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Range-separated density-functional theory with random phase approximation: Detailed formalism and illustrative applications  

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Range-separated density-functional theory with random phase approximation: Detailed formalism-body theory, we present the details of a formally exact adiabatic-connection fluctuation-dissipation density-functional´an, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 096404 (2009). Range-separated density-functional theory approaches combining

Boyer, Edmond

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Low-energy parameters of neutron-neutron interaction in the effective-range approximation  

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The effect of the mass difference between the charged and neutral pions on the low-energy parameters of nucleon-nucleon interaction in the {sup 1}S{sub 0} state is studied in the effective-range approximation. On the basis of experimental values of the singlet parameters of neutron-proton scattering and the experimental value of the virtual-state energy for the neutron-neutron systemin the {sup 1}S{sub 0} state, the following values were obtained for the neutron-neutron scattering length and effective range: a{sub nn} = -16.59(117) fm and r{sub nn} = 2.83(11) fm. The calculated values agree well with present-day experimental results.

Babenko, V. A.; Petrov, N. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (Ukraine)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Weapon Engagement Zone Maximum Launch Range Approximation using a Multilayer Perceptron.  

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??This thesis investigates the use of an artificial neural network (ANN), in particular a Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), to perform function approximation on truth data representing… (more)

Birkmire, Brian Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network development for stress analysis of steel catenary risers: Sensitivity study and approximation of static stress range  

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Abstract Fatigue design of steel catenary risers (SCRs) is an important challenge especially in the touchdown zone (TDZ). Numerous parameters affect the fatigue damage in the TDZ, including those pertaining to riser motions, riser characteristics and soil properties. So far, only a few sensitivity studies have been published with limited applications, considering small ranges, investigating only a selection of input parameters or failing to examine the interactions between input parameters. This paper aims to test the robustness of previous research and extend the ranges of the input parameters for SCR systems under static loading, by means of numerical simulations. An approximation of the critical stress range in the TDZ defined by the authors previously was refined to assist the sensitivity studies. A large database was created using an automation subroutine coded in Python programming language that links the marine analysis software OrcaFlex and the optimisation software modeFRONTIER. Design of experiment techniques were used for post-processing and quantify the relative effects of the various dimensionless groups and their interactions. An approximation using a series of artificial neural networks is presented; it successfully approximates over 99% of the cases of the database with an accuracy of ±5%.

Lucile M. Quéau; Mehrdad Kimiaei; Mark F. Randolph

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard boiling eggs  

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Hard boiling eggs Hard boiling eggs Name: Sandburg J High Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: We have been studying chemical and physical changes in 6th grade science class and we were wondering whether hard boiling an egg would be a chemical or a physical change? Thanks for a reply! Replies: You decide. Here's what's going on: the proteins in the fresh egg are in the shape of tight little balls. When you boil the egg, these proteins unravel ("denature"), like balls of yarn unraveling into loose skeins. The strands of protein then get all tangled up with one another, so much so that they are locked in place and can no longer move. They also lock into place the other liquid components of the egg, forming all together what's called a "gel" instead of the liquid you started off with. The gel acts like a soft, rubbery solid because of the network of protein strands holding it all together. It's certainly true that when the protein denatures some chemical bonds are broken, but the most important effect is the tangling up process.

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A study of electrowetting-assisted boiling  

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The classical theory of boiling heat transfer based on bubble dynamics is explained and includes a full derivation of the Rohsenow boiling correlation. An alternative, more accurate correlation for determining boiling heat ...

Bralower, Harrison L. (Harrison Louis)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisting the boiling of quark nuggets at nonzero chemical potential  

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The boiling of possible quark nuggets during the quark-hadron phase transition of the Universe at nonzero chemical potential is revisited within the microscopic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock approach employed for the hadron phase, using two kinds of baryon interactions as fundamental inputs. To describe the deconfined phase of quark matter, we use a recently developed quark mass density-dependent model with a fully self-consistent thermodynamic treatment of confinement. We study the baryon number limit $A_{\\rm boil}$ (above which boiling may be important) with three typical values for the confinement parameter $D$. It is firstly found that the baryon interaction with a softer equation of state for the hadron phase would only lead to a small increase of $A_{\\rm boil}$. However, results depend sensitively on the confinement parameter in the quark model. Specifically, boiling might be important during the Universe cooling for a limited parameter range around $D^{1/2} = 170$ MeV, a value satisfying recent lattice QCD calculations of the vacuum chiral condensate, while for other choices of this parameter, boiling might not happen and cosmological quark nuggets of $10^2 < A < 10^{50}$ could survive.

Ang Li; Tong Liu; Philipp Gubler; Ren-Xin Xu

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Bubble dynamics and boiling heat transfer : a study in the absence and in the presence of electric fields.  

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??Since boiling heat transfer affords a very effective means to transfer heat, it is implemented in numerous technologies and industries ranging from large power generation… (more)

Siedel, Samuel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the limit of accuracy for density functionals based on the generalized gradient approximation: Local, global hybrid, and range-separated hybrid functionals with and without dispersion corrections  

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The limit of accuracy for semi-empirical generalized gradient approximation (GGA) density functionals is explored by parameterizing a variety of local, global hybrid, and range-separated hybrid functionals. The training methodology employed differs from conventional approaches in 2 main ways: (1) Instead of uniformly truncating the exchange, same-spin correlation, and opposite-spin correlation functional inhomogeneity correction factors, all possible fits up to fourth order are considered, and (2) Instead of selecting the optimal functionals based solely on their training set performance, the fits are validated on an independent test set and ranked based on their overall performance on the training and test sets. The 3 different methods of accounting for exchange are trained both with and without dispersion corrections (DFT-D2 and VV10), resulting in a total of 491 508 candidate functionals. For each of the 9 functional classes considered, the results illustrate the trade-off between improved training set performance and diminished transferability. Since all 491 508 functionals are uniformly trained and tested, this methodology allows the relative strengths of each type of functional to be consistently compared and contrasted. The range-separated hybrid GGA functional paired with the VV10 nonlocal correlation functional emerges as the most accurate form for the present training and test sets, which span thermochemical energy differences, reaction barriers, and intermolecular interactions involving lighter main group elements.

Mardirossian, Narbe; Head-Gordon, Martin, E-mail: mhg@cchem.berkeley.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces  

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The effect of nano-structured surfaces on pool boiling heat transfer is explored in this study. Experiments are conducted in a cubical test chamber containing fluoroinert coolant (PF5060, Manufacturer: 3M Co.) as the working fluid. Pool boiling...

Sriraman, Sharan Ram

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for reforming naphthene and paraffin-containing hydrocarbons in the naphtha boiling range and isomerizing C sub 5 -C sub 6 normal paraffin feedstock to produce a high octane gasoline  

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This patent describes a process for reforming a naphthenic and paraffin-containing hydrocarbon feedstock to produce a reformate product having an increased octane rating by contacting the feedstock with a reforming catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at reforming conditions in a reforming zone, the reforming zone including a naphtha dehydrogenation zone and a paraffin dehydrocyclization zone wherein heated, pressurized hydrogen is added to the effluent stream from the naphtha dehydrogenation zone prior to charging the effluent stream to the paraffin dehydrocyclization zone to produce a first product stream comprising a gasoline range reformate product having an RON octane rating of at least about 90 and hydrogen wherein the reformate product is separated from the hydrogen in a reformate separation zone. It comprises: charging at least a portion of the heated, pressurized hydrogen with a C{sub 5}-C{sub 6} n-paraffin feedstock to an isomerization zone containing an isomerization catalyst at isomerization conditions to produce a second product stream containing an isomerized C{sub 5}-C{sub 6} product and passing the second product stream to the reformate separation zone and recovering at least a major portion of the isomerized C{sub 5}-C{sub 6} product with the reformate product.

Dalson, M.H.

1990-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

12

Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Confined Space  

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Pool boiling is an effective method used in many technical applications for a long time. Its highly efficient heat transfer performance results from not only the convection effect but also the phase change process in pool boiling. Pool boiling...

Hsu, Chia-Hsiang

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

13

Boiling Radial Flow in Fractures of Varying  

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the surface, within the matrix. The depth of boiling was a function of injection rate, thermal power supplied coupled to injection rate into the fracture. However, for porous surfaces, heat flux, and associated values of excess temperature and a boiling convection coefficient exhibited variation with injection rate

Stanford University

14

CRADA with PACCAR Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling...  

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

Half-Heated Circular Tube Efficient Cooling in Engines with Nucleate Boiling Cooling Boiling in Head Region - PACCAR Integrated Underhood Thermal and External Aerodynamics- Cummins...

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PACCAR CRADA: Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in...  

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of Power Electronics of Electric Vehicles with Small Channel Coolant Boiling Cooling Boiling in Head Region - PACCAR Integrated Underhood Thermal and External Aerodynamics- Cummins...

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Void volumes in subcooled boiling systems  

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Introduction: Knowledge of the pressure drop in a channel and the resulting flow redistribution is essential in predicting the performance of a nuclear reactor. The pressure drop in a channel which is experiencing boiling ...

Griffith, P.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces  

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is explored in this study. Experiments are conducted in a cubical test chamber containing fluoroinert coolant (PF5060, Manufacturer: 3M Co.) as the working fluid. Pool boiling experiments are conducted for saturation and subcooled conditions. Three...). .................................................................................................68 Fig. 19. Plots comparing the heat flux through the enhanced test surfaces (qw”) with the heat flux through the bare test surface (qb”) under 10 °C sub-cooling condition for both nulceate and film boiling regimes. Heat flux data...

Sriraman, Sharan Ram

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann modeling of boiling heat transfer: The boiling curve and the effects of wettability  

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A hybrid thermal lattice Boltzmann (LB) model is presented to simulate thermal multiphase flows with phase change based on an improved pseudopotential LB approach [Q. Li, K. H. Luo, and X. J. Li, Phys. Rev. E 87, 053301 (2013)]. The present model does not suffer from the spurious term caused by the forcing-term effect, which was encountered in some previous thermal LB models for liquid-vapor phase change. Using the model, the liquid-vapor boiling process is simulated. The boiling curve together with the three boiling stages (nucleate boiling, transition boiling, and film boiling) is numerically reproduced in the LB community for the first time. The numerical results show that the basic features and the fundamental characteristics of boiling heat transfer are well captured, such as the severe fluctuation of transient heat flux in the transition boiling and the feature that the maximum heat transfer coefficient lies at a lower wall superheat than that of the maximum heat flux. Furthermore, the effects of the he...

Li, Q; Francois, M M; He, Y L; Luo, K H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boiling Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Boiling Springs Geothermal Area Boiling Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Boiling Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","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":44.3641,"lon":-115.856,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Boiling and condensation in a liquid-filled enclosure  

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A combined experimental and analytical investigation of boiling and condensation in a liquid-filled enclosure, with water and Freon- 113 as the working fluids, is described. The operating characteristics of a boiling system, ...

Bar-Cohen Avram

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics and heat transfer during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel  

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Hydrodynamics and heat transfer during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel July 2008 Keywords: Boiling Microchannels Visualisation Flow boiling instabilities Heat transfer a b intensification heat removal. Flow boiling heat transfer in microchannel geometry and the associated flow

Aussillous, Pascale

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PNNL Enhanced Pool-Boiling Heat Transfer Using Nanostructured Surfaces  

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Close-up video of boiling taking place on a nanostructured surface in a controlled laboratory experiment.

None

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Boiling heat transfer in a vertical microchannel: Local estimation during flow boiling with a non intrusive method  

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Boiling heat transfer in a vertical microchannel: Local estimation during flow boiling with a non the results of experimental and numerical studies concerning boiling heat transfer inside vertical in minichannels for several gravity levels (µg, 1g, 2g). To fully understand the high heat transfer potential

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Operational control of boiling water reactor stability  

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Boiling water reactor cores are susceptible to instabilities, which generate power oscillations. Specific reactor operating practices can provide a mechanism for control of the instability phenomenon. An axial separation of the core into a single-phase region and a two-phase region resolves the influence of axial flux shapes on core stability. This separation provides the means to derive a core stability control that ensures significant reactor stability margin. The control is achieved by maintaining the core average bulk coolant saturation elevation above a predetermined axial plane. The control can be reliably and efficiently implemented during reactor operations. Analysis demonstrates that variations in parameters important to stability have only secondary influences on stability margin when the control is in effect. Actual plant experience with a large commercial boiling water reactor confirms the capabilities of this stability control in an operational setting.

Mowry, C.M. [PECO Energy, Wayne, PA (United States); Nir, I. [Entergy Operations, Jackson, MS (United States); Newkirk, D.W. [GE Nuclear Energy, San Jose, CA (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in boiling water reactors  

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There are currently 72 commercial boiling water reactors (BWRs) in operation or under construction in the western world, 37 of them in the United States. Consequently, a great effort has been devoted to the study of BWR systems under a wide range of plant operating conditions. This paper represents a contribution to this ongoing effort; its objective is to study the basic dynamic processes in BWR systems, with special emphasis on the physical interpretation of BWR dynamics. The main thrust in this work is the development of phenomenological BWR models suited for analytical studies performed in conjunction with numerical calculations. This approach leads to a deeper understanding of BWR dynamics and facilitates the interpretation of numerical results given by currently available sophisticated BWR codes. 6 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

March-Leuba, J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor...  

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A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Rosen, M. A.; Coburn, D. B.; Flynn, T....

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A method of correlating heat transfer data for surface boiling of liquids  

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A method based an a logical uxplanation of the meani of beat transfer associated with the boiling process is presented for correlating heat transfer data for nucleate boiling of liquids for the case of pool boiling. Tbe ...

Rohsenow, Warren M.

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOILING HEAT CONVECTION IN A FRACTURE  

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOILING HEAT CONVECTION IN A FRACTURE A REPORT SUBMITTED between heat conduction and heat convection with boiling flow in a rock fracture. An experimental coefficient. This coefficient is the proportionality factor between the heat flux to a fracture surface

Stanford University

29

Reliquefaction of boil-off from liquefied natural gas  

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This patent describes a process for liquifying boil-off gas resulting from the evaporation of liquified natural gas contained in a storage vessel. The boil-off gas is cooled and liquified in a closed-loop refrigeration system and then returned to the storage vessel wherein. The closed-loop refrigeration system comprises the steps: compressing nitrogen as a working fluid in a compressor system to form a compressed working fluid; splitting the compressed working fluid into a first and second stream; isenthalpically expanding the first stream to produce a cooled first stream, then warming against boil-off gas and compressed working fluid; and isentropically expanding the second stream to form a cooled expanded stream which is then warmed against boil-off gas to form at least partially condensed boil-off prior to warming against the working fluid and prior to return to the compressor system.

Cook, P.J.

1989-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Little low-power boiling never hurt anybody. [LMFBR  

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Failures in the shutdown heat removal system of an LMFBR might lead to flow stagnation and coolant boiling in the reactor core. At normal operating power, the onset of sodium boiling will lead to film dryout and melting of the cladding and fuel within a few seconds. On the other hand, both calculations and currently available experimental data indicate that at heat fluxes corresponding to decay heat power levels, boiling leads to improved heat removal; and it limits the temperature rise in the fuel pins. Therefore, when setting safety criteria for decay heat removal systems, there is no reason to preclude sodium boiling per se because of heat removal considerations. As an example that illustrates the beneficial impact of coolant boiling, a case involving temporary loss of feedwater and staggered pump failures in a hypothetical, 1000-MWe loop-type reactor was run in the SASSYS-1 code.

Dunn, F.E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the Limits of Boiling and Evaporative Heat Transfer Using Micro/Nano Structures  

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Comparison of various heat transfer coefficient models inpool boiling In summary, high heat transfer coefficientin boiling heat transfer can be generally explained by the

Lu, Ming-Chang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Study on Heat Transfer of Single-Phase Flow and Boiling Two-Phase Flow in Vertical Narrow Annuli  

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Water single-phase and nucleate boiling heat transfer were experimentally investigated in vertical annuli with narrow gaps. The experimental data about water single-phase flow and boiling two-phase flow heat transfer in narrow annular channel were accumulated by two test sections with the narrow gaps of 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm. Empirical correlations to predict the heat transfer of the single-phase flow and boiling two-phase flow in the narrow annular channel were obtained, which were arranged in the forms of the Dittus-Boelter for heat transfer coefficients in a single-phase flow and the Jens-Lottes formula for a boiling two-phase flow in normal tubes, respectively. The mechanism of the difference between the normal channel and narrow annular channel were also explored. From experimental results, it was found that the turbulent heat transfer coefficients in narrow gaps are nearly the same to the normal channel in the experimental range, and the transition Reynolds number from a laminar flow to a turbulent flow in narrow annuli was much lower than that in normal channel, whereas the boiling heat transfer in narrow annular gap was greatly enhanced compared with the normal channel. (authors)

Suizheng Qiu; Guanghui Su; Dounan Jia [Xi'an Jiaotong University, No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China); Minoru Takahashi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152 (Japan)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Lattice Boltzmann Framework for the simulation of boiling hydrodynamics in BWRs.  

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Multi phase and multi component flows are ubiquitous in nature as well as in many man-made processes. A specific example is the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) core, in which the coolant enters the core as liquid, undergoes a phase change as it traverses the core and exits as a high quality two-phase mixture. Two-phase flows in BWRs typically manifest a wide variety of geometrical patterns of the co-existing phases depending on the local system conditions. Modeling of such flows currently relies on empirical correlations (for example, in the simulation of bubble nucleation, bubble growth and coalescence, and inter-phase surface topology transitions) that hinder the accurate simulation of two-phase phenomena using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approaches. The Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is in rapid development as a modeling tool to understand these macro-phenomena by coupling them with their underlying micro-dynamics. This paper presents a consistent LBM formulation for the simulation of a two-phase water-steam system. Results of initial model validation in a range of thermodynamic conditions typical for BWRs are also shown. The interface between the two coexisting phases is captured from the dynamics of the model itself, i.e., no interface tracking is needed. The model is based on the Peng-Robinson (P-R) non-ideal equation of state and can quantitatively approximate the phase-coexistence curve for water at different temperatures ranging from 125 to 325 oC. Consequently, coexisting phases with large density ratios (up to {approx}1000) may be simulated. Two-phase models in the 200-300 C temperature range are of significant importance to nuclear engineers since most BWRs operate under similar thermodynamic conditions. Simulation of bubbles and droplets in a gravity-free environment of the corresponding coexisting phase until steady state is reached satisfies Laplace law at different temperatures and thus, yield the surface tension of the fluid. Comparing the LBM surface tension thus calculated using the LBM to the corresponding experimental values for water, the LBM lattice unit (lu) can be scaled to the physical units. Using this approach, spatial scaling of the LBM emerges from the model itself and is not imposed externally.

Jain, P. K.; Tentner, A.; Uddin, R. (Nuclear Engineering Division); (Univ. of Illinois)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics, heat transfer and flow boiling instabilities in microchannels   

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Boiling in microchannels is a very efficient mode of heat transfer with high heat and mass transfer coefficients achieved. Less pumping power is required for two-phase flows than for single-phase liquid flows to achieve ...

Barber, Jacqueline Claire

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental design for study of nucleate boiling in porous structures  

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The superheat required to initiate nucleate boiling inside porous wicks is not well understood in practice. This thesis reports the design of an experimental setup for investigating the onset of vapor nucleation in sintered ...

Kelley, Mitchell Joseph

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal boundary layer development in dispersed flow film boiling  

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Dispersed flow film boiling consists of a dispersion of droplets which are carried over a very hot surface by their vapor. This process occurs in cryogenic equipment and wet steam turbines. It is also of interest in the ...

Hull, Lawrence M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppression and Enhancement of Boiling Associated with Multiple Droplet Impingement  

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are at play simultaneously. Furthermore, experiments with single streams of droplets have not been able to elucidate the effects of the onset of boiling (ONB) during the droplet impingement process. Therefore, efforts have been undertaken to consider...

Yang, Yuxuan

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of boiling water flow regimes at low pressures  

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"A comprehensive experimental program to examine flow regimes at pressures below 100 psia for boiling of water in tubes was carried out. An electrical probe, which measures the resistance of the fluid between the centerline ...

Fiori, Mario P.

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion optimized Zircaloy for boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel elements  

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A corrosion optimized Zircaloy has to be based primarily on in-boiling water reactor (in-BWR) results. Therefore, the material parameters affecting corrosion were deduced from results of experimental fuel rod irradiation with systematic variations and from a large variety of material coupons exposed in water rods up to four cycles. The major material effects is the size and distribution of precipitates. For optimizing both early and late corrosion, the size has to stay in a small range. In the case of material quenched in the final stage, the quenching rate appears to be an important parameter. As far as materials chemistry is concerned, the in-BWR results indicate that corrosion in BWRs is influenced by the alloying elements tin, chromium, and the impurity silicon. In addition to corrosion optimization, hydriding is also considered. A large variation from lot to lot under identically coolant condition has been found. The available data indicate that the chromium content is the most important material parameter for hydrogen pickup.

Garzarolli, F.; Schumann, R.; Steinberg, E. [Siemens AG, Erlangen (Germany). Power Generation Group

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sodium boiling dryout correlation for LMFBR fuel assemblies  

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Under certain postulated accident conditions for a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR), such as the failure of the shutdown heat removal system (SHRS), sodium boiling and clad dryout might occur in the fuel assemblies. It is important to predict the time from boiling inception to dryout, since sustained clad dryout will result in core damage. In this paper a dryout correlation is presented. This correlation is based on 21 boiling tests which resulted in dryout from the THORS BUNDLE 6A, a 19-pin full-length simulated LMFBR fuel assembly and from the THORS Bundle 9, a 61-pin full-length simulated LMFBR fuel assembly. All these tests were performed as follows: for each specified bundle power, an initial steady-state high sodium flow was established, for which sodium boiling did not occur in the bundle. The temperature at the outlet of the test section was approx. 700/sup 0/C. Then, using a programmable pump control system, the flow was reduced to a low value and boiling occurred.

Carbajo, J.J.; Rose, S.D.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology, safety and costs of decommissioning a Reference Boiling Water Reactor Power Station. Main report. Volume 1  

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Technology, safety and cost information is given for the conceptual decommissioning of a large (1100MWe) boiling water reactor (BWR) power station. Three approaches to decommissioning, immediate dismantlement, safe storage with deferred dismantlement and entombment, were studied to obtain comparisons between costs, occupational radiation doses, potential dose to the public and other safety impacts. It also shows the sensitivity of decommissioning safety and costs to the power rating of a BWR in the range of 200 to 1100 MWe.

Oak, H.D.; Holter, G.M.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Konzek, G.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement over cylindrical tubes with water at atmospheric pressure, Part I: Experimental results  

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Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement over cylindrical tubes with water at atmospheric pressure online 4 May 2013 Keywords: Pool boiling Heat transfer enhancement Open microchannels Cylindrical tube boiling heat transfer over enhanced cylindrical microchannel test surfaces with water at atmospheric

Kandlikar, Satish

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Measurement of Nucleate Pool Boiling with Synchronized Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Infrared Thermometry  

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Nucleate boiling is important in many energy systems including light water reactors. Currently significant efforts are underway to develop mechanisticmodels for nucleate boiling based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). ...

Duan, X.

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Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...photographs of droplets of water impacting on a hot surface...to film boiling for water and hydrocarbons. Baumeister & Simon...predicting TLeid for hydrocarbons and cryogens, but failed...surfactant to boiling water drops 685 Figure 8...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleation characteristics and stability considerations during flow boiling in microchannels  

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[4,5]. The major concerns relate to (i) increased effects of surface tension forces, (ii) reverse of Hsu [6]. Bubbles are formed over the cavities that are present on a heater surface. As a bubble coversNucleation characteristics and stability considerations during flow boiling in microchannels Satish

Kandlikar, Satish

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Steady-state solutions in a nonlinear pool boiling model Michel Speetjens  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

convection as a means for heat transfer between a heater surface and the boiling fluid; it is the key mode dynamics, heat transfer from the heater to the fluid and phase transfer. Studies on boiling known within the heater and describes the heat exchange with the boiling fluid via a nonlinear boundary

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Numerical study of high heat ux pool boiling heat transfer Ying He a,*, Masahiro Shoji b  

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Numerical study of high heat ¯ux pool boiling heat transfer Ying He a,*, Masahiro Shoji b , Shigeo simulation model of boiling heat transfer is proposed based on a numerical macrolayer model [S. Maruyama, M. Shoji, S. Shimizu, A numerical simulation of transition boiling heat transfer, in: Proceedings

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient In Minichannels Correlation and Trends Satish G. Kandlikar  

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Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient In Minichannels ­ Correlation and Trends Satish G. Kandlikar York 14623, USA The flow boiling heat transfer in small diameter passages is being applied in many boiling heat transfer coefficient with the correlations developed for conventional channels. It is found

Kandlikar, Satish

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF POOL BOILING FOR STEADY STATE AND TRANSIENT HEATING  

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1 NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF POOL BOILING FOR STEADY STATE AND TRANSIENT HEATING Ying He, Masahiro role in nucleate and transition boiling heat transfer at high heat flux. Many experiments have been in the numerical simulation of boiling heat transfer. In this study, based on the macrolayer evaporation model

Maruyama, Shigeo

50

Fast Approximate Convex Decomposition  

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Approximate convex decomposition (ACD) is a technique that partitions an input object into "approximately convex" components. Decomposition into approximately convex pieces is both more efficient to compute than exact convex decomposition and can...

Ghosh, Mukulika

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

51

Modeling acid-gas generation from boiling chloride brines  

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This study investigates the generation of HCl and other acid gases from boiling calcium chloride dominated waters at atmospheric pressure, primarily using numerical modeling. The main focus of this investigation relates to the long-term geologic disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, where pore waters around waste-emplacement tunnels are expected to undergo boiling and evaporative concentration as a result of the heat released by spent nuclear fuel. Processes that are modeled include boiling of highly concentrated solutions, gas transport, and gas condensation accompanied by the dissociation of acid gases, causing low-pH condensate. Simple calculations are first carried out to evaluate condensate pH as a function of HCl gas fugacity and condensed water fraction for a vapor equilibrated with saturated calcium chloride brine at 50-150 C and 1 bar. The distillation of a calcium-chloride-dominated brine is then simulated with a reactive transport model using a brine composition representative of partially evaporated calcium-rich pore waters at Yucca Mountain. Results show a significant increase in boiling temperature from evaporative concentration, as well as low pH in condensates, particularly for dynamic systems where partial condensation takes place, which result in enrichment of HCl in condensates. These results are in qualitative agreement with experimental data from other studies. The combination of reactive transport with multicomponent brine chemistry to study evaporation, boiling, and the potential for acid gas generation at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository is seen as an improvement relative to previously applied simpler batch evaporation models. This approach allows the evaluation of thermal, hydrological, and chemical (THC) processes in a coupled manner, and modeling of settings much more relevant to actual field conditions than the distillation experiment considered. The actual and modeled distillation experiments do not represent expected conditions in an emplacement drift, but nevertheless illustrate the potential for acid-gas generation at moderate temperatures (<150 C).

Zhang, Guoxiang; Spycher, Nicolas; Sonnenthal, Eric; Steefel, Carl

2009-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation on Density Wave Instability of Sodium Boiling Two-Phase Flow in an Annulus  

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Experiments of density wave instability in a liquid sodium boiling two-phase flow experiments in an annulus were carried out in the following parameters range: heat flux from 80 kW/m{sup 2} to 976 kW/m{sup 2}, inlet subcooling from 25.6 deg. C to 226.8 deg. C, mass flow rate from 7.92 kg/h to 68.9 kg/h, system pressure from 2600 Pa to 0.12 Mpa. Not only the mechanism of the instability, critical conditions and oscillation period, but also the effects of pressure, mass flow rate and inlet subcooling on the density wave instability were explored experimentally and theoretically. From the experimental data, it was found that the lower the inlet temperature was, the higher the system pressure and the mass flow rate that could result in a more stable boiling two-phase flow were. A correlation for the density wave instability was obtained on from the dimensional analysis for the conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy. (authors)

Suizheng Qiu; Dounan Jia [Xi'an Jiaotong University, No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China); Minoru Takahashi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152 (Japan)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Great Boiling Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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54

Nonlinear dynamics and stability of boiling water reactors: Part 2 - Quantitative analysis  

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A physical model of nonlinear boiling water reactor (BWR) dynamics has been developed and employed to calculate the amplitude of limit cycle oscillations and their effects on fuel integrity over a wide range of operating conditions in the Vermont Yankee reactor. These calculations have confirmed that, beyond the threshold for linear stability, the reactor's state variables undergo limit cycle oscillations. This work shows that the amplitudes of these oscillations are very sensitive to changes in operating conditions and are not restricted to small magnitudes as observed in previous stability tests. Consequently, large-amplitude limit cycle oscillations become a possible scenario for BWR operation at low-flow conditions. The effects on fuel integrity of such large-amplitude oscillations have been studied in detail. In particular, it has been shown that limit cycles that oscillate with frequencies higher than 0.25 Hz and that reach the high-power safety scram level of 120 % are not likely to compromise fuel integrity.

March-Leuba, J.; Cacuci, D.G.; Perez, R.B.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Further considerations of critical heat flux in saturated pool boiling during power transients  

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In this paper, we further evaluate our previously postulated transient CHF model. First, we verify the steady-state CHF model on which the transient model is based by using recent macrolayer-thickness data. We also include the effect of thermal storage in the heater that we previously neglected. The use of a simplified approach in the prediction of the instantaneous surface heat flux for given pwoer generation rates considerably improves the predictive capability of the transient critical heat-flux (CHF) model. Finally, we discuss the statistical vapor mass behavior during transient boiling and its effect on the transient CHF model. We show that the data scatter within a small range may be partially explained through such an approach.

Pasamehmetoglu, K.O.; Nelson, R.A.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge and abilities catalog for nuclear power plant operators: Boiling water reactors, Revision 1  

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The Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Boiling-Water Reactors (BWRs) (NUREG-1123, Revision 1) provides the basis for the development of content-valid licensing examinations for reactor operators (ROs) and senior reactor operators (SROs). The examinations developed using the BWR Catalog along with the Operator Licensing Examiner Standards (NUREG-1021) and the Examiner`s Handbook for Developing Operator Licensing Written Examinations (NUREG/BR-0122), will cover the topics listed under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 55 (10 CFR 55). The BWR Catalog contains approximately 7,000 knowledge and ability (K/A) statements for ROs and SROs at BWRs. The catalog is organized into six major sections: Organization of the Catalog, Generic Knowledge and Ability Statements, Plant Systems grouped by Safety Functions, Emergency and Abnormal Plant Evolutions, Components, and Theory. Revision 1 to the BWR Catalog represents a modification in form and content of the original catalog. The K/As were linked to their applicable 10 CFR 55 item numbers. SRO level K/As were identified by 10 CFR 55.43 item numbers. The plant-wide generic and system generic K/As were combined in one section with approximately one hundred new K/As. Component Cooling Water and Instrument Air Systems were added to the Systems Section. Finally, High Containment Hydrogen Concentration and Plant Fire On Site evolutions added to the Emergency and Abnormal Plant Evolutions section.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of a Non-Equilibrium Dispersed Flow Film Boiling Heat Transfer Modeling Package.  

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??The dispersed flow film boiling (DFFB) heat transfer regime is important to several applications including cryogenics, rocket engines, steam generators, and in the safety analysis… (more)

Meholic, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the economic simplified boiling water reactor human reliability analysis using the SHARP framework .  

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??General Electric plans to complete a design certification document for the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor to have the new reactor design certified by the… (more)

Dawson, Phillip Eng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann Methods to Address Fundamental Boiling and Two-Phase Problems  

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This report presents the progress made during the fourth (no cost extension) year of this three-year grant aimed at the development of a consistent Lattice Boltzmann formulation for boiling and two-phase flows. During the first year, a consistent LBM formulation for the simulation of a two-phase water-steam system was developed. Results of initial model validation in a range of thermo-dynamic conditions typical for Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) were shown. Progress was made on several fronts during the second year. Most important of these included the simulation of the coalescence of two bubbles including the surface tension effects. Work during the third year focused on the development of a new lattice Boltzmann model, called the artificial interface lattice Boltzmann model (AILB model) for the 3 simulation of two-phase dynamics. The model is based on the principle of free energy minimization and invokes the Gibbs-Duhem equation in the formulation of non-ideal forcing function. This was reported in detail in the last progress report. Part of the efforts during the last (no-cost extension) year were focused on developing a parallel capability for the 2D as well as for the 3D codes developed in this project. This will be reported in the final report. Here we report the work carried out on testing the AILB model for conditions including the thermal effects. A simplified thermal LB model, based on the thermal energy distribution approach, was developed. The simplifications are made after neglecting the viscous heat dissipation and the work done by pressure in the original thermal energy distribution model. Details of the model are presented here, followed by a discussion of the boundary conditions, and then results for some two-phase thermal problems.

Rizwan Uddin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology, safety and costs of decommissioning a reference boiling water reactor power station. Volume 1. Main report. Technical report, September 1977-October 1979  

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Technology, safety and cost information is given for the conceptual decommissioning of a large (1100MWe) boiling water reactor (BWR) power station. Three approaches to decommissioning, immediate dismantlement, safe storage with deferred dismantlement and entombment, were studied to obtain comparisons between costs, occupational radiation doses, potential dose to the public and other safety impacts. It also shows the sensitivity of decommissioning safety and costs to the power rating of a BWR in the range of 200 to 1100 MWE.

Oak, H.D.; Holter, G.M.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Konzek, G.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water inventory management in condenser pool of boiling water reactor  

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An improved system for managing the water inventory in the condenser pool of a boiling water reactor has means for raising the level of the upper surface of the condenser pool water without adding water to the isolation pool. A tank filled with water is installed in a chamber of the condenser pool. The water-filled tank contains one or more holes or openings at its lowermost periphery and is connected via piping and a passive-type valve (e.g., squib valve) to a high-pressure gas-charged pneumatic tank of appropriate volume. The valve is normally closed, but can be opened at an appropriate time following a loss-of-coolant accident. When the valve opens, high-pressure gas inside the pneumatic tank is released to flow passively through the piping to pressurize the interior of the water-filled tank. In so doing, the initial water contents of the tank are expelled through the openings, causing the water level in the condenser pool to rise. This increases the volume of water available to be boiled off by heat conducted from the passive containment cooling heat exchangers. 4 figs.

Gluntz, Douglas M. (San Jose, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of approximate models for radiation in gas turbines  

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Approximate equations for radiative heat transfer equations coupled to an equation for the temperature are stated and a comparative numerical study of the different approximations is given. The approximation methods considered here range from moment methods to simplified PN-approximations. Numerical experiments and comparisons in different space dimensions and for various physical situations are presented.

M. Frank; M. Seaid; A. Klar; R. Pinnau; G. Thommes; J. Janicka

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypothetical Thermodynamic Properties: The Boiling and Critical Temperatures of Polyethylene and Polytetrafluoroethylene  

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Hypothetical Thermodynamic Properties: The Boiling and Critical Temperatures of Polyethylene value asymptotically approaches TB() ) (1217 ( 246) K for series related to polyethylene by the melting temperature of polyethylene.4,5 In this article, the question of whether the normal boiling tem

Chickos, James S.

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Scale effects on flow boiling heat transfer in microchannels: A fundamental perspective  

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pattern transitions and stability for flow boiling of water and FC-77 are evaluated. From the insight between heat transfer around a nucleating bubble in pool boiling and in the elongated bubble/slug flow on the high-speed visualization and localized thermal measurements made at the base of a nucleating bubble

Kandlikar, Satish

65

Complete Numerical Simulation of Subcooled Flow Boiling in the Presence of Thermal and Chemical Interactions  

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At present, guidelines for fuel cycle designs to prevent axial offset anomalies (AOA) in pressurized water reactor (PWR) cores are based on empirical data from several operating reactors. Although the guidelines provide an ad-hoc solution to the problem, a unified approach based on simultaneous modeling of thermal-hydraulics, chemical, and nuclear interactions with vapor generation at the fuel cladding surface does not exist. As a result, the fuel designs are overly constrained with a resulting economic penalty. The objective of present project is to develop a numerical simulation model supported by laboratory experiments that can be used for fuel cycle design with respect to thermal duty of the fuel to avoid economic penalty, as well as, AOA. At first, two-dimensional numerical simulation of the growth and departure of a bubble in pool boiling with chemical interaction is considered. A finite difference scheme is used to solve the equations governing conservation of mass, momentum, energy, and species concentration. The Level Set method is used to capture the evolving liquid-vapor interface. A dilute aqueous boron solution is considered in the simulation. From numerical simulations, the dynamic change in concentration distribution of boron during the bubble growth shows that the precipitation of boron can occur near the advancing and receding liquid-vapor interface when the ambient boron concentration level is 3,000 ppm by weight. Secondly, a complete three-dimensional numerical simulation of inception, growth and departure of a single bubble subjected to forced flow parallel to the heater surface was developed. Experiments on a flat plate heater with water and with boron dissolved in the water were carried out. The heater was made out of well-polished silicon wafer. Numbers of nucleation sites and their locations were well controlled. Bubble dynamics in great details on an isolated nucleation site were obtained while varying the wall superheat, liquid subcooling and flow velocity parametrically. Concentration variation of boron near the liquid-vapor interface was detected successfully with a newly developed miniature concentration sensor. The measured concentration variations at different radial locations from the center of cavity have the same trend as given by the numerical simulations. The deposition of boron was found near the nucleation site on the heater surface, which validates the numerical simulation. Subcooled flow boiling experiments at three pressures were performed on a nine-rod bundle with water and with boron dissolved in the water. The test runs were conducted with a wide range of mass fluxes (186 to 2800 kg/m2s) and heat fluxes (1.0 to 30.0 W/ cm2). Not only the variables required to develop mechanistic models for subcooled flow boiling were measured, but also the crud formation during boiling and its effect on the heat transfer process were investigated. (B204)

V.K. Dhir

2003-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Carbon Nanotube Coating on Bubble Departure Diameter and Frequency in Pool Boiling on a Flat, Horizontal Heater  

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The effects of a carbon nanotube (CNT) coating on bubble departure diameter and frequency in pool boiling experiments was investigated and compared to those on a bare silicon wafer. The pool boiling experiments were performed at liquid subcooling...

