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  1. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)

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    The Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM), approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2010, is expected to result in 1,299 megawatts (MW) of new distributed generation ...

  2. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) (California)

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    The Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM), approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2010, is expected to result in 1,299 megawatts (MW) of new distributed generation...

  3. auction mechanism design: Topics by E-print Network

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    Engines Gatti, Nicola 9 Design analysis mechanisms for carbon auction market through electricity market coupling Physics Websites Summary: Design analysis mechanisms for...

  4. Design analysis mechanisms for carbon auction market through electricity market coupling

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Design analysis mechanisms for carbon auction market through electricity market coupling Mireille electricity produc- ers selling their production on an electricity market and buying CO2 emission al- lowances functions of the electricity production. We set out a clear Nash equilibrium on the power market that can

  5. A Mechanism for Dynamic Ride Sharing based on Parallel Auctions Alexander Kleiner, Bernhard Nebel and Vittorio Amos Ziparo

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    Nebel, Bernhard

    A Mechanism for Dynamic Ride Sharing based on Parallel Auctions Alexander Kleiner, Bernhard Nebel,nebel}@informatik.uni-freiburg.de Algorithmica Srl, Rome, Italy, ziparo@algorithmica.it Abstract Car pollution is one of the major causes of green- house emissions, and traffic congestion is rapidly becoming a social plague. Dynamic Ride Sharing

  6. Linear Programming and Auction Design Mechanism design proposes the Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanism as a solution for the

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    Chen, Yiling

    the allocative-e ciency of the solution. One method discussed in Chapter 3 suggests computing approximate so valuation function in just the right way to make the auctioneer compute the optimalwinner- siveness of the language forces the agent to submit an approximate report of its valuation 83 #12;function

  7. Auctions to gas transmission access: The British experience

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    McDaniel, Tanga; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    approach As can be seen in Figure 4 there are six major beach terminals in Great Britain where gas is put into the NTS: St. Fergus, Teeside, Easington, Theddlethorpe and Bacton on the east-coast and Barrow on the west-coast. The auctions for rights... an auction mechanism for allocating rights was introduced. Comparing the different allocation methods we conclude that where there is competition at entry terminals auctions have been successful with respect to anticipating spot prices, capturing producer...

  8. Livestock Auctions in Texas.

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    McKenzie, Travis M. (Travis McDonald); Brotherton, Charles B. (Charles Benjamin); McNeely, John G.

    1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    livestock needed by farmers are sold through the local market. This bulletin describes the local auctions in Texas with empha- sis on facilities, consignments, purchases, method of sale, trans- portation services and other important factors. The auctions... are I described by areas to permit comparisons of regional character- istics. The data summarized in the study pertain to 37 auctions / selected in 4 major geographical areas. The physical data are I supplemented by records of 35,000 sales...

  9. Designing Electricity Auctions

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    Fabra, Natalia; von der Fehr, Nils-Henrik; Harbord, David

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    market performance in electricity auctions, it appears thatMcSorely (2001) “Regulating Electricity Markets: Experiencethe United Kingdom,” The Electricity Journal, December, 81-

  10. Empirical Essays on the Efficiency of Heterogeneous Good Auction 

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    Martin, Thomas A., IV

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent pursuit of the auction design literature has been the development of an auction mechanism which performs well in a multi-good setting, when the goods are not substitutes. This work began in earnest with the Federal Communications Commission...

  11. Optimal Auctions Revisited Dov Monderer and Moshe Tennenholtz

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    @ie.technion.ac.il,moshet@ie.technion.ac.il Abstract This paper addresses several basic problems inspired by the adap­ tation of economic mechanisms in Economic trades. Basic theories regarding these auctions have been developed and few basic resultsOptimal Auctions Revisited Dov Monderer and Moshe Tennenholtz Faculty of Industrial Engineering

  12. Linear Programming and Auction Design Mechanism design proposes the VickreyClarkeGroves mechanism as a solution for the

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    Chen, Yiling

    ­proofness of the mechanism, in addition to reducing the allocative­efficiency of the solution. One method discussed. Instead an agent should try to misrepresent its valuation function in just the right way to make an approximate report of its valuation 83 #12; function, the agent must reason about which approximation

  13. The temperature sensitivity of a bistable RAM

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    Brown, Janet Kay

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is applied to the polycrystalline-silicon resistor of a new bistable RAM cell. The effect of temperature on the resistor is explored with respect to the operation of the RAM cell's refresh mechanism. A temperature range of 0 ? 100'C is investigated... of user defined function, DER 16. TB, fpiy verses doping concentration 17. TB, f ty verses temperature range Page 16 17 26 27' 28 29 30 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION The search for small, dense memories has led to the dynamic RAM cell which...

  14. Experiments Testing Multiobject Allocation Mechanisms

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    Ledyard, John O.

    . The simultaneous discrete auction process used by the Federal Communications Commission to allocate Personal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mechanism to sell the spectrum, over 130 auctions were run under Communications licenses was contrasted with a sequential auction and a combinatorial auction over a variety

  15. Online Auctions: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations 

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    Zhang, Yu

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation, which consists of three essays, studies online auctions both theoretically and empirically. The first essay studies a special online auction format used by eBay, “Buy-It- Now” (BIN) auctions, in which ...

  16. PowerWeb Testing of Various Auction Clearing Mechanisms for Electricity Robert J. Thomas, Fellow Timothy D. Mount , Ray D. Zimmerman, Member

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    a framework for testing the efficacy of various supply-side auctions including one with price-responsive load shown an ability of price responsive load to mitigate high volatility and average price from independently owned generation facilities. Based on a forecasted demand profile for the next day

  17. Randomized Auction Design for Electricity Markets between Grids and Microgrids

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    Li, Zongpeng

    Randomized Auction Design for Electricity Markets between Grids and Microgrids Linquan Zhang Dept@cs.hku.hk ABSTRACT This work studies electricity markets between power grids and mi- crogrids, an emerging paradigm Problem; Mechanism Design; Approximation Algorithms 1. INTRODUCTION An electrical power grid

  18. Theories on Auctions with Participation Costs 

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    Cao, Xiaoyong

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In this dissertation I study theories on auctions with participation costs with various information structure. Chapter II studies equilibria of second price auctions with differentiated participation costs. We consider equilibria in independent...

  19. Forthcoming, IIE Transactions Special Issue on Distributed Decentralized Control of Mfg. Systems, 2000 AUCTION-THEORETIC COORDINATION OF PRODUCTION

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    Wu, David

    , 2000 AUCTION-THEORETIC COORDINATION OF PRODUCTION PLANNING IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN Kadir Ertogral S. David in supply chain production planning. Experimental results show that the proposed auction mechanism provides1 Forthcoming, IIE Transactions Special Issue on Distributed Decentralized Control of Mfg. Systems

  20. Strategyproof Wireless Spectrum Auctions with Interference

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    Li, Zongpeng

    by tailoring a payment scheme based on the idea of minimum bids. A naive method to compute such a payment to ensure bidders refrain from misreporting their true valuation for winning the auction. An auction.e. discrete channels. Each ISP has a privately known valuation, which indicates how much the ISP is willing

  1. "Auctions: Theory" For the New Palgrave, 2nd

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    . At the same time, the use of auctions for transactions between businesses has expanded greatly, most notably's experimentation with, and eventual adoption of, uniform-price auctions in place of pay-as-bid auctions, also

  2. Efficiency-Revenue Trade-offs in Auctions

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    Diakonikolas, Ilias; Pierrakos, George; Singer, Yaron

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When agents with independent priors bid for a single item, Myerson's optimal auction maximizes expected revenue, whereas Vickrey's second-price auction optimizes social welfare. We address the natural question of trade-offs between the two criteria, that is, auctions that optimize, say, revenue under the constraint that the welfare is above a given level. If one allows for randomized mechanisms, it is easy to see that there are polynomial-time mechanisms that achieve any point in the trade-off (the Pareto curve) between revenue and welfare. We investigate whether one can achieve the same guarantees using deterministic mechanisms. We provide a negative answer to this question by showing that this is a (weakly) NP-hard problem. On the positive side, we provide polynomial-time deterministic mechanisms that approximate with arbitrary precision any point of the trade-off between these two fundamental objectives for the case of two bidders, even when the valuations are correlated arbitrarily. The major problem left...

  3. Ram Village South Chiller Plant

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Winston Ram Village South Chiller Plant Dental Craige Campus Alumni Swain Stacy Thermal Student Planetarium Ackland Art Museum Research Chiller D 114 Chase Ave. APCF- Grounds Medical Morehead Stalling- Evans Sports Medicine Center Cobb Hall Ernie School Old Hospital Chiller Hanes Art Coker Wilson Battle

  4. CSEM WP 122 Designing Electricity Auctions

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    , L10, L5 Keywords: Market design, electricity, multi-unit auctions, regulatory reform trading arrangements introduced in 1990 has recently taken place, and among the reforms implemented

  5. Combinatorial Auction-Based Allocation of Virtual Machine Instances in Clouds

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    Grosu, Daniel

    contract. In both cases users pay fixed prices per unit time for using the resources; the only difference is that by committing to a long term contract they usually pay less per unit of time for using the same resource. We fixed-price allo- cation mechanisms. We argue that combinatorial auction-based allocation mechanisms

  6. HyRAM Testing Script.

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    Parkins, Owen

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The testing script is to provide a method of inspections to HyRAM (v1.0.0.244 Alpha) application features. This document will lead participants through the use of the application to make sure the application performs as designed. If a feature of the application becomes non-working, this script will relay useful information back to the designers of the application so that the feature can be fixed. This is essential to keep the application updated and performing as designed so that the users of this program can be satisfied. There will be frequent updates of this document to ensure proper testing of future application versions.

  7. Ram Power | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Raghuraji AgroRajaramWyoming: EnergyRam

  8. Experiments on decision making and auctions

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    Watson, Elizabeth Ann

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    with the idea of making the priceprobability tradeoff, the central consideration in auctions, more salient to subjects. I approach this in two different ways. First, I use a customdesigned graphical interface which displays all results both visually...

  9. LESSONS FROM FIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ENERGY CONTRACT AUCTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA

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    Rudnick, Hugh

    1 LESSONS FROM FIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ENERGY CONTRACT AUCTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA Rodrigo) [5], Chile (2005) [6], Peru (2006) [7] and Colombia (2008) [8] have implemented energy forward for project financing purposes of new generation assets. This mechanism for competitive energy procurement

  10. On the Hardness of Optimal Auctions (Extended Abstract)

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    Saberi, Amin

    On the Hardness of Optimal Auctions (Extended Abstract) Amir Ronen #3; Amin Saberi y Abstract We Berkeley. Email: saberi@cc.gatech.edu. problem which is perhaps the most basic in optimal auction design

  11. A Study of Strategies for Oil and Gas Auctions 

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    Nordt, David Paul

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil and gas auctions help transact billions of dollars in property sales in the US each year. Value is lost by participants with ineffective strategies. Federal lease auctions have been investigated from public data, but ...

  12. Auction Market System in Electronic Security Trading Platform

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Auction Market System in Electronic Security Trading Platform Li Xihao Bielefeld Graduate School security trading platform Xetra oper- ated by Frankfurt Stock Exchange, we consider the Xetra auction. Keywords: agent-based modelling, computational market experiment, electronic security trading platform

  13. Agent Failures in All-Pay Auctions Yoad Lewenberg1

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    Rosenschein, Jeff

    , Bitcoin mining, and other frameworks. However, despite the research done on all-pay auctions in the past

  14. Bidding and Allocation in Combinatorial Auctions Noam Nisan \\Lambda

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    Sandholm, Tuomas W.

    ­to­business electronic commerce [21]. With this new dominance of auctions, also comes a quantum leap in the complexity

  15. Distributed Information Retrieval using Keyword Auctions Djoerd Hiemstra

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd

    , and proposes solutions based on keyword auctions. 1 Introduction After the burst of the dot-com bubble

  16. Empirical study on the Korean treasury auction focusing on the revenue comparison in multiple versus single price auction 

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    Kang, Boo-Sung

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation pursues to find an answer empirically to the question of the revenue ranking between the multiple price auction and the single price auction. I also attempt to get empirical clues in terms of the efficiency ...

  17. PAPER NO, THP3,l OPTIMAL BIDDING IN SEQUENTIAL AUCTIONS

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    . This leads us to model the sequential bidding problem as a multistage control process in which the control competitive reaction, the time between auctions, and the discount rate. 2. A Dynamic Modelof Bidding competitor's behavior in subsequent auctions, bidding in a sequenceof auctions can be modeled fruitfully

  18. Econometric Models of Asymmetric Ascending Auctions Department of Economics

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    Niebur, Ernst

    Econometric Models of Asymmetric Ascending Auctions Han Hong Department of Economics Princeton econometric models of ascending (English) auctions which allow for both bid- der asymmetries as well as common an econometric model, thus extending the literature on structural estimation of auction models. Finally

  19. HyRAM Testing Strategy and Quality Design Elements.

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    Reynolds, John Thomas

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strategy document and tentative schedule for testing of HyRAM, a software toolkit that integrates data and methods relevant to assessing the safety of hydrogen fueling and storage infrastructure. Because proposed and existing features in HyRAM that support testing are important factors in this discussion, relevant design considerations of HyRAM are also discussed. However, t his document does not cover all of HyRAM desig n, nor is the full HyRAM software development schedule included.

  20. Auction Mechanisms for Network Resource Allocation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    viable solutions. Third, there exists the requirement to match resource supply and demand profiles spatiotemporal patterns of demand and supply, and the need to operate under limited or no network state points, residential femto-cell base stations or service providers and brokers and equipment belonging

  1. RAMS (Risk Analysis - Modular System) methodology

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    Stenner, R.D.; Strenge, D.L.; Buck, J.W. [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Risk Analysis - Modular System (RAMS) was developed to serve as a broad scope risk analysis tool for the Risk Assessment of the Hanford Mission (RAHM) studies. The RAHM element provides risk analysis support for Hanford Strategic Analysis and Mission Planning activities. The RAHM also provides risk analysis support for the Hanford 10-Year Plan development activities. The RAMS tool draws from a collection of specifically designed databases and modular risk analysis methodologies and models. RAMS is a flexible modular system that can be focused on targeted risk analysis needs. It is specifically designed to address risks associated with overall strategy, technical alternative, and `what if` questions regarding the Hanford cleanup mission. RAMS is set up to address both near-term and long-term risk issues. Consistency is very important for any comparative risk analysis, and RAMS is designed to efficiently and consistently compare risks and produce risk reduction estimates. There is a wide range of output information that can be generated by RAMS. These outputs can be detailed by individual contaminants, waste forms, transport pathways, exposure scenarios, individuals, populations, etc. However, they can also be in rolled-up form to support high-level strategy decisions.

  2. When Auction Meets Fixed Price: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of Buy-it-Now

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    Faloutsos, Christos

    such as the customer's cost of participating in the auction, the seller's reserve price, and the number of potential design. Economists advocate the efficiency of auctions over fixed price markets when auction costsWhen Auction Meets Fixed Price: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of Buy-it-Now Auctions Xin

  3. Factors Affecting Auction Market Operating Costs.

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    Wootan, Charley V.; McNeely, John G.

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors Affecting Auction Market Operating Costs Texas Summary and Conclusions T THE TIME THE DATA for this study were collected A there were 178 livestock auctions operating in Texas; 140 were included in this analysis. They ranyed in size... from just over 5,000 animal units per year to alinost 350,000. It has been sl~own that opera- - tional efficiency, measured in terms of average cost per unit marketed, increases directly with firm size and that efficiency gains were most marked...

  4. appraisal measure ram: Topics by E-print Network

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    are characterized by kinematic modes of even order, m0 and m2, corresponding to a ram wind perpendicular and parallel to the gas disk, respectively. Long-term consequences of ram...

  5. Multi-unit Auctions with Unknown Supply [Extended Abstract

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    Saberi, Amin

    Multi-unit Auctions with Unknown Supply [Extended Abstract] Mohammad Mahdian Microsoft Research Redmond, WA, USA mahdian@microsoft.com Amin Saberi Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA saberi

  6. The form, function, and interrelationships of naval rams: a study of naval rams from antiquity

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    Pridemore, Matthew Garnett

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of several naval rams from sites around the Mediterranean has given scholars a brief glimpse of one of the most widely used naval weapons of the ancient world. Examining these physical examples provides information that is unavailable...

  7. Static Performance of Power Augmented Ram Platform

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Static Performance of Power Augmented Ram Platform Eliana Rodriguez (Advisor: Dr. Matveev) REU Site experiment that was conducted similar to the first experiment, but instead of a straight platform, a slanted platform positioned at five degrees to a horizontal plane was used. · As before, an air nozzle

  8. Empirical study on the Korean treasury auction focusing on the revenue comparison in multiple versus single price auction

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    Kang, Boo-Sung

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE KOREAN TREASURY AUCTION FOCUSING ON THE REVENUE COMPARISON IN MULTIPLE VERSUS SINGLE PRICE AUCTION A Dissertation by BOO-SUNG KANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... IN MULTIPLE VERSUS SINGLE PRICE AUCTION A Dissertation by BOO-SUNG KANG Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved as to style and content by...

  9. The form, function, and interrelationships of naval rams: a study of naval rams from antiquity 

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    Pridemore, Matthew Garnett

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . C. ). (Afier van Doorninck, 1982, fig. 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fig. 4. Ship types depicted on Medmet Habu relief (c. 1200 B. C. ). (After Wachsmann, 1981, figs. 3 and 4...) . . . . . . . . . . . . :. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fig. 5. Possible ramming scene (c. 760-735 B. C. ). (After Morrison and Wdliams, 1968, pl. 2B) . . . . . . 18 Fig. 6. Ship equipped with pomted ram (c. 760-735 B. C. ). (Afier Morrison and Williams, 1968, pL 1E...

  10. Empirical Essays on the Efficiency of Heterogeneous Good Auction

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    Martin, Thomas A., IV

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    to a multi-good setting, performs poorly in the presence of such a value structure. The setting for this analysis is an auction for financial transmission rights held in Texas in 2002. The auction involved twenty two firms and collected almost $70...

  11. Ram pressure stripping of tilted galaxies

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    Jachym, P; Palous, J; Combes, F

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ram pressure stripping of galaxies in clusters can yield gas deficient disks. Previous numerical simulations based on various approaches suggested that, except for near edge-on disk orientations, the amount of stripping depends very little on the inclination angle. Following our previous study of face-on stripping, we extend the set of parameters with the disk tilt angle and explore in detail the effects of the ram pressure on the interstellar content (ISM) of tilted galaxies that orbit in various environments of clusters, with compact or extended distributions of the intra-cluster medium (ICM). We further study how results of numerical simulations could be estimated analytically. A grid of numerical simulations with varying parameters is produced using the tree/SPH code GADGET with a modified method for calculating the ISM-ICM interaction. These SPH calculations extend the set of existing results obtained from different codes using various numerical techniques. The simulations confirm the general trend of le...

  12. Wakes of ram pressure stripped disc galaxies

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    E. Roediger; M. Brueggen; M. Hoeft

    2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Spiral galaxies that move through the intracluster medium lose a substantial amount of their gas discs due to ram pressure stripping. The recent observations of NGC 4388 by Oosterloo & van Gorkom 2005 reveal a tail of stripped gas of ~ 100 kpc behind the source galaxy. We present first 3D hydrodynamical simulations of the evolution of such ram pressure stripped tails. We find that if the ICM wind does not vary significantly over a period of a few 100 Myr, subsonic galaxies produce a tail with regular features similar to a von-Karman vortex street. In this case, the tail widens systematically by about 45 kpc per 100 kpc distance behind the source galaxy. The widening rate is independent of the galaxy's inclination for a large range of inclinations. For supersonic galaxies, the tail is more irregular than for subsonic ones. The tail observed for NGC 4388 is narrower than the tails in our simulations. Reasons for this difference may be additional physical processes such as heat conduction or viscosity. In addition, we conclude that the observed S-shape of this tail is not due to von Karman oscillations, because this galaxy is likely to move supersonically. A reason for the observed shape may be motions in the ambient ICM. Finally, we discuss implications for the distribution of metals in the ICM due to ram pressure stipping.

  13. Reversible harmless interruption of testicular blood supply in the ram

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    van Vliet, J.; De Ruiter-Bootsma, A.L.; Oei, Y.H.; Hoekstra, A.; De Rooij, D.G.; Wensing, C.J.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An effective method of interrupting testicular blood flow temporarily and repeatedly in the ram has been developed. Blockade of flow has been achieved mechanically by an inflatable occluder placed around the testicular artery at the level of the spermatic cord. The effect of the blockade on total testicular blood supply was investigated using Doppler flowmetry and a percutaneous Xenon-133 injection method. With both approaches, the blood flow changes after inflation or deflation of the occluders could be estimated satisfactorily. A substantial decrease of testicular blood flow was achieved in eight of the 10 testes with inflated occluders. However, there were indications that in the remaining two testes blockade of the arterial flow was not complete. After deflation of the occluders, blood flow was restored rapidly and completely in all testes. Macro- and microscopic examinations revealed no long-term damage to the testis after blood flow interruptions lasting 30 or 60 minutes.

  14. RAM Capital Management Group | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I GeothermalPotentialBiopowerSolidGenerationMethod JumpGeorgia: Energy Resources JumpRAM Capital Management

  15. Auctions to gas transmission access : the British experience

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    McDaniel, Tanga

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When access to monopoly owned networks is constrained auctioning access rights can increase the efficiency of allocations relative to negotiation and grandfathering when there is sufficient competition among network users. ...

  16. Bidder response to combinatorial auctions in truckload procurement

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    Plummer Clinton Lee, 1980-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores how truckload carriers use conditional bids within the framework of a combinatorial auction to win more business and balance their existing networks. Because a considerable portion of a truckload ...

  17. DIMACS Technical Report 9509 Computationally Manageable Combinatorial Auctions 1

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    , in some private farm land auctions, and in the Federal Communications Commission's recent multi the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. #12; ABSTRACT There is interest in designing

  18. Wakes of ram pressure stripped disc galaxies

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    Roediger, E; Hoeft, M

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spiral galaxies that move through the intracluster medium lose a substantial amount of their gas discs due to ram pressure stripping. The recent observations of NGC 4388 by Oosterloo & van Gorkom 2005 reveal a tail of stripped gas of ~ 100 kpc behind the source galaxy. We present first 3D hydrodynamical simulations of the evolution of such ram pressure stripped tails. We find that if the ICM wind does not vary significantly over a period of a few 100 Myr, subsonic galaxies produce a tail with regular features similar to a von-Karman vortex street. In this case, the tail widens systematically by about 45 kpc per 100 kpc distance behind the source galaxy. The widening rate is independent of the galaxy's inclination for a large range of inclinations. For supersonic galaxies, the tail is more irregular than for subsonic ones. The tail observed for NGC 4388 is narrower than the tails in our simulations. Reasons for this difference may be additional physical processes such as heat conduction or viscosity. In ad...

  19. Reverse Auction Bidding- A Study of Industry Professionals

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    Piper, Robert

    2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING - A STUDY OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS A Thesis by ROBERT BRADLEY PIPER Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... Bradley Piper ii ABSTRACT This research project into Reverse Auction Bidding is the first of the twenty studies completed to this time to use professional contractors. Previous case studies used students at Texas A&M University as the subjects...

  20. IncentiveCompatible Online Auctions for Digital Goods Ziv BarYossef Kirsten Hildrum Felix Wu #

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    Bar-Yossef, Ziv

    a profit. Hence, we return to auctions, but this time, we use valuation information not to determine how o#ine auctions achieve revenue comparable to the revenue of the optimal fixed pricing scheme, we use

  1. Designs for Ramp-Constrained Day-Ahead Auctions Shmuel S. Oren

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    be noted that the day-ahead electricity auction in the Spanish system al- lows bidders to specify ramp

  2. Trip Report: RAM-PAC International

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    Jaques, Al; /Fermilab

    1988-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In the final design of the DO Detector, the three cryostats (CC and both EC's) will ride on a pair of hardened ways so as to move the EC's out and away from the CC cryostat to provide access between cryostats for repairs and such. Each of the cryostats sits on a carriage which has a pair of Tychoway rollers placed at each corner to roll on the hardened ways. When in position, the full weight of the cryostats is to be relieved from the rollers with the use of a pair of 90-ton jacks flanking the pair of rollers at each corner. Due to confined space, these jacks had to be custom made, triple cylinder, single block units. Five manufacturers were presented with the problem and three came back with proposals. All three satisfied the technical requirements but Ram-Pac International was easily the lowest priced.

