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  1. 1980 Base case and feasibility analysis

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    1993-03-01

    This report describes a task of documenting a ``base case`` and performing a feasibility analysis for a national residential energy efficiency program for new homes, The principal objective of the task wasto estimate the energy consumption of typical homes built in 1980 and then to identify and assess the feasibility of methods to reduce that consumption by 50%. The goal of the program by the year 2000 is to reduce heating and cooling energy use in new homes built under the program to one-half of the energy use in typical new homes built in 1980. The task also calls for determining whether the program goal should be revised, based on the analysis.

  2. 1980 Base case and feasibility analysis

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    Not Available

    1993-03-01

    This report describes a task of documenting a base case'' and performing a feasibility analysis for a national residential energy efficiency program for new homes, The principal objective of the task wasto estimate the energy consumption of typical homes built in 1980 and then to identify and assess the feasibility of methods to reduce that consumption by 50%. The goal of the program by the year 2000 is to reduce heating and cooling energy use in new homes built under the program to one-half of the energy use in typical new homes built in 1980. The task also calls for determining whether the program goal should be revised, based on the analysis.

  3. A Conceptual Framework for Semantic Case-based Safety Analysis Olawande Daramola, Tor Stlhane

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    .biffl}@tuwien.ac.at Abstract Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Analysis and Fail- ure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) are among-based framework for safety analy- sis, which facilitates the reuse of previous HAZOP and FMEA experiences in order application. Key words: Safety analysis, HAZOP, FMEA, ontology, requirements, case-based reasoning, natural

  4. Fuel Cycle Analysis Framework Base Cases for the IAEA/INPRO GAINS Collaborative Project

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    Brent Dixon

    2012-09-01

    Thirteen countries participated in the Collaborative Project GAINS “Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Thermal and Fast Reactors Including a Closed Fuel Cycle”, which was the primary activity within the IAEA/INPRO Program Area B: “Global Vision on Sustainable Nuclear Energy” for the last three years. The overall objective of GAINS was to develop a standard framework for assessing future nuclear energy systems taking into account sustainable development, and to validate results through sample analyses. This paper details the eight scenarios that constitute the GAINS framework base cases for analysis of the transition to future innovative nuclear energy systems. The framework base cases provide a reference for users of the framework to start from in developing and assessing their own alternate systems. Each base case is described along with performance results against the GAINS sustainability evaluation metrics. The eight cases include four using a moderate growth projection and four using a high growth projection for global nuclear electricity generation through 2100. The cases are divided into two sets, addressing homogeneous and heterogeneous scenarios developed by GAINS to model global fuel cycle strategies. The heterogeneous world scenario considers three separate nuclear groups based on their fuel cycle strategies, with non-synergistic and synergistic cases. The framework base case analyses results show the impact of these different fuel cycle strategies while providing references for future users of the GAINS framework. A large number of scenario alterations are possible and can be used to assess different strategies, different technologies, and different assumptions about possible futures of nuclear power. Results can be compared to the framework base cases to assess where these alternate cases perform differently versus the sustainability indicators.

  5. Genotype-based Case-Control Analysis, Violation of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, and Phase Diagrams

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    Young Ju Suh; Wentian Li

    2008-03-12

    We study in detail a particular statistical method in genetic case-control analysis, labeled "genotype-based association", in which the two test results from assuming dominant and recessive model are combined in one optimal output. This method differs both from the allele-based association which artificially doubles the sample size, and the direct chi-square test on 3-by-2 contingency table which may overestimate the degree of freedom. We conclude that the comparative advantage (or disadvantage) of the genotype-based test over the allele-based test mainly depends on two parameters, the allele frequency difference delta and the Hardy-Weinberg disequilibrium coefficient difference delta_epsilon. Six different situations, called "phases", characterized by the two X^2 test statistics in allele-based and genotype-based test, are well separated in the phase diagram parameterized by delta and delta_epsilon. For two major groups of phases, a single parameter theta = tan^-1 (delta/delta_epsilon) is able to achieves an almost perfect phase separation. We also applied the analytic result to several types of disease models. It is shown that for dominant and additive models, genotype-based tests are favored over allele-based tests.

  6. Base isolation case study

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    Ching, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Apostol)

    2008-01-01

    The primary objective of this thesis is the introduction of the current code, ASCE 7-05 into the base isolation design and the analysis of base isolation response due to seismic forces. An eight story irregular structure ...

  7. A CaseBased Approach to Knowledge Acquisition for DomainSpecific Sentence Analysis

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    Cardie, Claire

    that a murder took place and the perpetrators of the crime were ``terrorists.'' This is not the case for sentence 2 --- the verb ``killed'' appears, but no murder has

  8. Analysis of User Trajectories Based on Data Distribution and State Transition: a Case Study with a Massively Multiplayer Online Game Angel Love Online

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    Thawonmas, Ruck

    Analysis of User Trajectories Based on Data Distribution and State Transition: a Case Study in two steps: the first step based on data distribution and the second step based on state transition study where our approach is applied to real trajectory data obtained from Angel Love Online, a massively

  9. Reliability-based casing design

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    Maes, M.A. [Univ. of Calgary, Alberta (Canada). Civil Engineering Dept.; Gulati, K.C.; Johnson, R.C. [Mobil Research and Development Corp., Dallas, TX (United States); McKenna, D.L. [Mobil Producing Nigeria, Lagos (Nigeria); Brand, P.R.; Lewis, D.B. [Mobil E and P Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

    1995-06-01

    The present paper describes the development of reliability-based design criteria for oil and/or gas well casing/tubing. The approach is based on the fundamental principles of limit state design. Limit states for tubulars are discussed and specific techniques for the stochastic modeling of loading and resistance variables are described. Zonation methods and calibration techniques are developed which are geared specifically to the characteristic tubular design for both hydrocarbon drilling and production applications. The application of quantitative risk analysis to the development of risk-consistent design criteria is shown to be a major and necessary step forward in achieving more economic tubular design.

  10. The "Pinch Analysis": Special Cases 

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    Bitowft, B.; Tripathi, P.

    1989-01-01

    A method for determining the efficiency and scope for improvement of a process plant's energy consumption, based on pinch technology, is reviewed. While this is a generic approach that applies in most cases, there are certain cases where the results...

  11. A case study for cloud based high throughput analysis of NGS data using the globus genomics system

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    Bhuvaneshwar, Krithika; Sulakhe, Dinanath; Gauba, Robinder; Rodriguez, Alex; Madduri, Ravi; Dave, Utpal; Lacinski, Lukasz; Foster, Ian; Gusev, Yuriy; Madhavan, Subha

    2015-01-01

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies produce massive amounts of data requiring a powerful computational infrastructure, high quality bioinformatics software, and skilled personnel to operate the tools. We present a case study of a practical solution to this data management and analysis challenge that simplifies terabyte scale data handling and provides advanced tools for NGS data analysis. These capabilities are implemented using the “Globus Genomics” system, which is an enhanced Galaxy workflow system made available as a service that offers users the capability to process and transfer data easily, reliably and quickly to address end-to-end NGS analysis requirements. The Globus Genomics system is built on Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure. The system takes advantage of elastic scaling of compute resources to run multiple workflows in parallel and it also helps meet the scale-out analysis needs of modern translational genomics research.

  12. A case study for cloud based high throughput analysis of NGS data using the globus genomics system

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    Bhuvaneshwar, Krithika; Sulakhe, Dinanath; Gauba, Robinder; Rodriguez, Alex; Madduri, Ravi; Dave, Utpal; Lacinski, Lukasz; Foster, Ian; Gusev, Yuriy; Madhavan, Subha

    2015-01-01

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies produce massive amounts of data requiring a powerful computational infrastructure, high quality bioinformatics software, and skilled personnel to operate the tools. We present a case study of a practical solution to this data management and analysis challenge that simplifies terabyte scale data handling and provides advanced tools for NGS data analysis. These capabilities are implemented using the “Globus Genomics” system, which is an enhanced Galaxy workflow system made available as a service that offers users the capability to process and transfer data easily, reliably and quickly to address end-to-end NGS analysis requirements. The Globus Genomicsmore »system is built on Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure. The system takes advantage of elastic scaling of compute resources to run multiple workflows in parallel and it also helps meet the scale-out analysis needs of modern translational genomics research.« less

  13. Production Management Decision Analysis Using AI-Based Proxy Modeling of Reservoir Simulations A Look-Back Case Study

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    SPE 170664 Production Management Decision Analysis Using AI-Based Proxy Modeling of Reservoir in the Middle East. This prolific mature asset that includes more than 160 production wells has been the subject of peripheral water injection for many years to maintain pressure and help displace oil toward the production

  14. Strategic backdrop analysis for fossil fuel planning. Task 2 report (New Task Series), The Base Case. Report 473-117-08/01

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    1980-08-01

    This report describes a base case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed by The Futures Group to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the Department of Energy. It builds upon the data base compiled in the default case previously submitted but uses a different set of energy technology assumptions. Objectives of the strategic backdrop analysis project are: (1) to delineate alternative socioeconomic futures or target worlds for the United States and to derive, for each world, the amount of energy needed to sustain its level of economic activity and lifestyle, assuming no technological changes; (2) to construct an analytical framework that accounts for the flow of energy from the disaggregated end-use target demand sectors back through the distribution and conversion processes to primary resource requirements; (3) to use this framework 1) to analyze how alternative government policies and associated new technologies can change the primary resource needs and fuel mix while still providing the same level of end-use energy service for the target world, and 2) to highlight resource constraints, program inconsistencies, and economic, environmental, and social implications; (4) to transfer to DOE personnel the methodology for generating energy targets and accounting for important characteristics of alternative energy policies and technologies.

  15. IUCBRF Lesson: Case Base Maintenance Policies

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    Indiana University

    by Steven Bogaerts & David Leake. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions long-term use, maintenance becomes an important concern. Conse- quently, maintenance has received of case use in larger case bases. More precisely, define case age as the number of episodes a CBR system

  16. Social Skills Interventions for Students with Challenging Behavior: Quality of the Evidence Base and a Single-Case Research Meta-Analysis 

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    Hutchins, Nancy Sanchez

    2014-07-17

    with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who display challenging behavior and (2) conduct a single-case research (SCR) meta-analysis to determine the overall effect and the effect of potential moderators of SSIs for students with or at-risk of EBD and students...

  17. Generating Test Cases for XML-based Web Component

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    Offutt, Jeff

    1 Generating Test Cases for XML-based Web Component Interactions Using Mutation Analysis Suet Chun Offutt George Mason University Fairfax, VA USA www.ise.gmu.edu/faculty/ofut/ © Lee & Offutt 2 Client WebMulti--tiered Web Softwaretiered Web Software SystemsSystems #12;2 © Lee & Offutt 3 Composite Multilateral Web

  18. Case-based Teaching Discovery Questions

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Goals Case-based Teaching Discovery Questions Teaching Chips Assessment Web Tools 1 Biology & 2.bio.davidson.edu/people/macampbell/ASCB/2002.html www.aw.com/genomics www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/genomics/studentpages.html www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/genomics/Exams/exams.html www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/GCAT/MAGICTool.html www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/GCAT/teachingchip.html

  19. Traversal, Case Analysis, and Lowering for C++ Program Analysis 

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    Wagner, Luke A.

    2010-01-14

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 II TUTORIAL : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 13 A. Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 B. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 C. \\Hello, Unit... are and leaves the why for the discussion in Chapter III. Also, these goals are introduced by metaphor and example, saving their realization in the Filter library for the tutorial in Chapter II. 1. Traversal and case analysis The rst functional goal...

  20. ARM - Field Campaign - CASES Data Analysis

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach HomeA Better Anode Design to Improve4AJ01) (See22, 2012IIIAtlanticMarinegovCampaignsCASES Data Analysis

  1. Analysis of Restricted Natural Gas Supply Cases

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2004-01-01

    The four cases examined in this study have progressively greater impacts on overall natural gas consumption, prices, and supply. Compared to the Annual Energy Outlook 2004 reference case, the no Alaska pipeline case has the least impact; the low liquefied natural gas case has more impact; the low unconventional gas recovery case has even more impact; and the combined case has the most impact.

  2. 20th International Conference on Case Based Reasoning | GE Global...

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    Cheetham on "Case-Based Reasoning for Turbine Trip Diagnostics". ICCBR was hosted in Lyon, France September 3-6, 2012. Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is a lazy learning algorithm...

  3. Geographically Based Hydrogen Demand and Infrastructure Analysis...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Analysis Geographically Based Hydrogen Demand and Infrastructure Analysis Presentation by NREL's Margo Melendez at the 2010 - 2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles...

  4. Analysis of design tradeoffs for diplay case evaporators

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    Bullard, CLARK

    2004-08-11

    A model for simulating a display case evaporator under frosting conditions has been developed, using a quasi-steady and finite-volume approach and a Newton-Raphson based solution algorithm. It is capable of simulating evaporators with multiple modules having different geometries, e.g. tube and fin thicknesses and pitch. The model was validated against data taken at two-minute intervals from a well-instrumented medium-temperature vertical display case, for two evaporators having very different configurations. The data from these experiments provided both the input data for the model and also the data to compare the modeling results. The validated model has been used to generate some general guidelines for coil design. Effects of various geometrical parameters were quantified, and compressor performance data were used to express the results in terms of total power consumption. Using these general guidelines, a new prototype evaporator was designed for the subject display case, keeping in mind the current packaging restrictions, tube and fin availabilities. It is an optimum coil for the given external load conditions. Subsequently, the validated model was used in a more extensive analysis to design prototype coils with some of the current tube and fin spacing restrictions removed. A new microchannel based suction line heat exchanger was installed in the display case system. The performance of this suction line heat exchanger is reported.

  5. Dependable Risk Analysis for Systems with E/E/PE Components: Two Case Studies

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    Ladkin, Peter B.

    Dependable Risk Analysis for Systems with E/E/PE Components: Two Case Studies Jörn Stuphorn, Bernd question of how to perform an accurate risk analysis of systems with software-based components (often architecture which allows standard methods of risk analysis to be ap- plied We call the successive languages

  6. Agent-Case Embeddings for the Analysis of Evolved Systems

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    Ashlock, Dan

    Agent-Case Embeddings for the Analysis of Evolved Systems Daniel Ashlock and Colin Lee Abstract--This study introduces agent-case embeddings, a general purpose tool for detecting the variety of solutions agents are attempting to solve. Agent-case embeddings permit comparison of solutions evolved

  7. Chapter 11. Community analysis-based methods

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    Cao, Y.; Wu, C.H.; Andersen, G.L.; Holden, P.A.

    2010-05-01

    Microbial communities are each a composite of populations whose presence and relative abundance in water or other environmental samples are a direct manifestation of environmental conditions, including the introduction of microbe-rich fecal material and factors promoting persistence of the microbes therein. As shown by culture-independent methods, different animal-host fecal microbial communities appear distinctive, suggesting that their community profiles can be used to differentiate fecal samples and to potentially reveal the presence of host fecal material in environmental waters. Cross-comparisons of microbial communities from different hosts also reveal relative abundances of genetic groups that can be used to distinguish sources. In increasing order of their information richness, several community analysis methods hold promise for MST applications: phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP), cloning/sequencing, and PhyloChip. Specific case studies involving TRFLP and PhyloChip approaches demonstrate the ability of community-based analyses of contaminated waters to confirm a diagnosis of water quality based on host-specific marker(s). The success of community-based MST for comprehensively confirming fecal sources relies extensively upon using appropriate multivariate statistical approaches. While community-based MST is still under evaluation and development as a primary diagnostic tool, results presented herein demonstrate its promise. Coupled with its inherently comprehensive ability to capture an unprecedented amount of microbiological data that is relevant to water quality, the tools for microbial community analysis are increasingly accessible, and community-based approaches have unparalleled potential for translation into rapid, perhaps real-time, monitoring platforms.

  8. Two Case Studies on Vision-based Moving Objects Measurement 

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    Zhang, Ji

    2012-10-19

    In this thesis, we presented two case studies on vision-based moving objects measurement. In the first case, we used a monocular camera to perform ego-motion estimation for a robot in an urban area. We developed the algorithm based on vertical line...

  9. CASE/CM Services Supporting InternetBased Software Engineering

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    Biuk-Aghai, Robert P.

    CASE/CM Services Supporting Internet­Based Software Engineering Robert P. Biuk­Aghai Faculty of geographically dis­ tributed software engineers cooperating and com­ municating over the Internet. In the future of Internet­based Computer­Aided Software Engineering (CASE) and Configuration Manage­ ment (CM) environments

  10. Image Analysis Model-Based Methods

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Model-Based Methods Comparing and Evaluating Models Summary Further Reading Data Collection ScientificImage Analysis Model-Based Methods Comparing and Evaluating Models Summary Further Reading Fully Low-Count Image Analysis #12;Image Analysis Model-Based Methods Comparing and Evaluating Models

  11. A Simplified Residential Base-Case Model 

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    Do, S. L.; Choi, J. H.; Haberl, J. S.

    2013-01-01

    This study was for the DOE-2.1e program to develop a simplified residential ASHP house model in Houston, Texas. The house characteristics were based on the standard reference design and requirements as defined in Chapter ...

  12. Analysis of Academic Ties: A Case Study of Mathematics Genealogy

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    Gunes, Mehmet Hadi

    Analysis of Academic Ties: A Case Study of Mathematics Genealogy Engin Arslan, Mehmet Hadi Gunes the Mathematics Genealogy Project data. Additionally, using university and nation information of mathematicians over the years. Keywords - Academic ties, mathematics genealogy, social network. 1. INTRODUCTION

  13. Noise analysis for comparator-based circuits

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    Sepke, Todd

    Noise analysis for comparator-based circuits is presented. The goal is to gain insight into the different sources of noise in these circuits for design purposes. After the general analysis techniques are established, they ...

  14. Wavelet based analysis of circuit breaker operation 

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    Ren, Zhifang Jennifer

    2004-09-30

    . To automate the diagnostic practice for circuit breaker operation and reduce the utility company's workload, Wavelet based analysis software of circuit breaker operation is developed here. Combined with circuit breaker monitoring system, the analysis software...

  15. Model-Based Dependability Analysis of Programmable Drug Infusion Pumps

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    Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

    Model-Based Dependability Analysis of Programmable Drug Infusion Pumps Sriram Sankaranarayanan.lastname@colorado.edu Abstract. Infusion pumps are commonly used in home/hospital care to inject drugs into a patient a case-study involving an infusion pump used to manage pain through the infusion of analgesic drugs

  16. Worst-case Structural Analysis Qingnan Zhou

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    Zorin, Denis

    printing. The cost of 3D printing has come down significantly over the past few years, and the industry for such products is radically different from the conventional manufacturing pipeline: 3D geometric models present a method that would identify structural problems in objects designed for 3D printing based

  17. Android Malware Analysis Based On Memory Forensics

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    Levente, Buttyán

    Android Malware Analysis Based On Memory Forensics Andr´as Gazdag and Levente Butty´an Laboratory for the Android platform using a memory forensics approach. We explore the required modification of the Android gathered from the analysis steps we present a methodology of behaviour analysis of android applications

  18. Fast Kernel-Based Independent Component Analysis

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    McAuliffe, Jon

    Fast Kernel-Based Independent Component Analysis Hao Shen , Stefanie Jegelka and Arthur Gretton instance, sources with near-zero kurtosis). FastKICA (Fast HSIC-based Kernel ICA) is a new optimisation-based ICA algorithms, FastKICA is applicable to any twice differentiable kernel function. Experimental

  19. Improved Efficiency of Oil Well Drilling through Case Based Reasoning

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    1 Improved Efficiency of Oil Well Drilling through Case Based Reasoning Paal Skalle Norwegian drilling, has been developed in cooperation with an oil company. From several reoccurring problems during oil well drilling the problem of "lost circulation", i.e. loss of circulating drilling fluid

  20. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Plan Diversity in Case-Based Planning

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    Muñoz-Avila, Héctor

    Qualitative vs. Quantitative Plan Diversity in Case-Based Planning Alexandra Coman, Héctor Muñoz 18015 {alc308, hem4}@lehigh.edu Abstract. Plan diversity has practical value in multiple planning domains, including travel planning, military planning and game planning. Existing methods for obtaining

  1. Operational Support in Fish Farming through Case-based Reasoning

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    Operational Support in Fish Farming through Case-based Reasoning Axel Tidemann1 , Finn Olav.tidemann@gmail.com, finnolav.bjornson@sintef.no, agnar@idi.ntnu.no Abstract. Farmed fish is the third biggest export in Norway (around NOK 30 billion/e3.82 billion/US$ 5.44 billion in 2010), and large fish farms have biomass worth

  2. Well casing-based geophysical sensor apparatus, system and method

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    Daily, William D. (Livermore, CA)

    2010-03-09

    A geophysical sensor apparatus, system, and method for use in, for example, oil well operations, and in particular using a network of sensors emplaced along and outside oil well casings to monitor critical parameters in an oil reservoir and provide geophysical data remote from the wells. Centralizers are affixed to the well casings and the sensors are located in the protective spheres afforded by the centralizers to keep from being damaged during casing emplacement. In this manner, geophysical data may be detected of a sub-surface volume, e.g. an oil reservoir, and transmitted for analysis. Preferably, data from multiple sensor types, such as ERT and seismic data are combined to provide real time knowledge of the reservoir and processes such as primary and secondary oil recovery.

  3. Monitoring- Based Commissioning with Advanced EMIS Analysis 

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    Ratkovich, B.

    2013-01-01

    ?Based?Commissioning? with?Advanced?EMIS?Analysis Boban?Ratkovich,?MEng,?PEng,?CEM,?BESA,?LEED?AP President Presentation?Overview 1. Monitoring?Based?Commissioning?Objective? 2. Definition?of?Monitoring?Based?Commissioning?(MBCx) 3. MBCx ? Value?Added?Proposal? 4. MBCx...,?targeting?LEED?Gold ? High?performance?envelope ? BAS?integrated?lighting?with?occ? sensor?and?photocell?control ? VAV?Energy?Recovery?Ventilators? with?VFDs?and?occ?sensor?enabling ? Reversible?ASHPs?with?condensing? boiler...

  4. Fourier-Based Spectral Analysis with Adaptive Resolution

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    Andrey Khilko

    2008-06-04

    Despite being the most popular methods of data analysis, Fourier-based techniques suffer from the problem of static resolution that is currently believed to be a fundamental limitation of the Fourier Transform. Although alternative solutions overcome this limitation, none provide the simplicity, versatility, and convenience of the Fourier analysis. The lack of convenience often prevents these alternatives from replacing classical spectral methods - even in applications that suffer from the limitation of static resolution. This work demonstrates that, contrary to the generally accepted belief, the Fourier Transform can be generalized to the case of adaptive resolution. The generalized transform provides backward compatibility with classical spectral techniques and introduces minimal computational overhead.

  5. MEMS-based chemical analysis systems development at Sandia National...

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    Conference: MEMS-based chemical analysis systems development at Sandia National Labs. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: MEMS-based chemical analysis systems development at...

  6. Static Model Analysis with Lattice-based Ontologies

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    Lickly, Ben

    2012-01-01

    3 Static Analysis 3.1 Heuristics-based tools . . . . .Ontology Framework for Static Model Analysis”. In: EMSOFT ’Murawski and Kwangkeun Yi. “Static Monotonicity Analysis for

  7. Timeline analysis for Android-based systems

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    Timeline analysis for Android-based systems Yu Jin Kongens Lyngby 2013 IMM-M.Sc.-2013-42 #12 be used to analyse events within the Android operating system, with particular focus on their chronological relations. To achieve this, a study of Android system was taken place prior to the implementation

  8. Asset-based poverty analysis in rural Bangladesh: A comparison of principal component analysis and

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    Mound, Jon

    1 Asset-based poverty analysis in rural Bangladesh: A comparison of principal component analysis Bangladesh: A comparison of principal component analysis and fuzzy set theory © Sonia Ferdous Hoque, 2014-based poverty analysis in Bangladesh ........................................... 17 Discussion

  9. Economic Analysis Case Studies of Battery Energy Storage with SAM

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    DiOrio, Nicholas; Dobos, Aron; Janzou, Steven

    2015-11-01

    Interest in energy storage has continued to increase as states like California have introduced mandates and subsidies to spur adoption. This energy storage includes customer sited behind-the-meter storage coupled with photovoltaics (PV). This paper presents case study results from California and Tennessee, which were performed to assess the economic benefit of customer-installed systems. Different dispatch strategies, including manual scheduling and automated peak-shaving were explored to determine ideal ways to use the storage system to increase the system value and mitigate demand charges. Incentives, complex electric tariffs, and site specific load and PV data were used to perform detailed analysis. The analysis was performed using the free, publically available System Advisor Model (SAM) tool. We find that installation of photovoltaics with a lithium-ion battery system priced at $300/kWh in Los Angeles under a high demand charge utility rate structure and dispatched using perfect day-ahead forecasting yields a positive net-present value, while all other scenarios cost the customer more than the savings accrued. Different dispatch strategies, including manual scheduling and automated peak-shaving were explored to determine ideal ways to use the storage system to increase the system value and mitigate demand charges. Incentives, complex electric tariffs, and site specific load and PV data were used to perform detailed analysis. The analysis was performed using the free, publically available System Advisor Model (SAM) tool. We find that installation of photovoltaics with a lithium-ion battery system priced at $300/kWh in Los Angeles under a high demand charge utility rate structure and dispatched using perfect day-ahead forecasting yields a positive net-present value, while all other scenarios cost the customer more than the savings accrued.

  10. Agent-based models as scientific methodology: A case study analysing the DomWorld theory of

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    Bryson, Joanna J.

    Agent-based models as scientific methodology: A case study analysing the DomWorld theory of primate earlier discussion of ABM as a scientific methodology in light of our analysis of Dom- World. We show Abstract A scientific methodology must provide two things: first a means of explanation, and second

  11. Learning from cases : retrieving cases in CAD systems based on design criteria

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    Shih, Jau-Yung

    1991-01-01

    Architects usually regard case studies as an important way to study architecture. Cases stand for existing answers to real problems and provide resources for free interpretation. This thesis investigates encoding design ...

  12. Harmonic Analysis and Geometries of Digital Data Bases

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    Maggioni, Mauro

    Harmonic Analysis and Geometries of Digital Data Bases AMS Session Special Sesson, 2010 () Harmonic Analysis of Data Bases January 14, 2010 1 / 41 #12;Local geometry described by a graph, Gavish) Harmonic Analysis of Data Bases January 14, 2010 2 / 41 #12;Local geometry described by a graph

  13. Introducing comparative analysis to the LEED system: A case for rational and regional application

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    Eijadi, David; Vaidya, Prausad; Reinertsen, James; Kumar, Satish

    2002-01-01

    Committee. "Refocusing the LEED ™ Development Effort - Newcomparative analysis to the LEED system: A case for rationaland Environmental Design (LEED ) system introduced and

  14. HBDR: a case-based tool for organizing architectural information on historic building designs 

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    Mulye, Leena

    2002-01-01

    use for the student community. Case-based representation and learning systems can be used to arrange and define the case study information. In this research, I have collected and categorized information about previous historic building designs. As a...

  15. Bismuth-based electrochemical stripping analysis

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    Wang, Joseph

    2004-01-27

    Method and apparatus for trace metal detection and analysis using bismuth-coated electrodes and electrochemical stripping analysis. Both anodic stripping voltammetry and adsorptive stripping analysis may be employed.

  16. Case Based Reasoning for Information Personalization: Using a Context-Sensitive

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    Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza

    of information to users; and (b) direct users to the right information, based on the user's current specificCase Based Reasoning for Information Personalization: Using a Context-Sensitive Compositional Case an intelligent information filtering strategy that is a hybrid of item-based Collaborative Filtering (CF

  17. Page 1 of 24 Case-based Reasoning for Evolutionary MEMS Design

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Page 1 of 24 Case-based Reasoning for Evolutionary MEMS Design Corie L. Cobb1 and Alice M. Agogino2-aided design tool for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design synthesis called CaSyn-MEMS (Case-based Synthesis of MEMS) has been developed. MEMS-based technologies have the potential to revolutionize many

  18. Methane on Uranus: The case for a compact CH4 cloud layer at low latitudes and a severe CH4 depletion at high-latitudes based on re-analysis of Voyager occultation measurements and STIS spectroscopy

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    Sromovsky, Lawrence; Kim, Joo Hyeon

    2015-01-01

    Lindal et al. (1987, J. Geophys. Res. 92, 14987-15001) presented a range of temperature and CH4 profiles for Uranus that were consistent with 1986 Voyager radio occultation measurements. A localized refractivity slope variation near 1.2 bars was interpreted to be the result of a condensed CH4 cloud layer. However, models fit to near-IR spectra found particle concentrations in the 1.5-3 bar range (Sromovsky et al. 2006, Icarus 182, 577-593, Sromovsky and Fry 2008, Icarus 193, 211-229, Irwin et al. 2010, Icarus 208, 913-926), and a recent analysis of STIS spectra argued that aerosol particles formed diffusely distributed hazes, with no compact condensation layer (Karkoschka and Tomasko 2009, Icarus 202, 287-309). Trying to reconcile these results, we reanalyzed the occultation observations with a He volume mixing ratio reduced from 0.15 to 0.116, which is near the edge of the 0.033 range given by Conrath et al. (1987, J. Geophys. Res., 15003-10). This allowed us to obtain saturated CH4 mixing ratios within the ...

  19. The opportunistic replacement problem: analysis and case studies

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    Torgny Almgren

    2009-01-22

    Jan 22, 2009 ... Results from a series of case studies performed in the areas of aircraft engine and wind turbine maintenance are also reported. These illustrate ...

  20. UML based risk analysis -Application to a medical J. Guiochet

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    Guiochet, Jérémie

    UML based risk analysis - Application to a medical robot J. Guiochet GRIMM-ISYCOM/LESIA, University approach, based on the risk concept in order to guide designers along the safety analysis of such complex systems. Safety depends on risk management activity, which core is risk analysis. This one consists

  1. A Denotational Model for Component-Based Risk Analysis

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    Stølen, Ketil

    A Denotational Model for Component-Based Risk Analysis Gyrd Brændeland1,2, , Atle Refsdal2 by traditional risk analysis methods. This paper ad- dresses this problem from a theoretical perspective by proposing a deno- tational model for component-based risk analysis. In order to model the probabilistic

  2. Web-Based Interactive Analysis and Animation of Mechanisms

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    Cheng, Harry H.

    a mechanism in a Web browser and then click a button for kinematic and dynamic analysis, graphical plottingWeb-Based Interactive Analysis and Animation of Mechanisms Harry H. Cheng Professor Member of ASME A Web-based mechanism analysis and animation system is pre- sented in this article. The system

  3. Component-based risk analysis Doctoral Dissertation by

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    Stølen, Ketil

    Component-based risk analysis Doctoral Dissertation by Gyrd Brændeland Submitted to the Faculty. In conventional risk analysis the parts of the environment that are relevant for estimating the risk-level are often included as part of the target of analysis. Furthermore, in existing risk analysis methods [3, 30

  4. UML BASED FMECA IN RISK ANALYSIS J. GUIOCHET

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    Guiochet, Jérémie

    UML BASED FMECA IN RISK ANALYSIS J. GUIOCHET GRIMM-ISYCOM/LESIA CS Eng. Dpt., University Toulouse management activity is necessary. This paper more precisely focuses on risk analysis; its demon- strate how the use of a risk analysis technic such as the Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) can

  5. Cloud-Based Statistical Analysis from Users' Perspective Botong Huang

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    Yang, Jun

    efficient statistical analysis programs requires tremendous expertise and effort. Most statisticians would much prefer programming in languages familiar to them, such as R and MATLAB, Copyright 2014 IEEECumulon: Cloud-Based Statistical Analysis from Users' Perspective Botong Huang Department

  6. Worst-Case Analysis of Network Design Problem Heuristics

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    Wong, Richard T.

    The Optimal Network problem (as defined by Scott [16]) consists of selecting a subset of arcs that minimizes the sum of the shortest paths between all nodes subject to a budget constraint. This paper considers the worst-case ...

  7. GIS-based wind farm site selection: Evaluating the case for New York State

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    Bergman, Keren

    GIS-based wind farm site selection: Evaluating the case for New York State E-mail: rv2216@columbia Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 15, 2011 #12;Where to build a 50 MW wind farm? 1. What sites.clca.columbia.edu GIS-based wind farm site selection: evaluating the case for New York State ­ NEARC GIS conference 2011

  8. Cluster Analysis-Based Approaches for Geospatiotemporal Data...

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    Cluster Analysis-Based Approaches for Geospatiotemporal Data Mining of Massive Data Sets for Identification of Forest Threats Mills, Richard T ORNL ORNL; Hoffman, Forrest M...

  9. Polyhedral Methods for Adaptive Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis

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    Toubia, Olivier

    2003-02-26

    Choice-based conjoint analysis (CBC) is used widely in marketing for product design, segmentation, and marketing strategy. We propose and test a new "polyhedral" ...

  10. Surface-Based Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data

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    Thompson, Paul

    Surface-Based Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Theo G.M. van Erp1, Vikas Y School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA Abstract. Surface-based visualization, atlases the integration of surface-based tech- niques with functional imaging data, combining surface-based nonlinear

  11. A Web-Based Development Environment for Collaborative Data Analysis

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    Erdmann, Martin

    A Web-Based Development Environment for Collaborative Data Analysis M Erdmann, R Fischer, C Glaser@lists.rwth-aachen.de Abstract. Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) is a web-based development environment addressing high energy the most recent developments of our web application concerning technical, state-of-the-art approaches

  12. Information-based analysis of simple incoherent imaging systems

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    Ashok, Amit

    Information-based analysis of simple incoherent imaging systems Amit Ashok and Mark A. Neifeld@ece.arizona.edu Abstract: We present an information-based analysis of three candidate imagers: a conventional lens system.3050) Information processing; (220.4830) Op- tical systems design References and links 1. J. van der Gracht and G. W

  13. Medially Based Meshing with Finite Element Analysis of Prostate Deformation

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    Crouch, Jessica R.

    Medially Based Meshing with Finite Element Analysis of Prostate Deformation Jessica R. Crouch1 have approached prostate imaging problems using meth- ods that incorporate finite element analysis. Assume the prostate is a linearly elastic body and compute its deformation using finite element analysis

  14. Overview of New Tools to Perform Safety Analysis: BWR Station Black Out Test Case

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    D. Mandelli; C. Smith; T. Riley; J. Nielsen; J. Schroeder; C. Rabiti; A. Alfonsi; Cogliati; R. Kinoshita; V. Pasucci; B. Wang; D. Maljovec

    2014-06-01

    Dynamic Probabilistic Risk Assessment (DPRA) methodologies couple system simulator codes (e.g., RELAP, MELCOR) with simulation controller codes (e.g., RAVEN, ADAPT). While system simulator codes accurately model system dynamics deterministically, simulation controller codes introduce both deterministic (e.g., system control logic, operating procedures) and stochastic (e.g., component failures, parameter uncertainties) elements into the simulation. Typically, a DPRA is performed by: 1) sampling values of a set of parameters from the uncertainty space of interest (using the simulation controller codes), and 2) simulating the system behavior for that specific set of parameter values (using the system simulator codes). For complex systems, one of the major challenges in using DPRA methodologies is to analyze the large amount of information (i.e., large number of scenarios ) generated, where clustering techniques are typically employed to allow users to better organize and interpret the data. In this paper, we focus on the analysis of a nuclear simulation dataset that is part of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) station blackout (SBO) case study. We apply a software tool that provides the domain experts with an interactive analysis and visualization environment for understanding the structures of such high-dimensional nuclear simulation datasets. Our tool encodes traditional and topology-based clustering techniques, where the latter partitions the data points into clusters based on their uniform gradient flow behavior. We demonstrate through our case study that both types of clustering techniques complement each other in bringing enhanced structural understanding of the data.

  15. Visual Analysis/Evidence of Effect Quality Indicators for Single-case Design 

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    Boles, Margot

    2015-04-08

    This table presents a rating scale for visual analysis/evidence of effect indicators for single-case data. This table is adapted from Kratochwill et al. (2010; 3013), and Maggin (2013)...

  16. Solar heating and cooling of housing : five institutional analysis case studies

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    Nutt-Powell, Thomas E.

    1979-01-01

    This paper is one of a series resulting from institutional analysis of photovoltaic (PV) acceptance. The case studies reported here involve use of solar thermal technologies in variuos residential settings. All of the ...

  17. Mill and mercantile conversions : a case study analysis of residential adaptive re-use projects

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    Schaumburg, Zach E. (Zach Edwin), 1975-

    2003-01-01

    Three case studies are used as a qualitative tool to analyze the successful conversion of these types of buildings. Analysis will consider physical dimension, building structure, capital structure, and project costs, ...

  18. Representing Temporal Knowledge for Case-Based Prediction

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    well drilling. 1 Introduction Most current CBR systems represent episodes as distinct snap. Our focus is on prediction problems for avoiding faulty situations. Based on a well-established theory-intensive CBR system Creek. The paper presents the theoretical foundation of the method, the representation

  19. 1 January 2006 1 Base Configuration and Case Studies

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    prices (specified on area) - Yearly heat demand (specified on area) - Yearly electricity demand price - Sulphur tax Year 2000-2010 Year 2000-2010 Price flexible electricity demand Year 2000 in the Wilmar project. Furthermore apart from the base configuration, this note also contains a description

  20. Evaluating forest fire prevention programs: an analysis of three case studies 

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    Rigsby, Shelley Renee

    1980-01-01

    EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS; AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesi. s by Shelley Renee Rigsby Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1980 jor Subject: Sociology EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesis by S. Ranee Rigsby Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) p~ (Memb r) (Head f partment...

  1. Value based analysis of acquisition portfolios

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    Burgess, Cheri Nicole Markt

    2010-01-01

    Currently, program-funding allocation is based on program performance. Funding cuts commonly lead to a poor reflection on the program management assigned to the given program. If additional factors such as program risk and ...