Glenn, Stephen T.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

67

Two-dimensional modeling of sodium boiling in a simulated LMFBR loss-of-flow test  

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Loss-of-flow (LOF) accidents are of major importance in LMFBR safety. Tests have been performed to simulate the simultaneous failure of all primary pumps and reactor shutdown systems in a 37-pin electrically heated test bundle installed in the KNS sodium boiling loop at the Institute of Reactor Development, Karlsruhe. The tests simulated LOF conditions of the German prototype LMFBR, the SNR 300. The main objectives of these tests were to characterize the transient boiling development to cladding dryout and to provide data for validation of sodium boiling codes. One particular LOF test, designated L22, at full power was selected as a benchmark exercise for comparison of several codes at the Eleventh Meeting of the Liquid Metal Boiling Working Group (LMBWG) held in Grenoble, France, in October 1984. In this paper, the results of the calculations performed at ORNL with the two-dimensional (2-D) boiling code THORAX are presented.

Rose, S.D.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase flow visualization in a transparent, atmospheric pressure, boiling water loop  

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The Simulant Boiling Flow Visualization (SBFV) loop, a transparent, atmospheric pressure test apparatus employing boiling water as a simulant for boiling liquid sodium, has been designed and operated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The objective of testing in this loop has been to study two-phase flow behavior that is phenomenologically similar to that observed in sodium boiling experiments, as part of the US Department of Energy Breeder Reactor Safety Program. A detailed description of the design of the SBFV loop is presented, as well as experimental results that show the similarity between low-power boiling behavior in water and liquid sodium. Future tests are planned in a seven-pin flow visualization bundle that will be installed in the SBFV loop. The design of this bundle is also discussed.

Levin, A.E.; Carbajo, J.J.; Montgomery, B.H.; Wantland, J.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EHD-based load controllers for \\{R134a\\} convective boiling heat exchangers  

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Abstract The objective of this study is to investigate the application of high voltage DC waveforms as a mechanism of load control for convective boiling systems. Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) induces flow pattern redistribution, which directly influences the system performance. EHD can provide a low power (<1 W), fast responding method of enhancing two phase flow systems such as heat exchangers. This study compares the use of EHD for load control with control via changing the refrigerant side flow rate in terms of required power, response time and effect on flow parameters. It was found that EHD responds faster and requires less power when a constant exit condition is required for the heat exchanger. Two EHD based controllers; PI controller and a Smith predictor were established using LabVIEW and compared in terms of their response time and regulation behaviour subject to dynamic loading. The Smith predictor resulted in less overshoot and approximately a 50% reduction in settling time in response to dynamic loading. It has been shown that this EHD based controller can regulate subject to ±25% deviation in load from the designed steady state load condition.

S. Nangle-Smith; J.S. Cotton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallurgical failure analysis of a propane tank boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE).  

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A severe fire and explosion occurred at a propane storage yard in Truth or Consequences, N.M., when a truck ran into the pumping and plumbing system beneath a large propane tank. The storage tank emptied when the liquid-phase excess flow valve tore out of the tank. The ensuing fire engulfed several propane delivery trucks, causing one of them to explode. A series of elevated-temperature stress-rupture tears developed along the top of a 9800 L (2600 gal) truck-mounted tank as it was heated by the fire. Unstable fracture then occurred suddenly along the length of the tank and around both end caps, along the girth welds connecting the end caps to the center portion of the tank. The remaining contents of the tank were suddenly released, aerosolized, and combusted, creating a powerful boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE). Based on metallography of the tank pieces, the approximate tank temperature at the onset of the BLEVE was determined. Metallurgical analysis of the ruptured tank also permitted several hypotheses regarding BLEVE mechanisms to be evaluated. Suggestions are made for additional work that could provide improved predictive capabilities regarding BLEVEs and for methods to decrease the susceptibility of propane tanks to BLEVEs.

Kilgo, Alice C.; Eckelmeyer, Kenneth Hall; Susan, Donald Francis

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 4  

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The application of the work described in this report is the production reactors at the Savannah River Site, and the context is nuclear reactor safety. The Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) scenario considered involves a double-ended break of a primary coolant pipe in the reactor. During a LOCA, the flow through portions of the reactor may reverse direction or be greatly reduced, depending upon the location of the break. The reduced flow rate of coolant (D{sub 2}O) through the fuel assembly channels of the reactor -- downflow in this situation -- can lead to boiling and to the potential for flow instabilities which may cause some of the fuel assembly channels to overheat and melt. That situation is to be avoided. The experimental approach is to provide a test annulus which simulates geometry, materials, and flow conditions in a Mark-22 fuel assembly (Coolant Channel 3) to the extent possible. The annulus has a full-scale geometry, and in fat uses SRL dummy hardware for the inner annulus wall in the ribbed geometry. The materials aluminum. The annulus is uniformly heated in the axial direction, but the circumferential heat flux can be varied to provide ``power tilt`` or asymmetric heating of the inner and outer annulus walls. The test facility uses H{sub 2}O rather than D{sub 2}O, but it includes the effects of dissolved helium gas present in the reactor. The key analysis approaches are: To compare the minima in the measured demand curves with analytical criteria, in particular the Saha-Zuber (1974) model; and to compare the pressure and temperature as a function of length in the annulus with an integral model for flow boiling in a heated channel. This document consists of data plots and summary files of temperature measurements.

Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Heat transfer enhancement mechanism of pool boiling with self-rewetting fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Self-rewetting fluid (SRWF) is believed to be a promising and useful working liquid for the application of boiling to the development of high efficient cooling devices with micro structure. To clarify the fundamental heat transfer characteristic and heat transfer enhancement mechanism of pool boiling with SRWF, by employing dilute heptanol aqueous solution as SRWF, a series of boiling experiments have been carried out. In pool boiling tests, a boiling system using a horizontal heated wire was employed. The experimental results show that, the critical heat flux (CHF) of the SRWF increased up to 2.52 times the CHF of water, and the heat transfer enhancement mechanism was discussed. With a high speed video camera, the nucleation boiling process on the heated wire has been recorded. It is found out that, the bubble size of the SRWF is much smaller than that of pure water, and the bubbles of SRWF were hard to coalesce, which is beneficial for the application in small thermal devices. Furthermore, when the heat flux was up to a certain value, the micro-bubble emission boiling (MEB) appeared in the SRWF. It can be concluded that the Marangoni convection induced by surface tension gradient of SRWF is probably one of the key factors causing the formation of MEB.

Yanxin Hu; Suling Zhang; Xuanyou Li; Shuangfeng Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Steady-state film-boiling data in rod-bundle geometry and non-equilibrium correlation assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A series of 22 steady-state, rod bundle, dispersed flow film boiling experiments has been performed in the Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility (THTF), a pressurized-water loop containing 64 full-length electrically heated rods. Test parameters in the upflow experiments cover a wide range of conditions typical of those which might be encountered during a nuclear reactor loss-of-coolant accident. Local equilibrium fluid conditions were calculated using mass and energy conservation considerations. Experimentally determined heat transfer coefficients were compared to several available film boiling heat transfer correlations: Dougall-Rohsenow, Groeneveld 5.7, Groeneveld-Delorme, Chen, Jones-Zuber, and Yoder-Rohsenow. The Groeneveld 5.7 correlation tended to predict the data better than any other correlation tested. The Dougall-Rohsenow correlation tends to overpredict the data while the Yoder-Rohsenow correlation predicted the data better than the other nonequilibrium correlations examined. However, all of the nonequilibrium correlations generally underpredict the heat transfer.

Yoder, G.L.; Morris, D.G.; Mullins, C.B.; Ott, L.J.; Reed, D.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximation Algorithms Tandy Warnow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

size and 1 / . #12;Approximation algorithms for: Minimum Vertex Cover (finding a set of vertices-SAT 3-SAT DIR-HAM-CYCLEINDEPENDENT SET VERTEX COVER GRAPH 3-COLOR HAM-CYCLE TSP SUBSET-SUM SCHEDULINGPLANAR 3-COLOR SET COVER NP-Completeness by definition of NP-completeness #12;NP-hard Optimization

Warnow,Tandy

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Experimental Two-Phase Flow Characterization of Subcooled Boiling in a Rectangular Channel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On the efforts to provide a reliable source of experimental information on turbulent subcooled boiling ow, time resolved Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) experiments were carried out using HFE-301 refrigerant ow through a vertical rectangular...

Estrada Perez, Carlos E.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer on Engineered Nano-Finned Surfaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

angle was measured both before and after the experiments. Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer was enhanced with increase in pillar height. Numerical predictions for R_(k) obtained from Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations were found to be consistent...

Yang, Hongjoo

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a model to predict flow oscillations in low-flow sodium boiling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An experimental and analytical program has been carried out in order to better understand the cause and effect of flow oscillations in boiling sodium systems. These oscillations have been noted in previous experiments with ...

Levin, Alan Edward

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of departure from nucleate boiling in PWR fast power transients  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An assessment is conducted of the differences in predicted results between use of steady state versus transient Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB) models, for fast power transients under forced convective heat exchange ...

Lenci, Giancarlo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design of an annular-fueled superheat boiling water reactor  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The conceptual design of an annular-fueled superheat boiling water reactor (ASBWR) is outlined. The proposed design, ASBWR, combines the boiler and superheater regions into one fuel assembly. This ensures good neutron ...

Ko, Yu-Chih, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A visualization comparison of convective flow boiling heat transfer augmentation devices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The qualitative effects of inset-table heat transfer phics. augmentation devices on vertical in-tube convective flow boiling flow regimes, transition mechanisms, and heat transfer are presented in this study. Three twisted tapes with twist ratios...

Lundy, Brian Franklin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal non-equilibrium in dispersed flow film boiling in a vertical tube  

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The departure from thermal equilibrium between a dispersed liquid phase and its vapor at high quality during film boiling is investigated, The departure from equilibruim is manifested by the high resistance to heat transfer ...

Forslund, Robert Paul

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability analysis of the boiling water reactor : methods and advanced designs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Density Wave Oscillations (DWOs) are known to be possible when a coolant undergoes considerable density reduction while passing through a heated channel. In the development of boiling water reactors (BWRs), there has been ...

Hu, Rui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal boiling under the action of an electron-beam heat source  

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The dynamics of vapor bubble growth in a metal alloy under the action of a volume heat source are considered. The possibility of existence of a threshold superheating value below which the boiling process is i...

G. E. Gorelik; A. S. Lerman; N. V. Pavlyukevich…

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear dynamics and stability of boiling water reactors: qualitative and quantitative analyses  

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A phenomenological model has been developed to simulate the qualitative behavior of boiling water reactors (BWRs) in the nonlinear regime under deterministic and stochastic excitations. After the linear stability threshold is crossed, limit cycle oscillations appear due to interactions between two unstable equilibrium points and the phase-space trajectories. This limit cycle becomes unstable when the feedback gain exceeds a certain critical value. Subsequent limit cycle instabilities produce a cascade of period-doubling bifurcations that leads to a periodic pulsed behavior. Under stochastic excitations, BWRs exhibit a single characteristic resonance, at approx.0.5 Hz, in the linear regime. By contrast, this work shows that harmonics of this characteristic frequency appear in the nonlinear regime. Furthermore, this work also demonstrates that amplitudes of the limit cycle oscillations do not depend on the variance of the stochastic excitation and remain bounded at all times. A physical model of nonlinear BWR dynamics has also been developed and employed to calculate the amplitude of limit cycle oscillations and their effects on fuel integrity over a wide range of operating conditions in the Vermont Yankee reactor. These calculations have confirmed that, beyond the threshold for linear stability, the reactor's state variable undergo limit cycle oscillations.

March-Leuba, J.; Cacuci, D.G.; Perez, R.B.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal stability of a spherical shell heated by convection and cooled by boiling  

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has advan- tages, and the results are shown to be identical. The first method was used by Hale and Wallis [3) in a similar analysis, and. is an eigenfunction method using distributed parameters. This is followed by a simple lumped parameter.... Therefore, to apply Auditori's criterion to design problems involving boiling and to predict system be- havior under unstable conditions, the slope of the boiling curve, o , in the transition region, must 3T be known. Wallis and. Collier [2] found...

Qaim-Maqami, Hassan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

86

Boiling-Water Reactor internals aging degradation study. Phase 1  

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This report documents the results of an aging assessment study for boiling water reactor (BWR) internals. Major stressors for BWR internals are related to unsteady hydrodynamic forces generated by the primary coolant flow in the reactor vessel. Welding and cold-working, dissolved oxygen and impurities in the coolant, applied loads and exposures to fast neutron fluxes are other important stressors. Based on results of a component failure information survey, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and fatigue are identified as the two major aging-related degradation mechanisms for BWR internals. Significant reported failures include SCC in jet-pump holddown beams, in-core neutron flux monitor dry tubes and core spray spargers. Fatigue failures were detected in feedwater spargers. The implementation of a plant Hydrogen Water Chemistry (HWC) program is considered as a promising method for controlling SCC problems in BWR. More operating data are needed to evaluate its effectiveness for internal components. Long-term fast neutron irradiation effects and high-cycle fatigue in a corrosive environment are uncertainty factors in the aging assessment process. BWR internals are examined by visual inspections and the method is access limited. The presence of a large water gap and an absence of ex-core neutron flux monitors may handicap the use of advanced inspection methods, such as neutron noise vibration measurements, for BWR.

Luk, K.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Model for boiling and dryout in particle beds. [LMFBR  

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Over the last ten years experiments and modeling of dryout in particle beds have produced over fifty papers. Considering only volume-heated beds, over 250 dryout measurements have been made, and are listed in this work. In addition, fifteen models to predict dryout have been produced and are discussed. A model is developed in this report for one-dimensional boiling and dryout in a porous medium. It is based on conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy. The initial coupled differential equations are reduced to a single first-order differential equation with an algebraic equation for the upper boundary condition. The model includes the effects of both laminar and turbulent flow, two-phase friction, and capillary force. The boundary condition at the bed bottom includes the possibility of inflowing liquid and either an adiabatic or a bottom-cooled support structure. The top of the bed may be either channeled or subcooled. In the first case the channel length and the saturation at the base of the channels are predicted. In the latter case, a criterion for penetration of the subcooled zone by channels is obtained.

Lipinski, R. J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

APPROXIMATION ALGORITHMS FOR CLUSTERING A Dissertation  

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develop new algorithmic techniques that will find application in a wide range of settings. We consider problems such as the stochastic versions of the set cover, vertex cover, and facility location problemsAPPROXIMATION ALGORITHMS FOR CLUSTERING PROBLEMS A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty

Swamy, Chaitanya

89

Effect of rolling motion on critical heat flux for subcooled flow boiling in vertical tube  

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This paper presents defining characteristics of the critical heat flux (CHF) for the boiling of R-134a in vertical tube operation under rolling motion in marine reactor. It is important to predict CHF of marine reactor having the rolling motion in order to increase the safety of the reactor. Marine Reactor Moving Simulator (MARMS) tests are conducted to measure the critical heat flux using R-134a flowing upward in a uniformly heated vertical tube under rolling motion. MARMS was rotated by motor and mechanical power transmission gear. The CHF tests were performed in a 9.5 mm I.D. test section with heated length of 1 m. Mass fluxes range from 285 to 1300 kg m{sup -2}s{sup -1}, inlet subcooling from 3 to 38 deg. C and outlet pressures from 13 to 24 bar. Amplitudes of rolling range from 15 to 40 degrees and periods from 6 to 12 sec. To convert the test conditions of CHF test using R-134a in water, Katto's fluid-to-fluid modeling was used in present investigation. A CHF correlation is presented which accounts for the effects of pressure, mass flux, inlet subcooling and rolling angle over all conditions tested. Unlike existing transient CHF experiments, CHF ratio of certain mass flux and pressure are different in rolling motion. For the mass fluxes below 500 kg m{sup -2}s{sup -1} at 13, 16 (region of relative low mass flux), CHF ratio was decreased but was increased above that mass flux (region of relative high mass flux). Moreover, CHF tend to enhance in entire mass flux at 24 bar. (authors)

Hwang, J. S.; Park, I. U.; Park, M. Y.; Park, G. C. [Dept. of Energy Systems Engineering, Seoul National Univ., 599 Gwanak-Ro, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul, 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology, safety and costs of decommissioning a reference boiling water reactor power station. Volume 2. Appendices. Technical report, September 1977-October 1979  

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Technology, safety and cost information is given for the conceptual decommissioning of a large (1100MWe) boiling water reactor (BWR) power station. Three approaches to decommissioning, immediate dismantlement, safe storage with deferred dismantlement and entombment, were studied to obtain comparisons between costs, occupational radiation doses, potential dose to the public and other safety impacts. It also shows the sensitivity of decommissioning safety and costs to the power rating of a BWR in the range of 200 to 1100 MWE. This volume contains the appendices.

Oak, H.D.; Holter, G.M.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Konzek, G.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Film boiling on spheres in single- and two-phase flows.  

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Film boiling on spheres in single- and two-phase flows was studied experimentally and theoretically with an emphasis on establishing the film boiling heat transfer closure law, which is useful in the analysis of nuclear reactor core melt accidents. Systematic experimentation of film boiling on spheres in single-phase water flows was carried out to investigate the effects of liquid subcooling (from 0 to 40 C), liquid velocity (from 0 to 2 m/s), sphere superheat (from 200 to 900 C), sphere diameter (from 6 to 19 mm), and sphere material (stainless steel and brass) on film boiling heat transfer. Based on the experimental data a general film boiling heat transfer correlation is developed. Utilizing a two-phase laminar boundary-layer model for the unseparated front film region and a turbulent eddy model for the separated rear region, a theoretical model was developed to predict the film boiling heat transfer in all single-phase regimes. The film boiling from a sphere in two-phase flows was investigated both in upward two-phase flows (with void fraction from 0.2 to 0.65, water velocity from 0.6 to 3.2 m/s, and steam velocity from 3.0 to 9.0 m/s) and in downward two-phase flows (with void fraction from 0.7 to 0.95, water velocity from 1.9 to 6.5 m/s, and steam velocity from 1.1 to 9.0 m/s). The saturated single-phase heat transfer correlation was found to be applicable to the two-phase film boiling data by making use of the actual water velocity (water phase velocity), and an adjustment factor of (1 - {alpha}){sup 1/4} (with a being the void fraction) for downward flow case only. Slight adjustments of the Reynolds number exponents in the correlation provided an even better interpretation of the two-phase data. Preliminary experiments were also conducted to address the influences of multi-sphere structure on the film boiling heat transfer in single- and two-phase flows.

Liu, C.; Theofanous, T. G.

2000-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

92

An improved proximity force approximation for electrostatics  

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A quite straightforward approximation for the electrostatic interaction between two perfectly conducting surfaces suggests itself when the distance between them is much smaller than the characteristic lengths associated with their shapes. Indeed, in the so called 'proximity force approximation' the electrostatic force is evaluated by first dividing each surface into a set of small flat patches, and then adding up the forces due two opposite pairs, the contributions of which are approximated as due to pairs of parallel planes. This approximation has been widely and successfully applied in different contexts, ranging from nuclear physics to Casimir effect calculations. We present here an improvement on this approximation, based on a derivative expansion for the electrostatic energy contained between the surfaces. The results obtained could be useful for discussing the geometric dependence of the electrostatic force, and also as a convenient benchmark for numerical analyses of the tip-sample electrostatic interaction in atomic force microscopes. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proximity force approximation (PFA) has been widely used in different areas. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The PFA can be improved using a derivative expansion in the shape of the surfaces. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We use the improved PFA to compute electrostatic forces between conductors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The results can be used as an analytic benchmark for numerical calculations in AFM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Insight is provided for people who use the PFA to compute nuclear and Casimir forces.

Fosco, Cesar D. [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina) [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Lombardo, Fernando C. [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina) [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFIBA (Argentina)] [Argentina; Mazzitelli, Francisco D., E-mail: fdmazzi@cab.cnea.gov.ar [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A nondiffusive solution method for RETRAN-03 boiling water reactor stability analysis  

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This paper reports that boiling water reactors (BWRs) are susceptible to thermal-hydraulic instabilities that must be considered in BWR design and operation. Early BWRs were designed to be very stable while operating under natural-circulation conditions. As reactor designs have been modified, stability margins have been reduced, and the potential for stability events, such as occurred at the La Salle and Vermont Yankee plants, has increased. These events and other considerations point to the need for a reliable analysis tool for predicting the dynamic behavior of these events. Transient thermal-hydraulic systems analysis codes have been used to analyze hydrodynamic instabilities, and although the results are often reasonable and exhibit the expected behavior, they are sensitive to changes in node and time-step size and a converged solution cannot be demonstrated by reducing the node and time-step sizes. This sensitivity is due to numerical-diffusion that limits the use of most time domain system analysis codes for BWR stability analyses since it directly affects the decay (or growth) ratio compared for stability events. A conservation equation transport model using the method of characteristics has been developed for use with the RETRAN-03 mixture energy and vapor continuity equations. The model eliminates numerical diffusion in the RETRAN solution. The development and validation of a conservation equation transport model for the RETRAN-03 time domain thermal-hydraulic analysis code that extends the range of application to simulating the dynamic behavior of stability events are presented. RETRAN-03 analyses are presented that compare simulations of hydrodynamic instability events with data.

Paulsen, M.P.; Shatford, J.G.; Westacott, J.L. (Computer Simulation and Analysis, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Agee, L.J. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

An analytical model of the swirl vane steam separator for boiling water reactors  

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Currently, no comprehensive mechanistic model for the two-phase flow through a swirl vane steam separator is available. Therefore, an attempt has been made to develop an analytical model, using fundamental fluid mechanics, which is capable of predicting separator performance over a wide range of conditions. The developed model subdivides a typical boiling water reactor swirl vane steam separator into four distinct regions: the standpipe region, the swirl vane region, the transition region, and the free vortex region. In each region, the vapor and liquid components are treated separately and the behavior of individual droplets is determined from the drag force induced by the vapor continuum. The analytical model is used to first determine the vapor velocities throughout the separator. The drag force on the droplets is then determined, and the droplets are tracked through the separator in order to determine the exit position of each droplet. Separator performance can then be determined from this final position in terms of the fraction of droplets removed from the flow stream. In order to assess the validity of this model, the computer code SEPARATOR was developed. Among other capabilities, the code is capable of determining separator performance in terms of carryover, carryunder, and exit quality. However, due to the simplicity of the single-phase fluid treatment of the vapor continuum and the lack of data related to the average droplet diameter for flows of this nature, the results are not of significant quantitative value. The investigation performed does, however, suggest that the developed methodology, upon refinement of the single-phase fluids treatment, will yield quantitatively accurate results for nearly all separator operating conditions of interest.

Betts, C.M.; Galvin, M.R.; Green, J.R.; Guymon, V.M.; Slater, S.M.; Klein, A.C. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Two-dimensional computational modeling of sodium boiling in simulated LMFBR fuel-pin bundles  

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Extensive sodium boiling tests have been carried out in two simulated LMFBR fuel pin bundles in the Thermal-Hydraulic Out-of-Reactor Safety (THORS) Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Experimental results from a 19-pin bundle (THORS Bundle 6A) have been previously reported, and experimental results from a 61-pin bundle (THORS Bundle 9) will be reported soon. The results discussed here are from the 19-pin bundle. Preliminary analysis has shown that the computational methods used and conclusions reached are equally valid for the 61-pin bundle, as well as the 19-pin in-reactor Sodium Loop Safety Facility (SLSF) W-1 experiment. The main result of THORS sodium boiling experimentation is that boiling behavior is determined by two-dimensional effects, i.e., the rates of mass, momentum and energy transfer in the direction perpendicular to the axes of the fuel pins.

Dearing, J.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Bench-scale screening tests for a boiling sodium-potassium alloy solar receiver  

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Bench-scale tests were carried out in support of the design of a second-generation 75-kW{sub t} reflux pool-boiler solar receiver. The receiver will be made from Haynes Alloy 230 and will contain the sodium-potassium alloy NaK-78. The bench-scale tests used quartz-lamp-heated boilers to screen candidate boiling-stabilization materials and methods at temperatures up to 750{degree}C. Candidates that provided stable boiling were tested for hot-restart behavior. Poor stability was obtained with single 1/4-inch diameter patches of powdered metal hot-press-sintered onto the wetted side of the heat-input area. Laser-drilled and electric-discharge-machined cavities in the heated surface also performed poorly. Small additions of xenon, and heated-surface tilt out of the vertical dramatically improved poor boiling stability; additions of helium or oxygen did not. The most stable boiling was obtained when the entire heat-input area was covered by a powdered-metal coating. The effect of heated-area size was assessed for one coating: at low incident fluxes, when even this coating performed poorly, increasing the heated-area size markedly improved boiling stability. Good hot-restart behavior was not observed with any candidate, although results were significantly better with added xenon in a boiler shortened from 3 to 2 feet. In addition to the screening tests, flash-radiography imaging of metal-vapor bubbles during boiling was attempted. Contrary to the Cole-Rohsenow correlation, these bubble-size estimates did not vary with pressure; instead they were constant, consistent with the only other alkali metal measurements, but about 1/2 their size.

Moreno, J.B.; Moss, T.A.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Analysis and Measurement of Bubble Dynamics and Associated Flow Field in Subcooled Nucleate Boiling Flows  

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In recent years, subooled nucleate boiling (SNB) has attrcted expanding research interest owing to the emergence of axial offset anomaly (AOA) or crud-induced power shigt (CIPS) in many operating US PWRs, which is an unexpected deviation in the core axial power distribution from the predicted power curves. Research indicates that the formation of the crud, which directly leads to AOA phenomena, results from the presence of the subcooled nucleate boiling, and is especially realted to bubble motion occurring in the core region.

Barclay G. Jones

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

The use of the probability distribution function to analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling  

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' '. t 1 . 1 1 q 'd. C t' ~bl', 1. 11 d tl b '1 q, - b '1' q ' b 1 in which fluid flows or boiling outside the channel over The citations used follow the style and format of Transaction of the ASMEi - Journal of Heat Transfer. which fluid flows.... In convective boiling, the heating sur- face is the channel wall and the direction of heat transfer through the heating surface may be either from inside the channel to the outside or vice versa. For instance, feed- water flowing inside economizer tubes...

Tu, Chau Qui

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Enhancement of pool boiling heat transfer with electrohydrodynamics and its fundamental study  

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, and 10kV. To conduct this study, an existing low pressure pool boiling apparatus was modified and another high pressure apparatus was designed and built. The fluids were tested on the smooth tube at operating temperatures of 4'C and 20'C, and 19 fins... TWl Tvvo Heat flux of EHD enhancement of boiling (W/m ) Total heat flux with EHD at 10kV (W/m ) Total heat flux with no EHD (W/m ) Minimum cavity mouth radius (m) Rayleigh number Fluid temperature ('C) Pool Saturation temperature ('C) Tube...

Raghupathi, Sri Laxmi Priya

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Film Boiling in Presence of a Magnetic Field in Liquid Metals Within Framework of Taylor–Helmholtz Instabilities in Application to Fusion Reactor Project  

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Whereas a lot of research has been done on boiling of various fluids [1] including liquid metals [2] not much work exists on Magnetohydrodynamic MHD boiling [3] and although some theoretical aspects of MHD boilin...

F. J. Arias

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Approximate Dynamic Programming for High Dimensional Resource Allocation Problems  

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the dimensionality of these variables is in the ten thousand to one million range. We describe an approximation in Section II by presenting a simple but general model for the management of discrete resources. Section III describes an algorithmic strategy using the principles of approximate dynamic programming. Section IV

Powell, Warren B.

102

Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...surfactant to boiling water drops 675 done with three...0 ppm (i.e. pure water), 100 ppm and 1000...and ambient pressure (atmospheric). 2. Experimental...surfactant to 800 g of water. The water was distilled...solution in the droplet generator the syringe, needle...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 89, 013011 (2014) Unorthodox bubbles when boiling in cold water  

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that stirs the water, followed by several conventional bubbles. This large dataset is analyzed and discussed and reliable performance of nuclear reactors and microchip systems. Engineers have a long tradition dataset has been analyzed statistically. We conclude that while the naive scenario of boil

Granick, Steve

104

Boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink  

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Boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink Ali KosÃ?ar, Yoav Peles-based micro pin fin heat sink was investigated. Average two-phase heat transfer coefficients were obtained intermittent and spray-annular flows. Heat transfer coefficient trends and flow morphologies were used to infer

Peles, Yoav

105

INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER  

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER Satish G. Kandlikar surfaces in laboratories to obtain the heat transfer coefficient data. In many process applications however, a fluid stream is employed as the heating medium. The heat transfer data generated with the electrically

Kandlikar, Satish

106

Simulation of subcooled boiling at low pressure conditions with RELAP5-3D computer program  

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. Experimental data from the subcooled boiling experiment at low pressure conditions of Bartel, and Zeitoun and Shoukri were simulated. The RELAP5/MOD3.2 was executed to determine the axial void faction distribution. The predictions of void fraction distributions...

Reza, S.M. Mohsin

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

BUBBLE CHARACTERISTICS AND CONVECTIVE EFFECTS IN THE FLOW BOILING HEAT TRANSFER OF BINARY MIXTURES  

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BUBBLE CHARACTERISTICS AND CONVECTIVE EFFECTS IN THE FLOW BOILING HEAT TRANSFER OF BINARY MIXTURES on the bubble growth and associated heat transfer phenomena. The present work focuses on obtaining the bubble. The bubble growth is observed using a high speed camera (1000 fps) under a magnification of 290X. The bubble

Kandlikar, Satish

108

QSPR models of boiling point, octanolwater partition coefficient and retention time index of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons  

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QSPR models of boiling point, octanol­water partition coefficient and retention time index of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Fabiana Alves de Lima Ribeiro, Ma´rcia Miguel Castro Ferreira* Laborato Structure­Property Relationship (QSPR) analysis and study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs

Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

109

Algorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate  

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@research.att.com Abstract This paper gives an algorithm for polytope covering: let L and U be sets of points in RdAlgorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate Closest-point Queries draft , comprising n points altogether. A cover for L from U is a set C U with L a subset of the convex hull of C

Clarkson, Kenneth L.

110

Algorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate  

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@research.att.com Abstract This paper gives an algorithm for polytope covering : let L and U be sets of points in R dAlgorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate Closest-point Queries draft , comprising n points altogether. A cover for L from U is a set C #26; U with L a subset of the convex hull

Clarkson, Kenneth L.

111

Algorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate  

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an algorithm for polytope covering: let L and U be sets of points in Rd, comprising n points altogether Algorithms for Polytope Covering and Approximation, and for Approximate. A cover for L from U is a set C U with L a subset of the convex hull of C. Suppose c

Clarkson, Kenneth L.

112

Bubble departure in the direct-contact boiling field with a continuous liquid-liquid interface  

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Behavior of vapor bubbles was experimentally investigated in the boiling field where a volatile liquid layer of per-fluorocarbon PF5050 (boiling point 306K) was directly in contact with an immiscible hot liquid layer of water above it. Heat was supplied to the continuous liquid-liquid interface by the impingement of the downward hot water jet. Vapor bubbles were generated not only from this continuous interface but from a large number of PF5050 droplets floating on it. According to precise observation, incipience of boiling did not occur at the liquid-liquid interface but in the PF5050 liquid close to the interface in both cases of continuous and dispersed interfaces. As a result, the bubbles broke up the thin PF5050 liquid film above them and rose up into the water layer. This bubble departure phenomenon, which does not occur in the ordinary pool boiling field on the solid heating wall, is very important to evaluate the heat transfer performance in the present direct-contact boiling system. For modeling this behavior, sizes of the bubbles were measured at the moment just after they were released into the water pool. Volumes of the bubbles were larger in the case of departing from the continuous liquid-liquid interface than from the droplets. This tendency could be explained by taking into account the buoyancy force acting on unit area of the thin PF5050 liquid film above the bubble before departure, which was one of the most important parameters for the liquid film breakdown. (author)

Kadoguchi, Katsuhiko [Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569 (Japan)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

113

Forward approximation and backward approximation in fuzzy rough sets  

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Abstract It is general to obtain rules by attribute reduction in fuzzy information systems. Instead of obtaining rules by attribute reduction, which may have a negative effect on inducting good rules, the objective of this paper is to extract rules without computing attribute reducts. Forward and backward approximations in fuzzy rough sets are first defined, and their important properties are discussed. Two algorithms based on forward and backward approximations, namely, mine rules based on the forward approximation (MRBFA) and mine rules based on the backward approximation (MRBBA), are proposed for rule extraction. The two algorithms are evaluated by several data sets from the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository. The experimental results show that both MRBFA and MRBBA achieve better classification performances than the method based on attribute reduction.

Yi Cheng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Range Separated Brueckner Coupled Cluster Doubles Theory  

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We introduce a range-separation approximation to coupled cluster doubles (CCD) theory that successfully overcomes limitations of regular CCD when applied to the uniform electron gas. We combine the short-range ladder channel with the long-range ring channel in the presence of a Bruckner renormalized one-body interaction and obtain ground-state energies with an accuracy of 0.001 a.u./electron across a wide range of density regimes. Our scheme is particularly useful in the low-density and strongly-correlated regimes, where regular CCD has serious drawbacks. Moreover, we cure the infamous overcorrelation of approaches based on ring diagrams (i.e. the particle-hole random phase approximation). Our energies are further shown to have appropriate basis set and thermodynamic limit convergence, and overall this scheme promises energetic properties for realistic periodic and extended systems which existing methods do not possess.

Shepherd, James J; Scuseria, Gustavo E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems  

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?-approximation for general CIP with {0, 1} variables [24].details of an extension to CIP with general upper bounds onCovering Integer Programs ( CIP ). Given a non-negative cost

Koufogiannakis, Christos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation  

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In physics and chemistry the Born-Oppenheimer approximation is a very important method for...1). It is based on the important fact that the molecular Schrödinger operator contains one small parameter, the ratio k

J. M. Combes; P. Duclos; R. Seiler

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Tracking Dynamic Boundary Fronts using Range Sensors  

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are being deployed for real-time monitoring applica- tions, such as detecting leakage of hazardous material location whereas in the latter approach a sensor finds approximate distance to a remote location where degrees and gather reflec- tivity and wind velocity information. Lidars (LIght Detection and Ranging

Ramamritham, Krithi

118

Computers: Honeywell's New Range  

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... THE recent announcement by Honeywell of a new range of computers implies that the company's acquisition of the business ... software, maintenance and so on) is fully taken into account, the advantages of the Honeywell range could turn out to be much greater. The larger members of the new ...

1971-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

119

Applications of Artificial Neural Network for the Prediction of Pool Boiling Curves  

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Artificial neural network (ANN) has the advantage that the best-fit correlations of experimental data will no longer be necessary for predicting unknowns from the known parameters. The ANN was applied to predict the pool boiling curves in this paper. The database of experimental data presented by Berenson, Dhuga et al., and Bui and Dhir etc. were used in the analysis. The database is subdivided in two subsets. The first subset is used to train the network and the second one is used to test the network after the training process. The input parameters of the ANN are: wall superheat {delta}T{sub w}, surface roughness, steady/transient heating/transient cooling, subcooling, Surface inclination and pressure. The output parameter is heat flux q. The proposed methodology allows us to achieve the accuracy that satisfies the user's convergence criterion and it is suitable for pool boiling curve data processing. (authors)

Su, Guanghui; Fukuda, K.; Morita, K. [Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-81 (Japan)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic method for measurements of the coolant boiling on heat generating surfaces  

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Acoustic method for determining the period of different duties of the coolant boiling is presented. The foundation of this method is the damping phenomenon of ultrasonic waves travelling through the boundary between different media (steam–liquid) differing widely in their acoustic properties. The experimental setup and the results of the investigations into the period of water film boiling on spherical samples are also presented. The emphasis is on aluminum and copper samples differing in their diameter (4 5 and 8 mm) for temperature interval ?t=180–690°C at atmospheric pressure and different surrounding water temperatures (?t=15–75°C). By analyzing the result it is illustrated that the precision of the method is well above that of thermocouples. It is demonstrated that the measurements using this acoustic method excludes the errors typical of traditional methods. ?

