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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis | Open Energy  

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Analysis Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Logo: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Name International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Address Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Place Laxenburg, Austria Number of employees 201-500 Year founded 1972 Phone number (+43 2236) 807 0 Coordinates 48.0682549°, 16.358201° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":48.0682549,"lon":16.358201,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Applying combined pinch and exergy analysis to closed-cycle gas turbine system design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pinch technology has developed into a powerful tool for thermodynamic analysis of chemical processes and associated utilities, resulting in significant energy savings. Conventional pinch analysis identifies the most economical energy consumption in terms of heat loads and provides practical design guidelines to achieve this. However, in analyzing systems involving heat and power, for example, steam and gas turbines, etc., pure heat load analysis is insufficient. Exergy analysis, on the other hand, provides a tool for heat and power analysis, although at times it does not provide clear practical design guideline. An appropriate combination of pinch and exergy analysis can provide practical methodology for the analysis of heat and power systems. The methodology has been successfully applied to refrigeration systems. This paper introduces the application of a combined pinch and exergy approach to commercial power plants with a demonstration example of a closed-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) system. Efficiency improvement of about 0.82 percent (50.2 to 51.02 percent) can be obtained by application of the new approach. More importantly, the approach can be used as an analysis and screening tool for the various design improvements and is generally applicable to any commercial power generation facility.

Dhole, V.R.; Zheng, J.P. [Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom). Inst. of Science and Technology

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy analysis of facade-integrated photovoltaic systems applied to UAE commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

Developments in the design and manufacture of photovoltaic cells have recently been a growing concern in the UAE. At present, the embodied energy pay-back time (EPBT) is the criterion used for comparing the viability of such technology against other forms. However, the impact of PV technology on the thermal performance of buildings is not considered at the time of EPBT estimation. If additional energy savings gained over the PV system life are also included, the total EPBT could be shorter. This paper explores the variation of the total energy of building integrated photovoltaic systems (BiPV) as a wall cladding system applied to the UAE commercial sector and shows that the ratio between PV output and saving in energy due to PV panels is within the range of 1:3-1:4. The result indicates that for the southern and western facades in the UAE, the embodied energy pay-back time for photovoltaic system is within the range of 12-13 years. When reductions in operational energy are considered, the pay-back time is reduced to 3.0-3.2 years. This study comes to the conclusion that the reduction in operational energy due to PV panels represents an important factor in the estimation of EPBT. (author)

Radhi, Hassan [Architectural Engineering Department, UAE University, Al-ain (United Arab Emirates)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-attribute criteria applied to electric generation energy system analysis LDRD.  

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This report began with a Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project to improve Sandia National Laboratories multidisciplinary capabilities in energy systems analysis. The aim is to understand how various electricity generating options can best serve needs in the United States. The initial product is documented in a series of white papers that span a broad range of topics, including the successes and failures of past modeling studies, sustainability, oil dependence, energy security, and nuclear power. Summaries of these projects are included here. These projects have provided a background and discussion framework for the Energy Systems Analysis LDRD team to carry out an inter-comparison of many of the commonly available electric power sources in present use, comparisons of those options, and efforts needed to realize progress towards those options. A computer aid has been developed to compare various options based on cost and other attributes such as technological, social, and policy constraints. The Energy Systems Analysis team has developed a multi-criteria framework that will allow comparison of energy options with a set of metrics that can be used across all technologies. This report discusses several evaluation techniques and introduces the set of criteria developed for this LDRD.

Kuswa, Glenn W.; Tsao, Jeffrey Yeenien; Drennen, Thomas E.; Zuffranieri, Jason V.; Paananen, Orman Henrie; Jones, Scott A.; Ortner, Juergen G. (DLR, German Aerospace, Cologne); Brewer, Jeffrey D.; Valdez, Maximo M.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A macro-micro system architecture analysis framework applied to Smart Grid meter data management systems by Sooraj Prasannan.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis proposes a framework for architectural analysis of a system at the Macro and Micro levels. The framework consists of two phases -- Formulation and Analysis. Formulation is made up of three steps -- Identifying ...

Prasannan, Sooraj

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A macro-micro system architecture analysis framework applied to Smart Grid meter data management systems by Sooraj Prasannan.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis proposes a framework for architectural analysis of a system at the Macro and Micro levels. The framework consists of two phases Formulation (more)

Prasannan, Sooraj

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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6.041 / 6.431 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.041) and graduates (6.431), but the assignments differ. 6.041/6.431 introduces students to the modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty. Topics covered include: ...

Bertsekas, Dimitri

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Analysis and Evaluation of Learning Classifier Systems applied to Hyperspectral Image Classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, two learning classifier systems based on evolutionary techniques are described to classify remote sensing images. Usually, these images contain voluminous, complex, and sometimes erroneous and noisy data. The first approach implements ...

Arnaud Quirin; Jerzy Korczak; Martin V. Butz; David E. Goldberg

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced techniques for safety analysis applied to the gas turbine control system of ICARO co-generative plant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper describes two complementary and integrable approaches, a probabilistic one and a deterministic one, based on classic and advanced modelling techniques for safety analysis of complex computer based systems. The probabilistic approach is based on classical and innovative probabilistic analysis methods. The deterministic approach is based on formal verification methods. Such approaches are applied to the gas turbine control system of ICARO co generative plant, in operation at ENEA CR Casaccia. The main difference between the two approaches, behind the underlining different theories, is that the probabilistic one addresses the control system by itself, as the set of sensors, processing units and actuators, while the deterministic one also includes the behaviour of the equipment under control which interacts with the control system. The final aim of the research, documented in this paper, is to explore an innovative method which put the probabilistic and deterministic approaches in a strong relation to overcome the drawbacks of their isolated, selective and fragmented use which can lead to inconsistencies in the evaluation results. 1.

Ro Bologna; Ester Ciancamerla; Piero Incalcaterra; Michele Minichino; Andrea Bobbio; Universit Del Piemonte Orientale; Enrico Tronci

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Theoretic Hazard Analysis (STPA) applied to the risk review of complex systems : an example from the medical device industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Traditional methods to identify and document hazards, and the corresponding safety constraints, are lacking in their ability to account for human, software and sub-system interactions in highly technical systems. STAMP, a ...

Antoine, Blandine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and Analysis for Applying the Double-Stage Coupled Heat Pump System in the Villa of Cold Area  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The conventional heating mode is a one-way circulation in cold areas, which causes abatement in the reserves of energy source and increases environmental pollution. An ecological cycle heating system, an air-to-water + apartment water-to-water double-stage coupled heat pump system, is presented in this paper based on analyzing the characteristics of the villa district heating. Prediction and analysis of the feasibility of the double-stage coupled heat pump system in cold areas were carried after the components and characteristics of the system are introduced. The lumped parameter method was used to establish a mathematical model of the whole system, and the system control methods and the volume of the heat storage tank were decided to get the best value of the heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF). Furthermore, the application of the double-stage coupled heat pump system in some representative cities of cold areas in China was analyzed. The results show that the novel heat pump system can be used for heating the villa district in cold areas. To make the HSPF of the system much better, the water circulations of the double-stage coupled heat pump system also were analyzed in this paper; some improvements are put forward, and single-double stages mixed heat pumps system for the villa districts heating are introduced.

Yang, L.; Yao, Y.; Ma, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

None

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying System Engineering to Pharmaceutical Safety  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While engineering techniques are used in the development of medical devices and have been applied to individual healthcare processes, such as the use of checklists in surgery and ICUs, the application of system engineering ...

Couturier, Matthieu

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The Applied Mathematics for Power Systems (AMPS)  

SciTech Connect

Increased deployment of new technologies, e.g., renewable generation and electric vehicles, is rapidly transforming electrical power networks by crossing previously distinct spatiotemporal scales and invalidating many traditional approaches for designing, analyzing, and operating power grids. This trend is expected to accelerate over the coming years, bringing the disruptive challenge of complexity, but also opportunities to deliver unprecedented efficiency and reliability. Our Applied Mathematics for Power Systems (AMPS) Center will discover, enable, and solve emerging mathematics challenges arising in power systems and, more generally, in complex engineered networks. We will develop foundational applied mathematics resulting in rigorous algorithms and simulation toolboxes for modern and future engineered networks. The AMPS Center deconstruction/reconstruction approach 'deconstructs' complex networks into sub-problems within non-separable spatiotemporal scales, a missing step in 20th century modeling of engineered networks. These sub-problems are addressed within the appropriate AMPS foundational pillar - complex systems, control theory, and optimization theory - and merged or 'reconstructed' at their boundaries into more general mathematical descriptions of complex engineered networks where important new questions are formulated and attacked. These two steps, iterated multiple times, will bridge the growing chasm between the legacy power grid and its future as a complex engineered network.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies  

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Analysis Methodologies to Analysis Methodologies to someone by E-mail Share FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on Facebook Tweet about FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on Twitter Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on Google Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on Delicious Rank FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on Digg Find More places to share FCT Systems Analysis: Analysis Methodologies on AddThis.com... Home Analysis Methodologies Resource Analysis Technological Feasibility & Cost Analysis Environmental Analysis Delivery Analysis Infrastructure Development & Financial Analysis Energy Market Analysis DOE H2A Analysis Scenario Analysis Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Technology Validation

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Statistical Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Criticality Calculation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present an uncertainty methodology based on a statistical approach, for assessing uncertainties in criticality prediction using monte carlo method due to uncertainties in the isotopic composition of the fuel. The methodology has been applied to criticality calculations with MCNP5 with additional stochastic input of the isotopic fuel composition. The stochastic input were generated using the latin hypercube sampling method based one the probability density function of each nuclide composition. The automatic passing of the stochastic input to the MCNP and the repeated criticality calculation is made possible by using a python script to link the MCNP and our latin hypercube sampling code.

Hartini, Entin; Andiwijayakusuma, Dinan; Susmikanti, Mike; Nursinta, A. W. [Centre for Nuclear Informatics Development, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Roadmap: Applied Engineering Manufacturing Systems Bachelor of Science  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Roadmap: Applied Engineering ­ Manufacturing Systems ­ Bachelor of Science [AT 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Fulfills Kent Core Additional Kent Core Requirement 3 See #12;Roadmap: Applied Engineering ­ Manufacturing Systems ­ Bachelor of Science [AT

Sheridan, Scott

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Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Agency/Company /Organization: International Livestock Research Institute Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Training materials Website: mahider.ilri.org/bitstream/10568/167/1/Innovation_System_Agric_LM.pdf Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module Screenshot References: Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for Development: A learning module[1] Preface "Sustained agricultural growth requires, among others, increased

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Modular Systems Biology applied to TGFbeta and DNA Damage Response...  

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Modular Systems Biology applied to TGFbeta and DNA Damage Response Signaling following Low Dose Radiation Francis Cucinotta NASA Johnson Space Center Abstract Modular systems...

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EG G Mound Applied Technologies payroll system  

SciTech Connect

EG G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., manages and operates the Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio, under a cost-plus-award-fee contract administered by the Department of Energy's Albuquerque Field Office. The contractor's Payroll Department is responsible for prompt payment in the proper amount to all persons entitled to be paid, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and legal decisions. The objective was to determine whether controls were in place to avoid erroneous payroll payments. EG G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., did not have all the internal controls required by General Accounting Office Title 6, Pay, Leave, and Allowances.'' Specifically, they did not have computerized edits, separation of duties and responsibilities, and restricted access to payroll data files. This condition occurred because its managers were not aware of Title 6 requirements. As a result, the contractor could not assure the Department of Energy that payroll costs were processes accurately; and fraud, waste, or abuse of Department of Energy funds could go undetected. Our sample of 212 payroll transactions from a population of 66,000 in FY 1991 disclosed only two minor processing errors and no instances of fraud, waste or abuse.

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1992-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Materials Switzerland SA Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA | Open  

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Switzerland SA Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA Switzerland SA Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA Jump to: navigation, search Name Applied Materials Switzerland SA (Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA) Place Chezeaux, Switzerland Zip 1033 Product Manufacturer of wire saws for the semiconductor and photovoltaic wafer slicing industries. References Applied Materials Switzerland SA (Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Applied Materials Switzerland SA (Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA) is a company located in Chezeaux, Switzerland . References ↑ "[ Applied Materials Switzerland SA (Formerly HCT Shaping Systems SA)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Applied_Materials_Switzerland_SA_Formerly_HCT_Shaping_Systems_SA&oldid=342245"

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Analysis Methods for Characterizing Salinity Variability from Multivariate Time Series Applied to the Apalachicola Bay Estuary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical analysis methods are developed to quantify the impacts of multiple forcing variables on the hydrographic variability within an estuary instrumented with an enduring observational system. The methods are applied to characterize the ...

Steven L. Morey; Dmitry S. Dukhovskoy

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron activation analysis applied to energy and environment  

SciTech Connect

Neutron activation analysis was applied to a number of problems concerned with energy production and the environment. Burning of fossil fuel, the search for new sources of uranium, possible presence of toxic elements in food and water, and the relationship of trace elements to cardiovascular disease are some of the problems in which neutron activation was used. (auth)

Lyon, W.S.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FCT Systems Analysis: Contacts  

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Systems Analysis: Contacts on AddThis.com... Home Analysis Methodologies DOE H2A Analysis Scenario Analysis Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel...

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C: Applying the Toyota Production System to a Hospital Pharmacy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents the early results of an action research project to apply the principles of the Toyota Production System to a hospital pharmacy. We demonstrate that work systems can be improved through Bowen and Spears [3] Rules-in-Use: defining activities better, making simpler and more direct connections, and/or smoothing pathways. We also extend this work by introducing a problem-solving tool to facilitate process improvement. The paper will describe the interventions attempted, the results, and implications for applying the Rules-in-Use to health care environments.

Durward K. Sobek; Cindy Jimmerson

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An adaptive architecture of applying vulnerability analysis to IDS alerts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With increasing intrusions and attacks on the Internet, there is an urgent need to develop techniques for network security. Current standalone network security products, such as the firewall systems, the Intrusion Detection System (IDS), the anti-virus ... Keywords: alert, intrusion detection, network security, predicate-based evaluation, vulnerability analysis

Xuejiao Liu; Xin Zhuang; Debao Xiao

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Speaker(s): Maria Luisa de Oliveira Gama Caldas Date: March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew Generative Design Systems (GDS) represent a step beyond parametric models, integrating design goals, building simulations and shape generation. In this seminar, present and future research projects on the application of different GDS to low-energy buildings are discussed. The software GENE_ARCH integrates energy simulations with multicriteria search methods such as pareto genetic algorithms, to locate acceptable alternatives that move the current design towards performance goals set by the user. DIVA, a system that integrates parametric geometrical modeling with Radiance, Daysim and

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Applying pomdps to dialog systems in the troubleshooting domain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports on progress applying partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs) to a commercial dialog domain: troubleshooting. In the troubleshooting domain, a spoken dialog system helps a user to fix a product such as a failed DSL connection. Past work has argued that a POMDP is a principled approach to building spoken dialog systems in the simpler slot-filling domain; this paper explains how the POMDPs formulation can be extended to the more complex troubleshooting domain. Results from dialog simulation verify that a POMDP outperforms a handcrafted baseline. 1

Jason D. Williams

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Analysis Workshop Purpose  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory DOE Hydrogen Program DOE Hydrogen Program Systems Analysis Workshop Systems Analysis Workshop Systems Integration Production Delivery Conversion Application Education Codes & Standards Safety Tech Validation Storage Systems Integration Production Delivery Conversion Application Education Codes & Standards Safety Tech Validation Storage Washington D.C. 28-29 Jul 04 Dale Gardner Systems Integration Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle 2 Systems Analysis Workshop Topics * Meeting Goals * Systems Integration * Roles/Responsibilities of Analysis Participants * Systems Analysis * From this Workshop * Capability Presentations 3 Systems Analysis Workshop Meeting Goals 1) Understand the roles and activities of the DOE Technology Analyst,

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A Hygrothermal Risk Analysis Applied to Residential Unvented Attics  

SciTech Connect

Aresidential building, constructed with an unvented attic, is acommonroof assembly in the United States.The expected hygrothermal performance and service life of the roof are difficult to estimate due to a number of varying parameters.Typical parameters expected to vary are the climate, direction, and slope of the roof as well as the radiation properties of the surface material. Furthermore, influential parameters are indoor moisture excess, air leakages through the attic floor, and leakages from air-handling unit and ventilation ducts. In addition, the type of building materials such as the insulation material and closed or open cell spray polyurethane foam will influence the future performance of the roof. A development of a simulation model of the roof assembly will enable a risk and sensitivity analysis, in which the most important varying parameters on the hygrothermal performance can be determined. The model is designed to perform probabilistic simulations using mathematical and hygrothermal calculation tools. The varying input parameters can be chosen from existing measurements, simulations, or standards. An analysis is applied to determine the risk of consequences, such as mold growth, rot, or energy demand of the HVAC unit. Furthermore, the future performance of the roof can be simulated in different climates to facilitate the design of an efficient and reliable roof construction with the most suitable technical solution and to determine the most appropriate building materials for a given climate

Pallin, Simon B [ORNL] [ORNL; Kehrer, Manfred [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear safety as applied to space power reactor systems  

SciTech Connect

To develop a strategy for incorporating and demonstrating safety, it is necessary to enumerate the unique aspects of space power reactor systems from a safety standpoint. These features must be differentiated from terrestrial nuclear power plants so that our experience can be applied properly. Some ideas can then be developed on how safe designs can be achieved so that they are safe and perceived to be safe by the public. These ideas include operating only after achieving a stable orbit, developing an inherently safe design, ''designing'' in safety from the start and managing the system development (design) so that it is perceived safe. These and other ideas are explored further in this paper.

Cummings, G.E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief introduction to measurement uncertainty analysis, outline how it is done, and illustrate uncertainty analysis with examples drawn from the PV field, with particular emphasis toward its use in PV performance measurements. The uncertainty information we know and state concerning a PV performance measurement or a module test result determines, to a significant extent, the value and quality of that result. What is measurement uncertainty analysis It is an outgrowth of what has commonly been called error analysis. But uncertainty analysis, a more recent development, gives greater insight into measurement processes and tests, experiments, or calibration results. Uncertainty analysis gives us an estimate of the I interval about a measured value or an experiment's final result within which we believe the true value of that quantity will lie. Why should we take the time to perform an uncertainty analysis A rigorous measurement uncertainty analysis: Increases the credibility and value of research results; allows comparisons of results from different labs; helps improve experiment design and identifies where changes are needed to achieve stated objectives (through use of the pre-test analysis); plays a significant role in validating measurements and experimental results, and in demonstrating (through the post-test analysis) that valid data have been acquired; reduces the risk of making erroneous decisions; demonstrates quality assurance and quality control measures have been accomplished; define Valid Data as data having known and documented paths of: Origin, including theory; measurements; traceability to measurement standards; computations; uncertainty analysis of results.

Wells, C.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying and analyzing robust modern control on uncertain hydraulic systems .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In this work modern robust control systems are designed and compared to standard techniques for a hydraulic implement system. The system includes an independent metering (more)

Bax, Brian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief introduction to measurement uncertainty analysis, outline how it is done, and illustrate uncertainty analysis with examples drawn from the PV field, with particular emphasis toward its use in PV performance measurements. The uncertainty information we know and state concerning a PV performance measurement or a module test result determines, to a significant extent, the value and quality of that result. What is measurement uncertainty analysis? It is an outgrowth of what has commonly been called error analysis. But uncertainty analysis, a more recent development, gives greater insight into measurement processes and tests, experiments, or calibration results. Uncertainty analysis gives us an estimate of the I interval about a measured value or an experiment`s final result within which we believe the true value of that quantity will lie. Why should we take the time to perform an uncertainty analysis? A rigorous measurement uncertainty analysis: Increases the credibility and value of research results; allows comparisons of results from different labs; helps improve experiment design and identifies where changes are needed to achieve stated objectives (through use of the pre-test analysis); plays a significant role in validating measurements and experimental results, and in demonstrating (through the post-test analysis) that valid data have been acquired; reduces the risk of making erroneous decisions; demonstrates quality assurance and quality control measures have been accomplished; define Valid Data as data having known and documented paths of: Origin, including theory; measurements; traceability to measurement standards; computations; uncertainty analysis of results.

Wells, C.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMSL: Capabilities: Cellular Isolation and Systems Analysis  

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Cell Isolation and Systems Analysis Cell Isolation and Systems Analysis Additional Information Related EMSL User Projects Cell Isolation & Systems Analysis Tools are Applied to all Science Themes Cell Isolation & Systems Analysis brochure CISA Capability Group movie series: CISA Read the transcript. The Cell Isolation & Systems Analysis (CISA) capability at EMSL includes techniques for isolating cells from complex cell populations or environmental samples for further 'omics and imaging analyses. EMSL specializes in quantitative live cell fluorescence imaging with single molecule sensitivity, super resolution fluorescence and electron microscopy techniques, and transcriptomics and proteomics analyses. These capabilities provide the foundation for attaining a molecular-level understanding of

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Applied high resolution digital control for universal precision systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes the design and characterization of a high-resolution analog interface for dSPACE digital control systems and a high-resolution, high-speed data acquisition and control system. These designs are intended ...

Gawlik, Aaron John

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Human Reliability Analysis Methods Applied to Computerized Procedures  

SciTech Connect

Computerized procedures (CPs) are an emerging technology within nuclear power plant control rooms. While CPs have been implemented internationally in advanced control rooms, to date no US nuclear power plant has implemented CPs in its main control room (Fink et al., 2009). Yet, CPs are a reality of new plant builds and are an area of considerable interest to existing plants, which see advantages in terms of enhanced ease of use and easier records management by omitting the need for updating hardcopy procedures. The overall intent of this paper is to provide a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures. It is beyond the scope of this document to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper serves as a review of current HRA as it may be used for the analysis and review of computerized procedures.

Ronald L. Boring

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying formal methods for the design of wireless telecommunication systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing complexity of modern telecommunication systems is one of the main issues encountered in most telecom products. Despite the plethora of methods and tools for efficient system design, verification and validation phases are still consuming ... Keywords: B language, formal methods, hardware/software codesign, wireless systems

Konstantinos Antonis; Nikolaos S. Voros

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUBSURFACE VISUAL ALARM SYSTEM ANALYSIS  

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The ''Subsurface Fire Hazard Analysis'' (CRWMS M&O 1998, page 61), and the document, ''Title III Evaluation Report for the Surface and Subsurface Communication System'', (CRWMS M&O 1999a, pages 21 and 23), both indicate the installed communication system is adequate to support Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) activities with the exception of the mine phone system for emergency notification purposes. They recommend the installation of a visual alarm system to supplement the page/party phone system The purpose of this analysis is to identify data communication highway design approaches, and provide justification for the selected or recommended alternatives for the data communication of the subsurface visual alarm system. This analysis is being prepared to document a basis for the design selection of the data communication method. This analysis will briefly describe existing data or voice communication or monitoring systems within the ESF, and look at how these may be revised or adapted to support the needed data highway of the subsurface visual alarm. system. The existing PLC communication system installed in subsurface is providing data communication for alcove No.5 ventilation fans, south portal ventilation fans, bulkhead doors and generator monitoring system. It is given that the data communication of the subsurface visual alarm system will be a digital based system. It is also given that it is most feasible to take advantage of existing systems and equipment and not consider an entirely new data communication system design and installation. The scope and primary objectives of this analysis are to: (1) Briefly review and describe existing available data communication highways or systems within the ESF. (2) Examine technical characteristics of an existing system to disqualify a design alternative is paramount in minimizing the number of and depth of a system review. (3) Apply general engineering design practices or criteria such as relative cost, and degree of difficulty and complexity in determining requirements in adapting existing data communication highways to support the subsurface visual alarm system. These requirements would include such things as added or new communication cables, added Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Inputs and Outputs (I/O), and communication hardware components, and human machine interfaces and their software operating system. (4) Select the best data communication highway system based on this review of adapting or integrating with existing data communication systems.

D.W. Markman

2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis applied to the JHR reactivity prediction  

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The on-going AMMON program in EOLE reactor at CEA Cadarache (France) provides experimental results to qualify the HORUS-3D/N neutronics calculation scheme used for the design and safety studies of the new Material Testing Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR). This paper presents the determination of technological and nuclear data uncertainties on the core reactivity and the propagation of the latter from the AMMON experiment to JHR. The technological uncertainty propagation was performed with a direct perturbation methodology using the 3D French stochastic code TRIPOLI4 and a statistical methodology using the 2D French deterministic code APOLLO2-MOC which leads to a value of 289 pcm (1{sigma}). The Nuclear Data uncertainty propagation relies on a sensitivity study on the main isotopes and the use of a retroactive marginalization method applied to the JEFF 3.1.1 {sup 27}Al evaluation in order to obtain a realistic multi-group covariance matrix associated with the considered evaluation. This nuclear data uncertainty propagation leads to a K{sub eff} uncertainty of 624 pcm for the JHR core and 684 pcm for the AMMON reference configuration core. Finally, transposition and reduction of the prior uncertainty were made using the Representativity method which demonstrates the similarity of the AMMON experiment with JHR (the representativity factor is 0.95). The final impact of JEFF 3.1.1 nuclear data on the Begin Of Life (BOL) JHR reactivity calculated by the HORUS-3D/N V4.0 is a bias of +216 pcm with an associated posterior uncertainty of 304 pcm (1{sigma}). (authors)

Leray, O.; Vaglio-Gaudard, C.; Hudelot, J. P.; Santamarina, A.; Noguere, G. [CEA, DER, SPRC, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance (France); Di-Salvo, J. [CEA, DER, SPEx, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying Innovation System Concept in Agricultural Research for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and impact orientation need to be integrated into the agricultural research process. The R&D system should think in terms of contributing to innovation. The Improving Productivity...

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EG&G Mound Applied Technologies payroll system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., manages and operates the Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio, under a cost-plus-award-fee contract administered by the Department of Energy`s Albuquerque Field Office. The contractor`s Payroll Department is responsible for prompt payment in the proper amount to all persons entitled to be paid, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and legal decisions. The objective was to determine whether controls were in place to avoid erroneous payroll payments. EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., did not have all the internal controls required by General Accounting Office Title 6, ``Pay, Leave, and Allowances.`` Specifically, they did not have computerized edits, separation of duties and responsibilities, and restricted access to payroll data files. This condition occurred because its managers were not aware of Title 6 requirements. As a result, the contractor could not assure the Department of Energy that payroll costs were processes accurately; and fraud, waste, or abuse of Department of Energy funds could go undetected. Our sample of 212 payroll transactions from a population of 66,000 in FY 1991 disclosed only two minor processing errors and no instances of fraud, waste or abuse.

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1992-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An applied manufacturing system for highly-complex assembly factory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on a manufacturing system at a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company (SEMC). The company faces highly variable demand for its products that require highly-complex assembly within the factory. ...

Umeda, Koji

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Configured For Applying Multiple Modifying Agents To A Substrate.  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is related to the modifying of substrates with multiple modifying agents in a single continuous system. At least two processing chambers are configured for modifying the substrate in a continuous feed system. The processing chambers can be substantially isolated from one another by interstitial seals. Additionally, the two processing chambers can be substantially isolated from the surrounding atmosphere by end seals. Optionally, expansion chambers can be used to separate the seals from the processing chambers.

Propp, W. Alan (Idaho Falls, ID); Argyle, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Janikowski, Stuart K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Toth, William J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Allen, Charles A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Miller, David L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conservation-As it Applies to Condensate Return Systems  

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Valuable heat energy in condensate is wasted when it is vented to the atmosphere in the form of flash steam at many condensate pumping stations. This heat energy may be recovered and put to use if the pumping station can handle condensate temperatures above 212 F. The Johnson Corporation has such a condensate pumping station that can handle multiple temperatures and pressures called the LIQUI-MOVER. The Liqui-Mover can be utilized in one of three types of condensate return systems: open, closed, and flash. The closed and flash type condensate return systems are the most energy efficient. The report will show how the Johnson Liqui-Mover operates and how this system has been and can be used to recover wasted flash steam.

Sneary, M. L.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Vehicle Systems Analysis - Vehicle Systems Analysis Publications  

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Systems Analysis Publications The Vehicle Systems Analysis Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory publishes technical reports, conference papers, and presentations about...

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Instrumentation & control architecture applied for a hydrogen isotopes storage system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The properties of hydrogen storage used materials refers to their ability to high "connect" hydrogen, to have a large storage capacity, to be easily achievable and, if necessary, to allow its easy recovery. The metals and intermetallic compounds are ... Keywords: architecture, control system, hydrogen, isotopes, storage

Eusebiu Ilarian Ionete; Bogdan Monea

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth System Analysis for Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability By Hans JoachimSystem Analysis for Sustainability. MIT Press, Cambridge,the factors shaping sustainability yet undertaken and makes

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model Agency/Company /Organization: Research Triangle Institute Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.rti.org/page.cfm?objectid=DDC06637-7973-4B0F-AC46B3C69E09ADA9 RelatedTo: Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model Cost: Paid Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model Screenshot

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An applied study using systems engineering methods to prioritize green systems options  

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For many years, there have been questions about the effectiveness of applying different green solutions. If you're building a home and wish to use green technologies, where do you start? While all technologies sound promising, which will perform the best over time? All this has to be considered within the cost and schedule of the project. The amount of information available on the topic can be overwhelming. We seek to examine if Systems Engineering methods can be used to help people choose and prioritize technologies that fit within their project and budget. Several methods are used to gain perspective into how to select the green technologies, such as the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Kepner-Tregoe. In our study, subjects applied these methods to analyze cost, schedule, and trade-offs. Results will document whether the experimental approach is applicable to defining system priorities for green technologies.

Lee, Sonya M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macdonald, John M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying the Toyota Production System to a Hospital Pharmacy Durward K. Sobek, II  

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Applying the Toyota Production System to a Hospital Pharmacy Durward K. Sobek, II Dept research project to apply the principles of the Toyota Production System to a hospital pharmacy. We. Keywords: Toyota Production System, health care, lean manufacturing 1. Introduction The Toyota Production

Sobek II, Durward K.

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Views on Applying RKW Theory: An Illustration Using the 8 May 2009 Derecho-Producing Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents an analysis of the vertical wind shear during the early stages of the remarkable 8 May 2009 central U.S. derecho-producing convective system. Comments on applying RotunnoKlempWeisman (RKW) theory to mesoscale convective ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Stephen F. Corfidi; John S. Kain

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Failure Analysis of Digital Instrumentation and Control Equipment and Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This interim report documents an investigation of digital system failure analysis techniques that may be of use in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of currently applied techniques. The study considered both top-down approaches, such as fault tree analysis, and bottom-up approaches, such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), applying them to realistic examples to assess their potential value.

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying brain emotional learning algorithm for multivariable control of HVAC systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we apply a modified version of Brain Emotional Learning (BEL) controller for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control system whose multivariable, nonlinear and non-minimum phase nature makes the task difficult. The proposed ...

N. Sheikholeslami; D. Shahmirzadi; E. Semsar; C. Lucas; M. J. Yazdanpanah

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inventory reduction : applying a pull ordering system to a distribution business  

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This thesis is a description of an internship project at an aerospace parts distribution company. The goal of the project was to reduce inventory by applying a pull ordering system to the distributor's value chain. The ...

Chesborough, Amber J. (Amber June), 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated fluorescence analysis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An integrated fluorescence analysis system enables a component part of a sample to be virtually sorted within a sample volume after a spectrum of the component part has been identified from a fluorescence spectrum of the entire sample in a flow cytometer. Birefringent optics enables the entire spectrum to be resolved into a set of numbers representing the intensity of spectral components of the spectrum. One or more spectral components are selected to program a scanning laser microscope, preferably a confocal microscope, whereby the spectrum from individual pixels or voxels in the sample can be compared. Individual pixels or voxels containing the selected spectral components are identified and an image may be formed to show the morphology of the sample with respect to only those components having the selected spectral components. There is no need for any physical sorting of the sample components to obtain the morphological information.

Buican, Tudor N. (Los Alamos, NM); Yoshida, Thomas M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Presented at the National Conference on Applied Techniques for Analysis and Management of the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1/ Presented at the National Conference on Applied Techniques for Analysis and Management Management (VRM) processes for their own agencies. Training Course The Federal Highway Administration contracted with Jones & Jones, a Seattle planning and design firm, to develop and conduct the training course

Standiford, Richard B.

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The Direct Neural Control Applied to the Position Control in Hydraulic Servo System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study utilizes the direct neural control (DNC) based on back propagation neural networks (BPN) with specialized learning architecture applied to control the position of a cylinder rod in an electro-hydraulic servo system (EHSS). The proposed neural ... Keywords: Back propagation, Electro-hydraulic servo system, Neural networks, Position control

Yuan Kang; Yi-Wei Chen; Yeon-Pun Chang; Ming-Huei Chu

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry November 15, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A groundbreaking Department of Energy-developed imaging system originally designed to help create cleaner fossil energy processes is finding successful applications in a wide range of medical, chemical processing, energy, and other industries. Developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the high-speed imaging technology known as "particle imaging velocimetry" (PIV) is being put to use by a research consortium of more than 25 major chemical and energy companies and may soon have other

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Experts Meeting: Behavioral Economics as Applied to Energy Demand Analysis and Energy Efficiency Programs  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Experts Meeting: Behavioral Economics Experts Meeting: Behavioral Economics as Applied to Energy Demand Analysis and Energy Efficiency Programs EIA Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Analysis July 17, 2013 | Washington, DC Meeting Agenda Jim Turnure, Director, Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Analysis July 17, 2013 2 * EIA WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION (15 minutes) * ORIENTATION/PRESENTATION: OVERVIEW OF EIA RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEMAND MODELS AND CURRENT METHODS FOR INCORPORATING ENERGY EFFICIENCY/EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS (30 minutes) * ORIENTATION/PRESENTATION: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS GENERAL OVERVIEW AND DISCUSSION (45 minutes) * EXPERTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION/BRAINSTROMING: HOW CAN EIA BENEFIT FROM APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ENERGY DEMAND MODELING?

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Systems Analysis  

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

| Consumer Information Systems Analysis Search Search Help Systems Analysis EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Systems Analysis Printable Version Share this resource Send...