  3. FIRST PRICE AND SECOND PRICE AUCTION MODELLING FOR ENERGY CONTRACTS IN LATIN AMERICAN ELECTRICITY MARKETS

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    FIRST PRICE AND SECOND PRICE AUCTION MODELLING FOR ENERGY CONTRACTS IN LATIN AMERICAN ELECTRICITY and capacity markets have been investigated for this purpose. Latin American mar- kets are exploring energy object first-price auction and single object second- price auction. These formats are analyzed under

  4. Incentives for use of inelastic analysis in RAM transport container design

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    Ammerman, D.J.; Heinstein, M.W.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of inelastic analysis methods instead of the traditional elastic analysis methods in the design of radioactive material (RAM) transport packagings leads to a better understanding of the response ofthe package to mechanical loadings. Thus, better assessment of the containment, thermal protection, and shielding integrity of the package after a structural accident event can be made. A more accurate prediction of the package response can lead to enhanced safety and also allow for a more efficient use of materials, possibly leading to a package with higher capacity and/or lower weight. This paper discusses the incentives for using inelastic analysis in the design of RAM shipping packages. Inelastic analysis provides an improved knowledge of the package behavior. It must be demonstrated that the use of inelastic analysis provides a better design to overcome the difficulties associated with this type of analysis. In this paper, comparisons between elastic and inelastic analyses are made to illustrate the differences in the two analysis techniques for two different types of packages. One is a package to transport a large quantity of RAM by rail with lead gamma shielding,and the other is a package to transport RAM by truck with depleteduranium gamma shielding. Analyses of the center-of-gravity-over-corner impacts will be compared for each package. The comparisons indicate thata package designed to just meet the elastic design criteria will actually undergo some yielding in the locations of highest stress. This results in two consequences in the predicted behavior of the cask. First,the overprediction of the stiffness of these yielded regions by theelastic analysis technique results in an underestimation of the stresses in other portions of the structure. Secondly, in an inelastic analysis, the yielding of a portion of a structure causes the force in thatregion to rise less rapidly than forces in adjacent regions.

  5. Incentives for use of inelastic analysis in RAM transport container design

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    Ammerman, D.J.; Heinstein, M.W.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of inelastic analysis methods instead of the traditional elastic analysis methods in the design of radioactive material (RAM) transport packagings leads to a better understanding of the response ofthe package to mechanical loadings. Thus, better assessment of the containment, thermal protection, and shielding integrity of the package after a structural accident event can be made. A more accurate prediction of the package response can lead to enhanced safety and also allow for a more efficient use of materials, possibly leading to a package with higher capacity and/or lower weight. This paper discusses the incentives for using inelastic analysis in the design of RAM shipping packages. Inelastic analysis provides an improved knowledge of the package behavior. It must be demonstrated that the use of inelastic analysis provides a better design to overcome the difficulties associated with this type of analysis. In this paper, comparisons between elastic and inelastic analyses are made to illustrate the differences in the two analysis techniques for two different types of packages. One is a package to transport a large quantity of RAM by rail with lead gamma shielding,and the other is a package to transport RAM by truck with depleteduranium gamma shielding. Analyses of the center-of-gravity-over-corner impacts will be compared for each package. The comparisons indicate thata package designed to just meet the elastic design criteria will actually undergo some yielding in the locations of highest stress. This results in two consequences in the predicted behavior of the cask. First,the overprediction of the stiffness of these yielded regions by theelastic analysis technique results in an underestimation of the stresses in other portions of the structure. Secondly, in an inelastic analysis, the yielding of a portion of a structure causes the force in thatregion to rise less rapidly than forces in adjacent regions.

  6. New River Geothermal Exploration (Ram Power Inc.)

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    Miller, Clay

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The New River Geothermal Exploration (DOE Award No. EE0002843) is located approximately 25km south of the Salton Sea, near town of Brawley in Imperial County and approximately 150km east of San Diego, California. A total of 182 MT Logger sites were completed covering the two separate Mesquite and New River grids. The data was collected over a frequency range of 320Hz to 0.001Hz with variable site spacing. A number of different inversion algorithms in 1D, 2D and 3D were used to produce resistivity-depth profiles and maps of subsurface resistivity variations over the survey area. For 2D inversions, a total of eighteen lines were constructed in east-west and north-south orientations crossing the entire survey area. For MT 3D inversion, the New River property was divided in two sub-grids, Mesquite and New River areas. The report comprises of two parts. For the first part, inversions and geophysical interpretation results are presented with some recommendations of the potential targets for future follow up on the property. The second part of the report describes logistics of the survey, survey parameters, methodology and the survey results (data) in digital documents. The report reviews a Spartan MT survey carried out by Quantec Geoscience Limited over the New River Project in California, USA on behalf of Ram Power Inc. Data was acquired over a period of 29 days from 2010/06/26 to 2010/07/24.

  7. New River Geothermal Exploration (Ram Power Inc.)

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    Miller, Clay

    The New River Geothermal Exploration (DOE Award No. EE0002843) is located approximately 25km south of the Salton Sea, near town of Brawley in Imperial County and approximately 150km east of San Diego, California. A total of 182 MT Logger sites were completed covering the two separate Mesquite and New River grids. The data was collected over a frequency range of 320Hz to 0.001Hz with variable site spacing. A number of different inversion algorithms in 1D, 2D and 3D were used to produce resistivity-depth profiles and maps of subsurface resistivity variations over the survey area. For 2D inversions, a total of eighteen lines were constructed in east-west and north-south orientations crossing the entire survey area. For MT 3D inversion, the New River property was divided in two sub-grids, Mesquite and New River areas. The report comprises of two parts. For the first part, inversions and geophysical interpretation results are presented with some recommendations of the potential targets for future follow up on the property. The second part of the report describes logistics of the survey, survey parameters, methodology and the survey results (data) in digital documents. The report reviews a Spartan MT survey carried out by Quantec Geoscience Limited over the New River Project in California, USA on behalf of Ram Power Inc. Data was acquired over a period of 29 days from 2010/06/26 to 2010/07/24.

  8. REPRODUCTIONRESEARCH Signal transduction mechanisms involved in in vitro ram sperm

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

    de Bioqui´mica y Biologi´a Molecular y Celular, Facultad de Veterinaria, C/Miguel Servet, 177, 50013

  9. Auction Equilibrium Strategies for Task Allocation in Uncertain Environments

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    Kraus, Sarit

    concerning coopera- tive agents aiming for a joint goal are not applicable in such environ- ments, since self, a company, etc., operating in a dynamic environment and lacking the required re- sources to performAuction Equilibrium Strategies for Task Allocation in Uncertain Environments David Sarne1 , Meirav

  10. Auction Basics for Wholesale Power Markets: Objectives and Pricing Rules

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Auction Basics for Wholesale Power Markets: Objectives and Pricing Rules Leigh Tesfatsion, Member to U.S. restructured wholesale power markets, i.e., centrally-administered wholesale power markets and illustrated. Complicating factors specific to wholesale power markets are clarified, and recent advances

  11. A Study of Central Auction Based Wholesale Electricity Markets

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    Gatti, Nicola

    A Study of Central Auction Based Wholesale Electricity Markets S. Ceppi and N. Gatti Dipartimento is the automation of such markets. In particular, we focus our attention on wholesale elec- tricity markets based works presented in the literature model wholesale markets as oligopolies, neglecting thus the specific

  12. Sequential Bandwidth and Power Auctions for Spectrum Sharing

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    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    user's power). Although the worst-case efficiency loss can be significant, numerical results1 Sequential Bandwidth and Power Auctions for Spectrum Sharing Junjik Bae, Eyal Beigman, Randall resource (bandwidth or power) among compet- ing transmitters. The resource is assumed to be managed

  13. On Auction Models of Conflict with Network Applications1 1 ...

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    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    tion of auction models was usually restricted by indivisible good ones and based on game theory ... Denote by u the value of external excess demand for this market. ..... y), and the best response of the second player is the same. Hence, ( ..... Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principles and Practice. Elsevier,.

  14. Auctions with Budget Constraints Nir Andelman and Yishay Mansour

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    Mansour, Yishay

    an optimal allocation is due to the fact that the valuation function of each bidder for bundles of items where bidders generally have additive valuations, yet they have a limit on their maximal valuation, or are not implementable. In a combinatorial auction, a number of items is sold to a group of bidders whose valuation

  15. Combinatorial Auctions with Externalities: Basic Properties and Bidding Languages

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    Atkinson, Katie

    's valuation function. We then develop a bidding language for combinatorial auctions with externalities. The lan- guage uses weighted logical formulae to represent bidder valuation functions. We then investigate, and characterise the complexity of classifying the properties of valuation functions. We then present two

  16. Auction design and the market for sulfur dioxide emissions

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    Joskow, Paul L.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 created a market for electric utility emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2). Recent papers have argued that flaws in the design of the auctions that are part of this market have ...

  17. Wrap spring clutch syringe ram and frit mixer

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    Simpson, Frank B.

    2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A wrap spring clutch syringe ram pushes at least one syringe with virtually instantaneous starting and stopping, and with constant motion at a defined velocity during the intervening push. The wrap spring clutch syringe ram includes an electric motor, a computer, a flywheel, a wrap spring clutch, a precision lead screw, a slide platform, and syringe reservoirs, a mixing chamber, and a reaction incubation tube. The electric motor drives a flywheel and the wrap spring clutch couples the precision lead screw to the flywheel when a computer enables a solenoid of the wrap spring clutch. The precision lead screw drives a precision slide which causes syringes to supply a portion of solution into the mixing chamber and the incubation tube. The wrap spring clutch syringe ram is designed to enable the quantitative study of solution phase chemical and biochemical reactions, particularly those reactions that occur on the subsecond time scale.

  18. Application of RAM to Facility/Laboratory Design

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    Mohammadi, K

    2008-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) studies are extensively used for mission critical systems (e.g., weapons systems) to predict the RAM parameters at the preliminary design phase. A RAM methodology is presented for predicting facility/laboratory inherent availability (i.e., availability that only considers the steady-state effects of design) at the preliminary design phase in support of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 430.1A (Life Cycle Asset Management) and DOE Order 420.1B (Facility Safety). The methodology presented identifies the appropriate system-level reliability and maintainability metrics and discusses how these metrics are used in a fault tree analysis for predicting the facility/laboratory inherent availability. The inherent availability predicted is compared against design criteria to determine if changes to the facility/laboratory preliminary design are necessary to meet the required availability objective in the final design.

  19. Procurement Auction with Supplier Coalitions: Validity Requirements and Mechanism Design

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    Wu, David

    -Tech and Electronics, Oil and Gas, and Consumer Goods. These companies report an average investment of $6.57M in building their "on-line commerce system," while the expected Return on Investment (ROI) averages around 7

  20. General Auction Mechanism for Search Advertising Gagan Aggarwal

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    -optimal stable matching exists as well. We give an algo- rithm to find such matching in polynomial time, and use of the Generalized Second Price (GSP) being widely used in practice. There is a rich body of work on bipartite- signment model with linear utilities, extended with bidder and item specific maximum and minimum prices

  1. Evaluating STT-RAM as an Energy-Efficient Main Memory Alternative

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    1 Evaluating STT-RAM as an Energy-Efficient Main Memory Alternative Emre K¨ult¨ursay, Mahmut substantial power savings. Towards this goal, we first analyze the performance and energy of STT- RAM write and row buffer write bypass, we show that STT-RAM main memory performance and energy can

  2. Essays on empirical analysis of multi-unit auctions -- impacts of financial transmission rights on the restructured electricity industry

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    Zang, Hailing

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -price, sealed-bid auctions. The first part of the dissertation studies the auctions on the spot market of the wholesale electricity industry. I derive structural empirical models to test theoretical predictions as to whether bidders fully internalize the effect...

  3. Cyber Security Major R&D Challenges Ram Krishnan

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    1 Cyber Security Major R&D Challenges Ram Krishnan http://engineering.utsa.edu/~krishnan/ Cyber Security Research Institute (CSRI) Cyber Security R&D Workshop April 19-20, 2012 World-Leading Research with Real-World Impact! Institute for Cyber Security Prof. Ravi Sandhu conveys his regrets for inability

  4. TIME REVERSAL IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT GUILLAUME BAL AND RAM

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    Bal, Guillaume

    TIME REVERSAL IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT GUILLAUME BAL #3; AND RAM #19; ON VER #19; ASTEGUI y Abstract of the refocused signal as the backward propagation medium departs from the forward propagation medium, Wigner transform, changing environment. AMS subject classi#12;cations. 35R60 35L40 78A45 82D30 1

  5. RAM: a Relativistic Adaptive Mesh Refinement Hydrodynamics Code

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    Zhang, Wei-Qun; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; MacFadyen, Andrew I.; /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study

    2005-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have developed a new computer code, RAM, to solve the conservative equations of special relativistic hydrodynamics (SRHD) using adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) on parallel computers. They have implemented a characteristic-wise, finite difference, weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme using the full characteristic decomposition of the SRHD equations to achieve fifth-order accuracy in space. For time integration they use the method of lines with a third-order total variation diminishing (TVD) Runge-Kutta scheme. They have also implemented fourth and fifth order Runge-Kutta time integration schemes for comparison. The implementation of AMR and parallelization is based on the FLASH code. RAM is modular and includes the capability to easily swap hydrodynamics solvers, reconstruction methods and physics modules. In addition to WENO they have implemented a finite volume module with the piecewise parabolic method (PPM) for reconstruction and the modified Marquina approximate Riemann solver to work with TVD Runge-Kutta time integration. They examine the difficulty of accurately simulating shear flows in numerical relativistic hydrodynamics codes. They show that under-resolved simulations of simple test problems with transverse velocity components produce incorrect results and demonstrate the ability of RAM to correctly solve these problems. RAM has been tested in one, two and three dimensions and in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. they have demonstrated fifth-order accuracy for WENO in one and two dimensions and performed detailed comparison with other schemes for which they show significantly lower convergence rates. Extensive testing is presented demonstrating the ability of RAM to address challenging open questions in relativistic astrophysics.

  6. Active Network Approach to the Design of Secure Online Auction Systems Basem Shihada and Sampalli Srinivas

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    Shihada, Basem

    to perform computations up to the application layer. The result is a more flexible and powerful networkActive Network Approach to the Design of Secure Online Auction Systems Basem Shihada and Sampalli} @cs.dal.ca ABSTRACT Online auction systems require high-speed bid transmission, large bandwidth

  7. SAM: A Flexible and Secure Auction Architecture Using Trusted Hardware Adrian Perrig

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    Tygar, Doug

    Warfare Systems Center San Diego), by the National Sci- ence foundation under grant FD99 This paper proposes the Secure Auction Marketplace (SAM), an architecture for electronic auctions using computation, In Electronic Journal on E-commerce Tools and Applications, 1:1, January 2002 #12

  8. WORKING PAPER N 2008 -64 The econometrics of auctions with asymmetric

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WORKING PAPER N° 2008 - 64 The econometrics of auctions with asymmetric anonymous bidders Laurent NORMALE SUPÉRIEURE halshs-00586039,version1-14Apr2011 #12;The Econometrics of Auctions with Asymmetric Perrigne, Quang Vuong, Frank Wolak and seminar participants at Stanford Econometric Seminar, at Stanford

  9. Silent Auction for the 2014 CFC | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn April 23, 2014,Zaleski - PolicyWork Force Retention WorkStephen GraffSilent Auction for

  10. AVTA: Chrysler RAM Experimental PHEV Pickup Truck Recovery Act Project Testing Results- Phase 2

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    The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2011 Chrysler RAM PHEV, a demonstration vehicle not currently available for sale.

  11. A Kinematic Measurement of Ram Pressure in the Outer Disk of Regular Galaxies

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    Haan, Sebastian

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While most ram pressure studies have focused on ram pressure stripping in galaxy clusters, we devise a novel approach based on a kinematic measurement of ram pressure perturbations in HI velocity fields for intergalactic material (IGM) densities and relative velocities that are one to two orders of magnitude lower than in galaxies showing ram pressure stripping. Our model evaluates ram pressure induced kinematic terms in gas disks with constant inclination as well as those with a warped geometry. Ram pressure perturbations are characterized by kinematic modes of even order, m=0 and m=2, corresponding to a ram wind perpendicular and parallel to the gas disk, respectively. Long-term consequences of ram pressure, such as warped disks as well as uncertainties in the disk geometry typically generate uneven modes (m=1 and m=3), that are clearly distinguishable from the kinematic ram pressure terms. We have applied our models to three nearby isolated galaxies, utilizing Markov Chain Monte Carlo fitting routines to d...

  12. Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang Ryan Kastner

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    Sherwood, Tim

    Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang {gong, wanggang, kastner}@ece.ucsb.edu Abstract Modern, high performance reconfigurable architectures

  13. Analysis of Residential Demand Response and Double-Auction Markets

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

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand response and dynamic pricing programs are expected to play increasing roles in the modern Smart Grid environment. While direct load control of end-use loads has existed for decades, price driven response programs are only beginning to be explored at the distribution level. These programs utilize a price signal as a means to control demand. Active markets allow customers to respond to fluctuations in wholesale electrical costs, but may not allow the utility to control demand. Transactive markets, utilizing distributed controllers and a centralized auction can be used to create an interactive system which can limit demand at key times on a distribution system, decreasing congestion. With the current proliferation of computing and communication resources, the ability now exists to create transactive demand response programs at the residential level. With the combination of automated bidding and response strategies coupled with education programs and customer response, emerging demand response programs have the ability to reduce utility demand and congestion in a more controlled manner. This paper will explore the effects of a residential double-auction market, utilizing transactive controllers, on the operation of an electric power distribution system.

  14. Siri Ram Syal Hydro Power Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit with form HistoryRistmaSinosteel Corporation Jump to: navigation,Siri Ram Syal

  15. The Supply Function Equilibrium and its Policy Implications for Wholesale Electricity Auctions

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    Holmberg, P; Newbery, David

    www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R Abstract The supply function equilibrium and its policy implications for wholesale electricity auctions EPRG Working Paper 1007 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 1016 Pär... Holmberg and David Newbery The supply function equilibrium provides a game-theoretic model of strategic bidding in oligopolistic wholesale electricity auctions. This paper presents an intuitive account of current understanding and shows how welfare...

  16. Carbon Dioxide Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Real Options Analysis Ram Chandra Sekar

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    Carbon Dioxide Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Real Options Analysis by Ram Chandra Sekar;2 #12;3 Carbon Dioxide Capture in Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Real Options Analysis by Ram Chandra Sekar less expensive (pre-investment IGCC). All coal-fired power plants can be retrofitted to capture CO2

  17. Cost and Trust Issues in On-Line Auctions Lyle H. Ungar1, David C. Parkes2, and Dean P. Foster3

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    Chen, Yiling

    , and avoiding the communication costs of the multiple bids of a rst-price ascending English" auction to a buyer of strategic bidding in an auction, given a reservation price, but the cost of deciding whatCost and Trust Issues in On-Line Auctions Lyle H. Ungar1, David C. Parkes2, and Dean P. Foster3 1

  18. RAM analysis helps cut turbine-generator systems costs

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    Cockerill, A.W. (Delta Tech. Systems, Cobourg, Ontario (CA)); Lavoie, M. (Ontario Hydro, Tiverton, Ontario (CA))

    1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Maintenance is effective when it improves equipment availability and reduces costs. Reduced costs stem from increased availability, which is the primary objective of this study. As a result, overall operating costs decrease. RAM analysis requires a logical approach to the problem through the use of techniques such as FMEA, FTA and goal trees. To illustrate the steps of this method, the authors used a simplified T-G system. This method is to rank critical components in terms of the severity of failure. On the basis of ranking, it is possible to assign the preventive maintenance tasks in order of priority. Other options are available. Examples are revised procedures, more detailed outage plans using PC-based programs and better spare parts management.

  19. Rise and fall of a tactic: the ram in nineteenth century naval doctrine 

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    Johnson, Robert Leroy

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    collision between a steamer and another vessel at anchor which resulted in the sinking of the latter. In 1846, George L. Schuyler proposed a ram to Congress, supporting his concept with the evidence of two maritime accidents. The first occurred when... THE EMERGENCE OF THE RAM IN THE 1860'S About 1860, two important events happened that mark a new phase in the history of the ram, as well as naval history in general. In 1858, the French laid down the first ocean-going ironclad warship, the Gloire, to which...

  20. Relationships between wool follicle, fleece and body characteristics of Rambouillet rams

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    Kott, Rodney Wade

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1976 Major Subject: Animal Science RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WOOL FOLLICLE, FLEECE AND BODY CHARACTERISTICS OF RAMBOUILLET RAMS A Thesi. s by RODNEY WADE KOTT Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee...) (Head o f Dep ar tm nt) ~j 7 (Member) (Memb er) August 1976 ABSTRACT Relationships Between Wool Follicle, Fleece and Body Characteristics of Rambouillet Rams. (August 1976) Rodney Wade Kott, B ~ S ~ , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory...

  1. Reverse Auction Bidding: An Analysis of Case Study for Bid Timing

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    Kumar, Apoorv

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . The bid timing data from previous studies shows that the bid arrival times follows a Poisson process. This study aims to confirm the previous investigation that the bid timing data from the Reverse Auction Bidding case studies at TAMU fits the non...

  2. A NON-PARAMETRIC ESTIMATOR FOR RESERVE PRICES IN PROCUREMENT AUCTIONS

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    Cengarle, María Victoria

    in implementing the optimal reserve price is the use of unobservables such as the distribution of supplier's costsA NON-PARAMETRIC ESTIMATOR FOR RESERVE PRICES IN PROCUREMENT AUCTIONS MARTIN BICHLER and JAYANT estimation of the bid distributions and the possibility to derive optimal reserve prices. In this paper we

  3. Evaluating the External Validity of Experimental Auctions: The Case of Hydroponic Lettuce 

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    Ness, Meghan Leigh

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    into the relationships between consumers’ valuations and their prestige-seeking behavior and health-consciousness. A Vickrey 2nd price auction was conducted and immediately followed by the introduction of an on-site secondary market that used induced value theory...

  4. A uniform price auction with locational price adjustments for competitive electricity markets

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    b School of Electrical Engineering, Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA cA uniform price auction with locational price adjustments for competitive electricity markets of Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics (ARME), Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

  5. Approximately Optimal Auctions for Selling Privacy when Costs are Correlated with Data

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    Fiat, Amos

    Approximately Optimal Auctions for Selling Privacy when Costs are Correlated with Data LISA K may suffer a cost when their data are used in which case they should be compensated. The analyst and sensitive data may be correlated, it is important to protect the privacy of both data and cost. We model

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

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    Karaesmen, Fikri

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

  7. Essays on empirical analysis of multi-unit auctions -- impacts of financial transmission rights on the restructured electricity industry 

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    Zang, Hailing

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation uses recently developed empirical methodologies for the study of multi-unit auctions to test the impacts of Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs) on the competitiveness of restructured electricity markets. FTRs are a special type...

  8. Studying the Reverse Auction Bidding Game for the Role Variants of Guardians in the Facilities Management Industry

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    Gupta, Apurva Krishna

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    is the eleventh study into Reverse Auction Bidding building on the work of the previous researchers. Previous case studies investigated a number of different competitive situations ranging from three to ten players. In the last few studies, the bidding behavior...

  9. 1. Karan K. Mehta, Jason S. Orcutt, and Rajeev J. Ram, "Fano line shapes in transmission spectra of silicon photonic crystal resonators," Applied Physics Letters, to appear 2013.

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    Ram, Rajeev J.

    , and R.J. Ram, "Thin Thermoelectric Generator System for Body Energy Harvesting," Journal of Electronic, S.; Ram, R.J.; Juodawlkis, P.W.; , "Super-Homogeneous Saturation of Microwave-Photonic Gain

  10. A Robust RAM-THP Architecture for Downlink Multiuser MISO Transmission with User Scheduling

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    Gulak, P. Glenn

    A Robust RAM-THP Architecture for Downlink Multiuser MISO Transmission with User Scheduling Saeed-Forcing Tomlinson-Harashima Precoding (ZF-THP) for multi-user trans- mission in a multiple-input-single-output (MU-MISO-THP, zero-forcing, multi- user MISO, precoding, scheduling. I. INTRODUCTION Multiple-Input Multiple

  11. Evaluating the Health of California's Loop Sensor Network Ram Rajagopal1 and Pravin Varaiya

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    Varaiya, Pravin

    Evaluating the Health of California's Loop Sensor Network Ram Rajagopal1 and Pravin Varaiya The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) freeway sensor network has two compo- nents: the sensor system of 25,000 inductive loop sensors grouped into 8,000 vehicle detector sta- tions (VDS) and covering

  12. Minority-Carrier Thermoelectric Devices Kevin P. Pipe and Rajeev J. Ram

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    Minority-Carrier Thermoelectric Devices Kevin P. Pipe and Rajeev J. Ram Research Laboratory the thermoelectric performance of the electronic devices themselves. Recognizing that minority carriers play for thermoelectric effects in a p-n diode (a prototypical electronic and optoelectronic component) where diffusion

  13. HReRAM: A Hybrid Reconfigurable Resistive Random-Access Memory

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    Liebling, Michael

    and memristive modes, enabling optimization for both endurance and energy consumption. Our simulation results validate that the proposed hybrid system achieves 1.5-7x reduction in energy consumption in comparisonHReRAM: A Hybrid Reconfigurable Resistive Random-Access Memory Miguel Angel Lastras

  14. A Generalization of the Entropy Power Inequality with Applications \\Lambda Ram Zamir and Meir Feder

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    Zamir, Ram

    ­Gaussian vector with independent components becomes ``closer'' to Gaussianity after a linear transformation, where Power Inequality Consider the (joint­) differential­entropy h(Ax), of a linear transformation y = AxA Generalization of the Entropy Power Inequality with Applications \\Lambda Ram Zamir and Meir Feder

  15. 3D Tracking of Human Locomotion: A Tracking as Recognition Approach Tao Zhao Ram Nevatia

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    Southern California, University of

    3D Tracking of Human Locomotion: A Tracking as Recognition Approach £ Tao Zhao Ram Nevatia, tracking re- quires knowledge of initial state; this is a difficult problem and a user often specifies it manually. These difficulties call for stronger prior knowledge on the motion being studied and stronger

  16. Bushnell, James B., Bidder Cost Revelation in Electric Power Auctions , Journal of Regulatory Economics, 6:1 (1994:Feb.) p.5

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    Economics, 6:1 (1994:Feb.) p.5 #12;Bushnell, James B., Bidder Cost Revelation in Electric Power Auctions , Journal of Regulatory Economics, 6:1 (1994:Feb.) p.5 #12;Bushnell, James B., Bidder Cost Revelation in Electric Power Auctions , Journal of Regulatory Economics, 6:1 (1994:Feb.) p.5 #12;Bushnell, James B

  17. Predicting carcass cutability of Rambouillet rams using live or carcass measures

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    Snowder, Gary Douglas

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and hind weights were repeated three times. Muscling and finish scores were calculated from 8 to 12 judges. Repeatabiiity of these measures was computed by analysis of variance of between individuals and between measurements, within individuals (Becker...PREDICTING CARCASS CUTABILITY OF RAMBOUILLET RAMS USING LIVE OR CARCASS MEASURES A Thesis by GARY DOUGLAS SNOIVDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF BURN TEST SPECIFICATIONS FOR FIRE PROTECTION MATERIALS IN RAM PACKAGES

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    Gupta, N.

