILIBRIUM SURFACE CHEMISTRY ON 3-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRIES

Pitsch, Heinz

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Greenhouse Gases Converted to Fuel  

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Greenhouse Greenhouse Gases Converted to Fuel Greenhouse Gases Converted to Fuel carbon-conversion-fig-1.jpg Key Challenges: An important strategy for reducing global CO2 emissions calls for capturing the greenhouse gas and converting it to fuels and chemicals. Although researchers working toward that goal demonstrated in 1992 such a reaction in the lab, a key outstanding scientific challenge was explaining the details of how the reaction took place - its "mechanism." Why it Matters: An important potential strategy for reducing global CO2 emissions calls for capturing the greenhouse gas and converting it electrochemically to fuels and chemicals. Accomplishments: Computation to explain how carbon dioxide can be converted to small organic molecules with little energy input. The

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Perfect fluid space-times admitting a 3-dimensional conformal group acting on null orbits  

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Space-times admitting a 3-dimensional Lie group of conformal motions $C_3$ acting on null orbits are studied. Coordinate expressions for the metric and the conformal Killing vectors (CKV) are then provided (irrespectively of the matter content) and all possible perfect fluid solutions are found, although none of them verifies the weak and dominant energy conditions over the whole space-time manifold.

A. M. Sintes; J. Carot

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermionic-photovoltaic energy converter  

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A thermionic-photovoltaic energy conversion device comprises a thermionic diode mounted within a hollow tubular photovoltaic converter. The thermionic diode maintains a cesium discharge for producing excited atoms that emit line radiation in the wavelength region of 850 nm to 890 nm. The photovoltaic converter is a silicon or galium arsenide photovoltaic cell having bandgap energies in this same wavelength region for optimum cell efficiency.

Chubb, D. L.

1985-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: river current energy converters  

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is a partnered effort to develop marine hydrokinetic (MHK) reference models (RMs) for wave energy converters and tidal, ocean, and river current energy converters. The RMP team...

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Sandia National Laboratories: wave energy converters  

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is a partnered effort to develop marine hydrokinetic (MHK) reference models (RMs) for wave energy converters and tidal, ocean, and river current energy converters. The RMP team...

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Sandia National Laboratories: wave energy converter  

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wave energy converter Sandia Funded to Model Power Pods for Utility-Scale Wave-Energy Converter On September 16, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News &...

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Array Converter | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Converter Converter Jump to: navigation, search Name Array Converter Place Sunnyvale, California Zip 94086 Product US manufacturer of micro-inverters. Coordinates 32.780338°, -96.547405° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.780338,"lon":-96.547405,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MT3D: a 3 dimensional magnetotelluric modeling program (user's guide and documentation for Rev. 1)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

MT3D.REV1 is a non-interactive computer program written in FORTRAN to do 3-dimensional magnetotelluric modeling. A 3-D volume integral equation has been adapted to simulate the MT response of a 3D body in the earth. An integro-difference scheme has been incorporated to increase the accuracy. This is a user's guide for MT3D.REV1 on the University of Utah Research Institute's (UURI) PRIME 400 computer operating under PRIMOS IV, Rev. 17.

Nutter, C.; Wannamaker, P.E.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A thermionic converter success story  

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This paper summarizes the advanced out-of-core thermionic technology program being managed at Wright Laboratory: The Thermionic Critical Technology (TCT) Investigation. This program has been supported primarily by the United State Air Force for design and fabrication, and supported by Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) for performance and life testing efforts. Converter design parameters, specifications, and performance testing data is summarized. Converters fabricated by Loral Electro Optical Systems (Loral EOS) under this program have exceeding performance requirements, and have demonstrated efficiencies as high as 14%.

Donovan, B.D.; Lamp, T.R. (Aerospace Power Division, Wright Laboratory Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-6563 (United States)); Ramaligam, M.L. (UES, Inc. 4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH 45432-1894 (United States))

1993-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear viscosity of nuclear matter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this talk I report my recent study on the shear viscosity of neutron-rich nuclear matter from a relaxation time approach. An isospin- and momentum-dependent interaction is used in the study. Effects of density, temperature, and isospin asymmetry of nuclear matter on its shear viscosity have been discussed. Similar to the symmetry energy, the symmetry shear viscosity is defined and its density and temperature dependence are studied.

Jun Xu

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge-pump voltage converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A charge-pump voltage converter for converting a low voltage provided by a low-voltage source to a higher voltage. Charge is inductively generated on a transfer rotor electrode during its transit past an inductor stator electrode and subsequently transferred by the rotating rotor to a collector stator electrode for storage or use. Repetition of the charge transfer process leads to a build-up of voltage on a charge-receiving device. Connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in series can generate higher voltages, and connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in parallel can generate higher currents. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) embodiments of this invention provide a small and compact high-voltage (several hundred V) voltage source starting with a few-V initial voltage source. The microscale size of many embodiments of this invention make it ideally suited for MEMS- and other micro-applications where integration of the voltage or charge source in a small package is highly desirable.

Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer brush under strong shear  

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End-grafted polymer brush exposed to strong shear solvent flow is studied. Under strong enough shear flow, the shear force is nonlinear with the blob size depending on the shear force and not on the monomer volume fraction ?. We derive the crossover force scale separating the weak and strong shear regime. The velocity profile of the flow, v(z), inside and above the brush is calculated analytically by treating the flow as in a porous medium and solving the Brinkman equation. The solution of the velocity profile is then combined with nonequilibrium Monte Carlo simulation data, which allow a self-consistent determination of the chain end-to-end length and the incline angle of the chain. We derive the scaling form for the chain positions x(n) for the nth monomer and verified by our simulation data. We further obtain analytical expression for x(n) in terms of the effective viscosity of the model.

Pik-Yin Lai and Chee-Yuen Lai

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable convertible blast effects shield  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rapidly deployable portable convertible blast effects shield/ballistic shield includes a set two or more telescoping cylindrical rings operably connected to each other to convert between a telescopically-collapsed configuration for storage and transport, and a telescopically-extended upright configuration forming an expanded inner volume. In a first embodiment, the upright configuration provides blast effects shielding, such as against blast pressures, shrapnel, and/or fire balls. And in a second embodiment, the upright configuration provides ballistic shielding, such as against incoming weapons fire, shrapnel, etc. Each ring has a high-strength material construction, such as a composite fiber and matrix material, capable of substantially inhibiting blast effects and impinging projectiles from passing through the shield. And the set of rings are releasably securable to each other in the telescopically-extended upright configuration, such as by click locks.

Pastrnak, John W. (Livermore, CA); Hollaway, Rocky (Modesto, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Deteresa, Steve (Livermore, CA); Grundler, Walter (Hayward, CA); Hagler,; Lisle B. (Berkeley, CA); Kokko, Edwin (Dublin, CA); Switzer, Vernon A (Livermore, CA)

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable convertible blast effects shield  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rapidly deployable portable convertible blast effects shield/ballistic shield includes a set two or more frusto-conically-tapered telescoping rings operably connected to each other to convert between a telescopically-collapsed configuration for storage and transport, and a telescopically-extended upright configuration forming an expanded inner volume. In a first embodiment, the upright configuration provides blast effects shielding, such as against blast pressures, shrapnel, and/or fire balls. And in a second embodiment, the upright configuration provides ballistic shielding, such as against incoming weapons fire, shrapnel, etc. Each ring has a high-strength material construction, such as a composite fiber and matrix material, capable of substantially inhibiting blast effects and impinging projectiles from passing through the shield. And the set of rings are releasably securable to each other in the telescopically-extended upright configuration by the friction fit of adjacent pairs of frusto-conically-tapered rings to each other.

Pastrnak, John W. (Livermore, CA); Hollaway, Rocky (Modesto, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Deteresa, Steve (Livermore, CA); Grundler, Walter (Hayward, CA); Hagler, Lisle B. (Berkeley, CA); Kokko, Edwin (Dublin, CA); Switzer, Vernon A. (Livermore, CA)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Collector for thermionic energy converter  

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An improved collector is provided for a thermionic energy converter. The collector comprises a p-type layer of a semiconductor material formed on an n-type layer of a semiconductor material. The p-n junction is maintained in a forward biased condition. The electron affinity of the exposed surface of the p-type layer is effectively lowered to a low level near zero by the presence of a work function lowering activator. The dissipation of energy during collection is reduced by the passage of electrons through the p-type layer in the metastable conduction band state. A significant portion of the electron current remains at the potential of the fermi level of the n-type layer rather than dropping to the fermi level of the p-type layer. Less energy is therefore dissipated as heat and a higher net power output is delivered from a thermionic energy converter incorporating the collector.

Bell, R.L.

1981-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

48

The limited growth of vegetated shear layers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In contrast to free shear layers, which grow continuously downstream, shear layers generated by submerged vegetation grow only to a finite thickness. Because these shear layers are characterized by coherent vortex structures ...

Ghisalberti, M.

49

MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS - A NEW BREED OF POWER CONVERTERS Jih-Sheng...  

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MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS - A NEW BREED OF POWER CONVERTERS Jih-Sheng Lail Oak Ridge National Laboratory Engineering Technology Division PO Box 2003, MS 7258 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 3783...

50

Digital control of HVDC converters  

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This paper presents the project of a completely digital HVDC converter controller based on a 16-bit microcomputer. It was decided to achieve as much as possible by software in order to minimize functions performed by external hardware. The presented design comprises software programmed functions such as a PID current control amplifier, voltage dependent current order limiters and an alpha-minimum symmetrization unit, among others. HVDC control principles are briefly reviewed and a detailed description of both the hardware and software structure of the controller is presented. The digital controller was implemented in an HVDC simulator and several dynamic performance tests demonstrated the efficiency of the proposed methodology.

Pilotto, L.A.S.; Roitman, M.; Alves, J.E.R.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

A variable parameter thermionic energy converter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A VARIABLE PARAMETER THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERTER A Thesis By Bobby Joe Bragg Submitted to the Graduate School of the Texas A 8c M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1967 Major... LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 1. SIMPLE SCHEMATIC OF A THERMIONIC CONVERTER PAGE 2. POWER VS SPACING WITH A MINIMUM POWER POINT 3. POWER VS SPACING WITH NO MINIMUM POWER POINT 4. CONVERTER MOTIVE DIAGRAM~ O'E = 5. CONVERTER MOTIVE DIAGRAM~ 6. CONVERTER...

Bragg, Bobby Joe

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Converting Energy to Medical Progress  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Converting Converting to April 2001 An introduction to the unique research funded by the Medical Sciences Division Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Medicine E v e r y w h e r e i n He a l t h c a r e A n d s o do e s B E R N u c l e a r M e d i c i n e H e lps P a t i e n t s the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been investing to advance environmental and biomedical knowledge connected to energy. The BER Medical Sciences program fosters research to develop beneficial applications of nuclear technologies for medical diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Today, nuclear medicine helps millions of patients annually in the United States. Nearly every nuclear medicine scan or test used today was made possible by

53

Converting Energy to Medical Progress  

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Converting Converting to April 2001 An introduction to the unique research funded by the Medical Sciences Division Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Medicine E v e r y w h e r e i n He a l t h c a r e A n d s o do e s B E R N u c l e a r M e d i c i n e H e lps P a t i e n t s the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been investing to advance environmental and biomedical knowledge connected to energy. The BER Medical Sciences program fosters research to develop beneficial applications of nuclear technologies for medical diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Today, nuclear medicine helps millions of patients annually in the United States. Nearly every nuclear medicine scan or test used today was made possible by

54

Thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

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A support is presented for use in a thermionic converted to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially at its temperatures changes. The emitter end is supported by a spring structure that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element at the front end, a large metal main support at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer captured between the Belleville springs.

Allen, D.T.

1990-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

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A support is provided for use in a therminonic converter to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially as its temperature changes. The emitter end (34) is supported by a spring structure (44) that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure (42) fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element (74) at the front end, a larger metal main support (76) at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and with a ceramic layer (80) between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer (120) captured between the Belleville springs.

Allen, Daniel T. (La Jolla, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A support is provided for use in a thermionic converter to support an end an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially at its temperatures changes. The emitter end (34) is supported by a spring structure (44) that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure (42) fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element (74) at the front end, a larger metal main support (76) at the rear end that is attached to the housng, and with a ceramic layer (80) between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer (120) captured between the Belleville springs.

Allen, Daniel T. (La Jolla, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

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This patent describes a support provided for use in a therminonic converter to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially as its temperature changes. The emitter end is supported by a spring structure that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element at the front end, a larger metal main support at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and with a ceramic layer between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer captured between the Belleville springs.

Allen, D.T.

1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

58

Thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document discusses a support provided for use in a thermionic converter to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially as its temperature changes. The emitter end is supported by a spring structure that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element at the front end, a larger metal main support at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and with a ceramic layer between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer captured between the Belleville springs. 7 figs.

Allen, D.T.

1989-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcritical dynamos in shear flows  

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Identifying generic physical mechanisms responsible for the generation of magnetic fields and turbulence in differentially rotating flows is fundamental to understand the dynamics of astrophysical objects such as accretion disks and stars. In this paper, we discuss the concept of subcritical dynamo action and its hydrodynamic analogue exemplified by the process of nonlinear transition to turbulence in non-rotating wall-bounded shear flows. To illustrate this idea, we describe some recent results on nonlinear hydrodynamic transition to turbulence and nonlinear dynamo action in rotating shear flows pertaining to the problem of turbulent angular momentum transport in accretion disks. We argue that this concept is very generic and should be applicable to many astrophysical problems involving a shear flow and non-axisymmetric instabilities of shear-induced axisymmetric toroidal velocity or magnetic fields, such as Kelvin-Helmholtz, magnetorotational, Tayler or global magnetoshear instabilities. In the light of several recent numerical results, we finally suggest that, similarly to a standard linear instability, subcritical MHD dynamo processes in high-Reynolds number shear flows could act as a large-scale driving mechanism of turbulent flows that would in turn generate an independent small-scale dynamo.

F. Rincon; G. I. Ogilvie; M. R. E. Proctor; C. Cossu

2008-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

60

New Catalyst Converts CO2 to Fuel  

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New Catalyst Converts CO to Fuel Calculations Run at NERSC Help Confirm University of Illinois Breakthrough September 5, 2014 | Tags: Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Carver,...

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61

Vacuum-insulated catalytic converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A catalytic converter has an inner canister that contains catalyst-coated substrates and an outer canister that encloses an annular, variable vacuum insulation chamber surrounding the inner canister. An annular tank containing phase-change material for heat storage and release is positioned in the variable vacuum insulation chamber a distance spaced part from the inner canister. A reversible hydrogen getter in the variable vacuum insulation chamber, preferably on a surface of the heat storage tank, releases hydrogen into the variable vacuum insulation chamber to conduct heat when the phase-change material is hot and absorbs the hydrogen to limit heat transfer to radiation when the phase-change material is cool. A porous zeolite trap in the inner canister absorbs and retains hydrocarbons from the exhaust gases when the catalyst-coated substrates and zeolite trap are cold and releases the hydrocarbons for reaction on the catalyst-coated substrate when the zeolite trap and catalyst-coated substrate get hot.

Benson, David K. (Golden, CO)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive Control  

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Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive stack shows efficiency increase in the high power region. Introduction Wind turbines are emerging energy test setup. Keywords >, Efficiency>>, >,

Munk-Nielsen, Stig

63

Shear instabilities in granular flows  

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... of sizes were also tested, but these never produced interfacial waves under any conditions. Roughening either side wall by attaching sandpaper had a minimal effect on the flow, indicating ... to 28°. (The shear itself varied by less than 20%.) Second, we roughened the last 10?cm of the chute bottom, thus artificially retarding downstream particles and ...

David J. Goldfarb; Benjamin J. Glasser; Troy Shinbrot

2002-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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High performance, close-spaced thermionic converters  

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Near ideal performance in a Thermionic Energy Converter (TEC) can be obtained using extremely small (< 10 microns) interelectrode spacings. Previous efforts to build such converters have encountered engineering problems. A new type of converter, called SAVTEC (for Self-Adjusting, Versatile Thermionic Energy Converter) has been developed at Rasor Associates, Inc., as a practical way to achieve small spacings. It has been demonstrated to deliver improved performance over conventional, ignited-mode converters. A series of individual SAVTEC's have been built and tested. Two general configurations were built: in the first a single emitter support lead (0.25 mm wire) passes through a hole in the center of the collector, with the emitter being welded to it. In the second three smaller wires replace the center wire and are welded to the emitter perimeter. These converters have shown reliable, temperature controlled spacings of the emitter and collector. Reproducible spacing of 10 microns (0.4 mils) were achieved on several converters. This paper presents details of SAVTEC converter construction and performance, including volt-ampere curves.

Dick, R.S.; Britt, E.J.; Fitzpatrick, G.O.; McVey, J.B.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Fuel to Burn: Economics of Converting Forest  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fuel to Burn: Economics of Converting Forest Thinnings to Energy Using BioMax in Southern Oregon E a small-scale (100-kW) BioMax without a subsidy or tax credit, even if fuel were delivered to the plant; Christensen, Glenn. 2005. Fuel to burn: Economics of converting forest thinnings to energy using Bio

Fried, Jeremy S.

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Fibrin gel formation in a shear flow  

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......values for the penetration depth ( 0), thrombin inhibition rate (kat), polymerization...function of shear rate is plotted for three different penetration depths. The shape...function of shear rate for three different penetration depths (gel permeabilities......

Robert D. Guy; Aaron L. Fogelson; James P. Keener

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic converter with thermoelectric generator  

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The unique design of an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) and the inclusion of an ECO valve in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine will meet the strict new emission requirements, especially at vehicle cold start, adopted by several states in this country as well as in Europe and Japan. The catalytic converter (CC) has been a most useful tool in pollution abatement for the automobile. But the emission requirements are becoming more stringent and, along with other improvements, the CC must be improved to meet these new standards. Coupled with the ECO valve, the EHC can meet these new emission limits. In an internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV), approximately 80% of the energy consumed leaves the vehicle as waste heat: out the tail pipe, through the radiator, or convected/radiated off the engine. Included with the waste heat out the tail pipe are the products of combustion which must meet strict emission requirements. The design of a new CC is presented here. This is an automobile CC that has the capability of producing electrical power and reducing the quantity of emissions at vehicle cold start, the Thermoelectric Catalytic Power Generator. The CC utilizes the energy of the exothermic reactions that take place in the catalysis substrate to produce electrical energy with a thermoelectric generator. On vehicle cold start, the thermoelectric generator is used as a heat pump to heat the catalyst substrate to reduce the time to catalyst light-off. Thus an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) will be used to augment the abatement of tail pipe emissions. Included with the EHC in the exhaust stream of the automobile is the ECO valve. This valve restricts the flow of pollutants out the tail pipe of the vehicle for a specified amount of time until the EHC comes up to operating temperature. Then the ECO valve opens and allows the full exhaust, now treated by the EHC, to leave the vehicle.

Parise, R.J.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Shear viscosity of the quark matter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We discuss shear viscosity of the quark matter by using Kubo formula. The shear viscosity is calculated in the framework of the quasi-particle RPA for the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We obtain a formula that the shear viscosity is expressed by the quadratic form of the quark spectral function in the chiral symmetric phase. The magnitude of the shear viscosity is discussed assuming the Breit-Wigner type for the spectral function.

Masaharu Iwasaki; Hiromasa Ohnishi; Takahiko Fukutome

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

69

Unified description of magic numbers of metal clusters in terms of the 3-dimensional q-deformed harmonic oscillator  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Magic numbers predicted by a 3-dimensional q-deformed harmonic oscillator with Uq(3)>SOq(3) symmetry are compared to experimental data for atomic clusters of alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs), noble metals (Cu, Ag, Au), divalent metals (Zn, Cd), and trivalent metals (Al, In), as well as to theoretical predictions of jellium models, Woods-Saxon and wine bottle potentials, and to the classification scheme using the 3n+l pseudo quantum number. In alkali metal clusters and noble metal clusters the 3-dimensional q-deformed harmonic oscillator correctly predicts all experimentally observed magic numbers up to 1500 (which is the expected limit of validity for theories based on the filling of electronic shells), while in addition it gives satisfactory results for the magic numbers of clusters of divalent metals and trivalent metals, thus indicating that Uq(3), which is a nonlinear extension of the U(3) symmetry of the spherical (3-dimensional isotropic) harmonic oscillator, is a good candidate for being the symmetry ...

Bonatsos, Dennis; Lenis, D; Raychev, P P; Roussev, R P; Terziev, P A

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear viscosity and shear thinning in two-dimensional Yukawa , J. Goree2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Shear viscosity and shear thinning in two-dimensional Yukawa liquids Z. Donk´o1 , J. Goree2 , P using two different nonequi- librium molecular dynamics simulation methods. Shear viscosity values.e., the viscosity diminishes with increasing shear rate. It is expected that two-dimensional dusty plasmas

Goree, John

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Plastic deformation of a model glass induced by a local shear transformation  

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The effect of a local shear transformation on plastic deformation of a three-dimensional amorphous solid is studied using molecular dynamics simulations. We consider a spherical inclusion, which is gradually transformed into an ellipsoid of the same volume and then converted back into the sphere. It is shown that at sufficiently large strain amplitudes, the deformation of the material involves localized plastic events that were identified based on the relative displacement of atoms before and after the shear transformation. We found that the density profiles of cage jumps decay away from the inclusion, which correlates well with the radial dependence of the local deformation of the material. At the same strain amplitude, the plastic deformation becomes more pronounced in the cases of weakly damped dynamics or large time scales of the shear transformation.

Nikolai V. Priezjev

2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear viscosity and shear thinning in two-dimensional Yukawa liquids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A two-dimensional Yukawa liquid is studied using two different nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation methods. Shear viscosity values in the limit of small shear rates are reported for a wide range of Coulomb coupling parameter and screening length. At high shear rates it is demonstrated that this liquid exhibits shear thinning, i.e., the viscosity $\\eta$ diminishes with increasing shear rate. It is expected that two-dimensional dusty plasmas will exhibit this effect.

Z. Donkó; J. Goree; P. Hartmann; K. Kutasi

2006-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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GTRI's Convert program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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program | National Nuclear Security Administration program | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog GTRI's Convert program Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nonproliferation > Global Threat Reduction Initiative > GTRI's Convert program GTRI's Convert program One of Global Threat Reduction Initiative's (GTRI) three key pillars is

74

Controlled shear/tension fixture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A test fixture for simultaneously testing two material test samples is provided. The fixture provides substantially equal shear and tensile stresses in each test specimens. By gradually applying a load force to the fixture only one of the two specimens fractures. Upon fracture of the one specimen, the fixture and the load train lose contact and the second specimen is preserved in a state of upset just prior to fracture. Particular advantages of the fixture are (1) to control the tensile to shear load on the specimen for understanding the effect of these stresses on the deformation behavior of advanced materials, (2) to control the location of fracture for accessing localized material properties including the variation of the mechanical properties and residual stresses across the thickness of advanced materials, (3) to yield a fractured specimen for strength measurement and an unfractured specimen for examining the microstructure just prior to fracture.

Hsueh, Chun-Hway (Knoxville, TN); Liu, Chain-tsuan (Knoxville, TN); George, Easo P. (Knoxville, TN)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear viscosity in hybrid stars  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A study of the shear viscosity of hadrons and quarks in hybrid stars has been performed in the framework of the microscopic transport theory. The neutron-star structure has been determined employing the equation of state from the Brueckner theory with three-body force for the hadron phase, and the equation of state from the MIT bag model for the deconfined quark phase. The nucleon-nucleon cross sections in dense matter have been consistently calculated from the Brueckner G matrix, whereas for the quark-quark cross sections the perturbative QCD has been adopted. Despite that the quark contribution to the shear viscosity is quite small at low temperature, the transition to the deconfined phase makes the equation of state much softer with the result that the baryon viscosity turns out to be enhanced instead of reduced in hybrid stars. The damping time scale of r-modes due to the shear viscosity has been evaluated for several stable configurations of a hybrid star and compared with the neutron-star spin-down time scale induced by the emission gravitation radiation from the r-modes. The enhancement of the total viscosity makes the viscosity time scale comparable with the gravitation radiation one at low temperature.

D. Jaccarino; S. Plumari; V. Greco; U. Lombardo; A. B. Santra

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

76

New Perspectives on Wave Energy Converter Control   

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This work examines some of the fundamental problems behind the control of wave energy converters (WECs). Several new perspectives are presented to aid the understanding of the problem and the interpretation of the ...

Price, Alexandra A E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Converting a Motorcycle to Electric Power  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research was conducted to determine how simple and practical it would be to convert a standard gasoline powered motorcycle to electric power. The research involved background investigation of useful concepts in electric powered motorcycles...

Simcoe, Christopher M.

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

78

Insulation Strategies in Converter Driven Machines  

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The repetitive switching of power electronic elements within frequency converters causes voltage peaks, which are beyond the sinusoidal voltage maximum of the fundamental. This may lead to increased electrical st...

Oliver Drubel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Bi-directional dc-dc Converter  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

by operating the multi-phase converter at a modular switching frequency of 150 kHz. IV. FMEA analysis and report V. Production Planning. 16 Beyond FY10 The project is anticipated...

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MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS - A NEW BREED OF POWER CONVERTERS Jih-Sheng...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

well suited for various renewable energy sources such as fuel cell, photovoltaic, and biomass, etc. Connecting separated dc sources between two converters in a back-to-back...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane,  

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Michigan Converts Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Michigan Converts Vehicles to Propane, Reducing Emissions on AddThis.com... April 27, 2013

82

SEP Success Story: State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert...  

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State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas SEP Success Story: State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas January 25,...

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Atargis Energy (TRL 4 System) - Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter...  

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Atargis Energy (TRL 4 System) - Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter Atargis Energy (TRL 4 System) - Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter Atargis Energy (TRL 4 System) - Cycloidal Wave...

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Converting Sunlight into Fuel | Center for Bio-Inspired Solar...  

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about Center Center Video Library Bisfuel Picture Gallery Converting Sunlight into Fuel 12 Oct 2012 Converting sunlight into electricity from ASU Research on Vimeo. Interview...

85

Shear Viscosity of Quark Matter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider the shear viscosity of a system of quarks and its ratio to the entropy density above the critical temperature for deconfinement. Both quantities are derived and computed for different modeling of the quark self-energy, also allowing for a temperature dependence of the effective mass and width. The behaviour of the viscosity and the entropy density is argued in terms of the strength of the coupling and of the main characteristics of the quark self-energy. A comparison with existing results is also discussed.

W. M. Alberico; S. Chiacchiera; H. Hansen; A. Molinari; M. Nardi

2007-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

86

Developments in Turbo?Brayton Power Converters  

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Design studies show that a Brayton cycle power unit is an extremely attractive option for thermal?to?electric power conversion on long?duration space missions. At low power levels (50 to 100 We) a Brayton system should achieve a conversion efficiency between 20% and 40% depending on the radiative heat sink temperature. The expected mass of the converter for these power levels is about 3 kg. The mass of the complete system consisting of the converter the electronics a radiator and a single general purpose heat source should be about 6 kg. The system is modular and the technology is readily scalable to higher power levels (to greater than 10 kWe) where conversion efficiencies of between 28% and 45% are expected the exact value depending on sink temperature and power level. During a recently completed project key physical features of the converter were determined and key operating characteristics were demonstrated for a system of this size. The key technologies in these converters are derived from those which have been developed and successfully implemented in miniature turbo?Brayton cryogenic refrigerators for space applications. These refrigerators and their components have been demonstrated to meet rigorous requirements for vibration emittance and susceptibility acoustic susceptibility electromagnetic interference and susceptibility environmental cycling and endurance. Our progress in extending the underlying turbo?Brayton cryocooler technologies to thermal?to?electric power converters is the subject of this paper.

Mark V. Zagarola; Christopher J. Crowley; Walter L. Swift

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel shear mechanism in nanolayered composites  

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Recent studies have shown that two-phase nanocomposite materials with semicoherent interfaces exhibit enhanced strength, deformability, and radiation damage resistance. The remarkable behavior exhibited by these materials has been attributed to the atomistic structure of the bi-metal interface that results in interfaces with low shear strength and hence, strong barriers for slip transmission due to dislocation core spreading along the weak interfaces. In this work, the low interfacial shear strength of Cu/Nb nanoscale multilayers dictates a new mechanism for shear banding and strain softening during micropillar compression. Previous work investigating shear band formation in nanocrystalline materials has shown a connection between insufficient strain hardening and the onset of shear banding in Fe and Fe-10% Cu, but has also shown that hardening does not necessarily offset shear banding in Pd nanomaterials. Therefore, the mechanisms behind shear localization in nanocrystalline materials are not completely understood. Our findings, supported by molecular dynamics simulations, provide insight on the design of nanocomposites with tailored interface structures and geometry to obtain a combination of high strength and deformability. High strength is derived from the ability of the interfaces to trap dislocations through relative ease of interfacial shear, while deformability can be maximized by controlling the effects of loading geometry on shear band formation.

Mara, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bhattacharyya, Dhriti [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hirth, John P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dickerson, Patricia O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Misra, Amit [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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External ionization mechanisms for advanced thermionic converters  

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This work investigates ion generation and recombination mechanisms in the cesium plasma as they pertain to the advanced mode thermionic energy converter. The changes in plasma density and temperature within the converter have been studied under the influence of several promising auxiliary ionization candidate sources. Three novel approaches of external cesium ion generation have been investigated in some detail, namely vibrationally excited N/sub 2/ as are energy source of ionization of Cs ions in a dc discharge, microwave power as a means of resonant sustenance of the cesium plasma, and ion generation in a pulse N/sub 2/-Cs mixture. The experimental data obtained and discussed in this work show that all three techniques - i.e. the non-LTE high-voltage pulsing, the energy transfer from vibrationally excited diatomic gases, and the external pumping with a microwave power - have considerable promise as schemes in auxiliary ion generation applicable to the advanced thermionic energy converter.

Hatziprokopiou, M.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Shear viscosity of pion gas  

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Using chiral perturbation theory we investigate the QCD shear viscosity ($\\eta $) to entropy density ($s$) ratio below the deconfinement temperature ($\\sim 170$ MeV) with zero baryon number density. It is found that $\\eta /s$ of QCD is monotonically decreasing in temperature ($T$) and reaches 0.6 with estimated $\\sim 50%$ uncertainty at T=120 MeV. A naive extrapolation of the leading order result shows that $\\eta /s$ reaches the $1/4\\pi $ minimum bound proposed by Kovtun, Son, and Starinets using string theory methods at $T\\sim 210$ MeV. This suggests a phase transition or cross over might occur at $T\\lesssim 210$ MeV in order for the bound to remain valid. Also, it is natural for $\\eta /s$ to stay close to the minimum bound around the phase transition temperature as was recently found in heavy ion collisions.

Eiji Nakano

2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

90

Hybrid switch for resonant power converters  

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A hybrid switch comprising two semiconductor switches connected in parallel but having different voltage drop characteristics as a function of current facilitates attainment of zero voltage switching and reduces conduction losses to complement reduction of switching losses achieved through zero voltage switching in power converters such as high-current inverters.

Lai, Jih-Sheng; Yu, Wensong

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

91

Three dimensional fabric evolution of sheared sand  

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Granular particles undergo translation and rolling when they are sheared. This paper presents a three-dimensional (3D) experimental assessment of fabric evolution of sheared sand at the particle level. F-75 Ottawa sand specimen was tested under an axisymmetric triaxial loading condition. It measured 9.5 mm in diameter and 20 mm in height. The quantitative evaluation was conducted by analyzing 3D high-resolution x-ray synchrotron micro-tomography images of the specimen at eight axial strain levels. The analyses included visualization of particle translation and rotation, and quantification of fabric orientation as shearing continued. Representative individual particles were successfully tracked and visualized to assess the mode of interaction between them. This paper discusses fabric evolution and compares the evolution of particles within and outside the shear band as shearing continues. Changes in particle orientation distributions are presented using fabric histograms and fabric tensor.

Hasan, Alsidqi; Alshibli, Khalid (UWA)

2012-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

92

Characteristics of two thermionic converters with oxide collectors  

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Thermionic converters built with selected metal oxide coatings on their collectors have given enhanced performance at interelectrode spacings greater than 0.25 mm. The capability of such converters to operate efficiently at large interelectrode spacings is of interest for in-core thermionic power systems. Performance data are reported from one converter built with a collector having a coating of molybdenum sublimed in oxygen and a second converter containing an oxidized zirconium collector. The molybdenum oxide collector converter demonstrated enhanced performance.

Smith, E.A.; Huffman, F.N.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Electrorheological fluid under elongation, compression, and shearing  

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Electrorheological (ER) fluid based on zeolite and silicone oil under elongation, compression, and shearing was investigated at room temperature. Dc electric fields were applied on the ER fluid when elongation and compression were carried out on a self-constructed test system. The shear yield stress, presenting the macroscopic interactions of particles in the ER fluid along the direction of shearing and perpendicular to the direction of the electric field, was also obtained by a HAAKE RV20 rheometer. The tensile yield stress, presenting the macroscopic interactions of particles in the ER fluid along the direction of the electric field, was achieved as the peak value in the elongating curve with an elongating yield strain of 0.15–0.20. A shear yield angle of about 15°–18.5° reasonably connected tensile yield stress with shear yield stress, agreeing with the shear yield angle tested well by other researchers. The compressing tests showed that the ER fluid has a high compressive modulus under a small compressive strain lower than 0.1. The compressive stress has an exponential relationship with the compressive strain when it is higher than 0.1, and it is much higher than shear yield stress.

