Film boiling of saturated liquid flowing upward through a heated tube : high vapor quality range
Laverty, W. F.
1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Film boiling of saturated liquid flowing upward through a uniformly heated tube has been studied for the case in which pure saturated liquid enters the tube and nearly saturated vapor is discharged. Since a previous study ...
Mussard, Bastien; Ángyán, János G
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Analytical forces have been derived in the Lagrangian framework for several random phase approximation (RPA) correlated total energy methods based on the range separated hybrid (RSH) approach, which combines a short-range density functional approximation for the short-range exchange-correlation energy with a Hartree-Fock-type long-range exchange and RPA long-range correlation. The RPA correlation energy has been expressed as a ring coupled cluster doubles (rCCD) theory. The resulting analytical gradients have been implemented and tested for geometry optimization of simple molecules and intermolecular charge transfer complexes, where intermolecular interactions are expected to have a non-negligible effect even on geometrical parameters of the monomers.
Enhanced convective and film boiling heat transfer by surface gas injection
Duignan, M.R.; Greene, G.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Irvine, T.F., Jr. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Heat transfer measurements were made for stable film boiling of water over a horizontal, flat stainless steel plate from the minimum film boiling point temperature, T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}500K, to T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}950K. The pressure at the plate was approximately 1 atmosphere and the temperature of the water pool was maintained at saturation. The data were compared to the Berenson film-boiling model, which was developed for minimum film-boiling-point conditions. The model accurately represented the data near the minimum film-boiling point and at the highest temperatures measured, as long it was corrected for the heat transferred by radiation. On the average, the experimental data lay within {plus_minus}7% of the model. Measurements of heat transfer were made without film boiling for nitrogen jetting into an overlying pool of water from nine 1-mm- diameter holes, drilled in the heat transfer plate. The heat flux was maintained constant at approximately 26.4 kW/m{sup 2}. For water-pool heights of less than 6cm the heat transfer coefficient deceased linearly with a decrease in heights. Above 6cm the heat transfer coefficient was unaffected. For the entire range of gas velocities measured [0 to 8.5 cm/s], the magnitude of the magnitude of the heat transfer coefficient only changed by approximately 20%. The heat transfer data bound the Konsetov model for turbulent pool heat transfer which was developed for vertical heat transfer surfaces. This agreement suggests that surface orientation may not be important when the gas jets do not locally affect the surface heat transfer. Finally, a database was developed for heat transfer from the plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. 60 refs.
Enhanced convective and film boiling heat transfer by surface gas injection
Duignan, M.R.; Greene, G.A. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Irvine, T.F., Jr. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Heat transfer measurements were made for stable film boiling of water over a horizontal, flat stainless steel plate from the minimum film boiling point temperature, T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}500K, to T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}950K. The pressure at the plate was approximately 1 atmosphere and the temperature of the water pool was maintained at saturation. The data were compared to the Berenson film-boiling model, which was developed for minimum film-boiling-point conditions. The model accurately represented the data near the minimum film-boiling point and at the highest temperatures measured, as long it was corrected for the heat transferred by radiation. On the average, the experimental data lay within {plus minus}7% of the model. Measurements of heat transfer were made without film boiling for nitrogen jetting into an overlying pool of water from nine 1-mm- diameter holes, drilled in the heat transfer plate. The heat flux was maintained constant at approximately 26.4 kW/m{sup 2}. For water-pool heights of less than 6cm the heat transfer coefficient deceased linearly with a decrease in heights. Above 6cm the heat transfer coefficient was unaffected. For the entire range of gas velocities measured (0 to 8.5 cm/s), the magnitude of the magnitude of the heat transfer coefficient only changed by approximately 20%. The heat transfer data bound the Konsetov model for turbulent pool heat transfer which was developed for vertical heat transfer surfaces. This agreement suggests that surface orientation may not be important when the gas jets do not locally affect the surface heat transfer. Finally, a database was developed for heat transfer from the plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. 60 refs.
Low-energy parameters of neutron-neutron interaction in the effective-range approximation
Babenko, V. A.; Petrov, N. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (Ukraine)
2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Senjean, Bruno; Jensen, Hans Jřrgen Aa; Fromager, Emmanuel
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The computation of excitation energies in range-separated ensemble density-functional theory (DFT) is discussed. The latter approach is appealing as it enables the rigorous formulation of a multi-determinant state-averaged DFT method. In the exact theory, the short-range density functional, that complements the long-range wavefunction-based ensemble energy contribution, should vary with the ensemble weights even when the density is held fixed. This weight dependence ensures that the range-separated ensemble energy varies linearly with the ensemble weights. When the (weight-independent) ground-state short-range exchange-correlation functional is used in this context, curvature appears thus leading to an approximate weight-dependent excitation energy. In order to obtain unambiguous approximate excitation energies, we simply propose to interpolate linearly the ensemble energy between equiensembles. It is shown that such a linear interpolation method (LIM) effectively introduces weight dependence effects. LIM has...
Window-based method for approximating the Hausdorff in three-dimensional range imagery
Koch, Mark W. (Albuquerque, NM)
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
One approach to pattern recognition is to use a template from a database of objects and match it to a probe image containing the unknown. Accordingly, the Hausdorff distance can be used to measure the similarity of two sets of points. In particular, the Hausdorff can measure the goodness of a match in the presence of occlusion, clutter, and noise. However, existing 3D algorithms for calculating the Hausdorff are computationally intensive, making them impractical for pattern recognition that requires scanning of large databases. The present invention is directed to a new method that can efficiently, in time and memory, compute the Hausdorff for 3D range imagery. The method uses a window-based approach.
The correlation of nucleate boiling burn-out data
Griffith, P.
1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A dimensionless correlation is developed for nucleate boiling buzrnout data including the following ranges of variables. Fluids - Water Bensene n - Heptane n - Pentane Ethanol Pressure - 0.0045 to 0.96 of critical pressure ...
RELAP5/MOD3 subcooled boiling model assessment
Devkin, A.S.; Podosenov, A.S. [Russian Research Center, Moscow (Russian Federation). Nuclear Safety Inst.
1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report presents the assessment of the RELAP5/Mod3 (5m5 version) code subcooled boiling process model which is based on a variety of experiments. The accuracy of the model is confirmed for a wide range of regime parameters for the case of uniform heating along the channel. The condensation rate is rather underpredicted, which may lead to considerable errors in void fraction behavior prediction in subcooled boiling regimes for nonuniformly or unheated channels.
A study of electrowetting-assisted boiling
Bralower, Harrison L. (Harrison Louis)
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Bubble growth rates in boiling
Griffith, P.
1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The conditions determining the growth rate of a bubble on a surface in boiling are considered and a mathematical model framed in the light of these conditions. The growth rate is then calculated for bubbles growing under ...
Subcooled flow boiling of fluorocarbons
Murphy, Richard Walter
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A study was conducted of heat transfer and hydrodynamic behavior for subcooled flow boiling of Freon-113, one of a group of fluorocarbons suitable for use in cooling of high-power-density electronic components. Problems ...
Flow boiling test of GDP replacement coolants
Park, S.H. [comp.
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The tests were part of the CFC replacement program to identify and test alternate coolants to replace CFC-114 being used in the uranium enrichment plants at Paducah and Portsmouth. The coolants tested, C{sub 4}F{sub 10} and C{sub 4}F{sub 8}, were selected based on their compatibility with the uranium hexafluoride process gas and how well the boiling temperature and vapor pressure matched that of CFC-114. However, the heat of vaporization of both coolants is lower than that of CFC-114 requiring larger coolant mass flow than CFC-114 to remove the same amount of heat. The vapor pressure of these coolants is higher than CFC-114 within the cascade operational range, and each coolant can be used as a replacement coolant with some limitation at 3,300 hp operation. The results of the CFC-114/C{sub 4}F{sub 10} mixture tests show boiling heat transfer coefficient degraded to a minimum value with about 25% C{sub 4}F{sub 10} weight mixture in CFC-114 and the degree of degradation is about 20% from that of CFC-114 boiling heat transfer coefficient. This report consists of the final reports from Cudo Technologies, Ltd.
Enhanced boiling heat transfer in horizontal test bundles
Trewin, R.R.; Jensen, M.K.; Bergles, A.E.
1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Two-phase flow boiling from bundles of horizontal tubes with smooth and enhanced surfaces has been investigated. Experiments were conducted in pure refrigerant R-113, pure R-11, and mixtures of R-11 and R-113 of approximately 25, 50, and 75% of R-113 by mass. Tests were conducted in two staggered tube bundles consisting of fifteen rows and five columns laid out in equilateral triangular arrays with pitch-to-diameter ratios of 1.17 and 1.5. The enhanced surfaces tested included a knurled surface (Wolverine`s Turbo-B) and a porous surface (Linde`s High Flux). Pool boiling tests were conducted for each surface so that reference values of the heat transfer coefficient could be obtained. Boiling heat transfer experiments in the tube bundles were conducted at pressures of 2 and 6 bar, heat flux values from 5 to 80 kW/m{sup 2}s, and qualities from 0% to 80%, Values of the heat transfer coefficients for the enhanced surfaces were significantly larger than for the smooth tubes and were comparable to the values obtained in pool boiling. It was found that the performance of the enhanced tubes could be predicted using the pool boiling results. The degradation in the smooth tube heat transfer coefficients obtained in fluid mixtures was found to depend on the difference between the molar concentration in the liquid and vapor.
PHYSICAL REVIEW E 89, 013011 (2014) Unorthodox bubbles when boiling in cold water
Granick, Steve
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
-infrared laser beam heating water below the boiling point (6070 °C) with heating powers spanning the range from the bubbles are conventional: They grow symmetrically through evaporation until buoyancy lifts them away produced by boiling [4,14,1821] but while important, such studies show only by inference the life cycles
Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces
Sriraman, Sharan Ram
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
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...
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
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.
Critical heat flux for free convection boiling in thin rectangular channels
Cheng, Lap Y.; Tichler, P.R.
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A review of the experimental data on free convection boiling critical heat flux (CHF) in vertical rectangular channels reveals three mechanisms of burnout. They are the pool boiling limit, the circulation limit, and the flooding limit associated with a transition in flow regime from churn to annular flow. The dominance of a particular mechanism depends on the dimensions of the channel. Analytical models were developed for each free convection boiling limit. Limited agreement with data is observed. A CHF correlation, which is valid for a wide range of gap sizes, was constructed from the CHFs calculated according to the three mechanisms of burnout. 17 refs., 7 figs.
Efficient Cooling in Engines with Nucleate Boiling
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
with Nucleate Boiling Principal Investigator: Wenhua Yu Coworkers: D. France and R. Smith Energy Systems Division Argonne National Laboratory OVT Merit Review February 28, 2008...
Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Confined Space
Hsu, Chia-Hsiang
2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Confined Space
Hsu, Chia-Hsiang
2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Anastasiya V. Pimenova; Denis S. Goldobin
2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the problem of boiling of the direct contact of two immiscible liquids. An intense vapour formation at such a direct contact is possible below the bulk boiling points of both components, meaning an effective decrease of the boiling temperature of the system. Although the phenomenon is known in science and widely employed in technology, the direct contact boiling process was thoroughly studied (both experimentally and theoretically) only for the case where one of liquids is becoming heated above its bulk boiling point. On the contrary, we address the case where both liquids remain below their bulk boiling points. In this paper we construct the theoretical description of the boiling process and discuss the actualisation of the case we consider for real systems.
Cooling Boiling in Head Region - PACCAR Integrated Underhood...
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Cooling Boiling in Head Region - PACCAR Integrated Underhood Thermal and External Aerodynamics- Cummins Cooling Boiling in Head Region - PACCAR Integrated Underhood Thermal and...
Acoustically Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer
Z. W. Douglas; M. K. Smith; A. Glezer
2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
An acoustic field is used to increase the critical heat flux (CHF) of a flat-boiling-heat-transfer surface. The increase is a result of the acoustic effects on the vapor bubbles. Experiments are performed to explore the effects of an acoustic field on vapor bubbles in the vicinity of a rigid-heated wall. Work includes the construction of a novel heater used to produce a single vapor bubble of a prescribed size and at a prescribed location on a flatboiling surface for better study of an individual vapor bubble's reaction to the acoustic field. Work also includes application of the results from the single-bubble heater to a calibrated-copper heater used for quantifying the improvements in CHF.
Numerical Simulations of Boiling Jet Impingement Cooling in Power Electronics
Narumanchi, S.; Troshko, A.; Hassani, V.; Bharathan, D.
2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper explores turbulent boiling jet impingement for cooling power electronic components in hybrid electric vehicles.
Pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids
Kim, Sung Joong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nanofluids are engineered colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles in water, and exhibit a very significant enhancement (up to 200%) of the boiling Critical Heat Flux (CHF) at modest nanoparticle concentrations (50.1% by ...
Void volumes in subcooled boiling systems
Griffith, P.
1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces
Sriraman, Sharan Ram
2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Hydrodynamics and heat transfer during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel
Aussillous, Pascale
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
Transition boiling heat transfer from a horizontal surface
Berenson Paul Jerome
1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An experiment, utilising a condensing fluid as the heat source, was performed to determine the heat flux vs. temperature difference curve for transition pool boiling from a horisontal surface. The boiling cure was determined ...
Boiling and condensation in a liquid-filled enclosure
Bar-Cohen Avram
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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, ...
PNNL Enhanced Pool-Boiling Heat Transfer Using Nanostructured Surfaces
None
2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Close-up video of boiling taking place on a nanostructured surface in a controlled laboratory experiment.
Boiling heat transfer on superhydrophilic, superhydrophobic, and superbiphilic surfaces
Attinger, Daniel
transport [1,2], prevents dropwise condensation or fogging [3,4], and facilitates boiling [5]. A surface
Saturated nucleate pool boiling of oxygen under magnetically-enhanced effective gravity
T. A. Corcovilos; M. E. Turk; D. M. Strayer; N. N. Asplund; N. -C. Yeh
2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the effect of enhancing gravity on saturated nucleate pool boiling of oxygen for effective gravities of 1g, 6.0g, and 16g (g=9.8 m/s^2) at a saturation pressure of 760 torr and for heat fluxes of 10 ~ 3000 W/m^2. The effective gravity on the oxygen is increased by applying a magnetic body force generated by a superconducting solenoid. We measure the heater temperature (expressed as a reduced superheat) as a function of heat flux and fit this data to a piecewise power-law/linear boiling curve. At low heat flux (<400 W/m^2) the superheat is proportional to the cube root of the heat flux. At higher heat fluxes, the superheat is a linear function of the heat flux. To within statistical uncertainties, which are limited by variations among experimental runs, we find no variation of the boiling curve over our applied gravity range.
Mechanism of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to sodium and the criterion for stable boiling
Shai, Isaac
1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A comparison between liquid metals and other common fluids, like water, is made as regards to the various stages of nucleate pool boiling. It is suggested that for liquid metals the stage of building the thermal layer plays ...
Transition from film boiling to nucleate boiling in forced convection vertical flow
Iloeje, Onwuamaeze C.
1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The mechanism of collapse of forced cnnvection annular vertical flow film boiling, with liquid core, is investigated using liquid nitrogen at low pressures. The report includes the effect of heat flux from the buss bar. ...
Yu, W.; France, D. M.; Routbort, J. L. (Energy Systems)
2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z
Because of its order-of-magnitude higher heat transfer rates, there is interest in using controllable two-phase nucleate boiling instead of conventional single-phase forced convection in vehicular cooling systems to remove ever increasing heat loads and to eliminate potential hot spots in engines. However, the fundamental understanding of flow boiling mechanisms of a 50/50 ethylene glycol/water mixture under engineering application conditions is still limited. In addition, it is impractical to precisely maintain the volume concentration ratio of the ethylene glycol/water mixture coolant at 50/50. Therefore, any investigation into engine coolant characteristics should include a range of volume concentration ratios around the nominal 50/50 mark. In this study, the forced convective boiling heat transfer of distilled water and ethylene glycol/water mixtures with volume concentration ratios of 40/60, 50/50, and 60/40 in a 2.98-mm-inner-diameter circular tube has been investigated in both the horizontal flow and the vertical flow. The two-phase pressure drop, the forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficient, and the critical heat flux of the test fluids were determined experimentally over a range of the mass flux, the vapor mass quality, and the inlet subcooling through a new boiling data reduction procedure that allowed the analytical calculation of the fluid boiling temperatures along the experimental test section by applying the ideal mixture assumption and the equilibrium assumption along with Raoult's law. Based on the experimental data, predictive methods for the two-phase pressure drop, the forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficient, and the critical heat flux under engine application conditions were developed. The results summarized in this final project report provide the necessary information for designing and implementing nucleate-boiling vehicular cooling systems.
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
Statistical nature of boiling flows: an experimental approach
Jain, P.K.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Two vertical, concentric annular test sections were used. Two flow-field variables, viz. static pressure fluctuations at the test section outer wall and instantaneous chordal-average vapor fraction, were studied. Matched piezo-electric pressure transducers were used for the pressure fluctuation measurements, and a linearized dual-beam x-ray system was used for the vapor fraction measurements. Steady state (mean) thermal-hydraulic condition in the last section was determined by an analytical model and verified to a certain extent by capacitance probe vapor volume fraction measurements. A wide range of local (measurement station) vapor fraction conditions with prevalent flow regimes ranging from subcooled bubbly to saturated churn turbulent-slug-annular was investigated. It is suggested that diagnosis of boiling flow regimes on the basis of the statistical properties of wall static pressure fluctuations and vapor fraction fluctuations may be possible.
Boiling heat transfer with three fluids in small circular and rectangular channels
Tran, T.N.; Wambsganss, M.W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); France, D.M. [Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Small circular and noncircular channels are representative of flow passages act evaporators and condensers. This report describes results of an ental study on heat transfer to the flow boiling of refrigerants (R-12) and refrigerant-134a (R-134a) in a small horizontal circular-cross-section tube. The tube diameter of 2.46 mm was chosen to approximate the hydraulic diameter of a 4.06 {times} 1.70 mm rectangular channel previously studied with R-12, and a 2.92-mm-diameter circular tube previously studied with R-113. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of channel geometry and fluid properties on the heat transfer coefficient and to obtain additional insights relative to the heat transfer mechanism(s). The current circular flow channel for the R-12 and R-134a tests was made of brass and had an overall length of 0.9 in. The channel wall was electrically heated, and thermocouples were installed on the channel wall and in the bulk fluid stream. Voltage taps were located at the same axial locations as the stream thermocouples to allow testing over an exit quality range to 0.94 and a large range of mass flux (58 to 832 kg/m{sup 2}s) and heat flux (3.6 to 59 kW/m{sup 2}). Saturation pressure was nearly constant, averaging 0.82 MPa for most of the testing, with some tests performed at a lower pressure of 0.4--0.5 MPa. Local heat transfer coefficients were determined experimentally as a function of quality along the length of the test section. Analysis of all data for three tubes and three fluids supported the conclusion that a nucleation mechanism dominates for flow boiling in small channels. Nevertheless, a convection-dominant region was obtained experimentally in this study at very low values of wall superheat (< {approx} 2.75{degrees}C). The circular and rectangular tube data for three fluids were successfully correlated in the nucleation-dominant region.
POOL BOILING OF HIGH-FREQUENCY CONDUCTORS
Wright, S. E. (Spencer E.); Konecni, S. (Snezana); Ammerman, C. N. (Curtt N.); Sims, J. R. (James R.)
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study presents development of a unique, powerful method for cooling high-frequency, AC conductors that can benefit end users of transformer windings, electrical machine windings, and magnet coils. This method of heat removal involves boiling a dielectric, fluorinert refrigerant that is in direct contact with litz wire conductors. A pool boiling test vessel is constructed, which provides for temperature control of the pool of fluorinert liquid. The test vessel is fitted with viewing ports so that the experiments are observed and studied with the aid of high-speed photography. Tests are performed on a variety of litz wire conductors. The boiling heat transfer coefficient is dependent on the conductor surface roughness. The size of the features on the conductor surface depends on the single-strand wire gage from which the conductor is constructed. All tests are performed with the conductors mounted horizontally. These tests are performed using a DC power supply. The results of these experiments will aid in the design of future cooling systems.
Wirtz, Richard A.
structures having wide ranging porosity and pore size. When deployed as a surface enhancement in a boiling pool-boiling experiments at one atmosphere and sub-atmospheric pressure assess the utility of fine factor of lamination [dimensionless] CHF = critical heat flux [W/cm2 ] Dh = pore hydraulic diameter [µm
Exploring the Limits of Boiling and Evaporative Heat Transfer Using Micro/Nano Structures
Lu, Ming-Chang
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
transfer coefficient models in pool boiling In summary, highlength effect on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer AnnalsTheory of The Peak and Minimum Pool Boiling Heat Fluxes, CR-
A method of correlating heat transfer data for surface boiling of liquids
Rohsenow, Warren M.
1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Pressure drop with surface boiling in small-diameter tubes
Dr?mer, Thomas
1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pressure drop for water flowing in small-diameter tubes under isothermal, nonboiling, and surface-boiling conditions was investigated. Experimental results for local pressure gradient and heattransfer coefficients are ...
Forced-convection, dispersed-flow film boiling
Hynek, Scott Josef
1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report presents the latest results of an investigation of the characteristics of dispersed flow film boiling. Heat transfer data are presented for vertical upflow of nitrogen in an electrically heated tube, 0.4 in. ...
Infrared thermometry study of nanofluid pool boiling phenomena
Gerardi, Craig
Abstract Infrared thermometry was used to obtain first-of-a-kind, time- and space-resolved data for pool boiling phenomena in water-based nanofluids with diamond and silica nanoparticles at low concentration (<0.1 vol.%). ...
Determination of pool boiling Critical Heat Flux enhancement in nanofluids
Truong, Bao H. (Bao Hoai)
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nanofluids are engineered colloids composed of nano-size particles dispersed in common fluids such as water or refrigerants. Using an electrically controlled wire heater, pool boiling Critical Heat Flux (CHF) of Alumina ...
Effects of surface parameters on boiling heat transfer phenomena
Truong, Bao H. (Bao Hoai)
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nanofluids, engineered colloidal dispersions of nanoparticles in fluid, have been shown to enhance pool and flow boiling CHF. The CHF enhancement was due to nanoparticle deposited on the heater surface, which was verified ...
Hydrodynamics, heat transfer and flow boiling instabilities in microchannels
Barber, Jacqueline Claire
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Suppression and Enhancement of Boiling Associated with Multiple Droplet Impingement
Yang, Yuxuan
2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Pool boiling studies on nanotextured surfaces under highly subcooled conditions
Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Subcooled pool boiling on nanotextured surfaces is explored in this study. The experiments are performed in an enclosed viewing chamber. Two silicon wafers are coated with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT), 9 microns (Type-A) and 25 microns (Type...
Burnout in forced convection nucleate boiling of water
Reynolds John Mitchell
1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Data are presented for burnout in forced coivection nucleate boiling of water at pressures above 500 psia. A dimensionless correlation is devised for. the M.I.T. data which is found to be valid for certain recent data ...
Pool boiling studies on nanotextured surfaces under highly subcooled conditions
Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Subcooled pool boiling on nanotextured surfaces is explored in this study. The experiments are performed in an enclosed viewing chamber. Two silicon wafers are coated with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT), 9 microns (Type-A) ...
Model of critical heat flux in subcooled flow boiling
Fiori, Mario P.
1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The physical phenomenon occurring before and at the critical heat flux (CHF) for subcooled flow boiling has been investigated. The first phase of this study established the basic nature of the flow structure at CHF. A ...
A study of boiling water flow regimes at low pressures
Fiori, Mario P.
1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
"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 ...
Film Boiling on Downward Quenching Hemisphere of Varying Sizes
Chan S. Kim; Kune Y. Suh; Joy L. Rempe; Fan-Bill Cheung; Sang B. Kim
2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Film boiling heat transfer coefficients for a downward-facing hemispherical surface are measured from the quenching tests in DELTA (Downward-boiling Experimental Laminar Transition Apparatus). Two test sections are made of copper to maintain low Biot numbers. The outer diameters of the hemispheres are 120 mm and 294 mm, respectively. The thickness of all the test sections is 30 mm. The effect of diameter on film boiling heat transfer is quantified utilizing results obtained from the test sections. The measured data are compared with the numerical predictions from laminar film boiling analysis. The measured heat transfer coefficients are found to be greater than those predicted by the conventional laminar flow theory on account of the interfacial wavy motion incurred by the Helmholtz instability. Incorporation of the wavy motion model considerably improves the agreement between the experimental and numerical results in terms of heat transfer coefficient. In addition, the interfacial wavy motion and the quenching process are visualized through a digital camera.
Film boiling of R-11 on liquid metal surfaces
Greene, G.A.; Irvine, T.F. Jr.
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An interesting problem is the effect of an immiscible liquid heating surface on the process of film boiling. Such surfaces raise questions concerning interface stability to disturbances, effects of gas bubbling, and vapor explosions in layered systems. The specific motivation for this study was to investigate film boiling from a liquid surface with application to cooling of molten reactor core debris by an overlying pool of reactor coolant. To investigate this phenomenon, and apparatus consisting of a nominal six-inch diameter steel vessel to hold the liquid metal and boiling fluid was constructed; coolant reservoirs, heaters, controllers, and allied instrumentation were attached. A transient energy balance was performed on the liquid metal pool by a submerged assembly of microthermocouples in the liquid metal and an array of thermocouples on the wall of the test vessel. The thermocouple data were used to determine the boiling heat flux as well as the boiling superheat. On an average basis, the deviation between the prediction of the Berenson model and the experimental data was less than one percent when Berenson was corrected for thermal radiation effects. Evidence from visualization tests of R-11 in film boiling over molten metal pools to superheats in excess of 600 K supports this conclusion. 13 refs.