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Two-dimensional modeling of sodium boiling transients in simulated LMFBR fuel bundles  

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A two-dimensional code for analysis of sodium boiling in LMFBR fuel assemblies has been developed at ORNL. This code, THORAX, has been used to analyze tests in 19- and 61-pin electrically-heated, simulated LMFBR fuel assemblies in the THORS facility. THORAX has simulated well the transient growth of the two-dimensional boiling region and the resulting static flow instability leading to dryout. Extrapolation of results to a full size fuel pin bundle shows that two-dimensional effects are reduced but still significant. The code will be extended to include a loop model in support of forthcoming tests in the THORS-SHRS Assembly 1 loop, which will include two parallel 19-pin simulated driver bundles.

Rose, S.D.; Dearing, J.F; Carbajo, J.J.; Levin, A.E.; Montgomery, B.H.; Wantland, J.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Preliminary results of the US pool-boiling coils from the IFSMTF full-array tests  

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The Large Coil Task to develop superconducting magnets for fusion reactors, is now in the midst of full-array tests in the International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Included in the test array are two pool-boiling coils designed and fabricated by US manufacturers, General Dynamics/Convair Division and General Electric/Union Carbide Corporation. So far, both coils have been energized to full design currents in the single-coil tests, and the General Dynamics coil has reached the design point in the first Standard-I full-array test. Both coils performed well in the charging experiments. Extensive heating tests and the heavy instrumentation of these coils have, however, revealed some generic limitations of large pool-boiling superconducting coils. Details of these results and their analyses are reported.

Lue, J.W.; Dresner, L.; Lubell, M.S.; Luton, J.N.; McManamy, T.J.; Shen, S.S.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Experimental investigation of subcooled flow boiling using synchronized high speed video, infrared thermography, and particle image velocimetry  

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Subcooled flow boiling of water was experimentally investigated using high-speed video (HSV), infrared (IR) thermography, and particle image velocimetry (PIV) to generate a unique database of synchronized data. HSV allowed ...

Phillips, Bren Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Development of models for the two-dimensional, two-fluid code for sodium boiling NATOF-2D  

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Several features were incorporated into NATOF-2D, a twodimensional, two fluid code developed at M.I.T. for the purpose of analysis of sodium boiling transients under LMFBR conditions. They include improved interfacial mass, ...

Zielinski, R. G.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Development of a general purpose subgrid wall boiling model from improved physical understanding for use in computational fluid dynamics  

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Advanced modeling capabilities were developed for application to subcooled flow boiling through this work. The target was to introduce, and demonstrate, all necessary mechanisms required to accurately predict the temperature ...

Gilman, Lindsey Anne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

A four-equation two-phase flow model for sodium boiling simulation of LMFBR fuel assemblies  

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A three-dimensional numerical model for the simulation of sodium boiling transients has been developed. The model uses mixture mass and energy equations, while employing a separate momentum equation for each phase. Thermal ...

Schor, Andrei L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Experimental pool boiling investigation of FC-72 on silicon with artificial cavities, integrated temperature micro-sensors and heater   

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Today nucleate boiling is widely used in numerous industrial applications such as cooling processes because of the high achieved heat transfer rates for low temperature differences. It remains a possible cooling solution ...

Hutter, Christian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Multi-scale Control and Enhancement of Reactor Boiling Heat Flux by Reagents and Nanoparticles  

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The phenomenological characterization of the use of non-invasive and passive techniques to enhance the boiling heat transfer in water has been carried out in this extended study. It provides fundamental enhanced heat transfer data for nucleate boiling and discusses the associated physics with the aim of addressing future and next-generation reactor thermal-hydraulic management. It essentially addresses the hypothesis that in phase-change processes during boiling, the primary mechanisms can be related to the liquid-vapor interfacial tension and surface wetting at the solidliquid interface. These interfacial characteristics can be significantly altered and decoupled by introducing small quantities of additives in water, such as surface-active polymers, surfactants, and nanoparticles. The changes are fundamentally caused at a molecular-scale by the relative bulk molecular dynamics and adsorption-desorption of the additive at the liquid-vapor interface, and its physisorption and electrokinetics at the liquid-solid interface. At the micro-scale, the transient transport mechanisms at the solid-liquid-vapor interface during nucleation and bubblegrowth can be attributed to thin-film spreading, surface-micro-cavity activation, and micro-layer evaporation. Furthermore at the macro-scale, the heat transport is in turn governed by the bubble growth and distribution, macro-layer heat transfer, bubble dynamics (bubble coalescence, collapse, break-up, and translation), and liquid rheology. Some of these behaviors and processes are measured and characterized in this study, the outcomes of which advance the concomitant fundamental physics, as well as provide insights for developing control strategies for the molecular-scale manipulation of interfacial tension and surface wetting in boiling by means of polymeric reagents, surfactants, and other soluble surface-active additives.

R.M. Manglik; A. Athavale; D.S. Kalaikadal; A. Deodhar; U. Verma

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

129

May 13, 1998 Gas Frac. Mol.Wt. Density Speci c Ht. Boil. Pt.  

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. Automatic switch from empty to full bottles DataLink ethernet 4 #12;Gas Mixing Station Four independent gas.Rate Normal Rate Station of Gas SCCM SCCM SCCM Barrel HFC-134a 0.32 10,000 3,200 1,240 Inner Ar 1.37 5,000 6K.Abe Gas System May 13, 1998 RPC Gas Gas Frac. Mol.Wt. Density Speci c Ht. Boil. Pt. g=l cal=g c c

Llope, William J.

130

Convective currents in nucleate pool boiling and their effects on the heat flux from varying diameter flat plate heating elements  

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investigation was conducred to amine the effects of convection currents in nucleate oool boil ing and to determine the changes in critical heat flux caused by varying the diameter of horizontal flat olate heating surfaces. Freon 113 (Trichlorotrifluoroethane... by high energy costs and thc need to economize in industrial heat transfer applications . I'nucleate boiling is a very efficient neans of heat transfer because of the large sur ace areas involved in vaporization of the bulk fluid. as bubbles form...

Morford, Peter Stephen

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Thermal analysis and design of a passive reflux condenser for the simplified boiling water reactor  

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At present, the advanced light water reactors (ALWRS) in the United States are being designed to remove reactor decay heat for a period of 72 h following a postulated loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The water in the pools external to the containment is evaporated or boiled off to remove the decay heat. It is presumed that the water in the pools can be replenished within 72 h through operator actions or outside assistance. Some countries in Europe require that the plant be designed to remove the reactor decay heat for a much longer duration than 72 h without external assistance. This paper presents an analysis and design of a passive heat exchanger called a reflux condenser (RC), which was considered for an ALWR-the 600-MW(electric) simplified boiling water reactor. The RC is required to condense the steam formed when the water in the pool in which the passive containment cooling system (PCCS) is immersed boils following a LOCA. The RCs are nuclear non-safety related. This paper presents steady-state performance of an RC at various outdoor air dry-bulb temperatures under still air conditions.

Bijlani, C.; Patti, F. (Burns Roe Inc., Oradell, NJ (United States)); Prasad, V. (SUNY, Stony Brook, NY (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Ancilla Approximable Quantum State Transformations  

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We consider the transformations of quantum states obtainable by a process of the following sort. Combine the given input state with a specially prepared initial state of an auxiliary system. Apply a unitary transformation to the combined system. Measure the state of the auxiliary subsystem. If (and only if) it is in a specified final state, consider the process successful, and take the resulting state of the original (principal) system as the result of the process. We review known information about exact realization of transformations by such a process. Then we present results about approximate realization of finite partial transformations. We consider primarily the issue of approximation to within a specified positive epsilon, but we also address the question of arbitrarily close approximation.

Andreas Blass; Yuri Gurevich

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

133

Quasiclassical Born-Oppenheimer approximations  

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We discuss several problems in quasiclassical physics for which approximate solutions were recently obtained by a new method, and which can also be solved by novel versions of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. These cases include the so-called bouncing ball modes, low angular momentum states in perturbed circular billiards, resonant states in perturbed rectangular billiards, and whispering gallery modes. Some rare, special eigenstates, concentrated close to the edge or along a diagonal of a nearly rectangular billiard are found. This kind of state has apparently previously escaped notice.

Oleg Zaitsev; R. Narevich; R. E. Prange

2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

134

Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources  

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This report provides two new approximate formulas for the flux at detector points outside the radial and axial extensions of a homogeneous cylindrical source and improved approximate formulas for the flux at points opposite rectangular surface sources. These formulas extend the range of geometries for which analytic approximations may be used by shield design engineers to make rapid scoping studies and check more extensive calculations for reasonableness. These formulas can be used to support skeptical, independent evaluations and are also valuable teaching tools for introducing shield designers to complex shield analyses.

Wallace, O.J.; Bokharee, S.A.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

RangeTables.xls  

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(MeVcmmg) LET vs. Range in Si for 25 MeV SEE Beams (low LET) 4 He 14 N 0 0.5 1 1.5 0 600 1200 1800 2400 3000 3600 4 He 14 N 22 Ne 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 100 200 300 400 500...

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RANGE DESIGN CRITERIA  

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RANGE DESIGN CRITERIA RANGE DESIGN CRITERIA U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Health, Safety and Security AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: INITIATED BY: http://www.hss.energy.gov Office of Health, Safety and Security Notices This document is intended for the exclusive use of elements of the Department of Energy (DOE), to include the National Nuclear Security Administration, their contractors, and other government agencies/individuals authorized to use DOE facilities. DOE disclaims any and all liability for personal injury or property damage due to use of this document in any context by any organization, group, or individual, other than during official government activities. Local DOE management is responsible for the proper execution of firearms-related programs for

137

Approximate Method for the Free Energy  

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......Articles Approximate Method for the Free Energy Akihide Oguchi Department of Physics...a lower bound of the Helmholtz free energy in the statistical physics. A new approximate expression of the free energy is obtained. This approximate......

Akihide Oguchi

1976-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Approximate convex decomposition and its applications  

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in representations with an unmanageable number of components. In this work, we have developed an approximate technique, called Approximate Convex Decomposition (ACD), which decomposes a given polygon or polyhedron into "approximately convex" pieces that may provide...

Lien, Jyh-Ming

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

139

Modeling Single-Phase and Boiling Liquid Jet Impingement Cooling in Power Electronics  

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Jet impingement has been an attractive cooling option in a number of industries over the past few decades. Over the past 15 years, jet impingement has been explored as a cooling option in microelectronics. Recently, interest has been expressed by the automotive industry in exploring jet impingement for cooling power electronics components. This technical report explores, from a modeling perspective, both single-phase and boiling jet impingement cooling in power electronics, primarily from a heat transfer viewpoint. The discussion is from the viewpoint of the cooling of IGBTs (insulated-gate bipolar transistors), which are found in hybrid automobile inverters.

Narumanchi, S. V. J.; Hassani, V.; Bharathan, D.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Evaluation of nonequilibrium effects in bundle dispersed-flow film boiling. [PWR; BWR  

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The effects of thermodynamic nonequilibrium in dispersed flow film boiling heat transfer are examined. Steady-state and transient rod-bundle data are used to evaluate several empirical heat-transfer models commonly employed to predict post-CHF behavior. The models that account for thermodynamic nonequilibrium perform adequately, while those that ignore nonequilibrium effects incur errors in wall superheat as high as 190/sup 0/K. Nonequilibrium effects can also be treated by explicitly modeling the phenomena. The thermal-hydraulic code COBRA-TF employs this approach. Using bundle data, the models in the code are evaluated. Analysis suggests that the interfacial heat transfer is overpredicted.

Morris, D.G.; Mullins, C.B.; Yoder, G.L.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Piping benchmark problems for the General Electric Advanced Boiling Water Reactor  

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To satisfy the need for verification of the computer programs and modeling techniques that will be used to perform the final piping analyses for an advanced boiling water reactor standard design, three benchmark problems were developed. The problems are representative piping systems subjected to representative dynamic loads with solutions developed using the methods being proposed for analysis for the advanced reactor standard design. It will be required that the combined license holders demonstrate that their solutions to these problems are in agreement with the benchmark problem set.

Bezler, P.; DeGrassi, G.; Braverman, J.; Wang, Y.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Formation control of underactuated ships with elliptical shape approximation and limited communication ranges  

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Based on the recent theoretical development for formation control of multiple fully actuated agents with an elliptical shape in Do (2012), this paper develops distributed controllers that force a group of N underactuated ships with limited communication ... Keywords: Collision avoidance, Elliptical disks, Formation control, Potential functions, Underactuated ships

K. D. Do

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Levinson?modified Born approximation as applied to the spherical square well and to Mie theory  

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A modified Born approximation for the spherical square well incorporating Levinson’s theorem and adjusted energies extends the range of validity of the conventional Born approximation to include intermediate incident energies and well depths. These modifications also result in accurate Mie phase shifts for the electromagnetic case for similar ranges of incident energies and effective (or pseudo?) well depths.

David E. Stein; Alex E. S. Green

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Neutron range spectrometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A neutron range spectrometer and method for determining the neutron energy spectrum of a neutron emitting source are disclosed. Neutrons from the source are colliminated along a collimation axis and a position sensitive neutron counter is disposed in the path of the collimated neutron beam. The counter determines positions along the collimation axis of interactions between the neutrons in the neutron beam and a neutron-absorbing material in the counter. From the interaction positions, a computer analyzes the data and determines the neutron energy spectrum of the neutron beam. The counter is preferably shielded and a suitable neutron-absorbing material is He-3. 1 fig.

Manglos, S.H.

1988-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

145

Approximating Metal-Insulator Transitions  

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We consider quantum wave propagation in one-dimensional quasiperiodic lattices. We propose an iterative construction of quasiperiodic potentials from sequences of potentials with increasing spatial period. At each finite iteration step the eigenstates reflect the properties of the limiting quasiperiodic potential properties up to a controlled maximum system size. We then observe approximate metal-insulator transitions (MIT) at the finite iteration steps. We also report evidence on mobility edges which are at variance to the celebrated Aubry-Andre model. The dynamics near the MIT shows a critical slowing down of the ballistic group velocity in the metallic phase similar to the divergence of the localization length in the insulating phase.

C. Danieli; K. Rayanov; B. Pavlov; G. Martin; S. Flach

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

146

Performance of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti Part 1: Results from the Water Boiling Test  

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In April 2010, a team of scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and UC Berkeley, with support from the Darfur Stoves Project (DSP), undertook a fact-finding mission to Haiti in order to assess needs and opportunities for cookstove intervention. Based on data collected from informal interviews with Haitians and NGOs, the team, Scott Sadlon, Robert Cheng, and Kayje Booker, identified and recommended stove testing and comparison as a high priority need that could be filled by LBNL. In response to that recommendation, five charcoal stoves were tested at the LBNL stove testing facility using a modified form of version 3 of the Shell Foundation Household Energy Project Water Boiling Test (WBT). The original protocol is available online. Stoves were tested for time to boil, thermal efficiency, specific fuel consumption, and emissions of CO, CO{sub 2}, and the ratio of CO/CO{sub 2}. In addition, Haitian user feedback and field observations over a subset of the stoves were combined with the experiences of the laboratory testing technicians to evaluate the usability of the stoves and their appropriateness for Haitian cooking. The laboratory results from emissions and efficiency testing and conclusions regarding usability of the stoves are presented in this report.

Booker, Kayje; Han, Tae Won; Granderson, Jessica; Jones, Jennifer; Lsk, Kathleen; Yang, Nina; Gadgil, Ashok

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Magnetic thaw-down and boil-off due to magneto acceptors in 2DEG  

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The Quantum Hall Effect (QHE) and Shubnikov-de Haas effect are investigated experimentally using n type modulation-doped GaAs/GaAlAs quantum wells (QWs) additionally doped in the well with beryllium acceptor atoms. It is presently shown that the localized magneto-acceptor (MA) states which possess discrete energies above the corresponding Landau levels (LLs) lead to two observable effects in magneto-transport: magnetic thaw-down and magnetic boil-off of 2D electrons. Both effects are related to the fact that electrons occupying the localized MA states cannot conduct. Thus in the thaw-down effect the electrons fall down from the MA states to the free Landau states. This leads to a shift of the Hall plateau towards higher magnetic fields as a consequence of an increase of the 2D electron density N{sub S}. In the boil-off effect the electrons are pushed from the free Landau states to the empty MA states under high enough Hall electric field. This process has an avalanche character leading to a dramatic increase of magneto-resistance, consequence of a decrease of N{sub S}.

Chaubet, C.; Raymond, A. [L2C UMR 5221, CNRS-Université Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, 34090 Montpellier cedex 05 (France); Bisotto, I. [LNCMI, UPR 3228, CNRS-INSA-UJF-UPS, BP166, 38042 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Harmand, J. C. [LPN, CNRS, route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis (France); Kubisa, M. [Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Zawadzki, W. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 02668 Warsaw (Poland)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Born–Oppenheimer Approximation to the Wave Operators  

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We apply the Born–Oppenheimer approximation to a scattering problem. We consider a diatomic molecule with short-range potential separating into two atoms. Using our earlier mathematical results we construct a leading order expansion to the wave operator for this scattering channel. We comment on limitation and possible extensions of this work.

Armin Kargol

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis Y.Y. Yao, Yaohua Chen Department of Computer}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract-- An important topic of rough set theory is the approximation of undefinable sets or concepts of approximation operators. In this paper, the notion of rough set approximations is introduced into formal concept

Yao, Yiyu

150

Range imaging laser radar  

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A laser source is operated continuously and modulated periodically (typicy sinusoidally). A receiver imposes another periodic modulation on the received optical signal, the modulated signal being detected by an array of detectors of the integrating type. Range to the target determined by measuring the phase shift of the intensity modulation on the received optical beam relative to a reference. The receiver comprises a photoemitter for converting the reflected, periodically modulated, return beam to an accordingly modulated electron stream. The electron stream is modulated by a local demodulation signal source and subsequently converted back to a photon stream by a detector. A charge coupled device (CCD) array then averages and samples the photon stream to provide an electrical signal in accordance with the photon stream.

Scott, Marion W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Physical modeling and numerical simulation of subcooled boiling in one- and three-dimensional representation of bundle geometry  

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Numerical simulation of subcooled boiling in one-dimensional geometry with the Homogeneous Equilibrium Model (HEM) may yield difficulties related to the very low sonic velocity associated with the HEM. These difficulties do not arise with subcritical flow. Possible solutions of the problem include introducing a relaxation of the vapor production rate. Three-dimensional simulations of subcooled boiling in bundle geometry typical of fast reactors can be performed by using two systems of conservation equations, one for the HEM and the other for a Separated Phases Model (SPM), with a smooth transition between the two models.

Bottoni, M.; Lyczkowski, R.; Ahuja, S.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Observations of the boiling process from a downward-facing torispherical surface: Confirmatory testing of the heavy water new production reactor flooded cavity design  

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Reactor-scale ex-vessel boiling experiments were performed in the CYBL facility at Sandia National Laboratories. The boiling flow pattern outside the RPV bottom head shows a center pulsating region and an outer steady two-phase boundary layer region. The local heat transfer data can be correlated in terms of a modified Rohsenow correlation.

Chu, T.Y.; Bentz, J.H.; Simpson, R.B.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Can we remove iodine-131 from tap water in Japan by boiling? – Experimental testing in response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident  

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Iodine-131 concentrations in tap water higher than 100 Bq L?1 were reported by several local governments in Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Some individuals in the emergency-response community recommended the boiling of tap water to remove iodine-131. However, the tap water boiling tests in this study showed no iodine-131 loss from the tap water with either short-term boiling (1–10 min) or prolonged boiling (up to 30 min) resulting in up to 3-fold volume reductions. In this situation, boiling was shown to be not effective in removing iodine-131 from tap water; indeed even higher concentrations may result from the liquid-volume reduction accompanying this process.

K. Tagami; S. Uchida

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Neutron range spectrometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A neutron range spectrometer and method for determining the neutron energy spectrum of a neutron emitting source are disclosed. Neutrons from the source are collimnated along a collimation axis and a position sensitive neutron counter is disposed in the path of the collimated neutron beam. The counter determines positions along the collimation axis of interactions between the neutrons in the neutron beam and a neutron-absorbing material in the counter. From the interaction positions, a computer analyzes the data and determines the neutron energy spectrum of the neutron beam. The counter is preferably shielded and a suitable neutron-absorbing material is He-3. The computer solves the following equation in the analysis: ##EQU1## where: N(x).DELTA.x=the number of neutron interactions measured between a position x and x+.DELTA.x, A.sub.i (E.sub.i).DELTA.E.sub.i =the number of incident neutrons with energy between E.sub.i and E.sub.i +.DELTA.E.sub.i, and C=C(E.sub.i)=N .sigma.(E.sub.i) where N=the number density of absorbing atoms in the position sensitive counter means and .sigma. (E.sub.i)=the average cross section of the absorbing interaction between E.sub.i and E.sub.i +.DELTA.E.sub.i.

Manglos, Stephen H. (East Syracuse, NY)

1989-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

155

Visualization study of bubble behavior in a subcooled flow boiling channel under rolling motion  

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Abstract Boiling heat transfer equipment in a vessel can be affected by the additional force which is generated by the rolling, swing and heaving motion of the vessel. Bubble behavior is very important for the research of boiling phenomenon. Bubble behavior under rolling motion condition is experimentally studied by using a high speed camera. The experiment is conducted in a subcooled flow boiling rectangular channel, and the cross section size of the channel is 2 mm × 40 mm. Two types of bubbles with large discrepancies in sliding and condensation behaviors can be observed in the captured images. The first type bubbles disappear quickly after generation and the slide distance is only a few times of bubble maximum diameter, while the second type bubbles can survive a longer time after leaving the nucleation site and slide for a long distance with the flowing fluid. Bubble characteristics under rolling motion are separately studied for different type bubbles based on the above reasons. The results show that the lifetime, maximum diameter, nucleation frequency and sliding velocity of the first type bubble are periodically fluctuated and the period is same with the rolling motion. The fluctuation intensity of the bubble lifetime and maximum diameter can be enhanced by the increase of the rolling amplitude. The peak value of bubble lifetime, maximum diameter, and nucleation frequency appears when the rolling platform plate rolls to the maximum positive angle, while opposite trend can be observed in the variation of bubble sliding velocity. In view of the characteristics of the second type bubbles, lifetime and maximum diameter are not measured. And the variation of nucleation frequency and sliding velocity of the second type bubbles under the effect of rolling motion is same with the first type bubbles. Furthermore, the effects of additional force, variation of local pressure and flow rate oscillation on bubble behavior are analyzed. The results indicate that the fluctuations of the bubble parameters can be generated by the variation of local pressure caused by rolling motion even no influential flow rate fluctuation occurs. The effect of the acceleration variation vertical to the heated surface on bubble behavior is unclear and need more researches in the future work.

Shaodan Li; Sichao Tan; Chao Xu; Puzhen Gao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Microjet array single-phase and flow boiling heat transfer with R134a Eric A. Browne a  

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of a submerged microjet array was conducted with R134a. The staggered array of seventeen 112-lm diameter orifices blades and quench metals. Many of these practical uses of jets employ an array of jets rather than circular microjets of diameter 112 lm on a 1 Ã? 1 mm heater to investigate single-phase and boiling heat

Peles, Yoav

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. AC-20, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1975 127 Acoustics, Stability, and Compensation in Boiling  

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of turbine bypass valves duringstart-up as well asduringand following rapid closure of the turbine admissionIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. AC-20, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1975 127 Acoustics, Stability of steam pipe acoustics on the control of steam pressore in boiling waterreactors. A madel is developed

Kwatny, Harry G.

158

Boiling Water at Hot Creek--The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley Caldera  

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Boiling Water at Hot Creek--The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley.S. Geological Survey USGS Fact Sheet 2007-3045 2007 T Hot Creek flows through the Long Valley Caldera Airport Fish hatchery CH-10B 44-16 Well Well Long Valley C aldera Area of Map Californ i a The thermal

Torgersen, Christian

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Experimental determination of residual stress by neutron diffraction in a boiling water reactor core shroud  

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Residual strains in a 51 mm (2-inch) thick 304L stainless steel plate have been measured by neutron diffraction and interpreted in terms of residual stress. The plate, measuring (300 mm) in area, was removed from a 6m (20-ft.) diameter unirradiated boiling water reactor core shroud, and included a multiple-pass horizontal weld which joined two of the cylindrical shells which comprise the core shroud. Residual stress mapping was undertaken in the heat affected zone, concentrating on the outside half of the plate thickness. Variations in residual stresses with location appeared consistent with trends expected from finite element calculations, considering that a large fraction of the residual hoop stress was released upon removal of the plate from the core shroud cylinder.

Payzant, A.; Spooner, S.; Zhu, Xiaojing; Hubbard, C.R. [and others

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting  

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting Jeffrey Alan Barrett Received: 7 July. This paper presents a notion of local probable approximate truth in terms of descriptive nesting relations

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

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Multi topological approximations of rough set theory  

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In this paper, we generalise Pawlak's approximation spaces to topological approximation spaces. These topological approximation spaces are generated using many topological notions such as regular open sets, semi-open sets, pre-open sets, ?-open sets, ?-open sets and ?-open sets and others. The basic definitions and properties of these topological approximation spaces are introduced and sufficiently illustrated. We put all topological generalisations in one generalisation called m-generalisation spaces.

A.S. Salama; O.G. El-Barbary

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Approximation Algorithms for Maximization Problems arising in  

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Approximation Algorithms for Maximization Problems arising in Graph Partitioning Thesis for the M of size k that maximizes : Max­k­Vertex Cover : the weight of edges incident with vertices in U . Max a number of approximation algorithms based on linear and semidefinite programming, and obtain approximation

Langberg, Michael

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Direct Observation of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation  

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Direct Observation of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation Breakdown in Carbon Nanotubes Adam W of the theoretically predicted breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes. The Born-Oppenheimer (BO) or adiabatic approximation is widely used to simplify the very complex

Cronin, Steve

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Mathematical Analysis of Born{Oppenheimer Approximations  

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Mathematical Analysis of Born{Oppenheimer Approximations George A. Hagedorn and Alain Joye concerning Born{Oppenheimer approximations in molecular quantum mechanics. Introduction The goal of this paper is to review rigorous mathematical results concerning Born{Oppenheimer approximations. We make

Hagedorn, George A.

165

Truth approximation via abductive belief change  

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......in Model-Based Reasoning and Abduction Truth approximation via abductive belief change...of belief change, on the one hand, and truth approximation, construed as increasing...or beliefs does lead them closer to the truth, and hence tracks truth approximation......

Gustavo Cevolani

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison  

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The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison Project (McMIP) Barker, Howard Meteorological Service of Canada Cole, Jason Meteorological Service of Canada Raisanen, Petri Finnish Meteorological Institute Pincus, Robert NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center Morcrette, Jean-Jacques European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Li, Jiangnan Canadian Center for Climate Modelling Stephens, Graeme Colorado State University Vaillancourt, Paul Environment Canada Oreopoulos, Lazaros JCET/UMBC and NASA/GSFC Siebesma, Pier KNMI Los, Alexander KNMI Clothiaux, Eugene The Pennsylvania State University Randall, David Colorado State University Iacono, Michael Atmospheric & Environmental Research, Inc. Category: Radiation The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation (McICA) method for

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A Characterization and Evaluation of Coal Liquefaction Process Streams. Results of Inspection Tests on Nine Coal-Derived Distillation Cuts in the Jet Fuel Boiling Range  

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This report describes the assessment of the physical and chemical properties of the jet fuel (180-300 C) distillation fraction of nine direct coal liquefaction products and compares those properties to the corresponding specifications for aviation turbine fuels. These crude coal liquids were compared with finished fuel specifications specifically to learn what the refining requirements for these crudes will be to make them into finished fuels. The properties of the jet fuel fractions were shown in this work to require extensive hydrotreating to meet Jet A-1 specifications. However, these materials have a number of desirable qualities as feedstocks for the production of high energy-density jet fuels.

S. D. Brandes; R. A. Winschel

1999-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

168

Range of High-Energy Interactions  

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The range of high-energy nucleon-nucleon interactions is examined in a simple single inelastic channel model which consists of the production of two spinless isobars. An almost transparent, purely absorbing optical approximation is made, in which case both the inelastic and elastic angular distributions are sensitive to the variation of the absorption coefficient ?l with angular momentum l. Unlike the case of the strong absorber, the inelastic and elastic interactions are described by different effective ranges. Two examples are given, one in which the inelastic channel has an angular distribution characteristic of a one-pion exchange process and the second in which it is characteristic of a "vacuum Regge pole" exchange.

Freda Salzman

1963-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Design of a boiling water reactor equilibrium core using thorium-uranium fuel  

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In this paper the design of a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) equilibrium core using thorium is presented; a heterogeneous blanket-seed core arrangement concept was adopted. The design was developed in three steps: in the first step two different assemblies were designed based on the integrated blanket-seed concept, they are the blanket-dummy assembly and the blanket-seed assembly. The integrated blanketseed concept comes from the fact that the blanket and the seed rods are located in the same assembly, and are burned-out in a once-through cycle. In the second step, a core design was developed to achieve an equilibrium cycle of 365 effective full power days in a standard BWR with a reload of 104 fuel assemblies designed with an average 235U enrichment of 7.5 w/o in the seed sub-lattice. The main operating parameters, like power, linear heat generation rate and void distributions were obtained as well as the shutdown margin. It was observed that the analyzed parameters behave like those obtained in a standard BWR. The shutdown margin design criterion was fulfilled by addition of a burnable poison region in the assembly. In the third step an in-house code was developed to evaluate the thorium equilibrium core under transient conditions. A stability analysis was also performed. Regarding the stability analysis, five operational states were analyzed; four of them define the traditional instability region corner of the power-flow map and the fifth one is the operational state for the full power condition. The frequency and the boiling length were calculated for each operational state. The frequency of the analyzed operational states was similar to that reported for BWRs; these are close to the unstable region that occurs due to the density wave oscillation phenomena in some nuclear power plants. Four transient analyses were also performed: manual SCRAM, recirculation pumps trip, main steam isolation valves closure and loss of feed water. The results of these transients are similar to those obtained with the traditional UO2 nuclear fuel.

Francois, J-L.; Nunez-Carrera, A.; Espinosa-Paredes, G.; Martin-del-Campo, C.

2004-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF RANDOM FIACHRA KNOX, DANIELA KUHN AND DERYK OSTHUS  

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APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF RANDOM GRAPHS FIACHRA KNOX, DANIELA K¨UHN AND DERYK OSTHUS Abstract. We show that if pn log n the binomial random graph Gn,p has an approximate Hamilton decomposition. More precisely, we show that in this range Gn,p contains a set of edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles

Kühn, Daniela

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THORAX pretest prediction of a sodium-boiling transient in a 19-pin simulated LMFBR driver bundle  

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Experiments will be conducted in the Thermal-Hydraulic Out-of-Reactor Safety-Shutdown Heat Removal System (THORS-SHRS) Assembly 1 loop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to model the behavior of a reactor during degraded decay heat removal conditions. The test section is to consist of two parallel 19-pin electrically-heated driver bundles, typical of U.S. Large Developmental Plant (LDP) Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) design. Analysis of these experiments will include using THORAX, a two-dimensional boiling model which assumes an equilibrium mixture two-phase flow (with slip). A THORAX prediction is presented for a single-bundle forced convection boiling-to-dryout transient at 15.8 kW/pin.

Rose, S.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Heat Transfer in Non-boiling Two-phase Gas-liquid Flow in Pipes for Horizontal, Slightly Inclined, and Vertical Orientations.  

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??The main objective of this research is to establish a fundamental understanding of heat transfer in non-boiling two-phase pipe flow. The key processes that govern… (more)

Tang, Clement Chih-Wei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulations of Bubble Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Pool Boiling--Including the Effects of Conjugate Conduction, Level of Gravity, and Noncondensable Gas Dissolved in the Liquid  

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boiling. ” Journal of heat transfer, 124(4), 4. Basu, N. ,development. ” Journal of Heat Transfer, 127(2), 5. CareyA Review. ” Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(6), 061502. 10.

Aktinol, Eduardo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulations of Bubble Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Pool Boiling--Including the Effects of Conjugate Conduction, Level of Gravity, and Noncondensable Gas Dissolved in the Liquid  

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flow boiling. ” Journal of heat transfer, 124(4), 4. Basu,Dhir, V. K. (2005). “Wall heat flux partitioning duringdevelopment. ” Journal of Heat Transfer, 127(2), 5. Carey

Aktinol, Eduardo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Estimate sequence methods: extensions and approximations  

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Aug 11, 2009 ... Estimate sequence methods: extensions and approximations ... or both, and draw some guidelines on the design of further estimate sequence ...

Michel Baes

2009-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Born-Oppenheimer approximation in open systems  

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We generalize the standard Born-Oppenheimer approximation to the case of open quantum systems. We define the zeroth order Born-Oppenheimer approximation of an open quantum system as the regime in which its effective Hamiltonian can be diagonalized with fixed slowly changing variables. We then establish validity and invalidity conditions for this approximation for two kinds of dissipations--the spin relaxation and the dissipation of center-of-mass motion. As an example, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation of a two-level open system is analyzed.

X. L. Huang; X. X. Yi

2009-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Born-Oppenheimer approximation in open systems  

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We generalize the standard Born-Oppenheimer approximation to the case of open quantum systems. We define the zeroth-order Born-Oppenheimer approximation for an open quantum system as the regime in which its effective Hamiltonian can be diagonalized with fixed slowly changing variables. We then establish validity and invalidity conditions for this approximation for two types of dissipations—the spin relaxation and the dissipation of center-of-mass motion. As an example, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation for a two-level open system is analyzed.

X. L. Huang and X. X. Yi

2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction and testing of a boiling and convective condensation experiment for use in a microgravity environment  

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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A SOILING AND CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION EXPERIMENT FOR USE IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by LEO JOSEPH KACHNIK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A BOILING AND CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION EXPERIMENT FOR USE IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by LEO JOSEPH KACHNIK...

Kachnik, Leo Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismicity of the Coso Range, California | Open Energy Information  

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of the Coso Range, California of the Coso Range, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Seismicity of the Coso Range, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A 16-station seismographic network, approximately 40 km north-south by 30 km east-west, was installed in the Coso Range, California, in September 1975 as part of a geological and geophysical assessment of the geothermal resource potential of range. During the first 2 years of network operations, 4216 local earthquakes (0.5< or =m< or =3.9) defined zones of seismicity that strike radially outward from a Pleistocene rhyolite field located near the center of the Coso Range. Most earthquakes were located in zones showing a general northwest trend across the range.

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Range-Separated Brueckner Coupled Cluster Doubles Theory  

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We introduce a range-separation approximation to coupled cluster doubles (CCD) theory that successfully overcomes limitations of regular CCD when applied to the uniform electron gas. We combine the short-range ladder channel with the long-range ring channel in the presence of a Bruckner renormalized one-body interaction and obtain ground-state energies with an accuracy of 0.001 a.u./electron across a wide range of density regimes. Our scheme is particularly useful in the low-density and strongly correlated regimes, where regular CCD has serious drawbacks. Moreover, we cure the infamous overcorrelation of approaches based on ring diagrams (i.e., the particle-hole random phase approximation). Our energies are further shown to have appropriate basis set and thermodynamic limit convergence, and overall this scheme promises energetic properties for realistic periodic and extended systems which existing methods do not possess.

James J. Shepherd; Thomas M. Henderson; Gustavo E. Scuseria

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit design of a boil-off gas handling process in liquefied natural gas receiving terminals  

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Generation of Boil-off gas (BOG) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals considerably affects operating costs and the safety of the facility. For the above reasons, a proper BOG handling process is a major determinant in the design of a LNG receiving terminal. This study proposes the concept of a retrofit design for a BOG the handling process using a fundamental analysis. A base design was determined for a minimum send-out case in which the BOG handling becomes the most difficult. In the proposed design, the cryogenic energy of the LNG stream is used to cool other streams inside the process. It leads to a reduction in the operating costs of the compressors in the BOG handling process. Design variables of the retrofit design were optimized with non-linear programming to maximize profitability. Optimization results were compared with the base design to show the effect of the proposed design. The proposed design provides a 22.7% energy saving ratio and a 0.176 year payback period.

Chansaem Park; Kiwook Song; Sangho Lee; Youngsub Lim; Chonghun Han

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the DF-4 BWR (boiling water reactor) control blade-channel box test  

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The DF-4 in-pile fuel damage experiment investigated the behavior of boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel canisters and control blades in the high temperature environment of an unrecovered reactor accident. This experiment, which was carried out in the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) at Sandia National Laboratories, was performed under the USNRC's internationally sponsored severe fuel damage (SFD) program. The DF-4 test is described herein and results from the experiment are presented. Important findings from the DF-4 test include the low temperature melting of the stainless steel control blade caused by reaction with the B{sub 4}C, and the subsequent low temperature attack of the Zr-4 channel box by the relocating molten blade components. Hydrogen generation was found to continue throughout the experiment, diminishing slightly following the relocation of molten oxidizing zircaloy to the lower extreme of the test bundle. A large blockage which was formed from this material continued to oxidize while steam was being fed into the the test bundle. The results of this test have provided information on the initial stages of core melt progression in BWR geometry involving the heatup and cladding oxidation stages of a severe accident and terminating at the point of melting and relocation of the metallic core components. The information is useful in modeling melt progression in BWR core geometry, and provides engineering insight into the key phenomena controlling these processes. 12 refs., 12 figs.