  2. Secondary Analysis of Case-Control Studies in Genomic Contexts 

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    Wei, Jiawei

    2011-10-21

    , the subject of this study. Define ? = (?, ?1) and Spar(d, y, x,?, ?, ?) = fY (y, x, ?, ?) exp[d{?+m(y, x, ?1)}]. (3.2) The previous authors show that the semiparametric efficient profile likelihood that makes no assumptions about the distribution of X when... the distribution of Y given X is specified is, in the rare disease case, given by Lpar(D, Y,X,?, ?, ?) = Spar(D, Y,X,?, ?, ?)??1 d=0 Spar(d, t, X,?, ?, ?)dt . Define L(y, x, ?) = [?log{fY (y, x, ?, ?)}/??]?=0. Then the score function for ? evalu- ated...

  3. On The IndistinguishabilityBased Security Model of Key Agreement Protocols-Simple Cases 1

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    On The Indistinguishability­Based Security Model of Key Agreement Protocols-Simple Cases 1 Zhaohui University White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR, United Kingdom {m.z.cheng of authenticated key agreement protocols in simple cases have been evolving for more than ten years. In this paper

  4. On The Indistinguishability-Based Security Model of Key Agreement Protocols-Simple Cases1

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    On The Indistinguishability-Based Security Model of Key Agreement Protocols-Simple Cases1 Zhaohui University White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR, United Kingdom {m.z.cheng of authenticated key agreement protocols in simple cases have been evolving for more than ten years. In this paper

  5. Thesaurus-based Retrieval of Case Law Michel C.A. KLEIN a

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    Thesaurus-based Retrieval of Case Law Michel C.A. KLEIN a , Wouter VAN STEENBERGEN b , Elisabeth M within the domain of tort law from a repository of 68.000 court verdicts. We apply a thesaurus interpretation. Keywords. retrieval, case law, ontology, thesaurus 1. Introduction The judiciary is faced

  6. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Final Proposal : Risk Analysis Study.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2006-07-01

    BPA's operating environment is filled with numerous uncertainties, and thus the rate-setting process must take into account a wide spectrum of risks. The objective of the Risk Analysis is to identify, model, and analyze the impacts that key risks have on BPA's net revenue (total revenues less total expenses). This is carried out in two distinct steps: a risk analysis step, in which the distributions, or profiles, of operating and non operating risks are defined, and a risk mitigation step, in which different rate tools are tested to assess their ability to recover BPA's costs in the face of this uncertainty. Two statistical models are used in the risk analysis step for this rate proposal, the Risk Analysis Model (RiskMod), and the Non-Operating Risk Model (NORM), while a third model, the ToolKit, is used to test the effectiveness of rate tools options in the risk mitigation step. RiskMod is discussed in Sections 2.1 through 2.4, the NORM is discussed in Section 2.5, and the ToolKit is discussed in Section 3. The models function together so that BPA can develop rates that cover all of its costs and provide a high probability of making its Treasury payments on time and in full during the rate period. By law, BPA's payments to Treasury are the lowest priority for revenue application, meaning that payments to Treasury are the first to be missed if financial reserves are insufficient to pay all bills on time. For this reason, BPA measures its potential for recovering costs in terms of probability of being able to make Treasury payments on time (also known as Treasury Payment Probability or TPP).

  7. An approach to the teaching of Korean particles based on case grammar 

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    Kang, Joo Ok

    1975-01-01

    AN APPROACH TO THE TEACHING OF KOREAN PARTICLES BASED ON CASE GRAKMAR A Thesis JOO OK KANG Submitted to the Graduate College of' Texas MM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS December 197...$ Major Subject: English AN APPROACH TO THE TEACHING OF KOREAN PARTICLES BASED ON CASE GRAMMAR A Thesis by JOO OK KANG Approved as to style and content by~ H ad f Department Member Q. &= Member December 197$ ABSTRACT An Approach...

  8. Comparative analysis of plant oil based fuels

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    Ziejewski, M.; Goettler, H.J.; Haines, H.; Huong, C.

    1995-12-31

    This paper presents the evaluation results from the analysis of different blends of fuels using the 13-mode standard SAE testing method. Six high oleic safflower oil blends, six ester blends, six high oleic sunflower oil blends, and six sunflower oil blends were used in this portion of the investigation. Additionally, the results from the repeated 13-mode tests for all the 25/75% mixtures with a complete diesel fuel test before and after each alternative fuel are presented.

  9. Trace analysis of atmospheric organic bases 

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    Clark, Dwayne C.

    1984-01-01

    of the Kuderna- Danish Concentration Step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 IV Recoveries Using the Kuderna-Danish Concentrator . 44 VI VII Recoveries of n-Hydrocarbons After a Soxhlet Extraction and KD Concentration Step. B Recoveries of Several...) Structure of metallic phthalocyanin (MPc) A) Thermal desorption system used in the analysis of the metallic TPP and Pc adsorbents. 8) Close up view of the ultra-torr union and the Tenax trap, and C) Typical adsorbent tube. . . . . . . . . . Analytical...

  10. Average-case analysis of perfect sorting by reversals Mathilde Bouvel

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    Boyer, Edmond

    genomics, is the process of sorting a signed permutation to either the identity or to the reversed identity example here: we perform an average case analysis of a sorting algorithm from computational genomics by generating function analysis of a family of trees. Motivation: a computational genomics problem

  11. Internet-based Self-Services from Analysis and

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    Miller, John A.

    costs (PaaS) #12;ITIL IMS Use Case ­Incident Management Service (IMS) ­ From ITIL ­Blueprint >> ­Resolve incidents ­ Disks errors ­ Printers not working ITIL = Information Technology Infrastructure Library #12 into a commercial PaaS platform. #12;Service analysis · Use weak semantics to identify ISS main concepts · ITIL

  12. An approach to model validation and model-based prediction -- polyurethane foam case study.

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    Dowding, Kevin J.; Rutherford, Brian Milne

    2003-07-01

    Enhanced software methodology and improved computing hardware have advanced the state of simulation technology to a point where large physics-based codes can be a major contributor in many systems analyses. This shift toward the use of computational methods has brought with it new research challenges in a number of areas including characterization of uncertainty, model validation, and the analysis of computer output. It is these challenges that have motivated the work described in this report. Approaches to and methods for model validation and (model-based) prediction have been developed recently in the engineering, mathematics and statistical literatures. In this report we have provided a fairly detailed account of one approach to model validation and prediction applied to an analysis investigating thermal decomposition of polyurethane foam. A model simulates the evolution of the foam in a high temperature environment as it transforms from a solid to a gas phase. The available modeling and experimental results serve as data for a case study focusing our model validation and prediction developmental efforts on this specific thermal application. We discuss several elements of the ''philosophy'' behind the validation and prediction approach: (1) We view the validation process as an activity applying to the use of a specific computational model for a specific application. We do acknowledge, however, that an important part of the overall development of a computational simulation initiative is the feedback provided to model developers and analysts associated with the application. (2) We utilize information obtained for the calibration of model parameters to estimate the parameters and quantify uncertainty in the estimates. We rely, however, on validation data (or data from similar analyses) to measure the variability that contributes to the uncertainty in predictions for specific systems or units (unit-to-unit variability). (3) We perform statistical analyses and hypothesis tests as a part of the validation step to provide feedback to analysts and modelers. Decisions on how to proceed in making model-based predictions are made based on these analyses together with the application requirements. Updating modifying and understanding the boundaries associated with the model are also assisted through this feedback. (4) We include a ''model supplement term'' when model problems are indicated. This term provides a (bias) correction to the model so that it will better match the experimental results and more accurately account for uncertainty. Presumably, as the models continue to develop and are used for future applications, the causes for these apparent biases will be identified and the need for this supplementary modeling will diminish. (5) We use a response-modeling approach for our predictions that allows for general types of prediction and for assessment of prediction uncertainty. This approach is demonstrated through a case study supporting the assessment of a weapons response when subjected to a hydrocarbon fuel fire. The foam decomposition model provides an important element of the response of a weapon system in this abnormal thermal environment. Rigid foam is used to encapsulate critical components in the weapon system providing the needed mechanical support as well as thermal isolation. Because the foam begins to decompose at temperatures above 250 C, modeling the decomposition is critical to assessing a weapons response. In the validation analysis it is indicated that the model tends to ''exaggerate'' the effect of temperature changes when compared to the experimental results. The data, however, are too few and to restricted in terms of experimental design to make confident statements regarding modeling problems. For illustration, we assume these indications are correct and compensate for this apparent bias by constructing a model supplement term for use in the model-based predictions. Several hypothetical prediction problems are created and addressed. Hypothetical problems are used because no guidance was provided concern

  13. Defect site prediction based upon statistical analysis of fault signatures 

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    Trinka, Michael Robert

    2004-09-30

    Good failure analysis is the ability to determine the site of a circuit defect quickly and accurately. We propose a method for defect site prediction that is based on a site's probability of excitation, making no assumptions about the type...

  14. Centrifugal microdevices Chip-based analysis systems provide for

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    Rogers, John A.

    Centrifugal microdevices Chip-based analysis systems provide for efficiency gains with respect the potential applications of such instruments. Centrifugation is a well- established sample pre or macromolecules of differing sizes in suspension. Macroscale centrifuges typically generate high centrifugal

  15. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-11-01

    The Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), operated on behalf of the ratepayers of the PNW by BPA and other Federal agencies, faces many uncertainties during the FY 2007-2009 rate period. Among these uncertainties, the largest revolve around hydro conditions, market prices and river operations for fish recovery. In order to provide a high probability of making its U.S. Treasury payments, BPA performs a Risk Analysis as part of its rate-making process. In this Risk Analysis, BPA identifies key risks, models their relationships, and then analyzes their impacts on net revenues (total revenues less expenses). BPA subsequently evaluates in the ToolKit Model the Treasury Payment Probability (TPP) resulting from the rates, risks, and risk mitigation measures described here and in the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS). If the TPP falls short of BPA's standard, additional risk mitigation revenues, such as PNRR and CRAC revenues are incorporated in the modeling in ToolKit until the TPP standard is met. Increased wholesale market price volatility and six years of drought have significantly changed the profile of risk and uncertainty facing BPA and its stakeholders. These present new challenges for BPA in its effort to keep its power rates as low as possible while fully meeting its obligations to the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the risk BPA faces in not receiving the level of secondary revenues that have been credited to power rates before receiving those funds is greater. In addition to market price volatility, BPA also faces uncertainty around the financial impacts of operations for fish programs in FY 2006 and in the FY 2007-2009 rate period. A new Biological Opinion or possible court-ordered change to river operations in FY 2006 through FY 2009 may reduce BPA's net revenues included Initial Proposal. Finally, the FY 2007-2009 risk analysis includes new operational risks as well as a more comprehensive analysis of non-operating risks. Both the operational and non-operational risks will be described in Section 2.0 of this study. Given these risks, if rates are designed using BPA's traditional approach of only adding Planned Net Revenues for Risk (PNRR), power rates would need to recover a much larger ''risk premium'' to meet BPA's TPP standard. As an alternative to high fixed risk premiums, BPA is proposing a risk mitigation package that combines PNRR with a variable rate mechanism similar to the cost recovery adjustment mechanisms used in the FY 2002-2006 rate period. The proposed risk mitigation package is less expensive on a forecasted basis because the rates can be adjusted on an annual basis to respond to uncertain financial outcomes. BPA is also proposing a Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC) to refund reserves in excess of $800M to customers in the event net revenues in the next rate period exceed current financial forecasts.

  16. Fast Algorithms for Power Grid Analysis Based on Effective Resistance

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    Friedman, Eby G.

    Fast Algorithms for Power Grid Analysis Based on Effective Resistance Selc¸uk K¨ose and Eby G method significantly outperforms previously proposed power grid analysis techniques in terms and the impedance of the power grid. The effective resistance between any two nodes in a uniform grid structure has

  17. Analysis of Percussion Grip for Physically Based Character Animation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Firstly, it provides realistic exam- ples of the human motion under study for driving the virtualAnalysis of Percussion Grip for Physically Based Character Animation Alexandre Bou¨enard* Marcelo This paper presents the analysis of percussion tech- nique for the simulation of virtual timpani playing sit

  18. Case-Based Plan Recognition with Incomplete Plan Libraries Boris Kerkez and Michael T. Cox

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    Kerkez, Boris

    Case-Based Plan Recognition with Incomplete Plan Libraries Boris Kerkez and Michael T. Cox-based keyhole plan recognition dealing with incomplete plan libraries. Most traditional plan recognition systems operate with complete plan libraries that contain all of the possible plans the planner may pursue

  19. QAA Good Practice Knowledgebase case study University of Reading: Web-based support for assessment

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    QAA Good Practice Knowledgebase case study University of Reading: Web-based support for assessment Theme Assessment and feedback Sub-themes Web-based support Feature of good practice as identified by Institutional Review November 2012 (quoted directly from the review report) The University offers excellent web

  20. VALIDATION OF PV PERFORMANCE MODELS USING SATELLITE-BASED IRRADIANCE MEASUREMENTS: A CASE STUDY

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    Perez, Richard R.

    VALIDATION OF PV PERFORMANCE MODELS USING SATELLITE-BASED IRRADIANCE MEASUREMENTS: A CASE STUDY Clean Power Research Kirkland, WA e-mail: aparkins@cleanpower.com ABSTRACT Photovoltaic (PV) system and existing PV systems under a wide variety of environmental conditions. Ground based meteorological

  1. FPGA-BASED 3D GRAPHICS PROCESSOR WITH PCI-BUS INTERFACE, AN IMPLEMENTATION CASE

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    FPGA-BASED 3D GRAPHICS PROCESSOR WITH PCI-BUS INTERFACE, AN IMPLEMENTATION CASE STUDY Hans Holten of a 3D graphics processor. Practical design issues dealing with a PCI-bus based reconfigurable FPGA prototyping board are discussed. PCI drivers and bandwidth issues are discussed. An analog VGA video output

  2. Performance-based Specifications in Public Procurement: Exploring the Case of Germany

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    Performance-based Specifications in Public Procurement: Exploring the Case of Germany Author rising requirements on the sector such as sustainability and innovation aspects impose challenges valuable solutions is the employment of performance-based specifications (PBS) in the procurement process

  3. The Case For Prediction-based Best-effort Real-time Systems

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    The Case For Prediction-based Best-effort Real-time Systems Peter A. Dinda Bruce Lowekamp Loukas and Distributed Real- Time Systems (WPDRTS '99) Abstract We propose a prediction-based best-effort real significant examples, an earthquake visualization tool and a GIS map display tool, and show how they could

  4. Fuel Cell System Improvement for Model-Based Diagnosis Analysis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Fuel Cell System Improvement for Model-Based Diagnosis Analysis Philippe Fiani & Michel Batteux of a model of a fuel cell system, in order to make it usable for model- based diagnosis methods. A fuel cell for the fuel cell stack but also for the system environment. In this paper, we present an adapted library which

  5. Patent Citation Analysis: Calculating Science linkage based on Citing Motivation

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    Menczer, Filippo

    1 Patent Citation Analysis: Calculating Science linkage based on Citing Motivation Rui Li used patent bibliometric indicator to measure patent linkage to scientific research based on the frequency of citations to scientific papers within the patent. Science linkage is also regarded as noisy

  6. Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Based Daylighting Simulation and Analysis 

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    Kota, S.; Haberl, J.S.; Clayton, M.; Yan, W.

    2014-01-01

    ESL-PA-14-07-03 Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Based Daylighting Simulation and Analysis Authors: Sandeep Kota; Jeff S. Haberl, Ph.D.; Mark J. Clayton, Ph.D.; Wei Yan, Ph.D. Corresponding Author: Wei Yan, Ph.D. Telephone: 1 979 8450584.... Email: wyan@tamu.edu Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. ESL-PA-14-07-03 Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Based Daylighting Simulation and Analysis Abstract: Daylighting is an important aspect...

  7. Analysis of a particular outburst case in Coal Mines in Lorraine basin (France)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    98-17 Analysis of a particular outburst case in Coal Mines in Lorraine basin (France) Analyse d., Josien J.P. INERIS Noirel J. F. UCAD HBL Abstract The occurrence of outburst phenomena in coal mine Institute of Mining, Montréal : Canada (1998)" #12;Figure 2 : Analyse d'un sondage réalisé dans une zone de

  8. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Regarding ``Meta-analysis and Causal Inference: A Case Study of Benzene

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Regarding ``Meta-analysis and Causal Inference: A Case Study of Benzene of a causal association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and benzene and between NHL and petroleum refinery identified provide ``further evidence that benzene exposure causes NHL.'' However, his review of each

  9. A Case of Visual and Interactive Data Analysis: Geospatial Redescription Mining

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    Waldmann, Uwe

    A Case of Visual and Interactive Data Analysis: Geospatial Redescription Mining Esther Galbrun1 redescription mining. The goal of geospatial redescription mining is to characterize geospatial areas using two- tial redescription mining is finding bioclimatic niches, i.e. explaining the distribution of species

  10. Diary of a domain analyst: a domain analysis case-study from avionics

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    Kelly, Tim

    . In this paper, we describe a domain analysis case-study in the domain of aero-engine systems. The principle-STUDY: AERO-ENGINE STARTING SYSTEMS We chose aero-engine starting systems as the domain to be analysed, taking

  11. A symbolic approach to performance analysis of quantized feedback systems: the scalar case

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    in the digital control setting and it is indeed a natural way to insert into the control design the complexityA symbolic approach to performance analysis of quantized feedback systems: the scalar case Fabio an essential feature of the control design. The first consequence of the limited information flow constraint

  12. ANALYSIS/PLOT: a graphics package for use with the SORT/ANALYSIS data bases

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    Sady, C.A.

    1983-08-01

    This report describes a graphics package that is used with the SORT/ANALYSIS data bases. The data listed by the SORT/ANALYSIS program can be presented in pie, bar, line, or Gantt chart form. Instructions for the use of the plotting program and descriptions of the subroutines are given in the report.

  13. Transport and Evolution of a Pollution Plume from Northern China: A Satellite-Based Case Study

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    of pollution transport and their impact on weather and climate. 2 #12;1. Introduction China's air pollutionTransport and Evolution of a Pollution Plume from Northern China: A Satellite-Based Case Study Can the EAST-AIRE aircraft campaign, heavy loadings of SO2 (20 ppb near ground, 1-3 ppb at ~2 km altitude

  14. View Based Integration of Heterogeneous Web Service Registries--the Case of VISR

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    View Based Integration of Heterogeneous Web Service Registries--the Case of VISR Schahram Dustdar efforts in the Web service area, several dif- ferent incompatible Web service registry implementations distributed Web service registries. In addition, the creation of specialized Web service registries leads

  15. Towards Smart Grids: Performing Case studies with a Risk-based Security Assessment Methodology

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    Vuik, Kees

    Towards Smart Grids: Performing Case studies with a Risk- based Security Assessment Methodology grid operation in the future, additional measures are needed to stabilise the electrical power system. One may think of: · inclusion of "smart components", such as phase-shifting transformers (PSTs

  16. GIS BASED PLANNING OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEW TOWNS THE CASE OF NEW FAYOUM

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    GIS BASED PLANNING OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEW TOWNS THE CASE OF NEW FAYOUM M.J.G. Brussel, Egypt trhud@intouch.com, uti@internetegypt.com, www.uti-egypt.org KEYWORDS: Infrastructure planning, site selection, GIS, sewerage systems, new towns. ABSTRACT: The planning and engineering

  17. Summary of "Energy saving in smart homes based on consumer behavior: A case study"

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    Weigle, Michele

    Summary of "Energy saving in smart homes based on consumer behavior: A case study" Michael Zehnder energy savings in the home. An automated system, called digitalSTROM, was used for collecting data to inform inhabitants on saving energy by taking actions, while not sacrificing their comfort of living

  18. A Case-Based Approach for Coordinated Action Selection in Robot Soccer

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    Mántaras, Ramon López de

    A Case-Based Approach for Coordinated Action Selection in Robot Soccer Raquel Ros 1 , Josep Llu Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA Abstract Designing coordinated robot behaviors in uncertain, dynamic, real-time, adversarial environments, such as in robot soccer, is very challenging. In this work

  19. MEMS Design Synthesis: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    MEMS Design Synthesis: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) design tool that uses a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) to synthesize and optimize conceptual designs. CBR utilizes previously successful MEMS designs and sub-assemblies as building blocks

  20. Case-Based Reasoning in a System Architecture for Intelligent Fish Farming

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    Case-Based Reasoning in a System Architecture for Intelligent Fish Farming Axel TIDEMANN a , Finn Abstract. Fish farmers manage assets of considerable value on a daily basis. Many aspects of the daily known informally by the fish farmers themselves, through years of experience. Companies that can store

  1. Recent Advances on Agent Based Tsunami Evacuation Simulation: Case Studies at Indonesia, Thailand, Japan

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    Recent Advances on Agent Based Tsunami Evacuation Simulation: Case Studies at Indonesia, Thailand Through tsunami numerical models, tsunami researchers have worked on the understanding of the physics of tsunami events. Efforts to comprehend not only the natural phenomena but also the social complex behavior

  2. Assessment and Event Based Analysis of Dynamic Wireless Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Assessment and Event Based Analysis of Dynamic Wireless Networks Denis Carvin1,2, Guillaume Kremer1 of mobile nodes in networks is significantly changing the way they are managed. Indeed, these wireless-estimation algorithm for wireless mobile networks. We then provide events' collection and distributed mining methods

  3. Performance Monitoring of MPC Based on Dynamic Principal Component Analysis

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    Chen, Sheng

    Performance Monitoring of MPC Based on Dynamic Principal Component Analysis Xue Min Tian Gong Quan Center of China MCC20 Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai 201900, China (E-mail: chen9028@163.com). School for performance monitoring of constrained multi-variable model predictive control (MPC) systems. In the proposed

  4. The Comprehensive Imaging-Based Analysis of the Lung

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    Wang, Ge

    The Comprehensive Imaging-Based Analysis of the Lung: A Forum for Team Science1 Eric A. Hoffman, Ph description and understanding of the human lung and its response to disease, injury, and treatment, which for the need to volumetrically im- age the lung and to provide objective, quantitative measures characterizing

  5. Wavelet-Based Multiresolution Analysis of Wivenhoe Dam Water Temperatures

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    Percival, Don

    Wavelet-Based Multiresolution Analysis of Wivenhoe Dam Water Temperatures Don Percival Applied monitoring program recently upgraded with perma- nent installation of vertical profilers at Lake Wivenhoe dam in a subtropical dam as a function of time and depth · will concentrate on a 600+ day segment of temperature fluc

  6. Analysis of Preventive Maintenance in Transactions Based Software Systems

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    Telek, Miklós

    the current growth in software complexity and reuse, the trend is not likely to change. It is also well knownAnalysis of Preventive Maintenance in Transactions Based Software Systems Sachin Garg 1 , Antonio of Electrical Engineering, Duke University Durham, NC 27708­0291 ­ USA E­mail: fsgarg,kstg@ee.duke.edu URL: http

  7. Realistic Performance Analysis of WSN Protocols Through Trace Based Simulation

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    Han, Qi "Chee"

    Realistic Performance Analysis of WSN Protocols Through Trace Based Simulation Alan Marchiori, Lin It is a difficult endeavor to realistically evaluate the perfor- mance of wireless sensor network (WSN) protocols. Generic network simulators are often used, but they tend to rely on synthetic models. Because WSN

  8. Lyapunov-Based Stability Analysis for REM Congestion Control

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    Low, Steven H.

    Lyapunov-Based Stability Analysis for REM Congestion Control Orhan C¸ . IMER, Tamer BAS¸AR Abstract-- This paper investigates convergence properties of basic REM flow control algorithm via Lyapunov functions a Lyapunov argument. Extension to the general multi-link model is discussed as well. I. INTRODUCTION

  9. Modeling, analysis and simulation of "AC inductor" based converters

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    for current sourcing applications, such as battery chargers, where differences between the average input.g. 2-8]. II. LARGE SIGNAL ANALYSIS OF THE "AC INDUCTOR" BASED CHARGERS To describe the behavior of AC inductor topologies, we first consider the non-isolated charger shown in Fig. 1. Isolation can be obtained

  10. Vision-based Analysis of Small Groups in Pedestrian Crowds

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    1 Vision-based Analysis of Small Groups in Pedestrian Crowds Weina Ge, Robert T. Collins, Senior--Building upon state-of-the-art algorithms for pedestrian detection and multi-object tracking, and inspired results quantitatively and qualitatively on videos of real-world pedestrian scenes. Where human

  11. Financial Analysis of Incentive Mechanisms to Promote Energy Efficiency: Case Study of a Prototypical Southwest Utility

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    Cappers, Peter; Goldman, Charles; Chait, Michele; Edgar, George; Schlegel, Jeff; Shirley, Wayne

    2009-03-04

    Many state regulatory commissions and policymakers want utilities to aggressively pursue energy efficiency as a strategy to mitigate demand and energy growth, diversify the resource mix, and provide an alternative to building new, costly generation. However, as the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE 2007) points out, many utilities continue to shy away from aggressively expanding their energy efficiency efforts when their shareholder's fundamental financial interests are placed at risk by doing so. Thus, there is increased interest in developing effective ratemaking and policy approaches that address utility disincentives to pursue energy efficiency or lack of incentives for more aggressive energy efficiency efforts. New regulatory initiatives to promote increased utility energy efficiency efforts also affect the interests of consumers. Ratepayers and their advocates are concerned with issues of fairness, impacts on rates, and total consumer costs. From the perspective of energy efficiency advocates, the quid pro quo for utility shareholder incentives is the obligation to acquire all, or nearly all, achievable cost-effective energy efficiency. A key issue for state regulators and policymakers is how to maximize the cost-effective energy efficiency savings attained while achieving an equitable sharing of benefits, costs and risks among the various stakeholders. In this study, we modeled a prototypical vertically-integrated electric investor-owned utility in the southwestern US that is considering implementing several energy efficiency portfolios. We analyze the impact of these energy efficiency portfolios on utility shareholders and ratepayers as well as the incremental effect on each party when lost fixed cost recovery and/or utility shareholder incentive mechanisms are implemented. A primary goal of our quantitative modeling is to provide regulators and policymakers with an analytic framework and tools that assess the financial impacts of alternative incentive approaches on utility shareholders and customers if energy efficiency is implemented under various utility operating, cost, and supply conditions.We used and adapted a spreadsheet-based financial model (the Benefits Calculator) which was developed originally as a tool to support the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE). The major steps in our analysis are displayed graphically in Figure ES- 1. Two main inputs are required: (1) characterization of the utility which includes its initial financial and physical market position, a forecast of the utility?s future sales, peak demand, and resource strategy to meet projected growth; and (2) characterization of the Demand-Side Resource (DSR) portfolio ? projected electricity and demand savings, costs and economic lifetime of a portfolio of energy efficiency (and/or demand response) programs that the utility is planning or considering implementing during the analysis period. The Benefits Calculator also estimates total resource costs and benefits of the DSR portfolio using a forecast of avoided capacity and energy costs. The Benefits Calculator then uses inputs provided in the Utility Characterization to produce a ?business-as usual? base case as well as alternative scenarios that include energy efficiency resources, including the corresponding utility financial budgets required in each case. If a decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism are instituted, the Benefits Calculator model readjusts the utility?s revenue requirement and retail rates accordingly. Finally, for each scenario, the Benefits Calculator produces several metrics that provides insights on how energy efficiency resources, decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism impacts utility shareholders (e.g. overall earnings, return on equity), ratepayers (e.g., average customer bills and rates) and society (e.g. net resource benefits).

  12. Non-Binary Protograph-Based LDPC Codes: Analysis,Enumerators and Designs

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    Sun, Yizeng

    2013-01-01

    EXIT chart analysis and design of protograph-based non-D. Divsalar “EXIT chart analysis and design of non-binaryChapter 2 EXIT chart analysis and design of protograph-based

  13. Tariff-based analysis of commercial building electricityprices

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    Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Rosenquist, Greg J.; VanBuskirk, Robert D.; McMahon, James E.

    2008-03-28

    This paper presents the results of a survey and analysis ofelectricity tariffs and marginal electricity prices for commercialbuildings. The tariff data come from a survey of 90 utilities and 250tariffs for non-residential customers collected in 2004 as part of theTariff Analysis Project at LBNL. The goals of this analysis are toprovide useful summary data on the marginal electricity prices commercialcustomers actually see, and insight into the factors that are mostimportant in determining prices under different circumstances. We providea new, empirically-based definition of several marginal prices: theeffective marginal price and energy-only anddemand-only prices, andderive a simple formula that expresses the dependence of the effectivemarginal price on the marginal load factor. The latter is a variable thatcan be used to characterize the load impacts of a particular end-use orefficiency measure. We calculate all these prices for eleven regionswithin the continental U.S.

  14. Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequence analysis. Application: energy building simulation

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    David, Mathieu; Garde, Francois; Boyer, Harry

    2014-01-01

    In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps. Few tools generate extreme and mean values of simultaneous hourly data including correlation between the climatic parameters. This paper presents the C++ Runeole software based on typical weather sequences analysis. It runs an analysis process of a stochastic continuous multivariable phenomenon with frequencies properties applied to a climatic database. The database analysis associates basic statistics, PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and automatic classifications. Different ways of applying these methods will be presented. All the results are stored in the Runeole internal database that allows an easy selection of weather sequences. The extreme sequences are used for system and building sizing and the mean sequences are used for the determination of the annual cooling loads as proposed by Audrier-Cros (Audrier-Cros, 1984). This weather analysis was tested with the datab...

  15. Nonrigid Motion Analysis Based on Dynamic Refinement of Finite Element Models

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    Sarkar, Sudeep

    Nonrigid Motion Analysis Based on Dynamic Refinement of Finite Element Models Leonid V. Tsap finite element models. The method is based on the iterative analysis of the differences betweenÐPhysically-based vision, deformable models, nonrigid motion analysis, biomedical applications, finite element analysis. æ

  16. Exploring JavaScript and ROOT technologies to create Web-based ATLAS analysis and monitoring tools

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    Sanchez, Arturo; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We explore the potentialities of current web applications to create online interfaces that allow the visualization, interaction and real physics cut-based analysis and monitoring of processes trough a web browser. The project consists in the initial development of web-based and cloud computing services to allow students and researches to perform fast and very useful cut-based analysis on a browser, reading and using real data and official Monte-Carlo simulations stored in ATLAS computing facilities. Several tools are considered: ROOT, JavaScript and HTML. Our study case is the current cut-based H->ZZ->llqq analysis of the ATLAS experiment. Preliminary but satisfactory results have been obtained online; this presentation describes the tests and plans and future upgrades.

  17. Exploring JavaScript and ROOT technologies to create Web-based ATLAS analysis and monitoring tools

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    Sanchez, Arturo; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We explore the potentialities of current web applications to create online interfaces that allow the visualization, interaction and real physics cut-based analysis and monitoring of processes trough a web browser. The project consists in the initial development of web-based and cloud computing services to allow students and researches to perform fast and very useful cut-based analysis on a browser, reading and using real data and official Monte-Carlo simulations stored in ATLAS computing facilities. Several tools are considered: ROOT, JavaScript and HTML. Our study case is the current cut-based $H \\rightarrow ZZ \\rightarrow llqq$ analysis of the ATLAS experiment. Preliminary but satisfactory results have been obtained online.

  18. Identification and Prioritization of Analysis Cases for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Risk Screening

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    Anderson, Richard M.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Van Cleve, Frances B.

    2010-06-16

    In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of marine and hydrokinetic energy generation projects. The development process consists of two main phases of analysis. In the first phase, preliminary risk analyses will take the form of screening studies in which key environmental impacts and the uncertainties that create risk are identified, leading to a better-focused characterization of the relevant environmental effects. Existence of critical data gaps will suggest areas in which specific modeling and/or data collection activities should take place. In the second phase, more detailed quantitative risk analyses will be conducted, with residual uncertainties providing the basis for recommending risk mitigation and monitoring activities. We also describe the process used for selecting three cases for fiscal year 2010 risk screening analysis using the ERES. A case is defined as a specific technology deployed in a particular location involving certain environmental receptors specific to that location. The three cases selected satisfy a number of desirable criteria: 1) they correspond to real projects whose deployment is likely to take place in the foreseeable future; 2) the technology developers are willing to share technology and project-related data; 3) the projects represent a diversity of technology-site-receptor characteristics; 4) the projects are of national interest, and 5) environmental effects data may be available for the projects.

  19. Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuels Production Based on Gasification

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    Swanson, R. M.; Platon, A.; Satrio, J. A.; Brown, R. C.; Hsu, D. D.

    2010-11-01

    This study compares capital and production costs of two biomass-to-liquid production plants based on gasification. The first biorefinery scenario is an oxygen-fed, low-temperature (870?C), non-slagging, fluidized bed gasifier. The second scenario is an oxygen-fed, high-temperature (1,300?C), slagging, entrained flow gasifier. Both are followed by catalytic Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and hydroprocessing to naphtha-range (gasoline blend stock) and distillate-range (diesel blend stock) liquid fractions. Process modeling software (Aspen Plus) is utilized to organize the mass and energy streams and cost estimation software is used to generate equipment costs. Economic analysis is performed to estimate the capital investment and operating costs. Results show that the total capital investment required for nth plant scenarios is $610 million and $500 million for high-temperature and low-temperature scenarios, respectively. Product value (PV) for the high-temperature and low-temperature scenarios is estimated to be $4.30 and $4.80 per gallon of gasoline equivalent (GGE), respectively, based on a feedstock cost of $75 per dry short ton. Sensitivity analysis is also performed on process and economic parameters. This analysis shows that total capital investment and feedstock cost are among the most influential parameters affecting the PV.

  20. Single-Step Syngas-to-Distillates (S2D) Process Based on Biomass-Derived Syngas – A Techno-Economic Analysis

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    Zhu, Yunhua; Jones, Susanne B.; Biddy, Mary J.; Dagle, Robert A.; Palo, Daniel R.

    2012-08-01

    This study reports the comparison of biomass gasification based syngas-to-distillate (S2D) systems using techno-economic analysis (TEA). Three cases, state of technology (SOT) case, goal case, and conventional case, were compared in terms of performance and cost. The SOT case and goal case represent technology being developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a process starting with syngas using a single-step dual-catalyst reactor for distillate generation (S2D process). The conventional case mirrors the two-step S2D process previously utilized and reported by Mobil using natural gas feedstock and consisting of separate syngas-to-methanol and methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) processes. Analysis of the three cases revealed that the goal case could indeed reduce fuel production cost over the conventional case, but that the SOT was still more expensive than the conventional. The SOT case suffers from low one-pass yield and high selectivity to light hydrocarbons, both of which drive up production cost. Sensitivity analysis indicated that light hydrocarbon yield, single pass conversion efficiency, and reactor space velocity are the key factors driving the high cost for the SOT case.

  1. Sensitivity analysis of GSI based mechanical characterization of rock mass

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    Ván, P

    2012-01-01

    Recently, the rock mechanical and rock engineering designs and calculations are frequently based on Geological Strength Index (GSI) method, because it is the only system that provides a complete set of mechanical properties for design purpose. Both the failure criteria and the deformation moduli of the rock mass can be calculated with GSI based equations, which consists of the disturbance factor, as well. The aim of this paper is the sensitivity analysis of GSI and disturbance factor dependent equations that characterize the mechanical properties of rock masses. The survey of the GSI system is not our purpose. The results show that the rock mass strength calculated by the Hoek-Brown failure criteria and both the Hoek-Diederichs and modified Hoek-Diederichs deformation moduli are highly sensitive to changes of both the GSI and the D factor, hence their exact determination is important for the rock engineering design.

  2. A gradient analysis of urban landscape pattern: a case study from the Phoenix metropolitan region, Arizona, USA

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    Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

    A gradient analysis of urban landscape pattern: a case study from the Phoenix metropolitan region the spatial pattern of urbanization in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, USA. Several landscape metrics

  3. Materials and design bases issues in ASME Code Case N-47

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    Huddleston, R.L.; Swindeman, R.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1993-04-01

    A preliminary evaluation of the design bases (principally ASME Code Case N-47) was conducted for design and operation of reactors at elevated temperatures where the time-dependent effects of creep, creep-fatigue, and creep ratcheting are significant. Areas where Code rules or regulatory guides may be lacking or inadequate to ensure the operation over the expected life cycles for the next-generation advanced high-temperature reactor systems, with designs to be certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, have been identified as unresolved issues. Twenty-two unresolved issues were identified and brief scoping plans developed for resolving these issues.

  4. Revisiting the Effects of Praise on Student Behavior: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Single Case Research 

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    Hatton, Heather Lea

    2015-08-10

    The purpose of this dissertation was to: (1) conduct a systematic review of the single case research examining the effects of praise on student behavior, and (2) conduct a meta-analysis of the single-case research examining the effect of praise...

  5. On Smoothing Surfaces in Voxel Based Finite Element Analysis of Trabecular Bone

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    Frey, Pascal

    On Smoothing Surfaces in Voxel Based Finite Element Analysis of Trabecular Bone Peter Arbenz on complicated domains composed of often hundreds of millions of voxel elements. The finite element analysis finite element (FE) analysis. The approach based on the FE analysis leads to linear systems of equations

  6. Feature-Based Statistical Analysis of Combustion Simulation Data

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    Bennett, J; Krishnamoorthy, V; Liu, S; Grout, R; Hawkes, E; Chen, J; Pascucci, V; Bremer, P T

    2011-11-18

    We present a new framework for feature-based statistical analysis of large-scale scientific data and demonstrate its effectiveness by analyzing features from Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion. Turbulent flows are ubiquitous and account for transport and mixing processes in combustion, astrophysics, fusion, and climate modeling among other disciplines. They are also characterized by coherent structure or organized motion, i.e. nonlocal entities whose geometrical features can directly impact molecular mixing and reactive processes. While traditional multi-point statistics provide correlative information, they lack nonlocal structural information, and hence, fail to provide mechanistic causality information between organized fluid motion and mixing and reactive processes. Hence, it is of great interest to capture and track flow features and their statistics together with their correlation with relevant scalar quantities, e.g. temperature or species concentrations. In our approach we encode the set of all possible flow features by pre-computing merge trees augmented with attributes, such as statistical moments of various scalar fields, e.g. temperature, as well as length-scales computed via spectral analysis. The computation is performed in an efficient streaming manner in a pre-processing step and results in a collection of meta-data that is orders of magnitude smaller than the original simulation data. This meta-data is sufficient to support a fully flexible and interactive analysis of the features, allowing for arbitrary thresholds, providing per-feature statistics, and creating various global diagnostics such as Cumulative Density Functions (CDFs), histograms, or time-series. We combine the analysis with a rendering of the features in a linked-view browser that enables scientists to interactively explore, visualize, and analyze the equivalent of one terabyte of simulation data. We highlight the utility of this new framework for combustion science; however, it is applicable to many other science domains.