Enhancement of flow boiling of subcooled water on transverse ribbed surface
Fujita, Yasunobu; Deguchi, Hironobu
1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present work deals with enhancement of flow boiling heat transfer using transverse ribs of rectangular cross section attached on a flat heating surface. High flux cooling is envisioned in the field of the leading edge technology such as high power laser applications, advanced metallurgical processes, fusion reactors, integrated circuit chips and so forth. In such advanced cooling devices subcooled boiling of water at high velocity is expected as one of most efficient and convenient means for heat removal exceeding 10{sup 7}W/m{sup 2}. In the present experiment, a sheet of stainless-steel (10mm wide, 0.2mm thick and 80mm in heated length) was flush mounted on one wall of a vertical rectangular channel (a cross-section 20mm x 30 mm) and used as a heating surface by passing a direct current. Transverse-ribs made of plastic plate (0.5mm thick and 30mm in lateral length) were attached at an equal longitudinal spacing on the heating surface. Longitudinal spacing of ribs was varied from 2.5, 5, 10, 20mm to infinity (a flat surface without ribs), and the rib height was 2.5mm and 5.0mm. Experiments were conducted with water at a pressure of 0.12MPa in the range of mass velocity from 500kg/m{sup 2}s to 2,000kg/m{sup 2}s (water velocity from 0.5m/s to 2m/s) and subcooling from 20K to 50K. It was found that the ribbed structure strongly affects heat transfer both in the non-boiling and partial nucleate boiling regimes. Enhancement rate of heat transfer coefficient varied from 5% to 50% in excess compared with that for the flat heating plate. According to visual observation of boiling bubbles the circulating flow occurred in a space between each consecutive ribs and seemed to enhance heat transfer. For narrow rib spacing a large coalesced bubble filled up each rib space and impeded the exchange of vapor with liquid, leading to heat transfer deterioration. In the present experimental range of the ribs, a 50% increase of heat transfer coefficient was attained on the ribbed surface with 5mm height and a spacing of 10mm.
Aktinol, Eduardo
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Numerical Simulation of Pool Boiling: A Review. ” Journal ofBooth, W. (2012). “Nucleate Pool Boiling Experiments (NPBX)and Booth, W. , “ ,Nucleate Pool Boiling Experiments (NPBX)
Oak, H.D.; Holter, G.M.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Konzek, G.J.
1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Kandlikar, Satish
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
Alumina Nanoparticle Pre-coated Tubing Ehancing Subcooled Flow Boiling Cricital Heat Flux
Truong, Bao H.
Nanofluids are engineered colloidal dispersions of nano-sized particle in common base fluids. Previous pool boiling studies have shown that nanofluids can improve critical heat flux (CHF) up to 200% for pool boiling and ...
Mechanism and behavior of nucleate boiling heat transfer to the alkalai liquid metals
Deane, Charles William
1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A model of boiling heat transfer to the alkali liquid metals is postulated from an examination of the events and phases of the nucleate boiling cycle. The model includes the important effect of microlayer evaporation which ...
Design, fabrication, packaging and testing of thin film thermocouples for boiling studies
Sinha, Nipun
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
Boiling is the most efficient form of heat transfer. Thermo-fluidic transport mechanisms at different length and time scales govern the nature of boiling. This study was conducted to enhance the understanding of the surface temperature variations...
Forced-convection surface-boiling heat transfer and burnout in tubes of small diameters
Bergles A. E.
1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A basic heat-transfer apparatus was designed and constructed for the study of forced-convection boiling in small channels. The various regions of forced-convection surface boiling were studied experimentally and analytically. ...
NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF POOL BOILING FOR STEADY STATE AND TRANSIENT HEATING
Maruyama, Shigeo
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
Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient In Minichannels Correlation and Trends Satish G. Kandlikar
Kandlikar, Satish
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
Numerical study of high heat ux pool boiling heat transfer Ying He a,*, Masahiro Shoji b
Maruyama, Shigeo
Numerical study of high heat Żux 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
ECI International Conference on Boiling Heat Transfer Florianpolis-SC-Brazil, 3-7 May 2009
Yanikoglu, Berrin
. Recently the study of heat transfer in micro pin fin heat sinks has been extended to flow boiling by Koar and Peles (2006c), who studied boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sinkECI International Conference on Boiling Heat Transfer Florianópolis-SC-Brazil, 3-7 May 2009
Jet Flows Around Microbubbles In Subcooled Boiling , Xiaofeng Pengb
Kihm, IconKenneth David
Jet Flows Around Microbubbles In Subcooled Boiling Hao Wanga , Xiaofeng Pengb , David M Strong jet flows were observed emanating from micro bubbles on a 100 µm diameter wire during subcooled analysis. The bubble-top jet flows were characterized by a single jet at the bubble top. Both experiments
Modeling acid-gas generation from boiling chloride brines
Zhang, Guoxiang; Spycher, Nicolas; Sonnenthal, Eric; Steefel, Carl
2009-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
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).
Approximate Information Theory
Penny, Will
Gaussians Asymmetry Multimodality Variational Bayes Variational Free Energy Factorised Approximations Variational Energy Approximate Posteriors Nonlinear Regression Nonlinear Regression Priors Posterior Energies Variational Free Energy Factorised Approximations Variational Energy Approximate Posteriors Nonlinear
Kandlikar, Satish
. (2004) developed three- zone flow boiling heat transfer model to describe evaporation of elongated
Multivariate approximation Robert Schaback
Schaback, Robert
Multivariate approximation Robert Schaback July 30, 2013 1 Synonyms Approximation by functions Approximations of functions are multivariate, if they replace functions of n 2 variables defined on a domain. 4 Overview Multivariate approximation is an extension of Approximation Theory and Approximation
Efficiency of a solar collector with internal boiling
Neeper, D.A.
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The behavior of a solar collector with a boiling fluid is analyzed to provide a simple algebraic model for future systems simulations, and to provide guidance for testing. The efficiency equation is developed in a form linear in the difference between inlet and saturation (boiling) temperatures, whereas the expression upon which ASHRAE Standard 109P is based utilizes the difference between inlet and ambient temperatures. The coefficient of the revised linear term is a weak function of collector parameters, weather, and subcooling of the working fluid. For a glazed flat-plate collector with metal absorber, the coefficient is effectively constant. Therefore, testing at multiple values of insolation and subcooling, as specified by ASHRAE 109P, should not be necessary for most collectors. The influences of collector properties and operating conditions on efficiency are examined.
Fast Approximate Convex Decomposition
Ghosh, Mukulika
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Approximate Maximum Principle for Discrete Approximations of ...
2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Approximations of Optimal Control Systems with. Nonsmooth .... of any endpoint constraints on trajectories of linear one-dimensional control systems in (PN ).
Thermal stability of a spherical shell heated by convection and cooled by boiling
Qaim-Maqami, Hassan
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
such high heat transfer rates by forced convection would require extremely high veloc- ities with subsequent high pressure dropsy With nuclee, boiling, however, such high heat transfe. rates an be obtained at much smaller velocities. Boiling heat...THERMAL STABILITY OF A. SPHERICAL SHELL HEATED BY CONVECTION AND COOLED BY BOILING A Thesis HASSAN @AIM-MAQAMI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...
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1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Lattice Boltzmann Methods to Address Fundamental Boiling and Two-Phase Problems
Uddin, Rizwan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Oak, H.D.; Holter, G.M.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Konzek, G.J.
1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Boiling water neutronic reactor incorporating a process inherent safety design
Forsberg, C.W.
1985-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
A boiling-water reactor core is positioned within a prestressed concrete reactor vessel of a size which will hold a supply of coolant water sufficient to submerge and cool the reactor core by boiling for a period of at least one week after shutdown. Separate volumes of hot, clean (nonborated) water for cooling during normal operation and cool highly borated water for emergency cooling and reactor shutdown are separated by an insulated wall during normal reactor operation with contact between the two water volumes being maintained at interfaces near the top and bottom ends of the reactor vessel. Means are provided for balancing the pressure of the two water volumes at the lower interface zone during normal operation to prevent entry of the cool borated water into the reactor core region, for detecting the onset of excessive power to coolant flow conditions in the reactor core and for detecting low water levels of reactor coolant. Cool borated water is permitted to flow into the reactor core when low reactor coolant levels or excessive power to coolant flow conditions are encountered.
Boiling water neutronic reactor incorporating a process inherent safety design
Forsberg, Charles W. (Kingston, TN)
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A boiling-water reactor core is positioned within a prestressed concrete reactor vessel of a size which will hold a supply of coolant water sufficient to submerge and cool the reactor core by boiling for a period of at least one week after shutdown. Separate volumes of hot, clean (non-borated) water for cooling during normal operation and cool highly borated water for emergency cooling and reactor shutdown are separated by an insulated wall during normal reactor operation with contact between the two water volumes being maintained at interfaces near the top and bottom ends of the reactor vessel. Means are provided for balancing the pressure of the two volumes at the lower interface zone during normal operation to prevent entry of the cool borated water into the reactor core region, for detecting the onset of excessive power to coolant flow conditions in the reactor core and for detecting low water levels of reactor coolant. Cool borated water is permitted to flow into the reactor core when low reactor coolant levels or excessive power to coolant flow conditions are encountered.
Water inventory management in condenser pool of boiling water reactor
Gluntz, D.M.
1996-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Water inventory management in condenser pool of boiling water reactor
Gluntz, Douglas M. (San Jose, CA)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER
Kandlikar, Satish
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER Satish G. Kandlikar Department Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY, USA Phone: (716) 475-6728; Fax: (716) 475-7710 E-mail: SGKEME@RIT.EDU ABSTRACT Pool boiling experiments are generally conducted with electrically heated
Tokyo, University of
of the local heat transfer coefficient. Two types of microchannels were tested: a circular Pyrex glass exchangers [1], and reformers for methane direct micro fuel cells. Convective boiling heat transferVisualization of convective boiling heat transfer in single microchannels with different shaped
A Review Of Recent Progress On Nano/micro Scale Nucleate Boiling Fundamentals
Chung, J. N.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent research progress in the area of nano/micro scale nucleate boiling is reviewed and an up-to-date summary is provided with a focus on the advances of fundamental boiling physics. This review examines nano/micro scale ...
Demazičre, Christophe
Comparison of thorium-based fuels with different fissile components in existing boiling water, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden Keywords: Thorium BWR Neutronics a b s t r a c t With the aim of investigating the technical feasibility of fuelling a conventional BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) with thorium
Chickos, James S.
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
Effect of surface conditions on boiling heat transfer of refrigerants in shell-and-tube evaporators
Danilova, G.N.; Dyundin, V.A.; Borishanskaya, A.V.; Soloviyov, A.G.; Vol'nykh, Y.A.; Kozyrev, A.A.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental results are presented for the boiling heat transfer performance of R 22 and R 717 on surfaces with porous metallized coatings. A calculational-theoretical model is given for predicting the heat transfer of refrigerants boiling on a bundle of finned tubes.
Boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink
Peles, Yoav
transfer in a horizontal tube bundle and reported an increase in local heat transfer coefficient boiling heat transfer of water in small horizontal tube bundles at low velocities. How- ever, the dataBoiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink Ali Kosßar, Yoav Peles
Glenn, Stephen T.
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
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
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...
Rod bundle film boiling and steam cooling data base and correlation evaluation
Yoder, G.L.
1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Film boiling and steam cooling data from several rod bundle experiments have been compiled from fourteen references. Steam cooling data are presented for five references, while film boiling data are presented for ten references (two of these for tube geometry). The compilation includes experimental parameters necessary for characterization of the local rod heat transfer. These data have been compared to several commonly used film boiling and pure vapor heat transfer coefficients. Results show that the Dougall-Rohsenow correlation tends to overpredict film boiling heat transfer, while Condie-Bengston IV and the Groeneveld 5. series correlations do a reasonable job of predicting film boiling heat fluxes. Of the three vapor correlations examined, the Dittus-Boelter correlation is least conservative, and the Sozer correlation most conservative.
Ammerman, C.N.; You, S.M.; Hong, Y.S. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
A recently developed photographic method is used to quantify vapor volumetric flow rate above a boiling wire. The volumetric flow rate is combined with additional analyses to determine the overall contributions to the total heat flux from four nucleate boiling heat transfer mechanisms (latent heat, natural convection, Marangoni flow, and micro-convection). This technique is used to quantify the boiling heat transfer mechanisms versus heat flux for a 510-{micro}m wire immersed in saturated water and in water with a small amount of liquid soap added. These data are compared with similar data taken for a 75-{micro}m wire boiling in saturated FC-72. For all cases, latent heat is the dominant heat transfer mechanism in the fully developed nucleate boiling regime. In addition, the latent heat component is significantly increased by the addition of small amounts of soap (surfactant).
Determination of the boiling enhancement mechanism caused by surfactant addition to water
Ammerman, C.N.; You, S.M. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
In the present investigation, boiling heat transfer coefficients are measured for an electrically heated 390-{micro}m, platinum wire immersed in saturated water, and in water mixed with three different concentrations of sodium dodecyl sulfate (an anionic surfactant). The addition of a surfactant to water is known to enhance boiling heat transfer. A recently developed photographic/laser Doppler anemometry measurement technique is used to quantify the vapor volumetric flowrate departing from the wire during the boiling process. The volumetric flowrate data are combined with results from additional analyses to determine the overall contributions to the total heat flux from three nucleate boiling heat transfer mechanisms. Comparisons are made to determine which heat transfer mechanisms are affected by the surfactant addition, and thus, which mechanisms promote boiling enhancement.
Metallurgical failure analysis of a propane tank boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE).
Kilgo, Alice C.; Eckelmeyer, Kenneth Hall; Susan, Donald Francis
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Boiling Heat Transfer on Superhydrophilic, Superhydrophobic, and Superbiphilic Surfaces
Betz, Amy Rachel; Kim, Chang-Jin 'CJ'; Attinger, Daniel
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
With recent advances in micro- and nanofabrication, superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces have been developed. The statics and dynamics of fluids on these surfaces have been well characterized. However, few investigations have been made into the potential of these surfaces to control and enhance other transport phenomena. In this article, we characterize pool boiling on surfaces with wettabilities varied from superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic, and provide nucleation measurements. The most interesting result of our measurements is that the largest heat transfer coefficients are reached not on surfaces with spatially uniform wettability, but on biphilic surfaces, which juxtapose hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions. We develop an analytical model that describes how biphilic surfaces effectively manage the vapor and liquid transport, delaying critical heat flux and maximizing the heat transfer coefficient. Finally, we manufacture and test the first superbiphilic surfaces (juxtaposing superhydrophobic ...
Feasibility study on the thorium fueled boiling water breeder reactor
PetrusTakaki, N. [Dept. of Applied Science, Tokai Univ., Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292 (Japan)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The feasibility of (Th,U)O 2 fueled, boiling water breeder reactor based on conventional BWR technology has been studied. In order to determine the potential use of water cooled thorium reactor as a competitive breeder, this study evaluated criticality, breeding and void reactivity coefficient in response to changes made in MFR and fissile enrichments. The result of the study shows that while using light water as moderator, low moderator to fuel volume ratio (MFR=0.5), it was possible to breed fissile fuel in negative void reactivity condition. However the burnup value was lower than the value of the current LWR. On the other hand, heavy water cooled reactor shows relatively wider feasible breeding region, which lead into possibility of designing a core having better neutronic and economic performance than light water with negative void reactivity coefficient. (authors)
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 8
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1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 tables of temperature measurements.
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 6
Not Available
1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 a summary of temperature measurements to include recorded minima, maxima, averages and standard deviations.
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 7
Not Available
1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 solely of tables of temperature measurements; minima, maxima, averages and standard deviations being measured.
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 4
Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.
1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 3
Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.
1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 2
Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.
1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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. Nineteen test series and a total of 178 tests were performed. Testing addressed the effects of: Heat flux; pressure; helium gas; power tilt; ribs; asymmetric heat flux.
New flow boiling heat transfer model for hydrocarbons evaporating inside horizontal tubes
Chen, G. F.; Gong, M. Q.; Wu, J. F.; Zou, X. [Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2711, 35, Beijing, 100190 (China); Wang, S. [Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2711, 35, Beijing, 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Science, No. 19 YuQuan Road, Beijing, 100049 (China)
2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z
Hydrocarbons have high thermodynamic performances, belong to the group of natural refrigerants, and they are the main components in mixture Joule-Thomson low temperature refrigerators (MJTR). New evaluations of nucleate boiling contribution and nucleate boiling suppression factor in flow boiling heat transfer have been proposed for hydrocarbons. A forced convection heat transfer enhancement factor correlation incorporating liquid velocity has also been proposed. In addition, the comparisons of the new model and other classic models were made to evaluate its accuracy in heat transfer prediction.
Identification of pool boiling heat transfer mechanisms in FC-72 using a single-photo method
Ammerman, C.N.; You, S.M.; Hong, Y.S. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
A unique method to determine the vapor flow rate above a boiling cylinder utilizing a single photograph is developed and discussed. This method is applied to a 75-{micro}m wire immersed in a saturated, highly wetting liquid (FC-72) to determine bubble departure diameter, frequency, and nucleation site density. Using the experimental results, an analysis is performed to evaluate individual heat flux contributions of the four pool boiling mechanisms: latent heat, natural convection, Marangoni flow, and micro-convection. Latent heat is identified as the dominant mechanism throughout most of the nucleate boiling regime.
Thermal non-equilibrium in dispersed flow film boiling in a vertical tube
Forslund, Robert Paul
1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Stability analysis of the boiling water reactor : methods and advanced designs
Hu, Rui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar
2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of this investigation is to measure and analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling. The surface temperature fluctuations were recorded on silicon surfaces with and without multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). Novel Thin...
Nano-engineering the boiling surface for optimal heat transfer rate and critical heat flux
Phillips, Bren Andrew
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The effects on pool boiling characteristics such as critical heat flux and the heat transfer coefficient of different surface characteristics such as surface wettability, roughness, morphology, and porosity are not well ...
Prediction of departure from nucleate boiling in PWR fast power transients
Lenci, Giancarlo
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Performance of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti Part 1: Results from the Water Boiling Test
Booker, Kayje
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
is brought to a boil. 3. Simmer (low power): Immediatelywater is maintained at a simmer for 45 minutes. In this60% open during the low power (simmer phase) test. The same
Experimental Two-Phase Flow Characterization of Subcooled Boiling in a Rectangular Channel
Estrada Perez, Carlos E.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Dawson, Phillip Eng
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As part of ...
Development of a model to predict flow oscillations in low-flow sodium boiling
Levin, Alan Edward
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Visualization of flow boiling in an annular heat exchanger under reduced gravity conditions
Westheimer, David Thomas
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This work examines the effects of gravitational acceleration on the flow boiling process. A test facility focusing on an annular heat exchanger was designed, built out of borosilicate glass, and flown on NASA's KC-135 reduced gravity airplane...
A visualization comparison of convective flow boiling heat transfer augmentation devices
Lundy, Brian Franklin
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Di, Yuan 1988-
2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
This present study seeks to contribute detailed visualization data on a pool boiling experiments using HFE-7000. Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) was used to measure the time resolved whole field liquid velocity. Bubble dynamic parameters...
Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar
2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
of subcooling and micro/nano-scale surface texturing using MWCNT coatings on the dynamics of pool boiling is assessed. Dynamic invariants such as correlation dimensions and Lyapunov spectrum are evaluated for the reconstructed attractor. A non-linear noise...
Visualization of flow boiling in an annular heat exchanger under reduced gravity conditions
Westheimer, David Thomas
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
poorly with an Earth based flow regime map; (ii) predicting that the maximum two-phase heat transfer coefficient would occur near the location the boiling fluid reached a saturated state, which also corresponded with the location of maximum nucleate...
A visualization comparison of convective flow boiling heat transfer augmentation devices
Lundy, Brian Franklin
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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...
A study of system-induced instabilities in forced-convection flows with subcooled boiling
Maulbetsch, John S.
1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A combined analytical and experimental program was carried out to investigate the problem of hydrodynamic stability of forcedconvection flows with boiling. The study was restricted to the flow of water in small channels ...
Conceptual design of an annular-fueled superheat boiling water reactor
Ko, Yu-Chih, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Experimental Study on the Subcooled Boiling Flow via Optical Measurement Techniques
Yoo, Jun Soo
2015-04-16T23:59:59.000Z
A series of experimental work to investigate the subcooled boiling flow in a vertical square upward flow channel is described. As experimental methods, high-speed photography and infrared (IR) thermometry were employed simultaneously. The research...
Bubble behavior in subcooled flow boiling on surfaces of variable wettability
Tow, Emily W
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Flow boiling is important in energy conversion and thermal management due to its potential for very high heat fluxes. By improving understanding of the conditions leading to bubble departure, surfaces can be designed that ...
Bogojevi?, Dario
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Flow boiling in microchannels, while very promising as a cooling technology in electronics thermal management, is still a subject being explored that requires further investigation. Before applying this technology for ...
Heat removal characteristics of volume heated boiling pools with inclined boundaries
Greene, G.A.; Jones, O.C. Jr.; Schwarz, C.E.; Abuaf, N.
1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The state-of-the-art of heat transfer from boiling liquids having internal heat generation is reviewed. Considerable scatter is found in the existing data. Attempts to correlate these data have relied on both natural and forced convection concepts. This report describes a new series of experiments wherein the data scatter appears to have been improved by a factor of four to six from previous experiments when compared on the basis of standard deviation in correlation coefficients. Local heat transfer data to both vertical and inclined surfaces (up to 30/sup 0/ from vertical) are reported having maximum to minimum heat transfer ratios of up to 5:1. It is shown that with surface vapor fluxes up to twice the free bubble rise velocities given by Harmathy there are two distinct flow regimes: bubbly and churn-turbulent. In bubble flows, the pool is generally quiescent and surface temperature fluctuations negligible. In churn-turbulent flows, the pool is generally chaotic and three dimensional. The surface temperatures showed large fluctuations up to the maximum pool-to-wall difference indicating intermittent destruction and renewal of boundary layer. Heat transfer coefficients were more uniform, and the maximum was observed to be in the range .25-.30 cal/cm/sup 2/ s /sup 0/C. 26 refs., 18 figs., 9 tabs.
Thermal-hydraulic instabilities in pressure tube graphite-moderated boiling water reactors
Tsiklauri, G.; Schmitt, B.
1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Thermally induced two-phase instabilities in non-uniformly heated boiling charmers in RBMK-1000 reactor have been analyzed using RELAP5/MOD3 code. The RELAP5 model of a RBMK-1000 reactor was developed to investigate low flow in a distribution group header (DGH) supplying 44 fuel pressure tubes. The model was evaluated against experimental data. The results of the calculations indicate that the period of oscillation for the high power tube varied from 3.1s to 2.6s, over the power range of 2.0 MW to 3.0 MW, respectively. The amplitude of the flow oscillation for the high powered tube varied from +100% to {minus}150% of the tube average flow. Reverse flow did not occur in the lower power tubes. The amplitude of oscillation in the subcooled region at the inlet to the fuel region is higher than in the saturated region at the outlet. In the upper fuel region and outlet connectors the flow oscillations are dissipated. The threshold of flow instability for the high powered tubes of a RBMK reactor is compared to Japanese data and appears to be in good agreement.
Di, Yuan 1988-
2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
of the characteristics of classical pool boiling curve were determined. However, until 1948, Farber and Scorah[1] studies the heat transfer rate in the pool boiling. Their experiments were conducted in water at different pressures, using a cylindrical wire as heater... phase measurement techniques. Both PIV and PTV are non-intrusive methods. Using high speed high resolution cameras, instantaneously time resolved whole field flow information can be obtained. By analyzing the images from PIV experiment, the positions...
Pebble Bed Boiling Water Reactor Concept With Superheated Steam
Tsiklauri, G.; Newman, D.; Meriwether, G.; Korolev, V. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999 Richland, WA 99352 (United States)
2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
An Advanced Nuclear Reactor concept is presented which extends Boiling Water Reactor technology with micro-fuel elements (MFE) and produces superheated steam. A nuclear plant with MFE is highly efficient and safe, due to ceramic-clad nuclear fuel. Water is used as both moderator and coolant. The fuel consists of spheres of about 1.5 mm diameter of UO{sub 2} with several external coatings of different carbonaceous materials. The outer coating of the particles is SiC, manufactured with chemical vapor disposition (CVD) technology. Endurance of the integrity of the SiC coating in water, air and steam has been demonstrated experimentally in Germany, Russia and Japan. This paper describes a result of a preliminary design and analysis of 3750 MWt (1500 MWe) plant with standard pressure of 16 MPa, which is widely achieved in the vessel of pressurized-water type reactors. The superheated steam outlet temperature of 550 deg. C elevates the steam cycle to high thermal efficiency of 42%. (authors)
Generic risk insights for General Electric boiling water reactors
Travis, R.; Taylor, J. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Chung, J. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation)
1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
A methodology has been developed to extract generic risk-based information from probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) of General Electric boiling water rectors and applying the insights gained to plants that have not been subjected to a PRA. The available risk assessments (six plants) were examined to identify the most probable, i.e., dominant accident sequences at each plants. The goal was to include all sequences which represented at least 80% of core damage frequency. If the same plant specific dominant accident sequence appeared within this boundary in at least two plant PRAs, the sequence was considered to be a representative sequence. Eight sequences met this definition. From these sequences, the most important component failures and human error that contributed to each sequence have been prioritized. Guidance is provided to prioritize the representative sequences and modify selected basic events that have been shown to be sensitive to the plant specific design or operating variations of the contributing PRAs. This risk-based guidance can be used for utility and NRC activities including operator training, maintenance, design review, and inspections. 13 refs., 6 tabs.
Aging study of boiling water reactor high pressure injection systems
Conley, D.A.; Edson, J.L.; Fineman, C.F. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of high pressure injection systems is to maintain an adequate coolant level in reactor pressure vessels, so that the fuel cladding temperature does not exceed 1,200{degrees}C (2,200{degrees}F), and to permit plant shutdown during a variety of design basis loss-of-coolant accidents. This report presents the results of a study on aging performed for high pressure injection systems of boiling water reactor plants in the United States. The purpose of the study was to identify and evaluate the effects of aging and the effectiveness of testing and maintenance in detecting and mitigating aging degradation. Guidelines from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s Nuclear Plant Aging Research Program were used in performing the aging study. Review and analysis of the failures reported in databases such as Nuclear Power Experience, Licensee Event Reports, and the Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System, along with plant-specific maintenance records databases, are included in this report to provide the information required to identify aging stressors, failure modes, and failure causes. Several probabilistic risk assessments were reviewed to identify risk-significant components in high pressure injection systems. Testing, maintenance, specific safety issues, and codes and standards are also discussed.