    2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The regulations in 10 CFR 71 require that the radioactive material (RAM) packages must be able to withstand specific fire conditions given in 10 CFR 71.73 during Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC). This requirement is normally satisfied by extensive testing of full scale test specimens under required test conditions. Since fire test planning and execution is expensive and only provides a single snapshot into a package performance, every effort is made to minimize testing and supplement tests with results from computational thermal models. However, the accuracy of such thermal models depends heavily on the thermal properties of the fire insulating materials that are rarely available at the regulatory fire temperatures. To the best of authors knowledge no test standards exist that could be used to test the insulating materials and derive their thermal properties for the RAM package design. This paper presents a review of the existing industry fire testing standards and proposes testing methods that could serve as a standardized specification for testing fire insulating materials for use in RAM packages.

  19. System Verification Through Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) Analysis & Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

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    Emmanuel Ohene Opare, Jr.; Charles V. Park

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project, managed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is authored by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to research, develop, design, construct, and operate a prototype fourth generation nuclear reactor to meet the needs of the 21st Century. A section in this document proposes that the NGNP will provide heat for process heat applications. As with all large projects developing and deploying new technologies, the NGNP is expected to meet high performance and availability targets relative to current state of the art systems and technology. One requirement for the NGNP is to provide heat for the generation of hydrogen for large scale productions and this process heat application is required to be at least 90% or more available relative to other technologies currently on the market. To reach this goal, a RAM Roadmap was developed highlighting the actions to be taken to ensure that various milestones in system development and maturation concurrently meet required availability requirements. Integral to the RAM Roadmap was the use of a RAM analytical/simulation tool which was used to estimate the availability of the system when deployed based on current design configuration and the maturation level of the system.

  20. Comparison of Feed in Tariff, Quota and Auction Mechanisms to Support Wind Power Development

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    Butler, Lucy; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A comparison of policy instruments employed to support onshore wind projects suggests that in terms of capacity installed, policies adopted in Germany have been more effective than those adopted in the UK. Price comparisons have frequently...

  1. Legitimizing Pay to Play: Marketizing Radio Content Through a Responsive Auction Mechanism

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    Rotem, Alon

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Release, Federal Communications Commission, CommissionerRelease, Federal Communications Commission, Commissioner

  2. Efficiency of stripping mechanisms

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    F. Combes

    2003-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    There are several physical processes to remove gas from galaxies in clusters, with subsequent starvation and star formation quenching: tidal interactions between galaxies, or tidal stripping from the cluster potential itself, interactions with the hot intra-cluster medium (ICM) through ram pressure, turbulent or viscous stripping, or also outflows from star formation of nuclear activity, We review the observational evidence for all processes, and numerical simulations of galaxies in clusters which support the respective mechanisms. This allows to compare their relative efficiencies, all along cluster formation.

  3. Three-part auctions versus self-commitment in day-ahead electricity markets Ramteen Sioshansi a

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    2010 Keywords: Day-ahead electricity market Centralized market Unit commitment Self they are online. Other types of generating units, such as combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGT) and cascadedThree-part auctions versus self-commitment in day-ahead electricity markets Ramteen Sioshansi

  4. Abstract--Long term supply contracts (LTSC) auctions are being used worldwide as a tool to stimulate system expansion in

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    investors is herein addressed. The assumption made is that risk aversion considerations directly affect this assumption, using portfolio concepts. The model is applied to the Chilean electricity market, using real through auctions. Examples range from the sale of treasury bills and foreign currencies, to oil fields

  5. Waste Feed Delivery System Phase 1 Preliminary RAM Analysis [SEC 1 and 2

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    DYKES, A.A.

    2000-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the updated results of the preliminary reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) analysis of selected waste feed delivery (WFD) operations to be performed by the Tank Farm Contractor (TFC) during Phase I activities in support of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). For planning purposes, waste feed tanks are being divided into five classes in accordance with the type of waste in each tank and the activities required to retrieve, qualify, and transfer waste feed. This report reflects the baseline design and operating concept, as of the beginning of Fiscal Year 2000, for the delivery of feed from three of these classes, represented by source tanks 241-AN-102, 241-AZ-101 and 241-AN-105. The preliminary RAM analysis quantifies the potential schedule delay associated with operations and maintenance (OBM) field activities needed to accomplish these operations. The RAM analysis is preliminary because the system design, process definition, and activity planning are in a state of evolution. The results are being used to support the continuing development of an O&M Concept tailored to the unique requirements of the WFD Program, which is being documented in various volumes of the Waste Feed Delivery Technical Basis (Carlson. 1999, Rasmussen 1999, and Orme 2000). The waste feed provided to the WTP must: (1) meet limits for chemical and radioactive constituents based on pre-established compositional envelopes (i.e., feed quality); (2) be in acceptable quantities within a prescribed sequence to meet feed quantities; and (3) meet schedule requirements (i.e., feed timing). In the absence of new criteria related to acceptable schedule performance due to the termination of the TWRS Privatization Contract, the original criteria from the Tank Waste Remediation System (77443s) Privatization Contract (DOE 1998) will continue to be used for this analysis.

  6. Rise and fall of a tactic: the ram in nineteenth century naval doctrine

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    Johnson, Robert Leroy

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . , 158; "A Royal Navy Officer", "Tactical Results of Recent Naval Construction, " Naval Science, Vol. 2 No. 2 (AP '1, 1873), 1397 Ed d J 2 d, ~0 ~ld 88 ((. o d: JoR M 9, 1869), 20. Baxter, Introduction of the Ironclad Warshi , 100. U. S. , Department...? son ( ~&ember) J. Richard St (Member) L rry D. Hill (He d of Department) December 1989 ABSTRACT Rise and Fall of a Tactic: The Ram in Nineteenth Century Naval Doctrine. (December 1989) Robert Leroy Johnson II, B. A. , Kansas State University...

  7. SeaRAM: A DOE evaluation of maritime accident risk assessment data and methods

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    Sprung, J.L.; Ammerman, D.J.; Koski, J.A.

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SeaRAM Program conducted for the US Department of Energy by Sandia National Laboratories has developed estimates of the frequencies of occurrence of ship fires and ship collisions, the fraction of all ship fires and ship collisions that might be sufficiently severe to challenge the integrity of a Type B spent fuel transportation cask, the magnitude of the radioactive source terms that might be released from a Type B spent fuel transportation cask due to loss of cask integrity, and the magnitude of the radiological consequences that might be caused by the radioactive release.

  8. Metal Enrichment of the Intra-Cluster Medium: Ram-Pressure Stripping of Cluster Galaxies

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    W. Domainko; W. Kapferer; S. Schindler; E. van Kampen; S. Kimeswenger; M. Mair; M. Ruffert

    2004-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present numerical simulations of the dynamical and chemical evolution of galaxy clusters. X-ray spectra show that the intra-cluster medium contains a significant amount of metals. As heavy elements are produced in the stars of galaxies material from the galaxies must have been expelled to enrich the ambient medium. We have performed hydrodynamic simulations investigating various processes. In this presentation we show the feedback from gas which is stripped from galaxies by ram-pressure stripping. The efficiency, resulting spatial distribution of the metals and the time dependency of this enrichment process on galaxy cluster scale is shown.

  9. To appear in A. Ram & D.B. Leake, editors, Goal-Driven Learning, MIT Press/Bradford Books. Learning as Goal-Driven Inference

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    "toolbox"), the inferential theory of learning proposes a taxonomy of the types of inferencesTo appear in A. Ram & D.B. Leake, editors, Goal-Driven Learning, MIT Press/Bradford Books. Chapter 21 Learning as Goal-Driven Inference Ryszard S. Michalski and Ashwin Ram 1 Inferential Theory

  10. Practical Thermal Evaluation Methods For HAC Fire Analysis In Type B Radiaoactive Material (RAM) Packages

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    Abramczyk, Glenn; Hensel, Stephen J; Gupta, Narendra K.

    2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Title 10 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Part 71 for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (10 CFR Part 71.73) requires that Type B radioactive material (RAM) packages satisfy certain Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) thermal design requirements to ensure package safety during accidental fire conditions. Compliance with thermal design requirements can be met by prototype tests, analyses only or a combination of tests and analyses. Normally, it is impractical to meet all the HAC using tests only and the analytical methods are too complex due to the multi-physics non-linear nature of the fire event. Therefore, a combination of tests and thermal analyses methods using commercial heat transfer software are used to meet the necessary design requirements. The authors, along with his other colleagues at Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, SC, USA, have successfully used this 'tests and analyses' approach in the design and certification of several United States' DOE/NNSA certified packages, e.g. 9975, 9977, 9978, 9979, H1700, and Bulk Tritium Shipping Package (BTSP). This paper will describe these methods and it is hoped that the RAM Type B package designers and analysts can use them for their applications.

  11. AVTA: Chrysler RAM Experimental PHEV Pickup Truck Recovery Act Project Testing Results Phase 1

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act supported a number of projects that together made up the largest ever deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the U.S. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2011 Chrysler RAM PHEV, a demonstration vehicle not currently available for sale. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  12. AVTA: Chrysler RAM Experimental PHEV Pickup Truck Recovery Act project map

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act supported a number of projects that together made up the largest ever deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the U.S. The following map describes the distribution of vehicles for a project with the 2011 Chrysler RAM PHEV, a demonstration vehicle not currently available for sale. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  13. Environmental Fluid Mechanics (2005) 5: 109134 Mass Conservation and Atmospheric Dynamics in

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    Moorcroft, Paul R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental Fluid Mechanics (2005) 5: 109­134 Mass Conservation and Atmospheric Dynamics Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-2094, U.S.A.; bDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmund native formulation, RAMS exhibits a significant degree of mass non-conservation. Domain-wide rates of non

  14. Approximation and Mechanism Our world is an interconnected collection of economic and computational systems wherein

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    Fiat, Amos

    challenging when, e.g., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auctions cell phone spectrum for which

  15. Search for cold and hot gas in the ram pressure stripped Virgo dwarf galaxy IC3418

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    Jachym, P; Ruzicka, A; Sun, M; Combes, F; Palous, J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present IRAM 30m sensitive upper limits on CO emission in the ram pressure stripped dwarf Virgo galaxy IC3418 and in a few positions covering HII regions in its prominent 17 kpc UV/Ha gas-stripped tail. In the central few arcseconds of the galaxy, we report a possible marginal detection of about 1x10^6 M_sun of molecular gas (assuming a Galactic CO-to-H_2 conversion factor) that could correspond to a surviving nuclear gas reservoir. We estimate that there is less molecular gas in the main body of IC3418, by at least a factor of 20, than would be expected from the pre-quenching UV-based star formation rate assuming the typical gas depletion timescale of 2 Gyr. Given the lack of star formation in the main body, we think the H_2-deficiency is real, although some of it may also arise from a higher CO-to-H_2 factor typical in low-metallicity, low-mass galaxies. The presence of HII regions in the tail of IC3418 suggests that there must be some dense gas; however, only upper limits of < 1x10^6 M_sun were found...

  16. The effect of cargo on the crush loading of RAM transportation packages in ship collisions

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    Radloff, H.D.; Ammerman, D.J.

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent intercontinental radioactive material shipping campaigns have focused public and regulatory attention on the safety of transport of this material by ocean-going vessels. One major concern is the response of the vessel and onboard radioactive material (RAM) packages during a severe ship-to-ship collision. These collisions occur at velocities less than the velocity obtained in the Type B package regulatory impact event and the bow of the striking ship is less rigid than the unyielding target used in those tests (Ammerman and Daidola, 1996). This implies that ship impact is not a credible scenario for damaging the radioactive material packages during ship collisions. It is possible, however, for these collisions to generate significant amounts of crush force by the bow of the impacting ship overrunning the package. It is the aim of this paper to determine an upper bound on the magnitude of this crush force taking into account the strength of the radioactive material carrying vessel and any other cargo that may be stowed in the same hold as the radioactive material.

  17. A Web-Based Platform for Experimental Investigation of Electric Power Auctions Ray D. Zimmerman Robert J. Thomas Deqiang Gan Carlos Murillo-Snchez

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    -based character. Keywords: electric power auction, competitive electricity market, deregulation 1 Introduction on this path and to refer to the undertaking as deregulation would be a mistake. In 1990 the United Kingdom the experience in the UK, the historical experience with deregulation of other industries has been an unqualified

  18. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)

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    Saxena, Nitesh

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Random number generation is a fundamental security primitive for RFID devices. However, even this relatively simple requirement is beyond the capacity of today's average RFID tag. A recently proposed solution, Fingerprint Extraction and Random Number Generation in SRAM (FERNS) [14, 15], involves the use of onboard RAM as the source of "true" randomness. Unfortunately, practical considerations prevent this approach from reaching its full potential. First, this method must compete with other system functionalities for use of memory. Thus, the amount of uninitialized RAM available for utilization as a randomness generator may be severely restricted. Second, RAM is subject to data remanence; there is a time period after losing power during which stored data remains intact in memory. This means that after a portion of memory has been used for entropy collection once it will require a relatively extended period of time without power before it can be reused. In a usable RFID based security application, which require...

  19. Physical process Mechanical mechanisms

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    1 Physical process Generation · Mechanical mechanisms F = m·a · Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F = B·i·l · Fluid dynamic/Hydraulic mechanisms q, p, ij · Thermal/Optical #12;2 Source unit

  20. Mechanism Design and Approximation Our world is an interconnected collection of economic and computational

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    Fiat, Amos

    .g., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auctions cell phone spectrum for which individual lots have a high

  1. From negotiation to auction : Land-Conveyance Reform in China and its institutional and social impacts

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    Chen, Zhiyu (Zhiyu Jerry)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The land market and the associated land-development-control mechanism in China have been experiencing a series of reforms since the 1990s, of which Land Conveyance Reform (LCR) in 2004 is a very recent and an important ...

  2. Ram Pressure Stripping of Hot Coronal Gas from Group and Cluster Galaxies and the Detectability of Surviving X-ray Coronae

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    Vijayaraghavan, Rukmani

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ram pressure stripping can remove hot and cold gas from galaxies in the intracluster medium (ICM), as shown by observations of X-ray and HI galaxy wakes in nearby clusters of galaxies. However, ram pressure stripping, including pre-processing in group environments, does not remove all the hot coronal gas from cluster galaxies. Recent high-resolution Chandra observations have shown that $\\sim 1 - 4$ kpc extended, hot galactic coronae are ubiquitous in group and cluster galaxies. To better understand this result, we simulate ram pressure stripping of a cosmologically motivated population of galaxies in isolated group and cluster environments. The galaxies and the host group and cluster are composed of collisionless dark matter and hot gas initially in hydrostatic equilibrium with the galaxy and host potentials. We show that the rate at which gas is lost depends on the galactic and host halo mass. Using synthetic X-ray observations, we evaluate the detectability of stripped galactic coronae in real observations ...

  3. Markov Nets and the NatLab platform; Application to Continuous Double Auction

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    and heavier computations. Thus one often takes a statistical approach (e.g. Statistical Mechanics, Markov Markets is one of them. The classical theoretical frame in Complexity, ISI Turin ABSTRACT In describing dynamics of classical bodies one uses systems of differential

  4. Ram Orientation Summer 2014

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    Diane Burton Judi Bryant Cori Wong Cindy Adamy Jordan Ervin Director Assistant Program Acad. Support

  5. Ram Review1.PDF

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilAElectronic Input Options Gary L. Hirsch SNL 2001a,Summary; i-C C1 1

  6. Designing electricity transmission auctions

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    Greve, Thomas; Pollitt, Michael G.

    2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The UK has ambitious plans for exploiting offshore wind for electricity production in order to meet its challenging target under the EU Renewable Energy Directive. This could involve investing up to 20bn in transmission assets to bring electricity...

  7. & Mechanical Engineering

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    , robotics, and the development of new tools for integrated approaches to concurrent engineeringAME Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex Engineering (AME) students conduct basic and applied research within and across the usual disciplinary

  8. The University of Rochester Revenue Bonds, Series 2003B (the "Series 2003B Bonds") were issued on November 6, 2003 as auction rate securities and are subject to mandatory tender for purchase and remarketing on September 3, 2008 (the "Conversion Date") in

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    Portman, Douglas

    on November 6, 2003 as auction rate securities and are subject to mandatory tender for purchase Fund and any Bond Purchase Fund) established under the Authority's University of Rochester Revenue Bond has no taxing power. Description: The Series 2003B Bonds will be reoffered on their Conversion Date

  9. ELECTR-5419; No of Pages 13 Please cite this article in press as: L. de Castro, et al., Product Definition for Future Electricity Supply Auctions: The 2006 Illinois Experience, Electr. J. (2008), doi:10.1016/j.tej.2008.08.008

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    Gross, George

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ELECTR-5419; No of Pages 13 Please cite this article in press as: L. de Castro, et al., Product be that the product definition is not important. As we will argue here, for the case of electricity supply Definition for Future Electricity Supply Auctions: The 2006 Illinois Experience, Electr. J. (2008), doi:10

  10. ADVANCED MONITORING TO IMPROVE COMBUSTION TURBINE/COMBINED CYCLE CT/(CC) RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM)

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    Leonard Angello

    2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Power generators are concerned with the maintenance costs associated with the advanced turbines that they are purchasing. Since these machines do not have fully established operation and maintenance (O&M) track records, power generators face financial risk due to uncertain future maintenance costs. This risk is of particular concern, as the electricity industry transitions to a competitive business environment in which unexpected O&M costs cannot be passed through to consumers. These concerns have accelerated the need for intelligent software-based diagnostic systems that can monitor the health of a combustion turbine in real time and provide valuable information on the machine's performance to its owner/operators. EPRI, Impact Technologies, Boyce Engineering, and Progress Energy have teamed to develop a suite of intelligent software tools integrated with a diagnostic monitoring platform that will, in real time, interpret data to assess the ''total health'' of combustion turbines. The Combustion Turbine Health Management System (CTHM) will consist of a series of dynamic link library (DLL) programs residing on a diagnostic monitoring platform that accepts turbine health data from existing monitoring instrumentation. The CTHM system will be a significant improvement over currently available techniques for turbine monitoring and diagnostics. CTHM will interpret sensor and instrument outputs, correlate them to a machine's condition, provide interpretative analyses, project servicing intervals, and estimate remaining component life. In addition, it will enable real-time anomaly detection and diagnostics of performance and mechanical faults, enabling power producers to more accurately predict critical component remaining useful life and turbine degradation.

  11. ADVANCED MONITORING TO IMPROVE COMBUSTION TURBINE/COMBINED CYCLE CT/(CC) RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM)

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    Leonard Angello

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Power generators are concerned with the maintenance costs associated with the advanced turbines that they are purchasing. Since these machines do not have fully established operation and maintenance (O&M) track records, power generators face financial risk due to uncertain future maintenance costs. This risk is of particular concern, as the electricity industry transitions to a competitive business environment in which unexpected O&M costs cannot be passed through to consumers. These concerns have accelerated the need for intelligent software-based diagnostic systems that can monitor the health of a combustion turbine in real time and provide valuable information on the machine's performance to its owner/operators. EPRI, Impact Technologies, Boyce Engineering, and Progress Energy have teamed to develop a suite of intelligent software tools integrated with a diagnostic monitoring platform that will, in real time, interpret data to assess the ''total health'' of combustion turbines. The Combustion Turbine Health Management System (CTHM) will consist of a series of dynamic link library (DLL) programs residing on a diagnostic monitoring platform that accepts turbine health data from existing monitoring instrumentation. The CTHM system will be a significant improvement over currently available techniques for turbine monitoring and diagnostics. CTHM will interpret sensor and instrument outputs, correlate them to a machine's condition, provide interpretative analyses, project servicing intervals, and estimate remaining component life. In addition, it will enable real-time anomaly detection and diagnostics of performance and mechanical faults, enabling power producers to more accurately predict critical component remaining useful life and turbine degradation.

  12. Computational mechanics

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    Goudreau, G.L.

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Computational Mechanics thrust area sponsors research into the underlying solid, structural and fluid mechanics and heat transfer necessary for the development of state-of-the-art general purpose computational software. The scale of computational capability spans office workstations, departmental computer servers, and Cray-class supercomputers. The DYNA, NIKE, and TOPAZ codes have achieved world fame through our broad collaborators program, in addition to their strong support of on-going Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. Several technology transfer initiatives have been based on these established codes, teaming LLNL analysts and researchers with counterparts in industry, extending code capability to specific industrial interests of casting, metalforming, and automobile crash dynamics. The next-generation solid/structural mechanics code, ParaDyn, is targeted toward massively parallel computers, which will extend performance from gigaflop to teraflop power. Our work for FY-92 is described in the following eight articles: (1) Solution Strategies: New Approaches for Strongly Nonlinear Quasistatic Problems Using DYNA3D; (2) Enhanced Enforcement of Mechanical Contact: The Method of Augmented Lagrangians; (3) ParaDyn: New Generation Solid/Structural Mechanics Codes for Massively Parallel Processors; (4) Composite Damage Modeling; (5) HYDRA: A Parallel/Vector Flow Solver for Three-Dimensional, Transient, Incompressible Viscous How; (6) Development and Testing of the TRIM3D Radiation Heat Transfer Code; (7) A Methodology for Calculating the Seismic Response of Critical Structures; and (8) Reinforced Concrete Damage Modeling.

  13. Computational mechanics

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    Raboin, P J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Computational Mechanics thrust area is a vital and growing facet of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This work supports the development of computational analysis tools in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Over 75 analysts depend on thrust area-supported software running on a variety of computing platforms to meet the demands of LLNL programs. Interactions with the Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing and Modernization Program and the Defense Special Weapons Agency are of special importance as they support our ParaDyn project in its development of new parallel capabilities for DYNA3D. Working with DOD customers has been invaluable to driving this technology in directions mutually beneficial to the Department of Energy. Other projects associated with the Computational Mechanics thrust area include work with the Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV) for ''Springback Predictability'' and with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the ''Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Containment and Mitigation of Uncontained Engine Debris.'' In this report for FY-97, there are five articles detailing three code development activities and two projects that synthesized new code capabilities with new analytic research in damage/failure and biomechanics. The article this year are: (1) Energy- and Momentum-Conserving Rigid-Body Contact for NIKE3D and DYNA3D; (2) Computational Modeling of Prosthetics: A New Approach to Implant Design; (3) Characterization of Laser-Induced Mechanical Failure Damage of Optical Components; (4) Parallel Algorithm Research for Solid Mechanics Applications Using Finite Element Analysis; and (5) An Accurate One-Step Elasto-Plasticity Algorithm for Shell Elements in DYNA3D.

  14. Ram Shenoy | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    officer for ConocoPhillips. An electrical engineer by training, he has twenty years of oil and gas industry experience. Before taking on his current role at ConocoPhillips,...

  15. Chrysler RAM PHEV Report Notes

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

    reporting period. 2 "Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi)" is based on net DC electricity discharged from or charged to the plug-in battery pack and distance...

  16. Ram Shenoy | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2 OPAM615_CostNSAR - TProcuring SolarNo.Frequency |DepartmentEvent

  17. RAMS Program | ornl.gov

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible forPortsmouth/Paducah47,193.70COMMUNITYResponses: QuestionDaniel

  18. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

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    Hickman, Mark

    project of Andrew Smith. #12;Page 1 The Fixed Price Offer Mechanism in Trade Me Online Auctions 1 CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND The Fixed Price Offer Mechanism in Trade Me Online Auctions Seamus Hogan, Hamish Kidd Price Offer Mechanism in Trade Me Online Auctions Seamus Hogan*, Hamish Kidd, Laura Meriluoto, Andrew

  19. January Live Auction & Sale of ...

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    (Workover Rigs) & ORS Truck, Heavy Equipment & Rolling Stock, Oil Field Service Items, WeldingFabrication shop tools, Maintenance & Office furniture and more. Everything will be...

  20. Auction Algorithms Dimitri P. Bertsekas

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    Bertsekas, Dimitri

    a fundamental linear programming structure. The most important type of linear programming problems, the linear, any method for solving the assignment problem can be 1 #12;generalized to solve the linear network is an intuitive method for solving the classical assignment problem. It outperforms substantially its main

  1. Optimal and Efficient Parametric Auctions

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    Azar, Pablo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Consider a seller who seeks to provide service to a collection of interested parties, subject to feasibility constraints on which parties may be simultaneously served. Assuming that a distribution is known on the value of ...