  7. Expected Productivity-Based Risk Analysis in Conceptual Design: With Application to the

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    Expected Productivity-Based Risk Analysis in Conceptual Design: With Application to the Terrestrial;Expected Productivity-Based Risk Analysis in Conceptual Design: With Application to the Terrestrial Planet;3 Expected Productivity-Based Risk Analysis in Conceptual Design: With Application to the Terrestrial Planet

  8. A Research Roadmap for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis

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    Boring, Ronald; Mandelli, Diego; Joe, Jeffrey; Smith, Curtis; Groth, Katrina

    2015-08-01

    The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring research through the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program to extend the life of the currently operating fleet of commercial nuclear power plants. The Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) research pathway within LWRS looks at ways to maintain and improve the safety margins of these plants. The RISMC pathway includes significant developments in the area of thermalhydraulics code modeling and the development of tools to facilitate dynamic probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). PRA is primarily concerned with the risk of hardware systems at the plant; yet, hardware reliability is often secondary in overall risk significance to human errors that can trigger or compound undesirable events at the plant. This report highlights ongoing efforts to develop a computation-based approach to human reliability analysis (HRA). This computation-based approach differs from existing static and dynamic HRA approaches in that it: (i) interfaces with a dynamic computation engine that includes a full scope plant model, and (ii) interfaces with a PRA software toolset. The computation-based HRA approach presented in this report is called the Human Unimodels for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER) and incorporates in a hybrid fashion elements of existing HRA methods to interface with new computational tools developed under the RISMC pathway. The goal of this research effort is to model human performance more accurately than existing approaches, thereby minimizing modeling uncertainty found in current plant risk models.

  9. Diagnosis of the Low-Level Jet using a sounding analysis scheme and the ETA model, a case study 

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    Wigginton, Scott Barrett

    2000-01-01

    studied using this analysis scheme during a case study from May 1995. The data set used consisted of 80-km Eta model output. When compared to other methods, the developed analysis scheme showed more LLJ detail and structure. The LLJ appeared with multiple...

  10. Java Virtual-Machine Support for Portable Worst-Case Execution-Time Analysis I. Bate, G. Bernat

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    Java Virtual-Machine Support for Portable Worst-Case Execution-Time Analysis I. Bate, G. Bernat@vmars.tuwien.ac.at Abstract The current trend towards the usage of Java in real-time, supported by two specifications (Real-Time Java and Real- Time Core extensions for the Java platform) requires ade- quate schedulability analysis

  11. Shale Gas Production Theory and Case Analysis We researched the process of oil recovery and shale gas

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    Huang, Xun

    Shale Gas Production Theory and Case Analysis (Siemens) We researched the process of oil recovery and shale gas recovery and compare the difference between conventional and unconventional gas reservoir and recovery technologies. Then we did theoretical analysis on the shale gas production. According

  12. Survey of sampling-based methods for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

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    Johnson, Jay Dean; Helton, Jon Craig; Sallaberry, Cedric J. PhD.; Storlie, Curt B.

    2006-06-01

    Sampling-based methods for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis are reviewed. The following topics are considered: (1) Definition of probability distributions to characterize epistemic uncertainty in analysis inputs, (2) Generation of samples from uncertain analysis inputs, (3) Propagation of sampled inputs through an analysis, (4) Presentation of uncertainty analysis results, and (5) Determination of sensitivity analysis results. Special attention is given to the determination of sensitivity analysis results, with brief descriptions and illustrations given for the following procedures/techniques: examination of scatterplots, correlation analysis, regression analysis, partial correlation analysis, rank transformations, statistical tests for patterns based on gridding, entropy tests for patterns based on gridding, nonparametric regression analysis, squared rank differences/rank correlation coefficient test, two dimensional Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, tests for patterns based on distance measures, top down coefficient of concordance, and variance decomposition.

  13. Discrete Mathematical Approaches to Graph-Based Traffic Analysis

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    Joslyn, Cliff A.; Cowley, Wendy E.; Hogan, Emilie A.; Olsen, Bryan K.

    2014-04-01

    Modern cyber defense and anlaytics requires general, formal models of cyber systems. Multi-scale network models are prime candidates for such formalisms, using discrete mathematical methods based in hierarchically-structured directed multigraphs which also include rich sets of labels. An exemplar of an application of such an approach is traffic analysis, that is, observing and analyzing connections between clients, servers, hosts, and actors within IP networks, over time, to identify characteristic or suspicious patterns. Towards that end, NetFlow (or more generically, IPFLOW) data are available from routers and servers which summarize coherent groups of IP packets flowing through the network. In this paper, we consider traffic analysis of Netflow using both basic graph statistics and two new mathematical measures involving labeled degree distributions and time interval overlap measures. We do all of this over the VAST test data set of 96M synthetic Netflow graph edges, against which we can identify characteristic patterns of simulated ground-truth network attacks.

  14. Processing of acoustical signals via a wavelet-based analysis

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    Matsinos, Evangelos

    2015-01-01

    In the present paper, details are given on the implementation of a wavelet-based analysis tailored to the processing of acoustical signals. The family of the suitable wavelets (`Reimann wavelets') are obtained in the time domain from a Fourier transform, extracted in Ref.~\\cite{r1} after invoking theoretical principles and time-frequency localisation constraints. A scheme is set forth to determine the optimal values of the parameters of this type of wavelet on the basis of the goodness of the reproduction of a $30$-s audio file containing harmonic signals corresponding to six successive $A$ notes of the chromatic musical scale, from $A_2$ to $A_7$. The quality of the reproduction over about six and a half octaves is investigated. Finally, details are given on the incorporation of the re-assignment method in the analysis framework, as the means a) to determine the important contributions of the wavelet transforms and b) to suppress noise present in the signal.

  15. Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data with Replicated Spots: A Case Study withSynechococcusWH8102

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    Thomas, E. V.; Phillippy, K. H.; Brahamsha, B.; Haaland, D. M.; Timlin, J. A.; Elbourne, L. D. H.; Palenik, B.; Paulsen, I. T.

    2009-01-01

    Until recently microarray experiments often involved relatively few arrays with only a single representation of each gene on each array. A complete genome microarray with multiple spots per gene (spread out spatially across the array) was developed in order to compare the gene expression of a marine cyanobacterium and a knockout mutant strain in a defined artificial seawater medium. Statistical methods were developed for analysis in the special situation of this case study where there is gene replication within an array and where relatively few arrays are used, which can be the case with current array technology. Due in partmore »to the replication within an array, it was possible to detect very small changes in the levels of expression between the wild type and mutant strains. One interesting biological outcome of this experiment is the indication of the extent to which the phosphorus regulatory system of this cyanobacterium affects the expression of multiple genes beyond those strictly involved in phosphorus acquisition.« less

  16. Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data with Replicated Spots: A Case Study with Synechococcus WH8102

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    Thomas, E. V.; Phillippy, K. H.; Brahamsha, B.; Haaland, D. M.; Timlin, J. A.; Elbourne, L. D. H.; Palenik, B.; Paulsen, I. T.

    2009-01-01

    Until recently microarray experiments often involved relatively few arrays with only a single representation of each gene on each array. A complete genome microarray with multiple spots per gene (spread out spatially across the array) was developed in order to compare the gene expression of a marine cyanobacterium and a knockout mutant strain in a defined artificial seawater medium. Statistical methods were developed for analysis in the special situation of this case study where there is gene replication within an array and where relatively few arrays are used, which can be the case with current array technology. Due in partmore »to the replication within an array, it was possible to detect very small changes in the levels of expression between the wild type and mutant strains. One interesting biological outcome of this experiment is the indication of the extent to which the phosphorus regulatory system of this cyanobacterium affects the expression of multiple genes beyond those strictly involved in phosphorus acquisition.« less

  17. Evaluation of Counter-Based Dynamic Load Balancing Schemes for Massive Contingency Analysis on Over 10,000 Cores

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    Chen, Yousu; Huang, Zhenyu; Rice, Mark J.

    2012-12-27

    Contingency analysis studies are necessary to assess the impact of possible power system component failures. The results of the contingency analysis are used to ensure the grid reliability, and in power market operation for the feasibility test of market solutions. Currently, these studies are performed in real time based on the current operating conditions of the grid with a set of pre-selected contingency list, which might result in overlooking some critical contingencies caused by variable system status. To have a complete picture of a power grid, more contingencies need to be studied to improve grid reliability. High-performance computing techniques hold the promise of being able to perform the analysis for more contingency cases within a much shorter time frame. This paper evaluates the performance of counter-based dynamic load balancing schemes for a massive contingency analysis program on 10,000+ cores. One million N-2 contingency analysis cases with a Western Electricity Coordinating Council power grid model have been used to demonstrate the performance. The speedup of 3964 with 4096 cores and 7877 with 10240 cores are obtained. This paper reports the performance of the load balancing scheme with a single counter and two counters, describes disk I/O issues, and discusses other potential techniques for further improving the performance.

  18. Feature-based Analysis of Plasma-based Particle Acceleration Data

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    Ruebel, Oliver; Geddes, Cameron G.R.; Chen, Min; Cormier-Michel, Estelle; Bethel, E. Wes

    2013-07-05

    Plasma-based particle accelerators can produce and sustain thousands of times stronger acceleration fields than conventional particle accelerators, providing a potential solution to the problem of the growing size and cost of conventional particle accelerators. To facilitate scientific knowledge discovery from the ever growing collections of accelerator simulation data generated by accelerator physicists to investigate next-generation plasma-based particle accelerator designs, we describe a novel approach for automatic detection and classification of particle beams and beam substructures due to temporal differences in the acceleration process, here called acceleration features. The automatic feature detection in combination with a novel visualization tool for fast, intuitive, query-based exploration of acceleration features enables an effective top-down data exploration process, starting from a high-level, feature-based view down to the level of individual particles. We describe the application of our analysis in practice to analyze simulations of single pulse and dual and triple colliding pulse accelerator designs, and to study the formation and evolution of particle beams, to compare substructures of a beam and to investigate transverse particle loss.

  19. Modeling, Analysis, and Preservation Techniques for Historic Reinforced Concrete Structures in Seismic Prone Regions Case Study: Augusta Airship Hangar, Sicily

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    Cronin, Kelly; Whyte, Catherine [University of California at Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 760 Davis Hall (United States); Reiner, Tom [Graduate Engineer, Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Inc., 9601 Jefferson Blvd., Suite B, Culver City, CA 90232 (United States)

    2008-07-08

    Throughout the world there are hundreds of historic monuments and structures considered to be invaluable and irreplaceable. They are symbols of cultural identity and a means of educating people about history. Preservation of historic monuments and structures is therefore an important part of safeguarding these cultural heritage sites so that they retain their value for future generations.This report discusses a procedure for the investigation of seismic hazards in existing buildings and possible steps that can be taken to avoid damage caused by these hazards. The Augusta Airship Hangar located in Sicily, will be used as a case study however the topics addressed in this paper can be applied to other structures of historic value around the world.First state-of-the-art scanning procedures were used to create scale digital models that were imported into a structural analysis program. Within this program dynamic analyses were performed on the model based on actual ground motions taken close to the site. This data was used to determine the period and mode shapes of the structure. Then a nonlinear analysis, including a static pushover analysis, was implemented on a two-dimensional model of the structural frame. From this analysis the failure mechanisms of the structure were revealed with relation to an allowable roof displacement. The structural integrity of the structure was evaluated based on pre-defined performance goals. Finally multiple suggestions were made how the Augusta Airship Hangar might be repaired and strengthened so that this structure will not be destroyed should an earthquake occur.The results of our study show that historic structures, despite their age, can still be strong and ductile. Also there are a multitude of effective preservation and retrofit techniques that can be used to strengthen these historic structures, should an earthquake occur. Through this study, the Augusta Airship Hangar has proven to be not only a historic symbol for Sicily but also can be used as an example for the rehabilitation of other historic structures. The techniques and processes discussed in this paper can be applied to other historic reinforced concrete structures and can be expanded upon in future investigations.

  20. Geography-based structural analysis of the Internet

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    Kasiviswanathan, Shiva; Eidenbenz, Stephan; Yan, Guanhua

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we study some geographic aspects of the Internet. We base our analysis on a large set of geolocated IP hop-level session data (including about 300,000 backbone routers, 150 million end hosts, and 1 billion sessions) that we synthesized from a variety of different input sources such as US census data, computer usage statistics, Internet market share data, IP geolocation data sets, CAJDA's Skitter data set for backbone connectivity, and BGP routing tables. We use this model to perform a nationwide and statewide geographic analysis of the Internet. Our main observations are: (1) There is a dominant coast-to-coast pattern in the US Internet traffic. In fact, in many instances even if the end-devices are not near either coast, still the traffic between them takes a long detour through the coasts. (2) More than half of the Internet paths are inflated by 100% or more compared to their corresponding geometric straight-line distance. This circuitousness makes the average ratio between the routing distance and geometric distance big (around 10). (3) The weighted mean hop count is around 5, but the hop counts are very loosely correlated with the distances. The weighted mean AS count (number of ASes traversed) is around 3. (4) The AS size and the AS location number distributions are heavy-tailed and strongly correlated. Most of the ASes are medium sized and there is a wide variability in the geographic dispersion size (measured in terms of the convex hull area) of these ASes.

  1. Schematic Generation of English-prose Semantics for a Risk Analysis Language Based on UML Interactions

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    Stølen, Ketil

    Schematic Generation of English-prose Semantics for a Risk Analysis Language Based on UML risk-driven testing, we have developed CORAL, a language for risk analysis based on UML interac- tions that is linear to the complexity of CORAL diagrams in terms of size. Keywords-risk analysis language; risk

  2. The IAEA Coordinated Research Program on HTGR Reactor Physics, Thermal-hydraulics and Depletion Uncertainty Analysis: Description of the Benchmark Test Cases and Phases

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    Frederik Reitsma; Gerhard Strydom; Bismark Tyobeka; Kostadin Ivanov

    2012-10-01

    The continued development of High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors (HTGRs) requires verification of design and safety features with reliable high fidelity physics models and robust, efficient, and accurate codes. The uncertainties in the HTR analysis tools are today typically assessed with sensitivity analysis and then a few important input uncertainties (typically based on a PIRT process) are varied in the analysis to find a spread in the parameter of importance. However, one wish to apply a more fundamental approach to determine the predictive capability and accuracies of coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics and depletion simulations used for reactor design and safety assessment. Today there is a broader acceptance of the use of uncertainty analysis even in safety studies and it has been accepted by regulators in some cases to replace the traditional conservative analysis. Finally, there is also a renewed focus in supplying reliable covariance data (nuclear data uncertainties) that can then be used in uncertainty methods. Uncertainty and sensitivity studies are therefore becoming an essential component of any significant effort in data and simulation improvement. In order to address uncertainty in analysis and methods in the HTGR community the IAEA launched a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the HTGR Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling early in 2012. The project is built on the experience of the OECD/NEA Light Water Reactor (LWR) Uncertainty Analysis in Best-Estimate Modelling (UAM) benchmark activity, but focuses specifically on the peculiarities of HTGR designs and its simulation requirements. Two benchmark problems were defined with the prismatic type design represented by the MHTGR-350 design from General Atomics (GA) while a 250 MW modular pebble bed design, similar to the INET (China) and indirect-cycle PBMR (South Africa) designs are also included. In the paper more detail on the benchmark cases, the different specific phases and tasks and the latest status and plans are presented.

  3. Aalborg Universitet Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion.aau.dk on: november 29, 2015 #12;Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators

  4. A Multiview Approach for Intelligent Data Analysis based on Data Operators

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    Yao, Yiyu

    A Multiview Approach for Intelligent Data Analysis based on Data Operators Yaohua Chen and Yiyu Yao a multiview framework of intelligent data analysis based on modal-style data operators. The classes and granulated views of the data. It is shown that different structures of the data can also be constructed based

  5. Eigenmode analysis of a high-gain free-electron laser based on...

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    Eigenmode analysis of a high-gain free-electron laser based on a transverse gradient undulator Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Eigenmode analysis of a high-gain...

  6. A comprehensive evaluation of various sensitivity analysis methods: A case study with a hydrological model

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    Gan, Yanjun; Duan, Qingyun; Gong, Wei; Tong, Charles; Sun, Yunwei; Chu, Wei; Ye, Aizhong; Miao, Chiyuan; Di, Zhenhua

    2014-01-01

    Sensitivity analysis (SA) is a commonly used approach for identifying important parameters that dominate model behaviors. We use a newly developed software package, a Problem Solving environment for Uncertainty Analysis and Design Exploration (PSUADE), to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of ten widely used SA methods, including seven qualitative and three quantitative ones. All SA methods are tested using a variety of sampling techniques to screen out the most sensitive (i.e., important) parameters from the insensitive ones. The Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting (SAC-SMA) model, which has thirteen tunable parameters, is used for illustration. The South Branch Potomac River basin nearmore »Springfield, West Virginia in the U.S. is chosen as the study area. The key findings from this study are: (1) For qualitative SA methods, Correlation Analysis (CA), Regression Analysis (RA), and Gaussian Process (GP) screening methods are shown to be not effective in this example. Morris One-At-a-Time (MOAT) screening is the most efficient, needing only 280 samples to identify the most important parameters, but it is the least robust method. Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS), Delta Test (DT) and Sum-Of-Trees (SOT) screening methods need about 400–600 samples for the same purpose. Monte Carlo (MC), Orthogonal Array (OA) and Orthogonal Array based Latin Hypercube (OALH) are appropriate sampling techniques for them; (2) For quantitative SA methods, at least 2777 samples are needed for Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test (FAST) to identity parameter main effect. McKay method needs about 360 samples to evaluate the main effect, more than 1000 samples to assess the two-way interaction effect. OALH and LP? (LPTAU) sampling techniques are more appropriate for McKay method. For the Sobol' method, the minimum samples needed are 1050 to compute the first-order and total sensitivity indices correctly. These comparisons show that qualitative SA methods are more efficient but less accurate and robust than quantitative ones.« less

  7. System planning analysis applied to OTEC: initial cases by Florida Power Corporation. Task II report No. FC-5237-2

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    None

    1980-03-01

    The objective of the task was to exercise the FPC system planning methodology on: (1) Base Case, 10 year generation expansion plan with coal plants providing base load expansion, and (2) same, but 400 MW of OTEC substituting for coal burning units with equal resultant system reliability. OTEC inputs were based on reasonable economic projections of direct capital cost and O and M costs for first-generation large commercial plants. OTEC inputs discussed in Section 2. The Base Case conditions for FPC system planning methodology involved base load coal fueled additions during the 1980's and early 1990's. The first trial runs of the PROMOD system planning model substituted OTEC for 400 MW purchases of coal generated power during 1988-1989 and then 400 MW coal capacity thereafter. Result showed higher system reliability than Base Case runs. Reruns with greater coal fueled capacity displacement showed that OTEC could substitute for 400 MW purchases in 1988-1989 and replace the 800 MW coal unit scheduled for 1990 to yield equivalent system reliability. However, a 1995 unit would need to be moved to 1994. Production costing computer model runs were used as input to Corporate Model to examine corporate financial impact. Present value of total revenue requirements were primary indication of relative competitiveness between Base Case and OTEC. Results show present value of total revenue requirements unfavorable to OTEC as compared to coal units. The disparity was in excess of the allowable range for possible consideration.

  8. Feedback loops in educational environments using web-based survey tools : new technology development and three implementation case studies

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    Spead, Benjamin, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis presents lessons from the development of an on-line, web-based feedback system and preliminary analysis of the socio-technical interactions associated with the specification, design and use of this system. The ...

  9. Static Model Analysis with Lattice-based Ontologies

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    Lickly, Ben

    2012-01-01

    Using manual unit conversion to convert from m/s toin Figure 9.11. Unit Conversions While the most importantfor unsupervised automatic unit conversion in the case of

  10. Habitat-Lite: A GSC case study based on free text terms for environmental metadata

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    Kyrpides, Nikos; Hirschman, Lynette; Clark, Cheryl; Cohen, K. Bretonnel; Mardis, Scott; Luciano, Joanne; Kottmann, Renzo; Cole, James; Markowitz, Victor; Kyrpides, Nikos; Field, Dawn

    2008-04-01

    There is an urgent need to capture metadata on the rapidly growing number of genomic, metagenomic and related sequences, such as 16S ribosomal genes. This need is a major focus within the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC), and Habitat is a key metadata descriptor in the proposed 'Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence' (MIGS) specification. The goal of the work described here is to provide a light-weight, easy-to-use (small) set of terms ('Habitat-Lite') that captures high-level information about habitat while preserving a mapping to the recently launched Environment Ontology (EnvO). Our motivation for building Habitat-Lite is to meet the needs of multiple users, such as annotators curating these data, database providers hosting the data, and biologists and bioinformaticians alike who need to search and employ such data in comparative analyses. Here, we report a case study based on semi-automated identification of terms from GenBank and GOLD. We estimate that the terms in the initial version of Habitat-Lite would provide useful labels for over 60% of the kinds of information found in the GenBank isolation-source field, and around 85% of the terms in the GOLD habitat field. We present a revised version of Habitat-Lite and invite the community's feedback on its further development in order to provide a minimum list of terms to capture high-level habitat information and to provide classification bins needed for future studies.

  11. Techniques for Hydrograph Synthesis Based on Analysis of Data from Small Drainage Basins in Texas 

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    Hudlow, M.D.

    1966-01-01

    for Hydrograph Synthesis Based on Analysis of Data from Small Drainage Basins in Texas M.D. Hudlow Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  12. Constraint-Based Linear-Relations Analysis Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Henny B. Sipma, and Zohar Manna

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    Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

    Constraint-Based Linear-Relations Analysis Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Henny B. Sipma, and Zohar Manna Computer Science Department Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-9045 {srirams

  13. Formal Safety analysis of a radio-based railroad crossing using Deductive Cause-Consequence

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA). We apply the method to a real world case study like FMEA [10], FMECA [4] and FTA [3]. The logical framework of DCCA may be used to rigorously verify of what can by analyzed) than traditional FMEA. We show, that the results of DCCA have the same semantics

  14. Topic and Sentiment Analysis on OSNs: a Case Study of Advertising Strategies on Twitter

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    Dacres, Shana; Purver, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    Social media have substantially altered the way brands and businesses advertise: Online Social Networks provide brands with more versatile and dynamic channels for advertisement than traditional media (e.g., TV and radio). Levels of engagement in such media are usually measured in terms of content adoption (e.g., likes and retweets) and sentiment, around a given topic. However, sentiment analysis and topic identification are both non-trivial tasks. In this paper, using data collected from Twitter as a case study, we analyze how engagement and sentiment in promoted content spread over a 10-day period. We find that promoted tweets lead to higher positive sentiment than promoted trends; although promoted trends pay off in response volume. We observe that levels of engagement for the brand and promoted content are highest on the first day of the campaign, and fall considerably thereafter. However, we show that these insights depend on the use of robust machine learning and natural language processing techniques t...

  15. Building Energy Performance Analysis of an Academic Building Using IFC BIM-Based Methodology 

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    Aziz, Z.; Arayici, Y.; Shivachev, D.

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the potential to use an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)/Building Information Modelling (BIM) based method to undertake Building Energy Performance analysis of an academic building. BIM/IFC based methodology provides a...

  16. A Type-Based Locality Analysis for a Functional Distributed Language 

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    Moreira, Alvaro F

    In this thesis we give a type-based analysis for an ML-like distributed language that detects references certain not to escape from one processor to another. We assume a model of distribution based on distributed shared ...

  17. Towards a systematic analysis of cluster computing log data: the case of IBM BlueGene/Q

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    Towards a systematic analysis of cluster computing log data: the case of IBM BlueGene/Q Alina S^irbu, Ozalp Babaoglu Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna Mura Anteo Zamboni and complexity of managing large comput- ing infrastructures has been on the rise. Automating management actions

  18. Free Energy Component Analysis for Drug Design: A Case Study of HIV-1 Protease-Inhibitor Binding

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    Free Energy Component Analysis for Drug Design: A Case Study of HIV-1 Protease-Inhibitor Binding of the free energies of binding of protein-ligand complexes is presented. The method formulated involves, and the trajectories were analyzed via a thermodynamic cycle to calculate the binding free energies. The computed free

  19. Strategic backdrop analysis for fossil fuel planning. Task 1. Default Case. Report 468-117-07/02

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985, 2000, and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands and impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration are forecast using a set of energy technology assumptions. (DMC)

  20. Strategic backdrop analysis for fossil fuel planning. Task 1. Default Case. Report 468-117-07/03

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985, 2000, and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands and impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration are forecast using a set of energy technology assumptions.

  1. Strategic backdrop analysis for fossil fuel planning. Task 1. Default Case. Report 468-117-07/01

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985 and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands are forecast as well as the impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration using a set of energy technology assumptions. (DMC)

  2. FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card – General Technical Base

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Functional Area Qualification Standard Gap Analysis Qualification Cards outline the differences between the last and latest version of the FAQ Standard.

  3. Analysis of Heat Transfer in Metal Hydride Based Hydrogen Separation

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    Fleming, W.H. Jr.

    1999-10-20

    This thesis presents a transient heat transfer analysis to model the heat transfer in the Pd/k packed column, and the impact of adding metallic foam.

  4. Tariff-based analysis of commercial building electricity prices

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    Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Rosenquist, Greg J.; Van Buskirk, Robert D.; McMahon, James E.

    2008-01-01

    this analysis. For the energy consumption data, within eachenergy consumption, for January and July, for the CBECS data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4]. The billing data include energy consumption, demand and

  5. Geographically-Based Hydrogen Demand & Infrastructure Rollout Scenario Analysis (Presentation)

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    Melendez, M.

    2007-05-17

    This presentation by Margo Melendez at the 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review Meeting provides information about NREL's Hydrogen Demand & Infrastructure Rollout Scenario Analysis.

  6. Prevalence and contribution of BRCA1 mutations in breast cancer and ovarian cancer: Results from three US population-based case-control studies of ovarian cancer

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    Whittemore, A.S.; Gong, G.; Itnyre, J.

    1997-03-01

    We investigate the familial risks of cancers of the breast and ovary, using data pooled from three population-based case-control studies of ovarian cancer that were conducted in the United States. We base estimates of the frequency of mutations of BRCA1 (and possibly other genes) on the reported occurrence of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in the mothers and sisters of 922 women with incident ovarian cancer (cases) and in 922 women with no history of ovarian cancer (controls). Segregation analysis and goodness-of-fit testing of genetic models suggest that rare mutations (frequency .0014; 95% confidence interval .0002-.011) account for all the observed aggregation of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in these families. The estimated risk of breast cancer by age 80 years is 73.5% in mutation carriers and 6.8% in noncarriers. The corresponding estimates for ovarian cancer are 27.8% in carriers and 1.8% in noncarriers. For cancer risk in carriers, these estimates are lower than those obtained from families selected for high cancer prevalence. The estimated proportion of all U.S. cancer diagnoses, by age 80 years, that are due to germ-line BRCA1 mutations is 3.0% for breast cancer and 4.4% for ovarian cancer. Aggregation of breast cancer and ovarian cancer was less evident in the families of 169 cases with borderline ovarian cancers than in the families of cases with invasive cancers. Familial aggregation did not differ by the ethnicity of the probands, although the number of non-White and Hispanic cases (N = 99) was sparse. 14 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

  7. Automated analysis of XML-based Morten Barklund

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    ;Summary Static protocol analysis has always focused on formal protocols specified by standardisation to the somewhat academic means by which, they could perform this analysis. One of the emerging standards. The purpose of this report is to derive a formal protocol from a web service specification in a manner

  8. Model-Based Control of Nonlinear Systems Subject to Sensor Data Losses: A Chemical Process Case Study

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    Model-Based Control of Nonlinear Systems Subject to Sensor Data Losses: A Chemical Process Case, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1592, USA, davidmps@ucla.edu, pdc@seas.ucla.edu. Controller Process x Data feedback control of nonlinear uncertain systems subject to sensor data losses. We compare three different

  9. A Case Study on the Model-Based Design and Integration of Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    A Case Study on the Model-Based Design and Integration of Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems Di--Cyber-physical systems (CPS), such as automotive systems, are very difficult to design due to the tight interactions of an integrated automotive control system. The system is composed of two independently designed controllers

  10. Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent-based policy analysis

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    Eiben, A.E. "Guszti"

    Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent-based policy analysis., Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent- based policy analysis, Technol different types of environmental dynamics call for distinct behav- ioral interaction, and how a policy maker

  11. A New Software Testing Approach Based on Domain Analysis of Specifications and Programs

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    A New Software Testing Approach Based on Domain Analysis of Specifications and Programs Ruilian of Sciences in Beijing Abstract Partition testing is a well-known software testing technique. This paper shows domain boundary. We present an innovative software testing approach based on input domain analysis

  12. SIMULATION-BASED ANALYSIS OF TIMED REBECA USING TEPROP AND SQL

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    Karlsson, Brynjar

    SIMULATION-BASED ANALYSIS OF TIMED REBECA USING TEPROP AND SQL Brynjar Magnússon Master of Science 1670-8539 #12;#12;Simulation-based Analysis of Timed Rebeca using TeProp and SQL by Brynjar Magnússon using TeProp and SQL Brynjar Magnússon June 2012 Abstract As software systems get larger, more complex

  13. EXPONENTIAL RADON TRANSFORM INVERSION BASED ON HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF THE EUCLIDEAN MOTION GROUP

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    Yazici, Birsen

    EXPONENTIAL RADON TRANSFORM INVERSION BASED ON HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF THE EUCLIDEAN MOTION GROUP Can Engineering Troy, NY ABSTRACT This paper presents a new method for the exponential Radon trans- form inversion based on harmonic analysis of the Euclidean mo- tion group (M(2)). The exponential Radon transform

  14. Static Security Analysis based on Vulnerability Index (VI) and Network Contribution Factor

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    1 Static Security Analysis based on Vulnerability Index (VI) and Network Contribution Factor (NCF introduces a new approach of power system static security analysis based on the Vulnerability Index (VI with the full AC power flow method shows that this approach is promising for fast and accurate static security

  15. Policy Analysis for Administrative Role Based Access Control without Separate Administration

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    Yang, Ping

    Policy Analysis for Administrative Role Based Access Control without Separate Administration Ping analysis of administrative role based access con- trol (ARBAC), which defines administrative roles and specifies how members of each administrative role can change the RBAC policy. Most existing works on user

  16. Policy Analysis for Administrative Role Based Access Control without Separate Administration

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    Gofman, Mikhail I.

    Policy Analysis for Administrative Role Based Access Control without Separate Administration Ping policies. This paper considers user-role reachability analysis of administrative role based access control (ARBAC), which defines administrative roles and specifies how members of each administrative role can

  17. A Simple Biomass-Based Length-Cohort Analysis for Estimating Biomass and Fishing Mortality

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    A Simple Biomass-Based Length-Cohort Analysis for Estimating Biomass and Fishing Mortality CHANG IK, Washington 98115, USA Abstract.--A biomass-based length-cohort analysis (LCA) was examined for its performance in estimating total stock biomass and fishing mortality (F) for a population in equilibrium. We

  18. Bayes Linear Uncertainty Analysis for Oil Reservoirs Based on Multiscale Computer Experiments

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    of the input parameters for a reservoir model. Therefore, an uncertainty analysis for the model often proceedsBayes Linear Uncertainty Analysis for Oil Reservoirs Based on Multiscale Computer Experiments for the efficient management of the reservoir. In a Bayesian analysis, all of our uncertainties are incorporated

  19. Improving the Accuracy of Software-Based Energy Analysis for Residential Buildings (Presentation)

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    Polly, B.

    2011-09-01

    This presentation describes the basic components of software-based energy analysis for residential buildings, explores the concepts of 'error' and 'accuracy' when analysis predictions are compared to measured data, and explains how NREL is working to continuously improve the accuracy of energy analysis methods.

  20. A Formal Approach for Network Security Management Based on Qualitative Risk Analysis

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    Wang, Yongge

    A Formal Approach for Network Security Management Based on Qualitative Risk Analysis Mohammad Emails: {mrahman4,ealshaer}@uncc.edu Abstract--The risk analysis is an important process for en- forcing security risk low. In this paper, we first present a declarative model for the qualitative risk analysis

  1. A New Cauchy-Based Black-Box Technique for Uncertainty in Risk Analysis

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    A New Cauchy-Based Black-Box Technique for Uncertainty in Risk Analysis V. Kreinovich a,, S information in risk analysis. Several such techniques have been presented, often on a heuristic basis. Key words: Uncertainty, Risk analysis, Monte-Carlo, black-box techniques PACS: 02.70.Tt, 02.70.Uu, 02

  2. A New CauchyBased BlackBox Technique for Uncertainty in Risk Analysis

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    A New Cauchy­Based Black­Box Technique for Uncertainty in Risk Analysis V. Kreinovich a;\\Lambda , S information in risk analysis. Several such techniques have been presented, often on a heuristic basis. Key words: Uncertainty, Risk analysis, Monte­Carlo, black­box techniques PACS: 02.70.Tt, 02.70.Uu, 02

  3. Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming

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    Yýlmaz, Özgür

    Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming--This paper deals with the achievable spectral ef- ficiency and outage analysis of short burst frequency hopping (FH) mobile radios under heavy jamming scenarios. With the use of outage probability analysis

  4. Experiments in Attacking FPGA-Based Embedded Systems using Differential Power Analysis

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    Zambreno, Joseph A.

    Experiments in Attacking FPGA-Based Embedded Systems using Differential Power Analysis Song Sun was publicly intro- duced, power analysis attacks on cryptographic systems have be- come an increasingly of power analysis attacks and preventative techniques on both software (e.g. smartcard, DSP) and hardware

  5. An Improved AMG-based Method for Fast Power Grid Analysis Cheng Zhuo, Jiang Hu1

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    Hu, Jiang

    An Improved AMG-based Method for Fast Power Grid Analysis Cheng Zhuo, Jiang Hu1 and Kangsheng Chen and verification. Meanwhile, the huge size of power grid requires its analysis to be fast and highly scalable. Algebraic multigrid (AMG) has been recognized as a promising approach for fast power grid analysis. We

  6. NETL - Petroleum-Based Fuels Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis...

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    GHG emissions for conventional gasoline, conventional diesel fuel, and kerosene-based jet fuel. The model served as the primary calculation tool for the results reported in the...

  7. Digital Instrumentation and Control Failure Events Derivation and Analysis by Frame-Based Technique

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    Hui-Wen Huang; Chunkuan Shih [National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013 (China); Swu Yih [DML International, 18F-1 295, Section 2 Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Yen-Chang Tzeng; Ming-Huei Chen [Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, No. 1000, Wunhua Rd., Jiaan Village, Longtan Township, Taoyuan County 32546, Taiwan (China)

    2006-07-01

    A frame-based technique, including physical frame, logical frame, and cognitive frame, was adopted to perform digital I and C failure events derivation and analysis for generic ABWR. The physical frame was structured with a modified PCTran-ABWR plant simulation code, which was extended and enhanced on the feedwater system, recirculation system, and steam line system. The logical model is structured with MATLAB, which was incorporated into PCTran-ABWR to improve the pressure control system, feedwater control system, recirculation control system, and automated power regulation control system. As a result, the software failure of these digital control systems can be properly simulated and analyzed. The cognitive frame was simulated by the operator awareness status in the scenarios. Moreover, via an internal characteristics tuning technique, the modified PCTran-ABWR can precisely reflect the characteristics of the power-core flow. Hence, in addition to the transient plots, the analysis results can then be demonstrated on the power-core flow map. A number of postulated I and C system software failure events were derived to achieve the dynamic analyses. The basis for event derivation includes the published classification for software anomalies, the digital I and C design data for ABWR, chapter 15 accident analysis of generic SAR, and the reported NPP I and C software failure events. The case study of this research includes (1) the software CMF analysis for the major digital control systems; and (2) postulated ABWR digital I and C software failure events derivation from the actual happening of non-ABWR digital I and C software failure events, which were reported to LER of USNRC or IRS of IAEA. These events were analyzed by PCTran-ABWR. Conflicts among plant status, computer status, and human cognitive status are successfully identified. The operator might not easily recognize the abnormal condition, because the computer status seems to progress normally. However, a well trained operator can become aware of the abnormal condition with the inconsistent physical parameters; and then can take early corrective actions to avoid the system hazard. This paper also discusses the advantage of Simulation-based method, which can investigate more in-depth dynamic behavior of digital I and C system than other approaches. Some unanticipated interactions can be observed by this method. (authors)

  8. Security Analysis and Improvement Model for Web-based Applications 

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    Wang, Yong

    2010-01-14

    to the current states in software systems and hardware systems, and independent of web application system states in the past. Therefore, the web-based applications can be approximately modeled by the Markov Process Model. The web-based applications can...