Multi-cycle boiling water reactor fuel cycle optimization
Ottinger, K.; Maldonado, G.I. [University of Tennessee, 311 Pasqua Engineering Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-2300 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work a new computer code, BWROPT (Boiling Water Reactor Optimization), is presented. BWROPT uses the Parallel Simulated Annealing (PSA) algorithm to solve the out-of-core optimization problem coupled with an in-core optimization that determines the optimum fuel loading pattern. However it uses a Haling power profile for the depletion instead of optimizing the operating strategy. The result of this optimization is the optimum new fuel inventory and the core loading pattern for the first cycle considered in the optimization. Several changes were made to the optimization algorithm with respect to other nuclear fuel cycle optimization codes that use PSA. Instead of using constant sampling probabilities for the solution perturbation types throughout the optimization as is usually done in PSA optimizations the sampling probabilities are varied to get a better solution and/or decrease runtime. The new fuel types available for use can be sorted into an array based on any number of parameters so that each parameter can be incremented or decremented, which allows for more precise fuel type selection compared to random sampling. Also, the results are sorted by the new fuel inventory of the first cycle for ease of comparing alternative solutions. (authors)
Camera Inspection Arm for Boiling Water Reactors - 13330
Martin, Scott; Rood, Marc [S.A. Technology, 3985 S. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (United States)] [S.A. Technology, 3985 S. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) outage maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and hazardous. Reactor facilities are continuously looking for quicker, safer, and more effective methods of performing routine inspection during these outages. In 2011, S.A. Technology (SAT) was approached by Energy Northwest to provide a remote system capable of increasing efficiencies related to Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) internal inspection activities. The specific intent of the system discussed was to inspect recirculation jet pumps in a manner that did not require manual tooling, and could be performed independently of other ongoing inspection activities. In 2012, SAT developed a compact, remote, camera inspection arm to create a safer, more efficient outage environment. This arm incorporates a compact and lightweight design along with the innovative use of bi-stable composite tubes to provide a six-degree of freedom inspection tool capable of reducing dose uptake, reducing crew size, and reducing the overall critical path for jet pump inspections. The prototype camera inspection arm unit is scheduled for final testing in early 2013 in preparation for the Columbia Generating Station refueling outage in the spring of 2013. (authors)
Development of 1000 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
Kazuo Hisajima; Ken Uchida; Keiji Matsumoto; Koichi Kondo; Shigeki Yokoyama; Takuya Miyagawa [Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
1000 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactor has only two main steam lines and six reactor internal pumps, whereas 1350 MWe ABWR has four main steam lines and ten reactor internal pumps. In order to confirm how the differences affect hydrodynamic conditions in the dome and lower plenum of the reactor pressure vessel, fluid analyses have been performed. The results indicate that there is not substantial difference between 1000 MWe ABWR and 1350 MWe ABWR. The primary containment vessel of the ABWR consists of the drywell and suppression chamber. The suppression chamber stores water to suppress pressure increase in the primary containment vessel and to be used as the source of water for the emergency core cooling system following a loss-of-coolant accident. Because the reactor pressure vessel of 1000 MWe ABWR is smaller than that of 1350 MWe ABWR, there is room to reduce the size of the primary containment vessel. It has been confirmed feasible to reduce inner diameter of the primary containment vessel from 29 m of 1350 MWe ABWR to 26.5 m. From an economic viewpoint, a shorter outage that results in higher availability of the plant is preferable. In order to achieve 20-day outage that results in 97% of availability, improvement of the systems for removal of decay heat is introduced that enables to stop all the safety-related decay heat removal systems except at the beginning of an outage. (authors)
Film boiling on spheres in single- and two-phase flows.
Liu, C.; Theofanous, T. G.
2000-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Multicriteria approximation through decomposition
Burch, C. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). School of Computer Sciences]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Krumke, S. [Univ. of Wuerzburg (Germany). Dept. of Computer Science; Marathe, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phillips, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Applied Mathematics Dept.; Sundberg, E. [Rutgers Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Computer Science]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors propose a general technique called solution decomposition to devise approximation algorithms with provable performance guarantees. The technique is applicable to a large class of combinatorial optimization problems that can be formulated as integer linear programs. Two key ingredients of the technique involve finding a decomposition of a fractional solution into a convex combination of feasible integral solutions and devising generic approximation algorithms based on calls to such decompositions as oracles. The technique is closely related to randomized rounding. The method yields as corollaries unified solutions to a number of well studied problems and it provides the first approximation algorithms with provable guarantees for a number of new problems. The particular results obtained in this paper include the following: (1) The authors demonstrate how the technique can be used to provide more understanding of previous results and new algorithms for classical problems such as Multicriteria Spanning Trees, and Suitcase Packing. (2) They show how the ideas can be extended to apply to multicriteria optimization problems, in which they wish to minimize a certain objective function subject to one or more budget constraints. As corollaries they obtain first non-trivial multicriteria approximation algorithms for problems including the k-Hurdle and the Network Inhibition problems.
Multicriteria approximation through decomposition
Burch, C. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). School of Computer Science; Krumke, S. [Univ. of Wuerzburg (Germany). Dept. of Computer Science; Marathe, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phillips, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Applied Mathematics Dept.; Sundberg, E. [Rutgers Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Computer Science
1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors propose a general technique called solution decomposition to devise approximation algorithms with provable performance guarantees. The technique is applicable to a large class of combinatorial optimization problems that can be formulated as integer linear programs. Two key ingredients of their technique involve finding a decomposition of a fractional solution into a convex combination of feasible integral solutions and devising generic approximation algorithms based on calls to such decompositions as oracles. The technique is closely related to randomized rounding. Their method yields as corollaries unified solutions to a number of well studied problems and it provides the first approximation algorithms with provable guarantees for a number of new problems. The particular results obtained in this paper include the following: (1) the authors demonstrate how the technique can be used to provide more understanding of previous results and new algorithms for classical problems such as Multicriteria Spanning Trees, and Suitcase Packing; (2) they also show how the ideas can be extended to apply to multicriteria optimization problems, in which they wish to minimize a certain objective function subject to one or more budget constraints. As corollaries they obtain first non-trivial multicriteria approximation algorithms for problems including the k-Hurdle and the Network Inhibition problems.
Approximations non-recursively
ĂbrahĂˇm, Erika
) * x Regard non-recursively de#12;ned approximations fact 0 = nx -> bot fact 1 = nx -> if x else fact 0 (x 1) #3; x fact 2 = nx -> if x fact of fact should satisfy the de#12;ning equation fact = nx -> if x
Heat transfer characteristics of R410A-oil mixture flow boiling inside a 7 mm straight smooth tube
Hu, Haitao; Ding, Guoliang; Wei, Wenjian; Wang, Zhence [Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Wang, Kaijian [Fujitsu General Institute of Air-Conditioning Technology Limited, Kawasaki 213-8502 (Japan)
2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Two-phase flow patterns and heat transfer characteristics of R410A-oil mixture flow boiling inside a straight smooth tube with the outside diameter of 7.0 mm were investigated experimentally. The experimental conditions include the evaporation temperature of 5 C, the mass flux from 200 to 400 kg m{sup -2} s{sup -1}, the heat flux from 7.56 to 15.12 kW m{sup -2}, the inlet vapor quality from 0.2 to 0.7, nominal oil concentration from 0% to 5%. The test results show that the heat transfer coefficient of R410A-oil mixture increases with mass flux of refrigerant-oil mixture; the presence of oil enhances the heat transfer at the range of low and intermediate vapor qualities; there is a peak of local heat transfer coefficient at about 2-4% nominal oil concentration at higher vapor qualities, and the peak shifts to lower nominal oil concentration with the increasing of vapor qualities; higher nominal oil concentration gives more detrimental effect at high vapor qualities. The flow pattern map of R410A-oil mixture was developed based on refrigerant-oil mixture properties, and the observed flow patterns match well with the flow pattern map. New correlation to predict the local heat transfer of R410A-oil mixture flow boiling inside the straight smooth tube was developed based on flow patterns and local properties of refrigerant-oil mixture, and it agrees with 90% of the experiment data within the deviation of {+-}25%. (author)
Influences of electrical field on boiling-condensation heat transfer system
Yang Jiaxiang; Ding Lijian; Chi Xiaochun; Liu Ji [Harbin Inst. of Electrical Technology (China). Dept. of Electrical Materials Engineering; Yang He [Harbin Inst. of Tech. (China). Dept. of Thermal Energy Engineering
1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, the influences of electrical field on boiling-condensation heat transfer system have been investigated using a cylinder heat transfer model. Freon-11 is selected as working fluid. The condensation heat transfer coefficient, the boiling heat flux and the saturation pressure are measured in this investigation. According to the experimental results, it is found that the electrical field can influence heat transfer system. The boiling heat transfer is enhanced by the applied voltage, and the saturate vapor of working fluid is condensed on the high voltage electrode directly when the applied voltage is higher than 6 kv. The experimental results have been discussed, and it is considered that the high electrical field strength change the thermal properties of working fluid.
Tu, Chau Qui
1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
accepted. 3. Mass-transfer model: As early as 1952, the possi- 1. 1 bi) ity of mass transfer across the bubble was visualized oy Snyder and presented at a conference in 1856 for the ca. , e of subcool ed nucleate boiling in forced convection l qf. He... heat transfer in forced convection, found negligible latent heat transport compared to the total heat transferred from the heated surface. Ruling out the latent heat transport as major factor, they attributed the high heat transfer in boiling...
Enhancement of pool boiling heat transfer with electrohydrodynamics and its fundamental study
Raghupathi, Sri Laxmi Priya
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, 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...
Microjet array single-phase and flow boiling heat transfer with R134a Eric A. Browne a
Peles, Yoav
:6 6 Nud 6 128. Boiling experiments were conducted with liquid subcoolings of 10, 20, and 30 °C at jet effective than forced air convection will be required. Single-phase flow and flow boiling in microchannels have been studied [410] with a variety of fluids and flow schemes and have been used to cool turbine
Forrest, Eric Christopher
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Surface effects on pool boiling heat transfer and the critical heat flux are well documented but poorly understood. This study investigates the pool boiling characteristics of various fluids, and demonstrates that surface ...
The Observer Algorithm for Visibility Approximation
Doherty, Patrick
, with dif- ferent view ranges and grid cell sizes. By changing the size of the grid cells that the algorithm or more sentries while moving to a goal position. Algorithms for finding a covert paths in the presence of stationary and moving sentries has been devised by [5] [6]. An approximate visibility algorithm was devised
Anh Bui; Nam Dinh; Brian Williams
2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
In addition to validation data plan, development of advanced techniques for calibration and validation of complex multiscale, multiphysics nuclear reactor simulation codes are a main objective of the CASL VUQ plan. Advanced modeling of LWR systems normally involves a range of physico-chemical models describing multiple interacting phenomena, such as thermal hydraulics, reactor physics, coolant chemistry, etc., which occur over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. To a large extent, the accuracy of (and uncertainty in) overall model predictions is determined by the correctness of various sub-models, which are not conservation-laws based, but empirically derived from measurement data. Such sub-models normally require extensive calibration before the models can be applied to analysis of real reactor problems. This work demonstrates a case study of calibration of a common model of subcooled flow boiling, which is an important multiscale, multiphysics phenomenon in LWR thermal hydraulics. The calibration process is based on a new strategy of model-data integration, in which, all sub-models are simultaneously analyzed and calibrated using multiple sets of data of different types. Specifically, both data on large-scale distributions of void fraction and fluid temperature and data on small-scale physics of wall evaporation were simultaneously used in this work’s calibration. In a departure from traditional (or common-sense) practice of tuning/calibrating complex models, a modern calibration technique based on statistical modeling and Bayesian inference was employed, which allowed simultaneous calibration of multiple sub-models (and related parameters) using different datasets. Quality of data (relevancy, scalability, and uncertainty) could be taken into consideration in the calibration process. This work presents a step forward in the development and realization of the “CIPS Validation Data Plan” at the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs to enable quantitative assessment of the CASL modeling of Crud-Induced Power Shift (CIPS) phenomenon, in particular, and the CASL advanced predictive capabilities, in general. This report is prepared for the Department of Energy’s Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs program’s VUQ Focus Area.
2007-No54-BoilingPoint Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel
Kammen, Daniel M.
2007-No54-BoilingPoint Theme Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy of fossil-fuel energy systems. These scenarios are analysed for various environmental and health impacts from fossil fuels and other energy sources reported by IEA []. In all of these countries except Kenya
Advanced Power Plant Modeling with Applications to an Advanced Boiling Water
Mitchell, John E.
Advanced Power Plant Modeling with Applications to an Advanced Boiling Water Reactor and a Heat Introduction This paper presents two advanced modeling methods, and two applications, for power plant wave fronts. However, in most power plant transient performance models, there are few heat exchangers
Simulation of subcooled boiling at low pressure conditions with RELAP5-3D computer program
Reza, S.M. Mohsin
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. 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...
Enhancement of pool boiling heat transfer with electrohydrodynamics and its fundamental study
Raghupathi, Sri Laxmi Priya
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The enhancement of heat transfer in the realm of pool boiling refrigerants, using the concepts of electrohydrodynamics(EHD), has been actively researched in the past decade. This research aims at studying the effect of EHD on new refrigerants (R-123...
Development of a small-channel nucleate-boiling heat transfer correlation
Kasza, K.E.; Wambsganss, M.W.
1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Development of an improved semimechanistic-based set of correlation parameters for nucleation-dominant flow-boiling heat transfer in small channels is described. Formulation of these parameters is on the basis of a recently published open-literature model for vapor bubble growth at a heated surface. This work is part of a program directed at obtaining an understanding of the physical mechanisms that influence boiling in compact heat exchangers through the use of high-speed video and microscope optics to characterize bubble nucleation, growth, and interaction with the confining walls of small heat transfer passages. The correlation parameters presented here represent the first step in the development of an improved boiling correlation for geometrically confined small-channel flows. In such flows, the nucleating bubbles can become nominally the same size as the channel cross section, thereby invalidating existing correlations that are based on large-channel data. Initial efforts to correlate small-channel-boiling data obtained at Argonne National Laboratory from nontransparent electrically heated metal tube tests appear promising.
Experimental characterization of heat transfer in non-boiling spray cooling with two nozzles
Guo, Zhixiong "James"
transfer in a non-boiling spray cooling system with de-ionized water as the working fluid is experimentally investigated. An open-loop test system with two full-cone spray nozzles used to generate water droplets to a heated surface is established for the cooling of high-power devices. The effects of the liquid volume
Ferreira, Márcia M. C.
QSPR models of boiling point, octanolwater partition coefficient and retention time index StructureProperty Relationship (QSPR) analysis and study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs (bp), octanol water partition coefficient đlog KowŢ and retention time index (RI) for reversed
Kim, Sung Joong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A nanofluid is a colloidal suspension of nano-scale particles in water, or other base fluids. Previous pool boiling studies have shown that nanofluids can improve the critical heat flux (CHF) by as much as 200%. In this ...
Edwards, Bronwyn K
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An experimental study was performed to determine thermal performance and adhesion effects of a combined nanoparticle and polymeric dispersion coating. The critical heat flux (CHF) values and nucleate boiling heat transfer ...
Phillips, Bren Andrew
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Development of models for the two-dimensional, two-fluid code for sodium boiling NATOF-2D
Zielinski, R. G.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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, ...
A four-equation two-phase flow model for sodium boiling simulation of LMFBR fuel assemblies
Schor, Andrei L.
1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Estrada Perez, Carlos Eduardo
2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
In this work, visualization experimental techniques that provide whole-field and multi-scale measurements of the liquid turbulence parameters, liquid and heater wall temperatures, and gas phase local parameters, were used to study subcooled boiling...
Gilman, Lindsey Anne
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Film boiling on the inside of vertical tubes with upward flow of the fluid at low qualities
Dougall, R. S.
1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Flow regimes, local heat transfer coefficients, and temperature distributions along the wall have been studied for film boiling inside a vertical tube with upward flow of a saturated liquid. The area of interest has been ...
Multi-scale Control and Enhancement of Reactor Boiling Heat Flux by Reagents and Nanoparticles
Manglik, R M; Athavale, A; Kalaikadal, D S; Deodhar, A; Verma, U
2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
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.
J. Yang; F. B. Cheung; J. L. Rempe; K. Y. Suh; S. B. Kim
2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
An experimental study was performed to evaluate the effects of surface coating and an enhanced insulation structure on the downward facing boiling process and the critical heat flux on the outer surface of a hemispherical vessel. Steady-state boiling tests were conducted in the Subscale Boundary Layer Boiling (SBLB) facility using an enhanced vessel/insulation design for the cases with and without vessel coatings. Based on the boiling data, CHF correlations were obtained for both plain and coated vessels. It was found that the nucleate boiling rates and the local CHF limits for the case with micro-porous layer coating were consistently higher than those values for a plain vessel at the same angular location. The enhancement in the local CHF limits and nucleate boiling rates was mainly due to the micro-porous layer coating that increased the local liquid supply rate toward the vaporization sites on the vessel surface. For the case with thermal insulation, the local CHF limit tended to increase from the bottom center at first, then decrease toward the minimum gap location, and finally increase toward the equator. This nonmonotonic behavior, which differed significantly from the case without thermal insulation, was evidently due to the local variation of the two-phase motions in the annular channel between the test vessel and the insulation structure.
Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation
Peterson, Carsten
Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation n! (n/e)n 2n! . [S12] To calculate B L (^n) limN BN L (^n), we apply Stirling's formula to N!, n0!, and n1!, which that r Stirling's formula
Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems
Koufogiannakis, Christos
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.3.1 Sequential Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . .Distributed 2-approximation algorithm for CMIP 2 (Alg.2 Sequential Algorithm 2.1 The Greedy Algorithm for Monotone
Modeling Single-Phase and Boiling Liquid Jet Impingement Cooling in Power Electronics
Narumanchi, S. V. J.; Hassani, V.; Bharathan, D.
2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Tu, Chau Qui
1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
par t of his t ime and labor to assist in the welding of thermocoupl-. junctions to the copper disk. And to all of those directly connected and to many others who helped by givino words of suggestion, there will always remain a debt o.... DEDICATION. AC (QU OWL EDGI"IENT S. TABLE OF CONTENTS. L1ST OF TABLES. LIST OF F IGUR ES. vi vii 1x CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER II MECHANISMS OF NUCLEATE POOL BOILING. . . . . Bubble agitation model. Vapor-liquid exchange model. 3. M...
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Approximate Graph Products Marc Hellmutha
Stadler, Peter F.
Approximate Graph Products Marc Hellmutha , Wilfried Imrichb , Werner Kl¨ocklb , Peter F. Stadlera or fingers) can vary independently of other traits, or Email addresses: marc@bioinf.uni-leipzig.de (Marc
Performance of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti Part 1: Results from the Water Boiling Test
Booker, Kayje; Han, Tae Won; Granderson, Jessica; Jones, Jennifer; Lsk, Kathleen; Yang, Nina; Gadgil, Ashok
2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Magnetic thaw-down and boil-off due to magneto acceptors in 2DEG
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
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}.
Pool boiling of R-114/oil mixtures from single tubes and tube bundles. Master's thesis
Murphy, T.J.
1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
An apparatus was designed, fabricated, and operated for the testing of horizontal tube bundles for boiling of R-114 with various concentrations of oil. Preliminary data were taken on the top tube in the bundle, with and without the other tubes in operation. Results showed up to a 37% increase in the boiling heat-transfer coefficient as a result of the favorable bundle effect. In a separate single-tube apparatus, three enhanced tubes were tested at a saturation temperature of 2.2 C with oil mass concentrations of 0, 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10%. The tubes were: 1) a finned tube with 1024 fins per meter, 2) a finned tube with 1575 fins per meter and 3) a Turbo-B tube. These tubes resulted in enhancement ratios in pure refrigerant of 2.8, 3.8 and 5.2, respectively, at a practical heat flux of 30 kW/sq. meter. With 3% oil, these ratios were decreased to 2.6, 3.5 and 5, while with 10% oil, these ratios were further reduced to 2.6, 3.2 and 4.7, respectively. Based on these results, the use of Turbo-B tubes is expected to result in significant savings in weight and size of evaporators over the finned tubes presently in use on board some naval vessels.
J. Yang; F. B. Cheung; J. L. Rempe; K. Y. Suh; S. B. Kim
2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Four types of steady-state boiling experiments were conducted to investigate the efficacy of two distinctly different heat transfer enhancement methods for external reactor vessel cooling under severe accident conditions. One method involved the use of a thin vessel coating and the other involved the use of an enhanced insulation structure. By comparing the results obtained in the four types of experiments, the separate and integral effect of vessel coating and insulation structure were determined. Correlation equations were obtained for the nucleate boiling heat transfer and the critical heat flux. It was found that both enhancement methods were quite effective. Depending on the angular location, the local critical heat flux could be enhanced by 1.4 to 2.5 times using vessel coating alone whereas it could be enhanced by 1.8 to 3.0 times using an enhanced insulation structure alone. When both vessel coating and insulation structure were used simultaneously, the integral effect on the enhancement was found much less than the product of the two separate effects, indicating possible competing mechanisms (i.e., interference) between the two enhancement methods.
Planning numerical approximations Richard Power
Williams, Sandra
Planning numerical approximations Richard Power Sandra Williams 21st September 2009 #12;Table proportions (e.g., more than a quarter, 25.9 per cent) Proportions are a convenient well-defined subproblem Common in factual discourse (e.g., newspaper articles) Important for generating from data (but neglected
Steady state deformation of the Coso Range, east central California...
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...
An analytic approximation to the Diffusion Coefficient for the periodic Lorentz Gas
C. Angstmann; G. P. Morriss
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
An approximate stochastic model for the topological dynamics of the periodic triangular Lorentz gas is constructed. The model, together with an extremum principle, is used to find a closed form approximation to the diffusion coefficient as a function of the lattice spacing. This approximation is superior to the popular Machta and Zwanzig result and agrees well with a range of numerical estimates.
Kwatny, Harry G.
of steam pipe acoustics on the control of steam pressore in boiling waterreactors. A madel is developed forthe process which encompassesthe reactor vessel, the main steam piping, the bypasssystempiping in an increased steaming rate. The turbine admission valves would thenopen in responsetotheconsequent increase
Torgersen, Christian
Boiling Water at Hot Creek--The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley. Because of this danger, the U.S. Forest Service has had to close parts of the Hot Creek Geologic Site the region. The attractions of Hot Creek, however, also harbor danger. The locations, dis- charge rates
Peles, Yoav
across a bank of heated tube bundles, have shown that the local two-phase heat transfer coefficient across a tube bundle and determined the void fraction, the frictional pressure drop, and the local heatFlow boiling of water in a circular staggered micro-pin fin heat sink Santosh Krishnamurthy, Yoav
Rich, Marvin
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Mev gm/ era Mev gm/crn" Mev-cnf/gm 5. 817 x 10" 1. 685 x 10"2301 RANGE OF DEUTERONS IN CARBON J T Mev R gm/cm - dT "dTi T Mev R gm/cm - dT dF Mev- Mev-cn^gm cm/gm 5. 517 x lu" 3.
Passive containment cooling system with drywell pressure regulation for boiling water reactor
Hill, P.R.
1994-12-27T23:59:59.000Z
A boiling water reactor is described having a regulating valve for placing the wetwell in flow communication with an intake duct of the passive containment cooling system. This subsystem can be adjusted to maintain the drywell pressure at (or slightly below or above) wetwell pressure after the initial reactor blowdown transient is over. This addition to the PCCS design has the benefit of eliminating or minimizing steam leakage from the drywell to the wetwell in the longer-term post-LOCA time period and also minimizes the temperature difference between drywell and wetwell. This in turn reduces the rate of long-term pressure buildup of the containment, thereby extending the time to reach the design pressure limit. 4 figures.
Passive containment cooling system with drywell pressure regulation for boiling water reactor
Hill, Paul R. (Tucson, AZ)
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A boiling water reactor having a regulating valve for placing the wetwell in flow communication with an intake duct of the passive containment cooling system. This subsystem can be adjusted to maintain the drywell pressure at (or slightly below or above) wetwell pressure after the initial reactor blowdown transient is over. This addition to the PCCS design has the benefit of eliminating or minimizing steam leakage from the drywell to the wetwell in the longer-term post-LOCA time period and also minimizes the temperature difference between drywell and wetwell. This in turn reduces the rate of long-term pressure buildup of the containment, thereby extending the time to reach the design pressure limit.
Replacement of outboard main steam isolation valves in a boiling water reactor plant
Schlereth, J.R.; Pennington, D.
1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
Most Boiling Water Reactor plants utilize wye pattern globe valves for main steam isolation valves for both inboard and outboard isolation. These valves have required a high degree of maintenance attention in order to pass the plant local leakage rate testing (LLRT) requirements at each outage. Northern States Power made a decision in 1993 to replace the outboard valves at it`s Monticello plant with double disc gate valves. The replacement of the outboard valves was completed during the fall outage in 1994. During the spring outage in April of 1996 the first LLRT testing was performed with excellent results. This presentation will address the decision process, time requirements and planning necessary to accomplish the task as well as the performance results and cost effectiveness of replacing these components.
Measurement of Key Pool BOiling Parameters in nanofluids for Nuclerar Applications
Bang, In C [ORNL; Buongiorno, Jdacopo [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Hu, Lin-wen [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Wang, Hsin [ORNL
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nanofluids, colloidal dispersions of nanoparticles in a base fluid such as water, can afford very significant Critical Heat Flux (CHF) enhancement. Such engineered fluids potentially could be employed in reactors as advanced coolants in safety systems with significant safety and economic advantages. However, a satisfactory explanation of the CHF enhancement mechanism in nanofluids is lacking. To close this gap, we have identified the important boiling parameters to be measured. These are the properties (e.g., density, viscosity, thermal conductivity, specific heat, vaporization enthalpy, surface tension), hydrodynamic parameters (i.e., bubble size, bubble velocity, departure frequency, hot/dry spot dynamics) and surface conditions (i.e., contact angle, nucleation site density). We have also deployed a pool boiling facility in which many such parameters can be measured. The facility is equipped with a thin indium-tin-oxide heater deposited over a sapphire substrate. An infra-red high-speed camera and an optical probe are used to measure the temperature distribution on the heater and the hydrodynamics above the heater, respectively. The first data generated with this facility already provide some clue on the CHF enhancement mechanism in nanofluids. Specifically, the progression to burnout in a pure fluid (ethanol in this case) is characterized by a smoothly-shaped and steadily-expanding hot spot. By contrast, in the ethanol-based nanofluid the hot spot pulsates and the progression to burnout lasts longer, although the nanofluid CHF is higher than the pure fluid CHF. The presence of a nanoparticle deposition layer on the heater surface seems to enhance wettability and aid hot spot dissipation, thus delaying burnout.