Y. Tian; Y. Meng; H. Mao; S. Wen

2002-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

94

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Landfills Convert Biogas Into Renewable  

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Combustion converter development for topping and cogeneration applications  

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This paper discusses the development of combustion-heated thermionic converters. Combustion applications pose a materials problem that does not exist for thermionic converters used in the vacuum of outer space. The high-temperature components of a thermionic converter must be protected from the oxidizing terrestrial environment. A layer of silicon carbide provides the most satisfactory protective coating, or ''hot shell,'' for the emitter and lead of a combustion-heated thermionic converter. Four areas of work aimed at developing combustion heated thermionic converters will be discussed: improving the performance of the two-inch torispherical converter, modifications to the converter so that it may be used in multi-converter modules, the construction of a thermionic cogeneration test furnace, and a converter life test in an oil-fired furnace.

Goodale, D.; Lieb, D.; Miskolczy, G.; Moffat, A.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

A high efficiency photovoltaic module integrated converter with the asymmetrical half-bridge flyback converter  

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A module integrated converter (MIC) for a photovoltaic (PV) cell is important part of power conditioning system (PCS). It performs maximum power point tracking of a PV cell to generate the power as much as possible from solar energy. There are several methods for connection between the PV modules and the MICs. In order to avoid partial shading effects, converter-per-module approach was proposed. The MIC that performs maximum power point tracking (MPPT), if it is low efficiency, is no use. The MIC whose output is connected to the output of PV module was proposed for high efficiency. However, there are some problems. In this study, an asymmetrical half-bridge flyback converter is proposed instead of the original flyback converter with same method to solve the problems. The proposed MIC was built to verify the performance. The new topology using soft switching technique showed good performance for the efficiency. At the higher power, the efficiency of the proposed converter is higher than existing converter. (author)

Kim, Heeje; Kim, Jongrak; Shin, Dongsul [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Jangjeon, Geumjeong, Busan 609-735 (Korea); Kim, Hosung; Lee, Kyungjun [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Jangjeon, Geumjeong, Busan 609-735 (Korea); New and Renewable Energy System Research Center, Korea Electro-technology Research Institute, 28-1, Sungju-dong Changwon-si, Kyungsannam-do, 641-120 (Korea); Kim, Jonghyun; Yoo, Dongwook [New and Renewable Energy System Research Center, Korea Electro-technology Research Institute, 28-1, Sungju-dong Changwon-si, Kyungsannam-do, 641-120 (Korea)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

97

Optical analog-to-digital converter  

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An optical analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is disclosed which converts an input optical analog signal to an output optical digital signal at a sampling rate defined by a sampling optical signal. Each bit of the digital representation is separately determined using an optical waveguide interferometer and an optical thresholding element. The interferometer uses the optical analog signal and the sampling optical signal to generate a sinusoidally-varying output signal using cross-phase-modulation (XPM) or a photocurrent generated from the optical analog signal. The sinusoidally-varying output signal is then digitized by the thresholding element, which includes a saturable absorber or at least one semiconductor optical amplifier, to form the optical digital signal which can be output either in parallel or serially.

Vawter, G. Allen (Corrales, NM); Raring, James (Goleta, CA); Skogen, Erik J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

98

Shear Viscosity from Effective Couplings of Gravitons  

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We calculate the shear viscosity of field theories with gravity duals using Kubo-formula by calculating the Green function of dual transverse gravitons and confirm that the value of the shear viscosity is fully determined by the effective coupling of transverse gravitons on the horizon. We calculate the effective coupling of transverse gravitons for Einstein and Gauss-Bonnet gravities coupled with matter fields, respectively. Then we apply the resulting formula to the case of AdS Gauss-Bonnet gravity with $F^4$ term corrections of Maxwell field and discuss the effect of $F^4$ terms on the ratio of the shear viscosity to entropy density.

Rong-Gen Cai; Zhang-Yu Nie; Ya-Wen Sun

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

99

The High Shear Rheological Properties of Dispersions  

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Extremely high shear rates are applied to pigment dispersions during various scale-up and manufactring processes in several industries. As reported in ... responsible for failures in coating processes. Several additives

V. Ribitsch; J. Pfragner

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Flocculation of microfibrillated cellulose in shear flow  

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In this work, the rheological properties of microfibrillated cellulose suspensions under stepped flow and constant shear were studied using a combination of rotational dynamic rheometer and digital imaging. Du...

Anni Karppinen; Tapio Saarinen; Juha Salmela; Antti Laukkanen…

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Shear viscosity of degenerate electron matter  

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We calculate the partial electron shear viscosity $\\eta_{ee}$ limited by electron-electron collisions in a strongly degenerate electron gas taking into account the Landau damping of transverse plasmons. The Landau damping strongly suppresses $\\eta_{ee}$ in the domain of ultrarelativistic degenerate electrons and modifies its %asymptotic temperature behavior. The efficiency of the electron shear viscosity in the cores of white dwarfs and envelopes of neutron stars is analyzed.

P. S. Shternin

2008-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

102

Shear dispersion in dense granular flows  

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We formulate and solve a model problem of dispersion of dense granular materials in rapid shear flow down an incline. The effective dispersivity of the depth-averaged concentration of the dispersing powder is shown to vary as the P\\'eclet number squared, as in classical Taylor--Aris dispersion of molecular solutes. An extensions to generic shear profiles is presented, and possible applications to industrial and geological granular flows are noted.

Christov, Ivan C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Virginia Converts Vehicles to Propane in  

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Heat Pump Water Heater using Solid-State Energy Converters |...  

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Heat Pump Water Heater using Solid-State Energy Converters Heat Pump Water Heater using Solid-State Energy Converters Sheetak will work on developing a full scale prototype of its...

106

Automated Synthesis Tool for Design Optimization of Power Electronic Converters  

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module-integrated photovoltaic inverter is also optimized for efficiency, volume and reliability. An actual converter is constructed using commercial off-the-shelf components. The converter design is chosen as close as possible to a point obtained...

Mirjafari, Mehran

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

107

An economical single to three phase converter for induction motors  

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There are several different types of single to three phase converters for induction motors available today. However, many of the presently available phase converters suffer from disadvantages such as high cost or low performance. An economical...

Di Zerega, Philp Van Uytandaele

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

108

Parameterized tool for site specific LCAs of wind energy converters  

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The described tool allows assessing the site influence on the environmental and energetic performance of wind energy converters. After a onetime data collection for each converter and the implementation of this d...

Till Zimmermann

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Power optimization of algorithmic analog-to-digital converters  

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The dissertation presents techniques for power optimization in algorithmic analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) enabling realization of ultra low power data converters. Implantable biomedical devices and autonomous wireless sensor networks are among the ...

Steven Daniel Tucker / David M. Binkley

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

A low-power reconfigurable analog-to-digital converter  

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This thesis presents the concept, theory and design of a low power CMOS analog-to-digital converter that can digitize signals over a wide range of bandwidth and resolution with adaptive power consumption. The converter ...

Gulati, Kush

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Atlanta Airport Converts Shuttles to CNG  

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Veolia Transportation Converts Taxi Fleet to  

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Shear Banding in an F-Actin Solution  

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We report herein the first evidence that an F-actin solution shows shear banding, which is characterized by the spontaneous separation of homogeneous shear flow into two macroscopic domains of different definite shear rates. The constant shear stress observed in the F-actin solution is explained by the banded flow with volume fractions that obey the lever rule. Nonhomogenous reversible flows were observed in the F-actin solution with respect to upward and downward changes in the shear rate. This is the first time shear banding has been observed in a simple biomacromolecule. The biological implications and dynamic aspects of shear flow velocity characteristic patterns are discussed.

Itsuki Kunita; Katsuhiko Sato; Yoshimi Tanaka; Yoshinori Takikawa; Hiroshi Orihara; Toshiyuki Nakagaki

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

114

A New Shear Estimator for Weak Lensing Observations  

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We present a new shear estimator for weak lensing observations which properly accounts for the effects of a realistic point spread function (PSF). Images of faint galaxies are subject to gravitational shearing followed by smearing with the instrumental and/or atmospheric PSF. We construct a `finite resolution shear operator' which when applied to an observed image has the same effect as a gravitational shear applied prior to smearing. This operator allows one to calibrate essentially any shear estimator. We then specialize to the case of weighted second moment shear estimators. We compute the shear polarizability which gives the response of an individual galaxy's polarization to a gravitational shear. We then compute the response of the population of galaxies, and thereby construct an optimal weighting scheme for combining shear estimates from galaxies of various shapes, luminosities and sizes. We define a figure of merit --- an inverse shear variance per unit solid angle --- which characterizes the quality o...

Kaiser, N

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995  

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TL H 7942 LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995 LM2907 LM2917 Frequency to Voltage Converter General Description The LM2907 LM2917 series are monolithic frequency to voltage converters doubling for low ripple full input protection in two versions (LM2907-8 LM2917-8) and its output swings

Wedeward, Kevin

116

A transient model for a cesium vapor thermionic converter. [Cs  

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This paper presents an analytical model for simulating the transient and steady-state operation of cesium vapor thermionic converters. A parametric analysis is performed to assess the transient response of the converter to changes in fission power and width of interelectrode gap. The model optimizes the converter performance for maximum electric power to the load.(AIP)

El-Genk, M.S.; Murray, C.S.; Chaudhuri, S. (Institute for Space Nuclear Power Studies, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA))

1991-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

117

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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A voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means. 15 figs.

Peng, F.Z.; Lai, J.S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic converter having apertured reflective enclosure  

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This patent describes a photovoltaic converter. It comprises: a photovoltaic cell having an incident face upon which light is directed to cause photogeneration; an enclosure over the incident face, the wall of the enclosure having a reflective inner surface spaced apart from the incident face to permit light reflected from the incident face to be re-reflected by the inner surface and back to the photovoltaic cell; and an aperture through the wall of the enclosure to permit light to fall directly upon the voltaic cell. The ratio of the area of the aperture to the are of the incident face of the photovoltaic cell is less than about 0.2.

Sinton, R.A.; Swanson, R.M.

1990-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

120

Relationship Among Efficiency and Output Power of Heat Energy Converters  

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Relationship among efficiency and output power of heat-electric energy converters as well as of any converters for transforming of heat energy into any other kind of energy is considered. It is shown, that the parameter efficiency does not determine univocally the output power of a converter. It is proposed to use another parameter for determination of working ability of heat energy converters. It is shown, that high output power can not be achieved by any kind of Stirling-type converters in spite of their high efficiency.

Alexander Luchinskiy

2004-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 4 - Ocean Thermal Energy Converters  

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Publisher Summary The most plentiful renewable energy source on the planet is solar radiation. Harvesting this energy is difficult because of its dilute and erratic nature. Large collecting areas and large storage capacities are needed. These two requirements are satisfied by the tropical oceans. Oceans cover 71% of Earth's surface. In the tropics, they absorb sunlight, and the top layers heat up to some 25°C. Warm surface waters from the equatorial belt flow poleward, melting both the Arctic and the Antarctic ice. The resulting cold waters return to the equator at great depth, completing a huge planetary thermosyphon. Two basic configurations have been proposed for ocean thermal energy converters (OTECs)—those using hydraulic turbines and those using vapor turbines. The first uses the temperature difference between the surface and bottom waters to create a hydraulic head that drives a conventional water turbine. The advantages of this proposal include the absence of heat exchangers. It is easier to find warm surface water than sufficiently cool abyssal waters, which are not readily available in continental shelf regions. This limits the possible sitings of ocean thermal energy converters.

Aldo Vieira da Rosa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint environmental assessment for western NPR-1 3-dimensional seismic project at Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Kern County, California  

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has prepared an Environmental Assessment (DOE/EA-1124) to identify and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed geophysical seismic survey on and adjacent to the Naval Petroleum Reserve No.1 (NPR-1), located approximately 35 miles west of Bakersfield, California. NPR-1 is jointly owned and operated by the federal government and Chevron U.S.A. Production Company. The federal government owns about 78 percent of NPR-1, while Chevron owns the remaining 22 percent. The government`s interest is under the jurisdiction of DOE, which has contracted with Bechtel Petroleum Operations, Inc. (BPOI) for the operation and management of the reserve. The 3-dimensional seismic survey would take place on NPR-1 lands and on public and private lands adjacent to NPR-1. This project would involve lands owned by BLM, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), California Energy Commission (CEC), The Nature Conservancy, the Center for Natural Lands Management, oil companies (Chevron, Texaco, and Mobil), and several private individuals. The proposed action is designed to provide seismic data for the analysis of the subsurface geology extant in western NPR-1 with the goal of better defining the commercial limits of a currently producing reservoir (Northwest Stevens) and three prospective hydrocarbon bearing zones: the {open_quotes}A Fan{close_quotes} in Section 7R, the 19R Structure in Section 19R, and the 13Z Structure in Section 13Z. Interpreting the data is expected to provide NPR-1 owners with more accurate locations of structural highs, faults, and pinchouts to maximize the recovery of the available hydrocarbon resources in western NPR-1. Completion of this project is expected to increase NPR-1 recoverable reserves, and reduce the risks and costs associated with further exploration and development in the area.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert  

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Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) thermionic converter string evaluation  

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A serial string of eighth (8) thermionic converters were performance tested at New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (NMERI) by Frank Wyant et al1. The tests results from the second String Thermionic Assembly Research Testbed (START II) produced less than one half the expected power based on individual converter performance tests. Seven of the eight converters were returned to Lockheed Martin Information Systems-EOS for performance evaluation. Six of the seven produced nominal performance while the seventh converter showed a drastic reduction in performance due to a cesium leak to atmosphere. Several models were proposed to explain why the individual converter performance differed so markedly from the START II serial array. This paper discusses the models, evaluates model validity and compares the models with results from a tow converter serial test using of the returned START II converters.

Talbot, G.J.; Ramsey, W.D.; Chao, C.J.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Power Maximization in Wave-Energy Converters Using Sampled -Data Extremum Seeking /  

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Power Maximization in Wave-Energy Converters Using Sampled-design optimization of wave energy converters con- sistingN. Sahinkaya. A review of wave energy converter technology.

Chen, Tianjia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Shear Viscosity of a Hot Pion Gas  

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The shear viscosity of an interacting pion gas is studied using the Kubo formalism as a microscopic description of thermal systems close to global equilibrium. We implement the skeleton expansion in order to approximate the retarded correlator of the viscous part of the energy-momentum tensor. After exploring this in $g\\phi^4$ theory we show how the skeleton expansion can be consistently applied to pions in chiral perturbation theory. The shear viscosity $\\eta$ is determined by the spectral width, or equivalently, the mean free path of pions in the heat bath. We derive a new analytical result for the mean free path which is well-conditioned for numerical evaluation and discuss the temperature and pion-mass dependence of the mean free path and the shear viscosity. The ratio $\\eta/s$ of the interacting pion gas exceeds the lower bound $1/4\\pi$ from AdS/CFT correspondence.

Robert Lang; Norbert Kaiser; Wolfram Weise

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

127

Graphene optical-to-thermal converter  

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Infrared plasmons in doped graphene nanostructures produce large optical absorption that can be used for narrow-band thermal light emission at tunable frequencies that strongly depend on the doping charge. By virtue of Kirchhoff's law, thermal light emission is proportional to the absorption, thus resulting in narrow emission lines associated with the electrically controlled plasmons of heated graphene. Here we show that realistic designs of graphene plasmonic structures can release over 90% of the emission through individual infrared lines with 1% bandwidth. We examine anisotropic graphene structures in which efficient heating can be produced upon optical pumping tuned to a plasmonic absorption resonance situated in the blue region relative to the thermal emission. An incoherent thermal light converter is thus achieved. Our results open a radically different approach for designing tunable nanoscale infrared light sources.

Manjavacas, Alejandro; Greffet, Jean-Jacques; de Abajo, F Javier García

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Numerical study of porous media thermoelectric converter  

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Thermoelectric conversion is direct conversion technology that has characteristics of being maintenance free. However, the efficiency of the conventional bulk semiconductor thermoelectric device is about 20% for ideal theoretical calculation, and less than 5% for an actual application. The efficiency is very low because the heat conduction in the device and the Joule loss are too large compared with the Peltier heat which is changed into the electric power. The thermoelectric device made by porous media is heated by the radiation and maintains a large temperature difference by the gas which passes in the porous device. Therefore, the influence of the heat conduction in the thermoelectric device is small and the improvement of the conversion efficiency can be attempted. In this paper, the authors report the calculated results and the performance of thermoelectric converter made with porous media.

Kosaka, Kenichirou; Yamada, Akira

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

129

Mechanical vibration to electrical energy converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Electromechanical devices that generate an electrical signal in response to an external source of mechanical vibrations can operate as a sensor of vibrations and as an energy harvester for converting mechanical vibration to electrical energy. The devices incorporate a magnet that is movable through a gap in a ferromagnetic circuit, wherein a coil is wound around a portion of the ferromagnetic circuit. A flexible coupling is used to attach the magnet to a frame for providing alignment of the magnet as it moves or oscillates through the gap in the ferromagnetic circuit. The motion of the magnet can be constrained to occur within a substantially linear range of magnetostatic force that develops due to the motion of the magnet. The devices can have ferromagnetic circuits with multiple arms, an array of magnets having alternating polarity and, encompass micro-electromechanical (MEM) devices.

Kellogg, Rick Allen (Tijeras, NM); Brotz, Jay Kristoffer (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

130

Shear Viscosity of a Unitary Fermi Gas  

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We present the first ab initio determination of the shear viscosity eta of the Unitary Fermi Gas, based on finite temperature quantum Monte Carlo calculations and the Kubo linear-response formalism. We determine the temperature dependence of the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio eta/s. The minimum of eta/s appears to be located above the critical temperature for the superfluid-to-normal phase transition with the most probable value being eta/s approx 0.2 hbar/kB, which almost saturates the Kovtun-Son-Starinets universal value hbar/(4 pi kB).

Gabriel Wlaz?owski; Piotr Magierski; Joaquín E. Drut

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Shear Viscosity in a Gluon Gas  

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The relation of the shear viscosity coefficient to the recently introduced transport rate is derived within relativistic kinetic theory. We calculate the shear viscosity over entropy ratio ?/s for a gluon gas, which involves elastic gg?gg perturbative QCD (PQCD) scatterings as well as inelastic gg?ggg PQCD bremsstrahlung. For ?s=0.3 we find ?/s=0.13 and for ?s=0.6, ?/s=0.076. The small ?/s values, which suggest strongly coupled systems, are due to the gluon bremsstrahlung incorporated.

Zhe Xu and Carsten Greiner

2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

132

Integrated Solar Power Converters: Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DC/DC Converter  

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Solar ADEPT Project: CU-Boulder is developing advanced power conversion components that can be integrated into individual solar panels to improve energy yields. The solar energy that is absorbed and collected by a solar panel is converted into useable energy for the grid through an electronic component called an inverter. Many large, conventional solar energy systems use one, central inverter to convert energy. CU-Boulder is integrating smaller, microinverters into individual solar panels to improve the efficiency of energy collection. The University’s microinverters rely on electrical components that direct energy at high speeds and ensure that minimal energy is lost during the conversion process—improving the overall efficiency of the power conversion process. CU-Boulder is designing its power conversion devices for use on any type of solar panel.

None

2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

133

Velocity Shear Stabilization of Centrifugally Confined Plasma  

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A magnetized, centrifugally confined plasma is subjected to a 3D MHD stability test. Ordinarily, the system is expected to be grossly unstable to “flute” interchanges of field lines. Numerical simulation shows though that the system is stable on account of velocity shear. This allows consideration of a magnetically confined plasma for thermonuclear fusion that has a particularly simple coil configuration.

Yi-Min Huang and A. B. Hassam

2001-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

134

Shear viscosity of a nonperturbative gluon plasma  

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Shear viscosity is evaluated within a model of the gluon plasma, which is based entirely on the stochastic nonperturbative fields. We consider two types of excitations of such fields, which are characterized by the thermal correlation lengths ~ 1/(g^2 T) and ~ 1/(g^4 T), where "g" is the finite-temperature Yang-Mills coupling. Excitations of the first type correspond to the genuine nonperturbative stochastic Yang-Mills fields, while excitations of the second type mimic the known result for the shear viscosity of the perturbative Yang-Mills plasma. We show that the excitations of the first type produce only an O(g^{10})-correction to this result. Furthermore, a possible interference between excitations of these two types yields a somewhat larger, O(g^7), correction to the leading perturbative Yang-Mills result. Our analysis is based on the Fourier transformed Euclidean Kubo formula, which represents an integral equation for the shear spectral density. This equation is solved by seeking the spectral density in the form of the Lorentzian Ans\\"atze, whose widths are defined by the two thermal correlation lengths and by their mean value, which corresponds to the said interference between the two types of excitations. Thus, within one and the same formalism, we reproduce the known result for the shear viscosity of the perturbative Yang-Mills plasma, and account for possible nonperturbative corrections to it.

Dmitri Antonov

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

135

Hydrodynamic Modeling and the QGP Shear Viscosity  

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In this article, we will briefly review the recent progress on hydrodynamic modeling and the extraction of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) specific shear viscosity with an emphasis on results obtained from the hybrid model VISHNU that couples viscous hydrodynamics for the macroscopic expansion of the QGP to the hadron cascade model for the microscopic evolution of the late hadronic stage.

Huichao Song

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

136

Design of series-parallel connected thermionic converter arrays  

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Applications of thermionic converters require that a large number of converters be connected together in a series-parallel array in order to provide a useful output voltage. Such an array also serves to insure a very high overall system reliability, despite possible failures of individual converters. This paper predicts the effects of a nonuniform distribution of input power on the performance of such an array. 9 refs.

Mcvey, J.B.; Britt, E.J.; Fitzpatrick, G.O.; Dick, R.S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Potential “ways of thinking” about the shear-banding phenomenon  

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Shear-banding is a curious but ubiquitous phenomenon occurring in soft matter. The phenomenological similarities between the shear-banding transition and phase transitions has pushed some researchers to adopt a ‘thermodynamical’ ...

Fardin, M. A.

138

Shear Viscosity from the Effective Coupling of Gravitons  

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We review the progress in the holographic calculation of shear viscosity for strongly coupled field theories. We focus on the calculation of shear viscosity from the effective coupling of transverse gravitons and present some explicit examples.

Rong-Gen Cai; Zhang-Yu Nie; Ya-Wen Sun

2010-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

139

Shear viscosity of CFT plasma at finite coupling  

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We present evidence for the universality of the shear viscosity of conformal gauge theory plasmas beyond infinite coupling. We comment of subtleties of computing the shear viscosity in effective models of gauge/gravity correspondence rather than in string theory.

Alex Buchel

2008-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

140

Measuring Shear Stress in Microfluidics using Traction Force Microscopy  

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Traction force microscopy is a previously-developed method to measure shear forces exerted by biological cells on substrates to which they are adhered (Dembo, 1999). The technique determines the shear stress a...

Bryant Mueller

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Mathematical and computational models of incompressible materials subject to shear  

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......used simple shear to characterize the mechanical properties of brain tissue, and Horgan & Murphy (2011) used it to analyse materials...Gilchrist, M. D. (2013) Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in simple shear at dynamic strain rates. J. Mech......

J. H. Adler; L. Dorfmann; D. Han; S. MacLachlan; C. Paetsch

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Multilevel Converters for Power System Applications J. S. Lai...  

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Multilevel Converters for Power System Applications J. S. Lai' Oak Ridge National Laboratory Engineering Technology Division PO Box 2003, MS 7258 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 3783 1 F. 2....

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Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia-NREL Wave Energy Converter...  

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and Exhibition (EU PVSC) EC Top Publications Reference Model 5 (RM5): Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating- Point...

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MHK Technologies/WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER | Open Energy Information  

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WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Technology Profile Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type...

145

Novel Vortex Generator and Mode Converter for Electron Beams  

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A mode converter for electron vortex beams is described. Numerical simulations, confirmed by experiment, show that the converter transforms a vortex beam with a topological charge m=±1 into beams closely resembling Hermite-Gaussian HG10 and HG01 modes. The converter can be used as a mode discriminator or filter for electron vortex beams. Combining the converter with a phase plate turns a plane wave into modes with topological charge m=±1. This combination serves as a generator of electron vortex beams of high brilliance.

P. Schattschneider; M. Stöger-Pollach; J. Verbeeck

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

146

Process for Converting Algal Oil to Alternative Aviation Fuel...  

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Process for Converting Algal Oil to Alternative Aviation Fuel Los Alamos National Laboratory Contact LANL About This Technology The conversion process uses a Kolbe-based method of...

147

Experimental Characterization of Scale Model Wave Energy Converter Hydrodynamics.  

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??A prototype point absorber style wave energy converter has been proposed for deployment off the West coast of Vancouver Island near the remote village of… (more)

McCullough, Kendra Mercedes Sunshine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Performance of a Wave Energy Converter with Mechanical Energy Smoothing.  

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??A wave energy converter which uses a power balancing mechanism for turning intermittent and irregular wave motion input to smoothed continuous electrical power output is… (more)

Josefsson, Andreas; Berghuvud, Ansel; Ahlin, Kjell

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Rheo-PIV of a shear-banding wormlike micellar solution under large amplitude oscillatory shear  

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We explore the behavior of a wormlike micellar solution under both steady and large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) in a cone–plate geometry through simultaneous bulk rheometry and localized velocimetric measurements. ...

Dimitriou, Christopher J.

150

CFRP SHEAR STRENGTHENING OF REINFORCED CONCRETE T-BEAMS WITH CORRODED SHEAR LINKS  

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This paper investigates the structural behavior of uncorroded as well as corroded RC T-beams strengthened in shear with either externally bonded (EB) carbon fiber–reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets or embedded CFRP rods. Nine tests were carried out...

Qin, Shunde; Dirar, Samir; Yang, Jian; Chan, Andrew H. C.; Elshafie, Mohammed

2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

151

Phenomenology and physical origin of shear-localization and shear-banding in complex fluids  

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We review and compare the phenomenological aspects and physical origin of shear-localization and shear-banding in various material types, namely emulsions, suspensions, colloids, granular materials and micellar systems. It appears that shear-banding, which must be distinguished from the simple effect of coexisting static-flowing regions in yield stress fluids, occurs in the form of a progressive evolution of the local viscosity towards two significantly different values in two adjoining regions of the fluids in which the stress takes slightly different values. This suggests that from a global point of view shear-banding in these systems has a common physical origin: two physical phenomena (for example, in colloids, destructuration due to flow and restructuration due to aging) are in competition and, depending on the flow conditions, one of them becomes dominant and makes the system evolve in a specific direction.

Guillaume Ovarlez; Stéphane Rodts; Xavier Chateau; Philippe Coussot

2010-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

152

Spurious Shear in Weak Lensing with LSST  

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The complete 10-year survey from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will image {approx} 20,000 square degrees of sky in six filter bands every few nights, bringing the final survey depth to r {approx} 27.5, with over 4 billion well measured galaxies. To take full advantage of this unprecedented statistical power, the systematic errors associated with weak lensing measurements need to be controlled to a level similar to the statistical errors. This work is the first attempt to quantitatively estimate the absolute level and statistical properties of the systematic errors on weak lensing shear measurements due to the most important physical effects in the LSST system via high fidelity ray-tracing simulations. We identify and isolate the different sources of algorithm-independent, additive systematic errors on shear measurements for LSST and predict their impact on the final cosmic shear measurements using conventional weak lensing analysis techniques. We find that the main source of the errors comes from an inability to adequately characterise the atmospheric point spread function (PSF) due to its high frequency spatial variation on angular scales smaller than {approx} 10{prime} in the single short exposures, which propagates into a spurious shear correlation function at the 10{sup -4}-10{sup -3} level on these scales. With the large multi-epoch dataset that will be acquired by LSST, the stochastic errors average out, bringing the final spurious shear correlation function to a level very close to the statistical errors. Our results imply that the cosmological constraints from LSST will not be severely limited by these algorithm-independent, additive systematic effects.

Chang, C.; Kahn, S.M.; Jernigan, J.G.; Peterson, J.R.; AlSayyad, Y.; Ahmad, Z.; Bankert, J.; Bard, D.; Connolly, A.; Gibson, R.R.; Gilmore, K.; Grace, E.; Hannel, M.; Hodge, M.A.; Jee, M.J.; Jones, L.; Krughoff, S.; Lorenz, S.; Marshall, P.J.; Marshall, S.; Meert, A.

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

153

Turbulent transport across shear layers in magnetically confined plasmas  

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Shear layers modify the turbulence in diverse ways and do not only suppress it. A spatial-temporal investigation of gyrofluid simulations in comparison with experiments allows to identify further details of the transport process across shear layers. Blobs in and outside a shear layer merge, thereby exchange particles and heat and subsequently break up. Via this mechanism particles and heat are transported radially across shear layers. Turbulence spreading is the immanent mechanism behind this process.

Nold, B.; Ramisch, M. [Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, Universität Stuttgart, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Manz, P.; Birkenmeier, G. [Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Ribeiro, T. T.; Müller, H. W.; Scott, B. D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Fuchert, G. [IJL, Université de Lorraine, CNRS (UMR 7198), BP 40239 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France); Stroth, U. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

Band crossing in a shears band of {sup 108}Cd  

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The level lifetimes have been measured for a shears band of {sup 108}Cd that exhibits band crossing. The observed level energies and B(M1) rates have been successfully described by a semiclassical geometric model based on shear mechanism. In this geometric model, the band crossing in the shears band has been described as the reopening of the angle between the blades of a shear.

Roy, Santosh; Datta, Pradip; Pal, S.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Goswami, A.; Jain, H. C.; Joshi, P. K.; Bhowmik, R. K.; Kumar, R.; Muralithar, S.; Singh, R. P.; Madhavan, N.; Rao, P. V. Madhusudhana [S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences. Block JD, Sector III, Saltlake City, Kolkata 700098 (India); iThemba Labs, Post Office Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannager Kolkata, 700 064 (India); Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Inter University Accelerator Center, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067 (India); Department of Physics, Andra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003 (India)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS  

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TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS By Hyoseop Woo,1 Associate Member are the beginning of motion of sediment particles and sediment transport in alluvial channels. If shear stress can be well defined in clear-water flows, compar- atively little is known about shear stresses in sediment

Julien, Pierre Y.

156

Nearshore oscillating wave surge converters and the development of Oyster  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...dramatically less than that offshore. It is true that the...power converters in wave farms with an economic cap...10-20% lower than that offshore-[9]. In 2002, the...power available to a wave farm. Unlike wind farms, wave energy converters...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

SINGLE STAGE GRID CONVERTERS FOR BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE  

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in the power system network such as wind and solar is still a challenge in our days. Energy storage systemsSINGLE STAGE GRID CONVERTERS FOR BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE I. Trintis*, S. Munk-Nielsen*, R presents power converters for battery energy storage systems (BESS) which can interface medium- voltage

Munk-Nielsen, Stig

158

Way to reduce arc voltage losses in hybrid thermionic converters  

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Experimental results are reported concerning the output and emission characteristics of the arc and hybrid regimes in a plane-parallel thermionic converter with Pt--Zr--O electrode pair. It is shown that arc voltage losses can be reduced to values below those obtainable in ordinary arc thermionic converters.

Tskhakaya, V.K.; Yarygin, V.I.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Affordable Housing Fact Book Chicago Rehab Network 4. Converting  

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Vacant Owner Renter White Hispanic Other African American Affordable Housing Fact Book Chicago/Ethnicity: Largely White, racial mix Household Income: $39,599, increased 10.4% Cluster Characteristics Converting a substantial number of households in Converting commu- nities continue to be rent burdened as rents increased

Illinois at Chicago, University of

160

The frequency dependent impedance of an HVdc converter  

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A linear and direct method of determining the frequency dependent impedance of a 12 pulse HVdc converter is presented. Terms are developed for both the dc and ac side impedances of the converter, including the effect of the firing angle control system, the commutation period, and the variability of the commutation period. The impedance predictions are verified by dynamic simulation.

Wood, A.R.; Arrillaga, J. [Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand)] [Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas |  

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State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas January 25, 2012 - 4:30pm Addthis The Arkansas Energy Office recently launched a Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Rebate Program, which provides incentives for fleets and individuals to purchase and/or convert their Arkansas-licensed vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). | All Rights Reserved. The Arkansas Energy Office recently launched a Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Rebate Program, which provides incentives for fleets and individuals to purchase and/or convert their Arkansas-licensed vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). | All Rights Reserved. Grayson Bryant Project Officer -- State Energy Program

162

MHK Technologies/Magnetohydrodynamic MHD Wave Energy Converter MWEC | Open  

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Magnetohydrodynamic MHD Wave Energy Converter MWEC Magnetohydrodynamic MHD Wave Energy Converter MWEC < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Magnetohydrodynamic MHD Wave Energy Converter MWEC.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Scientific Applications Research Associates Inc SARA Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Submerged Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The Magnetohydrodynamic MHD Wave Energy Converter couples the up down motion of heave based systems A shaft transfers wave motion to the MHD generator which is deep underwater The shaft forces the conducting fluid through a set of powerful permanent magnets creating a low voltage high current electrical energy An electrical inverter converts the electrical energy to commercial quality 60 Hz AC power

163

MHK Technologies/The DEXAWAVE wave energy converter | Open Energy  

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DEXAWAVE wave energy converter DEXAWAVE wave energy converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The DEXAWAVE wave energy converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Dexawave Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7 8 Open Water System Testing Demonstration and Operation Technology Description The DEXAWAVE wave energy converter has a simple construction It consists of two rigid pontoons hinged together using a patented hinge The one pontoon can pivot relative to the other There is a hydraulic power take off system on top of the converter generating up to 250 kW Technology Dimensions Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 25 Device Testing Scale Test *At present our 1 to 5 scale model is working the waters outside the Danish port of Hanstholm collecting valuable data about the waves and currents that are constantly pounding the structure

164

A computer program for HVDC converter station RF noise calculations  

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HVDC converter station operations generate radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic (EM) noise which could interfere with adjacent communication and computer equipment, and carrier system operations. A generic Radio Frequency Computer Analysis Program (RAFCAP) for calculating the EM noise generated by valve ignition of a converter station has been developed as part of a larger project. The program calculates RF voltages, currents, complex power, ground level electric field strength and magnetic flux density in and around an HVDC converter station. The program requires the converter station network to be represented by frequency dependent impedance functions. Comparisons of calculated and measured values are given for an actual HVDC station to illustrate the validity of the program. RAFCAP is designed to be used by engineers for the purpose of calculating the RF noise produced by the igniting of HVDC converter valves.