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Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis GTMax: A New Deregulated Power Market Analysis Tool Opportunity Decision and Information Sciences Division Center for Energy, Environmental & Economic hourly energy transactions, costs, and revenues. GTMax has a user-friendly geographical information

Kemner, Ken

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Modular Systems Biology applied to TGFbeta and DNA Damage Response Signaling following Low Dose Radiation  

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Modular Systems Biology applied to TGFbeta and DNA Damage Response Signaling following Modular Systems Biology applied to TGFbeta and DNA Damage Response Signaling following Low Dose Radiation Francis A. Cucinotta 1 , Yongfeng Li 2 , Minli Wang 2 , Claudio Carra 2 , Janice Pluth 3 , and Peter O'Neill 4 1 NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 2 U.S.R.A. Division of Life Sciences, Houston TX 3 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA 4 Oxford University, Oxford UK Abstract: Modular systems biology (MSB) describes the complexity of biological systems using well defined modules that represent distinct biological response pathways or sub-systems within pathways. We review mathematical concepts from control theory that can be used to identify and construct well defined modules for describing complex biological processes. The DNA damage response and TGFbeta/Smad signaling are two important response pathways following

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Applying observations of work activity in designing prototype data analysis tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designers, implementers, and marketers of data analysis tools typically have different perspectives than users. Consequently, data analysis often find themselves using tools focused on graphics and programming concepts rather than concepts which reflect their own domain and the context of their work. Some user studies focus on usability tests late in development; others observe work activity, but fail to show how to apply that knowledge in design. This paper describes a methodology for applying observations of data analysis work activity in prototype tool design. The approach can be used both in designing improved data analysis tools, and customizing visualization environments to specific applications. We present an example of user-centered design for a prototype tool to cull large data sets. We revisit the typical graphical approach of animating a large data set from the point of view of an analysis who is culling data. Field evaluations using the prototype tool not only revealed valuable usability information, but initiated in-depth discussions about user`s work, tools, technology, and requirements.

Springmeyer, R.R.

1993-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Market Simulations Opportunity Decision and Information Sciences Division Center for EnergyEnergy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis ENPEP-BALANCE: A Tool for Long-term Nuclear Power, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis A resurgence of interest in nuclear energy is taking place

Kemner, Ken

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An interactive parallel coordinates technique applied to a tropical cyclone climate analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A highly interactive visual analysis system is presented that is based on an enhanced variant of parallel coordinates - a multivariate information visualization technique. The system combines many variations of previously described visual interaction ... Keywords: Climate study, Geovisualization, Hurricane, Multivariate information visualization, Parallel coordinates

Chad A. Steed; Patrick J. Fitzpatrick; T. J. Jankun-Kelly; Amber N. Yancey; J. Edward Swan II

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Systems Analysis and Simulation Dynamic Systems Analysis and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Monitoring and Diagnostics Electrical Signature Analysis In ESA, a motor (or generator) of the system under system. ESA applications have included motor-operated valves, pumps, compressors, and generators used in a large variety of applications and industries. PRIME MOVER GENERATOR ELECTRICAL LOAD ESA SYSTEM ELECTRIC

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Expert Meeting Report: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The topic of this meeting was 'Recommendations For Applying Water Heaters In Combination Space And Domestic Water Heating Systems.' Presentations and discussions centered on the design, performance, and maintenance of these combination systems, with the goal of developing foundational information toward the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic. The meeting was held at the Westford Regency Hotel, in Westford, Massachusetts on 7/31/2011.

Rudd, A.; Ueno, K.; Bergey, D.; Osser, R.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremum seeking control techniques applied to photovoltaic systems with multimodal power curves  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) Current(A) 0 200 320025 I-V curve P-V curve VMPP Power(W) 1000 Fig. 1. Photovoltaic cell I-V and P generator method, open-circuit voltage photovoltaic cell test method, incremental conductance method (CI) [5Extremum seeking control techniques applied to photovoltaic systems with multimodal power curves

Recanati, Catherine

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Applying Collision Avoidance Expert System to Navigation Training Systems as an Intelligent Tutor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To enhance the skills of captains and improve the existing training technologies, it is very important and urgent to research and develop an intelligent navigation training system. Therefore we propose to incorporate a collision avoidance expert system ...

Chunsheng Yang; Sieu Phan; Pikuei Kuo; Fuhua Oscar Lin

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniaturized flow injection analysis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chemical analysis technique known as flow injection analysis, wherein small quantities of chemical reagents and sample are intermixed and reacted within a capillary flow system and the reaction products are detected optically, electrochemically, or by other means. A highly miniaturized version of a flow injection analysis system has been fabricated utilizing microfabrication techniques common to the microelectronics industry. The microflow system uses flow capillaries formed by etching microchannels in a silicon or glass wafer followed by bonding to another wafer, commercially available microvalves bonded directly to the microflow channels, and an optical absorption detector cell formed near the capillary outlet, with light being both delivered and collected with fiber optics. The microflow system is designed mainly for analysis of liquids and currently measures 38.times.25.times.3 mm, but can be designed for gas analysis and be substantially smaller in construction.

Folta, James A. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniaturized flow injection analysis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chemical analysis technique known as flow injection analysis is described, wherein small quantities of chemical reagents and sample are intermixed and reacted within a capillary flow system and the reaction products are detected optically, electrochemically, or by other means. A highly miniaturized version of a flow injection analysis system has been fabricated utilizing microfabrication techniques common to the microelectronics industry. The microflow system uses flow capillaries formed by etching microchannels in a silicon or glass wafer followed by bonding to another wafer, commercially available microvalves bonded directly to the microflow channels, and an optical absorption detector cell formed near the capillary outlet, with light being both delivered and collected with fiber optics. The microflow system is designed mainly for analysis of liquids and currently measures 38{times}25{times}3 mm, but can be designed for gas analysis and be substantially smaller in construction. 9 figs.

Folta, J.A.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated systems analysis of the PIUS reactor  

SciTech Connect

Results are presented of a systems failure analysis of the PIUS plant systems that are used during normal reactor operation and postulated accidents. This study was performed to provide the NRC with an understanding of the behavior of the plant. The study applied two diverse failure identification methods, Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Hazards & Operability (HAZOP) to the plant systems, supported by several deterministic analyses. Conventional PRA methods were also used along with a scheme for classifying events by initiator frequency and combinations of failures. Principal results of this study are: (a) an extensive listing of potential event sequences, grouped in categories that can be used by the NRC, (b) identification of support systems that are important to safety, and (c) identification of key operator actions.

Fullwood, F.; Kroeger, P.; Higgins, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [and others

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SteamMaster: Steam System Analysis Software  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As director of Oregon's Industrial Assessment Center, I have encountered many industrial steam systems during plant visits. We analyze steam systems and make recommendations to improve system efficiency. In nearly 400 industrial assessments, we have recommended 210 steam system improvements, excluding heat recovery, that would save $1.5 million/year with a 0.4-year payback. 75% of those recommendations have been implemented for $1.1 million annual savings with 0.3-year payback. Recently I have developed a tool to facilitate the process. SteamMaster is based on an Excel spreadsheet with a Visual Basic interface to simplify system modeling and analysis. SteamMaster has many features and capabilities, including energy and cost savings calculations for five steam recommendations. This presentation will demonstrate SteamMaster software applied to one or more industrial steam systems. Software will be made available on a national web site at no cost.

Wheeler, G.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the use of engineering judgements applied to analytical human reliablity analysis methods (HRA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Due to the scarcity of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) data, one of the key elements of any HRA analysis is use of engineering judgment. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) HRA Calculator guides the user through the steps of any HRA analysis and allows the user to choose among analytical HRA methods. It applies Accident Sequence Evaluation Program (ASEP), Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction (THERP), the HCR/ORE Correlation, and the Caused Based Decision Tree Method (CBDTM). This program is intended to produce consistent results among different analysts provided that the initial information is similar. Even with this analytical approach, an HRA analyst must still render several judgments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of engineering judgment applied to the quantification of post-initiator actions using the HRA Calculator. The Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station (CPSES) Level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) HRA was used as a database for examples and numerical comparison. Engineering judgments were evaluated in the following ways: 1) Survey of HRA experts. Two surveys were completed, and the participants provided a range of different perspectives on how they individually apply engineering judgment. 2) Numerical comparison among the three methods. 3) Review of CPSES HRA and identification of judgments and the effects on the overall results of the database. The results of this study identified thirteen areas in which an HRA analyst must interpret and render judgments on how to quantify a Human Error Probability (HEP) and recommendations are provided on how current industry practitioners render these same judgments. The areas are: identification and definition of actions to be modeled, identification and definition of actions to be modeled, definition of critical actions, definition of cognitive portion of the action, choice of methodology, stress level, rule-, skill- or knowledge-based designation, timing information, training, procedures, human interactions with hardware, recoveries and dependencies within an action, and review of final HEP.

Kohlhepp, Katherine D.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Systems Analysis  

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Office: Systems Analysis on AddThis.com... Home Analysis Methodologies DOE H2A Analysis Scenario Analysis Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel...

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Summary of PHEV Systems Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report, a technical update, summarizes research on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) impacts on the utility system. The update also provides an analysis of the costs of PHEVs to consumers.

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphical Analysis of PET Data Applied to Reversible and Irreversible Tracers  

SciTech Connect

Graphical analysis refers to the transformation of multiple time measurements of plasma and tissue uptake data into a linear plot, the slope of which is related to the number of available tracer binding sites. This type of analysis allows easy comparisons among experiments. No particular model structure is assumed, however it is assumed that the tracer is given by bolus injection and that both tissue uptake and the plasma concentration of unchanged tracer are monitored following tracer injection. The requirement of plasma measurements can be eliminated in some cases when a reference region is available. There are two categories of graphical methods which apply to two general types of ligands--those which bind reversibly during the scanning procedure and those which are irreversible or trapped during the time of the scanning procedure.

Logan, Jean

1999-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal component analysis based on wavelet characteristics applied to automated surface defect inspection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automated visual inspection, a crucial manufacturing step, has been replacing the more time-consuming and less accurate human inspection. This research explores automated visual inspection of surface defects in a light-emitting diode (LED) chip. Commonly ... Keywords: hotelling statistic, machine vision system, principal component analysis, surface defect inspection, wavelet characteristics

Hong-Dar Lin; Chung-Yu Chung; Wan-Ting Lin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis  

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H2A Analysis to someone by H2A Analysis to someone by E-mail Share FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on Facebook Tweet about FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on Twitter Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on Google Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on Delicious Rank FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on Digg Find More places to share FCT Systems Analysis: DOE H2A Analysis on AddThis.com... Home Analysis Methodologies DOE H2A Analysis Scenario Analysis Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Technology Validation Manufacturing Codes & Standards Education Contacts DOE H2A Analysis Realistic assumptions, both market- and technology-based, are critical to an accurate analytical study. DOE's H2A Analysis Group develops the

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Dependency Analysis of Mobile Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an Abstract Interpretation-based static analysis for automatically detecting the dependencies between the names linked to the agents of a mobile system. We focus our study on the mobile systems written in the -calculus. We first refine the ...

Jrme Feret

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From Basic Control to Optimized Systems-Applying Digital Control Systems to Steam Boilers  

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This presentation examines the application of Distributed Digital Controls in order to review the application of this recent control technology towards Steam Boilers in a step-by-step manner. The main purpose of a steam generating boiler is to supply enough steam to meet process demands. Steam conditions must remain as stable as possible, because variations in the steam system can affect downstream processes. Pressure variations in the steam supply header, for example, can have a severe effect on heat transferred to a process. If that process suffers an upset, unstable conditions can propagate from one process to another via the steam supply system. The closer the tolerance in the boiler control system, the smaller the steam header disturbances will be. This reduces the interaction, or 'coupling', of upsets between steam-consuming processes. Also, it may reduce the complexity of instrumentation needed for those processes. If the boiler control system can eliminate major upsets, the downstream processes won't need exotic schemes to compensate for such upsets.

Hockenbury, W. D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rule-Based Energy Management System Applied to Large Industrial Facilities  

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Deregulation of electricity and rising fuel costs are causing renewed interest in Energy Management Systems (EMS). This paper details the results of integrating a rule-based EMS controller at a Pulp and Paper Mill and additional findings from several other large industrial power complexes. It is a PC-based supervisory system that is interfaced to a Distributed Control System (DCS). The EMS has been applied on powerhouse complexes as large as 433 MW of electricity and 7500 KPPH of steam. The EMS may, as required, include boiler load allocation, steam turbine load allocation, combustion turbine and HRSG load allocation, real-time pricing (RTP) tie-line control, coordinated header pressure control, bus voltage and plant power factor control and electric and steam economic load shed systems. It optimizes the powerhouse operations to meet rapidly changing steam and electrical requirements of the plant at minimum cost subject to all of the operating constraints imposed on the generation equipment. Steady state optimization methods, such as linear and non-linear programming, are not suited for on line optimization of power complex operations since the process is rarely in steady state. Instead, it is critical to control the trajectory of the power generation for optimal steam and electric moves while satisfying multiple constraints. The optimization strategy applied here is reduced to a fairly small number of prioritized rules. It has proven itself capable of optimizing large powerhouse complexes while keeping the powerhouse and process units within a safe operating envelop.

Gauthier, M.; Childress, R. L.

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Comprehensive Mechanisms for Combustion Chemistry: An Experimental and Numerical Study with Emphasis on Applied Sensitivity Analysis  

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This project was an integrated experimental/numerical effort to study pyrolysis and oxidation reactions and mechanisms for small-molecule hydrocarbon structures under conditions representative of combustion environments. The experimental aspects of the work were conducted in large-diameter flow reactors, at 0.3 to 18 atm pressure, 500 to 1100 K temperature, and 10-2 to 2 seconds reaction time. Experiments were also conducted to determine reference laminar flame speeds using a premixed laminar stagnation flame experiment and particle image velocimetry, as well as pressurized bomb experiments. Flow reactor data for oxidation experiments include: (1)adiabatic/isothermal species time-histories of a reaction under fixed initial pressure, temperature, and composition; to determine the species present after a fixed reaction time, initial pressure; (2)species distributions with varying initial reaction temperature; (3)perturbations of a well-defined reaction systems (e.g. CO/H2/O2 or H2/O2)by the addition of small amounts of an additive species. Radical scavenging techniques are applied to determine unimolecular decomposition rates from pyrolysis experiments. Laminar flame speed measurements are determined as a function of equivalence ratio, dilution, and unburned gas temperature at 1 atm pressure. Hierarchical, comprehensive mechanistic construction methods were applied to develop detailed kinetic mechanisms which describe the measurements and literature kinetic data. Modeling using well-defined and validated mechanisms for the CO/H2/Oxidant systems and perturbations of oxidation experiments by small amounts of additives were also used to derive absolute reaction rates and to investigate the compatibility of published elementary kinetic and thermochemical information. Numerical tools were developed and applied to assess the importance of individual elementary reactions to the predictive performance of the developed mechanisms and to assess the uncertainties in elementary rate constant evaluations.

Dryer, Frederick L.

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive Mechanisms for Combustion Chemistry: An Experimental and Numerical Study with Emphasis on Applied Sensitivity Analysis  

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This project was an integrated experimental/numerical effort to study pyrolysis and oxidation reactions and mechanisms for small-molecule hydrocarbon structures under conditions representative of combustion environments. The experimental aspects of the work were conducted in large-diameter flow reactors, at 0.3 to 18 atm pressure, 500 to 1100 K temperature, and 10-2 to 2 seconds reaction time. Experiments were also conducted to determine reference laminar flame speeds using a premixed laminar stagnation flame experiment and particle image velocimetry, as well as pressurized bomb experiments. Flow reactor data for oxidation experiments include: (1)adiabatic/isothermal species time-histories of a reaction under fixed initial pressure, temperature, and composition; to determine the species present after a fixed reaction time, initial pressure; (2)species distributions with varying initial reaction temperature; (3)perturbations of a well-defined reaction systems (e.g. CO/H2/O2 or H2/O2)by the addition of small amounts of an additive species. Radical scavenging techniques are applied to determine unimolecular decomposition rates from pyrolysis experiments. Laminar flame speed measurements are determined as a function of equivalence ratio, dilution, and unburned gas temperature at 1 atm pressure. Hierarchical, comprehensive mechanistic construction methods were applied to develop detailed kinetic mechanisms which describe the measurements and literature kinetic data. Modeling using well-defined and validated mechanisms for the CO/H2/Oxidant systems and perturbations of oxidation experiments by small amounts of additives were also used to derive absolute reaction rates and to investigate the compatibility of published elementary kinetic and thermochemical information. Numerical tools were developed and applied to assess the importance of individual elementary reactions to the predictive performance of the developed mechanisms and to assess the uncertainties in elementary rate constant evaluations.

Dryer, Frederick L.

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting Report: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems  

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Recommendations for Applying Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems A. Rudd, K. Ueno, D. Bergey, R. Osser Building Science Corporation June 2012 i This report received minimal editorial review at NREL. NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark,

87

NETL: News Release - NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied  

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15, 2010 15, 2010 NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry Washington, D.C. - A groundbreaking Department of Energy-developed imaging system originally designed to help create cleaner fossil energy processes is finding successful applications in a wide range of medical, chemical processing, energy, and other industries. MORE INFO Learn more about the high-speed PIV system More information about the application of high-speed PIV for coal gasification Developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the high-speed imaging technology known as "particle imaging velocimetry" (PIV) is being put to use by a research consortium of more than 25 major chemical and energy companies and may soon have other

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A laser-induced repetitive fast neutron source applied for gold activation analysis  

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A laser-induced repetitively operated fast neutron source was developed for applications in laser-driven nuclear physics research. The developed neutron source, which has a neutron yield of approximately 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} n/pulse and can be operated up to a pulse repetition rate of 10 Hz, was applied for a gold activation analysis. Relatively strong delayed gamma spectra of the activated gold were measured at 333 keV and 355 keV, and proved the possibility of the neutron source for activation analyses. In addition, the nuclear reactions responsible for the measured gamma spectra of gold were elucidated by the 14 MeV fast neutrons resulting from the D(t,n)He{sup 4} nuclear reaction, for which the required tritium originated from the primary fusion reaction, D(d,p)T{sup 3}.

Lee, Sungman; Park, Sangsoon; Lee, Kitae; Cha, Hyungki [Quantum Optics Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy theory applied in quality management of distributed manufacturing system: A literature review and classification  

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Fuzzy theory has been regarded as a very important technique for quality management (QM) of distributed manufacturing system and attracts the attentions of academic and industry; however, there is a lack of a comprehensive literature review and a classification ... Keywords: Classification, Clustering analysis, Distributed manufacturing network, Fuzzy theory, Quality management

Lv Yaqiong; Lee Ka Man; Wu Zhang

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Near-Real-Time Applications of a Mesoscale Analysis System to Complex Terrain  

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Several mesoscale data analysis systems are reviewed, of which one is then adapted and applied to the complex terrain of northwest Utah and the western United States. The analysis system relies on the simple, but computationally efficient, ...

Steven M. Lazarus; Carol M. Ciliberti; John D. Horel; Keith A. Brewster

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact on Grain Quality Parameters when Nitrogen Is `Sensor Applied' by the `Hydro Precise System'  

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Yield and grain quality maps have been produced at full-scale field trials within a 10.5 ha field for four different nitrogen strategies. Grain samples have been collected directly from the grain flow of a combine harvester and analysed for quality in the laboratory and merged with the yield meter registrations. Within the field great variance was observed in yield and grain quality. This paper evaluates the impact on yield and grain quality -- protein when nitrogen is sensor applied by the Hydro-Precise N-Sensor system. The results are discussed in terms of a potential new precision nitrogen application strategy for Danish winter wheat

R.N. Jrgensen; R. N. Jrgensen

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Solar load ratio method applied to commercial building active solar system sizing  

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The hourly simulation procedure is the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. It is capable of calculating the loads and of simulating various control strategies in detail for both residential and commercial buildings and yet is computationally efficient enough to be used for extensive parametric studies. In addition, to a Building Service Hot Water (BSHW) System and a combined space heating and hot water system using liquid collectors for a commercial building analyzed previously, a space heating system using an air collector is analyzed. A series of runs is made for systems using evacuated tube collectors for comparison to flat-plate collectors, and the effects of additional system design parameters are investigated. Also, the generic collector types are characterized by standard efficiency curves, rather than by detailed collector specifications. (MHR)

Schnurr, N.M.; Hunn, B.D.; Williamson, K.D. III

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis  

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Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis Electricity Market Complex Adaptive System (EMCAS): A New Long-term Power Market Simulation Tool Opportunity Decision and Information Sciences Division Center for Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis Energy systems are being privatized

Kemner, Ken

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System configured for applying a modifying agent to a non-equidimensional substrate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is related to systems and methods for modifying various non-equidimensional substrates with modifying agents. The system comprises a processing chamber configured for passing the non-equidimensional substrate therethrough, wherein the processing chamber is further configured to accept a treatment mixture into the chamber during movement of the non-equidimensional substrate through the processing chamber. The treatment mixture can comprise of the modifying agent in a carrier medium, wherein the carrier medium is selected from the group consisting of a supercritical fluid, a near-critical fluid, a superheated fluid, a superheated liquid, and a liquefied gas. Thus, the modifying agent can be applied to the non-equidimensional substrate upon contact between the treatment mixture and the non-equidimensional substrate.

Janikowski; Stuart K. (Idaho Falls, ID), Argyle; Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Fox; Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID), Propp; W. Alan (Idaho Falls, ID), Toth; William J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Ginosar; Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Allen; Charles A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Miller; David L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Error Estimates for Ocean Surface Winds: Applying Desroziers Diagnostics to the Cross-Calibrated, Multiplatform Analysis of Wind Speed  

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The Desroziers diagnostics (DD) are applied to the cross-calibrated, multi-platform (CCMP) ocean surface wind data sets to estimate wind speed errors of the ECMWF background, the microwave satellite observations and the resulting CCMP analysis. ...

Ross N. Hoffman; Joseph V. Ardizzone; S. Mark Leidner; Deborah K. Smith; Robert Atlas

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FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting...  

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Spectrum shape-analysis techniques applied to the Hanford Tank Farms spectral gamma logs  

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Gamma-ray spectra acquired with high-energy resolution by the spectral gamma logging systems (SGLSs) at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Tank Farms, Richland, Washington, are being analyzed for spectral shape characteristics. These spectral shapes, together with a conventional peak-area analysis, enable an analyst not only to identify the gamma-emitting species but also to determine in many instances its spatial distribution around a borehole and to identify the presence of the bremsstrahlung-producing contaminant {sup 90}Sr. The analysis relies primarily on the results of computer simulations of gamma spectra from the predominant radionuclide {sup 137}Cs for various spatial distributions. This log analysis methodology has evolved through an examination of spectral features from spectral logs taken at the SX, BY, and U Tank Farms at the Hanford Site. Initial results determined with this technique show it is possible, in most cases, to distinguish between concentrations of {sup 137}Cs. Work is continuing by experimentally measuring shape factors, incorporating spectrum shape processing in routine log analysis, and extending the techniques to additional radionuclides.

Wilson, R.D.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning and Systems Analysis - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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traffic congestion. ORNL has extensive expertise in developing and applying spatial decision support systems to such traffic forecasting and associated infrastructure investment...

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SALT-ANL. Systems Analysis Process Simulation  

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SALT (Systems Analysis Language Translator), a systems- analysis and process-simulation program for steady-state and dynamic systems, can also be used for optimization and sensitivity studies. SALT employs state-of-the-art numerical techniques including a hybrid steepest-descent/quasi-Newtonian multidimensional nonlinear equation solver, sequential quadratic programming methods for optimization, and multistep integration methods for both stiff and nonstiff systems of differential equations. Based on a preprocessor concept where a `new` system driver can be written for each application, SALT-ANL contains precompiled component models, several flow types, and a number of thermodynamic and transport property routines, including a gas chemical-equilibrium code. It has been applied to the study of open-cycle and liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic systems, fuel cells, ocean thermal energy conversion, municipal solid-waste processing, fusion, breeder reactors, and geothermal and solar-energy systems. Models available include: combustor, compressor, deaerator, gas-diffuser, fuel-dryer, feedwater-heater, flash-tank, gas-turbine, heater, heat-exchanger, flow-initiator, fuel-flow-initiator, molten-carbonate fuel-cell, liquid-metal diffuser, magnetohydrodynamic-generator, liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic-generator, liquid-metal nozzle, liquid-metal pipe, flow-mixer, gas-nozzle, phosphoric acid fuel-cell, pump, pipe-calculator, steam-condenser, steam-drum, liquid-gas separator, stack, solid-oxide fuel-cell, flow-splitter, steam-turbine, two-phase diffuser, two-phase mixer, and two-phase nozzle. Input data to the SALT program describe the system configuration for the specific problem to be analyzed and provide instructions defining system constraints, objective functions, parameter sweeps, etc. to generate a PL/I program representing the system problem and performing the various analytic tasks.

Berry, G.F.; Geyer, H.K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1992-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient analysis of grounding systems  

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This paper addresses the problem of computing the ground potential rise of grounding systems during transients. Finite element analysis is employed to model the constituent parts of a grounding system. Short lengths of earth embedded electrodes are characterized as transmission lines with distributed inductance, capacitance and leakage resistance to earth. Leakage resistance to earth is accurately computed with the method of moments. The other parameters of the finite element, namely inductance and capacitance, are computed from the resistance utilizing Maxwell's equations. This modeling enables the computation of the transient response of substation grounding systems to fast or slow waves striking the substation. The result is obtained in terms of a convolution of the step response of the system and the striking wave. In this way the impedance of substation systems to 60 cycles is accurately computed. Results demonstrate the dependence of the 60 cycle impedance on system parameters. The methodology allows to interface this model of a substation ground mat with the Electromagnetic Transient Analysis Program thus, allowing explicit representation of earth effects in electromagmatic transients computations.

Meliopoulos, A.P.; Moharam, M.G.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Multicrystalline Silicon Modules with System Bias Voltage Applied in Damp Heat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As it is considered economically favorable to serially connect modules to build arrays with high system voltage, it is necessary to explore potential long-term degradation mechanisms the modules may incur under such electrical potential. We performed accelerated lifetime testing of multicrystalline silicon PV modules in 85 degrees C/ 85% relative humidity and 45 degrees C/ 30% relative humidity while placing the active layer in either positive or negative 600 V bias with respect to the grounded module frame. Negative bias applied to the active layer in some cases leads to more rapid and catastrophic module power degradation. This is associated with significant shunting of individual cells as indicated by electroluminescence, thermal imaging, and I-V curves. Mass spectroscopy results support ion migration as one of the causes. Electrolytic corrosion is seen occurring with the silicon nitride antireflective coating and silver gridlines, and there is ionic transport of metallization at the encapsulant interface observed with damp heat and applied bias. Leakage current and module degradation is found to be highly dependent upon the module construction, with factors such as encapsulant and front glass resistivity affecting performance. Measured leakage currents range from about the same seen in published reports of modules deployed in Florida (USA) and is accelerated to up to 100 times higher in the environmental chamber testing.

Hacke, P.; Kempe, M.; Terwilliger, K.; Glick, S.; Call, N.; Johnston, S.; Kurtz, S.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Analysis of hybrid solar systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study uses the TRNSYS simulation program to evaluate the performance of active charge/passive discharge solar systems with water as the working fluid. This design was introduced in the Village Homes development in Davis, Calif., and is currently being used by Trident Energy Systems in Davis. TRNSYS simulations are used to evaluate the heating performance and cooling augmentation provided by systems in several climates. The results of the simulations are used to develop a simplified analysis tool similar to the F-chart and Phi-bar procedures used for active systems. This tool, currently in a preliminary stage, should provide the designer with quantitative performance estimates for comparison with other passive, active, and nonsolar heating and cooling designs.

Swisher, J.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS)  

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Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) Model and Network Databases The Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) model is a geographic information system tool for modeling transportation routing. TRAGIS offers numerous options for route calculation

104

System for analysis of explosives  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for analysis of explosives. Samples are spotted on a thin layer chromatography plate. Multi-component explosives standards are spotted on the thin layer chromatography plate. The thin layer chromatography plate is dipped in a solvent mixture and chromatography is allowed to proceed. The thin layer chromatography plate is dipped in reagent 1. The thin layer chromatography plate is heated. The thin layer chromatography plate is dipped in reagent 2.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA)

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Technology Systems Analysis  

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Zhang Access more information on all of our Staff Analysts Printable Version Energy Analysis Home Capabilities & Expertise Technology Analysis Biomass Buildings Electric...

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Tribal and stakeholder involvement in systems analysis  

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Beginning in early 1995, U.S. Department of Energy began an experiment to link tribal and stakeholder representatives into technology assessment activities related to an Integrated Nonthermal Treatment System (INTS) study. The INTS study moved outside the framework of after-the-fact public involvement by providing the opportunity for technical and non-technical stakeholders alike to work together in the early predecision stages of the criteria development and assessment of options for innovative mixed waste treatment. The stakeholders gained an appreciation of the intense level of effort required to complete such an analysis. The engineers and scientists conducting the systems analyses had the opportunity (some for the first time) to learn more about tribal and stakeholder issues and how they might apply to the technical tasks related to technology assessment and selection.

McClure, L. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Swartz, G. [Swartz and Associates, Boulder City, NV (United States); Cooley, C. [Department of Energy, Germantown, MD (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying the Systems Engineering Process for Establishing Requirements for the Safety and Health Monitoring System of the Waste Solidification Building at the Savannah River Site  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Safety and Health Monitoring (SHM) System technical basis document for the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) was developed by the Westinghouse Savannah River Company design team. The WSB is being designed and built to support the waste disposal needs of the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF) and the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. The main mission of the WSB is to process the radiological liquid waste streams from the PDCF and the MFFF into a solid waste form. The solid waste form, concrete encased waste, is acceptable for shipment and disposal as transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and as Low Level Waste (LLW) at on-site disposal areas. The SHM System will also handle the job control waste from the PDCF, the MFFF, and the WSB. The SHM System will serve the WSB by monitoring personnel radiation exposure and environmental releases. The WSB design used HPT design support in determining the air monitoring equipment required for the WSB. The Systems Engineering (SE) process was applied to define the functions and requirements necessary to design and operate the SHM System. The SE process is a proven disciplined approach that supports management in clearly defining the mission or problem, managing system functions and requirements, identifying and managing risk, establishing bases for informed decision making, and verifying that products and services meet customer needs. This SE process applied to the SHM System was a major effort encompassing requirements analysis and interface control. Use of the SE process combined with HPT design input resulted in well-defined requirements to support the procurement of a safe-mission essential SHM System.

Simpkins, P.J.

2003-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and analysis of Magnetically-Applied Pressure-Shear (MAPS) experiments.  

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A new experimental technique to measure material shear strength at high pressures has been developed for use on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) drive pulsed power platforms. The technique is referred to as Magnetically-Applied Pressure-Shear (MAPS). By applying an external static magnetic field to the sample region, the MHD drive directly induces a shear stress wave in addition to the usual longitudinal stress wave. Strength is probed by passing this shear wave through a sample material where the transmissible shear stress is limited to the sample strength. The magnitude of the transmitted shear wave is measured via a transverse velocity interferometry system (VISAR) from which the sample strength is determined. The strength of materials is defined as the ability of a material to sustain deviatoric (shear) stresses. Strength is an important aspect of the response of materials subjected to compression to high pressure. Beyond the elastic response, material strength will govern at what pressure and to what extent a material will plastically deform. The MAPS technique cleverly exploits the property that, for a von Mises yield criterion at a given longitudinal stress, the maximum amplitude shear wave that can be transmitted is limited by the strength at that stress level. Successful fielding of MAPS experiments to measure shear stresses relies upon correct numerical simulation of the experiment. Complex wave interactions among forward and reflected longitudinal and shear waves, as well as the advancing magnetic diffusion front of the MHD drive, can make the design of the experiment complicated. Careful consideration must be given to driver, sample, and anvil materials; to the thicknesses of the driver, sample and anvil layers; as well as to the timing of the interacting waves. This paper will present and analyze the 2D MHD simulations used to design the MAPS experiments. The MAPS experiments are modeled using Sandia's ALEGRA-MHD simulation code. ALEGRA-MHD is an operator-split, multi-physics, multi-material, arbitrary lagrangian-eulerian code developed to model magnetic implosion, ceramic fracture, and electromagnetic launch. We will detail the numerical investigations into MHD shear generation, longitudinal and shear stress coupling, timing of wave interactions, and transmission of shear at material interfaces.

Haill, Thomas A.; Alexander, C. Scott; Asay, James Russell

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Film thickness measurement techniques applied to micro-scale two-phase flow systems  

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Recently semi-empirical models to estimate flow boiling heat transfer coefficient, saturated CHF and pressure drop in micro-scale channels have been proposed. Most of the models were developed based on elongated bubbles and annular flows in the view of the fact that these flow patterns are predominant in smaller channels. In these models, the liquid film thickness plays an important role and such a fact emphasizes that the accurate measurement of the liquid film thickness is a key point to validate them. On the other hand, several techniques have been successfully applied to measure liquid film thicknesses during condensation and evaporation under macro-scale conditions. However, although this subject has been targeted by several leading laboratories around the world, it seems that there is no conclusive result describing a successful technique capable of measuring dynamic liquid film thickness during evaporation inside micro-scale round channels. This work presents a comprehensive literature review of the methods used to measure liquid film thickness in macro- and micro-scale systems. The methods are described and the main difficulties related to their use in micro-scale systems are identified. Based on this discussion, the most promising methods to measure dynamic liquid film thickness in micro-scale channels are identified. (author)

Tibirica, Cristiano Bigonha; do Nascimento, Francisco Julio; Ribatski, Gherhardt [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Escola de Engenharia de Sao Carlos (EESC), University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Carlos (Brazil)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedures to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities applied to HVAC system: example of VSD of chilled water pumps  

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Procedures to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities applied to HVAC system: example of VSD of HVAC equipment using variable speed drive (VSD) is an Energy Conservation Opportunity (ECO) which can

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

111

Decision Analysis for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and DevelopmentAnalysis Project Type Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description The result of the proposed...

112

Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System...  

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Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) to Spent Fuel Routing Analysis P. E. Johnson R.R. Rawl Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRAGIS is being used by...

113

NREL: Energy Analysis - Electric Infrastructure Systems Technology...  

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Technology Analysis NREL's energy analysis supports distribution and interconnection R&D, which is responsible for distributed resources' system integration. Industrial...

114

Apparatus and system for multivariate spectral analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and system for determining the properties of a sample from measured spectral data collected from the sample by performing a method of multivariate spectral analysis. The method can include: generating a two-dimensional matrix A containing measured spectral data; providing a weighted spectral data matrix D by performing a weighting operation on matrix A; factoring D into the product of two matrices, C and S.sup.T, by performing a constrained alternating least-squares analysis of D=CS.sup.T, where C is a concentration intensity matrix and S is a spectral shapes matrix; unweighting C and S by applying the inverse of the weighting used previously; and determining the properties of the sample by inspecting C and S. This method can be used by a spectrum analyzer to process X-ray spectral data generated by a spectral analysis system that can include a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with an Energy Dispersive Detector and Pulse Height Analyzer.