Nelson, R.A.; Unal, C.
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, a phenomenological model of the thermal hydraulics of convective boiling in the post-critical-heat-flux (post-CHF) regime is developed and discussed. The model was implemented in the TRAC-PF1/MOD2 computer code (an advanced best-estimate computer program written for the analysis of pressurized water reactor systems). The model was built around the determination of flow regimes downstream of the quench front. The regimes were determined from the flow-regime map suggested by Ishii and his coworkers. Heat transfer in the transition boiling region was formulated as a position-dependent model. The propagation of the CHF point was strongly dependent on the length of the transition boiling region. Wall-to-fluid film boiling heat transfer was considered to consist of two components: first, a wall-to-vapor convective heat-transfer portion and, second, a wall-to-liquid heat transfer representing near-wall effects. Each contribution was considered separately in each of the inverted annular flow (IAF) regimes. The interfacial heat transfer was also formulated as flow-regime dependent. The interfacial drag coefficient model upstream of the CHF point was considered to be similar to flow through a roughened pipe. A free-stream contribution was calculated using Ishii's bubbly flow model for either fully developed subcooled or saturated nucleate boiling. For the drag in the smooth IAF region, a simple smooth-tube correlation for the interfacial friction factor was used. The drag coefficient for the rough-wavy IAF was formulated in the same way as for the smooth IAF model except that the roughness parameter was assumed to be proportional to liquid droplet diameter entrained from the wavy interface. The drag coefficient in the highly dispersed flow regime considered the combined effects of the liquid droplets within the channel and a liquid film on wet unheated walls. 431 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A "laser tape measure" for measuring distance which includes a transmitter such as a laser diode which transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal. A receiver samples reflections from objects within the field of the sequence of visible electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing, in response to a receive timing signal. The receiver generates a sample signal in response to the samples which indicates distance to the object causing the reflections. The timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the reflection such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence in sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The transmit timing signal causes the transmitter to transmit the sequence of electromagnetic pulses at a pulse repetition rate, and the received timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that reflections are sampled at the pulse repetition rate and with different delays in the range of delays, such that the sample signal represents received reflections in equivalent time. The receiver according to one aspect of the invention includes an avalanche photodiode and a sampling gate coupled to the photodiode which is responsive to the received timing signal. The transmitter includes a laser diode which supplies a sequence of visible electromagnetic pulses. A bright spot projected on to the target clearly indicates the point that is being measured, and the user can read the range to that point with precision of better than 0.1%.
McEwan, T.E.
1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
A ``laser tape measure`` for measuring distance is disclosed which includes a transmitter such as a laser diode which transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal. A receiver samples reflections from objects within the field of the sequence of visible electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing, in response to a receive timing signal. The receiver generates a sample signal in response to the samples which indicates distance to the object causing the reflections. The timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the reflection such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence in sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The transmit timing signal causes the transmitter to transmit the sequence of electromagnetic pulses at a pulse repetition rate, and the received timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that reflections are sampled at the pulse repetition rate and with different delays in the range of delays, such that the sample signal represents received reflections in equivalent time. The receiver according to one aspect of the invention includes an avalanche photodiode and a sampling gate coupled to the photodiode which is responsive to the received timing signal. The transmitter includes a laser diode which supplies a sequence of visible electromagnetic pulses. A bright spot projected on to the target clearly indicates the point that is being measured, and the user can read the range to that point with precision of better than 0.1%. 7 figs.
Convex approximations in stochastic programming by semidefinite ...
2010-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
This experience leads us to force the convexity of the approximating quadratic ..... As we can see, the least-squares approximation works well only if the data ...
Range of Glaciers: The Exploration of the Northern Cascade Range
Hook, Robert D.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Review: Range of Glaciers: The Exploration of the NorthernUSA Fred Beckey. Range of Glaciers: The Exploration of thewill find that Range of Glaciers is a must read. The book
Duan, Xiaoman
Nucleation, growth, and detachment of steam bubbles during nucleate boiling of a water pool at atmospheric pressure is experimentally investigated using a combination of synchronized high-speed video, infrared thermography, ...
Sugrue, Rosemary M
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The effects of orientation angle, subcooling, heat flux, mass flux, and pressure on bubble growth and detachment in subcooled flow boiling were studied using a high-speed video camera in conjunction with a two-phase flow ...
Gerardi, Craig Douglas
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A high-speed video and infrared thermography based technique has been used to obtain detailed and fundamental time- and space-resolved information on pool boiling heat transfer. The work is enabled by recent advances in ...
No, Hee Cheon
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This work involves the development of physical models for the constitutive relations of a two-fuid, three-dimensional sodium boiling code, THERMIT-6S. The code is equipped with a fluid conduction model, a fuel pin model, ...
Manglos, Stephen H. (East Syracuse, NY)
1989-06-06T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Study of plutonium disposition using existing GE advanced Boiling Water Reactors
Not Available
1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Thiagarajan, S. J.; Wang, W.; Yang, R.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C.
2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is leading a national effort to develop next-generation cooling technologies for hybrid vehicle electronics. The goal is to reduce the size, weight, and cost of power electronic modules that convert direct current from batteries to alternating current for the motor, and vice versa. Aggressive thermal management techniques help to increase power density and reduce weight and volume, while keeping chip temperatures within acceptable limits. The viability of aggressive cooling schemes such as spray and jet impingement in conjunction with enhanced surfaces is being explored. Here, we present results from a series of experiments with pool and spray boiling on enhanced surfaces, such as a microporous layer of copper and copper nanowires, using HFE-7100 as the working fluid. Spray impingement on the microporous coated surface showed an enhancement of 100%-300% in the heat transfer coefficient at a given wall superheat with respect to spray impingement on a plain surface under similar operating conditions. Critical heat flux also increased by 7%-20%, depending on flow rates.
Wavelet-Based Method for Instability Analysis in Boiling Water Reactors
Espinosa-Paredes, Gilberto; Prieto-Guerrero, Alfonso; Nunez-Carrera, Alejandro; Amador-Garcia, Rodolfo
2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
This paper introduces a wavelet-based method to analyze instability events in a boiling water reactor (BWR) during transient phenomena. The methodology to analyze BWR signals includes the following: (a) the short-time Fourier transform (STFT) analysis, (b) decomposition using the continuous wavelet transform (CWT), and (c) application of multiresolution analysis (MRA) using discrete wavelet transform (DWT). STFT analysis permits the study, in time, of the spectral content of analyzed signals. The CWT provides information about ruptures, discontinuities, and fractal behavior. To detect these important features in the signal, a mother wavelet has to be chosen and applied at several scales to obtain optimum results. MRA allows fast implementation of the DWT. Features like important frequencies, discontinuities, and transients can be detected with analysis at different levels of detail coefficients. The STFT was used to provide a comparison between a classic method and the wavelet-based method. The damping ratio, which is an important stability parameter, was calculated as a function of time. The transient behavior can be detected by analyzing the maximum contained in detail coefficients at different levels in the signal decomposition. This method allows analysis of both stationary signals and highly nonstationary signals in the timescale plane. This methodology has been tested with the benchmark power instability event of Laguna Verde nuclear power plant (NPP) Unit 1, which is a BWR-5 NPP.
Evaluation of a severe accident management strategy for boiling water reactors -- Drywell flooding
Yu, D.; Xing, L.; Kastenberg, W.E.; Okrent, D. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Dept.)
1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Flooding of the drywell has been suggested as a strategy to prevent reactor vessel and containment failure in boiling water reactors. To evaluate the candidate strategy, this study considers accident management as a decision problem ( drywell flooding'' versus do nothing'') and develops a decision-oriented framework, namely, the influence diagram approach. This analysis chooses the long-term station blackout sequence for a Mark 1 nuclear power plant (Peach Bottom), and an influence diagram with a single decision node is constructed. The node probabilities in the influence diagram are obtained from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports or estimated by probabilistic risk assessment methodology. In assessing potential benefits compared with adverse effects, this analysis uses two consequence measures, i.e., early and late fatalities, as decision criteria. The analysis concludes that even though potential adverse effects exist, such as ex-vessel steam explosions and containment isolation failure, the drywell flooding strategy is preferred to do nothing'' when evaluated in terms of these consequence measures.
The effect of surface conditions on nuceate pool boiling heat transfer to sodium
Marto, P. J.
1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simplified theoretical model for bubble nucleation stability has been proposed, and an approximate stability criterion has been developed. This criterion contains both fluid and surfqce properties, and it predicts that ...
Study of plutonium disposition using the GE Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR)
NONE
1994-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
The end of the cold war and the resulting dismantlement of nuclear weapons has resulted in the need for the U.S. to disposition 50 to 100 metric tons of excess of plutonium in parallel with a similar program in Russia. 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 long-term diversion resistance to this material. The NAS study {open_quotes}Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium{close_quotes} 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 U.S. 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 1350 MWe GE Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) is utilized to convert the plutonium to spent fuel. The ABWR represents the integration of over 30 years of experience gained worldwide in the design, construction and operation of BWRs. It incorporates advanced features to enhance reliability and safety, minimize waste and reduce worker exposure. For example, the core is never uncovered nor is any operator action required for 72 hours after any design basis accident. Phase 1 of this study was documented in a GE report dated May 13, 1993. DOE`s Phase 1 evaluations cited the ABWR as a proven technical approach for the disposition of plutonium. This Phase 2 study addresses specific areas which the DOE authorized as appropriate for more in-depth evaluations. A separate report addresses the findings relative to the use of existing BWRs to achieve the same goal.
MODULAR AND FULL SIZE SIMPLIFIED BOILING WATER REACTOR DESIGN WITH FULLY PASSIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS
M. Ishii; S. T. Revankar; T. Downar; Y. Xu, H. J. Yoon; D. Tinkler; U. S. Rohatgi
2003-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
OAK B204 The overall goal of this three-year research project was to develop a new scientific design of a compact modular 200 MWe and a full size 1200 MWe simplified boiling water reactors (SBWR). Specific objectives of this research were: (1) to perform scientific designs of the core neutronics and core thermal-hydraulics for a small capacity and full size simplified boiling water reactor, (2) to develop a passive safety system design, (3) improve and validate safety analysis code, (4) demonstrate experimentally and analytically all design functions of the safety systems for the design basis accidents (DBA) and (5) to develop the final scientific design of both SBWR systems, 200 MWe (SBWR-200) and 1200 MWe (SBWR-1200). The SBWR combines the advantages of design simplicity and completely passive safety systems. These advantages fit well within the objectives of NERI and the Department of Energy's focus on the development of Generation III and IV nuclear power. The 3-year research program was structured around seven tasks. Task 1 was to perform the preliminary thermal-hydraulic design. Task 2 was to perform the core neutronic design analysis. Task 3 was to perform a detailed scaling study and obtain corresponding PUMA conditions from an integral test. Task 4 was to perform integral tests and code evaluation for the DBA. Task 5 was to perform a safety analysis for the DBA. Task 6 was to perform a BWR stability analysis. Task 7 was to perform a final scientific design of the compact modular SBWR-200 and the full size SBWR-1200. A no cost extension for the third year was requested and the request was granted and all the project tasks were completed by April 2003. The design activities in tasks 1, 2, and 3 were completed as planned. The existing thermal-hydraulic information, core physics, and fuel lattice information was collected on the existing design of the simplified boiling water reactor. The thermal-hydraulic design were developed. Based on a detailed integral system scaling analysis, design parameters were obtained and designs of the compact modular 200 MWe SBWR and the full size 1200 MWe SBWR were developed. These reactors are provided with passive safety systems. A new passive vacuum breaker check valve was designed to replace the mechanical vacuum beaker check valve. The new vacuum breaker check valve was based on a hydrostatic head, and was fail safe. The performance of this new valve was evaluated both by the thermal-hydraulic code RELAP5 and by the experiments in a scaled SBWR facility, PUMA. In the core neutronic design a core depletion model was implemented to PARCS code. A lattice design for the SBWR fuel assemblies was performed. Design improvements were made to the neutronics/thermal-hydraulics models of SBWR-200 and SBWR-1200, and design analyses of these reactors were performed. The design base accident analysis and evaluation of all the passive safety systems were completed as scheduled in tasks 4 and 5. Initial conditions for the small break loss of coolant accidents (LOCA) and large break LOCA using REALP5 code were obtained. Small and large break LOCA tests were performed and the data was analyzed. An anticipated transient with scram was simulated using the RELAP5 code for SBWR-200. The transient considered was an accidental closure of the main steam isolation valve (MSIV), which was considered to be the most significant transient. The evaluation of the RELAP5 code against experimental data for SBWR-1200 was completed. In task 6, the instability analysis for the three SBWR designs (SBWR-1200, SBWR-600 and SBWR-200) were simulated for start-up transients and the results were similar. Neither the geysering instability, nor the loop type instability was predicted by RAMONA-4B in the startup simulation following the recommended procedure by GE. The density wave oscillation was not observed at all because the power level used in the simulation was not high enough. A study was made of the potential instabilities by imposing an unrealistically high power ramp in a short time period, as suggested by GE. RAMON
Range gating experiments through a scattering media
Payton, J.; Cverna, F.; Gallegos, R.; McDonald, T.; Numkena, D.; Obst, A.; Pena-Abeyta, C.; Yates, G.
1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
This paper discusses range-gated imaging experiments performed recently at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Range gating is an imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and gated camera to image objects at specific ranges. The technique can be used for imaging through scattering media such as dense smoke or fog. Range gating uses the fact that light travels at 3 x 10{sup 8} m/s. Knowing the speed of light the authors can calculate the time it will take the laser light to travel a known distance, then gate open a Micro Channel Plate Image Intensifier (MCPII) at the time the reflected light returns from the target. In the Redstone experiment the gate width on the MCPII was set to equal the laser pulse width ({approximately} 8 ns) for the highest signal to noise ratio. The gate allows the light reflected form the target and a small portion of the light reflected from the smoke in the vicinity of the target to be imaged. They obtained good results in light and medium smoke but the laser they were used did not have sufficient intensity to penetrate the thickest smoke. They did not diverge the laser beam to cover the entire target in order to maintain a high flux that would achieve better penetration through the smoke. They were able to image an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) through light and medium smoke but they were not able to image the APC through heavy smoke. The experiment and results are presented.
Schultis, J., Kenneth; Fenton, Donald, L.
2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Hoffman, Garlyn O.
1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Approximations by Orthonormal Mapped Chebyshev Functions for ...
2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
a School of Mathematical Science, Xiamen University, 361005 Xiamen, China .... suitable mapping can be used to approximate functions on the whole line R (cf.
Section 2.5: Approximations Using Increments
2014-04-05T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 26, 2014 ... Lesson 19. Definition. Examples. In this lesson we will discuss a method for approximating the value of a function at a specified point.
Optimization Online - Equivalence of an Approximate Linear ...
Alejandro Toriello
2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 7, 2013 ... Equivalence of an Approximate Linear Programming Bound with the Held-Karp Bound for the Traveling Salesman Problem. Alejandro Toriello ...
Near approximations via general ordered topological spaces
M. Abo-Elhamayel
2014-12-27T23:59:59.000Z
Rough set theory is a new mathematical approach to imperfect knowledge. The notion of rough sets is generalized by using an arbitrary binary relation on attribute values in information systems, instead of the trivial equality relation. The topology induced by binary relations is used to generalize the basic rough set concepts. This paper studies near approximation via general ordered topological approximation spaces which may be viewed as a generalization of the study of near approximation from the topological view. The basic concepts of some increasing (decreasing) near approximations, increasing (decreasing) near boundary regions and increasing (decreasing) near accuracy were introduced and sufficiently illustrated. Moreover, proved results, implications and add examples.
Optimization Online - Probabilistic optimization via approximate p ...
W. van vAckooij
2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
May 27, 2015 ... Probabilistic optimization via approximate p-efficient points and bundle methods. W. van vAckooij(wim.van-ackooij ***at*** edf.fr )
Lower bounds for approximate factorizations via semidefinite ...
ABSTRACT The problem of approximately factoring a real or complex multivariate polynomial f seeks minimal perturbations ? f to the coefficients of the input ...
Blood Management Using Approximate Linear Programming
Shenoy, Prashant
Blood Management Using Approximate Linear Programming Marek Petrik and Shlomo Zilberstein January 13th, 2009 Marek Petrik and Shlomo Zilberstein () Blood Management Using Approximate Linear ProgrammingJanuary 13th, 2009 1 / 36 #12;Blood Inventory Management Problem Regional blood banks: Aggregate
APPROXIMATION RESULTS FOR REFLECTIONLESS JACOBI MATRICES
Remling, Christian
APPROXIMATION RESULTS FOR REFLECTIONLESS JACOBI MATRICES ALEXEI POLTORATSKI AND CHRISTIAN REMLING Abstract. We study spaces of reflectionless Jacobi matrices. The main theme is the following type of question: Given a reflectionless Jacobi matrix, is it possible to approximate it by other reflection- less
APPROXIMATE SIMULATION RELATIONS FOR HYBRID SYSTEMS 1
Pappas, George J.
. Pappas Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA been introduced as a powerful tool for the approximation of discrete and continuous systems systems approximation. An example of application in the context of safety verification is shown. Keywords
Not Available
1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the US Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) standard design by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff. The application for the ABWR design was initially submitted by the General Electric Company, now GE Nuclear Energy (GE), in accordance with the procedures of Appendix O of Part 50 of Title 10 of the code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50). Later GE requested that its application be considered as an application for design approval and subsequent design certification pursuant to 10 CFR {section} 52.45. The ABWR is a single-cycle, forced-circulation, boiling water reactor (BWR) with a rated power of 3,926 megawatts thermal (MWt) and a design power of 4,005 MWt. To the extent feasible and appropriate, the staff relied on earlier reviews for those ABWR design features that are substantially the same as those previously considered. Unique features of the ABWR design include internal recirculation pumps, fine-motion control rod drives, microprocessor-based digital logic and control systems, and digital safety systems. On the basis of its evaluation and independent analyses, the NRC staff concludes that, subject to satisfactory resolution of the confirmatory items identified in Section 1.8 of this SER, GE`s application for design certification meets the requirements of Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 52 that are applicable and technically relevant to the US ABWR standard design.
Not Available
1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the US Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) standard design by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff. The application for the ABWR design was initially submitted by the General Electric Company, now GE Nuclear Energy (GE), in accordance with the procedures of Appendix O of Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50). Later GE requested that its application be considered as an application for design approval and subsequent design certification pursuant to 10 CFR {section} 52.45. The ABWR is a single-cycle, forced-circulation, boiling water reactor (BWR) with a rated power of 3,926 megawatts thermal (MWt) and a design power of 4,005 MWt. To the extent feasible and appropriate, the staff relied on earlier reviews for those ABWR design features that are substantially the same as those previously considered. Unique features of the ABWR design include internal recirculation pumps, fine-motion control rod drives, microprocessor-based digital logic and control systems, and digital safety systems. On the basis of its evaluation and independent analyses, the NRC staff concludes that, subject to satisfactory resolution of the confirmatory items identified in Section 1.8 of this SER, GE`s application for design certification meets the requirements of Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 52 that are applicable and technically relevant to the US ABWR standard design.
Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods
Kallman, Jeffrey S
2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z
In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.
Yoder, G. L.; Morris, D. G.; Mullins, C. B.; Ott, L. J.; Reed, D. A.
1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Assessment of six film boiling correlations and one single-phase vapor correlation has been made using data from 22 steady state upflow rod bundle tests (series 3.07.9). Bundle fluid conditions were calculated using energy and mass conservation considerations. Results of the steady state film boiling tests support the conclusions reached in the analysis of prior transient tests 3.03.6AR, 3.06.6B, and 3.08.6C. Comparisons between experimentally determined and correlation-predicted heat transfer coefficients, are presented.
Extended range chemical sensing apparatus
Hughes, R.C.; Schubert, W.K.
1994-01-18T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Extended range chemical sensing apparatus
Hughes, Robert C. (Albuquerque, NM); Schubert, W. Kent (Albuquerque, NM)
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An apparatus 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.
Ayako Yoshisato; Takahiko Matsubara; Masahiro Morikawa
1997-08-11T23:59:59.000Z
Among various analytic approximations for the growth of density fluctuations in the expanding Universe, Zel'dovich approximation and its extensions in Lagrangian scheme are known to be accurate even in mildly non-linear regime. The aim of this paper is to investigate the reason why these Zel'dovich-type approximations work accurately beyond the linear regime from the following two points of view: (1) Dimensionality of the system and (2) the Lagrangian scheme on which the Zel'dovich approximation is grounded. In order to examine the dimensionality, we introduce a model with spheroidal mass distribution. In order to examine the Lagrangian scheme, we introduce the Pad\\'e approximation in Eulerian scheme. We clarify which of these aspects supports the unusual accuracy of the Zel'dovich-type approximations. We also give an implication for more accurate approximation method beyond the Zel'dovich-type approximations.
Wave-mechanics and the adhesion approximation
C. J. Short; P. Coles
2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
The dynamical equations describing the evolution of a self-gravitating fluid of cold dark matter (CDM) can be written in the form of a Schrodinger equation coupled to a Poisson equation describing Newtonian gravity. It has recently been shown that, in the quasi-linear regime, the Schrodinger equation can be reduced to the exactly solvable free-particle Schrodinger equation. The free-particle Schrodinger equation forms the basis of a new approximation scheme -the free-particle approximation - that is capable of evolving cosmological density perturbations into the quasi-linear regime. The free-particle approximation is essentially an alternative to the adhesion model in which the artificial viscosity term in Burgers' equation is replaced by a non-linear term known as the quantum pressure. Simple one-dimensional tests of the free-particle method have yielded encouraging results. In this paper we comprehensively test the free-particle approximation in a more cosmologically relevant scenario by appealing to an N-body simulation. We compare our results with those obtained from two established methods: the linearized fluid approach and the Zeldovich approximation. We find that the free-particle approximation comprehensively out-performs both of these approximation schemes in all tests carried out and thus provides another useful analytical tool for studying structure formation on cosmological scales.
Quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering in the weak binding approximation
Ethier, Jacob J. [William and Mary College, JLAB; Doshi, Nidhi P. [Carnegie Mellon University; Malace, Simona P. [JLAB; Melnitchouk, Wally [JLAB
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
We perform a global analysis of all available electron-deuteron quasielastic scattering data using Q^2-dependent smearing functions that describe inclusive inelastic e-d scattering within the weak binding approximation. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the deuteron wave function and the off-shell extrapolation of the elastic electron-nucleon cross section, which show particular sensitivity at x >> 1. The excellent overall agreement with data over a large range of Q^2 and x suggest a limited need for effects beyond the impulse approximation, with the exception of the very high-x or very low-Q^2 regions, where short-distance effects in the deuteron become more relevant.
Quantum optimal control within the rotating wave approximation
Maximilian Keck; Matthias M. Müller; Tommaso Calarco; Simone Montangero
2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
We study the interplay between rotating wave approximation and optimal control. In particular, we show that for a wide class of optimal control problems one can choose the control field such that the Hamiltonian becomes time-independent under the rotating wave approximation. Thus, we show how to recast the functional minimization defined by the optimal control problem into a simpler multi-variable function minimization. We provide the analytic solution to the state-to-state transfer of the paradigmatic two-level system and to the more general star configuration of an $N$-level system. We demonstrate numerically the usefulness of this approach in the more general class of connected acyclic $N$-level systems with random spectra. Finally, we use it to design a protocol to entangle Rydberg via constant laser pulses atoms in an experimentally relevant range of parameters.
Updated: June 21, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 21, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel] Chap. 3. See also [1] Chap. III. References [1] S. Lang, Introduction to transcendental numbers transcendants, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 402. http
Approximate inference in Gaussian graphical models
Malioutov, Dmitry M., 1981-
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Optimization of Multibody Systems using Approximation Concepts
Etman, L.F. Pascal
UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN Optimization of multibody systems using approximation concepts / Lodewijk Franciscus Pascal Etman. - Eindhoven : Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 1997. - XVIII, 140 p. - With ref concepts / crashworthiness design / vehicle suspension Druk: Universiteitsdrukkerij TU Eindhoven Support
Linear source approximation in CASMO5
Ferrer, R.; Rhodes, J. [Studsvik Scandpower, Inc., 504 Shoup Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (United States); Smith, K. [Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A Linear Source (LS) approximation has been implemented in the two-dimensional Method of Characteristics (MOC) transport solver in a prototype version of CASMO5. The LS approximation, which relies on the computation of trajectory-based spatial moments over source regions to obtain the linear source expansion coefficients, improves the solution accuracy relative to the 'flat' or constant source approximation. In addition, the LS formulation is capable of treating arbitrarily-shaped source regions and is compatible with standard Coarse-Mesh Finite Difference (CMFD) acceleration. Numerical tests presented in this paper for the C5G7 MOX benchmark show that, for comparable accuracy with respect to the reference solution, the LS approximation can reduce the run time by a factor of four and the memory requirements by a factor often relative to the FS scheme. (authors)
Signal approximation using the bilinear transform
Venkataraman, Archana, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis explores the approximation properties of a unique basis expansion. The expansion implements a nonlinear frequency warping between a continuous-time signal and its discrete-time representation according to the ...
Polymer state approximations of Schroedinger wave functions
Klaus Fredenhagen; Felix Reszewski
2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown how states of a quantum mechanical particle in the Schroedinger representation can be approximated by states in the so-called polymer representation. The result may shed some light on the semiclassical limit of loop quantum gravity.