Gauntt, R.O.; Gasser, R.D.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of plutonium disposition using existing GE advanced Boiling Water Reactors  

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The end of the cold war and the resulting dismantlement of nuclear weapons has resulted in the need for the US to dispose of 50 to 100 metric tons of excess of plutonium in a safe and proliferation resistant manner. A number of studies, including the recently released National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study, have recommended conversion of plutonium into spent nuclear fuel with its high radiation barrier as the best means of providing permanent conversion and long-term diversion resistance to this material. The NAS study ``Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium identified Light Water Reactor spent fuel as the most readily achievable and proven form for the disposition of excess weapons plutonium. The study also stressed the need for a US disposition program which would enhance the prospects for a timely reciprocal program agreement with Russia. This summary provides the key findings of a GE study where plutonium is converted into Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel and a typical 1155 MWe GE Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) is utilized to convert the plutonium to spent fuel. A companion study of the Advanced BWR has recently been submitted. The MOX core design work that was conducted for the ABWR enabled GE to apply comparable fuel design concepts and consequently achieve full MOX core loading which optimize plutonium throughput for existing BWRs.

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Multivent effects in a large scale boiling water reactor pressure suppression system  

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The steam-driven GKSS pressure suppression test facility, which contains 3 full scale vent pipes, has been used for 5 years to investigate the postulated loss-of-coolant accident in a Mark II and Type 69 boiling water reactor. Using the results from several of these tests, wetwell boundary load data (peak pressures and spectral power) during the chugging stage, have been evaluated for sparse pool response (one and two vents in the three vent pool) and for full pool response (one, two, or three vent operation in pools of constant wetwell pool area per vent). The sparse pool results indicate the pool-system, chug event boundary loads are strongly dependent on wetwell pool area per vent, with the load increasing with decreasing area. The full pool results show a substantial increase in the pool-system, chug event boundary loads upon a change from single cell to double cell operation; only minor change occurs in going from double to triple cell operation.

McCauley, E.W.; Aust, E.; Schwan, H.

1984-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination and decommissioning of the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR): Project final report, Argonne National Laboratory  

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The Final Report for the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) of the Argonne National Laboratory - East (ANL-E) Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR) facility contains the descriptions and evaluations of the activities and the results of the EBWR D&D project. It provides the following information: (1) An overall description of the ANL-E site and EBWR facility. (2) The history of the EBWR facility. (3) A description of the D&D activities conducted during the EBWR project. (4) A summary of the final status of the facility, including the final and confirmation surveys. (5) A summary of the final cost, schedule, and personnel exposure associated with the project, including a summary of the total waste generated. This project report covers the entire EBWR D&D project, from the initiation of Phase I activities to final project closeout. After the confirmation survey, the EBWR facility was released as a {open_quotes}Radiologically Controlled Area,{close_quotes} noting residual elevated activity remains in inaccessible areas. However, exposure levels in accessible areas are at background levels. Personnel working in accessible areas do not need Radiation Work Permits, radiation monitors, or other radiological controls. Planned use for the containment structure is as an interim transuranic waste storage facility (after conversion).

Fellhauer, C.R.; Boing, L.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Aldana, J. [NES, Inc., Danbury, CT (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Wave Period Range(s) | Open Energy Information  

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Wave Period Range(s) Wave Period Range(s) Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Wave Period Range(s) Property Type String Pages using the property "Wave Period Range(s)" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1.5-ft Wave Flume Facility + 10.0 + 10-ft Wave Flume Facility + 0.0 + 11-ft Wave Flume Facility + 10.0 + 2 2-ft Flume Facility + 10.0 + 3 3-ft Wave Flume Facility + 10.0 + 5 5-ft Wave Flume Facility + 10.0 + 6 6-ft Wave Flume Facility + 10.0 + A Alden Large Flume + 2.1 + Alden Small Flume + 0.0 + Alden Wave Basin + 1.0 + B Breakwater Research Facility + 0.0 + C Carderock Maneuvering & Seakeeping Basin + 0.0 + Carderock Tow Tank 2 + 0.0 + Carderock Tow Tank 3 + 0.0 + Chase Tow Tank + 3.1 + Coastal Harbors Modeling Facility + 2.3 +

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The Observer Algorithm for Visibility Approximation  

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other algorithms do. We test this algorithm in several settings: rural, mountainous and urban areasThe Observer Algorithm for Visibility Approximation Per-Magnus OLSSON a and Patrick DOHERTY present a novel algorithm for visibility approximation that is sub- stantially faster than ray casting

Doherty, Patrick

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APPROXIMATE TAXI FARES From Midway -$35  

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APPROXIMATE TAXI FARES From Midway - $35 From O'Hare - $60 From Downtown - $35 MIDWAY Midway International Airport is approximately eight miles west of the University of Chicago campus. Midway is easily transportation, shuttle, car, and taxi. FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT Follow the airport signs to the CTA Orange Line

Issa, Naoum

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Optimal Tree Approximation with Wavelets Richard Baraniuk  

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simply represented: the energy from a singularity localizes along one branch of the tree (see Figure 1Optimal Tree Approximation with Wavelets Richard Baraniuk Department of Electrical and Computer on trees and point out that an optimal tree approximant exists and is easily computed. The optimal tree

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis Yiyu Yao and Yaohua Chen Department of Computer}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract. A basic notion shared by rough set analysis and formal concept anal- ysis is the definability to each other based on defin- ability. In this paper, the notion of rough set approximations is introduced

Yao, Yiyu

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An Example of Uniform Approximation near a Caustic  

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In the region inside a caustic having two rays through each point ray acoustics approximates a sound field due to a point harmonic source of frequency ? by e?Im(T1)[A1ei?T 1+A2e(i?T 2+ir/2) ]. When the caustic is smooth Ludwig approximates the field everywhere by a constant times e i?? [B 1 Ai (?? 2 3 ?)?i? ? 1 2 B 2 Ai ?(?? 1 2 ?)] where Ai is the usual Airy function. An example of Ludwig's approximation is presented in parameterless form for the unbounded layered medium having speed c(z)?=?z ? 1 2 . This approximation of course agrees with ray theory on the source side of the caustic rises to a large but finite value near the caustic and exhibits exponential decay on the other side of the caustic. For the record the results are expressed in horizontal range x and depth z with the source at x = 0 z = z 0: T n ?=?( 2 3 )[??+?(???1) n ?] 1 2 [????(??1?) n ?/2] where ? = z + z 0 and r2 = 4zz0 ? x2; An ?2 = 2r(? + (? 1) n ?); 2? = ? ? R where R 2 = (z ? z 0)2 + x 2 3? 1 2 ?=???+?R ; B 1 2 ?=?2?? 1 3 /(rR 2 ) and B 2 ?=?? ? 1 2 /R .

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extended range chemical sensing apparatus  

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An apparatus is described for sensing chemicals over extended range of concentrations. In particular, first and second sensors each having separate, but overlapping ranges for sensing concentrations of hydrogen are provided. Preferably, the first sensor is a MOS solid state device wherein the metal electrode or gate is a nickel alloy. The second sensor is a chemiresistor comprising a nickel alloy. 6 figures.

Hughes, R.C.; Schubert, W.K.

1994-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of typical BWR (boiling water reactor) vessel configurations and examination coverage  

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Even though boiling water reactors (BWRs) are not susceptible to the kind of incident known as pressurized thermal shock that must be considered in the design and operation of pressurized water reactors, BWR reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) have experienced higher than expected embrittlement caused by fast neutron irradiation. This has required the vessel to be at a higher temperature than originally projected before the plant can be taken to power operation. In addition, many BWR plants have received exemption from the 10-year volumetric nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of the vessel as required by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B PV) Code Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,'' because NDE access is severely restricted. Since many RPV welds have not been examined after being placed in service and the potential for service-induced flaws exists, regulatory authorities are looking closely at examination relief requests. BWR reactor vessel examination coverage is typically limited by plant design. Most BWR plants were designed when inservice examination codes were in the early stages of development, and very little consideration was give to designing for NDE access. Consequently, there is restricted access for many areas of the RPV. Since an increase in examination requirements has been placed in ASME B PV Code Section XI in these areas, efforts have begun on a thorough analysis of the vessel weld volumes examined during inservice examination and an evaluation of possibility expanding the RPV examination coverage. Because of these concerns, an investigation of the accessibility of the reactor vessel for NDE was performed to define the present status and to determine the improvements in coverage that can be accomplished in the near future. 7 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

Walker, S.M. (EPRI Nondestructive Evaluation Center, Charlotte, NC (USA)); Feige, E.J.; Ingamells, J.R. (Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (USA)); Calhoun, G.L.; Davis, J.; Kapoor, A. (Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (USA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pilot study for errors of commission for a boiling water reactor using the CESA method  

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Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) typically focuses on the errors leading to the non-performance of required actions (Errors of Omission, EOOs). On the other hand, Errors Of Commission (EOCs) refer to inappropriate, undesired actions that aggravate an accident scenario. The challenges to their treatment in PSA relate to both their identification (which error events should be included in the PSA) and to the quantification of their probabilities. This paper presents the results from a plant-specific study to identify potential EOC vulnerabilities and quantify their risk significance. The study addresses a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) in Switzerland. It is one of the first EOC analyses ever made for BWRs. The Commission Error Search and Assessment (CESA) method was used to identify EOC scenarios. The EOC probabilities were estimated using the elicitation approach developed as part of the ATHEANA method (A Technique for Human Event Analysis), with input from interviews with plant personnel (with oral as well as written questions). The basis for the quantification was a qualitative analysis of the scenario, the operator response and its procedural basis, and of the opportunities for the EOC and its recovery. The results suggest that the contribution to risk of the most important \\{EOCs\\} is comparable to that of the most important errors of omission, i.e. the required actions typically treated in a PSA; thus, they highlight the significance of \\{EOCs\\} in the overall risk profile of the plant. This study demonstrates the feasibility of a systematic treatment of \\{EOCs\\} for large-scale applications and contributes to understanding the importance of \\{EOCs\\} in the plant risk profile.

L. Podofillini; V.N. Dang; O. Nusbaumer; D. Dres

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Boussinesq approximation in rapidly rotating flows  

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In the classical formulation of the Boussinesq approximation centrifugal buoyancy effects related to differential rotation, as well as strong vortices in the flow, are neglected. However, these may play an important role in rapidly rotating flows, such as in astrophysical and geophysical applications, and also in turbulent convection. We here provide a straightforward approach resulting in a Boussinesq-type approximation that consistently accounts for centrifugal effects. We further compare our new approach to the classical one in fluid flows confined between two differentially heated and rotating cylinders. The results justify the need of using the proposed approximation in rapidly rotating flows.

Lopez, Jose M; Avila, Marc

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APS Long Range Operations Schedule  

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Shutdown Planning Shutdown Planning Planning Templates Shutdown Planning Schedules: Current Shutdown Schedule Archives: 2006 - 2013 APS Long-Range Operations Schedule: 2014 Archives: 2013 | 2012 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 APS Long-Range Operations Schedule (Fiscal Year 2014) Alternate Formats: iCal | Excel | PDF APS Long-Range Operation Schedule 2013-3 2014-1 2014-2 Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Approximate Stokes Drift Profiles in Deep Water  

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A deep-water approximation of the Stokes drift velocity profile is explored as an alternative to the monochromatic profile. The alternative profile investigated relies on the same two quantities required for the monochromatic profile, namely, the ...

Øyvind Breivik; Peter A. E. M. Janssen; Jean-Raymond Bidlot

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasiclassical Approximation for Slow Neutron Scattering  

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......Approximation for Slow Neutron Scattering Takeo Nishigori Department...formula for the differential scattering cross section of a slow neutron is derived along the line...of Spherical Rotors and Neutron Scattering Juichiro Hama and Tuto......

Takeo Nishigori

1970-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough Approximate Operators: Axiomatic Rough Set Theory  

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In rough set theory, the upper and lower approximations are ... are two abstract operators acting on the power set of U, the universe of discourse. ... The proof is an easy application of point set topology. Simi...

T. Y. Lin; Qing Liu

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Born-Oppenheimer approximation  

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We discuss the validity of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation for molecular levels. It is shown...1/4...and prescriptions are given for their calculation. In particular to fourth order some adiabatic corrections ...

J. M. Combes

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NONLINEAR APPROXIMATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE CALCULATIONS  

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NONLINEAR APPROXIMATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE CALCULATIONS G. BEYLKIN AND T. S. HAUT Abstract. We present a new method for electronic structure calculations based on novel algorithms for nonlinear numerical calculus suitable for electronic structure calculations. For any spatial orbital

Beylkin, Gregory

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Approximate inference in Gaussian graphical models  

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The focus of this thesis is approximate inference in Gaussian graphical models. A graphical model is a family of probability distributions in which the structure of interactions among the random variables is captured by a ...

Malioutov, Dmitry M., 1981-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fresh look at the adhesion approximation  

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I report on a systematic derivation of the phenomenological ``adhesion approximation'' from gravitational instability together with a brief evaluation of the related status of analytical modeling of large-scale structure.

Thomas Buchert

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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IPA Extensions Range: 025002AF  

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IPA Extensions Range: 0250­02AF This file contains an excerpt from the character code tables 0268IPA Extensions0250 025B LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E = LATIN SMALL LETTER EPSILON · lower-mid front

Erjavec, TomaÂ?

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Extended quasiparticle approximation and Brueckner theory  

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The time-dependent Green’s function method provides a basic theory for nuclear dynamics and heavy-ion collisions. The spectral function plays an important role in this theory containing information on correlations in the medium. These are usually neglected by using a quasiparticle approximation. In order to evaluate this particular approach it is important to establish in the static limit a link between this method and other traditional nuclear many-body theories such as the Brueckner approach. Using a self-consistent T-matrix approximation for the self-energy in the Green’s-function approach, treating particles and holes on equal footing, the self-energy can be obtained and compared with the Brueckner expression. In the quasiparticle limit it contains terms up to and analogous to the Brueckner second order rearrangement energy. In an extended quasiparticle approximation (EQP) which does not violate the sum rule for the spectral function the Brueckner third-order rearrangement energy can also be reproduced. The latter approximation constitutes a bridge between the Brueckner and Green’s-function methods. It assumes small absorption (and energy dependence) of the mean field. Some numerical estimates of the different approximation schemes that we discuss are shown. An iteration scheme for applying the EQP approximation is suggested.

H. S. Köhler and Rudi Malfliet

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Coolant Concentration on Sub-Cooled Boiling and Crud Deposition on Reactor Cladding at Prototypical PWR Operating Conditions  

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Increasing demand for energy necessitates nuclear power units to increase power limits. This implies significant changes in the design of the core of the nuclear power units, therefore providing better performance and safety in operations. A major hindrance to the increase of nuclear reactor performance especially in Pressurized Deionized water Reactors (PWR) is Axial Offset Anomaly (AOA)--the unexpected change in the core axial power distribution during operation from the predicted distribution. This problem is thought to be occur because of precipitation and deposition of lithiated compounds like boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) and lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) on the fuel rod cladding. Deposited boron absorbs neutrons thereby affecting the total power distribution inside the reactor. AOA is thought to occur when there is sufficient build-up of crud deposits on the cladding during subcooled nucleate boiling. Predicting AOA is difficult as there is very little information regarding the heat and mass transfer during subcooled nucleate boiling. An experimental investigation was conducted to study the heat transfer characteristics during subcooled nucleate boiling at prototypical PWR conditions. Pool boiling tests were conducted with varying concentrations of lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) and boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) solutions in deionized water. The experimental data collected includes the effect of coolant concentration, subcooling, system pressure and heat flux on pool the boiling heat transfer coefficient. The analysis of particulate deposits formed on the fuel cladding surface during subcooled nucleate boiling was also performed. The results indicate that the pool boiling heat transfer coefficient degrades in the presence of boric acid and lithium metaborate compared to pure deionized water due to lesser nucleation. The pool boiling heat transfer coefficients decreased by about 24% for 5000 ppm concentrated boric acid solution and by 27% for 5000 ppm lithium metaborate solution respectively at the saturation temperature for 1000 psi (68.9 bar) coolant pressure. Boiling tests also revealed the formation of fine deposits of boron and lithium on the cladding surface which degraded the heat transfer rates. The boron and lithium metaborate precipitates after a 5 day test at 5000 ppm concentration and 1000 psi (68.9 bar) operating pressure reduced the heat transfer rate 21% and 30%, respectively for the two solutions.

Schultis, J., Kenneth; Fenton, Donald, L.

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of TiO{sub 2}-water nanofluids at very low concentrations  

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A study of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of TiO{sub 2}-water nanofluids is experimentally conducted. Nanofluids with various concentrations of 0.00005, 0.0001, 0.0005, 0.005, and 0.01 vol.% are employed. Horizontal circular plates made from copper and aluminium with different roughness values of 0.2 and 4 {mu}m are used as heating surfaces. The experiments are performed to explore the effects of nanofluids concentration as well as heating surface material and roughness on nucleate pool boiling characteristics and the heat transfer coefficient under ambient pressure. The results show that based on the copper heated surface which is tested with a concentration of 0.0001 vol.%, higher nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficient is obtained when compared with the base fluid. A 15% increase is obtained for the surface roughness of 0.2 {mu}m and a 4% increase is obtained for roughness of 4 {mu}m. For concentrations higher than 0.0001 vol.%, however, the higher the concentration, the lower the heat transfer coefficient. In the case of aluminium heated surface, the corresponding heat transfer coefficients are larger than for the copper surface by around 30% with a roughness of 0.2 {mu}m and around 27% with a roughness of 4 {mu}m. Moreover, the results also indicate that the heat transfer coefficient obtained based on a roughness of 4 {mu}m is higher than that for a roughness of 0.2 {mu}m by around 12% for aluminium and by around 13% for copper. (author)

Suriyawong, Adirek; Wongwises, Somchai [Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Lab. (FUTURE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 (Thailand)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergy analysis of second-generation micro heat sinks under single-phase and flow boiling conditions  

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A parametric study of exergy efficiency was conducted for five micro pin fin heat sinks of different spacing and shapes. Of the four micro pin fin heat sinks tested under single-phase flow conditions, those with better heat transfer performance yielded superior exergy efficiencies. The use of R-123 in place of water as working fluid was found to enhance exergetic performance at the expense of reduced heat transfer performance. The exergy analysis was also extended to the flow boiling of R-123 in an additional hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink. It was found that exergy efficiencies decreased with mass velocity.

Ali Kosar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of alternative reactor vessel cutting technologies for the experimental boiling water reactor at Argonne National Laboratory  

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Metal cutting techniques that can be used to segment the reactor pressure vessel of the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have been evaluated by Nuclear Energy Services. Twelve cutting technologies are described in terms of their ability to perform the required task, their performance characteristics, environmental and radiological impacts, and cost and schedule considerations. Specific recommendations regarding which technology should ultimately be used by ANL are included. The selection of a cutting method was the responsibility of the decommissioning staff at ANL, who included a relative weighting of the parameters described in this document in their evaluation process. 73 refs., 26 figs., 69 tabs.

Boing, L.E.; Henley, D.R. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Manion, W.J.; Gordon, J.W. (Nuclear Energy Services, Inc., Danbury, CT (USA))

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Condition: Key to Sustained Ranch Productivity  

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Range condition, or a rangeland's "state of health," is an ecological measurement of the current condition of a range. Range condition is evaluated by the plant species composition. This leaflet explains the importance of range condition, how range...

McGinty, Allan; White, Larry D.

2000-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range  

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Donald, Philip M. 1973. Cutting a young-growth, mixed-conifer stand to California Forest Practice Act StandardsPACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range Experiment Station FOREST SERVICE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE P.O. BOX 245, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94701 Cutting a Young-Growth, Mixed-Conifer Stand to California

Standiford, Richard B.

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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range  

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C. Hathaway, both of the Black Hills National Forest, Custer, South Dakota, provided the necessaryPACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range FOREST SERVICE U. S.DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE P.O. BOX 245, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94701 Experiment Station USDA FOREST SERVICE RESEARCH PAPER PSW- 96 /1973 #12;CONTENTS

Standiford, Richard B.

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Approximating European Options by Rebate Barrier Options  

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When the underlying stock price is a strict local martingale process under an equivalent local martingale measure, Black-Scholes PDE associated with an European option may have multiple solutions. In this paper, we study an approximation for the smallest hedging price of such an European option. Our results show that a class of rebate barrier options can be used for this approximation, when its rebate and barrier are chosen appropriately. An asymptotic convergence rate is also achieved when the knocked-out barrier moves to infinity under suitable conditions.

Song, Qingshuo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Approximation and Its Application in MCMC  

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) is known as observational noise, which is de ned as follows: t+1 = H t+1( t; xt+1) h t+1( t); In 1951, Robin and Monro introduced the so-called Robbins - Monro algorithm (1951) to solve the integration equation and the algorithm works as follows...: Algorithm 1.1.1. Stochastic Approximation 1 a. Generate Xt+1 g t(x), where t indexes the iteration. b. Set t+1 = t + atH( t; Xt+1), where at is the gain factor. This Robbins a^ Monro algorithm is the most popular stochastic approximation method used...

Cheng, Yichen

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Test results of the US-LCT pool-boiling coils in the International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility (IFSMTF)  

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The international Large Coil Task (LCT) has designed, built, and successfully tested six different toroidal field coils. Each has a 2.5- x 3.5-m D-shaped bore, a current between 10 and 18 kA, and is designed for stable operation at 8 T, with a superimposed pulsed field of 0.14 T in 1.0 s, and simulated nuclear heating. Included in the torus are two pool-boiling coils designed and fabricated by US firms, General Dynamics/Convair Division (GD) and General Electric/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (GE). Both coils were well instrumented for studies of electromagnetic, mechanical, and thermodynamic properties. Both coils performed well and met design specifications. In later ''extended-condition'' full-array tests beyond the design values, both operated stably at 100% design current and above 9 T, even with bath temperature higher than 4.3 K. The mechanical behavior of both coils was generally in good agreement with calculations. Both coils were also safely discharged several times in the extended-condition tests. All results indicate that the technology developed for these two pool-boiling LCT coils can be directly applied for future large-scale applications. 5 refs., 5 figs., 9 tabs.

Shen, S.S.; Dresner, L.; Lubell, M.S.; Lue, J.W.; Luton, J.N.; McManamy, T.J.; Wilson, C.T.; Wintenberg, R.E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis  

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Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis Bertrand Jeannet, Thierry J´eron, Vlad Rusu}@irisa.fr Abstract. This paper addresses the problem of generating symbolic test cases for testing the conformance. The challenge we consider is the selection of test cases according to a test purpose, which is here a set

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Approximate Relational Reasoning by Stochastic Propositionalization  

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Approximate Relational Reasoning by Stochastic Propositionalization Nicola Di Mauro, Teresa M fold recognition Nicola Di Mauro · Teresa M.A. Basile · Stefano Ferilli · Floriana Esposito Department.com c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010 #12;82 N. Di Mauro et al. and drug design are relational

Di Mauro, Nicola

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Correcting the diffusion approximation at the boundary  

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, 2011 The diffusion approximation to the radiative transport equation applies for light that has solutions of the radiative transport equation to evaluate each of their accuracy. Nonetheless, nearly all transport equation · I þ aI þ sLI ¼ 0; ð1:1� governs continuous light propagation in tissues [1

Kim, Arnold D.

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Approximating the Permanent with Belief Propagation  

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, then use Bethe free energy to approximate this partition function. After deriving some speedups to standard, not to mention relatively high polynomial running times that discourage their usage in practical applications-connected networks such as trees. In certain special loopy graph cases, including graphs with a single loop

Huang, Bert

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Approximated Distributions of Sampling Inequality Indices  

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Often, in finite samples, the true level of the confidence intervals for natural estimators of inequality indices belonging to the Gini family differs greatly from their nominal level, which is based on the asymptotic confidence limits. This paper ... Keywords: Gini index family, Gram-Charlier approximation, Monte Carlo experiment, algebraic computer software, income distribution

Paola Palmitesta; Corrado Provasi; Cosimo Spera

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding  

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Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding Chen Yanover and Yair Weiss School of Computer Science Side-chain prediction is an important subtask in the protein-folding problem. We show that #12;nding algorithms, including a widely used protein-folding software (SCWRL). 1 Introduction Inference in graphical

Weiss, Yair

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Range Fuels | Open Energy Information  

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Fuels Fuels Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Range Fuels Name Range Fuels Address 11101 W. 120th Avenue Place Broomfield, Colorado Zip 80021 Sector Biomass Product Uses a thermochemical process to turn biomass into synthetic gas and then fuel Website http://www.rangefuels.com/ Coordinates 39.915572°, -105.122053° 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":39.915572,"lon":-105.122053,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Transverse exchange energy in relativistic density-functional calculations: An alternative approximation  

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The large error of the local-density approximation for the transverse photon-electron or Breit interaction is analyzed, transforming the Breit interaction into a sum of terms suitable to be handled in a nonrelativistic formalism: the local approximation for each of these terms is built up and an alternative expression for the relativistic exchange energy is proposed. Calculations using this expression are made for atoms ranging throughout the periodic table and the results show a sharp improvement when compared to those obtained by the previous approximation.

Mauro Boero and Pietro Cortona

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady state deformation of the Coso Range, east central California,  

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Steady state deformation of the Coso Range, east central California, Steady state deformation of the Coso Range, east central California, inferred from satellite radar interferometry Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Steady state deformation of the Coso Range, east central California, inferred from satellite radar interferometry Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Observations of deformation from 1992 to 1997 in the southern Coso Range using satellite radar interferometry show deformation rates of up to 35 mm yr -1 in an area approximately 10 km by 15 km. The deformation is most likely the result of subsidence in an area around the Coso geothermal field. The deformation signal has a short-wavelength component, related to production in the field, and a long-wavelength component,

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APS Long Range Operations Schedule  

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APS Long Range Operations Schedule  

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APS Long Range Operations Schedule  

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Normal Growth of Range Cattle.  

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TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR College Station, Brazos County, Texas BULLETIN NO. 409 MARCH, 1930 DIVISION OF RANGE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - Lr9RARv' *n+!nmt">3~roql f', 44+lpl,9-' . 16' , ,, ..!c?! cq!!f?~c nt... of these special problems, the Texas Station presents in this Bulletin a study of the growth in weight and in measurements which actually took place in the calves born during nine years at Substation No. 14, the Ranch Experiment Station. This study so far has...

Lush, Jay L. (Jay Laurence)

1930-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational Superposition States Without Rotating Wave Approximation  

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We propose a scheme to generate superpositions of coherent states for the vibrational motion of a laser cooled trapped-ion. It is based on the interaction with a standing wave making use of the counter-rotating terms, i.e. not applying the rotating wave approximation. We also show that the same scheme can be exploited for quantum state measurement, i.e. with the same scheme non-classical states may be reconstructed

Mancini, S; Tombesi, P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limit theorems for stochastic approximation algorithms  

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We prove a central limit theorem applicable to one dimensional stochastic approximation algorithms that converge to a point where the error terms of the algorithm do not vanish. We show how this applies to a certain class of these algorithms that in particular covers a generalized P\\'olya urn model, which is also discussed. In addition, we show how to scale these algorithms in some cases where we cannot determine the limiting distribution but expect it to be non-normal.

Renlund, Henrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Covering based approximation – a new type approach  

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The rough set theory, proposed by Pawlak is termed as basic (traditional) rough set theory and it has been extended in many directions. Covering based rough set is one of the extensions of the basic rough set theory. A covering is a generalisation of notion of partitioned rough set (Pawalk rough set) introduced by W. Zakowski. In this article it is introduced a new type of covering-based rough set in which both lower and upper approximation operators are improved.

Debadutta Mohanty

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs  

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In the digital VLSI cycle, a netlist is often modified to correct design errors, perform small specification changes or implement incremental rewiring-based optimization operations. Most existing automated logic rectification tools use a small set of ... Keywords: SAT-based algorithm, approximate SPFD, digital VLSI cycle, design errors, incremental rewiring-based optimization operations, automated logic rectification tools, predefined logic transformations, memory/time explosion problem

Yu-Shen Yang; S. Sinha; A. Veneris; R. K. Brayton

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Fire Range Environmental Assessment  

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The Central Training Academy (CTA) is a DOE Headquarters Organization located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the mission to effectively and efficiently educate and train personnel involved in the protection of vital national security interests of DOE. The CTA Live Fire Range (LFR), where most of the firearms and tactical training occurs, is a complex separate from the main campus. The purpose of the proposed action is to expand the LFR to allow more options of implementing required training. The Department of Energy has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction and operation of an expanded Live Fire Range Facility at the Central Training Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and DOE is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact and approximate differential renormalization-group generators  

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In dealing with critical phenomena of complex systems that simulate realistic materials, the full structure of the renormalization group is often unnecessarily cumbersome. For approximate calculations and for systems with special properties, specialized generators are simpler to apply. We derive several such exact and approximate differential generators and solve a number of interesting practical problems to illustrate this approach: (i) We derive a new approximate differential generator based on the Wilson incomplete-integration generator. Using this generator we calculate for an n-component spin system the eigenvalues (critical-point exponents) associated with a critical point of arbitrary order O and "propagator exponent" ?? to first order in the expansion parameter ?O(??)=d+O(??-d); this extends previous work for ??=2, O arbitrary; ???2, O=2 (long-rang forces); and ??=4, O=2 (the "Lifshitz point"). Our results agree with those obtainable using an approximate generator based on the Wegner-Houghton equation. The cases ??=2L (L a positive integer ?2) describe the onset of helical ordering for which | k?|?(-p)?k, where ?k=12(L-1)+o(?O2(2L)) and p parametrizes the hypersurface of critical points. For p>0, the ordered phase is uniform; for p<0 there is spiral order. The point p=0, at which such nonuniform ordering commences, we term a generalized Lifshitz point of Lifschitz character L. (ii) We consider the full Wilson and Wegner-Houghton generators in the paired spin-momenta limit and the n?? limit for even-order critical points. These limiting generators are identical for both full generators. This demonstrates that at least in these cases the Wilson and Wegner-Houghton generators agree exactly, without recourse to perturbation theory. These simple exact generators should provide "anchors" for calculations of exponents for higher-order critical points. (iii) We derive approximate generators which are suitable for compressible magnetic systems and more general systems with constraints for which the spin momenta are grouped in any arbitrary manner. We apply this to the case of a simple compressible magnet model and obtain the exact renormalization-group trajectories to order ? with ???2(2)=4-d.

J. F. Nicoll; T. S. Chang; H. E. Stanley

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS  

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VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS deal with the approximation of conservation * *laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discu

Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

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Nonlinear adaptive control using radial basis function approximants  

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The purpose of this research is to present an adaptive control strategy using the radial basis function approximation method. Surface approximation methods using radial basis function approximants will first be discussed. The Hamiltonian dynamical...

Petersen, Jerry Lee

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knapsack Problems with Sigmoid Utilities: Approximation Algorithms via Hybrid Optimization$  

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Knapsack Problems with Sigmoid Utilities: Approximation Algorithms via Hybrid Optimization$ Vaibhav with sigmoid utilities. We merge approximation algorithms from discrete optimization with algorithms from continuous optimization to develop approximation algorithms for these NP-hard problems with sigmoid utilities

Bullo, Francesco

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Optimization in Geometric Graphs: Complexity and Approximation  

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computational tests. We propose using minimum bottleneck connected dominating set problem in order to determine the optimal transmission range of a wireless network that will ensure a certain size of "virtual backbone". We prove that this problem is NP...

Kahruman-Anderoglu, Sera

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary and bibliography of safety-related events at boiling-water nuclear power plants as reported in 1980  

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This document presents a bibliography that contains 100-word abstracts of event reports submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning operational events that occurred at boiling-water-reactor nuclear power plants in 1980. The 1547 abstracts included on microfiche in this bibliography describe incidents, failures, and design or construction deficiencies that were experienced at the facilities. These abstracts are arranged alphabetically by reactor name and then chronologically for each reactor. Full-size keyword and permuted-title indexes to facilitate location of individual abstracts are provided following the text. Tables that summarize the information contained in the bibliography are also provided. The information in the tables includes a listing of the equipment items involved in the reported events and the associated number of reports for each item. Similar information is given for the various kinds of instrumentation and systems, causes of failures, deficiencies noted, and the time of occurrence (i.e., during refueling, operation, testing, or construction).

McCormack, K.E.; Gallaher, R.B.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability analysis of NbTi-Ta-based high field conductor cooled by pool boiling below 4 K  

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Stability analysis has been performed for cabled NbTi-Ta-based superconductors intended for the high field (12 T) toroidal field coils for a large scale tokamak device such as ETF. Ternary NbTi-Ta was selected as the superconductor because of its superior critical current density at high field as compared to the binary alloy NbTi. The operating temperature was chosen to be 2.5 K or below to optimize the performance of the superconductor. A cabled conductor was selected to minimize the pulsed field losses. The conductor is cooled by pool boiling in a subcooled (approx. 2.5 K, 0.25 atm) bath, or in a superfluid helium (He-II) bath (approx. 1.8 K, 0.02 atm). The analysis was based on numerically simulating the evolution of a normal zone in the conductor. Appropriate superconductor properties and heat transfer characteristics were utilized in the simulation.

Chen, W.Y.; Alcorn, J.S.; Hsu, Y.H.; Purcell, J.R.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Thermalhydraulic Code Assessment of the Transient Behavior of the Passive Condenser System in an Advanced Boiling Water Reactor  

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The main goal of the project was to study analytically and experimentally the condensation heat transfer for the passive condenser system such as GE Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). The effect of noncondensable gas in condenser tube and the reduction of secondary pool water level to the condensation heat transfer coefficient was the main focus in this research. The objectives of this research were to : 1) obtain experimental data on the local and tube averaged condensation heat transfer rates for the PCCS with non-condensable and with change in the secondary pool water, 2) assess the RELAP5 and TRACE computer code against the experimental data, and 3) develop mathematical model and ehat transfer correlation for the condensation phenomena for system code application. The project involves experimentation, theoretical model development and verification, and thermal- hydraulic codes assessment.

S.T. Revankar; W. Zhou; Gavin Henderson

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

242

The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation’s Conditional Random Noise: Impact on Simulated Climate  

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The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation (McICA) method for computing domain-average radiative fluxes is unbiased with respect to the full ICA, but its flux estimates contain conditional random noise. Results for five experiments are used ...

P. Räisänen; H. W. Barker; J. N. S. Cole

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test results of the U. S. -LCT pool-boiling coils in the International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility (IFSMTF)  

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The international Large Coil Task (LCT) has designed, built, and successfully tested six different toroidal field coils. Each has a 2.5- x 3.5-m D-shaped bore, a current between 10 and 18 kA, and is designed for stable operation at 8 T with a superimposed pulsed field of 0.14 T in 1.0 s and simulated nuclear heating. Included in the torus are two pool-boiling coils designed and fabricated by U.S. firms, General Dynamics/Convair Division (GD) and General Electric/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (GE). Both coils were well instrumented for studies of electromagnetic, mechanical, and thermodynamic properties. Testing of the torus started early in 1986 and was successfully completed on September 3, 1987, although the pulsed field tests with GD and GE had to be deleted from the test program because it was not feasible to devote the required few months to repair the mechanism for moving the pulse coil system to these two test coils. Both coils performed well and met design specifications. In later ''extended-condition'' full-array tests beyond the design values, both operated stably at 100% design current and above 9 T, even with bath temperature higher than 4.3 K. The mechanical behaviour of both coils was generally in good agreement with calculations. Both coils were also safely discharged several times in the extended-condition tests. All results indicate that the technology developed for these two pool-boiling LT coils can be directly applied for future large-scale applications.

Shen, S.S.; Dresner, L.; Lubell, M.S.; Lue, J.W.; Luton, J.N.; McManamy, T.J.; Wilson, C.T.; Wintenberg, R.E.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication: Random phase approximation renormalized many-body perturbation theory  

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We derive a renormalized many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) starting from the random phase approximation (RPA). This RPA-renormalized perturbation theory extends the scope of single-reference MBPT methods to small-gap systems without significantly increasing the computational cost. The leading correction to RPA, termed the approximate exchange kernel (AXK), substantially improves upon RPA atomization energies and ionization potentials without affecting other properties such as barrier heights where RPA is already accurate. Thus, AXK is more balanced than second-order screened exchange [A. Grüneis et al., J. Chem. Phys. 131, 154115 (2009)], which tends to overcorrect RPA for systems with stronger static correlation. Similarly, AXK avoids the divergence of second-order Møller-Plesset (MP2) theory for small gap systems and delivers a much more consistent performance than MP2 across the periodic table at comparable cost. RPA+AXK thus is an accurate, non-empirical, and robust tool to assess and improve semi-local density functional theory for a wide range of systems previously inaccessible to first-principles electronic structure calculations.