Keenan, Michael R. (Albuquerque, NM); Kotula, Paul G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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FCT Systems Analysis: 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen...  

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-2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure to someone by E-mail Share FCT Systems Analysis: 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell...

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Applied & Computational MathematicsChallenges for the Design and Control of Dynamic Energy Systems  

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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) was passed with the goal 'to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security.' Energy security and independence cannot be achieved unless the United States addresses the issue of energy consumption in the building sector and significantly reduces energy consumption in buildings. Commercial and residential buildings account for approximately 40% of the U.S. energy consumption and emit 50% of CO{sub 2} emissions in the U.S. which is more than twice the total energy consumption of the entire U.S. automobile and light truck fleet. A 50%-80% improvement in building energy efficiency in both new construction and in retrofitting existing buildings could significantly reduce U.S. energy consumption and mitigate climate change. Reaching these aggressive building efficiency goals will not happen without significant Federal investments in areas of computational and mathematical sciences. Applied and computational mathematics are required to enable the development of algorithms and tools to design, control and optimize energy efficient buildings. The challenge has been issued by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu (emphasis added): 'We need to do more transformational research at DOE including computer design tools for commercial and residential buildings that enable reductions in energy consumption of up to 80 percent with investments that will pay for themselves in less than 10 years.' On July 8-9, 2010 a team of technical experts from industry, government and academia were assembled in Arlington, Virginia to identify the challenges associated with developing and deploying newcomputational methodologies and tools thatwill address building energy efficiency. These experts concluded that investments in fundamental applied and computational mathematics will be required to build enabling technology that can be used to realize the target of 80% reductions in energy consumption. In addition the finding was that there are tools and technologies that can be assembled and deployed in the short term - the next 3-5 years - that can be used to significantly reduce the cost and time effective delivery of moderate energy savings in the U.S. building stock. Simulation tools, which are a core strength of current DOE computational research programs, provide only a part of the answer by providing a basis for simulation enabled design. New investments will be required within a broad dynamics and control research agenda which must focus on dynamics, control, optimization and simulation of multi-scale energy systems during design and operation. U.S. investments in high performance and high productivity computing (HP2C) should be leveraged and coupled with advances in dynamics and control to impact both the existing building stock through retrofits and also new construction. The essential R&D areas requiring investment are: (1) Characterizing the Dynamics of Multi-scale Energy Systems; (2) Control and Optimization Methodologies of Multi-scale Energy Systems Under Uncertainty; and (3) Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Enabled Design and Operation. The concept of using design and control specific computational tools is a new idea for the building industry. The potential payoffs in terms of accelerated design cycle times, performance optimization and optimal supervisory control to obtain and maintain energy savings are huge. Recent advances in computational power, computer science, and mathematical algorithms offer the foundations to address the control problems presented by the complex dynamics of whole building systems. The key areas for focus and associated metrics with targets for establishing competitiveness in energy efficient building design and operation are: (1) Scalability - Current methodology and tools can provide design guidance for very low energy buildings in weeks to months; what is needed is hours to days. A 50X improvement is needed. (2) Installation and commissioning - Current methodology and tools can target a three month wi

Brown, D L; Burns, J A; Collis, S; Grosh, J; Jacobson, C A; Johansen, H; Mezic, I; Narayanan, S; Wetter, M

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied & Computational MathematicsChallenges for the Design and Control of Dynamic Energy Systems  

SciTech Connect

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) was passed with the goal 'to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security.' Energy security and independence cannot be achieved unless the United States addresses the issue of energy consumption in the building sector and significantly reduces energy consumption in buildings. Commercial and residential buildings account for approximately 40% of the U.S. energy consumption and emit 50% of CO{sub 2} emissions in the U.S. which is more than twice the total energy consumption of the entire U.S. automobile and light truck fleet. A 50%-80% improvement in building energy efficiency in both new construction and in retrofitting existing buildings could significantly reduce U.S. energy consumption and mitigate climate change. Reaching these aggressive building efficiency goals will not happen without significant Federal investments in areas of computational and mathematical sciences. Applied and computational mathematics are required to enable the development of algorithms and tools to design, control and optimize energy efficient buildings. The challenge has been issued by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu (emphasis added): 'We need to do more transformational research at DOE including computer design tools for commercial and residential buildings that enable reductions in energy consumption of up to 80 percent with investments that will pay for themselves in less than 10 years.' On July 8-9, 2010 a team of technical experts from industry, government and academia were assembled in Arlington, Virginia to identify the challenges associated with developing and deploying newcomputational methodologies and tools thatwill address building energy efficiency. These experts concluded that investments in fundamental applied and computational mathematics will be required to build enabling technology that can be used to realize the target of 80% reductions in energy consumption. In addition the finding was that there are tools and technologies that can be assembled and deployed in the short term - the next 3-5 years - that can be used to significantly reduce the cost and time effective delivery of moderate energy savings in the U.S. building stock. Simulation tools, which are a core strength of current DOE computational research programs, provide only a part of the answer by providing a basis for simulation enabled design. New investments will be required within a broad dynamics and control research agenda which must focus on dynamics, control, optimization and simulation of multi-scale energy systems during design and operation. U.S. investments in high performance and high productivity computing (HP2C) should be leveraged and coupled with advances in dynamics and control to impact both the existing building stock through retrofits and also new construction. The essential R&D areas requiring investment are: (1) Characterizing the Dynamics of Multi-scale Energy Systems; (2) Control and Optimization Methodologies of Multi-scale Energy Systems Under Uncertainty; and (3) Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Enabled Design and Operation. The concept of using design and control specific computational tools is a new idea for the building industry. The potential payoffs in terms of accelerated design cycle times, performance optimization and optimal supervisory control to obtain and maintain energy savings are huge. Recent advances in computational power, computer science, and mathematical algorithms offer the foundations to address the control problems presented by the complex dynamics of whole building systems. The key areas for focus and associated metrics with targets for establishing competitiveness in energy efficient building design and operation are: (1) Scalability - Current methodology and tools can provide design guidance for very low energy buildings in weeks to months; what is needed is hours to days. A 50X improvement is needed. (2) Installation and commissioning - Current methodology and tools can target a three month window for commissioni

Brown, D L; Burns, J A; Collis, S; Grosh, J; Jacobson, C A; Johansen, H; Mezic, I; Narayanan, S; Wetter, M

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

118

Microbial Quality Analysis of Water Runoff For Biosolid-Applied Fields in Southern Arizona  

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receives fertilizer filled with nitrogen and phosphorous, and the treatment plant has an effective means. The farms in this study use 6% liquefied biosolids applied via disc injection. Tailwater runoff, irrigation

Cushing, Jim. M.

119

Cluster Analysis: A new approach applied to Lidar measurements for Atmospheric Boundary Layer height estimation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several procedures are widely applied to estimate the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) top height by using aerosols as tracers from lidar measurements. These methods represent different mathematical approaches relying on either the abrupt step of ...

Daniel Toledo; Carmen Crdoba-Jabonero; Manuel Gil-Ojeda

120

Imagery Randomized Block Analysis (IRBA) Applied to the Verification of Cloud Edge Detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recently developed statistical method is described for evaluating the effectiveness of numerical models. This method is applied to the verification of the effectiveness of satellite imagery cloud edge detectors. Digital satellite data are ...

Frank P. Kelly; Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Paul W. Mielke Jr.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Multi-step perturbation solution of nonlinear differentiable equations applied to an econometric analysis of productivity  

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Fourth-order multi-step perturbation (MSP) is described and applied as a general method for numerically solving nonlinear, differentiable, algebraic equations which are first-order conditions of economic optimization problems. MSP is first described ...

Baoline Chen; Peter A. Zadrozny

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Utilization of melting techniques for borehole wall stabilization. [Applied to geothermal well production systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A research program on the Subterrene concept based on excavation by melting has been completed. Theoretical and experimental studies were made for a broad range of applications. Most recently, a study of Subterrene deep geothermal well production systems predicted that, compared to rotary-drilled wells, significant cost savings are possible, e.g., 2 and 4 million dollars for 10-km-deep wells and geothermal gradients of 25 and 40 K/km, respectively. It was also concluded that for most wells the rate of penetration of the melting bits should be increased several times over that attained in the Subterrene tests. Subterrene melting penetration tests showed that borehole glass liners can be formed in a wide variety of materials and structural characterization tests showed that tuff glass cylinders can be many times stronger in compression than the parent material. Also, the tests showed that the rock-glass liner permeability decreases rapidly with confining pressure. New melting devices are conceivable that could line rotary-drilled boreholes with rock glass or other materials with resultant improvements in well costs. With emphasis on borehole liners, an overview of Subterrene program results, data on rock-glass liners, and suggestions on how molten materials might be applied to the borehole wall as part of a rotary drilling operation are presented.

Altseimer, J.H.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System Agency/Company /Organization: Cambridge Systematics Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: idas.camsys.com/ Country: United States Northern America References: http://idas.camsys.com/ The ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) is software developed by the Federal Highway Administration that can be used in planning for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployments. State, regional, and local planners can use IDAS to estimate the benefits and costs of ITS investments - which are either alternatives to or enhancements of traditional highway

124

Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems report, prepared by Idaho National Laboratory, describes the common vulnerabilities on energy sector control systems, and provides...

125

NREL: Vehicle Systems Analysis - Related Links  

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information related to NREL's vehicle systems analysis capabilities and R&D activities, including: Models and tools National laboratories Models and Tools NREL's vehicle system...

126

Geometry, analysis, and computation in mathematics and applied sciences. Final report  

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Since 1993, the GANG laboratory has been co-directed by David Hoffman, Rob Kusner and Peter Norman. A great deal of mathematical research has been carried out here by them and by GANG faculty members Franz Pedit and Nate Whitaker. Also new communication tools, such as the GANG Webserver have been developed. GANG has trained and supported nearly a dozen graduate students, and at least half as many undergrads in REU projects.The GANG Seminar continues to thrive, making Amherst a site for short and long term visitors to come to work with the GANG. Some of the highlights of recent or ongoing research at GANG include: CMC surfaces, minimal surfaces, fluid dynamics, harmonic maps, isometric immersions, knot energies, foam structures, high dimensional soap film singularities, elastic curves and surfaces, self-similar curvature evolution, integrable systems and theta functions, fully nonlinear geometric PDE, geometric chemistry and biology. This report is divided into the following sections: (1) geometric variational problems; (2) soliton geometry; (3) embedded minimal surfaces; (4) numerical fluid dynamics and mathematical modeling; (5) GANG graphics and mathematical software; (6) description of the computational and visual analysis facility; and (7) research by undergraduates and GANG graduate seminar.

Kusner, R.B.; Hoffman, D.A.; Norman, P.; Pedit, F.; Whitaker, N.; Oliver, D.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

127

Solar Energy Systems - Research - Systems Analysis - Smart Grid...  

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Solar Fuels Research: Systems Analysis Smart grid photovoltaic Systems analysis photovoltaic A team of energy and grid experts from Agronne, ComEd, GridPoint, and the University of...

128

The ATLAS Distributed Analysis System  

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In the LHC operations era, analysis of the multi-petabyte ATLAS data sample by globally distributed physicists is a challenging task. To attain the required scale the ATLAS Computing Model was designed around the concept of grid computing, realized in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), the largest distributed computational resource existing in the sciences. The ATLAS experiment currently stores over 140 PB of data and runs about 140,000 concurrent jobs continuously at WLCG sites. During the first run of the LHC, the ATLAS Distributed Analysis (DA) service has operated stably and scaled as planned. More than 1600 users submitted jobs in 2012, with 2 million or more analysis jobs per week, peaking at about a million jobs per day. The system dynamically distributes popular data to expedite processing and maximally utilize resources. The reliability of the DA service is high but steadily improving; grid sites are continually validated against a set of standard tests, and a dedicated team of expert shifters ...

Legger, F; The ATLAS collaboration; Pacheco Pages, A; Stradling, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

The National Meteorological Center Regional Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) Regional Optimum-Interpolation (ROI) analysis is described. The ROI is the analysis component of the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS) and is specially designed to provide initial conditions for ...

Geoffrey J. DiMego

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Local Data Integration over East-Central Florida Using the ARPS Data Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Applied Meteorology Unit has configured the Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) Data Analysis System (ADAS) to support operational short-range weather forecasting over east-central Florida, including the Kennedy Space Center and Cape ...

Jonathan L. Case; John Manobianco; Timothy D. Oram; Tim Garner; Peter F. Blottman; Scott M. Spratt

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

An Automated System for the Analysis of Gravity Waves and Other Mesoscale Phenomena  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automated near-real-time system for the surface analysis of gravity waves and other mesoscale phenomena is developed, tested, and applied to several cases. Five-minute observations from the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) network ...

Steven E. Koch; Stephen Saleeby

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

On the empirical mode decomposition applied to the analysis of brain SPECT images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we propose a novel method for brain SPECT image feature extraction based on the empirical mode decomposition (EMD). The proposed method applied to assist the diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease (AD) selects the most discriminant voxels for support ... Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Empirical mode decomposition, SPECT, Support vector machines

A. Gallix; J. M. GRriz; J. RamRez; I. A. IllN; E. W. Lang

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

A review on vision techniques applied to Human Behaviour Analysis for Ambient-Assisted Living  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human Behaviour Analysis (HBA) is more and more being of interest for computer vision and artificial intelligence researchers. Its main application areas, like Video Surveillance and Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL), have been in great demand in recent ... Keywords: Action recognition, Activities of daily living (ADLs), Activity recognition, Ambient-Assisted Living, Computer vision, Human behaviour, Motion analysis

Alexandros Andr Chaaraoui; Pau Climent-Prez; Francisco Flrez-Revuelta

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Applied Ecosystem Analysis - - a Primer : EDT the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Method.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The aim of this document is to inform and instruct the reader about an approach to ecosystem management that is based upon salmon as an indicator species. It is intended to provide natural resource management professionals with the background information needed to answer questions about why and how to apply the approach. The methods and tools the authors describe are continually updated and refined, so this primer should be treated as a first iteration of a sequentially revised manual.

Lestelle, Lawrence C.; Mobrand, Lars E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Flywheel Power Systems: Market Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High speed flywheel power systems offer a new opportunity to provide power delivery systems. Such systems are very useful to mitigate power quality problems. This report focuses on the industrial market for flywheel storage systems.

1998-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

136

Sasakis Pivotal Contribution: Calculus of Variations Applied to Weather Map Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Yoshikazu Sasaki developed a variational method of data assimilation, a cornerstone of modern-day analysis and prediction in meteorology. Fundamentally, he formulated data assimilation as a constrained minimization problem with equality ...

John Lewis; S. Lakshmivarahan

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Singular Spectrum Analysis of Nonstationary Tidal Currents Applied to ADCP Data from the Northeast Brazilian Shelf  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of new tools for the analysis of nonstationary currents, including tidal currents, has been the subject of recent research. In this work a method for studies of nonstationary barotropic or baroclinic currents based on empirical ...

Marcio L. Vianna; Viviane V. Menezes

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Applied research of data sensing and service to ubiquitous intelligent transportation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-efficiency transportation systems in urban environments are not only solutions for the growing public travel demands, but are also the premise for enlarging transportation capacity and narrowing the gap between urban and rural areas. Such transportation ... Keywords: Beijing ubiquitous transportation intelligent system (BUIT), application systems, cyber physical systems (CPS), moving sensors (MS)

Weifeng Lv; Bowen Du; Dianfu Ma; Tongyu Zhu; Chen Wang

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Systems Analysis Workshop Welcome & Introductions  

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DOE Hydrogen Program DOE Hydrogen Program Systems Analysis Workshop Systems Analysis Workshop Welcome & Introductions Welcome & Introductions Washington D.C. 28-29 Jul 04 Dale Gardner Systems Integration 2 Systems Analysis Workshop Administrative Items Elevators Glass Doors - NREL sign Large Conf Room Elevators Glass Doors - NREL sign Large Conf Room M W Kitchenette Copier/Fax Wanda 202-646-5278/5050 202-646-7790 fax Visitor Offices Restrooms 3 Systems Analysis Workshop Agenda Wednesday, 28 July Welcome & Introduction Dale Gardner 8:00 - 8:10 Role of Analysis in the Hydrogen Program Steve Chalk 8:10 - 8:30 NRC Analysis Recommendations Bob Hirsch 8:30 - 9:00 Systems Analysis Workshop (SAW) Purpose Dale Gardner 9:00 - 9:45 Break 9:45 - 10:00 Capability Briefings Participants 10:00 - 12:00

140

Analysis of Petroleum Technology Advances Through Applied Research by Independent Oil Producers  

SciTech Connect

Petroleum Technology Advances Through Applied Research by Independent Oil Producers is a program of the National Oil Research Program, U.S. Department of Energy. Between 1995 and 1998, the program competitively selected and cost-shared twenty-two projects with small producers. The purpose was to involve small independent producers in testing technologies of interest to them that would advance (directly or indirectly) one or more of four national program objectives: (1) Extend the productive life of reservoirs; (2) Increase production and/or reserves; (3) Improve environmental performance; and (4) Broaden the exchange of technology information.

Brashear, Jerry P.; North, Walter B.; Thomas Charles P.; Becker, Alan B.; Faulder, David D.

2000-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Intrusion ripple analysis in distributed information systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Security is a very important aspect of distributed computing systems, especially in distributed information environments involving wide-area networks, such as internets. This paper addresses how a security breach, such as intrusion, propagates through ... Keywords: computer crime, distributed information systems, internets, intrusion ripple analysis, networked information system, ripple effect analysis, security breach propagation, software maintenance, wide-area networks

S. S. Yau; Jun Zhu

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Intelligent sea transportation system postoptimal analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure for the ship dynamic positioning postoptimal analysis in Intelligent Sea Transportation System Optimization is proposed. The dynamic positioning control system design is based on the optimal constrained covariance control (OC3). ... Keywords: LQG control, dynamic positioning, intelligent transportation system, mathematical modelling, optimization problems, postoptimal analysis, robust control

Sadko Manduka; Ivan Bonjak; Ljupko imunovic

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

POINT OF COLLAPSE METHODS APPLIED TO AC/DC POWER SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes an extension of the Point of Collapse method developed for ac systems studies to the determination of saddle-node bifurcations in power systems including high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission. Bus voltage profiles are illustrated for an ac/dc test system, which significantly differ from the profiles of pure ac systems for typical system models. In particular, voltage dependent current order limits (VD-COLs) are shown to affect the voltage profiles ("nose" curves) and the loadability margin of the system. It is also shown that Hopf bifurcations, which are not possible in purely ac lossless systems with second-order generator models, become plausible when the dynamics for the HVDC system are included.

Claudio A. Caizares; Fernando L. Alvarado; et al.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A comprehensive approach to complex system product development : operations management tools applied to automotive design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The research is based on observations made over a two-year period with the Closures Systems Integrators or CSIs (supervisory engineers who coordinate attribute balance and system decisions for conflicting door attributes) ...

Noor, Muhammad Jehanzeb, 1982-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

An Empirical Analysis of Semantic Techniques Applied to a Network Management Classification Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Semantic technologies are increasingly being employed to integrate, relate and classify heterogeneous data from various problem domains. To date, however, little empirical analysis has been carried out to help identify the benefits and limitations of ... Keywords: OWL, SWRL, SPARQL, axioms, rules, queries, network performance management

Aidan Boran; Ivan Bedini; Christopher J. Matheus; Peter F. Patel-Schneider; Stefan Bischof

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics A Modeling Framework for Applying Discrete Optimization to System  

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system (e.g. electric, bipropellant), power supply system (solar, nuclear), and thermal control system variables. Genetic algorithms are evolutionary search techniques that mimic Darwin's Theory of Natural designs of a hydrogen reduction reactor exist, they can both be included at the "OR" level for hydrogen

de Weck, Olivier L.

147

Applying simulation experience design methods to creating serious game-based adaptive training systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the present paper is to briefly introduce adaptive training systems, and describe the Simulation Experience Design Method. Adaptive training systems are serious games whose goal it is to engender communication opportunities for players ... Keywords: Adaptive training systems, Communication, Real-time in-game feedback assessment, Serious games, Simulation Experience Design Method

Elaine M. Raybourn

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Validation of Inverse Methods Applied to Forensic Analysis of Spent Fuel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inverse depletion/decay methods are useful tools for application to nuclear forensics. Previously, inverse methods were applied to the generic case of predicting the burnup, initial enrichment, and cooling time for selected spent nuclear fuels based on measured actinide and fission product concentrations. These existing measurements were not developed or optimized for use by these inverse techniques, and hence previous work demonstrated the prediction of only the fuel burnup, initial enrichment, and cooling time. Previously, nine spent fuel samples from an online data compilation were randomly selected for study. This work set out to demonstrate the full prediction capabilities using measured isotopic data, but with a more deliberate selection of fuel samples. The current approach is to evaluate nuclides within the same element to see if complementary information can be obtained in addition to the reactor burnup, enrichment, and cooling. Specifically, the reactor power and the fuel irradiation time values are desired to achieve the maximum prediction capabilities of these techniques.

Broadhead, Bryan L [ORNL; Weber, Charles F [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Systems Analysis  

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Repository H2A Analysis Hydrogen Analysis Resource Center Scenario Analysis Well-to-Wheels Analysis Systems Integration U.S. Department of Energy Search help Home > Systems...

150

NREL: Energy Analysis - Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis  

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Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis The following includes summary bios of staff expertise and interests in analysis related to infrastructure and systems; sustainability assessment; technoeconomic assessment; and water requirements. Team Lead: Margaret Mann Administrative Support: JoAnn Weaver Chad Augustine Alberta Carpenter Karlynn Cory Ran Fu Maureen Hand KC Hallett Ted James Garvin Heath Scott Jenne Aaron Levine Ben Maples Anelia Milbrandt Emily K. Newes Ethan Warner Kermit Witherbee Michael Woodhouse Katherine Young Yimin Zhang Photo of Chad Augustine. Chad Augustine Geothermal Energy Engineer/Analyst Areas of expertise Techno-economic modeling of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Geothermal resource assessment High pressure, high temperature reaction systems

151

Stochastic Control Analysis for Biochemical Reaction Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we investigate how stochastic reaction processes are affected by external perturbations. We describe an extension of the deterministic metabolic control analysis (MCA) to the stochastic regime. We introduce stochastic sensitivities for mean and covariance values of reactant concentrations and reaction fluxes and show that there exist MCA-like summation theorems among these sensitivities. The summation theorems for flux variances are shown to depend on the size of the measurement time window ($\\epsilon$), within which reaction events are counted for measuring a single flux. The degree of the $\\epsilon$-dependency can become significant for processes involving multi-time-scale dynamics and is estimated by introducing a new measure of time scale separation. This $\\epsilon$-dependency is shown to be closely related to the power-law scaling observed in flux fluctuations in various complex networks. We propose a systematic way to control fluctuations of reactant concentrations while minimizing changes in mean concentration levels. Such orthogonal control is obtained by introducing a control vector indicating the strength and direction of parameter perturbations leading to a sensitive control. We also propose a possible implication in the control of flux fluctuation: The control distribution for flux fluctuations changes with the measurement time window size, $\\epsilon$. When a control engineer applies a specific control operation on a reaction system, the system can respond contrary to what is expected, depending on the time window size $\\epsilon$.

Kyung Hyuk Kim; Herbert M. Sauro

2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

152

System architecture analysis and selection under uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A system architecture analysis and selection methodology is presented that builds on the Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization framework. It addresses a need and opportunity to extend the MAO techniques to include a ...

Smaling, Rudolf M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Systems Analysis  

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Systems Analysis Systems Analysis Featured Resource Learn more about NREL's capabilities in modeling and analysis of CSP Systems. NREL and other national laboratories support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) systems analysis activities to evaluate and validate the cost, performance, durability, and grid penetration impacts for concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. DOE's systems analysis program focuses on the greatest opportunities for impact, based on estimates of the current and future costs of CSP plants, subsystems, and components. Opportunities and Potential Impact The DOE SunShot Initiative to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by 75% by the end of the decade will require low-cost configurations that are easy to integrate into the electric grid. Systems

154

Image Analysis and Machine Learning Applied to Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, prognostic implications of the system were explored because the computer­analyzed features are very similar cancers, or had distant metastases at the time of presentation. One hundred twenty­four patients of the 166 patients developed distant metastases sometime following surgery or were followed a minimum of 2

Street, Nick

155

NREL: Energy Analysis - Electric Infrastructure Systems Technology...  

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Electric Infrastructure Systems Technology Analysis Models and Tools The following is a list of models and tools that can assist in learning more about the listed technologies and...

156

Applying Systems Engineering in a Renewable Energy Research and Development Environment: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines lessons learned in systems engineering research and development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and explores new ideas for future process enhancements.

Snyder, N.; Antkowiak, M.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Hybrid Technique in SCALE for Fission Source Convergence Applied to Used Nuclear Fuel Analysis  

SciTech Connect

The new hybrid SOURCE ConveRgence accelERator (SOURCERER) sequence in SCALE deterministically computes a fission distribution and uses it as the starting source in a Monte Carlo eigenvalue criticality calculation. In addition to taking the guesswork out of defining an appropriate, problem-dependent starting source, the more accurate starting source provided by the deterministic calculation decreases the probability of producing inaccurate tally estimates associated with undersampling problems caused by inadequate source convergence. Furthermore, SOURCERER can increase the efficiency of the overall simulation by decreasing the number of cycles that has to be skipped before the keff accumulation. SOURCERER was applied to a representative example for a used nuclear fuel cask utilized at the Maine Yankee storage site {Scaglione and Ilas}. Because of the time constraints of the Used Fuel Research, Development, and Demonstration project, it was found that using more than 30,000 neutrons per cycle will lead to inaccurate Monte Carlo calculation of keff due to the inevitable decrease in the number of skipped and active cycles used with this problem. For a fixed uncertainty objective and by using 30,000 neutron per cycle, the use of SOURCERER increased the efficiency of the keff calculation by 60%compared to a Monte Carlo calculation that used a starting source distributed uniformly in fissionable regions, even with the inclusion of the extra computational time required by the deterministic calculation. Additionally, the use of SOURCERER increased the reliability of keff calculation using any number of skipped cycles below 350.

Ibrahim, Ahmad M [ORNL; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL; Bekar, Kursat B [ORNL; Celik, Cihangir [ORNL; Scaglione, John M [ORNL; Ilas, Dan [ORNL; Wagner, John C [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Cost Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Systems  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Hydrogen Cost Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Systems Storage Systems TIAX LLC 15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140-2390 Tel. 617- 498-5000 Fax 617-498-7200 www.TIAXLLC.com Reference:...

159

System for decision analysis support on complex waste management issues  

SciTech Connect

A software system called the Waste Flow Analysis has been developed and applied to complex environmental management processes for the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). The system can evaluate proposed methods of waste retrieval, treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal. Analysts can evaluate various scenarios to see the impacts to waste slows and schedules, costs, and health and safety risks. Decision analysis capabilities have been integrated into the system to help identify preferred alternatives based on a specific objectives may be to maximize the waste moved to final disposition during a given time period, minimize health risks, minimize costs, or combinations of objectives. The decision analysis capabilities can support evaluation of large and complex problems rapidly, and under conditions of variable uncertainty. The system is being used to evaluate environmental management strategies to safely disposition wastes in the next ten years and reduce the environmental legacy resulting from nuclear material production over the past forty years.

Shropshire, D.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive mechanisms for combustion chemistry: An experimental and numerical study with emphasis on applied sensitivity analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Over the last three years, this program has made significant progress on a number of problems: development of a data base for oxidation of the CO/H[sub 2]/O[sub 2] system; development and refinement of a comprehensive kinetic mechanism for the CO/H[sub 2]/O[sub 2] system; additional experiments on formaldehyde oxidation in the, comprehensive mechanistic studies inclusive of flow reactor results and literature results from static reactors, shock tubes, and flames, and identification of elementary reactions needing further study; mechanistic study of previously acquired APFR flow reactor data on ethanol oxidation, including an estimation of the branching ratios for C[sub 2]H[sub 5]0H + X, X= OH,H and identification of elementary reactions needing additional study; completion and mechanistic evaluation of the first insitu optical diapostic measurements of OH in the APFR; determinations of uni-molecular decomposition rate for 1,3,5-Trioxane at 700 to 800 K; seeded perturbation experiments on moist CO oxidation in flow reactors as a means to determine elementary rate constants for specific reactions; determination of elementary rates for CH[sub 4] + OH [yields] CH[sub 3] + H[sub 2]0 at 1026 and 1140 K, and C[sub 3]H[sub 6] + OH [yields] products at 1020 K; First experimental studies of the H[sub 2]/O[sub 2] reaction system in the VPFR at conditions between the extended second and third explosion limits.

Dryer, F.L.; Yetter, R.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Hydrogen Systems Analysis, Education, and  

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Systems Analysis, Education, and Outreach Systems Analysis, Education, and Outreach Project Summary Full Title: Hydrogen Systems Analysis, Education, and Outreach Project ID: 89 Principal Investigator: Faith Klareich Brief Description: Sentech undertook systems analysis and technical/economic assessments to allow DOE to define the strategic goals of the hydrogen R&D program. Keywords: Technoeconomic analysis; education Purpose Provide data that allow DOE to define the strategic goals of the hydrogen R&D program. Performer Principal Investigator: Faith Klareich Organization: Sentech, Inc. Address: 7475 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 900 Bethesda , MD 20814 Telephone: 240-223-5500 Period of Performance Start: August 1996 End: September 1997 Project Description Type of Project: Analysis Category: Hydrogen Fuel Pathways

162

KBSLUA: A knowledge-based system applied in river land use assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The assessment of river land use is an important, but complex and time-consuming task that has to deal with a huge amount of data, domain regulations, legal aspects, and expert knowledge in terms of environmental protection, ecology, and water resource ... Keywords: Geographic information system, Knowledge-based system, River land use

Tzai-Zang Lee; Chien-Hsing Wu; Hsien-Hui Wei

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Systems Analysis Workshop Discussion Summary  

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among cost factors o Base targets on analysis rather than assumptions * Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle vs. competition - we need better comparisons with alternative...

164

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit  

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Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) Project Summary Full Title: Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) Project ID: 122 Principal Investigator: Aymeric Rousseau Brief Description: PSAT is a forward-looking model that simulates fuel economy and performance in a realistic manner -- taking into account transient behavior and control system characteristics. It can simulate an unrivaled number of predefined configurations (conventional, electric, fuel cell, series hybrid, parallel hybrid, and power split hybrid). Keywords: Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV); fuel cell vehicles (FCV); vehicle characteristics Purpose Simulate performance and fuel economy of advanced vehicles to support U.S. DOE R&D activities Performer Principal Investigator: Aymeric Rousseau

165

Systems engineering applied to integrated safety management for high consequence facilities  

SciTech Connect

Integrated Safety Management is a concept that is being actively promoted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a means of assuring safe operation of its facilities. The concept involves the integration of safety precepts into work planning rather than adjusting for safe operations after defining the work activity. The system engineering techniques used to design an integrated safety management system for a high consequence research facility are described. An example is given to show how the concepts evolved with the system design.

Barter, R; Morais, B

1998-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

166

Applied fractionalization : quantum phases and phase transitions of strongly interacting systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Strongly correlated systems present interesting challenges in condensed matter physics. On the one hand, the theoretical work in the last two decades suggests that strong interactions may lead to new phases and phase ...

Grover, Tarun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Mandatory Photovoltaic System Cost Analysis | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Mandatory Photovoltaic System Cost Analysis Mandatory Photovoltaic System Cost Analysis Eligibility Utility Savings For Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Information...

168

LLNL Engineering Systems and Intelligence Analysis Signal and...  

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Systems and Intelligence Analysis Bayesian Inference Computational Economics Decision Analysis Detector Networks Incident Command Analytic Training System (ICATS): A Simulation...

169

Bifurcation Analysis of Various Power System Models  

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Bifurcation Analysis of Various Power System Models William D. Rosehart Claudio A. Ca This paper presents the bifurcation analysis of a detailed power system model composed of an aggregated induction motor and impedance load supplied by an under-load tap-changer transformer and an equivalent

Cañizares, Claudio A.

170

System level design of telecom systems using formal model refinement: Applying the B method/language in practice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing complexity of modern telecommunication systems is one of the main issues encountered in most telecom products. Despite the plethora of methods and tools for efficient system design, verification and validation phases are still consuming ... Keywords: Correct by construction systems, Formal methods, Formal verification, System level design

Konstantinos Antonis; Nikolaos S. Voros

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis - Home  

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Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis U.S. Department of Energy Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis U.S. Department of Energy Search Argonne ... Search Decision and Information Sciences Energy Systems FutureGrid Infrastructure Assurance Center Intelligence Analysis National Security Nuclear Engineering Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Transportation Technology R&D Center EESA Intranet Image of battery development team standing by an electric vehicle in Argonne's Ev-Smart Grid Interoperability Center Features eesa success stories ebr-2 Argonne's Major Nuclear Energy Milestones Argonne's Nuclear Energy Exhibit Argonne's Nuclear Energy Exhibit Argonne's Glassblowing Studio Glassblowing Studio Reactor Advanced Burner Test Reactor Preconceptual Design Argonne Experts Guide Argonne Experts Guide

172

Analysis and design of robust decentralized controllers for nonlinear systems  

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Decentralized control strategies for nonlinear systems are achieved via feedback linearization techniques. New results on optimization and parameter robustness of non-linear systems are also developed. In addition, parametric uncertainty in large-scale systems is handled by sensitivity analysis and optimal control methods in a completely decentralized framework. This idea is applied to alleviate uncertainty in friction parameters for the gimbal joints on Space Station Freedom. As an example of decentralized nonlinear control, singular perturbation methods and distributed vibration damping are merged into a control strategy for a two-link flexible manipulator.

Schoenwald, D.A.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Trust and multi-agent systems: applying the "diffuse, default model" of trust to experiments involving artificial agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We argue that the notion of trust, as it figures in an ethical context, can be illuminated by examining research in artificial intelligence on multi-agent systems in which commitment and trust are modeled. We begin with an analysis of a philosophical ... Keywords: Artificial agents, Default trust, Diffuse trust, Multi-agent systems, Trust

Jeff Buechner; Herman T. Tavani

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Study on a hybrid fuzzy-PI controller applied to VSC-HVDC system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hybrid fuzzy-PI controller for voltage source converter based HYDC (VSC-HVDC) transmission system is proposed in this paper. At first, the elementary model of VSC-HYDC is described. Then the fuzzy self-tuning control strategy is proposed, in which ... Keywords: HVDC, VSC, direct current control, hybrid fuzzy-PI control

Geng Yuancheng; Li Zhixiong; Zhang Jiangcheng

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Solar energy applied to dehumidification and water heating in an integrated system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project involved the demonstration of a desiccant dryer assist for use with residential air conditioning systems and designed for retrofitting to in-place equipment. The dryer is part of an integrated package including solar regeneration of the desiccant, water heating, and winter time humidification. Some of the key features and results of the project are summarized in this report.