A fresh look at the adhesion approximation
Thomas Buchert
1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Barclay Jones
2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
A significant number of current PWRs around the world are experiencing anomalous crud deposition in the sub-cooled region of the core, resulting in an axial power shift or Axial Offset Anomaly (AOA), a condition that continues to elude prediction of occurrence and thermal/neutronic performance. This creates an operational difficulty of not being able to accurately determine power safety margin. In some cases this condition has required power ''down rating'' by as much as thirty percent and the concomitant considerable loss of revenue for the utility. This study examines two aspects of the issue: thermal performance of crud layer and effect of sub-cooled nucleate boiling on the solute concentration and its influence on initiation of crud deposition/formation on fuel pin surface.
Winckler, Gisela
PII S0016-7037(99)00441-X Sub sea floor boiling of Red Sea Brines: New indication from noble gas in revised form December 8, 1999) Abstract--Hydrothermal brines from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea, have been depressions filled by highly saline brines (Hartmann et al., 1998a). The Atlantis II Deep, located
Ahn, Hee Seok
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
boiling on nano-structured surfaces. Experiments were conducted with three horizontal silicon surfaces, two of which were coated with vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) with heights of 9 and 25 Ă?Âąm, respectively, and diameters...
Banerjee, Debjyoti
, College Station, TX 77843, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 2 August 2008) Chemical vapor deposition Multi phase flows a b s t r a c t In this study we measure the flow boiling heat). In addition, reducing the hydraulic diameter (Dh) can enhance the heat transfer coefficient (h) in single
NONE
1993-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
This report contains an extensive evaluation of GE advanced boiling water reactor plants prepared for United State Department of Energy. The general areas covered in this report are: core and system performance; fuel cycle; infrastructure and deployment; and safety and environmental approval.
New flow boiling heat transfer correlation for CFC-114 and C{sub 4}F{sub 10}
Szady, A.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Engineering Technology Div.
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The flow boiling tests being conducted at Cudo Technologies, Ltd. in Lexington, Kentucky are a part of The GDP Coolant Replacement Project. The tests are to be done with two alternates, C{sub 4}F{sub 10} and C{sub 4}F{sub 8}, as well as CFC-114. So far, tests were conducted with CFC-114 and C{sub 4}F{sub 10}. The CFC-114 data by Cudo shows better heat transfer performance than that predicted by the codes used in the numerical model which were based on a superposition model. The data was applied to an asymptotic model developed by Steiner and Taborek. The new correlation developed seems to fit better with the Cudo data as well as the Paducah cell test data. The model will be further investigated when C{sub 4}F{sub 8} data is available.
S.T. Revankar; W. Zhou; Gavin Henderson
2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z
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.
McCormack, K.E.; Gallaher, R.B.
1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
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).
Range Condition: Key to Sustained Ranch Productivity
McGinty, Allan; White, Larry D.
2000-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Extending the Eikonal Approximation to Low Energy
Pierre Capel; Tokuro Fukui; Kazuyuki Ogata
2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z
E-CDCC and DEA, two eikonal-based reaction models are compared to CDCC at low energy (e.g. 20AMeV) to study their behaviour in the regime at which the eikonal approximation is supposed to fail. We confirm that these models lack the Coulomb deflection of the projectile by the target. We show that a hybrid model, built on the CDCC framework at low angular momenta and the eikonal approximation at larger angular momenta gives a perfect agreement with CDCC. An empirical shift in impact parameter can also be used reliably to simulate this missing Coulomb deflection.
Approximate initial data for binary black holes
Kenneth A. Dennison; Thomas W. Baumgarte; Harald P. Pfeiffer
2006-08-26T23:59:59.000Z
We construct approximate analytical solutions to the constraint equations of general relativity for binary black holes of arbitrary mass ratio in quasicircular orbit. We adopt the puncture method to solve the constraint equations in the transverse-traceless decomposition and consider perturbations of Schwarzschild black holes caused by boosts and the presence of a binary companion. A superposition of these two perturbations then yields approximate, but fully analytic binary black hole initial data that are accurate to first order in the inverse of the binary separation and the square of the black holes' momenta.
Forest and Range Experiment Station
wider range of suppliers. As working circles beyond the size of a single National Forest have recently. Alternatives for expansion of working circles must be assessed in light of present Forest Service timber management policy and the impacts of timber supply. These alternates include (a) combination of National
Updated: May 28, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: May 28, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt [3] is: Theorem 121 (Lambert, 1761). For any r Q \\ {0}, the numbers tan r and er are irrational. In particular the number is irrational. The main tool is continued fractions, and the first goal of Lambert
Updated: June 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel. It is known (see for instance [31] p. 25) that if k is a positive integer, if an irrational real number has, 31, 13, 1]. Definition Given a real irrational number , a function = N R>0 is an irrationality
Updated: May 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: May 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt of 2 We first give a geometrical proof of the irrationality of the number 2 = 1, 414 213 562 373 095 rectangle. This proves the irrationality of 2. In algebraic terms, the number x = 1 + 2 satisfies x = 2
Updated: June 1, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 1, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt on the irrationality of er when r is a non-zero rational number. Next we show how a slight modification implies.1.1 Irrationality of er for r Q If r = a/b is a rational number such that er is also rational, then e|a| is also
Updated: June 23, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 23, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel://www.math.jussieu.fr/ miw/articles/ps/eccm.ps [5] -- , Elliptic functions and transcendence, in Surveys in number theory of and . Schneider's Theorem on the transcendence of j() (corollary 174). 11 Algebraic independence 11.1 Chudnovskii
Approximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics
Rodríguez, Inmaculada
of reach: standing reach, which is useful in computer animation where virtual humans have to interact. Introduction Virtual Humans are a valuable medium for gaining knowledge and understanding about the human bodyApproximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics I. Rodrígueza , M. Peinadoa , R
Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding
Weiss, Yair
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
Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model
Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model for Pyrolysis C.P. Please, 1 M.J. Mc, then resubmitted after minor revisions in September 2002. Abstract The Distributed Activation Energy Model (DAEM effective method for estimating kinetic parameters and the distribution of activation energies. Comparison
Notion of p-value Parametric Approximations
Nuel, Gregory
Notion of p-value Parametric Approximations Power Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics G, March 7 - 10, 2011 G. NUEL Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics #12;Notion of p Power of a test ROC and AUC Example with GWAS G. NUEL Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics
Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
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
Approximating Power Indices --Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Rosenschein, Jeff
, by providing lower bounds for both deter- ministic and randomized algorithms for calculating power indices. WeApproximating Power Indices -- Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Yoram Bachrach School and Computer Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Amin Saberi Department of Management Science
Exact and Approximate REML for Heteroscedastic Regression
Smyth, Gordon K.
Exact and Approximate REML for Heteroscedastic Regression Gordon K. Smyth Department of Mathematics, the above het- eroscedastic regression model is the most general model of the type considered by LN98 and SV to estimate the het- eroscedastic regression model by way of two coupled generalized linear models
Range determination for scannerless imaging
Muguira, Maritza Rosa (Albuquerque, NM); Sackos, John Theodore (Albuquerque, NM); Bradley, Bart Davis (Albuquerque, NM); Nellums, Robert (Albuquerque, NM)
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new method of operating a scannerless range imaging system (e.g., a scannerless laser radar) has been developed. This method is designed to compensate for nonlinear effects which appear in many real-world components. The system operates by determining the phase shift of the laser modulation, which is a physical quantity related physically to the path length between the laser source and the detector, for each pixel of an image.
Range gated strip proximity sensor
McEwan, T.E.
1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
A range gated strip proximity sensor uses one set of sensor electronics and a distributed antenna or strip which extends along the perimeter to be sensed. A micro-power RF transmitter is coupled to the first end of the strip and transmits a sequence of RF pulses on the strip to produce a sensor field along the strip. A receiver is coupled to the second end of the strip, and generates a field reference signal in response to the sequence of pulse on the line combined with received electromagnetic energy from reflections in the field. The sensor signals comprise pulses of radio frequency signals having a duration of less than 10 nanoseconds, and a pulse repetition rate on the order of 1 to 10 MegaHertz or less. The duration of the radio frequency pulses is adjusted to control the range of the sensor. An RF detector feeds a filter capacitor in response to received pulses on the strip line to produce a field reference signal representing the average amplitude of the received pulses. When a received pulse is mixed with a received echo, the mixing causes a fluctuation in the amplitude of the field reference signal, providing a range-limited Doppler type signature of a field disturbance. 6 figs.
Range gated strip proximity sensor
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A range gated strip proximity sensor uses one set of sensor electronics and a distributed antenna or strip which extends along the perimeter to be sensed. A micro-power RF transmitter is coupled to the first end of the strip and transmits a sequence of RF pulses on the strip to produce a sensor field along the strip. A receiver is coupled to the second end of the strip, and generates a field reference signal in response to the sequence of pulse on the line combined with received electromagnetic energy from reflections in the field. The sensor signals comprise pulses of radio frequency signals having a duration of less than 10 nanoseconds, and a pulse repetition rate on the order of 1 to 10 MegaHertz or less. The duration of the radio frequency pulses is adjusted to control the range of the sensor. An RF detector feeds a filter capacitor in response to received pulses on the strip line to produce a field reference signal representing the average amplitude of the received pulses. When a received pulse is mixed with a received echo, the mixing causes a fluctuation in the amplitude of the field reference signal, providing a range-limited Doppler type signature of a field disturbance.
Source term attenuation by water in the Mark I boiling water reactor drywell
Powers, D.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Mechanistic models of aerosol decontamination by an overlying water pool during core debris/concrete interactions and spray removal of aerosols from a Mark I drywell atmosphere are developed. Eighteen uncertain features of the pool decontamination model and 19 uncertain features of the model for the rate coefficient of spray removal of aerosols are identified. Ranges for values of parameters that characterize these uncertain features of the models are established. Probability density functions for values within these ranges are assigned according to a set of rules. A Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis of the decontamination factor produced by water pools 30 and 50 cm deep and subcooled 0--70 K is performed. An uncertainty analysis for the rate constant of spray removal of aerosols is done for water fluxes of 0.25, 0.01, and 0.001 cm{sup 3} H{sub 2}O/cm{sup 2}-s and decontamination factors of 1.1, 2, 3.3, 10, 100, and 1000.
Extended-range tiltable micromirror
Allen, James J. (Albuquerque, NM); Wiens, Gloria J. (Newberry, FL); Bronson, Jessica R. (Gainesville, FL)
2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
A tiltable micromirror device is disclosed in which a micromirror is suspended by a progressive linkage with an electrostatic actuator (e.g. a vertical comb actuator or a capacitive plate electrostatic actuator) being located beneath the micromirror. The progressive linkage includes a pair of torsion springs which are connected together to operate similar to a four-bar linkage with spring joints. The progressive linkage provides a non-linear spring constant which can allow the micromirror to be tilted at any angle within its range substantially free from any electrostatic instability or hysteretic behavior.
A numerical approximation to distribution function
Tuttle, Keith Allan
1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
then is to approximate F(Y) numerically. We sub- divide the unit cube Q into N cubes eqch of length h I/N on a n n side. Within each individual subcube Q , we will define an affine approximation to f, W = g(x , . . . , x ), which requires the gradient of 1' ' 'n our... & h/2, k k i + 1/2 2 n k k = 1, 2, . . . , n]. Let f(x) f C [Q ] the space of twice continuously n differentiable functions on Q , and define the auxiliary function g(x) as the tangent to f at x. i + 1 2 for x f Q. . That is, if x I Q i (x) f (x1 2...
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
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
Nonlinear adaptive control using radial basis function approximants
Petersen, Jerry Lee
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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...
Orthogonal Polynomial Approximation in Higher Dimensions: Applications in Astrodynamics
Bani Younes, Ahmad H.
2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
harmonic series by a family of locally precise orthogonal polynomial approximations for efficient computation. A method is introduced which adapts the approximation degree radially, compatible with the truth that the highest degree approximations (to...
Explosive boiling of Ge{sub 35}Sb{sub 10}S{sub 55} glass induced by a CW laser
Knotek, P., E-mail: petr.knotek@upce.cz [University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Joint Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry of IMC and University of Pardubice, Studentska 573, 532 10 Pardubice (Czech Republic); Tichy, L. [Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Heyrovskeho Sq. 2, 162 06 Prague (Czech Republic)
2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Interaction of the CW 785 nm laser with chalcogenide GeSbS glass. • First demonstration of the explosive boiling induced by CW laser in glass. • Different processes as photo-induced oxidation, expansion, and viscosity-flow observed. • Applied diagnostics SEM, DHM, AFM, force spectroscopy, and micro-Raman spectroscopy. • Damage threshold determined at 1.2 × 10{sup 24}s{sup ?1} cm{sup ?3} of absorbed photons. - Abstract: The response of bulk Ge{sub 35}Sb{sub 10}S{sub 55} glass to illumination by a continuous wave (CW) laser, sub-band-gap photons, was studied specifically with an atomic force microscopy including a force spectroscopy, with a digital holographic microscopy and with a scanning electron microscopy. Depending on the number of photons absorbed, photo-expansion, photo-oxidation and explosive boiling were observed.
Approximating spheroid inductive responses using spheres
Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H. Frank
2003-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
The response of high permeability ({mu}{sub r} {ge} 50) conductive spheroids of moderate aspect ratios (0.25 to 4) to excitation by uniform magnetic fields in the axial or transverse directions is approximated by the response of spheres of appropriate diameters, of the same conductivity and permeability, with magnitude rescaled based on the differing volumes, D.C. magnetizations, and high frequency limit responses of the spheres and modeled spheroids.
Semiclassical approximation in Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism
Albert Schwarz
1992-10-23T23:59:59.000Z
The geometry of supermanifolds provided with $Q$-structure (i.e. with odd vector field $Q$ satisfying $\\{ Q,Q\\} =0$), $P$-structure (odd symplectic structure ) and $S$-structure (volume element) or with various combinations of these structures is studied. The results are applied to the analysis of Batalin-Vilkovisky approach to the quantization of gauge theories. In particular the semiclassical approximation in this approach is expressed in terms of Reidemeister torsion.
Compressed Indexes for Approximate String Matching
Sung, Wing-Kin Ken"
Compressed Indexes for Approximate String Matching Ho-Leung Chan1 Tak-Wah Lam1, Wing-Kin Sung2 Siu the index space to O(n log n). Huynh et al. [10] and Lam et al. [11] further compressed the index to O,wongss}@comp.nus.edu.sg Abstract. We revisit the problem of indexing a string S[1..n] to support searching all substrings
Approximate convex decomposition and its applications
Lien, Jyh-Ming
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Approved by: Chair of Committee, Nancy M. Amato Committee Members, Ergun Akleman Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Donald H. House John C. Keyser Head of Department, Valerie E. Taylor December 2006 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT Approximate Convex...-Yen Li, for teaching me about research. I would like to thank my committee members, John Keyser, Donald House, Ergun Akleman, and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, who supported me through this challenging journey. I would like to thank everyone in the Algorithms...
WKB Approximation to the Power Wall
F. D. Mera; S. A. Fulling; J. D. Bouas; K. Thapa
2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
We present a semiclassical analysis of the quantum propagator of a particle confined on one side by a steeply, monotonically rising potential. The models studied in detail have potentials proportional to $x^{\\alpha}$ for $x>0$; the limit $\\alpha\\to\\infty$ would reproduce a perfectly reflecting boundary, but at present we concentrate on the cases $\\alpha =1$ and 2, for which exact solutions in terms of well known functions are available for comparison. We classify the classical paths in this system by their qualitative nature and calculate the contributions of the various classes to the leading-order semiclassical approximation: For each classical path we find the action $S$, the amplitude function $A$ and the Laplacian of $A$. (The Laplacian is of interest because it gives an estimate of the error in the approximation and is needed for computing higher-order approximations.) The resulting semiclassical propagator can be used to rewrite the exact problem as a Volterra integral equation, whose formal solution by iteration (Neumann series) is a semiclassical, not perturbative, expansion. We thereby test, in the context of a concrete problem, the validity of the two technical hypotheses in a previous proof of the convergence of such a Neumann series in the more abstract setting of an arbitrary smooth potential. Not surprisingly, we find that the hypotheses are violated when caustics develop in the classical dynamics; this opens up the interesting future project of extending the methods to momentum space.
Boiling the Vacuum with an X-Ray Free Electron Laser
A. Ringwald
2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
X-ray free electron lasers will be constructed in this decade, both at SLAC in the form of the so-called Linac Coherent Light Source as well as at DESY, where the so-called TESLA XFEL laboratory uses techniques developed for the design of the TeV energy superconducting electron-positron linear accelerator TESLA. Such X-ray lasers may allow also for high-field science applications by exploiting the possibility to focus their beams to a spot with a small radius, hopefully in the range of the laser wavelength. Along this route one obtains very large electric fields, much larger than those obtainable with any optical laser of the same power. We consider here the possibility of obtaining an electric field so high that electron-positron pairs are spontaneously produced in vacuum (Schwinger pair production) and review the prospects to verify this non-perturbative production mechanism for the first time in the laboratory.
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCKĆciently small as to preclude the loss of positive de#12;niteness in the approximate equations. Therefore
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCK the loss of positive definiteness in the approximate equations. Therefore previous analyses have
Dykin, V.; Pazsit, I. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Div. of Nuclear Engineering, Dept. of Applied Physics, SE-412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A possibility to reconstruct the axial void profile from the simulated in-core neutron noise which is caused by density fluctuations in a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) heated channel is considered. For this purpose, a self-contained model of the two-phase flow regime is constructed which has quantitatively and qualitatively similar properties to those observed in real BWRs. The model is subsequently used to simulate the signals of neutron detectors induced by the corresponding perturbations in the flow density. The bubbles are generated randomly in both space and time using Monte-Carlo techniques. The axial distribution of the bubble production is chosen such that the mean axial void fraction and void velocity follow the actual values of BWRs. The induced neutron noise signals are calculated and then processed by the standard signal analysis methods such as Auto-Power Spectral Density (APSD) and Cross-Power Spectral Density (CPSD). Two methods for axial void and velocity profiles reconstruction are discussed: the first one is based on the change of the break frequency of the neutron auto-power spectrum with axial core elevation, while the second refers to the estimation of transit times of propagating steam fluctuations between different axial detector positions. This paper summarizes the principles of the model and presents a numerical testing of the qualitative applicability to estimate the required parameters for the reconstruction of the void fraction profile from the neutron noise measurements. (authors)
Trianti, Nuri, E-mail: nuri.trianti@gmail.com, E-mail: szaki@fi.itba.c.id; Su'ud, Zaki, E-mail: nuri.trianti@gmail.com, E-mail: szaki@fi.itba.c.id; Arif, Idam, E-mail: nuri.trianti@gmail.com, E-mail: szaki@fi.itba.c.id [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bandung Institute of Technology (Ganesha 10 Bandung, Indonesia) (Indonesia); Riyana, EkaSapta [Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN) (Indonesia)
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
Neutronic performance of small long-life boiling water reactors (BWR) with thorium nitride based fuel has been performed. A recent study conducted on BWR in tight lattice environments (with a lower moderator percentage) produces small power reactor which has some specifications, i.e. 10 years operation time, power density of 19.1 watt/cc and maximum excess reactivity of about 4%. This excess reactivity value is smaller than standard reactivity of conventional BWR. The use of hexagonal geometry on the fuel cell of BWR provides a substantial effect on the criticality of the reactor to obtain a longer operating time. Supported by a tight concept lattice where the volume fraction of the fuel is greater than the moderator and fuel, Thorium Nitride give good results for fuel cell design on small long life BWR. The excess reactivity of the reactor can be reduced with the addition of gadolinium as burnable poisons. Therefore the hexagonal tight lattice fuel cell design of small long life BWR that has a criticality more than 20 years of operating time has been obtained.
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1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report supplements the final safety evaluation report (FSER) for the US Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) standard design. The FSER was issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff as NUREG-1503 in July 1994 to document the NRC staff`s review of the US ABWR design. The US ABWR design was submitted by GE Nuclear Energy (GE) in accordance with the procedures of Subpart B to Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This supplement documents the NRC staff`s review of the changes to the US ABWR design documentation since the issuance of the FSER. GE made these changes primarily as a result of first-of-a-kind-engineering (FOAKE) and as a result of the design certification rulemaking for the ABWR design. On the basis of its evaluations, the NRC staff concludes that the confirmatory issues in NUREG-1503 are resolved, that the changes to the ABWR design documentation are acceptable, and that GE`s application for design certification meets the requirements of Subpart B to 10 CFR Part 52 that are applicable and technically relevant to the US ABWR design.
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1993-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
Timely disposal of the weapons plutonium is of paramount importance to permanently safeguarding this material. GE`s 1300 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) has been designed to utilize fill] core loading of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel. Because of its large core size, a single ABWR reactor is capable of disposing 100 metric tons of plutonium within 15 years of project inception in the spiking mode. The same amount of material could be disposed of in 25 years after the start of the project as spent fuel, again using a single reactor, while operating at 75 percent capacity factor. In either case, the design permits reuse of the stored spent fuel assemblies for electrical energy generation for the remaining life of the plant for another 40 years. Up to 40 percent of the initial plutonium can also be completely destroyed using ABWRS, without reprocessing, either by utilizing six ABWRs over 25 years or by expanding the disposition time to 60 years, the design life of the plants and using two ABWRS. More complete destruction would require the development and testing of a plutonium-base fuel with a non-fertile matrix for an ABWR or use of an Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR). The ABWR, in addition, is fully capable of meeting the tritium target production goals with already developed target technology.
Communication: Random phase approximation renormalized many-body perturbation theory
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
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 Mřller-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.
Extended Soft Binding Mean Spherical- Contact Probability Approximation for Hard Ions
Blum, L. [Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University (United States); Arias, M.; Veloz, D. V. Perez [Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new analytical theory of electrolytes that extends the range of the Mean Spherical Approximation (MSA) to include extremely high charges [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. In the MSA the thermodynamics and structure of the most general electrolyte are given in terms of a single screening parameter {gamma}, [1] which is obtained from the simple algebraic equation.
Sensitivity approximation for robust stability and tracking
McLean, Chris Steven
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) Norman W. Na gle (Member) Don R. Halverson (Member) William B. Jones (Head of Department) May 1984 1n Abstract Sensitivity Approximation for Robust Stability and Tracking. (May 1984) Chris Steven McLean, B. S, , Louisiana Tech University... indispensable to the completion of this thesis. I would like to thank Dr. S. P. Bhattacharyya for introducing me to the wonders of automatic control. I also would like to thank Dr. D. R. Halverson and Dr. N. W. Naugle for serving on my committee, Dr. John...
Global dynamics and inflationary center manifold and slow-roll approximants
Artur Alho; Claes Uggla
2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
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 and regular 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 manifest self-similarity is asymptotically broken toward the future, and give approximate 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.
Recycling Authorizations: Toward Secondary and Approximate Authorizations Model
of matching best suitable approximate authorizations. 1 Introduction Although, every authorization decision
Bethe free energy, Kikuchi approximations and belief propagation
Bethe free energy, Kikuchi approximations and belief propagation algorithms Jonathan S. Yedidia to a stationary point of an approximate free energy, known as the Bethe free energy in statis- tical physics- curate free energy approximations, of which Bethe's approximation is the simplest. Exploiting
The Background Field Approximation in (quantum) cosmology
R. Parentani
1998-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the Hamilton-Jacobi action of gravity and matter in the limit where gravity is treated at the background field approximation. The motivation is to clarify when and how the solutions of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation lead to the Schr\\"odinger equation in a given background. To this end, we determine when and how the total action, solution of the constraint equations of General Relativity, leads to the HJ action for matter in a given background. This is achieved by comparing two neighboring solutions differing slightly in their matter energy content. To first order in the change of the 3-geometries, the change of the gravitational action equals the integral of the matter energy evaluated in the background geometry. Higher order terms are governed by the ``susceptibility'' of the geometry. These classical properties also apply to quantum cosmology since the conditions which legitimize the use of WKB gravitational waves are concomitant with those governing the validity of the background field approximation.
The validity of the Background Field Approximation
R. Parentani
1997-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
In the absence of a tractable theory of quantum gravity, quantum matter field effects have been so far computed by treating gravity at the Background Field Approximation. The principle aim of this paper is to investigate the validity of this approximation which is not specific to gravity. To this end, for reasons of simplicity and clarity, we shall compare the descriptions of thermal processes induced by constant acceleration (i.e. the Unruh effect) in four dynamical frameworks. In this problem, the position of the ``heavy'' accelerated system plays the role of gravity. In the first framework, the trajectory is treated at the BFA: it is given from the outset and unaffected by radiative processes. In the second one, recoil effects induced by these emission processes are taken into account by describing the system's position by WKB wave functions. In the third one, the accelerated system is described by second quantized fields and in the fourth one, gravity is turned on. It is most interesting to see when and why transitions amplitudes evaluated in different frameworks but describing the same process do agree. It is indeed this comparison that determines the validity of the BFA. It is also interesting to notice that the abandonment of the BFA delivers new physical insights concerning the processes. For instance, in the fourth framework, the ``recoils'' of gravity show that the acceleration horizon area acts as an entropy in delivering heat to accelerated systems.
The local potential approximation in quantum gravity
Dario Benedetti; Francesco Caravelli
2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
Within the context of the functional renormalization group flow of gravity, we suggest that a generic f(R) ansatz (i.e. not truncated to any specific form, polynomial or not) for the effective action plays a role analogous to the local potential approximation (LPA) in scalar field theory. In the same spirit of the LPA, we derive and study an ordinary differential equation for f(R) to be satisfied by a fixed point of the renormalization group flow. As a first step in trying to assess the existence of global solutions (i.e. true fixed point) for such equation, we investigate here the properties of its solutions by a comparison of various series expansions and numerical integrations. In particular, we study the analyticity conditions required because of the presence of fixed singularities in the equation, and we develop an expansion of the solutions for large R up to order N=29. Studying the convergence of the fixed points of the truncated solutions with respect to N, we find a characteristic pattern for the location of the fixed points in the complex plane, with one point stemming out for its stability. Finally, we establish that if a non-Gaussian fixed point exists within the full f(R) approximation, it corresponds to an R^2 theory.
Modeling, Analysis and Numerical Approximations of Image ...