Bates, Jefferson E.; Furche, Filipp, E-mail: filipp.furche@uci.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1102 Natural Sciences II, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1102 Natural Sciences II, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

245

Generalized Polya urns via stochastic approximation  

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We collect, survey and develop methods of (one-dimensional) stochastic approximation in a framework that seems suitable to handle fairly broad generalizations of Polya urns. To show the applicability of the results we determine the limiting fraction of balls in an urn with balls of two colors. We consider two models generalizing the Polya urn, in the first one ball is drawn and replaced with balls of (possibly) both colors according to which color was drawn. In the second, two balls are drawn simultaneously and replaced along with balls of (possibly) both colors according to what combination of colors were drawn.

Renlund, Henrik

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Approximation method for spin-½ Ising models  

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An approximation for calculating the thermodynamic properties of spin-½ Ising models is described. The method is based on the formulation of Kramers and Wannier for the square lattice, and involves expressing the free energy in terms of the limiting maximum eigenvalue of a matrix sequence which represents the contribution from a single spin of the lattice. The application of this formulation to various two- and three-dimensional lattices shows that many of these are characterized by an identically structured matrix sequence with exactly two nonvanishing elements in each row and column. To explore the potential of using this similarity and its simplicity for analyzing Ising models we consider the two-dimensional square lattice in an external field and approximate the doubly infinite lattice by a semi-infinite one consisting of n (?10) infinitely long rows. Calculations are carried out and compared with (1) Onsager's formula for the free energy, (2) the Onsanger-Yang formula for the spontaneous magnetization, and (3) values calculated from series. Except for the region around the critical point where the correlation length exceeds n lattice spacings, substantial agreement—to better than 12 places of decimals in some cases—is obtained. As an additional measure of the potential of this method, a value for the critical exponent ? is computed by the extrapolation of the magnetization along the critical isotherm. The result is found to be in excellent agreement with the known value for ?.

Solomon Gartenhaus

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Global dynamics and inflationary center manifold and slow-roll approximants  

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We consider the familiar problem of a minimally coupled scalar field with quadratic potential in flat Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker cosmology to illustrate a number of techniques and tools, which can be applied to a wide range of scalar field potentials and problems in e.g. modified gravity. We present a global dynamical systems description that yields a global understanding of the solution space, including asymptotic features. We introduce dynamical systems techniques such as center manifold expansions and use Pad\\'e approximants to obtain improved approximations for the `attractor solution' at early times. We also show that future asymptotic behavior is associated with a limit cycle, which shows that self-similarity is asymptotically broken toward the future, and give approximative expressions for this behavior. We then combine these results to obtain global approximations for the attractor solution, which, e.g., might be used in the context of global measures. In addition we elucidate the connection between slow-roll based approximations and the attractor solution, and compare these approximations with the center manifold based approximants.

Artur Alho; Claes Uggla

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

248

An Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities  

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An Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities #3; Rajiv Gandhi y Eran-hard as it generalizes the well-known vertex cover problem. Previously, approximation algorithms with an approximation version of this problem is at least as hard as set cover; in addition, they developed a 3-approximation

Srinivasan, Aravind

249

On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.  

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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation of the approximation in Chemistry. We contribute in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Geochemistry of hydrothermal fluids from Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Emissions Study vent field, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Subseafloor boiling and subsequent fluid-rock interaction  

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Hydrothermal fluids collected from the ASHES vent field in 1986, 1987, and 1988 exhibit a very wide range of chemical composition over a small area ({approximately} 60 m in diameter). Compositions range from a 300C, gas-enriched (285 mmol/kg CO{sub 2}), low-chlorinity ({approximately} 33% of seawater) fluid to a 328C, relatively gas-depleted (50 mmol/kg CO{sub 2}), high-chlorinity ({approximately} 116% of seawater) fluid. The entire range of measured compositions at ASHES is best explained by a single hydrothermal fluid undergoing phase separation while rising through the ocean crust, followed by partial segregation of the vapor and brine phases. Other mechanisms proposed to produce chlorinity variations in hydrothermal fluids (precipitation/dissolution of a chloride-bearing mineral or crustal hydration) cannot produce the covariation of chlorinity and gas content observed at ASHES. There is good argument of the measured fluid compositions generated by a simple model of phase separation, in which gases are partitioned according to Henry's law and all salt remains in the liquid phase. Significant enrichments in silica, lithium and boron in the low-chlorinity fluids over levels predicted by the model are attributed to fluid-rock interaction in the upflow zone. Depletions in iron and calcium suggest that these elements have been removed by iron-sulfide and anhydrite precipitation at some time in the history of the low-chlorinity fluids. The distribution of low- and high-chlorinity venting is consistent with mechanisms of phase segregation based on differential buoyancy or relative permeability. The relatively shallow depth of the seafloor (1,540 m) and the observed chemistry of ASHES fluids are consistent with phase separation in the sub-critical or near-critical region.

Butterfield, D.A.; McDuff, R.E.; Lilley, M.D. (Univ. of Washington, Seattle (United States)); Massoth, G.J. (NOAA, Seattle, WA (United States)); Lupton, J.E. (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States))

1990-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

251

The Approximability Behaviour of Some Combinatorial Problems with Respectto the Approximability of a Class of Maximum Independent Set Problems  

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We prove that the existence of a polynomial time ?-approximation algorithm (where ? < 1 is a fixed constant) for a class of independent set problems, leads to a polynomial time approximation algorithm with approximation ratio strictly ... Keywords: NP-complete problem, convex programming, independent set, polynomial time approximation algorithm, quadratic programming, vertex covering

Marc Demange; Vangelis Th. Paschos

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Semiclassical approximation to supersymmetric quantum gravity  

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We develop a semiclassical approximation scheme for the constraint equations of supersymmetric canonical quantum gravity. This is achieved by a Born-Oppenheimer type of expansion, in analogy to the case of the usual Wheeler-DeWitt equation. The formalism is only consistent if the states at each order depend on the gravitino field. We recover at consecutive orders the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, the functional Schroedinger equation, and quantum gravitational correction terms to this Schroedinger equation. In particular, the following consequences are found: (i) the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and therefore the background spacetime must involve the gravitino, (ii) a (many-fingered) local time parameter has to be present on super Riem {sigma} (the space of all possible tetrad and gravitino fields) (iii) quantum supersymmetric gravitational corrections affect the evolution of the very early Universe. The physical meaning of these equations and results, in particular, the similarities to and differences from the pure bosonic case, are discussed.

Kiefer, Claus; Lueck, Tobias; Moniz, Paulo [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, 50937 Cologne (Germany); Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

253

Adiabatic Approximation, Semiclassical Scattering, and Unidirectional Invisibility  

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The transfer matrix of a possibly complex and energy-dependent scattering potential can be identified with the $S$-matrix of a two-level time-dependent non-Hermitian Hamiltonian H(t). We show that the application of the adiabatic approximation to H(t) corresponds to the semiclassical description of the original scattering problem. In particular, the geometric part of the phase of the evolving eigenvectors of H(t) gives the pre-exponential factor of the WKB wave functions. We use these observations to give an explicit semiclassical expression for the transfer matrix. This allows for a detailed study of the semiclassical unidirectional reflectionlessness and invisibility. We examine concrete realizations of the latter in the realm of optics.

Ali Mostafazadeh

2014-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

254

Heat flow in the postquasistatic approximation  

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We apply the postquasistatic approximation to study the evolution of spherically symmetric fluid distributions undergoing dissipation in the form of radial heat flow. For a model that corresponds to an incompressible fluid departing from the static equilibrium, it is not possible to go far from the initial state after the emission of a small amount of energy. Initially collapsing distributions of matter are not permitted. Emission of energy can be considered as a mechanism to avoid the collapse. If the distribution collapses initially and emits one hundredth of the initial mass only the outermost layers evolve. For a model that corresponds to a highly compressed Fermi gas, only the outermost shell can evolve with a shorter hydrodynamic time scale.

Rodriguez-Mueller, B. [Computational Science Research Center, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California (United States); Peralta, C. [Deutscher Wetterdienst, Frankfurter Strasse 135, 63067 Offenbach (Germany); School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010 (Australia); Barreto, W. [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Rosales, L. [Laboratorio de Fisica Computacional, Universidad Experimental Politecnica, 'Antonio Jose de Sucre', Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat flow in the postquasistatic approximation  

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We apply the postquasistatic approximation to study the evolution of spherically symmetric fluid distributions undergoing dissipation in the form of radial heat flow. For a model which corresponds to an incompressible fluid departing from the static equilibrium, it is not possible to go far from the initial state after the emission of a small amount of energy. Initially collapsing distributions of matter are not permitted. Emission of energy can be considered as a mechanism to avoid the collapse. If the distribution collapses initially and emits one hundredth of the initial mass only the outermost layers evolve. For a model which corresponds to a highly compressed Fermi gas, only the outermost shell can evolve with a shorter hydrodynamic time scale.

B. Rodríguez-Mueller; C. Peralta; W. Barreto; L. Rosales

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

256

Gamow peak approximation near strong resonances  

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We discuss the most effective energy range for charged particle induced reactions in a plasma environment at a given plasma temperature. The correspondence between the plasma temperature and the most effective energy should be modified from the one given by the Gamow peak energy, in the presence of a significant incident-energy dependence in the astrophysical S-factor as in the case of resonant reactions. The suggested modification of the effective energy range is important not only in thermonuclear reactions at high temperature in the stellar environment, e.g., in advanced burning stages of massive stars and in explosive stellar environment, as it has been already claimed, but also in the application of the nuclear reactions driven by ultra-intense laser pulse irradiations.

Kimura, Sachie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.  

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The earth's atmosphere affects the velocity of propagation of microwave signals. This imparts a range error to radar range measurements that assume the typical simplistic model for propagation velocity. This range error is a function of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapor, as well as the geometry of the radar data collection, notably altitude and range. Models are presented for calculating atmospheric effects on radar range measurements, and compared against more elaborate atmospheric models.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Embedding of the Brueckner Approximation in the Extended Jastrow Scheme  

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A nonperturbative derivation of the Brueckner approximation to the ground-state energy of nuclear matter (with standard choice of hole and particle energies) is given within the framework of the method of correlated basis functions. The structure of the factor-cluster (FIY) expansion of the expectation value of the Hamiltonian with respect to a trial function incorporating short-range correlations in a general fashion, is analyzed for a uniform extended medium of fermions. With a special choice of correlated wave function, the Brueckner approximation is extracted from the FIY expansion by selective summation of two-body combination terms to all orders in the smallness parameter ? associated, in this case, with both Brueckner-Bethe-Goldstone and FIY energy expansions. A reexamination of the numerical comparison of conventional Brueckner and Jastrow methods carried out earlier for two simple models of nuclear matter leads to the conclusion that it is inadvisable, at least in a Jastrow calculation satisfying the average Pauli condition, to incorporate the O(?) contribution of the analog of the dispersion correction of reaction-matrix theory without at the same time including the O(?) contribution of the analog of the Bethe-Faddeev term. For the uniform extended medium for the Jastrow choice of wave function, there is a formal cancellation of these two three-body contributions, the scale of this cancellation being governed by the size of ?. In the numerical example considered, ? is about 0.22 and the cancellation goes something like +14 MeV-15 MeV=-1 MeV. These findings, when juxtaposed with the standard Brueckner results for the simple models in question, suggest that a departure from the standard prescription of hole and particle energies in reaction-matrix theory may be necessary when ? is sizeable-as in liquid He3 and the high-density neutron gas, as well as equilibrium nuclear matter described with some potentials.

J. W. Clark and M. L. Ristig

1973-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic scattering of electrons from Ar and Kr in the second-order eikonal approximation  

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We report the first application of Baker's second-order eikonal approximation (SOEA) to atomic collisions and compare the predictions of SOEA with those of Glauber's first-order eikonal approximation (FOEA). The SOEA takes into account amplitude modulation, in addition to phase modulation of the incoming plane wave. In the case of elastic scattering of electrons from argon and krypton, it is found that the second-order correction term influences to a large extent the angular distribution of scattered electrons. In the intermediate-and high-energy range it is seen that the SOEA gives much better agreement than the FOEA with the staticfield calculation of Fink and Yates.

A. C. Roy and N. C. Sil

1977-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Approximate von Neumann entropy for directed graphs  

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In this paper, we develop an entropy measure for assessing the structural complexity of directed graphs. Although there are many existing alternative measures for quantifying the structural properties of undirected graphs, there are relatively few corresponding measures for directed graphs. To fill this gap in the literature, we explore an alternative technique that is applicable to directed graphs. We commence by using Chung's generalization of the Laplacian of a directed graph to extend the computation of von Neumann entropy from undirected to directed graphs. We provide a simplified form of the entropy which can be expressed in terms of simple node in-degree and out-degree statistics. Moreover, we find approximate forms of the von Neumann entropy that apply to both weakly and strongly directed graphs, and that can be used to characterize network structure. We illustrate the usefulness of these simplified entropy forms defined in this paper on both artificial and real-world data sets, including structures from protein databases and high energy physics theory citation networks.

Cheng Ye; Richard C. Wilson; César H. Comin; Luciano da F. Costa; Edwin R. Hancock

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtolensing: Beyond the Semi-Classical Approximation  

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Femtolensing is a gravitational lensing effect in which the magnification is a function not only of the positions and sizes of the source and lens, but also of the wavelength of light. Femtolensing is the only known effect of $(10^{-13}-10^{-16} M_{\\sun})$ dark-matter objects and may possibly be detectable in cosmological gamma-ray burst spectra. We present a new and efficient algorithm for femtolensing calculations in general potentials. The physical-optics results presented here differ at low frequencies from the semi-classical approximation, in which the flux is attributed to a finite number of mutually coherent images. At higher frequencies, our results agree well with the semi-classical predictions. Applying our method to a point-mass lens with external shear, we find complex events that have structure at both large and small spectral resolution. In this way, we show that femtolensing may be observable for lenses up to $10^{-11}$ solar masses, much larger than previously believed. Additionally, we discuss the possibility of a search for femtolensing of white dwarfs in the LMC at optical wavelengths.

A. Ulmer; J. Goodman

1994-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary and bibliography of safety-related events at boiling-water nuclear power plants as reported in 1979  

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This document presents a bibliography that contains 100-word abstracts of event reports submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning operational events that occurred at boiling-water-reactor nuclear power plants in 1979. The 1345 abstracts included on microfiche in this bibliography describe incidents, failures, and design or construction deficiencies that were experienced at the facilities. These abstracts are arranged alphabetically by reactor name and then chronologically for each reactor. Keyword and permuted-title indexes to facilitate location of individual abstracts are provided in full size following the text. Tables that summarize the information contained in the bibliography are also provided. The information in the tables includes a listing of the equipment items involved in the reported events and the associated number of reports for each item. Similar information is given for the various kinds of instrumentation and systems, causes of the failures, deficiencies noted, and the time of occurrence (i.e., during refueling, operation, testing, or construction). Some of the more interesting events that occurred during the year are reviewed in detail. 32 refs.

Scott, R.L.; Gallaher, R.B.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Set Covering and Network Optimization: Dynamic and Approximation Algorithms  

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Set Covering and Network Optimization: Dynamic and Approximation Algorithms Orestis A. Telelis summarize our results on development and analysis of approximation and dynamic algorithms for set covering and network optimization problems. The results include probabilistic analysis of set covering algorithms

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

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VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS  

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VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS Athanasios E. Tzavaras Abstract. These lecture notes deal with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation

Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

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Approximate Linear Programming for Firstorder MDPs Scott Sanner  

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, the bounds that we derive for approximation error apply equally to all domain instantiations (i.eApproximate Linear Programming for First­order MDPs Scott Sanner University of Toronto Department

Sanner, Scott

266

Three fast computational approximation methods in hypersonic aerothermodynamics  

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Three fast computational approximation methods in hypersonic aerothermodynamics V.V. Riabov* Rivier analyzed to study nonequilibrium hypersonic viscous flows near blunt bodies. These approximations allow; Nonequilibrium hypersonic flows 1. Introduction Numerous methods [1,2] that require significant computational

Riabov, Vladimir V.

267

The Hadley Circulation and the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation  

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The weak temperature gradient (WTG) approximation is applied to simple shallow-water models of the Hadley circulation. While it is difficult to formally justify the use of the WTG approximation for this problem, the derived WTG solutions are ...

L. M. Polvani; A. H. Sobel

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approximate thermal analysis of Stirling engine regenerators  

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This paper approximates the transport phenomena in a Stirling engine regenerator to aid its practical design. The...

S. H. Park; Y. -S. Lee

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bond selective chemistry beyond the adiabatic approximation  

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One of the most important challenges in chemistry is to develop predictive ability for the branching between energetically allowed chemical reaction pathways. Such predictive capability, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the important molecular interactions, is essential to the development and utilization of new fuels and the design of efficient combustion processes. Existing transition state and exact quantum theories successfully predict the branching between available product channels for systems in which each reaction coordinate can be adequately described by different paths along a single adiabatic potential energy surface. In particular, unimolecular dissociation following thermal, infrared multiphoton, or overtone excitation in the ground state yields a branching between energetically allowed product channels which can be successfully predicted by the application of statistical theories, i.e. the weakest bond breaks. (The predictions are particularly good for competing reactions in which when there is no saddle point along the reaction coordinates, as in simple bond fission reactions.) The predicted lack of bond selectivity results from the assumption of rapid internal vibrational energy redistribution and the implicit use of a single adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface for the reaction. However, the adiabatic approximation is not valid for the reaction of a wide variety of energetic materials and organic fuels; coupling between the electronic states of the reacting species play a a key role in determining the selectivity of the chemical reactions induced. The work described below investigated the central role played by coupling between electronic states in polyatomic molecules in determining the selective branching between energetically allowed fragmentation pathways in two key systems.

Butler, L.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Approximation Algorithms for the Partial Vertex Cover Problem  

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Improved Approximation Algorithms for the Partial Vertex Cover Problem Eran Halperin 1? and Aravind words and phrases. Partial vertex cover, approximation algorithms, semide#12;nite programming edges are covered. Just as for the vertex cover problem, 2-approximation algorithms are known

Srinivasan, Aravind

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An Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities  

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of this problem is at least as hard as set cover; they have also developed a 3-approximation algorithm cover problem. Key Words and Phrases: Approximation algorithms, capacitated covering, set cover, vertexAn Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities (Extended Abstract) Rajiv

Khuller, Samir

272

A Local 2-approximation Algorithm for the Vertex Cover Problem  

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A Local 2-approximation Algorithm for the Vertex Cover Problem Matti °Astrand, Patrik Flor.lastname}@cs.helsinki.fi Abstract. We present a distributed 2-approximation algorithm for the minimum vertex cover problem and Johnson's [2] list. In a centralised setting, the polynomial-time approximability of the vertex cover

Suomela, Jukka

273

A Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover  

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approximation algorithm for the problem of finding a minimum cycle cover. A cycle cover is a set of cycles cover [1, 7, 8]. The basis for our approximation algorithm is a routine to find a maximal set of edgeA Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover Philip Klein \\Lambda Aiken

Yang, Junfeng

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An Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities  

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as hard as set cover; they have also developed a 3-approximation algorithm for the unweighted version. We Words and Phrases: Approximation algorithms, capacitated covering, set cover, vertex cover, linearAn Improved Approximation Algorithm For Vertex Cover with Hard Capacities (Extended Abstract) Rajiv

Srinivasan, Aravind

275

Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws  

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Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws Athanasios E with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discussed, as suggested by the second law

Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

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SUBTRACTING A BEST RANK-1 APPROXIMATION MAY INCREASE TENSOR RANK  

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SUBTRACTING A BEST RANK-1 APPROXIMATION MAY INCREASE TENSOR RANK Alwin Stegeman Heymans Institute, fax: +33 4 92 94 28 98, pcomon@unice.fr ABSTRACT Is has been shown that a best rank-R approximation be solved by consecutively computing and substracting best rank-1 approximations. The reason

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.  

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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated in [SW]. The paper neither

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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.  

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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Thierry Jecko AGM, UMR 8088 du the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated in [SW1]. The paper neither

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation in the case of variable friction  

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We consider the small mass asymptotics (Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation) for the Langevin equation with a variable friction coefficient. The limit of the solution in the classical sense does not exist in this case. We study a modification of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation. Some applications of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation to problems with fast oscillating or discontinuous coefficients are considered.

Mark Freidlin; Wenqing Hu

2012-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

280

Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis and Knowledge Spaces  

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Rough Set Approximations in Formal Concept Analysis and Knowledge Spaces Feifei Xu1,2 , Yiyu Yao2 a generalized definition of rough set approximations, based on a subsystem of subsets of a universe. The sub set approximations. 1 Introduction Rough set theory [6, 7] is an extension of the set theory with two

Yao, Yiyu

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281

Approximation of conic sections by curvature continuous quartic Bézier curves  

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In this paper we propose two approximation methods of conic section by quartic Bezier curves. These are the extensions of the quartic Bezier approximations of circular arcs presented in Ahn and Kim (1997) [1] and Kim and Ahn (2007) [10] to conic cases. ... Keywords: Approximation order, Conic section, Curvature continuity, Hausdorff distance, Quartic Bézier curves, Spline

Young Joon Ahn

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan | Jefferson Lab  

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Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan June 26, 2014 For a couple of years now, we have been waiting to get started on the next nuclear physics long range plan (LRP). What does that mean?...

283

Medium- and Long-Range Forecasting  

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In contrast to short and extended range forecasts, predictions for periods beyond 5 days use time-averaged, midtropospheric height fields as their primary guidance. As time ranges are increased to 3O- and 90-day outlooks, guidance increasingly ...

A. James Wagner

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Viking Range: Order (2014-CE-23014)  

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DOE ordered Viking Range, LLC to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Viking Range had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

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American Range: Order (2014-CE-23006)  

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DOE ordered American Range Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding American Range had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

286

Generalized approximations of reflection coefficients in orthorhombic media  

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Reflection coefficients of qP- (quasi-P) and qS- (quasi-S) incident waves in orthorhombic media can be explicitly expressed by means of impedance matrices. In this paper, we extend previous studies and derive the generalized and linearized equations of reflectivity for all four types of waves in the symmetry-axis plane. These approximations have sufficient accuracy over a wide range of angles, therefore they are suitable for characterizing the seismic amplitude responses of unconventional resources. For example, they can be applied to represent the amplitude variation with offset for shale gas or coalbed methane reservoirs with strong anisotropy and complicated symmetry. Reduced equations are then derived in a transverse isotropic medium with a vertical symmetry axis (VTI) or a horizontal axis (HTI) for the anisotropic amplitude inversion. They retain higher accuracy than the corresponding previously published expressions at a strongly anisotropic interface, because they include the second-order terms of anisotropic parameters contrast. Numerical analyses on the inverse problem using different linearized expressions show the practical value of the new derived expressions in the joint inversion of the qPqP- and qPqS-waves for elastic parameters and anisotropic parameters.

Feng Zhang; Xiangyang Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Testing the accuracy of radiative cooling approximations in SPH simulations  

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Hydrodynamical simulations of star formation have stimulated a need to develop fast and robust algorithms for evaluating radiative cooling. Here we undertake a critical evaluation of what is currently a popular method for prescribing cooling in SPH simulations, i.e. the polytropic cooling due originally to Stamatellos et al. This method uses the local density and potential to estimate the column density and optical depth to each particle and then uses these quantities to evaluate an approximate expression for the net radiative cooling. We evaluate the algorithm by considering both spherical and disc-like systems with analytic density and temperature structures. In spherical systems, the total cooling rate computed by the method is within around 20 for the astrophysically relevant case of opacity dominated by ice grains and is correct to within a factor of order unity for a range of opacity laws. In disc geometry, however, the method systematically under-estimates the cooling by a large factor at all heights i...

Wilkins, Daniel R

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

A phenomenological model of thermal-hydraulics of convective boiling during the quenching of hot rod bundles  

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After completion of the thermal-hydraulic model developed in a companion paper, the authors performed developmental assessment calculation of the model using steady-state and transient post-critical heat flux (CHF) data. This paper discusses the results of those calculations. The overall interfacial drag model predicted reasonable drag coefficients for both the nucleate boiling and the inverted annular flow (IAF) regimes. The predicted pressure drops agreed reasonably well with the measured data of two transient experiments, CCTF Run 14 and a Lehigh reflood test. The thermal-hydraulic model for post-CHF convective heat transfer predicted the rewetting velocities reasonably well for both experiments. The predicted average slope of the wall temperature traces for these tests showed reasonable agreement with the measured data, indicating that the transient-calculated precursory cooling rates agreed with measured data. The hot-patch model, in conjunction with the other thermal-hydraulic models, was capable of modeling the Winfrith post-CHF hot-patch experiments. The hot-patch model kept the wall temperatures at the specified levels in the hot-patch regions and did not allow any quench-front propagation from either the bottom or the top of the test section. The interfacial heat-transfer model tended to slightly underpredict the vapor temperatures. The maximum difference between calculated and measured vapor temperatures was 20%, with a 10% difference for the remainder of the runs considered. The wall-to-fluid heat transfer was predicted reasonably well, and the predicted wall temperatures were in reasonable agreement with measured data with a maximum relative error of less than 13%.

Unal, C.; Nelson, R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Feasibility of underwater welding of highly irradiated in-vessel components of boiling-water reactors: A literature review  

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In February 1997, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), initiated a literature review to assess the state of underwater welding technology. In particular, the objective of this literature review was to evaluate the viability of underwater welding in-vessel components of boiling water reactor (BWR) in-vessel components, especially those components fabricated from stainless steels that are subjected to high neutron fluences. This assessment was requested because of the recent increased level of activity in the commercial nuclear industry to address generic issues concerning the reactor vessel and internals, especially those issues related to repair options. This literature review revealed a preponderance of general information about underwater welding technology, as a result of the active research in this field sponsored by the U.S. Navy and offshore oil and gas industry concerns. However, the literature search yielded only a limited amount of information about underwater welding of components in low-fluence areas of BWR in-vessel environments, and no information at all concerning underwater welding experiences in high-fluence environments. Research reported by the staff of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site and researchers from the DOE fusion reactor program proved more fruitful. This research documented relevant experience concerning welding of stainless steel materials in air environments exposed to high neutron fluences. It also addressed problems with welding highly irradiated materials, and primarily attributed those problems to helium-induced cracking in the material. (Helium is produced from the neutron irradiation of boron, an impurity, and nickel.) The researchers found that the amount of helium-induced cracking could be controlled, or even eliminated, by reducing the heat input into the weld and applying a compressive stress perpendicular to the weld path.

Lund, A.L.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Tonopah Test Range capabilities: technical manual  

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This manual describes Tonopah Test Range (TTR), defines its testing capabilities, and outlines the steps necessary to schedule tests on the Range. Operated by Sandia National Laboratories, TTR is a major test facility for DOE-funded weapon programs. The Range presents an integrated system for ballistic test vehicle tracking and data acquisition. Multiple radars, optical trackers, telemetry stations, a central computer complex, and combined landline/RF communications systems assure full Range coverage for any type of test. Range operations are conducted by a department within Sandia's Field Engineering Directorate. While the overall Range functions as a complete system, it is operationally divided into the Test Measurements, Instrumentation Development, and Range Operations divisions. The primary function of TTR is to support DOE weapons test activities. Management, however, encourages other Government agencies and their contractors to schedule tests on the Range which can make effective use of its capabilities. Information concerning Range use by organizations outside of DOE is presented. Range instrumentation and support facilities are described in detail. This equipment represents the current state-of-the-art and reflects a continuing commitment by TTR management to field the most effective tracking and data acquisition system available.

Manhart, R.L.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Energetics of a fluid under the Boussinesq approximation  

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This paper presents a theory describing the energy budget of a fluid under the Boussinesq approximation: the theory is developed in a manner consistent with the conservation law of mass. It shows that no potential energy is available under the Boussinesq approximation, and also reveals that the work done by the buoyancy force due to changes in temperature corresponds to the conversion between kinetic and internal energy. This energy conversion, however, makes only an ignorable contribution to the distribution of temperature under the approximation. The Boussinesq approximation is, in physical oceanography, extended so that the motion of seawater can be studied. This paper considers this extended approximation as well. Under the extended approximation, the work done by the buoyancy force due to changes in salinity corresponds to the conversion between kinetic and potential energy. It also turns out that the conservation law of mass does not allow the condition $\

Maruyama, Kiyoshi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Range Design Criteria- June 4, 2012  

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This document contains the currently-approved firearms "Range Design Criteria" referred to on DOE O 473.3, Protection Program Operations

293

Quantitative Assessment of Range Fluctuations in Charged Particle Lung Irradiation  

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Purpose: Water equivalent path length (WEL) variations due to respiration can change the range of a charged particle beam and result in beam overshoot to critical organs or beam undershoot to tumor. We have studied range fluctuations by analyzing four-dimensional computed tomography data and quantitatively assessing potential beam overshoot. Methods and Materials: The maximal intensity volume is calculated by combining the gross tumor volume contours at each respiratory phase in the four-dimensional computed tomography study. The first target volume calculates the maximal intensity volume for the entire respiratory cycle (internal target volume [ITV]-radiotherapy [RT]), and the second target volume is the maximal intensity volume corresponding to gated RT (gated-RT, {approx}30% phase window around exhalation). A compensator at each respiratory phase is calculated. Two 'composite' compensators for ITV-RT and gated-RT are then designed by selecting the minimal compensator depth at the respective respiratory phase. These compensators are then applied to the four-dimensional computed tomography data to estimate beam penetration. Analysis metrics include range fluctuation and overshoot volume, both as a function of gantry angle. We compared WEL fluctuations observed in treating the ITV-RT versus gated-RT in 11 lung patients. Results: The WEL fluctuations were <21.8 mm-WEL and 9.5 mm-WEL for ITV-RT and gated-RT, respectively for all patients. Gated-RT reduced the beam overshoot volume by approximately a factor of four compared with ITV-RT. Such range fluctuations can affect the efficacy of treatment and result in an excessive dose to a distal critical organ. Conclusion: Time varying range fluctuation analysis provides information useful for determining appropriate patient-specific treatment parameters in charged particle RT. This analysis can also be useful for optimizing planning and delivery.

Mori, Shinichiro [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)], E-mail: shinshin@nirs.go.jp; Wolfgang, John; Lu, H.-M.; Schneider, Robert; Choi, Noah C.; Chen, George T.Y. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Echo?Ranging Device Used to Measure the Size of a Well at Camp Century  

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The echo?ranging device used to determine the size of a heat?sink well at Camp Century Greenland is briefly described. A rotating bariumtitanate narrow?beam transducer served as both transmitter and receiver. Short 500?kc/sec acoustic pulses were generated at the transducer by shock excitation. The device was designed to operate to a maximum range of 500 ft when suspended from a 1200?ft cable. A graphic recorder presented the echo time as a horizontal cross section of the well. The configuration of the well was determined by repeating the horizontal scan at successive depths. Tests at Camp Century revealed that the well was approximately 200 ft in diam with a water depth of approximately 100 ft. Good repeatability and an accuracy of less than 6 in. was demonstrated. The volume of the well was determined to be approximately 2 million cu ft. [Work supported by the U. S. Army.

O. Charles Mullineaux

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Optimization Online - Fast Approximations for Online Scheduling of ...  

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Jun 19, 2014 ... Fast Approximations for Online Scheduling of Outpatient Procedure Centers. Berg(bberg2 ***at*** gmu.edu) Denton(btdenton ***at*** ...

Berg

2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

296

On Low Rank Matrix Approximations with Applications to Synthesis ...  

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a given matrix by a matrix of specified (low rank) in the uniform norm. ... Note that in the existing literature on low rank approximation of matrices the empha-.

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

297

L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function Approximation  

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on scattered data This dissertation follows the style of the Journal of Approximation Theory. 2 sites. F.J. Narcowich and J.D. Ward have made signi cant contributions to this eld studying approximation on compact manifolds where the data sites are allowed... on scattered data This dissertation follows the style of the Journal of Approximation Theory. 2 sites. F.J. Narcowich and J.D. Ward have made signi cant contributions to this eld studying approximation on compact manifolds where the data sites are allowed...

Ward, John P.

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

298

Bethe free-energy approximations for disordered quantum systems  

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Given a locally consistent set of reduced density matrices, we construct approximate density matrices which are globally consistent with the local density matrices we started from when the trial density matrix has a tree structure. We employ the cavity method of statistical physics to find the optimal density matrix representation by slowly decreasing the temperature in an annealing algorithm, or by minimizing an approximate Bethe free energy depending on the reduced density matrices and some cavity messages originated from the Bethe approximation of the entropy. We obtain the classical Bethe expression for the entropy within a naive (mean-field) approximation of the cavity messages, which is expected to work well at high temperatures. In the next order of the approximation, we obtain another expression for the Bethe entropy depending only on the diagonal elements of the reduced density matrices. In principle, we can improve the entropy approximation by considering more accurate cavity messages in the Bethe approximation of the entropy. We compare the annealing algorithm and the naive approximation of the Bethe entropy with exact and approximate numerical simulations for small and large samples of the random transverse Ising model on random regular graphs.

I. Biazzo; A. Ramezanpour

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

299

E-Print Network 3.0 - approximation descriptions microscopiques...  

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de l'approximation locale. Ce calcul est entirement... :lpmmc.grenoble.cnrs.frspip.php?article404 Description : Les polaritons de cavit sont des quasiparticules hybrides...

300

Finding approximately rank-one submatrices with the nuclear norm ...  

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Nov 8, 2010 ... Abstract: We propose a convex optimization formulation with the nuclear norm and $\\ell_1$-norm to find a large approximately rank-one ...

Xuan Vinh Doan

2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Better approximation guarantees for job-shop scheduling  

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Job-shop scheduling is a classical NP-hard problem. Shmoys, Stein & Wein presented the first polynomial-time approximation algorithm for this problem that has a good (polylogarithmic) approximation guarantee. We improve the approximation guarantee of their work, and present further improvements for some important NP-hard special cases of this problem (e.g., in the preemptive case where machines can suspend work on operations and later resume). We also present NC algorithms with improved approximation guarantees for some NP-hard special cases.

Goldberg, L.A.; Paterson, M. [Univ. of Warwick, Conventry (United Kingdom); Srinivasan, A. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)] [and others

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

COLORADO FRONT RANGE SEISMICITY AND SEISMIC HAZARD  

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; Herrmann, 1981) and secondary oil recovery in western Colorado at the Rangely oil field (Gibbs et al. 1973COLORADO FRONT RANGE SEISMICITY AND SEISMIC HAZARD Anne F. Sheehan University of Colorado at Boulder, 2200 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309 John D. Godchaux Trinity University, San Antonio, TX Noah

Sheehan, Anne F.

303

Photometric Calibration of High Dynamic Range Cameras  

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calibration of cameras with a dynamic range of more than six orders of magnitude such as complex camera re with a total dynamic range of 8 orders of luminance magnitude. Three acquisitions: without filter, using to the measurements of 6 gray patches of GretagMacbeth ColorChecker chart under 6 different illumination conditions. 0

Durand, Frédo

304

A precision piezodriven micropositioner mechanism with large travel range  

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A micropositioning stage with large travel range has been designed and built. The stage combines a piezoelectric driving element flexure pivoted multiple Scott–Russell linkage and a parallel guiding spring. Quality engineering techniques are used to optimize the configuration of the device in order to achieve the maximum displacement gain and the minimum angular deviation. A simple open-loop compensator is applied to reduce the hysteresis of the dynamic response of the stage. The experiment shows that the stage achieved a vacuum-compatible device with a travel of greater than 100 ?m a resolution of 0.04 ?m and an angular deviation of less than 31.1 ?rad. The first natural frequency of the stage is 80 Hz and the settling time is approximately 50 ms. Compared with the uncontrolled condition the controlled hysteresis is reduced significantly.

S. H. Chang; B. C. Du

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Dispersed flow film boiling  

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Dispersed flow consists of small liquid droplets entrained in a flowing vapor. This flow regime can occur in cryogenic equipment, in steam generators, and during nuclear reactor loss of coolant accidents. A theoretical ...

Yoder, Graydon L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Polynomialtime approximation algorithms for the Ising model \\Lambda  

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Polynomial­time approximation algorithms for the Ising model \\Lambda Mark Jerrum and Alistair, Scotland November 1989 (revised December 1991) Abbreviated title: Approximation algorithms for the Ising evaluates the partition function of an arbitrary ferromagnetic Ising system to any specified degree

Sinclair, Alistair

307

On the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation on unbounded domains  

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On the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation on unbounded domains Eduard Feireisl and Maria E. Schonbek Abstract We study the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation describing the mo- tion of an incompressible, heat that the total energy of any solution of the resulting Oberbeck-Boussinesq system tends to zero with growing time

Schonbek, Maria

308

Generalizing the Boussinesq Approximation to Stratified Compressible Flow  

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Generalizing the Boussinesq Approximation to Stratified Compressible Flow Dale R. Durran a Akio The simplifications required to apply the Boussinesq approximation to compressible flow are compared with those compressible fluid with the Boussinesq continuity equation has led to the development of several different sets

309

Dynamic Enthalpy, Conservative Temperature, and the Seawater Boussinesq Approximation  

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Dynamic Enthalpy, Conservative Temperature, and the Seawater Boussinesq Approximation WILLIAM R (Manuscript received 8 June 2009, in final form 27 August 2009) ABSTRACT A new seawater Boussinesq system of the full system. The seawater Boussinesq approximation simplifies the mass con- servation equation to $ Á u

Young, William R.