Fago, E.T. Jr.

1982-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

176

A Displacement-Based Error Measure Applied in a Regional Ensemble Forecasting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Errors in regional forecasts often take the form of phase errors, where a forecasted weather system is displaced in space or time. For such errors, a direct measure of the displacement is likely to be more valuable than traditional measures. A ...

Christian Keil; George C. Craig

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

LIS: Localization based on an intelligent distributed fuzzy system applied to a WSN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The localization of the sensor nodes is a fundamental problem in wireless sensor networks. There are a lot of different kinds of solutions in the literature. Some of them use external devices like GPS, while others use special hardware or implicit parameters ... Keywords: CL, Centroid, Fuzzy system, Localization, RSSI, WSN

D. F. Larios; J. Barbancho; F. J. Molina; C. Len

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Hazard Analysis Methods for Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents an investigation of the use of various hazard and failure analysis methods to reveal potential vulnerabilities in digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems before they are put into operation. The report looks at six approaches, ranging from well-established practices to novel methods still transitioning from academic demonstrations to practical, realistic applications. It includes step-by-step procedures and worked examples, applying each of the methods to sample ...

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

179

Simulation aids cogeneration system analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cogeneration systems using gas turbines and heat-recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are widely used in chemical process industries (CPI) plants. Because these plants are quite expensive and the HRSG is an important part of the system, it is prudent to analyze the heat-recovery system or simulate its performance well in advance of finalizing plant specifications. Simulation is a method of predicting the performance of the HRSG under different operating modes and gas and steam conditions without physically designing the equipment. Such a study will provide the engineer with valuable information about the HRSG and its performance capabilities. The simulation results could influence the choice of steam system parameters and the selection of the steam or gas turbine. In addition, one may also obtain information about the performance of the HRSG and the cogeneration system. This article explains what HRSG simulation is and the basic methodology. Its applications are then illustrated through several examples.

Ganapathy, V.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Quality control and assurance applied to the analysis of environmental samples collected from known geothermal sites. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The components of an analytical quality control and assurance program for the analysis of trace toxic and priority pollutants are reviewed in general. It is recommended that these principles be applied to develop increased confidence in a laboratory's analytical accuracy by establishing validated standard operating procedures with built in controls and internal cross checks and developing an approved standard operating procedure for quality assurance consisting of audits and appropriate documentation. It is recommended that interlaboratory comparisons be considered as a means of continually documenting analytical accuracy.

Cooper, J.A.

1978-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an Integrated Multicontaminant Removal Process Applied to Warm Syngas Cleanup for Coal-Based Advanced Gasification Systems  

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an Integrated an Integrated Multicontaminant Removal Process Applied to Warm Syngas Cleanup for Coal-Based Advanced Gasification Systems Background The U.S. has more coal than any other country, and it can be converted through gasification into electricity, liquid fuels, chemicals, or hydrogen. However, for coal gasification to become sufficiently competitive to benefit the U.S. economy and help reduce our dependence on foreign fuels, gasification costs must be reduced

182

Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System  

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The United States (U.S.) nuclear industry, like similar process control industries, has moved toward upgrading its control rooms. The upgraded control rooms typically feature digital control system (DCS) displays embedded in the panels. These displays gather information from the system and represent that information on a single display surface. In this manner, the DCS combines many previously separate analog indicators and controls into a single digital display, whereby the operators can toggle between multiple windows to monitor and control different aspects of the plant. The design of the DCS depends on the function of the system it monitors, but revolves around presenting the information most germane to an operator at any point in time. DCSs require a carefully designed human system interface. This report centers on redesigning existing DCS displays for an example chemical volume control system (CVCS) at a U.S. nuclear power plant. The crucial nature of the CVCS, which controls coolant levels and boration in the primary system, requires a thorough human factors evaluation of its supporting DCS. The initial digital controls being developed for the DCSs tend to directly mimic the former analog controls. There are, however, unique operator interactions with a digital vs. analog interface, and the differences have not always been carefully factored in the translation of an analog interface to a replacement DCS. To ensure safety, efficiency, and usability of the emerging DCSs, a human factors usability evaluation was conducted on a CVCS DCS currently being used and refined at an existing U.S. nuclear power plant. Subject matter experts from process control engineering, software development, and human factors evaluated the DCS displays to document potential usability issues and propose design recommendations. The evaluation yielded 167 potential usability issues with the DCS. These issues should not be considered operator performance problems but rather opportunities identified by experts to improve upon the design of the DCS. A set of nine design recommendations was developed to address these potential issues. The design principles addressed the following areas: (1) color, (2) pop-up window structure, (3) navigation, (4) alarms, (5) process control diagram, (6) gestalt grouping, (7) typography, (8) terminology, and (9) data entry. Visuals illustrating the improved DCS displays accompany the design recommendations. These nine design principles serve as the starting point to a planned general DCS style guide that can be used across the U.S. nuclear industry to aid in the future design of effective DCS interfaces.

Thomas Ulrich; Ronald Boring; William Phoenix; Emily Dehority; Tim Whiting; Jonathan Morrell; Rhett Backstrom

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) and short-lived neutron activation analysis (NAA) applied to the characterization of legacy materials  

SciTech Connect

Without quality historical records that provide the composition of legacy materials, the elemental and/or chemical characterization of such materials requires a manual analytical strategy that may expose the analyst to unknown toxicological hazards. In addition, much of the existing legacy inventory also incorporates radioactivity, and, although radiological composition may be determined by various nuclear-analytical methods, most importantly, gamma-spectroscopy, current methods of chemical characterization still require direct sample manipulation, thereby presenting special problems with broad implications for both the analyst and the environment. Alternately, prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) provides a'single-shot' in-situ, non-destructive method that provides a complete assay of all major entrained elemental constituents.1-3. Additionally, neutron activation analysis (NAA) using short-lived activation products complements PGAA and is especially useful when NAA activation surpasses the PGAA in elemental sensitivity.

Firestone, Richard B; English, G.A.; Firestone, R.B.; Perry, D.L.; Reijonen, J.P.; Leung, Ka-Ngo; Garabedian, G.F.; Molnar, G.L.; Revay, Zs.

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

184

Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the market, the embodied energy payback time (EPBT) is the scale to measure and compare the viability of PV systems against other technologies. Although the impact of PV panels on the operational energy is significant, it is not considered at the time of EPBT estimation. Including savings in operational energy gained over the PV system life leads to shortening the total EPBT. This study shows that the ratio between PV outputs and savings in energy due to PV panels is about 1:3. For the southern and western PV facades of the UAE office buildings, the embodied energy payback time is 12-13 years. When reductions in operational energy are considered the payback time can be reduced to 3 years. It is obvious that the reduction in the operational energy due to the PV panels represents an important factor when the EPBT is estimated.

Radhi, H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Slack analysis in the system design loop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a system-level technique to analyze the impact of design optimizations on system-level timing dependencies. This technique enables us to speed up the design cycle by substituting, in the design the loop, the time-consuming simulation step ... Keywords: slack analysis, system design loop, timing update

Girish Venkataramani; Seth C. Goldstein

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Stability analysis of switched linear singular systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the stability analysis problem for switched linear continuous-time singular systems. First, based on the equivalent dynamics decomposition form, a refined description for state jumps of the switched singular system is presented, ... Keywords: Average dwell time, Exponential stability, State jumps, Switched singular systems

Lei Zhou, Daniel W. C. Ho, Guisheng Zhai

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Policy Analysis System (Polysys) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Policy Analysis System (Polysys) Policy Analysis System (Polysys) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Policy Analysis System (Polysys) Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Tennessee Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Phase: Prepare a Plan Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: www.agpolicy.org/polysys.html OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool, Policy Analysis System, Polysys Language: English References: Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Research Tools[1] Model U.S. planning decisions at the level of the agricultural statistics district; crop demands and market prices at the national level; and the integrated livestock sector at the national level. Includes fourteen crops and five livestock commodities.

188

Virtual Money Systems: a Phenomenal Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the development of virtual communities, a new phenomenon of virtual money is observed and presented high importance to both e-commerce and e-society fields. This paper, as a pioneer research, has attempted to make a phenomenal analysis on the existing virtual money systems. By the analysis, this paper has defined what virtual money is, what its general models are, and how its existing systems work. By the analysis, the features of existing virtual money systems are abstracted and their problems are summarized. Driven by the motivation of utilizing and improving the existing virtual money systems, this paper has outlined a novel generic virtual money system model called Common Money (CONEY) to resolve the problems that bother the existing virtual money systems. Finally, further interesting issues for future research are given. 1.

Jingzhi Guo; Angelina Chow

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

On-Board Storage Systems Analysis  

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On-Board Storage Systems Analysis On-Board Storage Systems Analysis R. K. Ahluwalia, J-K Peng and T. Q. Hua DOE and FreedomCAR & Fuel Partnership Hydrogen Delivery and On-Board Storage Analysis Workshop Washington, DC 25 January 2006 Work sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies 2 ANL ANL ' ' s Role in H s Role in H 2 2 Storage Systems Development Storage Systems Development Working with DOE contractors and Centers of Excellence researchers: Model and analyze various developmental hydrogen storage systems Analyze hybrid systems that combine features of more than one concept Develop models that can be used to "reverse-engineer" particular technologies Identify interface issues and opportunities, and data

190

Analysis of the SIAM Infrared Acquisition System  

SciTech Connect

This report describes and presents the results of an analysis of the performance of the infrared acquisition system for a Self-Initiated Antiaircraft Missile (SIAM). A description of the optical system is included, and models of target radiant intensity, atmospheric transmission, and background radiance are given. Acquisition probabilities are expressed in terms of the system signal-to-noise ratio. System performance against aircraft and helicopter targets is analyzed, and background discrimination techniques are discussed. 17 refs., 22 figs., 6 tabs.

Varnado, S.G.

1974-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Stochastic Lagrangian relaxation applied to power scheduling in a hydro-thermal system under uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A dynamic (multi-stage) stochastic programming model for the weekly cost-optimal generation of electric power in a hydro-thermal generation system under uncertain load is developed. The model involves a large number of mixed-integer (stochastic) decision variables and constraints linking time periods and operating power units. Astochastic Lagrangian relaxation scheme is designed by assigning (stochastic) multipliers to all constraints coupling power units. It is assumed that the stochastic load process is given (or approximated) by a nite number of realizations (scenarios) in scenario tree form. Solving the dual by a bundle subgradient method leads to a successive decomposition into stochastic single (thermal or hydro) unit subproblems. The stochastic thermal and hydro subproblems are solved by astochastic dynamic programming technique and by a speci c descent algorithm, respectively. A Lagrangian heuristics that provides approximate solutions for the rst stage (primal) decisions starting from the optimal (stochastic) multipliers is developed. Numerical results are presented for realistic data from a German power utility andfornumbers of scenarios ranging from 5 to 100 and a time horizon from 7 to 9 days. The sizes of the corresponding optimization problems go up to 200.000 binary and 350.000 continuous variables, and more than 500.000 constraints.

M. P. Nowak; W. Rmisch

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

VISION 21 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary team led by the Advanced Power and Energy Program of the University of California at Irvine is defining the system engineering issues associated with the integration of key components and subsystems into power plant systems that meet performance and emission goals of the Vision 21 program. The study efforts have narrowed down the myriad of fuel processing, power generation, and emission control technologies to selected scenarios that identify those combinations having the potential to achieve the Vision 21 program goals of high efficiency and minimized environmental impact while using fossil fuels. The technology levels considered are based on projected technical and manufacturing advances being made in industry and on advances identified in current and future government supported research. Included in these advanced systems are solid oxide fuel cells and advanced cycle gas turbines. The results of this investigation will serve as a guide for the U. S. Department of Energy in identifying the research areas and technologies that warrant further support.

G.S. Samuelsen; A. Rao; F. Robson; B. Washom

2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

193

Prony analysis for power system transient harmonics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proliferation of nonlinear loads in power systems has increased harmonic pollution and deteriorated power quality. Not required to have prior knowledge of existing harmonics, Prony analysis detects frequencies, magnitudes, phases, and especially damping ...

Li Qi; Lewei Qian; Stephen Woodruff; David Cartes

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Lessons Learned from the Alternative Fuels Experience and How They Apply to the Development of a Hydrogen-Fueled Transportation System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Report describes efforts to deploy alternative transportation fuels and how those experiences might apply to a hydrogen-fueled transportation system.

Melendez, M.; Theis, K.; Johnson, C.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Hydrogen Storage Systems Cost Analysis  

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Hydrogen Storage Systems Cost Analysis Hydrogen Storage Systems Cost Analysis Project Summary Full Title: Cost Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Systems Project ID: 207 Principal Investigator: Stephen Lasher Keywords: Hydrogen storage; costs Purpose The purpose of this analysis is to help guide researchers and developers toward promising R&D and commercialization pathways by evaluating the various on-board hydrogen storage technologies on a consistent basis. Performer Principal Investigator: Stephen Lasher Organization: TIAX, LLC Address: 15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140 Telephone: 617-498-6108 Email: lasher.stephen@tiaxllc.com Additional Performers: Matt Hooks, TIAX, LLC; Mark Marion, TIAX, LLC; Kurtis McKenney, TIAX, LLC; Bob Rancatore, TIAX, LLC; Yong Yang, TIAX, LLC Sponsor(s) Name: Sunita Satyapal

196

Analysis of a heat exchanger-thermoelectric generator system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Analysis of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) in an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) application is presented. An analytic model is developed for describing the heat exchanger-TEG interactions. This model is used to illustrate limitations of applying conventional fixed junction temperature assumptions to systems experiencing significant temperature drops across the heat exchanger surfaces. Design methods are developed for determining the thermoelectric element geometry that produces maximum output power. Results show that a heat exchanger-TEG system may deliver about 100 W/m/sup 2/ of heat exchanger surface. This compares favorably with conventional OTEC schemes.

Henderson, J.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

NREL: Technology Transfer - Apply Now for Energy-Efficient Housing ...  

Apply Now for Energy-Efficient Housing ... and NREL's Residential Buildings Research Web site to learn about systems integration and energy analysis ...

198

Dependability analysis of a safety critical system the LHC beam dumping system at CERN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents the dependability study of the Beam Dumping System of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the high energy particle accelerator to be commissioned at CERN in summer 2007. There are two identical, independent LHC Beam Dumping Systems (LBDS), one per LHC beam, each consisting of a series of magnets that extract the particle beam from the LHC ring into the extraction line leading to the absorbing block. The consequences of a failure within the LBDS can be very severe. This risk is reduced by applying redundancy to the design of the most critical components and on-line surveillance that, in case of a detected failure, issues a safe operation abort, called false beam dump. The system has been studied applying Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and reliability prediction. The system failure processes have been represented with a state transition diagram, governed by a Markov regenerative stochastic process, and analysed for different operational scenarios for one year of operati...

Filippini, R

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis  

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Storage Systems Analysis Storage Systems Analysis Project Summary Full Title: System Level Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Options Project ID: 202 Principal Investigator: Rajesh K. Ahluwalia Keywords: Hydrogen storage; compressed hydrogen tanks Purpose ANL is developing models to understand the characteristics of storage systems based on approaches with unique characteristics (thermal energy and temperature of charge and discharge, kinetics of the physical and chemical process steps involved) and to evaluate their potential to meet DOE targets for on-board applications. Performer Principal Investigator: Rajesh K. Ahluwalia Organization: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Address: 9700 S. Cass Ave. Argonne, IL 60439 Telephone: 630-252-5979 Email: walia@anl.gov Additional Performers: T.Q. Hua, Argonne National Laboratory; Romesh Kumar, Argonne National Laboratory; J-C Peng, Argonne National Laboratory

200

Review of Methods of Power-Spectrum Analysis as Applied to Super-Kamiokande Solar Neutrino Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To help understand why different published analyses of the Super-Kamiokande solar neutrino data arrive at different conclusions, we have applied six different methods to a standardized problem. The key difference between the various methods rests in the amount of information that each processes. A Lomb-Scargle analysis that uses the mid times of the time bins and ignores experimental error estimates uses the least information. A likelihood analysis that uses the start times, end times, and mean live times, and takes account of the experimental error estimates, makes the greatest use of the available information. We carry out power-spectrum analyses of the Super-Kamiokande 5-day solar neutrino data, using each method in turn, for a standard search band (0 to 50 yr-1). For each method, we also carry out a fixed number (10,000) of Monte-Carlo simulations for the purpose of estimating the significance of the leading peak in each power spectrum. We find that, with one exception, the results of these calculations are compatible with those of previously published analyses. (We are unable to replicate Koshio's recent results.) We find that the significance of the peaks at 9.43 yr-1 and at 43.72 yr-1 increases progressively as one incorporates more information into the analysis procedure.

P. A. Sturrock

2004-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterated Function System Models in Data Analysis: Detection and Separation  

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We investigate the use of iterated function system (IFS) models for data analysis. An IFS is a discrete dynamical system in which each time step corresponds to the application of one of a finite collection of maps. The maps, which represent distinct dynamical regimes, may act in some pre-determined sequence or may be applied in random order. An algorithm is developed to detect the sequence of regime switches under the assumption of continuity. This method is tested on a simple IFS and applied to an experimental computer performance data set. This methodology has a wide range of potential uses: from change-point detection in time-series data to the field of digital communications.

Zachary Alexander; Elizabeth Bradley; Joshua Garland; James D. Meiss

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Analysis of the Energy Consumption of VAV System in Different Supply Air Control Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Variable air volume (VAV) system has been widely applied due to its characteristics of eminent energy saving and thermal comfort. Because of its above characteristics, sophisticated automatic control systems are required to support its operation. While ... Keywords: VAV A/C system, supply air control strategy, energy consumption analysis

Junjie Guo, Xiangxin Cheng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Event Model Interfaces for Heterogeneous System Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Complex embedded systems consist of hardware and software components from different domains, such as control and signal processing, many of them supplied by different IP vendors. The embedded system designer faces the challenge to integrate, optimize and verify the resulting heterogeneous systems. While formal verification is available for some subproblems, the analysis of the whole system is currently limited to simulation or emulation. In this paper, we tackle the analysis of global resource sharing, scheduling, and buffer sizing in heterogeneous embedded systems. For many practically used preemptive and non-preemptive hardware and software scheduling algorithms of processors and busses, semi-formal analysis techniques are known. However, they cannot be used in system level analysis due to incompatibilities of their underlying event models. This paper presents a technique to couple the analysis of local scheduling strategies via an event interface model. We derive transformation rules between the most important event models and provide proofs where necessary. We use expressive examples to illustrate their application.

Kai Richter; Rolf Ernst

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Evaluation of energy system analysis techniques for identifying underground facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of a study to determine the feasibility and potential usefulness of applying energy system analysis techniques to help detect and characterize underground facilities that could be used for clandestine activities. Four off-the-shelf energy system modeling tools were considered: (1) ENPEP (Energy and Power Evaluation Program) - a total energy system supply/demand model, (2) ICARUS (Investigation of Costs and Reliability in Utility Systems) - an electric utility system dispatching (or production cost and reliability) model, (3) SMN (Spot Market Network) - an aggregate electric power transmission network model, and (4) PECO/LF (Philadelphia Electric Company/Load Flow) - a detailed electricity load flow model. For the purposes of most of this work, underground facilities were assumed to consume about 500 kW to 3 MW of electricity. For some of the work, facilities as large as 10-20 MW were considered. The analysis of each model was conducted in three stages: data evaluation, base-case analysis, and comparative case analysis. For ENPEP and ICARUS, open source data from Pakistan were used for the evaluations. For SMN and PECO/LF, the country data were not readily available, so data for the state of Arizona were used to test the general concept.

VanKuiken, J.C.; Kavicky, J.A.; Portante, E.C. [and others

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Hydrogen Systems Analysis | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Clean Coal » Coal to Liquids » Hydrogen Clean Coal » Coal to Liquids » Hydrogen Systems Analysis Hydrogen Systems Analysis Energy analyses provide valuable information, input, and guidance into the decision-making process on important issues such as national energy security and environmental policies, research and development programs and plans, technology options, and potential technical, economic, market, and social barriers to technology deployment. The Hydrogen and Clean Coal Fuels Program, working with the NETL Office of Systems, Analyses, and Planning, supports systems, techno-economic, and benefits analysis activities to provide guidance and input for its research and development program portfolio, assess the progress made by Program-funded research, and measure the energy security, economic and

206

Fuel Cycle System Analysis Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Handbook aims to improve understanding and communication regarding nuclear fuel cycle options. It is intended to assist DOE, Campaign Managers, and other presenters prepare presentations and reports. When looking for information, check here. The Handbook generally includes few details of how calculations were performed, which can be found by consulting references provided to the reader. The Handbook emphasizes results in the form of graphics and diagrams, with only enough text to explain the graphic, to ensure that the messages associated with the graphic is clear, and to explain key assumptions and methods that cause the graphed results. Some of the material is new and is not found in previous reports, for example: (1) Section 3 has system-level mass flow diagrams for 0-tier (once-through), 1-tier (UOX to CR=0.50 fast reactor), and 2-tier (UOX to MOX-Pu to CR=0.50 fast reactor) scenarios - at both static and dynamic equilibrium. (2) To help inform fast reactor transuranic (TRU) conversion ratio and uranium supply behavior, section 5 provides the sustainable fast reactor growth rate as a function of TRU conversion ratio. (3) To help clarify the difference in recycling Pu, NpPu, NpPuAm, and all-TRU, section 5 provides mass fraction, gamma, and neutron emission for those four cases for MOX, heterogeneous LWR IMF (assemblies mixing IMF and UOX pins), and a CR=0.50 fast reactor. There are data for the first 10 LWR recycle passes and equilibrium. (4) Section 6 provides information on the cycle length, planned and unplanned outages, and TRU enrichment as a function of fast reactor TRU conversion ratio, as well as the dilution of TRU feedstock by uranium in making fast reactor fuel. (The recovered uranium is considered to be more pure than recovered TRU.) The latter parameter impacts the required TRU impurity limits specified by the Fuels Campaign. (5) Section 7 provides flows for an 800-tonne UOX separation plant. (6) To complement 'tornado' economic uncertainty diagrams, which show at a glance combined uncertainty information, section 9.2 has a new set of simpler graphs that show the impact on fuel cycle costs for once through, 1-tier, and 2-tier scenarios as a function of key input parameters.

Steven J. Piet; Brent W. Dixon; Dirk Gombert; Edward A. Hoffman; Gretchen E. Matthern; Kent A. Williams

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

TRANSIMS: Transportation analysis and simulation system  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes the TRansportation ANalysis and SIMulation System (TRANSIMS) Project, the system`s major modules, and the project`s near-term plans. TRANSIMS will employ advanced computational and analytical techniques to create an integrated regional transportation systems analysis environment. The simulation environment will include a regional population of individual travelers and freight loads with travel activities and plans, whose individual interactions will be simulated on the transportation system, and whose environmental impact will be determined. We will develop an interim operational capability (IOC) for each major TRANSIMS module during the five-year program. When the IOC is ready, we will complete a specific case study to confirm the IOC features, applicability, and readiness.

Smith, L.; Beckman, R.; Baggerly, K. [and others

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Intelligent Transportation Systems - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Intelligent Transportation Systems Intelligent Transportation Systems The Center for Transportation Analysis does specialty research and development in intelligent transportation systems. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are part of the national strategy for improving the operational safety, efficiency, and security of our nation's highways. Since the early 1990s, ITS has been the umbrella under which significant efforts have been conducted in research, development, testing, deployment and integration of advanced technologies to improve the measures of effectiveness of our national highway network. These measures include level of congestion, the number of accidents and fatalities, delay, throughput, access to transportation, and fuel efficiency. A transportation future that includes ITS will involve a significant improvement in these

209

Ground Source Heat Pump System Data Analysis  

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Peer Review Peer Review GSHP System Data Analysis Xiaobing Liu, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory liux2@ornl.gov (865-574-2593) 4/3/2013 - GSHP Data Analysis in 1 st phase of U.S.-China CERC-BEE - GSHP ARRA Grantee Data Mining 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: High first cost of ground heat exchangers (GHXs) and lack of knowledge/trust in achievable benefits are major barriers preventing

210

Ground Source Heat Pump System Data Analysis  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Peer Review Peer Review GSHP System Data Analysis Xiaobing Liu, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory liux2@ornl.gov (865-574-2593) 4/3/2013 - GSHP Data Analysis in 1 st phase of U.S.-China CERC-BEE - GSHP ARRA Grantee Data Mining 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: High first cost of ground heat exchangers (GHXs) and lack of knowledge/trust in achievable benefits are major barriers preventing

211

Seismic modal analysis and system interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Separate abstracts were prepared for the technical papers presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1993 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference on July 25--29 in Denver, Colorado. This volume contains sixteen papers presented under the session title of Modal Analysis and Systems Interactions Techniques. The intent of these sessions is to provide a common forum for the researchers to have a broad exchange of views on many pressing subjects concerning the design and analysis of nuclear and waste facilities.

Lin, Chi Wen (ed.) (Robert L. Cloud and Associates, Inc., Berkeley, CA (United States)); Wang, Chung Yi (ed.) (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Chen, W.W. (ed.) (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Gutierrez, B. (ed.) (Dept. of Energy, Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Site)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Fault trees for decision making in systems analysis  

SciTech Connect

The application of fault tree analysis (FTA) to system safety and reliability is presented within the framework of system safety analysis. The concepts and techniques involved in manual and automated fault tree construction are described and their differences noted. The theory of mathematical reliability pertinent to FTA is presented with emphasis on engineering applications. An outline of the quantitative reliability techniques of the Reactor Safety Study is given. Concepts of probabilistic importance are presented within the fault tree framework and applied to the areas of system design, diagnosis and simulation. The computer code IMPORTANCE ranks basic events and cut sets according to a sensitivity analysis. A useful feature of the IMPORTANCE code is that it can accept relative failure data as input. The output of the IMPORTANCE code can assist an analyst in finding weaknesses in system design and operation, suggest the most optimal course of system upgrade, and determine the optimal location of sensors within a system. A general simulation model of system failure in terms of fault tree logic is described. The model is intended for efficient diagnosis of the causes of system failure in the event of a system breakdown. It can also be used to assist an operator in making decisions under a time constraint regarding the future course of operations. The model is well suited for computer implementation. New results incorporated in the simulation model include an algorithm to generate repair checklists on the basis of fault tree logic and a one-step-ahead optimization procedure that minimizes the expected time to diagnose system failure. (80 figures, 20 tables) (auth)

Lambert, H.E.

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

PNNL Technology Systems Analysis Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Analysis Group Analysis Group (Redirected from Technology Systems Analysis) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Technology Systems Analysis Name Technology Systems Analysis Agency/Company /Organization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sector Energy Website http://tsa.pnl.gov/ References Technology Systems Analysis [1] "The Technology Systems Analysis group is part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy Environment Directorate. Our signature capabilities include sustainable design and development, building systems and energy technology analysis, and carbon management. We work with government and private sector clients to solve energy, environmental, and economic systems challenges, such as global climate change, sustainable development, energy systems. Examples of our current work include

214

Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis This file contains data from pressure measurements inside Top Hat 4....

215

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability This report describes the Virtual...

216

Security Analysis and Project Management Systems | ornl.gov  

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Security Analysis and Project Management Systems SHARE Security Analysis and Project Management Systems ORNL brings together the subject matter experts with programmers to design,...

217

Systems analysis of the CANDU 3 Reactor  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of a systems failure analysis study of the CANDU 3 reactor design; the study was performed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As part of the study a review of the CANDU 3 design documentation was performed, a plant assessment methodology was developed, representative plant initiating events were identified for detailed analysis, and a plant assessment was performed. The results of the plant assessment included classification of the CANDU 3 event sequences that were analyzed, determination of CANDU 3 systems that are ``significant to safety,`` and identification of key operator actions for the analyzed events.

Wolfgong, J.R.; Linn, M.A.; Wright, A.L.; Olszewski, M.; Fontana, M.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

PNNL Technology Systems Analysis Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Technology Systems Analysis Group Technology Systems Analysis Group Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Technology Systems Analysis Name Technology Systems Analysis Agency/Company /Organization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sector Energy Website http://tsa.pnl.gov/ References Technology Systems Analysis [1] "The Technology Systems Analysis group is part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy Environment Directorate. Our signature capabilities include sustainable design and development, building systems and energy technology analysis, and carbon management. We work with government and private sector clients to solve energy, environmental, and economic systems challenges, such as global climate change, sustainable development, energy systems. Examples of our current work include

219

Energy analysis of geothermal-electric systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Standard energy analysis was applied to 4 types of geothermal-electric technologies: liquid dominated, hot dry rock, geopressure, and vapor dominated. It was found that all are net energy producers. Expected uncertainties are not large enough to threaten this conclusion. Vapor dominated, the only technology in current commercial use to produce electricity in the US, has the highest energy ratio (13 +- 4). These results for energy ratio are equal to or less than some from other workers. In the case of liquid dominated, environmental control technology has a considerable energy requirement.

Herendeen, R.A.; Plant, R.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Large Monitoring Systems: Data Analysis, Design and Deployment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Data Analysis, Design and Deployment by Ram Rajagopal AData Analysis, Design and Deployment by Ram Rajagopal DoctorRam Rajagopal, titled Large Monitoring Systems: Data Analysis,

Rajagopal, Ram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Systems Analysis  

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analysis modeling activities. To learn more about hydrogen systems analysis, visit Energy Analysis and Tools. Publications The following technical papers, journal articles,...

222

Green policy making and analysis support via process systems engineering tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental (Green) policymaking is the process of designing and applying environmental policies that is interdisciplinary in nature. Therefore the environmental policy analysis and making may include wide range of information and data; scientific, ... Keywords: activity models, green policy design, multi-dimensional formalism, ontologies, policy analysis, policy support system

Nasser Ayoub; Yuji Naka

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Success Stories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Success Stories For further information, contact: Glenn vehicle information on performance, fuel economy, energy consumption and emissions output. The Challenge. Having the data available before design will accelerate the time to market as manufacturers will not have

Hudson, Randy

224

Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method  

SciTech Connect

Documentation of the energy yield of a large photovoltaic (PV) system over a substantial period can be useful to measure a performance guarantee, as an assessment of the health of the system, for verification of a performance model to then be applied to a new system, or for a variety of other purposes. Although the measurement of this performance metric might appear to be straight forward, there are a number of subtleties associated with variations in weather and imperfect data collection that complicate the determination and data analysis. A performance assessment is most valuable when it is completed with a very low uncertainty and when the subtleties are systematically addressed, yet currently no standard exists to guide this process. This report summarizes a draft methodology for an Energy Performance Evaluation Method, the philosophy behind the draft method, and the lessons that were learned by implementing the method.

Kurtz, S.; Newmiller, J.; Kimber, A.; Flottemesch, R.; Riley, E.; Dierauf, T.; McKee, J.; Krishnani, P.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Power System Transient Analysis Using Wavelet Transform  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: This paper presents time-frequency multiresolution wavelet analysis on power system transients. Since it is difficult to analyze transients on-site due to a vast amount of data recorded from a digital transient recorder, it is imperative to develop an intelligent recorder which has the ability to detect and classify different types of power system transients. In order to develop a good approach for transient data capture and analysis, one of the important steps is to model transients, so that it is more efficient for computers to extract the features from power transients and recognize them automatically. Most of transient signals are aperiodic and short-term duration signals superimposed on the power frequency. The Fourier-based transforms have been proved valuable for periodic, time-invariant, or stationary signals, but they have problems with analyzing power transients due to the lack of multiple resolution in time-frequency domain. Wavelet analysis overcomes the limitations of t...

J. Chen

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Wind turbine data acquisition and analysis system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under Department of Energy (DOE) sponsorship, Sandia Laboratories has implemented a program to develop vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems. One aspect of this program has been the development of an instrumented test site adjacent to Sandia Laboratories' Technical Area I on Kirtland Air Force Base. Three VAWTs are now in operation on this test site. This paper describes the data acquisition and analyses system developed to meet the needs of the VAWT test site. The system employs a 16-bit work-length minicomputer as the major element in a stand-alone configuration. A variety of peripheral devices perform the required data acquisition functions and provide for data display and analysis. Included is a disk-based software operating system that supports a mass storage-file system, high-level language, and auxiliary software procedures.

Stiefeld, B.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Integrated System Analysis  

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Fuel Cycle Integrated System Analysis Fuel Cycle Integrated System Analysis Abdellatif M. Yacout Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Division The nuclear fuel cycle is a complex system with multiple components and activities that are combined to provide nuclear energy to a variety of end users. The end uses of nuclear energy are diverse and include electricity, process heat, water desalination, district heating, and possibly future hydrogen production for transportation and energy storage uses. Components of the nuclear fuel cycle include front end components such as uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, fuel fabrication, and the reactor component. Back end of the fuel cycle include used fuel coming out the reactor, used fuel temporary and permanent storage, and fuel reprocessing. Combined with those components there

228

A Multiscale Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation System Applied in the San Joaquin Valley during SARMAP. Part I: Modeling Design and Basic Performance Characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents results of numerical simulations made with a high-resolution multiscale four-dimensional data assimilation system applied over California during two episodes associated with high ozone concentrations in the San Joaquin Valley. ...

Nelson L. Seaman; David R. Stauffer; Annette M. Lario-Gibbs

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

The National Meteorological Center's Spectral Statistical-Interpolation Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the National Meteorological Center (NMC), a new analysis system is being extensively tested for possible use in the operational global data assimilation system. This analysis system is called the spectral statistical- interpolation (SSI) ...

David F. Parrish; John C. Derber

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Tank waste remediation system mission analysis report  

SciTech Connect

This document describes and analyzes the technical requirements that the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) must satisfy for the mission. This document further defines the technical requirements that TWRS must satisfy to supply feed to the private contractors` facilities and to store or dispose the immobilized waste following processing in these facilities. This document uses a two phased approach to the analysis to reflect the two-phased nature of the mission.

Acree, C.D.

1998-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

231

Reliability analysis of containment isolation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of the Reliability Analysis of Containment Isolation System Project. Work was performed in five basic areas: design review, operating experience review, related research review, generic analysis and plant specific analysis. Licensee Event Reports (LERs) and Integrated Leak Rate Test (ILRT) reports provided the major sources of containment performance information used in this study. Data extracted from LERs were assembled into a computer data base. Qualitative and quantitative information developed for containment performance under normal operating conditions and design basis accidents indicate that there is room for improvement. A rough estimate of overall containment unavailability for relatively small leaks which violate plant technical specifications is 0.3. An estimate of containment unavailability due to large leakage events is in the range of 0.001 to 0.01. These estimates are dependent on several assumptions (particularly on event duration times) which are documented in the report.