... fields, which have a broad range of applications in science, engineering and industry. Not long ago, statistical and ad hoc methods had been main tools for studying and analyzing image processing and computer vision problems. ... interesting and challenging mathematical problems in the areas of Calculus of Variation, ...
Unal, C.; Nelson, R.
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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%.
Approximate Stokes Drift Profiles in Deep Water
Breivik, Řyvind; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A deep-water approximation to 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, viz the Stokes transport and the surface Stokes drift velocity. Comparisons with parametric spectra and profiles under wave spectra from the ERA-Interim reanalysis and buoy observations reveal much better agreement than the monochromatic profile even for complex sea states. That the profile gives a closer match and a more correct shear has implications for ocean circulation models since the Coriolis-Stokes force depends on the magnitude and direction of the Stokes drift profile and Langmuir turbulence parameterizations depend sensitively on the shear of the profile. The alternative profile comes at no added numerical cost compared to the monochromatic profile.
Gamow peak approximation near strong resonances
Sachie Kimura; Aldo Bonasera
2013-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
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.
On the approximations of the distribution function of fusion alpha particles
Bilato, R., E-mail: roberto.bilato@ipp.mpg.de; Brambilla, M.; Poli, E. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The solution of the drift-kinetic equation for fusion-born alpha particles is derived in the limit of dominant parallel streaming, and it is related to the usual slowing-down distribution function. The typical approximations of the fast tail of fusion-born alpha particles are briefly compared and discussed. In particular, approximating the distribution function of fast-alpha particles with an “equivalent” Maxwellian is inaccurate to describe absorption of radio-frequency waves in the ion-cyclotron range of frequencies.
Lead exposure at uncovered outdoor firing ranges
Goldberg, R.L.; Hicks, A.M.; O'Leary, L.M.; London, S. (University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles (USA))
1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Excessive lead exposure in shooting instructors at indoor firing ranges and covered outdoor firing ranges has been documented. The City of Los Angeles assessed exposure of its full-time shooting instructors at uncovered outdoor ranges via air monitoring and blood lead-level measurements. Results of these tests revealed that significant lead exposure and absorption can occur at outdoor firing ranges. The use of copper-jacketed ammunition may decrease air lead levels and decrease lead absorption by range instructors.
Approximate Weighted Matching On Emerging Manycore and Multithreaded Architectures
Halappanavar, Mahantesh; Feo, John T.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Pothen, Alex
2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
Graph matching is a prototypical combinatorial problem with many applications in computer science and scientific computing, but algorithms for computing optimal matchings are challenging to parallelize. Approximate matching algorithms provide an alternate route for parallelization, and in many contexts compute near-optimal matchings for large-scale graphs. We present sharedmemory parallel implementations for computing half-approximate weighted matching on state-of-the-art multicore (Intel Nehalem and AMD Magny-Cours), manycore (Nvidia Tesla and Nvidia Fermi) and massively multithreaded (Cray XMT) platforms. We provide two implementations: the first implementation uses shared work queues, and is suited to all these platforms; the second implementation is based on dataflow principles, and exploits the architectural features of the Cray XMT. Using a carefully chosen dataset that exhibits characteristics from a wide range of real-world applications, we show scalable performance across different platforms. In particular, for one instance of the input, an R-MAT graph (RMAT-G), we show speedups of: about 32 on 48 cores of an AMD Magny-Cours; 7 on 8 cores of Intel Nehalem; 3 on Nvidia Tesla and 10 on Nvidia Fermi relative to one core of Intel Nehalem; and 60 on 128 processors of Cray XMT. We demonstrate good weak and strong scaling for graphs with up to a billion edges using up to 12, 800 threads. Given the breadth of this work, we focus on simplicity and portability of software rather than excessive fine-tuning for each platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such large-scale study of the half-approximate weighted matching problem on shared-memory platforms. Driven by the critical enabling role of combinatorial algorithms such as matching in scientific computing and the emergence of informatics applications, there is a growing demand to support irregular computations on current and future computing platforms. In this context, we evaluate the capability of emerging multithreaded platforms to tolerate latency induced by irregular memory access patterns, and to support fine-grained parallelism via light-weight synchronization mechanisms. By contrasting the architectural features of these platforms against the Cray XMT, which is specifically designed to support irregular memory-intensive applications, we delineate the impact of these choices on performance.
Short-range correlations and neutrinoless double beta decay
M. Kortelainen; O. Civitarese; J. Suhonen; J. Toivanen
2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we report on the effects of short-range correlations upon the matrix elements of neutrinoless double beta decay. We focus on the calculation of the matrix elements of the neutrino-mass mode of neutrinoless double beta decays of 48Ca and 76Ge. The nuclear-structure components of the calculation, that is the participant nuclear wave functions, have been calculated in the shell-model scheme for 48Ca and in the proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation (pnQRPA) scheme for 76Ge. We compare the traditional approach of using the Jastrow correlation function with the more complete scheme of the unitary correlation operator method (UCOM). Our results indicate that the Jastrow method vastly exaggerates the effects of short-range correlations on the neutrinoless double beta decay nuclear matrix elements.
Four-boson system with short-range interactions
Platter, L.; Hammer, H.-W.; Meissner, Ulf-G. [Forschungszentrum Juelich, Institut fuer Kernphysik, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen-und Kernphysik (Theorie), Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 14-16, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen-und Kernphysik (Theorie), Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 14-16, D-53115 Bonn, Germany and Forschungszentrum Juelich, Institut fuer Kernphysik, D-52425 Juelich (Germany)
2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the nonrelativistic four-boson system with short-range forces and large scattering length in an effective quantum mechanics approach. We construct the effective interaction potential at leading order in the large scattering length and compute the four-body binding energies using the Yakubovsky equations. Cutoff independence of the four-body binding energies does not require the introduction of a four-body force. This suggests that two- and three-body interactions are sufficient to renormalize the four-body system. We apply the equations to {sup 4}He atoms and calculate the binding energy of the {sup 4}He tetramer. We observe a correlation between the trimer and tetramer binding energies similar to the Tjon line in nuclear physics. Over the range of binding energies relevant to {sup 4}He atoms, the correlation is approximately linear.
Eikonal approximation in the theory of energy loss by fast charged particles
Matveev, V. I., E-mail: matveev.victor@pomorsu.ru; Makarov, D. N.; Gusarevich, E. S. [Lomonosov Pomor State University (Russian Federation)
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Energy losses in fast charged particles as a result of collisions with atoms are considered in the eikonal approximation. It is shown that the nonperturbative contribution to effective stopping in the range of intermediate impact parameters (comparable with the characteristic sizes of the electron shells of the target atoms) may turn out to be significant as compared to shell corrections to the Bethe-Bloch formula calculated in perturbation theory. The simplifying assumptions are formulated under which the Bethe-Bloch formula can be derived in the eikonal approximation. It is shown that the allowance for nonperturbative effects may lead to considerable (up to 50%) corrections to the Bethe-Bloch formula. The applicability range for the Bethe-Bloch formula is analyzed. It is concluded that calculation of the energy loss in the eikonal approximation (in the range of impact parameters for which the Bethe-Bloch formula is normally used) is much more advantageous than analysis based on the Bethe-Bloch formula and its modifications because not only the Bloch correction is included in the former calculations, the range of intermediate impact parameters is also taken into account nonperturbatively; in addition, direct generalization to the cases of collisions of complex projectiles and targets is possible in this case.
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2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to consent to a proposal by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow public access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) reactor building located near Rincon, Puerto Rico for use as a museum. PREPA, the owner of the BONUS facility, has determined that the historical significance of this facility, as one of only two reactors of this design ever constructed in the world, warrants preservation in a museum, and that this museum would provide economic benefits to the local community through increased tourism. Therefore, PREPA is proposing development of the BONUS facility as a museum.
Report on some recent advances in Diophantine approximation
Waldschmidt, Michel
by linear forms Â· irrationality measures Â· transcendence criterion Â· criteria for algebraic inde- pendence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Rational approximation to a real number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1, algebraic and simultaneous approximation to a single number
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
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
Guest Editorial Sparse Approximations in Signal and Image Processing
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Guest Editorial Sparse Approximations in Signal and Image Processing Sparse approximation to solve many other signal processing problems, including blind source separation, feature extraction techniques to images as well as audio and biomedical signals, new efficient im- plementations of greedy
On the complexity of approximating a nash equilibrium
Daskalakis, Constantinos
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that computing a relative---that is, multiplicative as opposed to additive---approximate Nash equilibrium in two-player games is PPAD-complete, even for constant values of the approximation. Our result is the first ...
Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
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
Numerical Approximation of Vortex Density Evolution in a Superconductor.
Styles, Vanessa
Numerical Approximation of Vortex Density Evolution in a Superconductor. C.M. Elliott & V. Styles Abstract A #12;nite volume/element approximation of a mean #12;eld model of superconducting vortices in one approximations of a two-dimensional version of the mean #12;eld model of superconducting vortices considered
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation
Daunizeau, Jean
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie October 2006 This note derives the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus. This is relevant when using the free energy as an approximation to the log-evidence in Bayesian model averaging
Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation
Hatton, Les
Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation Les Hatton CISM, University of Kingston. This argument used Stirling's approximation which limits its relevance to larger component sizes. Although power to broaden Stirling's approximation to see if it corresponds with the departures from power-law observed
BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS
Seepersad, Carolyn Conner
- Page 1 - BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS Zhiguang Qian is taken to integrate data from approximate and detailed simulations to build a surrogate model approximate simulations form the bulk of the data, and they are used to build a model based on a Gaussian
Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation in the case of variable friction
Mark Freidlin; Wenqing Hu
2012-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Bond selective chemistry beyond the adiabatic approximation
Butler, L.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Yoder, Graydon L.
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Viking Range: Order (2014-CE-23014)
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
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.
American Range: Order (2014-CE-23006)
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
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.
Range Fuels Commercial-Scale Biorefinery
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
The Range Fuels commercial-scale biorefinery will use a variety of feedstocks to create cellulosic ethanol, methanol, and power.
Tonopah Test Range capabilities: technical manual
Manhart, R.L.
1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
DESIGN OF A LARGE RANGE XY NANOPOSITIONING SYSTEM Shorya Awtar* and Gaurav Parmar
Awtar, Shorya
, and potentially infinite life. However, the main limitation of flexure bearings has been their small range physical components (bearing, actuators, and sensors) and their integration, particularly in the case to approximately 100µm per axis. This paper presents a novel physical system layout, comprising a bearing
Range Design Criteria- June 4, 2012
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
This document contains the currently-approved firearms "Range Design Criteria" referred to on DOE O 473.3, Protection Program Operations
ranging from very smooth to 2mm step height. Basic interferometric principles are used with light. Range Vertical Resolution PSI up to 150 nm 3 VSI up to 2mm 3 nm Operation 1. Power up: · Log In · Power sample, lower objectives to a position that is approximately 1mm above sample. Closely watch all
Electronic excitations from a linear-response range-separated hybrid scheme
Rebolini, Elisa; Toulouse, Julien
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study linear-response time-dependent density-functional theory (DFT) based on the single-determinant range-separated hybrid (RSH) scheme, i.e. combining a long-range Hartree-Fock exchange kernel with a short-range DFT exchange-correlation kernel, for calculating electronic excitation energies of molecular systems. It is an alternative to the long-range correction (LC) scheme which has a standard full-range DFT correlation kernel instead of only a short-range one. We discuss the local-density approximation (LDA) to the short-range exchange-correlation kernel, and assess the performance of the linear-response RSH scheme for singlet-singlet and singlet-triplet valence and Rydberg excitations in the N2, CO, H2CO, C2H4, and C6H6 molecules, and for the first charge-transfer excitation in the C2H4-C2F4 dimer. The introduction of long-range HF exchange corrects the underestimation of charge-transfer and high-lying Rydberg excitation energies obtained with standard (semi)local density-functional approximations, but...
The Numerical Approximation of Solutions of Partial Differential ...
2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
i.e., instead of thinking of the approximate solution as being linear between .... Consider the mildly nonlinear two-point boundary problem given by. ?(aux )x + c(
Approximation Algorithms for the Fault-Tolerant Facility Placement Problem
Yan, Li
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
5.2 Algorithm ECHS with Ratio5.3 Algorithm EBGS with RatioFormulation 2.1.3 Approximation Algorithms . 2.1.4 Bifactor
Finding approximately rank-one submatrices with the nuclear norm ...
2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
a word in the language, excluding common words such as articles and prepositions. The (i, j) entry of ... quality of the approximation. One class of heuristic NMF ...
ON LEAST SQUARES EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX APPROXIMATION AND COMPLETION
in biological or engineering applications, including molecular structure analysis, protein folding problem. distance geometry, least squares approximation, matrix completion, molecular structure, protein folding
ON LEAST SQUARES EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX APPROXIMATION AND COMPLETION
in biological or engineering applications, including molecular structure analysis, protein folding problem approximation, matrix completion, molecular structure, protein folding, conformational analysis. 1. Introduction
Automating approximate Bayesian computation by local linear regression
Thornton, Kevin R
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
computation by local linear regression Kevin R Thorntonof ABC based on using a linear regression to approximate theimplements the local linear-regression approach to ABC. The
Mailhes, Corinne
#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
EV Everywhere: Maximizing All-Electric Range
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As with conventional vehicles, the efficiency and all-electric driving range of plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) varies substantially based on driving conditions and habits. Using the economy mode, avoiding hard braking, using accessories wisely, and observing the speed limit will help EV drivers maximize their all-electric range.
Effective range from tetramer dissociation data
Hadizadeh, M R; Tomio, Lauro; Delfino, A; Frederico, T
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The shifts in the four-body recombination peaks, due to lowest order range corrections in the zero range results close to the unitary limit, are obtained and used to extract the corresponding effective range of a given atomic system. From the experimental values of the tetramer dissociation positions of an ultracold gas of cesium atoms close to broad Feshbach resonances, the effective ranges are extracted, with a weighted average given by 3.9$\\pm 0.8 R_{{vdW}}$, where $R_{{vdW}}$ is the van der Waals length scale. This result is consistent with the van der Waals potential tail for the $Cs_2$ system. The method can be generally applied to other cold atom experimental setups to determine the corresponding effective range.
Range gated imaging experiments using gated intensifiers
McDonald, T.E. Jr.; Yates, G.J.; Cverna, F.H.; Gallegos, R.A.; Jaramillo, S.A.; Numkena, D.M.; Payton, J.; Pena-Abeyta, C.R.
1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
A variety of range gated imaging experiments using high-speed gated/shuttered proximity focused microchannel plate image intensifiers (MCPII) are reported. Range gated imaging experiments were conducted in water for detection of submerged mines in controlled turbidity tank test and in sea water for the Naval Coastal Sea Command/US Marine Corps. Field experiments have been conducted consisting of kilometer range imaging of resolution targets and military vehicles in atmosphere at Eglin Air Force Base for the US Air Force, and similar imaging experiments, but in smoke environment, at Redstone Arsenal for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM). Wavelength of the illuminating laser was 532 nm with pulse width ranging from 6 to 12 ns and comparable gate widths. These tests have shown depth resolution in the tens of centimeters range from time phasing reflected LADAR images with MCPII shutter opening.
Parametric Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Approximation Applications
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
L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function Approximation
Ward, John P.
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
proving Bernstein inequalites for the RBF approximants, we will be able to use them to derive corresponding inverse theorems. Direct theorems concerning approximation by RBFs will be the focus of Section 4 3. The abilty of Green’s functions to invert di...
Fresnel approximations for acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric sources
Mast, T. Douglas
Fresnel approximations for acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric sources T. Douglas Masta for determining the acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric, baffled, time-harmonic sources under the Fresnel. The expressions presented are generalized to three different Fresnel approximations that correspond, respectively
Approximate and Multipartite Quantum Correlation (Communication) Zhaohui Wei
Jain, Rahul
classical distributions or bipartite quantum states in the single-shot setting by Zhang (Proc. 3rd Innov that the cost to approximate a bipartite quantum state equals that to approximate its exact purifications, which the latter. We characterize the relationship between them by giving upper and lower bounds. 4
Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation
Yang, Shengxiang
1 Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation in Evolutionary Computation Yaochu Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Khaled Rasheed University of Georgia Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D expensive fitness evaluations Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation Methods · Problem
Uncertainty, Performance, and Model Dependency in Approximate Adaptive Nonlinear Control
Szepesvari, Csaba
Uncertainty, Performance, and Model Dependency in Approximate Adaptive Nonlinear Control M. French, and the performance of a class of approximate model based adaptive controllers is studied. An upper performance bound uncertainty model; control effort bounds require both L 2 and L 1 uncertainty models), and various structural
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation
Penny, Will
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus on accounting for additional model complexity induced by increasing the number of model parameters. This is relevant when using the free energy
Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique
Najm, Farid N.
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
An Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control
Vijayakumar, Sethu
on iterative local approximations present a practical approach to optimal control in robotic systems. However the optimal control framework. The proposed approach, which is applicable to plants with non-linear dynamicsAn Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control Konrad C. Rawlik
Pixelcuts: Scalable Approximate Illumination from Many Point Lights
Keinan, Alon
Pixelcuts: Scalable Approximate Illumination from Many Point Lights Pramook Khungurn, Thatchaphol approximate low-frequency illumination from many point lights. Its running time is O(n+mk) where n is the number of pixels, m is the number of point lights, and k is a constant the user specifies. Our algorithm
THE DIFFUSION APPROXIMATION FOR THE LINEAR BOLTZMANN EQUATION
THE DIFFUSION APPROXIMATION FOR THE LINEAR BOLTZMANN EQUATION WITH VANISHING SCATTERING COEFFICIENT equation, Diffusion approximation, Neutron transport equation, Radiative transfer equation subject, 23], neutron transport theory [27]. A typical model linear Boltzmann equation is (t +· x)f(t,x,)= 1
Approximation of Axisymmetric Darcy Flow V.J. Ervin
Ervin, Vincent J.
approximation of the Darcy equations in an ax- isymmetric domain, subject to axisymmetric data. Rewriting of convergence for the RT and BDM approximations. Key words. axisymmetric flow; Darcy equation, LBB condition AMSApproximation of Axisymmetric Darcy Flow V.J. Ervin Department of Mathematical Sciences Clemson
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction
Veatch, Michael H.
of approximating functions for the differential cost. The first contribution of this paper is identifying new or piece-wise quadratic. Fluid cost has been used to initialize the value iteration algorithm [5Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction Michael H
Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
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Tanji, Naoto; Epelbaum, Thomas; Gelis, Francois; Wu, Bin
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since onemore »has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.« less
Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
Tanji, Naoto [Nishina Center, RIKEN, Wako (Japan). Theoretical Research Division; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Epelbaum, Thomas [Institut de Physique Theorique (France); Gelis, Francois [Institut de Physique Theorique (France); Wu, Bin [Institut de Physique Theorique (France)
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since one has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.
Neutron scattering and extra short range interactions
V. V. Nesvizhevsky; G. Pignol; K. V. Protasov
2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
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.
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
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.
Long range interactions in nanoscale science
Rajter, Richard F.
Our understanding of the “long range” electrodynamic, electrostatic, and polar interactions that dominate the organization of small objects at separations beyond an interatomic bond length is reviewed. From this basic-forces ...
Active dendrites enhance neuronal dynamic range
Leonardo L. Gollo; Osame Kinouchi; Mauro Copelli
2009-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Long range transport of acid rain precursors
Fay, James A.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A model of the long range transport of primary and secondary pollutants derived by Fay and Rosenzweig (1) is applied to the problem of the transport of acid rain precursors. The model describes the long term average (annual ...
Tracking Dynamic Boundary Fronts Using Range Sensors
Ramamritham, Krithi
, tracking forest fires and environmental phenomena. Consider a poisonous gas or plume monitoring ap De- tection and Ranging) are being used for detecting forest fires [6], [7] in the last few years
Underwater vehicle localization using range measurements
Papadopoulos, Ge?rgios
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis investigates the problem of cooperative navigation of autonomous marine vehicles using range-only acoustic measurements. We consider the use of a single maneuvering autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) to aid the ...
Laser Range Finder Mapping of Floating Vehicle
Hui, Corinna
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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 ...
Systematic ranging and late warning asteroid impacts
Farnocchia, D; Micheli, M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We describe systematic ranging, an orbit determination technique especially suitable to assess the near-term Earth impact hazard posed by newly discovered asteroids. For these late warning cases, the time interval covered by the observations is generally short, perhaps a few hours or even less, which leads to severe degeneracies in the orbit estimation process. The systematic ranging approach gets around these degeneracies by performing a raster scan in the poorly-constrained space of topocentric range and range rate, while the plane of sky position and motion are directly tied to the recorded observations. This scan allows us to identify regions corresponding to collision solutions, as well as potential impact times and locations. From the probability distribution of the observation errors, we obtain a probability distribution in the orbital space and then estimate the probability of an Earth impact. We show how this technique is effective for a number of examples, including 2008 TC3 and 2014 AA, the only tw...
APS Long Range Schedule FY1996
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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 31596 SR Studies 1-ID-A Shielding Verification SR Studies...
Programmable near-infrared ranging system
Everett, Jr., Hobart R. (San Diego, CA)
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Ekblad, Steven Linn
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
strategic resource management plans. Individual management skills and managerial environment have not been considered when predicting biological and economic response of range management practices. Risk for individual managers adopting unsuited... APPENDIX Prototype Range Management Skills Survey. Range Management Skills Survey Survey Data Tables. Validation Figures. VITA 64 65 74 92 104 106 1X LIST OP FIGURES FIGURE Page 1. The Range Con expert system in relation to the Resource...
Laser Range Finder Objective: Use a forward pointing laser range finder to
Wirthlin, Michael J.
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
The local potential approximation in the background field formalism
I. Hamzaan Bridle; Juergen A. Dietz; Tim R. Morris
2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
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.
A multiscale approximation algorithm for the cardinality constrained knapsack problem
Krishnan, Bharath Kumar
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
I develop a multiscale approximation algorithm for the cardinality constrained knapsack problem. The algorithm consists of three steps: a rounding and reduction step where a hierarchical representation of the problem data ...
Mean Field Variational Approximations in Continuous-Time Markov Processes
Friedman, Nir
Mean Field Variational Approximations in Continuous-Time Markov Processes A thesis submitted Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.3 Continuous Time Markov Processes-component Representation - Continuous Time Bayesian Networks . 24 2.3.3 Inference in Continuous Time Markov Processes
The WKB approximation for a linear potential and ceiling
Zapata, Todd Austin
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The physical problem this thesis deals with is a quantum system with linear potential driving a particle away from a ceiling (impenetrable barrier). This thesis will construct the WKB approximation of the quantum mechanical propagator...
Approximate translation : media, narrative, and experience in urban design
Crisman, Jonathan
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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, ...
Fast Approximations for Online Scheduling of Outpatient Procedure ...
2014-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
Jun 18, 2014 ... ? > SmU , any permutation of items to bins that uses the full amount of ... approximation solution value will both tend to cf mU + cv(? ? SmU ).
Numerical Approximations of Stochastic Optimal Stopping and Control Problems
Siska, David
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study numerical approximations for the payoff function of the stochastic optimal stopping and control problem. It is known that the payoff function of the optimal stopping and control problem corresponds to the solution ...
Approximate dynamic programming with applications in multi-agent systems
Valenti, Mario J. (Mario James), 1976-
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents the development and implementation of approximate dynamic programming methods used to manage multi-agent systems. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an architectural framework and theoretical ...
Approximate inference : decomposition methods with applications to networks
Jung, Kyomin
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Markov random field (MRF) model provides an elegant probabilistic framework to formulate inter-dependency between a large number of random variables. In this thesis, we present a new approximation algorithm for computing ...
Topological phases with long-range interactions
Gong, Zhe-Xuan; Hu, Anzi; Wall, Michael L; Foss-Feig, Michael; Gorshkov, Alexey V
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Topological phases of matter are primarily studied in quantum many-body systems with short-range interactions. Whether various topological phases can survive in the presence of long-range interactions, however, is largely unknown. Here we show that a paradigmatic example of a symmetry-protected topological phase, the Haldane phase of an antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain, surprisingly remains intact in the presence of arbitrarily slowly decaying power-law interactions. The influence of long-range interactions on the topological order is largely quantitative, and we expect similar results for more general systems. Our conclusions are based on large-scale matrix-product-state simulations and two complementary effective-field-theory calculations. The striking agreement between the numerical and analytical results rules out finite-size effects. The topological phase considered here should be experimentally observable in a recently developed trapped-ion quantum simulator.
Topological phases with long-range interactions
Zhe-Xuan Gong; Mohammad F. Maghrebi; Anzi Hu; Michael L. Wall; Michael Foss-Feig; Alexey V. Gorshkov
2015-05-12T23:59:59.000Z
Topological phases of matter are primarily studied in quantum many-body systems with short-range interactions. Whether various topological phases can survive in the presence of long-range interactions, however, is largely unknown. Here we show that a paradigmatic example of a symmetry-protected topological phase, the Haldane phase of an antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain, surprisingly remains intact in the presence of arbitrarily slowly decaying power-law interactions. The influence of long-range interactions on the topological order is largely quantitative, and we expect similar results for more general systems. Our conclusions are based on large-scale matrix-product-state simulations and two complementary effective-field-theory calculations. The striking agreement between the numerical and analytical results rules out finite-size effects. The topological phase considered here should be experimentally observable in a recently developed trapped-ion quantum simulator.
Supersymmetric inversion of effective-range expansions
Midya, Bikashkali; Abramowicz, Sylvain; Suárez, O L Ramírez; Sparenberg, Jean-Marc
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Supersymmetric inversion of effective-range expansions
Bikashkali Midya; Jérémie Evrard; Sylvain Abramowicz; O. L. Ramírez Suárez; Jean-Marc Sparenberg
2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Supersymmetric inversion of effective-range expansions
Bikashkali Midya; Jérémie Evrard; Sylvain Abramowicz; O. L. Ramírez Suárez; Jean-Marc Sparenberg
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Approximate Description of the Mandelbrot Set. Thermodynamic Analogy
O. B. Isaeva; S. P. Kuznetsov
2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z
Analogy between an approximate version of Feigenbaum renormalization group analysis in complex domain and the phase transition theory of Yang-Lee (based on consideration of formally complexified thermodynamic values) is discussed. It is shown that the Julia sets of the renormalization transformation correspond to the approximation of Mandelbrot set of the original map. New aspects of analogy between the theory of dynamical systems and the phase transition theory are uncovered.