  9. Specification and Analysis of Attribute-based Authorization Policy

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    Policy The Big Goal Flexible, scalable authorization for decentralized, collaborative environments policy to support collaboration in open systems RT: A Role-based Trust-management* framework Need © William H. Winsborough 6 Role-based Trust Management (RT) A family of credential / policy languages

  10. Specification and Analysis of Attribute-based Authorization Policy

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    Policy The Big Goal Flexible, scalable authorization for decentralized, collaborative environments policy to support collaboration in open systems RT: A Role-based Trust-management* framework Need. Winsborough 6 Role-based Trust Management (RT) A family of credential / policy languages Simplest, RT0, has

  11. Performance-based assessment of daylight on tropical buildings- a case Study

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    Szu Cheng, CHIEN

    2013-01-01

    Sustainability in the Tropics For the visual performance ofSustainability in the Tropics Table 3 Metrics conducted to assess dayliglzting performanceSustainability in the Tropics APPROACH Description of the case study model Daylight performance

  12. The preparation and analysis of ammonia base sulfite pulping liquor 

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    Honstead, John Frederick

    1950-01-01

    . It was amntion- ed, however, t. . at during the test i' or SO in the Palmrose analysis all the sulfite was converted to sulfate~ which does not interfere with the ammonia-formol reaction. In addition the Palmrose analysis leaves the solution neutralized to a... satisfactorily but above . 5$ ammonia it does not seem advisable to attempt to obtain concentrations from pH measurements. For various solutions of ammonium hydroxide the change of pH with sulfur dioxide concentration was measured. These results are tabulated...

  13. CHAPTER 7. BERYLLIUM ANALYSIS BY NON-PLASMA BASED METHODS

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    Ekechukwu, A

    2009-04-20

    The most common method of analysis for beryllium is inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). This method, along with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), is discussed in Chapter 6. However, other methods exist and have been used for different applications. These methods include spectroscopic, chromatographic, colorimetric, and electrochemical. This chapter provides an overview of beryllium analysis methods other than plasma spectrometry (inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry or mass spectrometry). The basic methods, detection limits and interferences are described. Specific applications from the literature are also presented.

  14. Type curve analysis for naturally fractured reservoirs (infinite-acting reservoir case): a new approach 

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    Angel Restrepo, Juan Alejandro

    2000-01-01

    . The objectives of this work are as follows: First, we generated new type curves for the analysis of pressure drawdown and buildup tests performed in naturally fractured reservoirs. Next, we develop a systematic approach for the analysis and interpretation...

  15. An Analysis of TRL-Based Cost and Schedule Models

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    Kenley, C. Robert

    2012-04-30

    The GAO's, NASA's, and the DoD's adoption of the technology readiness level (TRL) scale to improve technology management has led to the emergence of many TRL-based models that are used to monitor technology maturation, ...

  16. Geochip-Based Functional Gene Analysis of Anodophilic

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    ) and COD removals, somewhat greater effects on CO2 and CH4 production, and very large effects on hydrogen production. Hydrogen yields were generally higher for reactors that were always operated as MECs than those functionalperformancewasnotsupportedwithahighconfidence in our statistical analysis. Introduction Biohydrogen can be produced by different biological pro

  17. Functional Gene Array-Based Analysis of Microbial Community

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    Hazen, Terry

    correspondence analysis indicate that nitrate, sulfate, pH, uranium, and technetium have a significant (p diversity with geochemistry, we can better understand which variables are most important in deter- mining studied for bioremediation of heavy metals due to legacy contamination from Cold War-era uranium

  18. Knowledge-based analysis of microarray gene expression data by using support vector machines

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    Ares Jr., Manny

    Knowledge-based analysis of microarray gene expression data by using support vector machines to predict functional roles for unchar- acterized yeast ORFs based on their expression data. DNA microarray to discriminate between the members and non-members of a given functional class based on expression data. Having

  19. Intelligent Control in Automation Based on Wireless Traffic Analysis

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    Kurt Derr; Milos Manic

    2007-09-01

    Wireless technology is a central component of many factory automation infrastructures in both the commercial and government sectors, providing connectivity among various components in industrial realms (distributed sensors, machines, mobile process controllers). However wireless technologies provide more threats to computer security than wired environments. The advantageous features of Bluetooth technology resulted in Bluetooth units shipments climbing to five million per week at the end of 2005 [1, 2]. This is why the real-time interpretation and understanding of Bluetooth traffic behavior is critical in both maintaining the integrity of computer systems and increasing the efficient use of this technology in control type applications. Although neuro-fuzzy approaches have been applied to wireless 802.11 behavior analysis in the past, a significantly different Bluetooth protocol framework has not been extensively explored using this technology. This paper presents a new neurofuzzy traffic analysis algorithm of this still new territory of Bluetooth traffic. Further enhancements of this algorithm are presented along with the comparison against the traditional, numerical approach. Through test examples, interesting Bluetooth traffic behavior characteristics were captured, and the comparative elegance of this computationally inexpensive approach was demonstrated. This analysis can be used to provide directions for future development and use of this prevailing technology in various control type applications, as well as making the use of it more secure.

  20. Intelligent Control in Automation Based on Wireless Traffic Analysis

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    Kurt Derr; Milos Manic

    2007-08-01

    Wireless technology is a central component of many factory automation infrastructures in both the commercial and government sectors, providing connectivity among various components in industrial realms (distributed sensors, machines, mobile process controllers). However wireless technologies provide more threats to computer security than wired environments. The advantageous features of Bluetooth technology resulted in Bluetooth units shipments climbing to five million per week at the end of 2005 [1, 2]. This is why the real-time interpretation and understanding of Bluetooth traffic behavior is critical in both maintaining the integrity of computer systems and increasing the efficient use of this technology in control type applications. Although neuro-fuzzy approaches have been applied to wireless 802.11 behavior analysis in the past, a significantly different Bluetooth protocol framework has not been extensively explored using this technology. This paper presents a new neurofuzzy traffic analysis algorithm of this still new territory of Bluetooth traffic. Further enhancements of this algorithm are presented along with the comparison against the traditional, numerical approach. Through test examples, interesting Bluetooth traffic behavior characteristics were captured, and the comparative elegance of this computationally inexpensive approach was demonstrated. This analysis can be used to provide directions for future development and use of this prevailing technology in various control type applications, as well as making the use of it more secure.

  1. A Probability Analysis for Candidate-Based Frequent Itemset Algorithms

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    Van Gucht, Dirk

    of Antwerp Middelheimlaan 1 2020 Antwerp, Belgium nele.dexters@ua.ac.be Paul W. Purdom Indiana University of candidates, which is an important step in frequent itemset mining algorithms, from a theoretical point), and failure (a candidate that is infrequent). For a selection of candidate-based frequent itemset mining algo

  2. Single-Step Syngas-to-Distillates (S2D) Process Based on Biomass-Derived Syngas - A Techno-Economic Analysis

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    Zhu, Y.; Jones, S. B.; Biddy, M. J.; Dagle, R. A.; Palo, D. R.

    2012-08-01

    This study compared biomass gasification based syngas-to-distillate (S2D) systems using techno-economic analysis (TEA). Three cases, state of technology (SOT), goal, and conventional, were compared in terms of performance and cost. The SOT case represented the best available experimental results for a process starting with syngas using a single-step dual-catalyst reactor for distillate generation. The conventional case mirrored a conventional two-step S2D process consisting of separate syngas-to-methanol and methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) processes. The goal case assumed the same performance as the conventional, but with a single-step S2D technology. TEA results revealed that the SOT was more expensive than the conventional and goal cases. The SOT case suffers from low one-pass yield and high selectivity to light hydrocarbons, both of which drive up production cost. Sensitivity analysis indicated that light hydrocarbon yield and single pass conversion efficiency were the key factors driving the high cost for the SOT case.

  3. DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHER ENERGY-RELATED DATA BASES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    Robinson, J.

    2010-01-01

    Search Strategy f o r Other Data Bases OIL/TI,DE,ID,GS GAS/with that used on the other data bases; because EDB i s wellSearch Strategy f o r Other Data Bases >BIOGAS/TI,DE,ID BIO(

  4. Pressure transient test analysis of vuggy naturally fractured carbonate reservoir: field case study 

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    Ajayi, Babatunde Tolulope

    2009-06-02

    Well pressure transient analysis is widely used in reservoir management to obtain reservoir information needed for reservoir simulation, damage identification, well optimization and stimulation evaluation. The main objective ...

  5. Product line-up design based on preference measurement : a case study on TV industry

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    Park, Chang Bae, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    Sony, in 2010, introduced innovative product line-up setting process for its TV, using the technique of market segmentation and conjoint analysis. This practice was expected to increase its sales compared to traditional ...

  6. Analysis of hydrocyclone performance based on information granulation theory

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    Owladeghaffari, Hamed; Irannajad, Mehdi

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes application of information granulation theory, on the analysis of hydrocyclone perforamance. In this manner, using a combining of Self Organizing Map (SOM) and Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (NFIS), crisp and fuzzy granules are obtained(briefly called SONFIS). Balancing of crisp granules and sub fuzzy granules, within non fuzzy information (initial granulation), is rendered in an open-close iteration. Using two criteria, "simplicity of rules "and "adaptive threoshold error level", stability of algorithm is guaranteed. Validation of the proposed method, on the data set of the hydrocyclone is rendered.

  7. Automated Complexity Analysis Based on the Dependency Pair Method

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    Hirokawa, Nao

    2011-01-01

    This article is concerned with automated complexity analysis of term rewrite systems (TRSs for short). Since these systems underlie much of declarative programming, time complexity of functions defined by TRSs is of particular interest. Among other results, we present a variant of the dependency pair method for analysing runtime complexities of term rewrite systems automatically. The established results significantly extent previously known techniques: we give examples of TRSs subject to our methods that could previously not been analysed automatically. Furthermore, the techniques have been implemented in the Tyrolean Complexity Tool. We provide ample numerical data for assessing the viability of the method.

  8. Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation for Hydrogen Transition Analysis

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  9. Analysis of Geothermal Reservoir Stimulation using Geomechanics-Based

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels Research at 1 Table of ContentsAnEnergy 09

  10. Analysis of Web Based Solar Photovoltaic Mapping Tools | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels Research at 1 Table of ContentsAnEnergy

  11. On a tensor-based finite element model for the analysis of shell structures 

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    Arciniega Aleman, Roman Augusto

    2006-04-12

    In the present study, we propose a computational model for the linear and nonlinear analysis of shell structures. We consider a tensor-based finite element formulation which describes the mathematical shell model in a ...

  12. Some properties of q-ary functions based on spectral analysis Deep Singh and Maheshanand Bhaintwal

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Some properties of q-ary functions based on spectral analysis Deep Singh and Maheshanand Bhaintwal . Research supported by NBHM (DAE), INDIA. #12;2 D. Singh and M. Bhaintwal A function f Bn,q is generalized

  13. Design and analysis of an Extended Kalman Filter based navigator for an autonomous underwater vehicle 

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    Just, Bradley Eugene

    1994-01-01

    DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to Texas A...

  14. Evaluation of a case-based Reasoning Energy Prediction Tool for Commercial Buildings 

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    Monfet, D.; Arkhipova, E.; Choiniere, D.

    2013-01-01

    .3%, the normalized mean bias error (NMBE) is below 1.3% and the root-meansquare- error (RMSE) is below 16.6 kW. When the statistical criteria are calculated for all hours of the day, the CV-RMSE is 13.9%, the NMBE is 2.7% and the RMSE is 17.9 kW. The case study...

  15. HASARD: A Model-Based Method for Quality Analysis of Software Architecture

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    Zhu, Hong

    HASARD: A Model-Based Method for Quality Analysis of Software Architecture Hong Zhu Department for the analysis of software quality as entailed in software architectural designs. In this method, quality hazards architectural designs to predict their quality. 1.1 Motivation Software architecture is a structural model

  16. RADON TRANSFORM INVERSION BASED ON HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF THE EUCLIDEAN MOTION GROUP

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    Yazici, Birsen

    RADON TRANSFORM INVERSION BASED ON HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF THE EUCLIDEAN MOTION GROUP Can Evren Yarman of the projection slice theorem using harmonic analysis of the Euclidean motion group (M(N)). The Radon transform to new algo- rithms for the inversion of the Radon transform. 1. INTRODUCTION The Radon transform forms

  17. SAT-based Termination Analysis for Java Bytecode with AProVE

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    SAT-based Termination Analysis for Java Bytecode with AProVE Carsten Fuhs LuFG Informatik 2, RWTH solving engines for the search problems in automated termination analysis. Consequently, the performance of current termination tools heavily relies on the speed of modern SAT solvers on the corresponding SAT

  18. SCARE: Side-Channel Analysis based Reverse Engineering for Post-Silicon Validation

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    Bhunia, Swarup

    , reliability and integrity. Unlike traditional destructive RE approaches, we propose a fast non-destructive and finite state machines) we combine side-channel analysis with logic testing based Boolean function-channel analysis, logic testing, self-referencing. I. INTRODUCTION Since the Cold War era, reverse engineering (RE

  19. Experimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems

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    Schneider, Jean-Guy

    computing, green cloud, energy consumption, performance analysis, energy efficiency. 1. INTRODUCTION Cloud in green cloud computing systems [4]. Many efforts have been made to improve the energy efficiency of cloudExperimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems Feifei Chen, John

  20. An analysis and validation pipeline for large-scale RNAi-based screens

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    de Magalhães, João Pedro

    An analysis and validation pipeline for large-scale RNAi-based screens Michael Plank1 , Guang Hu2 pipeline to prioritize these candidates incorporating effect sizes, functional enrichment analysis associated with oxidative stress resistance, as a proof-of-concept of our pipeline we demonstrate

  1. DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHER ENERGY-RELATED DATA BASES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    Robinson, J.

    2010-01-01

    searching are the DOE Thesaurus and the Energy Categories,topics frequently. The Thesaurus is continually updated, andData Base: Subject Thesaurus. TIC, September 197/. Available

  2. Analysis of Geothermal Reservoir Stimulation Using Geomechanics-based

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  3. Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments: MIT campus case-study using CFD Analysis

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    Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments: MIT campus case-study using CFD of Technology, 2Meteodyn Objectives Conclusions References [1] TopoWind software, User Manual [2] Wind Resource Assessment Handbook: Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Wind Monitoring Program, AWS Scientific, Inc

  4. Evaluation of the Energy-Related Inventions Program. Volume 1. Analysis of case studies of supported projects

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    Rorke, M.G.; Bronfman, L.M.; Soderstrom, E.J.

    1983-02-01

    This volume reports the analysis of the results of 30 case studies of grantees funded by the Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP). ERIP is one of several federal programs supporting invention and innovation in the private sector. It is a relatively small program with an annual budget of $5 to 6 million that focuses its attention on the independent inventor or small business with an energy-related invention. Support to the inventory or small business comes primarily in the form of a grant. The overall goal of the program is to stimulate innovation by individuals and small businesses and to assist in the development of promising energy-related inventions for eventual commercialization. This volume is an aggregation and synthesis of the data gathered in the case studies. (Volume 2 contains the case studies.) The case studies explore in-depth the characteristics, perceptions, and experiences of inventors and agency personnel who have participated in the ERIP. Thus they are a rich source of information for use in evaluating the process by which the program's goals and objectives are implemented and for evaluating the program;s usefulness in producing the results intended by the legislative mandate.

  5. Systematic Scenario-Based Analysis of UML Design Class models Lijun Yu, Robert B. France, Indrakshi Ray, Wuliang Sun

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    Ray, Indrakshi

    Systematic Scenario-Based Analysis of UML Design Class models Lijun Yu, Robert B. France, Indrakshi, sunwl}@cs.colostate.edu Abstract Scenario-based UML Design Analysis (SUDA) is a lightweight technique the Scenario-based UML Design Analysis (SUDA) technique [Yu08] [Yu07]. SUDA can be used to rigorously analyze

  6. The Case For Prediction-based Best-effort Real-time Systems

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    Shewchuk, Jonathan

    be adjusted based on user-perceived quality. After defining this class of applications, we de- scribe by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and Rome Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, under agreement

  7. Rights-based evaluation of government responses to a given 'natural' disaster : Katrina as case study

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    Haeffner, Melissa (Melissa Ann)

    2010-01-01

    Disaster impacts human mobility and a rights-based approach to disaster response is needed to protect the human rights of those who seek migration as an adaptation strategy. This paper deals with returning to a place after ...

  8. Collective action for community-based hazard mitigation: a case study of Tulsa project impact 

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    Lee, Hee Min

    2005-11-01

    During the past two decades, community-based hazard mitigation (CBHM) has been newly proposed and implemented as an alternative conceptual model for emergency management to deal with disasters comprehensively in order to curtail skyrocketing...

  9. Determinants of Success for Community-based Tourism: The Case of Floating Markets in Thailand 

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    Vajirakachorn, Thanathorn

    2012-10-19

    observation as data collection tools. The fieldwork was conducted in Thailand during February – June 2010. Amphawa and Bangnoi floating markets were evaluated based on the ten factors. Results show that Amphawa, a larger and longer developed destination...

  10. Localized change management in two cases : supply base cost escalation and obsolescence management

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    Harris Robert J., Jr. (Robert Jerrell)

    2014-01-01

    There are several models for change available to modern organizations based on decades of research. This research tends to focus on broad changes, such as enterprise transformations. This thesis presents a model developed ...

  11. Strengths-Based Case Management: Implementation With High-Risk Youth

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    Arnold, Elizabeth Mayfield; Walsh, Adam K.; Oldham, Michael S.; Rapp, Charles A.

    2007-01-01

    Few effective methods of intervention exist for youth at risk for negative life outcomes. One method used successfully with both adults with chronic mental illness and adults with substance abuse problems is strengths-based ...

  12. An Intersectional Analysis of Visual Media: A Case Study of Diesel Advertisements

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    Barnum, Anthony J.; Zajicek, Anna M.

    2008-01-01

    that the application of the intersectional approach leads to more complex and adequate understandings of how identities and power relations are constructed in visual media. Towards this end, we conduct an intersectional analysis of Diesel advertisements using...

  13. A Meta-Analysis of Single-Case Studies on Functional Communication Training 

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    Heath, Amy Kathleen

    2012-07-16

    the interventionist first determines the function, or purpose, of the challenging behavior and then teaches a communicative response that will provide the same function as the challenging behavior. This meta-analysis addressed the following questions: (a) Is FCT more...

  14. Knowledge-Intensive Case-Based Support for Automated Explanation of Biological

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    , automated production of massive amounts of data has been far easier than integrated and automated analysis. Bioinformatics has recently merged with other disciplines to the highly integrative field of Systems Biology [12 systems. Much effort has recently been invested into building systems that would in- tegrate diverse

  15. ANUDlSiTM-40 Load Flow Analysis: Base Cases, Data, Diagrams,...

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    To simplify data collection requirements and illustrate key concepts, a representative power system in the United States - the Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) in northern...

  16. ANUDlSiTM-40 Load Flow Analysis: Base Cases, Data, Diagrams, and Results

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministrationTechnicalTechnicalScience.govWSRC-MS-g8-00318ANUDlSiTM-40 Load Flow

  17. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 38 (2003) 307 322 Crystal plasticity-based finite element analysis

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    Grujicic, Mica

    2003-01-01

    JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 38 (2003) 307­ 322 Crystal plasticity-based finite element analysis-dependent, finite-strain, crystal-plasticity based materials constitutive model is used to represent the deformation obtained show that plastic flow localizes into deformation bands even at an overall strain level of only 0

  18. Analysis-Based Verification: A Programmer-Oriented Approach to the Assurance of

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    . This thesis advances the idea of focused analysis-based verification as a scalable and adoptable approach, and field validation on diverse commercial and open source code bases. Building on prior work in semantic.D. using the "green stamp method," namely by saving envelopes addressed to him as `Dr. Floyd'. After co

  19. Performance Analysis of an EEMD-based Hilbert Huang Transform as a Bearing Failure Detector

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    Brest, Université de

    Performance Analysis of an EEMD-based Hilbert Huang Transform as a Bearing Failure Detector in Wind, Brest, France Sylvie.Turri@univ-brest.fr Abstract--Sustainability and viability of wind farms are highly detection through wind turbines generator stator current. The proposed technique is based on a modified

  20. Query-driven Analysis of Plasma-based Particle Acceleration Data Oliver Rubel

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    Query-driven Analysis of Plasma-based Particle Acceleration Data Oliver R¨ubel LBNL Cameron G. R Laboratory, e-mail: {oruebel, ewbethel}@lbl.gov Laser, Optical Accelerator System Integrated Studies (LOASIS INTRODUCTION Plasma-based particle accelerators utilize an electron plasma wave driven by a short ( 100 fs

  1. Save-IDE A Tool for Design, Analysis and Implementation of Component-Based Embedded Systems

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    Becker, Steffen

    Save-IDE ­ A Tool for Design, Analysis and Implementation of Component-Based Embedded Systems S.nystrom, thomas.nolte, paul.pettersson, ivica.crnkovic}@mdh.se Abstract The paper presents Save-IDE, an Integrated Develop- ment Environment for the development of component-based embedded systems. Save-IDE supports

  2. STING Millennium: a web-based suite of programs for comprehensive and simultaneous analysis

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    Neshich, Goran

    STING Millennium: a web-based suite of programs for comprehensive and simultaneous analysis ABSTRACT STING Millennium Suite (SMS) is a new web-based suite of programs and databases providing visuali it provides a variety of algorithms and validated data, wrapped-up in a user friendly web interface. Using SMS

  3. FOREST FIRE DETECTION BASED ON GAUSSIAN FIELD ANALYSIS Florent Lafarge, Xavier Descombes, Josiane Zerubia

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    FOREST FIRE DETECTION BASED ON GAUSSIAN FIELD ANALYSIS Florent Lafarge, Xavier Descombes, Josiane sensitive to the emission of heat. The forest fires can be char- acterized by intensity peaks on TIR images. We present a fully automatic method of forest fire detection from TIR satel- lite images based

  4. DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHER ENERGY-RELATED DATA BASES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    Robinson, J.

    2010-01-01

    PLANTATIONS FIGURE 2 BIOGAS PROCESS TL'BIOGAS _ANAERQBICf o r Other Data Bases >BIOGAS/TI,DE,ID BIO(W)GAS/TI,DE,IDSEARCHES Methane (or Biogas) Production from Agricultural

  5. DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHER ENERGY-RELATED DATA BASES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    Robinson, J.

    2010-01-01

    n c i s c o , CA, DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHERW-740S-ENQ-48 iVtt DOE'* Energy Data Bate (EDB) Veraus Otherrelease of the DOE Energy Data Baae to commercial services

  6. Proteomics based compositional analysis of complex cellulase-hemicellulase mixtures

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    Chundawat, Shishir P.; Lipton, Mary S.; Purvine, Samuel O.; Uppugundla, Nirmal; Gao, Dahai; Balan, Venkatesh; Dale, Bruce E.

    2011-10-07

    Efficient deconstruction of cellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars for fuel and chemical production is accomplished by a complex mixture of cellulases, hemicellulases and accessory enzymes (e.g., >50 extracellular proteins). Cellulolytic enzyme mixtures, produced industrially mostly using fungi like Trichoderma reesei, are poorly characterized in terms of their protein composition and its correlation to hydrolytic activity on cellulosic biomass. The secretomes of commercial glycosyl hydrolase producing microbes was explored using a proteomics approach with high-throughput quantification using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Here, we show that proteomics based spectral counting approach is a reasonably accurate and rapid analytical technique that can be used to determine protein composition of complex glycosyl hydrolase mixtures that also correlates with the specific activity of individual enzymes present within the mixture. For example, a strong linear correlation was seen between Avicelase activity and total cellobiohydrolase content. Reliable, quantitative and cheaper analytical methods that provide insight into the cellulosic biomass degrading fungal and bacterial secretomes would lead to further improvements towards commercialization of plant biomass derived fuels and chemicals.

  7. Environmental Analysis of the Coal-based Power Production with Amine-based Carbon Capture

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    of Energy Research, Fuel Cells (IEF-3) 2) Institute of Energy Research, Systems Analysis and Technology in the year of installation and in the ability and efficiency to capture CO2. The plants are characterized by the expected efficiency parameters for the year 2020: (1) Coal plant2005: pulverized coal power plant already

  8. Assessment for National Park Candidate Area Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A case study from the Argyll Islands and Coast 

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    Garoufalia, Christina

    2007-01-01

    This thesis outlines an assessment approach for national park designation purpose using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. The case study area is ‘Argyll Islands and Coast’ situated in west Scotland. Four different ...

  9. A Monte Carlo based spent fuel analysis safeguards strategy assessment

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    Fensin, Michael L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, Stephen J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, Howard O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sandoval, Nathan P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    Safeguarding nuclear material involves the detection of diversions of significant quantities of nuclear materials, and the deterrence of such diversions by the risk of early detection. There are a variety of motivations for quantifying plutonium in spent fuel assemblies by means of nondestructive assay (NDA) including the following: strengthening the capabilities of the International Atomic Energy Agencies ability to safeguards nuclear facilities, shipper/receiver difference, input accountability at reprocessing facilities and burnup credit at repositories. Many NDA techniques exist for measuring signatures from spent fuel; however, no single NDA technique can, in isolation, quantify elemental plutonium and other actinides of interest in spent fuel. A study has been undertaken to determine the best integrated combination of cost effective techniques for quantifying plutonium mass in spent fuel for nuclear safeguards. A standardized assessment process was developed to compare the effective merits and faults of 12 different detection techniques in order to integrate a few techniques and to down-select among the techniques in preparation for experiments. The process involves generating a basis burnup/enrichment/cooling time dependent spent fuel assembly library, creating diversion scenarios, developing detector models and quantifying the capability of each NDA technique. Because hundreds of input and output files must be managed in the couplings of data transitions for the different facets of the assessment process, a graphical user interface (GUI) was development that automates the process. This GUI allows users to visually create diversion scenarios with varied replacement materials, and generate a MCNPX fixed source detector assessment input file. The end result of the assembly library assessment is to select a set of common source terms and diversion scenarios for quantifying the capability of each of the 12 NDA techniques. We present here the generalized assessment process, the techniques employed to automate the coupled facets of the assessment process, and the standard burnup/enrichment/cooling time dependent spent fuel assembly library. We also clearly define the diversion scenarios that will be analyzed during the standardized assessments. Though this study is currently limited to generic PWR assemblies, it is expected that the results of the assessment will yield an adequate spent fuel analysis strategy knowledge that will help the down-select process for other reactor types.

  10. Macroalgae Analysis A National GIS-based Analysis of Macroalgae Production Potential Summary Report and Project Plan

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    Roesijadi, Guritno; Coleman, Andre M.; Judd, Chaeli; Van Cleve, Frances B.; Thom, Ronald M.; Buenau, Kate E.; Tagestad, Jerry D.; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Ward, Jeffrey A.

    2011-12-01

    The overall project objective is to conduct a strategic analysis to assess the state of macroalgae as a feedstock for biofuels production. The objective in FY11 is to develop a multi-year systematic national assessment to evaluate the U.S. potential for macroalgae production using a GIS-based assessment tool and biophysical growth model developed as part of these activities. The initial model development for both resource assessment and constraints was completed and applied to the demonstration areas. The model for macroalgal growth was extended to the EEZ off the East and West Coasts of the United States, and a plan to merge the findings for an initial composite assessment was developed. In parallel, an assessment of land-based, port, and offshore infrastructure needs based on published and grey literature was conducted. Major information gaps and challenges encountered during this analysis were identified. Also conducted was an analysis of the type of local, state, and federal requirements that pertain to permitting land-based facilities and nearshore/offshore culture operations

  11. Computers & Geosciences 29 (2003) 351359 A case against Kd-based transport models: natural attenuation

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    Zhu, Chen

    2003-01-01

    attenuation at a mill tailings site Chen Zhu* Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University)-based transport model. The study site is a contaminated groundwater aquifer underneath a uranium mill tailings pond in the western USA. Advective­dispersive­reactive transport is simulated for a 5-year period

  12. Web based map services for scientific tourism: a case study of eighteenth and nineteenth century Edinburgh. 

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    Scholefield, Kerrie

    2008-12-05

    The purpose of this project was to develop a web based map service for scientific tourism of eighteenth and nineteenth century Edinburgh. The service had the potential to be used for two key purposes: an educational guide and a virtual tourist guide...

  13. Analysis of Geothermal Reservoir Stimulation using Geomechanics-Based Stochastic Analysis of Injection-Induced Seismicity

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    This project will develop a model for seismicity-based reservoir characterization (SBRC) by combining rock mechanics; finite element modeling; geo-statistical concepts to establish relationships between micro-seismicity; reservoir flow and geomechanical characteristics.

  14. Financial Analysis of Incentive Mechanisms to Promote Energy Efficiency: Case Study of a Prototypical Southwest Utility

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    Cappers, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Figure E- 3. Reduction in earnings and CapEx for Low Growthand Abbreviations APS BAU CapEx CCGT CCS CPUC CT DSM DSR ECWCustomers Fuel Costs O&M Costs CapEx Costs Rate Base Energy

  15. Early growth technology analysis : case studies in solar energy and geothermal energy

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    Kaya Firat, Ayse

    2010-01-01

    Public and private organizations try to forecast the future of technological developments and allocate funds accordingly. Based on our interviews with experts from MIT's Entrepreneurship Center, Sloan School of Management, ...

  16. Using GPS data in route choice analysis : case study in Boston

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    Hou, Anyang

    2010-01-01

    The pervasive location-based technologies, such as GPS and cell phone, help us find the pattern of geographical information of human behavior and also help dig opportunities in real world. In transportation field, they ...

  17. Modeling and analysis of threshold queues with hysteresis using stochastic Petri nets: the monoclass case

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    Tuffin, Bruno

    Modeling and analysis of threshold queues with hysteresis using stochastic Petri nets. Many applications of such a system can be found in the transport protocols of communication networks Petri Nets (SPNs), a powerful paradigm to represent complex systems. The representation is shown

  18. Intraoperative Brain Shift and Deformation: A Quantitative Analysis of Cortical Displacement in 28 Cases

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    Frey, Pascal

    Intraoperative Brain Shift and Deformation: A Quantitative Analysis of Cortical Displacement in 28 of surgery, the nature of the cranial opening, the region of the brain involved, the duration of surgery resulting from misregistration during the course of surgery is warranted. Key words: brain shift, computer

  19. Formal modeling and analysis of hybrid systems: A case study in multi-robot coordination

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    the design phase. The formal analysis of the mixed digital-analog nature of hybrid systems r, and robots. Designing reliable hybrid systems is a challenging task. Control theoretic tools enable. A game-theoretic approach to designing controllers for hybrid systems with a hierarchical structure

  20. WELFARE ANALYSIS USING LOGSUM DIFFERENCES VS. RULE OF1 HALF: A SERIES OF CASE STUDIES2

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    , Architectural and Environmental Engineering12 The University of Texas at Austin13 kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu14 to estimate26 consumer surplus in transport economics. As a traditional and relatively straightforward (and27 potentially more robust) procedure, RoH has been widely used in project investment and policy28 analysis

  1. Fault tree synthesis for software design analysis of PLC based safety-critical systems

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    Koo, S. R.; Cho, C. H. [Corporate R and D Inst., Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd., 39-3, Seongbok-Dong, Yongin-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 449-795 (Korea, Republic of); Seong, P. H. [Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, 373-3 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-07-01

    As a software verification and validation should be performed for the development of PLC based safety-critical systems, a software safety analysis is also considered in line with entire software life cycle. In this paper, we propose a technique of software safety analysis in the design phase. Among various software hazard analysis techniques, fault tree analysis is most widely used for the safety analysis of nuclear power plant systems. Fault tree analysis also has the most intuitive notation and makes both qualitative and quantitative analyses possible. To analyze the design phase more effectively, we propose a technique of fault tree synthesis, along with a universal fault tree template for the architecture modules of nuclear software. Consequently, we can analyze the safety of software on the basis of fault tree synthesis. (authors)

  2. A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT CONDITION OF NICHE MARKET, INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS

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    Cole, Samuel Jason

    2013-12-31

    their own motives, and how those motives in turn impact the decisions they make during a film production. By capturing the motives, decisions, and practices of independent producers we have a snap shot of what it is like to take part in contemporary... by examining their motives through common themes that emerge through a series of case study analyses. The analyses will help identify the motives and influential factors that may have an impact on the process of a motion picture’s production. This study...

  3. DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUS OTHER ENERGY-RELATED DATA BASES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    Robinson, J.

    2010-01-01

    J g R l O I T H m WftSTFS DOE EOB Search S t r a t e g yF r a n c i s c o , CA, DOE'S ENERGY DATA BASE (EDB) VERSUSContract W-740S-ENQ-48 iVtt DOE'* Energy Data Bate (EDB)

  4. A comprehensive and critical re-analysis of FORS spectropolarimetric observations: the case of HD92207

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    Fossati, L; Landstreet, J D; Kochukhov, O

    2015-01-01

    Stellar spectropolarimetry has become extremely popular during the last decade, and has led to major advances in our understanding of stellar magnetic fields and of their impact on stellar structure and evolution. Many important discoveries have been obtained thanks to observations performed with the FORS low-resolution spectropolarimeters of the ESO Very Large Telescope. We first review and summarise the major results of a homogeneous re-reduction and analysis of all single-slit FORS1 spectropolarimetric observations. This work revealed a non-negligible dependence of the results upon the adopted reduction and analysis procedure, as well as the presence of instabilities, revealing that photon noise is not the only source of uncertainty. As a consequence of our new analysis and assessment of the uncertainties, we are not able to confirm a large number of magnetic field detections presented in the past for a variety of stars. We further summarise the results of FORS2 spectropolarimetric observations of the A0 s...

  5. Aminoindazole PDK1 Inhibitors: A Case Study in Fragment-Based Drug Discovery

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    Medina, Jesus R.; Blackledge, Charles W.; Heerding, Dirk A.; Campobasso, Nino; Ward, Paris; Briand, Jacques; Wright, Lois; Axten, Jeffrey M.

    2012-05-29

    Fragment screening of phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1) in a biochemical kinase assay afforded hits that were characterized and prioritized based on ligand efficiency and binding interactions with PDK1 as determined by NMR. Subsequent crystallography and follow-up screening led to the discovery of aminoindazole 19, a potent leadlike PDK1 inhibitor with high ligand efficiency. Well-defined structure-activity relationships and protein crystallography provide a basis for further elaboration and optimization of 19 as a PDK1 inhibitor.

  6. A Sustainable approach to large ICT Science based infrastructures; the case for Radio Astronomy

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    Barbosa, Domingos; Boonstra, Albert-Jan; Aguiar, Rui; van Ardenne, Arnold; de Santander-Vela, Juande; Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes

    2014-01-01

    Large sensor-based infrastructures for radio astronomy will be among the most intensive data-driven projects in the world, facing very high power demands. The geographically wide distribution of these infrastructures and their associated processing High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities require Green Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). A combination is needed of low power computing, efficient data storage, local data services, Smart Grid power management, and inclusion of Renewable Energies. Here we outline the major characteristics and innovation approaches to address power efficiency and long-term power sustainability for radio astronomy projects, focusing on Green ICT for science.

  7. Energy-water analysis of the 10-year WECC transmission planning study cases.

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    Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Passell, Howard David; Castillo, Cesar; Moreland, Barbara

    2011-11-01

    In 2011 the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity embarked on a comprehensive program to assist our Nation's three primary electric interconnections with long term transmission planning. Given the growing concern over water resources in the western U.S. the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) requested assistance with integrating water resource considerations into their broader electric transmission planning. The result is a project with three overarching objectives: (1) Develop an integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners in the Western Interconnection to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning. (2) Pursue the formulation and development of the Energy-Water DSS through a strongly collaborative process between the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Western Governors Association (WGA), the Western States Water Council (WSWC) and their associated stakeholder teams. (3) Exercise the Energy-Water DSS to investigate water stress implications of the transmission planning scenarios put forward by WECC, WGA, and WSWC. The foundation for the Energy-Water DSS is Sandia National Laboratories Energy-Power-Water Simulation (EPWSim) model (Tidwell et al. 2009). The modeling framework targets the shared needs of energy and water producers, resource managers, regulators, and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels. This framework provides an interactive environment to explore trade-offs, and 'best' alternatives among a broad list of energy/water options and objectives. The decision support framework is formulated in a modular architecture, facilitating tailored analyses over different geographical regions and scales (e.g., state, county, watershed, interconnection). An interactive interface allows direct control of the model and access to real-time results displayed as charts, graphs and maps. The framework currently supports modules for calculating water withdrawal and consumption for current and planned electric power generation; projected water demand from competing use sectors; and, surface and groundwater availability. WECC's long range planning is organized according to two target planning horizons, a 10-year and a 20-year. This study supports WECC in the 10-year planning endeavor. In this case the water implications associated with four of WECC's alternative future study cases (described below) are calculated and reported. In future phases of planning we will work with WECC to craft study cases that aim to reduce the thermoelectric footprint of the interconnection and/or limit production in the most water stressed regions of the West.

  8. Beam Based HOM Analysis of Accelerating Structures at the TESLA Test Facility Linac

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    Wendt, M.; Schreiber, S.; Castro, P.; Gossel, A.; /DESY; Huning, M.; /Fermilab; Devanz, G.; Jablonka, M.; Magne, C.; Napoly, O.; /Saclay; Baboi, N.; /SLAC

    2005-08-09

    The beam emittance in future linear accelerators for high energy physics and SASE-FEL applications depends highly on the field performance in the accelerating structures, i.e. the damping of higher order modes (HOM). Besides theoretical and laboratory analysis, a beam based analysis technique was established [1] at the TESLA Test Facility (TTF) linac. It uses a charge modulated beam of variable modulation frequency to excite dipole modes. This causes a modulation of the transverse beam displacement, which is observed at a downstream BPM and associated with a direct analysis of the modes at the HOM-couplers. A brief introduction of eigenmodes of a resonator and the concept of the wake potential is given. Emphasis is put on beam instrumentation and signal analysis aspects, required for this beam based HOM measurement technique.