  2. SALSA: Super-Peer Assisted Live Streaming Architecture

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    the aforementioned auction mechanisms. The auctions are replicated for each video quality, so the total number that is the ability to watch high quality videos. The server places high-quality-view-tickets at auction to make to the optimal form and are able to differentiate the super-peers' video quality commensurate

  3. Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop)

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    The position is a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop) located in Kent, Washington, and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a field garage performing...

  4. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board October 15, 2010 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 MIE Dorothy Adams Undergraduate/Graduate Secretary David Schmidt Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3 MIE James Rinderle

  5. Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group The Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Thermal Group at LASP has · STOP (Structural, Thermal, and Optical Performance) analyses of optical systems Thermal engineers lead evolved with the complexity of instrument design demands, LASP mechanical engineers develop advanced

  6. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts University Retooling Our Energy Ecosystem: challengesMechanical engineering Department Seminar Robert J. Hannemann The Gordon Institute and Chair of the Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering. His technical and academic interests

  7. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering It is a new beginning for innovative fundamental and applied and consolidation of bulk nanocrystalline materials using mechanical alloying, the alloy development and synthesis

  8. Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of...

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    Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the Electron-Transfer Reactions Involving Carbon Tetrachloride in Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the...

  9. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Ju Li Professor MIT Electrochemical-mechanical actions computational and experimental research on mechanical properties of materials, and energy storage and conversion Refreshments served at 10:45 AM The creation of a nanoscale electrochemical and mechanical testing platform

  10. Internal pipe attachment mechanism

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bast, R.M.; Chesnut, D.A.; Henning, C.D.; Lennon, J.P.; Pastrnak, J.W.; Smith, J.A.

    1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An attachment mechanism is described for repairing or extending fluid carrying pipes, casings, conduits, etc. utilizing one-way motion of spring tempered fingers to provide a mechanical connection between the attachment mechanism and the pipe. The spring tempered fingers flex to permit insertion into a pipe to a desired insertion depth. The mechanical connection is accomplished by reversing the insertion motion and the mechanical leverage in the fingers forces them outwardly against the inner wall of the pipe. A seal is generated by crushing a sealing assembly by the action of setting the mechanical connection. 6 figures.

  11. Graduate School Engineering Mechanics

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    Franssen, Michael

    Mechanics c/o Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513, building W-hoog 2.113 5600 MB Eindhoven NL Tel on Engineering Mechanics, a joint initiative of the Eindhoven and Delft Universities of Technology Mechanics c/o Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513, building W-hoog 2.113 5600 MB Eindhoven NL

  12. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mario A. Rotea Professor and Department Head #12;2Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Outline · Undergraduate Degree Programs · Graduate Degree Programs · The Faculty · The Research · Summary #12;3Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Programs ­ BSME & BSIE 0 20 40 60

  13. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION

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    Minnesota, University of

    UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION DURING PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE Mn !! Performance Based Construction QA !! Unsaturated Soil Mechanics !! What We've Learned !! Next Steps #12.6-6.0 5 - 7 19 0.8 5 7 - 9 24 1.1 4 9 - 11 28 1.2 4 #12;Unsaturated Soil Mechanics #12;Fundamentals

  14. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism Yang is a second graduate student in the department of mechanical engineering of ASU. He received his Jian Yang School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Arizona State University October 5

  15. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    efficient energy systems. Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Evelyn Wang Depaprtment of Mechanical Engineering MIT Nanoengineered Surfaces: Transport Phenomena and Energy Applications 11:00 AM Friday, 5 April 2013 Room 245, 110

  16. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Domitilla Del Vecchio Department of Mechanical. A near future is envisioned in which re- engineered bacteria will turn waste into energy and kill cancer, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Laboratory for Information and Decision

  17. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    in Mechanical Engineering at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, working in Dr. MarcusMechanical & Aerospace Engineering The atomization of a liquid jet by a high speed cross.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2006 and M.S. degree

  18. Mechanical seal assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

  19. Mechanical seal assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transfering it to the mechanical diode.

  20. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    operating in microfluidic environment, which can dynamically diverge, collimate and focus surface plasmons in 2012, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

  1. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Research Center. Currently he is an Assistant Prof. in the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Cornel Sultan Virginia Tech Design for Control

  2. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE LABROTORY STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP)

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    Thompson, Michael

    of SOP P5 Plastic Properties of Sheet Metal (Hille Press) Effective Date April 1, 2004 Rev. January 21 power by rotation key to position "0" 6. Lubricate specimen and place on ram. 7. Center specimen with 3 EOHSS immediately, ext 24352 Spill response 1. Cover any oil spills with absorbent material provided. 2

  3. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study

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    Thomas, Andrew

    offers graduate programs in the fields of thermal science and engineering mechanics. Current areasMECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study Correspondence The Department of Mechanical Engineering of research activity include Biomedical Engineering, Biomimetics, Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics

  4. Outsourcing Private RAM Computation Craig Gentry

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    satisfy weaker security. For the basic setting without a persistent database, we can instantiate becoming the predominant mode of day-to-day computation, bringing with it new security challenges and flour of private information retrieval (PIR) [CKGS98], where a server holds a large database of size N and a client

  5. Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)

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    Miller, Clay

    Data generated from the Alum Innovative Exploration Project, one of several promising geothermal properties located in the middle to upper Miocene (~11-5 Ma, or million years BP) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC) of the Walker Lane structural belt in Esmeralda County, west-central Nevada. The geothermal system at Alum is wholly concealed; its upper reaches discovered in the late 1970s during a regional thermal-gradient drilling campaign. The prospect boasts several shallow thermal-gradient (TG) boreholes with TG >75oC/km (and as high as 440oC/km) over 200-m intervals in the depth range 0-600 m. Possibly boiling water encountered at 239 m depth in one of these boreholes returned chemical- geothermometry values in the range 150-230oC. GeothermEx (2008) has estimated the electrical- generation capacity of the current Alum leasehold at 33 megawatts for 20 years; and the corresponding value for the broader thermal anomaly extending beyond the property at 73 megawatts for the same duration.

  6. Chrysler RAM PHEV Fleet Results Report

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

    number of charging events 2,590 Number of charging events at Level 1 | Level 2 588 | 1990 Total charging energy consumed (AC kWh) 17,571 Charging energy consumed at Level 1 |...

  7. Dr. Ram Nidumolu Founder and CEO

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    Loudon, Catherine

    RoHS (2006), WEEE (2003) RoHS: Shaped regulations WEEE: Created ERP along with Sony, Braun, Electrolux Business Outcomes: RoHS: Postponed date for hexavalent chromium substitute WEEE: Cost savings of $100M in 5 years (20032007) 1000 partners, 20% of WEEE Extensive recycling expertise STAGE 2: MAKING

  8. ORISE: Radiological Assessment and Monitoring System (RAMS)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated CodesTransparencyDOENurse TriageInternational TrainingRadiological

  9. Yale University Mechanical Engineering

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

    ) ­ #92474A029 (4x) #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering 3D Printer Requirements · Current · Majority of parts are designed to not require support material · Authors do not know how well alternate 3D printers will produce adequate components #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering Finger

  10. Respiratory Mechanisms of Support

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    Kay, Mark A.

    Respiratory Mechanisms of Support Nasal Cannula Hi Flow Nasal Cannula CPAP Continuous positive the respiratory system is working to compensate for a metabolic issue so as to normalize the blood pH. HCO3 - 22 uses PIP Mechanical Ventilation: Volume vs. Pressure: Volume Control Pressure Control Cycle Volume Time

  11. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    Explore and understand applicable science Create new materials #12;Indian Railways #12;Wheel Impact Load automated system for On-Line estimation of Wheel Impact Loads and detection of Wheel Flats of running trains Detection System (WILD) #12;Derailment Mechanism Laboratory Tests Lab Brake Mechanism Placement of Sensors

  12. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Junjie Niu Postdoctoral Associate MIT Engineering Nano nanomaterials in applications of energy storage, biomedicine and chemo-mechanics. In 2007, Dr.Niu received young-structured Materials for Energy Storage 11:00 AM Friday, 14 February 2014 Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments

  13. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abstract Solid materials used in energy conversion and storage Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University April 6, 2012 at 2:00pm in SCOB 252 School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy #12;

  14. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The development of high-energy storage devices has been one energy capacity over 500 cycles. Teng Ma received his BS degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Xi and Technology of China in 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at School

  15. periodica polytechnica Mechanical Engineering

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    structure. Keywords aluminium alloys · nanostructured materials · mechanical characterization · X-thickness texture gradient produced by the different routes of DSR have been studied in Al 1050 aluminium alloy [15 routes on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al 7075 aluminium alloy. Microstructure

  16. Mechanical code comparator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Dalton, Larry J. (Bernalillo, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new class of mechanical code comparators is described which have broad potential for application in safety, surety, and security applications. These devices can be implemented as micro-scale electromechanical systems that isolate a secure or otherwise controlled device until an access code is entered. This access code is converted into a series of mechanical inputs to the mechanical code comparator, which compares the access code to a pre-input combination, entered previously into the mechanical code comparator by an operator at the system security control point. These devices provide extremely high levels of robust security. Being totally mechanical in operation, an access control system properly based on such devices cannot be circumvented by software attack alone.

  17. 07SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Dimitrova, Vania

    07SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES School of Mechanical Engineering FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Undergraduate Degrees 2015 #12;www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The School of Mechanical Engineering offers both a broad mechanical engineering degree

  18. Electronic door locking mechanism

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Williams, G.L.; Kirby, P.G.

    1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch. 6 figs.

  19. Mechanism of Gravity Impulse

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    Ning Wu

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well-known that energy-momentum is the source of gravitational field. For a long time, it is generally believed that only stars with huge masses can generate strong gravitational field. Based on the unified theory of gravitational interactions and electromagnetic interactions, a new mechanism of the generation of gravitational field is studied. According to this mechanism, in some special conditions, electromagnetic energy can be directly converted into gravitational energy, and strong gravitational field can be generated without massive stars. Gravity impulse found in experiments is generated by this mechanism.

  20. Rotary mechanical latch

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

  1. Ultralight, ultrastiff mechanical metamaterials

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    Zheng, Xiaoyu

    The mechanical properties of ordinary materials degrade substantially with reduced density because their structural elements bend under applied load. We report a class of microarchitected materials that maintain a nearly ...

  2. Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps 

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    Apaloo, T. L.; Kawamura, K.; Matsuda, J.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to develop, design and test compressors built to meet the needs of the mechanically demanding industrial heat pump applications which often require high compression ratios and temperatures in excess of 200 degrees F. This paper will review the theoretical...

  3. Theories on Auctions with Participation Costs

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    Cao, Xiaoyong

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ., bidding his true valuation is a weakly dominant strategy). Therefore, we can restrict our attention to Bayesian-Nash equi- libria in which each bidder uses a cutoff strategy denoted by v?i (c), i.e., he bids his valuation if it is greater than or equal...-monotonic equilibrium) if, for any two bidders i and j, ci

  4. Reverse Auction Bidding - Multiple Group Study

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    Zhou, Xun

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . As the number of bidders increase, the average price for each job will decrease. 3. The key findings from earlier research on: a. the use of bank loans; b. bidding patterns with time; c. personality type performance; d. observed statistic results...

  5. Transit Infrastructure Finance Through Station Location Auctions

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    Ian Carlton

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is a variant on standard Public Private Partnerships (PPP).Typically, parties entering PPP each bring distinctshoulder risk. SLA relies on a PPP in which several private

  6. October Live Auction, NPR-3 Sale...

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    few items below for your enjoyment. Did You Know NPR-3, also known as the Teapot Dome oilfield, was home to the biggest gusher in Wyoming history. A "gusher" means that the oil...

  7. California's CapandTrade Auction Proceeds

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    ................................................................3 A. AB 32: California's Global Warming Solutions Act enacted the Global Warming Solutions Act, known as AB 32 (Pavley).1 to the most pressing environmental and energy issues at the state, local, and national levels. Authors

  8. The Complexity of Optimal Auction Design

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    Pierrakos, Georgios

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    68] Amir Ronen and Amin Saberi. “On the Hardness of Optimalrevenue, while Ronen and Saberi [68] showed that no “

  9. Online Auctions: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

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    Zhang, Yu

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    are derived explicitly in both cases. In particular, given bidders’ risk attitude and time preference, the cutoff valuation, such that a bidder will accept BIN if his valuation is higher than the cutoff valuation and reject it otherwise, is calculated. I find...

  10. Deferred-Acceptance Heuristic Auctions Paul Milgromy

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    Sandholm, Tuomas W.

    designs have been adopted in markets for electricity, natural gas, water rights, diamonds, Internet domain on an earlier draft and Joshua Thurston-Milgrom for editorial suggestions. y Department of Economics, Stanford for Information Technology. 1 #12;1 Introduction Over the last twenty years, economic theory has contributed

  11. Transit Infrastructure Finance Through Station Location Auctions

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    Ian Carlton

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerous route and station options Strong real estate marketreal estate market Transit friendly constituents Numerous route and station options

  12. Combinatorial Auctions with Externalities (Extended Abstract)

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    Gordon, Geoffrey J.

    's valuation function. We develop a bidding language for combinatorial auc- tions with externalities, which uses weighted logical formulae to represent bidder valuation functions. We then investigate the prop, and characterise the complexity of classi- fying the properties of valuation functions. Finally, we consider

  13. Jar mechanism accelerator

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    Anderson, E.A.; Webb, D.D.

    1989-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an accelerator for use with a jar mechanism in a well pipe string to enhance the jarring impact delivered to a stuck object wherein the jar mechanism includes inner and outer members for connection, respectively, between the well pipe string the stuck object. The jar mechanism members are constructed to (1) restrict relative longitudinal movement therebetween to build up energy in the well pipe string and accelerator and then (2) to release the jar mechanism members for unrestrained, free relative longitudinal movement therebetween to engage jarring surfaces on the jar mechanism members for delivering a jarring impact to the stuck object. The accelerator includes: inner and outer telescopically connected members relatively movable longitudinally to accumulate energy in the accelerator; the inner and outer accelerator members each having means for connecting the accelerator in the well pipe string; means associated with the inner and outer members for initially accomodating a predetermined minimum length of unrestrained, free relative longitudinal movement between the inner and outer accelerator members.

  14. Cartel Mechanism Design: Nonratifiable Conditions of Collusive Behavior

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    Hsueh, Shao-Chieh

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    boost exemption or have more budget to subsidize agents, it is less likely that a ring will be formed. v To my family and Hellen vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, I am heartily grateful to my advisory committee. Professor Guoqiang Tian, chair of my advisory....3 concludes. All proofs are in Appendix A. 2.2. Model There are one seller and n (n ? 2) bidders in the economy. Bidder i?s value is vi ? V , i = (1, ..., n), which represents i?s willingness to pay for an object in an auction, and v = (v1, ..., vn...

  15. Program Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Program Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation with a Survey of Existing Transformation Systems Jonne van Wijngaarden Eelco Visser UU-CS-2003-048 Institute Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation with a Survey of Existing

  16. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    on the PI's current research on energy harvesting nanowires, Li-ion batteries, and PEM fuel cells. In energy nanowires from both modeling and in-situ quantitative microscopy perspectives. In Li-ion battery work, we-ion intercalation into nanowires. The last, electro-mechanical characterization of degraded and fresh electrode

  17. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Wynter J. Duncanson Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech Smart' Bubbles for Acoustic Contrast in Oil Reservoirs 11:00 AM Friday, 19 April engineering from Boston University. Her doctoral research was devoted to designing surface architectures

  18. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    -electronics, soft robotics, and bio-integrated systems. Host: Basu #12;, Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems 11:00 AM Friday, 7 February 2014 Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments served at 10:45 AM Biological systems

  19. Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

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    Barrash, Warren

    * Engineering Statistics or Probability and Statistics* 3 ME 380 Kinematics & Machine Dynamics 4 ME, CE, or ENGRMechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE Differential Equations and Matrix Theory 4 ENGR 245 Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering 3 ENGR 210

  20. Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

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    Malzbender, Tom (Hewlett Packard Laboratories) [Hewlett Packard Laboratories

    2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1900, a party of sponge divers chanced on the wreck of a Roman merchant vessel between Crete and mainland Greece. It was found to contain numerous ancient Greek treasures, among them a mysterious lump of clay that split open to reveal 'mathematical gears' as it dried out. This object is now known as the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most enlightening artifacts in terms of revealing the advanced nature of ancient Greek science and technology. In 2005 we travelled to the National Archeological Museum in Athens to apply our Reflectance Imaging methods to the mechanism in the hopes of revealing ancient writing on the device. We were successful, and along with the results of Microfocus CT imaging, we are able to decipher 3000 characters compared with the original 800 known. This lead to an understanding that the device was a mechanical, astronomical computer from 150 B.C.E. capable of predicting solar and lunar eclipses along with other celestial events. This talk will overview both the imaging methods as well as what they reveal about the Antikythera Mechanism.

  1. STUDENT HANDBOOK MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    accredited programs) Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering: · An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics-long learning. · A knowledge of contemporary issues. · An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice. Additionally: Aerospace Engineering · Knowledge of key

  2. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    implementation of predictive methods in commercial, numerical codes. Finally, opportunities for students University in 2007. During this time, he has been elected to several leadership positions within the ASME, including as the secretary of the ASME Research Committee on the Mechanics of Jointed Structures, he has

  3. ################### g VM Production Mechanisms

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    Kai­C. Voss, Bonn University 1 Vector meson production at HERA ############################### ################# ############### ############ #################################### ######################################### ############################ #12; Kai­C. Voss, Bonn University 2 Vector meson production at HERA # ################################################## ############################## ## ####################################### # # ## # ######## ### #### # # #12; Kai­C. Voss, Bonn University 3 Vector meson production at HERA VM Production Mechanisms soft

  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Li, Teng

    Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Fast Facts Faculty Based on 2013 statistics from Master's Degrees Awarded 45 Doctorate Degrees Awarded Funding Fiscal Year 2013 $20M Total Research for Energetic Concepts Development Center for Environmental Energy Engineering Center for Risk and Reliability

  5. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  6. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Reisslein, Martin

    conductivity. Coupled with its low thermal conductivity, polymer thermoelectric composites are attractive and thermoelectric applications. I will show that the thermal conductivity of ultra-thin polymer films can both conductivity and phonon transport mechanisms over the past 2 decades, owing much to the challenging needs

  7. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Integration Specialist in the Smart Grid Technologies and Strategy Division of the California IndependentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar The Challenges of Renewable Energy Integration into the CAISO Grid Abstract I will be presenting who the CAISO is and what we do. We will also discuss where we

  8. Residential Mechanical Precooling

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    German, A.; Hoeschele, M.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research conducted by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation team evaluated mechanical air conditioner pre-cooling strategies in homes throughout the United States. EnergyPlus modeling evaluated two homes with different performance characteristics in seven climates. Results are applicable to new construction homes and most existing homes built in the last 10 years, as well as fairly efficient retrofitted homes.

  9. Mechanical Harvesting of Corn.

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    Sorenson, J. W. (Jerome Wallace); Smith, H. P. (Harris Pearson)

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - - TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS, Director ' College Station, Texas BULLETIN 706 OCTOBER 1948 Mechanical Harvesting of Corn H. P. SMITH and J. W. SORENSON, JR. Department of Agricultural Engineering LlBRARY Atricaltr... of corn, from which they harvest about 77 million bushels valued at about 584 million. Most of the corn produced in Texas is harvested by hand. There were approximately 800 corn-picking machines of all types used in Texas in 1947. Texas farmers grow...

  10. WINTERTemplate Geochemical mechanisms of

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    Borissova, Daniela

    WINTERTemplate 01 Geochemical mechanisms of carbonate equilibria in the system CO2 -H2O-CaCO3 #12 dissolved in soil · Dissolution of CaCO3 · Precipitation of CaCO3 · Physicochemical precipitation (prevention of the CO2 outgassing) #12;07Dissolution of CaCO3 H2CO3 HCO3 - CO3 2- H+ CO3 2- + H+ HCO3 - HCO3

  11. Mechanics of collective unfolding

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    M Caruel; J. -M Allain; L Truskinovsky

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanically induced unfolding of passive crosslinkers is a fundamental biological phenomenon encountered across the scales from individual macro-molecules to cytoskeletal actin networks. In this paper we study a conceptual model of athermal load-induced unfolding and use a minimalistic setting allowing one to emphasize the role of long-range interactions while maintaining full analytical transparency. Our model can be viewed as a description of a parallel bundle of N bistable units confined between two shared rigid backbones that are loaded through a series spring. We show that the ground states in this model correspond to synchronized, single phase configurations where all individual units are either folded or unfolded. We then study the fine structure of the wiggly energy landscape along the reaction coordinate linking the two coherent states and describing the optimal mechanism of cooperative unfolding. Quite remarkably, our study shows the fundamental difference in the size and structure of the folding-unfolding energy barriers in the hard (fixed displacements) and soft (fixed forces) loading devices which persists in the continuum limit. We argue that both, the synchronization and the non-equivalence of the mechanical responses in hard and soft devices, have their origin in the dominance of long-range interactions. We then apply our minimal model to skeletal muscles where the power-stroke in acto-myosin crossbridges can be interpreted as passive folding. A quantitative analysis of the muscle model shows that the relative rigidity of myosin backbone provides the long-range interaction mechanism allowing the system to effectively synchronize the power-stroke in individual crossbridges even in the presence of thermal fluctuations. In view of the prototypical nature of the proposed model, our general conclusions pertain to a variety of other biological systems where elastic interactions are mediated by effective backbones.

  12. ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS BIO COMPOSITES FOR AVIATION

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    carbon composite general aviation aircraft); and Manager of Materials and Structures Research at Sikorsky temperature and bio material composite programs. In bio composite material programs Ron frequently worksENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS BIO COMPOSITES FOR AVIATION Ron

  13. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Both faculty and students in mechanical engineering at

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    Gelfond, Michael

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH Both faculty and students in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech work on a variety of research projects including heat transfer, combustion, and energetic materials analysis; human- centric design research; control science and engineering; computational fluid dynamics

  14. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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    Bender, C M; Meister, B K

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic thermodynamic heat engine runs most efficiently if it is reversible. Carnot constructed such a reversible heat engine by combining adiabatic and isothermal processes for a system containing an ideal gas. Here, we present an example of a cyclic engine based on a single quantum-mechanical particle confined to a potential well. The efficiency of this engine is shown to equal the Carnot efficiency because quantum dynamics is reversible. The quantum heat engine has a cycle consisting of adiabatic and isothermal quantum processes that are close analogues of the corresponding classical processes.

  15. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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    C. M. Bender; D. C. Brody; B. K. Meister

    2000-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic thermodynamic heat engine runs most efficiently if it is reversible. Carnot constructed such a reversible heat engine by combining adiabatic and isothermal processes for a system containing an ideal gas. Here, we present an example of a cyclic engine based on a single quantum-mechanical particle confined to a potential well. The efficiency of this engine is shown to equal the Carnot efficiency because quantum dynamics is reversible. The quantum heat engine has a cycle consisting of adiabatic and isothermal quantum processes that are close analogues of the corresponding classical processes.

  16. Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering is about solving problems, designing processes,

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    Waikato, University of

    the basic engineering sciences of thermal fluid science, separation processes, chemical reactions, unitMechanical engineering Mechanical engineering is about solving problems, designing processes, and making products to improve the quality of human life and shape the economy. Mechanical engineers apply

  17. The Mechanical Harvesting of Cotton.

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    Smith, H. P.; Killough, D. T.; Byrom, M. H.; Scoates, D.; Jones, D. L.

    1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stripping Rolls 45 Efficiency of the Texas Station Cotton Harvester --_-_.__---.__--___-.------- 47 --loping Varieties of Cotton to Meet the Needs of Mechanical Har- ~esting 54 owledgments 58 nary 58 List of Patents on Cotton Harvesters ' 60 ,ing ant... patent on a mechanical cotton picker, was apparently taken out in the year 1850. The development of a successful mechanical cotton harvester has been slow, due not only to the mechanical problems en- countered in handling the fiber, but also...

  18. Exploiting mechanical biomarkers in microfluidics

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    Exploiting mechanical biomarkers in microfluidics Xiaole Maoa and Tony Jun Huang*b DOI: 10.1039/c2 mechanical biomarkers in microfluidic devices. This trend makes sense because microfluidic devices often of mechanical biomarker- based microfluidic applications. We believe that these examples are just the tip

  19. Mechanical engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    . Mechanical engineering is a broad, versatile and creative discipline concerned with conversion of energyMechanical engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING DepartmentofMechanicalEngineering CollegeofEngineering t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative energy technology

  20. Mechanical Engineering "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures" Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building "Good Enough" Rapid Compression Machine Experiments Presented by: Dr. Casey Allen Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University Abstract

  1. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

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    Northrup, Milton A. (Berkeley, CA); Ciarlo, Dino R. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Los Altos, CA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The "micro" size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed.