Pelto, P.J.; Ames, K.R.; Gallucci, R.H.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Digital Pulse-Shape Discrimination Applied to an Ultra-Low-Background Gas-Proportional Counting System: First Results  

SciTech Connect

Abstract A new ultra-low-background proportional counter (ULBPC) design was recently developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). This design, along with an ultra-low-background counting system (ULBCS) which provides passive and active shielding with radon exclusion, has been developed to complement a new shallow underground laboratory (~30 meters water-equivalent) constructed at PNNL. After these steps to mitigate dominant backgrounds (cosmic rays, external gamma-rays, radioactivity in materials), remaining background events do not exclusively arise from ionization of the proportional counter gas. Digital pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) is thus employed to further improve measurement sensitivity. In this work, a template shape is generated for each individual sample measurement of interest, a "self-calibrating" template. Differences in event topology can also cause differences in pulse shape. In this work, the temporal region analyzed for each event is refined to maximize background discrimination while avoiding unwanted sensitivity to event topology. This digital PSD method is applied to sample and background data, and initial measurement results from a biofuel methane sample are presented in the context of low-background measurements currently being developed.

Aalseth, Craig E.; Day, Anthony R.; Fuller, Erin S.; Hoppe, Eric W.; Keillor, Martin E.; Mace, Emily K.; Myers, A. W.; Overman, Cory T.; Panisko, Mark E.; Seifert, Allen; Warren, Glen A.; Williams, Richard M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Characterization analysis database system (CADS): A system overview  

SciTech Connect

The CADS database is a standardized, quality-assured, and configuration-controlled data management system developed to assist in the task of characterizing the DOE surplus HEU material. Characterization of the surplus HEU inventory includes identifying the specific material; gathering existing data about the inventory; defining the processing steps that may be necessary to prepare the material for transfer to a blending site; and, ultimately, developing a range of the preliminary cost estimates for those processing steps. Characterization focuses on producing commercial reactor fuel as the final step in material disposition. Based on the project analysis results, the final determination will be made as to the viability of the disposition path for each particular item of HEU. The purpose of this document is to provide an informational overview of the CADS database, its evolution, and its current capabilities. This document describes the purpose of CADS, the system requirements it fulfills, the database structure, and the operational guidelines of the system.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Applied Science  

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Applied Science Applied Science Correlation of predicted and measured iron oxidation states in mixed iron oxides H. D. Rosenfeld and W. L. Holstein Development of a quantitative measurement of a diesel spray core using synchrotron x-rays C.F. Powell, Y. Yue, S. Gupta, A. McPherson, R. Poola, and J. Wang Localized phase transformations by x-ray-induced heating R.A. Rosenberg, Q. Ma, W. Farrell, E.D. Crozier, G.J. Soerensen, R.A. Gordon, and D.-T. Jiang Resonant x-ray scattering at the Se edge in ferroelectric liquid crystal materials L. Matkin, H. Gleeson, R. Pindak, P. Mach, C. Huang, G. Srajer, and J. Pollmann Synchrotron-radiation-induced anisotropic wet etching of GaAs Q. Ma, D.C. Mancini, and R.A. Rosenberg Synchrotron-radiation-induced, selective-area deposition of gold on

235

Towards sensitivity analysis of hybrid systems using simulink  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the design of engineered systems two types of models are used: (i) analysis models and (ii) system models. The system models are primary deliverables between design stages whereas analysis models are employed within a design stage. Sensitivity analysis ... Keywords: sensitivity analysis, simulation, verification

Zhi Han; Pieter J. Mosterman

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10,  

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August 9-10, 2006 to someone by E-mail August 9-10, 2006 to someone by E-mail Share FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on Facebook Tweet about FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on Twitter Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on Google Bookmark FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on Delicious Rank FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on Digg Find More places to share FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting: August 9-10, 2006 on AddThis.com... Home Analysis Methodologies DOE H2A Analysis Scenario Analysis Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery

237

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support Features Electric Energy System #12;#12;Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV project titled "Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support

238

Dependable system architecture for businesses : analysis of an enterprise resource planning system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis defines the concept of Dependable System Architecture (DSA), evaluation criteria for DSAs and applies those criteria to evaluate SAP, a leading ERP system. The evaluation criteria employ system frameworks, ...

Kittusamy, Kannakumar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Systems Analysis Workshop List of Attendees  

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Attendee List: Systems Analysis Workshop July 28-29, 2004 Attendee List: Systems Analysis Workshop July 28-29, 2004 DOE HFCIT-Chalk, Steven Steven.Chalk@hq.doe.gov HFCIT-Devlin, Pete * PETER.DEVLIN@ee.doe.gov HFCIT-Milliken, JoAnn JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov HFCIT-Satyapal, Sunita sunita.satyapal@ee.doe.gov PBA-Patterson, Philip Philip.Patterson@hq.doe.gov PBA-Dowd, Jeff Jeff.Dowd@hq.doe.gov SC-Kung, Harriet * Harriet.Kung@science.doe.gov NE-Henderson, David David.Henderson@hq.doe.gov NE-Sink, Carl carl.sink@nuclear.energy.gov FE-Miller, Lowell LOWELL.MILLER@HQ.DOE.GOV HFCIT-Anderson, Arlene arelene.anderson@ee.doe.gov HFCIT - Gronich, Sig Sig.gronich@ee.doe.gov HFCIT-Epping, Kathi Kathi.epping@ee.doe.gov HFCIT-Lightner, Valri Valri.lightner@ee.doe.gov NREL Systems Integration

240

Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) by EPRI Disposable Oil Sampling System (EDOSS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility industry has increasingly applied dissolved gas analysis (DGA) to assess the condition of fluid-filled equipment. Modifications to the EPRI Pressurized Oil Sampling System (EPOSS), a novel DGA method developed in 1983, have rendered the system more cost-effective without compromising its accuracy and precision. Designated the EPRI Disposable Oil Sampling System, EDOSS safely operates with all types of fluid-filled equipment under most weather conditions.

1998-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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241

System Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Media Engineering Properties...  

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modeling and simulations of * various storage systems configurations. Lead the storage system energy analysis and provide * results. Compile and obtain media engineering...

242

K West integrated water treatment system subproject safety analysis document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Accident Analysis evaluates unmitigated accident scenarios, and identifies Safety Significant and Safety Class structures, systems, and components for the K West Integrated Water Treatment System.

SEMMENS, L.S.

1999-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

243

Modal Analysis of Power Systems with Doubly Fed Induction Generators.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? To ensure the reliable operation of the power system, stability analysis considering theinteraction between wind power and power system must be understood. In this (more)

Li, Jialin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Parametric Analysis of a Solar Desiccant Cooling System using...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Parametric Analysis of a Solar Desiccant Cooling System using the SimSPARK Environment Title Parametric Analysis of a Solar Desiccant Cooling System using the SimSPARK Environment...

245

Using expert systems components to enhance reliability analysis tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss the use of expert system components to enhance reliability analysis software tools. The discussion focuses on two expert systems built to enhance STAR and SUPER, reliability analysis tools developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories. ...

William B. Frakes; D. H. Myers

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Desiccant dehumidification and cooling systems assessment and analysis  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this report is to provide a preliminary analysis of the principles, sensitivities, and potential for national energy savings of desiccant cooling and dehumidification systems. The report is divided into four sections. Section I deals with the maximum theoretical performance of ideal desiccant cooling systems. Section II looks at the performance effects of non-ideal behavior of system components. Section III examines the effects of outdoor air properties on desiccant cooling system performance. Section IV analyzes the applicability of desiccant cooling systems to reduce primary energy requirements for providing space conditioning in buildings. A basic desiccation process performs no useful work (cooling). That is, a desiccant material drying air is close to an isenthalpic process. Latent energy is merely converted to sensible energy. Only when heat exchange is applied to the desiccated air is any cooling accomplished. This characteristic is generic to all desiccant cycles and critical to understanding their operation. The analyses of Section I show that desiccant cooling cycles can theoretically achieve extremely high thermal CoP`s (>2). The general conclusion from Section II is that ventilation air processing is the most viable application for the solid desiccant equipment analyzed. The results from the seasonal simulations performed in Section III indicate that, generally, the seasonal performance of the desiccant system does not change significantly from that predicted for outdoor conditions. Results from Section IV show that all of the candidate desiccant systems can save energy relative to standard vapor-compression systems. The largest energy savings are achieved by the enthalpy exchange devise.

Collier, R.K. Jr. [Collier Engineering, Reno, NV (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Thermal Analysis of Refrigeration Systems Used for Vaccine ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Thermal Analysis of Refrigeration Systems Used for Vaccine Storage ... Suitability of commercial refrigerators for vaccine storage not ...

2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

248

An Operational Global-Scale Ocean Thermal Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Optimum Thermal Interpolation System (OTIS) is an ocean thermal analysis product developed for real-time operational use at the U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center. It functions in an analysis-prediction-analysis data assimilation ...

R. Michael Clancy; Patricia A. Phoebus; Kenneth D. Pollak

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

System Reconfiguration Analysis Program (SYSRAP): User's manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SYSRAP (for System Reconfiguration Analysis Program) is a distribution automation applications software package for assessing system reconfiguration opportunities and volt/var control on radial electric distribution feeders. The software program which is written in Turbo Pascal Version 5.0 was developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment (AACE), a large-scale distribution automation and control project sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Management. SYSRAP is unique because it combines power flow and short-circuit analyses with data base management and is especially well suited for answering system operator questions with respect to switch orders, capacitor bank dispatch, and regulator tap adjustments. The program runs on a personal computer, executes power flow and short-circuit analyses for detailed feeder models including voltage-sensitive loads, and is adept at reorganizing the feeders' data base to reflect switching operations and changes in the status of volt/var equipment. The topics covered in the manual include: the installation of SYSRAP on an IBM or IBM-compatible personal computer; background and motivation for the software program along with functional descriptions of its capabilities, algorithms, and data handling techniques; descriptions of the SYSRAP screens, menus, and expected input data; and help information for menu selections. Also, the manual illustrates the use of SYSRAP to investigate some distribution automation applications; and describes how RTSYSRAP, the real-time version of SYSRAP, interfaces to a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System via an ASCII data file consisting of distribution system analog and status values. 18 figs., 7 tabs.

Patton, J.B. (Patton (J.B.), Knoxville, TN (USA)); Rizy, D.T. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Lawler, J.S. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Systems analysis and futuristic designs of advanced biofuel factory concepts.  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. is addicted to petroleum--a dependency that periodically shocks the economy, compromises national security, and adversely affects the environment. If liquid fuels remain the main energy source for U.S. transportation for the foreseeable future, the system solution is the production of new liquid fuels that can directly displace diesel and gasoline. This study focuses on advanced concepts for biofuel factory production, describing three design concepts: biopetroleum, biodiesel, and higher alcohols. A general schematic is illustrated for each concept with technical description and analysis for each factory design. Looking beyond current biofuel pursuits by industry, this study explores unconventional feedstocks (e.g., extremophiles), out-of-favor reaction processes (e.g., radiation-induced catalytic cracking), and production of new fuel sources traditionally deemed undesirable (e.g., fusel oils). These concepts lay the foundation and path for future basic science and applied engineering to displace petroleum as a transportation energy source for good.

Chianelli, Russ; Leathers, James; Thoma, Steven George; Celina, Mathias Christopher; Gupta, Vipin P.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Conceptual design and systems analysis of photovoltaic power systems. Volume II. Systems. Revised final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conceptual designs were made and analyses were performed on three types of solar photovoltaic power systems. Included were Residential (1--10 kW), Intermediate (0.1--10 MW), and Central (50--1000 MW) Power Systems to be installed in the 1985 to 2000 time period. Detailed descriptions of each of the three systems studied, descriptions of the necessary subsystems, and discussions of the interfaces between them are presented. Included also are descriptions of system performance and system cost used to perform an economic analysis which assesses the value of each system.

Pittman, P.F.

1977-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Applied Science  

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Geological Sciences Geological Sciences Atomic-scale structure of the orthoclase (001)-water interface measured with high-resolution x-ray reflectivity P. Fenter, H. Teng, P. Geissbühler, J.M. Hanchar, K.L. Nagy, and N.C. Sturchio Chemical analysis of individual interplanetary dust particles G.J. Flynn, S.R. Sutton, M. Rivers, P. Eng, and M. Newville Diffusion-limited biotransformation of metal contaminants in soils/sediments: chromium T. Tokunaga, J. Wan, D. Joyner, T. Hazen, M. Firestone, E. Schwartz, S. Sutton, and M. Newville Investigation of meteorite porosity by computed microtomography G.J. Flynn, M. Rivers, and S.R. Sutton Microscale imaging of pore structure in hydrothermal sulfide chimneys using synchrotron x-ray computed tomography P. O'Day, J. Muccino, S. Thompson, M.Jew, and J. Holloway

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Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems  

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0-18381 0-18381 Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems September 2011 Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 http://www.inl.gov Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Under DOE Idaho Operations Office Contract DE-AC07-05ID14517 The INL is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Battelle Energy Alliance DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of any information, apparatus, product, or

254

Event density analysis for event triggered control systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In event triggered control systems, events occur aperiodically. For the real-time analysis of such systems, an appropriate approximation of the events' stimulation is necessary. Upper bounds have already been found for event triggered systems. For now, ...

Tobias Bund; Benjamin Menhorn; Frank Slomka

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Subsonic Tests of a Flush Air Data Sensing System Applied to a Fixed-Wing Micro Air Vehicle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Flush air data sensing (FADS) systems have been successfully tested on the nose tip of large manned/unmanned air vehicles. In this paper we investigate the application of a FADS system on the wing leading edge of a micro (unmanned) air vehicle (MAV) ... Keywords: Extended minimum resource allocating neural networks, Fault accommodation, Flush air data sensing systems, Micro (unmanned) air vehicle

Ihab Samy; Ian Postlethwaite; Dawei Gu

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

A Bayesian sensitivity analysis applied to an Agent-based model of bird population response to landscape change  

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Agricultural land management has important impacts on land use and vegetation that can rapidly induce ecosystem change. Birds are often used as indicators of such impacts of landscape change on ecosystems. However, predicting the response of birds to ... Keywords: ALMaSS, Agent-based model, BACCO, Emulator, Land use policy, Meta-model, Sensitivity analysis, Set-aside removal, Skylarks, Uncertainty

Hazel R. Parry, Christopher J. Topping, Marc C. Kennedy, Nigel D. Boatman, Alistair W. A. Murray

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Cost analysis of energy storage systems for electric utility applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy, Office of Utility Technologies, the Energy Storage System Analysis and Development Department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducted a cost analysis of energy storage systems for electric utility applications. The scope of the study included the analysis of costs for existing and planned battery, SMES, and flywheel energy storage systems. The analysis also identified the potential for cost reduction of key components.

Akhil, A. [Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Swaminathan, S.; Sen, R.K. [R.K. Sen & Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Risk analysis of nuclear safeguards regulations. [Aggregated Systems Model (ASM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Aggregated Systems Model (ASM), a probabilisitic risk analysis tool for nuclear safeguards, was applied to determine benefits and costs of proposed amendments to NRC regulations governing nuclear material control and accounting systems. The objective of the amendments was to improve the ability to detect insiders attempting to steal large quantities of special nuclear material (SNM). Insider threats range from likely events with minor consequences to unlikely events with catastrophic consequences. Moreover, establishing safeguards regulations is complicated by uncertainties in threats, safeguards performance, and consequences, and by the subjective judgments and difficult trade-offs between risks and safeguards costs. The ASM systematically incorporates these factors in a comprehensive, analytical framework. The ASM was used to evaluate the effectiveness of current safeguards and to quantify the risk of SNM theft. Various modifications designed to meet the objectives of the proposed amendments to reduce that risk were analyzed. Safeguards effectiveness was judged in terms of the probability of detecting and preventing theft, the expected time to detection, and the expected quantity of SNM diverted in a year. Data were gathered in tours and interviews at NRC-licensed facilities. The assessment at each facility was begun by carefully selecting scenarios representing the range of potential insider threats. A team of analysts and facility managers assigned probabilities for detection and prevention events in each scenario. Using the ASM we computed the measures of system effectiveness and identified cost-effective safeguards modifications that met the objectives of the proposed amendments.

Al-Ayat, R.A.; Altman, W.D.; Judd, B.R.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Applied Science  

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Instrumentation and Techniques Instrumentation and Techniques A bent Laue analyzer detection system for dilute fluorescence XAFS C. Karanfil, Z. Zhong, L.D. Chapman, R. Fischetti, C.U. Segre, B.A. Bunker, and G.B. Bunker A classical Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment with hard x-rays E. Gluskin, E.E. Alp, I. McNulty, W. Sturhahn, and J. Sutter A fixed-angle double-mirror filter for producing a pink undulator beam at the Advanced Photon Source E. Dufresne, T. Sanchez, T. Nurushev, and S. Dierker A hard x-ray scanning microprobe for fluorescence imaging and microdiffraction at the Advanced Photon Source Z. Cai, B. Lai, P. Ilinski, D. Legnini, J. Maser, W. Yun, and W. Rodrigues A high-energy phase retarder for the simultaneous production of right- and left-handed circularly polarized x-rays C.T. Venkataraman, J.C. Lang, C.S. Nelson, G. Srajer, D.R. Haeffner, and

260

Extending and automating a systems-theoretic hazard analysis for requirements generation and analysis  

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Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a powerful new hazard analysis method designed to go beyond traditional safety techniques-such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)-that overlook important causes of accidents like ...

Thomas, John P., IV

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference modeling for higher education budgeting: applying the H2 toolset for conceptual modeling of performance-based funding systems  

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The Higher Education (HE) sector has gained remarkable economic importance worldwide. There is a huge amount of institutions competing in this dynamically evolving market. Emerging concepts like new public management advise to organize HE institutions ... Keywords: H2, budgeting, higher education (HE), incentive system, indicator system, information model, performance-based funding, reference modeling

Jan vom Brocke; Christian Buddendick; Alexander Simons

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

The Feasibility Analysis of a New Air-Conditioning System  

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This paper presents a new modular solar refrigeration and liquid desiccant air conditioning system composed by adsorption refrigeration system, liquid desiccant system and roof cold radiation. The feasibility and beneficial of this new system are analyzed ... Keywords: liquid desiccant, modular solar refrigeration, new air conditioning system, roof cold radiation, technical and economic feasibility analysis

Jinggang Wang; Meixia Du; Xiaoxia Gao; Jin Zhao; Zhenjiang Yin; Yi Man

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Systems code development and analysis for ETR-class concepts  

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Viewgraphs are presented that describe the following topics: (1) scope of ETR/TIBER/INTOR systems analysis, (2) general structure of a flexible systems code, (3) example of modules: MHD EQ. plus PF coils, (4) preliminary results on TIBER-II test run case, and (5) anticipated contribution of systems analysis. (MOW)

Peng, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Analysis and design of power conditioning systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A combination of high prices of fossil fuels and the increased awareness of their negative environmental impact has influenced the development of new cleaner energy sources. Among various viable technologies, fuel cells have emerged as one of the most promising sources for both portable and stationary applications. Fuel cell stacks produce DC voltage with a 2:1 variation in output voltage from no load to full load conditions. Hence, to increase the utilization efficiency and system stability, a power conditioner consisting of DC-DC and DC-AC converters is required for load interface. The design of power conditioners is driven by the application. This dissertation presents several different solutions for applications ranging from low-power portable sources for small electronics and laptop computers to megawatt-power applications for fuel cell power plants. The design and analysis for each power conditioner is presented in detail and the performance is verified using simulations and prototypes. Special consideration is given to the role of supercapacitors who act as the additional energy storage elements. It is shown that the supercapacitor connected at the terminals of a fuel cell can contribute to increased steady state stability when powering constant power loads, improved transient stability against load transients, and increased fuel efficiency (i.e. reduced hydrogen consumption).

Harfman Todorovic, Maja

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Analysis and control of distributed cooperative systems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of DARPA Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) Software for Distributed Robotics (SDR) Program, Sandia National Laboratories has developed analysis and control software for coordinating tens to thousands of autonomous cooperative robotic agents (primarily unmanned ground vehicles) performing military operations such as reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition; countermine and explosive ordnance disposal; force protection and physical security; and logistics support. Due to the nature of these applications, the control techniques must be distributed, and they must not rely on high bandwidth communication between agents. At the same time, a single soldier must easily direct these large-scale systems. Finally, the control techniques must be provably convergent so as not to cause undo harm to civilians. In this project, provably convergent, moderate communication bandwidth, distributed control algorithms have been developed that can be regulated by a single soldier. We have simulated in great detail the control of low numbers of vehicles (up to 20) navigating throughout a building, and we have simulated in lesser detail the control of larger numbers of vehicles (up to 1000) trying to locate several targets in a large outdoor facility. Finally, we have experimentally validated the resulting control algorithms on smaller numbers of autonomous vehicles.

Feddema, John Todd; Parker, Eric Paul; Wagner, John S.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Applying decision-oriented accounting principles for the simulation-based design of logistics systems in production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this contribution, we focus on the configuration of logistics systems embedded into production processes. To evaluate the dynamic behavior of alternative configurations, Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) proofs helpful. Emphasis is typically put on ...

Niklas Labitzke; Thomas S. Spengler; Thomas Volling

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Applying geographic information systems to support strategic environmental assessment: Opportunities and limitations in the context of Irish land-use plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The strengthening of spatial database infrastructures, further promoted by the INSPIRE Directive adopted in 2007, has led to an increased use of spatial data in planning and decision-making. Given that land-use plans are intrinsically spatial, such evidence and approaches can significantly benefit plan-making. A spatial framework could especially support the specific Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) aspects of the plan-making process. Spatial tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are particularly well-placed to support the environmental integration sought in SEA by providing evidence through the spatial assessment of multiple environmental datasets. Moreover, GIS bring the opportunity to augment conventional assessment techniques (e.g. matrix-based assessments) by acting as visual mediators of spatial knowledge and by providing an effective tool for the spatial and temporal analysis of environmental impacts. This paper presents a GIS-based approach to SEA (GISEA), and analyses the above premise by evaluating the barriers, limitations, opportunities and benefits of its implementation. The GISEA approach has been applied to seven development plans of differing scales in the Republic of Ireland. The results of the case studies revealed that current issues in SEA (e.g. restricted time-frames and institutional arrangements) condition the implementation of a GIS-based approach. Moreover, GIS expertise, data accessibility and quality remain limiting factors to an effective GIS application in SEA. However, the results also confirmed that GIS have the potential to increase the objectivity and accuracy of the assessment, enhance both the understanding of environmental and planning considerations and the delivery of information, and, therefore, help to improve the effectiveness of SEA practice.

Gonzalez, Ainhoa, E-mail: ainhoag@yahoo.co [Department of Environment and Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology, Zhivago Building, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 (Ireland); Gilmer, Alan, E-mail: alan.gilmer@dit.i [Department of Environment and Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology, Zhivago Building, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 (Ireland); Foley, Ronan, E-mail: ronan.foley@nuim.i [National Centre for Geo-computation, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (Ireland); Sweeney, John, E-mail: john.sweeney@nuim.i [Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (Ireland); Fry, John, E-mail: john.fry@ucd.i [School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

Applying the Inverse Average Magnitude Squared Coherence Index for Determining Order-Chaos Transition in a System Governed by Hnon Mapping Dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The quantitative determination of the order-chaos transition in a nonlinear dynamical system described by Hnon mapping defined as x[n + 1] = 1.0 ? A ? x[n] 2 + B ? y[n],y[n + 1] = B ? x[n], where B = 0.3, and A is an adjustable control parameter, was made. This was achieved by applying the Inverse Average Magnitude-Squared Coherence Index (IAMSCI). This method is based on the Welch average periodogram technique and it has the advantage respect to nonlinear dynamical methods that it may be applied to any stationary signal by using discrete Fourier transform (DFT) representation which allows to operate on a short discrete-time series. Its effectiveness was demonstrated by comparing the results obtained by applying IAMSCI

Rubn Orozco Morales

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Energy System Analysis at SINTEF Energy Research  

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1989. His main areas of work include distributed energy systems, energy system planning, operation and control, ancillary services, frequency and power control, and power flow...

270

Mathematical Analysis of a Geothermal System.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The issue being examined is to design a more economical and efficient therefore superior geothermal system than currently in use in industry. Current geothermal systems (more)

Erceg, Ivan P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Improving Incremental Balance in the GSI 3DVAR Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The gridpoint statistical interpolation (GSI) analysis system is a unified global/regional three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) analysis code that has been under development for several years at the National Centers for ...

Daryl T. Kleist; David F. Parrish; John C. Derber; Russ Treadon; Ronald M. Errico; Runhua Yang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) (Redirected from Policy Analysis Modeling System) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policy Analysis Modeling System Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: clasponline.org/ResourcesTools/Tools/PolicyAnalysisModelingSystem Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/policy-analysis-modeling-system-pams Regulations: "Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling,Net Metering & Interconnection" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

273

Safety Analysis Of Automated Highway Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

hazard analysis of process-control software requirements. In contrast, the analyst does not have a tool

Leveson, Nancy G.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Energy Policy and System Analysis - Center for Transportation...  

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Energy Policy & System Analysis Technology roadmapping; Workforce development and green jobs; Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE); enabling physical...

275

Analysis of Multi-terminal HVDC Systems Harold Kirkham Pacific...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Analysis of Multi-terminal HVDC Systems Harold Kirkham Pacific Northwest National Laboratory harold.kirkham@pnnl.gov 2728 June 2013 Washington, DC DOEOE Transmission Reliability...

276

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOEEIS-0285SA-21) Joe Johnson - TFSKalispell - Natural Resource...

277

Numerical analysis of (s, S) inventory systems with repeated attempts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract This paper deals with a continuous review (s, S) inventory system ... The stochastic modeling and performance analysis of inventory models form an...

278

JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System Analysis Tool | Data...  

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JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System Analysis Tool Dataset Summary Description This tool will let you analyze data associated with a storm. You can plot histograms, maps, and...

279

post-pareto analysis for multiobjective parabolic control systems  

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Jul 29, 2012 ... POST-PARETO ANALYSIS FOR MULTIOBJECTIVE PARABOLIC CONTROL SYSTEMS. Henri Bonnel (bonnel ***at*** univ-nc.nc). Abstract: In...

280

System and method for normalizing data for analysis of search ...  

System and method for normalizing data for analysis of search results. Note: The technology described above is an early stage opportunity. Licensing ...

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Evaluation of multi-attribute decision making systems applied during the concept design of new microplasma devices  

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Various multi-attribute decision making (MADM) systems can be implemented to narrow a field of new concept designs down to those with high likelihoods of surpassing state-of-the-art technologies. This research investigated the conceptual design phase ... Keywords: AHP, Concept design tools, Design process(es), Engineering design, GRA, MADM, Multi-attribute decision making, New product development, Pugh, QFD, UBAF

Elizabeth Lennon, John Farr, Ronald Besser

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Sensitivity Analysis of Limit-Cycle Oscillating Hybrid Systems  

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A theory is developed for local, first-order sensitivity analysis of limit-cycle oscillating hybrid systems, which are dynamical systems exhibiting both continuous-state and discrete-state dynamics whose state trajectories ...

Khan, Kamil A.

283

Methods of economic analysis applied to fusion research: discount rate determination and the fossil fuel price effect  

SciTech Connect

In current and previous efforts, ECON has provided a preliminary economic assessment of a fusion research program. Part of this effort was the demonstration of a methodology for the estimation of reactor system costs and risk and for the treatment of program alternatives as a series of steps (tests) to buy information, thereby controlling program risk and providing a sound economic rationale for properly constructed research programs. The first phase of work also identified two areas which greatly affect the overall economic evaluation of fusion research and which warranted further study in the second phase. This led to the two tasks of the second phase reported herein: (1) discount rate determination and (2) evaluation of the effect of the expectation of the introduction of fusion power on current fossil fuel prices. In the first task, various conceptual measures of the social rate of discount were reviewed and critiqued. In the second task, a benefit area that had been called out by ECON was further examined. Long-range R and D yields short-term benefits in the form of lower nonrenewable energy resource prices because the R and D provides an expectation of future competition for the remaining reserves at the time of technology availability. ECON developed a model of optimal OPEC petroleum pricing as a function of the expectation of future competing technologies. It was shown that the existence of this expectation lowers the optimal OPEC export price and that accelerated technology R and D programs should provide further price decreases. These price reductions translate into benefits to the U.S. of at least a billion dollars.

1978-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

284

Program on Technology Innovation: Research Plan for Applying Visualization, Simulation, and Interactive Human System Interface Technologies to Sensor Information for Electric Power Industry Activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents a plan for a multi-year research program to identify, evaluate, and demonstrate visualization, simulation, and interactive human system interface (HSI) technologies to support electric power industry needs. The research program will include demonstrations and produce guidelines. These guidelines will aid not only in identifying and selecting electric power industry applications that are the most likely to provide benefits to the electric power industry from applying advances in visua...

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

285

Nuclear Systems Modeling and Design Analysis - Nuclear Engineering Division  

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Nuclear Systems Nuclear Systems Modeling and Design Analysis CAPABILITIES Overview Nuclear Systems Modeling and Design Analysis Nuclear Systems Technologies Risk and Safety Assessments Nonproliferation and National Security Materials Testing Engineering Computation & Design Engineering Experimentation Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Capabilities Nuclear Systems Modeling and Design Analysis Bookmark and Share Reactor Physics and Fuel Cycle Analysis Reactor Physics and Fuel Cycle Analysis We have played a major role in the design and analysis of most existing and past reactor types and of many

286

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems  

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Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Project Summary Full Title: H2 Production Infrastructure Analysis - Task 1: Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Project ID: 78 Principal Investigator: Brian James Keywords: Hydrogen infrastructure; costs; methanol; hydrogen fueling Purpose As the DOE considers both direct hydrogen and reformer-based fuel cell vehicles, it is vital to have a clear perspective of the relative infrastructure costs to supply each prospective fuel (gasoline, methanol, or hydrogen). Consequently, this analysis compares these infrastructure costs as well as the cost to remove sulfur from gasoline (as will most likely be required for use in fuel cell systems) and the cost implications for several hydrogen tank filling options. This analysis supports Analysis

287

FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting...  

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The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure Meeting in Washington, DC, on August 9-10, 2006. The...

288

FCT Systems Analysis: DOE 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis Meeting...  

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The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a 2010-2025 Scenario Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure Meeting in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2007. This third...

289

FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card Mechanical Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

290

Genome Analysis and Systems Modeling Group  

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(Microbial Genomes) Pipeline, Comprehensive Genome Analysis Pipeline Genome Channel, Java applet for the comprehensive sequence-based view of genomes. Grail, a tool for the...

291

Availability analysis of blade server systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The successful development and marketing of commercial high-availability systems requires the ability to evaluate the availability of systems. Specifically, one should be able to demonstrate that projected customer requirements are met, to identify availability ...

W. E. Smith; K. S. Trivedi; L. A. Tomek; J. Ackaret

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

An analysis of distributed solar fuel systems  

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While solar fuel systems offer tremendous potential to address global clean energy needs, most existing analyses have focused on the feasibility of large centralized systems and applications. Not much research exists on ...

Thomas, Alex, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Economical analysis of SOFC system for power production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive economic analysis of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems is presented in this paper. The analyzed system consists of a desulphurization system, a pre-reforming reactor, a fuel cell stack, an afterburner, heat exchangers, a power converter, ... Keywords: SOFC system, biofuels, biomasses, renewable energy

Andrea Colantoni; Menghini Giuseppina; Marco Buccarella; Sirio Cividino; Michela Vello

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A generic multi-attribute analysis system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a generic decision support system based on an additive multiattribute utility model that is intended to allay many of the operational difficulties involved in the multicriteria decision-making process. The system accounts for uncertainty ... Keywords: Additive multiattribute utility function, Decision support system, Incomplete information, Monte Carlo simulation techniques

Antonio Jimnez; Sixto Ros-Insua; Alfonso Mateos

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Predictive Analysis of Mission Critical Systems Dependability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the analysis of dependability and predictive reliability. The proposed methodology is based on hierarchical models and the generally acclaimed standard MIL-HDBK 217F. The equipment is a real component of the railway interlocking ... Keywords: dependebility computation, FMEA/FMECA, railway signalling equipment, predictive analysis, hierarchical model, SHAMAP

Martin Danhel, Hana Kubtov, Radek Dobi?

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability This report describes the Virtual Control System Environment (VCSE) technology- developed at Sandia National Laboratories-to investigate Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) vulnerabilities associated with energy systems; and it describes a set of experiments with findings from using that environment. The report explains how VCSE can be used to analyze and develop an understanding of cyber attacks. Specific analyses in this report focus on unencrypted, unsecured data channels on Internet protocol (IP)-routed computer networks within electric power systems. Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability

297

Applied Science/Techniques  

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Applied Science/Techniques Applied Science/Techniques Applied Science/Techniques Print The ALS is an excellent incubator of new scientific techniques and instrumentation. Many of the technical advances that make the ALS a world-class soft x-ray facility are developed at the ALS itself. The optical components in use at the ALS-mirrors and lenses optimized for x-ray wavelengths-require incredibly high-precision surfaces and patterns (often formed through extreme ultraviolet lithography at the ALS) and must undergo rigorous calibration and testing provided by beamlines and equipment from the ALS's Optical Metrology Lab and Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics. New and/or continuously improved experimental techniques are also a crucial element of a thriving scientific facility. At the ALS, examples of such "technique" highlights include developments in lensless imaging, soft x-ray tomography, high-throughput protein analysis, and high-power coherent terahertz radiation.