  9. Course Description for Spring 2009 offering: GE 520/ME500: Analysis of Energy Conservation/Supply Alternatives: Boston University case study

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    Lin, Xi

    /Supply Alternatives: Boston University case study This course will continue the analysis of energy use at BU with a goal of identifying, evaluating, and implementing specific conservation and energy alternativesCourse Description for Spring 2009 offering: GE 520/ME500: Analysis of Energy Conservation

  10. A preliminary analysis of the reactor-based plutonium disposition alternative deployment schedules

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    Zurn, R.M.

    1997-09-01

    This paper discusses the preliminary analysis of the implementation schedules of the reactor-based plutonium disposition alternatives. These schedule analyses are a part of a larger process to examine the nine decision criteria used to determine the most appropriate method of disposing of U.S. surplus weapons plutonium. The preliminary analysis indicates that the mission durations for the reactor-based alternatives range from eleven years to eighteen years and the initial mission fuel assemblies containing surplus weapons-usable plutonium could be loaded into the reactors between nine and fourteen years after the Record of Decision.

  11. Appendix E: Other NEMS-MP results for the base case and scenarios.

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    Plotkin, S. E.; Singh, M. K.; Energy Systems

    2009-12-03

    The NEMS-MP model generates numerous results for each run of a scenario. (This model is the integrated National Energy Modeling System [NEMS] version used for the Multi-Path Transportation Futures Study [MP].) This appendix examines additional findings beyond the primary results reported in the Multi-Path Transportation Futures Study: Vehicle Characterization and Scenario Analyses (Reference 1). These additional results are provided in order to help further illuminate some of the primary results. Specifically discussed in this appendix are: (1) Energy use results for light vehicles (LVs), including details about the underlying total vehicle miles traveled (VMT), the average vehicle fuel economy, and the volumes of the different fuels used; (2) Resource fuels and their use in the production of ethanol, hydrogen (H{sub 2}), and electricity; (3) Ethanol use in the scenarios (i.e., the ethanol consumption in E85 vs. other blends, the percent of travel by flex fuel vehicles on E85, etc.); (4) Relative availability of E85 and H2 stations; (5) Fuel prices; (6) Vehicle prices; and (7) Consumer savings. These results are discussed as follows: (1) The three scenarios (Mixed, (P)HEV & Ethanol, and H2 Success) when assuming vehicle prices developed through literature review; (2) The three scenarios with vehicle prices that incorporate the achievement of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program vehicle cost goals; (3) The three scenarios with 'literature review' vehicle prices, plus vehicle subsidies; and (4) The three scenarios with 'program goals' vehicle prices, plus vehicle subsidies. The four versions or cases of each scenario are referred to as: Literature Review No Subsidies, Program Goals No Subsidies, Literature Review with Subsidies, and Program Goals with Subsidies. Two additional points must be made here. First, none of the results presented for LVs in this section include Class 2B trucks. Results for this class are included occasionally in Reference 1. They represent a small, though noticeable, segment of the 'LV plus 2B' market (e.g., a little more than 3% of today's energy use in that market). We generally do not include them in this discussion, simply because it requires additional effort to combine the NEMS-MP results for them with the results for the other LVs. (Where there is an exception, we will indicate so.) Second, where reference is made to E85, the ethanol content is actually 74%. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) assumes that, to address cold-starting issues, the percent of ethanol in E85 will vary seasonally. The EIA uses an annual average ethanol content of 74% in its forecasts. That assumption is maintained in the NEMS-MP scenario runs.

  12. Framework for the Economic Analysis of Hybrid Systems Based on Exergy Consumption

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    Cristian Rabiti; Robert S. Cherry; Wesley R. Deason; Piyush Sabharwall; Shannon M. Bragg-Sitton; Richard D. Boardman

    2014-08-01

    Starting from an overview of the dynamic behavior of the electricity market the need of the introduction of energy users that will provide a damping capability to the system is derived as also a qualitative analysis of the impact of uncertainty, both in the demand and supply side, is performed. Then it follows an introduction to the investment analysis methodologies based on the discounting of the cash flow, and then work concludes with the illustration and application of the exergonomic principles to provide a sound methodology for the cost accounting of the plant components to be used in the cash flow analysis.

  13. Station Blackout: A case study in the interaction of mechanistic and probabilistic safety analysis

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    Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli; Cristian Rabiti

    2013-11-01

    The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margins is important to improved decision making about nuclear power plant design, operation, and plant life extension. As research and development (R&D) in the light-water reactor (LWR) Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margin management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. In this paper, we describe the RISMC analysis process illustrating how mechanistic and probabilistic approaches are combined in order to estimate a safety margin. We use the scenario of a “station blackout” wherein offsite power and onsite power is lost, thereby causing a challenge to plant safety systems. We describe the RISMC approach, illustrate the station blackout modeling, and contrast this with traditional risk analysis modeling for this type of accident scenario.

  14. An analysis of uranium dispersal and health effects using a Gulf War case study.

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    Marshall, Albert Christian

    2005-07-01

    The study described in this report used mathematical modeling to estimate health risks from exposure to depleted uranium (DU) during the 1991 Gulf War for both U.S. troops and nearby Iraqi civilians. The analysis found that the risks of DU-induced leukemia or birth defects are far too small to result in an observable increase in these health effects among exposed veterans or Iraqi civilians. Only a few veterans in vehicles accidentally struck by U.S. DU munitions are predicted to have inhaled sufficient quantities of DU particulate to incur any significant health risk (i.e., the possibility of temporary kidney damage from the chemical toxicity of uranium and about a 1% chance of fatal lung cancer). The health risk to all downwind civilians is predicted to be extremely small. Recommendations for monitoring are made for certain exposed groups. Although the study found fairly large calculational uncertainties, the models developed and used are generally valid. The analysis was also used to assess potential uranium health hazards for workers in the weapons complex. No illnesses are projected for uranium workers following standard guidelines; nonetheless, some research suggests that more conservative guidelines should be considered.

  15. Technology Solutions Case Study: Apartment Compartmentalization with an Aerosol-Based Sealing Process

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    2015-07-01

    Air sealing of building enclosures is a difficult and time-consuming process. Current methods in new construction require laborers to physically locate small and sometimes large holes in multiple assemblies and then manually seal each of them. This research study by Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings demonstrated the automated air sealing and compartmentalization of buildings through the use of an aerosolized sealant developed by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California Davis. CARB demonstrated this new technology application in a multifamily building in Queens, NY. The effectiveness of the sealing process was evaluated by three methods: air leakage testing of overall apartment before and after sealing, point-source testing of individual leaks, and pressure measurements in the walls of the target apartment during sealing. Aerosolized sealing was successful by several measures in this study. Many individual leaks that are labor-intensive to address separately were well sealed by the aerosol particles. In addition, many diffuse leaks that are difficult to identify and treat were also sealed. The aerosol-based sealing process resulted in an average reduction of 71% in air leakage across three apartments and an average apartment airtightness of 0.08 CFM50/SF of enclosure area.

  16. Lipid-Based Nanodiscs as Models for Studying Mesoscale Coalescence A Transport Limited Case

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    Hu, Andrew; Fan, Tai-Hsi; Katsaras, John; Xia, Yan; Li, Ming; Nieh, Mu-Ping

    2014-01-01

    Lipid-based nanodiscs (bicelles) are able to form in mixtures of long- and short-chain lipids. Initially, they are of uniform size but grow upon dilution. Previously, nanodisc growth kinetics have been studied using time-resolved small angle neutron scattering (SANS), a technique which is not well suited for probing their change in size immediately after dilution. To address this, we have used dynamic light scattering (DLS), a technique which permits the collection of useful data in a short span of time after dilution of the system. The DLS data indicate that the negatively charged lipids in nanodiscs play a significant role in disc stability and growth. Specifically, the charged lipids are most likely drawn out from the nanodiscs into solution, thereby reducing interparticle repulsion and enabling the discs to grow. We describe a population balance model, which takes into account Coulombic interactions and adequately predicts the initial growth of nanodiscs with a single parameter i.e., surface potential. The results presented here strongly support the notion that the disc coalescence rate strongly depends on nanoparticle charge density. The present system containing low-polydispersity lipid nanodiscs serves as a good model for understanding how charged discoidal micelles coalesce.

  17. Molecular analysis of a complex chromosomal rearrangement and a review of familial cases

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    Batista, D.A.S.; Stetten, G. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Pai, G.S. [Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States)

    1994-11-15

    A complex chromosome rearrangement (CCR) involving chromosomes 7, 8, and 13 was detected in a phenotypically normal woman ascertained through her mentally retarded son with abnormal phenotype. He had a karyotype with 47 chromosomes including an extra der(13). In initial banding studies the CCR in the mother was interpreted as a three-way translocation. Fluorescence in situ hybridization with whole chromosome libraries and a telomere-specific probe was used to better characterize the rearrangement. Combined data allowed us to reinterpret the CCR as a translocation and an insertion. A review of 35 familial CCRs involving at least three chromosomes led to the following observations: (1) familial CCRs tend to have fewer chromosomes involved and fewer breakpoints than do de novo CCRs; (2) familial transmission is mainly observed through female carriers although the origin of de novo cases is paternal; (3) an apparent excess of balanced female carriers among the offspring of index carriers was noted; and (4) meiotic segregation resulting in malformed liveborn infants is most frequently due to adjacent-1 segregation, followed by 4:2 segregation, no adjacent-2 segregation was observed. 68 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  18. IAEA CRP on HTGR Uncertainty Analysis: Benchmark Definition and Test Cases

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    Gerhard Strydom; Frederik Reitsma; Hans Gougar; Bismark Tyobeka; Kostadin Ivanov

    2012-11-01

    Uncertainty and sensitivity studies are essential elements of the reactor simulation code verification and validation process. Although several international uncertainty quantification activities have been launched in recent years in the LWR, BWR and VVER domains (e.g. the OECD/NEA BEMUSE program [1], from which the current OECD/NEA LWR Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling (UAM) benchmark [2] effort was derived), the systematic propagation of uncertainties in cross-section, manufacturing and model parameters for High Temperature Reactor (HTGR) designs has not been attempted yet. This paper summarises the scope, objectives and exercise definitions of the IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on HTGR UAM [3]. Note that no results will be included here, as the HTGR UAM benchmark was only launched formally in April 2012, and the specification is currently still under development.

  19. Standardized performance analysis (SPA) for the cow-calf enterprise: Paraguayan case study 

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    Nunez, Jorge Luis Rejis

    1996-01-01

    Departamento Pte Hayes Otro 4 Descripci6n de la empresa Organizaci6n de la Empresa Tipo de Contabilidad Sociedad An6nima Base efectivo 5 Precipitaci6n Promedio anual Ano fiscal mm 1, 200 1, 187 8 Tipo de unidad de producion Ganado comercial 7... Table 4. Marketing Information Summary . . 27 . , 28 Table 5. Investment per Breeding Cow . 29 Table 6. Financial and Economic Measures . 30 Table 7. Major Cost Items . 31 List of Figures Figure 1. Reproduction and Production Performance 32...

  20. PV1 : an interactive computer model to support commercialization policy for photovoltaics policy analysis

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    Wulfe, Martin

    1981-01-01

    The purpose of this report is the demonstrate the use of PVI as a policy analysis device. This analysis consists of the creation of a base case and the subsequent running of 50 additional cases to demonstrate the effects ...

  1. Pitch angle distribution analysis of radiation belt electrons based on Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite

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    Li, Xinlin

    Pitch angle distribution analysis of radiation belt electrons based on Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite Medium Electrons A data J. L. Gannon,1 X. Li,1 and D. Heynderickx2 Received 13 the Medium Electrons A instrument on the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES), a survey

  2. Automated Migration of Build Scripts using Dynamic Analysis and Search-Based Refactoring

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Automated Migration of Build Scripts using Dynamic Analysis and Search-Based Refactoring Milos, there is insufficient support for automated migration of build scripts, making the migration more problematic. We@illinois.edu, {schulte, chandrap, dannyvv, iman.narasamdya, livshits}@microsoft.com Abstract The efficiency of a build

  3. Data Distribution Analysis and Optimization for PointerBased Distributed Programs

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    Lee, Jenq-Kuen

    Data Distribution Analysis and Optimization for Pointer­Based Distributed Programs Jenq Kuen Lee Abstract High Performance Fortran (HPF) provides distributed arrays to efficiently support a global name space on distributed memory architectures. The distributed data structures supported by HPF, how­ ever

  4. Alternatives to Energy FunctionBased Analysis of Recurrent Neural Networks

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    Hassoun, Mohamad H.

    1 Alternatives to Energy Function­Based Analysis of Recurrent Neural Networks Mohamad H. Hassoun Engineering Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202 Introduction Recently, there has been renewed interest. This renewed interest is a result of the wealth and variety of applications of recurrent neural nets

  5. Affinity and enzyme-based biosensors: recent advances and emerging applications in cell analysis

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    Revzin, Alexander

    REVIEW Affinity and enzyme-based biosensors: recent advances and emerging applications in cell-Verlag 2012 Abstract The applications of biosensors range from envi- ronmental testing and biowarfare agent detection to clinical testing and cell analysis. In recent years, biosensors have become increasingly

  6. DYNAMIC SECURITY ANALYSIS OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS: PASSIVITY-BASED APPROACH AND POSITIVE INVARIANCE APPROACH

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    Shen, Jinglai

    DYNAMIC SECURITY ANALYSIS OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS: PASSIVITY-BASED APPROACH AND POSITIVE power system to supply electricity. By nature, a power system is continually experiencing disturbances through the electric power grid is modeled by a set of nonlinear differential/algebraic equations. These n

  7. Iterative Security Risk Analysis for Network Flows Based on Provenance and Interdependency

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    New South Wales, University of

    Iterative Security Risk Analysis for Network Flows Based on Provenance and Interdependency Mohsen high risk network flows and hosts in a high throughput network is a challenging task of network malicious and high risk network activities within a huge number of monitored network flows. To address

  8. Executive Summary -A Risk-Based Approach to Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    1 Executive Summary - A Risk-Based Approach to Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis Introduction This three-year Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC)-funded Ph of the extent to which available data can provide relevant indicators of an institution's risk of a negative

  9. Model-based congestion analysis during outage and system reconfiguration in GPRS networks

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    Firenze, Università degli Studi di

    Model-based congestion analysis during outage and system reconfiguration in GPRS networks overlapping. In particular, we consider that one of the two cells is affected by an outage and we analyze resources become suddenly unavailable due to malfunctions. The occurrence of an outage is the typical event

  10. GIS-based Multi-Criteria Analysis of Wind Farm Development Henning Sten Hansen

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    GIS-based Multi-Criteria Analysis of Wind Farm Development Henning Sten Hansen National on the environment of traditional power- generating methods, especially coal and oil-fired power stations wind power. A project ­ Wind Energy in the Baltic Sea Region - financed by EU / INTERREG III B was initiated in order

  11. Efficient Block-Based Parameterized Timing Analysis Covering All Potentially Critical Paths

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    Najm, Farid N.

    Efficient Block-Based Parameterized Timing Analysis Covering All Potentially Critical Paths Khaled in the parameter space, by reporting all paths that can become critical. Using an efficient pruning algorithm, only) but by knowledge of the paths that can become critical at nearby points in parameter space. We give a formal

  12. Trace-Based Analysis and Prediction of Cloud Computing User Behavior Using the Fractal Modeling Technique

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Trace-Based Analysis and Prediction of Cloud Computing User Behavior Using the Fractal Modeling and technology. In this paper, we investigate the characteristics of the cloud computing requests received the alpha- stable distribution. Keywords- cloud computing; alpha-stable distribution; fractional order

  13. Analysis of Industrial Microgrid Power Curves Based on the Theory of Stochastic Variables for

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    Noé, Reinhold

    Analysis of Industrial Microgrid Power Curves Based on the Theory of Stochastic Variables--Design and control of microgrids require a wide range of considerations and information. A main issue is the sizing, which help to assess power curves and to dimension components of microgrids. I. INTRODUCTION The energy

  14. Integrated Analysis for the Design of Reusable TPS based on Variable Transpiration Cooling for Hypersonic Cruise

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    1 Integrated Analysis for the Design of Reusable TPS based on Variable Transpiration Cooling transpiration strategy. An equal amount of coolant usage has been imposed in order to compare the cooling the vehicle surfaces (variable transpiration) allows to selectively cool down the structure in the regions

  15. Energy analysis of substorms based on remote sensing techniques, solar wind measurements, and geomagnetic indices

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    Ã?stgaard, Nikolai

    Energy analysis of substorms based on remote sensing techniques, solar wind measurements to balance the energy budget. We find that a viscous interaction that transfers 0.17% of the solar wind, is sufficient to balance the total energy dissipation UT. INDEX TERMS: 2784 Magnetospheric Physics: Solar wind

  16. Realistic Plant Modeling from Images based on Analysis-by-Synthesis

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    Grigoras, .Romulus

    Realistic Plant Modeling from Images based on Analysis-by-Synthesis Anonymous Paper ID 019 Abstract. Plants are essential elements of virtual worlds to get pleas- ant and realistic 3D environments. Even to high complexity of plant topology, dedicated methods for gen- erating 3D plant models must be devised

  17. An Automated Failure Modes and Effect Analysis Based Visual Matrix Approach to Sensor Selection and

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    Snooke, Neal

    - prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning techniques. The automated FMEA pro- vides a comprehensive set of fault­effect rela- tions by qualitative FMEA results in a fault-effect mapping that can be used to investi- gate the diagnosability

  18. Model-based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of Neal Snooke 1

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    Snooke, Neal

    embedded software developers who are already familiar with the benefits of FMEA analysis. Several au- thors discuss experiences of performing manual FMEA of software however there has been no attempt at automating of software and the success of model based automated FMEA for hardware. 1 Introduction The notion of Software

  19. Web Based Information System for Natural Hazard Analysis in an Alpine Valley

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    Jenny, Bernhard

    Web Based Information System for Natural Hazard Analysis in an Alpine Valley Constantin R. Gogu}@karto.baug.ethz.ch Abstract A platform for geospatial hazard and risk information system, comprising graphical and numerical in the Swiss region. The final product will be a geospatial hazard information system. Three main steps

  20. Analysis of Electricity Usage for Domestic Heating Based on an Air-To-Water Heat Pump

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    Treur, Jan

    Analysis of Electricity Usage for Domestic Heating Based on an Air-To-Water Heat Pump in a Real of an air to water heat pump in relation to outdoor temperatures is proposed and evaluated. This model into account. Real empirical data for usage of a heat pump over a whole heating season have been used to obtain

  1. Model-based analysis and simulation of regenerative heat wheel Zhuang Wu a

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    Melnik, Roderick

    , which is used in many heat recovery systems. In this paper, a model-based analysis of a rotary Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems plays a vital role in securing optimum air quality, thermal heat recovery systems [3]. Such systems have a significant effect on the energy effectiveness

  2. Resonance-Based Signal Decomposition: A New Sparsity-Enabled Signal Analysis Ivan W. Selesnick

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    Selesnick, Ivan

    Numerous signals arising from physiological and physical processes, in addition to being non to disentangle by linear methods. Examples of such signals include speech, biomedical, and geophysical signals. Introduction Frequency-based analysis and filtering are fundamental tools in signal processing. However

  3. A column based variance analysis approach to static reservoir model upgridding 

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    Talbert, Matthew Brandon

    2008-10-10

    number of layers is then selected based on an analysis resulting in a minimum loss of heterogeneity. We demonstrate the validity of the optimal gridding by applying our method to a history matched waterflood in a structurally complex and faulted... distribution ............................................ 19 9 81 layer model, Sand A permeability distribution ..................................... 20 10 81 layer model, Sand B permeability distribution ...................................... 20...

  4. Functional Analysis of the Vertebral Column based on MR and Direct Volume Rendering

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    Blanz, Volker

    Functional Analysis of the Vertebral Column based on MR and Direct Volume Rendering P. Hastreiter1 of Neurosurgery, University of Erlangen­Nuremberg, Germany Abstract. Degenerative diseases of the vertebral column suggest a coarse segmentation of the vertebral column. This is achieved with a fast sequence of filtering

  5. Decision Support Modeling and analysis of an auction-based logistics market

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    Karaesmen, Fikri

    Decision Support Modeling and analysis of an auction-based logistics market Semra Agrali a , Barisß a logistics spot market where the transportation orders from a number of firms are matched with two types that have lower costs. In order to analyze the effects of implementing a logistics spot market

  6. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study Documentation.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-11-01

    The RiskMod Model is comprised of a set of risk simulation models, collectively referred to as RiskSim; a set of computer programs that manages data referred to as Data Management Procedures; and RevSim, a model that calculates net revenues. RiskMod interacts with the AURORA Model, the RAM2007, and the ToolKit Model during the process of performing the Risk Analysis Study. AURORA is the computer model being used to perform the Market Price Forecast Study (see Market Price Forecast Study, WP-07-E-BPA-03); the RAM2007 is the computer model being used to calculate rates (see Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-E-BPA-05); and the ToolKit is the computer model being used to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard (see Section 3 in the Risk Analysis Study, WP-07-E-BPA-04). Variations in monthly loads, resources, natural gas prices, forward market electricity prices, transmission expenses, and aluminum smelter benefit payments are simulated in RiskSim. Monthly spot market electricity prices for the simulated loads, resources, and natural gas prices are estimated by the AURORA Model. Data Management Procedures facilitate the format and movement of data that flow to and/or from RiskSim, AURORA, and RevSim. RevSim estimates net revenues using risk data from RiskSim, spot market electricity prices from AURORA, loads and resources data from the Load Resource Study, WP-07-E-BPA-01, various revenues from the Revenue Forecast component of the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-E-BPA-05, and rates and expenses from the RAM2007. Annual average surplus energy revenues, purchased power expenses, and section 4(h)(10)(C) credits calculated by RevSim are used in the Revenue Forecast and the RAM2007. Heavy Load Hour (HLH) and Light Load Hour (LLH) surplus and deficit energy values from RevSim are used in the Transmission Expense Risk Model. Net revenues estimated for each simulation by RevSim are input into the ToolKit Model to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard. The processes and interaction between each of the models and studies are depicted in Graph 1.

  7. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Final Proposal : Risk Analysis Study Documentation.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2006-07-01

    The RiskMod Model is comprised of a set of risk simulation models, collectively referred to as RiskSim; a set of computer programs that manages data referred to as Data Management Procedures; and RevSim, a model that calculates net revenues. RiskMod interacts with the AURORA Model, the RAM2007, and the ToolKit Model during the process of performing the Risk Analysis Study. AURORA is the computer model being used to perform the Market Price Forecast Study (see Market Price Forecast Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-03); the RAM2007 is the computer model being used to calculate rates (see Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-05); and the ToolKit is the computer model being used to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard (see Section 3 in the Risk Analysis Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-04). Variations in monthly loads, resources, natural gas prices, forward market electricity prices, transmission expenses, and aluminum smelter benefit payments are simulated in RiskSim. Monthly spot market electricity prices for the simulated loads, resources, and natural gas prices are estimated by the AURORA Model. Data Management Procedures facilitate the format and movement of data that flow to and/or from RiskSim, AURORA, and RevSim. RevSim estimates net revenues using risk data from RiskSim, spot market electricity prices from AURORA, loads and resources data from the Load Resource Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-01, various revenues from the Revenue Forecast component of the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-FSBPA-05, and rates and expenses from the RAM2007. Annual average surplus energy revenues, purchased power expenses, and section 4(h)(10)(C) credits calculated by RevSim are used in the Revenue Forecast and the RAM2007. Heavy Load Hour (HLH) and Light Load Hour (LLH) surplus and deficit energy values from RevSim are used in the Transmission Expense Risk Model. Net revenues estimated for each simulation by RevSim are input into the ToolKit Model to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard. The processes and interaction between each of the models and studies are depicted in Graph 1.

  8. A finite element analysis of a silicon based double quantum dot structure

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    S. Rahman; J. Gorman; C. H. W. Barnes; D. A. Williams; H. P. Langtangen

    2006-04-06

    We present the results of a finite-element solution of the Laplace equation for the silicon-based trench-isolated double quantum-dot and the capacitively-coupled single-electron transistor device architecture. This system is a candidate for charge and spin-based quantum computation in the solid state, as demonstrated by recent coherent-charge oscillation experiments. Our key findings demonstrate control of the electric potential and electric field in the vicinity of the double quantum-dot by the electric potential applied to the in-plane gates. This constitutes a useful theoretical analysis of the silicon-based architecture for quantum information processing applications.

  9. Distributed energy resources in practice: A case study analysis and validation of LBNL's customer adoption model

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    Bailey, Owen; Creighton, Charles; Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael

    2003-02-01

    This report describes a Berkeley Lab effort to model the economics and operation of small-scale (<500 kW) on-site electricity generators based on real-world installations at several example customer sites. This work builds upon the previous development of the Distributed Energy Resource Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), a tool designed to find the optimal combination of installed equipment, and idealized operating schedule, that would minimize the site's energy bills, given performance and cost data on available DER technologies, utility tariffs, and site electrical and thermal loads over a historic test period, usually a recent year. This study offered the first opportunity to apply DER-CAM in a real-world setting and evaluate its modeling results. DER-CAM has three possible applications: first, it can be used to guide choices of equipment at specific sites, or provide general solutions for example sites and propose good choices for sites with similar circumstances; second, it can additionally provide the basis for the operations of installed on-site generation; and third, it can be used to assess the market potential of technologies by anticipating which kinds of customers might find various technologies attractive. A list of approximately 90 DER candidate sites was compiled and each site's DER characteristics and their willingness to volunteer information was assessed, producing detailed information on about 15 sites of which five sites were analyzed in depth. The five sites were not intended to provide a random sample, rather they were chosen to provide some diversity of business activity, geography, and technology. More importantly, they were chosen in the hope of finding examples of true business decisions made based on somewhat sophisticated analyses, and pilot or demonstration projects were avoided. Information on the benefits and pitfalls of implementing a DER system was also presented from an additional ten sites including agriculture, education, health care, airport, and manufacturing facilities.

  10. Natural time analysis of critical phenomena: The case of pre-fracture electromagnetic emissions

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    Potirakis, S. M.; Karadimitrakis, A.; Eftaxias, K.

    2013-06-15

    Criticality of complex systems reveals itself in various ways. One way to monitor a system at critical state is to analyze its observable manifestations using the recently introduced method of natural time. Pre-fracture electromagnetic (EM) emissions, in agreement to laboratory experiments, have been consistently detected in the MHz band prior to significant earthquakes. It has been proposed that these emissions stem from the fracture of the heterogeneous materials surrounding the strong entities (asperities) distributed along the fault, preventing the relative slipping. It has also been proposed that the fracture of heterogeneous material could be described in analogy to the critical phase transitions in statistical physics. In this work, the natural time analysis is for the first time applied to the pre-fracture MHz EM signals revealing their critical nature. Seismicity and pre-fracture EM emissions should be two sides of the same coin concerning the earthquake generation process. Therefore, we also examine the corresponding foreshock seismic activity, as another manifestation of the same complex system at critical state. We conclude that the foreshock seismicity data present criticality features as well.

  11. Terrestrial Remotely Sensed Imagery in Support of Public Health: New Avenues of Research Using Object-Based Image Analysis

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2011-01-01

    Pollution) *Note: OBIA: Object-based image analysis; ETM: Enhanced Thematic Mapper; Lidar: Light Detection and Ranging; ASTER: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal

  12. Weed Mapping in Early-Season Maize Fields Using Object-Based Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2013-01-01

    classification of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery forSpecifications of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for EarlyBased Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images José

  13. Security Analysis of Selected AMI Failure Scenarios Using Agent Based Game Theoretic Simulation

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    Abercrombie, Robert K; Schlicher, Bob G; Sheldon, Frederick T

    2014-01-01

    Information security analysis can be performed using game theory implemented in dynamic Agent Based Game Theoretic (ABGT) simulations. Such simulations can be verified with the results from game theory analysis and further used to explore larger scale, real world scenarios involving multiple attackers, defenders, and information assets. We concentrated our analysis on the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) functional domain which the National Electric Sector Cyber security Organization Resource (NESCOR) working group has currently documented 29 failure scenarios. The strategy for the game was developed by analyzing five electric sector representative failure scenarios contained in the AMI functional domain. From these five selected scenarios, we characterize them into three specific threat categories affecting confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA). The analysis using our ABGT simulation demonstrates how to model the AMI functional domain using a set of rationalized game theoretic rules decomposed from the failure scenarios in terms of how those scenarios might impact the AMI network with respect to CIA.

  14. Handbook of methods for risk-based analysis of Technical Specification requirements

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    Samanta, P.K.; Vesely, W.E.

    1993-12-31

    Technical Specifications (TS) requirements for nuclear power plants define the Limiting Conditions for Operation (LCOs) and Surveillance Requirements (SRs) to assure safety during operation. In general, these requirements were based on deterministic analysis and engineering judgments. Experiences with plant operation indicate that some elements of the requirements are unnecessarily restrictive, while others may not be conducive to safety. Improvements in these requirements are facilitated by the availability of plant specific Probabilistic Safety Assessments (PSAs). The use of risk and reliability-based methods to improve TS requirements has gained wide interest because these methods can: quantitatively evaluate the risk impact and justify changes based on objective risk arguments. Provide a defensible basis for these requirements for regulatory applications. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) Office of Research is sponsoring research to develop systematic risk-based methods to improve various aspects of TS requirements. The handbook of methods, which is being prepared, summarizes such risk-based methods. The scope of the handbook includes reliability and risk-based methods for evaluating allowed outage times (AOTs), action statements requiring shutdown where shutdown risk may be substantial, surveillance test intervals (STIs), defenses against common-cause failures, managing plant configurations, and scheduling maintenances. For each topic, the handbook summarizes methods of analysis and data needs, outlines the insights to be gained, lists additional references, and presents examples of evaluations.

  15. Coherence-based multivariate analysis of high frequency stock market values

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    Donatello Materassi; Giacomo Innocenti

    2008-05-18

    The paper tackles the problem of deriving a topological structure among stock prices from high frequency historical values. Similar studies using low frequency data have already provided valuable insights. However, in those cases data need to be collected for a longer period and then they have to be detrended. An effective technique based on averaging a metric function on short subperiods of the observation horizon is suggested. Since a standard correlation-based metric is not capable of catching dependencies at different time instants, it is not expected to perform the best when dealing with high frequency data. Hence, the choice of a more suitable metric is discussed. In particular, a coherence-based metric is proposed, for it is able to detect any possible linear relation between two times series, even at different time instants. The averaging technique is employed to analyze a set of 100 high volume stocks of the New York Stock Exchange, observed during March 2008.

  16. Waste-to-wheel analysis of anaerobic-digestion-based renewable natural gas pathways with the GREET model.

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    Han, J.; Mintz, M.; Wang, M.

    2011-12-14

    In 2009, manure management accounted for 2,356 Gg or 107 billion standard cubic ft of methane (CH{sub 4}) emissions in the United States, equivalent to 0.5% of U.S. natural gas (NG) consumption. Owing to the high global warming potential of methane, capturing and utilizing this methane source could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The extent of that reduction depends on several factors - most notably, how much of this manure-based methane can be captured, how much GHG is produced in the course of converting it to vehicular fuel, and how much GHG was produced by the fossil fuel it might displace. A life-cycle analysis was conducted to quantify these factors and, in so doing, assess the impact of converting methane from animal manure into renewable NG (RNG) and utilizing the gas in vehicles. Several manure-based RNG pathways were characterized in the GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model, and their fuel-cycle energy use and GHG emissions were compared to petroleum-based pathways as well as to conventional fossil NG pathways. Results show that despite increased total energy use, both fossil fuel use and GHG emissions decline for most RNG pathways as compared with fossil NG and petroleum. However, GHG emissions for RNG pathways are highly dependent on the specifics of the reference case, as well as on the process energy emissions and methane conversion factors assumed for the RNG pathways. The most critical factors are the share of flared controllable CH{sub 4} and the quantity of CH{sub 4} lost during NG extraction in the reference case, the magnitude of N{sub 2}O lost in the anaerobic digestion (AD) process and in AD residue, and the amount of carbon sequestered in AD residue. In many cases, data for these parameters are limited and uncertain. Therefore, more research is needed to gain a better understanding of the range and magnitude of environmental benefits from converting animal manure to RNG via AD.

  17. Comparative analysis of energy data bases for the industrial and commercial sectors

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    Roop, J.M.; Belzer, D.B.; Bohn, A.A.

    1986-12-01

    Energy data bases for the industrial and commercial sectors were analyzed to determine how valuable this data might be for policy analysis. The approach is the same for both end-use sectors: first a descrption or overview of relevant data bases identifies the available data; the coverage and methods used to generate the data are then explained; the data are then characterized and examples are provided for the major data sets under consideration. A final step assesses the data bases under consideration and draws conclusions. There are a variety of data bases considered for each of the end-use sectors included in this report. Data bases for the industrial sector include the National Energy Accounts, process-derived data bases such as the Drexel data base and data obtained from industry trade associations. For the commercial sector, three types of data bases are analyzed: the Nonresidential Building Energy Consumption Surveys, Dodge Construction Data and the Building Owners and Manager's Association Experience Exchange Report.

  18. The Case for Increasing Enrollment and Leveraging Marginal Costs: CSUN Case Study

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    Shubin, Carol

    The Case for Increasing Enrollment and Leveraging Marginal Costs: CSUN Case Study H. Hellenbrand1 will estimate the marginal cost for increasing enrollment from a theoretical point of view. This analysis will use data from the IPEDS data base and formulae for replacement costs suggested by the Legislative

  19. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 21, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006 171 Continuation-Based Quasi-Steady-State Analysis

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    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 21, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006 171 Continuation-Based Quasi-Steady-State Analysis Qin Wang, Member, IEEE, Hwachang Song, Member, IEEE, and Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper presents continuation-based quasi-steady- state (CQSS) analysis

  20. Approach to proliferation risk assessment based on multiple objective analysis framework

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    Andrianov, A.; Kuptsov, I.

    2013-07-01

    The approach to the assessment of proliferation risk using the methods of multi-criteria decision making and multi-objective optimization is presented. The approach allows the taking into account of the specifics features of the national nuclear infrastructure, and possible proliferation strategies (motivations, intentions, and capabilities). 3 examples of applying the approach are shown. First, the approach has been used to evaluate the attractiveness of HEU (high enriched uranium)production scenarios at a clandestine enrichment facility using centrifuge enrichment technology. Secondly, the approach has been applied to assess the attractiveness of scenarios for undeclared production of plutonium or HEU by theft of materials circulating in nuclear fuel cycle facilities and thermal reactors. Thirdly, the approach has been used to perform a comparative analysis of the structures of developing nuclear power systems based on different types of nuclear fuel cycles, the analysis being based on indicators of proliferation risk.

  1. Analysis of Cooling Regression Models for Hot and Humid Climates Based on "Operational Effective Enthalpy 

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    Li, X.; Baltazar, J. C.

    2013-01-01

    determination for energy efficiency projects is based on procedures established in the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP, 2012), specifically Option C. Energy use baseline models are developed from a regression analysis... constitute a smaller fraction of total cooling load show a more modest improvement using OEE instead of OAT. INTRODUCTION The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP, 2012) Option C provides procedures to determine...

  2. Model-Based Performance Risk Analysis Vittorio Cortellessa, Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, Senior Member, IEEE, Kalaivani Appukkutty,

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    Goseva-Popstojanova, Katerina

    Model-Based Performance Risk Analysis Vittorio Cortellessa, Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, Senior such type of risk analysis. Finally, we introduce a methodology to obtain, from annotated Sequence Diagrams introduces the basic concepts of risk analysis along with an overview of the related work. In Section 3, we

  3. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) routinely estimates the technical potential of specific renewable electricity generation technologies. These are technology-specific estimates of energy generation potential based on renewable resource availability and quality, technical system performance, topographic limitations, environmental, and land-use constraints only. The estimates do not consider (in most cases) economic or market constraints, and therefore do not represent a level of renewable generation that might actually be deployed. Technical potential estimates for six different renewable energy technologies were calculated by NREL, and methods and results for several other renewable technologies from previously published reports are also presented.

  4. Use of fourier transforms to define landscape scales of analysis for disturbances: a case study of thinned and unthinned forest stands

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    in size, shape, and frequency. Specific disturbance agents generate can- opy gaps that often haveUse of fourier transforms to define landscape scales of analysis for disturbances: a case study National Forest, Disturbance impact, Forest diseases, Impact assessment, Remote sens- ing, South Dakota

  5. Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies – Tasks 3 & 4 Report Economic, Energy, and Environmental Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Delivery Options in Select Alabama Markets: Preliminary Case Studies

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    Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Gillette, Jerry; Elgowainy, Amgad; Mintz, Marianne

    2007-12-01

    This report documents a set of case studies developed to estimate the cost of producing, storing, delivering, and dispensing hydrogen for light-duty vehicles for several scenarios involving metropolitan areas in Alabama. While the majority of the scenarios focused on centralized hydrogen production and pipeline delivery, alternative delivery modes were also examined. Although Alabama was used as the case study for this analysis, the results provide insights into the unique requirements for deploying hydrogen infrastructure in smaller urban and rural environments that lie outside the DOE’s high priority hydrogen deployment regions. Hydrogen production costs were estimated for three technologies – steam-methane reforming (SMR), coal gasification, and thermochemical water-splitting using advanced nuclear reactors. In all cases examined, SMR has the lowest production cost for the demands associated with metropolitan areas in Alabama. Although other production options may be less costly for larger hydrogen markets, these were not examined within the context of the case studies.

  6. Analysis of Household Energy Consumption Choices Objective: Develop a data-based analysis of US household energy use that provides a

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    Wolberg, George

    Analysis of Household Energy Consumption Choices Objective: Develop a data-based analysis of US household energy use that provides a solid framework for understanding how policies such as carbon pricing could affect various subgroups of household energy consumers. Background: Household energy use in the US

  7. Table S1: (a) Aircraft, ground and satellite based instruments, the aerosol properties used from these instruments and their availability on the two case study days.