  2. PEBBLES Mechanics Simulation Speedup

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    Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pebble bed reactors contain large numbers of spherical fuel elements arranged randomly. Determining the motion and location of these fuel elements is required for calculating certain parameters of pebble bed reactor operation. These simulations involve hundreds of thousands of pebbles and involve determining the entire core motion as pebbles are recirculated. Single processor algorithms for this are insufficient since they would take decades to centuries of wall-clock time. This paper describes the process of parallelizing and speeding up the PEBBLES pebble mechanics simulation code. Both shared memory programming with the Open Multi-Processing API and distributed memory programming with the Message Passing Interface API are used in simultaneously in this process. A new shared memory lock-less linear time collision detection algorithm is described. This method allows faster detection of pebbles in contact than generic methods. These combine to make full recirculations on AVR sized reactors possible in months of wall clock time.

  3. Mechanics of Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of boundary conditions defining an undistorted, non-rotating isolated horizon are specified in general relativity. A space-time representing a black hole which is itself in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. However, the definition is applicable in a more general context, such as cosmological horizons. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced and their properties analyzed. Although their definitions do not refer to infinity, these quantities assume their standard values in the static black hole solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

  4. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Northrup, M.A.; Ciarlo, D.R.; Lee, A.P.; Krulevitch, P.A.

    1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The ``micro`` size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed. 22 figs.

  5. Mechanisms of chemical phototoxicity

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    Yurkow, E.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Psoralens in combination with ultraviolet light (PUVA) are phototoxic and potent modulators of epidermal cell growth and differentiation. Using an in vitro cell culture model, the effects of psoralens and UVA light on the growth of epidermal cells were investigated. It was found that psoralen and UVA light interact synergistically to inhibit the growth of cells in culture. This synergism was also observed in the ability of PUVA to inhibit DNA synthesis, decrease cell survival, cause mutations and form psoralen-DNA adducts. Using a cell culture model for the differentiation of melanocytes, PUVA was also found to be a potent inducer of melanogenesis as evidenced by its ability to increase cellular tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin biosynthesis. Results from these studies indicate that PUVA can induce dramatic alterations in the growth rate and differentiation state of cells at dosage levels which are associated with minimal DNA damage. These findings are in conflict with the general assumption that the biological effects of psoralens and UVA light are associated with their ability to bind covalently to and cross-link DNA. Therefore, the author investigated the possibility that sites of action, other than DNA, are involved in the mechanism(s) by which photoactivated psoralens modulate epidermal cell growth and differentiation. The author's laboratory has found that mammalian epidermal cells contain specific, saturable, high-affinity binding sites for the psoralens that are distinct from DNA. This receptor for the psoralens, photolabeled with ({sup 3}H)-8-methoxysporalen, was visualized following sodium dodecyl sulfatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The psoralen receptor is shown to be a 22,000 dalton protein located in nonnuclear fractions of cell extracts.

  6. M E C H A N I CA L E N G I N E E R I N G s a mechanical engineer, you

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    . Limited edition lightweight RAM truck tailgate accessory, for Chrysler A troop portable heavy lift system Clean Snowmobile Team New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise and emissions Formula

  7. P-Trade the Generic P2P Trading Platform Foundations

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    P-Trade ­ the Generic P2P Trading Platform Foundations · Auctions are negotiation mechanisms configuration depends on multiple factors like traded good, participants, information available on the value of the traded good, etc. The system architecture of P-Trade · A central auction name server (ANS) containing

  8. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

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    Christensen, Cad

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INL's Cad Christensen is a heavy equipment mechanic. For more information about INL careers, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  9. THERMODYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF SINTERING

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    Pask, J.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    E. Hoge and Joseph A. Pask, "Thermodynamics of So:!.id StateJoseph A. Pask, "Thermodynamics and Geometric Considerations8419 r- ,y / ( /)~; - - I THERMODYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF

  10. COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS: CYCLIC, OSCILLATORY,

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    Bechtel, William

    COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS: CYCLIC, OSCILLATORY, AND AUTONOMOUS William Bechtel and Adele- nomological framework and its focus on laws as the primary explanatory vehicle; for them, a scientific

  11. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

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    Christensen, Cad

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    INL's Cad Christensen is a heavy equipment mechanic. For more information about INL careers, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  12. Unique Auxin Regulation Mechanism Discovered

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Mechanism Discovered Print The plant hormone auxin regulates many plant growth and development processes, including shoot growth, root branching, fruit ripening, tropisms,...

  13. Department of Mechanical Engineering "From Compliant Mechanisms to

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    in structural, mechanical, and electronic integration could lend themselves to advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing with materials specialized in electro- mechanical sensing and actuation in addition Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1995; Boeing­A.D. Welliver

  14. The equivalence principle in classical mechanics and quantum mechanics

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    Philip D. Mannheim

    2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss our understanding of the equivalence principle in both classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. We show that not only does the equivalence principle hold for the trajectories of quantum particles in a background gravitational field, but also that it is only because of this that the equivalence principle is even to be expected to hold for classical particles at all.

  15. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND DEFORMATION MECHANISMS OF A COMMERCIALLY PURE TITANIUM

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND DEFORMATION MECHANISMS OF A COMMERCIALLY PURE TITANIUM S. NEMAT titanium (CP-Ti) is systematically investigated in quasi-static (Instron, servohydraulic) and dynamic (UCSD Acta Metallurgica Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Titanium

  16. Department of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate programmes

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    in one of five areas without giving up the breadth of knowledge needed by a practicing engineer. OurDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate programmes Aerospace Engineering Automotive Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design & Innovation Mechanical

  17. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    engineering (for example, computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energy engineering, mechanical1 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Engineering and Applied Mechanics? ........................................................................3

  18. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Petroleum Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

    of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for their petroleum engineering minor. As well, mechanical engineeringMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Petroleum Engineering Minor The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a minor in petroleum engineering within the mechanical engineering major

  19. MASTER OF SCIENCE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    ;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 70 REDUCTION OF MARINE GAS TURBINE EXHAUST INFRARED SIGNATURE Joseph D. Gombas radiation signature of the exhaust plume from a gas turbine powered ship. The concepts fell into three69 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING A PARAMETRIC DESIGN STUDY OF InGaAs MICRO

  20. Northern Illinois University Mechanical Engineering

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    and/or apply engineering knowledge to address societal needs; and to provide quality professionalNorthern Illinois University Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program 2013-2014 Engineering Building, room 226 Phone: 815-753-9979 www.niu.edu/me #12;DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING NORTHERN

  1. Relativistic forces in Lagangian mechanics

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    J. Muñoz Díaz

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a general definition of \\emph{relativistic force} in the context of Lagrangian mechanics. Once this is done we prove that the only relativistic forces which are linear on the velocities are those coming from differential 2-forms defined on the configuration space. In this sense, electromagnetic fields provide a mechanical system with the simplest type of relativistic forces.

  2. Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE)

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE) Department of Electronic & Electrical and electrical engineering are in great demand because of their ability to work on complex interdisciplinary and become an expert in the core areas of both mechanical and electrical engineering. Subject aims

  3. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    and Applied Mechanics? Mechanical engineering and applied mechanics is the study of energy conversion, forces or more areas in mechanical engineering such as computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energyUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University

  4. Qualitative insights on fundamental mechanics

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    G. N. Mardari

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The gap between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics has an important interpretive implication: the Universe must have an irreducible fundamental level, which determines the properties of matter at higher levels of organization. We show that the main parameters of any fundamental model must be theory-independent. They cannot be predicted, because they cannot have internal causes. However, it is possible to describe them in the language of classical mechanics. We invoke philosophical reasons in favor of a specific model, which treats particles as sources of real waves. Experimental considerations for gravitational, electromagnetic, and quantum phenomena are outlined.

  5. Phase space quantum mechanics - Direct

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    Nasiri, S.; Sobouti, Y.; Taati, F. [Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Department of Physics, Zanjan University, Zanjan (Iran); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, D-78457 Sanadaj (Iran)

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional approach to quantum mechanics in phase space (q,p), is to take the operator based quantum mechanics of Schroedinger, or an equivalent, and assign a c-number function in phase space to it. We propose to begin with a higher level of abstraction, in which the independence and the symmetric role of q and p is maintained throughout, and at once arrive at phase space state functions. Upon reduction to the q- or p-space the proposed formalism gives the conventional quantum mechanics, however, with a definite rule for ordering of factors of noncommuting observables. Further conceptual and practical merits of the formalism are demonstrated throughout the text.

  6. Senior Mechanical Engineer Company Description

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    for manufacturability and familiarity with six-sigma tools preferred. · Strong analytical and problem solving skills-on experience developing and launching electro-mechanical products, preferable in military or automotive

  7. Mechanism design with approximate types

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    Zhu, Zeyuan Allen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In mechanism design, we replace the strong assumption that each player knows his own payoff type exactly with the more realistic assumption that he knows it only approximately: each player i only knows that his true type ...

  8. Quantum Mechanics of Neutrino Oscillations

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    C. Giunti; C. W. Kim

    2000-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a simple but general treatment of neutrino oscillations in the framework of quantum mechanics using plane waves and intuitive wave packet principles when necessary. We attempt to clarify some confusing statements that have recently appeared in the literature.

  9. The Newton Wonder in Mechanics

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    Donald Lynden-Bell

    2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of Newton's ideas from "Principia" gives many new results in mechanics. Here we explore the question ``What form of extra force will maintain the magnitude of a vector constant of the motion while changing its direction?''

  10. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Challenges through Modeling, Control and Design Micheal Zinn Associate Professor, Mechanical & Biomedical overcome them, we have undertaken a coordinated effort to develop improved modeling, controls, and device manipulation approaches. The modeling investigation has focused on developing improved models by which

  11. Time Gravity and Quantum Mechanics

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    W. G. Unruh

    1993-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Time plays different roles in quantum mechanics and gravity. These roles are examined and the problems that the conflict in the roles presents for quantum gravity are briefly summarised.

  12. Statistical mechanics of gene competition 

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    Venegas-Ortiz, Juan; Ortiz, Juan Venegas

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanics has been applied to a wide range of systems in physics, biology, medicine and even anthropology. This theory has been recently used to model the complex biochemical processes of gene expression and ...

  13. STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY

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    Samuel, S.A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    York. K. Bardakci, Field Theory for Solitons, II, BerkeleyFart I Applications of Field Theory Methods to StatisticalStatistical Mechanics to Field Theory Chapter IV The Grand

  14. FORESTRY COMMISSION Mechanical Engineering Services

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    1 FORESTRY COMMISSION Mechanical Engineering Services TENDER SALE of surplus Forestry Commission to be in £ Sterling. 3. Tenders will be subject to VAT @ 20% 4. The Forestry Commission reserves the right

  15. Engineering Mechanics Annual Report 2001

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    Franssen, Michael

    Engineering Mechanics Annual Report 2001 Graduate School Engineering Mechanics c/o Eindhoven themes 1.5 1.7 Education 1.7 1.8 General description of developments in 2001 1.9 1.9 Aggregated input and output for 2001 1.11 1.10 Overview of input and output per participating group, 2001 1.13 1.11 Overview

  16. Calibration of Cotton Planting Mechanisms.

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    Smith, H. P. (Harris Pearson); Byrom, Mills H. (Mills Herbert)

    1936-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    per foot. To obtain a perfect stand of one plant to Foot, a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 11 plants per foot wonld have to be thinned out. The number for picker wheel- drop planting mechanisms ranged from a minimum of 2 to a maxi- mum of 27 plants... per foot, requiring the removal of from 1 to 26 nlants per foot to leave one plant per foot. CONTENTS Introduction History of cotton planter development ------------.---------------------------------- Cottonseed planting mechanisms Requirements...

  17. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Milos Knezevic; Mark Warner

    2014-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid crystal elastomers are rubbers with liquid crystal order. They contract along their nematic director when heated or illuminated. The shape changes are large and occur in a relatively narrow temperature interval, or at low illumination, around the nematic-isotropic transition. We present a conceptual design of a mechanical, turbine-based engine using photo-active liquid crystal elastomers to extract mechanical work from light. Its efficiency is estimated to be 40%.

  18. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,

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    Rohs, Remo

    including control of turbulence, emerging fuel cell technologies, computational fluid mechanics, ground skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  19. Statistical mechanics of Yang-Mills classical mechanics

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    Bannur, Vishnu M. [Department of Physics, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635 (India)

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanics (SM) of Yang-Mills classical mechanics is studied by using a toy model that resembles chaotic quartic oscillators. This nonlinear system attains the thermodynamic equilibrium not by collisions, which is generally assumed in SM, but by chaotic dynamics. This is a new mechanism of thermalization that may be relevent to the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) formation in relativistic heavy-ion collisions because the interactions governing QGP involve quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which is a Yang-Mills theory [SU(3)]. The thermalization time is estimated from the Lyapunov exponent. The Lyapunov exponent is evaluated using the recently developed monodromy matrix method. We also discuss the physical meaning of thermalization and SM in this system of few degrees in terms of chromo-electric and chromomagnetic fields. One of the consequence of thermalization, such as equipartition of energy and dynamical temperature, is also numerically verified.

  20. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley

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    Keaveny, Tony

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley http://me.berkeley.edu · Albert Pisano;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley ·· 567567 Undergraduate Students Members24 Staff Members·· 24 Staff Members24 Staff Members #12;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University

  1. Majorana Electroformed Copper Mechanical Analysis

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    Overman, Nicole R.; Overman, Cory T.; Kafentzis, Tyler A.; Edwards, Danny J.; Hoppe, Eric W.

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is a large array of ultra-low background high-purity germanium detectors, enriched in 76Ge, designed to search for zero-neutrino double-beta decay. The DEMONSTRATOR will utilize ultra high purity electroformed copper for a variety of detector components and shielding. A preliminary mechanical evaluation was performed on the Majorana prototype electroformed copper material. Several samples were removed from a variety of positions on the mandrel. Tensile testing, optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy, and hardness testing were conducted to evaluate mechanical response. Analyses carried out on the Majorana prototype copper to this point show consistent mechanical response from a variety of test locations. Evaluation shows the copper meets or exceeds the design specifications.

  2. Mechanical instability at finite temperature

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    Xiaoming Mao; Anton Souslov; Carlos I. Mendoza; T. C. Lubensky

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Many physical systems including lattices near structural phase transitions, glasses, jammed solids, and bio-polymer gels have coordination numbers that place them at the edge of mechanical instability. Their properties are determined by an interplay between soft mechanical modes and thermal fluctuations. In this paper we investigate a simple square-lattice model with a $\\phi^4$ potential between next-nearest-neighbor sites whose quadratic coefficient $\\kappa$ can be tuned from positive negative. We show that its zero-temperature ground state for $\\kappa power-law behavior of the shear modulus as a function of temperature. We expect our study to provide a general framework for the study of finite-temperature mechanical and phase behavior of other systems with a large number of floppy modes.

  3. Quantum Mechanical Clock and Classical Relativistic Clock

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic nature of quantum mechanical clock is discussed as ``quantization of time." Quantum mechanical clock is seen to be equivalent to the relativistic classical clock.

  4. Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement...

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

    By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

  5. Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute Company SJMERI Jump to: navigation, search Name: Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute...

  6. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies...

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

    Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies Presented at the Department of Energy Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff...

  7. Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects | Department...

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

    Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects On December 5, 2013, the White House released Federal Leadership on Energy...

  8. On the foundation of Mechanics

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    Ricardo J. Alonso-Blanco; Jesús Muñoz-Díaz

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This note is an extended version of "A note on the foundations of Mechanics", arXiv: 1404.1321 [math-ph]. A presentation of its contents was given in a talk in memorial homage to the professor Juan B. Sancho Guimer\\'a. For this reason, it was written in spanish language. The matter of the note is a systematic foundation of the most classical part of Mechanics. The content by sections is: 0) Notions and basic results, 1) Conservative systems 2) Time. Time constraints, 3) Proper time. Relativistic forces, 4) Electromagnetic fields, 5) On the Hamilton-Noether Principle, 6) Schr\\"odinger equation.

  9. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighand Retrievals from a NewCuneo Matthew1, 20121+MechanicalMechanical

  10. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

    ­Madison as an Honorary Fellow in 2012 after retiring from General Motors Research & DevelopmentMechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series Ignition and Flame Growth in Spray-Guided Stratified-Charge Gasoline Engines Dr. Todd Fansler Engine Research Center University of Wisconsin - Madison

  11. Nonlinear friction in quantum mechanics

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    Roumen Tsekov

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of nonlinear friction forces in quantum mechanics is studied via dissipative Madelung hydrodynamics. A new thermo-quantum diffusion equation is derived, which is solved for the particular case of quantum Brownian motion with a cubic friction. It is extended also by a chemical reaction term to describe quantum reaction-diffusion systems with nonlinear friction as well.

  12. All are welcome! Mechanical Engineering

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    Hickman, Mark

    Mechanical Engineering Seminar Room ­ E547 Bobbin Friction Stir Welding: Process Optimisation for Joining Wet-Deck Panels in Marine Applications Mohammad Sued, UC ME PhD-cand. Abstract: Friction stir welding (FSW although BFSW process and conventional friction stir welding (CFSW) process are similar but yet

  13. GETTING AROUND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    GETTING AROUND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT G A M E D Keep this guide to the ME;2 Guide to Undergraduate Study in MechE #12;MechE Undergraduate Office 3 Contents CONTENTS 3 MECHE Requirement 39 SB Thesis Requirement 41 #12;4 Guide to Undergraduate Study in MechE SPECIAL PROGRAMS 43

  14. SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy

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    Zhang, Guangyu

    SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy © Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin.1007/s11433-012-4970-8 Carbon-based spintronics CHEN Peng & ZHANG GuangYu* Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

  15. From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics?

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    Steinhoff, Heinz-Jürgen

    From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics? Dresden, 22.11.2004 Jochen Gemmer Universit¨at Osnabr to thermodynamical behavior · Quantum approach to thermodynamical behavior · The route to equilibrium · Summary of thermodynamical behavior entirely on the basis of Hamilton models and Schr¨odinger-type quantum dynamics. · define

  16. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lin, P.T.

    1985-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanical scriber using a scribing tip, such as a diamond, provides controlled scriber forces with a spring-loaded compound lever arrangement. The scribing force and range of scribing depth are adjusted by a pair of adjustable micrometer heads. A semiconductor device, such as a multilayer solar cell, can be formed into scribed strips at each layer. 5 figs.

  17. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

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    Lin, Peter T. (East Brunswick, NJ)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanical scriber using a scribing tip, such as a diamond, provides controlled scriber forces with a spring-loaded compound lever arrangement. The scribing force and range of scribing depth are adjusted by a pair of adjustable micrometer heads. A semiconductor device, such as a multilayer solar cell, can be formed into scribed strips at each layer.

  18. Statistical mechanics of the vacuum

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    Christian Beck

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The vacuum is full of virtual particles which exist for short moments of time. In this paper we construct a chaotic model of vacuum fluctuations associated with a fundamental entropic field that generates an arrow of time. The dynamics can be physically interpreted in terms of fluctuating virtual momenta. This model leads to a generalized statistical mechanics that distinguishes fundamental constants of nature.

  19. Battery Vent Mechanism And Method

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    Ching, Larry K. W. (Littleton, CO)

    2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed herein is a venting mechanism for a battery. The venting mechanism includes a battery vent structure which is located on the battery cover and may be integrally formed therewith. The venting mechanism includes an opening extending through the battery cover such that the opening communicates with a plurality of battery cells located within the battery case. The venting mechanism also includes a vent manifold which attaches to the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes a first opening which communicates with the battery vent structure opening and second and third openings which allow the vent manifold to be connected to two separate conduits. In this manner, a plurality of batteries may be interconnected for venting purposes, thus eliminating the need to provide separate vent lines for each battery. The vent manifold may be attached to the battery vent structure by a spin-welding technique. To facilitate this technique, the vent manifold may be provided with a flange portion which fits into a corresponding groove portion on the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes an internal chamber which is large enough to completely house a conventional battery flame arrester and overpressure safety valve. In this manner, the vent manifold, when installed, lessens the likelihood of tampering with the flame arrester and safety valve.

  20. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering John Stuart

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering John Stuart Paul Washburn Co-Chairs MIE IAB Meeting #12;2Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dean Tim Anderson #12;3Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Strategic vision for growing College Goal Method Current resources #12;4Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  1. QUALITATIVE REASONING ABOUT FLUIDS AND MECHANICS

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    Forbus, Kenneth D.

    which include both me- chanical mechanisms and fluids, such as internal combustion engines and hydraulic

  2. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    engineering (for example, computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energy engineering, mechanicalUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2009 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied

  3. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH mat Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) E N T r y F A Q S A p p l y i n g C a m p u

  4. Mechanical Engineering Larry L. Howell, Chair

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    Hart, Gus

    with concepts, ideas, and products that are primarily mechanical or energy related. Mechanical engineeringMechanical Engineering Larry L. Howell, Chair 435-A CTB, (801) 422-2625 Ira A. Fulton College program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering carries special enrollment limitations at the junior

  5. Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

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    Furlong, Cosme

    -unload cycle #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Strain energy: z F U 2 Strain energy Average force energy density: 2 1 V U u (area) #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Strain energy: resilienceMechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

  6. Mechanical Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH matEria ls transpo rt u r s e s ? Home The Department Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) #12;tHE DEpartm

  7. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comparison of feed-in tariff, quota and auction mechanismsPricing: The Optimal Two-Part Tariff. The Quarterly Journalthe race between feed-in tariffs and green certificates.

  8. Essays in energy and environmental markets

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    Reguant-Rido, Mar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I explore issues related to energy and environmental markets. In the first chapter, I examine the benefits of complementary bidding mechanisms used in electricity auctions. I develop a model of complex ...

  9. IEICE TRANS. INF. & SYST., VOL.E82D, NO.4 APRIL 1999 PAPER Special Issue on Internet Technology and Its Applications

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    Tygar, Doug

    . Moreover, auctions have been suggested as a basic pric- ing mechanism for setting prices for access is with the Faculty Member in the Depart- ment Electrical Engineering, Tokai Univeristy, Hiratsuka- shi, 259

  10. DOE fundamentals handbook: Mechanical science. Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mechanical components and mechanical science. The handbook includes information diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, and miscellaneous mechanical components. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the construction and operation of mechanical components that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  11. Locking mechanism for indexing device

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    Lindemeyer, Carl W. (Aurora, IL)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a locking mechanism for an indexing spindle. A conventional r gear having outwardly extending teeth is affixed to the spindle. Also included is a rotatably mounted camshaft whose axis is arranged in skewed relationship with the axis of the spindle. A disk-like wedge having opposing camming surfaces is eccentrically mounted on the camshaft. As the camshaft is rotated, the camming surfaces of the disc-like member are interposed between adjacent gear teeth with a wiping action that wedges the disc-like member between the gear teeth. A zero backlash engagement between disc-like member and gear results, with the engagement having a high mechanical advantage so as to effectively lock the spindle against bidirectional rotation.

  12. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

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    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.

  13. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, Arnold R. (6006 Allentown Dr., Spring, TX 77389)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer (11) at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer (11) to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator (10) to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator.

  14. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, Arnold R. (6006 Allentown Dr., Spring, TX 77379)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer (11) at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer (11) to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator (10) to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing he evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator.

  15. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.

  16. The Schwinger mechanism and graphene

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    Danielle Allor; Thomas D. Cohen; David A. McGady

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Schwinger mechanism, the production of charged particle-antiparticle pairs in a macroscopic external electric field, is derived for 2+1 dimensional theories. The rate of pair production per unit area for four species of massless fermions, with charge $q$, in a constant electric field $E$ is given by $ \\pi^{-2} \\hbar^{-3/2} \\tilde{c}^{-1/2} (q E)^{3/2} $ where $\\tilde{c}$ is the speed of light for the two-dimensional system. To the extent undoped graphene behaves like the quantum field-theoretic vacuum for massless fermions in 2+1 dimensions, the Schwinger mechanism should be testable experimentally. A possible experimental configuration for this is proposed. Effects due to deviations from this idealized picture of graphene are briefly considered. It is argued that with present day samples of graphene, tests of the Schwinger formula may be possible.

  17. Particle Suspension Mechanisms - Supplemental Material

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    Dillon, M B

    2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This supplemental material provides a brief introduction to particle suspension mechanisms that cause exfoliated skin cells to become and remain airborne. The material presented here provides additional context to the primary manuscript and serves as background for designing possible future studies to assess the impact of skin cells as a source of infectious aerosols. This introduction is not intended to be comprehensive and interested readers are encouraged to consult the references cited.

  18. Deformation mechanisms beneath shallow foundations

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    McMahon, Brendan

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Nomenclature Roman Symbols A area b empirical exponent C methyl-cellulose concentration (%) C? secondary compression index cu undrained shear strength cv one-dimensional coefficient of consolidation D foundation diameter D10, D50, D90 sand grain diameter 10... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 xiii LIST OF FIGURES 2.13 Method to find coefficient of secondary compression and time at end of primary consolidation (modified Augustesen et al., 2004) . . . . . . . . 42 2.14 Prandtl (1921) mechanism adopted for the displacement pattern (from...

  19. Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review

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    Carr, R.B.; Denney, R.M. (eds.)

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to inform readers of various technical activities within the Department, promote exchange of ideas, and give credit to personnel who are achieving the results. The report is presented in two parts: technical achievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into seven sections, each of which reports on an engineering division and its specific activities related to nuclear tests, nuclear explosives, weapons, energy systems, engineering sciences, magnetic fusion, and materials fabrication.