298

Steady State Analysis of an induction generator infinite bus system  

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analysis of grid connected wind energy conver- sion systems employing induction generators, one1 Steady State Analysis of an induction generator infinite bus system Rajesh G Kavasseri Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105 - 5285, USA (email: rajesh

Kavasseri, Rajesh

299

Multilevel splitting for reachability analysis of stochastic hybrid systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Biochemical research is increasingly using formal modeling, simulation, and analysis methods to improve the understanding of complex systems. Probabilistic analysis techniques such as Monte Carlo methods can be used to determine reachability or safety ... Keywords: Monte Carlo, stochastic hybrid systems, variance reduction

Derek Riley; Xenofon Koutsoukos; Kasandra Riley

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Expert system development for vibration analysis in machine condition monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert systems can be adapted for machine condition monitoring data interpretation due to the ability to identify systematic reasoning processes. As vibration analysis in condition monitoring is still generally performed by highly trained professionals, ... Keywords: Condition monitoring, Expert system, Vibration analysis

Stephan Ebersbach; Zhongxiao Peng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Validating an imaging and analysis system for assessing torso deformities  

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We present the results of the numeric and functional validation of an imaging and analysis system used for assessing human torsos for deformities such as scoliosis. The system comprises of image acquisition, image reconstruction, and shape analysis components. ... Keywords: 3D surface measurement, Laser digitizer, Non-invasive measurement, Scoliosis, Torso imaging, Trunk asymmetry

Peter O. Ajemba; Nelson G. Durdle; Doug L. Hill; V. James Raso

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Fan Foundation Systems--Analysis and Design Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamic analysis is the most effective tool for determining the root causes of excessive fan vibration. This study demonstrated the importance of using such analysis in conjunction with a "total systems" approach that considers how the properties of all major fan system components, including foundation, piles, and soil conditions, contribute to vibration.

1986-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

303

Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL) | Open Energy  

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Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL) Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL) Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.etsap.org/index.asp Country: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, China, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

304

CAPITALIZING ON POLICY SYSTEMS & CORPORATE STRENGTHS TO APPLY REGULATORY & TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES IN DISPOSITIONING HAZARDOUS LOW LEVEL WASTES  

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In the spring of 2002, senior management representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE:), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) formed a committee, called the Cleanup, Constraints, and Challenge Team (C3T), to review and suggest ''breakthrough'' opportunities in accelerating cleanup on the Hanford Site. The team commissioned by this committee identified a potential opportunity with a waste stream stored at the Central Waste Storage Complex (CWC). The waste was originally generated as a part of a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closure action and consisted of {approx}3900 m{sup 3} ({approx}12,000 containers) of mixed radioactive and hazardous waste. This waste was the subject of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) removal action, commenced in August of 2002, involving development of an Environmental Engineering/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) and issuance of an Action Memorandum. This effort resulted in regulatory approval to undertake RCRA equivalent treatment and disposal, which commenced in July of 2003. The result of this action has produced a disposed volume of approximately 1,270 cubic meters ({approx}4,000 85 gallon drums) to date, and will result in a 3 year reduction in project length, as well as a savings to taxpayers of approximately eight million dollars.

WESTCOTT, J.L.

2004-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

305

ANALYSIS OF DEDICATED OUTDOOR AIR SYSTEMS FOR ...  

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... Baseline: The baseline system modeled included Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs) with a Cooling Tower and a Boiler serving the common loop. ...

306

Business Systems Analysis.:. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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Training Travel Office Business Systems Search: Go Fiscal Year End Close Wiki Cyber Security Contact Us spacer BSA Home OCFO Home Send Feedback Page Last Updated 61112...

307

An analysis of DC distribution systems .  

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??The Master's Thesis research focuses on analyzing the possibilities of using Direct Current distribution systems to distribute power to end users. Considering the shift in (more)

Ajitkumar, Rohit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Data System Sciences & Engineering Group - Risk Analysis  

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Knowledge Center as a Content Delivery System Operationalizing Explosives Safety (Factsheet) Scepter Integrates Disparate Data Sources Fallout Planning Tool SCIPUFF Server...

309

Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) | Open Energy Information  

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Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policy Analysis Modeling System Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: clasponline.org/ResourcesTools/Tools/PolicyAnalysisModelingSystem Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/policy-analysis-modeling-system-pams Regulations: "Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling,Net Metering & Interconnection" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

310

Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting: Summary Report  

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Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting Argonne DC Offices L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC December 4, 2007 SUMMARY REPORT Compiled by Romesh Kumar Argonne National Laboratory and Kristin Deason Sentech, Inc. January 16, 2008 SUMMARY REPORT Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting December 4, 2007 Argonne DC Offices, L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC Meeting Objectives This meeting was one of a continuing series of biannual meetings of the Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group (SSAWG). The objective of these meetings is to bring together the DOE research community involved in systems analysis of hydrogen storage materials and processes for information exchange and to update the researchers on related developments within the DOE program. A major thrust of these meetings is to leverage

311

A systems approach to food accident analysis  

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Food borne illnesses lead to 3000 deaths per year in the United States. Some industries, such as aviation, have made great strides increasing safety through careful accident analysis leading to changes in industry practices. ...

Helferich, John D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Applied stochastic Eigen-analysis  

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The first part of the dissertation investigates the application of the theory of large random matrices to high-dimensional inference problems when the samples are drawn from a multivariate normal distribution. A longstanding ...

Nadakuditi, Rajesh Rao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Forensic analysis of SCADA systems and networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are commonly used to automate and control industrial processes. Modern SCADA protocols leverage TCP/IP to transport sensor data and control signals. Also, corporate IT infrastructures ... Keywords: DCSs, Modbus, SCADA, data acquisition, distributed control systems, industrial environments, inforensics, network forensics, network monitoring, process monitoring, security, supervisory control

T. Kilpatrick; J. Gonzalez; R. Chandia; M. Papa; S. Shenoi

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Route profile analysis system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for recording terrain profile information is disclosed. The system accurately senses incremental distances traveled by a vehicle along with vehicle inclination, recording both with elapsed time. The incremental distances can subsequently be differentiated with respect to time to obtain acceleration. The computer acceleration can then be used to correct the sensed inclination.

Mullenhoff, D.J.; Wilson, S.W.

1982-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

315

Lessons Learned from the Alternative Fuels Experience and How They Apply to the Development of a Hydrogen-Fueled Transportation System  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Lessons Learned from the Lessons Learned from the Alternative Fuels Experience and How They Apply to the Development of a Hydrogen- Fueled Transportation System M. Melendez, K. Theis, and C. Johnson Technical Report NREL/TP-560-40753 August 2007 NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute ● Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 Technical Report NREL/TP-560-40753 August 2007 Lessons Learned from the Alternative Fuels Experience and How They Apply to the Development of a Hydrogen-

316

Formal concept analysis and lattice-valued Chu systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper links formal concept analysis (FCA) both to order-theoretic developments in the theory of Galois connections and to Chu spaces or systems viewed as a common rubric for both topological systems and systems arising from predicate transformers ... Keywords: (L-)Chu system, (L-)Topological system, (L-)formal context interchange, Formal (L-)concept/( L-)preconcept/(L-)protoconcept, Formal (L-)context, Galois connection

Jeffrey T. Denniston; Austin Melton; Stephen E. Rodabaugh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Evaluating Message Understanding Systems: An Analysis of . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes and analyzes the results of the Third Message Understanding Conference (MUC-3). It reviews the purpose, history, and methodology of the conference, summarizes the participating systems, discusses issues of measuring system effectiveness, describes the linguistic phenomena tests, and provides a critical look at the evaluation in terms of the lessons learned. One of the common problems with evaluations is that the statistical significance of the results is unknown. In the discussion of system performance, the statistical significance of the evaluation results is reported and the use of approximate randomization to calculate the statistical significance of the results of MUC-3 is described

Nancy Chinchor; Lynette Hirschman; David D. Lewis

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Design and analysis of reconfigurable analog system  

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A highly-configurable analog system is presented. A prototype chip is fabricated and an ADC and filter functionalities are demonstrated. The chip consists of eight identical programmable stages. In an ADC configuration, ...

Lajevardi, Payam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Commonality analysis for exploration life support systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commonality, defined practically as the use of similar technologies to deliver similar functions across a range of different complex systems, offers opportunities to improve the lifecycle costs of portfolios of complex ...

Cunio, Phillip M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Extension of metabolic control analysis to bioreactor systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of two parts: i) extracellular modeling and ii) intracellular modeling. For the extracellular modeling, we focus on strategies for obtaining kinetic parameters from the continuous stiffed tank bioreactor systems. Kinetics of the cell cultures plays an important role in designing and optimizing biochemical processes. However, such kinetic information is not always available. The process of obtaining detailed kinetic equations and parameters requires multiple steady-state experiments that can be time-consuming and uneconomical. Therefore, to simplify the process, we propose to determine these kinetic parameters using continuous cultures. To do so, we apply the concept of Metabolic Control Analysis (MCA) to continuous stirred tank bioreactor systems. MCA is commonly used to analyze the control of metabolic reactions of living organisms and is based on a set of partial derivatives known as control and elasticity coefficients. These coefficients characterize the responses with respect to changes in enzyme activities or parameters. Indirectly, the kinetics of the cell cultures is embedded in these coefficients. We have developed a methodology to extract kinetic information from the control coefficients. Various approaches are used to estimate the control coefficients: i) dynamic approach (Delgado and Liao, 1992a, b), ii) perturbed steady state approach developed in this study and iii) the combination of the first two approaches. Besides these kinetic information, the coefficients can be utilized to improve the operating conditions. For intracellular modeling, we focus on developing rate expressions for enzymes of Escherichia coli in the glycolysis and the tficarboxylic acid cycle. In order to accommodate the effects of enzymes' inhibitors and activators towards the reaction rates, we adopt the Nfichaelis-Menten form of rate expressions to fit the experimental data obtained from literature. However, due to incomplete kinetic data and inconsistent rate units from various sources, the rate expressions are obtained only for enzymes with adequate information.

Tan, Hiong Leong

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Analysis of Hybrid Hydrogen Systems: Final Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Report on biomass pathways for hydrogen production and how they can be hybridized to support renewable electricity generation. Two hybrid systems were studied in detail for process feasibility and economic performance. The best-performing system was estimated to produce hydrogen at costs ($1.67/kg) within Department of Energy targets ($2.10/kg) for central biomass-derived hydrogen production while also providing value-added energy services to the electric grid.

Dean, J.; Braun, R.; Munoz, D.; Penev, M.; Kinchin, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Analysis of solar desiccant systems and concepts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new approach to modeling desiccant systems has been developed. Computer programs for predicting the performance silica gel beds in single-blow situations and in cyclically operating desiccant cooling systems have been written (DESSIM). The single-blow model has been validated and shows excellent agreement with experimental data from SERI's desiccant test lab. Experimental data published by Koh are shown along with the corresponding prediction using DESSIM.

Barlow, R.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Nonlinear analysis of a reaction-diffusion system: Amplitude equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A reaction-diffusion system with a nonlinear diffusion term is considered. Based on nonlinear analysis, the amplitude equations are obtained in the cases of the Hopf and Turing instabilities in the system. Turing pattern-forming regions in the parameter space are determined for supercritical and subcritical instabilities in a two-component reaction-diffusion system.

Zemskov, E. P., E-mail: zemskov@ccas.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Dorodnicyn Computing Center (Russian Federation)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

324

SIMS prototype System 3 test results: engineering analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results obtained during testing of a closed hydronic drain down solar system designed for space and hot water heating are presented. Data analysis is included which documents the system performance and verifies the suitability of SIMS Prototype System 3 for field installation.

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1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Integration of induction generator dynamics in multimachine system transient analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of electrical transients of asynchronous wind generators on the synchronous generators is often ignored to keep the analysis of multimachine systems simple. A steady drift of slip from the nominal value, while of no consequence from power ... Keywords: dynamic modeling of wind systems, induction generator, power system, wind generation

A. H. M. A. Rahim; E. P. Nowicki

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Geothermal Resource Analysis and Structure of Basin and Range Systems,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Analysis and Structure of Basin and Range Systems, Analysis and Structure of Basin and Range Systems, Especially Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Geothermal Resource Analysis and Structure of Basin and Range Systems, Especially Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada Authors David D. Blackwell, Kenneth W. Wisian, Maria C. Richards, Mark Leidig, Richard Smith and Jason McKenna Published U.S. Department of Energy, 2003 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Geothermal Resource Analysis and Structure of Basin and Range Systems, Especially Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada Citation David D. Blackwell,Kenneth W. Wisian,Maria C. Richards,Mark Leidig,Richard Smith,Jason McKenna. 2003. Geothermal Resource Analysis and Structure of

327

Analysis of costs-benefits tradeoffs of complex security systems  

SciTech Connect

Essential to a systems approach to design of security systems is an analysis of the cost effectiveness of alternative designs. While the concept of analysis of costs and benefits is straightforward, implementation can be at the least tedious and, for complex designs and alternatives, can become nearly intractable without the help of structured analysis tools. PACAIT--Performance and Cost Analysis Integrated Tools--is a prototype tool. The performance side of the analysis collates and reduces data from ASSESS, and existing DOE PC-based security systems performance analysis tool. The costs side of the analysis uses ACE, an existing DOD PC-based costs analysis tool. Costs are reported over the full life-cycle of the system, that is, the costs to procure, operate, maintain and retire the system and all of its components. Results are collected in Microsoft{reg_sign} Excel workbooks and are readily available to analysts and decision makers in both tabular and graphical formats and at both the system and path-element levels.

Hicks, M.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Security Systems Analysis and Development Dept.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

328

Towards network containment in malware analysis systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the containment and control of the network interaction generated by malware samples in dynamic analysis environments. A currently unsolved problem consists in the existing dependency between the execution of a malware sample and ... Keywords: malware containment, network traffic replay, protocol learning

Mariano Graziano; Corrado Leita; Davide Balzarotti

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Vehicle Transient Air Conditioning Analysis: Model Development& System Optimization Investigations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a transient air conditioning (A/C) system model using SINDA/FLUINT analysis software. It captures all the relevant physics of transient A/C system performance, including two-phase flow effects in the evaporator and condenser, system mass effects, air side heat transfer on the condenser/evaporator, vehicle speed effects, temperature-dependent properties, and integration with a simplified cabin thermal model. It has demonstrated robust and powerful system design optimization capabilities. Single-variable and multiple variable design optimizations have been performed and are presented. Various system performance parameters can be optimized, including system COP, cabin cool-down time, and system heat load capacity. This work presents this new transient A/C system analysis and optimization tool and shows some high-level system design conclusions reached to date. The work focuses on R-134a A/C systems, but future efforts will modify the model to investigate the transient performance of alternative refrigerant systems such as carbon dioxide systems. NREL is integrating its transient air conditioning model into NRELs ADVISOR vehicle system analysis software, with the objective of simultaneously optimizing A/C system designs within the overall vehicle design optimization.

Hendricks, T. J.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Urban Sewage Delivery Heat Transfer System (1): Flow Resistance and Energy Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The thimble delivery heat-transfer (TDHT) system is one of the primary modes to utilize the energy of urban sewage. Given the schematic diagram of TDHT system, introducing the definition of equivalent fouling roughness height, and using the Niklaus semi-rational resistance coefficient formula in rough region, the calculation methods of the sewage flow resistance are explained. Through the resistance contrastive analysis of sewage and pure mediate water, the results indicate that the mediate water sub-system is the primary design point of the TDHT system. The economical ratio of flux and velocity is determined by optimization analysis of investment and operating cost in the technical feasible range. The paper will provide reference for pipe design and pump selection of urban sewage cool or heat source applied delivery heat transfer methods.

Zhang, C.; Wu, R.; Li, G.; Li, X.; Huang, L.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Meeting: Summary Report, March 29, 2005  

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Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Meeting Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Meeting 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 6000 Washington, DC 20024-2168 March 29, 2005 SUMMARY REPORT Compiled by Romesh Kumar Argonne National Laboratory June 20, 2005 SUMMARY REPORT Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Meeting March 29, 2005 955 L'Enfant Plaza, North, SW, Suite 6000 Washington, DC 20024-2168 Meeting Objectives The objective of this meeting was to familiarize the DOE research community involved in hydrogen storage materials and process development with the systems analysis work being carried out within the DOE program. In particular, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has been tasked to develop models of on-board and off-board hydrogen storage systems based on the various materials and technologies being developed at the DOE Centers of Excellence and

332

Code based analysis for object-oriented systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The basic features of object-oriented software makes it difficult to apply traditional testing methods in object-oriented systems. Control Flow Graph (CFG) is a well-known model used for identification of independent paths in procedural software. This ... Keywords: extended control flow graph, extended cyclomatic complexity, graph-based testing, object-oriented testing, test paths

Swapan Bhattacharya; Ananya Kanjilal

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Modeling and analysis of energy conversion systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An investigation was conducted to assess the need for and the feasibility of developing a computer code that could model thermodynamic systems and predict the performance of energy conversion systems. To assess the market need for this code, representatives of a few industrial organizations were contacted, including manufacturers, system and component designers, and research personnel. Researchers and small manufacturers, designers, and installers were very interested in the possibility of using the proposed code. However, large companies were satisfied with the existing codes that they have developed for their own use. Also, a survey was conduced of available codes that could be used or possibly modified for the desired purpose. The codes were evaluated with respect to a list of desirable features, which was prepared as a result of the survey. A few publicly available codes were found that might be suitable. The development, verification, and maintenance of such a code would require a substantial, ongoing effort. 21 refs.

Den Braven, K.R. (Idaho Univ., Moscow, ID (USA). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering); Stanger, S. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting: Summary Report  

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Held in Conjunction with the DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA June 11, 2008 SUMMARY REPORT Compiled by Romesh Kumar Argonne National Laboratory and Elvin Yzugullu Sentech, Inc. July 18, 2008 SUMMARY REPORT Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting June 11, 2008 Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA Meeting Objectives This meeting was one of a continuing series of biannual meetings of the Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group (SSAWG). The objective of these meetings is to bring together the DOE research community involved in systems analysis of hydrogen storage materials and processes for information exchange and to update the researchers on related

335

An Assessment of Economic Analysis Methods for Cogeneration Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cogeneration feasibility studies were conducted for eleven state agencies of Texas. A net present value (NPV) analysis was used to evaluate candidate cogeneration systems and select the optimum system. CELCAP, an hour-by-hour cogeneration analysis computer program was used to determine the costs used in the NPV analysis. The results of the studies showed that the state could save over $6,000,000 per year in reduced utility bills. Different methods of analyzing the economic performance of a cogeneration system are presented for comparison. Other implications of the study are also discussed.

Bolander, J. N.; Murphy, W. E.; Turner, W. D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

EM threat analysis for wireless systems.  

SciTech Connect

Modern digital radio systems are complex and must be carefully designed, especially when expected to operate in harsh propagation environments. The ability to accurately predict the effects of propagation on wireless radio performance could lead to more efficient radio designs as well as the ability to perform vulnerability analyses before and after system deployment. In this report, the authors--experts in electromagnetic (EM) modeling and wireless communication theory--describe the construction of a simulation environment that is capable of quantifying the effects of wireless propagation on the performance of digital communication.

Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Schniter, P. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Vehicle Technologies Office: Applied Battery Research  

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Applied Battery Research Applied battery research addresses the barriers facing the lithium-ion systems that are closest to meeting the technical energy and power requirements for...

338

Thermodynamic Analysis of Combined Cycle District Heating System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a thermodynamic analysis of the University of Massachusetts' Combined Heat and Power (CHP) District Heating System. Energy and exergy analyses are performed based on the first and second laws of thermodynamics for power generation systems that include a 10 MW Solar combustion gas turbine, a 4-MW steam turbine, a 100,000 pph heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), three 125,000 pph package boilers, and auxiliary equipment. In the analysis, actual system data is used to assess the district heating system performance, energy and exergy efficiencies, exergetic improvement potential and exergy losses. Energy and exergy calculations are conducted for the whole year on an hourly basis. System efficiencies are calculated for a wide range of component operating loads. The results show how thermodynamic analysis can be used to identify the magnitudes and location of energy losses in order to improve the existing system, processes or components.

Suresh, S.; Gopalakrishnan, H.; Kosanovic, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems Rangan Banerjee  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

/Truck) Primary energy source Vehicle (On-board storage and utilization) Hydrogen production centre (Production Renewable Hydrogen #12;Energy Crisis Present energy systems ­ fossil fuel based (~80%) Finite fossil fuel Concentrations #12;Hydrogen Energy Can hydrogen energy mitigate the energy problem? How does the hydrogen energy

Banerjee, Rangan

340

Power Systems Analysis ELEN4511 Spring 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

infrastructure overlay: #12;Image from `Industrial Power Distribution:Introduction http://www.industrial-electricity of the communications systems overlay is to enable communication between grid nodes for Supervision, Control and Data for the Power Grid by Bukhosi Msimanga, EE `13 Abstract Before the advent of communication technology

Lavaei, Javad

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341

Harmonic analysis of electrical distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

This report presents data pertaining to research on harmonics of electric power distribution systems. Harmonic data is presented on RMS and average measurements for determination of harmonics in buildings; fluorescent ballast; variable frequency drive; georator geosine harmonic data; uninterruptible power supply; delta-wye transformer; westinghouse suresine; liebert datawave; and active injection mode filter data.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Enhancing the systems decision process with flexibility analysis for optimal unmanned aircraft system selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Systems Engineers often conduct decision analysis in order to provide decision makers with a quantifiable means to make decisions. However, the field of Systems Engineering is often criticized for focusing on processes and ...

Bachmann, Chris H., III (Christopher Henry)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Mesoscale Surface Analysis System for the Australian Domain: Design Issues, Development Status, and System Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An operational surface analysis system for the continent of Australia is presented. The system is specifically designed to mitigate problems that arise when analyzing surface data with a highly inhomogeneous distribution. Hourly analyses of ...

Tomasz J. Glowacki; Yi Xiao; Peter Steinle

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Building integrated photovoltaic systems analysis: Preliminary report  

SciTech Connect

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has estimated that the deployment of photovoltaics (PV) in the commercial buildings sector has the potential to contribute as much as 40 gigawatts peak electrical generation capacity and displace up to 1.1 quads of primary fuel use. A significant portion of this potential exists for smaller buildings under 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters) in size or two stories or less, providing a strong cross over potential for residential applications as well. To begin to achieve this potential, research is needed to define the appropriate match of PV systems to energy end-uses in the commercial building sector. This report presents preliminary findings for a technical assessment of several alternative paths to integrate PV with building energy systems.

Not Available

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Big Data Visual Analytics for Exploratory Earth System Simulation Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Rapid increases in high performance computing are feeding the development of larger and more complex data sets in climate research, which sets the stage for so-called big data analysis challenges. However, conventional climate analysis techniques are inadequate in dealing with the complexities of today s data. In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a visual analytics system, called the Exploratory Data analysis ENvironment (EDEN), with specific application to the analysis of complex earth system simulation data sets. EDEN represents the type of interactive visual analysis tools that are necessary to transform data into insight, thereby improving critical comprehension of earth system processes. In addition to providing an overview of EDEN, we describe real-world studies using both point ensembles and global Community Land Model Version 4 (CLM4) simulations.

Steed, Chad A [ORNL; Ricciuto, Daniel M [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Smith, Brian E [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Shi, Xiaoying [ORNL; Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Applied Science/Techniques  

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Applied Science/Techniques Print Applied Science/Techniques Print The ALS is an excellent incubator of new scientific techniques and instrumentation. Many of the technical advances that make the ALS a world-class soft x-ray facility are developed at the ALS itself. The optical components in use at the ALS-mirrors and lenses optimized for x-ray wavelengths-require incredibly high-precision surfaces and patterns (often formed through extreme ultraviolet lithography at the ALS) and must undergo rigorous calibration and testing provided by beamlines and equipment from the ALS's Optical Metrology Lab and Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics. New and/or continuously improved experimental techniques are also a crucial element of a thriving scientific facility. At the ALS, examples of such "technique" highlights include developments in lensless imaging, soft x-ray tomography, high-throughput protein analysis, and high-power coherent terahertz radiation.

347

Hydrgoen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting Summary Report  

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Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting 2007 Hydrogen Program Annual Review Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA May 17, 2007 SUMMARY REPORT Compiled by Romesh Kumar Argonne National Laboratory and Elvin Yuzugullu Sentech, Inc. June 28, 2007 SUMMARY REPORT Hydrogen Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Meeting May 17, 2007 Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA Meeting Objectives This meeting was one of a continuing series of biannual meetings of this Working Group. The objective of these meetings is to bring together the DOE research community involved in systems analysis of hydrogen storage materials and processes for information exchange and to update the researchers on related developments within the DOE program. A major thrust of these meetings is to leverage expertise, complement related work of different individuals and

348

Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis  

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Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis The invention apparatus can also be used to monitor for the presence of halogens, sulfur and silicon. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis There has been invented a process for analyzing ambient air in a microwave induced plasma without use of an additional carrier gas. There has also been invented an apparatus for analyzing ambient air, other sample gas, or nebulized and desolvated liquids wherein a novel arrangement of plasma gas and sample gas conduits is used to enhance dependability of the plasma. This apparatus embodiment of the invention has a concentric arrangement of

349

Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Revolution Now For four key clean energy technologies, the clean energy future has already arrived. Read more U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities Report A Department of Energy report examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Read more eGallon eGallon provides a quick and simple metric to allow electric vehicle (EV) drivers to see how much they can save on fuel. Read more EPSA Leadership Melanie A. Kenderdine Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis More about Melanie A. Kenderdine Jonathan Pershing Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis More about Jonathan Pershing Mike Carr Senior Advisor and EERE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

350

Package Safety Analysis Assessment for Sludge Transportation System  

SciTech Connect

This package safety analysis assessment demonstrates that the Sludge Transportation System meets the acceptance criteria for an equivalent package as specified in DOE/RL-2001-36, Hanford Sitewide Transportation Safety Document for onsite shipment.

ROMANO, T.

2003-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

351

Fuel Cells Vehicle Systems Analysis (Fuel Cell Freeze Investigation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation on Fuel Cells Vehicle Systems Analysis (Fuel Cell Freeze Investigation) for the 2005 Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program Annual Review held in Arlington, Virginia on May 23-26, 2005.

Pesaran, A.; Kim, G.; Markel, T.; Wipke, K.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Extending and automating a Systems-Theoretic hazard analysis for requirements generation and analysis.  

SciTech Connect

Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a powerful new hazard analysis method designed to go beyond traditional safety techniques - such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) - that overlook important causes of accidents like flawed requirements, dysfunctional component interactions, and software errors. While proving to be very effective on real systems, no formal structure has been defined for STPA and its application has been ad-hoc with no rigorous procedures or model-based design tools. This report defines a formal mathematical structure underlying STPA and describes a procedure for systematically performing an STPA analysis based on that structure. A method for using the results of the hazard analysis to generate formal safety-critical, model-based system and software requirements is also presented. Techniques to automate both the analysis and the requirements generation are introduced, as well as a method to detect conflicts between the safety and other functional model-based requirements during early development of the system.

Thomas, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Performance-Based Technology Selection Filter description report. INEL Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration System Analysis project  

SciTech Connect

A formal methodology has been developed for identifying technology gaps and assessing innovative or postulated technologies for inclusion in proposed Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) remediation systems. Called the Performance-Based Technology Selection Filter, the methodology provides a formalized selection process where technologies and systems are rated and assessments made based on performance measures, and regulatory and technical requirements. The results are auditable, and can be validated with field data. This analysis methodology will be applied to the remedial action of transuranic contaminated waste pits and trenches buried at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL).

O`Brien, M.C.; Morrison, J.L.; Morneau, R.A.; Rudin, M.J.; Richardson, J.G.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Flow Analysis on a Limited Volume Chilled Water System  

SciTech Connect

LANL Currently has a limited volume chilled water system for use in a glove box, but the system needs to be updated. Before we start building our new system, a flow analysis is needed to ensure that there are no high flow rates, extreme pressures, or any other hazards involved in the system. In this project the piping system is extremely important to us because it directly affects the overall design of the entire system. The primary components necessary for the chilled water piping system are shown in the design. They include the pipes themselves (perhaps of more than one diameter), the various fitting used to connect the individual pipes to form the desired system, the flow rate control devices (valves), and the pumps that add energy to the fluid. Even the most simple pipe systems are actually quite complex when they are viewed in terms of rigorous analytical considerations. I used an 'exact' analysis and dimensional analysis considerations combined with experimental results for this project. When 'real-world' effects are important (such as viscous effects in pipe flows), it is often difficult or impossible to use only theoretical methods to obtain the desired results. A judicious combination of experimental data with theoretical considerations and dimensional analysis are needed in order to reduce risks to an acceptable level.

Zheng, Lin [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

355

Hybrid rough sets intelligent system architecture for survival analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Survival analysis challenges researchers because of two issues. First, in practice, the studies do not span wide enough to collect all survival times of each individual patient. All of these patients require censor variables and cannot be analyzed without ... Keywords: Kaplan-Meier method, hybrid intelligent systems, reducts, rough sets, soft computing, survival analysis

Puntip Pattaraintakorn; Nick Cercone; Kanlaya Naruedomkul

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Analysis of technical loss in distribution line system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research was aimed to present Technical loss analysis in Hatyai of Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). This Analysis used calculation and PSS/Adept program. For considering the technical loss in distribution system included: transmission line ... Keywords: PSS/Adept program, technical loss, three phase power flow

Narong Mungkung; Nittaya Gomurut; Tanes Tanitteerapan; Somchai Arunrungrusmi; Weerachai Chaokumnerd; Toshifumi Yuji

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Applied research on energy storage and conversion for photovoltaic and wind energy systems. Volume II. Photovoltaic systems with energy storage. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume of the General Electric study was directed at an evaluation of those energy storage technologies deemed best suited for use in conjunction with a photovoltaic energy conversion system in utility, residential and intermediate applications. Break-even cost goals are developed for several storage technologies in each application. These break-even costs are then compared with cost projections presented in Volume I of this report to show technologies and time frames of potential economic viability. The form of the presentation allows the reader to use more accurate storage system cost data as they become available. The report summarizes the investigations performed and presents the results, conclusions and recommendations pertaining to use of energy storage with photovoltaic energy conversion systems. Candidate storage concepts studied include (1) above ground and underground pumped hydro, (2) underground compressed air, (3) electric batteries, (4) flywheels, and (5) hydrogen production and storage. (WHK)

Not Available

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Applied research on energy storage and conversion for photovoltaic and wind energy systems. Volume III. Wind conversion systems with energy storage. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The variability of energy output inherent in wind energy conversion systems (WECS) has led to the investigation of energy storage as a means of managing the available energy when immediate, direct use is not possible or desirable. This portion of the General Electric study was directed at an evaluation of those energy storage technologies deemed best suited for use in conjunction with a wind energy conversion system in utility, residential and intermediate applications. Break-even cost goals are developed for several storage technologies in each application. These break-even costs are then compared with cost projections presented in Volume I of this report to show technologies and time frames of potential economic viability. The report summarizes the investigations performed and presents the results, conclusions and recommendations pertaining to use of energy storage with wind energy conversion systems.

Not Available

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Analysis of village hybrid systems in Chile  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Chile recently began a major rural electrification program to electrify those 240,000 families (about half of the rural people) who lack electricity access. In this paper, we discuss a pilot project to electrify three remote villages in Chile`s Region IX using wind/genset/battery hybrids. The intent of this project is to demonstrate the reliability and cost-effectiveness of wind/genset/battery hybrids and to encourage replication of these types of systems in Chile`s electrification program. For each village, electricity connections are planned for several residences, and also schools, health posts, community centers, or chapels. Projected average daily loads are small, ranging from 4 to 10 kWh. Using the optimization program HOMER and the simulation program Hybrid2, we evaluated options to maximize technical performance, minimize costs, and gain experience with a variety of systems and components. We find that wind/genset/battery hybrids will be able to provide cost-effective, reliable power for these sites. More importantly, their inherent flexibility allows for variations in load and resource without greatly affecting the cost of energy.

Lew, D J; Corbus, D; Holz, R [and others

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Why Systems Analysis for Energy Storage?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cost Effectiveness Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness Evaluation, DNV KEMA Modeling for CPUC Energy Storage Proceeding Energy Storage Panel, EAC Meeting June 6, 2013 Common Pitfalls  Using historical prices - Prices are likely to change due to rule modifications, changes in regulation supply resources over time, changes in regulation needs over time - Depending on the amount of storage added to the market, the introduction of storage can change market prices  Modeling deterministic behavior (perfect performance assuming knowledge of upcoming prices) - Future prices are unknown and actual revenues will likely not reflect strategy that gets maximum revenue 100% of the time  Ignoring system effects - In addition to affecting prices, certain amounts of storage can affect imports/exports

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361

Function analysis for waste information systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study has a two-fold purpose. It seeks to identify the functional requirements of a waste tracking information system and to find feasible alternatives for meeting those requirements on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) and the Portsmouth (PORTS) and Paducah (PGDP) facilities; identify options that offer potential cost savings to the US government and also show opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness in managing waste information; and, finally, to recommend a practical course of action that can be immediately initiated. In addition to identifying relevant requirements, it also identifies any existing requirements that are currently not being completely met. Another aim of this study is to carry out preliminary benchmarking by contacting representative companies about their strategic directions in waste information. The information obtained from representatives of these organizations is contained in an appendix to the document; a full benchmarking effort, however, is beyond the intended scope of this study.

Sexton, J.L.; Neal, C.T.; Heath, T.C.; Starling, C.D.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

HVAC system analysis: energy audit review  

SciTech Connect

Although most energy audits do not investigate HVAC systems in as much detail as would most design consultants, audit data can be most informative. For certain types of buildings, air-conditioning energy usage can be estimated by its absence from energy bills during winter months, and heating energy usage can be estimated by its absence from energy bills during the summer months. Cooling and heating energy usage can be even more accurately broken down when a fossil fuel is used for heating while electrical energy is used for cooling. It is easy to establish fairly accurate energy consumption estimates for lighting, fan motors, and pumps; this can be done by verifying their loads and multiplying them by known operating hours. The numerous notes contained in some energy audits may also provide ideas for retrofitting energy-consuming areas.

Harmon, K.S.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Analysis of LNG peakshaving-facility release-prevention systems  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of release prevention systems for a reference LNG peakshaving facility. An overview assessment of the reference peakshaving facility, which preceeded this effort, identified 14 release scenarios which are typical of the potential hazards involved in the operation of LNG peakshaving facilities. These scenarios formed the basis for this more detailed study. Failure modes and effects analysis and fault tree analysis were used to estimate the expected frequency of each release scenario for the reference peakshaving facility. In addition, the effectiveness of release prevention, release detection, and release control systems were evaluated.

Pelto, P.J.; Baker, E.G.; Powers, T.B.; Schreiber, A.M.; Hobbs, J.M.; Daling, P.M.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM ANALYSIS FOR ESF PACKAGE 1E  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of this analysis is to capture new inputs relative to the design of the Fuel Supply System (FSS) at the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF). The new inputs are analyzed and changes to the Fuel Supply System are made as necessary.