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    properties used from these instruments and their availability on the two case studyTable S1: (a) Aircraft, ground and satellite based instruments, the aerosol de Monterrey + Y/N=> Yes/No => AOD observation is/is not available

  8. AI Communications The European Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 9 (3) 1996, pp. 109-116 Relating Case-Based Problem Solving and Learning Methods

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    -116 Relating Case-Based Problem Solving and Learning Methods to Task and Domain Characteristics: Towards (CBR) over most other methods is its inherent combination of problem solving with sustained learning through problem solving experience. This is therefore a particularly important topic of study

  9. To appear in The International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 2003 Detection of Welding Flaws with MLP Neural Network and Case Based Reasoning

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    Triantaphyllou, Evangelos

    Detection of Welding Flaws with MLP Neural Network and Case Based Reasoning T. Warren Liao1 *, E-Ze University, Nei-Li 32026, Chung-Li, Taiwan Abstract - The correct detection of welding flaws is important to the successful development of an automated weld inspection system. As a continuation of our previous efforts

  10. An unstructured C-grid based method for 3-D global ocean dynamics: Free-surface formulations and tidal test cases

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    Peltier, W. Richard

    and tidal test cases G.R. Stuhne *, W.R. Peltier Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George numerical framework based on an energy-con- serving Arakawa C-grid discretization could be applied to ocean models. Tidal simulations are much more manageable that full-fledged OGCM climate simulations, being

  11. Crossing the Divide: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Organizational Culture and Leadership Perceptions in a Faith-Based Non-Profit 

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    Muenich, Joelle 1987-

    2012-08-22

    For this qualitative research a single case study was conducted of a faith-based non-profit organization, Health Education and Literacy Providers (H.E.L.P.), which operates simultaneously in the United States and Nigeria. The purpose of this study...

  12. Adapting a GIS-Based Multicriteria Decision Analysis Approach for Evaluating New Power Generating Sites

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    Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Blevins, Brandon R [ORNL; Jochem, Warren C [ORNL; Mays, Gary T [ORNL; Belles, Randy [ORNL; Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Harrison, Thomas J [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Neish, Bradley S [ORNL; Rose, Amy N [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    There is a growing need to site new power generating plants that use cleaner energy sources due to increased regulations on air and water pollution and a sociopolitical desire to develop more clean energy sources. To assist utility and energy companies as well as policy-makers in evaluating potential areas for siting new plants in the contiguous United States, a geographic information system (GIS)-based multicriteria decision analysis approach is presented in this paper. The presented approach has led to the development of the Oak Ridge Siting Analysis for power Generation Expansion (OR-SAGE) tool. The tool takes inputs such as population growth, water availability, environmental indicators, and tectonic and geological hazards to provide an in-depth analysis for siting options. To the utility and energy companies, the tool can quickly and effectively provide feedback on land suitability based on technology specific inputs. However, the tool does not replace the required detailed evaluation of candidate sites. To the policy-makers, the tool provides the ability to analyze the impacts of future energy technology while balancing competing resource use.

  13. Cho-k-NN: A Method for Combining Interacting Pieces of Evidence in Case-Based Learning

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    Hüllermeier, Eyke

    .g. a pattern along with its classification in pattern recognition or a problem along with a solution in case retrieved from a case library must not be considered as independent information sources, as implicitly done of classification and regression [Riesbeck and Schank, 1989; Kolodner, 1993]. As the term suggests, in CBL special

  14. Demonstration of emulator-based Bayesian calibration of safety analysis codes: Theory and formulation

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    Yurko, Joseph P.; Buongiorno, Jacopo; Youngblood, Robert

    2015-05-28

    System codes for simulation of safety performance of nuclear plants may contain parameters whose values are not known very accurately. New information from tests or operating experience is incorporated into safety codes by a process known as calibration, which reduces uncertainty in the output of the code and thereby improves its support for decision-making. The work reported here implements several improvements on classic calibration techniques afforded by modern analysis techniques. The key innovation has come from development of code surrogate model (or code emulator) construction and prediction algorithms. Use of a fast emulator makes the calibration processes used here withmore »Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling feasible. This study uses Gaussian Process (GP) based emulators, which have been used previously to emulate computer codes in the nuclear field. The present work describes the formulation of an emulator that incorporates GPs into a factor analysis-type or pattern recognition-type model. This “function factorization” Gaussian Process (FFGP) model allows overcoming limitations present in standard GP emulators, thereby improving both accuracy and speed of the emulator-based calibration process. Calibration of a friction-factor example using a Method of Manufactured Solution is performed to illustrate key properties of the FFGP based process.« less

  15. An approach to the analysis of SDSS spectroscopic outliers based on Self-Organizing Maps

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    Fustes, D; Dafonte, C; Arcay, B; Ulla, A; Smith, K; Borrachero, R; Sordo, R

    2013-01-01

    Aims. A new method is applied to the segmentation, and further analysis of the outliers resulting from the classification of astronomical objects in large databases is discussed. The method is being used in the framework of the Gaia satellite DPAC (Data Processing and Analysis Consortium) activities to prepare automated software tools that will be used to derive basic astrophysical information that is to be included in Gaia final archive. Methods. Our algorithm has been tested by means of simulated Gaia spectrophotometry, which is based on SDSS observations and theoretical spectral libraries covering a wide sample of astronomical objects. Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) networks are used to organize the information in clusters of objects, as homogeneous as possible, according to their spectral energy distributions (SED), and to project them onto a 2-D grid where the data structure can be visualized. Results. We demonstrate the usefulness of the method by analyzing the spectra that were rejected by the SDSS spectro...

  16. Simulation and physical model based gamma-ray burst afterglow analysis

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    van Eerten, Hendrik

    2015-01-01

    Advances in our numerical and theoretical understanding of gamma-ray burst afterglow processes allow us to construct models capable of dealing with complex relativistic jet dynamics and non-thermal emission, that can be compared directly to data from instruments such as Swift. Because afterglow blast waves and power law spectra are intrinsically scale-invariant under changes of explosion energy and medium density, templates can be generated from large-scale hydrodynamics simulations. This allows for iterative template-based model fitting using the physical model parameters (quantifying the properties of the burster, emission and observer) directly as fit variables. Here I review how such an approach to afterglow analysis works in practice, paying special attention to the underlying model assumptions, possibilities, caveats and limitations of this type of analysis. Because some model parameters can be degenerate in certain regions of parameter space, or unconstrained if data in a limited number of a bands is a...

  17. Methods for simulation-based analysis of fluid-structure interaction.

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    Barone, Matthew Franklin; Payne, Jeffrey L.

    2005-10-01

    Methods for analysis of fluid-structure interaction using high fidelity simulations are critically reviewed. First, a literature review of modern numerical techniques for simulation of aeroelastic phenomena is presented. The review focuses on methods contained within the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) framework for coupling computational fluid dynamics codes to computational structural mechanics codes. The review treats mesh movement algorithms, the role of the geometric conservation law, time advancement schemes, wetted surface interface strategies, and some representative applications. The complexity and computational expense of coupled Navier-Stokes/structural dynamics simulations points to the need for reduced order modeling to facilitate parametric analysis. The proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)/Galerkin projection approach for building a reduced order model (ROM) is presented, along with ideas for extension of the methodology to allow construction of ROMs based on data generated from ALE simulations.

  18. Symmetry in Data Mining and Analysis: A Unifying View based on Hierarchy

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    Fionn Murtagh

    2009-06-01

    Data analysis and data mining are concerned with unsupervised pattern finding and structure determination in data sets. The data sets themselves are explicitly linked as a form of representation to an observational or otherwise empirical domain of interest. "Structure" has long been understood as symmetry which can take many forms with respect to any transformation, including point, translational, rotational, and many others. Beginning with the role of number theory in expressing data, we show how we can naturally proceed to hierarchical structures. We show how this both encapsulates traditional paradigms in data analysis, and also opens up new perspectives towards issues that are on the order of the day, including data mining of massive, high dimensional, heterogeneous data sets. Linkages with other fields are also discussed including computational logic and symbolic dynamics. The structures in data surveyed here are based on hierarchy, represented as p-adic numbers or an ultrametric topology.

  19. \\IEIl. ,'Hunt. (1983), \\'ot. 8, :"-0. 3, 187-195 A logic-based approach to conceptual data base analysis

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    1983-01-01

    \\IEIl. ,'Hunt. (1983), \\'ot. 8, :"-0. 3, 187-195 A logic-based approach to conceptual data base/erenu; Conceptual clustering, 1. Introduction Data bases are constructed for two major reasons: to keep track of information (data base management); and to learn more about the phenomena which produce the data (data base

  20. FPGA Based Real-time Network Traffic Analysis using Traffic Dispersion Patterns

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    Khan, F; Gokhale, M; Chuah, C N

    2010-03-26

    The problem of Network Traffic Classification (NTC) has attracted significant amount of interest in the research community, offering a wide range of solutions at various levels. The core challenge is in addressing high amounts of traffic diversity found in today's networks. The problem becomes more challenging if a quick detection is required as in the case of identifying malicious network behavior or new applications like peer-to-peer traffic that have potential to quickly throttle the network bandwidth or cause significant damage. Recently, Traffic Dispersion Graphs (TDGs) have been introduced as a viable candidate for NTC. The TDGs work by forming a network wide communication graphs that embed characteristic patterns of underlying network applications. However, these patterns need to be quickly evaluated for mounting real-time response against them. This paper addresses these concerns and presents a novel solution for real-time analysis of Traffic Dispersion Metrics (TDMs) in the TDGs. We evaluate the dispersion metrics of interest and present a dedicated solution on an FPGA for their analysis. We also present analytical measures and empirically evaluate operating effectiveness of our design. The mapped design on Virtex-5 device can process 7.4 million packets/second for a TDG comprising of 10k flows at very high accuracies of over 96%.

  1. Fission matrix-based Monte Carlo criticality analysis of fuel storage pools

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    Farlotti, M.; Larsen, E. W.

    2013-07-01

    Standard Monte Carlo transport procedures experience difficulties in solving criticality problems in fuel storage pools. Because of the strong neutron absorption between fuel assemblies, source convergence can be very slow, leading to incorrect estimates of the eigenvalue and the eigenfunction. This study examines an alternative fission matrix-based Monte Carlo transport method that takes advantage of the geometry of a storage pool to overcome this difficulty. The method uses Monte Carlo transport to build (essentially) a fission matrix, which is then used to calculate the criticality and the critical flux. This method was tested using a test code on a simple problem containing 8 assemblies in a square pool. The standard Monte Carlo method gave the expected eigenfunction in 5 cases out of 10, while the fission matrix method gave the expected eigenfunction in all 10 cases. In addition, the fission matrix method provides an estimate of the error in the eigenvalue and the eigenfunction, and it allows the user to control this error by running an adequate number of cycles. Because of these advantages, the fission matrix method yields a higher confidence in the results than standard Monte Carlo. We also discuss potential improvements of the method, including the potential for variance reduction techniques. (authors)

  2. Loading and Regeneration Analysis of a Diesel Particulate Filter with a Radio Frequency-Based Sensor

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    Sappok, Alex; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y; Parks, II, James E

    2010-01-01

    Accurate knowledge of diesel particulate filter (DPF) loading is critical for robust and efficient operation of the combined engine-exhaust aftertreatment system. Furthermore, upcoming on-board diagnostics regulations require on-board technologies to evaluate the status of the DPF. This work describes the application of radio frequency (RF) based sensing techniques to accurately measure DPF soot levels and the spatial distribution of the accumulated material. A 1.9L GM turbo diesel engine and a DPF with an RF-sensor were studied. Direct comparisons between the RF measurement and conventional pressure-based methods were made. Further analysis of the particulate matter loading rates was obtained with a mass-based soot emission measurement instrument (TEOM). Comparison with pressure drop measurements show the RF technique is unaffected by exhaust flow variations and exhibits a high degree of sensitivity to DPF soot loading and good dynamic response. Additional computational and experimental work further illustrates the spatial resolution of the RF measurements. Based on the experimental results, the RF technique shows significant promise for improving DPF control enabling optimization of the combined engine-aftertreatment system for improved fuel economy and extended DPF service life.

  3. A new affordable housing model in China : a case-based examination of a private developer's role

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    Stuchell, Claudine C. (Claudine Cecile)

    2008-01-01

    This thesis examines the motivations behind Wanhuilou, the first affordable housing development to be initiated, constructed, and subsidized by a private developer--China Vanke. This case presents a pioneering firm and a ...

  4. Over-Allocation or Abatement? A Preliminary Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Based on the 2005 Emissions Data

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    Ellerman, A. Denny.

    This paper provides an initial analysis of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) based on the installation-level data for verified emissions and allowance allocations in the first trading year. Those data, ...

  5. Over-allocation or abatement? : a preliminary analysis of the EU ETS based on the 2005 emission data

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    Ellerman, A. Denny

    2006-01-01

    This paper provides an initial analysis of the EU ETS based on the installation-level data for verified emissions and allowance allocations in the first trading year. Those data, released on May 15, 2006, and subsequent ...

  6. Quiescent Signal Analysis (QSA) is an IDDQ method for detecting defects that is based on the analysis of multiple

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    Plusquellic, James

    scan chain control, allow for the controlled insertion of a short between the power and ground rails- duction test. It is a key component to failure analysis. The information gleamed from failure analysis in difficulty and cost of performing hardware physical failure analysis is likely to move it into a sampling

  7. Tool Support to Model-based Quality Analysis of Software Architecture Qian Zhang, Jian Wu Hong Zhu

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    Zhu, Hong

    Tool Support to Model-based Quality Analysis of Software Architecture Qian Zhang, Jian Wu Hong Zhu@brookes.ac.uk ABSTRACT This paper presents an automated software tool SQUARE (Software QUality and ARchitecture model- ling Environment). It is designed and implemented to support the analysis of software quality from

  8. Spreadsheet-based interactive design and analysis of mechanisms using Excel Kabileshkumar G. Cheetancheri, Harry H. Cheng *

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    Cheng, Harry H.

    for kinematic and dynamic analysis, graphical plotting, and animation for four bar, crank-slider, five barSpreadsheet-based interactive design and analysis of mechanisms using Excel and Ch Kabileshkumar G. Cheetancheri, Harry H. Cheng * Integration Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical

  9. Heavy MetalMineral Associations in Coeur d'Alene River Sediments: A Synchrotron-Based Analysis

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    Heavy Metal­Mineral Associations in Coeur d'Alene River Sediments: A Synchrotron-Based Analysis. Heavy metal concentrations in sediments of the Coeur d'Alene watershed have been shown to be inversely proportional to the sediment size fraction; thus, analysis on a very small scale is essential to determine

  10. CALORIMETER-BASED ADJUSTMENT OF MULTIPLICITY DETERMINED 240PU EFF KNOWN-A ANALYSIS FOR THE ASSAY OF PLUTONIUM

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    Dubose, F.

    2012-02-21

    In nuclear material processing facilities, it is often necessary to balance the competing demands of accuracy and throughput. While passive neutron multiplicity counting is the preferred method for relatively fast assays of plutonium, the presence of low-Z impurities (fluorine, beryllium, etc.) rapidly erodes the assay precision of passive neutron counting techniques, frequently resulting in unacceptably large total measurement uncertainties. Conversely, while calorimeters are immune to these impurity effects, the long count times required for high accuracy can be a hindrance to efficiency. The higher uncertainties in passive neutron measurements of impure material are driven by the resulting large (>>2) {alpha}-values, defined as the ({alpha},n):spontaneous fission neutron emission ratio. To counter impurity impacts for high-{alpha} materials, a known-{alpha} approach may be adopted. In this method, {alpha} is determined for a single item using a combination of gamma-ray and calorimetric measurements. Because calorimetry is based on heat output, rather than a statistical distribution of emitted neutrons, an {alpha}-value determined in this way is far more accurate than one determined from passive neutron counts. This fixed {alpha} value can be used in conventional multiplicity analysis for any plutonium-bearing item having the same chemical composition and isotopic distribution as the original. With the results of single calorimeter/passive neutron/gamma-ray measurement, these subsequent items can then be assayed with high precision and accuracy in a relatively short time, despite the presence of impurities. A calorimeter-based known-{alpha} multiplicity analysis technique is especially useful when requiring rapid, high accuracy, high precision measurements of multiple plutonium bearing items having a common source. The technique has therefore found numerous applications at the Savannah River Site. In each case, a plutonium (or mixed U/Pu) bearing item is divided into multiple containers. A single item from that batch is then selected for both neutron and calorimetric measurements; all remaining items undergo a neutron measurement only. Using the technique mentioned above, the 'true' {alpha} value determined from the first (calorimeter and passive neutron measured) item is used in multiplicity analysis for all other items in the batch. The justification for using this {alpha} value in subsequent calculations is the assumption that the chemical composition and isotopic distribution of all batch items are the same, giving a constant ({alpha},n):spontaneous fission ratio. This analysis method has been successfully applied to the KIS Facility, significantly improving measurement uncertainties and reducing processing times for numerous items. Comprehensive plans were later developed to extend the use of this method to other applications, including the K-Area Shuffler and the H-Area Pu-Blending Project. While only the feasibility study for the Shuffler has been completed, implementation of the method in the H-Area Pu-Blending Project is currently in progress and has been successfully applied to multiple items. This report serves to document the details of this method in order to serve as a reference for future applications. Also contained herein are specific examples of the application of known-{alpha} multiplicity analysis.

  11. Ion Beam Analysis Of Silicon-Based Surfaces And Correlation With Surface Energy Measurements

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    Xing Qian; Herbots, N.; Hart, M.; Bradley, J. D.; Wilkens, B. J.; Sell, D. A.; Culbertson, R. J.; Whaley, S. D. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1504 (United States); Sell, Clive H.; Kwong, Henry Mark Jr. [Associated Retina Consultants, 7600 N 15th Street, Suite 155, Phoenix, AZ 85020 (United States)

    2011-06-01

    The water affinity of Si-based surfaces is quantified by contact angle measurement and surface free energy to explain hydrophobic or hydrophilic behavior of silicone, silicates, and silicon surfaces. Surface defects such as dangling bonds, surface free energy including Lewis acid-base and Lifshitz-van der Waals components are discussed. Water nucleation and condensation is further explained by surface topography. Tapping mode atomic force microscopy (TMAFM) provides statistical analysis of the topography of these Si-based surfaces. The correlation of the above two characteristics describes the behavior of water condensation at Si-based surfaces. Surface root mean square roughness increasing from several A ring to several nm is found to provide nucleation sites that expedite water condensation visibly for silica and silicone. Hydrophilic surfaces have a condensation pattern that forms puddles of water while hydrophobic surfaces form water beads. Polymer adsorption on these surfaces alters the water affinity as well as the surface topography, and therefore controls condensation on Si-based surfaces including silicone intraocular lens (IOL). The polymer film is characterized by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) in conjunction with 4.265 MeV {sup 12}C({alpha}, {alpha}){sup 12}C, 3.045 MeV {sup 16}O({alpha},{alpha}){sup 16}O nuclear resonance scattering (NRS), and 2.8 MeV elastic recoil detection (ERD) of hydrogen for high resolution composition and areal density measurements. The areal density of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) film ranges from 10{sup 18} atom/cm{sup 2} to 10{sup 19} atom/cm{sup 2} gives the silica or silicone surface a roughness of several A ring and a wavelength of 0.16{+-}0.02 {mu}m, and prevents fogging by forming a complete wetting layer during water condensation.

  12. A Laser-Based Method for On-Site Analysis of UF6 at Enrichment Plants

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    Anheier, Norman C.; Cannon, Bret D.; Martinez, Alonzo; Barrett, Christopher A.; Taubman, Matthew S.; Anderson, Kevin K.; Smith, Leon E.

    2014-11-23

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) long-term research and development plan calls for more cost-effective and efficient safeguard methods to detect and deter misuse of gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs). The IAEA’s current safeguards approaches at GCEPs are based on a combination of routine and random inspections that include environmental sampling and destructive assay (DA) sample collection from UF6 in-process material and selected cylinders. Samples are then shipped offsite for subsequent laboratory analysis. In this paper, a new DA sample collection and onsite analysis approach that could help to meet challenges in transportation and chain of custody for UF6 DA samples is introduced. This approach uses a handheld sampler concept and a Laser Ablation, Laser Absorbance Spectrometry (LAARS) analysis instrument, both currently under development at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A LAARS analysis instrument could be temporarily or permanently deployed in the IAEA control room of the facility, in the IAEA data acquisition cabinet, for example. The handheld PNNL DA sampler design collects and stabilizes a much smaller DA sample mass compared to current sampling methods. The significantly lower uranium mass reduces the sample radioactivity and the stabilization approach diminishes the risk of uranium and hydrogen fluoride release. These attributes enable safe sample handling needed during onsite LAARS assay and may help ease shipping challenges for samples to be processed at the IAEA’s offsite laboratory. The LAARS and DA sampler implementation concepts will be described and preliminary technical viability results presented.

  13. Guidelines for the Use of Language Analysis in Relation to Questions of National Origin in Refugee Cases

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    in Refugee Cases June 2004 Language and National Origin Group [an international group of linguists whose for refugee status of increasing numbers of asylum seekers who arrive without documents. The following

  14. Parameter Estimation and Capacity Fade Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using First-Principles-Based Efficient Reformulated Models

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Parameter Estimation and Capacity Fade Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using First parameters of lithium-ion batteries are estimated using a first-principles electrochemical engineering model and understanding of lithium-ion batteries using physics-based first-principles models. These models are based

  15. GIS-Based Hazardous Gas Dispersion, Simulations and Analysis Debasis Karmakar, Samit Ray Chaudhuri and Eduardo Jose Maguino

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    GIS-Based Hazardous Gas Dispersion, Simulations and Analysis Debasis Karmakar, Samit Ray Chaudhuri methodology to be developed for hazardous gas dispersion connecting Disaster Simulation and Trace with GIS of Gas Dispersion Affected Area Overlaid on Satellite Image (using ArcGIS 9.2) Scenario-based Simulation

  16. revised for resubmission to IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Frame-Rate Spatial Referencing Based on Invariant

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    Radke, Rich

    indexing, robust estimation, retinal imaging, ophthalmic image processing, biomedical image processing-Rate Spatial Referencing Based on Invariant Indexing and Alignment with Application to On-Line Retinal Image registration error in either case is about 1 pixel. Index terms: retinal laser surgery, registration, invariant

  17. Mars Mission Analysis Trades Based on Legacy and Future Nuclear Propulsion Options

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    Joyner, Russell [Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, West Palm Beach, Florida (United States); Lentati, Andrea [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (United States); Cichon, Jaclyn [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (United States)

    2007-01-30

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of mission-based system trades when using a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system for Solar System exploration. The results are based on comparing reactor designs that use a ceramic-metallic (CERMET), graphite matrix, graphite composite matrix, or carbide matrix fuel element designs. The composite graphite matrix and CERMET designs have been examined for providing power as well as propulsion. Approaches to the design of the NTP to be discussed will include an examination of graphite, composite, carbide, and CERMET core designs and the attributes of each in regards to performance and power generation capability. The focus is on NTP approaches based on tested fuel materials within a prismatic fuel form per the Argonne National Laboratory testing and the ROVER/NERVA program. NTP concepts have been examined for several years at Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne for use as the primary propulsion for human missions beyond earth. Recently, an approach was taken to examine the design trades between specific NTP concepts; NERVA-based (UC)C-Graphite, (UC,ZrC)C-Composite, (U,Zr)C-Solid Carbide and UO2-W CERMET. Using Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne's multidisciplinary design analysis capability, a detailed mission and vehicle model has been used to examine how several of these NTP designs impact a human Mars mission. Trends for the propulsion system mass as a function of power level (i.e. thrust size) for the graphite-carbide and CERMET designs were established and correlated against data created over the past forty years. These were used for the mission trade study. The resulting mission trades presented in this paper used a comprehensive modeling approach that captures the mission, vehicle subsystems, and NTP sizing.

  18. Cut set-based risk and reliability analysis for arbitrarily interconnected networks

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    Wyss, Gregory D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-01-01

    Method for computing all-terminal reliability for arbitrarily interconnected networks such as the United States public switched telephone network. The method includes an efficient search algorithm to generate minimal cut sets for nonhierarchical networks directly from the network connectivity diagram. Efficiency of the search algorithm stems in part from its basis on only link failures. The method also includes a novel quantification scheme that likewise reduces computational effort associated with assessing network reliability based on traditional risk importance measures. Vast reductions in computational effort are realized since combinatorial expansion and subsequent Boolean reduction steps are eliminated through analysis of network segmentations using a technique of assuming node failures to occur on only one side of a break in the network, and repeating the technique for all minimal cut sets generated with the search algorithm. The method functions equally well for planar and non-planar networks.

  19. Ion Trap Array-Based Systems And Methods For Chemical Analysis

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    Whitten, William B [Oak Ridge, TN; Ramsey, J Michael [Knoxville, TN

    2005-08-23

    An ion trap-based system for chemical analysis includes an ion trap array. The ion trap array includes a plurality of ion traps arranged in a 2-dimensional array for initially confining ions. Each of the ion traps comprise a central electrode having an aperture, a first and second insulator each having an aperture sandwiching the central electrode, and first and second end cap electrodes each having an aperture sandwiching the first and second insulator. A structure for simultaneously directing a plurality of different species of ions out from the ion traps is provided. A spectrometer including a detector receives and identifies the ions. The trap array can be used with spectrometers including time-of-flight mass spectrometers and ion mobility spectrometers.

  20. Safety analysis of B and W Standard PWR using thorium-based fuels

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    Uotinen, V.O.; Carroll, W.P.; Jones, H.M.; Toops, E.C.

    1980-06-01

    A study was performed to assess the safety and licenseability of the Babcock and Wilcox standard 205-fuel assembly PWR when it is fueled with three types of thoria-based fuels denatured (/sup 233/U//sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, denatured (/sup 235//U/sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, and (Th-Pu)O/sub 2/. Selected transients were analyzed using typical PWR safety analysis calculational methods. The results support the conclusion that it is feasible from a safety standpoint to utilize either of the denatured urania-thoria fuels in the standard B and W plant. In addition, it appears that the use of thoria-plutonia fuels would probably also be feasible. These tentative conclusions depend on a data that is more limited than that available for UO/sub 2/ fuels.

  1. Performance Analysis of m-retry BEB based DCF under Unsaturated Traffic Condition

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    Siddique, Atiur Rahman

    2010-01-01

    The IEEE 802.11 standard offers a cheap and promising solution for small scale wireless networks. Due to the self configuring nature, WLANs do not require large scale infrastructure deployment, and are scalable and easily maintainable which incited its popularity in both literature and industry. In real environment, these networks operate mostly under unsaturated condition. We investigate performance of such a network with m-retry limit BEB based DCF. We consider imperfect channel with provision for power capture. Our method employs a Markov model and represents the most common performance measures in terms of network parameters making the model and mathematical analysis useful in network design and planning. We also explore the effects of packet error, network size, initial contention window, and retry limit on overall performance of WLANs.

  2. Asymptotic Analysis of Microtubule-Based Transport by Multiple Identical Molecular Motors

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    Scott A. McKinley; Avanti Athreya; John Fricks; Peter R. Kramer

    2011-11-02

    We describe a system of stochastic differential equations (SDEs) which model the interaction between processive molecular motors, such as kinesin and dynein, and the biomolecular cargo they tow as part of microtubule-based intracellular transport. We show that the classical experimental environment fits within a parameter regime which is qualitatively distinct from conditions one expects to find in living cells. Through an asymptotic analysis of our system of SDEs, we develop a means for applying in vitro observations of the nonlinear response by motors to forces induced on the attached cargo to make analytical predictions for two parameter regimes that have thus far eluded direct experimental observation: 1) highly viscous in vivo transport and 2) dynamics when multiple identical motors are attached to the cargo and microtubule.

  3. Difference between healthy children and ADHD based on wavelet spectral analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance images

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    González Gómez Dulce, I. E-mail: emoreno@fcfm.buap.mx E-mail: joserm84@gmail.com; Moreno Barbosa, E. E-mail: emoreno@fcfm.buap.mx E-mail: joserm84@gmail.com; Hernández, Mario Iván Martínez E-mail: emoreno@fcfm.buap.mx E-mail: joserm84@gmail.com; Méndez, José Ramos E-mail: emoreno@fcfm.buap.mx E-mail: joserm84@gmail.com; Silvia, Hidalgo Tobón; Pilar, Dies Suarez E-mail: neurodoc@prodigy.net.mx; Eduardo, Barragán Pérez E-mail: neurodoc@prodigy.net.mx; Benito, De Celis Alonso

    2014-11-07

    The main goal of this project was to create a computer algorithm based on wavelet analysis of region of homogeneity images obtained during resting state studies. Ideally it would automatically diagnose ADHD. Because the cerebellum is an area known to be affected by ADHD, this study specifically analysed this region. Male right handed volunteers (infants with ages between 7 and 11 years old) were studied and compared with age matched controls. Statistical differences between the values of the absolute integrated wavelet spectrum were found and showed significant differences (p<0.0015) between groups. This difference might help in the future to distinguish healthy from ADHD patients and therefore diagnose ADHD. Even if results were statistically significant, the small size of the sample limits the applicability of this methods as it is presented here, and further work with larger samples and using freely available datasets must be done.

  4. Modeling of electrodes and implantable pulse generator cases for the analysis of implant tip heating under MR imaging

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    Acikel, Volkan Atalar, Ergin; Uslubas, Ali

    2015-07-15

    Purpose: The authors’ purpose is to model the case of an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and the electrode of an active implantable medical device using lumped circuit elements in order to analyze their effect on radio frequency induced tissue heating problem during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination. Methods: In this study, IPG case and electrode are modeled with a voltage source and impedance. Values of these parameters are found using the modified transmission line method (MoTLiM) and the method of moments (MoM) simulations. Once the parameter values of an electrode/IPG case model are determined, they can be connected to any lead, and tip heating can be analyzed. To validate these models, both MoM simulations and MR experiments were used. The induced currents on the leads with the IPG case or electrode connections were solved using the proposed models and the MoTLiM. These results were compared with the MoM simulations. In addition, an electrode was connected to a lead via an inductor. The dissipated power on the electrode was calculated using the MoTLiM by changing the inductance and the results were compared with the specific absorption rate results that were obtained using MoM. Then, MRI experiments were conducted to test the IPG case and the electrode models. To test the IPG case, a bare lead was connected to the case and placed inside a uniform phantom. During a MRI scan, the temperature rise at the lead was measured by changing the lead length. The power at the lead tip for the same scenario was also calculated using the IPG case model and MoTLiM. Then, an electrode was connected to a lead via an inductor and placed inside a uniform phantom. During a MRI scan, the temperature rise at the electrode was measured by changing the inductance and compared with the dissipated power on the electrode resistance. Results: The induced currents on leads with the IPG case or electrode connection were solved for using the combination of the MoTLiM and the proposed lumped circuit models. These results were compared with those from the MoM simulations. The mean square error was less than 9%. During the MRI experiments, when the IPG case was introduced, the resonance lengths were calculated to have an error less than 13%. Also the change in tip temperature rise at resonance lengths was predicted with less than 4% error. For the electrode experiments, the value of the matching impedance was predicted with an error less than 1%. Conclusions: Electrical models for the IPG case and electrode are suggested, and the method is proposed to determine the parameter values. The concept of matching of the electrode to the lead is clarified using the defined electrode impedance and the lead Thevenin impedance. The effect of the IPG case and electrode on tip heating can be predicted using the proposed theory. With these models, understanding the tissue heating due to the implants becomes easier. Also, these models are beneficial for implant safety testers and designers. Using these models, worst case conditions can be determined and the corresponding implant test experiments can be planned.

  5. Reliability sensitivity analysis based on probability distribution perturbation with application to CO2 storage

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    Boyer, Edmond

    been identified, Uncertainty Analysis (UA) is focused on quanti- fying the uncertainty in the model output resulting from uncertainty in the model inputs. At the same time, Sensitivity Analysis (SA) aims analytical examples. Keywords: sensitivity analysis, reliability analysis, uncertainty analysis, failure

  6. Raman Based Process Monitor For Continuous Real-Time Analysis Of High Level Radioactive Waste Components

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    Bryan, Samuel A.; Levitskaia, Tatiana G.; Schlahta, Stephan N.

    2008-05-27

    ABSTRACT A new monitoring system was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to quickly generate real-time data/analysis to facilitate a timely response to the dynamic characteristics of a radioactive high level waste stream. The developed process monitor features Raman and Coriolis/conductivity instrumentation configured for the remote monitoring, MatLab-based chemometric data processing, and comprehensive software for data acquisition/storage/archiving/display. The monitoring system is capable of simultaneously and continuously quantifying the levels of all the chemically significant anions within the waste stream including nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, carbonate, chromate, hydroxide, sulfate, and aluminate. The total sodium ion concentration was also determined independently by modeling inputs from on-line conductivity and density meters. In addition to the chemical information, this monitoring system provides immediate real-time data on the flow parameters, such as flow rate and temperature, and cumulative mass/volume of the retrieved waste stream. The components and analytical tools of the new process monitor can be tailored for a variety of complex mixtures in chemically harsh environments, such as pulp and paper processing liquids, electroplating solutions, and radioactive tank wastes. The developed monitoring system was tested for acceptability before it was deployed for use in Hanford Tank S-109 retrieval activities. The acceptance tests included performance inspection of hardware, software, and chemometric data analysis to determine the expected measurement accuracy for the different chemical species that are encountered during S-109 retrieval.

  7. Raman Based Process Monitor for Continuous Real-Time Analysis Of High Level Radioactive Waste Components

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    Bryan, S.; Levitskaia, T.; Schlahta, St. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington (United States)

    2008-07-01

    A new monitoring system was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to quickly generate real-time data/analysis to facilitate a timely response to the dynamic characteristics of a radioactive high level waste stream. The developed process monitor features Raman and Coriolis/conductivity instrumentation configured for the remote monitoring, MatLab-based chemometric data processing, and comprehensive software for data acquisition/storage/archiving/display. The monitoring system is capable of simultaneously and continuously quantifying the levels of all the chemically significant anions within the waste stream including nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, carbonate, chromate, hydroxide, sulfate, and aluminate. The total sodium ion concentration was also determined independently by modeling inputs from on-line conductivity and density meters. In addition to the chemical information, this monitoring system provides immediate real-time data on the flow parameters, such as flow rate and temperature, and cumulative mass/volume of the retrieved waste stream. The components and analytical tools of the new process monitor can be tailored for a variety of complex mixtures in chemically harsh environments, such as pulp and paper processing liquids, electroplating solutions, and radioactive tank wastes. The developed monitoring system was tested for acceptability before it was deployed for use in Hanford Tank S-109 retrieval activities. The acceptance tests included performance inspection of hardware, software, and chemometric data analysis to determine the expected measurement accuracy for the different chemical species that are encountered during S-109 retrieval. (authors)

  8. Analysis of laser remote fusion cutting based on a mathematical model

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    Matti, R. S. [Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå (Sweden); Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul (Iraq); Ilar, T.; Kaplan, A. F. H. [Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå (Sweden)

    2013-12-21

    Laser remote fusion cutting is analyzed by the aid of a semi-analytical mathematical model of the processing front. By local calculation of the energy balance between the absorbed laser beam and the heat losses, the three-dimensional vaporization front can be calculated. Based on an empirical model for the melt flow field, from a mass balance, the melt film and the melting front can be derived, however only in a simplified manner and for quasi-steady state conditions. Front waviness and multiple reflections are not modelled. The model enables to compare the similarities, differences, and limits between laser remote fusion cutting, laser remote ablation cutting, and even laser keyhole welding. In contrast to the upper part of the vaporization front, the major part only slightly varies with respect to heat flux, laser power density, absorptivity, and angle of front inclination. Statistical analysis shows that for high cutting speed, the domains of high laser power density contribute much more to the formation of the front than for low speed. The semi-analytical modelling approach offers flexibility to simplify part of the process physics while, for example, sophisticated modelling of the complex focused fibre-guided laser beam is taken into account to enable deeper analysis of the beam interaction. Mechanisms like recast layer generation, absorptivity at a wavy processing front, and melt film formation are studied too.

  9. Model-Based Analysis of Electric Drive Options for Medium-Duty Parcel Delivery Vehicles: Preprint

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    Barnitt, R. A.; Brooker, A. D.; Ramroth, L.

    2010-12-01

    Medium-duty vehicles are used in a broad array of fleet applications, including parcel delivery. These vehicles are excellent candidates for electric drive applications due to their transient-intensive duty cycles, operation in densely populated areas, and relatively high fuel consumption and emissions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a robust assessment of parcel delivery routes and completed a model-based techno-economic analysis of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle configurations. First, NREL characterized parcel delivery vehicle usage patterns, most notably daily distance driven and drive cycle intensity. Second, drive-cycle analysis results framed the selection of drive cycles used to test a parcel delivery HEV on a chassis dynamometer. Next, measured fuel consumption results were used to validate simulated fuel consumption values derived from a dynamic model of the parcel delivery vehicle. Finally, NREL swept a matrix of 120 component size, usage, and cost combinations to assess impacts on fuel consumption and vehicle cost. The results illustrated the dependency of component sizing on drive-cycle intensity and daily distance driven and may allow parcel delivery fleets to match the most appropriate electric drive vehicle to their fleet usage profile.