310

Lecture 20: Approximate algorithms Outline of this Lecture  

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for approximation algorithms. ffl Vertex­cover problem. ffl Traveling­salesman problem. 1 #12; Introduction Many. Another example is we are looking for a maximum size independent set (IS). An approximate algorithm; Vertex­cover Vertex Cover: A vertex cover of a graph G is a set of vertices such that every edge in G

Wu, Dekai

311

Lecture 20: Approximate algorithms Outline of this Lecture  

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for approximation algorithms. Vertex-cover problem. Traveling-salesman problem. 1 #12;Introduction Many. Another example is we are looking for a maximum size independent set (IS). An approximate algorithm Cover: A vertex cover of a graph is a set of vertices such that every edge in is incident

Wu, Dekai

312

10 -Approximation Algorithm for a Generalization of the Weighted  

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A 2 1 10 -Approximation Algorithm for a Generalization of the Weighted Edge-Dominating Set Problem consider a natural strategy, reducing edge-dominating set to edge cover. Our main result is a simple 2 1 10 -approximation algorithm for the weighted edge-dominating set problem, improving the existing ratio, due

Parekh, Ojas

313

Parametric Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Approximation Applications  

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Parametric Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Approximation Applications J. Lane.thames@gatech.edu randal.abler@gatech.edu dirk.schaefer@me.gatech.edu ABSTRACT Artificial neural networks are used to solve set of configuration parameters for artificial neural networks such that the network's approximation

314

Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique  

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Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT Power grid Aids General Terms Performance, Algorithms, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, approximate

Najm, Farid N.

315

Neural Network-Based Accelerators for Transcendental Function Approximation  

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Neural Network-Based Accelerators for Transcendental Function Approximation Schuyler Eldridge accelerators has the potential to sustain the his- toric energy and performance improvements of computing systems. We propose the use of NN-based accelerators to approximate mathematical functions in the GNU C

Joshi, Ajay

316

Born-Oppenheimer approximation for a harmonic molecule  

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We apply the Born-Oppenheimer approximation to a harmonic diatomic molecule with one electron. We compare the exact and approximate results not only for the internal degrees of freedom but also for the motion of the center of mass. We address the problem of identical nuclei and discuss other applications of the model and its limitations.

Francisco M. Fernandez

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

317

The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation C. David Sherrill  

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The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation C. David Sherrill School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia as a product of nuclear and elec- tronic terms, (r, R) = (r)(R). We thus introduce the Born-Oppenheimer that the total wavefunction is given as (r; R)(R). The Born-Oppenheimer approximation rests on the fact

Sherrill, David

318

Parallel algorithms for approximation of distance maps on parametric surfaces  

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results demonstrate up to four orders of magnitude improvement in execution time compared to the state(n) numerical algorithm for first-order approximation of geodesic distances on geometry images, where n charts, parallel algorithms, GPU, SIMD 1. INTRODUCTION Approximation of geodesic distances on curved

Kimmel, Ron

319

APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF ROBUSTLY EXPANDING REGULAR DIGRAPHS  

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APPROXIMATE HAMILTON DECOMPOSITIONS OF ROBUSTLY EXPANDING REGULAR DIGRAPHS DERYK OSTHUS and is a robust outexpander has an approximate decomposition into edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles, i.e. G contains a set of r -o(r) edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles. Here G is a robust outexpander if for every set S which

Osthus, Deryk

320

Probabilistic Rough Set Approximations Yiyu (Y.Y.) Yao  

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Probabilistic Rough Set Approximations Yiyu (Y.Y.) Yao Department of Computer Science University have been applied to the theory of rough set in sev- eral forms, including decision-theoretic analysis and rough inclusion functions, we revisit probabilistic rough set approximation operators and present

Yao, Yiyu

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321

ROUGH SET APPROXIMATIONS: A CONCEPT ANALYSIS POINT OF VIEW  

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ROUGH SET APPROXIMATIONS: A CONCEPT ANALYSIS POINT OF VIEW Yiyu Yao University of Regina, Regina and content of data, definable concepts, lower and upper ap- proximations, rough set approximations Contents 1. Conclusion Bibliography Biographical Sketches Summary Rough set theory was proposed by Pawlak for analyzing

Yao, Yiyu

322

Relational Interpretations of Neighborhood Operators Rough Set Approximation Operators  

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Relational Interpretations of Neighborhood Operators and Rough Set Approximation Operators Y.Y. Yao and rough set approximations using the more familiar notion of binary relations. A special class of neigh sets, partitions, coverings. 1 INTRODUCTION The theory of rough sets is motivated by practical needs

Yao, Yiyu

323

Absolute Approximation of Tukey Depth: Theory and Experiments  

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Absolute Approximation of Tukey Depth: Theory and Experiments Dan Chen School of Computer Science¨ur Theoretische Informatik Abstract A Monte Carlo approximation algorithm for the Tukey depth problem in high. Keywords: Tukey depth, computational geometry 1. Introduction Tukey depth is also known as location depth

Morin, Pat

324

HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI  

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HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI Abstract. If X is a Banach space approximation property, trace formula. Johnson was supported in part by NSF DMS-0500292, DMS-1001321, and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation. 1 #12;2 W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI (S) Is there a HAPpy space that has

Johnson, William B.

325

Energy Content of Colliding Plane Waves using Approximate Noether Symmetries  

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This paper is devoted to study the energy content of colliding plane waves using approximate Noether symmetries. For this purpose, we use approximate Lie symmetry method of Lagrangian for differential equations. We formulate the first-order perturbed Lagrangian for colliding plane electromagnetic and gravitational waves. It is shown that in both cases, there does not exist

M. Sharif; Saira Waheed

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

326

Corrective action investigation plan for CAU Number 453: Area 9 Landfill, Tonopah Test Range  

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This Corrective Action Investigation Plan (CAIP) contains the environmental sample collection objectives and criteria for conducting site investigation activities at the Area 9 Landfill, Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 453/Corrective Action (CAS) 09-55-001-0952, which is located at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR). The TTR, included in the Nellis Air Force Range, is approximately 255 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Area 9 Landfill is located northwest of Area 9 on the TTR. The landfill cells associated with CAU 453 were excavated to receive waste generated from the daily operations conducted at Area 9 and from range cleanup which occurred after test activities.

NONE

1997-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques for optically compressing light intensity ranges  

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A pin hole camera assembly for use in viewing an object having a relatively large light intensity range, for example a crucible containing molten uranium in an atomic vapor laser isotope separator (AVLIS) system is disclosed herein. The assembly includes means for optically compressing the light intensity range appearing at its input sufficient to make it receivable and decipherable by a standard video camera. A number of different means for compressing the intensity range are disclosed. These include the use of photogray glass, the use of a pair of interference filters, and the utilization of a new liquid crystal notch filter in combination with an interference filter.

Rushford, Michael C. (Livermore, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Neutron scattering and extra short range interactions  

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The available data on neutron scattering were analyzed to constrain a hypothetical new short-range interaction. We show that these constraints are several orders of magnitude better than those usually cited in the range between 1 pm and 5 nm. This distance range occupies an intermediate space between collider searches for strongly coupled heavy bosons and searches for new weak macroscopic forces. We emphasise the reliability of the neutron constraints in so far as they provide several independent strategies. We have identified the most promising way to improve them.

V. V. Nesvizhevsky; G. Pignol; K. V. Protasov

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques for optically compressing light intensity ranges  

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A pin hole camera assembly for use in viewing an object having a relatively large light intensity range, for example a crucible containing molten uranium in an atomic vapor laser isotope separator (AVLIS) system is disclosed herein. The assembly includes means for optically compressing the light intensity range appearing at its input sufficient to make it receivable and decipherable by a standard video camera. A number of different means for compressing the intensity range are disclosed. These include the use of photogray glass, the use of a pair of interference filters, and the utilization of a new liquid crystal notch filter in combination with an interference filter. 18 figs.

Rushford, M.C.

1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Active dendrites enhance neuronal dynamic range  

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Since the first experimental evidences of active conductances in dendrites, most neurons have been shown to exhibit dendritic excitability through the expression of a variety of voltage-gated ion channels. However, despite experimental and theoretical efforts undertaken in the last decades, the role of this excitability for some kind of dendritic computation has remained elusive. Here we show that, owing to very general properties of excitable media, the average output of a model of active dendritic trees is a highly non-linear function of their afferent rate, attaining extremely large dynamic ranges (above 50 dB). Moreover, the model yields double-sigmoid response functions as experimentally observed in retinal ganglion cells. We claim that enhancement of dynamic range is the primary functional role of active dendritic conductances. We predict that neurons with larger dendritic trees should have larger dynamic range and that blocking of active conductances should lead to a decrease of dynamic range.

Leonardo L. Gollo; Osame Kinouchi; Mauro Copelli

2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

331

Coniferous Forests of the Colorado Front Range  

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Forests along the Front Range of Colorado are exposed to elevated concentrations of ozone and other pollutants (see Chapter 3) due to emissions from the urbanized corridor stretching from Colorado Springs to D...

D. A. Graybill; D. L. Peterson…

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Megatectonics of the Coast Ranges, California  

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...folding is shearing well casings and buckling surface pipelines. There are, however, numer...sions and must be a factor in global tectonics. In the Coast Ranges...San Andreas fault has played in global tectonics. In this paper, an...

333

Long Range Campus Development Plan Existing Conditions  

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design solutions and in serving members of the larger community. The Long Range Campus Development Plan environments and year-round recreation opportunities. During the summer season, daylight lasts into the evening

Maxwell, Bruce D.

334

Atmospheric Noises in SLF/ELF Ranges  

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In Chap. 8, based on available materials, including public literature and non-public AD reports, and our recent work, synthesized summaries are given. By using the observation data in HF and VLF ranges, the globa...

Prof. Weiyan Pan; Dr. Kai Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Laser Range Finder Mapping of Floating Vehicle  

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Using laser range finders as a method of navigation is popular with mobile land robots; however, there has been little research using it with water vehicles. Therefore, this thesis explores the usage and data flow of a ...

Hui, Corinna

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

An improved thin film approximation to accurately determine the optical conductivity of graphene from infrared transmittance  

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This work presents an improved thin film approximation to extract the optical conductivity from infrared transmittance in a simple yet accurate way. This approximation takes into account the incoherent reflections from the backside of the substrate. These reflections are shown to have a significant effect on the extracted optical conductivity and hence on derived parameters as carrier mobility and density. By excluding the backside reflections, the error for these parameters for typical chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene on a silicon substrate can be as high as 17% and 45% for the carrier mobility and density, respectively. For the mid- and near-infrared, the approximation can be simplified such that the real part of the optical conductivity is extracted without the need for a parameterization of the optical conductivity. This direct extraction is shown for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) transmittance measurements of CVD graphene on silicon in the photon energy range of 370–7000?cm{sup ?1}. From the real part of the optical conductivity, the carrier density, mobility, and number of graphene layers are determined but also residue, originating from the graphene transfer, is detected. FTIR transmittance analyzed with the improved thin film approximation is shown to be a non-invasive, easy, and accurate measurement and analysis method for assessing the quality of graphene and can be used for other 2-D materials.

Weber, J. W.; Bol, A. A. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Sanden, M. C. M. van de [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Nieuwegein (Netherlands)

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

337

Programmable near-infrared ranging system  

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A high angular resolution ranging system particularly suitable for indoor plications involving mobile robot navigation and collision avoidance uses a programmable array of light emitters that can be sequentially incremented by a microprocessor. A plurality of adjustable level threshold detectors are used in an optical receiver for detecting the threshold level of the light echoes produced when light emitted from one or more of the emitters is reflected by a target or object in the scan path of the ranging system.

Everett, Jr., Hobart R. (San Diego, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Approximating Probability Density Functions with Mixtures of Truncated Exponentials  

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). Thus, the parameters to be estimated are a 0k , a 1k , a 2k ,a 3k , b (j) 1k ,b (j) 2k and b (j) 3k . Define ? ? (k) (x;? mk ) (abbreviated ? ? (k) (x)) as the initial MTE approximation for PDF f X (x) in interval D k .To estimate the parameters ? mk... = {a 0mk ,a 1mk ,a 2mk ,a 3mk ,b (j) 1mk ,b (j) 2mk ,b (j) 3mk } in (1), the discrete approximation to KL divergence between the standard PDF and the MTE approximation is minimized sub- ject to continuity, probability mass and non-negativity constraints...

Cobb, Barry R.; Shenoy, Prakash P.; Rumi, Rafael

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

AdS/CFT correspondence beyond its supergravity approximation  

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We will study the AdS/CFT correspondence beyond its supergravity approximation by deforming an effective field theory on AdS by string length scale effects. We will explicitly show that the conformal dimensions of both the relevant and the irrelevant operators receive correction from these string theory effects going beyond its supergravity approximation. However, as is expected from the full string theory on AdS (not just its supergravity approximation) being dual to the $\\mathcal{N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills theory, the conformal dimension of marginal operators do not receive any such corrections.

Mir Faizal; Ahmed Farag Ali; Ali Nassar

2014-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

340

Statistical Physics approach to dendritic computation: The excitable-wave mean-field approximation  

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We analytically study the input-output properties of a neuron whose active dendritic tree, modeled as a Cayley tree of excitable elements, is subjected to Poisson stimulus. Both single-site and two-site mean-field approximations incorrectly predict a non-equilibrium phase transition which is not allowed in the model. We propose an excitable-wave mean-field approximation which shows good agreement with previously published simulation results [Gollo et al., PLoS Comput. Biol. 5(6) e1000402 (2009)] and accounts for finite-size effects. We also discuss the relevance of our results to experiments in neuroscience, emphasizing the role of active dendrites in the enhancement of dynamic range and in gain control modulation.

Leonardo L. Gollo; Osame Kinouchi; Mauro Copelli

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Berkeley Lab 2006 Long Range Development Plan  

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Planned Growth Berkeley Planning Commission February 14, 2007 Jim Krupnick Laboratory Project Management Officer Topics * Background * Motivation * LRDP Summary * Impacts Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab 202-acre main site UC Berkeley Only multi-program Lab sited next to a university campus - Collaboration - Partnerships - Support of UC education mission Berkeley Lab Staff (2006) 3,359 staff plus visiting researchers = 4,515 adjusted daily population Technical Staff Scientists and Engineers Post docs Graduate Students Undergraduate Students 649 305 326 191 568 1346 274 Faculty Support Staff FY 2006 Funding: $517M (approximately 80% Department of Energy) Biological & Environmental Computing Physics & Fusion NIH Basic Energy Sciences Other Work for Others Other DOE

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Laser Range Finder Objective: Use a forward pointing laser range finder to  

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Laser Range Finder Objective: Use a forward pointing laser range finder to detect and avoid obstacles. Principle Investigators: Randy Beard, Tim McLain Laser Range Finder Opti-Logic RS400 Laser path, laser detects object. 2. Upon detection, insert cylindrical object into world map and plan path

Wirthlin, Michael J.

343

Adaptive Gaussian Predictive Process Approximation Surya T Tokdar  

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exploration of Gaussian process models, including Bayesian treatments. For theoreti- cal details on commonAdaptive Gaussian Predictive Process Approximation Surya T Tokdar Duke University Abstract We address the issue of knots selection for Gaussian predictive process methodology. Predictive process

West, Mike

344

Approximation Algorithms for 2-Stage Stochastic Scheduling Problems  

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There has been a series of results deriving approximation algorithms for 2-stage discrete stochastic optimization problems, in which the probabilistic component of the input is given by means of "black box", from which the algorithm "learns" the distribution ...

David B. Shmoys; Mauro Sozio

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Approximate Dynamic Programming with Affine ADDs Scott Sanner  

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Approximate Dynamic Programming with Affine ADDs Scott Sanner NICTA and ANU Canberra, Australia and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), van der Hoek, Kaminka, Lespérance, Luck and Sen (eds.), May, 10­14, 2010

Sanner, Scott

346

On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation  

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Motivated by a paper by B.T. Sutcliffe and R.G. Woolley, we present the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation for molecules. Based on mathematical works on this approximation for molecular bound states, in scattering theory, in resonance theory, and for short time evolution, we give an overview of some rigourous results obtained up to now. We also point out the main difficulties mathematicians are trying to overcome and speculate on further developments. The mathematical approach does not fit exactly to the common use of the approximation in Physics and Chemistry. We criticize the latter and comment on the differences, contributing in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated by B.T. Sutcliffe and R.G. Woolley. The paper neither contains mathematical statements nor proofs. Instead we try to make accessible mathematically rigourous results on the subject to researchers in Quantum Chemistry or Physics.

Thierry Jecko

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

347

Numerical Test of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in Chaotic Systems  

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We study the validity of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in chaotic dynamics. Using numerical solutions of autonomous Fermi accelerators, we show that the general adiabatic conditions can be interpreted as the narrowness of the chaotic region in phase space.

Jeong-Bo Shim; Mahir S. Hussein; Martina Hentschel

2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

348

The local potential approximation in the background field formalism  

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Working within the familiar local potential approximation, and concentrating on the example of a single scalar field in three dimensions, we show that the commonly used approximation method of identifying the total and background fields, leads to pathologies in the resulting fixed point structure and the associated spaces of eigenoperators. We then show how a consistent treatment of the background field through the corresponding modified shift Ward identity, can cure these pathologies, restoring universality of physical quantities with respect to the choice of dependence on the background field, even within the local potential approximation. Along the way we point out similarities to what has been previously found in the f(R) approximation in asymptotic safety for gravity.

I. Hamzaan Bridle; Juergen A. Dietz; Tim R. Morris

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

349

APPROXIMATE HARTREE TYPE WAVE FUNCTIONS AND MATRIX ELEMENTS FOR...  

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APPROXIMATE HARTREE TYPE WAVE FUNCTIONS AND MATRIX ELEMENTS FOR THE K AND L SHELLS OF ATOMS AND IONS Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Meyerott, R.E. Temp Data Storage 3:...

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Human sciences The human sciences database contains approximately 254 academic  

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Human sciences The human sciences database contains approximately 254 academic journals and statistical reports on the following subjects: (comparative literature, theology, history and geography, education, psychology, arts, languages and Library Science) Social sciences The social sciences database

351

Testing and Comparing the Modified Anomalous Diffraction Approximation  

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The modified anomalous diffraction approximation (MADA) is used to predict absorption and extinction in water and ice clouds, but it does not predict the scattering phase function or asymmetry parameter g. In conjunction with g parameterizations, ...

David L. Mitchell; Anthony J. Baran; W. P. Arnott; C. Schmitt

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Bounds for the adiabatic approximation with applications to quantum computation  

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We present straightforward proofs of estimates used in the adiabatic approximation. The gap dependence is analyzed explicitly. We apply the result to interpolating Hamiltonians of interest in quantum computing.

Jansen, Sabine; Ruskai, Mary-Beth; Seiler, Ruedi [Institut fuer Mathematik, TU Berlin, MA 7-2, Strasse des 17, Juni 136, D-10623 Berlin (Germany); Department of Mathematics, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (United States); Institut fuer Mathematik, TU Berlin, MA 7-2, Strasse des 17, Juni 136, D-10623 Berlin (Germany)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

Revisiting the energetics of the ocean in Boussinesq approximation  

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Following a suggestion by Tailleux (2012), a consistent formulation of internal energy, the first law of thermodynamics, and the thermodynamic potentials for an ocean in Boussinesq approximation with a non-linear equation of state is given. A ...

Carsten Eden

354

The Born–Oppenheimer approximation: A toy version  

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The Born–Oppenheimer approximation which is central to the physics and chemistry of molecules and solids is illustrated by a one-dimensional toy model that is easily solved.

Gautam Gangopadhyay; Binayak Dutta-Roy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Coulomb—Born—Oppenheimer approximation in Ps—H scattering  

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To improve the Coulomb-Born approximation (CBA) theory of ionization in positronium (Ps) and atom scattering, the effect of exchange is introduced. The nine-dimensional exchange amplitude for ionization of Ps in ...

Hasi Ray

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Approximation algorithms for grammar-based data compression  

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This thesis considers the smallest grammar problem: find the smallest context-free grammar that generates exactly one given string. We show that this problem is intractable, and so our objective is to find approximation ...

Lehman, Eric (Eric Allen), 1970-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs Yu-Shen Yang  

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Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs Yu-Shen Yang Dept. of ECE University of Toronto changes or implement incremental rewiring-based optimization operations. Most existing automated logic

Veneris, Andreas

358

Regularity and approximation of systems arising in electromagnetic interrogation of  

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Regularity and approximation of systems arising in electromagnetic interrogation of dielectric describes the electromagnetic interrogation of dielectric materials. We address the well describing the electromagnetic in- terrogation of dielectric materials. Let E and H be the intensities

359

Approximate translation : media, narrative, and experience in urban design  

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Approximate translation is developed as a design process through which the place-embedded history of an urban environment can be understood, allowing for better design and intervention in that urban environment. Generally, ...

Crisman, Jonathan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

High energy light scattering in the generalized eikonal approximation  

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The generalized eikonal approximation method is applied to the study of light scattering by a dielectric medium. In this method, the propagation of light inside the medium is assumed...

Chen, Tuan W

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Fuels Biorefinery Groundbreaking | Department of Energy  

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Range Fuels Biorefinery Groundbreaking Range Fuels Biorefinery Groundbreaking Range Fuels Biorefinery Groundbreaking November 6, 2007 - 5:00pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Bodman Thank you. And let me say how much it means to have my old friend Vinodh here to introduce me. You are a true pioneer in this industry. I also want to thank Mitch for asking me to be here. It's good to see Tom Dorr from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, our partner in so much of the federal government's biomass research and development and deployment efforts. Gov. Perdue, as always, it's great to be in Georgia and to see the progress occurring here under your leadership. I want to reaffirm our support for governors and state legislators who exhibit the kind of leadership you've shown in developing America's new energy future.

362

Extended range radiation dose-rate monitor  

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An extended range dose-rate monitor is provided which utilizes the pulse pileup phenomenon that occurs in conventional counting systems to alter the dynamic response of the system to extend the dose-rate counting range. The current pulses from a solid-state detector generated by radiation events are amplified and shaped prior to applying the pulses to the input of a comparator. The comparator generates one logic pulse for each input pulse which exceeds the comparator reference threshold. These pulses are integrated and applied to a meter calibrated to indicate the measured dose-rate in response to the integrator output. A portion of the output signal from the integrator is fed back to vary the comparator reference threshold in proportion to the output count rate to extend the sensitive dynamic detection range by delaying the asymptotic approach of the integrator output toward full scale as measured by the meter.

Valentine, Kenneth H. (Knoxville, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Supersymmetric inversion of effective-range expansions  

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A complete and consistent inversion technique is proposed to derive an accurate interaction potential from an effective-range function for a given partial wave in the neutral case. First, the effective-range function is Taylor or Pad\\'e expanded, which allows high precision fitting of the experimental scattering phase shifts with a minimal number of parameters on a large energy range. Second, the corresponding poles of the scattering matrix are extracted in the complex wave-number plane. Third, the interaction potential is constructed with supersymmetric transformations of the radial Schr\\"odinger equation. As an illustration, the method is applied to the experimental phase shifts of the neutron-proton elastic scattering in the $^1S_0$ and $^1D_2$ channels on the $[0-350]$ MeV laboratory energy interval.

Bikashkali Midya; Jérémie Evrard; Sylvain Abramowicz; O. L. Ramírez Suárez; Jean-Marc Sparenberg

2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

364

Supersymmetric inversion of effective-range expansions  

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A complete and consistent inversion technique is proposed to derive an accurate interaction potential from an effective-range function for a given partial wave in the neutral case. First, the effective-range function is Taylor or Pad\\'e expanded, which allows high precision fitting of the experimental scattering phase shifts with a minimal number of parameters on a large energy range. Second, the corresponding poles of the scattering matrix are extracted in the complex wave-number plane. Third, the interaction potential is constructed with supersymmetric transformations of the radial Schr\\"odinger equation. As an illustration, the method is applied to the experimental phase shifts of the neutron-proton elastic scattering in the $^1S_0$ and $^1D_2$ channels on the $[0-350]$ MeV laboratory energy interval.

Midya, Bikashkali; Abramowicz, Sylvain; Suárez, O L Ramírez; Sparenberg, Jean-Marc

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

A constantfactor approximation algorithm for the kmedian problem  

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that this result is best possible via a reduction from the set cover problem. # moses@cs.stanford.edu. StanfordA constant­factor approximation algorithm for the k­median problem Moses Charikar # Sudipto Guha­factor approximation algorithm for the metric k­median prob­ lem. The k­median problem is one of the most well

Keinan, Alon

366

The time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation  

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We explain why the conventional argument for deriving the time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation is incomplete and review recent mathematical results, which clarify the situation and at the same time provide a systematic scheme for higher order corrections. We also present a new elementary derivation of the correct second-order time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation and discuss as applications the dynamics near a conical intersection of potential surfaces and reactive scattering.

Gianluca Panati; Herbert Spohn; Stefan Teufel

2007-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

367

The western transverse ranges microplate as a native terrane  

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Palocurrent measurements from the entire Cretaceous section of the western Transverse Ranges microplate (WTRM) yield a northerly flow direction. Point count data indicate a mixed provenance for both conglomerates and associated sandstones. The dominant provenance was mixed magmatic arc/recycled orogen and disected/transitional arc terranes. Petrographic, quantitative SEM and microprobe analysis also indicate the presence of diagnostic Franciscan mineralogy in these sediments, including glaucophane, riebeckite, lawsonite, and serpentine, suggesting derivation from a subduction complex. Olistoclasts of chert, jadeitic graywacke, serpentine and blueschist are found intermixed within the arc-derived sediments. Olistoclasts range in size from sub-millimeter to centimeter scale and olistoliths range up to 150 m. Well preserved internal bedding in some of the olistoliths suggest emplacement by landsliding indicating very short transport distance. This Franciscan material represents the oldest melange-derived material reported from this part of California and documents uplift and erosion of the subduction complex earlier than previously suggested. These data are consistent with deposition in a Cretaceous fore-arc basin located west or south of the San Diego area. The allochthonous WTRM of southern California can be reconstructed to an originally north-south oriented fore-arc basin. After deposition of the Sespe Formation (22 Ma [+-]) the microplate was slivered by strike-slip faults and rotated clockwise approximately 90[degrees], after which, the block again accreted against the continental margin. Our reconstruction suggest that depositional and structural trends for Eocene and Cretaceous sediments is likely to be different from that in the Miocene Monterey pay zones in the Santa Barbara channel region. If our reconstruction is correct, exploration strategy for Eocene and Cretaceous petroleum in the southern California Bight should take this tectonic model into account.

Campbell, M.D.; Reed, W.E. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States))

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Inverse bremsstrahlung heating rate in xenon clusters in the eikonal approximation  

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We report inverse bremsstrahlung (IB) heating rates in the eikonal approximation (EA). The present analysis is performed using the plasma-screened Rogers and Debye potentials for Xe clusters with two different charge states (6 and 10). We compare the eikonal results with the first Born approximation (FBA) and classical-simulation (CL-sim) (Moll et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 033303 (2012)) calculations for clusters in infrared light. Calculations have been performed for the field strength of 2.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 8} V/cm. We find that compared to the FBA and CL-sim methods, the IB heating rate in the EA is less sensitive to the choice of the two potentials considered here. The present EA calculation shows that the influence of the inner structure of atomic ion on the heating rate is more prominent for the smaller ion charge (Xe{sup 6+}). In the case of low laser field approximation based on the elastic transport cross sections, it is seen that in contrast to the FBA and classical methods, the heating rate predicted by the EA does not deviate much all over the range of mean kinetic energy of electrons (20-500 eV) considered here for both the charge states of xenon (Xe{sup 6+} and Xe{sup 10+}). Furthermore, for the Rogers potential, EA is found to be in closer agreement with the classical method than the FBA. We also compare the results of the IB heating rate using the present and low-field approximation approaches to the above three methods and observe that the magnitudes of the IB heating rate calculated in the low field approximation are, in general, higher than the corresponding values predicted by the present approach for both the electron-ion potentials.

Dey, R. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Roy, A. C. [School of Mathematical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, 711202 West Bengal (India)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

369

Gravitomagnetism and the Earth-Mercury range  

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We numerically work out the impact of the general relativistic Lense-Thirring effect on the Earth-Mercury range caused by the gravitomagnetic field of the rotating Sun. The peak-to peak nominal amplitude of the resulting time-varying signal amounts to 1.75 10^1 m over a temporal interval 2 yr. Future interplanetary laser ranging facilities should reach a cm-level in ranging to Mercury over comparable timescales; for example, the BepiColombo mission, to be launched in 2014, should reach a 4.5 - 10 cm level over 1 - 8 yr. We looked also at other Newtonian (solar quadrupole mass moment, ring of the minor asteroids, Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, Trans-Neptunian Objects) and post-Newtonian (gravitoelectric Schwarzschild solar field) dynamical effects on the Earth-Mercury range. They act as sources of systematic errors for the Lense-Thirring signal which, in turn, if not properly modeled, may bias the recovery of some key parameters of such other dynamical features of motion. Their nominal peak-to-peak amplitudes are as large as 4 10^5 m (Schwarzschild), 3 10^2 m (Sun's quadrupole), 8 10^1 m (Ceres, Pallas, Vesta), 4 m (ring of minor asteroids), 8 10^-1 m (Trans-Neptunian Objects). Their temporal patterns are different with respect to that of the gravitomagnetic signal.

Lorenzo Iorio

2011-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

370

Nonperturbative short-range dynamics in TMDs  

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This presentation covers: deep inelastic processes and transverse momentum distributions; chiral symmetry breaking, including the physical picture, the dynamical model, and parton distributions; partonic structures, including transverse momentum distributions, coordinate space correlator, and short range correlations; and measurements of semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering, correlations, and multi-parton processes in pp interactions.

Weiss, Christian [JLAB

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Signal Fluctuations in the BIFI Range  

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Short?term and long?term fluctuation studies have been made in the BIFI Shallow X Water Acoustic Range which is 37 kyd in length. It is shown how time?smear analysis may be used to predict the extent of short?term signal fluctuation by taking into account the energy content of the “front” and “tail” of the received signal. The method is applied to an actual received signal with good results. Long?term fluctuation such as that due to tide is considered in terms of normal mode theory using the results of the time smear analysis to provide an estimate of the relative strengths of the modes. When applied to the BIFI range this method predicts that tidal effects will cause negligible fluctuations in the received signal due to the absence of modes other than the fundamental at this large range. This prediction was verified by experiment. At shorter ranges the interaction of several modes will cause relatively large fluctuations in the signal as the water depth changes during the tidal cycle.

W. G. Kanabis; B. Sussman

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Compact range for variable-zone measurements  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compact range for testing antennas or radar targets includes a source for directing energy along a feedline toward a parabolic reflector. The reflected wave is a spherical wave with a radius dependent on the distance of the source from the focal point of the reflector.

Burnside, Walter D. (Columbus, OH); Rudduck, Roger C. (Columbus, OH); Yu, Jiunn S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Discussion of long-range weather prediction  

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A group of scientists at Los Alamos have held a series of discussions of the issues in and prospects for improvements in Long-range Weather Predictions Enabled by Proving of the Atmosphere at High Space-Time Resolution. The group contained the requisite skills for a full evaluation, although this report presents only an informal discussion of the main technical issues. The group discussed all aspects of the proposal, which are grouped below into the headings: (1) predictability; (2) sensors and satellites, (3) DIAL and atmospheric sensing; (4) localized transponders; and (5) summary and integration. Briefly, the group agreed that the relative paucity of observations of the state of the atmosphere severely inhibits the accuracy of weather forecasts, and any program that leads to a more dense and uniform observational network is welcome. As shown in Long-range Weather more dense and uniform observational network is welcome. As shown in Long-range Weather Predictions, the pay-back of accurate long-range forecasts should more than justify the expenditure associated with improved observations and forecast models required. The essential step is to show that the needed technologies are available for field test and space qualification.

Canavan, G.H.

1998-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

374

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) LONG RANGE SCHEDULE  

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and Machinery C T C T EET 365W Electrical Power & Machinery Laboratory C C, V V C C, V V EET 370T Energy=Virtual Laboratory, W=Web based This schedule is tentative. All Course offerings are subject to minimum enrollmentElectrical Engineering Technology (EET) LONG RANGE SCHEDULE Course Number and Name Fall 2010 Spr

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Resonant invisibility with finite range interacting fermions  

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We study the eigenstates of two opposite spin fermions on a one-dimensional lattice with finite range interaction. The eigenstates are projected onto the set of Fock eigenstates of the noninteracting case. We find antiresonances for symmetric eigenstates, which eliminate the interaction between two symmetric Fock states when satisfying a corresponding selection rule.

Jean-Pierre Nguenang; Sergej Flach; Ramaz Khomeriki

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

376

High-Dynamic-Range Imaging for artists  

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An introduction and overview of the practical applications and uses of high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) from a production point of view. The course begins with a brief overview of HDRI and pre-production, production, and post-production techniques. ...

Kirt Witte

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

6, 1018310216, 2006 Long-range transport  

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ACPD 6, 10183­10216, 2006 Long-range transport of Asian dust and air pollutants to Taiwan C.-Y. Lin and air pollutants to Taiwan: observed evidence and model simulation C.-Y. Lin 1 , Z. Wang 2 , W.-N. Chen and air pollutants to Taiwan C.-Y. Lin et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction Conclusions References

Boyer, Edmond

378

Compact range for variable-zone measurements  

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A compact range for testing antennas or radar targets includes a source for directing energy along a feedline toward a parabolic reflector. The reflected wave is a spherical wave with a radius dependent on the distance of the source from the focal point of the reflector. 2 figs.

Burnside, W.D.; Rudduck, R.C.; Yu, J.S.

1987-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

379

Advanced nuclear reactor safety analysis: the simulation of a small break loss of coolant accident in the simplified boiling water reactor using RELAP5/MOD3.1.1  

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The thermal hydraulic simulation code RELAP5/MOD3.1.1 was utilized to model General Electric's Simplified Boiling Water Reactor plant. The model of the plant was subjected to a small break loss of coolant accident occurring from a guillotine shear...

Faust, Christophor Randall

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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We study the continuous extractive distillation of minimum and maximum boiling azeotropic mixtures A-B with a heavy or a light entrainer E, intending to assess its feasibility based on thermodynamic insights.  

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#12;#12;Abstract We study the continuous extractive distillation of minimum and maximum boiling on operating parameters: distillate product purity and recovery, reflux ratio R and entrainer ­ feed flow rate. For the 1.0-2 class both A and B can be distillated. For one of them there exists a maximum entrainer - feed

Mailhes, Corinne

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381

Environmental Assessment for Authorizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow Public Access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Reactor Building, Ricon, Puerto Rico  

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394: Public Access to the BONUS Facility January 2003 394: Public Access to the BONUS Facility January 2003 i DOE/EA-1394 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR AUTHORIZING THE PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (PREPA) TO ALLOW PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE BOILING NUCLEAR SUPERHEAT (BONUS) REACTOR BUILDING, RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO January 2003 U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Oak Ridge, Tennessee DOE/EA-1394: Public Access to the BONUS Facility January 2003 ii TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES V LIST OF TABLES V ACRONYMS VI UNIT ABBREVIATIONS VII SUMMARY VIII 1. INTRODUCTION 10 1.1 Purpose and Need for Action 10 1.2 Operational and Decommissioning History 15 1.3 Summary of Radiological Conditions at the BONUS Facility 19 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES 25

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Rangely, Colorado: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Rangely, Colorado: Energy Resources Rangely, Colorado: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 40.0874759°, -108.8048292° 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":40.0874759,"lon":-108.8048292,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Front Range Energy LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Energy LLC Energy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Front Range Energy LLC Name Front Range Energy LLC Address 31375 Great Western Dr Place Windsor, Colorado Zip 80550 Sector Biofuels Product Ethanol producer Website http://www.frontrangeenergy.co Coordinates 40.4605154°, -104.8565272° 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":40.4605154,"lon":-104.8565272,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

384

Variational principles with Padé approximants for tearing mode analysis  

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Tearing modes occur in several distinct physical regimes, and it is often important to compute the inner layer response for these modes with various effects. There is a need for an approximate and efficient method of solving the inner layer equations in all these regimes. In this paper, we introduce a method of solving the inner layer equations based on using a variational principle with Padé approximants. For all the regimes considered, the main layer equations to be solved are inhomogeneous, and Padé approximants give a convenient and efficient method of satisfying the correct asymptotic behavior at the edge of the layer. Results using this variational principle—Padé approximant method in three of these regimes is presented. These regimes are the constant-? resistive-inertial (RI) regime, the constant-? viscoresistive regime, and the non-constant-? inviscid tearing regime. The last regime includes the constant-? RI regime and the inertial regime. The results show that reasonable accuracy can be obtained very efficiently with Padé approximants having a small number of parameters.