Kasten, D.G.; Caldecott, R.; Sebo, S.A. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Liu, Y. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Bradley Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Measuring the Cosmic Shear in Fourier Space  

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We propose to measure the weak cosmic shear using the spatial derivatives of the galaxy surface brightness field. The measurement should be carried out in Fourier space, in which the point spread function (PSF) can be transformed to a desired form with multiplications, and the spatial derivatives can be easily measured. This method is mathematically well defined regardless of the galaxy morphology and the form of the PSF, and involves simple procedures of image processing. Furthermore, with high resolution galaxy images, this approach allows one to probe the shape distortions of galaxy substructures, which can potentially provide much more independent shear measurements than the ellipticities of the whole galaxy. We demonstrate the efficiency of this method using computer-generated mock galaxy images.

Jun Zhang

2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

166

Magnet Technology for Power Converters: Nanocomposite Magnet Technology for High Frequency MW-Scale Power Converters  

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Solar ADEPT Project: CMU is developing a new nanoscale magnetic material that will reduce the size, weight, and cost of utility-scale PV solar power conversion systems that connect directly to the grid. Power converters are required to turn the energy that solar power systems create into useable energy for the grid. The power conversion systems made with CMU’s nanoscale magnetic material have the potential to be 150 times lighter and significantly smaller than conventional power conversion systems that produce similar amounts of power.

None

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

167

A New Shear Estimator for Weak Lensing Observations  

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We present a new shear estimator for weak lensing observations which properly accounts for the effects of a realistic point spread function (PSF). Images of faint galaxies are subject to gravitational shearing followed by smearing with the instrumental and/or atmospheric PSF. We construct a `finite resolution shear operator' which when applied to an observed image has the same effect as a gravitational shear applied prior to smearing. This operator allows one to calibrate essentially any shear estimator. We then specialize to the case of weighted second moment shear estimators. We compute the shear polarizability which gives the response of an individual galaxy's polarization to a gravitational shear. We then compute the response of the population of galaxies, and thereby construct an optimal weighting scheme for combining shear estimates from galaxies of various shapes, luminosities and sizes. We define a figure of merit --- an inverse shear variance per unit solid angle --- which characterizes the quality of image data for shear measurement. The new method is tested with simulated image data. We discuss the correction for anisotropy of the PSF and propose a new technique involving measuring shapes from images which have been convolved with a re-circularizing PSF. We draw attention to a hitherto ignored noise related bias and show how this can be analyzed and corrected for. The analysis here draws heavily on the properties of real PSF's and we include as an appendix a brief review, highlighting those aspects which are relevant for weak lensing.

Nick Kaiser

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Shear viscosity of hadronic gas mixtures  

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We investigate the effects of baryon chemical potential \\mu on the shear viscosity coefficient \\eta and the viscosity to entropy density ratio \\eta/s of a pion-nucleon gas mixture. We find that \\eta is an increasing function of T and \\mu, while the ratio \\eta/s turns to a decreasing function in a wide region of T-\\mu plane. In the kinematical region we studied, the smallest value of \\eta/s is about 0.3.

K. Itakura; O. Morimatsu; H. Otomo

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

169

Accelerating cosmological expansion from shear viscosity  

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The dissipation of energy from local velocity perturbations in the cosmological fluid affects the time evolution of spatially averaged fluid dynamic fields and the cosmological solution of Einstein's field equations. We show how this backreaction effect depends on shear viscosity and other material properties of the dark sector, as well as the spectrum of perturbations. If sufficiently large, this effect could account for the acceleration of the cosmological expansion.

Floerchinger, Stefan; Wiedemann, Urs Achim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Critical shear stresses in cohesive soils  

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to thank the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas, for permitting me to use their scour apparatus for this study, and to acknowledge the guidance in the use of that apparatus provided by l 9 Dr. F. D. Masch of the University of Texas... Dimensions of the Test Apparatus. 12 12 Testing Procedure 15 Sample Preparation Performing the Scour Tests Summary of Scour Test Procedures. . . . . . . . . . Vane Shear Test Void Ratio and Per Cent Moisture Determinations 15 16 19 20 21 RESULTS...

Rektorik, Robert James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

171

Shear viscosity and out of equilibrium dynamics  

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Using Grad's method, we calculate the entropy production and derive a formula for the second-order shear viscosity coefficient in a one-dimensionally expanding particle system, which can also be considered out of chemical equilibrium. For a one-dimensional expansion of gluon matter with Bjorken boost invariance, the shear tensor and the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio $\\eta/s$ are numerically calculated by an iterative and self-consistent prescription within the second-order Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics and by a microscopic parton cascade transport theory. Compared with $\\eta/s$ obtained using the Navier-Stokes approximation, the present result is about 20% larger at a QCD coupling $\\alpha_s \\sim 0.3$(with $\\eta/s\\approx 0.18$) and is a factor of 2-3 larger at a small coupling $\\alpha_s \\sim 0.01$. We demonstrate an agreement between the viscous hydrodynamic calculations and the microscopic transport results on $\\eta/s$, except when employing a small $\\alpha_s$. On the other hand, we demonstrate that for such small $\\alpha_s$, the gluon system is far from kinetic and chemical equilibrium, which indicates the break down of second-order hydrodynamics because of the strong noneqilibrium evolution. In addition, for large $\\alpha_s$ ($0.3-0.6$), the Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics formally breaks down at large momentum $p_T\\gtrsim 3$ GeV but is still a reasonably good approximation.

Andrej El; Zhe Xu; Carsten Greiner; Azwinndini Muronga

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Design and operation of a thermionic converter in air  

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An electrically heated thermionic converter has been designed, built and successfully tested in air. Several unique features were incorporated in this converter: an integral cesium reservoir, innovative ceramic-to-metal seals, a heat rejection system coupling the collector to a low temperature heat sink and an innovative cylindrical heater filament. The converter was operated for extended periods of time with the emitter at about 1900 K. the collector at about 700 K, and a power density of over 2 w(e)/sq. cm. Input power transients were run between 50% and 100% thermal power, at up to 1% per second, without instabilities in performance.

Horner, M.H.; Begg, L.L.; Smith, J.N. Jr. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Geller, C.B.; Kallnowski, J.E. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA (United States). Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Ion trapping in the emitter sheath in thermionic converters  

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The effect of ion trapping in the emitter sheath in ignited thermionic converters is studied. The ion trapping prevents the emitter-sheath barrier from being higher than approximately 0.1 eV, when the current decreases in the converter. This gives a condition for the constriction of the arc. I-V curves are calculated for an ignited thermionic converter with a hydrodynamic plasma theory that takes into account the effect of Coulomb scattering and volume recombination, but assumes that the electron temperature is constant in the plasma.

Lundgren, L.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Prediction of core saturation instability at an HVDC converter  

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Core saturation instability has occurred on several HVDC schemes resulting from interactions between second harmonic and dc quantities (voltages and currents) on the ac side of the converter and fundamental frequency quantities on the dc side of the converter. The instability can be reinforced by unbalanced saturation of the converter transformers. The paper presents an analytical method which can be used to quickly screen ac and dc system operating conditions to predict where core saturation instability is likely to occur. Analytical results have been confirmed using the digital transients simulation program PSCAD/EMTDC.

Burton, R.S. [Teshmont Consultants, Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Teshmont Consultants, Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Fuchshuber, C.F. [Alberta Power Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)] [Alberta Power Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Woodford, D.A. [Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Gole, A.M. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Converting Unconditioned Garage to Conditioned Space - Code Notes |  

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Converting Unconditioned Garage to Conditioned Space - Code Notes Converting Unconditioned Garage to Conditioned Space - Code Notes Converting an existing unconditioned garage to conditioned space is a popular strategy for increasing the living space of a house. Typically, the conversion or remodeling must be done in compliance with construction codes in force at the time the remodel permit is issued. Compliance shall be demonstrated by meeting the requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Publication Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 cn_converting_unconditioned_garage_to_conditioned_space.pdf Document Details Document Number: PNNL-SA-83069 Prepared by: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program Focus: Compliance Building Type: Residential

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Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel | Department of Energy  

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Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel April 1, 2010 - 6:48pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rental car customers may be able to breathe a little easier during their next trip to the airport. Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental, all brands operated by the subsidiaries of Enterprise Holdings, are converting their airport shuttle buses to run on biodiesel fuel. The move is a good one for the environment, and will ultimately reduce the company's carbon emissions. "We are saving 420,000 gallons of petroleum diesel," says Lee Broughton, director of corporate identity and sustainability for Enterprise Holdings. Hydrocarbon and particulate matter emissions will plummet, making the air

177

MHK Technologies/The Crestwing Wave Energy Converter | Open Energy  

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Crestwing Wave Energy Converter Crestwing Wave Energy Converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The Crestwing Wave Energy Converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Waveenergyfyn Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7 8 Open Water System Testing Demonstration and Operation Technology Description The connected pontoons swing around the hinge when the top of the waves passes under the floats The pontoons relative motion is converted into usable energy through a linear PTO system The pontoons are pushed upwards from the below passing wave and again dragged down by the same passing wave Complex hydrodynamic conditions occur under the pontoons when the wave formation pushes the unit up and down simultaneously The energy from waves can be divided into fifty percent potential energy and fifty percent kinetic energy Crestwing absorbs both the potential energy as the kinetic energy which is the back ground for the high efficiency

178

MHK Technologies/Tunneled Wave Energy Converter TWEC | Open Energy  

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Tunneled Wave Energy Converter TWEC Tunneled Wave Energy Converter TWEC < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Tunneled Wave Energy Converter TWEC.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization SeWave Ltd Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/TWEC Project Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Water Column Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description The Tunneled Wave Energy Converter TWEC utilizes the OWC principle through its use of a proposed bored out tunnel within a cliff side of the Faroe Islands Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 10/8/2010 << Return to the MHK database homepage

179

Artificial Neural Network Predictive System for Oxygen Steelmaking Converter  

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The main objective of the paper is the presentation of the static control model of steelmaking converter process based on the artificial neural network approach. The results of classical mass and ... regression m...

Jan Falkus; Piotr Pietrzkiewicz; Wojciech Pietrzyk…

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

"Black Box" EMC model for Power Electronics Converter Mikael Foissac  

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"Black Box" EMC model for Power Electronics Converter Mikael Foissac Grenoble Electrical electronics, Electromagnetic compatibility, Reduced order systems, Parameter estimation. I. INTRODUCTION With the generalization of the "Power by Wire" concept, especially in aircraft and automotive applications, the electrical

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181

DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the...  

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Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More March...

182

Sandia National Laboratories: WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter...  

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and Y. Yu, "Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool," in Proceedings of OMAE 2014, San Francisco, CA, 2014. 2...

183

Multilevel Converter Topologies for Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems  

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and phase angle of the inverter cells is proposed. This improves differential power processing amongst cells while keeping the voltage and current ratings of the devices low. A battery energy storage system for the multilevel PV converter has also been...

Essakiappan, Somasundaram

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

184

Multiplatform Dynamic System Simulation of a DC-DC Converter.  

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??The work presented in this paper focuses on the usability testing for the Open-Modelica. The modeling and simulation of the BMR450 DC-DC converter is also… (more)

Song, Wenpeng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

A frequency converter for a propelling electric motor  

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A description and main technical characteristics of a frequency converter (FC) designed to supply power to a two-winding asynchronous propelling motor based on a three-level inverter with an output filter that...

G. M. Mustafa; S. V. Volkov; A. M. Ershov; Yu. M. Sennov…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: WBG Converters and Chargers  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about WBG converters...

187

Development, evaluation, and design applications of an AMTEC converter model  

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An AMTEC converter model was developed and its effectiveness as a design tool was evaluated. To develop the model, requirements of the model were defined, modeling equations were selected, and a methodology for model development was established...

Spence, Cliff Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

188

Soft switched high frequency ac-link converter  

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Variable frequency drives typically have employed dc voltage or current links for power distribution between the input and output converters and as a means to temporarily store energy. The dc link based power conversion systems have several inherent...

Balakrishnan, Anand Kumar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Non-synchronous control of self-oscillating resonant converters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A self-oscillating switching power converter has a controllable reactance including an active device connected to a reactive element, wherein the effective reactance of the reactance and the active device is controlled such that the control waveform for the active device is binary digital and is not synchronized with the switching converter output frequency. The active device is turned completely on and off at a frequency that is substantially greater than the maximum frequency imposed on the output terminals of the active device. The effect is to vary the average resistance across the active device output terminals, and thus the effective output reactance, thereby providing converter output control, while maintaining the response speed of the converter.

Glaser, John Stanley (Niskayuna, NY); Zane, Regan Andrew (Scotia, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Activity Stream - WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator - Datasets...  

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Dataset Activity Stream Activity Stream Jon Weers updated the dataset WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator 5 days ago Jon Weers updated the dataset WEC-Sim 5 days ago Jon Weers...

191

Shear viscosity of $?$-stable nuclear matter  

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Viscosity plays a critical role in determining the stability of rotating neutron stars. We report the results of a calculation of the shear viscosity of $\\beta$~-~stable matter, carried out using an effective interaction based on a state-of-the-art nucleon-nucleon potential and the formalism of correlated basis functions. Within our approach the equation of state, determining the proton fraction, and the nucleon-nucleon scattering probability are consistently obtained from the same dynamical model. The results show that, while the neutron contribution to the viscosity is always dominant, above nuclear saturation density the electron contribution becomes appreciable.

Omar Benhar; Arianna Carbone

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Second Order Geodesic Corrections to Cosmic Shear  

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We consider the impact of second order corrections to the geodesic equation governing gravitational lensing. We start from the full second order metric, including scalar, vector and tensor perturbations, and retain all relevant contributions to the cosmic shear corrections that are second order in the gravitational potential. The relevant terms are: the nonlinear evolution of the scalar gravitational potential, the Born correction, and lens-lens coupling. No other second order terms contribute appreciably to the lensing signal. Since ray-tracing algorithims currently include these three effects, this derivation serves as rigorous justification for the numerical predictions.

S. Dodelson; E. W. Kolb; S. Matarrese; A. Riotto; P. Zhang

2005-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

193

Design issues for high voltage converters for ion engines  

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A design strategy is presented for a power converter for a high voltage ion engine for a spacecraft application. Various design issues such as appropriate topologies and control methods are considered. In this particular instance it was determined that a full bridge converter with phase shift gating and voltage mode control provided an efficient system with a minimum of electromagnetic interference. This system can be implemented in a straightforward manner, and it is relatively easy to protect from faults at the output.

King, R.J.; Stuart, T.A. [Univ. of Toledo, OH (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

194

Formation of double-valued sheaths in thermionic converters  

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A theory for the sheath in an ignited thermionic converter is presented. The theory includes the effect of the velocity spread of the particles but the charge-particle collisions are neglected. Conditions for the appearance of a virtual emitter are given. The theory is compared with a beam approximation theory and a hydrodynamic theory. All three theories give almost the same condition for the appearance of a virtual emitter in an ignited thermionic converter.

Lundgren, L.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Kinematics of compressional and extensional ductile shearing deformation in  

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Kinematics of compressional and extensional ductile shearing deformation in Kinematics of compressional and extensional ductile shearing deformation in a metamorphic core complex of the northeastern basin and range Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Kinematics of compressional and extensional ductile shearing deformation in a metamorphic core complex of the northeastern basin and range Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Analysis of shear criteria enables the kinematics of two main ductile-shearing events (D1 and D2) to be established in the Raft River, Grouse Creek and Albion 'metamorphic core complex'. The first event (D1) is a NNE-thrusting and corresponds to Mesozoic shortening. A well developed non-coaxial ductile deformation (D2), of Cenozoic age, is marked by the occurrence of opposing eastward (in Raft River) and westward shear

196

Bi-directional power control system for voltage converter  

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A control system for a voltage converter includes: a power comparator for comparing a power signal on input terminals of the converter with a commanded power signal and producing a power comparison signal; a power regulator for transforming the power comparison signal to a commanded current signal; a current comparator for comparing the commanded current signal with a measured current signal on output terminals of the converter and producing a current comparison signal; a current regulator for transforming the current comparison signal to a pulse width modulator (PWM) duty cycle command signal; and a PWM for using the PWM duty cycle command signal to control electrical switches of the converter. The control system may further include: a command multiplier for converting a voltage signal across the output terminals of the converter to a gain signal having a value between zero (0) and unity (1), and a power multiplier for multiplying the commanded power signal by the gain signal to provide a limited commanded power signal, wherein power comparator compares the limited commanded power signal with the power signal on the input terminals.

Garrigan, Neil Richard (Niskayuna, NY); King, Robert Dean (Schenectady, NY); Schwartz, James Edward (Slingerlands, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Low-n shear Alfven spectra in axisymmetric toroidal plasmas  

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In toroidal plasmas, the toroidal magnetic field is nonuniform over a magnetic surface and causes coupling of different poloidal harmonics. It is shown both analytically and numerically that the toroidicity not only breaks up the shear Alfven continuous spectrum, but also creates new, discrete, toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmodes with frequencies inside the continuum gaps. Potential applications of the low-n toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmodes on plasma heating and instabilities are addressed. 17 refs., 4 figs.

Cheng, C.Z.; Chance, M.S.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Shear viscosity and spectral function of the quark matter  

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We discuss the shear viscosity of the quark matter by using the Kubo-Mori formula. It is found that the shear viscosity is expressed in terms of the quark spectral function. If the spectral function is approximated by a modified Bright-Wigner type, the viscosity decreases as the width of the spectral function increases. We also discuss dependence of the shear viscosity on the temperature and the density.

Masaharu Iwasaki; Hiromasa Ohnishi; Takahiko Fukutome

2006-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

199

Shear Jamming in Granular Experiments without Basal Friction  

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Jammed states of frictional granular systems can be induced by shear strain at densities below the isostatic jamming density ($\\phi_c$). It remains unclear, however, how much friction affects this so-called shear-jamming. Friction appears in two ways in this type of experiment: friction between particles, and friction between particles and the base on which they rest. Here, we study how particle-bottom friction, or basal friction, affects shear jamming in quasi-two dimensional experiments. In order to study this issue experimentally, we apply simple shear to a disordered packing of photoelastic disks. We can tune the basal friction of the particles by immersing the particles in a density matched liquid, thus removing the normal force, hence the friction, between the particles and base. We record the overall shear stress, and particle motion, and the photoelastic response of the particles. We compare the shear response of dry and immersed samples, which enables us to determine how basal friction affects shear jamming. Our findings indicate that changing the basal friction shifts the point of shear jamming, but it does not change the basic phenomenon of shear jamming.

Hu Zheng; Joshua A. Dijksman; Robert P. Behringer

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

200

Shear-induced metastable states of end-grafted polystyrene  

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The in situ molecular scale response of end-grafted polystyrene to shear against a deuterated polystyrene melt was investigated with neutron reflectometry. The derived grafted polystyrene density profiles showed that the grafted polystyrene was retained on the quartz wafer during the measurements. The profiles suggested that the end-grafted polystyrene response to shear results in a series of metastable states, rather than equilibrium states assumed in the current theory. Except for some possible extension and/or contraction of the grafted polystyrene with shear, there was no obvious correlation between the grafted polymer structure and the shear thinning behavior observed in these samples.

Sasa, Leslie A. [Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Yearley, Eric J.; Jablin, Michael S.; Majewski, Jaroslaw; Hjelm, Rex P. [Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Gilbertson, Robert D. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Lavine, Adrienne S. [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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201

A New Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Physical Parameters  

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A New Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Physical of Mechanical Engineering) ABSTRACT Within a wave energy converter's operational bandwidth, device operation

Victoria, University of

202

Analysis and design of matrix converters for adjustable speed drives and distributed power sources  

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Recently, matrix converter has received considerable interest as a viable alternative to the conventional back-to-back PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) converter in the ac/ac conversion. This direct ac/ac converter provides some attractive...

Cha, Han Ju

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

203

WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator - Datasets - OpenEI Datasets  

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Dataset Activity Stream WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter Simulator) is an open-source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool. The code...

204

Shear viscosity in neutron star cores  

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We calculate the shear viscosity $\\eta = \\eta_{e\\mu}+\\eta_{n}$ in a neutron star core composed of nucleons, electrons and muons ($\\eta_{e\\mu}$ being the electron-muon viscosity, mediated by collisions of electrons and muons with charged particles, and $\\eta_{n}$ the neutron viscosity, mediated by neutron-neutron and neutron-proton collisions). Deriving $\\eta_{e\\mu}$, we take into account the Landau damping in collisions of electrons and muons with charged particles via the exchange of transverse plasmons. It lowers $\\eta_{e\\mu}$ and leads to the non-standard temperature behavior $\\eta_{e\\mu}\\propto T^{-5/3}$. The viscosity $\\eta_{n}$ is calculated taking into account that in-medium effects modify nucleon effective masses in dense matter. Both viscosities, $\\eta_{e\\mu}$ and $\\eta_{n}$, can be important, and both are calculated including the effects of proton superfluidity. They are presented in the form valid for any equation of state of nucleon dense matter. We analyze the density and temperature dependence of $\\eta$ for different equations of state in neutron star cores, and compare $\\eta$ with the bulk viscosity in the core and with the shear viscosity in the crust.

P. S. Shternin; D. G. Yakovlev

2008-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

205

Experience in the installation of a microprocessor system for controlling converter units of the Vyborg substation  

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The experience in the installation of modern digital systems for controlling converter units at the Vyborg converter substation on the basis of advanced microprocessor devices...

K. B. Gusakovskii; E. Yu. Zmaznov; S. V. Katantsev…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

E-Print Network 3.0 - ad converter system Sample Search Results  

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Summary: method to reconstruct several classical dc-dc converters, a voltage source inverter (VSI), and a current... introduces some new topologies of dc-dc converters that...

207

A Solid Core Heatpipe Reactor with Cylindrical Thermoelectric Converter Modules  

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A nuclear space power system that consists of a solid metal nuclear reactor core with heat pipes carrying energy to a cylindrical thermoelectric converter surrounding each of the heat pipes with a heat pipe radiator surrounding the thermoelectric converter is the most simple and reliable space power system. This means no single point of failure since each heat pipe and cylindrical converter is a separate power system and if one fails it will not affect the others. The heat pipe array in the solid core is designed so that if an isolated heat pipe or even two adjacent heat pipes fail, the remaining heat pipes will still transport the core heat without undue overheating of the uranium nitride fuel. The primary emphasis in this paper is on simplicity, reliability and fabricability of such a space nuclear power source. The core and heat pipes are made of Niobium 1% Zirconium alloy (Nb1Zr), with rhenium lined fuel tubes, bonded together by hot isostatic pressure (HIPing) and with sodium as the heat pipe working fluid, can be operated up to 1250K. The cylindrical thermoelectric converter is made by depositing the constituents of the converter around a Nb1%Zr tube and encasing it in a Nb 1% Zr alloy tube and HIPing the structure to get final bonding and to produce residual compressive stresses in all brittle materials in the converter. A radiator heat pipe filled with potassium that operates at 850K is bonded to the outside of the cylindrical converter for cooling. The solid core heat pipe and cylindrical converter are mated by welding during the final assembly. A solid core reactor with 150 heat pipes with a 0.650-inch (1.65 cm) ID and a 30-inch (76.2 cm) length with an output of 8 Watts per square inch as demonstrated by the SP100 PD2 cell tests will produce about 80 KW of electrical power. An advanced solid core reactor made with molybdenum 47% rhenium alloy, with lithium heat pipes and the PD2 theoretical output of 11 watts per square inch or advanced higher temperature converter to operate at 1350K could produce a greater output of approximately 100KW.

Sayre, Edwin D. [218 Brooke Acres Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (United States); Vaidyanathan, Sam [6663 Pomander Place, San Jose, CA 95120 (United States)

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

208

MHK Technologies/Tide Current Converter | Open Energy Information  

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Tide Current Converter Tide Current Converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Tide Current Converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Neptune Systems Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Tide Current Converter is based on the direct interaction between a magnetic electric and fluid flow field when a conductive fluid moves through a magnetic field electrical power is generated directly inside the fluid volume In this marine application the sea water itself is the conductive fluid A static antenna like structure generates the magnetic fields and at the same time taps the electrical power from the fluid current The configuration resembles a dynamo the sea water being the rotor and the antenna the stator The main advantage of the Magnetohydrodynamics MHD conversion is the absence of moving mechanical drive train components which make contemporary systems vulnerable and maintenance demanding

209

Active, polymer-based composite material implementing simple shear  

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Relationship..63 V ANALYSIS AND RESULTS OF SHEAR ACTUATOR ...................................64 5.1 Material Property of Hyperelastic Matrix ...............................................64 5.1.1 Simple... 5.3.1 Behavior of shear actuator when pressurized..........................135 5.3.2 Pressure vs. free strain relationship.........................................135 5.4 Numerical Analysis...

Lee, Sang Jin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

210

Saturation of elliptic flow and shear viscosity  

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Effect of shear viscosity on elliptic flow is studied in causal dissipative hydrodynamics in 2+1 dimensions. Elliptic flow is reduced in viscous dynamics. Causal evolution of minimally viscous fluid ($\\eta/s$=0.08), can explain the PHENIX data on elliptic flow in 16-23% Au+Au collisions up to $p_T\\approx$3.6 GeV. In contrast, ideal hydrodynamics, can explain the same data only up to $p_T\\approx$1.5 GeV. $p_T$ spectra of identified particles are also better explained in minimally viscous fluid than in ideal dynamics. However, saturation of elliptic flow at large $p_T$ is not reproduced.

A. K. Chaudhuri

2007-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

211

Jet momentum balance independent of shear viscosity  

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Jet momentum balance measurements, such as those recently performed by the CMS collaboration, provide an opportunity to quantify the energy transferred from a parton shower to the underlying medium in heavy-ion collisions. Specifically, I argue that the Cooper-Frye freezeout distribution associated with the energy and momentum deposited by the parton shower is controlled to a significant extent by the distribution of the underlying bulk matter and independent of the details of how deposited energy is redistributed in the medium, which is largely determined by transport coefficients such as shear viscosity. Thus by matching the distribution of momentum associated with the secondary jet in such measurements to the thermal distribution of the underlying medium, one can obtain a model independent estimate on the amount of parton shower energy deposited.

R. B. Neufeld

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

212

Adjustable shear stress erosion and transport flume  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for measuring the total erosion rate and downstream transport of suspended and bedload sediments using an adjustable shear stress erosion and transport (ASSET) flume with a variable-depth sediment core sample. Water is forced past a variable-depth sediment core sample in a closed channel, eroding sediments, and introducing suspended and bedload sediments into the flow stream. The core sample is continuously pushed into the flow stream, while keeping the surface level with the bottom of the channel. Eroded bedload sediments are transported downstream and then gravitationally separated from the flow stream into one or more quiescent traps. The captured bedload sediments (particles and aggregates) are weighed and compared to the total mass of sediment eroded, and also to the concentration of sediments suspended in the flow stream.

Roberts, Jesse D. (Carlsbad, NM); Jepsen, Richard A. (Carlsbad, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - Converting Emissions into Energy - Three Companies to  

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September 14, 2000 September 14, 2000 Converting Emissions into Energy - Three Companies To Develop Technologies for Tapping Coal Mine Methane Methane, the chief constituent of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas, and millions of cubic feet of it escape daily from active coal mines. Now, three projects selected the U.S. Department of Energy propose new ways to capture the gas and convert it to useful energy -- reducing an environmental threat while adding to the nation's supplies of clean natural gas and electric power. The National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Energy Department's chief field site for its fossil energy research program, has selected: Appalachian-Pacific Coal Mine Methane Power Co., LLC, Arlington, VA, to work with West Virginia University Research Corp., Morgantown, WV, and Invitation Energy, Mannington, WV, to convert coal mine methane from mines in Marion County, WV, and surrounding areas into liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel heavy trucks.

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MHK Technologies/Seatricity wave energy converter | Open Energy Information  

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Seatricity wave energy converter Seatricity wave energy converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Seatricity wave energy converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Seatricity Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Seatricity Antigua *MHK Projects/Seatricity Orkney Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation Technology Description In the simplest terms, a float travels up and down with the waves and operates a pump to pressurise sea water which is piped ashore. Many individual pumps are connected together to produce substantial amounts of pressurized water. Once ashore the pressurized sea water is used to drive a standard hydroelectric turbine to produce electricity.

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Maryland Abuzz with Retrofit Converts | Department of Energy  

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Abuzz with Retrofit Converts Abuzz with Retrofit Converts Maryland Abuzz with Retrofit Converts January 7, 2010 - 2:06pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Tim Kenny got a college degree in fisheries biology, but his real passion lies in something he's spent the last 20 years doing - helping American families in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He makes his living in the clean energy economy by finding ways people can save money on their energy bills and make their homes cleaner, safer and more comfortable. About four years ago, he started Housewarmers, a business that performs energy audits and weatherization work on the homes of everyday clientele. Tim also helps community action agencies complete weatherization work as a contractor through a separate nonprofit business, C&O Conservation, for

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Power line carrier interference from HVDC converter terminals  

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Power line carrier (PLC) equipment typically operates in the frequency range from 25 kHz to 300 kHz. Interference studies for HVDC converters usually concentrate on interference from noise sources within this frequency range. However, operating experience at the Sandy Pond converter terminal has indicated that PLC equipment is also susceptible to interference from sources of power system harmonics below the PLC frequency range. Extensive field testing and analytical studies have shown that each PLC circuit has a resonant frequency below the operating frequency. If excited at this resonant frequency, high voltages may exist within the PLC circuit. The resulting saturation of PLC components leads to local generation of radio frequency (RF) noise that interferes with proper operation of PLC circuits. Sources of power system harmonics in the 3-10 kHz range, such as line commutated dc converters, are potential sources of this type of interference.

Tatro, P.J.; Adamson, K.A. (New England Power Service Co., Westborough, MA (United States)); Eitzmann, M.A.; Smead, M. (GE Industrial and Power Systems, Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for degrading or converting plant cell wall polysaccharides  

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The present invention relates to methods for converting plant cell wall polysaccharides into one or more products, comprising: treating the plant cell wall polysaccharides with an effective amount of a spent whole fermentation broth of a recombinant microorganism, wherein the recombinant microorganism expresses one or more heterologous genes encoding enzymes which degrade or convert the plant cell wall polysaccharides into the one or more products. The present invention also relates to methods for producing an organic substance, comprising: (a) saccharifying plant cell wall polysaccharides with an effective amount of a spent whole fermentation broth of a recombinant microorganism, wherein the recombinant microorganism expresses one or more heterologous genes encoding enzymes which degrade or convert the plant cell wall polysaccharides into saccharified material; (b) fermenting the saccharified material of step (a) with one or more fermenting microoganisms; and (c) recovering the organic substance from the fermentation.

Berka, Randy (Davis, CA); Cherry, Joel (Davis, CA)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A potential technique to determine the unsaturated soil shear strength parameter  

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an explanation for the geotechnical engineering problems. The thesis presents a study on the shear strength of the soil specimen using the direct shear apparatus. The previous research was mainly directed towards evaluation of shear strength under controlled soil...

Kulkarni, Renu Uday

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The combined effects of beta-shear and environmental shear on a dry tropical cyclone in a numerical model  

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wind balance is analyzed in this study (Mallen et al. 2005). The vortex is generated from a number, FL 1. INTRODUCTION High values of vertical wind shear have been shown to inhibit tropical cyclone (TC have demonstrated that shear generates a tilt in TC core, resulting in persistent wavenumber-1

Nolan, David S.

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The important effect of electron reflection on thermionic converter performance  

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Although only a few percent of high energy electrons are reflected from bare metal surfaces, 20--60% of low energy incident electrons are reflected from thermionic converter electrodes with adsorbed cesium and oxygen. The TECMDL computer model indicates that electron reflection in cesium vapor thermionic converters increases the arc potential drop, offsetting the gain in performance obtainable by lowering the collector work function via the coadsorbed Cs/O layer. The possible suppression of electron reflection by using electrodes with sub-micron surface structure is hypothesized and supported by experimental data obtained by employing a new method for testing in cesium-oxygen vapor.

Rasor, N.S.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Energy Innovations (TRL 5 6 System)- WETNZ MtiMode Wave Energy Converter Advancement Project  

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Northwest Energy Innovations (TRL 5 6 System) - WETNZ MtiMode Wave Energy Converter Advancement Project

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High speed bypass Fig. 1. Sub-module of MMC converter  

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Modular Converter for VSC-HVDC Transmission Applications: Control and Operational Aspects Udana N, the multilevel modular converter (MMC), recently introduced for HVDC transmission are discussed. The paper. Keywords-Voltage Source Convert (VSC), Multilevel Modular Converter (MMC), HVDC Transmission, Weak ac

Chaudhary, Sanjay

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Shear bands in a bulk metallic glass after large plastic deformation  

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A transmission electron microscopy investigation is conducted to trace shear bands in a Zr{sub 53}Cu{sub 18.7}Ni{sub 12}Al{sub 16.3} bulk metallic glass after experiencing 4% plastic deformation. Shear band initiation, secondary shear band interactions, mature shear band broadening and the interactions of shear bands with shear-induced nanocrystals are captured. Results suggest that the plasticity of the bulk metallic glass is enhanced by complex shear bands and their interactions which accommodate large plastic strain and prevent catastrophic shear band propagation.