D.F. Vanica

1995-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

365

Information-Theoretic Analysis of an Energy Harvesting Communication System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Information-Theoretic Analysis of an Energy Harvesting Communication System Omur Ozel Sennur Ulukus Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 omur@umd.edu ulukus@umd.edu Abstract--In energy harvesting communication systems, an exogenous recharge process

Ulukus, Sennur

366

Risky trust: risk-based analysis of software systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measuring the security of a software system is a difficult problem. This paper presents a model using common security concepts to evaluate the security of a system under design. After providing definitions for all relevant concepts and formalizing some ... Keywords: distrust, risk analysis, trust

Zaid Dwaikat; Francesco Parisi-Presicce

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Algebraic analysis on asymptotic stability of continuous dynamical systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we propose a mechanisable technique for asymptotic stability analysis of continuous dynamical systems. We start from linearizing a continuous dynamical system, solving the Lyapunov matrix equation and then check whether the solution is ... Keywords: lyapunov functions, lyapunov matrix equations, real root classification, semi-algebraic sets

Zhikun She; Bai Xue; Zhiming Zheng

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

An analysis of computational workloads for the ORNL Jaguar system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents an analysis of science application workloads for the Jaguar Cray XT5 system during its tenure as a 2.3 petaflop supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Jaguar was the first petascale system to be deployed for open science ... Keywords: applications, cray, exascale, hpc, metrics, ornl, petascale, scaling, science, workload

Wayne Joubert; Shi-Quan Su

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Plastic limit analysis of frames using ant colony systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, heuristic algorithms such as simulated annealing, genetic and ant colony algorithms have found many applications in optimization problems. In this paper, ant colony systems (ACSs) are used to optimize the process of finding the collapse ... Keywords: Ant colony systems, Collapse load factor, Planar frames, Plastic limit analysis

A. Kaveh; M. Jahanshahi

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Frontiers of Performance Analysis on Leadership-Class Systems  

SciTech Connect

The number of cores in high-end systems for scientific computing are employing is increasing rapidly. As a result, there is an pressing need for tools that can measure, model, and diagnose performance problems in highly-parallel runs. We describe two tools that employ complementary approaches for analysis at scale and we illustrate their use on DOE leadership-class systems.

Fowler, R J; Adhianto, L; de Supinski, B R; Fagan, M; Gamblin, T; Krentel, M; Mellor-Crummey, J; Schulz, M; Tallent, N

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

371

Responses of Cell Renewal Systems to Long-term Low-Level Radiation Exposure: A Feasibility Study Applying Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques on Available Histological and Cytological Material of Exposed Animals and Men  

SciTech Connect

First results of this feasibility study showed that evaluation of the stored material of the chronically irradiated dogs with modern molecular biological techniques proved to be successful and extremely promising. Therefore an in deep analysis of at least part of the huge amount of remaining material is of outmost interest. The methods applied in this feasibility study were pathological evaluation with different staining methods, protein analysis by means of immunohistochemistry, strand break analysis with the TdT-assay, DNA- and RNA-analysis as well as genomic examination by gene array. Overall more than 50% of the investigated material could be used. In particular the results of an increased stimulation of the immune system within the dogs of the 3mSv group as both compared to the control and higher dose groups gives implications for the in depth study of the cellular events occurring in context with low dose radiation. Based on the findings of this study a further evaluation and statistically analysis of more material can help to identify promising biomarkers for low dose radiation. A systematic evaluation of a correlation of dose rates and strand breaks within the dog tissue might moreover help to explain mechanisms of tolerance to IR. One central problem is that most sequences for dog specific primers are not known yet. The discovery of the dog genome is still under progress. In this study the isolation of RNA within the dog tissue was successful. But up to now there are no gene arrays or gene chips commercially available, tested and adapted for canine tissue. The uncritical use of untested genomic test systems for canine tissue seems to be ineffective at the moment, time consuming and ineffective. Next steps in the investigation of genomic changes after IR within the stored dog tissue should be limited to quantitative RT-PCR of tested primer sequences for the dog. A collaboration with institutions working in the field of the discovery of the dog genome could have synergistic effects.

Fliedner Theodor M.; Feinendegen Ludwig E.; Meineke Viktor; Fritz Thomas E.

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

372

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Resilient Control System Functional Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Control Systems and their associated instrumentation must meet reliability, availability, maintainability, and resiliency criteria in order for high temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) to be economically competitive. Research, perhaps requiring several years, may be needed to develop control systems to support plant availability and resiliency. This report functionally analyzes the gaps between traditional and resilient control systems as applicable to HTGRs, which includes the Next Generation Nuclear Plant; defines resilient controls; assesses the current state of both traditional and resilient control systems; and documents the functional gaps existing between these two controls approaches as applicable to HTGRs. This report supports the development of an overall strategy for applying resilient controls to HTGRs by showing that control systems with adequate levels of resilience perform at higher levels, respond more quickly to disturbances, increase operational efficiency, and increase public protection.

Lynne M. Stevens

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Systems Studies Department FY 78 activity report. Volume 2. Systems analysis. [Sandia Laboratories, Livermore  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Systems Studies Department at Sandia Laboratories Livermore (SLL) has two primary responsibilities: to provide computational and mathematical services and to perform systems analysis studies. This document (Volume 2) describes the FY Systems Analysis highlights. The description is an unclassified overview of activities and is not complete or exhaustive. The objective of the systems analysis activities is to evaluate the relative value of alternative concepts and systems. SLL systems analysis activities reflect Sandia Laboratory programs and in 1978 consisted of study efforts in three areas: national security: evaluations of strategic, theater, and navy nuclear weapons issues; energy technology: particularly in support of Sandia's solar thermal programs; and nuclear fuel cycle physical security: a special project conducted for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Highlights of these activities are described in the following sections. 7 figures. (RWR)

Gold, T.S.

1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems - 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems - 2011 Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems - 2011 Vulnerability Analysis of Energy Delivery Control Systems - 2011 Cybersecurity for energy delivery systems has emerged as one of the Nation's most serious grid modernization and infrastructure protection issues. Cyber adversaries are becoming increasingly targeted, sophisticated, and better financed. The energy sector must research, develop and deploy new cybersecurity capabilities faster than the adversary can launch new attack tools and techniques. The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE/OE) National Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed (NSTB) program is to enhance the reliability and resiliency of the Nation's energy infrastructure by reducing the risk

375

Analysis and System Design Framework for Infrared Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometers  

SciTech Connect

The authors present a preliminary analysis and design framework developed for the evaluation and optimization of infrared, Imaging Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) electro-optic systems. Commensurate with conventional interferometric spectrometers, SHS modeling requires an integrated analysis environment for rigorous evaluation of system error propagation due to detection process, detection noise, system motion, retrieval algorithm and calibration algorithm. The analysis tools provide for optimization of critical system parameters and components including : (1) optical aperture, f-number, and spectral transmission, (2) SHS interferometer grating and Littrow parameters, and (3) image plane requirements as well as cold shield, optical filtering, and focal-plane dimensions, pixel dimensions and quantum efficiency, (4) SHS spatial and temporal sampling parameters, and (5) retrieval and calibration algorithm issues.

Cooke, B.J.; Smith, B.W.; Laubscher, B.E.; Villeneuve, P.V.; Briles, S.D.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

376

Real-time power system analysis: Feasibility and critical technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern electrical grids face increasing demands to serve new or unusual loads, to integrate unconventional new resources, and to transmit power in unforeseen ways. These expanding demands will require utilities to operate existing systems closer to steady-state limits, thus increasing the performance requirements of operation and control systems. In this paper we use the challenges posed by power system stability analysis to motivate a discussion of the technologies required to advance the state-of-the-art in real-time power system control. We consider the computational requirements of system stability analysis techniques (transient simulation, eigenanalysis, time-domain fitting, and frequency-response analysis). Additional requirements are imposed by the necessity that the computational results support either human or automated decision making. We then address the role that critical computer and information technologies must play in addressing these needs. Our emphasis is on high performance computing, where we consider both hardware issues and algorithmic requirements. Data management, user interface, visualization, and expert system technologies are also discussed. We conclude by suggesting elements of a strategic plan for creating the next generation of computer tools for power system analysis, and for their use in real-time control applications. 18 refs.

Pearson, E.W.; Trudnowski, D.J. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Hauer, J.F.; Watkins, D.S. (USDOE Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States))

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Using systems analysis to improve decision making in solving mixed waste problems at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Systems analysis methods and tools have been developed and applied to the problem of selecting treatment technologies for mixed wastes. The approach, which is based on decision analysis, process modeling, and process simulation with a tool developed in-house, provides a one-of-a-kind resource for waste treatment alternatives evaluation and has played a key role in developing mandated treatment plans for Oak Ridge Reservation mixed waste.

Ferrada, J.J.; Welch, T.D.; Osborne-Lee, I.W.; Nehls, J.W. Jr.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Conceptual design and systems analysis of photovoltaic systems. Volume II. Study results. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This investigation of terrestrial PV systems considered the technical and economic feasibility for systems in three size categories: a small system of about 12 kW peak output for on-site residential use; a large 1500 MW central power plant contributing to the bulk energy of a utility system power grid; and an intermediate size system of about 250 kW for use on public or commercial buildings. In each category, conceptual designs were developed, performance was analyzed for a range of climatic regions, economic analyses were performed, and assessments were made of pertinent institutional issues. The report consists of three volumes. Volume I contains a Study Summary of the major study results. This volume contains the detailed results pertaining to on-site residential photovoltaic systems, central power plant photovoltaic systems, and intermediate size systems applied to commercial and public buildings. Volume III contains supporting appendix material. (WHK)

Kirpich, A.

1977-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

379

CFD Simulation and Analysis of the Combined Evaporative Cooling and Radiant Ceiling Air-conditioning System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Due to such disadvantages as large air duct and high energy consumption of the current all- outdoor air evaporative cooling systems used in the dry region of Northwest China, as well as the superiority of the ceiling cooling system in improving thermal comfort and saving energy, a combined system is presented in this paper. It combines an evaporative cooling system with ceiling cooling, in which the evaporative cooling system handles the entire latent load and one part of the sensible loads, and the ceiling cooling system deals with the other part of sensible loads in the air-conditioned zone, so that the condensation on radiant panels and the insufficiency of cooling capacity can be avoided. The cooling water at 18? used in the cooling coils of ceiling cooling system can be ground water, tap water or the cooled water from cooling towers in the summer. This new air-conditioning system and existing all- outdoor air evaporative cooling system are applied to a project in the city of Lanzhou. Energy consumption analysis of the building is carried out using the energy consumption code. Velocity and temperature distribution in the air-conditioned zone is computed using CFD. According to the results, the energy consumption and indoor human thermal comfort of both systems are then compared. It is concluded that the new system occupies less building space, reduces energy consumption, improves indoor human thermal comfort and saves initial investment.

Xiang, H.; Yinming, L.; Junmei, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Analysis based on the Wavelet & Hilbert Transforms applied to the full time series of interbeats for a triad of failures at the heart  

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A tetra of sets which elements are time series including interbeats has been obtained from the databank Physionet-MIT-BIH, corresponding to the following failures at the heart of humans: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Congestive Heart Failure, and Atrial Fibrillation, and has been analyzed statistically using an already known technique based on the Wavelet and Hilbert Transforms. That technique has been applied to the time series of interbeats for 87 patients in order to find the intrinsical dynamics of their hearts. The length of the times series varies approachly from 7 to 24 h. The kind of wavelet selected for the study has been any one belonging to the families: Daubechies, Biortoghonal, and Gaussian. The analysis has been done for the complet set of scales ranging from: 1-128 heartbeats. Choosing the Biorthogonal wavelet: bior3.1, it is observed: (a) That a time serie has not to be cutted in shorter periods with the purpose of obtaining the collapse of the data, (b) An analytical, universal behavior of the dat...

Ritto, P A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Preliminary hazards analysis of thermal scrap stabilization system. Revision 1  

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This preliminary analysis examined the HA-21I glovebox and its supporting systems for potential process hazards. Upon further analysis, the thermal stabilization system has been installed in gloveboxes HC-21A and HC-21C. The use of HC-21C and HC-21A simplified the initial safety analysis. In addition, these gloveboxes were cleaner and required less modification for operation than glovebox HA-21I. While this document refers to glovebox HA-21I for the hazards analysis performed, glovebox HC-21C is sufficiently similar that the following analysis is also valid for HC-21C. This hazards analysis document is being re-released as revision 1 to include the updated flowsheet document (Appendix C) and the updated design basis (Appendix D). The revised Process Flow Schematic has also been included (Appendix E). This Current revision incorporates the recommendations provided from the original hazards analysis as well. The System Design Description (SDD) has also been appended (Appendix H) to document the bases for Safety Classification of thermal stabilization equipment.

Lewis, W.S.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

382

Wavelet Analysis of Simulated Tropical Convective Cloud Systems. Part I: Basic Analysis  

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A wavelet analysis of a three-dimensional 7-day explicit simulation of the tropical cloud systems in the Global Atmosphere Research Programme (GARP) Atlantic Tropical Experiment Phase III is performed. Three physically distinct regimes (squall ...

Jun-Ichi Yano; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Xiaoqing Wu; Michio Yamada

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Policy Office Electricity Modeling System  

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Policy Office Electricity Modeling System (POEMS) Policy Office Electricity Modeling System (POEMS) Project Summary Full Title: Policy Office Electricity Modeling System (POEMS) Project ID: 93 Principal Investigator: Lessly Goudarzi Purpose Designed and built by OnLocation specifically to address electricity industry restructuring issues Performer Principal Investigator: Lessly Goudarzi Organization: OnLocation, Inc. Address: Suite 300, 501 Church Street Vienna, VA 22180 Telephone: 703-938-5151 Email: goudarzi@onlocationinc.com Project Description Type of Project: Model Category: Energy Infrastructure Products/Deliverables Description: National Transmission Grid Study - Appendix A Publication Title: Policy Office Electricty Modeling System (POEMS) and Documentation for Transmission Analysis (PDF 461 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

384

Analysis of the seasonal performance of hybrid desiccant cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A simulation model for the liquid desiccant component of a hybrid system was developed. An analysis of experimental test data was conducted. The liquid desiccant component was examined and the sensitivity of its seasonal performance to changes in principal component variables was identified. Seasonal simulations were performed on different operation modes of a hybrid liquid desiccant cooling system. The results were analyzed in terms of estimated operational costs and compared to the equivalent cost estimation of a conventional cooling system. The study showed that the investigated liquid desiccant configuration usually will not lower the costs of operation. A suggestion of an improved system is made.

Sick, F.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

SALT (System Analysis Language Translater): A steady state and dynamic systems code  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

SALT (System Analysis Language Translater) is a lumped parameter approach to system analysis which is totally modular. The modules are all precompiled and only the main program, which is generated by SALT, needs to be compiled for each unique system configuration. This is a departure from other lumped parameter codes where all models are written by MACROS and then compiled for each unique configuration, usually after all of the models are lumped together and sorted to eliminate undetermined variables. The SALT code contains a robust and sophisticated steady-sate finder (non-linear equation solver), optimization capability and enhanced GEAR integration scheme which makes use of sparsity and algebraic constraints. The SALT systems code has been used for various technologies. The code was originally developed for open-cycle magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) systems. It was easily extended to liquid metal MHD systems by simply adding the appropriate models and property libraries. Similarly, the model and property libraries were expanded to handle fuel cell systems, flue gas desulfurization systems, combined cycle gasification systems, fluidized bed combustion systems, ocean thermal energy conversion systems, geothermal systems, nuclear systems, and conventional coal-fired power plants. Obviously, the SALT systems code is extremely flexible to be able to handle all of these diverse systems. At present, the dynamic option has only been used for LMFBR nuclear power plants and geothermal power plants. However, it can easily be extended to other systems and can be used for analyzing control problems. 12 refs.

Berry, G.; Geyer, H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

NREL: Wind Research - Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems  

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Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Chart of cost data for actual and projected offshore wind projects as reported by developers. Enlarge image NREL has a long history of successful research to understand and improve the cost of wind generation technology. As a research laboratory, NREL is a neutral, third party and can provide an unbiased perspective of methodologies and approaches used to estimate direct and indirect economic impacts of offshore wind. Market Analysis NREL's extensive research on installed and proposed projects in Europe, the United States, and other emerging offshore markets enables the compilation of a database of installed and proposed project costs. These are used to report on cost trends. Recent studies include: Analysis of capital cost trends for planned and installed offshore

387

Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis  

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Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis of U.S. Renewable Energy Policies Speaker(s): Pei Zhai Date: October 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This presentation mainly covers two perspectives relevant to solar energy technologies. The first one is the environmental aspect. The questions to be answered are how "green" photovoltaic technology is (embodied energy and carbon are two main indicators); and, how have these two indicators evolved during the past 10 years. The methodology for analysis is a hybrid Life Cycle Assessment. The second part involves a policy analysis of the effectiveness of U.S. renewable energy policies, such as state-level Renewable Portfolio Standards, for supporting solar energy adoption. A

388

Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis  

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Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation The nation's electricity system is regional in nature, because of the operation of the interconnected grids and the markets defined by them. Over the years, many regional organizations of utilities and governments have formed to manage and oversee these markets. Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation More Documents & Publications

389

Geothermal Resource Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range Systems,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range Systems, Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range Systems, Especially Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Geothermal Resource Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range Systems, Especially Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada Details Activities (12) Areas (5) Regions (0) Abstract: Publish new thermal and drill data from the Dizie Valley Geothermal Field that affect evaluation of Basin and Range Geothermal Resources in a very major and positive way. Completed new geophysical surveys of Dizie Valley including gravity and aeromagnetics and integrated the geophysical, seismic, geological and drilling data at Dizie Valley into local and regional geologic models. Developed natural state mass and energy

390

Earthquake warning system for infrastructures : a scoping analysis.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides the results of a scoping study evaluating the potential risk reduction value of a hypothetical, earthquake early-warning system. The study was based on an analysis of the actions that could be taken to reduce risks to population and infrastructures, how much time would be required to take each action and the potential consequences of false alarms given the nature of the action. The results of the scoping analysis indicate that risks could be reduced through improving existing event notification systems and individual responses to the notification; and production and utilization of more detailed risk maps for local planning. Detailed maps and training programs, based on existing knowledge of geologic conditions and processes, would reduce uncertainty in the consequence portion of the risk analysis. Uncertainties in the timing, magnitude and location of earthquakes and the potential impacts of false alarms will present major challenges to the value of an early-warning system.

Brodsky, Nancy S.; O'Connor, Sharon L.; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Kelic, Andjelka; Fogleman, William E. (GRIT, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Vugrin, Eric D.; Corbet, Thomas Frank, Jr.; Brown, Theresa Jean

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Model documentation of the Short-Term Coal Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The short-term coal analysis system (SCOAL) is used by the Data Analysis and Forecasting Branch (DAFB) as an analytic aid to support preparation of short-term projections of bituminous coal and lignite production at the state level, and anthracite production, domestic imports of coal, and domestic and export demand for US coal at the national level. A description of SCOAL is presented which includes a general overview of the model and its analytical capabilities. (DMC)

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1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Design sensitivity analysis and optimization of steady fluid-thermal systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design optimization of fluid-thermal systems has been an area of significant research interest for the aerospace and automotive industry. The subject studies the modification of internal and external flow passages under certain specified objective constraints while satisfying the governing flow equations. Amongst various available optimization procedures the analytical sensitivity analyses-based optimization is arguably the most efficient design tool for complex multi-dimensional practical problems. In this paper, we augmented the analysis capabilities of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code with design sensitivity analysis (DSA). The design sensitivities are computed efficiently via analytical differentiation methods. The CFD DSA codes are then combined with numerical optimization schemes. Finally, CFD DSA design optimization algorithm is applied to the optimization of heat exchanger fin and HVAC duct systems. 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Balagangadhar; Uid-thermal Systems

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Computational methods for criticality safety analysis within the scale system  

SciTech Connect

The criticality safety analysis capabilities within the SCALE system are centered around the Monte Carlo codes KENO IV and KENO V.a, which are both included in SCALE as functional modules. The XSDRNPM-S module is also an important tool within SCALE for obtaining multiplication factors for one-dimensional system models. This paper reviews the features and modeling capabilities of these codes along with their implementation within the Criticality Safety Analysis Sequences (CSAS) of SCALE. The CSAS modules provide automated cross-section processing and user-friendly input that allow criticality safety analyses to be done in an efficient and accurate manner. 14 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Parks, C.V.; Petrie, L.M.; Landers, N.F.; Bucholz, J.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

[en] ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT ALLOCATION METHODOLOGIES OF COSTS AND BENEFITS APPLIED TO THE OPERATION AND PLANNING OF HYDROELECTRIC SYSTEMS.  

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??[pt] Esta tese apresenta uma anlise de formas alternativas de rateio de custos e benefcios em um pool de empresas de gerao de energia eltrica, (more)

SILVIO BINATO

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Hybrid energy system cost analysis: San Nicolas Island, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report analyzes the local wind resource and evaluates the costs and benefits of supplementing the current diesel-powered energy system on San Nicolas Island, California (SNI), with wind turbines. In Section 2.0 the SNI site, naval operations, and current energy system are described, as are the data collection and analysis procedures. Section 3.0 summarizes the wind resource data and analyses that were presented in NREL/TP 442-20231. Sections 4.0 and 5.0 present the conceptual design and cost analysis of a hybrid wind and diesel energy system on SNI, with conclusions following in Section 6. Appendix A presents summary pages of the hybrid system spreadsheet model, and Appendix B contains input and output files for the HYBRID2 program.

Olsen, T.L.; McKenna, E.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Computer-aided visualization and analysis system for sequence evaluation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer system for analyzing nucleic acid sequences is provided. The computer system is used to perform multiple methods for determining unknown bases by analyzing the fluorescence intensities of hybridized nucleic acid probes. The results of individual experiments are improved by processing nucleic acid sequences together. Comparative analysis of multiple experiments is also provided by displaying reference sequences in one area and sample sequences in another area on a display device.

Chee, Mark S. (3199 Waverly St., Palo Alto, CA 94306)

1998-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

397

Computer-aided visualization and analysis system for sequence evaluation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer system (1) for analyzing nucleic acid sequences is provided. The computer system is used to perform multiple methods for determining unknown bases by analyzing the fluorescence intensities of hybridized nucleic acid probes. The results of individual experiments may be improved by processing nucleic acid sequences together. Comparative analysis of multiple experiments is also provided by displaying reference sequences in one area (814) and sample sequences in another area (816) on a display device (3).

Chee, Mark S. (Palo Alto, CA)

2001-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

398

Computer-aided visualization and analysis system for sequence evaluation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer system (1) for analyzing nucleic acid sequences is provided. The computer system is used to perform multiple methods for determining unknown bases by analyzing the fluorescence intensities of hybridized nucleic acid probes. The results of individual experiments may be improved by processing nucleic acid sequences together. Comparative analysis of multiple experiments is also provided by displaying reference sequences in one area (814) and sample sequences in another area (816) on a display device (3).

Chee, Mark S. (Palo Alto, CA)

1999-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

399

Performance analysis of mixed passive solar heating systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The various situations in which interactions between south-facing systems serving a single thermal zone may affect the performance of the mixture are discussed. In particular, the nature of direct gain interactions with unvented Trombe walls was explored using a detailed thermal network computer program. The results are compared with predictions from the simple design analysis procedures which neglect interactions. This comparison showed that system interactions can significantly improve the peformance of a mixture under certain conditions.

Wray, W.O.; Best, E.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Active cooling for downhole instrumentation: Preliminary analysis and system selection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A feasibility study and a series of preliminary designs and analyses were done to identify candidate processes or cycles for use in active cooling systems for downhole electronic instruments. A matrix of energy types and their possible combinations was developed and the energy conversion process for each pari was identified. The feasibility study revealed conventional as well as unconventional processes and possible refrigerants and identified parameters needing further clarifications. A conceptual design or series od oesigns for each system was formulated and a preliminary analysis of each design was completed. The resulting coefficient of performance for each system was compared with the Carnot COP and all systems were ranked by decreasing COP. The system showing the best combination of COP, exchangeability to other operating conditions, failure mode, and system serviceability is chosen for use as a downhole refrigerator. 85 refs., 48 figs., 33 tabs.

Bennett, G.A.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems  

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Title Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-4417E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Konis, Kyle, Eleanor S. Lee, and Robert D. Clear Call Number LBNL-4417E Abstract The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

402

Method and system for calibrating acquired spectra for use in spectral analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for calibrating acquired spectra for use in spectral analysis includes performing Gaussian peak fitting to spectra acquired by a plurality of NaI detectors to define peak regions. A Na and annihilation doublet may be located among the peak regions. A predetermined energy level may be applied to one of the peaks in the doublet and a location of a hydrogen peak may be predicted based on the location of at least one of the peaks of the doublet. Control systems for calibrating spectra are also disclosed.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Bozeman, MT)

2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

403

Macro-System Model for Hydrogen Energy Systems Analysis in Transportation: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hydrogen Macro System Model (MSM) is a simulation tool that links existing and emerging hydrogen-related models to perform rapid, cross-cutting analysis. It allows analysis of the economics, primary energy-source requirements, and emissions of hydrogen production and delivery pathways.

Diakov, V.; Ruth, M.; Sa, T. J.; Goldsby, M. E.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Power System Dynamic Security Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence Systems: Phase 1 -- Feasibility Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On-line transient stability analysis, using actual system conditions, will allow more realistic stability limits. The result will be improved economy through increased transfers across the transmission grid. This feasibility evaluation explores ways of using artificial intelligence and other techniques to solve the computational problems associated with dynamic security analysis.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

405

Applied Quantum Information Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applied Quantum Information Science. Summary: Theory is being developed and used to devise methods for preserving ...

2012-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

406

Multi-State Load Models for Distribution System Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent work in the field of distribution system analysis has shown that the traditional method of peak load analysis is not adequate for the analysis of emerging distribution system technologies. Voltage optimization, demand response, electric vehicle charging, and energy storage are examples of technologies with characteristics having daily, seasonal, and/or annual variations. In addition to the seasonal variations, emerging technologies such as demand response and plug in electric vehicle charging have the potential to send control signals to the end use loads which will affect how they consume energy. In order to support time-series analysis over different time frames and to incorporate potential control signal inputs it is necessary to develop detailed end use load models which accurately represent the load under various conditions, and not just during the peak load period. This paper will build on previous work on detail end use load modeling in order to outline the method of general multi-state load models for distribution system analysis.

Schneider, Kevin P.; Fuller, Jason C.; Chassin, David P.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

NON-SYMMETRICAL MAIN COOLANT SYSTEM ANALYSIS (NOMACS). PART I  

SciTech Connect

Non-symmetrical main coolant system analysis is an IBM-704 digital program for calculating the reactor generation, primary coolant temperature distribution, and steam temperature, pressure, and flow to the main and auxiliary turbines during a transient period. The program represents a system composed of a two-pass high pressure water cooled reactor ivith tivo main primary coolant loops each having its own steam generator, separator, and drum. The generated steam from each loop is piped into a common header which is then piped to the main and auxiliary turbines and other steam loads in the system. The mathematical representation for solution is described. (M.H.R.)

Larsen, R.C.

1957-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

408

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Storage Systems Analysis Working Group  

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Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Storage Systems Analysis Working Group The Storage Systems Analysis Working Group, launched in March 2005, provides a forum to facilitate research and communication of hydrogen storage-related analysis activities among researchers actively engaged in hydrogen storage systems analyses. The working group includes members from DOE, the national laboratories, industry, and academia. Description Technical Targets Meetings Contacts Description Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell power technologies in transportation, stationary, and portable power applications. One of the most challenging technical barriers known is how to efficiently store hydrogen on-board a vehicle to meet customer expectations of a driving range greater than 300 miles-as well as performance, safety, and cost-without impacting passenger or cargo space. The Department of Energy's hydrogen storage activity is coordinated through the "National Hydrogen Storage Project," with multiple university, industry, and federal laboratory partners focused on research and development of on-board vehicular hydrogen storage technologies. This research also has components applicable to off-board storage of hydrogen for refueling infrastructure and the off-board regeneration of chemical hydrogen carriers applicable to hydrogen delivery.

409

Domain analysis on an electronic health records system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electronic Health Records (EHR) have been proposed as a means for managing the technical and organisational complexity that arises in modern healthcare. Different EHR systems are being developed around the world, and within individual countries, different ... Keywords: electronic health record, feature oriented domain analysis, healthcare domain

Xiaocheng Ge; Richard F. Paige; John A. McDermid

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

California's Electricity System of the Future: Scenario Analysis in Support  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commission nor has the California Energy Commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information of a competitive electricity market. CERTS is currently conducting research for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOECalifornia's Electricity System of the Future: Scenario Analysis in Support of Public

411

Modeling, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and optimization of hybrid systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hybrid (discrete/continuous) systems exhibit both discrete state and continuous state dynamics which interact to such a significant extent that they cannot be decoupled and must be analyzed simultaneously. We present an overview of the work that has ... Keywords: Hybrid automata, combined discrete/continuous simulation, consistent reinitialization, discontinuities, sensitivity analysis, state events, transitions

Paul I. Barton; Cha Kun Lee

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Integrating reliability analysis and diagnostics for complex technical systems  

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ignored or repeated by engineers creating diagnostics. The current paper explains the basic concepts (with the consequence that a device would be powered when it should not be). 3. Failure. For a complexIntegrating reliability analysis and diagnostics for complex technical systems N A Snooke and C J

Snooke, Neal

413

Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: BUENAS Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency Topics: Baseline projection, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: www.superefficient.org/Resource%20Library/BUENAS%20-%20Bottom-Up%20Ene References: BUENAS Homepage[1] BUENAS for SEAD[2] Logo: BUENAS BUENAS stands for "Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System". It is used to project

414

Control sensitivity indices for stability analysis of HVdc systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new concept called the ``Control Sensitivity Index`` of CSI, for the stability analysis of HVdc converters connected to weak ac systems. The CSI for a particular control mode can be defined as the ratio of incremental changes in the two system variables that are most relevant to that control mode. The index provides valuable information on the stability of the system and, unlike other approaches, aids in the design of the controller. It also plays an important role in defining non-linear gains for the controller. This paper offers a generalized formulation of CSI and demonstrates its application through an analysis of the CSI for three modes of HVdc control. The conclusions drawn from the analysis are confirmed by a detailed electromagnetic transients simulation of the ac/dc system. The paper concludes that the CSI can be used to improve the controller design and, for an inverter in a weak ac system, the conventional voltage control mode is more stable than the conventional {gamma} control mode.

Nayak, O.B.; Gole, A.M. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Chapman, D.G.; Davies, J.B. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Macro-System Model  

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Macro-System Model Macro-System Model Project Summary Full Title: Macro-System Model (MSM) Project ID: 66 Principal Investigator: Mark Ruth Brief Description: Federated object model framework is used to link other models to perform rapid cross-cutting analysis. Keywords: Transition; well-to-wheels (WTW); renewable; hydrogen production; emissions; cost Purpose Perform rapid cross-cutting analysis by utilizing and linking other models. This work will also improve consistency between models. Analyses that require the MSM will be used to support decisions regarding programmatic investments and focus of funding and to estimate program outputs and outcomes. Performer Principal Investigator: Mark Ruth Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Address: 1617 Cole Blvd.

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Conceptual design and systems analysis of photovoltaic power systems. Final report. Volume III(2). Technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conceptual designs were made and analyses were performed on three types of solar photovoltaic power systems. Included were Residential (1 to 10 kW), Intermediate (0.1 to 10 MW), and Central (50 to 1000 MW) Power Systems to be installed in the 1985 to 2000 time period. The following analyses and simulations are covered: residential power system computer simulations, intermediate power systems computer simulation, central power systems computer simulation, array comparative performance, utility economic and margin analyses, and financial analysis methodology.

Pittman, P.F.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Control system analysis for off-peak auxiliary heating of passive solar systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A computer simulation method is presented for the design of an electrical auxiliary energy system for passive solar heated structures. The system consists of electrical mats buried in the ground underneath the structure. Energy is stored in the ground during utility off-peak hours and released passively to the heated enclosure. An optimal control strategy is used to determine the system design parameters of depth of mat placement and minimum instaled electrical heating capacity. The optimal control applies combinations of fixed duration energy pulses to the heater, which minimize the room temperature error-squared for each day, assuming advance knowledge of the day's weather. Various realizable control schemes are investigated in an attempt to find a system that approaches the performance of the optimal control system.

Murray, H.S.; Melsa, J.L.; Balcomb, J.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Economic analysis of the daylight-linked lighting control system in office buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to perform an economic analysis of the daylight-linked automatic on/off lighting control system installed for the purpose of energy savings in office buildings. For this, a building was chosen as a typical example, and the energy cost was calculated by using the daylight and building energy analysis simulation. When the lighting control was utilized, an economic analysis was performed using a payback period that was calculated by comparing the initial cost of installing the lighting control system with the annual energy cost which was reduced thanks to the application of the lighting control. The results showed that the lighting energy consumption, when the lighting control was applied, was reduced by an average of 30.5% compared with the case that there was not lighting control applied. Also, the result for total energy consumption showed that, when lighting control was applied, this was reduced by 8.5% when the glazing ratio was 100%, 8.2% for 80%, and 7.6% for 60% when compared to non-application. The payback period was analyzed in terms of the number of floors in a building; 10 floors, 20 floors, 30 floors, and 40 floors. Hence, the building with 40 floors and glazing ratio 100% resulted in the shortest payback period of 8.8 years, the building with 10 floors and glazing ratio 60% resulted in the longest period of 12.7 years. In other words, the larger the glazing ratio and the number of building floors are, the shorter the payback period is. (author)

Yang, In-Ho; Nam, Eun-Ji [Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Dongguk University, 26-3, Pil-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul 100-715 (Korea)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Analysis of Ultracapacitor-VRLA Energy Storage Systems for Mild Hybrids (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presents an analysis of VRLA + ultracapacitor use as energy storage systems in mild hybrid vehicles.

Markel, T.; Pesaran, A.; Sprik, S.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

GCtool for fuel cell systems design and analysis : user documentation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

GCtool is a comprehensive system design and analysis tool for fuel cell and other power systems. A user can analyze any configuration of component modules and flows under steady-state or dynamic conditions. Component models can be arbitrarily complex in modeling sophistication and new models can be added easily by the user. GCtool also treats arbitrary system constraints over part or all of the system, including the specification of nonlinear objective functions to be minimized subject to nonlinear, equality or inequality constraints. This document describes the essential features of the interpreted language and the window-based GCtool environment. The system components incorporated into GCtool include a gas flow mixer, splitier, heater, compressor, gas turbine, heat exchanger, pump, pipe, diffuser, nozzle, steam drum, feed water heater, combustor, chemical reactor, condenser, fuel cells (proton exchange membrane, solid oxide, phosphoric acid, and molten carbonate), shaft, generator, motor, and methanol steam reformer. Several examples of system analysis at various levels of complexity are presented. Also given are instructions for generating two- and three-dimensional plots of data and the details of interfacing new models to GCtool.