Cole, Andrew J. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Finn, John M. [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States)] [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

385

PREDICTING RANGES FOR PULSARS' BRAKING INDICES  

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The theoretical determination of braking indices of pulsars is still an open problem. In this paper we report results of a study concerning such determination based on a modification of the canonical model, which admits that pulsars are rotating magnetic dipoles, and on data from the seven pulsars with known braking indices. In order to test the modified model, we predict ranges for the braking indices of other pulsars.

Magalhaes, Nadja S.; Miranda, Thaysa A. [Federal University of Sao Paulo, DCET, Rua Sao Nicolau 210, Diadema, SP 09913-030 (Brazil); Frajuca, Carlos, E-mail: nadjasm@gmail.com [Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Sao Paulo, R. Pedro Vicente 625, Sao Paulo, SP 01109-010 (Brazil)

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

386

Quasipotential Equation Corresponding to the Relativistic Eikonal Approximation  

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A three-dimensional Lippmann-Schwinger-type equation for the elastic scattering amplitude and the corresponding homogeneous Schrödinger equation for the two-particle bound states are studied. The potential is defined as an infinite power series in the coupling constant which fits the perturbative expansion of the on-energy-shell scattering amplitude. The approximate equation obtained by keeping only the lowest-order term in the potential is local and has the following properties: (i) The scattering amplitude yields the relativistic eikonal approximation for large energies or small exchanged mass and momentum transfer; (ii) for the Coulomb problem the approximate equation is exactly soluble and leads to a relativistic Balmer formula including the fine-structure splitting.

I. T. Todorov

1971-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

Long-range Rydberg-Rydberg interactions in calcium, strontium and ytterbium  

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Long-range dipole-dipole and quadrupole-quadrupole interactions between pairs of Rydberg atoms are calculated perturbatively for calcium, strontium and ytterbium within the Coulomb approximation. Quantum defects, obtained by fitting existing laser spectroscopic data, are provided for all $S$, $P$, $D$ and $F$ series of strontium and for the $^3P_2$ series of calcium. The results show qualitative differences with the alkali metal atoms, including isotropically attractive interactions of the strontium $^1S_0$ states and a greater rarity of F\\"orster resonances. Only two such resonances are identified, both in triplet series of strontium. The angular dependence of the long range interaction is briefly discussed.

Vaillant, C L; Potvliege, R M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-range Rydberg-Rydberg interactions in calcium, strontium and ytterbium  

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Long-range dipole-dipole and quadrupole-quadrupole interactions between pairs of Rydberg atoms are calculated perturbatively for calcium, strontium and ytterbium within the Coulomb approximation. Quantum defects, obtained by fitting existing laser spectroscopic data, are provided for all $S$, $P$, $D$ and $F$ series of strontium and for the $^3P_2$ series of calcium. The results show qualitative differences with the alkali metal atoms, including isotropically attractive interactions of the strontium $^1S_0$ states and a greater rarity of F\\"orster resonances. Only two such resonances are identified, both in triplet series of strontium. The angular dependence of the long range interaction is briefly discussed.

C. L. Vaillant; M. P. A. Jones; R. M. Potvliege

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

389

Solution of the Schrodinger equation for the inverse-square potential using Pade approximants  

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to J@(x) Order of the approximant which approximates J (x) to a relative o -4- error less than 10 44 Order of the approximant which approximates Jl(x) to a relative -4 error less than 10 10 Order of the approximant which approximates J4(x) to a... relative -4- error less than 10 Figure Page Order of the approximant which approximates J&(x) to a relative error less than 10 ? 4 4c 12 14 Relative error in the 4, 4 approximant to J. (x) Relative error in the 4, 4 approximant to J4 (x) 4r...

Golden, Jack Emitt

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Table 1 Highest tides (tide ranges) of the global ocean Country Site Tide range (m)  

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and Climate. Indian Ocean Equatorial Currents. Internal Waves. Island Wakes. Langmuir Circula- tion and Instability. Mesoscale Eddies. Open Ocean Convection. Paci\\c Ocean Equatorial Currents. TurbulenceTable 1 Highest tides (tide ranges) of the global ocean Country Site Tide range (m) Canada Bay

Gorban, Alexander N.

391

approximately 200 megawatts (MWs) of power from TCEP, making  

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approximately 200 megawatts (MWs) of power from TCEP, making approximately 200 megawatts (MWs) of power from TCEP, making it the first U.S. purchase by a utility of low-carbon power from a commercial-scale, coal-based power plant with carbon capture. The 400-MW TCEP plant is a first-of-its-kind integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) poly-generation facility capable of capturing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) it produces. The $2.4-billion plant was a third round selection under DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative

392

Improved approximation algorithm for the jump number of interval orders  

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Abstract The jump number problem for posets is to find a linear extension in which the number of incomparable adjacent pairs is minimized. In this paper the class of interval orders is considered. Three 3/2-approximation algorithms for this problem have been known for some time. By a previous work of Mitas, the problem may be reformulated as a subgraph packing task. We prove that the problem reduces also to a set cover task, and we establish an improved bound of 1.484 to the approximation ratio of the jump number on interval orders.

Przemys?aw Krysztowiak

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Optimal approximation of harmonic growth clusters by orthogonal polynomials  

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Interface dynamics in two-dimensional systems with a maximal number of conservation laws gives an accurate theoreticaI model for many physical processes, from the hydrodynamics of immiscible, viscous flows (zero surface-tension limit of Hele-Shaw flows), to the granular dynamics of hard spheres, and even diffusion-limited aggregation. Although a complete solution for the continuum case exists, efficient approximations of the boundary evolution are very useful due to their practical applications. In this article, the approximation scheme based on orthogonal polynomials with a deformed Gaussian kernel is discussed, as well as relations to potential theory.

Teodorescu, Razvan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

APS Long Range Operations Schedule FY2010  

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10) 10) Alternate Formats: iCal | Excel | PDF APS Long-Range Operation Schedule 2009-3 2010-1 2010-2 Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

395

APS Long Range Operations Schedule FY2009  

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09) 09) Alternate Formats: iCal | Excel | PDF APS Long Range Operation Schedule (FY2009) 2008-3 2009-1 2009-2 Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

396

Texas Range Plants Poisonous to Livestock.  

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. SYMPTOMS. Animals poisoned by guajillo appear bright and alert and have a good appetite but show varying degrees of muscular incoordi- nation. The rear legs are most commonly affected and a stilted gait, stumbling and falling and an apparent lateral... to the ground each year, Figure 9. Growth on Texas range areas starts in early spring and flowering begins in late summer. Reproduction is by seed following fall, winter and early spring rains. ( &ring tlhe spring but may appear at any time Figure 9...

Sperry, Omer Edison

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Tonopah Test Range 2030 Meeting Summary Report  

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Corrective Action Sites (CASs) and Corrective Action Units (CAUs) at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) may be placed into three categories: Closed, Closed in Place, or Closure in Progress. CASs and CAUs where contaminants were either not detected or were cleaned up to within regulatory action levels are summarized. CASs and CAUs where contaminants and/or waste have been closed in place are summarized. There is also a table that summarizes the contaminant that has been closed at each site, if land-use restrictions are present, and if post-closure inspections are required.

NSTec Environmental Restoration

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Lunar laser ranging: the millimeter challenge  

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Lunar laser ranging has provided many of the best tests of gravitation since the first Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon. The march to higher precision continues to this day, now entering the millimeter regime, and promising continued improvement in scientific results. This review introduces key aspects of the technique, details the motivations, observables, and results for a variety of science objectives, summarizes the current state of the art, highlights new developments in the field, describes the modeling challenges, and looks to the future of the enterprise.

T W Murphy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Optical range measurement system: principles and applications  

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modulated infrared beam from a LED to a targeted vehicle and receiving that being reflected, the relative distance between the host and target can be determined by the ORMS. There are basically two distinctive types of ORMS's. 1. Phase Shift ORMS... of the road, b. a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the highway, c. other targets in the scene within the effective range of the ranger. 14 A LED display could also be arranged to warn the driver, but this does not seem to be necessary. The driver may...

Roan, Tian-Ming Philip

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Exchange-correlation energy from pairing matrix fluctuation and the particle-particle random phase approximation  

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Despite their unmatched success for many applications, commonly used local, semi-local, and hybrid density functionals still face challenges when it comes to describing long-range interactions, static correlation, and electron delocalization. Density functionals of both the occupied and virtual orbitals are able to address these problems. The particle-hole (ph-) Random Phase Approximation (RPA), a functional of occupied and virtual orbitals, has recently known a revival within the density functional theory community. Following up on an idea introduced in our recent communication [H. van Aggelen, Y. Yang, and W. Yang, Phys. Rev. A 88, 030501 (2013)], we formulate more general adiabatic connections for the correlation energy in terms of pairing matrix fluctuations described by the particle-particle (pp-) propagator. With numerical examples of the pp-RPA, the lowest-order approximation to the pp-propagator, we illustrate the potential of density functional approximations based on pairing matrix fluctuations. The pp-RPA is size-extensive, self-interaction free, fully anti-symmetric, describes the strong static correlation limit in H{sub 2}, and eliminates delocalization errors in H{sub 2}{sup +} and other single-bond systems. It gives surprisingly good non-bonded interaction energies – competitive with the ph-RPA – with the correct R{sup ?6} asymptotic decay as a function of the separation R, which we argue is mainly attributable to its correct second-order energy term. While the pp-RPA tends to underestimate absolute correlation energies, it gives good relative energies: much better atomization energies than the ph-RPA, as it has no tendency to underbind, and reaction energies of similar quality. The adiabatic connection in terms of pairing matrix fluctuation paves the way for promising new density functional approximations.

Aggelen, Helen van [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium) [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium); Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Yang, Yang [Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Yang, Weitao [Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Long range constant force profiling for measurement of engineering surfaces  

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A new instrument bridging the gap between atomic force microscopes (AFMs) and stylus profiling instruments is described. The constant force profiler is capable of subnanometer resolution over a 15??m vertical range with a horizontal traverse length of 50 mm. This long traverse length coupled with the possibilities of utilizing standard radius diamondmeasurement styli make the force profiler more compatible with existing profiling instrument standards. The forces between the specimen and a diamond stylus tipped cantilever spring are sensed as displacements using a capacitance bridge. This displacement signal is then fed through a proportional plus integral controller to a high stability piezoelectric actuator to maintain a constant tip?to?sample force of approximately 100 nN. Much of the sensor head and traverse mechanism is made of Zerodur glass?ceramic to provide the thermal stability needed for long travel measurements. Profiles of a 30?nm silica step height standard and an 8.5??m step etched on Zerodur are presented.

L. P. Howard; S. T. Smith

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

EXCEPTED SERVICE (EJ & EK) PAY RANGES  

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EXCEPTED SERVICE (EJ & EK) PAY RANGES EXCEPTED SERVICE (EJ & EK) PAY RANGES Eff. 01/03/2010 Pay Table (***Excludes applicable Locality Pay) Grade/Band Minimum Maximum GS Grade/Step Equivalent 01 $27,431 $47,103 5/1 to 9/5 02 $41,563 $68,310 9/1 to 12/5 03 $60,274 $95,989 12/1 to 14/5 04 $84,697 $133,403* 14/1 to 103% of 15/10 05 $145,700** $165,300 EX-V to EX-III *Change to maximum pay rate per DOE O 329.1 effective 03/30/2012. **Change to minimum pay rate per DOE O 329.1 effective 03/30/2012. ***Calculating salary to include Locality Pay: Example: An employee is selected for an EJ/EK position in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area which has a locality payment rate of 24.22% (locality rate for 2011) Step One: Convert locality payment percent to a decimal - 1.2422;

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APS Long Range Schedule FY1996  

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Long Range Commissioning Schedule for FY1996 Long Range Commissioning Schedule for FY1996 Date First Shift 0:00-8:00 Second Shift 8:00-16:00 Third Shift 16:00-24:00 3/15/96 SR Studies 1-ID-A Shielding Verification SR Studies 3/23/96 SR Studies 3-ID-A , 2-ID-A , 3-ID-B Shielding Verifications User Beam 3/24/96 User Beam User Beam User Beam 3/25/96 User Beam 19-ID-A Shielding Verification User Beam 3/26/96 User Beam 2-ID-A , 12-BM-A Shielding Verifications User Beam 3/27/96 User Beam 5-BM-A Shielding Verification User Beam 3/28/96 User Beam 19-ID-C Shielding Verification User Beam until 20:00 3/29/96 SR Studies SR Studies SR Studies 3/30/96 SR Studies SR Studies SR Studies 3/31/96 SR Studies SR Studies SR Studies 4/1/96 SR Studies SR Studies SR Studies 4/2/96 SR Studies 5-BM-B Shielding Verification User Beam

404

On Approximating the Translational Velocity of Vortex Rings  

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from this configuration and the system scaling. Here, the accuracy of this approximation is presented orifice in a flat plate contain a converging radial component of velocity. For both configurations. By this definition, the piston velocity is the average jet velocity passing through the orifice independent

Mohseni, Kamran

405

The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for nontrivial genomes cannot be approximated  

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The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non­trivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin 1 ­ France guillaume.fertin@univ­nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con­ sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one­to­one correspon­ dence (i.e., a matching) between

Fertin, Guillaume

406

Incorporating Velocity Shear into the Magneto-Boussinesq Approximation  

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

Bowker, Jordan A; Kersalé, Evy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

MARKOV CHAIN APPROXIMATIONS FOR TRANSITION DENSITIES OF LEVY PROCESSES  

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MARKOV CHAIN APPROXIMATIONS FOR TRANSITION DENSITIES OF L´EVY PROCESSES ALEKSANDAR MIJATOVI for the existence of transition densities of X, we establish sharp convergence rates of the normalised probability class with applications in diverse areas such as mathematical finance, risk management, insurance

408

Improved approximation algorithms for a capacitated facility location problem  

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that ordinary randomized rounding rarely generates a feasible solution to the associated set covering problemImproved approximation algorithms for a capacitated facility location problem Fabi'an A. Chudak. There is a set of demand locations that require service from facilities; there is a set of locations at which

Keinan, Alon

409

CS 105: Algorithms (Grad) Approximation Algorithms (continued) Feb 21, 2005  

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.g. Clique. = O(log n), e.g. Set Cover. = O(1), e.g. Vertex Cover. Page 1 of 7 #12;CS 105: Algorithms (Grad Algorithms: Vertex Cover 1.1 Introduction to Approximation Algorithms There are several optimization problems (TSP) - finding a minimum cost tour of all cities � Vertex Cover - find minimum set of vertex

Chakrabarti, Amit

410

Geometric and capacitated set cover Exact and approximation algorithms for  

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Geometric and capacitated set cover ' & $ % Exact and approximation algorithms for geometric and capacitated set cover problems Piotr Berman Pennsylvania State University Marek Karpinski Bonn University Andrzej Lingas Lund University July 22, 2010 COCOON 2010 Page 1 #12;Geometric and capacitated set cover

Berman, Piotr

411

LP-Based Approximation Algorithms for Reliable Resource Allocation  

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......technique for analyzing the minimum set cover problem. For a special case of RRA...technique for analyzing the minimum set cover problem. For a special case of RRA...UFL can be easily reduced from the set cover problem [18] that is hard to approximate......

Kewen Liao; Hong Shen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

CP-networks: semantics, complexity, approximations and extensions  

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CP-networks: semantics, complexity, approximations and extensions F. Rossi, K. B. Venable Dept Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork Cork, Ireland tw@4c.ucc.ie July 23, 2002 Abstract CP-networks are an elegant and compact qualitative framework for ex- pressing preferences. Unfortunately, reasoning with CP

Walsh, Toby

413

A fast approximation technique for power grid analysis  

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In this paper, we present a fast approximation algorithm for computing IR drops in a VLSI power grid. Assuming that the grid does not have pathological defects, the algorithm can estimate IR drops to within 5% average error, with a run time of less than ...

Mysore Sriram

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

New approximation algorithms for minimum cycle bases of graphs  

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We consider the problem of computing an approximate minimum cycle basis of an undirected edge-weighted graph G with m edges and n vertices; the extension to directed graphs is also discussed. In this problem, a {0, 1} incidence vector ...

Telikepalli Kavitha; Kurt Mehlhorn; Dimitrios Michail

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Managing Approximate Models in Evolutionary Aerodynamic Design Optimization  

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Managing Approximate Models in Evolutionary Aerodynamic Design Optimization Yaochu Jin yaochu jin­ mization problems that are discontinuous, multi­modal and multi­objective [1, 2]. Aerodynamic structural to high complexity of the aerodynamic analysis and large number of evaluations needed in the evolutionary

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

416

Gerla Giangiacomo Fuzzy logic. Mathematical tools for approximate reasoning. (English)  

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the author's approach to fuzzy control. Based upon a certain version of fuzzified logical programming, viz. Herbrand models for fuzzy logics, the author interprets lists of fuzzy control rules by fuzzy logicGerla Giangiacomo Fuzzy logic. Mathematical tools for approximate reasoning. (English) [B] Trends

Gerla, Giangiacomo

417

On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation  

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Motivated by the paper by Sutcliffe and Woolley [“On the quantum theory of molecules,” J. Chem. Phys. 137, 22A544 (2012)], we present the main ideas used by mathematicians to show the accuracy of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation for molecules. Based on mathematical works on this approximation for molecular bound states, in scattering theory, in resonance theory, and for short time evolution, we give an overview of some rigorous results obtained up to now. We also point out the main difficulties mathematicians are trying to overcome and speculate on further developments. The mathematical approach does not fit exactly to the common use of the approximation in Physics and Chemistry. We criticize the latter and comment on the differences, contributing in this way to the discussion on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation initiated by Sutcliffe and Woolley. The paper neither contains mathematical statements nor proofs. Instead, we try to make accessible mathematically rigourous results on the subject to researchers in Quantum Chemistry or Physics.

Jecko, Thierry, E-mail: thierry.jecko@u-cergy.fr [AGM, UMR 8088 du CNRS, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Département de mathématiques, site de Saint Martin, 2 avenue Adolphe Chauvin, F-95000 Pontoise (France)] [AGM, UMR 8088 du CNRS, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Département de mathématiques, site de Saint Martin, 2 avenue Adolphe Chauvin, F-95000 Pontoise (France)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoupling electrons and nuclei without the Born-Oppenheimer approximation  

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Decoupling electrons and nuclei without the Born-Oppenheimer approximation Patrick Cassam. The EN-GMFCI is a new paradigm for quantum chemistry that bypasses the tradi- tional Born-Oppenheimer (BO;1 Introduction The Born-Oppenheimer (BO) potential energy surface (PES) is one of the main paradigm of quantum

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Preprint UC Davis Math 199930 A continuum approximation for the  

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Preprint UC Davis Math 1999­30 A continuum approximation for the excitations of the (1; 1 and Shannon Starr Department of Mathematics University of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616­8633, USA bolina, with an appropriate scaling, the energy of low­ lying excitations of the (1; 1; : : : ; 1) interface in the d

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HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI  

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HEREDITARY APPROXIMATION PROPERTY W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI Abstract. If X is a Banach space, trace formula. Johnson was supported in part by NSF DMS-0500292, DMS-1001321, and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation. 1 #12;2 W. B. JOHNSON AND A. SZANKOWSKI subsymmetric basis unless

Johnson, William B.

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Approximate inference for spatial functional data on massively parallel processors  

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With continually increasing data sizes, the relevance of the big n problem of classical likelihood approaches is greater than ever. The functional mixed-effects model is a well established class of models for analyzing functional data. Spatial functional ... Keywords: Functional data analysis, Functional mixed-effects model, GPU, Gaussian processes, Likelihood analysis, Operator approximations

Lars Lau Rakêt; Bo Markussen

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Approximate hedging problem with transaction costs in stochastic volatility markets  

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Approximate hedging problem with transaction costs in stochastic volatility markets Thai Huu Nguyen stochastic volatility markets with transaction costs using a new form for enlarged volatility in Leland between the present setting and high frequency markets with transaction costs. Possibilities to improve

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

423

Approximating the Probability of an Itemset being Nele Dexters  

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gives a statistical approach to the success probability Sl, the probability that a set consisting of lApproximating the Probability of an Itemset being Frequent Nele Dexters University of Antwerp algorithms, the probability that an itemset is a candidate and the probability that a set is frequent (a

Antwerpen, Universiteit

424

Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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and a set of destination nodes, the problem is to build a minimum-energy multicast tree for the requestApproximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A wireless ad hoc network consists of mobile nodes that are equipped with energy

Liang, Weifa

425

Expressive Power and Approximation Errors of Restricted Boltzmann Machines  

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#12;Expressive Power and Approximation Errors of Restricted Boltzmann Machines Guido F. Montufar1 Boltzmann Machines (RBMs) depending on the number of units that they contain, and which are representative Machine (RBM) [23, 10] is a learning system con- sisting of two layers of binary stochastic units

426

Di usion Approximation of Radiative Transfer Equations in a Channel  

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direction. 1 #12; 1 Introduction Radiative transport equations were #12;rst used to describe the propagationDi#11;usion Approximation of Radiative Transfer Equations in a Channel Guillaume Bal Department by a di#11;usion equation. However, the thickness of the crust is of the order of the transport mean free

Bal, Guillaume

427

Numerical study on the validity of the diffusion approximation  

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of photons can be accurately modeled by the radiative transport equation (RTE).9,10 Because and the radiative transport as implemented by Monte Carlo simulation in the cases of point and ball sources. Our of the difficulties in handling the RTE directly, the diffusion approximation to the transport equation has been

Virginia Tech

428

Approximate Bayesian Computations Done Exactly: Towards a Thousand Human Genomes  

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Approximate Bayesian Computations Done Exactly: Towards a Thousand Human Genomes Principal of California, Irvine, USA January 28, 2011 Abstract Currently, 1000 whole human genomes are being sequenced. It is becoming exceedingly difficult to extract critical information from such extensive population-level genomic

Sainudiin, Raazesh

429

Rough Set Approximation Framework for Smarter Vertical Handovers  

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2010 Rough Set Approximation Framework for Smarter Vertical Handovers Nalin ChakooO, Saewoong to support seamless mobility. In this paper, we propose rough set based decision framework for vertical handoff in heterogeneous networks. We apply fuzzy decision to fuzzy-rough set which gives us the advantage

Bahk, Saewoong

430

Moving boundary approximation for curved streamer ionization fronts: Solvability analysis  

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The minimal density model for negative streamer ionization fronts is investigated. An earlier moving boundary approximation for this model consisted of a “kinetic undercooling” type boundary condition in a Laplacian growth problem of Hele-Shaw type. Here we derive a curvature correction to the moving boundary approximation that resembles surface tension. The calculation is based on solvability analysis with unconventional features, namely, there are three relevant zero modes of the adjoint operator, one of them diverging; furthermore, the inner-outer matching ahead of the front must be performed on a line rather than on an extended region; and the whole calculation can be performed analytically. The analysis reveals a relation between the fields ahead and behind a slowly evolving curved front, the curvature and the generated conductivity. This relation forces us to give up the ideal conductivity approximation, and we suggest to replace it by a charge neutrality approximation. This implies that the electric potential in the streamer interior is no longer constant but solves a Laplace equation; this leads to a Muskat-type problem.

Fabian Brau, Benny Davidovitch, and Ute Ebert

2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

431

Self-similar and charged spheres in the diffusion approximation  

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We study spherical, charged and self--similar distributions of matter in the diffusion approximation. We propose a simple, dynamic but physically meaningful solution. For such a solution we obtain a model in which the distribution becomes static and changes to dust. The collapse is halted with damped mass oscillations about the absolute value of the total charge.

Barreto, W

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Generalized local-density approximation for spherical potentials  

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An alternative density functional for the spherical approximation of cell potentials is formulated. It relies on overlapping atomic spheres for the calculation of the kinetic energy, similar to the atomic sphere approximation (ASA), however, a shape correction is used that has the same form as the interstitial treatment in the nonoverlapping muffin-tin (MT) approach. The intersite Coulomb energy is evaluated using the Madelung energy as computed in the MT approach, while the on-site Coulomb energy is calculated using the ASA. The Kohn-Sham equations for the functional are then solved self-consistently. The ASA is known to give poor elastic constants and good point defect energies. Conversely the MT approach gives good elastic constants and poor point defect energies. The proposed new functional maintains the simplicity of the spherical potentials found in the ASA and MT approaches, but gives good values for both elastic constants and point defects. This solution avoids a problem, absent in the ASA but suffered by the MT approximation, of incorrect distribution of site charges when charge transfer is large. Relaxation of atomic positions is thus facilitated. Calculations confirm that the approach gives similar elastic constants to the MT approximation, and defect formation energies similar to those obtained with ASA.

X.-G. Zhang and D. M. C. Nicholson

1999-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

433

Gluon Condensate in Pion Superfluid beyond Mean Field Approximation  

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We study gluon condensate in a pion superfluid, through calculating the equation of state of the system in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. While in mean field approximation the growing pion condensate leads to an increasing gluon condensate, meson fluctuations reduce the gluon condensate and the broken scalar symmetry can be smoothly restored at finite isospin density.

Yin Jiang; Pengfei Zhuang

2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

434

Improved Approximations for Max Set Splitting and Max NAE SAT  

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Improved Approximations for Max Set Splitting and Max NAE SAT #3; Jiawei Zhang and Yinyu Ye y Nanjing, 210093, P.R.China August 16, 2000, Revised January 22, 2001. #3; This research was supported Fudan University, Shanghai, R.R.China. z This work was done while the author was visiting Computational

Ye, Yinyu

435

Different approximations of shallow fluid flow over an obstacle  

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Three different sets of shallow water equations, representing different levels of approximation are considered. The numerical solutions of these different equations for flow past bottom topography in several different flow regimes are compared. For several cases the full Euler solutions are computed as a reference, allowing the assessment of the relative accuracies of the different approximations. Further, the differences between the dispersive shallow water (DSW) solutions and those of the highly simplified, hyperbolic shallow water (SW) equations is studied as a guide to determining what level of approximation is required for a particular flow. First, the Green-Naghdi (GN) equations are derived as a vertically-integrated rational approximation of the Euler equations, and then the generalized Boussinesq (gB) equations are obtained under the further assumption of weak nonlinearity. A series of calculations, each assuming different values of a set of parameters{emdash}undisturbed upstream Froude number, and the height and width of the obstacle, are then presented and discussed. In almost all regions of the parameter space, the SW and DSW theories yield different results; it is only when the flows are entirely subcritical or entirely supercritical and when the obstacles are very wide compared to the depth of the fluid that the SW and DSW theories are in qualitative and quantitative agreement. It is also found that while the gB solutions are accurate only for small bottom topographies (less than 20{percent} of the undisturbed fluid depth), the GN solutions are accurate for much larger topographies (up to 65{percent} of the undisturbed fluid depth). The limitation of the gB approximation to small topographies is primarily due to the generation of large amplitude upstream propagating solitary waves at transcritical Froude numbers, and is consistent with previous analysis. (Abstract Truncated)

Nadiga, B.T.; Margolin, L.G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Smolarkiewicz, P.K. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80307 (United States)] [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80307 (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging  

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Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging methods and apparatus are disclosed for producing three dimensional (3D) images of a target within a scene. Apparatus and methods according to the present invention comprise a light source providing at least three wavelengths (passbands) of illumination that are each loss modulated, phase delayed and simultaneously directed to illuminate the target. Phase delayed light backscattered from the target is spectrally filtered, demodulated and imaged by a planar detector array. Images of the intensity distributions for the selected wavelengths are obtained under modulated and unmodulated (dc) illumination of the target, and the information contained in the images combined to produce a 3D image of the target.

Sandusky, John V. (Albuquerque, NM); Pitts, Todd Alan (Rio Rancho, NM)

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging  

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Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging methods and apparatus are disclosed for producing three dimensional (3D) images of a target within a scene. Apparatus and methods according to the present invention comprise a light source providing at least three wavelengths (passbands) of illumination that are each loss modulated, phase delayed and simultaneously directed to illuminate the target. Phase delayed light backscattered from the target is spectrally filtered, demodulated and imaged by a planar detector array. Images of the intensity distributions for the selected wavelengths are obtained under modulated and unmodulated (dc) illumination of the target, and the information contained in the images combined to produce a 3D image of the target.

Sandusky, John V. (Albuquerque, NM); Pitts, Todd Alan (Rio Rancho, NM)

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Density Functional Theory with Correct Long-Range Asymptotic Behavior Roi Baer1,* and Daniel Neuhauser2,  

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Density Functional Theory with Correct Long-Range Asymptotic Behavior Roi Baer1,* and Daniel within density functional theory (DFT) which spawns a class of approximations leading to correct long.043002 PACS numbers: 31.15.Ew, 31.15.Ne, 31.25.Eb, 71.15.Mb Density functional theory (DFT) [1,2] is an in

Baer, Roi

439

Insensitivity of the rate of ion motional heating to trap-electrode material over a large temperature range  

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We present measurements of trapped-ion motional-state heating rates in niobium and gold surface-electrode ion traps over a range of trap-electrode temperatures from approximately 4 K to room temperature (295 K) in a single ...

Chiaverini, John

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projects are valued at approximately $67 million (including $15 million  

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projects are valued at approximately $67 million (including $15 million projects are valued at approximately $67 million (including $15 million in non-Federal cost sharing) over four years. The overall goal of the research is to develop carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) capture and separation technologies that can achieve at least 90 percent CO 2 removal at no more than a 35 percent increase in the cost of electricity. The projects, managed by FE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), include: (1) Linde, LLC, which will use a post-combustion capture technology incorporating BASF's novel amine-based process at a 1-megawatt electric (MWe) equivalent slipstream pilot plant at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) (DOE contribution: $15 million); (2) Neumann Systems Group, Inc., which will design, construct, and test a patented NeuStreamTM absorber at the Colorado

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Approximations to Brueckner theory for nucleon-nucleus collisions  

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The concept of quasiparticles has been very fruitful for the development of theories of many-body systems of strongly interacting particles. A central problem for a quantitative treatment is the interaction between the quasiparticles (the effective interaction between particles). The Brueckner reaction matrix theory and the Jastrow variational approach have been used extensively, especially for nuclei. Our present concern is the collisions between nuclei. An exact calculation of the effective interaction between the nucleons is then extremely complicated. Only the simplest extreme, the nucleon-nucleus optical potential, can be treated fully. Approximate treatments are called for. The present paper investigates some approximations to the Brueckner theory. We are primarily interested in the imaginary part of the one-body (one-nucleon) mean field, as it relates to the damping of collective motion. Of special interest is the increase at low density. Comparisons with Skyrme forces show that they exaggerate this density dependence.

H.S. Köhler

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Exploring approximations to the GW self-energy ionic gradients  

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The accuracy of the many-body perturbation theory GW formalism to calculate electron-phonon coupling matrix elements has been recently demonstrated in the case of a few important systems. However, the related computational costs are high and thus represent strong limitations to its widespread application. In the present study, we explore two less demanding alternatives for the calculation of electron-phonon coupling matrix elements on the many-body perturbation theory level. Namely, we test the accuracy of the static Coulomb-hole plus screened-exchange (COHSEX) approximation and further of the constant screening approach, where variations of the screened Coulomb potential W upon small changes of the atomic positions along the vibrational eigenmodes are neglected. We find this latter approximation to be the most reliable, whereas the static COHSEX ansatz leads to substantial errors. Our conclusions are validated in a few paradigmatic cases: diamond, graphene and the C60 fullerene. These findings open the way f...

Faber, C; Attaccalite, C; Cannuccia, E; Duchemin, I; Deutsch, T; Blase, X

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies in Interpolation and Approximation of Multivariate Bandlimited Functions  

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&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Thomas Schlumprecht N. Sivakumar Committee Members, Joel Zinn William Johnson Fred Dahm Head of Department, Albert...{Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Thomas Schlumprecht Dr. N. Sivakumar The focus of this dissertation is the interpolation and approximation of multi- variate bandlimited functions via sampled (function) values. The rst set of results investigates polynomial...

Bailey, Benjamin Aaron

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

444

A randomised approximation algorithm for the hitting set problem  

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Abstract Let H = ( V , E ) be a hypergraph with vertex set V and edge set E , where n : = | V | and m : = | E | . Let l be the maximum size of an edge and ? be the maximum vertex degree. A hitting set (or vertex cover) in H is a subset of V in which all edges are incident. The hitting set problem is to find a hitting set of minimum cardinality. It is known that an approximation ratio of l can be achieved easily. On the other hand, for constant l, an approximation ratio better than l cannot be achieved in polynomial time under the unique games conjecture (Khot and Regev, 2008 [17]). Thus breaking the l-barrier for significant classes of hypergraphs is a complexity-theoretically and algorithmically interesting problem, which has been studied by several authors (Krivelevich, 1997 [18], Halperin, 2000 [12], Okun, 2005 [23]). We propose a randomised algorithm of hybrid type for the hitting set problem, which combines LP-based randomised rounding, graphs sparsening and greedy repairing and analyse it for different classes of hypergraphs. For hypergraphs with ? = O ( n 1 4 ) and l = O ( n ) we achieve an approximation ratio of l ( 1 ? c ? ) , for some constant c > 0 , with constant probability. For the case of hypergraphs where l and ? are constants, we prove a ratio of l ( 1 ? l ? 1 8 ? ) . The latter is done by analysing the expected size of the hitting set and using concentration inequalities. Moreover, for quasi-regularisable hypergraphs, we achieve an approximation ratio of l ( 1 ? n 8 m ) . We show how and when our results improve over the results of Krivelevich, Halperin and Okun.

Mourad El Ouali; Helena Fohlin; Anand Srivastav

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)  

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In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.

Razeghizadeh, Alireza; Lavafpour, Farhad

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)  

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In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.

Alireza Razeghizadeh; Vahdat Rafee; Farhad Lavafpour

2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

447

Topologies and approximation operators induced by binary relations  

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Rough set theory is an important mathematical tool for dealing with uncertain or vague information. This paper studies some new topologies induced by a binary relation on universe with respect to neighborhood opera- tors. Moreover, the relations among them are studied. In additionally, lower and upper approximations of rough sets using the binary relation with respect to neighborhood operators are studied and examples are given.

Nurettin Bagirmaz; A. Fatih Ozcan Hatice Tasbozan; Ilhan Icen

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

448

Product-state Approximations to Quantum Ground States  

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The local Hamiltonian problem consists of estimating the ground-state energy (given by the minimum eigenvalue) of a local quantum Hamiltonian. First, we show the existence of a good product-state approximation for the ground-state energy of 2-local Hamiltonians with one or more of the following properties: (1) high degree, (2) small expansion, or (3) a ground state with sublinear entanglement with respect to some partition into small pieces. The approximation based on degree is a surprising difference between quantum Hamiltonians and classical CSPs (constraint satisfaction problems), since in the classical setting, higher degree is usually associated with harder CSPs. The approximation based on low entanglement, in turn, was previously known only in the regime where the entanglement was close to zero. Since the existence of a low-energy product state can be checked in NP, the result implies that any Hamiltonian used for a quantum PCP theorem should have: (1) constant degree, (2) constant expansion, (3) a "volume law" for entanglement with respect to any partition into small parts. Second, we show that in several cases, good product-state approximations not only exist, but can be found in polynomial time: (1) 2-local Hamiltonians on any planar graph, solving an open problem of Bansal, Bravyi, and Terhal, (2) dense k-local Hamiltonians for any constant k, solving an open problem of Gharibian and Kempe, and (3) 2-local Hamiltonians on graphs with low threshold rank, via a quantum generalization of a recent result of Barak, Raghavendra and Steurer. Our work introduces two new tools which may be of independent interest. First, we prove a new quantum version of the de Finetti theorem which does not require the usual assumption of symmetry. Second, we describe a way to analyze the application of the Lasserre/Parrilo SDP hierarchy to local quantum Hamiltonians.

Fernando G. S. L. Brandão; Aram W. Harrow

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

The Local Potential Approximation for the Brueckner G-matrix  

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The Brueckner G-matrix for a slab of nuclear matter is analyzed in the singlet $^1S$ and triplet $^3S+^3D$ channels. The complete Hilbert space is split into two domains, the model subspace $S_0$, in which the two-particle propagator is calculated explicitly, and the complementary one, $S'$, in which the local potential approximation is used. This kind of local approximation was previously found to be quite accurate for the $^1S$ pairing problem. A set of model spaces $S_0(E_0)$ with different values of the cut-off energy $E_0$ is considered, $E_0$ being the upper limit for the single-particle energies of the states belonging to $S_0$. The independence of the G-matrix of $E_0$ is assumed as a criterion of validity of the local potential approximation. Such independence is obtained within few percent for $E_0=10 \\div 20$ MeV for both the channels under consideration.