Resonant-state expansion Born Approximation applied to Schrodinger's Equation
Doost, M B
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The RSE Born Approximation is a new scattering formula in Physics, it allows the calculation of strong scattering via the Fourier transform of the scattering potential and Resonant-states. In this paper I apply the RSE Born Approximation to Schr\\"odinger's Equation. The resonant-states of the system can be calculated using the recently discovered RSE perturbation theory and normalised correctly to appear in spectral Green's functions via the flux volume normalisation.
Mean field approximation for noisy delay coupled excitable neurons
Nikola Buric; Dragana Rankovic; Kristina Todorovic; Nebojsa Vasovic
2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z
Mean field approximation of a large collection of FitzHugh-Nagumo excitable neurons with noise and all-to-all coupling with explicit time-delays, modelled by $N\\gg 1$ stochastic delay-differential equations is derived. The resulting approximation contains only two deterministic delay-differential equations but provides excellent predictions concerning the stability and bifurcations of the averaged global variables of the exact large system.
A viscous-convective instability in laminar Keplerian thin discs. II. Anelastic approximation
Shakura, N
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Using the anelastic approximation of linearised hydrodynamic equations, we investigate the development of axially symmetric small perturbations in thin Keplerian discs. The sixth-order dispersion equation is derived and numerically solved for different values of relevant physical parameters (viscosity, heat conductivity, disc semi-thickness and vertical structure). The analysis reveals the appearance of two overstable modes which split out from the classical Rayleigh inertial modes in a wide range of the parameters in both ionized and neutral gases. These modes have a viscous-convective nature and can serve as a seed for turbulence in astrophysical discs even in the absence of magnetic fields.
Choosing the Summary Statistics and the Acceptance Rate in Approximate Bayesian
Blum, Michael G. B.
Choosing the Summary Statistics and the Acceptance Rate in Approximate Bayesian Computation or not. In this paper, I incorporate Approximate Bayesian Computation into a local Bayesian regression Computation, evidence approximation, empirical Bayes, Bayesian local regression 1 Introduction Approximate
Discussion of long-range weather prediction
Canavan, G.H.
1998-09-10T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Impulse radar with swept range gate
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
A radar range finder and hidden object locator is based on ultra-wide band radar with a high resolution swept range gate. The device generates an equivalent time amplitude scan with a typical range of 4 inches to 20 feet, and an analog range resolution as limited by a jitter of on the order of 0.01 inches. A differential sampling receiver is employed to effectively eliminate ringing and other aberrations induced in the receiver by the near proximity of the transmit antenna (10), so a background subtraction is not needed, simplifying the circuitry while improving performance. Techniques are used to reduce clutter in the receive signal, such as decoupling the receive (24) and transmit cavities (22) by placing a space between them, using conductive or radiative damping elements on the cavities, and using terminating plates on the sides of the openings. The antennas can be arranged in a side-by-side parallel spaced apart configuration or in a coplanar opposed configuration which significantly reduces main bang coupling.
Impulse radar with swept range gate
McEwan, T.E.
1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
A radar range finder and hidden object locator is based on ultra-wide band radar with a high resolution swept range gate. The device generates an equivalent time amplitude scan with a typical range of 4 inches to 20 feet, and an analog range resolution as limited by a jitter of on the order of 0.01 inches. A differential sampling receiver is employed to effectively eliminate ringing and other aberrations induced in the receiver by the near proximity of the transmit antenna, so a background subtraction is not needed, simplifying the circuitry while improving performance. Techniques are used to reduce clutter in the receive signal, such as decoupling the receive and transmit cavities by placing a space between them, using conductive or radiative damping elements on the cavities, and using terminating plates on the sides of the openings. The antennas can be arranged in a side-by-side parallel spaced apart configuration or in a coplanar opposed configuration which significantly reduces main bang coupling. 25 figs.
Publications Forest Research publishes a wide range
Publications Forest Research publishes a wide range of material, from corporate reports and plans technical publications The following titles were published during the year ending 31 March 2009. Published by Forest Research To obtain copies of FR publications, email: library@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or visit www.forestresearch.gov.uk/publications
Compact range for variable-zone measurements
Burnside, Walter D. (Columbus, OH); Rudduck, Roger C. (Columbus, OH); Yu, Jiunn S. (Albuquerque, NM)
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
6, 1018310216, 2006 Long-range transport
Boyer, Edmond
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
Wide temperature range seal for demountable joints
Sixsmith, H.; Valenzuela, J.A.; Nutt, W.E.
1991-07-23T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention is directed to a seal for demountable joints operating over a wide temperature range down to liquid helium temperatures. The seal has anti-extrusion guards which prevent extrusion of the soft ductile sealant material, which may be indium or an alloy thereof. 6 figures.
Wide temperature range seal for demountable joints
Sixsmith, Herbert (Norwich, VT); Valenzuela, Javier A. (Grantham, NH); Nutt, William E. (Enfield, NH)
1991-07-23T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention is directed to a seal for demountable joints operating over a wide temperature range down to liquid helium temperatures. The seal has anti-extrusion guards which prevent extrusion of the soft ductile sealant material, which may be indium or an alloy thereof.
Method and apparatus for coherent burst ranging
Wachter, Eric A. (138 Bay Path Dr., Oak Ridge, TN 37830); Fisher, Walter G. (8514 Carl Valentine, Knoxville, TN 37931)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A high resolution ranging method is described utilizing a novel modulated waveform, hereafter referred to as coherent burst modulation. In the coherent burst method, high frequency modulation of an acoustic or electromagnetic transmitter, such as a laser, is performed at a modulation frequency. This modulation frequency is transmitted quasi-continuously in the form of interrupted bursts of radiation. Energy from the transmitter is directed onto a target, interacts with the target, and the returning energy is collected. The encoded burst pattern contained in the collected return signal is detected coherently by a receiver that is tuned so as to be principally sensitive to the modulation frequency. The receiver signal is processed to determine target range using both time-of-flight of the burst envelope and phase shift of the high frequency modulation. This approach effectively decouples the maximum unambiguous range and range resolution relationship of earlier methods, thereby allowing high precision ranging to be conducted at arbitrarily long distances using at least one burst of encoded energy. The use of a receiver tuned to the high frequency modulation contained within the coherent burst vastly improves both sensitivity in the detection of the target return signal and rejection of background interferences, such as ambient acoustic or electromagnetic noise. Simultaneous transmission at several energies (or wavelengths) is possible by encoding each energy with a separate modulation frequency or pattern; electronic demodulation at the receiver allows the return pattern for each energy to be monitored independently. Radial velocity of a target can also be determined by monitoring change in phase shift of the return signal as a function of time.
Method and apparatus for coherent burst ranging
Wachter, E.A.; Fisher, W.G.
1998-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
A high resolution ranging method is described utilizing a novel modulated waveform, hereafter referred to as coherent burst modulation. In the coherent burst method, high frequency modulation of an acoustic or electromagnetic transmitter, such as a laser, is performed at a modulation frequency. This modulation frequency is transmitted quasi-continuously in the form of interrupted bursts of radiation. Energy from the transmitter is directed onto a target, interacts with the target, and the returning energy is collected. The encoded burst pattern contained in the collected return signal is detected coherently by a receiver that is tuned so as to be principally sensitive to the modulation frequency. The receiver signal is processed to determine target range using both time-of-flight of the burst envelope and phase shift of the high frequency modulation. This approach effectively decouples the maximum unambiguous range and range resolution relationship of earlier methods, thereby allowing high precision ranging to be conducted at arbitrarily long distances using at least one burst of encoded energy. The use of a receiver tuned to the high frequency modulation contained within the coherent burst vastly improves both sensitivity in the detection of the target return signal and rejection of background interferences, such as ambient acoustic or electromagnetic noise. Simultaneous transmission at several energies (or wavelengths) is possible by encoding each energy with a separate modulation frequency or pattern; electronic demodulation at the receiver allows the return pattern for each energy to be monitored independently. Radial velocity of a target can also be determined by monitoring change in phase shift of the return signal as a function of time. 12 figs.
Variational principles with Padé approximants for tearing mode analysis
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
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.
Wide range radioactive gas concentration detector
Anderson, David F. (Los Alamos, NM)
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A wide range radioactive gas concentration detector and monitor which is capable of measuring radioactive gas concentrations over a range of eight orders of magnitude. The device of the present invention is designed to have an ionization chamber which is sufficiently small to give a fast response time for measuring radioactive gases but sufficiently large to provide accurate readings at low concentration levels. Closely spaced parallel plate grids provide a uniform electric field in the active region to improve the accuracy of measurements and reduce ion migration time so as to virtually eliminate errors due to ion recombination. The parallel plate grids are fabricated with a minimal surface area to reduce the effects of contamination resulting from absorption of contaminating materials on the surface of the grids. Additionally, the ionization chamber wall is spaced a sufficient distance from the active region of the ionization chamber to minimize contamination effects.
Inertial range turbulence in kinetic plasmas
Howes, G G
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The transfer of turbulent energy through an inertial range from the driving scale to dissipative scales in a kinetic plasma followed by the conversion of this energy into heat is a fundamental plasma physics process. A theoretical foundation for the study of this process is constructed, but the details of the kinetic cascade are not well understood. Several important properties are identified: (a) the conservation of a generalized energy by the cascade; (b) the need for collisions to increase entropy and realize irreversible plasma heating; and (c) the key role played by the entropy cascade--a dual cascade of energy to small scales in both physical and velocity space--to convert ultimately the turbulent energy into heat. A strategy for nonlinear numerical simulations of kinetic turbulence is outlined. Initial numerical results are consistent with the operation of the entropy cascade. Inertial range turbulence arises in a broad range of space and astrophysical plasmas and may play an important role in the ther...
Inertial range turbulence in kinetic plasmas
G. G. Howes
2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
The transfer of turbulent energy through an inertial range from the driving scale to dissipative scales in a kinetic plasma followed by the conversion of this energy into heat is a fundamental plasma physics process. A theoretical foundation for the study of this process is constructed, but the details of the kinetic cascade are not well understood. Several important properties are identified: (a) the conservation of a generalized energy by the cascade; (b) the need for collisions to increase entropy and realize irreversible plasma heating; and (c) the key role played by the entropy cascade--a dual cascade of energy to small scales in both physical and velocity space--to convert ultimately the turbulent energy into heat. A strategy for nonlinear numerical simulations of kinetic turbulence is outlined. Initial numerical results are consistent with the operation of the entropy cascade. Inertial range turbulence arises in a broad range of space and astrophysical plasmas and may play an important role in the thermalization of fusion energy in burning plasmas.
Nayak, A.K. [Bhaha Atomic Research Centre (India); Aritomi, M. [Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Raj, V. Venkat [Bhaha Atomic Research Centre (India)
2001-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
The coupled neutronic-thermohydraulic stability characteristics of a natural circulation heavy water-moderated boiling light water-cooled reactor was investigated analytically considering the effects of prompt and delayed neutrons. For this purpose, the reactor considered is the Indian Advanced Heavy Water Reactor. The analytical model considers a point kinetics model for the neutron dynamics, a homogeneous two-phase flow model for the coolant thermal hydraulics, and a lumped heat transfer model for the fuel thermal dynamics. A higher mode of oscillation having a frequency much greater than the density-wave oscillation frequency was observed if prompt neutrons alone were considered. The occurrence of a higher mode of oscillation was found to be dependent on the concentration of delayed neutrons, the void reactivity coefficient, and the fuel time constant. The core inlet subcooling is found to have different effects on the decay ratio of the fundamental and higher modes of oscillations. The influences of void reactivity coefficient and fuel time constant on the fundamental and higher modes of oscillations were also found to be opposite in nature.
Fourth-post-Newtonian-exact approximation to General Relativity
David Brizuela; Gerhard Schaefer
2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
An approximation to General Relativity is presented that agrees with the Einstein field equations up to and including the fourth post-Newtonian (PN) order. This approximation is formulated in a fully constrained scheme: all involved equations are explicitly elliptic except the wave equation that describes the two independent degrees of freedom of the gravitational field. The formalism covers naturally the conformal-flat-condition (CFC) approach by Isenberg, Wilson, and Mathews and the improved second PN-order exact approach CFC+. For stationary configurations, like Kerr black holes, agreement with General Relativity is achieved even through 5PN order. In addition, a particularly interesting 2PN-exact waveless approximation is analyzed in detail, which results from imposing more restrictive conditions. The proposed scheme can be considered as a further development on the waveless approach suggested by Schaefer and Gopakumar [Phys. Rev. D {\\bf 69}, 021501 (2004)].
Non-perturbative QCD amplitudes in quenched and eikonal approximations
Fried, H.M. [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Grandou, T., E-mail: Thierry.Grandou@inln.cnrs.fr [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France); Sheu, Y.-M., E-mail: ymsheu@alumni.brown.edu [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Even though approximated, strong coupling non-perturbative QCD amplitudes remain very difficult to obtain. In this article, in eikonal and quenched approximations at least, physical insights are presented that rely on the newly-discovered property of effective locality. The present article also provides a more rigorous mathematical basis for the crude approximations used in the previous derivation of the binding potential of quarks and nucleons. Furthermore, the techniques of Random Matrix calculus along with Meijer G-functions are applied to analyze the generic structure of fermionic amplitudes in QCD. - Highlights: • We discuss the physical insight of effective locality to QCD fermionic amplitudes. • We show that an unavoidable delta function goes along with the effective locality property. • The generic structure of QCD fermion amplitudes is obtained through Random Matrix calculus.
Approximations by gravitational fields due to restricted unit point masses
Shull, Carolyn Sue Flowers
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
approximations by Chui (1, 3, 4j and D. J. Newman $12$. Some open problems will be discussed including a conjecture by Chui f2]. I ht th ' th ~Pdl f~hA 1 Mth i I ~gociet is used as a pattern for format, CHAPTER I UNIFORM APPROXIMATION ON COMPACT SETS Let C... free analytic functions in D are not approximable. Also the following result was obtained in fgj . THEOREM 1. 4. A closed set R dis oint from a domain D which lies in som h lf- 1 ne H is ol omial a roximation set relative t b~fl fRt~tbf th I t f3d...
Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients
Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.
On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection
Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)] [and others
1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.
L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function Approximation
Ward, John P.
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
are bounded in terms of certain measurements of the set X. The error of approximation will typically be given in terms of the ll distance hX = sup x2Rd inf 2X jjx jj2 ; which measures how far a point in Rd can be from X, and the stability of the ap... will typically be restricted to sets X for which hX is comparable to qX , and sets for which the mesh ratio X := hX=qX is bounded by a constant will be called quasi-uniform. In this paper, we will only consider approximation spaces SX( ) where X is quasi...
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
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.
Optical nutation in the exciton range of spectrum
Khadzhi, P. I. [Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of Applied Physics (Moldova, Republic of)] [Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of Applied Physics (Moldova, Republic of); Vasiliev, V. V., E-mail: vasscorp@mail.ru [Taras Shevchenko Transnistria State University (Moldova, Republic of)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Optical nutation in the exciton range of spectrum is studied in the mean field approximation taking into account exciton-photon and elastic exciton-exciton interactions. It is shown that the features of nutation development are determined by the initial exciton and photon densities, the resonance detuning, the nonlinearity parameter, and the initial phase difference. For nonzero initial exciton and photon concentrations, three regimes of temporal evolution of excitons and photons exist: periodic conversion of excitons to photons and vice versa, aperiodic conversion of photons to excitons, and the rest regime. In the rest regime, the initial exciton and photon densities are nonzero and do not change with time. The oscillation amplitudes and periods of particle densities determined by the system parameters are found. The exciton self-trapping and photon trapping appearing in the system at threshold values of the nonlinearity parameter were predicted. As this parameter increases, the oscillation amplitudes of the exciton and photon densities sharply change at the critical value of the nonlinearity parameter. These two phenomena are shown to be caused by the elastic exciton-exciton interaction, resulting in the dynamic concentration shift of the exciton level.
Tonopah Test Range 2030 Meeting Summary Report
NSTec Environmental Restoration
2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
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Multichannel long-range Rydberg molecules
Eiles, Matthew T
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A generalized class of ultra-long-range Rydberg molecules is proposed which consist of a multichannel Rydberg atom whose outermost electron creates a chemical bond with a distant ground state atom. Such multichannel Rydberg molecules exhibit favorable properties for laser excitation, because states exist where the quantum defect varies strongly with the principal quantum number. The resulting occurrence of near degeneracies with states of high orbital angular momentum promotes the admixture of low $l$ into the high $l$ deeply bound `trilobite' molecule states, thereby circumventing the usual difficulty posed by electric dipole selection rules. Such states also can exhibit multi-scale binding possibilities that could present novel options for quantum manipulation.
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Fan-less long range alpha detector
MacArthur, D.W.; Bounds, J.A.
1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
A fan-less long range alpha detector is disclosed which operates by using an electrical field between a signal plane and the surface or substance to be monitored for air ions created by collisions with alpha radiation. Without a fan, the detector can operate without the possibility of spreading dust and potential contamination into the atmosphere. A guard plane between the signal plane and the electrically conductive enclosure and maintained at the same voltage as the signal plane, reduces leakage currents. The detector can easily monitor soil, or other solid or liquid surfaces. 2 figures.
Securely Computing an Approximate Median in Wireless Sensor Networks
Setia, Sanjeev
Securely Computing an Approximate Median in Wireless Sensor Networks Sankardas Roy 1 sroy1@gmu and the unattended nature of sensor nodes, sensor network protocols need to be designed with security in mind and efficient. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.0 [Computer-Communication Networks]: General- Security
Successive Rank-One Approximations of Nearly Orthogonally ...
2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 1, 2015 ... approximating SROA based on the power iteration method of [DLDMV00]. There ... perturbation E is sufficiently small (roughly on the order of 1/n under a natural measure). ... A real p-th order n-dimensional tensor ? ? ? p. R.
Non-linear regression models for Approximate Bayesian Computation
Robert, Christian P.
Non-linear regression models for Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) Michael Blum Olivier ABC #12;Blum and OF (2009) suggest the use of non-linear conditional heteroscedastic regression models) Linear regression-based ABC can sometimes be improved #12;abc of ABC Using stochastic simulations
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A new shallow approximation for tridimensional non-isothermal viscoplastic
Saramito, Pierre
. The risk assessments for volcanic lava flow pose a difficult challenge to numerical methods. Indeed approximated by an autoadaptive finite element method, based on the Rheolef C++ library, allowing to track with non-isothermal experimental measurements for a silicone oil dome. Next, the December 2010 eruption
Continued fractions with low complexity: Transcendence measures and quadratic approximation
Bugeaud, Yann
expansion of an irrational algebraic number either is ultimately periodic (this is the case if, and only if. Theorems 3.2 and 3.3 give transcendence mea- sures for a class of transcendental numbers defined by theiContinued fractions with low complexity: Transcendence measures and quadratic approximation Yann
Local RBF Approximation for Scattered Data Fitting with Bivariate Splines
Davydov, Oleg
and large scale optimization problems arising if the interpolating, smoothing or minimal energy spline in [5], a hybrid polynomial/radial basis scheme was considered in [4], where the local knot locations of radial basis functions, so defining hybrid approximations which are still computed by discrete least
How Synchronisation Strategy Approximation in PEPA Implementations affects Passage Time
Imperial College, London
time densities and dis- tributions from stochastic models defined in PEPA, a stochastic process algebra. In stochastic process algebras, the synchronisation policy is important for defin- ing how different system;good approximation to underlying aggregate complex but deterministic dynamics or genuine random
How Synchronisation Strategy Approximation in PEPA Implementations affects Passage Time
Bradley, Jeremy
passage time densities and dis tributions from stochastic models defined in PEPA, a stochastic process algebra. In stochastic process algebras, the synchronisation policy is important for defin ing how, or a #12; good approximation to underlying aggregate complex but deterministic dynamics or genuine random
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Patt-Shamir, Boaz
Jitter-Approximation Tradeoff for Periodic Scheduling Zvika Brakerski Dept. of Electrical the average period of a job in the schedule is blown up w.r.t. its requested period, and the jitter ratio with low jitter ratio allow the mobile devices to save power by hav- ing their receivers switched off
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Herbert, John
on the structure and solvation dynamics of the excess electron (in the ground state) but does have a large impact as the structures and properties of molecular systems. This study focuses on approximating many-body electronic methods in order to allow "on-the-fly" energy and force evaluations in dynamical calculations
Dynamic Adaptive Search Based Software Engineering Needs Fast Approximate Metrics
Harman, Mark
1 Dynamic Adaptive Search Based Software Engineering Needs Fast Approximate Metrics Mark Harman. University College Dublin, Ireland. Abstract--Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) uses fitness functions to guide an automated search for solutions to challenging software engineering problems. The fitness
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Heskes, Tom
Novel approximations for inference and learning in nonlinear dynamical systems Alexander Ypma #3 from marketing research. 1 Introduction Many real-world systems are nonlinear, dynamical and stochastic in nature. Inference and learning of nonlinear system models with hidden dynamics is a diĆcult task, which
Approximation in Mechanism Design By JASON D. HARTLINE
Hartline, Jason D.
Approximation in Mechanism Design By JASON D. HARTLINE A mechanism gives a mapping between will arise in the equilibrium of selfish agent play. Mechanism design then considers the optimization question of what mechanisms have good outcomes in equilibrium. Optimal mechanism design searches
August and September Approximately 29 percent from husks
minutes. Cool promptly in several changes of cold water and drain. Whole-kernel corn: Cut kernels from. Scrape the cobs with the back of the knife to remove the juice and the hearts of the kernels. Pack corn for approximately the same length of time the corn was blanched) and drain well. Tightly ',vrap ears individually
New approximate radial wave functions for power-law potentials
Vladimir Kudryashov
2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
Radial wave functions for power-law potentials are approximated with the help of power-law substitution and explicit summation of the leading constituent WKB series. Our approach reproduces the correct behavior of the wave functions at the origin, at the turning points and far away from the turning points
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Approximate Dynamic Programming in Transportation and Logistics: A Unified Framework
Powell, Warren B.
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, Christos Tryfonopoulos, and Gerhard Weikum Databases and Information Systems Department Max-Planck Institut- scribe to information sources and be notified whenever new documents of interest are published. In approximate infor- mation filtering only selected information sources, that are likely to publish documents
Clustering With or Without the Approximation Frans Schalekamp
Schalekamp, Frans
Clustering With or Without the Approximation Frans Schalekamp ITCS, Tsinghua University Michael Yu MIT Anke van Zuylen ITCS, Tsinghua University Abstract We study algorithms for clustering data if we do not know values of and for which the assumption holds. Finally, we implement these methods
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W. Barreto; A. Da Silva
2005-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
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.
An Equivalence Between Sparse Approximation and Support Vector Machines 1
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Gibbons, Phillip B.
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Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Liang, Weifa
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Accelerating Search of Approximate Match on Large Protein Sequence Databases
Wang, Wei
of supporting indexed search on large biological sequence databases since the construction cost of the index Yang 2 , Yi Xia 3 , Philip Yu 4 Keywords: protein sequence index, approximate match. Due. Building an appropriate index structure is one of the possibilities to achieve such a goal, which
Benchmarking a Scalable Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Stochastic Control
Powell, Warren B.
for the optimal control of such power systems are critical for the deployment of reliable and more economical and within 1.34% in stochastic ones, much lower than those obtained using model predictive control. We useBenchmarking a Scalable Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Stochastic Control
Approximate bisimulation for a class of stochastic hybrid systems
Pappas, George J.
, target tracking, robotics, and power systems [35]. The field of stochastic hybrid systems is a veryApproximate bisimulation for a class of stochastic hybrid systems (Invited Paper) Agung Julius of stochastic hybrid systems, namely, the jump linear stochastic systems (JLSS). The idea is based
Fast approximation of the bootstrap for model selection
Verleysen, Michel
Fast approximation of the bootstrap for model selection G. Simon1 , A. Lendasse2 , V. Wertz2 , M. The bootstrap resampling method may be efficiently used to estimate the generalization error of a family with the bootstrap in real-world applications is the high computation load. In this paper we propose a simple
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism
Verleysen, Michel
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism G. Simon1 , A. Lendasse2 , M. Lemaître 4, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, lendasse@auto.ucl.ac.be Abstract. The bootstrap resampling, as artificial neural networks. Nevertheless, the use of the bootstrap implies a high computational load
APPROXIMATION THEORY OF OUTPUT STATISTICS Dept. Information Systems
Verdú, Sergio
. In order to generate a ran- dom process we assume that a primary random source with an equiprobableAPPROXIMATION THEORY OF OUTPUT STATISTICS Te Sun Han Dept. Information Systems Senshu University-length) source coding rate of any finite-alphabet source, and a strong converse of the identijication coding
Chiaverini, John
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 ...
Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
A radar range finder and hidden object locator is based on ultra-wide band radar with a high resolution swept range gate. The device generates an equivalent time amplitude scan with a typical range of 4 inches to 20 feet, and an analog range resolution as limited by a jitter of on the order of 0.01 inches. A differential sampling receiver is employed to effectively eliminate ringing and other aberrations induced in the receiver by the near proximity of the transmit antenna, so a background subtraction is not needed, simplifying the circuitry while improving performance. Uses of the invention include a replacement of ultrasound devices for fluid level sensing, automotive radar, such as cruise control and parking assistance, hidden object location, such as stud and rebar finding. Also, this technology can be used when positioned over a highway lane to collect vehicle count and speed data for traffic control.
Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate
McEwan, T.E.
1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
A radar range finder and hidden object locator is based on ultra-wide band radar with a high resolution swept range gate. The device generates an equivalent time amplitude scan with a typical range of 4 inches to 20 feet, and an analog range resolution as limited by a jitter of on the order of 0.01 inches. A differential sampling receiver is employed to effectively eliminate ringing and other aberrations induced in the receiver by the near proximity of the transmit antenna, so a background subtraction is not needed, simplifying the circuitry while improving performance. Uses of the invention include a replacement of ultrasound devices for fluid level sensing, automotive radar, such as cruise control and parking assistance, hidden object location, such as stud and rebar finding. Also, this technology can be used when positioned over a highway lane to collect vehicle count and speed data for traffic control. 14 figs.