  10. AVERAGE-CASE ANALYSIS OF PERFECT SORTING BY REVERSALS MATHILDE BOUVEL, CEDRIC CHAUVE, MARNI MISHNA, AND DOMINIQUE ROSSIN

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    Chauve, Cedric

    , AND DOMINIQUE ROSSIN Abstract. Perfect sorting by reversals, a problem originating in computational genomics analysis of a sorting algorithm from computational genomics by generating function analysis of a family of trees. Motivation: a computational genomics problem. With the availability of a growing number

  11. 634 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 25, NO. 3, JUNE 2009 Case Studies of Musculoskeletal-Simulation-Based

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    Krovi, Venkat

    -Simulation-Based Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Leng-Feng Lee, Madusudanan S. Narayanan, Srikanth Kannan, Frank Mendel of user­device ergonomics; 2) adjustable device settings; and 3) exercise regimen parameters; to achieve-based design, to permit therapists to rapidly evaluate and sys- tematically customize rehabilitation programs

  12. Application of Well-Based Surrogate Reservoir Models (SRMs) to Two Offshore Fields in Saudi Arabia, Case Study

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    SPE 153845 Application of Well-Based Surrogate Reservoir Models (SRMs) to Two Offshore Fields production and pressure changes in the reservoir. Application of well-based SRM to two offshore fields of the SRM using blind simulation runs. Introduction The two offshore fields that are the subject

  13. Knowledge-based analysis of microarray gene expression data by using support vector machines

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    William Grundy; Manuel Ares, Jr.; David Haussler

    2001-06-18

    The authors introduce a method of functionally classifying genes by using gene expression data from DNA microarray hybridization experiments. The method is based on the theory of support vector machines (SVMs). SVMs are considered a supervised computer learning method because they exploit prior knowledge of gene function to identify unknown genes of similar function from expression data. SVMs avoid several problems associated with unsupervised clustering methods, such as hierarchical clustering and self-organizing maps. SVMs have many mathematical features that make them attractive for gene expression analysis, including their flexibility in choosing a similarity function, sparseness of solution when dealing with large data sets, the ability to handle large feature spaces, and the ability to identify outliers. They test several SVMs that use different similarity metrics, as well as some other supervised learning methods, and find that the SVMs best identify sets of genes with a common function using expression data. Finally, they use SVMs to predict functional roles for uncharacterized yeast ORFs based on their expression data.

  14. Achieving HR-Firm Performance Linkage through Organizational Strategy Implementation: Qualitative Case Studies of Four U.S. Based Firms 

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    Alagaraja, Meera

    2012-02-14

    LQS Lean and Quality Strategy HRM&D Human Resource Management & Development C1 Company 1 (Industrial Distributor) C2 Company 2 (Electronics Distributor) C3 Company 3 (Automotive Distributor) C4 Company 4 (Chemical Distributor) ix TABLE..., electronics, automotive and chemical), they jointly shared and yet differentiate firm and HR specific characteristics. Thus organizations situate HRM&D differently in the cases offering a balance of similarity and differences in leveraging available...

  15. Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

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    Mills, Evan; Mathew, Paul

    2009-04-01

    Buildings rarely perform as intended, resulting in energy use that is higher than anticipated. Building commissioning has emerged as a strategy for remedying this problem in non-residential buildings. Complementing traditional hardware-based energy savings strategies, commissioning is a 'soft' process of verifying performance and design intent and correcting deficiencies. Through an evaluation of a series of field projects, this report explores the efficacy of an emerging refinement of this practice, known as monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx). MBCx can also be thought of as monitoring-enhanced building operation that incorporates three components: (1) Permanent energy information systems (EIS) and diagnostic tools at the whole-building and sub-system level; (2) Retro-commissioning based on the information from these tools and savings accounting emphasizing measurement as opposed to estimation or assumptions; and (3) On-going commissioning to ensure efficient building operations and measurement-based savings accounting. MBCx is thus a measurement-based paradigm which affords improved risk-management by identifying problems and opportunities that are missed with periodic commissioning. The analysis presented in this report is based on in-depth benchmarking of a portfolio of MBCx energy savings for 24 buildings located throughout the University of California and California State University systems. In the course of the analysis, we developed a quality-control/quality-assurance process for gathering and evaluating raw data from project sites and then selected a number of metrics to use for project benchmarking and evaluation, including appropriate normalizations for weather and climate, accounting for variations in central plant performance, and consideration of differences in building types. We performed a cost-benefit analysis of the resulting dataset, and provided comparisons to projects from a larger commissioning 'Meta-analysis' database. A total of 1120 deficiency-intervention combinations were identified in the course of commissioning the projects described in this report. The most common location of deficiencies was in HVAC equipment (65% of sites), followed by air-handling and distributions systems (59%), cooling plant (29%), heating plants (24%), and terminal units (24%). The most common interventions were adjusting setpoints, modifying sequences of operations, calibration, and various mechanical fixes (each done in about two-thirds of the sites). The normalized rate of occurrence of deficiencies and corresponding interventions ranged from about 0.1/100ksf to 10/100ksf, depending on the issue. From these interventions flowed significant and highly cost-effective energy savings For the MBCx cohort, source energy savings of 22 kBTU/sf-year (10%) were achieved, with a range of 2% to 25%. Median electricity savings were 1.9 kWh/sf-year (9%), with a range of 1% to 17%. Peak electrical demand savings were 0.2 W/sf-year (4%), with a range of 3% to 11%. The aggregate commissioning cost for the 24 projects was $2.9 million. We observed a range of normalized costs from $0.37 to 1.62/sf, with a median value of $1.00/sf for buildings that implemented MBCx projects. Per the program design, monitoring costs as a percentage of total costs are significantly higher in MBCx projects (median value 40%) than typical commissioning projects included in the Meta-analysis (median value of 2% in the commissioning database). Half of the projects were in buildings containing complex and energy-intensive laboratory space, with higher associated costs. Median energy cost savings were $0.25/sf-year, for a median simple payback time of 2.5 years. Significant and cost-effective energy savings were thus obtained. The greatest absolute energy savings and shortest payback times were achieved in laboratory-type facilities. While impacts varied from project to project, on a portfolio basis we find MBCx to be a highly cost-effective means of obtaining significant program-level energy savings across a variety of building types. Energy savings are ex

  16. A critical analysis of power in the institutionalization of changes in a new teacher mentoring program: a case study 

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    Ferguson, Phyllis Cavanaugh

    2009-05-15

    The purpose of this case study is to describe the way power, as individual agency, works in the space of institutionalization of a new teacher mentoring program. The space of institutionalization is thought of as a space in which the design...

  17. Distributed Energy Resources at Naval Base Ventura County Building 1512: A Sensitivity Analysis

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    Bailey, Owen C.; Marnay, Chris

    2005-01-01

    2003. “Distributed Energy Resources in Practice: A Case2004. “Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption ModelDistributed Energy Resource Technology Characterizations”

  18. Automating Embedded Analysis Capabilities and Managing Software Complexity in Multiphysics Simulation, Part I: Template-Based Generic Programming

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    Pawlowski, Roger P.; Phipps, Eric T.; Salinger, Andrew G.

    2012-01-01

    An approach for incorporating embedded simulation and analysis capabilities in complex simulation codes through template-based generic programming is presented. This approach relies on templating and operator overloading within the C++ language to transform a given calculation into one that can compute a variety of additional quantities that are necessary for many state-of-the-art simulation and analysis algorithms. An approach for incorporating these ideas into complex simulation codes through general graph-based assembly is also presented. These ideas have been implemented within a set of packages in the Trilinos framework and are demonstrated on a simple problem from chemical engineering.

  19. Nickel-based superalloy operating temperature determination via analysis of gamma/gamma' microstructure and coating/base material interdiffusion

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    Ham, Wendy D. (Wendy Decker)

    2005-01-01

    The average operating temperature of RENÉ N5® high pressure turbine blades was evaluated via [gamma]/[gamma]' microstructure and coating/base metal interdiffusion methods. The [gamma]' volume fraction was measured by point ...

  20. Structural Analysis of a Highly Glycosylated and Unliganded gp120-Based Antigen Using Mass Spectrometry

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    L Wang; Y Qin; S Ilchenko; J Bohon; W Shi; M Cho; K Takamoto; M Chance

    2011-12-31

    Structural characterization of the HIV-1 envelope protein gp120 is very important for providing an understanding of the protein's immunogenicity and its binding to cell receptors. So far, the crystallographic structure of gp120 with an intact V3 loop (in the absence of a CD4 coreceptor or antibody) has not been determined. The third variable region (V3) of the gp120 is immunodominant and contains glycosylation signatures that are essential for coreceptor binding and entry of the virus into T-cells. In this study, we characterized the structure of the outer domain of gp120 with an intact V3 loop (gp120-OD8) purified from Drosophila S2 cells utilizing mass spectrometry-based approaches. We mapped the glycosylation sites and calculated the glycosylation occupancy of gp120-OD8; 11 sites from 15 glycosylation motifs were determined as having high-mannose or hybrid glycosylation structures. The specific glycan moieties of nine glycosylation sites from eight unique glycopeptides were determined by a combination of ECD and CID MS approaches. Hydroxyl radical-mediated protein footprinting coupled with mass spectrometry analysis was employed to provide detailed information about protein structure of gp120-OD8 by directly identifying accessible and hydroxyl radical-reactive side chain residues. Comparison of gp120-OD8 experimental footprinting data with a homology model derived from the ligated CD4-gp120-OD8 crystal structure revealed a flexible V3 loop structure in which the V3 tip may provide contacts with the rest of the protein while residues in the V3 base remain solvent accessible. In addition, the data illustrate interactions between specific sugar moieties and amino acid side chains potentially important to the gp120-OD8 structure.

  1. High-Throughput Genetic Analysis and Combinatorial Chiral Separations Based on Capillary Electrophoresis

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    Wenwan Zhong

    2003-08-05

    Capillary electrophoresis (CE) offers many advantages over conventional analytical methods, such as speed, simplicity, high resolution, low cost, and small sample consumption, especially for the separation of enantiomers. However, chiral method developments still can be time consuming and tedious. They designed a comprehensive enantioseparation protocol employing neutral and sulfated cyclodextrins as chiral selectors for common basic, neutral, and acidic compounds with a 96-capillary array system. By using only four judiciously chosen separation buffers, successful enantioseparations were achieved for 49 out of 54 test compounds spanning a large variety of pKs and structures. Therefore, unknown compounds can be screened in this manner to identify optimal enantioselective conditions in just one rn. In addition to superior separation efficiency for small molecules, CE is also the most powerful technique for DNA separations. Using the same multiplexed capillary system with UV absorption detection, the sequence of a short DNA template can be acquired without any dye-labels. Two internal standards were utilized to adjust the migration time variations among capillaries, so that the four electropherograms for the A, T, C, G Sanger reactions can be aligned and base calling can be completed with a high level of confidence. the CE separation of DNA can be applied to study differential gene expression as well. Combined with pattern recognition techniques, small variations among electropherograms obtained by the separation of cDNA fragments produced from the total RNA samples of different human tissues can be revealed. These variations reflect the differences in total RNA expression among tissues. Thus, this Ce-based approach can serve as an alternative to the DNA array techniques in gene expression analysis.

  2. Adapting a Beam-Based Rotordynamics Model to Accept a General Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Casing Model 

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    James, Stephen M.

    2011-08-08

    ? Matrix of eigenvectors of rotor [ ]rA ? Component mode synthesis transformation matrix for rotor [ ]XA ? Eigenvector matrix for X Z? plane [ ]YA ? Eigenvector matrix for Y Z? plane , , , b1 b2 b3 b4 ? Bearings used in component... [F] FEA ? Finite element analysis FEM ? Finite element methods ; 1:if i = m ? ith force matrix element in Guyan reduction [F] { }rBF ? Transformed rotor external forces matrix ; 1:rif i m= ? Force acting at the ith station of rotor...

  3. Design-Build and CM at Risk- comparative analysis for owner decision making based on case studies and project surveys 

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    Park, Soon Rock

    2012-07-16

    Currently, many researchers and stakeholders believe that effective delivery systems for construction projects are key to improving project quality and value in the construction industry. Therefore, it is important that owners use the best project...

  4. Analysis of Data Sources and Mapping Techniques for Generating Topographic Base Map in Sub Saharan Africa: Case of Malawi 

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    Gwedeza, Alice Janet Chiumia

    2011-11-23

    Topographic maps that are being used in Malawi today are out of date. Accurate, up-to-date, reliable, accessible, consistent and reusable spatial data is required to produce Geoinformation that support the nation with ...

  5. Where Theory meets Practice: A Case for an Activity Theory based Methodology to guide Computer System Design

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    for an Activity Theory based Methodology to guide Computer System Design Daisy Mwanza Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom D.Mwanza@open.ac.uk Abstract: Computer system a computer system. Activity Theory (AT) has emerged as a suitable framework for analysing social and cultural

  6. Science-Based Simulation Model of Human Performance for Human Reliability Analysis

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    Dana L. Kelly; Ronald L. Boring; Ali Mosleh; Carol Smidts

    2011-10-01

    Human reliability analysis (HRA), a component of an integrated probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), is the means by which the human contribution to risk is assessed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, among the literally dozens of HRA methods that have been developed, most cannot fully model and quantify the types of errors that occurred at Three Mile Island. Furthermore, all of the methods lack a solid empirical basis, relying heavily on expert judgment or empirical results derived in non-reactor domains. Finally, all of the methods are essentially static, and are thus unable to capture the dynamics of an accident in progress. The objective of this work is to begin exploring a dynamic simulation approach to HRA, one whose models have a basis in psychological theories of human performance, and whose quantitative estimates have an empirical basis. This paper highlights a plan to formalize collaboration among the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Maryland, and The Ohio State University (OSU) to continue development of a simulation model initially formulated at the University of Maryland. Initial work will focus on enhancing the underlying human performance models with the most recent psychological research, and on planning follow-on studies to establish an empirical basis for the model, based on simulator experiments to be carried out at the INL and at the OSU.

  7. Arthropod monitoring for fine-scale habitat analysis: A case study of the El Segundo sand dunes

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    Mattoni, R.; Longcore, T.; Novotny, V.

    2000-04-01

    Arthropod communities from several habitats on and adjacent to the El Segundo dunes (Los Angeles County, CA) were sampled using pitfall and yellow pan traps to evaluate their possible use as indicators of restoration success. Communities were ordinated and clustered using correspondence analysis, detrended correspondence analysis, two-way indicator species analysis, and Ward's method of agglomerative clustering. The results showed high repeatability among replicates within any sampling arena that permits discrimination of (1) degraded and relatively undisturbed habitat, (2) different dune habitat types, and (3) annual change. Canonical correspondence analysis showed a significant effect of disturbance history on community composition that explained 5--20% of the variation. Replicates of pitfall and yellow pan traps on single sites clustered together reliably when species abundance was considered, whereas clusters using only species incidence did not group replicates as consistently. The broad taxonomic approach seems appropriate for habitat evaluation and monitoring of restoration projects as an alternative to assessments geared to single species or even single families.

  8. Initial Business Case Analysis of Two Integrated Heat Pump HVAC Systems for Near-Zero-Energy Homes - Update to Include Evaluation of Impact of Including a Humidifier Option

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    Baxter, Van D

    2007-02-01

    The long range strategic goal of the Department of Energy's Building Technologies (DOE/BT) Program is to create, by 2020, technologies and design approaches that enable the construction of net-zero energy homes at low incremental cost (DOE/BT 2005). A net zero energy home (NZEH) is a residential building with greatly reduced needs for energy through efficiency gains, with the balance of energy needs supplied by renewable technologies. While initially focused on new construction, these technologies and design approaches are intended to have application to buildings constructed before 2020 as well resulting in substantial reduction in energy use for all building types and ages. DOE/BT's Emerging Technologies (ET) team is working to support this strategic goal by identifying and developing advanced heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and water heating (HVAC/WH) technology options applicable to NZEHs. In FY05 ORNL conducted an initial Stage 1 (Applied Research) scoping assessment of HVAC/WH systems options for future NZEHs to help DOE/BT identify and prioritize alternative approaches for further development. Eleven system concepts with central air distribution ducting and nine multi-zone systems were selected and their annual and peak demand performance estimated for five locations: Atlanta (mixed-humid), Houston (hot-humid), Phoenix (hot-dry), San Francisco (marine), and Chicago (cold). Performance was estimated by simulating the systems using the TRNSYS simulation engine (Solar Energy Laboratory et al. 2006) in two 1800-ft{sup 2} houses--a Building America (BA) benchmark house and a prototype NZEH taken from BEopt results at the take-off (or crossover) point (i.e., a house incorporating those design features such that further progress towards ZEH is through the addition of photovoltaic power sources, as determined by current BEopt analyses conducted by NREL). Results were summarized in a project report, HVAC Equipment Design options for Near-Zero-Energy Homes--A Stage 2 Scoping Assessment, ORNL/TM-2005/194 (Baxter 2005). The 2005 study report describes the HVAC options considered, the ranking criteria used, and the system rankings by priority. In 2006, the two top-ranked options from the 2005 study, air-source and ground-source versions of a centrally ducted integrated heat pump (IHP) system, were subjected to an initial business case study. The IHPs were subjected to a more rigorous hourly-based assessment of their performance potential compared to a baseline suite of equipment of legally minimum efficiency that provided the same heating, cooling, water heating, demand dehumidification, and ventilation services as the IHPs. Results were summarized in a project report, Initial Business Case Analysis of Two Integrated Heat Pump HVAC Systems for Near-Zero-Energy Homes, ORNL/TM-2006/130 (Baxter 2006a). The present report is an update to that document which summarizes results of an analysis of the impact of adding a humidifier to the HVAC system to maintain minimum levels of space relative humidity (RH) in winter. The space RH in winter has direct impact on occupant comfort and on control of dust mites, many types of disease bacteria, and 'dry air' electric shocks. Chapter 8 in ASHRAE's 2005 Handbook of Fundamentals (HOF) suggests a 30% lower limit on RH for indoor temperatures in the range of {approx}68-69F based on comfort (ASHRAE 2005). Table 3 in chapter 9 of the same reference suggests a 30-55% RH range for winter as established by a Canadian study of exposure limits for residential indoor environments (EHD 1987). Harriman, et al (2001) note that for RH levels of 35% or higher, electrostatic shocks are minimized and that dust mites cannot live at RH levels below 40%. They also indicate that many disease bacteria life spans are minimized when space RH is held within a 30-60% range. From the foregoing it is reasonable to assume that a winter space RH range of 30-40% would be an acceptable compromise between comfort considerations and limitation of growth rates for dust mites and many bacteria. In addition it reports som

  9. Game theoretic analysis and agent-based simulation of electricity markets

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    Ono, Teruo, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01

    In power system analysis, uncertainties in the supplier side are often difficult to estimate and have a substantial impact on the result of the analysis. This thesis includes preliminary work to approach the difficulties. ...

  10. Prospective marketing meta-analysis and a novel web-based media-mix modeling experiment

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    Ko, Ryan

    2012-01-01

    Prospective meta-analysis, pioneered in the biomedical field, is the meta-analysis of multiple studies conducted using similar protocols and under similar conditions. To eliminate bias, the inclusion of individual studies ...

  11. Staggered chiral perturbation theory in the two-flavor case and SU(2) analysis of the MILC data

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    A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; X. Du; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

    2010-11-08

    In the light pseudoscalar sector, we study rooted staggered chiral perturbation theory in the two-flavor case. The pion mass and decay constant are calculated through NLO for a partially-quenched theory. In the limit where the strange quark mass is large compared to the light quark masses and the taste splittings, we show that the SU(2) staggered chiral theory emerges from the SU(3) staggered chiral theory, as expected. Explicit relations between SU(2) and SU(3) low energy constants and taste-violating parameters are given. A brief summary of updated SU(2) chiral fits to the MILC lattice data is presented.

  12. A Case Study of Food Safety Culture Within a Retailer Corporate Culture 

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    Santibanez-Rivera, Rodrigo

    2011-02-22

    and the multiple cases of produce pathogen contamination. It has been shown that a scientific-based food safety system, such as, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), help reduce the likelihood of food safety incidents. Nevertheless, companies...

  13. A flood-based information flow analysis and network minimization method for gene regulatory networks

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    Pavlogiannis, Andreas; Mozhayskiy, Vadim; Tagkopoulos, Ilias

    2013-01-01

    networks for functional analysis [13], shortest path algorithms for biological interaction paths [14,15], application of Petri-

  14. SAFETY ANALYSIS OF A RADIO-BASED CROSSING CONTROL SYSTEM USING FORMAL

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    ), failure mode and e#11;ects anal- ysis (FMEA) (Reifer 1979), or hazard and oper- ability analysis (HAZOP

  15. A flood-based information flow analysis and network minimization method for gene regulatory networks

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    Pavlogiannis, Andreas; Mozhayskiy, Vadim; Tagkopoulos, Ilias

    2013-01-01

    as: Pavlogiannis et al. : A flood-based information flowRESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access A flood-based information flowlevels. Keywords: Network flood, Network flux, Information

  16. An analysis of the SUDOC bibliographic knowledge base from a link validity viewpoint

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    Croitoru, Madalina

    libraries (SUDOC), a bibli- ographical knowledge base maintained by the University Bibliographic Agency- tation) is a large bibliographical knowledge base managed by ABES (Agence Bibli- ographique de l

  17. Abstract Flood frequency analysis is usually based on the fitting of an extreme value distribution to the local

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    Ribatet, Mathieu

    Abstract Flood frequency analysis is usually based on the fitting of an extreme value distribution restrictive than the index flood model while preserving the formalism of ``homogeneous regions indicate that the regional Bayesian model outperforms the index flood model and local estimators

  18. Rule-based classification using classification tree analysis (CTA) is increasingly applied to remotely sensed data. CTA

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    for classification of remotely sensed data. Introduction The classification of digital imagery to extract useful theAbstract Rule-based classification using classification tree analysis (CTA) is increasingly applied. Results are then used for image classification. Software implementations of CTA offer differ- ent

  19. SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN CAR NOISE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON AN ANALYSIS-SYNTHESIS APPROACH USING HARMONIC NOISE MODEL

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN CAR NOISE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON AN ANALYSIS- SYNTHESIS APPROACH USING HARMONIC using harmonic noise model (HNM) in car noise environment. The major advantages of this method are effective suppression of car noise even in very low signal-to-noise ratio environments and mitigation

  20. A multi-site analysis of random error2 in tower-based measurements of carbon and energy fluxes3

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    Forest Service, 271 Mast Road, Durham, NH 03824 USA.25 #12;RANDOM ERRORS IN ENERGY AND CO2 FLUX1 A multi-site analysis of random error2 in tower-based measurements of carbon and energy fluxes3 4 Forest Service, 271 Mast Road, Durham, NH 03824, USA.11 3 LI-COR Biosciences, Inc., 4421 Superior Street

  1. An Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State and Performance

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    Treur, Jan

    becomes too high, the agent can assist the human in a number of ways. Experiments show that the supportAn Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State, michael}@forcevisionlab.nl Abstract Human task performance varies depending on the task, environment

  2. Chip/Package Co-Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical Stress and Reliability in TSV-based 3D ICs

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    Lim, Sung Kyu

    Chip/Package Co-Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical Stress and Reliability in TSV-based 3D ICs Moongon@ece.utexas.edu, limsk@gatech.edu ABSTRACT In this work, we propose a fast and accurate chip/package thermo- mechanical by chip/package interconnect elements, i.e., TSV, µ-bump, and package bump. Second, we explore

  3. A Monte Carlo Based Analysis of Optimal Design Criteria H. T. Banks, Kathleen J. Holm and Franz Kappel

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    A Monte Carlo Based Analysis of Optimal Design Criteria H. T. Banks, Kathleen J. Holm and Franz compare a recent design criteria, SE-optimal design (standard error optimal design [8]) with the more [11, 14, 15, 22]). Since one has a number of different design criteria from which to choose

  4. Experimental analysis and model-based optimization of microalgae growth in photo-bioreactors using flue gas

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Experimental analysis and model-based optimization of microalgae growth in photo-bioreactors using]. Besides physical and chemical methods for sequestration of CO2 from flue gas [2], microalgae culture holds great potential for converting flue gas to biomass. Microalgae can capture solar energy more efficiently

  5. Web-based Training for Development of Traffic Analysis Technical Skills SP&R, Part I Special Studies Request

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    Detwiler, Russell

    ) to include system monitoring and evaluation, maintenance and preservation, transportation demand management regional/local partners that will provide a foundation for traffic analysis technical skills. The knowledge base will help managers and staff within our Department to make practical and realistic decisions

  6. Systems Analysis of an Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Based on a Modified UREX+3c Process

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    E. R. Johnson; R. E. Best

    2009-12-28

    The research described in this report was performed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to describe and compare the merits of two advanced alternative nuclear fuel cycles -- named by this study as the “UREX+3c fuel cycle” and the “Alternative Fuel Cycle” (AFC). Both fuel cycles were assumed to support 100 1,000 MWe light water reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants operating over the period 2020 through 2100, and the fast reactors (FRs) necessary to burn the plutonium and minor actinides generated by the LWRs. Reprocessing in both fuel cycles is assumed to be based on the UREX+3c process reported in earlier work by the DOE. Conceptually, the UREX+3c process provides nearly complete separation of the various components of spent nuclear fuel in order to enable recycle of reusable nuclear materials, and the storage, conversion, transmutation and/or disposal of other recovered components. Output of the process contains substantially all of the plutonium, which is recovered as a 5:1 uranium/plutonium mixture, in order to discourage plutonium diversion. Mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for recycle in LWRs is made using this 5:1 U/Pu mixture plus appropriate makeup uranium. A second process output contains all of the recovered uranium except the uranium in the 5:1 U/Pu mixture. The several other process outputs are various waste streams, including a stream of minor actinides that are stored until they are consumed in future FRs. For this study, the UREX+3c fuel cycle is assumed to recycle only the 5:1 U/Pu mixture to be used in LWR MOX fuel and to use depleted uranium (tails) for the makeup uranium. This fuel cycle is assumed not to use the recovered uranium output stream but to discard it instead. On the other hand, the AFC is assumed to recycle both the 5:1 U/Pu mixture and all of the recovered uranium. In this case, the recovered uranium is reenriched with the level of enrichment being determined by the amount of recovered plutonium and the combined amount of the resulting MOX. The study considered two sub-cases within each of the two fuel cycles in which the uranium and plutonium from the first generation of MOX spent fuel (i) would not be recycled to produce a second generation of MOX for use in LWRs or (ii) would be recycled to produce a second generation of MOX fuel for use in LWRs. The study also investigated the effects of recycling MOX spent fuel multiple times in LWRs. The study assumed that both fuel cycles would store and then reprocess spent MOX fuel that is not recycled to produce a next generation of LWR MOX fuel and would use the recovered products to produce FR fuel. The study further assumed that FRs would begin to be brought on-line in 2043, eleven years after recycle begins in LWRs, when products from 5-year cooled spent MOX fuel would be available. Fuel for the FRs would be made using the uranium, plutonium, and minor actinides recovered from MOX. For the cases where LWR fuel was assumed to be recycled one time, the 1st generation of MOX spent fuel was used to provide nuclear materials for production of FR fuel. For the cases where the LWR fuel was assumed to be recycled two times, the 2nd generation of MOX spent fuel was used to provide nuclear materials for production of FR fuel. The number of FRs in operation was assumed to increase in successive years until the rate that actinides were recovered from permanently discharged spent MOX fuel equaled the rate the actinides were consumed by the operating fleet of FRs. To compare the two fuel cycles, the study analyzed recycle of nuclear fuel in LWRs and FRs and determined the radiological characteristics of irradiated nuclear fuel, nuclear waste products, and recycle nuclear fuels. It also developed a model to simulate the flows of nuclear materials that could occur in the two advanced nuclear fuel cycles over 81 years beginning in 2020 and ending in 2100. Simulations projected the flows of uranium, plutonium, and minor actinides as these nuclear fuel materials were produced and consumed in a fleet of 100 1,000 MWe LWRs and in FRs. The model als

  7. Five case studies of multifamily weatherization programs

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    Kinney, L; Wilson, T.; Lewis, G.; MacDonald, M.

    1997-12-31

    The multifamily case studies that are the subject of this report were conducted to provide a better understanding of the approach taken by program operators in weatherizing large buildings. Because of significant variations in building construction and energy systems across the country, five states were selected based on their high level of multifamily weatherization. This report summarizes findings from case studies conducted by multifamily weatherization operations in five cities. The case studies were conducted between January and November 1994. Each of the case studies involved extensive interviews with the staff of weatherization subgrantees conducting multifamily weatherization, the inspection of 4 to 12 buildings weatherized between 1991 and 1993, and the analysis of savings and costs. The case studies focused on innovative techniques which appear to work well.

  8. Saeed, N., Yang, Y., & Sinnappan, S. (2009). Emerging Web Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Incorporating Blogs, Podcasts and Social Bookmarks in a Web Programming Course based on Students' Learning Styles and Technology Preferences.

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    Yang, Yun

    2009-01-01

    at kinshuk@ieee.org. Emerging Web Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Incorporating Blogs, PodcastsSaeed, N., Yang, Y., & Sinnappan, S. (2009). Emerging Web Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Incorporating Blogs, Podcasts and Social Bookmarks in a Web Programming Course based on Students' Learning

  9. Integrated Experimental and Model-based Analysis Reveals the Spatial Aspects of EGFR Activation Dynamics

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    Shankaran, Harish; Zhang, Yi; Chrisler, William B.; Ewald, Jonathan A.; Wiley, H. S.; Resat, Haluk

    2012-10-02

    The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) belongs to the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases, and controls a diverse set of cellular responses relevant to development and tumorigenesis. ErbB activation is a complex process involving receptor-ligand binding, receptor dimerization, phosphorylation, and trafficking (internalization, recycling and degradation), which together dictate the spatio-temporal distribution of active receptors within the cell. The ability to predict this distribution, and elucidation of the factors regulating it, would help to establish a mechanistic link between ErbB expression levels and the cellular response. Towards this end, we constructed mathematical models for deconvolving the contributions of receptor dimerization and phosphorylation to EGFR activation, and to examine the dependence of these processes on sub-cellular location. We collected experimental datasets for EGFR activation dynamics in human mammary epithelial cells, with the specific goal of model parameterization, and used the data to estimate parameters for several alternate models. Model-based analysis indicated that: 1) signal termination via receptor dephosphorylation in late endosomes, prior to degradation, is an important component of the response, 2) less than 40% of the receptors in the cell are phosphorylated at any given time, even at saturating ligand doses, and 3) receptor dephosphorylation rates at the cell surface and early endosomes are comparable. We validated the last finding by measuring EGFR dephosphorylation rates at various times following ligand addition both in whole cells, and in endosomes using ELISAs and fluorescent imaging. Overall, our results provide important information on how EGFR phosphorylation levels are regulated within cells. Further, the mathematical model described here can be extended to determine receptor dimer abundances in cells co-expressing various levels of ErbB receptors. This study demonstrates that an iterative cycle of experiments and modeling can be used to gain mechanistic insight regarding complex cell signaling networks.

  10. Analysis on fuel breeding capability of FBR core region based on minor actinide recycling doping

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    Permana, Sidik; Novitrian,; Waris, Abdul; Ismail; Suzuki, Mitsutoshi; Saito, Masaki

    2014-09-30

    Nuclear fuel breeding based on the capability of fuel conversion capability can be achieved by conversion ratio of some fertile materials into fissile materials during nuclear reaction processes such as main fissile materials of U-233, U-235, Pu-239 and Pu-241 and for fertile materials of Th-232, U-238, and Pu-240 as well as Pu-238. Minor actinide (MA) loading option which consists of neptunium, americium and curium will gives some additional contribution from converted MA into plutonium such as conversion Np-237 into Pu-238 and it's produced Pu-238 converts to Pu-239 via neutron capture. Increasing composition of Pu-238 can be used to produce fissile material of Pu-239 as additional contribution. Trans-uranium (TRU) fuel (Mixed fuel loading of MOX (U-Pu) and MA composition) and mixed oxide (MOX) fuel compositions are analyzed for comparative analysis in order to show the effect of MA to the plutonium productions in core in term of reactor criticality condition and fuel breeding capability. In the present study, neptunium (Np) nuclide is used as a representative of MAin trans-uranium (TRU) fuel composition as Np-MOX fuel type. It was loaded into the core region gives significant contribution to reduce the excess reactivity in comparing to mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and in the same time it contributes to increase nuclear fuel breeding capability of the reactor. Neptunium fuel loading scheme in FBR core region gives significant production of Pu-238 as fertile material to absorp neutrons for reducing excess reactivity and additional contribution for fuel breeding.

  11. Modeling, design and analysis of micro-scale Rankine-based systems

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    Cui, Ling, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis presents the modeling and design of two major types of micro Rankine-cycle-based machines: a single-Rankine-based power system and a waste-heat-driven cooler. As part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

  12. Dynamic Fracture Conductivity—An Experimental Investigation Based on Factorial Analysis 

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    Awoleke, Obadare O

    2013-01-31

    This work is about fracture conductivity; how to measure and model it based on experimental data. It is also about how to determine the relative importance of the factors that affect its magnitude and how to predict its magnitude based...

  13. A heterojunction bipolar transistor with stepwise allog-graded base : analysis, design, fabrication, and characterization

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    Konistis, Konstantinos, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    (cont.) features but the device self-heating turned out to be crucial for the longevity of the base micro-airbridges. The short lifetime of the base micro-airbridges was prohibitive for the realization of high frequency ...

  14. Zero-Emission Vehicle Scenario Cost Analysis Using A Fuzzy Set-Based Framework

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    Lipman, Timothy Edward

    1999-01-01

    based on coal or biomass feedstocks, or a combination ofproduction from biomass feedstocks; and storage of hydrogen

  15. Retail Market analysis in targeting sales based on Consumer Behaviour using Fuzzy Clustering - A Rule Based Mode

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    Bhanu, D

    2009-01-01

    Product Bundling and offering products to customers is of critical importance in retail marketing. In general, product bundling and offering products to customers involves two main issues, namely identification of product taste according to demography and product evaluation and selection to increase sales. The former helps to identify, analyze and understand customer needs according to the demo-graphical characteristics and correspondingly transform them into a set of specifications and offerings for people. The latter, concerns with how to determine the best product strategy and offerings for the customer in helping the retail market to improve their sales. Existing research has focused only on identifying patterns for a particular dataset and for a particular setting. This work aims to develop an explicit decision support for the retailers to improve their product segmentation for different settings based on the people characteristics and thereby promoting sales by efficient knowledge discovery from the exi...

  16. STABILITY ANALYSIS OF NON-CONSTANT BASE STATES IN THIN FILM EQUATIONS

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    the one obtained by the linear stability analysis with "frozen modes", frequently found in the literature. multiple-scale methods, stability analysis, rim instability, free boundaries, dewet- ting films AMS subject important tools to predict pattern formation in many phenomena in nature and technological processes

  17. Life Cycle Management of Steel Bridges Based on NDE and Failure Analysis

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    INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT OF PIN AND HANGER CONNECTION OF AGING HIGHWAY BRIDGES USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS CONNECTION OF AGING HIGHWAY BRIDGES USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS David Houcque The finite element method of the entire structure is dependent on the behavior of cracks. Due to the accessibility of 3D finite element

  18. Roof-top solar energy potential under performance-based building energy codes: The case of Spain

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    Izquierdo, Salvador; Montanes, Carlos; Dopazo, Cesar; Fueyo, Norberto [Fluid Mechanics Group, University of Zaragoza and LITEC (CSIC), Maria de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain)

    2011-01-15

    The quantification at regional level of the amount of energy (for thermal uses and for electricity) that can be generated by using solar systems in buildings is hindered by the availability of data for roof area estimation. In this note, we build on an existing geo-referenced method for determining available roof area for solar facilities in Spain to produce a quantitative picture of the likely limits of roof-top solar energy. The installation of solar hot water systems (SHWS) and photovoltaic systems (PV) is considered. After satisfying up to 70% (if possible) of the service hot water demand in every municipality, PV systems are installed in the remaining roof area. Results show that, applying this performance-based criterion, SHWS would contribute up to 1662 ktoe/y of primary energy (or 68.5% of the total thermal-energy demand for service hot water), while PV systems would provide 10 T W h/y of electricity (or 4.0% of the total electricity demand). (author)

  19. Multi-wavelength analysis of high energy electrons in solar flares: a case study of August 20, 2002 flare

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    J. Kasparova; M. Karlicky; E. P. Kontar; R. A. Schwartz; B. R. Dennis

    2005-08-30

    A multi-wavelength spatial and temporal analysis of solar high energy electrons is conducted using the August 20, 2002 flare of an unusually flat (gamma=1.8) hard X-ray spectrum. The flare is studied using RHESSI, Halpha, radio, TRACE, and MDI observations with advanced methods and techniques never previously applied in the solar flare context. A new method to account for X-ray Compton backscattering in the photosphere (photospheric albedo) has been used to deduce the primary X-ray flare spectra. The mean electron flux distribution has been analysed using both forward fitting and model independent inversion methods of spectral analysis. We show that the contribution of the photospheric albedo to the photon spectrum modifies the calculated mean electron flux distribution, mainly at energies below 100 keV. The positions of the Halpha emission and hard X-ray sources with respect to the current-free extrapolation of the MDI photospheric magnetic field and the characteristics of the radio emission provide evidence of the closed geometry of the magnetic field structure and the flare process in low altitude magnetic loops. In agreement with the predictions of some solar flare models, the hard X-ray sources are located on the external edges of the Halpha emission and show chromospheric plasma heated by the non-thermal electrons. The fast changes of Halpha intensities are located not only inside the hard X-ray sources, as expected if they are the signatures of the chromospheric response to the electron bombardment, but also away from them.

  20. Assessment of effectiveness of geologic isolation systems. Test case release consequence analysis for a spent fuel repository in bedded salt

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    Raymond, J.R.; Bond, F.W.; Cole, C.R.; Nelson, R.W.; Reisenauer, A.E.; Washburn, J.F.; Norman, N.A.; Mote, P.A.; Segol, G.