M. Baldo; U. Lombardo; E. E. Saperstein; M. V. Zverev

2001-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlocal independent pixel approximation: Direct and inverse problems  

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The independent pixel approximation (IPA), which treats radiative properties of each pixel independently by using standard plane-parallel calculations preserves scale-invariance found in the analyses of the horizontal variability of liquid water in marine stratocumulus clouds. Several studies, however, report a violation of scale-invariance in LANDSAT cloud radiance fields that are much smoother than cloud structure on small scales. This shows a limitation of IPA on small scales: it is unable to simulate the smooth small-scale behavior that is due to the horizontal photon transport. This paper introduces a nonlocal independent pixel approximation (NIPA) that extends the IPA by incorporating empirically the smoothing effects of horizontal interpixel fluxes through a convolution product of the IPA and an approximate Green function for radiative transfer. The authors also address the inverse problem of cloud optical depth retrieval from satellite data, showing how NIPA can be used to overcome the limitations of current IPA-based methods at small scales.

Marshak, A. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch; [Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (United States). Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology; Davis, A. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch; [Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD (United States); Cahalan, R.F.; Wiscombe, W. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Climate and Radiation Branch

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross sections for electron scattering by propane in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges  

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We present a joint theoretical-experimental study on electron scattering by propane (C{sub 3}H{sub 8}) in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges. Calculated elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer as well as total (elastic + inelastic) and total absorption cross sections are reported for impact energies ranging from 2 to 500 eV. Also, experimental absolute elastic cross sections are reported in the 40- to 500-eV energy range. A complex optical potential is used to represent the electron-molecule interaction dynamics. A theoretical method based on the single-center-expansion close-coupling framework and corrected by the Pade approximant is used to solve the scattering equations. The experimental angular distributions of the scattered electrons are converted to absolute cross sections using the relative flow technique. The comparison of our calculated with our measured results, as well as with other experimental and theoretical data available in the literature, is encouraging.

Souza, G. L. C. de; Lee, M.-T.; Sanches, I. P.; Rawat, P.; Iga, I.; Santos, A. S. dos; Machado, L. E.; Sugohara, R. T.; Brescansin, L. M.; Homem, M. G. P.; Lucchese, R. R. [Departamento de Quimica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb Wataghin', UNICAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSC, 88010-970 Florianopolis, SC (Brazil); Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 7784-3255 (United States)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 1  

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 1 PNWD-SA-7032 Range Sustainability Module Using Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Software Range Sustainability ModuleRange Sustainability Module Using Visual Sample Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 2 PNWD-SA-7032 / 2 ObjectiveObjectiveObjective Learn how to use the Range

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E-Print Network 3.0 - approximate solution method Sample Search...  

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numerical solution of partial differential... , Meshfree Approximation Methods with Matlab, Lecture Notes, IIT, 2005. Other required material... data approximation with radial...

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S-truncated Functions and Rough Sets in Approximation and Classification of Bottleneck Polygons.  

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??Some collections of two-dimensional points form very irregular shapes, which cannot be approximated by standard curves without making large errors. We approximate the sets of… (more)

Rakus-Andersson, Elisabeth

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology, safety and costs of decommissioning a reference boiling water reactor power station: Technical support for decommissioning matters related to preparation of the final decommissioning rule  

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Preparation of the final Decommissioning Rule by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has been assisted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) staff familiar with decommissioning matters. These efforts have included updating previous cost estimates developed during the series of studies of conceptually decommissioning reference licensed nuclear facilities for inclusion in the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) on decommissioning; documenting the cost updates; evaluating the cost and dose impacts of post-TMI-2 backfits on decommissioning; developing a revised scaling formula for estimating decommissioning costs for reactor plants different in size from the reference boiling water reactor (BWR) described in the earlier study; and defining a formula for adjusting current cost estimates to reflect future escalation in labor, materials, and waste disposal costs. This report presents the results of recent PNL studies to provide supporting information in three areas concerning decommissioning of the reference BWR: updating the previous cost estimates to January 1986 dollars; assessing the cost and dose impacts of post-TMI-2 backfits; and developing a scaling formula for plants different in size than the reference plant and an escalation formula for adjusting current cost estimates for future escalation.

Konzek, G.J.; Smith, R.I.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuum quasiparticle random phase approximation for astrophysical direct neutron capture reaction of neutron-rich nuclei  

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We formulate a many-body theory to calculate the cross section of direct radiative neutron capture reaction by means of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov mean-field model and the continuum quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA). A focus is put on very neutron-rich nuclei and low-energy neutron kinetic energy in the range of O(1 keV) - O(1 MeV), relevant for the rapid neutron-capture process of nucleosynthesis. We begin with the photo-absorption cross section and the E1 strength function, then, in order to apply the reciprocity theorem, we decompose the cross section into partial cross sections corresponding to different channels of one- and two-neutron emission decays of photo-excited states. Numerical example is shown for the photo-absorption of $^{142}$Sn and the neutron capture of $^{141}$Sn.

Masayuki Matsuo

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

457

Complete equation of state for neutron stars using the relativistic Hartree-Fock approximation  

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We construct the equation of state in a wide-density range for neutron stars within relativistic Hartree-Fock approximation. The properties of uniform and nonuniform nuclear matter are studied consistently. The tensor couplings of vector mesons to baryons due to exchange contributions (Fock terms) are included, and the change of baryon internal structure in matter is also taken into account using the quark-meson coupling model. The Thomas-Fermi calculation is adopted to describe nonuniform matter, where the lattice of nuclei and the neutron drip out of nuclei are considered. Even if hyperons exist in the core of a neutron star, we obtain the maximum neutron-star mass of 1.95M{sub ?}, which is consistent with the recently observed massive pulsar, PSR J1614-2230. In addition, the strange vector (?) meson also plays a important role in supporting a massive neutron star.

Miyatsu, Tsuyoshi; Cheoun, Myung-Ki [Department of Physics, Soongsil University, Seoul 156-743 (Korea, Republic of); Yamamuro, Sachiko; Nakazato, Ken'ichiro [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Noda 278-8510 (Japan)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

458

Adsorption of molecular gases on porous materials in the SAFT-VR approximation  

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A simple molecular thermodynamic approach is applied to the study of the adsorption of gases of chain molecules on solid surfaces. We use a model based on the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory for Variable Range (SAFT-VR) potentials [A. Gil-Villegas, A. Galindo, P. J. Whitehead, S. J. Mills, G. Jackson, A. N. Burgess, J. Chem. Phys. 106 (1997) 4168] that we extend by including a quasi-two-dimensional approximation to describe the adsorption properties of this type of real gases [A. Martinez, M. Castro, C. McCabe, A. Gil-Villegas, J. Chem. Phys. 126 (2007) 074707]. The model is applied to ethane, ethylene, propane, and carbon dioxide adsorbed on activated carbon and silica gel, which are porous media of significant industrial interest. We show that the adsorption isotherms obtained by means of the present SAFT-VR modeling are in fair agreement with the experimental results provided in the literature

Castro, M; Martinez, A; Rosu, H C; 10.1016/j.physa.2010.04.028

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory with generalized-gradient approximations  

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We extend the recently proposed thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT) [J.-D. Chai, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 154104 (2012)] to generalized-gradient approximation (GGA) exchange-correlation density functionals. Relative to our previous TAO-LDA (i.e., the local density approximation to TAO-DFT), the resulting TAO-GGAs are significantly superior for a wide range of applications, such as thermochemistry, kinetics, and reaction energies. For noncovalent interactions, TAO-GGAs with empirical dispersion corrections are shown to yield excellent performance. Due to their computational efficiency for systems with strong static correlation effects, TAO-LDA and TAO-GGAs are applied to study the electronic properties (e.g., the singlet-triplet energy gaps, vertical ionization potentials, vertical electron affinities, fundamental gaps, and symmetrized von Neumann entropy) of acenes with different number of linearly fused benzene rings (up to 100), which is very challenging for conventional electronic structure methods. The ground states of acenes are shown to be singlets for all the chain lengths studied here. With the increase of acene length, the singlet-triplet energy gaps, vertical ionization potentials, and fundamental gaps decrease monotonically, while the vertical electron affinities and symmetrized von Neumann entropy (i.e., a measure of polyradical character) increase monotonically.

Chai, Jeng-Da, E-mail: jdchai@phys.ntu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Physics, Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

460

Extended sudden approximation modeling of high-energy nucleon-removal reactions  

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Calculations based on the sudden approximation have been performed to describe high-energy single-nucleon removal reactions. Within this approach, which takes as its starting point the formalism developed to describe the breakup of well-developed single-neutron halo systems, the nucleon-removal cross section and the full three-dimensional momentum distributions of the core fragments, including absorption, diffraction, Coulomb, and nuclear-Coulomb interference amplitudes, have been computed. The Coulomb, breakup has been treated to all orders for the dipole interaction. The results are compared here to experimental data for a range of light, neutron-rich psd-shell nuclei taken at beam energies of 43–68MeV?nucleon. Good agreement is found for the inclusive cross sections and both the longitudinal and transverse momentum distributions. In the case of C17, comparison is also made with the results of calculations using the transfer-to-the-continuum model. The three-dimensional momentum distributions computed within the sudden approximation model exhibit longitudinal and transverse momentum components that are strongly coupled by the reaction for s-wave states, while no such effect is apparent for d waves. Incomplete detection of transverse momenta arising from limited experimental acceptances thus leads to a narrowing of the longitudinal distributions for nuclei with significant s-wave valence neutron configurations, as confirmed by the data. Asymmetries in the longitudinal momentum distributions attributed to diffractive dissociation are also explored.

F. Carstoiu; E. Sauvan; N. A. Orr; A. Bonaccorso

2004-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondipole effects in the photoionization of neon: Random-phase approximation  

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The random-phase approximation (RPA) is applied to study nondipole corrections to the angular distribution of photoelectrons from the n=2 shell of Ne. Calculations of the parameters {gamma}{sub nl} and {delta}{sub nl} arising from E{sub 1}-E{sub 2} interference effects are carried out for the 2s and 2p subshells of Ne in the photon energy range 100{endash}2000 eV. For the 2s shell, the RPA calculations show small effects of correlation near the 2s threshold energy, but are otherwise in agreement with independent-particle approximation (IPA) calculations. The RPA and IPA values of {gamma}{sub 2s} are also in agreement with experiment. For the 2p shell, a small difference between RPA and IPA calculations of the nondipole parameters is found for energies near the 1s threshold; however, both RPA and IPA calculations of the parameter {gamma}{sub 2p}+3{delta}{sub 2p} disagree significantly with experimental measurements for photon energies above 1000 eV. thinsp {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Johnson, W.R.; Derevianko, A. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Cheng, K.T. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Dolmatov, V.K.; Manson, S.T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (United States)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Long Range Correlations of Light Intensity inside Photonic Nanostructures  

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We measured directly long range spatial intensity correlations inside quasi-two dimensional disordered photonic waveguides. Enhancement of long-range correlations is observed in...

Sarma, Raktim; Yamilov, Alexey G; Shapiro, Boris; Cao, Hui

463

Probing Long Range Intensity Correlations inside Disordered Photonic Waveguides  

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We report direct measurements of long-range spatial intensity correlations and fluctuations inside quasi-two-dimensional random structures. Long-range correlations are enhanced by...

Sarma, Raktim; Yamilov, Alexey; Neupane, Pauf; Shapiro, Boris; Cao, Hui

464

T-710: Apache HTTP Server Overlapping Ranges Denial of Service...  

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0: Apache HTTP Server Overlapping Ranges Denial of Service Vulnerability T-710: Apache HTTP Server Overlapping Ranges Denial of Service Vulnerability September 6, 2011 - 3:09am...

465

Geographic Information System At Northern Basin & Range Region...  

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Activity: Geographic Information System At Northern Basin & Range Region (Nash & Johnson, 2003) Exploration Activity Details Location Northern Basin and Range Geothermal...

466

Geographic Information System At Nw Basin & Range Region (Nash...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geographic Information System At Nw Basin & Range Region (Nash & Johnson, 2003) Exploration Activity Details Location Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region Exploration...

467

Moduli-space approximation for BPS brane worlds  

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We develop the moduli-space approximation for the low energy regime of Bogomolnyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) branes with a bulk scalar field to obtain an effective four-dimensional action describing the system. An arbitrary BPS potential is used and account is taken of the presence of matter in the branes and small supersymmetry breaking terms. The resulting effective theory is a bi-scalar tensor theory of gravity. In this theory, the scalar degrees of freedom can be stabilized naturally without the introduction of additional mechanisms other than the appropriate BPS potential. We place observational constraints on the shape of the potential and the global configuration of branes.

Gonzalo A. Palma and Anne-Christine Davis

2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

468

Breakdown of the Dipole Approximation in Strong-Field Ionization  

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We report the breakdown of the electric dipole approximation in the long-wavelength limit in strong-field ionization with linearly polarized few-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses at intensities on the order of 10$^{13}$ W/cm$^2$. Photoelectron momentum distributions were recorded by velocity map imaging and projected onto the beam propagation axis. We observe an increasing shift of the peak of this projection opposite to the beam propagation direction with increasing laser intensities. From a comparison with semi-classical simulations, we identify the combined action of the magnetic field of the laser pulse and the Coulomb potential as origin of our observations.

Ludwig, A; Mayer, B W; Phillips, C R; Gallmann, L; Keller, U

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Breakdown of the Dipole Approximation in Strong-Field Ionization  

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We report the breakdown of the electric dipole approximation in the long-wavelength limit in strong-field ionization with linearly polarized few-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses at intensities on the order of 10$^{13}$ W/cm$^2$. Photoelectron momentum distributions were recorded by velocity map imaging and projected onto the beam propagation axis. We observe an increasing shift of the peak of this projection opposite to the beam propagation direction with increasing laser intensities. From a comparison with semi-classical simulations, we identify the combined action of the magnetic field of the laser pulse and the Coulomb potential as origin of our observations.

A. Ludwig; J. Maurer; B. W. Mayer; C. R. Phillips; L. Gallmann; U. Keller

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

470

Describing long-range charge-separation processes with subsystem density-functional theory  

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Long-range charge-transfer processes in extended systems are difficult to describe with quantum chemical methods. In particular, cost-effective (non-hybrid) approximations within time-dependent density functional theory (DFT) are not applicable unless special precautions are taken. Here, we show that the efficient subsystem DFT can be employed as a constrained DFT variant to describe the energetics of long-range charge-separation processes. A formal analysis of the energy components in subsystem DFT for such excitation energies is presented, which demonstrates that both the distance dependence and the long-range limit are correctly described. In addition, electronic couplings for these processes as needed for rate constants in Marcus theory can be obtained from this method. It is shown that the electronic structure of charge-separated states constructed by a positively charged subsystem interacting with a negatively charged one is difficult to converge — charge leaking from the negative subsystem to the positive one can occur. This problem is related to the delocalization error in DFT and can be overcome with asymptotically correct exchange–correlation (XC) potentials or XC potentials including a sufficiently large amount of exact exchange. We also outline an approximate way to obtain charge-transfer couplings between locally excited and charge-separated states.

Solovyeva, Alisa; Neugebauer, Johannes, E-mail: j.neugebauer@uni-muenster.de [Theoretische Organische Chemie, Organisch-Chemisches Institut and Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 40, 48149 Münster (Germany)] [Theoretische Organische Chemie, Organisch-Chemisches Institut and Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 40, 48149 Münster (Germany); Pavanello, Michele, E-mail: m.pavanello@rutgers.edu [Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren St., Newark, New Jersey 07102 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren St., Newark, New Jersey 07102 (United States)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Con: a management evaluation system for assessing sucess of selected range improvement practices  

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interview, and 80 identified agency/academic and rancher tertiary experts interviewed with a questionnaire. Responses from the tertiary experts were used to assign weight to values of the object/attribute/value triplet. Face validation procedures... success he assigned to the evaluation due to his greater level of knowledge associated with the technology. Range management experts experience the same processes, which often leads them to recommend technology to ranchers that exceeds the ranchers...

Ekblad, Steven Linn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

472

Boussinesq approximation of the Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes equations  

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We use the Cahn-Hilliard approach to model the slow dissolution dynamics of binary mixtures. An important peculiarity of the Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes equations is the necessity to use the full continuity equation even for a binary mixture of two incompressible liquids due to dependence of mixture density on concentration. The quasicompressibility of the governing equations brings a short time-scale (quasiacoustic) process that may not affect the slow dynamics but may significantly complicate the numerical treatment. Using the multiple-scale method we separate the physical processes occurring on different time scales and, ultimately, derive the equations with the filtered-out quasiacoustics. The derived equations represent the Boussinesq approximation of the Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes equations. This approximation can be further employed as a universal theoretical model for an analysis of slow thermodynamic and hydrodynamic evolution of the multiphase systems with strongly evolving and diffusing interfacial boundaries, i.e., for the processes involving dissolution/nucleation, evaporation/condensation, solidification/melting, polymerization, etc.

Anatoliy Vorobev

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

473

Approximation algorithms for the partition vertex cover problem  

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Abstract We consider a natural generalization of the Partial Vertex Cover problem. Here an instance consists of a graph G = ( V , E ) , a cost function c : V ? Z + , a partition P 1 , … , P r of the edge set E, and a parameter k i for each partition P i . The objective is to find a minimum cost set of vertices which cover at least k i edges from the partition P i . We call this the Partition-VC problem. In this paper, we give matching upper and lower bound on the approximability of this problem. Our algorithm is based on a novel LP relaxation for this problem. This LP relaxation is obtained by adding knapsack cover inequalities to a natural LP relaxation of the problem. We show that this LP has integrality gap of O ( log ? r ) , where r is the number of sets in the partition of the edge set. We also extend our result to more general settings. For example we consider a problem where additionally edges have profits, and we would like to pick a minimum cost set of vertices which cover edges of total profit at least ? i for each partition P i . We call this the Knapsack Partition Vertex Cover problem. We give an O ( log ? r ) approximation algorithm for this problem as well.

Suman K. Bera; Shalmoli Gupta; Amit Kumar; Sambuddha Roy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Range-gated field disturbance sensor with range-sensitivity compensation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A field disturbance sensor operates with relatively low power, provides an adjustable operating range, is not hypersensitive at close range, allows co-location of multiple sensors, and is inexpensive to manufacture. The sensor includes a transmitter that transmits a sequence of transmitted bursts of electromagnetic energy. The transmitter frequency is modulated at an intermediate frequency. The sequence of bursts has a burst repetition rate, and each burst has a burst width and comprises a number of cycles at a transmitter frequency. The sensor includes a receiver which receives electromagnetic energy at the transmitter frequency, and includes a mixer which mixes a transmitted burst with reflections of the same transmitted burst to produce an intermediate frequency signal. Circuitry, responsive to the intermediate frequency signal indicates disturbances in the sensor field. Because the mixer mixes the transmitted burst with reflections of the transmitted burst, the burst width defines the sensor range. The burst repetition rate is randomly or pseudorandomly modulated so that bursts in the sequence of bursts have a phase which varies. 8 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1996-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

475

The relation of the vegetation on the Texas Range Station to soils, precipitation, and grazing  

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were recorded? one for each species. The point-contact frame was moved ten times along the line between stakes at each plot location. In this manner read? ings were made for 100 pins at each plot. The belt-transect method During the four...-year period from 1950 through 1953* belt transects were mapped at each of the permanent plot locations shown on the Range Station map (Figure 3)* These belts covered approximately the same area charted by the inclined-point-contact method. The belt...

Thomas, Gerald Waylett

1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

On approximations to a class of Jaeger integrals  

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...results to six decimal places over a far greater range of tau, viz. tau4,104]. Accordingly...Hildebrand 1979, 8.6). This is one of a class of Gaussian quadratures in which the weights...integral G(1,0;tau) The second class of integrals of interest are those for...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilevel summation methods for efficient evaluation of long-range pairwise interactions in atomistic and coarse-grained molecular simulation.  

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The availability of efficient algorithms for long-range pairwise interactions is central to the success of numerous applications, ranging in scale from atomic-level modeling of materials to astrophysics. This report focuses on the implementation and analysis of the multilevel summation method for approximating long-range pairwise interactions. The computational cost of the multilevel summation method is proportional to the number of particles, N, which is an improvement over FFTbased methods who's cost is asymptotically proportional to N logN. In addition to approximating electrostatic forces, the multilevel summation method can be use to efficiently approximate convolutions with long-range kernels. As an application, we apply the multilevel summation method to a discretized integral equation formulation of the regularized generalized Poisson equation. Numerical results are presented using an implementation of the multilevel summation method in the LAMMPS software package. Preliminary results show that the computational cost of the method scales as expected, but there is still a need for further optimization.

Bond, Stephen D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Shear Viscosity in the Post-quasistatic Approximation  

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We apply the post-quasi--static approximation, an iterative method for the evolution of self-gravitating spheres of matter, to study the evolution of anisotropic non-adiabatic radiating and dissipative distributions in General Relativity. Dissipation is described by viscosity and free-streaming radiation, assuming an equation of state to model anisotropy induced by the shear viscosity. We match the interior solution, in non-comoving coordinates, with the Vaidya exterior solution. Two simple models are presented, based on the Schwarzschild and Tolman VI solutions, in the non--adiabatic and adiabatic limit. In both cases the eventual collapse or expansion of the distribution is mainly controlled by the anisotropy induced by the viscosity.

C. Peralta; L. Rosales; B. Rodrí guez-Mueller; W. Barreto

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

479

Nuclear relativistic hartree-fock approximation with effective pions  

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The effect of an interaction between the {sigma}- and {pi}-meson fields, as well as that of the mixture of pseudoscalar (PS) and pseudovector (PV) couplings for the {pi}N vertex on the shell structure of finite nuclei are analyzed in the framework of different nonlinear nuclearmodels based on the relativistic Hartree-Fock approximation. For the case of a dominant {pi}N PV coupling, it is found that if the {sigma}-{pi} interaction generates an effective pion mass increasing with the nuclear density, the unrealistic effect of pions on the shell structure can be strongly reduced, keeping, roughly, the contribution of pions to the total binding energy. The {pi}N PS coupling increases slightly the spin-orbit splittings and the binding energy of the single-particle levels.

Marcos, S., E-mail: marcoss@unican.es; Lopez-Quelle, M.; Niembro, R. [Universidad de Cantabria (Spain); Savushkin, L. N. [St. Petersburg University for Telecommunications (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

480

On Corrections to the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation  

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This report presents a new approach for treating the coupling of electrons and nuclei in quantum mechanical calculations for molecules and condensed matter. It includes the standard "Born-Oppenheimer approximation" as a special case but treats both adiabatic and non-adiabatic corrections using perturbation theory. The adiabatic corrections include all terms that do not explicitly involve the nuclear wavefunctions, so that the nuclei move on a single electronic potential surface. The non-adiabatic corrections, which allow the nuclei to move on more than one potential surface, include coupling between the electronic and nuclear wavefunctions. The method is related to an approach first proposed by Born and Huang, but it differs in the methodology and in the definition of the electronic wavefunctions and potential surfaces. A simple example is worked out to illustrate the mechanics of the technique. The report also includes a review of previous work.

Gerald I. Kerley

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent quasiparticle approximation cQPA and nonlocal coherence  

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We show that the dynamical Wigner functions for noninteracting fermions and bosons can have complex singularity structures with a number of new solutions accompanying the usual mass-shell dispersion relations. These new shell solutions are shown to encode the information of the quantum coherence between particles and antiparticles, left and right moving chiral states and/or between different flavour states. Analogously to the usual derivation of the Boltzmann equation, we impose this extended phase space structure on the full interacting theory. This extension of the quasiparticle approximation gives rise to a self-consistent equation of motion for a density matrix that combines the quantum mechanical coherence evolution with a well defined collision integral giving rise to decoherence. Several applications of the method are given, for example to the coherent particle production, electroweak baryogenesis and study of decoherence and thermalization.

Matti Herranen; Kimmo Kainulainen; Pyry M. Rahkila

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

482

Finite Approximations to Quantum Physics: Quantum Points and their Bundles  

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There exists a physically well motivated method for approximating manifolds by certain topological spaces with a finite or a countable set of points. These spaces, which are partially ordered sets (posets) have the power to effectively reproduce important topological features of continuum physics like winding numbers and fractional statistics, and that too often with just a few points. In this work, we develop the essential tools for doing quantum physics on posets. The poset approach to covering space quantization, soliton physics, gauge theories and the Dirac equation are discussed with emphasis on physically important topological aspects. These ideas are illustrated by simple examples like the covering space quantization of a particle on a circle, and the sine-Gordon solitons.

A. P. Balachandran; G. Bimonte; E. Ercolessi; P. Teotonio-Sobrinho

1993-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

483

Quantifier elimination for approximate Beals-Kartashova factorization  

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The only known constructive factorization algorithm for linear partial differential operators (LPDOs) is Beals-Kartashova (BK) factorization \\cite{bk2005}. One of the most interesting features of BK-factorization: at the beginning all the first-order factors are constructed and afterwards the factorization condition(s) should be checked. This leads to the important application area - namely, numerical simulations which could be simplified substantially if instead of computation with one LPDE of order $n$ we will be able to proceed computations with $n$ LPDEs all of order 1. In numerical simulations it is not necessary to fulfill factorization conditions exactly but with some given accuracy, which we call approximate factorization. The idea of the present paper is to look into the feasibility of solving problems of this kind using quantifier elinination by cylindrical algebraic decomposition.

Elena Kartashova; Scott McCallum

2007-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

484

ANALYTIC APPROXIMATION OF CARBON CONDENSATION ISSUES IN TYPE II SUPERNOVAE  

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I present analytic approximations for some issues related to condensation of graphite, TiC, and silicon carbide in oxygen-rich cores of supernovae of Type II. Increased understanding, which mathematical analysis can support, renders researchers more receptive to condensation in O-rich supernova gases. Taking SN 1987A as typical, my first analysis shows why the abundance of CO molecules reaches an early maximum in which free carbon remains more abundant than CO. This analysis clarifies why O-rich gas cannot oxidize C if {sup 56}Co radioactivity is as strong as in SN 1987A. My next analysis shows that the CO abundance could be regarded as being in chemical equilibrium if the CO molecule is given an effective binding energy rather than its laboratory dissociation energy. The effective binding energy makes the thermal dissociation rate of CO equal to its radioactive dissociation rate. This preserves possible relevance for the concept of chemical equilibrium. My next analysis shows that the observed abundances of CO and SiO molecules in SN 1987A rule out frequent suggestions that equilibrium condensation of SUNOCONs has occurred following atomic mixing of the He-burning shell with more central zones in such a way as to reproduce roughly the observed spectrum of isotopes in SUNOCONs while preserving C/O > 1. He atoms admixed along with the excess carbon would destroy CO and SiO molecules, leaving their observed abundances unexplained. The final analysis argues that a chemical quasiequilibrium among grains (but not gas) may exist approximately during condensation, so that its computational use is partially justified as a guide to which mineral phases would be stable against reactions with gas. I illustrate this point with quasiequilibrium calculations by Ebel and Grossman that have shown that graphite is stable even when O/C >1 if prominent molecules are justifiably excluded from the calculation of chemical equilibrium.

Clayton, Donald D., E-mail: claydonald@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Quantum Algorithms for Approximating the Effective Resistances in Electrical Networks  

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The theory of electrical network has many applications in algorithm design and analysis. It is an important task to compute the basic quantities about electrical networks, such as electrical flows and effective resistances, as quickly as possible. Classically, to compute these quantities, one basically need to solve a Laplacian linear system, and the best known algorithms take $\\tilde{O}(m)$ time, where $m$ is the number of edges. In this paper, we present two quantum algorithms for approximating the effective resistance between any two vertices in an electrical network. Both of them have time complexity polynomial in $\\log{n}$, $d$, $c$, $1/\\phi$ and $1/\\epsilon$, where $n$ is the number of vertices, $d$ is the maximum degree of the vertices, $c$ is the ratio of the largest to the smallest edge resistance, $\\phi$ is the expansion of the network, and $\\epsilon$ is the relative error. In particular, when $d$ and $c$ are small and $\\phi$ is large, our algorithms run very fast. In contrast, it is unknown whether classical algorithms can solve this case very fast. Furthermore, we prove that the polynomial dependence on the inverse expansion (i.e. $1/\\phi$) is necessary. As a consequence, our algorithms cannot be significantly improved. Finally, as a by-product, our second algorithm also produces a quantum state approximately proportional to the electrical flow between any two vertices, which might be of independent interest. Our algorithms are based on using quantum tools to analyze the algebraic properties of graph-related matrices. While one of them relies on inverting the Laplacian matrix, the other relies on projecting onto the kernel of the weighted incidence matrix. It is hopeful that more quantum algorithms can be developed in similar way.

Guoming Wang

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Support and Modeling for the Boiling Water Reactor Station Black Out Case Study Using RELAP and RAVEN  

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The existing fleet of nuclear power plants is in the process of extending its lifetime and increasing the power generated. In order to evaluate the impact of these two factors on the safety of the plant, the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) project aims to provide insight to decision makers through a series of simulations of the plant dynamics for different initial conditions (e.g., probabilistic analysis and uncertainty quantification). This report focuses, in particular, on the impact of power uprate on the safety of a boiled water reactor system. The case study considered is a loss of off-site power followed by the loss of diesel generators, i.e., a station black out (SBO) event. Analysis is performed by using a thermo-hydraulic code, i.e. RELAP-5, and a stochastic analysis tool currently under development at INL, i.e. RAVEN. Starting from the event tree models contained in SAPHIRE, we built the input file for RELAP-5 that models in great detail system dynamics under SBO conditions. We also interfaced RAVEN with RELAP-5 so that it would be possible to run multiple RELAP-5 simulation runs by changing specific keywords of the input file. We both employed classical statistical tools, i.e. Monte-Carlo, and more advanced machine learning based algorithms to perform uncertainty quantification in order to quantify changes in system performance and limitations as a consequence of power uprate. We also employed advanced data analysis and visualization tools that helped us to correlate simulation outcome such as maximum core temperature with a set of input uncertain parameters. Results obtained gave a detailed overview of the issues associated to power uprate for a SBO accident scenario. We were able to quantify how timing of safety related events were impacted by a higher reactor core power. Such insights can provide useful material to the decision makers to perform risk-infomed safety margins management.

Diego Mandelli; Curtis Smith; Thomas Riley; John Schroeder; Cristian Rabiti; Aldrea Alfonsi; Joe Nielsen; Dan Maljovec; Bie Wang; Valerio Pascucci

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide tracking range, auto ranging, low jitter phase lock loop for swept and fixed frequency systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a wide tracking range phase locked loop (PLL) circuit that achieves minimal jitter in a recovered clock signal, regardless of the source of the jitter (i.e. whether it is in the source or the transmission media). The present invention PLL has automatic harmonic lockout detection circuitry via a novel lock and seek control logic in electrical communication with a programmable frequency discriminator and a code balance detector. (The frequency discriminator enables preset of a frequency window of upper and lower frequency limits to derive a programmable range within which signal acquisition is effected. The discriminator works in combination with the code balance detector circuit to minimize the sensitivity of the PLL circuit to random data in the data stream). In addition, the combination of a differential loop integrator with the lock and seek control logic obviates a code preamble and guarantees signal acquisition without harmonic lockup. An adaptive cable equalizer is desirably used in combination with the present invention PLL to recover encoded transmissions containing a clock and/or data. The equalizer automatically adapts to equalize short haul cable lengths of coaxial and twisted pair cables or wires and provides superior jitter performance itself. The combination of the equalizer with the present invention PLL is desirable in that such combination permits the use of short haul wires without significant jitter.

Kerner, Thomas M. (Manorville, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Vehicles Have a Wide Range of Possible Energy Impacts (Poster)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This poster presents initial estimates of the net energy impacts of automated vehicles (AVs). Automated vehicle technologies are increasingly recognized as having potential to decrease carbon dioxide emissions and petroleum consumption through mechanisms such as improved efficiency, better routing, lower traffic congestion, and by enabling advanced technologies. However, some effects of AVs could conceivably increase fuel consumption through possible effects such as longer distances traveled, increased use of transportation by underserved groups, and increased travel speeds. The net effect on petroleum use and climate change is still uncertain. To make an aggregate system estimate, we first collect best estimates for the energy impacts of approximately ten effects of AVs. We then use a modified Kaya Identity approach to estimate the range of aggregate effects and avoid double counting. We find that depending on numerous factors, there is a wide range of potential energy impacts. Adoption of automated personal or shared vehicles can lead to significant fuel savings but has potential for backfire.

Brown, A.; Repac, B.; Gonder, J.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #797: September 16, 2013 Driving Ranges for Electric Vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The figure below shows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) driving ranges for electric vehicles (EVs) offered for the 2013 model year (MY). The Tesla Model S has the longest range of any EV...

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EM Tackles Cleanup at Tonopah Test Range | Department of Energy  

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

Tackles Cleanup at Tonopah Test Range EM Tackles Cleanup at Tonopah Test Range September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis Field technicians survey a shaker used in past cleanup...

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Hydrothermal monitoring data from the Cascade Range, northwestern United States  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hydrothermal monitoring data from the Cascade Range, northwestern United States By S.E. Ingebritsen., and Evans, W.C., 2014, Hydrothermal monitoring data from the Cascade Range, northwestern United States: U ...................................................................................................................................27 (8) Carbonate springs

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Corrective action decision document, Second Gas Station, Tonopah test range, Nevada (Corrective Action Unit No. 403)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD) for Second Gas Station (Corrective Action Unit [CAU] No. 403) has been developed for the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Nevada Environmental Restoration Project to meet the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) of 1996 as stated in Appendix VI, {open_quotes}Corrective Action Strategy{close_quotes} (FFACO, 1996). The Second Gas Station Corrective Action Site (CAS) No. 03-02-004-0360 is the only CAS in CAU No. 403. The Second Gas Station CAS is located within Area 3 of the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), west of the Main Road at the location of former Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and their associated fuel dispensary stations. The TTR is approximately 225 kilometers (km) (140 miles [mi]) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, by air and approximately 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Tonopah, Nevada, by road. The TTR is bordered on the south, east, and west by the Nellis Air Force Range and on the north by sparsely populated public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. The Second Gas Station CAS was formerly known as the Underground Diesel Tank Site, Sandia Environmental Restoration Site Number 118. The gas station was in use from approximately 1965 to 1980. The USTs were originally thought to be located 11 meters (m) (36 feet [ft]) east of the Old Light Duty Shop, Building 0360, and consisted of one gasoline UST (southern tank) and one diesel UST (northern tank) (DOE/NV, 1996a). The two associated fuel dispensary stations were located northeast (diesel) and southeast (gasoline) of Building 0360 (CAU 423). Presently the site is used as a parking lot, Building 0360 is used for mechanical repairs of vehicles.

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1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury: Supporting Scalable Multi-Attribute Range Queries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mercury: Supporting Scalable Multi-Attribute Range Queries Ashwin R. Bharambe Mukesh Agrawal 15213 Abstract This paper presents the design of Mercury, a scalable protocol for supporting multi-attribute range- based searches. Mercury differs from previous range-based query systems in that it supports mul

Keinan, Alon

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IN-RANGE PROGRESSION SJSU HR: 2/20/13  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-Initiated Request The Workforce Planning Unit reviews requests for in-range progressions and makes in-range salary must complete and submit the following documents to Workforce Planning for an in-range progression chart. 2. Workforce Planning will review the request and may contact the manager and/or the employee

Su, Xiao

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TWEET: an envelope detection based broadband ultrasonic ranging system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Fine-grained location information at long range can benefit many applications of embedded sensor networks and robotics. In this paper, we focus on range estimation - an important prerequisite for fine-grained localization - in the ultrasonic domain for ... Keywords: envelope detection, linear chirp, ultrasonic ranging

Prasant Kumar Misra; Diethelm Ostry; Navinda Kottege; Sanjay Jha

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global registration of dynamic range scans for articulated model reconstruction  

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We present the articulated global registration algorithm to reconstruct articulated 3D models from dynamic range scan sequences. This new algorithm aligns multiple range scans simultaneously to reconstruct a full 3D model from the geometry of these scans. ... Keywords: Range scanning, animation reconstruction, articulated model, nonrigid registration

Will Chang; Matthias Zwicker

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transverse Effect due to Short-range Resistive Wall Wakefield  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For accelerator designs with ultra short electron beams, beam dynamics study has to invoke the short-range wakefields. In this paper, we first obtain the short-range dipole mode resistive wall wakefield. Analytical approach is then developed to study the single bunch transverse beam dynamics due to this short-range resistive wall wake. The results are applied to the LCLS undulator.

Juhao Wu; Alex Chao; Jean Delayen

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 17  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 17 PNWD-SA-7032 / 17 Edit Sample Areas Define New Sample Area Defined Sample Area #12;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 18 PNWD-SA-7032 / 18 "New Area" button on the Toolbar Defined Sample Area #12;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 19 PNWD-SA-7032

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 41  

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 41 PNWD-SA-7032 / 41 Assumptions Underlying the UCLs. #12;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 42 PNWD-SA-7032 / 42 Hypothetical Case Study that the action limit for the RDX mean (4.4 ppm) is not exceeded. #12;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 43

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 57  

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Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 57 PNWD-SA-7032 / 57 Sample Information Box for Segment 4 the RDX Measurements for the 2 MI Samples in Segment 4 #12;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 58 PNWD;Range Sustainability (VSP) PNWD-SA-7032 59 PNWD-SA-7032 / 59 Sample Information Box for Segment 4 UCL