Qu, D.D.; Wang, Y.B.; Liao, X.Z.; Shen, J. (Harbin); (Sydney)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Shear Thickening transition in concentrated suspensions under Impact  

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Discontinous Shear Thickening (DST) fluids show a remarkable effect where the suspension behaves like a liquid at low shear rates, but when sheared very hard, resistance to flow increases discontinously with shear rate. This effect has been observed in a large variety of concentrated suspensions of hard, frictional and non attractive particles. DST fluids also show strong impact response such as the ability of a person to run on the surface of a pool filled with a suspension of cornstarch and water. Current models of shear thickening based on lubrication hydrodynamics, dilatancy, and inertial displacement fail to explain the ability of a person to run on the surface and impact response in general. In our experiments we discover a transition at a critical impact velocity in DST fluids above which fronts of solid like regions are generated in the fluid and the collision of these fronts with a solid boundary leads to a shear thickening transition which has not been previously predicted or reported. The large stresses generated above the shear thickening transition are enough to hold up the weight of a person and have potential applications for protective materials.

Shomeek Mukhopadhyay; Benjamin Allen; Eric Brown

2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear-wave crosswell reflection imaging in west Texas  

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Crosswell reflection imaging was recently introduced as a method for high-resolution (of the order of a few feet) imaging of reservoirs. P-wave imaging was successfully tested on short and intermediate-offset crosswell profiles. Although shear-wave imaging was demonstrated with a short-offset (187 feet) data set, it was generally believed that high-frequency shear imaging at larger interwell distances might not be feasible, because the high-frequency shear waves will suffer large attenuation losses, resulting in poor signal-to-noise ratios for the shear-wave reflections. In this paper the authors present a real-data study, illustrating that shear-wave imaging was feasible at a west Texas carbonate reservoir for an interwell distance of 586 feet. Although the shear direct arrival and reflections are not always evident in the raw gathers processing and stacking enhances them enough to allow imaging of the interwell area for the whole depth range covered by the survey. The results clearly indicate that further work on shear-wave crosswell reflection imaging is warranted.

Lazaratos, S.K.; Marion, B.P. [TomoSeis Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Langan, R. [Chevron Petroleum Technology, La Habra, CA (United States); Harris, J.M. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable-amplitude oscillatory shear response of amorphous materials  

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Variable-amplitude oscillatory shear tests are emerging as powerful tools to investigate and quantify the nonlinear rheology of amorphous solids, complex fluids and biological materials. Quite a few recent experimental and atomistic simulation studies demonstrated that at low shear amplitudes, an amorphous solid settles into an amplitude- and initial conditions-dependent dissipative limit cycle, in which back-and-forth localized particle rearrangements periodically bring the system to the same state. At sufficiently large shear amplitudes, the amorphous system loses memory of the initial conditions, exhibits chaotic particle motions accompanied by diffusive behavior and settles into a stochastic steady-state. The two regimes are separated by a transition amplitude, possibly characterized by some critical-like features. Here we argue that these observations support some of the physical assumptions embodied in the nonequilibrium thermodynamic, internal-variables based, Shear-Transformation-Zone model of amorphous visco-plasticity; most notably that "flow defects" in amorphous solids are characterized by internal states between which they can make transitions, and that structural evolution is driven by dissipation associated with plastic deformation. We present a rather extensive theoretical analysis of the thermodynamic Shear-Transformation-Zone model for a variable-amplitude oscillatory shear protocol, highlighting its success in accounting for various experimental and simulational observations, as well as its limitations. Our results offer a continuum-level theoretical framework for interpreting the variable-amplitude oscillatory shear response of amorphous solids and may promote additional developments.

Nathan Perchikov; Eran Bouchbinder

2014-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Converting A High Performance Application to an Elastic Cloud Application  

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Converting A High Performance Application to an Elastic Cloud Application Dinesh Rajan, Anthony in the cloud. We show that following these directives leads to an elastic implementation that has better implementation of replica exchange, a parallel tempering molecular dynamics application, to an elastic cloud

Thain, Douglas

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Modelling and geometry optimisation of wave energy converters  

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Modelling and geometry optimisation of wave energy converters Adi Kurniawan Supervisors: Prof DIY Riding radical wave power" #12;#12;Any device will deliver some energyAny device will deliver some energy #12;What matters is the cost of energy Ultimate problem Given the waves, design a device

Nørvåg, Kjetil

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Performance Assessment of the Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converter  

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Performance Assessment of the Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converter Based on the EquiMar Methodology S of the wave energy sector, device developers are called to provide reliable estimates on power performanceMar, Nissum Bredning, Hanstholm, North Sea, Ekofisk, Wave-to-wire, Wave energy. I. INTRODUCTION The wave

Hansen, René Rydhof

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Ocean Wave Converters: State of the Art and Current Status  

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Ocean Wave Converters: State of the Art and Current Status M.S. Lagoun1,2 , A. Benalia2 and M in one of the following categories: wave energy, marine and tidal current energy, ocean thermal energy of energy exists in oceans. Ocean energy exists in many forms. Among these forms, significant opportunities

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Introduction to workshop on spectral control and converters  

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This workshop focused on the portion of the TPV system that involves the photovoltaic energy converter and the spectral control element that affects subband-gap photon energy recovery. The discussion was divided into three major topic areas: status of the technology, status of the infrastructure, and champions of the technology. (AIP) {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

Wanlass, M.W.; Schwartz, R.J.

1995-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Cycling firing method for bypass operation of bridge converters  

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The bridge converter comprises a number of switching elements and an electronic logic system which regulated the electric power levels by controlling the firing, i.e., the initiation of the conduction period of the switching elements. Cyclic firing of said elements allows the direct current to bypass the alternating current system with high power factor and negligible losses.

Zabar, Zivan (99-72 66th Rd., Apt. 9N, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions  

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that generates variable magnitude variable frequency output voltage from the ac utility line. It has high power voltage disturbance related performance issues of the MC drive. Since the MC is a direct frequencyThe Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions Jun-Koo Kang

Hava, Ahmet

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Converting Nested Algebra Expressions into Flat Algebra Expressions  

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Converting Nested Algebra Expressions into Flat Algebra Expressions JAN PAREDAENS University of Antwerp and DIRK VAN GUCHT Indiana University Nested relations generalize ordinary flat relations by allowing tuple values to be either atomic or set valued. The nested algebra is a generalization of the flat

Van Gucht, Dirk

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A summary of North American HVDC converter station reliability specifications  

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This paper summarizes Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) specifications that were issued for thyristor based HVDC converter stations in service in North America. A total of twenty project specifications are summarized. A detailed summary by project is shown with specific quantitative requirements categorized. Definitions of terms, representative design principles, and formulas used in calculating RAM parameters contained in existing reliability specifications are presented.

Vancers, I. (ABB Power Systems Inc., Los Angeles, CA (United States)); Hormozi, F.J. (Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, CA (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAISUS-1 thermionic converter for the integrated solar upper stage  

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The Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) system is a compact orbital transfer vehicle which generates thrust to boost payloads from LEO to higher orbits. It does this by collecting and concentrating solar flux into a sensible thermal storage, graphite receiver which is used to heat hydrogen propellant to temperatures of up to 2500 K. The ISUS receiver also radiates heat into an array of thermionic converters which produce electrical power. The GAISUS-1 thermionic converter is a first generation planar converter designed to produce electrical power when coupled with the ISUS receiver. GAISUS-1 will deliver over 31 W{sub e} at 1900 K. A wrought Re hotshoe accepts radiant heat from the receiver. The back side of the hotshoe forms the emitting surface of the converter. Special attention was paid to optimize the electrical and thermal losses experienced through the sleeve. Triple and single sleeve geometries were thermally modeled and evaluated, resulting in the selection of a single sleeve design. A high temperature metal/ceramic seal isolates the emitter sleeve from the collector. A Nb collector is used and is an integral part of a Nb/Na heat pipe. The heat pipe transports reject heat from the collector surface to a thermal radiator (condenser) portion of the heat pipe. The converter utilizes an integral graphite Cs reservoir. This type of reservoir automatically produces a rise in Cs pressure in response to a rise in emitter/collector temperatures. This Cs pressure feedback mechanism insures adequate Cs coverage of the emitter over a broad range of operating conditions (temperatures).

Begg, L.L.; Heffernan, T.F.; Horner, M.H. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent structures in compressible free-shear-layer flows  

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Large scale coherent structures are intrinsic fluid mechanical characteristics of all free-shear flows, from incompressible to compressible, and laminar to fully turbulent. These quasi-periodic fluid structures, eddies of size comparable to the thickness of the shear layer, dominate the mixing process at the free-shear interface. As a result, large scale coherent structures greatly influence the operation and efficiency of many important commercial and defense technologies. Large scale coherent structures have been studied here in a research program that combines a synergistic blend of experiment, direct numerical simulation, and analysis. This report summarizes the work completed for this Sandia Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project.

Aeschliman, D.P.; Baty, R.S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Engineering Sciences Center; Kennedy, C.A.; Chen, J.H. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States). Combustion and Physical Sciences Center

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn is converted  

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Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn of electricity wind can make varies constantly. Sometimes a wind turbine will make no power at all is an indicator of how much energy a particular wind turbine makes in a particular place. Continued on page 2 #12

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Evaluation of ultrasound transmission velocity and 3-dimensional radiology in different bone types for dental implantology: a comparative ex vivo study  

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Objective To evaluate ultrasound transmission velocity (UTV) for assessment of mechanical bone quality, an ex vivo comparison of different bone types measured with UTV, 2-dimensional (2D) histomorphometry and with 3-dimensional (3D) radiology (cone-beam computerized tomography [CBCT], computerized microtomography [?CT]) was conducted. Study Design Clinical cortical, cancellous, and mixed bone (each n = 6) was measured via UTV (m/s), CBCT (white pixel/black pixel ratio [WP/BP]), ?CT (bone volume/total volume [?BV/TV]), and histomorphometry (bone volume/total volume [hBV/TV]). UTV values were correlated with 2D-histomorphometry and 3D-radiologic results. Results For the cortical, cancellous, and mixed bone samples, respectively, UTV values were 1,945.17, 1,266.9,and 1472.2 m/s, WP/BP quotients were 0.96, 0.15, and 0.33, ?BV/TV quotients were 0.94, 0.2, and 0.47, and hBV/TV quotients were 0.96, 0.24 and 0.39. Significant correlations between UTV and the other methods were seen (P < .0001). Conclusions Similar to the other methods, UTV is able to discriminate between different bone types ex vivo.

Peer W. Kämmerer; Vinay V. Kumar; Dan Brüllmann; Hermann Götz; Peter H. Kann; Bilal Al-Nawas; Marcus O. Klein

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave  

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geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave splitting Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Characterization of geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave splitting Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Microearthquakes recorded by a downhole, three-component seismic network deployed around the Coso, California, geothermal reservoir since 1992 display distinctive shear-wave splitting and clear polarization directions. From the polarizations the authors estimated three predominant subsurface fracture directions, and from the time delays of the split waves they determined tomographically the 3-D fracture density distribution in the reservoir. Author(s): Lou, M.; Rial, J.A. Published: Geophysics, 3/1/1997

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Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso  

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Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso geothermal field Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: This paper aims to improve current understanding of the subsurface fracture system in the Coso geothermal field, located in east-central California. The Coso reservoir is in active economic development, so that knowledge of the subsurface fracture system is of vital importance for an accurate evaluation of its geothermal potential and day-to-day production. To detect the geometry and density of fracture systems we applied the shear-wave splitting technique to a large number of

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Numerical method for shear bands in ductile metal with inclusions  

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A numerical method for mesoscale simulation of high strain-rate loading of ductile metal containing inclusions is described. Because of small-scale inhomogeneities, such a composite material is prone to localized shear deformation (adiabatic shear bands). The modeling framework is the Generalized Method of Cells of Paley and Aboudi [Mech. Materials, vol. 14, pp. /27-139, 1992], which ensures that the micromechanical response of the material is reflected in the behavior of the composite at the mesoscale. To calculate the effective plastic strain rate when shear bands are present, the analytic and numerical analysis of shear bands by Glimm, Plohr, and Sharp [Mech. Materials, vol. 24, pp. 31-41, 1996] is adapted and extended.

Plohr, Jee Yeon N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Plohr, Bradley J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Shear-Thinning Fluids  

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It is shown how shear-thinning flow can be simulated without the need for numerical differentiation by following a lattice Boltzmann approach. The basic idea of is to ... of viscosity with a 3D multiple relaxatio...

Dirk Kehrwald

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient rheology of a polyethylene melt under shear  

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Using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation, we have studied the response of a C{sub 100} model polymer melt to a step change from equilibrium to a constant, high shear rate flow. The transient shear stress of the model polymer melt exhibits pronounced overshoot at the strain value predicted by the reptation model, in striking similarity to melts of longer, entangled polymer governed by reptation motion. At the maximum of shear stress overshoot, the molecular orientational order and the alignment angle are found to be midway between those characteristic of Newtonian flow and full alignment with the flow. The Doi-Edwards theory is found to be applicable but only by taking into account the shear-rate-dependence of the terminal relaxation time. We further analyze the molecular origins of such behavior in short polymer chains by decomposing the total stress into the contributions from various molecular interactions. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society.

Moore, J. D. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States) [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States); Chemical Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6268 (United States); Cui, S. T. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States) [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States); Cochran, H. D. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States) [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States); Cummings, P. T. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States) [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States); Chemical Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6268 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (United States)

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilization of ballooning modes with sheared toroidal rotation  

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A new code demonstrates the stabilization of MHD ballooning modes by sheared toroidal rotation. A shifted-circle model is used to elucidate the physics and numerically reconstructed equilibria are used to analyze DIII-D discharges. In the ballooning representation, the modes shift periodically along the field line to the next point of unfavorable curvature. The shift frequency (d{Omega}/dq where {Omega} is the angular toroidal velocity and q is the safety factor) is proportional to the rotation shear and inversely proportional to the magnetic shear. Stability improves with increasing shift frequency and, in the shifted circle model, direct stable access to the second stability regime occurs when this frequency is a fraction of the Alfven frequency {omega}{sub A} = V{sub A}/qR. Shear stabilization is also demonstrated for an equilibrium reconstruction of a DIII-D VH-mode.

Miller, R.L.; Waelbroeck, F.W.; Lao, L.L.; Taylor, T.S.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landfill liner interface strengths from torsional-ring-shear tests  

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A torsional-ring-shear apparatus and test procedure are described for measuring soil/geosynthetic and geosynthetic/geosynthetic interface strengths. Typical interface strengths are presented for a double-composite liner system and the relevancy of ring-shear strengths is illustrated using the slope failure at the Kettleman Hills Waste Repository, Kettleman City, Calif. The results of undrained ring-shear tests show that for a clay/geomembrane interface: (1) interface strength depends on plasticity and compaction water content of the clay, and the applied normal stress; (2) interface strengths measured with the torsional-ring-shear apparatus are in excellent agreement with back-calculated field strengths; and (3) peak and residual interface failure envelopes are nonlinear, and the nonlinearity should be modeled in stability analyses instead of as a combination of cohesion and friction angle. Design recommendations for interface strengths and stability analyses are also presented.

Stark, T.D. (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)); Poeppel, A.R. (Langan Engineering Associates, Inc., New York, NY (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective cracking of shear keys in multi-beam bridges  

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strength to resist cracking from vehicular loads, but uneven temperature changes and shrinkage strains cause high tensile stresses in the shear key regions and lead to reflective cracking. The analyses showed the highest stresses were often times near...

Sharpe, Graeme Peter

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Instability of Surface and Upper-Tropospheric Shear Lines  

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An analytic linear stability analysis is carried out for a shear line associated with a surface temperature anomaly in uniform potential vorticity, quasigeostrophic flow. Previous studies of this type of flow, albeit with more realistic basic ...

Martin Juckes

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Structure of Idealized Upper-Tropospheric Shear Lines  

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The structure of idealized two-dimensional shear lines has been calculated for specified tropopause potential temperature anomalies. A cold anomaly corresponds to an intrusion of stratospheric air into the troposphere. A balanced hydrostatic ...

Martin Juckes

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Vertical Wind Shear with Hurricane Bertha (1996)  

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Hurricane Bertha (1996) was influenced by vertical wind shear with highly variable direction and magnitude. The paper describes a unique method for determining the vertical tilt of a tropical cyclone vortex using satellite and aircraft data. ...

Raymond M. Zehr

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Separation of Microscale Chiral Objects by Shear Flow  

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We show that plane parabolic flow in a microfluidic channel causes nonmotile, helically shaped bacteria to drift perpendicular to the shear plane. Net drift results from the preferential alignment of helices with streamlines, ...

Powers, Thomas R.

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THE DYNAMIC SHEAR MODULUS AND DAMPING RATIO OF CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES  

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...vinyl acrylic in nanoclay composites, the secant shear...properties of nanoclay filled sisal fibre reinforced epoxy composites. Composites...nanocomposites. Composites Science and Technology...P. (2006) Nanoclay reinforced bio-based...

Z. Nese Kurt; Suat Akbulut

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Transport bifurcation induced by sheared toroidal flow in tokamak plasmas  

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First-principles numerical simulations are used to describe a transport bifurcation in a differentially rotating tokamak plasma. Such a bifurcation is more probable in a region of zero magnetic shear than one of finite magnetic shear, because in the former case the component of the sheared toroidal flow that is perpendicular to the magnetic field has the strongest suppressing effect on the turbulence. In the zero-magnetic-shear regime, there are no growing linear eigenmodes at any finite value of flow shear. However, subcritical turbulence can be sustained, owing to the existence of modes, driven by the ion temperature gradient and the parallel velocity gradient, which grow transiently. Nonetheless, in a parameter space containing a wide range of temperature gradients and velocity shears, there is a sizeable window where all turbulence is suppressed. Combined with the relatively low transport of momentum by collisional (neoclassical) mechanisms, this produces the conditions for a bifurcation from low to high temperature and velocity gradients. A parametric model is constructed which accurately describes the combined effect of the temperature gradient and the flow gradient over a wide range of their values. Using this parametric model, it is shown that in the reduced-transport state, heat is transported almost neoclassically, while momentum transport is dominated by subcritical parallel-velocity-gradient-driven turbulence. It is further shown that for any given input of torque, there is an optimum input of heat which maximises the temperature gradient. The parametric model describes both the behaviour of the subcritical turbulence (which cannot be modelled by the quasi-linear methods used in current transport codes) and the complicated effect of the flow shear on the transport stiffness. It may prove useful for transport modelling of tokamaks with sheared flows.

Highcock, E. G.; Barnes, M. [Rudolph Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom); EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Parra, F. I.; Schekochihin, A. A. [Rudolph Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom); Roach, C. M.; Cowley, S. C. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotropic singularities in shear-free perfect fluid cosmologies  

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We investigate barotropic perfect fluid cosmologies which admit an isotropic singularity. From the General Vorticity Result of Scott, it is known that these cosmologies must be irrotational. In this paper we prove, using two different methods, that if we make the additional assumption that the perfect fluid is shear-free, then the fluid flow must be geodesic. This then implies that the only shear-free, barotropic, perfect fluid cosmologies which admit an isotropic singularity are the FRW models.

Geoffery Ericksson; Susan M. Scott

2001-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic trapping of stochastic sheared magnetic field lines  

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The decorrelation trajectory method is applied to the diffusion of magnetic field lines in a perturbed sheared slab magnetic configuration. Some interesting decorrelation trajectories for several values of the magnetic Kubo number and of the shear parameter are exhibited. The asymmetry of the decorrelation trajectories appears in comparison with those obtained in the purely electrostatic case studied in earlier work. The running and asymptotic diffusion tensor components are calculated and displayed.

M. Negrea; I. Petrisor; R. Balescu

2004-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Yellow Cab Converts Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio on AddThis.com... July 9, 2011 Yellow Cab Converts Taxis to Propane in Columbus, Ohio

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Statement of Interest in a New Project, in response to PPARC call of April 26th FHIRN: A next-generation radio network for exploring the 3-dimensional solar wind  

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-situ. The heliospheric white-light imagers to be carried on STEREO should extend the ability to estimate solar wind-generation radio network for exploring the 3-dimensional solar wind Future Heliospheric Imaging Radio Network The solar wind is a supersonically-expanding extension of the solar atmosphere into interplanetary space

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How does a thermal binary crystal break under shear?  

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When exposed to strong shearing, the particles in a crystal will rearrange and ultimately, the crystal will break by forming large nonaffine defects. Even for the initial stage of this process, only little effort has been devoted to the understanding of the breaking process on the scale of the individual particle size for thermalized mixed crystals. Here, we explore the shear-induced breaking for an equimolar two-dimensional binary model crystal with a high interaction asymmetry between the two different species such that the initial crystal has an intersecting square sublattice of the two constituents. Using Brownian dynamics computer simulations, we show that the combination of shear and thermal fluctuations leads to a characteristic hierarchical breaking scenario where initially, the more strongly coupled particles are thermally distorted, paving the way for the weakly coupled particles to escape from their cage. This in turn leads to mobile defects which may finally merge, proliferating a cascade of defects, which triggers the final breakage of the crystal. This scenario is in marked contrast to the breakage of one-component crystals close to melting. Moreover, we explore the orientational dependence of the initial shear direction relative to the crystal orientation and compare this to the usual melting scenario without shear. Our results are verifiable in real-space experiments of superparamagnetic colloidal mixtures at a pending air-water interface in an external magnetic field where the shear can be induced by an external laser field.

Tobias Horn; Hartmut Löwen

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear wave dispersion ultrasound vibrometry of gel dosimetry phantoms.  

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Shear wavedispersionultrasound vibrometry (SDUV) has been introduced to use the dispersive nature of shear wave speed to locally estimate the material properties or tissue. Shear waves were created using a mechanical shaker and pulsed radiation force. Using the information from the phase one can estimate the shear velocity. A theoretical Voigt model allows us to find at different frequencies (100–400 Hz) the viscosity and shear elasticity of the polymer gel dosimeter. The aim of this work was to perform the SDUV and mechanical vibrometry techniques to study the viscoelastic properties of absorbed dose phantoms. The experiments were performed using five phantoms of different absorbed doses varying 10 up to 50 Gy while a nonirradiated phantom was kept as a control. The SDUV technique was performed using a pulsed radiation force to vibrate the gel provide by a confocal transducer with a focal depth of 70 mm nominal frequency of 3 MHz. For the mechanical vibrometry and SDUV experiments shear wave motion measurements were made with a commercial ultrasound machine with a research using a 10 MHz linear array transducer. The quantitative elasticity and viscosity results for these two experiments were compared.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear physics of shear Alfvén waves  

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Shear Alfvén waves (SAW) play fundamental roles in thermonuclear plasmas of fusion interest, since they are readily excited by energetic particles in the MeV range as well as by the thermal plasma components. Thus, understanding fluctuation induced transport in burning plasmas requires understanding nonlinear SAW physics. There exist two possible routes to nonlinear SAW physics: (i) wave-wave interactions and the resultant spectral energy transfer; (ii) nonlinear wave-particle interactions of SAW instabilities with energetic particles. Within the first route, it is advantageous to understand and describe nonlinear processes in term of proximity of the system to the Alfvénic state, where wave-wave interactions are minimized due to the cancellation of Reynolds and Maxwell stresses. Here, various wave-wave nonlinear dynamics are elucidated in terms of how they break the Alfvénic state. In particular, we discuss the qualitative and quantitative modification of the SAW parametric decay process due to finite ion compressibility and finite ion Larmor radius. We also show that toroidal geometry plays a crucial role in the nonlinear excitation of zonal structures by Alfvén eigenmodes. Within the second route, the coherent nonlinear dynamics of structures in the energetic particle phase space, by which secular resonant particle transport can occur on meso- and macro-scales, must be addressed and understood. These 'nonlinear equilibria' or 'phase-space zonal structures' dynamically evolve on characteristic (fluctuation induced) turbulent transport time scales, which are generally of the same order of the nonlinear time scale of the underlying fluctuations. In this work, we introduce the general structure of nonlinear Schrödinger equations with complex integro-differential nonlinear terms, which govern these physical processes. To elucidate all these aspects, theoretical analyses are presented together with numerical simulation results.

Zonca, Fulvio [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65-00044 Frascati, Italy and Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 31007 (China); Chen, Liu [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 31007, P.R.C. and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Permeability characterization of shear zones in the Hickory sandstone member, Riley Formation, Texas  

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. The main objectives of this work are to (1) characterize the geometry and permeability of deformation elements within shear zones; (2) determine permeability anisotropy in shear zones according to fault characteristics and host lithology; and (3) develop... I INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................1 II HICKORY SHEAR ZONES AND DEFORMATION ELEMENTS..............11 2.1 Shear Zones in Hickory Sandstone Member...

Nieto Camargo, Jorge Enrique

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News - NREL to Help Convert Methane to Liquid Diesel  

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113 113 NREL to Help Convert Methane to Liquid Diesel Advanced research project could lead to lower greenhouse emissions, new life for spent gas and oil wells January 3, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help develop microbes that convert methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel, a novel approach that if successful could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower dependence on foreign oil. The amount of natural gas simply flared or vented from oil wells globally is enormous - equal to one-third of the amount of petroleum used in the United States each year. And every molecule of methane vented to the atmosphere in that process has the global-warming capacity of 12 molecules of carbon dioxide.

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GTRI's Convert Program: Minimizing the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium |  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Program: Minimizing the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium | Program: Minimizing the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Fact Sheets > GTRI's Convert Program: Minimizing the Use of ... Fact Sheet GTRI's Convert Program: Minimizing the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium Apr 12, 2013

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NETL: News Release - Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert  

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2, 2010 2, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products $106 Million Recovery Act Investment Will Reduce CO2 Emissions and Mitigate Climate Change Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -matched with $156 million in private cost-share -today's selections demonstrate the potential opportunity to use CO2 as an inexpensive raw material that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products that Americans can use.

265

Ultrafast transient grating radiation to optical image converter  

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A high sensitivity transient grating ultrafast radiation to optical image converter is based on a fixed transmission grating adjacent to a semiconductor substrate. X-rays or optical radiation passing through the fixed transmission grating is thereby modulated and produces a small periodic variation of refractive index or transient grating in the semiconductor through carrier induced refractive index shifts. An optical or infrared probe beam tuned just below the semiconductor band gap is reflected off a high reflectivity mirror on the semiconductor so that it double passes therethrough and interacts with the radiation induced phase grating therein. A small portion of the optical beam is diffracted out of the probe beam by the radiation induced transient grating to become the converted signal that is imaged onto a detector.

Stewart, Richard E; Vernon, Stephen P; Steel, Paul T; Lowry, Mark E

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

266

Discharging a DC bus capacitor of an electrical converter system  

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A system and method of discharging a bus capacitor of a bidirectional matrix converter of a vehicle are presented here. The method begins by electrically shorting the AC interface of the converter after an AC energy source is disconnected from the AC interface. The method continues by arranging a plurality of switching elements of a second energy conversion module into a discharge configuration to establish an electrical current path from a first terminal of an isolation module, through an inductive element, and to a second terminal of the isolation module. The method also modulates a plurality of switching elements of a first energy conversion module, while maintaining the discharge configuration of the second energy conversion module, to at least partially discharge a DC bus capacitor.

Kajouke, Lateef A; Perisic, Milun; Ransom, Ray M

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

267

Low work function material development for the microminiature thermionic converter.  

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Thermionic energy conversion in a miniature format shows potential as a viable, high efficiency, micro to macro-scale power source. A microminiature thermionic converter (MTC) with inter-electrode spacings on the order of microns has been prototyped and evaluated at Sandia. The remaining enabling technology is the development of low work function materials and processes that can be integrated into these converters to increase power production at modest temperatures (800 - 1300 K). The electrode materials are not well understood and the electrode thermionic properties are highly sensitive to manufacturing processes. Advanced theoretical, modeling, and fabrication capabilities are required to achieve optimum performance for MTC diodes. This report describes the modeling and fabrication efforts performed to develop micro dispenser cathodes for use in the MTC.

Zavadil, Kevin Robert; Battaile, Corbett Chandler; Marshall, Albert Christian; King, Donald Bryan; Jennison, Dwight Richard

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Catalyst for converting synthesis gas to liquid motor fuels  

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The addition of an inert metal component, such as gold, silver or copper, to a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst comprising cobalt enables said catalyst to convert synthesis gas to liquid motor fuels at about 240.degree.-370.degree. C. with advantageously reduced selectivity of said cobalt for methane in said conversion. The catalyst composition can advantageously include a support component, such as a molecular sieve, co-catalyst/support component or a combination of such support components.

Coughlin, Peter K. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Metal Thermal Electric Converter bench test module  

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This report describes the design, fabrication, and test of a Liquid Metal Thermal Electric Converter Bench Test Module. The work presented in this document was conducted as a part of Heat Engine Task of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Thermal Technology Program. The objective of this task is the development and evaluation of heat engine technologies applicable to distributed receiver systems, in particular, dish electric systems.

Lukens, L.L.; Andraka, C.E.; Moreno, J.B.

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Method for converting heat energy to mechanical energy with monochlorotetrafluoroethane  

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Monochlorotetrafluoroethane is useful as a power fluid with particular suitability for large scale Rankine cycle applications based on systems with moderate temperature heat sources. The fluid is utilized in a Rankine cycle application by vaporizing the fluid by passing the same in heat exchange relationship with a heat source and utilizing the kinetic energy of the resulting expanding vapors to perform work. In this manner heat energy is converted to mechanical energy.

Allen, R.A.; Murphy, K.P.; Stiel, L.I.

1980-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

271

MHK Technologies/OCEANTEC Wave Energy Converter | Open Energy Information  

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Wave Energy Converter Wave Energy Converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage OCEANTEC Wave Energy Converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization OCEANTEC Energias Marinas S L Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description OCEANTEC Marine Energy Company Ltd owned by Iberdrola and TECNALIA is developing a sensor for wave energy technology type Spanish attenuator Floating body oscillates due to wave excitation in its main DOF pitch Mooring system allows the body to weathervane so that it is faced to the predominant wave propagation direction Main advantage capture system completely encapsulated free of contact with sea water A flywheel continuously spins under the action of an electric motor Z The pitching motion of the WEC caused by wave action is transformed into an alternating precession in the longitudinal hull axis X A coupling device transforms this precession into an unidirectional rotation of higher frequency that is used to feed a conventional electric generator

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Two-Year and Lifetime Cost-Effectiveness of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy for Head-and-Neck Cancer  

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Purpose: To assess the cost-effectiveness of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) versus 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) in the treatment of head-and neck-cancer (HNC). Methods and Materials: We used a Markov model to simulate radiation therapy-induced xerostomia and dysphagia in a hypothetical cohort of 65-year-old HNC patients. Model input parameters were derived from PARSPORT (CRUK/03/005) patient-level trial data and quality-of-life and Medicare cost data from published literature. We calculated average incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) from the US health care perspective as cost per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) gained and compared our ICERs with current cost-effectiveness standards whereby treatment comparators less than $50,000 per QALY gained are considered cost-effective. Results: In the first 2 years after initial treatment, IMRT is not cost-effective compared with 3D-CRT, given an average ICER of $101,100 per QALY gained. However, over 15 years (remaining lifetime on the basis of average life expectancy of a 65-year-old), IMRT is more cost-effective at $34,523 per QALY gained. Conclusion: Although HNC patients receiving IMRT will likely experience reduced xerostomia and dysphagia symptoms, the small quality-of-life benefit associated with IMRT is not cost-effective in the short term but may be cost-effective over a patient's lifetime, assuming benefits persist over time and patients are healthy and likely to live for a sustained period. Additional data quantifying the long-term benefits of IMRT, however, are needed.

Kohler, Racquel E. [Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States); Sheets, Nathan C. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States); Wheeler, Stephanie B. [Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States); Nutting, Chris [Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United Kindom (United Kingdom); Hall, Emma [Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit, Division of Clinical Studies, Institute of Cancer Research, London (United Kingdom); Chera, Bhishamjit S., E-mail: bchera@med.unc.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Accuracy of Real-time Couch Tracking During 3-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Prostate Cancer  

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Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of real-time couch tracking for prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: Intrafractional motion trajectories of 15 prostate cancer patients were the basis for this phantom study; prostate motion had been monitored with the Calypso System. An industrial robot moved a phantom along these trajectories, motion was detected via an infrared camera system, and the robotic HexaPOD couch was used for real-time counter-steering. Residual phantom motion during real-time tracking was measured with the infrared camera system. Film dosimetry was performed during delivery of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), step-and-shoot intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Results: Motion of the prostate was largest in the anterior-posterior direction, with systematic ( N-Ary-Summation ) and random ({sigma}) errors of 2.3 mm and 2.9 mm, respectively; the prostate was outside a threshold of 5 mm (3D vector) for 25.0%{+-}19.8% of treatment time. Real-time tracking reduced prostate motion to N-Ary-Summation =0.01 mm and {sigma} = 0.55 mm in the anterior-posterior direction; the prostate remained within a 1-mm and 5-mm threshold for 93.9%{+-}4.6% and 99.7%{+-}0.4% of the time, respectively. Without real-time tracking, pass rates based on a {gamma} index of 2%/2 mm in film dosimetry ranged between 66% and 72% for 3D-CRT, IMRT, and VMAT, on average. Real-time tracking increased pass rates to minimum 98% on average for 3D-CRT, IMRT, and VMAT. Conclusions: Real-time couch tracking resulted in submillimeter accuracy for prostate cancer, which transferred into high dosimetric accuracy independently of whether 3D-CRT, IMRT, or VMAT was used.

Wilbert, Juergen; Baier, Kurt [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany); Hermann, Christian [Department of Computer Sciences VII, Robotics, and Telematics, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany)] [Department of Computer Sciences VII, Robotics, and Telematics, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany); Flentje, Michael [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany); Guckenberger, Matthias, E-mail: guckenberger_m@klinik.uni-wuerzburg.de [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg (Germany)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing shear-banding transitions of the VCM model for entangled wormlike micellar solutions using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) deformations  

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We explore the use of large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) deformation to probe the dynamics of shear-banding in soft entangled materials, primarily wormlike micellar solutions which are prone to breakage and disentanglement ...