Ahluwalia, R.K.; Geyer, H.K.

1999-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PVUSA instrumentation and data analysis techniques for photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications (PVUSA) project tests two types of PV systems at the main test site in Davis, California: new module technologies fielded as 20-kW Emerging Module Technology (EMT) arrays and more mature technologies fielded as 70- to 500-kW turnkey Utility-Scale (US) systems. PVUSA members have also installed systems in their service areas. Designed appropriately, data acquisition systems (DASs) can be a convenient and reliable means of assessing system performance, value, and health. Improperly designed, they can be complicated, difficult to use and maintain, and provide data of questionable validity. This report documents PVUSA PV system instrumentation and data analysis techniques and lessons learned. The report is intended to assist utility engineers, PV system designers, and project managers in establishing an objective, then, through a logical series of topics, facilitate selection and design of a DAS to meet the objective. Report sections include Performance Reporting Objectives (including operational versus research DAS), Recommended Measurements, Measurement Techniques, Calibration Issues, and Data Processing and Analysis Techniques. Conclusions and recommendations based on the several years of operation and performance monitoring are offered. This report is one in a series of 1994--1995 PVUSA reports documenting PVUSA lessons learned at the demonstration sites in Davis and Kerman, California. Other topical reports address: five-year assessment of EMTs; validation of the Kerman 500-kW grid support PV plant benefits; construction and safety experience in installing and operating PV systems; balance-of-system design and costs; procurement, acceptance, and rating practices for PV power plants; experience with power conditioning units and power quality.

Newmiller, J.; Hutchinson, P.; Townsend, T.; Whitaker, C.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The application of load models of electric appliances to distribution system analysis  

SciTech Connect

This paper proposes a methodology to apply the load models of key electric appliances in residential area for distribution system analysis. According to the load models, the transformer hourly loading is estimated during simulation iteration by the bus voltage and ambient temperature. A three phase load flow program is then executed to find the feeder daily profile of power consumption and system loss with the transformer hourly loading derived. Besides, the daily power consumption by each type of key appliances can also be solved. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, a distribution feeder of Taipower system is selected for computer simulation to find the potential of energy conservation by controlling the feeder service voltage at substation. Moreover, the load model of air conditioners, which are temperature sensitive appliances, is also considered in the program to find the impact of ambient temperature change to the power consumption of residential distribution feeders. It is concluded that the load models of key electric appliances can provide a useful tool for distribution engineers to enhance the accuracy of system analysis to estimate the operation efficiency of distribution system in a more effective manner.

Chen, C.S.; Wu, T.H.; Lee, C.C.; Tzeng, Y.M. [National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Kaohsiung (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Automotive and MHE Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis  

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Vince Contini, Kathya Mahadevan, Fritz Eubanks, Vince Contini, Kathya Mahadevan, Fritz Eubanks, Jennifer Smith, Gabe Stout and Mike Jansen Battelle April 16, 2013 Manufacturing Cost Analysis of Fuel Cells for Material Handling Applications 2 Presentation Outline * Background * Approach * System Design * Fuel Cell Stack Design * Stack, BOP and System Cost Models * System Cost Summary * Results Summary 3 * 10 and 25 kW PEM Fuel Cells for Material Handling Equipment (MHE) applications Background 5-year program to provide feedback to DOE on evaluating fuel cell systems for stationary and emerging markets by developing independent models and cost estimates * Applications - Primary (including CHP) power, backup power, APU, and material handling * Fuel Cell Types - 80°C PEM, 180°C PEM, SOFC technologies

424

Technical analysis of prospective photovoltaic systems in Utah.  

SciTech Connect

This report explores the technical feasibility of prospective utility-scale photovoltaic system (PV) deployments in Utah. Sandia National Laboratories worked with Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), a division of PacifiCorp operating in Utah, to evaluate prospective 2-megawatt (MW) PV plants in different locations with respect to energy production and possible impact on the RMP system and customers. The study focused on 2-MW{sub AC} nameplate PV systems of different PV technologies and different tracking configurations. Technical feasibility was evaluated at three different potential locations in the RMP distribution system. An advanced distribution simulation tool was used to conduct detailed time-series analysis on each feeder and provide results on the impacts on voltage, demand, voltage regulation equipment operations, and flicker. Annual energy performance was estimated.

Quiroz, Jimmy Edward; Cameron, Christopher P.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Incorporating HVDC's into monitoring and power system analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis attempts to study the effect of incorporating HVDC's into monitoring and power system analysis. Power system analysis, including load flow and stability studies, and monitoring defines a complete cycle of the impact of HVDC in a power system network. Load flow calculates the bus voltage magnitude, phase angle, active and reactive power flows based on loads and generations that are already specified. In this regard, our work presents a better way of solving AC - DC load flow equations. In our work, the active and reactive power consumptions of the HVDC link are treated as a function of AC bus voltages and some specified DC parameters. It is then easier to combine the DC part with the AC system. Traditional methods in this regard may encounter convergence problems. We expect that the method used in our work does not encounter convergence problems and is easier to implement. Whereas load flow gives us the solution for bus voltage magnitudes and angles based on certain specified loads and generations, state estimation obtains an estimate of the bus voltage magnitudes and angles based on actual measurements. A state estimator also checks consistency of instrumentation data. In our work with the state estimation, we have presented a new method to design the measurement set of an AC - DC system and explained the choice of the state variables used. The state variables and the measurement set chosen are then used to estimate the state of an AC - DC system. To complete the cycle of the effects of inclusion of a HVDC line in an AC system, we study the impact of HVDC on power system stability in the case of a fault. It should be noted that the power flow through a HVDC link is highly controllable. Accordingly, we can expect the HVDC to improve system stability if it is controlled intelligently. However, if the control measure is not properly designed, HVDC can be detrimental to the system stability. A case has been studied where the HVDC tends to make the system unstable if the setting of the line is not changed during and after a fault. We then propose a control mechanism to strengthen the system stability. Two types of controllers, namely proportional control and proportional - integral control have been studied and compared. Also we have shown their effects on the system stability.

Krishnaswamy, Vikram

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Economic analysis of PV hybrid power system: Pinnacles National Monument  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

PV hybrid electric power systems can offer an economically competitive alternative to engine generator (genset) systems in many off-grid applications. Besides the obvious `green` advantages of producing less noise and emissions, the PV hybrid can, in some cases, offer a lower life-cycle cost (LCC) then the genset. This paper evaluates the LCC of the 9.6 kWp PV hybrid power system installed by the National Park Services (NPS) at Pinnacles National Monument, CA. NPS motivation for installation of this hybrid was not based on economics, but rather the need to replace two aging diesel gensets with an alternative that would be quieter, fuel efficient, and more in keeping with new NPS emphasis on sustainable design and operations. In fact, economic analysis shows a lower 20-year LCC for the installed PV hybrid than for simple replacement of the two gensets. The analysis projects are net savings by the PV hybrid system of $83,561 and over 162,000 gallons of propane when compared with the genset-only system. This net savings is independent of the costs associated with environmental emissions. The effects of including emissions costs, according to NPS guidelines, is also discussed. 5 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Rosenthal, A.; Durand, S. [Southwest Technology Development Institute, Las Cruces, NM (United States); Thomas, M.; Post, H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Requirements Analysis Study for Master Pump Shutdown System Project Development Specification [SEC 1 and 2  

SciTech Connect

This study is a requirements document that presents analysis for the functional description for the master pump shutdown system. This document identifies the sources of the requirements and/or how these were derived. Each requirement is validated either by quoting the source or an analysis process involving the required functionality, performance characteristics, operations input or engineering judgment. The requirements in this study apply to the first phase of the W314 Project. This document has been updated during the definitive design portion of the first phase of the W314 Project to capture additional software requirements and is planned to be updated during the second phase of the W314 Project to cover the second phase of the project's scope.

BEVINS, R.R.

2000-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

428

Comparative analysis of net energy balance for satellite power systems (SPS) and other energy systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The net energy balance of seven electric energy systems is assessed: two coal-based, one nuclear, two terrestrial solar, and two solar power satellites, with principal emphasis on the latter two systems. Solar energy systems require much less operating energy per unit of electrical output. However, on the basis of the analysis used here, coal and nuclear systems are two to five times more efficient at extracting useful energy from the primary resource base than are the solar energy systems. The payback period for all systems is less than 1.5 years, except for the terrestrial photovoltaic (19.8 yr) and the solar power satellite system (6.4 yr), both of which rely on energy-intensive silicon cells.

Cirillo, R.R.; Cho, B.S.; Monarch, M.R.; Levine, E.P.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Energy System and Scenario Analysis Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy System and Scenario Analysis Toolkit Energy System and Scenario Analysis Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

430

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-On Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Technical Reference Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. Herein information is provided on the principles used in the construction and operation of Version 6.0 and 7.0 of the SAPHIRE system. This report summarizes the fundamental mathematical concepts of sets and logic, fault trees, and probability. This volume then describes the algorithms used to construct a fault tree and to obtain the minimal cut sets. It gives the formulas used to obtain the probability of the top event from the minimal cut sets, and the formulas for probabilities that apply for various assumptions concerning reparability and mission time. It defines the measures of basic event importance that SAPHIRE can calculate. This volume gives an overview of uncertainty analysis using simple Monte Carlo sampling or Latin Hypercube sampling, and states the algorithms used by this program to generate random basic event probabilities from various distributions. Also covered are enhance capabilities such as seismic analysis, cut set "recovery," end state manipulation, and use of "compound events."

C. L. Smith; W. J. Galyean; S. T. Beck

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-On Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Technical Reference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. Herein information is provided on the principles used in the construction and operation of Version 6.0 and 7.0 of the SAPHIRE system. This report summarizes the fundamental mathematical concepts of sets and logic, fault trees, and probability. This volume then describes the algorithms used to construct a fault tree and to obtain the minimal cut sets. It gives the formulas used to obtain the probability of the top event from the minimal cut sets, and the formulas for probabilities that apply for various assumptions concerning reparability and mission time. It defines the measures of basic event importance that SAPHIRE can calculate. This volume gives an overview of uncertainty analysis using simple Monte Carlo sampling or Latin Hypercube sampling, and states the algorithms used by this program to generate random basic event probabilities from various distributions. Also covered are enhance capabilities such as seismic analysis, cut set "recovery," end state manipulation, and use of "compound events."

C. L. Smith; W. J. Galyean; S. T. Beck

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) User's Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) model is used to calculate highway, rail, or waterway routes within the United States. TRAGIS is a client-server application with the user interface and map data files residing on the user's personal computer and the routing engine and network data files on a network server. The user's manual provides documentation on installation and the use of the many features of the model.

Johnson, PE

2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

433

Safety analysis report for packaging (onsite) sample pig transport system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) provides a technical evaluation of the Sample Pig Transport System as compared to the requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (RL) Order 5480.1, Change 1, Chapter III. The evaluation concludes that the package is acceptable for the onsite transport of Type B, fissile excepted radioactive materials when used in accordance with this document.

MCCOY, J.C.

1999-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

434

System and method for high precision isotope ratio destructive analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and process are disclosed that provide high accuracy and high precision destructive analysis measurements for isotope ratio determination of relative isotope abundance distributions in liquids, solids, and particulate samples. The invention utilizes a collinear probe beam to interrogate a laser ablated plume. This invention provides enhanced single-shot detection sensitivity approaching the femtogram range, and isotope ratios that can be determined at approximately 1% or better precision and accuracy (relative standard deviation).

Bushaw, Bruce A; Anheier, Norman C; Phillips, Jon R

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

435

Analysis of automated highway system risks and uncertainties. Volume 5  

SciTech Connect

This volume describes a risk analysis performed to help identify important Automated Highway System (AHS) deployment uncertainties and quantify their effect on costs and benefits for a range of AHS deployment scenarios. The analysis identified a suite of key factors affecting vehicle and roadway costs, capacities and market penetrations for alternative AHS deployment scenarios. A systematic protocol was utilized for obtaining expert judgments of key factor uncertainties in the form of subjective probability percentile assessments. Based on these assessments, probability distributions on vehicle and roadway costs, capacity and market penetration were developed for the different scenarios. The cost/benefit risk methodology and analysis provide insights by showing how uncertainties in key factors translate into uncertainties in summary cost/benefit indices.

Sicherman, A.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Systems analysis of past, present, and future chemical terrorism scenarios.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Throughout history, as new chemical threats arose, strategies for the defense against chemical attacks have also evolved. As a part of an Early Career Laboratory Directed Research and Development project, a systems analysis of past, present, and future chemical terrorism scenarios was performed to understand how the chemical threats and attack strategies change over time. For the analysis, the difficulty in executing chemical attack was evaluated within a framework of three major scenario elements. First, historical examples of chemical terrorism were examined to determine how the use of chemical threats, versus other weapons, contributed to the successful execution of the attack. Using the same framework, the future of chemical terrorism was assessed with respect to the impact of globalization and new technologies. Finally, the efficacy of the current defenses against contemporary chemical terrorism was considered briefly. The results of this analysis justify the need for continued diligence in chemical defense.

Hoette, Trisha Marie

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Representative element modeling of fracture systems based on stochastic analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An important task associated with reservoir simulation is the development of a technique to model a large number of fractures with a single description. Representative elements must be developed before reservoir scale simulations can adequately address the effects of intersecting fracture systems on fluid migration. An effective element model will sharply reduce the cost and complexity of large scale simulations to bring these to manageable levels. Stochastic analysis is a powerful tool which can determine the hydraulic and transport characteristics of intersecting sets of statistically defined fractures. Hydraulic and transport characteristics are required to develop representative elements. Given an assumption of fully developed laminar flow, the net fracture conductivities and hence flow velocities can be determined from descriptive statistics of fracture spacing, orientation, aperture, and extent. The distribution of physical characteristics about their mean leads to a distribution of the associated conductivities. The variance of hydraulic conductivity induces dispersion into the transport process. The simplest of fracture systems, a single set of parallel fractures, is treated to demonstrate the usefulness of stochastic analysis. Explicit equations for conductivity of an element are developed and the dispersion characteristics are shown. The analysis reveals the dependence of the representative element properties on the various parameters used to describe the fracture system. 10 refs., 3 figs.

Clemo, T.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Essays in Applied Microeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pooled Estimation - Event-Study Analysis . . . . . . . .Specific Estimates . 1.7.2 Event-Study Analysis: Pooledand proceed with my event-study analysis. A byproduct of the

Severnini, Edson Roberto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Case study: Visual analysis of complex, time-dependent simulation results of a diesel exhaust system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In previous work we have presented visualization techniques that provide engineers with a high degree of interactivity and flexibility for analyzing large, time-dependent, and high-dimensional data sets resulting from CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations. In this case study we apply our techniques in the fields of the automotive engineering industry and demonstrate how users benefit from using them during their routine analysis, as well as for exploring new phenomena. For coping with some of the special requirements in this application, we adapted and extended parts of the system. A comparison of two related cases of a diesel exhaust system is presented, and some important questions about these cases are addressed. 1.

Helmut Doleisch; Michael Mayer; Martin Gasser; Helwig Hauser

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Introducing comparative analysis to the LEED system: A case forrational and regional application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The LEED(TM) system awards points for prescriptive andperformance based environmental strategies; rightly giving more weight todecisions affecting building operations, since environmental impacts overthe life of a building exceed the one-time environmental impacts affectedby the building s construction. The environmental benefits of LEED(TM)strategies are considered implicit and the point system is not a metricof environmental performance. Thus, guideline strategies that achieve thesame points may not have analogous environmental performance. This paperdraws from our LEED(TM) project experience as certified consultants to anumber of design teams. We applied analysis to those experiences andargue that -The relative environmental value of the same LEED(TM)strategy may vary by geographical region and by building type. -Scoringsuccessive LEED(TM) points beyond a 'standard practice design'significantly increases design effort and capital costs for construction.-Without comparative analysis of the costs of alternate LEED(TM)strategies and their corresponding environmental benefit, designers willnot necessarily invest capital in strategies that most profoundlyminimize the environmental impacts of a building. -For design teams andowners interested in the least expensive LEED(TM) certification, gamingthe point system could drive investment away from sound environmentalperformance strategies such as energy efficiency. Using these arguments,this paper makes a case to enhance the LEED(TM) system by -CategorizingLEED(TM) strategies by their direct or indirect value towardsEnvironmental Benefit, Healthy Buildings (Places), and Profitability.-Reformulating prescriptive requirements into performance basedrequirements wherever possible. -Customizing LEED(TM) guidelines byregion.

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

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Simulation and analysis of high efficiency absorption systems for solar cooling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A flexible modular computer code was developed for simulation of absorption systems. The code is capable to investigate, on a comparable basis, various cycles configurations with a variety of working fluids. In Phase 1 of the program, two open cycle absorption systems for solar energy were successfully simulated. Modifications which were applied to the code in Phase 2, allowed the analysis of systems with volatile absorbents, as used in advanced, high COP, absorption systems such as the GAX cycle. Ammonia-water database was developed into equation form and introduced to the code. That eliminated discontinuities in evaluating differentials used in the solver. Properties calculated with these equations fit well the tabulated data. This and other modifications allowed to model absorption cycles using ammonia-water. Single effect cycles converged in most ranges. Direct analysis of the code to advanced cycles, such as GAX, still encountered some convergence problems. It was, however, possible to analyze the GAX cycle in groups. The results show that high COP's are obtainable and are compatible with those reached by LBL. The properties of two additional pairs, that were developed in BG Univ., are reported. 27 refs., 13 figs., 13 tabs.

Shavit, A.; Haim, I. (Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa (Israel). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering); Borde, I.; Jelinek, M. (Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheba (Israel). Applied Research Inst.)

1989-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

442

The CDF computing and analysis system: First experience  

SciTech Connect

The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) collaboration records and analyses proton anti-proton interactions with a center-of-mass energy of 2 TeV at the Tevatron. A new collider run, Run II, of the Tevatron started in April. During its more than two year duration the CDF experiment expects to record about 1 PetaByte of data. With its multi-purpose detector and center-of-mass energy at the frontier, the experimental program is large and versatile. The over 500 scientists of CDF will engage in searches for new particles, like the Higgs boson or supersymmetric particles, precision measurement of electroweak parameters, like the mass of the W boson, measurement of top quark parameters, and a large spectrum of B physics. The experiment has taken data and analyzed them in previous runs. For Run II, however, the computing model was changed to incorporate new methodologies, the file format switched, and both data handling and analysis system redesigned to cope with the increased demands. This paper (4-036 at Chep 2001) gives an overview of the CDF Run II compute system with emphasis on areas where the current system does not match initial estimates and projections. For the data handling and analysis system a more detailed description is given.

R. Colombo et al.

2001-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

443

Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Modeling System Reference Manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), and many other agencies and organizations, have worked with Ralph Wurbs over the years to develop WRAP (the Water Rights Analysis Package). The WRAP model simulates management of the water resources of a river basin, or multiple-basin region, under a priority-based water allocation system. The model facilitates assessment of hydrologic and institutional water availability/reliability for existing and proposed requirements for water use and management. Basin-wide impacts of water resources development projects and management strategies may be evaluated. The software package is generalized for application to any river/reservoir/use system, with input files being developed for the particular river basin of concern. The model is documented by reference and users manuals that may be downloaded from this site along with the software. WRAP is incorporated in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Water Availability Modeling (WAM) System.

Wurbs, R.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Analysis of agent-based systems using decision procedures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent years, model checking has emerged as a remarkably e ective technique for the automated analysis of descriptions of hardware systems and communication protocols. To analyze software system descriptions, however, a direct application of model checking rarely succeeds [1, 3], since these descriptions often have huge (often in nite) state spaces which are not amenable to the nite-state methods of model checking. More important, the computation of a xpoint (the hallmark of the model checking approach) is not always needed in practice for the veri cation of an interesting class of properties, viz, properties that are invariantly true in all reachable states or transitions of the system. To establish a property asaninvariant, an induction proof, suitably augmented with automatically generated lemmas, often su ces. Language). To establish a formula as an invariant without any user guidance Salsa carries out an induction proof that utilizes tightly integrated decision procedures, currently a combination of BDD algorithms and a constraint solver for

Ramesh Bharadwaj

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Heat Transfer Analysis and Assessment of Kinetics Systems for PBX 9501  

SciTech Connect

The study of thermal decomposition in high explosive (HE) charges has been an ongoing process since the early 1900s. This work is specifically directed towards the analysis of PBX 9501. In the early 1970s, Dwight Jaeger of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) developed a single-step, two-species kinetics system that was used in the development of one of the first finite element codes for thermal analyses known as EXPLO. Jaeger's research focused on unconfined spherical samples of HE charges to determine if varied heating ramps would cause detonation or deflagration. Tarver and McGuire of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) followed soon after with a three-step, four-species kinetics system that was developed for confined spheres under relatively fast heating conditions. Peter Dickson et al. of LANL then introduced a kinetics system with four steps and five species that included bimolecular products to capture the effects of the endothermic phase change that the HE undergoes. The results of four experiments are examined to study the effectiveness of these kinetics systems. The experiments are: (1) The LLNL scaled thermal explosion (STEX) experiments on confined cylindrical charges with long heating ramps in the range of 90 hours. (2) The LLNL one-dimensional time to explosion (ODTX) experiments on spherical charges that include confined, partially confined, and aged HE experiments. (3) The LANL unconfined one-dimensional experiments for small spheres. (4) The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake experiments on small confined cylinders. The three kinetics systems are applied to each of the four experiments with the use of the finite element analysis (FEA) heat conduction solver COYOTE. The numerical results using the kinetics systems are compared to each other and to the experimental data to determine which kinetics systems are best suited for analyzing conditions such as time to ignition, containment, heating time, and location of ignition.

Jeffrey W. Jorenby

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

446

SOUTHVIEWDR Center for Applied  

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/Geology Chemistry Biological Sciences Geology Lab Bookstore Reed Milledge Payne Memorial Hall SANFORD DR Center CAES Activity Center Visitors Center (Four Towers) Greenhouses Center for Applied Isotope Study

Hall, Daniel

447

Classification of Tropical Precipitating Systems Using Wind Profiler Spectral Moments. Part II: Statistical Characteristics of Rainfall Systems and Sensitivity Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automated precipitation algorithm to classify tropical precipitating systems has been described in a companion paper (Part I). In this paper, the algorithm has been applied to 18 months of lower atmospheric wind profiler measurements to study ...

T. Narayana Rao; N. V. P. Kirankumar; B. Radhakrishna; D. Narayana Rao; K. Nakamura

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

The physiology analysis system: An integrated approach for warehousing, management and analysis of time-series physiology data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physiology analysis system (PAS) was developed as a resource to support the efficient warehousing, management, and analysis of physiology data, particularly, continuous time-series data that may be extensive, of variable quality, and distributed ... Keywords: Data base management system, Data display, Medical informatics, Physiology, Time-series data analysis

Thomas M. McKenna; Gagandeep Bawa; Kamal Kumar; Jaques Reifman

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Performance Analysis of a Flash-Crowd Management System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dr. Guillaume PierreFlash-crowds are a growing obstacle to the further expansion of the Internet. One of the solutions to this problem is to replicate the most popular documents to different web servers and to redirect client requests to these replicas. In this thesis we present a performance analysis of a flash-crowd management system based on RaDaR. We adjust the architecture of RaDaR to focus more on adaptability rather than scalability, to give the system a better chance against a flash-crowd by using algorithms from another system by the same authors, ACDN. Because existing benchmarks do not show realistic behavior, we first propose our own synthetic benchmark. Finally we use the benchmark tool to replay requests from a trace of an actual flash-crowd. Our results are three-fold: first we show how to dimension a RaDaR-like system. Second, we demonstrate based on a synthetic benchmark as well as a trace-based benchmark that the RaDaR-like system adjusts to a flash-crowd in a timely and efficient fashion. Finally, we identify an inherent instability in the replica placement

Reinoud Esser

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element response sensitivity and reliability analysis of Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction (SFSI) systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams. A Report on Researchysis of Concrete Gravity Dams. Proc. Seventh InternationalAnalysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Accounting for Both System

Gu, Quan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant TruDock crane system analysis  

SciTech Connect

The WIPP TruDock crane system located in the Waste Handling Building was identified in the WIPP Safety Analysis Report (SAR), November 1995, as a potential accident concern due to failures which could result in a dropped load. The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the frequency of failure of the TruDock crane system resulting in a dropped load and subsequent loss of primary containment, i.e. drum failure. The frequency of dropped loads was estimated to be 9.81E-03/year or approximately one every 102 years (or, for the 25% contingency, 7.36E-03/year or approximately one every 136 years). The dominant accident contributor was the failure of the cable/hook assemblies, based on failure data obtained from NUREG-0612, as analyzed by PLG, Inc. The WIPP crane system undergoes a rigorous test and maintenance program, crane operation is discontinued following any abnormality, and the crane operator and load spotter are required to be trained in safe crane operation, therefore it is felt that the WIPP crane performance will exceed the data presented in NUREG-0612 and the estimated failure frequency is felt to be conservative.

Morris, B.C. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Carter, M. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Div.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System diagnostics using qualitative analysis and component functional classification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for detecting and identifying faulty component candidates during off-normal operations of nuclear power plants involves the qualitative analysis of macroscopic imbalances in the conservation equations of mass, energy and momentum in thermal-hydraulic control volumes associated with one or more plant components and the functional classification of components. The qualitative analysis of mass and energy is performed through the associated equations of state, while imbalances in momentum are obtained by tracking mass flow rates which are incorporated into a first knowledge base. The plant components are functionally classified, according to their type, as sources or sinks of mass, energy and momentum, depending upon which of the three balance equations is most strongly affected by a faulty component which is incorporated into a second knowledge base. Information describing the connections among the components of the system forms a third knowledge base. The method is particularly adapted for use in a diagnostic expert system to detect and identify faulty component candidates in the presence of component failures and is not limited to use in a nuclear power plant, but may be used with virtually any type of thermal-hydraulic operating system.

Reifman, Jaques (Lisle, IL); Wei, Thomas Y. C. (Downers Grove, IL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System diagnostics using qualitative analysis and component functional classification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for detecting and identifying faulty component candidates during off-normal operations of nuclear power plants involves the qualitative analysis of macroscopic imbalances in the conservation equations of mass, energy and momentum in thermal-hydraulic control volumes associated with one or more plant components and the functional classification of components. The qualitative analysis of mass and energy is performed through the associated equations of state, while imbalances in momentum are obtained by tracking mass flow rates which are incorporated into a first knowledge base. The plant components are functionally classified, according to their type, as sources or sinks of mass, energy and momentum, depending upon which of the three balance equations is most strongly affected by a faulty component which is incorporated into a second knowledge base. Information describing the connections among the components of the system forms a third knowledge base. The method is particularly adapted for use in a diagnostic expert system to detect and identify faulty component candidates in the presence of component failures and is not limited to use in a nuclear power plant, but may be used with virtually any type of thermal-hydraulic operating system. 5 figures.

Reifman, J.; Wei, T.Y.C.

1993-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

454

Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels for LWRS - A Preliminary Systems Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The severe accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants illustrates the need for continuous improvements through developing and implementing technologies that contribute to safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of the nuclear fleet. Development of enhanced accident tolerant fuel contributes to this effort. These fuels, in comparison with the standard zircaloy UO2 system currently used by the LWR industry, should be designed such that they tolerate loss of active cooling in the core for a longer time period (depending on the LWR system and accident scenario) while maintaining or improving the fuel performance during normal operations, operational transients, and design-basis events. This report presents a preliminary systems analysis related to most of these concepts. The potential impacts of these innovative LWR fuels on the front-end of the fuel cycle, on the reactor operation and on the back-end of the fuel cycle are succinctly described without having the pretension of being exhaustive. Since the design of these various concepts is still a work in progress, this analysis can only be preliminary and could be updated as the designs converge on their respective final version.

Gilles Youinou; R. Sonat Sen

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) attempts to break the Airbus-Boeing duopoly, will it succeed? : an industry analysis framework applied  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using an industry analysis framework, this thesis analyzes whether the recently established Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) is likely to break the Boeing-Airbus duopoly in the industry of large commercial ...

Fuentes, Jose L., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

SOLERAS - Solar Energy Water Desalination Project: Catalytic. System design final report. Volume 1. System requirement definition and system analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Catalytic Inc. was awarded a contract to conduct a preliminary system design and cost analysis for a brackish water desalination project to be located in Brownsville, Texas. System analyses and economic analyses were performed to define the baseline solar energy desalination system. The baseline system provides an average daily product water capacity of 6000 mT. The baseline system is optimal relative to technological risk, performance, and product water cost. Subsystems and their interfaces have been defined and product water cost projections made for commercial plants in a range of capacities. Science Applications, Inc. (SAI), subcontractor to Catalytic, had responsibility for the solar power system. This, the final report, summarizes the work performed under the Phase I effort.

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1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software requirements definition Shipping Cask Analysis System (SCANS)  

SciTech Connect

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff reviews the technical adequacy of applications for certification of designs of shipping casks for spent nuclear fuel. In order to confirm an acceptable design, the NRC staff may perform independent calculations. The current NRC procedure for confirming cask design analyses is laborious and tedious. Most of the work is currently done by hand or through the use of a remote computer network. The time required to certify a cask can be long. The review process may vary somewhat with the engineer doing the reviewing. Similarly, the documentation on the results of the review can also vary with the reviewer. To increase the efficiency of this certification process, LLNL was requested to design and write an integrated set of user-oriented, interactive computer programs for a personal microcomputer. The system is known as the NRC Shipping Cask Analysis System (SCANS). The computer codes and the software system supporting these codes are being developed and maintained for the NRC by LLNL. The objective of this system is generally to lessen the time and effort needed to review an application. Additionally, an objective of the system is to assure standardized methods and documentation of the confirmatory analyses used in the review of these cask designs. A software system should be designed based on NRC-defined requirements contained in a requirements document. The requirements document is a statement of a project's wants and needs as the users and implementers jointly understand them. The requirements document states the desired end products (i.e. WHAT's) of the project, not HOW the project provides them. This document describes the wants and needs for the SCANS system. 1 fig., 3 tabs.

Johnson, G.L.; Serbin, R.

1985-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

458

Market-analysis system for conservation technologies. Draft final report  

SciTech Connect

A prototype market analysis methodology to provide DOE decision makers guidance in evaluating and selecting strategies that promote energy conservation technologies is discussed. The methodology, named MASCOT (Market Analysis System for COnservation Technologies), was designed for the residential water heating market. However, the basic logic can be extended to other market segments, such as space heating and conditioning, and the commercial sector. MASCOT forecasts the market performance of any arbitrary set of technologies that the user chooses. The methodology captures the time-varying effects of technological and economic changes in the market, determines the critical features for new water heating technologies, calculates the likely energy impacts from the use of the actual technologies, and provides information concerning the sensitivity of the results to assumptions about market conditions, technology characteristics, and the factors underlying market penetration. (PSB)

Morris, P.A.; Thapa, M.N.; Bauman, D.S.; Froker, D.B.

1981-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

459

Spectral Line Removal in the LIGO Data Analysis System (LDAS)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High power in narrow frequency bands, spectral lines, are a feature of an interferometric gravitational wave detector's output. Some lines are coherent between interferometers, in particular, the 2 km and 4 km LIGO Hanford instruments. This is of concern to data analysis techniques, such as the stochastic background search, that use correlations between instruments to detect gravitational radiation. Several techniques of `line removal' have been proposed. Where a line is attributable to a measurable environmental disturbance, a simple linear model may be fitted to predict, and subsequently subtract away, that line. This technique has been implemented (as the command oelslr) in the LIGO Data Analysis System (LDAS). We demonstrate its application to LIGO S1 data.

Antony C. Searle; Susan M. Scott; David E. McClelland

2003-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A nuclear source term analysis for spacecraft power systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

All US space missions involving on board nuclear material must be approved by the Office of the President. To be approved the mission and the hardware systems must undergo evaluations of the associated nuclear health and safety risk. One part of these evaluations is the characterization of the source terms, i.e., the estimate of the amount, physical form, and location of nuclear material, which might be released into the environment in the event of credible accidents. This paper presents a brief overview of the source term analysis by the Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panel for the NASA Cassini Space Mission launched in October 1997. Included is a description of the Energy Interaction Model, an innovative approach to the analysis of potential releases from high velocity impacts resulting from launch aborts and reentries.

McCulloch, W.H.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life-cycle analysis results of geothermal systems in comparison to other power systems.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions analysis has been conducted with Argonne National Laboratory's expanded Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model for geothermal power-generating technologies, including enhanced geothermal, hydrothermal flash, and hydrothermal binary technologies. As a basis of comparison, a similar analysis has been conducted for other power-generating systems, including coal, natural gas combined cycle, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaic, and biomass by expanding the GREET model to include power plant construction for these latter systems with literature data. In this way, the GREET model has been expanded to include plant construction, as well as the usual fuel production and consumption stages of power plant life cycles. For the plant construction phase, on a per-megawatt (MW) output basis, conventional power plants in general are found to require less steel and concrete than renewable power systems. With the exception of the concrete requirements for gravity dam hydroelectric, enhanced geothermal and hydrothermal binary used more of these materials per MW than other renewable power-generation systems. Energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) ratios for the infrastructure and other life-cycle stages have also been developed in this study per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity output by taking into account both plant capacity and plant lifetime. Generally, energy burdens per energy output associated with plant infrastructure are higher for renewable systems than conventional ones. GHG emissions per kWh of electricity output for plant construction follow a similar trend. Although some of the renewable systems have GHG emissions during plant operation, they are much smaller than those emitted by fossil fuel thermoelectric systems. Binary geothermal systems have virtually insignificant GHG emissions compared to fossil systems. Taking into account plant construction and operation, the GREET model shows that fossil thermal plants have fossil energy use and GHG emissions per kWh of electricity output about one order of magnitude higher than renewable power systems, including geothermal power.

Sullivan, J. L.; Clark, C. E.; Han, J.; Wang, M.; Energy Systems

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Energy Programs  

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Applied Energy Programs Applied Energy Programs Applied Energy Programs Los Alamos is using its world-class scientific capabilities to enhance national energy security by developing energy sources with limited environmental impact and by improving the efficiency and reliability of the energy infrastructure. CONTACT US Acting Program Director Melissa Fox (505) 663-5538 Email Applied Energy Program Office serves as the hub connecting the Laboratory's scientific and technical resources to DOE sponsors, DoD programs, and to industry. The Applied Energy Program Office manages Los Alamos National Laboratory programs funded by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Offices of Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Fossil Energy. With energy use increasing across the nation and the