  20. Schwinger Mechanism with Stochastic Quantization

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    Kenji Fukushima; Tomoya Hayata

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We prescribe a formulation of the particle production with real-time Stochastic Quantization. To construct the retarded and the time-ordered propagators we decompose the stochastic variables into positive- and negative-energy parts. In this way we demonstrate how to derive a standard formula for the Schwinger mechanism under time-dependent electric fields. We discuss a mapping to the Schwinger-Keldysh formalism and a relation to the classical statistical simulation.

  1. STATISTICAL MECHANICS PRACTICE EXAM 2005

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    Dorlas, Teunis C.

    STATISTICAL MECHANICS PRACTICE EXAM 2005 Time allotted: 3 hours for 5 questions. 1. (i) Give density of a system of independent spins si = ±1 with energy levels given by E(s1, . . . , sN ) = -H N i=1 si. 2. (i) Derive the expression f() = - 1 ln eJ cosh H + e2J sinh2 H + e-2J for the free energy

  2. Mechanical Engineering Department technical abstracts

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    Denney, R.M. (ed.)

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department publishes listings of technical abstracts twice a year to inform readers of the broad range of technical activities in the Department, and to promote an exchange of ideas. Details of the work covered by an abstract may be obtained by contacting the author(s). Overall information about current activities of each of the Department's seven divisions precedes the technical abstracts.

  3. Mechanical engineering department technical review

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    Carr, R.B. Denney, R.M. (eds.)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to: (1) inform the readers of various technical activities within the department, (2) promote exchange of ideas, and (3) give credit to the personnel who are achieving the results. The report is formatted into two parts: technical acievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into eight sections, one for each division in the department providing the reader with the names of the personnel and the division accomplishing the work.

  4. Nonlocal models in continuum mechanics

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    Johnson, N.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phan-Thien, N. [Sydney Univ., NSW (Australia). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent appearance of nonlocal methods is examined in the light of traditional continuum mechanics. A comparison of nonlocal approaches in the fields of solid and fluid mechanics reveals that no consistent definition of a nonlocal theory has been used. We suggest a definition based on the violation of the principle of local action in continuum mechanics. From the consideration of the implications of a nonlocal theory based on this definition, we conclude that constitutive relations with nonlocal terms can confuse the traditional separation of the roles between conservation laws and constitutive relations. The diversity of motivations for the nonlocal approaches are presented, resulting primarily from deficiencies in numerical solutions to practical problems. To illustrate these concepts, the history of nonlocal terms in the field of viscoelastic fluids is reviewed. A specific example of a viscoelastic constitutive relation that contains a stress diffusion term is applied to a simple shear flow and found not to be a physical description of any known fluid. We conclude by listing questions that should be asked of nonlocal approaches.

  5. Mechanical formalism for tissue dynamics

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    Sham Tlili; Cyprien Gay; Francois Graner; Philippe Marcq; François Molino; Pierre Saramito

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The understanding of morphogenesis in living organisms has been renewed by tremendous progress in experimental techniques that provide access to cell-scale, quantitative information both on the shapes of cells within tissues and on the genes being expressed. This information suggests that our understanding of the respective contributions of gene expression and mechanics, and of their crucial entanglement, will soon leap forward. Biomechanics increasingly benefits from models, which assist the design and interpretation of experiments, point out the main ingredients and assumptions, and ultimately lead to predictions. The newly accessible local information thus calls for a reflection on how to select suitable classes of mechanical models. We review both mechanical ingredients suggested by the current knowledge of tissue behaviour, and modelling methods that can help generate a rheological diagram or a constitutive equation. We distinguish cell scale ("intra-cell") and tissue scale ("inter-cell") contributions. We recall the mathematical framework developped for continuum materials and explain how to transform a constitutive equation into a set of partial differential equations amenable to numerical resolution. We show that when plastic behaviour is relevant, the dissipation function formalism appears appropriate to generate constitutive equations; its variational nature facilitates numerical implementation, and we discuss adaptations needed in the case of large deformations. The present article gathers theoretical methods that can readily enhance the significance of the data to be extracted from recent or future high throughput biomechanical experiments.

  6. ON USING RELIABLE NETWORK RAM IN NETWORKS OF WORKSTATIONS

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    Ioannidis, Sotiris

    , and by developing novel systems from the ground up. We use experimental evaluation using well-known database an NVRAM system, which does not require specialized hardware. To provide a non- volatile storage space, we-volatile storage are written to more than one volatile storage repository. Data loss would occur, if all volatile

  7. Trajectory simulation for design of ram-air inflated parachutes

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    Tallant, Sibille Ursula

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the assistance of many persons in this research effort. Financial assistance was provided by Manley Butler, Calvin Kata and Hugh McCoy at the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, CA, for which I am eternally grateful. I would also like to thank Joe Gamble... a great deal of computer time. 25 Complete System The system principal moments of inertia are obtained by individually transferring the parachute and payload principal moments of inertia to the system center of gravity and adding them together...

  8. Silver Peak Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)

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    Miller, Clay

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data generated from the Silver Peak Innovative Exploration Project, in Esmeralda County, Nevada, encompasses a “deep-circulation (amagmatic)” meteoric-geothermal system circulating beneath basin-fill sediments locally blanketed with travertine in western Clayton Valley (lithium-rich brines from which have been mined for several decades). Spring- and shallow-borehole thermal-water geochemistry and geothermometry suggest that a Silver Peak geothermal reservoir is very likely to attain the temperature range 260- 300oF (~125-150oC), and may reach 300-340oF (~150-170oC) or higher (GeothermEx, Inc., 2006). Results of detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis, and conceptual modeling of the prospect (1) support the GeothermEx (op. cit.) assertion that the Silver Peak prospect has good potential for geothermal-power production; and (2) provide a theoretical geologic framework for further exploration and development of the resource. The Silver Peak prospect is situated in the transtensional (regional shearing coupled with extension) Walker Lane structural belt, and squarely within the late Miocene to Pliocene (11 Ma to ~5 Ma) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC), a feature that accommodated initial displacement transfer between major right-lateral strike- slip fault zones on opposite sides of the Walker Lane. The SPCC consists essentially of a ductiley-deformed lower plate, or “core,” of Proterozoic metamorphic tectonites and tectonized Mesozoic granitoids separated by a regionally extensive, low-angle detachment fault from an upper plate of severely stretched and fractured structural slices of brittle, Proterozoic to Miocene-age lithologies. From a geothermal perspective, the detachment fault itself and some of the upper-plate structural sheets could function as important, if secondary, subhorizontal thermal-fluid aquifers in a Silver Peak hydrothermal system.

  9. Silver Peak Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)

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    Miller, Clay

    Data generated from the Silver Peak Innovative Exploration Project, in Esmeralda County, Nevada, encompasses a “deep-circulation (amagmatic)” meteoric-geothermal system circulating beneath basin-fill sediments locally blanketed with travertine in western Clayton Valley (lithium-rich brines from which have been mined for several decades). Spring- and shallow-borehole thermal-water geochemistry and geothermometry suggest that a Silver Peak geothermal reservoir is very likely to attain the temperature range 260- 300oF (~125-150oC), and may reach 300-340oF (~150-170oC) or higher (GeothermEx, Inc., 2006). Results of detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis, and conceptual modeling of the prospect (1) support the GeothermEx (op. cit.) assertion that the Silver Peak prospect has good potential for geothermal-power production; and (2) provide a theoretical geologic framework for further exploration and development of the resource. The Silver Peak prospect is situated in the transtensional (regional shearing coupled with extension) Walker Lane structural belt, and squarely within the late Miocene to Pliocene (11 Ma to ~5 Ma) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC), a feature that accommodated initial displacement transfer between major right-lateral strike- slip fault zones on opposite sides of the Walker Lane. The SPCC consists essentially of a ductiley-deformed lower plate, or “core,” of Proterozoic metamorphic tectonites and tectonized Mesozoic granitoids separated by a regionally extensive, low-angle detachment fault from an upper plate of severely stretched and fractured structural slices of brittle, Proterozoic to Miocene-age lithologies. From a geothermal perspective, the detachment fault itself and some of the upper-plate structural sheets could function as important, if secondary, subhorizontal thermal-fluid aquifers in a Silver Peak hydrothermal system.

  10. Risk-Limiting Dispatch for Integrating Renewable Power Ram Rajagopal

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    Varaiya, Pravin

    be balanced. Based on the forecasts, the SO purchases blocks of conventional power ahead of real time. The purchase contracts guarantee delivery of power over a specified block or interval of time, with each block block. Figure 1: Power block si is purchased ti-ahead of real time t; net demand is D(t). In addition

  11. LifeSciences extension.uci.edu/ram

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    , and an understanding of the product lifecycle. Participants who complete the program will satisfy the Level I and II

  12. UNCORRECTEDPROOF 3 Survival rate and antioxidant enzyme activity of ram

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

    .A. Cebria´n-Pe´rez, T. Muin~o-Blanco* 7 Departamento de Bioqui´mica y Biologi´a Molecular y Celular

  13. Seasonal variations in antioxidant enzyme activity in ram seminal plasma

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

    : Departamento de Bioqui´mica y Biologi´a Molecular y Celular, Facultad de Veterinaria, C/Miguel Servet, 177

  14. Microsoft Word - Draft Minutes RAM 7-2-13

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311,Official File United StatesNovember 2014 AINFODRAFTMinutes

  15. AVTA: Chrysler RAM PHEV Pickups | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The Future of1 A Strategic26-OPAMATTENDEEES:of Energy ChargePoint AC

  16. Security Risk Assessment Methodologies (RAM) for Critical Infrastructures -

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  17. 1 A Case for Intelligent RAM: IRAM (To appear in IEEE Micro, April 1997) A Case for Intelligent RAM: IRAM

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    Yelick, Katherine

    . Introduction and Why there is a Problem The division of the semiconductor industry into microprocessor system performance. System architects have attempted to bridge the processor­memory performance gap

  18. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Kneževi?, Miloš; Warner, Mark

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    mechanical turbine-based engine to har- ness the contractions of soft, photo-responsive solids with a large stroke. We thus take photo-active nematic liq- uid crystal elastomers (LCEs) as our working material. Related engines have been proposed before... . ? mk684@cam.ac.uk material parameters of this turbine-based engine, along with the known photo-response of typical LCEs, suggests that its efficiency can be as high as 40%. The basis of these two-wheel and turbine engines is that a nematic rubber strip...

  19. Mechanics of Rotating Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Jerzy Lewandowski

    2001-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Black hole mechanics was recently extended by replacing the more commonly used event horizons in stationary space-times with isolated horizons in more general space-times (which may admit radiation arbitrarily close to black holes). However, so far the detailed analysis has been restricted to non-rotating black holes (although it incorporated arbitrary distortion, as well as electromagnetic, Yang-Mills and dilatonic charges). We now fill this gap by first introducing the notion of isolated horizon angular momentum and then extending the first law to the rotating case.

  20. New mechanism of membrane fusion

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    M. Mueller; K. Katsov; M. Schick

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have carried out Monte Carlo simulation of the fusion of bilayers of single chain amphiphiles which show phase behavior similar to that of biological lipids. The fusion mechanism we observe is very different from the ``stalk'' hypothesis. Stalks do form on the first stage of fusion, but they do not grow radially to form a hemifused state. Instead, stalk formation destabilizes the membranes and results in hole formation in the vicinity of the stalks. When holes in each bilayer nucleate spontaneously next to the same stalk, an incomplete fusion pore is formed. The fusion process is completed by propagation of the initial connection, the stalk, along the edges of the aligned holes.

  1. The continuum and wave mechanics

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    Collins, Royal Eugene

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the realm of our actual experience we find it possi? ble to define operational procedures for observing and 4 , and we A find that these procedures always yield values of ?f and "t . Further? more we always find that the observed values of the position... in our analysis of Classical Mechanics, therefore we now consider the following problem. If we consider w quantities iT HE M gnx DHqMyco and p? quantities-[ yO 4. to be defined by operations can we require that a function yA ? t j exists...

  2. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  3. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  4. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  5. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  6. GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    A Guide to GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING at Department of Mechanical...................................................................................................... 3 2. Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ........................................................................................................................ 6 4. Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering (MSESE

  7. Doctoral Defense "Thermal-hydro-mechanical model

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Doctoral Defense "Thermal-hydro-mechanical model for freezing and thawing soils" Yao Zhang Date been implemented in a finite element system, with a thermal-hydro- mechanical framework being used

  8. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

    appropriate technology. Mechatronics involves the study of dynamic systems and controlled injection systems and robotic systems. Modern devices contain mechanical, electrical ENME 585 Control Systems ENME 599 Vibrations (mechanical engineering) or ENMF

  9. Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation

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    LBNL-62700 Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation Systems Max H Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation Systems Max H. Sherman and Iain S. Walker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA ABSTRACT The purpose of ventilation is to dilute indoor contaminants

  10. Skeletal adaptation to reduced mechanical loading

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    Eliman, Rachel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bone adapts its mass and architecture in response to its mechanical environment. Yet control of this process by mechanical cues is poorly understood, particularly for unloading. Defining the fundamental mechanoregulation ...

  11. College of Engineering ME Mechanical Engineering

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Engineering ME Mechanical Engineering KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course ENGINEERING. (3) This course introduces the Mechanical Engineering profession including the skills and expectations required for success. Engineering applications of calculus are also presented. Prereq or concur

  12. Dynamics of mechanisms with elastic bodies

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    Mirzahmedov, Ganijon Ahmedovich

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Belt drive mechanisms are alternatives to robotic actuators to obtain complex repetitive motions by simple actuation. By simply changing the dimensions of the mechanism, we can obtain different kinds of trajectories for the exit link...

  13. Solar mechanics thermal response capabilities.

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    Dobranich, Dean D.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In many applications, the thermal response of structures exposed to solar heat loads is of interest. Solar mechanics governing equations were developed and integrated with the Calore thermal response code via user subroutines to provide this computational simulation capability. Solar heat loads are estimated based on the latitude and day of the year. Vector algebra is used to determine the solar loading on each face of a finite element model based on its orientation relative to the sun as the earth rotates. Atmospheric attenuation is accounted for as the optical path length varies from sunrise to sunset. Both direct and diffuse components of solar flux are calculated. In addition, shadowing of structures by other structures can be accounted for. User subroutines were also developed to provide convective and radiative boundary conditions for the diurnal variations in air temperature and effective sky temperature. These temperature boundary conditions are based on available local weather data and depend on latitude and day of the year, consistent with the solar mechanics formulation. These user subroutines, coupled with the Calore three-dimensional thermal response code, provide a complete package for addressing complex thermal problems involving solar heating. The governing equations are documented in sufficient detail to facilitate implementation into other heat transfer codes. Suggestions for improvements to the approach are offered.

  14. Assessment of HYGAS mechanical equipment

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    Albrecht, P.R.; Kramberger, F.E.; Recupero, R.M.; Verden, M.L.; Rees, K.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The HYGAS process, which converts coal to substitute natural gas, is being developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) using an 80 ton per day pilot plant located in Chicago, Illinois. Plant design started in 1967 and testing began in October 1971. Since then, 18,000 tons of both Eastern and Western coal have been gasified. Assessment of the mechanical equipment was made by Mechanical Technology Incorporated (MTI) in collaboration with a DOE on-site representative and a representative from IGT, the operating contractor. Data for the assessment were obtained by reviewing all available maintenance records, by interviewing key personnel from maintenance and operations, and by observing repairs and maintenance procedures where possible. While operating the plant, a variety of equipment problems were addressed, many of which are generic to HYGAS as well as other coal conversion processes. Some problems were solved completely while others were solved to suit the limited needs of the pilot plant. Accordingly, the emphasis of this study is on the degree of success in dealing with equipment failures, the unresolved problems and the implication to future coal conversion plants.

  15. New mechanism for lightning initiation

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    Roussel-Dupre, R.; Buchwald, M.; Gurevich, A. [Lebedev Institute of Physical Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)] [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). To distinguish radio-frequency (rf) signals generated by lightning from the electromagnetic pulse produced by a nuclear explosion, it is necessary to understand the fundamental nature of thunderstorm discharges. The recent debate surrounding the origin of transionospheric pulse pairs (TIPPs) detected by the BLACKBEARD experiment aboard the ALEXIS satellite illustrates this point. We have argued that TIPP events could originate from the upward propagating discharges recently identified by optical images taken from the ground, from airplanes, and from the space shuttle. In addition, the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) measurements of x-ray bursts originating from thunderstorms are almost certainly associated with these upward propagating discharges. When taken together, these three measurements point directly to the runaway electron mechanism as the source of the upward discharges. The primary goal of this research effort was to identify the specific role played by the runaway-air-breakdown mechanism in the general area of thunderstorm electricity and in so doing develop lightning models that predict the optical, rf, and x-ray emissions that are observable from space.

  16. Probable Inference and Quantum Mechanics

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    Grandy, W. T. Jr. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82070 (United States)

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In its current very successful interpretation the quantum theory is fundamentally statistical in nature. Although commonly viewed as a probability amplitude whose (complex) square is a probability, the wavefunction or state vector continues to defy consensus as to its exact meaning, primarily because it is not a physical observable. Rather than approach this problem directly, it is suggested that it is first necessary to clarify the precise role of probability theory in quantum mechanics, either as applied to, or as an intrinsic part of the quantum theory. When all is said and done the unsurprising conclusion is that quantum mechanics does not constitute a logic and probability unto itself, but adheres to the long-established rules of classical probability theory while providing a means within itself for calculating the relevant probabilities. In addition, the wavefunction is seen to be a description of the quantum state assigned by an observer based on definite information, such that the same state must be assigned by any other observer based on the same information, in much the same way that probabilities are assigned.

  17. Quantum mechanical time contradicts the uncertainty principle

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The a priori time in conventional quantum mechanics is shown to contradict the uncertainty principle. A possible solution is given.

  18. Tanvir R. Tanim Department of Mechanical and

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    @psu.edu Chao-Yang Wang Professor William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and Director

  19. Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and...

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    Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics 2007 Diesel...

  20. STATE OF CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT CEC-MECH-3C (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT MECH-3C PROJECT NAME DATE MECHANICAL VENTILATION §121(b)2 REHEAT'D V.A. Max of D or G Design Ventilation Air cfm 50% of Design Zone Supply cfm B x 0.4 cfm/ft² Max

  1. Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory Columbia University

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    Woit, Peter

    Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory Peter Woit Columbia University Texas Tech, November 21 2013 Peter Woit (Columbia University) Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory November 2013 1 / 30, 1967 Peter Woit (Columbia University) Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory November 2013 2 / 30

  2. Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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    Wilson, Shannon Elizabeth

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    MECHANISMS OF FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS A Dissertation by SHANNON ELIZABETH WILSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2010 Major Subject: Biomedical Sciences Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Copyright 2010 Shannon Elizabeth Wilson MECHANISMS OF FETAL ALCOHOL...

  3. Mechanisms leading to electrically isolated cell

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    Mechanisms leading to electrically isolated cell parts and power loss under mechanical loads F cracks are omnipresent #12;Power loss by cell cracks Humidity freeze cycle 0 50 100 150 200 Powerloss, isolated cell area Crack mode: #12;Power loss after mechanical load · Some solar cells with mode A cracks

  4. NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    programs in both mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as a concurrent B.S. degree programNEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Through support from the Institute of Natural Gas Research (INGaR), The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

  5. 4, 38293862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil

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    Boyer, Edmond

    BGD 4, 3829­3862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Biogeosciences Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences Mechanisms of soil carbon­3862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction

  6. Visualizing quantum mechanics in phase space

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    Heiko Bauke; Noya Ruth Itzhak

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the visualization of quantum mechanics in phase space by means of the Wigner function and the Wigner function flow as a complementary approach to illustrating quantum mechanics in configuration space by wave functions. The Wigner function formalism resembles the mathematical language of classical mechanics of non-interacting particles. Thus, it allows a more direct comparison between classical and quantum dynamical features.

  7. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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    Deinlein, Ulrich; Stephan, Aaron B.; Horie, Tomoaki; Luo, Wei; Xu, Guohua; Schroeder, Julian I.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crop performance is severely affected by high salt concentrations in soils. To engineer more salt-tolerant plants it is crucial to unravel the key components of the plant salt-tolerance network. Here we review our understanding of the core salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants. Recent studies have shown that stress sensing and signaling components can play important roles in regulating the plant salinity stress response. We also review key Na+ transport and detoxification pathways and the impact of epigenetic chromatin modifications on salinity tolerance. In addition, we discuss the progress that has been made towards engineering salt tolerance in crops, including marker-assisted selectionmore »and gene stacking techniques. We also identify key open questions that remain to be addressed in the future.« less

  8. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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    Deinlein, Ulrich; Stephan, Aaron B.; Horie, Tomoaki; Luo, Wei; Xu, Guohua; Schroeder, Julian I.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crop performance is severely affected by high salt concentrations in soils. To engineer more salt-tolerant plants it is crucial to unravel the key components of the plant salt-tolerance network. Here we review our understanding of the core salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants. Recent studies have shown that stress sensing and signaling components can play important roles in regulating the plant salinity stress response. We also review key Na+ transport and detoxification pathways and the impact of epigenetic chromatin modifications on salinity tolerance. In addition, we discuss the progress that has been made towards engineering salt tolerance in crops, including marker-assisted selection and gene stacking techniques. We also identify key open questions that remain to be addressed in the future.

  9. Creep damage mechanisms in composites

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    Nutt, S.R.

    1994-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past year, research has focused on processing and characterization of intermetallic composites synthesized by plasma spray deposition. This versatile process allows rapid synthesis of a variety of different composite systems with potential applications for coatings, functionally gradient materials, rapid proto-typing and 3d printing, as well as near-net-shape processing of complex shapes. We have been pursuing an experimental program of research aimed at a fundamental understanding of the microstructural processes involved in the synthesis of intermetallic composites, including diffusion, heat transfer, grain boundary migration, and the dependence of these phenomena on deposition parameters. The work has been motivated by issues arising from composite materials manufacturing technologies. Recent progress is described in section B on the following topics: (1) Reactive atomization and deposition of intermetallic composites (Ni3Al); (2) Reactive synthesis of MoSi2-SiC composites; (3) Mechanical alloying of nanocrystalline alloys; (4) Tensile creep deformation of BMAS glass-ceramic composites.

  10. Fundamental mechanisms of micromachine reliability

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    DE BOER,MAARTEN P.; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.; KNAPP,JAMES A.; REDMOND,JAMES M.; MICHALSKE,TERRY A.; MAYER,THOMAS K.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to extreme surface to volume ratios, adhesion and friction are critical properties for reliability of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), but are not well understood. In this LDRD the authors established test structures, metrology and numerical modeling to conduct studies on adhesion and friction in MEMS. They then concentrated on measuring the effect of environment on MEMS adhesion. Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the primary material of interest in MEMS because of its integrated circuit process compatibility, low stress, high strength and conformal deposition nature. A plethora of useful micromachined device concepts have been demonstrated using Sandia National Laboratories' sophisticated in-house capabilities. One drawback to polysilicon is that in air the surface oxidizes, is high energy and is hydrophilic (i.e., it wets easily). This can lead to catastrophic failure because surface forces can cause MEMS parts that are brought into contact to adhere rather than perform their intended function. A fundamental concern is how environmental constituents such as water will affect adhesion energies in MEMS. The authors first demonstrated an accurate method to measure adhesion as reported in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 through 5, they then studied the effect of water on adhesion depending on the surface condition (hydrophilic or hydrophobic). As described in Chapter 2, they find that adhesion energy of hydrophilic MEMS surfaces is high and increases exponentially with relative humidity (RH). Surface roughness is the controlling mechanism for this relationship. Adhesion can be reduced by several orders of magnitude by silane coupling agents applied via solution processing. They decrease the surface energy and render the surface hydrophobic (i.e. does not wet easily). However, only a molecular monolayer coats the surface. In Chapters 3-5 the authors map out the extent to which the monolayer reduces adhesion versus RH. They find that adhesion is independent of RH up to a threshold value, depending on the coating chemistry. The mechanism for the adhesion increase beyond this threshold value is that the coupling agent reconfigures from a surface to a bulk phase (Chapter 3). To investigate the details of how the adhesion increase occurs, the authors developed the mechanics for adhesion hysteresis measurements. These revealed that near-crack tip compression is the underlying cause of the adhesion increase (Chapter 4). A vacuum deposition chamber for silane coupling agent deposition was constructed. Results indicate that vapor deposited coatings are less susceptible to degradation at high RH (Chapter 5). To address issues relating to surfaces in relative motion, a new test structure to measure friction was developed. In contrast to other surface micromachined friction test structures, uniform apparent pressure is applied in the frictional contact zone (Chapter 6). The test structure will enable friction studies over a large pressure and dynamic range. In this LDRD project, the authors established an infrastructure for MEMS adhesion and friction metrology. They then characterized in detail the performance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic films under humid conditions, and determined mechanisms which limit this performance. These studies contribute to a fundamental understanding for MEMS reliability design rules. They also provide valuable data for MEMS packaging requirements.

  11. Technical abstracts: Mechanical engineering, 1990

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    Broesius, J.Y. (comp.)