Zhou, Lin

275

CHARACTERIZING DANGEROUS WAVES FOR OCEAN WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER SURVIVABILITY Justin Hovland  

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CHARACTERIZING DANGEROUS WAVES FOR OCEAN WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER SURVIVABILITY Justin Hovland ABSTRACT Ocean Wave Energy Converters (OWECs) operating on the water surface are subject to storms at station 139. Keywords: wave energy, survivability, breaking waves, joint distribution, OWEC INTRODUCTION

Haller, Merrick

276

Microbial Electrosynthesis: Feeding Microbes Electricity To Convert Carbon Dioxide and Water to Multicarbon Extracellular Organic Compounds  

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...Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA Citation Nevin, K...attractive strategy to convert solar energy that is harvested intermittently...photosynthesis that might convert solar energy to organic products...

Kelly P. Nevin; Trevor L. Woodard; Ashley E. Franks; Zarath M. Summers; Derek R. Lovley

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Study on Conducted Interference and Radiated Interference of Buck-Boost Converter in Electric Automobile  

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Buck-boost converter is an important component of electric automobile, it is an important interference source in electric automobile, the study of the interference source is ... of buck-boost converter is simplif...

Jian Wang; Youqun Zhao; Liguo Zang; Wei Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Multicell Converters Hybrid Sliding Mode Control O. Benzineb1,2  

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resistance; L = Load inductance; p = Converter number of cells. I. Introduction Hybrid systems constitute. Among these switching circuits, multicell converters are based on a series-association of elementary

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

"Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls", A. Astaneh-Asl, SEAONC Seminar, November 2001, San Francisco. of 181 Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls  

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"Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls", A. Astaneh-Asl, SEAONC Seminar, November 2001, San Francisco. of 181 Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls By Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.ce.berkeley.edu/~astaneh Introduction Steel plate shear wall systems have been used in recent years in highly seismic areas to resist

Astaneh-Asl, Abolhassan

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Regenerative Braking for an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors and a Buck-Boost Converter  

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, similar in shape and size to a Chevrolet S-10. This vehicle was already converted to an electric car

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Analysis and design of some new single phase to three phase static converters  

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three phase ac motor. In Chapter III, four single phase to three phase converters for fixed frequency, fixed voltage operation is proposed. They are divided into two categories: (a) half-bridge converters and (b) full-bridge converters. Suitable...? Experimental results oi' the half-bridge single phase to three phase con- verter. . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . 58 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Single phase to three phase converters are widely used where three phase ac motors need to be operated from a...

Rahman, Ashek

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

282

Reentry aerodynamic disruption analysis of thermionic reactor-thermo-converter TOPAZ-2  

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This paper presents preliminary results of analysis for the TOPAZ-2 thermionic converter-reactor aerodynamic disruption during reentry.

Grinberg, E.I.; Nikolaev, V.S. (Scientific Production Association Krasnaya Zvezda'', Moscow 115230 (Russian Federation)); Usov, V.A. (RRC Kurchatov Institute'', Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation)); Gafarov, A.A. (Research Institute of Thermal Processes, Moscow (Russian Federation))

1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

283

Comparison between arc drops in ignited thermionic converters with and without ion reflections at the emitter  

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The output performance of two thermionic energy converters is compared. One converter has a normal emitter, working with zero field at the emitter which is close to the optimum working point, and the other has a low work function emitter and ion reflection at the emitter. A simple model of the plasma and the sheaths shows that a converter working with a low work function emitter and ion reflections gives a worse performance than a similar converter with a normal emitter.

Lundgren, L.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Stabilization of ballooning modes with sheared toroidal rotation  

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Stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic ballooning modes by sheared toroidal rotation is demonstrated using a shifted circle equilibrium model. A generalized ballooning mode representation is used to eliminate the fast Alfven wave, and an initial value code solves the resulting equations. The {ital s}{minus}{alpha} diagram (magnetic shear versus pressure gradient) of ballooning mode theory is extended to include rotational shear. In the ballooning representation, the modes shift periodically along the field line to the next point of unfavorable curvature. The shift frequency ({ital d}{Omega}/{ital dq}, where {Omega} is the angular toroidal velocity and {ital q} is the safety factor) is proportional to the rotation shear and inversely proportional to the magnetic shear. Stability improves with increasing shift frequency and direct stable access to the second stability regime occurs when this frequency is approximately one-quarter to one-half the Alfven frequency, {omega}{sub A}={ital V}{sub A}/{ital qR}. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

Miller, R.L.; Waelbroeck, F.L.; Hassam, A.B.; Waltz, R.E. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186-9784 (United States)] [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186-9784 (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Hybrid Control of a Three-Cell Converter Associated to an Inductive Load  

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3519 Hybrid Control of a Three-Cell Converter Associated to an Inductive Load M. Trabelsi, J of the proposed method. - Dynamic Hybrid Systems, Multi-cell converter, Hybrid control, Digital Signal Processing a class of Hybrid Dynamic Systems (HDS). In the field of power electronics, static converters associated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

286

Dual-decay converter for switched reluctance motor drives in low-voltage applications  

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A modified converter topology for star-connected switched reluctance motors suitable for low-voltage applications is proposed in this paper. A dual time constant freewheeling circuit has been designed to improve the drive performance and efficiency over a wide range of speeds. The different modes of operation of the converter are discussed, and a comparison is made with other converter configurations.

Ehsani, Mehrdad; Husain, Iqbal; Ramani, K.R. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Galloway, J.H. (J.H. Galloway and Associates, Brookfield, CT (United States))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Close-spaced Knudsen`s mode thermionic converter  

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It is demonstrated that the Knudsen`s mode of the thermionic converter (TIC) operation can be realized in a TIC with the interelectrode spacing 15{divided_by}30 {mu} and the emitter work function 5{divided_by}5.5 eV at the emitter temperature above 1800 K and cesium vapor pressure 0.5{divided_by}1 tor. With the use of reflective coating applied to the collector, efficiency of such TIC can achieve the level in excess of 30%.

Kucherov, R.Ya.; Nikolaev, Y.V. [Research Inst. of SIA Lutch, Podolsk (Russian Federation)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from the Microminiature Thermionic Converter Demonstration Testing Program  

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Research is in progress to develop microminiature thermionic converters (MTCS) with high energy conversion efficiencies and variable operating temperatures using semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) fabrication methods. The use of IC techniques allows the fabrication of MTCS with cathode to anode spacing of several microns or less and with anode and cathode materials that will have work fimctions ranging from 1 eV to 3 eV. The small cathode to anode spacing and variable electrode work functions should allow the conversion of heat energy to relatively large current densities (up to tens of Amps/cmz) at relatively high conversion efficiencies ( 15-25%).

King, D.B.; Luke, J.R.; Wyant, F.J.

1998-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of a thermionic converter with developed surface electrodes  

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A thermionic converter with developed planar electrode surfaces is designed and tested. One of the electrodes has concentric circular grooves cut into its surface, while the other electrode surface is smooth. The grooves are 0.5 mm deep and 0.5 mm wide, having lands that are 1.0 mm wide. The experimental setup is flexible so that either the smooth or developed surface electrode can be operated as the emitter, with the other operating as the collector. The I-V characteristics and power output are compared for the two electrode arrangements. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Luke, J.R.; El-Genk, M.S.; Adrian, J.M. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies/Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico87131 (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multichannel analog-digital converter in VEKTOR-CAMAC systemsystems  

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This paper describes a four-channel analog-digital converter (ADC) that is implemented by large-scale integrated circuits. Resdundancy of signal conversion in intermediate cycles ensures a more accurate conversion result from cycle to cycle. The ADC is fully compatible with the Vektor system and, with slight modifications, is CAMAC compatible. The conversion time of the ADC for one channel is 5 used, the output code is 14-bit binary, the maximum integral nonlinearity is not more than 0.05% of the dynamic range of + or -10V, and the size of the random access memeory is 1024 14-bit words.

Borodyanskii, M.E.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Experimental investigation of a thermionic converter with developed surface electrodes  

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A thermionic converter with developed planar electrode surfaces is designed and tested. One of the electrodes has concentric circular grooves cut into its surface, while the other electrode surface is smooth. The grooves are 0.5 mm deep and 0.5 mm wide, having lands that are 1.0 mm wide. The experimental setup is flexible so that either the smooth or developed surface electrode can be operated as the emitter, with the other operating as the collector. The I-V characteristics and power output are compared for the two electrode arrangements.

Luke, James R.; El-Genk, Mohamed S.; Adrian, John M. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies/Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

1997-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

292

Reverse osmosis process successfully converts oil field brine into freshwater  

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A state-of-the-art process in the San Ardo oil field converted produced brine into freshwater. The conversion process used chemical clarification, softening, filtration, and reverse osmosis (RO). After extensive testing resolved RO membrane fouling problems, the pilot plant successfully handled water with about 7,000 mg/l. of total dissolved solids, 250 mg/l. silica, and 170 mg/l. soluble oil. The treated water complies with the stringent California drinking water standard. The paper describes water reclamation, the San Ardo process, stability, reverse osmosis membrane fouling, membranes at high pH, water quality, and costs.

Tao, F.T.; Curtice, S.; Hobbs, R.D.; Sides, J.L.; Wieser, J.D. (Texaco Inc., Bellaire, TX (United States)); Dyke, C.A.; Tuohey, D. (Texaco Inc., Beacon, NY (United States)); Pilger, P.F. (Texaco E and P Inc., Denver, CO (United States))

1993-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

293

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

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A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current.

Druce, Robert L. (Union City, CA); Kirbie, Hugh C. (Dublin, CA); Newton, Mark A. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.

Druce, R.L.; Kirbie, H.C.; Newton, M.A.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

295

Is converting landfill gas to energy the best option?  

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Is converting landfill gas to energy the best option? ... But when it comes to new discards, critics say that the hype over landfill-gas-to-energy(LFGTE) projects may have perverse outcomes, such as discouraging the diversion of organic waste from landfills and actually increasing the amount of methane being released. ... In the notice, EDF suggests that EPA tighten current controls, which require the capture and flaring of landfill gas at sites with more than 2.5 million metric tons of waste, by bringing regulation to smaller landfills and defining LFGTE projects as the best demonstrated technology (BDT). ...

Janet Pelley

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

296

Harmonic measurements from a group connected generator HVdc converter scheme  

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A recent CIGRE document published in ELECTRA has described the potential benefits of a direct connection of generators to HVdc converters. While many theoretical contributions have been made, no practical test data has become available so far. This paper reports on harmonic tests carried out at the Benmore end of the New Zealand HVdc link operating as a group connected scheme. It was found that the measured harmonic current levels were well below specified generator ratings. Dynamic simulation accurately predicted the harmonic currents whereas the results of a steady state formulation were less reliable.

Macdonald, S.J.; Enright, W.; Arrillaga, J. [Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand)] [Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand); O`Brien, M.T.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design of AC filter circuits in HVDC converter stations  

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This paper investigates the reactive power as well as the harmonic conditions on both the valve and the AC-network sides of a HVDC converter station. The effect of the AC filter circuits is accurately modeled. The program is then augmented by adding an optimization routine. It can identify the optimal filter configuration, yielding the minimum current distortion factor at the AC network terminals for a prespecified fundamental reactive power to be provided by the filter. Several parameter studies were also conducted to illustrate the effect of accidental or intentional deletion of one of the filter branches.

Saied, M.M.; Khader, S.A. [Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait). Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

298

Performance testing of the Sandy Pond HVDC converter terminal  

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Results of several performance tests for the 1,800 MW Sandy Pond HVDC converter terminal are presented and discussed. The work progressed during 1990 and 1991 and included tests for power line carrier interference, audible sound, ac and dc line faults and dc harmonic performance. The testing was conducted as part of the commissioning program for the first stage of the Quebec-New England Phase 2 multi-terminal system. In this stage, the Radisson (Quebec) and Sandy Pond (New England) terminals are operational.

Donahue, J.A.; Fisher, D.A.; Railing, B.D.; Tatro, P.J. (New England Power Service Co., Westborough, MA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Five-Year Outcomes, Cosmesis, and Toxicity With 3-Dimensional Conformal External Beam Radiation Therapy to Deliver Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation  

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Purpose: To report the interim results from a study comparing the efficacy, toxicity, and cosmesis of breast-conserving treatment with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or whole breast irradiation (WBI) using 3-dimensional conformal external beam radiation therapy (3D-CRT). Methods and Materials: 102 patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery were randomized to receive either WBI (n=51) or APBI (n=51). In the WBI arm, 48 Gy was delivered to the whole breast in daily fractions of 2 Gy, with or without additional 10 Gy to the tumor bed. In the APBI arm, patients received 37.5 Gy in 3.75 Gy per fraction delivered twice daily. Toxicity results were scored according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Common Toxicity Criteria. Skin elasticity was measured using a dedicated device (Multi-Skin-Test-Center MC-750-B2, CKelectronic-GmbH). Cosmetic results were assessed by the physician and the patients as good/excellent, regular, or poor. Results: The median follow-up time was 5 years. No local recurrences were observed. No significant differences in survival rates were found. APBI reduced acute side effects and radiation doses to healthy tissues compared with WBI (P<.01). Late skin toxicity was no worse than grade 2 in either group, without significant differences between the 2 groups. In the ipsilateral breast, the areas that received the highest doses (ie, the boost or quadrant) showed the greatest loss of elasticity. WBI resulted in a greater loss of elasticity in the high-dose area compared with APBI (P<.05). Physician assessment showed that >75% of patients in the APBI arm had excellent or good cosmesis, and these outcomes appear to be stable over time. The percentage of patients with excellent/good cosmetic results was similar in both groups. Conclusions: APBI delivered by 3D-CRT to the tumor bed for a selected group of early-stage breast cancer patients produces 5-year results similar to those achieved with conventional WBI.

Rodríguez, Núria, E-mail: nrodriguez@parcdesalutmar.cat [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Sanz, Xavier [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Dengra, Josefa [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Foro, Palmira [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Membrive, Ismael; Reig, Anna [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Quera, Jaume [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain); Fernández-Velilla, Enric; Pera, Óscar; Lio, Jackson; Lozano, Joan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Algara, Manuel [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de la Esperanza, Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona (Spain); Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Improved Intelligence Quotient Using Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Compared With Conventional 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation for Whole-Ventricular Radiation in Children  

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Purpose: To compare volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) with 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) in the treatment of localized intracranial germinoma. We modeled the effect of the dosimetric differences on intelligence quotient (IQ). Method and Materials: Ten children with intracranial germinomas were used for planning. The prescription doses were 23.4 Gy to the ventricles followed by 21.6 Gy to the tumor located in the pineal region. For each child, a 3D-CRT and full arc VMAT was generated. Coverage of the target was assessed by computing a conformity index and heterogeneity index. We also generated VMAT plans with explicit temporal lobe sparing and with smaller ventricular margin expansions. Mean dose to the temporal lobe was used to estimate IQ 5 years after completion of radiation, using a patient age of 10 years. Results: Compared with the 3D-CRT plan, VMAT improved conformality (conformity index 1.10 vs 1.85), with slightly higher heterogeneity (heterogeneity index 1.09 vs 1.06). The averaged mean doses for left and right temporal lobes were 31.3 and 31.7 Gy, respectively, for VMAT plans and 37.7 and 37.6 Gy for 3D-CRT plans. This difference in mean temporal lobe dose resulted in an estimated IQ difference of 3.1 points at 5 years after radiation therapy. When the temporal lobes were explicitly included in the VMAT optimization, the mean temporal lobe dose was reduced 5.6-5.7 Gy, resulting in an estimated IQ difference of an additional 3 points. Reducing the ventricular margin from 1.5 cm to 0.5 cm decreased mean temporal lobe dose 11.4-13.1 Gy, corresponding to an estimated increase in IQ of 7 points. Conclusion: For treatment of children with intracranial pure germinomas, VMAT compared with 3D-CRT provides increased conformality and reduces doses to normal tissue. This may result in improvements in IQ in these children.

Qi, X. Sharon, E-mail: xqi@mednet.ucla.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Stinauer, Michelle; Rogers, Brion [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Madden, Jennifer R. [Department of Neuro-Oncology, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Neuro-Oncology, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Wilkening, Greta N. [Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Liu, Arthur K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar | Department of Energy  

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Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar June 24, 2010 - 4:11pm Addthis Alpacas stand outside a solar powered barn on the property of Larry and Cathi Dietsch | Photo courtesy of Larry Dietsch Alpacas stand outside a solar powered barn on the property of Larry and Cathi Dietsch | Photo courtesy of Larry Dietsch Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It takes a lot of work - and energy - to keep a herd of alpacas, known for their lustrous, long wool coats, happy and healthy. But, by harnessing the sun to power their 12-acre farm, a Georgia couple has shown they are up to the task. Larry and Cathi Dietsch, owners of Destiny Alpacas in Young Harris, are

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Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar | Department of Energy  

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Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar Alpaca Farmers Shearing Energy Costs with Solar June 24, 2010 - 4:11pm Addthis Alpacas stand outside a solar powered barn on the property of Larry and Cathi Dietsch | Photo courtesy of Larry Dietsch Alpacas stand outside a solar powered barn on the property of Larry and Cathi Dietsch | Photo courtesy of Larry Dietsch Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It takes a lot of work - and energy - to keep a herd of alpacas, known for their lustrous, long wool coats, happy and healthy. But, by harnessing the sun to power their 12-acre farm, a Georgia couple has shown they are up to the task. Larry and Cathi Dietsch, owners of Destiny Alpacas in Young Harris, are

303

Behavior of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads  

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The use of fabricated trunnions in heavy lift installation of offshore and marine structures is becoming widespread. This paper presents the results of a parametric study, with systematic variation of relevant geometric parameters, on the elasto-plastic responses of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads from the sling eyes. Two distinctive failure modes, associated with main plate dominated and shear plate/trunnion pipe dominated responses are identified and the corresponding results summarized. A proportional limit load, P{sub yl}, is defined for each specimen based on its load-displacement response. It is observed that a plate trunnion possesses significant reserve strength beyond its limit load and that current industry practice, which considers the shear plate only to transfer the total sling load into the main plate, is overly conservative.

Choo, Y.S.; Padmanaban, K.; Shanmugam, N.E.; Liew, J.Y.R. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Faculty of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

304

Thermonuclear Fusion with the Sheared Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch  

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Two basic approaches to producing thermonuclear fusion with a sheared flow stabilized z-pinch are considered. One consists of heating the entire length of the z-pinch column to the required temperatures. The other basic approach considered here involves the concept of fast ignition. A localized "hot-spot" is produced under the proper conditions to ignite a thermonuclear burn wave in the z-pinch plasma. Here we demonstrate that sheared flow stabilization is more efficient in the fast-ignition method with isentropic compression then in a z-pinch where the entire plasma column is heated.

Winterberg, F

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Phenomenological model for ordered onions under shear flow  

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We propose a phenomenological model for the multi-lamellar vesicles (onions) formation induced by shear flow. In a nonionic surfactant (C$_{12}$E$_4$) system, onion phases under a fixed shear flow within a certain range show the order-disorder transition accompanied with a size jump by changing temperature. Our model can simulate ordered and disordered onion phases with different onion sizes. We show numerical results of the onion formation simulated by the model and also discuss what factors in this system are critical to cause the transition between these two different onion phases.

Kenta Odagiri; Kazue Kudo

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of a combustion-heated nineteen-converter SAVTEC array  

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The SAVTEC (Self-Adjusting Versatile Thermionic Energy Converter) is a new design approach for achieving very close (<12..mu..) interelectrode spacing in a thermionic converter. Techniques were developed for fabricating an array of nineteen SAVTEC converters. The array was incorporated in an SiC protective ''hot shell'' which also served as a radiant heat source for the emitter of each converter. The completed assembly was tested with a specially constructed combustion heat source. Electric output was generated by sixteen of the nineteen converters, despite poor thermal contact in a cooling block, which resulted in high collector temperatures. Details of the array design and test results are described.

Nyren, T.; Fitzpatrick, G.O.; Korringa, M.; McVey, J.; Sahines, T.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Analysis of emitter material transport in thermionic converter  

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Output power and efficiency of a thermionic converter depend on temperatures, cesiated work functions, and emissivities of electrodes as well as the interelectrode gap size. Operation lifetime of a thermionic converter is directly related to the values as well as the stability of these parameters, which can be seriously altered by the transport of emitter material to the collector during operation. Loss rate of tungsten, a preferred emitter material, by sublimation at typical operating temperatures is small (about 3{times}10{sup 7} atom/cm{sup 2}sec at 2000 K). The loss rate, however, can be several orders of magnitude higher in the presence of gaseous contaminants. Accelerated transport of emitter material to collector surface changes the effective emissivity and work functions of the electrodes, resulting in performance degradation. A phenomenological model was developed to simulate emitter material transport to the collector in the presence of oxygen, water vapor, and carbon oxide contaminants. The model accounts for interaction of these contaminants with both emitter and collector. Model results were in agreement with experimental data and theoretical results of other investigators. An analysis was performed to determine steady-state chemical composition of deposited material onto the collector surface in the presence of H{sub 2}O, O{sub 2}, and H{sub 2} gaseous contaminants. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Paramonov, D.V.; El-Genk, M.S. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Thermionic converters for an Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS)  

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The Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) is a solar bimodal system which combines thermal propulsion and electric power generation in a single integrated system. A thermionic converter was designed and fabricated for the ISUS system. The ISUS thermionic energy converters differ from previous designs, due to the significant changes in operating temperature prior to and during an eclipse, with the emitter temperature increasing from 1,900 K to 2,200 K, and then back again. A complete thermal and electrical model was developed for a planar diode to determine optimum operating dimensions and parameters. The model includes an overall energy balance for the diode, and changes the interelectrode gap spacing due to thermal expansion of the parts as the emitter and/or collector temperatures change. Cesium pressure can be chosen from an external liquid reservoir, an integral reservoir using cesium intercalated into graphite attached to the collector heat pipe, or optimum cesium pressure. With optimum cesium pressure, the maximum efficiency increases from 14% to 16% as the emitter temperature increases from 1,900 K to 2,200 K. The improvement in efficiency is only 2% as the emitter temperature is increased. Optimum efficiency requires an external, actively controlled liquid reservoir.

Anderson, W.G.; Horner-Richardson, K. [Thermacore, Inc., Lancaster, PA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

309

TEC as electric generator in an automobile catalytic converter  

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Modern cars use more and more electric power due to more on-board electric systems, e.g., ABS brakes, active suspension systems, electric windows, chair adjustment systems and electronic engine control systems. One possible energy source for electricity generation is to use the waste heat from the car`s engine, which generally is as much as 80% of the total energy from the combustion of the gasoline. Maybe the best location to tap the excess heat is the Catalytic Converter (Cat) in the exhaust system or perhaps at the exhaust pipes close to the engine. The Cat must be kept within a certain temperature interval. Large amounts of heat are dissipated through the wall of the Cat. A Thermionic Energy Converter (TEC) in coaxial form could conveniently be located around the ceramic cartridge of the Cat. Since the TEC is a rather good heat insulator before it reaches its working temperature the Cat will reach working temperature faster, and the final temperature of it can be controlled better when encapsulated in a concentric TEC arrangement. It is also possible to regulate the temperature of the Cat and the TEC by controlling the electrical load of the TEC. The possible working temperatures of present and future Cats appear very suitable for the new low work function collector TEC, which has been demonstrated to work down to 470 K.

Svensson, R. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden); Holmlid, L. [Univ. of Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Physical Chemistry

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

310

Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A circuit and method of providing three dc voltage buses and transforming power between a low voltage dc converter and a high voltage dc converter, by coupling a primary dc power circuit and a secondary dc power circuit through an isolation transformer; providing the gating signals to power semiconductor switches in the primary and secondary circuits to control power flow between the primary and secondary circuits and by controlling a phase shift between the primary voltage and the secondary voltage. The primary dc power circuit and the secondary dc power circuit each further comprising at least two tank capacitances arranged in series as a tank leg, at least two resonant switching devices arranged in series with each other and arranged in parallel with the tank leg, and at least one voltage source arranged in parallel with the tank leg and the resonant switching devices, said resonant switching devices including power semiconductor switches that are operated by gating signals. Additional embodiments having a center-tapped battery on the low voltage side and a plurality of modules on both the low voltage side and the high voltage side are also disclosed for the purpose of reducing ripple current and for reducing the size of the components.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

311

Energy-efficient C-dump converters for switched reluctance motors  

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Two energy-efficient converter topologies, derived from the conventional C-dump converter, are proposed for switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. The proposed topologies overcome the limitations of the conventional C-dump converter, and could reduce the overall cost of the SRM drive. The voltage ratings of the dump capacitor and some of the switching devices in the proposed converters are reduced to the supply voltage (V{sub dc}) level compared to twice the supply voltage (2V{sub dc}) in the conventional C-dump converter. Also, the size of the dump inductor is considerably reduced. The converters have simple control requirements, and allow the motor phase current to freewheel during chopping mode. Simulation and experimental results of the converters are presented and discussed.

Mir, S.; Husain, I.; Elbuluk, M.E. [Univ. of Akron, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Akron, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced thermal and gas flow performance in a three-way catalytic converter through use of insulation within the ceramic monolith  

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Emissions performance comparison of conventional catalytic converter with multi-channel catalytic converter (ceramic fiber insulation layers introduced into ceramic monolith of three-way catalytic converter)

313

Quasistatic rheology of foams II. Continuous shear flow  

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and numerically. We extract, from the images of the sheared foam, the plastic flow profiles and the modifications AND GEORGES DEBREGEAS2 1 Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Pierce Hall, 29 in the temporal and spatial correlations of the plastic events. The spa- tial fluctuations of the static stress

314

Incorporating Velocity Shear into the Magneto-Boussinesq Approximation  

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Motivated by consideration of the solar tachocline, we derive, via an asymptotic procedure, a new set of equations incorporating velocity shear and magnetic buoyancy into the Boussinesq approximation. We demonstrate, by increasing the magnetic field scale height, how these equations are linked to the magneto-Boussinesq equations of Spiegel and Weiss (1982).

Bowker, Jordan A; Kersalé, Evy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Shear Viscosity to Entropy within a Parton Cascade  

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The shear viscosity is calculated by means of the perturbative kinetic partonic cascade BAMPS with CGC initial conditons for various saturation momentum scale Q_s. eta/s ~ 0.15 stays approximately constant when going from RHIC to LHC.

A. El; C. Greiner; Z. Xu

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

316

Shear viscosity of boost invariant plasma at finite coupling  

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We discuss string theory alpha' corrections in the dual description of the expanding boost invariant N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma at strong coupling. We compute finite 't Hooft coupling corrections to the shear viscosity and find that it disagrees with the equilibrium correlation function computations. We comment on the possible source of the discrepancy.

Alex Buchel

2008-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

317

STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

318

CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR  

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CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR James R. Rice* ABSTRACT An exact linear elastic-perfectly plastic solution is presented for the problem of a sharp notch coordinates corresponding to given stresses, position of the elastic-plastic boundary, and accompanying

319

Bounds on dissipation in magnetohydrodynamic Couette and Hartmann shear flows  

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of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109 and Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1120 Received 2 May 2003; accepted 28 July 2003 Shear flow situation appears when the solar wind meets a magnetized object and the flow has to do work in bending

Morrison, Philip J.,

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Formation of buoyant magnetic structures by a localized velocity shear  

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......3D) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. The shear flow...mechanisms may be relevant to the MHD processes in the solar tachocline...emergence of solar active regions. MHD|Sun: interior|Sun: magnetic...for example, the butterfly diagram, Hale's polarity laws and......

N. Brummell; K. Cline; F. Cattaneo

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Origin of Shear Relaxation in Strongly Coupled Yukawa Liquids  

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We report accurate molecular dynamics calculations of the shear stress relaxation in a two-dimensional strongly coupled Yukawa liquid over a wide range of the Coulomb coupling strength $\\Gamma$ and the Debye screening parameter $\\kappa$. Our data on the relaxation times of the ideal- , excess- and total shear stress auto-correlation ($\\tau^{id}_M, \\tau^{ex}_M, \\tau_M$ respectively) along with the lifetime of local atomic connectivity $\\tau_{LC}$ leads us to the following important observation. Below a certain crossover $\\Gamma_c(\\kappa)$, $\\tau_{LC} \\rightarrow \\tau^{ex}_M$, directly implying that here $\\tau_{LC}$ is the microscopic origin of the relaxation of excess shear stress unlike the case for ordinary liquids where it is the origin of the relaxation of the total shear stress. At $\\Gamma >> \\Gamma_c(\\kappa)$ i.e. in the potential energy dominated regime, $\\tau^{ex}_M\\rightarrow \\tau_M$ meaning that $\\tau^{ex}_M$ can fully account for the elastic or "solid like" behavior.

Ashwin J.; Abhijit Sen

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SDSS CO-ADD: COSMIC SHEAR MEASUREMENT  

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Stripe 82 in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was observed multiple times, allowing deeper images to be constructed by co-adding the data. Here, we analyze the ellipticities of background galaxies in this 275 deg{sup 2} region, searching for evidence of distortions due to cosmic shear. We do so using measurements of both the shear-shear correlation function and power spectrum, with the latter determined using both ''quadratic'' and ''pseudo'' estimation techniques. We show how we verified these methods using mock catalogs. We also describe our methods for modeling and correcting for the effects of the point-spread function (PSF) in our shape measurements, and we also describe our prescription for estimating photometric redshifts (photo-z's) for our galaxy sample. In particular, we assess the impact of potential systematic effects due to the PSF and to photo-z's, and show that these are under control in our analysis. We find consistent correlation function and power spectrum results, where the E-mode cosmic shear signal is detected in both real and Fourier space with >5{sigma} significance on degree scales, while the B-mode is consistent with zero as expected. The amplitude of the signal constrains the combination of the matter density {Omega}{sub m} and fluctuation amplitude {sigma}{sub 8} to be {Omega}{sup 0.7}{sub m}{sigma}{sub 8} = 0.252{sup +0.032}{sub -{sub 0.052}}.

Lin Huan; Dodelson, Scott; Soares-Santos, Marcelle; Annis, James; Hao Jiangang; Johnston, David; Kubo, Jeffrey M.; Reis, Ribamar R. R. [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Seo, Hee-Jong [Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics, LBL and Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Simet, Melanie [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Dynamic Soaring in Shear Winds  

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Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Dynamic Soaring in Shear Winds Corey Montella and John R energy from horizontal wind that varies in strength and/or direction to support flight. Typical approaches to dynamic soaring in autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) use nonlinear optimizers

Spletzer, John R.

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Complex component analysis of shear-wave splitting: case studies  

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......geophones (Bush & Crampin 1987). We shall process only the S1 offset at 272m. This case...of the two shear-wave arrivals. The process depends on the coherency of the polarization...azimuthal anisotropy, 56th Ann. h i . SEG Mtg, Houston, Expanded Abstracts, pp......

Xiang-Yang Li; Stuart Crampin

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial Responses to Microgravity and Other Low-Shear Environments  

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...intermittent shear forces in vivo during the natural course of infection (11). Mechanisms...dimension in modeling infectious disease. ASM News 70: 169-175. 83 Ott, C. M., R...relevant to those encountered during their natural life cycles on Earth. While no mechanism...

Cheryl A. Nickerson; C. Mark Ott; James W. Wilson; Rajee Ramamurthy; Duane L. Pierson

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon micromachined sensors and sensor arrays for shear-stress measurements in aerodynamic flows  

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In this thesis we report on a new micromachined floating-element shear-stress sensor for turbulent boundary layer research. Applications in low shear-stress environments such as turbulent boundary layers require extremely ...

Padmanabhan, Aravind

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On the self-organizing process of large scale shear flows  

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Self organization is invoked as a paradigm to explore the processes governing the evolution of shear flows. By examining the probability density function (PDF) of the local flow gradient (shear), we show that shear flows reach a quasi-equilibrium state as its growth of shear is balanced by shear relaxation. Specifically, the PDFs of the local shear are calculated numerically and analytically in reduced 1D and 0D models, where the PDFs are shown to converge to a bimodal distribution in the case of finite correlated temporal forcing. This bimodal PDF is then shown to be reproduced in nonlinear simulation of 2D hydrodynamic turbulence. Furthermore, the bimodal PDF is demonstrated to result from a self-organizing shear flow with linear profile. Similar bimodal structure and linear profile of the shear flow are observed in gulf stream, suggesting self-organization.

Newton, Andrew P. L. [Department of Applied Maths, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom)] [Department of Applied Maths, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Kim, Eun-jin [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Liu, Han-Li [High Altitude Observatory, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, P. O. BOX 3000, Boulder, Colorado 80303-3000 (United States)] [High Altitude Observatory, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, P. O. BOX 3000, Boulder, Colorado 80303-3000 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric shear flow Sample Search Results  

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flow at and above 200 hPa. Note that for all four shear profiles, the 850... , the vortex propagates to the left of the mean flow when initialized in a westerly shear...

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NETL: News Release - Converting Coal Wastes to Clean Energy  

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November 28, 2000 November 28, 2000 Converting Coal Wastes to Clean Energy DOE to Scale Up 3 Projects That Upgrade Coal Fines, Wastes PITTSBURGH, PA - Three new technologies that can help the nation's coal industry turn waste into energy are now ready for scale up, the U.S. Department of Energy said today. MORE INFO Solid Fuels & Feedstocks Program Each of the three recover carbon-rich materials that in the past have been discarded during coal mining and cleaning operations. Using innovative approaches, the technologies remove unwanted water and other impurities and upgrade the waste materials into clean-burning fuels for power plants. The three were first selected for smaller-scale research in August 1998 as part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy "solid fuels and feedstocks"

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Further testing and development of an 11-watt Stirling converter  

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Three previous IECEC papers describe the development of an 11-watt Radioisotope Stirling Generator (RSG) intended for remote power applications. This paper describes more recent testing and development activities. Testing of the engineering model (EM) was performed to determine the effect of heat rejection temperature, thermal input and initial charge pressure on thermal efficiency. Shock testing of the generator included a drop test and 3 hours of testing in a random vibration environment where g{sup 2}/Hz = 0.04. Endurance testing of a complete Stirling converter continues, with over 15,000 maintenance-free operating hours. Endurance testing of critical subsystems and components has achieved 14,000 to 26,000 hours of operation without failure. Minor changes to the RSG prototype design, based on the development of the EM, are described.