    1980-01-01

    Geologic and geohydrologic data for the Paradox Basin have been used to simulate movement of ground water and radioacrtive contaminants from a hypothetical nuclear reactor spent fuel repository after an assumed accidental release. The pathlines, travel times and velocity of the ground water from the repository to the discharge locale (river) were determined after the disruptive event by use of a two-dimensional finite difference hydrologic model. The concentration of radioactive contaminants in the ground water was calculated along a series of flow tubes by use of a one-dimensional mass transport model which takes into account convection, dispersion, contaminant/media interactions and radioactive decay. For the hypothetical site location and specific parameters used in this demonstration, it is found that Iodine-129 (I-129) is tthe only isotope reaching the Colorado River in significant concentration. This concentration occurs about 8.0 x 10/sup 5/ years after the repository has been breached. This I-129 ground-water concentration is about 0.3 of the drinking water standard for uncontrolled use. The groundwater concentration would then be diluted by the Colorado River. None of the actinide elements reach more than half the distance from the repository to the Colorado River in the two-million year model run time. This exercise demonstrates that the WISAP model system is applicable for analysis of contaminant transport. The results presented in this report, however, are valid only for one particular set of parameters. A complete sensitivity analysis must be performed to evaluate the range of effects from the release of contaminants from a breached repository.

  1. Model-based analysis of a concrete building subjected to fire 

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    Fletcher, Ian A; Welch, Stephen; Alvear, Daniel; Lazaro, Mariano; Capote, Jorge A

    A case study is presented of the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid, a mainly concrete-framed office block, which was involved in a major, multiple floor fire in February 2005. The performance of the structure is documented and examined using all...

  2. Pairwise Error Probability Analysis for Power Delay Profile Fingerprinting based Localization

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    Gesbert, David

    systems. The objective is to see the performance of PDP-F algorithms under different cost functions Ericsson, Thales, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom. The research reported herein was also partially supported by the European FP7 projects WHERE2, CROWN and NEWCOM++. for digital communication channels. In that case the aim

  3. Formal Analysis of Models for the Dynamics of Trust based on Experiences

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    Treur, Jan

    in case of conflict." This implies that an agent can have interests on several levels like economic regarding the creation and measurement of trust, a brief survey is made of definitions of trust, for more probability [5]. Common in these definitions is that the trusting agent A has a specific interest

  4. Evaluation of food waste disposal options by LCC analysis from the perspective of global warming: Jungnang case, South Korea

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    Kim, Mi-Hyung; Song, Yul-Eum; Song, Han-Byul; Kim, Jung-Wk; Hwang, Sun-Jin

    2011-09-15

    Highlights: > Various food waste disposal options were evaluated from the perspective of global warming. > Costs of the options were compared by the methodology of life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis. > Carbon price and valuable by-products were used for analyzing environmental credits. > The benefit-cost ratio of wet feeding scenario was the highest. - Abstract: The costs associated with eight food waste disposal options, dry feeding, wet feeding, composting, anaerobic digestion, co-digestion with sewage sludge, food waste disposer, incineration, and landfilling, were evaluated in the perspective of global warming and energy and/or resource recovery. An expanded system boundary was employed to compare by-products. Life cycle cost was analyzed through the entire disposal process, which included discharge, separate collection, transportation, treatment, and final disposal stages, all of which were included in the system boundary. Costs and benefits were estimated by an avoided impact. Environmental benefits of each system per 1 tonne of food waste management were estimated using carbon prices resulting from CO{sub 2} reduction by avoided impact, as well as the prices of by-products such as animal feed, compost, and electricity. We found that the cost of landfilling was the lowest, followed by co-digestion. The benefits of wet feeding systems were the highest and landfilling the lowest.

  5. Quantitative Analysis of Variability and Uncertainty in Environmental Data and Models. Volume 1. Theory and Methodology Based Upon Bootstrap Simulation

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    Frey, H. Christopher; Rhodes, David S.

    1999-04-30

    This is Volume 1 of a two-volume set of reports describing work conducted at North Carolina State University sponsored by Grant Number DE-FG05-95ER30250 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The title of the project is “Quantitative Analysis of Variability and Uncertainty in Acid Rain Assessments.” The work conducted under sponsorship of this grant pertains primarily to two main topics: (1) development of new methods for quantitative analysis of variability and uncertainty applicable to any type of model; and (2) analysis of variability and uncertainty in the performance, emissions, and cost of electric power plant combustion-based NOx control technologies. These two main topics are reported separately in Volumes 1 and 2.

  6. (An Approach for Software Process Improvement based on Software Defect Analysis of UAS) a,b, a, b, a, a

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    (An Approach for Software Process Improvement based on Software Defect Analysis of UAS) a(65%) 63(52%) 106(27%) 11(29%) 22(28%) 54(45%) 5. SIL () HILS () () () 55 11 18 11 64 7 18) , . , 6 . 6. SIL HILS 213(54%) 13(34%) 23(29%) 0(0%) 183(46%) 25(66%) 57(71%) 121

  7. Specification Risk Analysis: Avoiding Product Performance Deviations through an FMEA-Based Method

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    Wagner, Claudia

    This thesis investigates the potential application of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) as a method that facilitates risk management for product architectures. The process described by Pahl & Beitz and the Munich ...

  8. Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

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    Mills, Evan

    2009-01-01

    complete evaluation Available in Cx Meta- Analysis? Baseline8. Total source energy pre-Cx energy use intensity vs.post-Cx savings Figure 9. Total source energy pre-Cx energy

  9. Preprint of the paper "A General Formulation based on the Boundary Element Method for the Analysis

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    Colominas, Ignasi

    cost) to the analysis of large grounding systems in electrical substations. In this paper we present a new Boundary Element formulation for substation grounding systems embedded in layered soils of the substation site. Obviously, from a technical (and

  10. What has the manager done for me? A value-based approach to performance analysis

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    Bagot, Gordon; Armitage, Seth

    2002-01-01

    In many circumstances it is unsatisfactory to measure portfolio performance using time-weighted rates of return. There are well known problems with performance attribution analysis using time-weighted returns in a ...

  11. Power system fault analysis based on intelligent techniques and intelligent electronic device data 

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    Luo, Xu

    2007-09-17

    This dissertation has focused on automated power system fault analysis. New contributions to fault section estimation, protection system performance evaluation and power system/protection system interactive simulation have ...

  12. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials. A GIS-Based Analysis

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    Lopez, Anthony; Roberts, Billy; Heimiller, Donna; Blair, Nate; Porro, Gian

    2012-07-01

    This report presents the state-level results of a spatial analysis effort calculating energy technical potential, reported in square kilometers of available land, megawatts of capacity, and gigawatt-hours of generation, for six different renewable technologies. For this analysis, the system specific power density (or equivalent), efficiency (capacity factor), and land-use constraints were identified for each technology using independent research, published research, and professional contacts. This report also presents technical potential findings from previous reports.

  13. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

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    Lopez, A.; Roberts, B.; Heimiller, D.; Blair, N.; Porro, G.

    2012-07-01

    This report presents the state-level results of a spatial analysis effort calculating energy technical potential, reported in square kilometers of available land, megawatts of capacity, and gigawatt-hours of generation, for six different renewable technologies. For this analysis, the system specific power density (or equivalent), efficiency (capacity factor), and land-use constraints were identified for each technology using independent research, published research, and professional contacts. This report also presents technical potential findings from previous reports.

  14. Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

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    Mills, Evan

    2009-01-01

    due to disabled chiller lockout; poor VAV zone control duee.g. , chiller or boiler lockouts that based on outside air

  15. Comparing large scale CCS deployment potential in the USA and China: a detailed analysis based on country-specific CO2 transport & storage cost curves

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    Dahowski, Robert T.; Davidson, Casie L.; Dooley, James J.

    2011-04-18

    The United States and China are the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world and their projected continued growth and reliance on fossil fuels, especially coal, make them strong candidates for CCS. Previous work has revealed that both nations have over 1600 large electric utility and other industrial point CO2 sources as well as very large CO2 storage resources on the order of 2,000 billion metric tons (Gt) of onshore storage capacity. In each case, the vast majority of this capacity is found in deep saline formations. In both the USA and China, candidate storage reservoirs are likely to be accessible by most sources with over 80% of these large industrial CO2 sources having a CO2 storage option within just 80 km. This suggests a strong potential for CCS deployment as a meaningful option to efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from these large, vibrant economies. However, while the USA and China possess many similarities with regards to the potential value that CCS might provide, including the range of costs at which CCS may be available to most large CO2 sources in each nation, there are a number of more subtle differences that may help us to understand the ways in which CCS deployment may differ between these two countries in order for the USA and China to work together - and in step with the rest of the world - to most efficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper details the first ever analysis of CCS deployment costs in these two countries based on methodologically comparable CO2 source and sink inventories, economic analysis, geospatial source-sink matching and cost curve modeling. This type of analysis provides a valuable insight into the degree to which early and sustained opportunities for climate change mitigation via commercial-scale CCS are available to the two countries, and could facilitate greater collaboration in areas where those opportunities overlap.

  16. Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case...

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    Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis This report considers a...

  17. COMMERCIALIZATION OF AN ATMOSPHERIC IRON-BASED CDCL PROCESS FOR POWER PRODUCTION. PHASE I: TECHNOECONOMIC ANALYSIS

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    Vargas, Luis

    2013-11-01

    Coal Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL) is an advanced oxy-combustion technology that has potential to enable substantial reductions in the cost and energy penalty associated with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from coal-fired power plants. Through collaborative efforts, the Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W) and The Ohio State University (OSU) developed a conceptual design for a 550 MWe (net) supercritical CDCL power plant with greater than 90% CO2 capture and compression. Process simulations were completed to enable an initial assessment of its technical performance. A cost estimate was developed following DOE’s guidelines as outlined in NETL’s report “Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies: Cost Estimation Methodology for NETL Assessments of Power Plant Performance”, (2011/1455). The cost of electricity for the CDCL plant without CO2 Transportation and Storage cost resulted in $ $102.67 per MWh, which corresponds to a 26.8 % increase in cost of electricity (COE) when compared to an air-fired pulverized-coal supercritical power plant. The cost of electricity is strongly depending on the total plant cost and cost of the oxygen carrier particles. The CDCL process could capture further potential savings by increasing the performance of the particles and reducing the plant size. During the techno-economic analysis, the team identified technology and engineering gaps that need to be closed to bring the technology to commercialization. The technology gaps were focused in five critical areas: (i) moving bed reducer reactor, (ii) fluidized bed combustor, (iii) particle riser, (iv) oxygen-carrier particle properties, and (v) process operation. The key technology gaps are related to particle performance, particle manufacturing cost, and the operation of the reducer reactor. These technology gaps are to be addressed during Phase II of project. The project team is proposing additional lab testing to be completed on the particle and a 3MWth pilot facility be built to evaluate the reducer reactor performance among other aspects of the technology. A Phase II proposal was prepared and submitted to DOE. The project team proposed a three year program in Phase II. Year 1 includes lab testing and particle development work aimed at improving the chemical and mechanical properties of the oxygen carrier particle. In parallel, B&W will design the 3MWt pilot plant. Any improvements to the particle performance discovered in year 1 that would impact the design of the pilot will be incorporated into the final design. Year 2 will focus on procurement of materials and equipment, and construction of the pilot plant. Year 3 will include, commissioning, start-up, and testing in the pilot. Phase I work was successfully completed and a design and operating philosophy for a 550 MWe commercial scale coal-direct chemical looping power plant was developed. Based on the results of the techno-economic evaluation, B&W projects that the CDCL process can achieve 96.5% CO2 capture with a

  18. Initial Business Case Analysis of Two Integrated Heat Pump HVAC Systems for Near-Zero-Energy Homes

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    Baxter, Van D

    2006-11-01

    The long range strategic goal of the Department of Energy's Building Technologies (DOE/BT) Program is to create, by 2020, technologies and design approaches that enable the construction of net-zero energy homes at low incremental cost (DOE/BT 2005). A net zero energy home (NZEH) is a residential building with greatly reduced needs for energy through efficiency gains, with the balance of energy needs supplied by renewable technologies. While initially focused on new construction, these technologies and design approaches are intended to have application to buildings constructed before 2020 as well resulting in substantial reduction in energy use for all building types and ages. DOE/BT's Emerging Technologies (ET) team is working to support this strategic goal by identifying and developing advanced heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and water heating (HVAC/WH) technology options applicable to NZEHs. Although the energy efficiency of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment has increased substantially in recent years, new approaches are needed to continue this trend. Dramatic efficiency improvements are necessary to enable progress toward the NZEH goals, and will require a radical rethinking of opportunities to improve system performance. The large reductions in HVAC energy consumption necessary to support the NZEH goals require a systems-oriented analysis approach that characterizes each element of energy consumption, identifies alternatives, and determines the most cost-effective combination of options. In particular, HVAC equipment must be developed that addresses the range of special needs of NZEH applications in the areas of reduced HVAC and water heating energy use, humidity control, ventilation, uniform comfort, and ease of zoning. In FY05 ORNL conducted an initial Stage 1 (Applied Research) scoping assessment of HVAC/WH systems options for future NZEHs to help DOE/BT identify and prioritize alternative approaches for further development. Eleven system concepts with central air distribution ducting and nine multi-zone systems were selected and their annual and peak demand performance estimated for five locations: Atlanta (mixed-humid), Houston (hot-humid), Phoenix (hot-dry), San Francisco (marine), and Chicago (cold). Performance was estimated by simulating the systems using the TRNSYS simulation engine (Solar Energy Laboratory et al. 2006) in two 1800-ft{sup 2} houses--a Building America (BA) benchmark house and a prototype NZEH taken from BEopt results at the take-off (or crossover) point (i.e., a house incorporating those design features such that further progress towards ZEH is through the addition of photovoltaic power sources, as determined by current BEopt analyses conducted by NREL). Results were summarized in a project report, 'HVAC Equipment Design options for Near-Zero-Energy Homes--A Stage 2 Scoping Assessment,' ORNL/TM-2005/194 (Baxter 2005). The 2005 study report describes the HVAC options considered, the ranking criteria used, and the system rankings by priority. Table 1 summarizes the energy savings potential of the highest scoring options from the 2005 study for all five locations.

  19. Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&ICustomers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies

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    Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper,Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

    2005-08-01

    Demand response (DR) has been broadly recognized to be an integral component of well-functioning electricity markets, although currently underdeveloped in most regions. Among the various initiatives undertaken to remedy this deficiency, public utility commissions (PUC) and utilities have considered implementing dynamic pricing tariffs, such as real-time pricing (RTP), and other retail pricing mechanisms that communicate an incentive for electricity consumers to reduce their usage during periods of high generation supply costs or system reliability contingencies. Efforts to introduce DR into retail electricity markets confront a range of basic policy issues. First, a fundamental issue in any market context is how to organize the process for developing and implementing DR mechanisms in a manner that facilitates productive participation by affected stakeholder groups. Second, in regions with retail choice, policymakers and stakeholders face the threshold question of whether it is appropriate for utilities to offer a range of dynamic pricing tariffs and DR programs, or just ''plain vanilla'' default service. Although positions on this issue may be based primarily on principle, two empirical questions may have some bearing--namely, what level of price response can be expected through the competitive retail market, and whether establishing RTP as the default service is likely to result in an appreciable level of DR? Third, if utilities are to have a direct role in developing DR, what types of retail pricing mechanisms are most appropriate and likely to have the desired policy impact (e.g., RTP, other dynamic pricing options, DR programs, or some combination)? Given a decision to develop utility RTP tariffs, three basic implementation issues require attention. First, should it be a default or optional tariff, and for which customer classes? Second, what types of tariff design is most appropriate, given prevailing policy objectives, wholesale market structure, ratemaking practices and standards, and customer preferences? Third, if a primary goal for RTP implementation is to induce DR, what types of supplemental activities are warranted to support customer participation and price response (e.g., interval metering deployment, customer education, and technical assistance)?

  20. Subdivision based Isogeometric Analysis technique for Electric Field Integral Equations for Simply Connected Structures

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    Li, Jie; Liu, Beibei; Tong, Yiying; Shanker, Balasubramaniam

    2015-01-01

    The analysis of electromagnetic scattering has long been performed on a discrete representation of the geometry. This representation is typically continuous but {\\em not} differentiable. The need to define physical quantities on this geometric representation has led to development of sets of basis functions that need to satisfy constraints at the boundaries of the elements/tesselations (viz., continuity of normal or tangential components across element boundaries). For electromagnetics, these result in either curl/div-conforming basis sets. The geometric representation used for analysis is in stark contrast with that used for design, wherein the surface representation is higher order differentiable. Using this representation for {\\em both} geometry and physics on geometry has several advantages, and is eludicated in Hughes et al., Isogeometric analysis: CAD, finite elements, NURBS, exact geometry and mesh refinement, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 194 (39-41) (2005). Until now, a bulk o...

  1. Gene- or region-based association study via kernel principal component analysis

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    Gao, Qingsong; He, Yungang; Yuan, Zhongshang; Zhao, Jinghua; Zhang, Bingbing; Xue, Fuzhong

    2011-08-26

    RJ, Zeiss C, Chew EY, Tsai JY, Sackler RS, Haynes C, Henning AK, SanGiovanni JP, Mane SM, Mayne ST, et al: Complement factor H polymorphism in age-related macular degeneration. Science 2005, 308(5720):385-389. 2. Maraganore DM, de Andrade M, Lesnick... information processing systems 1999, 11(1):536-542. 28. Schlkopf B, Smola A, Müller K: Kernel principal component analysis. Artificial Neural Networks¡ªICANN’97 1997, 583-588. 29. Scholkopf B, Smola A, Muller KR: Nonlinear component analysis as a kernel...

  2. Analysis of Code-Compliant Construction in Texas Based on Texas Building Energy Performance Standards (TBEPS) 

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    Mukhopadhyay, J.; Baltazar, J.C.; Kim, H.; Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J.

    2013-01-01

    of the 2012 IECC compared to the 2009 IECC for new residential buildings in Texas, including the DOE analysis performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) (DOE 2012); and the analysis by Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) (2012a-2012c..., Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 ESL-IC-13-10-03 9 Comparison with Other Studies Several other studies examined the commercial provisions of the 2012 IECC compared to the 2009 IECC, including the two analyses performed by PNNL (Halverson...

  3. Security analysis of boolean algebra based on Zhang-Wang digital signature scheme

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    Zheng, Jinbin

    2014-10-06

    In 2005, Zhang and Wang proposed an improvement signature scheme without using one-way hash function and message redundancy. In this paper, we show that this scheme exits potential safety concerns through the analysis of boolean algebra, such as bitwise exclusive-or, and point out that mapping is not one to one between assembly instructions and machine code actually by means of the analysis of the result of the assembly program segment, and which possibly causes safety problems unknown to the software.

  4. Statistical Process Variation Analysis of a Graphene FET based LC-VCO for WLAN Applications

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    towards the design of multipliers [2], ambipolar RF mixers [3] and other devices. This ambipolar property and the second linear region of GFET I - V characteristics are utilized. III. GRAPHENE BASED LC-TANK OSCILLATOR

  5. Analysis of silicon carbide based semiconductor power devices and their application in power factor correction 

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    Durrani, Yamin Qaisar

    2005-11-01

    Recent technological advances have allowed silicon (Si) semiconductor technology to approach the theoretical limits of the Si material; however, power device requirements for many applications are at a stage that the present Si-based power devices...

  6. Public art in Massachusetts : an analysis of municipal-based practices and approaches

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    Rogoff, Jonah

    2014-01-01

    Nationwide, there exists a wide disparity between municipal-based public art programs. Mid to large sized cities typically have public art commissions, percent for art ordinances and various programs with full-time, internal ...

  7. Dynamic Agent Based Modeling Using Bayesian Framework for Addressing Intelligence Adaptive Nuclear Nonproliferation Analysis 

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    Elmore, Royal A

    2014-10-03

    Realistically, no two nuclear proliferating or defensive entities are exactly identical; Agent Based Modeling (ABM) is a computational methodology addressing the uniqueness of those facilitating or preventing nuclear proliferation. The modular...

  8. Normalization and Statistical Analysis of Multiplexed Bead-Based Immunoassay Data Using Mixed-Effects Modeling

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    Clarke, David C.

    Multiplexed bead-based flow cytometric immunoassays are a powerful experimental tool for investigating cellular communication networks, yet their widespread adoption is limited in part by challenges in robust quantitative ...

  9. Device-level thermal analysis of GaN-based electronics

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    Bagnall, Kevin Robert

    2013-01-01

    Gallium nitride (GaN)-based microelectronics are one of the most exciting semiconductor technologies for high power density and high frequency electronics. The excellent electrical properties of GaN and its related alloys ...

  10. Information Technology and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Analysis

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    Mata, Francisco J.; Fuerst, William L.

    1995-01-01

    as a means of analyzing sustainability and develops a model founded on this resource-based view of the firm. This model is then applied to four attributes of IT -- capital requirements, proprietary technology, technical IT skills, and managerial...

  11. Modeling, Pattern Analysis and Feature-Based Retrieval on Retinal Images 

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    Ying, Huajun

    2012-07-16

    . In this dissertation, I propose an analytical framework for the modeling of retina blood vessels to capture their statistical properties, so that based on these properties one can develop blood vessel mapping algorithms with self-optimized parameters. Then, other...

  12. Hurricane risk analysis: A review on the physically-based approach

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    Lin, Ning

    This paper reviews recent studies that take a physically-based approach to better assess and manage hurricane risk. Such a methodology includes three components: modeling the storm climatology (which defines TC risk in ...

  13. Event-based Approach to Money Laundering Data Analysis and Visualization

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    Si, Yain Whar "Lawrence"

    from raw data which is related to entities such as bank accounts, telephone records, and criminal relationships among suspects in criminal networks. However, current link analysis tools commonly used and visualizing the structural views of the entire criminal network. In order to alleviate these problems

  14. Model-based Security Analysis of the German Health Card Architecture

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    Jurjens, Jan

    information systems, security, German Health Card. 1 #12;1 Introduction The use of health-care information information security that are particularly significant for health-care systems, due both to the inherent these risks and enable secure health-care information systems, the security analysis has to be embedded

  15. VISION-BASED TECHNIQUES FOR REFRACTION ANALYSIS IN APPLICATIONS OF TERRESTRIAL GEODESY Philipp FLACH

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    levelling ABSTRACT: Imaging sensors are increasingly spread in geodetic instruments, because they enable the evaluation of digital image data for the determination of direction and height. Beyond this, the analysis aufzuzeigen. 1. INTRODUCTION Due to automation of tasks in terrestrial geodesy, image sensors and vision

  16. Metered Data Analysis and Knowledge Based Methods that Reduce HVAC Operation and Maintenance Problems 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Smith, L.; Kreider, J. F.

    1988-01-01

    in the - - Purdue university, Weet Lafayette, Indiana. Chester, D., Lamb, D., Dhurjati, P. 1984. "An expert evetem aDDr0ach to on-line alarm analysis in pbwer aii process plante." ~om~uthre in En ineering - 1984, American Society of ~ecghanical mglneere, New...

  17. MultiScale Wavelet p-Leader based Heart Rate Variability Analysis for

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    Herwig, Wendt

    (HRV) used to discriminate CHF patients HRV characterized by scaling properties, 1/f spectra, non discriminative power for CHF? Wendt et al.y MultiScale p-Leader HRV analysis EMBC'14, 28 Aug ­ 1 / 10- #12;Databaseg ´Ey CHF patient HRV data cohort of 108 CHF patients Fujita Health University Hospital, 2000

  18. Toolset and Program Repository for Code Coverage-Based Test Suite Analysis and Manipulation

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    Beszedes, Árpád

    . The aim of the SoDA (Software Development Analysis framework) library, toolset and program repository´avid Tengeri, ´Arp´ad Besz´edes, D´avid Havas and Tibor Gyim´othy Department of Software Engineering University is often used in academic and industrial practice of white-box software testing. Various test optimization

  19. Tool Support for Incremental Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of Component-Based Systems

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    ¨oping, Sweden {jonel, simin}@ida.liu.se Abstract Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a well- known technique widely used for safety assessment in the area of safety-critical systems. However, FMEA is tradi systems. Also, small modifications in the design may result in a complete revision of the initial FMEA

  20. DRIVE Analysis Tool Generates Custom Vehicle Drive Cycles Based on Real-World Data (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-04-01

    This fact sheet from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory describes the Drive-Cycle Rapid Investigation, Visualization, and Evaluation (DRIVE) analysis tool, which uses GPS and controller area network data to characterize vehicle operation and produce custom vehicle drive cycles, analyzing thousands of hours of data in a matter of minutes.

  1. Automatic Generation and Analysis of Physics-Based Puzzle Games Mohammad Shaker, Mhd Hasan Sarhan, Ola Al Naameh, Noor Shaker and Julian Togelius, Member, IEEE

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    Togelius, Julian

    Automatic Generation and Analysis of Physics-Based Puzzle Games Mohammad Shaker, Mhd Hasan Sarhan a method for the auto- matic generation of content for the physics-based puzzle game Cut The Rope. An evolutionary game generator is implemented which evolves the design of levels based on a context-free gram- mar

  2. Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 5361 Finite element analysis-based design of a fluid-flow control nano-valve

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    Grujicic, Mica

    2005-01-01

    Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 53­61 Finite element analysis-based design A finite element method-based procedure is developed for the design of molecularly functionalized nano of a fluid-flow control nano-valve. The results obtained suggest that the finite element-based procedure

  3. Performance Analysis in Content-based Retrieval with Textures Kun Xu(1), Bogdan Georgescu(2), Dorin Comaniciu(3), Peter Meer(1)

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    Performance Analysis in Content-based Retrieval with Textures Kun Xu(1), Bogdan Georgescu(2), Dorin@caip.rutgers.edu Abstract The features employed in content-based retrieval are most often simple low-level representations and VisTex databases. Keywords: content-based retrieval, texture descrip- tion, similarity measure. 1

  4. Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast Malay Basin, offshore Terengganu, Malaysia

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    Sulaiman, Noorzamzarina; Hamzah, Umar; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim

    2014-09-03

    Fluvial sandstones constitute one of the major clastic petroleum reservoir types in many sedimentary basins around the world. This study is based on the analysis of high-resolution, shallow (seabed to 500 m depth) 3D seismic data which generated three-dimensional (3D) time slices that provide exceptional imaging of the geometry, dimension and temporal and spatial distribution of fluvial channels. The study area is in the northeast of Malay Basin about 280 km to the east of Terengganu offshore. The Malay Basin comprises a thick (> 8 km), rift to post-rift Oligo-Miocene to Pliocene basin-fill. The youngest (Miocene to Pliocene), post-rift succession is dominated by a thick (1–5 km), cyclic succession of coastal plain and coastal deposits, which accumulated in a humid-tropical climatic setting. This study focuses on the Pleistocene to Recent (500 m thick) succession, which comprises a range of seismic facies analysis of the two-dimensional (2D) seismic sections, mainly reflecting changes in fluvial channel style and river architecture. The succession has been divided into four seismic units (Unit S1-S4), bounded by basin-wide strata surfaces. Two types of boundaries have been identified: 1) a boundary that is defined by a regionally-extensive erosion surface at the base of a prominent incised valley (S3 and S4); 2) a sequence boundary that is defined by more weakly-incised, straight and low-sinuosity channels which is interpreted as low-stand alluvial bypass channel systems (S1 and S2). Each unit displays a predictable vertical change of the channel pattern and scale, with wide low-sinuosity channels at the base passing gradationally upwards into narrow high-sinuosity channels at the top. The wide variation in channel style and size is interpreted to be controlled mainly by the sea-level fluctuations on the widely flat Sunda land Platform.

  5. Control Limits for Building Energy End Use Based on Engineering Judgment, Frequency Analysis, and Quantile Regression

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    Henze, G. P.; Pless, S.; Petersen, A.; Long, N.; Scambos, A. T.

    2014-02-01

    Approaches are needed to continuously characterize the energy performance of commercial buildings to allow for (1) timely response to excess energy use by building operators; and (2) building occupants to develop energy awareness and to actively engage in reducing energy use. Energy information systems, often involving graphical dashboards, are gaining popularity in presenting energy performance metrics to occupants and operators in a (near) real-time fashion. Such an energy information system, called Building Agent, has been developed at NREL and incorporates a dashboard for public display. Each building is, by virtue of its purpose, location, and construction, unique. Thus, assessing building energy performance is possible only in a relative sense, as comparison of absolute energy use out of context is not meaningful. In some cases, performance can be judged relative to average performance of comparable buildings. However, in cases of high-performance building designs, such as NREL's Research Support Facility (RSF) discussed in this report, relative performance is meaningful only when compared to historical performance of the facility or to a theoretical maximum performance of the facility as estimated through detailed building energy modeling.

  6. Safety assessment of historical masonry churches based on pre-assigned kinematic limit analysis, FE limit and pushover analyses

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    Milani, Gabriele Valente, Marco

    2014-10-06

    This study presents some results of a comprehensive numerical analysis on three masonry churches damaged by the recent Emilia-Romagna (Italy) seismic events occurred in May 2012. The numerical study comprises: (a) pushover analyses conducted with a commercial code, standard nonlinear material models and two different horizontal load distributions; (b) FE kinematic limit analyses performed using a non-commercial software based on a preliminary homogenization of the masonry materials and a subsequent limit analysis with triangular elements and interfaces; (c) kinematic limit analyses conducted in agreement with the Italian code and based on the a-priori assumption of preassigned failure mechanisms, where the masonry material is considered unable to withstand tensile stresses. All models are capable of giving information on the active failure mechanism and the base shear at failure, which, if properly made non-dimensional with the weight of the structure, gives also an indication of the horizontal peak ground acceleration causing the collapse of the church. The results obtained from all three models indicate that the collapse is usually due to the activation of partial mechanisms (apse, façade, lateral walls, etc.). Moreover the horizontal peak ground acceleration associated to the collapse is largely lower than that required in that seismic zone by the Italian code for ordinary buildings. These outcomes highlight that structural upgrading interventions would be extremely beneficial for the considerable reduction of the seismic vulnerability of such kind of historical structures.

  7. DanteR: an extensible R-based tool for quantitative analysis of -omics data

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    Taverner, Thomas; Karpievitch, Yuliya; Polpitiya, Ashoka D.; Brown, Joseph N.; Dabney, Alan R.; Anderson, Gordon A.; Smith, Richard D.

    2012-09-15

    Motivation: The size and complex nature of LC-MS proteomics data sets motivates development of specialized software for statistical data analysis and exploration. We present DanteR, a graphical R package that features extensive statistical and diagnostic functions for quantitative proteomics data analysis, including normalization, imputation, hypothesis testing, interactive visualization and peptide-to-protein rollup. More importantly, users can easily extend the existing functionality by including their own algorithms under the Add-On tab. Availability: DanteR and its associated user guide are available for download at http://omics.pnl.gov/software/. For Windows, a single click automatically installs DanteR along with the R programming environment. For Linux and Mac OS X, users must first install R and then follow instructions on the DanteR web site for package installation.

  8. Study of vaneless diffuser rotating stall based on two-dimensional inviscid flow analysis

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    Tsujimoto, Yoshinobu; Yoshida, Yoshiki [Osaka Univ., Toyonaka, Osaka (Japan); Mori, Yasumasa [Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Ohta, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-03-01

    Rotating stalls in vaneless diffusers are studied from the viewpoint that they are basically two-dimensional inviscid flow instability under the boundary conditions of vanishing velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet and of vanishing pressure disturbance at the diffuser outlet. The linear analysis in the present report shows that the critical flow angle and the propagation velocity are functions of only the diffuser radius ratio. It is shown that the present analysis can reproduce most of the general characteristics observed in experiments: critical flow angle, propagation velocity, velocity, and pressure disturbance fields. It is shown that the vanishing velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet is caused by the nature of impellers as a resistance and an inertial resistance, which is generally strong enough to suppress the velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet. This explains the general experimental observations that vaneless diffuser rotating stalls are not largely affected by the impeller.

  9. Method of assessing a lipid-related health risk based on ion mobility analysis of lipoproteins

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    Benner, W. Henry (Danville, CA); Krauss, Ronald M. (Berkeley, CA); Blanche, Patricia J. (Berkeley, CA)

    2010-12-14

    A medical diagnostic method and instrumentation system for analyzing noncovalently bonded agglomerated biological particles is described. The method and system comprises: a method of preparation for the biological particles; an electrospray generator; an alpha particle radiation source; a differential mobility analyzer; a particle counter; and data acquisition and analysis means. The medical device is useful for the assessment of human diseases, such as cardiac disease risk and hyperlipidemia, by rapid quantitative analysis of lipoprotein fraction densities. Initially, purification procedures are described to reduce an initial blood sample to an analytical input to the instrument. The measured sizes from the analytical sample are correlated with densities, resulting in a spectrum of lipoprotein densities. The lipoprotein density distribution can then be used to characterize cardiac and other lipid-related health risks.

  10. Cogeneration: Economic and technical analysis. (Latest citations from the NTIS data base). Published Search

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    1992-05-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning economic and technical analysis of cogeneration systems. Topics include electric power and steam generation, dual-purpose and fuel cell power plants, and on-site power generation. Tower focus power plants, solar cogeneration, biomass conversion, coal liquefaction and gasification, and refuse derived fuels are discussed. References cite feasibility studies, performance and economic evaluation, environmental impacts, and institutional factors. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  11. Reservoir characterization based on tracer response and rank analysis of production and injection rates

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    Refunjol, B.T.; Lake, L.W.

    1997-08-01

    Quantification of the spatial distribution of properties is important for many reservoir-engineering applications. But, before applying any reservoir-characterization technique, the type of problem to be tackled and the information available should be analyzed. This is important because difficulties arise in reservoirs where production records are the only information for analysis. This paper presents the results of a practical technique to determine preferential flow trends in a reservoir. The technique is a combination of reservoir geology, tracer data, and Spearman rank correlation coefficient analysis. The Spearman analysis, in particular, will prove to be important because it appears to be insightful and uses injection/production data that are prevalent in circumstances where other data are nonexistent. The technique is applied to the North Buck Draw field, Campbell County, Wyoming. This work provides guidelines to assess information about reservoir continuity in interwell regions from widely available measurements of production and injection rates at existing wells. The information gained from the application of this technique can contribute to both the daily reservoir management and the future design, control, and interpretation of subsequent projects in the reservoir, without the need for additional data.

  12. Thermodynamic analysis of interactions between Ni-based solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) anodes and trace species in a survey of coal syngas

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    Andrew Martinez; Kirk Gerdes; Randall Gemmen; James Postona

    2010-03-20

    A thermodynamic analysis was conducted to characterize the effects of trace contaminants in syngas derived from coal gasification on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) anode material. The effluents from 15 different gasification facilities were considered to assess the impact of fuel composition on anode susceptibility to contamination. For each syngas case, the study considers the magnitude of contaminant exposure resulting from operation of a warm gas cleanup unit at two different temperatures and operation of a nickel-based SOFC at three different temperatures. Contaminant elements arsenic (As), phosphorous (P), and antimony (Sb) are predicted to be present in warm gas cleanup effluent and will interact with the nickel (Ni) components of a SOFC anode. Phosphorous is the trace element found in the largest concentration of the three contaminants and is potentially the most detrimental. Poisoning was found to depend on the composition of the syngas as well as system operating conditions. Results for all trace elements tended to show invariance with cleanup operating temperature, but results were sensitive to syngas bulk composition. Synthesis gas with high steam content tended to resist poisoning.

  13. Analysis of ReservoirBased Hydroelectric versus RunofRiver Hydroelectric Energy Production

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    of ReservoirBased Hydroelectric versus RunofRiver Hydroelectric Energy Production By: Cassie Modal, Morgan hydroelectric projects are economically lucrative due to their sustainable and multifunctional nature. As reservoirbased hydroelectric project utilizes but does not consume a continually flowing river, there is no net

  14. Analysis of the atmospheric distribution, sources, and sinks of oxygenated volatile organic chemicals based on

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    Jacob, Daniel J.

    chemicals based on measurements over the Pacific during TRACE-P H. B. Singh,1 L. J. Salas,1 R. B. Chatfield measurements of a large number of oxygenated volatile organic chemicals (OVOC) were carried out in the Pacific of OVOC is comparable to that of methane and far exceeds that of NMHC. A comparison of these data

  15. Structure-sequence based analysis for identification of conserved regions in proteins

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    Zemla, Adam T; Zhou, Carol E; Lam, Marisa W; Smith, Jason R; Pardes, Elizabeth

    2013-05-28

    Disclosed are computational methods, and associated hardware and software products for scoring conservation in a protein structure based on a computationally identified family or cluster of protein structures. A method of computationally identifying a family or cluster of protein structures in also disclosed herein.

  16. Adoption of energy-efficiency measures in SMEs An empirical analysis based on energy audit data

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    Boyer, Edmond

    by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our analyses are based on cross-sectional data from SMEs rationality. Policies to overcome these barriers which target companies include energy management obligations quality standards for energy au- dits, templates for audit reports or mandatory monitoring of energy

  17. Analysis of a Mask-Based Nanowire Decoder Eric Rachlin, John E. Savage and Benjamin Gojman

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    Savage, John

    a moderate number of mesoscale wires. Three methods have been proposed to use mesoscale wires to control random doped connections between nanowires and mesoscale wires, and the third, a mask-based approach, in- terposes high-K dielectric regions between nanowires and mesoscale wires. All three addressing schemes

  18. Ontology-based cross-species integration and analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae phenotypes

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    Gkoutos, Georgios V.; Hoehndorf, Robert

    2012-09-21

    /quality- based logical definitions for the human skeletal phenome using PATO. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009, 2009:7069-7072. 16. Mabee MP, Ashburner M, Cronk Q, Gkoutos VG, Haendel M, Segerdell E, Mungall C, Westerfield M: Phenotype ontologies: the bridge...

  19. ANALYSIS, VISUALIZATION, AND TRANSFORMATION OF AUDIO SIGNALS USING DICTIONARY-BASED METHODS

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    This article provides an overview of dictionary-based meth- ods (DBMs), and reviews recent work synthesis, DBMs can be seen as the analytical counterpart to a generalized granular synthesis, where a sound is built by combining heterogeneous atoms selected from a user-defined dictio- nary. As such, DBMs provide

  20. VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING APPROACH FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING APPROACH FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL makes Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) a must for such materials and structures. The development of a proper structural health monitoring system has a crucial importance for such structures because