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of the published, unclassified abstracts produced by mechanical engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during the calendar year 1990. Many abstracts summarize work completed and published in report form. These are UCRL-JC series documents, which include the full text of articles to be published in journals and of papers to be presented at meetings, and UCID reports, which are informal documents. Not all UCIDs contain abstracts: short summaries were generated when abstracts were not included. Technical Abstracts also provides descriptions of those documents assigned to the UCRL-MI (miscellaneous) category. These are generally viewgraphs or photographs presented at meetings. An author index is provided at the back of this volume for cross referencing.

  12. Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler

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    Abel, Philip (Overland Park, KS); Watterson, Carl (Kansas City, MO)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of optical fibers. The MMTOC may comprise a beam splitting element, a plurality of collimating lenses, and a plurality of alignment elements. The MMTOC may optically couple a first plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a first MT connector with a second plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a second MT connector and a third plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a third MT connector. The beam splitting element may allow a portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to pass through to the second plurality of fibers and simultaneously reflect another portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to the third plurality of fibers.

  13. Auction-based autonomous intersection management Dustin Carlino

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    Stone, Peter

    distance to the destination. Using several representative city networks as test locations, we evaluate

  14. The Variational Inequality Approach for Solving Spatial Auction ...

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    2007-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Kazan 420008, Russia. E-mail: ikonnov@ksu.ru. March 23, 2007. Abstract. We consider a problem of managing a system of spatially distrib- uted markets under

  15. Combinatorial Auctions with Externalities: Basic Properties and Bidding Languages

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    Sandholm, Tuomas W.

    for the types of externalities that may be exhibited in a bidder's valuation function. We then develop a bidding to represent bidder valuation functions. We then investigate the properties of this representation: we study the properties of valuation functions. We then present two approaches to winner determination for our bidding

  16. Equilibrium Bids in Sponsored Search Auctions: Theory and Evidence

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    Cox, Ingemar J.

    where users enter search terms and receive in response lists of links to pages on the World Wide Web to all users who entered specific terms. These advertisements are called "sponsored links." Sponsored in a search term that is related to the product that the advertiser seeks to sell. For companies that run

  17. www.law.uh.edu ANNUAL LAW GALA AND AUCTION

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Hostetler Baker Hughes Incorporated Beck Redden LLP Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Center Point Energy TARLTON HOTZEL '09 PATRICK L. HUGHES '83 CYNTHIA MABRY '10 PAUL MOAK '95 TONY NEWTON '99 CHARLES PARKER/ John T. Unger '77 Wells Fargo GOLD $5,000 Alvarez & Marsal Arnold, Knobloch & Saunders, L.L.P. Baker

  18. Modeling Carrier Behavior in Sequential Auction Transportation Markets

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research Lucerne, 10-15. August 2003 Add, an image reflecting at the 10th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Lucerne, August 2003. #12;10th

  19. Auctions and trading in energy markets -- an economic analysis

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    Newbery, David; McDaniel, Tanga

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -generators that set the price more than 90% of the time (Newbery, 1995). Subsequent substantial entry by ‘Independent’ Power Producers (IPPs) who built Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant gradually eroded the market share of the incumbents, but almost all... complex computer program designed for the old vertically-integrated Central Electricity Generating Board (and which had no use for half-hourly wholesale prices in any case). The fact that buyers and sellers could always trade in the spot market reduced...

  20. An Experimental Test of Flexible Combinatorial Spectrum Auction Formats

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    Ledyard, John O.

    financial support from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC contract 05000012), the Alfred P. Sloan of spectrum rights by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If a telecommunications company is already

  1. A Combinatorial Auction with Multiple Winners for Universal Service

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    Kelly, Frank

    ) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a working paper that was soon to have an enormous impact for Personal Communications Services (PCS). 1 The OPP was given the responsibility for managing the process

  2. A Combinatorial Auction with Multiple Winners for Universal Service

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    Kelly, Frank

    (OPP) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a working paper that was soon to have spectrum for Personal Communications Services (PCS).1 The OPP was given the responsibility for managing

  3. A Study of Strategies for Oil and Gas Auctions

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    Nordt, David Paul

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of liquidity to sophisticated transaction services ......... 4 3.1 WTI crude oil drastically increased and declined from 2007?2008 illustrating commodity price volatility....................................................... 32 3.2 Second highest... Page 4.3 Common knowledge impacts average bid ratios for producing and undeveloped properties........................................................................ 56 5.1 Correlation oil price (WTI) to proved reserve market metrics, $/boe...

  4. Designing Auction-Based PV Incentives | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197E T A * S H I E L DBypass Regeneration

  5. Topological mechanisms as classical spinor fields

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    Vincenzo Vitelli; Nitin Upadhyaya; Bryan Gin-ge Chen

    2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanism is a zero-energy motion of a mechanical structure that does not stretch or compress any of its components. Here, we focus on a special class of mechanisms that we dub topological because they are insensitive to smooth changes in material parameters. Topological mechanisms do not arise from local under-coordination, but they can be localized to solitons in the underlying structure. In this letter, we exploit supersymmetry to develop a real-space formalism whereby a topological mechanism can be described as a classical spinor whose real components are the soliton-induced displacement and stress fields. Our analytical approach goes beyond topological band theory by addressing the non-linearity and inhomogeneity of the underlying structure key to the very definition of a mechanism. We apply this general method to an activated mechanism, inspired by the organic molecule polyacetylene, that can propagate down an assembly line without deploying the whole structure.

  6. Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    Interdisciplinary Programs Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in EnergyMechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace

  7. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Enginering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) CertificateDepartment of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials

  8. New Twists on Auctions Abstract: With the advent of the Internet, traditional auction forms have evolved to fit

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    Mullen, Tracy

    users search for particular terms. Instead of large banner ads directed to everyone, sponsored search searching on the term "real estate". In Figure 1 below, Google's unpaid (or native or organic) search, advertisers first identify potential search terms of interest and then bid on the cost per click (CPC

  9. Understanding Mechanisms of Radiological Contamination

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    Rick Demmer; John Drake; Ryan James, PhD

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last 50 years, the study of radiological contamination and decontamination has expanded significantly. This paper addresses the mechanisms of radiological contamination that have been reported and then discusses which methods have recently been used during performance testing of several different decontamination technologies. About twenty years ago the Idaho Nuclear Technology Engineering Center (INTEC) at the INL began a search for decontamination processes which could minimize secondary waste. In order to test the effectiveness of these decontamination technologies, a new simulated contamination, termed SIMCON, was developed. SIMCON was designed to replicate the types of contamination found on stainless steel, spent fuel processing equipment. Ten years later, the INL began research into methods for simulating urban contamination resulting from a radiological dispersal device (RDD). This work was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and included the initial development an aqueous application of contaminant to substrate. Since 2007, research sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advanced that effort and led to the development of a contamination method that simulates particulate fallout from an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND). The IND method diverges from previous efforts to create tenacious contamination by simulating a reproducible “loose” contamination. Examining these different types of contamination (and subsequent decontamination processes), which have included several different radionuclides and substrates, sheds light on contamination processes that occur throughout the nuclear industry and in the urban environment.

  10. Mechanical property scatter in CFCCs

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    Steen, M.; Filiou, C.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The tensile response of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CFCCs) is not expected to show the large variation in strength properties commonly observed for monolithic ceramics. Results of recent investigations on a number of two-dimensional reinforced CFCCs have nevertheless revealed a considerable scatter in the initial elastic modulus, in the first matrix cracking stress and in the failure stress. One school of thought considers that the observed variability is caused by experimental factors. Elaborate testing programs have been set up to clarify the origins of this scatter by investigation of the effects of control mode, loading rate, specimen shape, etc. Another school explains the scatter by the presence of (axial) residual stresses in the fibers and in the matrix. Although plausible, this hypothesis is difficult to verify because experimental determination of the residual stress state in CFCCs is not straightforward. In addition, with the available methods it is impractical to determine the residual stresses in every test specimen. This approach is indeed required for establishing the relationship between the magnitude of the residual stresses and the experimentally observed scatter. At IAM a method has been developed and validated which allows to quantify the axial residual stress state in individual CFCC specimens by subjecting them to intermittent unloading-reloading cycles. The method as well as the derived relationship between residual stress state and scatter in mechanical response will be presented.

  11. Kowalevski top in quantum mechanics

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    Matsuyama, A., E-mail: spamatu@ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum mechanical Kowalevski top is studied by the direct diagonalization of the Hamiltonian. The spectra show different behaviors depending on the region divided by the bifurcation sets of the classical invariant tori. Some of these spectra are nearly degenerate due to the multiplicity of the invariant tori. The Kowalevski top has several symmetries and symmetry quantum numbers can be assigned to the eigenstates. We have also carried out the semiclassical quantization of the Kowalevski top by the EBK formulation. It is found that the semiclassical spectra are close to the exact values, thus the eigenstates can be also labeled by the integer quantum numbers. The symmetries of the system are shown to have close relations with the semiclassical quantum numbers and the near-degeneracy of the spectra. -- Highlights: •Quantum spectra of the Kowalevski top are calculated. •Semiclassical quantization is carried out by the EBK formulation. •Quantum states are labeled by the semiclassical integer quantum numbers. •Multiplicity of the classical torus makes the spectra nearly degenerate. •Symmetries, quantum numbers and near-degenerate spectra are closely related.

  12. Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Cosmology

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    B. L. Hu

    1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanical concepts and processes such as decoherence, correlation, and dissipation can prove to be of basic importance to understanding some fundamental issues of quantum cosmology and theoretical physics such as the choice of initial states, quantum to classical transition and the emergence of time. Here we summarize our effort in 1) constructing a unified theoretical framework using techniques in interacting quantum field theory such as influence functional and coarse-grained effective action to discuss the interplay of noise, fluctuation, dissipation and decoherence; and 2) illustrating how these concepts when applied to quantum cosmology can alter the conventional views on some basic issues. Two questions we address are 1) the validity of minisuperspace truncation, which is usually assumed without proof in most discussions, and 2) the relevance of specific initial conditions, which is the prevailing view of the past decade. We also mention how some current ideas in chaotic dynamics, dissipative collective dynamics and complexity can alter our view of the quantum nature of the universe.

  13. "Einstein's Dream" - Quantum Mechanics as Theory of Classical Random Fields

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    Andrei Khrennikov

    2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This is an introductory chapter of the book in progress on quantum foundations and incompleteness of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is represented as statistical mechanics of classical fields.

  14. 3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2003

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Phenomenology of mechanical behavior of materials at the macroscopic level. Relationship of mechanical behavior to material structure and mechanisms of deformation and failure. Topics include: elasticity, viscoelasticity, ...

  15. Eccentric crank variable compression ratio mechanism

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    Lawrence, Keith Edward (Kobe, JP); Moser, William Elliott (Peoria, IL); Roozenboom, Stephan Donald (Washington, IL); Knox, Kevin Jay (Peoria, IL)

    2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable compression ratio mechanism for an internal combustion engine that has an engine block and a crankshaft is disclosed. The variable compression ratio mechanism has a plurality of eccentric disks configured to support the crankshaft. Each of the plurality of eccentric disks has at least one cylindrical portion annularly surrounded by the engine block. The variable compression ratio mechanism also has at least one actuator configured to rotate the plurality of eccentric disks.

  16. Quantum Statistical Mechanics. III. Equilibrium Probability

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    Phil Attard

    2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Given are a first principles derivation and formulation of the probabilistic concepts that underly equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. The transition to non-equilibrium probability is traversed briefly.

  17. Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically...

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    Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically Robust PbTe-Si Eutectic Composites Home Author: J. R. Sootsman, J. He, V. P. Dravid, S. Ballikaya, D. Vermeulen, C....

  18. Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing at PNNL

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing at PNNL Mychailo Toloczko, Dave Senor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory December, 2013 1 #12;Overview of PNNL Capabilities for Small Specimen Testing Long

  19. Sandia National Laboratories: graphene mechanical strength

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    graphene mechanical strength Three-Dimensional Graphene Architectures On July 29, 2013, in Capabilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research &...

  20. Wave-Corpuscle Mechanics for Electric Charges

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    Babin, Anatoli; Figotin, Alexander

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    superposition in nonlinear wave dynamics. Rev. Math. Phys.6. Babin, A. , Figotin, A. : Wave-corpuscle mechanics forV. , Fortunato, D. : Solitary waves in the nonlinear wave

  1. Sandia National Laboratories: American Society of Mechanical...

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    Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) Conference On August 28, 2013, in CRF, Energy, Energy...

  2. Giant Protease TPP II's Structure, Mechanism Uncovered

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    endogenous satiety agent cholecystokinin-8, making TPP II a target in the treatment of obesity. To gain insight into this molecular machine's mechanisms of activation and...

  3. Mechanical Design Engineer | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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    5 Requisition Number: 1500015 The Mechanical Design Engineer will be expected to develop engineering designs of large, state-of-the-art resistive (and possibly superconducting)...

  4. 1.050 Solid Mechanics, Fall 2002

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    Bucciarelli, Louis

    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and methods of structural mechanics. Topics covered include: static equilibrium, force resultants, support conditions, analysis of determinate planar structures ...

  5. A Process Model of Quantum Mechanics

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    William Sulis

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A process model of quantum mechanics utilizes a combinatorial game to generate a discrete and finite causal space upon which can be defined a self-consistent quantum mechanics. An emergent space-time M and continuous wave function arise through a non-uniform interpolation process. Standard non-relativistic quantum mechanics emerges under the limit of infinite information (the causal space grows to infinity) and infinitesimal scale (the separation between points goes to zero). The model has the potential to address several paradoxes in quantum mechanics while remaining computationally powerful.

  6. Fundamental Mechanisms of Interface Roughness

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    Randall L. Headrick

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Publication quality results were obtained for several experiments and materials systems including: (i) Patterning and smoothening of sapphire surfaces by energetic Ar+ ions. Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) experiments were performed in the system at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) X21 beamline. Ar+ ions in the energy range from 300 eV to 1000 eV were used to produce ripples on the surfaces of single-crystal sapphire. It was found that the ripple wavelength varies strongly with the angle of incidence of the ions, which increase significantly as the angle from normal is varied from 55° to 35°. A smooth region was found for ion incidence less than 35° away from normal incidence. In this region a strong smoothening mechanism with strength proportional to the second derivative of the height of the surface was found to be responsible for the effect. The discovery of this phase transition between stable and unstable regimes as the angle of incidence is varied has also stimulated new work by other groups in the field. (ii) Growth of Ge quantum dots on Si(100) and (111). We discovered the formation of quantum wires on 4° misoriented Si(111) using real-time GISAXS during the deposition of Ge. The results represent the first time-resolved GISAXS study of Ge quantum dot formation. (iii) Sputter deposition of amorphous thin films and multilayers composed of WSi2 and Si. Our in-situ GISAXS experiments reveal fundamental roughening and smoothing phenomena on surfaces during film deposition. The main results of this work is that the WSi2 layers actually become smoother during deposition due to the smoothening effect of energetic particles in the sputter deposition process.

  7. Treating Time Travel Quantum Mechanically

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    John-Mark A. Allen

    2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The fact that closed timelike curves (CTCs) are permitted by general relativity raises the question as to how quantum systems behave when time travel to the past occurs. Research into answering this question by utilising the quantum circuit formalism has given rise to two theories: Deutschian-CTCs (D-CTCs) and "postselected" CTCs (P-CTCs). In this paper the quantum circuit approach is thoroughly reviewed, and the strengths and shortcomings of D-CTCs and P-CTCs are presented in view of their non-linearity and time travel paradoxes. In particular, the "equivalent circuit model"---which aims to make equivalent predictions to D-CTCs, while avoiding some of the difficulties of the original theory---is shown to contain errors. The discussion of D-CTCs and P-CTCs is used to motivate an analysis of the features one might require of a theory of quantum time travel, following which two overlapping classes of new theories are identified. One such theory, the theory of "transition probability" CTCs (T-CTCs), is fully developed. The theory of T-CTCs is shown not to have certain undesirable features---such as time travel paradoxes, the ability to distinguish non-orthogonal states with certainty, and the ability to clone or delete arbitrary pure states---that are present with D-CTCs and P-CTCs. The problems with non-linear extensions to quantum mechanics are discussed in relation to the interpretation of these theories, and the physical motivations of all three theories are discussed and compared.

  8. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Mechanical Engineering Majors are required to complete four (4) Technical Electives Century Energy Technologies II MAE 135 Computational Mechanics MAE 180A Spacecraft Guidance MAE 181 Space

  9. West Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    , solid mechanics, energy systems, engineering materials, automatic controls, mechatronicsWest Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Degrees Offered · Master of science in mechanical engineering · Master of science in engineering with a major in mechanical

  10. Department of Mechanics KTH, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    project descriptions 6.1 Theoretical and applied mechanics 6.2 Fluid mechanics 6.3 Education didactics 7

  11. Department of Mechanics KTH, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    project descriptions 6.1 Theoretical and applied mechanics 6.2 Fluid mechanics 6.3 Education didactics 7

  12. Quantum mechanical effects from deformation theory

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    Much, A. [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider deformations of quantum mechanical operators by using the novel construction tool of warped convolutions. The deformation enables us to obtain several quantum mechanical effects where electromagnetic and gravitomagnetic fields play a role. Furthermore, a quantum plane can be defined by using the deformation techniques. This in turn gives an experimentally verifiable effect.

  13. Mechanical Engineering Department 04 November 2013

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    Furlong, Cosme

    Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) When a light-emitting diode is forward biased (switched a p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED the p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) #12

  14. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    for micromachining processes and equipment. In addition, other micro-scale manufacturing processes are investigated:00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building MECHANICAL MICRO-MANUFACTURING RESEARCH micromachining, including micromilling and microdrilling, has emerged as a leading micro-manufacturing technique

  15. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Bonassar, Larry

    design; sustainable design; additive manufacturing; manufacturing of advanced and multifunctional 607 255-0813 mc288@cornell.edu October 2014 Faculty Position in Design and Manufacturing Mechanical and Manufacturing, as related strongly to the disciplines within Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Candidates

  16. NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    for nuclear engineering include, but are not limited to: nuclear power and science, reactor physics, nuclear engineering, or a related field. The Department is home to 50 faculty, 270 graduate students, and 1000NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING The Department of Mechanical

  17. Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network

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    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network Structure and Team Performance Roger the mechanisms by which creative teams self-assemble determine the structure of these collaboration networks. We propose a model for the self-assembly of creative teams that has its basis in three parameters: team size

  18. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures" Thursday, October 3rd , 2013 12:00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building Role of Safety Presented by: Ms. Tara Cordes Risk and illnesses in the workplace. The program conducts outreach, training, and consultation as well as site

  19. The Bachelor of Science Degree MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Chen, Wei

    Mechanical Engineering undergraduates must attain: a. an ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, manufacturing and engineering science. Graduates will use their knowledge to think critically, formulateThe Bachelor of Science Degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY June 2011 #12

  20. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Selective Attention to Threat

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    Bishop, Sonia

    Neural Mechanisms Underlying Selective Attention to Threat SONIA J. BISHOP Behavioural and Clinical. This provides a framework for inves- tigating the neural mechanisms underlying selective attention to threat. Both subcortical regions implicated in threat detection--specifically the amygdala--and prefrontal

  1. Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein in Drosophila melanogaster L.M. Sierra M Oviedo, Spain (received 29 November 1988; accepted 26 May 1989) Summary - The mechanisms of acrolein of acrolein entering the flies, and the other is an increase in aldehyde dehydrogenase activity; probably

  2. Superconformal quantum mechanics and the exterior algebra

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    Andrew Singleton

    2014-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend the differential form representation of N = (n,n) supersymmetric quantum mechanics to the superconformal case. We identify the superalgebras occurring for n = 1,2,4, give necessary and sufficient conditions for their existence, and give explicit geometric constructions of their generators and commutation relations. Quantum mechanics on the moduli space of instantons is considered as an example.

  3. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 1500 Engineering Dr.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 1500 Engineering Dr. University of Wisconsin ­ Madison Madison, WI. of Mechanical Engineering 2008 ­ Present Director of Engine Research Center 2003 ­ 2007 Associate Professor ­ 1995 Research Assistant Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1984 ­ 1989 Research Engineer Flow Research

  4. Regulation mechanisms in spatial stochastic development models

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    Dmitri Finkelshtein; Yuri Kondratiev

    2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to analyze different regulation mechanisms in spatial continuous stochastic development models. We describe the density behavior for models with global mortality and local establishment rates. We prove that the local self-regulation via a competition mechanism (density dependent mortality) may suppress a unbounded growth of the averaged density if the competition kernel is superstable.

  5. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

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    Balachandran, U.

    1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A composition and method are disclosed of preparing YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}x} superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T{sub c}. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

  6. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A composition and method of preparing YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.7-x superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T.sub.c. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

  7. Faculty of Engineering Mechanical, Automotive and

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    the aerospace industry. 2) Automotive Option - study topics such as vehicle dynamics, internal combustionFaculty of Engineering Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering The field of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering offers a multi-faceted program where you tackle real-world problems

  8. NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS #

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    NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS # Walid K. Abou Salem + Institut f recent progress in deriving the fundamental laws of thermodynamics (0 th , 1 st and 2 nd ­law) from nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. Basic thermodynamic notions are clarified and di#erent reversible

  9. On statistical mechanics in noncommutative spaces

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    S. A. Alavi

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formulation of quantum statistical mechanics in noncommutative spaces. We construct microcanonical and canonical ensemble theory in noncommutative spaces. We consider for illustration some basic and important examples in the framework of noncommutative statistical mechanics : (i). An electron in a magnetic field. (ii). A free particle in a box. (iii). A linear harmonic oscillator.

  10. Coordination Mechanisms in Human-Robot Collaboration

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    Mutlu, Bilge

    and an apprentice might both be engaged in the action of cleaning the parts of the transmission before assembly, carrying out the same action on different parts. Alternatively, the mechanic and the apprentice might carry out complementary actions, the mechanic installing gears on the shaft while the apprentice prepares

  11. Lawrence E. Carlson Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carlson, Lawrence E.

    Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 31-33. Solar Stirling Engine 2Cam Rock ClimbingPortfolio Lawrence E. Carlson Professor of Mechanical Engineering Founding Co-Director, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program and Laboratory University of Colorado at Boulder #12;ENGINEERING EDUCATION

  12. Build Something That Moves Mechanical Engineering

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    Provancher, William

    that Mechanical Engineers build up the energy at the beginning of the ride by raising them to a high pointBuild Something That Moves Mechanical Engineering Objective This lesson helps students learn how to create potential energy: through rolling, torque, pressure, springs, etc. Students learn how to create

  13. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL MODELING

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    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL MODELING COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure processes with emphasis on applying the models to engineering systems of interest in the energy or materials

  14. California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering PhD Coursework Planning Matrix and Record) Math/Advanced Math Advanced Math (27) Engineering Seminar (3) Research summer summer (54) Total Units course requirements for the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, provided that the student takes and passes

  15. Budget Feasible Mechanism Design YARON SINGER

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    Chen, Yiling

    Budget Feasible Mechanism Design YARON SINGER Harvard University In this letter we sketch a brief introduction to budget feasible mechanism design. This framework captures scenarios where the goal is to buy that arise from the tension between incentive compatibility and the budget constraint, and leaves many

  16. 8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Mechanics of Fields, Spring 2004

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    Kardar, Mehran

    A two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...

  17. Mechanism of Selective Oxidation of Propene to Acrolein on Bismuth Molybdates from Quantum Mechanical Calculations

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Mechanism of Selective Oxidation of Propene to Acrolein on Bismuth Molybdates from Quantum for understanding the fundamental chemical mechanisms underlying the selective oxidation of propene to acrolein to form acrolein, and acrolein desorption. The formation of -allyl intermediate is reversible

  18. Thermal/MechanicalThermal/Mechanical Properties of WoodProperties of Wood--PVCPVC

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    .composites. Heat flow, heat capacity, andHeat flow, heat capacity, and enthalpyenthalpy Glass transition/Mechanical Analysis TechniquesThermal/Mechanical Analysis Techniques #12;Rubbery Leathery Viscous liquid Rigid (Semi

  19. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and electronic

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical Engineering students conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing usual disciplinary vehicle aerodynamics, combustion, robotics, heat transfer and nonlinear dynamics. In addition, recent

  20. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Saniie, Jafar

    instrumentation, com- bustion, internal combustion engines, two-phase flow and heat-transfer, electrohydrodynamics mobile and stationary combustion sources. Materials science and engineering laboratories includeDepartment of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials

  1. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical Engineering students conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing usual disciplinary vehicle aerodynamics, combustion, robotics, heat transfer and nonlinear dynamics. In addition, recent

  2. Basic mechanisms for the new millennium

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    Dressendorfer, P.V.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This part of the Short Course will review the basic mechanisms for radiation effects in semiconductor devices. All three areas of radiation damage will be considered -- total dose, displacement effects, and single event effects. Each of these areas will be discussed in turn. First an overview and background will be provided on the historical understanding of the damage mechanism. Then there will be a discussion of recent enhancements to the understanding of those mechanisms and an up-to-date picture provided of the current state of knowledge. Next the potential impact of each of these damage mechanisms on devices in emerging technologies and how the mechanisms may be used to understand device performance will be described, with an emphasis on those likely to be of importance in the new millennium. Finally some additional thoughts will be presented on how device scaling expected into the next century may impact radiation hardness.