Ross, B.A.; Montgomery, W.L. [Stirling Technology Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Research on Converting Biomass to Liquid Fuels  

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Unlike other renewable energy sources, biomass can be converted directly into liquid fuels, called "biofuels," to help meet transportation fuel needs. The two most common types of biofuels are ethanol and biodiesel. Today, ethanol is made from starches and sugars, but at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists are developing technology to allow it to be made from cellulose and hemicellulose, the fibrous material that makes up the bulk of most plant matter. Biodiesel is made by combining alcohol (usually methanol) with vegetable oil, animal fat, or recycled cooking grease. It can be used as an additive (typically 20%) to reduce vehicle emissions or in its pure form as a renewable alternative fuel for diesel engines. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Radiative Bottomonium Transitions using Converted Photons  

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The authors use (111 {+-} 1) million {Upsilon}(3S) and (89 {+-} 1) million {Upsilon}(2S) events recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at SLAC to perform a study of radiative transitions betwen bottomonium states using photons that have been converted to e{sup +}e{sup -} pairs by the detector material. They observe {Upsilon}(3S) {yields} {gamma}{chi}{sub b0,2}(1P) decay, make precise measurements of the branching fractions for {chi}{sub b1,2}(1P, 2P) {yields} {gamma}{Upsilon}(1S) and {chi}{sub b1,2}(2P) {yields} {gamma}{Upsilon}(2S) decays, and search for radiative decay to the {eta}{sub b}(1S) and {eta}{sub b}(2S) states.

Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Milanes, D.A.; /INFN, Bari; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Brown, D.N.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; /UC, Berkeley; Koch, H.; Schroeder, T.; /Ruhr U., Bochum; Asgeirsson, D.J.; Hearty, C.; /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Harvey Mudd Coll. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Paris U., VI-VII /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /INFN, Naples /Naples U. /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Paris U., VI-VII /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Southern Methodist U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas Nuclear Corp., Austin /Texas U., Dallas /INFN, Turin /Turin U. /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U. /Valencia U. /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatuses and method for converting electromagnetic radiation to direct current  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An energy conversion device may include a first antenna and a second antenna configured to generate an AC current responsive to incident radiation, at least one stripline, and a rectifier coupled with the at least one stripline along a length of the at least one stripline. An energy conversion device may also include an array of nanoantennas configured to generate an AC current in response to receiving incident radiation. Each nanoantenna of the array includes a pair of resonant elements, and a shared rectifier operably coupled to the pair of resonant elements, the shared rectifier configured to convert the AC current to a DC current. The energy conversion device may further include a bus structure operably coupled with the array of nanoantennas and configured to receive the DC current from the array of nanoantennas and transmit the DC current away from the array of nanoantennas.

Kotter, Dale K; Novack, Steven D

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from the microminiature thermionic converter demonstration testing program  

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Research is in progress to develop microminiature thermionic converters (MTCs) with high energy conversion efficiencies and variable operating temperatures using semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) fabrication methods. The use of IC techniques allows the fabrication of MTCs with cathode to anode spacing of several microns or less and with anode and cathode materials that will have work functions ranging from 1 eV to 3 eV. The small cathode to anode spacing and variable electrode work functions should allow the conversion of heat energy to relatively large current densities (up to tens of Amps/cm{sup 2}) at relatively high conversion efficiencies (15{endash}25{percent}). {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

King, Donald B.; Wyant, Francis J. [International Nuclear Safety Department, Sandia National Laboratories, MS-0744, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)] Luke, James R. [New Mexico Engineering Research Institute, 901 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring structure for a thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A support is provided for use in a thermionic converter to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially as its temperature changes. The emitter end is supported by a spring structure that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element at the front end, a larger metal main support at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and with a ceramic layer between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer captured between the Belleville springs. 7 figs.

Allen, D.T.

1992-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring structure for a thermionic converter emitter support arrangement  

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A support is provided for use in a thermionic converter to support an end of an emitter to keep it out of contact with a surrounding collector while allowing the emitter end to move axially as its temperature changes. The emitter end (34) is supported by a spring structure (44) that includes a pair of Belleville springs, and the spring structure is supported by a support structure (42) fixed to the housing that includes the collector. The support structure is in the form of a sandwich with a small metal spring-engaging element (74) at the front end, a larger metal main support (76) at the rear end that is attached to the housing, and with a ceramic layer (80) between them that is bonded by hot isostatic pressing to the metal element and metal main support. The spring structure can include a loose wafer (120) captured between the Belleville springs.

Allen, Daniel T. (La Jolla, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residual turbulence from velocity shear stabilized interchange instabilities  

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The stabilizing effect of velocity shear on the macroscopic, broad bandwidth, ideal interchange instability is studied in linear and nonlinear regimes. A 2D dissipative magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) code is employed to simulate the system. For a given flow shear, V Prime , linear growth rates are shown to be suppressed to below the shear-free level at both the small and large wavelengths. With increasing V Prime , the unstable band in wavenumber-space shrinks so that the peak growth results for modes that correspond to relatively high wavenumbers, on the scale of the density gradient. In the nonlinear turbulent steady state, a similar turbulent spectrum obtains, and the convection cells are roughly circular. In addition, the density fluctuation level and the degree of flattening of the initial inverted density profile are found to decrease as V Prime increases; in fact, unstable modes are almost completely stabilized and the density profile reverts to laminar when V Prime is a few times the classic interchange growth rate. Moreover, the turbulent particle flux diminishes with increasing velocity shear such that all the flux is carried by the classical diffusive flux in the asymptotic limit. The simulations are compared with measurements of magnetic fluctuations from the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment, MCX, which investigated interchange modes in the presence of velocity shear. The experimental spectral data, taken in the plasma edge, are in general agreement with the numerical data obtained in higher viscosity simulations for which the level of viscosity is chosen consistent with MCX Reynolds numbers at the edge. In particular, the residual turbulence in both cases is dominated by elongated convection cells. Finally, concomitant Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the system are also examined. Complete stability to interchanges is obtained only in the parameter space wherein the generalized Rayleigh inflexion theorem is satisfied.

Hung, C. P.; Hassam, A. B. [University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference Model 6 (RM6): Oscillating Wave Energy Converter.  

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This report is an addendum to SAND2013-9040: Methodology for Design and Economic Analysis of Marine Energy Conversion (MEC) Technologies. This report describes an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter reference model design in a complementary manner to Reference Models 1-4 contained in the above report. In this report, a conceptual design for an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter (WEC) device appropriate for the modeled reference resource site was identified, and a detailed backward bent duct buoy (BBDB) device design was developed using a combination of numerical modeling tools and scaled physical models. Our team used the methodology in SAND2013-9040 for the economic analysis that included costs for designing, manufacturing, deploying, and operating commercial-scale MEC arrays, up to 100 devices. The methodology was applied to identify key cost drivers and to estimate levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for this RM6 Oscillating Water Column device in dollars per kilowatt-hour (%24/kWh). Although many costs were difficult to estimate at this time due to the lack of operational experience, the main contribution of this work was to disseminate a detailed set of methodologies and models that allow for an initial cost analysis of this emerging technology. This project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Program Office (WWPTO), within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE). Sandia National Laboratories, the lead in this effort, collaborated with partners from National Laboratories, industry, and universities to design and test this reference model.

Bull, Diana L; Smith, Chris; Jenne, Dale Scott; Jacob, Paul; Copping, Andrea; Willits, Steve; Fontaine, Arnold; Brefort, Dorian; Gordon, Margaret Ellen; Copeland, Robert; Jepsen, Richard A.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Third generation development of an 11-watt Stirling converter  

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This paper describes recent design enhancements, performance results, and development of an artificial neural network (ANN) model related to the Radioisotope Stirling Generator (RSG), an 11-watt converter designed for remote power applications. Design enhancements include minor changes to improve performance, increase reliability, facilitate fabrication and assembly for limited production, and reduce mass. Innovative modifications were effected to increase performance and improve reliability of the vacuum foil insulation (VFI) package and linear alternator. High and low operating temperature acceptance testing of the Engineering Model (EM) demonstrated the robust system characteristics. These tests were conducted for 1 week of operation each, with rejector temperatures of 95 C and 20 C, respectively. Endurance testing continues for a complete Stirling converter, the Development Model (DM), with over 25,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. Endurance testing of flexures has attained over 540 flexure-years and endurance testing of linear motors/alternators has achieved nearly 27,000 hours of operation without failure. An ANN model was developed and tested successfully on the DM. Rejection temperatures were varied between 3 C and 75 C while load voltages ranged between engine stall and displacer overstroke. The trained ANN model, based solely on externally measured parameters, predicted values of piston amplitude, displacer amplitude, and piston-displacer phase angle within {+-}2% of the measured values over the entire operating regime. The ANN model demonstrated its effectiveness in the long-term evaluation of free-piston Stirling machines without adding the complexity, reduced reliability, and increased cost of sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation.

Montgomery, W.L.; Ross, B.A.; Penswick, L.B. [Stirling Technology Co., Kennewick, WA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference Model 5 (RM5): Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter  

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This report is an addendum to SAND2013-9040: Methodology for Design and Economic Analysis of Marine Energy Conversion (MEC) Technologies. This report describes an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter (OSWEC) reference model design in a complementary manner to Reference Models 1-4 contained in the above report. A conceptual design for a taut moored oscillating surge wave energy converter was developed. The design had an annual electrical power of 108 kilowatts (kW), rated power of 360 kW, and intended deployment at water depths between 50 m and 100 m. The study includes structural analysis, power output estimation, a hydraulic power conversion chain system, and mooring designs. The results were used to estimate device capital cost and annual operation and maintenance costs. The device performance and costs were used for the economic analysis, following the methodology presented in SAND2013-9040 that included costs for designing, manufacturing, deploying, and operating commercial-scale MEC arrays up to 100 devices. The levelized cost of energy estimated for the Reference Model 5 OSWEC, presented in this report, was for a single device and arrays of 10, 50, and 100 units, and it enabled the economic analysis to account for cost reductions associated with economies of scale. The baseline commercial levelized cost of energy estimate for the Reference Model 5 device in an array comprised of 10 units is $1.44/kilowatt-hour (kWh), and the value drops to approximately $0.69/kWh for an array of 100 units.

Yu, Y. H.; Jenne, D. S.; Thresher, R.; Copping, A.; Geerlofs, S.; Hanna, L. A.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining dark energy by combining cluster counts and shear-shear correlations in a weak lensing survey  

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We study the potential of a large future weak lensing survey to constrain dark-energy properties by using both the number counts of detected galaxy clusters (sensitive primarily to density fluctuations on small scales) and tomographic shear-shear correlations (restricted to intermediate and large scales). We use the Fisher matrix formalism, assume a flat universe, and parametrize the equation of state of dark energy by w(a)=w0+wa(1-a), to forecast the expected statistical errors from either observable, and from their combination. We show that the covariance between these two observables is small, and argue that they can therefore be regarded as independent constraints. We find that, when the number counts and the shear-shear correlations (on angular scales ??1000) are combined, a LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope)–like survey can yield statistical errors on ?DE, w0, wa as tight as 0.003, 0.03, 0.1. These values are a factor of 2–25 better than using either observable alone. The results are also about a factor of 2 better than those from combining number counts of galaxy clusters and their power spectrum.

Wenjuan Fang and Zoltán Haiman

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining Dark Energy by Combining Cluster Counts and Shear-Shear Correlations in a Weak Lensing Survey  

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We study the potential of a large future weak-lensing survey to constrain dark energy properties by using both the number counts of detected galaxy clusters (sensitive primarily to density fluctuations on small scales) and tomographic shear-shear correlations (restricted to large scales). We use the Fisher matrix formalism, assume a flat universe and parameterize the equation of state of dark energy by w(a)=w_0+w_a(1-a), to forecast the expected statistical errors from either observable, and from their combination. We show that the covariance between these two observables is small, and argue that therefore they can be regarded as independent constraints. We find that when the number counts and the shear-shear correlations (on angular scales l Survey Telescope)-like survey can yield statistical errors on (Omega_DE, w_0, w_a) as tight as (0.003, 0.03, 0.1). These values are a factor of 2-25 better than using either observable alone. The results are also about a factor of two better than those from combining number counts of galaxy clusters and their power spectrum.

Wenjuan Fang; Zoltan Haiman

2006-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective Cracking Study: First-level Report on Laboratory Shear Testing  

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2 and ? 2 ln? 3 and ? 3 lnG lnkcy5 lnn 1 lnn 2 lnNf lnpct559 Figure 4.28: Residual plots of LnG. (Pooled ShearResilient Shear Modulus, G* (lng) The Resilient Shear

Tsai, Bor-Wen; Jones, David; Harvey, John T; Monismith, Carl L.; Guada, I.; Signore, J,

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Figure 1: Multiplex logarithmic microfluidic perfusion array for probing shear stress effects on stem cells. (A)  

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Figure 1: Multiplex logarithmic microfluidic perfusion array for probing shear stress effects on stem cells. (A) Microfluidic perfusion systems exhibit more defined shear stress profiles and consume. (B) A 1x6 multiplex logarithmic microfluidic array for simultaneous application of shear stress

Voldman, Joel

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Numerical study of compressibility effects on the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode in tokamak plasma  

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Compressibility effects on the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode in tokamak plasma are studied numerically. It is shown that compressibility is favorable for the existence of the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode even without the pressure gradient, and the frequency of the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode is modified by the geodesic frequency, which is consistent with an analytical theory.

Yu, Limin; Zhang, Xianmei [Department of Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)] [Department of Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China); Sheng, Zheng-Mao [Department of Physics, Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Department of Physics, Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Free magnetohydrodynamic shear layers in the presence of rotation and magnetic fielda)  

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Free magnetohydrodynamic shear layers in the presence of rotation and magnetic fielda) E. J. Spence and numerical study of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic free shear layers and their stability. We first typically reach zero velocity at the bounding wall. A shear layer is called "free" when it exists

Ji, Hantao

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U-120: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter Unspecified Buffer Overflow  

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0: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter Unspecified Buffer 0: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability U-120: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability March 8, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability PLATFORM: RSA SecurID Software Token Converter 2.x ABSTRACT: Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code. reference LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA48297 CVE-2012-0397 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: A vulnerability has been reported in RSA SecurID Software Token Converter, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. Impact: An unspecified error can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. Solution: Update to version 2.6.1. Addthis Related Articles

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MHK Technologies/Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter | Open Energy  

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Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Oceanlinx Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/GPP Namibia *MHK Projects/Greenwave Rhode Island Ocean Wave Energy Project *MHK Projects/Hawaii *MHK Projects/Oceanlinx Maui *MHK Projects/Port Kembla *MHK Projects/Portland Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Water Column Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter is a floating multi Oscilating Water Chamber Wave Energy Converter. The airflow generated by the OWC passes through a patented Denniss Auld turbine which converts the bidirectional airflow of the OWC to a unidirectional rotation of the axial flow turbine which in turn drives a generator.

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Design of high speed folding and interpolating analog-to-digital converter  

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mirror-based interpolator, very low impedance fast current comparator are proposed and designed to iv carry out the current-mode signal processing. A new bit synchronization scheme is proposed to correct the error caused by the delay difference....3 Subranging and Two-Step A/D Converter .........................................................30 2.3.1 Subranging A/D Converter.........................................................................31 2.3.2 Two-step A/D Converter...

Li, Yunchu

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy power generators with advanced thermionic converters for spacecraft applications  

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This study presents (1) a 50 kW/sub e/ solar energy generator in a geostationary orbit for direct tv-broadcasting and (2) a 10 GW/sub e/ space power plant, with the basic engineering outlines using an advanced thermionic converter proposal given for each. Further, a comparison of the main technical data for the generators with corresponding energy output using (1) advanced thermionic converter and (2) ordinary thermionic converter without auxiliary emitter is shown. 25 refs.

Sahin, S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

High Gain Transformerless DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Sources  

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current, voltage of node x Ix-rms, Vx-rms Root-mean-square value of current, voltage of node x pu Per-unit value PV Photovoltaic PWM Pulse-width modulation RF Ripple factor rx Resistance (actual) of branch x rX Equivalent averaged resistance... module series boost converter ....................................... 27 10 Multiple module series BB and series hybrid converters ........................... 28 11 Simulation results for pu CCM multiple module converters: gain and efficiency...

Denniston, Nicholas Aaron

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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New Family of Multilevel Matrix Converters for Wind Power Applications: Final Report, July 2002 - March 2006  

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The goal of this project was to develop a new modular multilevel matrix converter for wind power applications and to demonstrate a working scale model in the laboratory.

Erickson, R.; Angkititrakul, S.; Almazeedi, K.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

E-Print Network 3.0 - automobile catalytic converters Sample...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automobile catalytic converters Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 IEEE International Symposium on...

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Selective harmonic elimination methods for a cascaded H-bridge converter.  

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??In recent years there has been an increased demand for integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. This has increased research into power converter… (more)

Watson, Alan James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Implementation of a DSP-Based Hybrid Sensor for Switched Reluctance Motor Converter.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) inherits a simple and reliable structure with an economical manufacturing cost. The DC power output supplies the unipolar converter to… (more)

Chien, Huang-Chen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analog-to-digital converters Sample Search...  

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ARCHITECTURE FOR MASKED SUCCESSIVE Summary: performance, low power, and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) has led... and A. Zayegh, "A...

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Coal-fired furnace for testing of thermionic converters. Topical report  

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The development of thermionic converter technology has progressed to make near-term applications interesting. One of these applications is the thermionic topping of a pulverized coal-fired central station powerplant. Up to now, thermionic converters have been flame tested using natural gas as fuel. A new test furnace is required for evaluation of thermionic converters in a coal-fired environment. The design and costs of a facility which adapts a coal-fired furnace built by Foster Wheeler Development Corporation (FWDC) for thermionic converter testing are discussed. Such a facility would be exempt from air pollution regulations because of its low firing rate.

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1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angiotensin-i converting enzyme Sample...  

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Science 64 Presented by Next-Generation Simulations in Biology Summary: converted to ethanol by fermentation Naturally occurring cellulose degrading enzymes are very...

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High efficiency resonant dc/dc converter for solar power applications .  

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??This thesis presents a new topology for a high efficiency dc/dc resonant power converter that utilizes a resistance compression network to provide simultaneous zero voltage… (more)

Inam, Wardah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analog to digital converters Sample Search...  

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The objective of this lab... is to analyze, construct, and test a four bit weighted resistor digital to analog converter. The required... digital to ... Source: Landers, Robert...

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Bibliography on overvoltage protection and insulation coordination of HVDC converter stations, 1979-1989  

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This bibliography is a listing of references on the subject of overvoltage protection and insulation coordination of HVDC converter stations, for the years 1979 through 1989.

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1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Static and dynamic shear viscosity of a single-layer complex plasma  

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The static and dynamic (complex) shear viscosity of a single-layer dusty plasma is measured by applying, respectively, a stationary and a periodically modulated shear stress, induced by the light pressure of manipulating laser beams. Under static conditions we observe a decrease of the viscosity with increasing shear rate, the so-called shear-thinning behavior. Under oscillating shear both the magnitude and the ratio of the dissipative and elastic contributions to the complex viscosity show strong frequency dependence, as the system changes from viscous to elastic in nature with increasing excitation frequency. Accompanying molecular dynamics simulations explain and support the experimental observations.

Hartmann, Peter [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O.B. 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), One Bear Place 97310, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798 (United States); Sandor, Mate Csaba; Kovacs, Aniko; Donko, Zoltan [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O.B. 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATION AND PARTICLE ENERGIZATION AT RELATIVISTIC SHEAR BOUNDARIES IN COLLISIONLESS ELECTRON-POSITRON PLASMAS  

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Using particle-in-cell simulations, we study the kinetic physics of relativistic shear flow in collisionless electron-positron (e+e-) plasmas. We find efficient magnetic field generation and particle energization at the shear boundary, driven by streaming instabilities across the shear interface and sustained by the shear flow. Nonthermal, anisotropic high-energy particles are accelerated across field lines to produce a power-law tail turning over just below the shear Lorentz factor. These results have important implications for the dissipation and radiation of jets in blazars and gamma-ray bursts.

Liang, Edison; Smith, Ian [Rice University, MS 108, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005 (United States); Boettcher, Markus, E-mail: liang@rice.edu, E-mail: iansmith@rice.edu, E-mail: boettchm@ohio.edu [Physics and Astronomy Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 (United States)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor converters of electric energy electromagnetic and electromechanical processes in an electric drive under frequency converter parallel operation to induction motor  

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The processes occurring in the two PWM-controlled frequency converters operating in parallel to an induction motor in the high-power electric drive’s start and self-start modes ... current consumed from the suppl...

D. V. Belyaev; A. M. Veinger; G. B. Lazarev…

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Plasticity of a colloidal polycrystal under cyclic shear  

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We use confocal microscopy and time-resolved light scattering to investigate plasticity in a col- loidal polycrystal, following the evolution of the network of grain boundaries as the sample is submitted to thousands of shear deformation cycles. The grain boundary motion is found to be ballistic, with a velocity distribution function exhibiting non-trivial power law tails. The shear- induced dynamics initially slow down, similarly to the aging of the spontaneous dynamics in glassy materials, but eventually reach a steady state. Surprisingly, the cross-over time between the ini- tial aging regime and the steady state decreases with increasing probed length scale, hinting at a hierarchical organization of the grain boundary dynamics.

Elisa Tamborini; Luca Cipelletti; Laurence Ramos

2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

366

Analysis of local elastic shear buckling of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs  

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Abstract The local elastic shear buckling strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs is investigated using finite element (FE) and theoretical analyses. The local elastic shear buckling strength is represented by the local elastic shear buckling coefficient, which is obtained from FE analysis. Although inelastic buckling will control the shear strength of most practical corrugated webs, the local elastic shear buckling coefficient is an important parameter in the shear strength calculation. This study shows that the fold width ratio, defined as the longitudinal fold width over the inclined fold width, has a significant influence on the local elastic shear buckling strength as the fold width ratio varies from 1.0 to 2.0. It is shown that the commonly-used local elastic shear buckling coefficient underestimates the local shear buckling strength by a considerable margin when the fold width ratio is greater than 1.0. It is also shown that the local elastic shear buckling coefficient is sensitive to the fold height-to-width aspect ratio, the fold width-to-thickness ratio, and the web corrugation angle, but is insensitive to the flange-thickness-to-web-thickness ratio when it varies from 5 to 15. Based on regression of FE analysis results, a formula is proposed to improve the calculation of the local shear buckling strength, in which parameters such as fold width ratio, fold aspect ratio, fold width-to-thickness ratio, and corrugation angle are taken into account.

Tong Guo; Richard Sause

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Biased Dark Energy Constraints from Neglecting Reduced Shear in Weak Lensing Surveys  

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The weak gravitational lensing of distant galaxies by large-scale structure is expected to become a powerful probe of dark energy. By measuring the ellipticities of large numbers of background galaxies, the subtle gravitational distortion called "cosmic shear" can be measured and used to constrain dark energy parameters. The observed galaxy ellipticities, however, are induced not by shear but by reduced shear, which also accounts for slight magnifications of the images. This distinction is negligible for present weak lensing surveys, but it will become more important as we improve our ability to measure and understand small-angle cosmic shear modes. I calculate the discrepancy between shear and reduced shear in the context of power spectra and cross spectra, finding the difference could be as high as 10% on the smallest accessible angular scales. I estimate how this difference will bias dark energy parameters obtained from two weak lensing methods: weak lensing tomography and the shear ratio method known as offset-linear scaling. For weak lensing tomography, ignoring the effects of reduced shear will cause future surveys considered by the Dark Energy Task Force to measure dark energy parameters that are biased by amounts comparable to their error bars. I advocate that reduced shear be properly accounted for in such surveys, and I provide a semi-analytic formula for doing so. Since reduced shear cross spectra do not follow an offset-linear scaling relation, the shear ratio method is similarly biased but with smaller significance.

Charles Shapiro

2008-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

368

Digital regulation of a phase controlled power converter  

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, now in construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will use phase controlled power converters for the main dipole and quadrupole magnet strings. The rectifiers in these power supplies will be controlled by a digital regulator based on the TI 320C30 Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The DSP implements the current loop, the voltage loop, and a system to actively reduce the sub-harmonic ripple components. Digital firing circuits consisting of a phase locked lop and counters are used to fire the SCRs. Corrections for the sub-harmonic reduction are calculated by the DSP and stored in registers in the firing circuit. These corrections are added in hardware, to the over-all firing count provided by the DSP. the resultant count is compared to a reference counter to fire the SCRs. This combination of a digital control system and the digital firing circuits allows the correction of the sub-harmonics in a real-time sense. A prototype of the regulator has been constructed, and the preliminary testing indicates a sub-harmonic reduction of 60 dB.

Schultheiss, C.; Haque, T.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Refiner options for converting and utilizing heavy fuel oil  

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Ongoing advances in established technologies, together with recent commercial applications of residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC), automated residue demetallization, solvent deasphalting and gasification of pitch and coke, have markedly enhanced options for processing and economically using residues. Key long-term driving forces for processing strategies are: the need for flexibility to handle heavy, high-metals crude oils, and the economic benefit of being able to convert low-value residues to high-value light transportation fuels, hydrogen and electric power. Narrowing light/heavy crude oil price differentials and relatively low crude oil price levels since the early 1990s until the first quarter of 1996 have slowed the addition of new bottom-of-the-barrel conversion projects over the past two years. At the same time, world crude oil demand has increased at an annual average rate of nearly one million barrels/day (MMbpd) since 1985. Some major producer/refining companies forecast this rate of increase to continue well into the next decade. The inevitable net result will be the increased production of heavier crude oils. The authors project that this will be accompanied by flat or declining markets for heavy fuel oil and a resultant need for additional residue conversion/utilization capacity. The paper discusses technology application and status, economic observations, and technology outlook.

Dickenson, R.L.; Biasca, F.E.; Schulman, B.L.; Johnson, H.E. [SFA Pacific, Inc., Mountain View, CA (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Advanced Gate Drive for the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator  

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing a next generation H-bridge switch plate [1], a critical component of the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator [2]. As part of that effort, a new IGBT gate driver has been developed. The drivers are an integral part of the switch plate, which are essential to ensuring fault-tolerant, high-performance operation of the modulator. The redesigned driver improves upon the existing gate drive in several ways. The new gate driver has improved fault detection and suppression capabilities; suppression of shoot-through and over-voltage conditions, monitoring of dI/dt and Vce(sat) for fast over-current detection and suppression, and redundant power isolation are some of the added features. In addition, triggering insertion delay is reduced by a factor of four compared to the existing driver. This paper details the design and performance of the new IGBT gate driver. A simplified schematic and description of the construction are included. The operation of the fast over-current detection circuits, active IGBT over-voltage protection circuit, shoot-through prevention circuitry, and control power isolation breakdown detection circuit are discussed.

Nguyen, M.N.; Burkhart, C.; Kemp, M.A.; /SLAC; Anderson, D.E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

371

Fast pulsing of an open research thermionic converter  

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Several experiments concerning anomalous phenomena in an open Thermionic Energy Converter (TEC) have previously been reported. Under certain conditions a very high electron current (back current), flowing from the cold collector to the hot emitter, has been observed. This phenomenon has been studied with various methods. The conclusion is that an excited form of matter, with a very low work function, is located on the collector surface and in the interelectrode space. The matter consists of highly excited cesium atoms in a condensed form, and is referred to as Rydberg matter (RM). The existence of RM has been predicted theoretically by Manykin, et al. The efficiency of the RM TEC varies considerably with parameters such as emitter temperature and collector temperature. There is also a discrepancy between the apparent collector work function when the collector is run as electron emitter and when it is used as an electron collector. From other experiments the authors conclude that negative ions Cs{sup {minus}} will form on the RM surface on the collector. In order to control the effect of possible negative ions, a series of experiments including rapid pulsing of the TEC is in progress. The objective of the pulsing is to use a negative pulse (with respect to the collector) to remove possible negative ions from the RM surface and restore the low work function of the RM surface.

Svensson, R. [Coll. of Applied Engineering and Maritime Studies, Goeteborg (Sweden); [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden); Holmlid, L. [Univ. of Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Chemistry

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

372

Method of converting environmentally pollutant waste gases to methanol  

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A continuous flow method is described of converting environmentally pollutant by-product gases emitted during the manufacture of silicon carbide to methanol comprising: (a) operating a plurality of batch furnaces of a silicon carbide manufacturing plant thereby producing silicon carbide and emitting by-product gases during the operation of the furnaces; (b) staggering the operation of the batch furnaces to achieve a continuous emission of the by-product gases; (c) continuously flowing the by-product gases as emitted from the batch furnaces directly to a methanol manufacturing plant; (d) cleansing the by-product gases of particulate matter, including removing the element sulfur from the by-product gases, as they are flowed to the methanol manufacturing plant, sufficiently for use of the by-product gases in producing methanol; and (e) immediately producing methanol from the by-product gases at the methanol manufacturing plant whereby the producing of silicon carbide is joined with the producing of methanol as a unified process.

Pfingstl, H.; Martyniuk, W.; Hennepin, A. Ill; McNally, T.; Myers, R.; Eberle, L.

1993-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

373

Design and development of a DC-DC converter for a fuel cell inverter system  

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This thesis outlines the design and development of a DC-DC converter for a fuel cell inverter application. The proposed DC-DC converter was designed and tested at Texas A&M to meet the specifications laid down for the '2001 Future Energy Challenge...

Gopinath, Rajesh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Multi-Stage Converters: A New Technology for Traction Drive Juan W. Dixon  

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demonstrated the feasibility to build multi-stage converters for real electric vehicles or electric buses of electric vehicles. On the other hand, the PWM techniques used today to control modern static converters of Electrical Engineering Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Felipe Ríos, and Alberto Bretón Department

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

375

Carbon debt of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) grasslands converted to bioenergy production  

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...converting CRP grassland to agriculture have ranged from...life cycle analysis (LCA) of biofuel and fossil fuel production...converted to no-till agriculture to 68 ± 7 Mg CO 2 e·ha ?1 , with 9...life cycle analysis (LCA) and models (11–13) to estimate fossil...States Department of Agriculture Farm Services...

Ilya Gelfand; Terenzio Zenone; Poonam Jasrotia; Jiquan Chen; Stephen K. Hamilton; G. Philip Robertson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Application of wave generator theory to the development of a Wave Energy Converter  

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Application of wave generator theory to the development of a Wave Energy Converter by Maila Sepri approve the attached thesis Application of wave generator theory to the development of a Wave Energy Application of wave generator theory to the development of a Wave Energy Converter by Maila Sepri Principal

Wood, Stephen L.

377

MODULAR MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER BASED HVDC SYSTEM FOR GRID CONNECTION OF OFFSHORE WIND  

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MODULAR MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER BASED HVDC SYSTEM FOR GRID CONNECTION OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER PLANT U off-shore wind power plants. The MMC consists of a large number of simple voltage sourced converter offshore wind power plants (WPP) because they offer higher energy yield due to a superior wind profile

Chaudhary, Sanjay

378

Design of a Boost Power Factor Correction Converter Using Optimization Techniques Sergio Busquets-Monge1  

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-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter. The system design variables are first correction, boost, electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility. Paper presented at PESC, June of a boost power factor correction front-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter

Lindner, Douglas K.

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May, 2010DC/DC CONVERTER FOR A SMALL SCALE WIND HYDROGEN SYSTEM  

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An electronic converter is designed for an isolated renewable energy system. In this system, energy produced by a small wind turbine is used to extract hydrogen from water. Unique aspects of this application that affect the performance of the converter will be defined. Design considerations of the individual components will be discussed. Calculations on performance and validation of those calculations are also presented.

Joel M. Jacobs; Joel M. Jacobs; Joel Michael Jacobs; Adviser Jerry; L. Hudgins

380

A Dual-Supply Buck Converter with Improved Light-Load Efficiency  

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to the switching losses that do not scale with load current. In this research, a novel technique for buck converter is proposed to reduce the switching loss by reducing the effective voltage supply at light load. This buck converter, implemented in TSMC 0...

Zhang, Chao

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The method of creating a small interelectrode spacing in thermionic energy converters  

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The method is proposed for creating a small interelectrode spacing in thermionic energy converters (TEC) using graphite-based laminated structures placed inside the converter interelectrode gap. The paper discusses conceptual design and fabrication technology of this device. The proposed method is compared with the methods currently implemented in practice.

Kalandarishvili, A.G. [Russian Research Center Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

382

Comparison of Two Autonomous AC-DC Converters for Piezoelectric Energy Scavenging Systems  

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, on the other, given the very low energetic content associated to environmental energy, the interface circuit- 1 - Comparison of Two Autonomous AC-DC Converters for Piezoelectric Energy Scavenging Systems E Cornaredo, Milan, Italy Abstract - Piezoelectric Energy Scavenging Systems (PESS) are used to convert

Boyer, Edmond

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All optical gray code to BCD converter e-mail : nkpark@plaza.snu.ac.kr  

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[. 1] / [ 2] / All optical gray code to BCD converter *1) , 2) , 2) , 2) , 1) 1) , 2 to binary-coded-decimal (BCD) converter for the first time in our knowledge utilizing cross gain modulations-level-simplification-method that has been used in electronics, we successfully designed the 4-bit all-optical Gray- code to BCD

Park, Namkyoo

384

A direct AC-to-DC converter topology with high-frequency isolation  

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-to-ac converter eliminating the acto-dc rectification stage, power factor correction boost stage, and dc-dc converter stage present in the conventional system. The output of the high-frequency isolation transformer is rectified and processed via a filtering stage...