Range corrections in Proton Halo Nuclei
Ryberg, Emil; Hammer, H -W; Platter, Lucas
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the effects of finite-range corrections in halo effective field theory for S-wave proton halo nuclei. We calculate the charge radius to next-to-leading order and the astrophysical S-factor for low-energy proton capture to fifth order in the low-energy expansion. As an application, we confront our results with experimental data for the S-factor for proton capture on Oxygen-16 into the excited $1/2^+$ state of Fluorine-17. Our low-energy theory is characterized by a systematic low-energy expansion, which can be used to quantify an energy-dependent model error to be utilized in data fitting. Finally, we show that the existence of proton halos is suppressed by the need for two fine tunings in the underlying theory.
Ultra High Mass Range Mass Spectrometer System
Reilly, Peter T. A. [Knoxville, TN
2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z
Applicant's present invention comprises mass spectrometer systems that operate in a mass range from 1 to 10.sup.16 DA. The mass spectrometer system comprising an inlet system comprising an aerodynamic lens system, a reverse jet being a gas flux generated in an annulus moving in a reverse direction and a multipole ion guide; a digital ion trap; and a thermal vaporization/ionization detector system. Applicant's present invention further comprises a quadrupole mass spectrometer system comprising an inlet system having a quadrupole mass filter and a thermal vaporization/ionization detector system. Applicant's present invention further comprises an inlet system for use with a mass spectrometer system, a method for slowing energetic particles using an inlet system. Applicant's present invention also comprises a detector device and a method for detecting high mass charged particles.
Ultrasonic ranging and data telemetry system
Brashear, Hugh R. (Farragut, TN); Blair, Michael S. (Knoxville, TN); Phelps, James E. (Knoxville, TN); Bauer, Martin L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Nowlin, Charles H. (Oak Ridge, TN)
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An ultrasonic ranging and data telemetry system determines a surveyor's position and automatically links it with other simultaneously taken survey data. An ultrasonic and radio frequency (rf) transmitter are carried by the surveyor in a backpack. The surveyor's position is determined by calculations that use the measured transmission times of an airborne ultrasonic pulse transmitted from the backpack to two or more prepositioned ultrasonic transceivers. Once a second, rf communications are used both to synchronize the ultrasonic pulse transmission-time measurements and to transmit other simultaneously taken survey data. The rf communications are interpreted by a portable receiver and microcomputer which are brought to the property site. A video display attached to the computer provides real-time visual monitoring of the survey progress and site coverage.
Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging
Sandusky, John V. (Albuquerque, NM); Pitts, Todd Alan (Rio Rancho, NM)
2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging
Sandusky, John V. (Albuquerque, NM); Pitts, Todd Alan (Rio Rancho, NM)
2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
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.
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
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.
Cross sections for electron scattering by propane in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges
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
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.
On approximate controllability of generalized KdV solitons
Claudio Muńoz
2014-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the approximate control of solitons in generalized Korteweg-de Vries equations. By introducing a suitable internal bilinear control on the equation, we prove that any soliton is locally null controllable, and moreover, any soliton can be accelerated to any particular positive velocity, after a suitable large amount of time. Precise estimates on the error terms and the rate of decay in the approximate null controllability result are also given. Our method introduces a new insight on the control of nonlinear objects, from the point of view of interaction and collision problems for nonlinear dispersive equations, recently developed by Y. Martel and F. Merle. It can be applied in principle, to several other models with soliton solutions.
Feedback stabilisation of switched systems via iterative approximate eigenvector assignment
Haimovich, Hernan
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents and implements an iterative feedback design algorithm for stabilisation of discrete-time switched systems under arbitrary switching regimes. The algorithm seeks state feedback gains so that the closed-loop switching system admits a common quadratic Lyapunov function (CQLF) and hence is uniformly globally exponentially stable. Although the feedback design problem considered can be solved directly via linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), direct application of LMIs for feedback design does not provide information on closed-loop system structure. In contrast, the feedback matrices computed by the proposed algorithm assign closed-loop structure approximating that required to satisfy Lie-algebraic conditions that guarantee existence of a CQLF. The main contribution of the paper is to provide, for single-input systems, a numerical implementation of the algorithm based on iterative approximate common eigenvector assignment, and to establish cases where such algorithm is guaranteed to succeed. We inc...
Exploring approximations to the GW self-energy ionic gradients
Faber, C; Attaccalite, C; Cannuccia, E; Duchemin, I; Deutsch, T; Blase, X
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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...
On the Peterlin approximation for turbulent flows of polymer solutions
Dario Vincenzi; Prasad Perlekar; Luca Biferale; Federico Toschi
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
We study the impact of the Peterlin approximation on the statistics of the end-to-end separation of poly- mers in a turbulent flow. The FENE and FENE-P models are numerically integrated along a large number of Lagrangian trajectories resulting from a direct numerical simulation of three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Although the FENE-P model yields results in qualitative agreement with those of the FENE model, quantitative differences emerge. The steady-state probability of large extensions is overesti- mated by the FENE-P model. The alignment of polymers with the eigenvectors of the rate-of-strain tensor and with the direction of vorticity is weaker when the Peterlin approximation is used. At large Weissenberg numbers, both the correlation times of the extension and of the orientation of polymers are underestimated by the FENE-P model.
On the Peterlin approximation for turbulent flows of polymer solutions
Vincenzi, Dario; Biferale, Luca; Toschi, Federico
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the impact of the Peterlin approximation on the statistics of the end-to-end separation of poly- mers in a turbulent flow. The FENE and FENE-P models are numerically integrated along a large number of Lagrangian trajectories resulting from a direct numerical simulation of three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Although the FENE-P model yields results in qualitative agreement with those of the FENE model, quantitative differences emerge. The steady-state probability of large extensions is overesti- mated by the FENE-P model. The alignment of polymers with the eigenvectors of the rate-of-strain tensor and with the direction of vorticity is weaker when the Peterlin approximation is used. At large Weissenberg numbers, both the correlation times of the extension and of the orientation of polymers are underestimated by the FENE-P model.
Studies in Interpolation and Approximation of Multivariate Bandlimited Functions
Bailey, Benjamin Aaron
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
&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...
New Algorithms for Finding Approximate Frequent Item Sets
Berthold, Michael R.
New Algorithms for Finding Approximate Frequent Item Sets Christian Borgelt1 , Christian Braune1,2 , Tobias KÂ¨otter3 and Sonja GrÂ¨un4,5 1 European Centre for Soft Computing c/ Gonzalo GutiÂ´errez QuirÂ´os s/n.borgelt@softcomputing.es, christian.braune@st.ovgu.de, tobias.koetter@uni-konstanz.de, s.gruen@fz-juelich.de Abstract. In standard
Denoising MR Spectroscopic Imaging Data with Low-Rank Approximations
Do, Minh N.
1 Denoising MR Spectroscopic Imaging Data with Low-Rank Approximations Hien M. Nguyen, Member, IEEE- temporal imaging data as well. Index Terms--MR spectroscopy, MR spectroscopic imaging, denoising, low spectroscopic (MRS) signal in (k, t)-space can be expressed as s(k, t) = (r, f)e-i2k·r e-i2ft drdf + (k, t), (1
Product-state Approximations to Quantum Ground States
Fernando G. S. L. Brandăo; Aram W. Harrow
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)
Razeghizadeh, Alireza; Lavafpour, Farhad
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)
Alireza Razeghizadeh; Vahdat Rafee; Farhad Lavafpour
2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
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.
The periodic standing-wave approximation: post-Minkowski computation
Christopher Beetle; Benjamin Bromley; Napoleón Hernández; Richard H. Price
2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
The periodic standing wave method studies circular orbits of compact objects coupled to helically symmetric standing wave gravitational fields. From this solution an approximation is extracted for the strong field, slowly inspiralling motion of black holes and binary stars. Previous work on this model has dealt with nonlinear scalar models, and with linearized general relativity. Here we present the results of the method for the post-Minkowski (PM) approximation to general relativity, the first step beyond linearized gravity. We compute the PM approximation in two ways: first, via the standard approach of computing linearized gravitational fields and constructing from them quadratic driving sources for second-order fields, and second, by solving the second-order equations as an ``exact'' nonlinear system. The results of these computations have two distinct applications: (i) The computational infrastructure for the ``exact'' PM solution will be directly applicable to full general relativity. (ii) The results will allow us to begin supplying initial data to collaborators running general relativistic evolution codes.
Generalized random phase approximation of soft-matter systems
Derek Frydel
2015-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
A general RPA approximation is developed within the liquid-state formalism as a systematic first step beyond the mean-field and toward a more realistic description of the weak-coupling regime. The resulting RPA is self-consistent and, in principle, valid for arbitrary particle interactions. RPA is introduced into the liquid-state framework via adiabatic connection -- by adiabatically switching on the particle interactions while keeping the particle density fixed at its physical value by means of an auxiliary external potential. Correlational free energy Fc involves a coupling-strength integral $\\int_0^1d{\\lambda}\\,h_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$, where a correlation function of a fictitious system, $h_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$, is obtained from the Ornstein-Zernike equation and an appropriate closure relation. The closure $c_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')=-\\beta\\lambda u({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$ yields the RPA approximation. The coupling constant integral within Fc can alternatively be expressed as a summation of ring diagrams to infinite order, a known feature of RPA. The ring series can, in turn, be linked to a functional determinant known to be a solution of a Gaussian integral, therefore, connecting the RPA to the Gaussian type of an approximation.
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Long range optical phonons in liquid water
Elton, Daniel C
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we show that on subpicosecond time scales optical phonon modes can propagate through the H-bond network of water over relatively long distances (2-4 nm). Using molecular dynamics simulation we find propagating optical phonons in the librational and OH stretching bands. The OH stretching phonon only appears when a polarizable model (TTM3-F) is employed. Both of these phonon modes exhibit LO-TO splitting at $k = 0$, indicating long range dipole-dipole interactions in the system. We study the LO-TO splitting as a function of temperature, finding that the splitting increases for the librational mode at higher temperatures but decreases for the stretching mode. Since LO-TO splitting is intimately connected to structure, this analysis opens the door for new insights into how the local structure of water changes with temperature. Our results also explain a previously unnoticed discrepancy one encounters when comparing the librational peaks found in Raman and IR/dielectric spectra. Previously the three R...
Como, Giacomo
Automating efficiency-targeted approximations in modelling and simulation tools: dynamic decoupling (classical) efficiency-targeted approximation tech- niques, within a unified framework. Some application
Thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory with generalized-gradient approximations
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
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.
Cluster formation in fluids with competing short-range and long-range interactions
Sweatman, Martin B., E-mail: martin.sweatman@ed.ac.uk; Fartaria, Rui [Institute of Materials and Processes, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Materials and Processes, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL (United Kingdom); Lue, Leo [Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom)] [Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom)
2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the low density behaviour of fluids that interact through a short-ranged attraction together with a long-ranged repulsion (SALR potential) by developing a molecular thermodynamic model. The SALR potential is a model of effective solute interactions where the solvent degrees of freedom are integrated-out. For this system, we find that clusters form for a range of interaction parameters where attractive and repulsive interactions nearly balance, similar to micelle formation in aqueous surfactant solutions. We focus on systems for which equilibrium behaviour and liquid-like clusters (i.e., droplets) are expected, and find in addition a novel coexistence between a low density cluster phase and a high density cluster phase within a very narrow range of parameters. Moreover, a simple formula for the average cluster size is developed. Based on this formula, we propose a non-classical crystal nucleation pathway whereby macroscopic crystals are formed via crystal nucleation within microscopic precursor droplets. We also perform large-scale Monte Carlo simulations, which demonstrate that the cluster fluid phase is thermodynamically stable for this system.
Molecular dynamics simulations of ion range profiles for heavy...
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Dynamics of false vacuum bubbles: beyond the thin shell approximation
Jakob Hansen; Dong-il Hwang; Dong-han Yeom
2009-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
We numerically study the dynamics of false vacuum bubbles which are inside an almost flat background; we assumed spherical symmetry and the size of the bubble is smaller than the size of the background horizon. According to the thin shell approximation and the null energy condition, if the bubble is outside of a Schwarzschild black hole, unless we assume Farhi-Guth-Guven tunneling, expanding and inflating solutions are impossible. In this paper, we extend our method to beyond the thin shell approximation: we include the dynamics of fields and assume that the transition layer between a true vacuum and a false vacuum has non-zero thickness. If a shell has sufficiently low energy, as expected from the thin shell approximation, it collapses (Type 1). However, if the shell has sufficiently large energy, it tends to expand. Here, via the field dynamics, field values of inside of the shell slowly roll down to the true vacuum and hence the shell does not inflate (Type 2). If we add sufficient exotic matters to regularize the curvature near the shell, inflation may be possible without assuming Farhi-Guth-Guven tunneling. In this case, a wormhole is dynamically generated around the shell (Type 3). By tuning our simulation parameters, we could find transitions between Type 1 and Type 2, as well as between Type 2 and Type 3. Between Type 2 and Type 3, we could find another class of solutions (Type 4). Finally, we discuss the generation of a bubble universe and the violation of unitarity. We conclude that the existence of a certain combination of exotic matter fields violates unitarity.
Dark Energy Regulation with Approximate Emergent Conformal Symmetry
Yongsung Yoon
2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z
A cosmic potential which can relax the vacuum energy is proposed in a framework of scalar-tensor gravity. In the phase of the gravity scalar field around the evolution with an approximate emergent conformal symmetry, we have obtained a set of cosmological equations with the dark energy regulated to the order of a conformal anomaly parameter. Through a role of the cosmic potential, the vacuum energy which could be generated in matter Lagrangian does not contribute to the dark energy in the phase.
Breakdown of the Dipole Approximation in Strong-Field Ionization
A. Ludwig; J. Maurer; B. W. Mayer; C. R. Phillips; L. Gallmann; U. Keller
2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Invariant-based pulse engineering without rotating wave approximation
S. Ibáńez; Yi-Chao Li; Xi Chen; J. G. Muga
2015-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
We inverse engineer realizable time-dependent semiclassical pulses to invert or manipulate a two- level system faster than adiabatically when the rotating-wave approximation cannot be applied. Different inversion routes, based on a counterdiabatic approach or invariants, lead quite generally to singular fields. Making use of the relation between the invariants of motion and the Hamiltonian, and canceling the troublesome singularities, an inversion scheme is put forward for the regime in which the pulse spans few oscillations. For many oscillations an alternative numerical minimization method is proposed and demonstrated.
Analytical Approximation for 2-D Nonlinear Periodic Deep Water Waves
Saleh Tanveer
2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
A recently developed method has been extended to a nonlocal equation arising in steady water wave propagation in two dimensions. We obtain analyic approximation of steady water wave solution in two dimensions with rigorous error bounds for a set of parameter values that correspond to heights slightly smaller than the critical. The wave shapes are shown to be analytic. The method presented in quite general and does not assume smallness of wave height or steepness and can be readily extended to other interfacial problems involving Laplace's equation.
Hardness of Approximate Hypergraph Coloring Venkatesan Guruswami Johan Hastad y Madhu Sudan z
Guruswami, Venkatesan
Hardness of Approximate Hypergraph Coloring Venkatesan Guruswami #3; Johan HĹˇastad y Madhu Sudan #3
1.85 Approximation for Min-Power Strong Connectivity
Calinescu, Gruia
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Given a directed simple graph G=(V,E) and a nonnegative-valued cost function the power of a vertex u in a directed spanning subgraph H is given by the maximum cost of an arcs of H exiting u. The power of H is the sum of the power of its vertices. Power Assignment seeks to minimize the power of H while H satisfies some connectivity constraint. In this paper, we assume E is bidirected (for every directed edge e in E, the opposite edge exists and has the same cost), while H is required to be strongly connected. This is the original power assignment problem introduced by Chen and Huang in 1989, who proved that bidirected minimum spanning tree has approximation ratio at most 2 (this is tight). In Approx 2010, we introduced a Greedy approximation algorithm and claimed a ratio of 1.992. Here we improve the analysis to 1.85. The proof also shows that a natural linear programming relaxation, introduced by us in 2012, has the same 1.85 integrality gap.
Approximation Algorithms for Wireless Link Scheduling with Flexible Data Rates
Kesselheim, Thomas
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider scheduling problems in wireless networks with respect to flexible data rates. That is, more or less data can be transmitted per time depending on the signal quality, which is determined by the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). Each wireless link has a utility function mapping SINR values to the respective data rates. We have to decide which transmissions are performed simultaneously and (depending on the problem variant) also which transmission powers are used. In the capacity-maximization problem, one strives to maximize the overall network throughput, i.e., the summed utility of all links. For arbitrary utility functions (not necessarily continuous ones), we present an O(log n)-approximation when having n communication requests. This algorithm is built on a constant-factor approximation for the special case of the respective problem where utility functions only consist of a single step. In other words, each link has an individual threshold and we aim at maximizing the number of lin...
POLYGENETIC TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON STATE, USA
Montgomery, David R.
POLYGENETIC TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON STATE, USA SARA GRAN MITCHELL Range of Washington State by analyzing the topography, geology, and exhumation patterns across the range-relief topography, 2) post-Miocene surface uplift of the range superimposed on pre-existing high-relief topography
POLYGENETIC TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON STATE, USA
-relief topography, 2) post-Miocene surface uplift of the range superimposed on pre-existing high-relief topographyPOLYGENETIC TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON STATE, USA SARA GRAN MITCHELL Range of Washington State by analyzing the topography, geology, and exhumation patterns across the range
Range-gated field disturbance sensor with range-sensitivity compensation
McEwan, T.E.
1996-05-28T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Range-gated field disturbance sensor with range-sensitivity compensation
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Takahiko Matsubara; Ayako Yoshisato; Masahiro Morikawa
1997-08-17T23:59:59.000Z
Among several analytic approximations for the growth of density fluctuations in the expanding Universe, Zel'dovich approximation in Lagrangian coordinate scheme is known to be unusually accurate even in mildly non-linear regime. This approximation is very similar to the Pad\\'e approximation in appearance. We first establish, however, that these two are actually different and independent approximations with each other by using a model of spheroidal mass collapse. Then we propose Pad\\'e-prescribed Zel'dovich-type approximations and demonstrate, within this model, that they are much accurate than any other known nonlinear approximations.
Bond, Stephen D.
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.
AINVK: a Class of Approximate Inverse Preconditioners based on ...
2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z
where respectively the right-hand side changes or the system matrix slightly changes, too. ... control the condition number of the preconditioned matrix. We study ... Similarly, several real applications, ranging from power systems networks to economic models and queuing systems, involve the solution of large linear systems.
Second Order Function Approximation Using a Single Multiplication on FPGAs
Detrey, Jérémie
-order evaluation, with a short critical path: Consisting of one table lookup, the rectangular multiplication, and one addition, the critical path is shorter than that of a plain first-order evaluation. Synthesis in both area and speed for precisions ranging from 12 to 24 bits and over. 1 Introduction The evaluation
Approximation Algorithms for Capacitated Minimum Forest Problems in Wireless
Liang, Weifa
obstacles or other geographic constraints (e.g., water ponds, rocks, etc.). To balance the energy-data rate, low-energy consumption, and short-range communication, wireless sensor networks present the great opportunity to instru- ment and monitor the physical world at unprecedented scale and resolution
Approximate Solutions and Performance Bounds for the Sensor Placement Problem
Kavcic, Aleksandar
energy applications where we are often confronted with limited resources. Some examples include where to place environmental sensors for an area where there are large amounts of distributed solar PV and where to place grid monitors on an electrical distribution microgrid. I. Introduction In applications ranging
Treuille, Adrien
)-approximate with O(log4 n) congestion. This translates back to a O(log4+3 n)-approximation for the multicast energy-minimization)-approximate with O(log12 n) congestion, which translates back to a O(log12+5 n)-approximation for the unicast energy-minimizationCluster Before You Hallucinate: Approximating Node-Capacitated Network Design and Energy Efficient
Self-Consistent Screening Approximation for Flexible Membranes: Application to Graphene
K. V. Zakharchenko; R. Roldan; A. Fasolino; M. I. Katsnelson
2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
Crystalline membranes at finite temperatures have an anomalous behavior of the bending rigidity that makes them more rigid in the long wavelength limit. This issue is particularly relevant for applications of graphene in nano- and micro-electromechanical systems. We calculate numerically the height-height correlation function $G(q)$ of crystalline two-dimensional membranes, determining the renormalized bending rigidity, in the range of wavevectors $q$ from $10^{-7}$ \\AA$^{-1}$ till 10 \\AA$^{-1}$ in the self-consistent screening approximation (SCSA). For parameters appropriate to graphene, the calculated correlation function agrees reasonably with the results of atomistic Monte Carlo simulations for this material within the range of $q$ from $10^{-2}$ \\AA$^{-1}$ till 1 \\AA$^{-1}$. In the limit $q\\rightarrow 0$ our data for the exponent $\\eta$ of the renormalized bending rigidity $\\kappa_R(q)\\propto q^{-\\eta}$ is compatible with the previously known analytical results for the SCSA $\\eta\\simeq 0.82$. However, this limit appears to be reached only for $q<10^{-5}$ \\AA$^{-1}$ whereas at intermediate $q$ the behavior of $G(q)$ cannot be described by a single exponent.
Accurate and Approximate Calculations of Raman Scattering in the Atmosphere of Neptune
Sromovsky, Lawrence
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Raman scattering by H$_2$ in Neptune's atmosphere has significant effects on its reflectivity for $\\lambda 0.5 $\\mu$m, producing baseline decreases of $\\sim$ 20% in a clear atmosphere and $\\sim$ 10% in a hazy atmosphere. Here we present the first radiation transfer algorithm that includes both polarization and Raman scattering and facilitates computation of spatially resolved spectra. New calculations show that Cochran and Trafton's (1978, Astrophys. J. 219, 756-762) suggestion that light reflected in the deep CH$_4$ bands is mainly Raman scattered is not valid for current estimates of the CH$_4$vertical distribution, which implies only a 4% Raman contribution. Comparisons with IUE, HST, and groundbased observations confirm that high altitude haze absorption is reducing Neptune's geometric albedo by $\\sim$6% in the 0.22-0.26 $\\mu$m range and by $\\sim$13% in the 0.35-0.45 $\\mu$m range. We used accurate calculations to evaluate several approximations of Raman scattering. The Karkoschka (1994, Icarus 111, ...
Studying short-range correlations and momentum distributions with unitarily transformed operators
Thomas Neff; Hans Feldmeier; Wataru Horiuchi; Dennis Weber
2015-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Short-range correlations in 4He are investigated using many-body wave functions obtained in the no-core shell model. The similarity renormalization group (SRG) is used to evolve the Argonne V8' interaction and the density operators. The effects of short-range correlations are reflected in the two-body densities in coordinate space as a function of the distance between two nucleons, or alternatively in in momentum space as function of the relative momentum between two nucleons. The SRG transformation is performed in two-body approximation. The importance of missing three-body and higher-body contributions is investigated by comparing results obtained for different flow parameters and by comparing to exact results with the bare Argonne V8' interaction obtained in the correlated Gaussian approach.
Alexandre Jollivet
2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
We define scattering data for the Newton equation in a potential $V\\in C^2(\\R^n,\\R)$, $n\\ge2$, that decays at infinity like $r^{-\\alpha}$ for some $\\alpha\\in (0,1]$. We provide estimates on the scattering solutions and scattering data and we prove, in particular, that the scattering data at high energies uniquely determine the short range part of the potential up to the knowledge of the long range tail of the potential. The Born approximation at fixed energy of the scattering data is also considered. We then change the definition of the scattering data to study inverse scattering in other asymptotic regimes. These results were obtained by developing the inverse scattering approach of [Novikov, 1999].
NONE
1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This Correction Action Investigation Plan contains the environmental sample collection objectives and the criteria for conducting site investigation activities at the Area 3 Landfill Complex, CAU No. 424, 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 CAU 424 is comprised of eight individual landfill sites that are located around and within the perimeter of the Area 3 Compound. Due to the unregulated disposal activities commonly associated with early landfill operations, an investigation will be conducted at each CAS to complete the following tasks: identify the presence and nature of possible contaminant migration from the landfills; determine the vertical and lateral extent of possible contaminant migration; ascertain the potential impact to human health and the environment; and provide sufficient information and data to develop and evaluate appropriate corrective action strategies for each CAS.
Information resources management long-range plan, FY1994--1998
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1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document describes IRM activities and the information technology resources and capabilities of the Department, the future requirements, and the strategies and plans to satisfy the identified requirements. The long-range planning process provides the systematic means to meet this objective and assists the Department in assuring that information technology (IT) support is provided in an efficient, effective, and timely manner so that its programmatic missions can be accomplished. Another important objective of the Plan is to promote better understanding, both within and external to the Department, of its IT environment, requirements, issues, and recommended solutions. This DOE IRM Plan takes into consideration the IRM requirements of approximately 50 different sites. The annual long-range planning cycle for supporting this Plan was initiated by a Call in August 1991 for site plans to be submitted in February 1992 by those Departmental components and contractors with major IRM requirements.
Fixed Points Structure & Effective Fractional Dimension for O(N) Models with Long-Range Interactions
Nicolo Defenu; Andrea Trombettoni; Alessandro Codello
2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
We study O(N) models with power-law interactions by using functional renormalization group methods: we show that both in Local Potential Approximation (LPA) and in LPA' their critical exponents can be computed from the ones of the corresponding short-range O(N) models at an effective fractional dimension. In LPA such effective dimension is given by $D_{eff}=2d/\\sigma$, where d is the spatial dimension and $d+\\sigma$ is the exponent of the power-law decay of the interactions. In LPA' the prediction by Sak [Phys. Rev. B 8, 1 (1973)] for the critical exponent $\\eta$ is retrieved and an effective fractional dimension $D_{eff}'$ is obtained. Using these results we determine the existence of multicritical universality classes of long-range O(N) models and we present analytical predictions for the critical exponent $\
Autonomous Vehicles Have a Wide Range of Possible Energy Impacts (Poster)
Brown, A.; Repac, B.; Gonder, J.
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
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.