Sulistyono, Widodo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

385

SINGULAR PERTURBATION CONTROL FOR COORDINATION OF CONVERTERS IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM  

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- In this paper, the converters coordination problem of a fuel cell system involving a hydrogen fuel cell (FC the problem of the power management of an hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) system associated to a reversible impulseSINGULAR PERTURBATION CONTROL FOR COORDINATION OF CONVERTERS IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM M. Ghanes1 , M

386

WPAN Based Preventive Condition Monitoring for Solar Wind Energy Converters in Rural Electrification  

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Though the fast depletion of conventional energy reserves motivating the generation and usage of nonconventional energy sources, the initial investment on wind energy converters and their high maintenance cost due to the height of the wind tower, down ... Keywords: non-conventional energy sources, wind energy converters, maintenance, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless technology

Rambabu A. Vatti; Arun N. Gaikwad

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Build RESTful web services with the Spring 3 MVC HttpMessageConverter feature  

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: Intermediate Yi Ming Huang (huangyim@cn.ibm.com) Software Engineer IBM 07 Sep 2010 Spring, the wellBuild RESTful web services with the Spring 3 MVC HttpMessageConverter feature Skill LevelTemplate with HttpMessageConverter to communicate with services. Also, learn how to use Spring APIs and annotations

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Emissions and Experiences with E85 Converted Cars in the BEST Project |  

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Emissions and Experiences with E85 Converted Cars in the BEST Project Emissions and Experiences with E85 Converted Cars in the BEST Project Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Emissions and Experiences with E85 Converted Cars in the BEST Project Agency/Company /Organization: BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.best-europe.org/upload/BEST_documents/info_documents/Best%20report The BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) project converted vehicles from petrol to E85, exploring the possibilities, advantages, and any difficulties. Several suggestions are presented for how converted cars may be incorporated into Swedish government financial incentives. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Shift - Change to low-carbon modes

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Switching coordination of distributed dc-dc converters for highly efficient photovoltaic power plants  

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A distributed photovoltaic (PV) power plant includes a plurality of distributed dc-dc converters. The dc-dc converters are configured to switch in coordination with one another such that at least one dc-dc converter transfers power to a common dc-bus based upon the total system power available from one or more corresponding strings of PV modules. Due to the coordinated switching of the dc-dc converters, each dc-dc converter transferring power to the common dc-bus continues to operate within its optimal efficiency range as well as to optimize the maximum power point tracking in order to increase the energy yield of the PV power plant.

Agamy, Mohammed; Elasser, Ahmed; Sabate, Juan Antonio; Galbraith, Anthony William; Harfman Todorovic, Maja

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

390

Utility-Scale Power Router: Dynamic Control of Grid Assets Using Direct AC Converter Cells  

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ADEPT Project: Georgia Tech is developing a cost-effective, utility-scale power router that uses an enhanced transformer to more efficiently direct power on the grid. Existing power routing technologies are too expensive for widespread use, but the ability to route grid power to match real-time demand and power outages would significantly reduce energy costs for utilities, municipalities, and consumers. Georgia Tech is adding a power converter to an existing grid transformer to better control power flows at about 1/10th the cost of existing power routing solutions. Transformers convert the high-voltage electricity that is transmitted through the grid into the low-voltage electricity that is used by homes and businesses. The added converter uses fewer steps to convert some types of power and eliminates unnecessary power storage, among other improvements. The enhanced transformer is more efficient, and it would still work even if the converter fails, ensuring grid reliability.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ga{sub x}In{sub 1{minus}x}As thermophotovoltaic converters  

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Preliminary research into the development of single-junction Ga{sub x}In{sub 1{minus}x}As thermophotovoltaic (TPV) power converters is reviewed. The devices structures are grown epitaxially on single-crystal InP substrates. Converter band gaps of 0.50--0.74 eV have been considered in accordance with modeling calculations. A 1-sun, AMO efficiency of 12.8% is reported for a lattice-matched, 0.74-eV converter. Converters with lower band gaps are fabricated using lattice-mismatched, compositionally graded structures. Functional TPV converters with good performance characteristics have been demonstrated for band gaps as low as 0.5 eV.

Wanlass, M.W.; Ward, J.S.; Emery, K.A.; Coutts, T.J. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo of the Week: Converting Solar Energy into Fuel | Department of Energy  

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Converting Solar Energy into Fuel Converting Solar Energy into Fuel Photo of the Week: Converting Solar Energy into Fuel May 9, 2013 - 1:13pm Addthis In this photo, Brookhaven scientist Dmitry Polyansky examines a vial containing a specialized catalyst designed to help convert solar energy into fuel. Producing clean-burning hydrogen fuel from just sunlight and water requires custom-built catalysts for water oxidation -- the part of the water-splitting process that generates oxygen atoms. A tiny amount of the solid catalyst, developed in collaboration with the University of Houston, dissolves and turns the water that lovely shade of blue. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory. In this photo, Brookhaven scientist Dmitry Polyansky examines a vial containing a specialized catalyst designed to help convert solar energy

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Shear viscosity and chemical equilibration of the QGP  

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We have investigated, in the frame work of the transport approach, different aspects of the QGP created in Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC and LHC energies. The shear viscosity $\\eta$ has been calculated by using the Green-Kubo relation at the cascade level. We have compared the numerical results for $\\eta$ obtained from the Green-Kubo correlator with the analytical formula in both the Relaxation Time Approximation (RTA) and the Chapman-Enskog approximation (CE). From this comparison we show that in the range of temperature explored in a Heavy Ion collision the RTA underestimates the viscosity by about a factor of 2, while a good agreement is found between the CE approximation and Gree-Kubo relation already at first order of approximation. The agreement with the CE approximation supplies an analytical formula that allows to develop kinetic transport theory at fixed shear viscosity to entropy density ratio, $\\eta/s$. We show some results for the build up of anisotropic flows $v_{2}$ in a transport approach at fixed shear viscosity to entropy density ratio, $\\eta/s$. We study the impact of a T-dependent $\\eta/s(T)$ on the generation of the elliptic flows at both RHIC and LHC. We show that the transport approach provides, in a unified way, a tool able to naturally describe the $v_{2}(p_{T})$ in a wide range of $p_{T}$, including also the description of the rise and fall and saturation of the $v_{2}(p_{T})$ observed at LHC. Finally, we have studied the evolution of the quark-gluon composition employing a Boltzmann-Vlasov transport approach that include: the mean fields dynamics, associated to the quasi-particle model, and the elastic and inelastic collisions for massive quarks and gluons. Following the chemical evolution from an initial gluon dominated plasma we predict a quark dominance close to $T_{C}$ paving the way to an hadronization via quark coalescence.

Salvatore Plumari; Armando Puglisi; Maria Colonna; Francesco Scardina; Vincenzo Greco

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

394

Transition to Turbulence in Shear-Thinning Fluids  

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energy DNS direct numerical simulation RCA right coronary arteries WSS wall shear stress z? vorticity in the z direction ?t time scale of dissipation due to viscosity iu total velocity u total velocity in the x direction v total velocity in the y... viscosity K fluid consistency divided by density n power law index xL domain length in the x direction v yL domain length in the y direction Lz domain length in the z direction D height of the half channel ??? velocity field of the mature...

Zhen, Ni

2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

395

Electron Trapping in Shear Alfvén Waves that Power the Aurora  

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Results from 1D Vlasov drift-kinetic plasma simulations reveal how and where auroral electrons are accelerated along Earth’s geomagnetic field. In the warm plasma sheet, electrons become trapped in shear Alfvén waves, preventing immediate wave damping. As waves move to regions with larger vTe/vA, their parallel electric field decreases, and the trapped electrons escape their influence. The resulting electron distribution functions compare favorably with in situ observations, demonstrating for the first time a self-consistent link between Alfvén waves and electrons that form aurora.

Clare E. J. Watt and Robert Rankin

2009-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

396

Electron Trapping in Shear Alfven Waves that Power the Aurora  

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Results from 1D Vlasov drift-kinetic plasma simulations reveal how and where auroral electrons are accelerated along Earth's geomagnetic field. In the warm plasma sheet, electrons become trapped in shear Alfven waves, preventing immediate wave damping. As waves move to regions with larger v{sub Te}/v{sub A}, their parallel electric field decreases, and the trapped electrons escape their influence. The resulting electron distribution functions compare favorably with in situ observations, demonstrating for the first time a self-consistent link between Alfven waves and electrons that form aurora.

Watt, Clare E. J.; Rankin, Robert [University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)

2009-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

397

Compressive tensile and shear testing of melt-foamed aluminium  

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For construction purposes it is utterly important to get detailed information on the possible influence of the foam thickness on the mechanical properties and on the deformation behavior of metallic foams. The effect of compressive, tensile and shear loads on aluminium foam samples has been examined with the testing methods for sandwich material as described in German and ASTM-standards. The aim is to provide more data on these mechanical properties varying the sample density and thickness. Regarding the results the most reliable material parameters as well as steps towards a relationship between the different strength parameters can be obtained.

Von Hagen, H.; Bleck, W. [Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany). Inst. of Ferrous Metallurgy

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

398

Measuring dark energy with the shear triplet statistics  

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The shear triplet statistics is a geometric method to measure cosmological parameters with observations in the weak gravitational lensing regime towards massive haloes. Here, this proposal is considered to probe the dark energy equation of state and its time derivative in view of future wide-field galaxy surveys. A survey with a median redshift of nearly 0.7 and a total area of nearly 10000 square degrees would be pretty effective in determining the dark matter cosmological density and in putting useful constraints on the dark energy properties.

Mauro Sereno

2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

399

Bulk viscosity-driven suppression of shear viscosity effects on the flow harmonics at RHIC  

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The interplay between shear and bulk viscosities on the flow harmonics, $v_n$'s, at RHIC is investigated using the newly developed relativistic 2+1 hydrodynamical code v-USPhydro that includes bulk and shear viscosity effects both in the hydrodynamic evolution and also at freeze-out. While shear viscosity is known to attenuate the flow harmonics, we find that the inclusion of bulk viscosity decreases the shear viscosity-induced suppression of the flow harmonics bringing them closer to their values in ideal hydrodynamical calculations. Depending on the value of the bulk viscosity to entropy density ratio, $\\zeta/s$, in the quark-gluon plasma, the bulk viscosity-driven suppression of shear viscosity effects on the flow harmonics may require a re-evaluation of the previous estimates of the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio, $\\eta/s$, of the quark-gluon plasma previously extracted by comparing hydrodynamic calculations to heavy ion data.

J. Noronha-Hostler; J. Noronha; F. Grassi

2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

400

Shear properties on aluminum metal foams prepared by the melt route  

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The shear modulus and shear strength of AlSi7Mg Aluminum foam with 15% (vol) of 13 {micro}m SiC particles were determined through shear testing. A foam slab with a density of 0.31 g/cm3 was supplied by Hydro Aluminium. Four samples were tested according to ASTM C 273-61. The specimens were bonded to steel load plates. The relative displacement of the plates was measured using two extensometers. In order to evaluate the effect of the cell size distribution on shear properties, cell size and material distribution analyses were carried out for the metal foam slab in areas close to those from which the shear specimens were extracted. A fast failure was observed after the maximum shear load. The failure in the samples were located in the central section of the slab mainly because the lower density was located there.

Saenz, E. [UTRC GmbH, Aachen (Germany). Technologiezentrum; Baranda, P.S. [UTRC, S.L., Minano (Spain); Bonhomme, J. [ITMA, Coruno-Llanera (Spain). Parque Tecnologico de Asturias

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Seabed shear stresses under irregular waves plus current from Monte Carlo simulations of parameterized models  

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Shear stresses on a rough seabed under irregular waves plus current are calculated. Parameterized models valid for regular waves plus current have been used in Monte Carlo simulations, assuming the wave amplitudes to be Rayleigh-distributed. Numerical estimates of the probability distribution functions are presented. For waves only, the shear stress maxima follow a Weibull distribution, while for waves plus current, both the maximum and time-averaged shear stresses are well represented by a three-parameter Weibull distribution. The behaviour of the maximum shear stresses under a wide range of wave-current conditions has been investigated, and it appears that under certain conditions, the current has a significant influence on the maximum shear stresses. Results of comparison between predictions and measurements of the maximum bottom shear stresses from laboratory and field experiments are presented.

Lars Erik Holmedal; Dag Myrhaug; Håvard Rue

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Wind shear for large wind turbine generators at selected tall tower sites  

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The objective of the study described in this report is to examine the nature of wind shear profiles and their variability over the height of large horizontal-axis wind turbines and to provide information on wind shear relevant to the design and opertion of large wind turbines. Wind turbine fatigue life and power quality are related through the forcing functions on the blade to the shapes of the wind shear profiles and their fluctuations over the disk of rotation.

Elliott, D.L.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Free MHD Shear Layers In The Presence Of Rotation And Magnetic Field  

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We present an experimental and numerical study of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic free shear layers and their stability. We first examine the experimental measurement of globally unstable hydrodynamic shear layers in the presence of rotation, and their range of instability. These are compared to numerical simulations, which are used to explain the modification of the shear layer and thus the critical Rossby number for stability. Magnetic fields are then applied to these scenarios, and globally unstable magnetohydrodynamic shear layers generated. These too are compared to numerical simulations, showing behavior consistent with the hydrodynamic case and previously reported measurements.

E.J. Spence, A.H. Roach, E.M. Edlund, P. Sloboda and H. Ji

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

404

Active Vorticity Control in a Shear Flow Using a Flapping Foil  

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It is shown experimentally that free shear flows can be substantially altered through direct control of the large coherent vortices present in the flow.

Gopalkrishnan, R.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Sustainability of Shear-Induced Permeability for EGS Reservoirs ? A Laboratory Study  

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Sustainability of Shear-Induced Permeability for EGS Reservoirs ? A Laboratory Study presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

406

Modeling phase transitions during the crystallization of a multicomponent fat under shear  

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The crystallization of multicomponent systems involves several competing physicochemical processes that depend on composition, temperature profiles, and shear rates applied. Research on these mechanisms is necessary in order to understand how natural materials form crystalline structures. Palm oil was crystallized in a Couette cell at 17 and 22°C under shear rates ranging from 0to2880s?1 at a synchrotron beamline. Two-dimensional x-ray diffraction patterns were captured at short time intervals during the crystallization process. Radial analysis of these patterns showed shear-induced acceleration of the phase transition from ? to ??. This effect can be explained by a simple model where the ? phase nucleates from the melt, a process which occurs independently of shear rate. The ? phase grows according to an Avrami growth model. The ?? phase nucleates on the ? crystallites, with the amount of ?? crystal formation dependent on the rate of transformation of ? to ?? as well as the growth rate of the ?? phase from the melt. The shear induced ?-?? phase transition acceleration occurs because under shear, the ? nuclei form many distinct small crystallites which can easily transform to the ?? form, while at lower shear rates, the ? nuclei tend to aggregate, thus retarding the nucleation of the ?? crystals. The displacement of the diffraction peak positions revealed that increased shear rate promotes the crystallization of the higher melting fraction, affecting the composition of the crystallites. Crystalline orientation was observed only at shear rates above 180s?1 at 17°C and 720s?1 at 22°C.

Gianfranco Mazzanti; Alejandro G. Marangoni; Stefan H. J. Idziak

2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

407

Wave propagation, stress relaxation, and grain-to-grain shearing in saturated, unconsolidated marine sediments  

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Wave propagation, stress relaxation, and grain-to-grain shearing in saturated, unconsolidated in saturated, unconsolidated granular materials, including marine sediments, is developed in this article

Buckingham, Michael

408

Shear Viscosity to Entropy Density Ratio in Six Derivative Gravity  

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We calculate shear viscosity to entropy density ratio in presence of four derivative (with coefficient $\\alpha'$) and six derivative (with coefficient $\\alpha'^2$) terms in bulk action. In general, there can be three possible four derivative terms and ten possible six derivative terms in the Lagrangian. Among them two four derivative and eight six derivative terms are ambiguous, i.e., these terms can be removed from the action by suitable field redefinitions. Rest are unambiguous. According to the AdS/CFT correspondence all the unambiguous coefficients (coefficients of unambiguous terms) can be fixed in terms of field theory parameters. Therefore, any measurable quantities of boundary theory, for example shear viscosity to entropy density ratio, when calculated holographically can be expressed in terms of unambiguous coefficients in the bulk theory (or equivalently in terms of boundary parameters). We calculate $\\eta/s$ for generic six derivative gravity and find that apparently it depends on few ambiguous coefficients at order $\\alpha'^2$. We calculate six derivative corrections to central charges $a$ and $c$ and express $\\eta/s$ in terms of these central charges and unambiguous coefficients in the bulk theory.

Nabamita Banerjee; Suvankar Dutta

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear exfoliation in liquids : a promising way to produce graphene.  

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My initial project was to install and test a new spectrometer for the solid state physics group. However, due to a delay in the construction of the new photoluminescence laboratory this project had to be abandoned. Graphene is a one atom thick 2D material that presents remarkable physical properties whose applications are very promising. However, the current means of production present several limitations. They are costly in terms of energy consumption and yields are ridiculously low. Thus, to progress from the laboratory to industrial production it will be necessary to find a method to produce large quantities of defect graphene. In April 2014, a paper \\cite{graphene_shear} came out in \\emph{Nature Material} demonstrating that shear exfoliation in liquids would be a scalable way to produce defect-free grahene. The aim of my project was to test this new method by trying to reproduce some of the results published in this article. It involved the setting up of the experiment, the production of samples and fin...

Mougeot, Maxime

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Simulation ensemble for a laser–driven shear experiment  

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We perform an ensemble of simulations of a laser-driven shear experiment [L. Welser-Sherrill et al., “Two laser-driven mix experiments to study reshock and shear,” High Energy Density Phys. J. 9(3), 496–499 (2013)] in the strong-shock high energy-density regime to better understand material mixing driven by the Kelvin–Helmholtz instability. Each simulation uses a different realization of random initial interface perturbations based on data from targets used in experiments. Validation of the simulations is based on direct comparison of simulation and radiographic data. Simulations are also compared with published direct numerical simulation and the theory of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Despite the fact that the flow is neither homogeneous, isotropic, nor fully turbulent, there are local regions in which the flow demonstrates characteristics of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Our analysis shows characteristics consistent with those of incompressible isotropic turbulence. Our results show that turbulent features are present both near the shock front and in a separated region in the wake of the shock. These features develop and decay at different rates. Finally, we use the ensemble of three-dimensional simulations to test the performance of two-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. In this context, we also test a presumed probability density function turbulent mixing model extensively used in combustion applications.

Haines, Brian M.; Grinstein, Fernando F.; Welser–Sherrill, Leslie; Fincke, James R.; Doss, Forrest W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T087, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T087, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

411

A Generalized Class of Stationary Frame-Current Controllers for Grid-Connected AC–DC Converters  

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Within power systems, high-power pulsewidth-modulated ac-dc converters are used in flexible ac transmission systems controllers and for interfacing renewable energy sources to the grid. These converters traditionally ...

Hwang, J. George

412

Traction Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Using Multilevel Converters Juan W. Dixon, Micah Ortzar and Felipe Ros  

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Traction Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Using Multilevel Converters Juan W. Dixon, Micah converters for electric vehicles using multilevel inverters. They are being compared with inverters using. Introduction Power Electronics technologies contribute with important part in the development of electric

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

413

Numeric simulation of thyristor power converters taking into consideration the firing-circuits and the closed-loop control  

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Numeric simulation of thyristor power converters taking into consideration the firing-circuits and the closed-loop control

Bordry, Frederick; Proudlock, Paul

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Research Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions to Useful Products |  

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Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions to Useful Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions to Useful Products Research Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions to Useful Products July 6, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Research to help find ways of converting into useful products CO2 captured from emissions of power plants and industrial facilities will be conducted by six projects announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The projects are located in North Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, and Quebec, Canada (through collaboration with a company based in Lexington, Ky.) and have a total value of approximately $5.9 million over two-to-three years, with $4.4 million of DOE funding and $1.5 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by the

415

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from  

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Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products July 22, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -matched with $156 million in private cost-share -today's selections demonstrate the potential opportunity to use CO2 as an inexpensive raw material that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products that Americans

416

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from  

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Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products July 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -matched with $156 million in private cost-share -today's selections demonstrate the potential opportunity to use CO2 as an inexpensive raw material that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products that Americans

417

DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur  

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DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur Distillate DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur Distillate February 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The current inventory of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve will be converted to cleaner burning ultra low sulfur distillate to comply with new, more stringent fuel standards by some Northeastern states, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said today. The State of New York and other Northeastern states are implementing more stringent fuel standards that require replacement of high sulfur (2,000 parts per million) heating oil to ultra low sulfur fuel (15 parts per million). As a result, DOE will sell the current inventory of the Northeast

418

Two U.S. University Research Reactors to be Converted From Highly Enriched  

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U.S. University Research Reactors to be Converted From Highly U.S. University Research Reactors to be Converted From Highly Enriched Uranium to Low-Enriched Uranium Two U.S. University Research Reactors to be Converted From Highly Enriched Uranium to Low-Enriched Uranium April 11, 2005 - 11:34am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of the Bush administration's aggressive effort to reduce the amount of weapons-grade nuclear material worldwide, Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) has begun to convert research reactors from using highly-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium fuel (LEU) at the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. This effort, by DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, are the latest steps

419

Weekly Wrap-Up: Testing Wind Blades, Converting Carbon Emissions, and  

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Testing Wind Blades, Converting Carbon Emissions, Weekly Wrap-Up: Testing Wind Blades, Converting Carbon Emissions, and Eco-Driving Weekly Wrap-Up: Testing Wind Blades, Converting Carbon Emissions, and Eco-Driving July 23, 2010 - 5:17pm Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs On Thursday, Secretary Chu announced six projects that aim to find ways of convert captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products. The innovative projects - funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and matched with $156 million in private cost-share - will seek to use CO2 emissions from industrial sources to create useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Find out more here.

420

DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur  

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Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur Distillate DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur Distillate February 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The current inventory of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve will be converted to cleaner burning ultra low sulfur distillate to comply with new, more stringent fuel standards by some Northeastern states, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said today. The State of New York and other Northeastern states are implementing more stringent fuel standards that require replacement of high sulfur (2,000 parts per million) heating oil to ultra low sulfur fuel (15 parts per million). As a result, DOE will sell the current inventory of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a total of approximately 2 million barrels, and

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421

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from  

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Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products July 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -matched with $156 million in private cost-share -today's selections demonstrate the potential opportunity to use CO2 as an inexpensive raw material that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products that Americans

422

DOE-TSPP-8-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus  

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-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary -2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus Standards DOE-TSPP-8-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus Standards Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) - September 16, 2013 This procedure provides guidance on the conversion of DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus Standards (VCSs). This procedure applies to all Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as Technical Standards Program (TSP) participants) working to the requirements of the latest revision of DOE Order (O) 252.1A, Technical Standards Program. DOE-TSPP-8-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus Standards

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MHK Technologies/Uppsala Seabased AB Wave Energy Converter | Open Energy  

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AB Wave Energy Converter AB Wave Energy Converter < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Uppsala Seabased AB Wave Energy Converter.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Uppsala University Division for Electricity Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The system consists of a linear permanent magnet synchronous generator located on the sea floor The generator is connected directly via a line to a buoy on the surface There are no intermediate energy conversion steps thus the generator motion is the same as the buoy motion Several generators 3 today are connected to a marine substation where the voltage is converted to grid frequency transformed to higher voltage and transmitted to shore All electrical cables throughout the system are fixed i e there are no motions that subject the cables to bending moments

424

Converting an atomic Fermi gas into a long-lived molecular Bose gas  

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A quantum degenerate Fermi gas of 6Li atoms is converted into an ultracold gas of 6Li2 molecules using a Feshbach resonance. Up to 1.5 x 105 molecules are produced and trapped for up...

Strecker, Kevin E; Partridge, Guthrie B; Hulet, Randall G

425

Reliability Assessment of Fault-Tolerant Dc-Dc Converters for Photovoltaic Applications  

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Reliability Assessment of Fault-Tolerant Dc-Dc Converters for Photovoltaic Applications Sairaj V in photovoltaic energy processing applications is presented. The proposed approach acknowledges the influence through several case studies. Index Terms-- Markov reliability modeling, photovoltaic systems, power

Liberzon, Daniel

426

Quantification of the influence of directional sea state parameters over the performances of wave energy converters   

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Accurate predictions of the annual energy yield from wave energy converters are essential to the development of the wave industry. The current method based on power matrices uses only a small part of the data available ...

Pascal, Remy Claude Rene

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

427

Effect of a nonlinear power take off on a wave energy converter   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis is titled The influence of a nonlinear Power Take Off on a Wave Energy Converter. It looks at the effect that having a nonlinear Power Take Off (PTO) has on an inertial referenced, slack moored, point absorber, ...

Bailey, Helen Louise

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

428

Radio frequency dc-dc converters : device characterization, topology evaluation, and design  

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High frequency power conversion is attractive for the opportunities it affords for improved performance. Dc-dc converters operating at high frequencies use smaller-valued energy storage elements, which tend to be physically ...

Leitermann, Olivia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Design of RF/IF analog to digital converters for software radio communication receivers  

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to analog converter pulses to mitigate problems associated with clock jitter. The architecture also has full control over tuning of the coefficients of the noise transfer function for obtaining the best signal to noise ratio (SNR) performance. The operation...

Thandri, Bharath Kumar

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

430

Methodology for determining feasibility and cost for converting dredged material to topsoil  

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alternatives is to convert dredged material to manufactured soil (artificial topsoil). A limited number of studies have been conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Waterways Experiment Station in conjunction with local USACE Districts...

Graalum, Sara Jo Ann

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted...  

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U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted From 20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads Arrives in United States and Will Be Used for U.S. Electricity Under U.S.-Russia...

432

Catalytic converter applications for two stroke, spark-ignited marine engines  

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When catalytic converters are used for cleansing of exhaust gas from two-stroke marine engines, new issues must be brought up in combination with prior technology. Therefore, a study was made of V6, 2600cc engine having a large volume of hydrocarbon emissions with respect to three issues: (1) To what degree seawater effects catalytic converter performance and possible countermeasures; (2) Effects attained on cleansing level and catalyst temperature; (3) Finding abatement levels for catalyst deterioration and exhaust emission output in the marine mode. It was found that physical adsorption was a significant factor in catalytic degradation resulting from direct contact with seawater. The cleansing levels obtained when a marine engine is equipped with a catalyst converter were found by clarifying the extent of effects of catalyst volume, performance and temperature. The reduction obtained in exhaust emission allowing for a deterioration factor, is shown in a catalytic converter heated to the maximum temperature of 960 C.

Fujimoto, Hiroaki; Isogawa, Atsushi; Matsumoto, Naoto

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

433

Converting solar energy into laser radiation using a fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser with solar pumping  

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The concept of a system for directly converting solar energy into laser radiation on the basis of a fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser has been developed. It is shown that this system has...

Mak, A A; Belousova, I M; Kiselev, V M; Grenishin, A S; Danilov, O B; Sosnov, E N

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity for Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize  

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This announcement is intended to serve as a Notice of Intent of the upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding Administration of the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize and Request for Information.

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Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity for Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This announcement is intended to serve as a Notice of Intent of the upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding Administration of the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize and Request for Information to solicit information regarding pote

436

E-Print Network 3.0 - angiotensin-converting enzyme levels Sample...  

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BioMed Central Page 1 of 7 Summary: 2 of 7 (page number not for citation purposes) In humans, levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme... Original clinical investigation...

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Area Efficient D/A Converters For Accurate DC Operation Brandon Royce Greenley  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 6.2 Mismatch Modeling For Area Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 6Area Efficient D/A Converters For Accurate DC Operation by Brandon Royce Greenley A THESIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 5.1 Measurement Setup

Moon, Un-Ku

438

SEP Success Story: State Energy Program Helping Arkansans Convert to Compressed Natural Gas  

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The Arkansas Energy Office recently launched a Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Rebate Program, which provides incentives for fleets and individuals to purchase and/or convert their Arkansas-licensed vehicles to compressed natural gas. Learn more.

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A resonant load circuit to develop electrical power transfer of thermionic converters  

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Low internal impedance of thermionic converters requires a low impedance load in the DC mode to obtain optimal power transfer. An internal resistance near 0.1 W for thermionic converters is common. According to the maximum power theorem [Desoer,1969], a similar magnitude for the resistance load must be fixed. Due to temperature changes, the internal plasma resistance and the resistance of the leads is modified [Houston,1959], for this reason, it is difficult to maintain maximum power transfer to the load. This paper presents a resonant load circuit for thermionic converters in the AC mode, to develop impedance coupling. The circuit employs an electrical transformer and positive feedback; by this way, oscillations are themselves maintained. It is used an electrical circuit model [Perez et al, 1997], to simulate the electrical behavior of the thermionic converter.

Perez, G.; Estrada, C.A.; Jimenez, A.E.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Fabrication and Testing of Full-Length Single-Cell Externally Fueled Converters for Thermionic Reactors  

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Paper presented at the 29th IECEC in Monterey, CA in August 1994. The present paper describes the fabrication and testing of full-length prototypcial converters, both unfueled and fueled, and presents parametric results of electrically heated tests.

Schock, Alfred

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial Electrosynthesis: Feeding Microbes Electricity To Convert Carbon Dioxide and Water to Multicarbon Extracellular Organic Compounds  

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...photosynthesis that might convert solar energy to organic products more effectively...nature of renewable sources of energy, most notably solar and wind, is leading to a search for strategies to capture the electrical energy produced from these sources in...

Kelly P. Nevin; Trevor L. Woodard; Ashley E. Franks; Zarath M. Summers; Derek R. Lovley

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

An Assessment of Converter Modelling Needs for Offshore Wind Power Plants Connected via VSC-  

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An Assessment of Converter Modelling Needs for Offshore Wind Power Plants Connected via VSC- HVDC, especially in case of connection of offshore wind power plants (OWPPs). Modelling challenges are faced

Bak, Claus Leth

443

Continuous optical discharge in a thermionic converter for conversion of laser radiation energy into electrical energy  

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A model is developed and calculations are made of the characteristics of a continuous optical discharge in the interelectrode gap of a thermionic converter for conversion of laser radiation energy into electrical

I. V. Alekseeva; A. P. Budnik; V. A. Zherebtsov…

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Spring 2011 Converting Methane into Ethylene  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Spring 2011 Converting Methane catalyst production labs, reactor testing lab, and testing equipment. Team Methane Fuzion was responsible. Temperature of the catalyst was closely monitored in order to prevent catalyst sintering. Testing

Demirel, Melik C.

445

A short and simple explanation of how oil is converted into gasoline and then brought to  

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A short and simple explanation of how oil is converted into gasoline and then brought to you the products produced from this petroleum, gasoline represents about half of the total product volume

446

Soft-Switching High-Frequency AC-Link Universal Power Converters with Galvanic Isolation  

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be used in a variety of applications, including photovoltaic power generation, wind power generation, and electric vehicles. In these converters the link current and voltage are both alternating and their frequency can be high, which leads...

Amirabadi, Mahshid

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

447

A New Integrated Onboard Charger and Accessory Power Converter for Plug-in Electric Vehicles  

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In this paper, a new approach is presented for integrating the function of onboard battery charging into the traction drive system and accessory dc-dc converter of a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). The idea is to utilize the segmented traction drive system of a PEV as the frond converter of the charging circuit and the transformer and high voltage converter of the 14 V accessory dc-dc converter to form a galvanically isolated onboard charger. Moreover, a control method is presented for suppressing the battery current ripple component of twice the grid frequency with the reduced dc bus capacitor in the segmented inverter. The resultant integrated charger has lower cost, weight, and volume than a standalone charger due to a substantially reduced component count. The proposed integrated charger topology was verified by modeling and experimental results on a 5.8 kW charger prototype.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Behavioral modeling and digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters  

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This research focuses on digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters (ADCs) and also modeling of error sources and design parameters of pipeline ADCs. Modern applications such as communications systems require high resolution ADCs...

Bilhan, Erkan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

Isolated digitally controlled voltage mode forward converter with excellent audio rejection  

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This paper presents the implementation of feedforward in digital domain to meet the audio susceptibility as per MIL STD 461C for voltage mode digitally controlled DC-DC converters. The feed-forward is accomplished through the estimation of duty ratio based on the input voltage at every switching cycle. The prototype converter developed is having galvanic isolation in the forward and feedback path and is based on single ended forward topology. An optimised discrete controller is provided in the feedback path to achieve desired dynamic performance. The feed forward scheme was implemented along with discrete feedback controller using a 16-bit fixed point microcontroller. The design of optimised discrete compensator and the audio rejection of a converter with such a feedback controller are presented. The simulation model of the converter with proposed digital feed forward/feedback controller using SIMULINK and its results against input disturbances are also presented. Experimental results are presented in this paper to validate the theoretical analysis.

M.G. Rajesh Kumar; G. Sajitha; A.R. Krishnan; Thomas Kurian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Design, Modeling, and Control of Three-Port Converters for Solar Power Applications.  

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??This paper describes the results of research into multi-port converter design and control, specifically a pair of three-port topologies based on the half-bridge and full-bridge… (more)

Reese, Justin M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Analysis and development of a three body heaving wave energy converter.  

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??A relative motion based heaving point absorber wave energy converter is being co-developed by researchers at the University of Victoria and SyncWave Systems Inc. To… (more)

Beatty, Scott, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Nonlinear time-domain performance model for a wave energy converter...  

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Time-Domain Performance Model for a Wave Energy Converter in Three Dimensions Ryan G. Coe and Diana L. Bull Water Power Technologies Sandia National Labs Albuquerque, NM 87185-1124...

453

Simulation of Offshore Wind Turbine Link to the Electric Grid through a Four-Level Converter  

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This paper is on the modulation of offshore wind energy conversion systems with full-power converter and permanent magnet synchronous generator with an AC link. The drive train considered in this paper is a th...

Mafalda Seixas; Rui Melício…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER OF THREE.  

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MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER. #12;MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER, Concepción, Chile ABSTRACT A multi-stage inverter using three-state converters is being analyzed

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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912 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 12, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 1997 Energy-Efficient C-Dump Converters  

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-Dump Converters for Switched Reluctance Motors Sayeed Mir, Student Member, IEEE, Iqbal Husain, Member, IEEE the conventional C-dump converter, are proposed for switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. The proposed topologies-dump, converter topologies, semiconductor devices, switched reluctance motors. I. INTRODUCTION AN IMPORTANT factor

Husain, Iqbal

456

Design optimization methodology for power converters based on global energy requirement criteria. Application to a DC-DC flyback structure  

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for power electronic converters according to the Global Energy Requirement (GER) criterion, i.e. the primary-design converters in order to take its environmental impacts (here, only its global primary energy consumptionDesign optimization methodology for power converters based on global energy requirement criteria

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

457

A SiC-Based Converter as a Utility Interface for a Battery System , Leon M. Tolbert1,2  

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A SiC-Based Converter as a Utility Interface for a Battery System Hui Zhang1 , Leon M. Tolbert1 of a SiC-based converter as a utility interface in battery systems. System design and modelingC-based converter. (2) With the same thermal limit, large savings in system weight and volume combined with a high

Tolbert, Leon M.

458

A Three-Phase Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Automotive Applications  

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This paper presents a three-phase soft-switching, bidirectional dc-dc converter for high-power automotive applications. The converter employs dual three-phase active bridges and operates with a novel asymmetrical but fixed duty cycle for the top and bottom switches of each phase leg. Simulation and experimental data on a 6-kW prototype are included to verify the novel operating and power flow control principles.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

An 8-bit current mode ripple folding analog to digital converter  

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. 3. 4 Noise IV. RIPPLE FOLDING TECHNIQUE 1. Conceptual Description of Ripple Folding. . 2. Topologies to Implement Minimum-Maximum Detection. . . . . 2. 1 The Diode Bridge 2. 2 Bipolar Realization. . 2. 3 CMOS Realization 2. 4 Switched Current... single pole system. 23 Noise bandwidth. 24 Traditional folding A/D converter 25 (a) Conceptual ripple lolding A/D converter. . . . . . 21 23 23 . . . 30 . . . . . . 35 36 . . . . . 37 . . . 41 FIGURE Page 26 27 28 Diode bridge...

Dinc, Huseyin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct connection of series self-excited generators and HVDC converters  

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An alternative and simpler solution is proposed for the direct connection of generators to HVdc converters. The generator exciter windings are connected in series with the output of the HVdc converter and take the place of the conventional smoothing reactor. Existing steady state and time domain simulation programs are modified to represent the behavior of the series direct connection scheme. It is shown that series excitation extends naturally the power transmission capability and permits fast fault clearances.

Arrillaga, J.; Macdonald, S.J.; Watson, N.R.; Watson, S. (Univ. Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand))

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stirling converters for space dynamic power concepts with 2 to 130 W{sub e} output  

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Three innovative Stirling converter concepts are described. Two concepts are based on Pluto Fast Flyby (PFF) mission requirements, where two General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules provide the thermal input. The first concept (PFF2) considers a power system with two opposed Stirling converters; the second concept (PFF4) considers four opposed Stirling converters. For both concepts the Stirling converters are designed to vary their power production capability to compensate for the failure of one Stirling converter. While the net thermal efficiency of PFF4 is a few percentage points lower than PFF2, the total Stirling converter mass of PFF4 is half that for PFF2. The third concept (ITTI) is designed to supply 2 watts of power for weather stations on the Martian surface. The predicted thermal performance of the ITTI is low compared to PFF2 and PFF4, yet the ITTI concept offers significant advantages compared to currently available power systems at the 2-watt power level. All three concepts are based on long-life technology demonstrated by an 11-watt output Stirling generator that as of March 1995 has accumulated over 15,000 operating hours without maintenance.

Ross, B.A. [Stirling Technology Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

462

Close-spaced thermionic converters with active spacing control and heat-pipe isothermal emitters  

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Thermionic converters with interelectrode gaps smaller than 10 microns are capable of substantial performance improvements over conventional ignited mode diodes. Previous devices which have demonstrated operation at such small gaps have done so at low power densities and emitter temperatures. Higher power operation requires overcoming two primary design issues: thermal distortion of the emitter due to temperature gradients and degradation of the in-gap spacers at higher emitter temperatures. This work describes two innovations for solution of these issues. The issue of thermal distortion was addressed by an isothermal emitter incorporating a heat-pipe into its structure. Such a heat-pipe emitter, with a single-crystal emitting surface, was fabricated and characterized. Finite-element computational modeling was used to analyze its distortion with an applied heat flux. The calculations suggested that thermal distortion would be significantly reduced as compared with a solid emitter. Ongoing work and preliminary experimental results are described for a system of active interelectrode gap control. In the present design an integral transducer determines the interelectrode gap of the converter. Initial designs for spacing actuators and their required cesium vapor seals are discussed. A novel hot-shell converter design incorporating active spacing control and low-temperature seals is presented. A converter incorporating the above features would be capable of near ideal-converter performance at high power densities. In addition, active spacing control can potentially completely eliminate short-circuit failures in thermionic converter systems.

Fitzpatrick, G.O.; Koester, J.K.; Chang, J.; Britt, E.J.; McVey, J.B. [Space Power, Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

463

Shear-wave reflection seismics as a valuable tool for near-surface urban applications  

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...medium-scale shear-wave source (hydraulic mini-vibrator MHV4S) reaches...streamer is transported on a trailer-mounted winch (a), and...Surveying down to 300 m (hydraulic shear-wave vibrator plus...use of fully biodegradable hydraulic fluids and consideration of...

Charlotte M. Krawczyk; Ulrich Polom; Thies Beilecke

464

Shear viscosity from R-charged AdS black holes  

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We compute the shear viscosity in the supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory dual to the STU background. This is a thermal gauge theory with a chemical potential. The quotient of the shear viscosity over the entropy density exhibits no deviation from the well known result 1/4\\pi.

J. Mas

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

465

Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels  

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A numerical study of flow of a shear thinning fluid through a pair of corrugated plates was carried out. The aim of the study was to observe and understand the behavior of the flow of shear thinning fluids through channels were the fluid...

Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

466

Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels  

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A numerical study of flow of a shear thinning fluid through a pair of corrugated plates was carried out. The aim of the study was to observe and understand the behavior of the flow of shear thinning fluids through channels were the fluid...

Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

467

On steady flows of fluids with pressure– and shear–dependent viscosities  

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...consider reflects the physics of the problem under consideration...shear-dependent viscosities 655 rate. We will provide a survey...follows. In order to pass to the limit in the proof...function of the shear rate. The following lemma...Bridgman, P. W. 1931 The physics of high pressure. Macmillan...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Detonation loading of tubes in the modified shear wave speed regime  

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Detonation loading of tubes in the modified shear wave speed regime T. Chao and J. E. Shepherd detonation loading in the modified shear wave speed regime. Strain gauges were used to determine the time and numerical simulations with explicit finite element computation treating the detonation as a traveling load

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MAGNETIC BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES OF A SHEAR-GENERATED MAGNETIC LAYER Geoffrey M. Vasil  

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MAGNETIC BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES OF A SHEAR-GENERATED MAGNETIC LAYER Geoffrey M. Vasil JILA in the solar tachocline. We study the generation of a strong toroidal magnetic field by the stretching action of velocity shear on a weak background poloidal magnetic field, a process often referred to in solar dynamo

Vasil, Geoffrey M.

470

Experimental Measurements of the Propagation of Large Amplitude Shear Alfv n Waves  

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1 Experimental Measurements of the Propagation of Large Amplitude Shear Alfv n Waves Walter of the electron inertial length ( = c/pe) across the field. They are, in all probability, shear Alfv n waves ionosphere. These can be narrow, also on the order of . Intense wave activity has been measured within

California at Los Angles, University of

471

Ris-PhD-Report Accounting for the speed shear in wind  

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Risø-PhD-Report Accounting for the speed shear in wind turbine power performance measurement Rozenn for the speed shear in wind turbine power performance measurement Division: Wind Energy Division Abstract the measurement of the wind speed at hub height and the air density to characterise the wind field in front

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Finite Element Analysis of TDR Cable-Grout-Soil Mass Interaction During Localized Shearing  

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1 Finite Element Analysis of TDR Cable-Grout-Soil Mass Interaction During Localized Shearing By J and laboratory measurement of Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) cable-grout response to analyze the interaction between the cable, grout, and surrounding soil mass during localized shearing. Finite element (FE) model

473

Shear flow generation by drift waves revisited P. N. Guzdar and R. G. Kleva  

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Shear flow generation by drift waves revisited P. N. Guzdar and R. G. Kleva Institute for Plasma 2000 The generation of shear flow by drift waves is an important area of investigation. In a recent paper Chen et al., Phys. Plasmas 7, 3129 2000 an elegant formalism was developed for the generation

Rubloff, Gary W.

474

Subcritical turbulent transition in rotating and curved shear flows  

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The effects of global flow rotation and curvature on the subcritical transition to turbulence in shear flows are examined. The relevant time-scales of the problem are identified by a decomposition of the flow into a laminar and a deviation from laminar parts, which is performed for rotating plane Couette and Taylor-Couette flows. The usefulness and relevance of this procedure are discussed at the same time. By comparing the self-sustaining process time-scale to the time-scales previously identified, an interpretation is brought to light for the behavior of the transition Reynolds number with the rotation number and relative gap width in the whole neighborhood (in parameter space) of the non-rotating plane Couette flow covered by the available data.

P-Y. Longaretti; O. Dauchot

2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

475

Shear Viscosity in the Post-quasistatic Approximation  

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We apply the post-quasi--static approximation, an iterative method for the evolution of self-gravitating spheres of matter, to study the evolution of anisotropic non-adiabatic radiating and dissipative distributions in General Relativity. Dissipation is described by viscosity and free-streaming radiation, assuming an equation of state to model anisotropy induced by the shear viscosity. We match the interior solution, in non-comoving coordinates, with the Vaidya exterior solution. Two simple models are presented, based on the Schwarzschild and Tolman VI solutions, in the non--adiabatic and adiabatic limit. In both cases the eventual collapse or expansion of the distribution is mainly controlled by the anisotropy induced by the viscosity.

C. Peralta; L. Rosales; B. Rodrí guez-Mueller; W. Barreto

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

476

High spin spectroscopy and shears mechanism in {sup 107}In  

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High spin states of {sup 107}In have been investigated using the reaction {sup 94}Mo({sup 16}O,p2n){sup 107}In at a beam energy of 70 MeV. A total of 62 new gamma transitions have been placed in the level scheme and several DELTAI=1 sequences and one DELTAI=2 sequence have been found. Lifetime measurements using the Doppler-shift attenuation method (DSAM) have been carried out for band states of DELTAI=1 and DELTAI=2. A decreasing trend of B(M1) strengths with increasing spin deduced for the DELTAI=1 band indicates the presence of a shears mechanism. The experimental data for this band are compared with the tilted axis cranking (TAC) calculations. The DELTAI=2 band has been found to be a deformed band with beta{sub 2}approx0.2.

Negi, D.; Mohanto, G.; Kumar, R.; Singh, R. P.; Muralithar, S.; Bhowmik, R. K. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Trivedi, T. [Department of Physics, University of Allahabad, Allahabad 211002 (India); Dhal, A. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 (India); Kumar, S.; Kumar, V. [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India); Roy, S. [S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III, Kolkata 700098 (India); Raju, M. K. [Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003 (India); Appannababu, S. [Department of Physics, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002 (India); Kaur, J.; Bhati, A. K. [Department of Physics, Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India); Sinha, R. K. [Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 (India); Pancholi, S. C. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inflationary perturbations in anisotropic, shear-free universes  

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In this work, the linear and gauge-invariant theory of cosmological perturbations in a class of anisotropic and shear-free spacetimes is developed. After constructing an explicit set of complete eigenfunctions in terms of which perturbations can be expanded, we identify the effective degrees of freedom during a generic slow-roll inflationary phase. These correspond to the anisotropic equivalent of the standard Mukhanov-Sasaki variables. The associated equations of motion present a remarkable resemblance to those found in perturbed Friedmann-Robertson-Walker spacetimes with curvature, apart from the spectrum of the Laplacian, which exhibits the characteristic frequencies of the underlying geometry. In particular, it is found that the perturbations cannot develop arbitrarily large super-Hubble modes.

Pereira, Thiago S. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, 86051-990, Londrina, Paraná (Brazil); Carneiro, Saulo [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40210-340, Salvador, Bahia (Brazil); Marugan, Guillermo A. Mena, E-mail: tspereira@uel.br, E-mail: saulo.carneiro@pq.cnpq.br, E-mail: mena@iem.cfmac.csic.es [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-scale shear tests of embedded floor modules  

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A floor module used to support a centrifuge machine is a steel framework embedded in a 2-ft (610-mm) thick concrete slab. This steel framework is made up of four cylindrical hollow sockets tied together with four S-beams to form a square pattern. In the event of a centrifuge machine wreck, large forces are transmitted from the machine to the corner sockets (through connecting steel lugs) and to the concrete slab. The floor modules are loaded with a combination of torsion and shear forces in the plane of the floor slab. Precisely how these wreck loads are transmitted to, and reacted by, the floor modules and the surrounding concrete was the scope of a series of full-scale tests performed at the DOE Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP) located near Piketon, Ohio. This report describes the tests and the results of the data reduction to date.

Fricke, K.E.; Jones, W.D.; Burdette, E.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud point determination using a thickness shear mode resonator  

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Crude oils and crude oil products contain substantial amounts of petroleum waxes, consisting of a distribution of high molecular weight hydrocarbons. These waxes or paraffins have limited solubility in oil and tend to precipitate out at a temperature determined by the concentration and constituents of the wax. Precipitation and deposition of wax results in narrowing of pipelines, making crude oil recovery difficult. A parameter of practical importance is the wax precipitation temperature, traditionally known as the cloudpoint, at which visible crystallization occurs. Deposition problems arise in oil field operations at or below this temperature. Several techniques can be used to determine the cloud point: (1) visual observation, (2) viscosity measurement, (3) differential thermal analysis, and (4) pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance. This report describes a method for determination of cloud point with the use of a thickness shear mode resonator.

Spates, J.J. [Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Martin, S.J.; Mansure, A.J. [Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Germer, J.W. [Petrolite Corp., St. Louis, MO (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A current driven electromagnetic mode in sheared and toroidal configurations  

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The induced electric field in a tokamak drives a parallel electron current flow. In an inhomogeneous, finite beta plasma, when this electron flow is comparable to the ion thermal speed, the Alfven mode wave solutions of the electromagnetic gyrokinetic equation can become nearly purely growing kink modes. Using the new "low-flow" version of the gyrokinetic code GS2 developed for momentum transport studies [Barnes et al 2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 055005], we are able to model the effect of the induced parallel electric field on the electron distribution to study the destabilizing influence of current on stability. We identify high mode number kink modes in GS2 simulations and make comparisons to analytical theory in sheared magnetic geometry. We demonstrate reassuring agreement with analytical results both in terms of parametric dependences of mode frequencies and growth rates, and regarding the radial mode structure.

Pusztai, István; Parra, Felix I; Barnes, Michael

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New charged shear-free relativistic models with heat flux  

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We study shear-free spherically symmetric relativistic gravitating fluids with heat flow and electric charge. The solution to the Einstein-Maxwell system is governed by the generalised pressure isotropy condition which contains a contribution from the electric field. This condition is a highly nonlinear partial differential equation. We analyse this master equation using Lie's group theoretic approach. The Lie symmetry generators that leave the equation invariant are found. The first generator is independent of the electromagnetic field. The second generator depends critically on the form of the charge, which is determined explicitly in general. We provide exact solutions to the gravitational potentials using the symmetries admitted by the equation. Our new exact solutions contain earlier results without charge. We show that other charged solutions, related to the Lie symmetries, may be generated using the algorithm of Deng. This leads to new classes of charged Deng models which are generalisations of conformally flat metrics.

Y. Nyonyi; S. D. Maharaj; K. S. Govinder

2014-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

482

Shear Transformation Zones: State Determined or Protocol Dependent?  

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The concept of a Shear Transformation Zone (STZ) refers to a region in an amorphous solid that undergoes a plastic event when the material is put under an external mechanical load. An important question that had accompanied the development of the theory of plasticity in amorphous solids for many years now is whether an STZ is a {\\em region} existing in the material (which can be predicted by analyzing the unloaded material), or is it an {\\em event} that depends on the loading protocol (i.e., the event cannot be predicted without following the protocol itself). In this Letter we present strong evidence that the latter is the case. Infinitesimal changes of protocol result in macroscopically big jumps in the positions of plastic events, meaning that these can never be predicted from considering the unloaded material.

Oleg Gendelman; Prabhat K. Jaiswal; Itamar Procaccia; Bhaskar Sen Gupta; Jacques Zylberg

2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining warm dark matter with cosmic shear power spectra  

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We investigate potential constraints from cosmic shear on the dark matter particle mass, assuming all dark matter is made up of light thermal relic particles. Given the theoretical uncertainties involved in making cosmological predictions in such warm dark matter scenarios we use analytical fits to linear warm dark matter power spectra and compare (i) the halo model using a mass function evaluated from these linear power spectra and (ii) an analytical fit to the non-linear evolution of the linear power spectra. We optimistically ignore the competing effect of baryons for this work. We find approach (ii) to be conservative compared to approach (i). We evaluate cosmological constraints using these methods, marginalising over four other cosmological parameters. Using the more conservative method we find that a Euclid-like weak lensing survey together with constraints from the Planck cosmic microwave background mission primary anisotropies could achieve a lower limit on the particle mass of 2.5 keV.

Markovic, Katarina; Weller, Jochen [University Observatory Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Scheinerstr. 1, 81679 Munich (Germany); Bridle, Sarah [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Slosar, Anže, E-mail: markovic@usm.lmu.de, E-mail: sarah.bridle@ucl.ac.uk, E-mail: anze@bnl.gov, E-mail: jochen.weller@usm.lmu.de [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 510A, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New charged shear-free relativistic models with heat flux  

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We study shear-free spherically symmetric relativistic gravitating fluids with heat flow and electric charge. The solution to the Einstein-Maxwell system is governed by the generalised pressure isotropy condition which contains a contribution from the electric field. This condition is a highly nonlinear partial differential equation. We analyse this master equation using Lie's group theoretic approach. The Lie symmetry generators that leave the equation invariant are found. The first generator is independent of the electromagnetic field. The second generator depends critically on the form of the charge, which is determined explicitly in general. We provide exact solutions to the gravitational potentials using the symmetries admitted by the equation. Our new exact solutions contain earlier results without charge. We show that other charged solutions, related to the Lie symmetries, may be generated using the algorithm of Deng. This leads to new classes of charged Deng models which are generalisations of conform...

Nyonyi, Y; Govinder, K S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Magnetosheath conditions and magnetopause structure for high magnetic shear  

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The supersonic solar wind - Earth's magnetosphere coupling plays the main role in the solar wind energy, momentum and mass input into the magnetosphere. A new dynamic model of the magnetic field in the coupled solar wind — magnetosphere system taking into account bow shock formation is considered. The solution for plasma flow and magnetic field upstream and downstream the bow shock was obtained in kinematic approximation. The magnetic field near the magnetopause was compared with those obtained in terms of subsonic solar wind - magnetosphere interaction. For typical magnetosheath conditions, the former is about twice the latter. The magnetic field near the magnetopause is formed due to mutual diffusion of the magnetospheric and interplanetary magnetic fields. The proposed model allows to determine reconnection efficiency by IMF and solar wind parameters: velocity, density, conductivity. The calculated magnetic field in the magnetosheath is compared with those measured by AMPTEARM satellite for high magnetopause magnetic shear.

V.V. Kalegaev

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor  

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A Love wave sensor uses a single-phase unidirectional interdigital transducer (IDT) on a piezoelectric substrate for leaky surface acoustic wave generation. The IDT design minimizes propagation losses, bulk wave interferences, provides a highly linear phase response, and eliminates the need for impedance matching. As an example, a high frequency (.about.300-400 MHz) surface acoustic wave (SAW) transducer enables efficient excitation of shear-horizontal waves on 36.degree. Y-cut lithium tantalate (LTO) giving a highly linear phase response (2.8.degree. P-P). The sensor has the ability to detect at the pg/mm.sup.2 level and can perform multi-analyte detection in real-time. The sensor can be used for rapid autonomous detection of pathogenic microorganisms and bioagents by field deployable platforms.

Branch, Darren W

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river  

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early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Although commonly obscured by simple shear, pure shear fabrics occur locally within many metamorphic core complexes. The cover rocks to the Raft River metamorphic core complex exposed within the Black Pine Mountains display an early coaxial strain history which developed prior to the formation of low-angle fault-bounded allochthons. At higher structural levels this is documented by pressure shadows with straight sutures, and

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Fabrication and Testing of Full-Length Single-Cell Externally Fueled Converters for Thermionic Reactors  

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The preceding paper described designs and analyses of thermionic reactors employing full-core-length single-cell converters with their heated emitters located on the outside of their internally cooled collectors, and it presented results of detailed parametric analyses which illustrate the benefits of this unconventional design. The present paper describes the fabrication and testing of full-length prototypical converters, both unfueled and fueled, and presents parametric results of electrically heated tests. The unfueled converter tests demonstrated the practicality of operating such long converters without shorting across a 0.3-mm interelectrode gap. They produced a measured peak output of 751 watts(e) from a single diode and a peak efficiency of 15.4%. The fueled converter tests measured the parametric performance of prototypic UO(subscript 2)-fueled converters designed for subsequent in-pile testing. They employed revolver-shaped tungsten elements with a central emitter hole surrounded by six fuel chambers. The full-length converters were heated by a water-cooled RF-induction coil inside an ion-pumped vacuum chamber. This required development of high-vacuum coaxial RF feedthroughs. In-pile test rules required multiple containment of the UO (subscript 2)-fuel, which complicated the fabrication of the test article and required successful development of techniques for welding tungsten and other refractory components. The test measured a peak power output of 530 watts(e) or 7.1 watts/cm (superscript 2) at an efficiency of 11.5%. There are three copies in the file. Cross-Reference a copy FSC-ESD-217-94-529 in the ESD files with a CID #8574.

Schock, Alfred

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL REPORT OF RESEARCH ON CuxS/ (Cd,Zn)S PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS 3/77 - 9/79  

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S/(Cd,Zn)S PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS 3/77 - 9/79Research on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converters CuxSI(Cd~

Chin, B.L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a STOL airlifter in wind shear, using total energy and glideslope angular error methods for glidepath control  

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. Nonlinear Time History Simulation of Landing Approach in Moderate Intensity Wind Shear 105 52. Nonlinear Time History Simulation of Landing Approach and Go-Around in Severe Wind Shear Set 1 116 53. Comparison of Nonlinear Time History Simulations of TEC... HTTB's Go-Around in Severe Wind Shear Using Differing Parameters Go-Around Parameters 126 54. Comparison of Time History Simulations of TEC HTTB's Landing Approach in Low Intensity Wind Shear Using Differing TES Analytical Models 136 LIST...

Johnson, Eric William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and analysis of Magnetically-Applied Pressure-Shear (MAPS) experiments.  

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A new experimental technique to measure material shear strength at high pressures has been developed for use on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) drive pulsed power platforms. The technique is referred to as Magnetically-Applied Pressure-Shear (MAPS). By applying an external static magnetic field to the sample region, the MHD drive directly induces a shear stress wave in addition to the usual longitudinal stress wave. Strength is probed by passing this shear wave through a sample material where the transmissible shear stress is limited to the sample strength. The magnitude of the transmitted shear wave is measured via a transverse velocity interferometry system (VISAR) from which the sample strength is determined. The strength of materials is defined as the ability of a material to sustain deviatoric (shear) stresses. Strength is an important aspect of the response of materials subjected to compression to high pressure. Beyond the elastic response, material strength will govern at what pressure and to what extent a material will plastically deform. The MAPS technique cleverly exploits the property that, for a von Mises yield criterion at a given longitudinal stress, the maximum amplitude shear wave that can be transmitted is limited by the strength at that stress level. Successful fielding of MAPS experiments to measure shear stresses relies upon correct numerical simulation of the experiment. Complex wave interactions among forward and reflected longitudinal and shear waves, as well as the advancing magnetic diffusion front of the MHD drive, can make the design of the experiment complicated. Careful consideration must be given to driver, sample, and anvil materials; to the thicknesses of the driver, sample and anvil layers; as well as to the timing of the interacting waves. This paper will present and analyze the 2D MHD simulations used to design the MAPS experiments. The MAPS experiments are modeled using Sandia's ALEGRA-MHD simulation code. ALEGRA-MHD is an operator-split, multi-physics, multi-material, arbitrary lagrangian-eulerian code developed to model magnetic implosion, ceramic fracture, and electromagnetic launch. We will detail the numerical investigations into MHD shear generation, longitudinal and shear stress coupling, timing of wave interactions, and transmission of shear at material interfaces.

Haill, Thomas A.; Alexander, C. Scott; Asay, James Russell

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARISON OF WIND AND WIND SHEAR CLIMATOLOGIES DERIVED FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION RADIOSONDES AND THE ECMWF MODEL  

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COMPARISON OF WIND AND WIND SHEAR CLIMATOLOGIES DERIVED FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION RADIOSONDES wind and its vertical gradient, i.e. wind-shear, is characterized as a function of climate region. For a better representation of the average atmospheric wind and shear and their variabilities, high

Stoffelen, Ad

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A miniature transformer/dc?dc converter for implantable medical devices  

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This paper presents a new technique for the design of a miniature dc?dc converter used in energy producing implantable devices such as defibrillators and advanced pacemakers. This converter is inserted in such a device and is used to boost the voltage from a low voltage implanted battery to high voltage energy storage capacitors in a short period of time. The stored energy is then delivered when needed through an energy delivery circuit in order to stimulate or defibrillate the heart. The converter takes the form of a flyback topology which includes a miniature transformer and a specialized control circuit. The transformer was designed using a new numerical synthesis method which utilizes finite elements and dynamic programming for predicting the geometries of the transformer’s magnetic circuit. The final transformer design satisfied the performance criteria and provided means for selecting the converter components. The obtained performance results for the transformer and the dc?dc converter were in excellent agreement with laboratory performance tests.

Osama A. Mohammed; W. Kinzy Jones

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of dichalcogenide compounds as possible sorption reservoirs for thermionic converters  

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Recently a metal matrix sorption reservoir (MMSR) was developed for use as a self-regulating internal cesium reservoir for thermionic converters. The MMSR contains powdered graphite in a sintered refractory metal matrix. This innovation opens up the possibility of using alternative intercalating compounds previously overlooked because they are typically only available in powder form. One such alternative is the general class of materials known as dichalcogenides of metals. The dichalcogenide compounds are of the form MX[sub 2] where M is a metal and X is either S, Se or Te. The dichalcogenides have the laminar structure required for intercalation and some have been shown to intercalate liquid metals under certain conditions. Selected refractory metal dichalcogenides have been evaluated as potential cesium sorption reservoirs in thermionic converters. Testing showed the majority of the dichalcogenides are not stable in the thermal environment of current Thermionic Fuel Element (TFE) designs. Of the seven compounds that can survive the high temperatures and vacuum, four are not compatible with the cesium vapor at converter temperatures. The three remaining dichalcogenide compounds suitable for use in thermionic converters did not intercalate cesium at typical converter operating conditions. The result of this work allow the continued effort towards developing an internal self-regulating cesium reservoir to be concentrated on graphite contained in MMSRs.

Garner, S.D.; Horner-Richardson, K.D. (Thermacore, Inc., 780 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 (United States)); Kim, K.Y. (WL/POOC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-6563 (United States))

1993-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Emitter tests in an open thermionic converter with vapor injection through the collector  

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Mo and Pt emitters and a Ni collector with 400 laser-bored holes were used in an ''open'' thermionic converter. The alkali vapor was introduced into the converter through the array of holes in the collector from an adjacent alkali metal reservoir with separately controlled temperature. The overall results from the open thermionic converter are comparable to results from enclosed converters. The results found with a Cs plasma are encouraging, with barrier indices down to below 1.8 eV, at emitter temperatures around 1500 K in the case of a Mo emitter. The output power density was around 3.5 W cm/sup -2/. In the case of a Pt emitter, both Cs and K plasmas were used, with power densities up to 5.7 and 1.8 W cm/sup -2/, respectively close to 1800 K. The structure of the laser-bored collector may have contributed to these results, as well as the efficient removal of impurities in the ''open'' converter.

Wriedt, S.; Moeller, K.; Holmlid, L.

1986-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Multi Absorbing Wave Energy Converter MAWEC | Open Energy  

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Absorbing Wave Energy Converter MAWEC Absorbing Wave Energy Converter MAWEC < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Multi Absorbing Wave Energy Converter MAWEC.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Leancon Wave Energy Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Leancon Real Sea Test Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description MAWEC is an OWC wave energy converter that works differently from other OWCs in that it concurrently utilizes pressure and suck. This gives the wanted effect that the vertical force on the WEC is zero when the WEC stretches over more than one wave length. The device is V-shaped and oriented perpendicular to wave direction. The device consists of a number of vertical air tubes, and when a wave passes, air is pushed into a pressure channel that sucks air out of the suck channel. During one wave period each tube (120 in total) goes through a sequence where air is first pushed into a pressure channel when the wave is rising and is later sucked from the pressure channel when the wave is falling. In this situation there is constant pressure in the pressure channel and the air flow through the turbines is constant.

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One-way wave-equation migration of compressional and converted waves in a VTI medium  

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exploration and production. Horizontally layered sedi- mentary rocks exhibit anisotropy that can be described are useful for processing of conventional pressure data. Numer- ical examples demonstrate that the slowness; Barkved et al., 2004), hence reducing the risk in hydrocarbon ex- ploration and production. Shear

Ursin, Bjørn

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3-Dimensional Imaging At Nanometer Resolutions  

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for reducing the background radiation from other image planes to levels suitable for single-molecule detection and spatial location, are described. U.S. Patent No.: 7,675,045...

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Kinetic models of current sheets with a sheared magnetic field  

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Thin current sheets, whose existence in the Earth's magnetotail is confirmed by numerous spacecraft measurements, are studied analytically and numerically. The thickness of such sheets is on the order of the ion Larmor radius, and the normal component of the magnetic field (B{sub z}) in the sheet is almost constant, while the tangential (B{sub x}) and shear (B{sub y}) components depend on the transverse coordinate z. The current density in the sheet also has two self-consistent components (j{sub x} and j{sub y}, respectively), and the magnetic field lines are deformed and do not lie in a single plane. To study such quasi-one-dimensional current configurations, two kinetic models are used, in particular, a numerical model based on the particle-in-cell method and an analytical model. The calculated results show that two different modes of the self-consistent shear magnetic field B{sub y} and, accordingly, two thin current sheet configurations can exist for the same input parameters. For the mode with an antisymmetric z profile of the B{sub y} component, the magnetic field lines within the sheet are twisted, whereas the profiles of the plasma density, current density component j{sub y}, and magnetic field component B{sub x} differ slightly from those in the case of a shearless magnetic field (B{sub y} = 0). For the symmetric B{sub y} mode, the magnetic field lines lie in a curved surface. In this case, the plasma density in the sheet varies slightly and the current sheet is two times thicker. Analysis of the dependence of the current sheet structure on the flow anisotropy shows that the sheet thickness decreases significantly with decreasing ratio between the thermal and drift plasma velocities, which is caused by the dynamics of quasi-adiabatic ions. It is shown that the results of the analytical and numerical models are in good agreement. The problems of application of these models to describe current sheets at the magnetopause and near magnetic reconnection regions are discussed.

Mingalev, O. V.; Mingalev, I. V.; Mel'nik, M. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Polar Geophysical Institute, Cola Science Center (Russian Federation); Artemyev, A. V.; Malova, H. V.; Popov, V. Yu. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation); Chao, Shen [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center for Space Science and Applied Research (China); Zelenyi, L. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear thickening and jamming in densely packed suspensions of different particle shapes  

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We investigated the effects of particle shape on shear thickening in densely packed suspensions. Rods of different aspect ratios and non-convex hooked rods were fabricated. Viscosity curves and normal stresses were measured using a rheometer for a wide range of packing fractions for each shape. Suspensions of each shape exhibit qualitatively similar Discontinuous Shear Thickening. The logarithmic slope of the stress/shear-rate relation increases dramatically with packing fraction and diverges at a critical packing fraction phi_c which depends on particle shape. The packing fraction dependence of the viscosity curves for different convex shapes can be collapsed when the packing fraction is normalized by phi_c. Intriguingly, viscosity curves for non-convex particles do not collapse on the same set as convex particles, showing strong shear thickening over a wider range of packing fraction. The value of phi_c is found to coincide with the onset of a yield stress at the jamming transition, suggesting the jamming transition also controls shear thickening. The yield stress is found to correspond with trapped air in the suspensions, and the scale of the stress can be attributed to interfacial tension forces which dramatically increase above phi_c due to the geometric constraints of jamming. The relationship between shear and normal stresses is found to be linear in both the shear thickening and jammed regimes, indicating that the shear stresses come from friction. In the limit of zero shear rate, normal stresses pull the rheometer plates together due to the surface tension of the liquid below phi_c, but push the rheometer plates apart due to jamming above phi_c.

Eric Brown; Hanjun Zhang; Nicole A. Forman; Benjamin W. Maynor; Douglas E. Betts; Joseph M. DeSimone; Heinrich M. Jaeger

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z