  3. Purely Mechanical Memristors and the Missing Memristor

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    Sascha Vongehr

    2015-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Oscillating LRC-circuits have mechanical analogies such as the damped harmonic oscillator made from a mass attached to a spring. We first construct the mechanical counterpart of the electrical basic circuit element M = d{\\phi}/dQ, namely the ideal mechanical memristance M = dp/dx. We then construct a mechanical memory resistor: a very light (effectively m = 0), 1 cm radius sphere dragged by a 1mN amplitude periodic force inside a heavy fuel oil with a 10 degrees Celsius per meter gradient, leading to a pinched hysteretic loop that collapses at high frequency. It is a perfect memristor. However, memristor devices hypothesized on grounds of physical symmetries require more. The mechanical missing memristor needs to be crucially mass-involving (MI); the 1971 implied memristor device needs magnetism. Discussing MI memristive systems clarifies why such perfect MI memristors and EM memristors have not been discovered and may be impossible.

  4. Purely Mechanical Memristors and the Missing Memristor

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    Vongehr, Sascha

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oscillating LRC-circuits have mechanical analogies such as the damped harmonic oscillator made from a mass attached to a spring. We first construct the mechanical counterpart of the electrical basic circuit element M = d{\\phi}/dQ, namely the ideal mechanical memristance M = dp/dx. We then construct a mechanical memory resistor: a very light (effectively m = 0), 1 cm radius sphere dragged by a 1mN amplitude periodic force inside a heavy fuel oil with a 10 degrees Celsius per meter gradient, leading to a pinched hysteretic loop that collapses at high frequency. It is a perfect memristor. However, memristor devices hypothesized on grounds of physical symmetries require more. The mechanical missing memristor needs to be crucially mass-involving (MI); the 1971 implied memristor device needs magnetism. Discussing MI memristive systems clarifies why such perfect MI memristors and EM memristors have not been discovered and may be impossible.

  5. Mehrdad Negahban, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

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    Farritor, Shane

    Wave Propagation · Solar Engineering · Thermal-Fluids Engineering 3 John P. Barton #12;MechanicalMehrdad Negahban, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research #12;Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering The graduate program in Mechanical

  6. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida invites

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    Roy, Subrata

    and aerospace sciences, (4) cellular mechanics and engineering, (5) energy, with emphasis on renewable Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical of the above areas. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering

  7. Hypoxia/reoxygenation-mediated induction of astrocyte interleukin 6: a paracrine mechanism potentially enhancing neuron survival.

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    Maeda, Y.; Matsumoto, M.; Hori, O.; Kuwabara, K.; Ogawa, S.; Yan, Shirley ShiDu; Ohtsuki, T.; Kinoshita, T.; Kamada, T.; Stern, David M.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and GTP (0.5 ram each) in the pres- ence c~-[32p]UTP (250/~Ci, 3,000 Ci/mmol; New England Nu- clear). The positive controls for induction of Ib6 transcription were nuclei isolated from astrocytes treated with LPS (10 ng/ml; Sigma Chemical Co.) for 4 h.... Samples were subjected to phenol/chloro- form extraction, and RNA was precipitated and resuspended in hybridization buffer. Hybridization to denatured murine Ib6 (20 /~g) and human ~-actin (5/~g; control) dot blotted onto nylon mem- branes was performed...

  8. Negative hair-bundle stiffness betrays a mechanism for mechanical amplification by the hair cell

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    Hudspeth, A. James

    Negative hair-bundle stiffness betrays a mechanism for mechanical amplification by the hair cell P. Hudspeth, August 15, 2000 Hearing and balance rely on the ability of hair cells in the inner ear to sense miniscule mechanical stimuli. In each cell, sound or acceleration deflects the mechanosensitive hair bundle

  9. Apparatus for loading shape memory gripper mechanisms

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    Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Fitch, Joseph P. (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for loading deposit material, such as an embolic coil, into a shape memory polymer (SMP) gripping/release mechanism. The apparatus enables the application of uniform pressure to secure a grip by the SMP mechanism on the deposit material via differential pressure between, for example, vacuum within the SMP mechanism and hydrostatic water pressure on the exterior of the SMP mechanism. The SMP tubing material of the mechanism is heated to above the glass transformation temperature (Tg) while reshaping, and subsequently cooled to below Tg to freeze the shape. The heating and/or cooling may, for example, be provided by the same water applied for pressurization or the heating can be applied by optical fibers packaged to the SMP mechanism for directing a laser beam, for example, thereunto. At a point of use, the deposit material is released from the SMP mechanism by reheating the SMP material to above the temperature Tg whereby it returns to its initial shape. The reheating of the SM material may be carried out by injecting heated fluid (water) through an associated catheter or by optical fibers and an associated beam of laser light, for example.

  10. Water Assisted Reaction Mechanism of OH- with CCl4 in Aqueous Solution - Hybrid Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Investigation

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    Chen, Jie; Yin, Hongyun; Wang, Dunyou; Valiev, Marat

    2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The OH- (H2O) + CCl4 reaction in aqueous solution was investigated using the combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanics approach. The reaction mechanism of OH- (H2O) + CCl4 consists of two concerted steps - formation of OH- in the favorable attack conformation via the proton transfer process, and the nucleophilic substitution process in which the newly formed OH- attacks the CCl4. The free energy activation barrier is 38.2 kcal/mol at CCSD(T)/MM level of theory for this reaction, which is about 10.3 kcal/mol higher than that of the direct nucleophilic substitution mechanism of the OH- + CCl4 reaction in aqueous solution.

  11. Dissipation induced Instabilities and the Mechanical Laser

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    Marcel G. Clerc; Jerrold E. Marsden

    2001-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the 1:1 resonance for perturbed Hamiltonian systems with small dissipative and energy injection terms. These perturbations of the 1:1 resonance exhibit dissipation induced instabilities. This mechanism allow us to show that a slightly pumping optical cavity is unstable when one takes into account the dissipative effects. The Maxwell-Bloch equations are the asymptotic normal form that describe this instability when energy is injected through forcing at zero frequency. We display a simple mechanical system, close to the 1:1 resonance, which is a mechanical analog of the Laser.

  12. Thermodynamic integration from classical to quantum mechanics

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    Habershon, Scott [Centre for Computational Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Manolopoulos, David E. [Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ (United Kingdom)

    2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new method for calculating quantum mechanical corrections to classical free energies, based on thermodynamic integration from classical to quantum mechanics. In contrast to previous methods, our method is numerically stable even in the presence of strong quantum delocalization. We first illustrate the method and its relationship to a well-established method with an analysis of a one-dimensional harmonic oscillator. We then show that our method can be used to calculate the quantum mechanical contributions to the free energies of ice and water for a flexible water model, a problem for which the established method is unstable.

  13. Mechanical bone strength in the proximal tibia 

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    Prommin, Danu

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    KNEE REPLACEMENT 3 2. 1 Mechanics of the Knee 2. 1. 1 knee Structure. 2. 1. 2 Bone Strength of Proximal Tibia. 2. 2 Total Knee Replacement. '2. 3 Research Prospective III MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. . 3 3 5 7 8 10 3. 1 Normal Stress and Strain... Specimens. 4. 1. 2 Mechanical Test. . 4. 2 Statistical Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 18 18 19 V RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS. 20 5. 1 Results. . 20 5. 2 Discussion and Conclusions. Page 24 REFERENCES. 27 VITA. 29 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 2. 1...

  14. A steering mechanism for phototaxis in Chlamydomonas

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    Rachel R. Bennett; Ramin Golestanian

    2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Chlamydomonas shows both positive and negative phototaxis. It has a single eyespot near its equator and as the cell rotates during forward motion the light signal received by the eyespot varies. We use a simple mechanical model of Chlamydomonas that couples the flagellar beat pattern to the light intensity at the eyespot to demonstrate a mechanism for phototactic steering that is consistent with observations. The direction of phototaxis is controlled by a parameter in our model and the steering mechanism is robust to noise. Our model shows switching between directed phototaxis when the light is on and run-and-tumble behaviour in the dark.

  15. Logical Control Theory Applied to Mechanical Arms

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    Pankiewicz, Ronald Joseph

    A new control algorithm based upon Logical Control Theory is developed for mechanical manipulators. The controller uses discrete tesselations of state space and a finite set of fixed torques to regulate non-rehearsed ...

  16. The Mechanized Verification of Garbage Collector Implementations

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    Abstract The Mechanized Verification of Garbage Collector Implementations Andrew Evan Mc complex, requiring a garbage collector. Garbage collectors are becoming increasingly sophis- ticated to adapt them to high-performance, concurrent and real-time applications, making internal collector

  17. Incentive Games and Mechanisms for Risk Management

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incentives play an important role in (security and IT) risk management of a large-scale organization with multiple autonomous divisions. This paper presents an incentive mechanism design framework for risk management based on a game-theoretic approach. The risk manager acts as a mechanism designer providing rules and incentive factors such as assistance or subsidies to divisions or units, which are modeled as selfish players of a strategic (noncooperative) game. Based on this model, incentive mechanisms with various objectives are developed that satisfy efficiency, preference-compatibility, and strategy-proofness criteria. In addition, iterative and distributed algorithms are presented, which can be implemented under information limitations such as the risk manager not knowing the individual units' preferences. An example scenario illustrates the framework and results numerically. The incentive mechanism design approach presented is useful for not only deriving guidelines but also developing computer-assistan...

  18. Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing

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    Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing University of Kansas of additive manufacturing. Exceptional candidates with outstanding qualifications could be considered using additive manufacturing in applications such as, but not limited to the net shape manufacture of

  19. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor The School (6) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Exceptional candidates in all precision manufacturing, HVAC&R, vibrations, aircraft and spacecraft, robotics, unmanned systems, autonomy

  20. Essays on dynamic games and mechanism design

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    Lang, Ruitian

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dissertation considers three topics in dynamic games and mechanism design. In both problems, asymmetric information causes inefficiency in production and allocation. The first chapter considers the inefficiency from ...

  1. Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory

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    Pawl, Andrew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strategic knowledge is required to appropriately organize procedures and concepts to solve problems. We are developing a standardized instrument assessing strategic knowledge in the domain of introductory mechanics. This ...

  2. Tall building collapse mechanisms initiated by fire 

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    Usmani, Asif; Roben, Charlotte; Johnston, Louise; Flint, Graeme

    This paper introduces the hypothesis of two possible failure mechanisms for tall buildings in multiple floor fires. This paper extends the previous work done on the WTC towers by investigating more "generic" tall building frames made of standard...

  3. Rock Slopes from Mechanics to Decision Making

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    Einstein, Herbert H.

    Rock slope instabilities are discussed in the context of decision making for risk assessment and management. Hence, the state of the slope and possible failure mechanism need to be defined first. This is done with geometrical ...

  4. Aspects of the mechanics of metallic glasses

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    Henann, David Lee

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Metallic glasses are amorphous materials that possess unique mechanical properties, such as high tensile strengths and good fracture toughnesses. Also, since they are amorphous, metallic glasses exhibit a glass transition, ...

  5. Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App Q&A with Craig Hawker Director of the Materials Research. Q&A with Craig Hawker LEAP The Materials Research Laboratory is the only Wes

  6. Mechanics and Design, Manufacturing Professor Hani Naguib

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    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Manufacturing What is Manufacturing? The transformation of materials. Apple Canada(Se12), Revenue: $5,067,109 9. CGI Group(Se12), Revenue: $4,786,857 10. Siemens Canada(Se12

  7. Identification of mechanisms of Salmonella gallinarum virulence

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    Edwards, Emmerson Wendell

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the following studies was to Micrographics. investigate the virulence and mechanisms of prevention of Salmonella gallinarum (SG) in the commercial poultry. Salmonella gallinarum is a pathogen that is strongly adapted to fowl...

  8. Mechanical behavior of elastic rods under constraint

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    Miller, James Thomas, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of an experimental investigation of the mechanics of thin elastic rods under a variety of loading conditions. Four scenarios are explored, with increasing complexity: i) the shape of a naturally ...

  9. Micromechanical actuators for insect flight mechanics

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    Zhou, Hui, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project aims to develop MEMS actuators to aid in the study of insect flight mechanics. Specifically, we are developing actuators that can stimulate the antennae of the crepuscular hawk moth Manduca Sexta. The possible ...

  10. Introduction 5 Mechanism of Irradiation Hardening 5

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    these obstacles either by the Orowan mechanism , in which the dislocations bow out between the obstacles, thermal activation can help in overcoming the energy barrier caused by the obstacles. This thermal

  11. Mechanics of amorphous polymers and polymer gels

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    Chester, Shawn Alexander

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many applications of amorphous polymers require a thermo-mechanically coupled large-deformation elasto-viscoplasticity theory which models the strain rate and temperature dependent response of amorphous polymeric materials ...

  12. Mechanism of acquired temozolomide resistance in glioblastoma

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    McFaline-Figueroa, José L

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant form of brain cancer. After aggressive treatment, therapy resistant tumors inevitably recur. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying such resistance remain unclear. ...

  13. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2011/2012 September).................1 REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH (30).....................................................................................................2 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  14. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2010/2011 September).................1 . REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH)...................................................................................................1 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  15. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2009/2010 September).................1 . REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (30 CREDITS)...............1 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  16. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2013/2014 September..............................3 C. COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS............................4 E. DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

  17. Montana State University 1 Mechanical Engineering

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    improvement, HVAC systems design and installation, project management, and energy exploration. The mechanical for the past several years, and average starting salaries are very competitive; indications are that this trend

  18. Edgar I. Ergueta Department of Mechanical Engineering,

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    Horowitz, Roberto

    Edgar I. Ergueta Mem. ASME Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 e-mail: edgar.ergueta@wdc.com Robert Seifried Professor Institute of Engineering

  19. Interfacial forces in chemical-mechanical polishing

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    Ng, Dedy

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    for planarization. The process takes place at the interface of a substrate, a polishing pad, and an abrasive containing slurry. This synergetic process involves several forces in multi-length scales and multi-mechanisms. This research contributes fundamental...

  20. An examination of the mechanisms of incubation

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    Kohn, Nicholas William

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Several hypotheses have been offered to explain the mechanisms involved in incubation, the phenomenon in which resolution of a problem benefits more from interruption than continuous solution attempts. The predictions of three hypotheses were tested...

  1. Remote Store Programming: Mechanisms and Performance

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    Wentzlaff, David

    2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents remote store programming (RSP). This paradigm combines usability and efficiency through the exploitation of a simple hardware mechanism, the remote store, which can easily be added to existing ...

  2. Applied Fluid Mechanics I) Course goals

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    Leu, Tzong-Shyng "Jeremy"

    design. #12;2 Textbook " Applied Fluid Mechanics" by Robert L. Mott, Sixth Edition in SI unit 1 Exam 30 Final Exam 30 (Total of 100) (30%)(&10%) () PDF lecture notes if any can be downloaded from

  3. Mechanisms of impaired osteoblast function during disuse

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    Allen, Matthew Robert

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the mechanisms responsible for this decline are unclear. To investigate the limitations of osteoblasts during disuse, marrow ablation was superimposed on hindlimb unloaded mice. Marrow ablation is a useful model to study osteoblast functionality as new...

  4. Exploring the mechanisms of protein folding

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    Xu, Ji; Ren, Ying; Li, Jinghai

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neither of the two prevalent theories, namely thermodynamic stability and kinetic stability, provides a comprehensive understanding of protein folding. The thermodynamic theory is misleading because it assumes that free energy is the exclusive dominant mechanism of protein folding, and attributes the structural transition from one characteristic state to another to energy barriers. Conversely, the concept of kinetic stability overemphasizes dominant mechanisms that are related to kinetic factors. This article explores the stability condition of protein structures from the viewpoint of meso-science, paying attention to the compromise in the competition between minimum free energy and other dominant mechanisms. Based on our study of complex systems, we propose that protein folding is a meso-scale, dissipative, nonlinear and non-equilibrium process that is dominated by the compromise between free energy and other dominant mechanisms such as environmental factors. Consequently, a protein shows dynamic structures,...

  5. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Spring 2012

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    Rothstein, Jonathan

    cycles Refrigeration and heat pump systems Final Exam (Date and time TBA) Suggested Reading Chapter 1Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Spring 2012 Thermodynamics Course Syllabus Date Week 1 (1

  6. Determination of mechanical properties of reservoir rock

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    Barnett, Ashley

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus, experimental procedure, and methodology have been developed to determine the mechanical response of reservoir rock. The apparatus is capable of subjecting cylindrical core specimens to triaxial stress states and temperatures...

  7. Loss mechanisms in turbine tip clearance flows

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    Huang, Arthur (Arthur C.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulations of tip clearance ow have been carried out to dene the loss generation mechanisms associated with tip leakage in unshrouded axial turbines. Mix- ing loss between the leakage, which takes the form of a ...

  8. Mechanical energy storage in carbon nanotube springs

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    Hill, Frances Ann

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy storage in mechanical springs made of carbon nanotubes is a promising new technology. Springs made of dense, ordered arrays of carbon nanotubes have the potential to surpass both the energy density of electrochemical ...

  9. Mechanics of deformation of carbon nanotubes

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    Garg, Mohit, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The deformation mechanics of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) arrays were studied using analytical and numerical methods. An equivalent orthotropic representation (EOR) ...

  10. Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells

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    Dr Stephan Bremner

    2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the project was to study both theoretically and experimentally the excitation, recombination and transport properties required for nanostructured solar cells to deliver energy conversion efficiencies well in excess of conventional limits. These objectives were met by concentrating on three key areas, namely, investigation of physical mechanisms present in nanostructured solar cells, characterization of loss mechanisms in nanostructured solar cells and determining the properties required of nanostructured solar cells in order to achieve high efficiency and the design implications.

  11. Remote controlled vacuum joint closure mechanism

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    Doll, David W. (San Diego, CA); Hager, E. Randolph (La Jolla, CA)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A remotely operable and maintainable vacuum joint closure mechanism for a noncircular aperture is disclosed. The closure mechanism includes an extendible bellows coupled at one end to a noncircular duct and at its other end to a flange assembly having sealed grooves for establishing a high vacuum seal with the abutting surface of a facing flange which includes an aperture forming part of the system to be evacuated. A plurality of generally linear arrangements of pivotally coupled linkages and piston combinations are mounted around the outer surface of the duct and aligned along the length thereof. Each of the piston/linkage assemblies is adapted to engage the flange assembly by means of a respective piston and is further coupled to a remote controlled piston drive shaft to permit each of the linkages positioned on a respective flat outer surface of the duct to simultaneously and uniformly displace a corresponding piston and the flange assembly with which it is in contact along the length of the duct in extending the bellows to provide a high vacuum seal between the movable flange and the facing flange. A plurality of latch mechanisms are also pivotally mounted on the outside of the duct. A first end of each of the latch mechanisms is coupled to a remotely controlled latch control shaft for displacing the latch mechanism about its pivot point. In response to the pivoting displacement of the latch mechanism, a second end thereof is displaced so as to securely engage the facing flange.

  12. Mechanical Engineering 1 Faculty of engineering, Department of

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    Mechanical Engineering 1 Faculty of engineering, Department of --Mechanical Engineering;2 Undergraduate syllabuses Mechanical Engineering The Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College London is widely rated as the best in the UK. The Mechanical Engineering building is situated on Exhibition Road

  13. Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) for mechanical engineers

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    Lee, A. P., LLNL

    1996-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The ongoing advances in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) are providing man-kind the freedom to travel to dimensional spaces never before conceivable. Advances include new fabrication processes, new materials, tailored modeling tools, new fabrication machines, systems integration, and more detailed studies of physics and surface chemistry as applied to the micro scale. In the ten years since its inauguration, MEMS technology is penetrating industries of automobile, healthcare, biotechnology, sports/entertainment, measurement systems, data storage, photonics/optics, computer, aerospace, precision instruments/robotics, and environment monitoring. It is projected that by the turn of the century, MEMS will impact every individual in the industrial world, totaling sales up to $14 billion (source: System Planning Corp.). MEMS programs in major universities have spawned up all over the United States, preparing the brain-power and expertise for the next wave of MEMS breakthroughs. It should be pointed out that although MEMS has been initiated by electrical engineering researchers through the involvement of IC fabrication techniques, today it has evolved such that it requires a totally multi-disciplinary team to develop useful devices. Mechanical engineers are especially crucial to the success of MEMS development, since 90% of the physical realm involved is mechanical. Mechanical engineers are needed for the design of MEMS, the analysis of the mechanical system, the design of testing apparatus, the implementation of analytical tools, and the packaging process. Every single aspect of mechanical engineering is being utilized in the MEMS field today, however, the impact could be more substantial if more mechanical engineers are involved in the systems level designing. In this paper, an attempt is made to create the pathways for a mechanical engineer to enter in the MEMS field. Examples of application in optics and medical devices will be used to illustrate how mechanical engineers made impact. Through a basic understanding of the history of MEMS, the background physics and scaling in micromechanical systems, and an introduction to baseline MEMS processes, a mechanical engineer should be well on his way to Alice's wonderland in the ever-exciting playground of MEMS.

  14. College of Engineering | Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    College of Engineering | Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Are you up for a challenge? In the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Innovation Shop at UMass Amherst, we challenge, instruments, and computers to support mechanical and industrial engineering projects ­ including all

  15. THE DEPARTMENT OF Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's graduate programs ed-

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    THE DEPARTMENT OF Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's graduate programs ed- ucate students Mechanical and Industrial Engineering faculty members conduct research in affiliation with vari- ous College I N Industrial Engineering Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3131 Seamans Center

  16. Standard Quantum Limit for Probing Mechanical Energy Quantization

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    Corbitt, Thomas R.

    We derive a standard quantum limit for probing mechanical energy quantization in a class of systems with mechanical modes parametrically coupled to external degrees of freedom. To resolve a single mechanical quantum, it ...

  17. Full Nexus between Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics

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    G. Sardin

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full nexus between Newtonian and relativistic mechanics is set. Contrarily to what is commonly thought, Newtonian mechanics can be amended to suit all speeds up to c. It is demonstrated that when introducing the fact that the pulse of oscillators, i.e. emitters and clocks, is sensitive to speed, the Newtonian framework can be extended to all speeds. For this aim, it is formulated the concept of actor scenario vs. observer scenario. This differentiation is essential to avoid confusion between effective reality (actor scenario) and appearance (observer scenario). Measurements are subjected to kinematical aberrations, the observer scenario being inertial. These must be removed to attain intrinsic reality, i.e. that of actors. The lack of demarcation between the two scenarios leads to conceptual confusions. The amended Newtonian mechanics is of full application. Here, it has been mainly applied to the Newtonian Doppler effect, amended to suit all speeds.

  18. Polymer Quantum Mechanics and its Continuum Limit

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    Alejandro Corichi; Tatjana Vukasinac; Jose A. Zapata

    2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A rather non-standard quantum representation of the canonical commutation relations of quantum mechanics systems, known as the polymer representation has gained some attention in recent years, due to its possible relation with Planck scale physics. In particular, this approach has been followed in a symmetric sector of loop quantum gravity known as loop quantum cosmology. Here we explore different aspects of the relation between the ordinary Schroedinger theory and the polymer description. The paper has two parts. In the first one, we derive the polymer quantum mechanics starting from the ordinary Schroedinger theory and show that the polymer description arises as an appropriate limit. In the second part we consider the continuum limit of this theory, namely, the reverse process in which one starts from the discrete theory and tries to recover back the ordinary Schroedinger quantum mechanics. We consider several examples of interest, including the harmonic oscillator, the free particle and a simple cosmological model.

  19. The Möbius Symmetry of Quantum Mechanics

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    Alon E. Faraggi; Marco Matone

    2015-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The equivalence postulate approach to quantum mechanics aims to formulate quantum mechanics from a fundamental geometrical principle. Underlying the formulation there exists a basic cocycle condition which is invariant under $D$--dimensional M\\"obius transformations with respect to the Euclidean or Minkowski metrics. The invariance under global M\\"obius transformations implies that spatial space is compact. Furthermore, it implies energy quantisation and undefinability of quantum trajectories without assuming any prior interpretation of the wave function. The approach may be viewed as conventional quantum mechanics with the caveat that spatial space is compact, as dictated by the M\\"obius symmetry, with the classical limit corresponding to the decompactification limit. Correspondingly, there exists a finite length scale in the formalism and consequently an intrinsic regularisation scheme. Evidence for the compactness of space may exist in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

  20. Remote controlled vacuum joint closure mechanism

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    Doll, D.W.; Hager, E.R.

    1984-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A remotely operable and maintainable vacuum joint closure mechanism for a noncircular aperture is disclosed. The closure mechanism includes an extendible bellows coupled at one end to a noncircular duct and at its other end to a flange assembly having sealed grooves for establishing a high vacuum seal with the abutting surface of a facing flange which includes an aperture forming part of the system to be evacuated. A plurality of generally linear arrangements of pivotally coupled linkages and piston combinations are mounted around the outer surface of the duct and aligned along the length thereof. Each of the piston/linkage assemblies is adapted to engage the flange assembly by means of a respective piston and is further coupled to a remote controlled piston drive shaft to permit each of the linkages positioned on a respective flat outer surface of the duct to simultaneously and uniformly displace a corresponding piston and the flange assembly with which it is in contact along the length of the duct in extending the bellows to provide a high vacuum seal between the movable flange and the facing flange. A plurality of latch mechanisms are also pivotally mounted on the outside of the duct. A first end of each of the latch mechanisms is coupled to a remotely controlled latch control shaft for displacing the latch mechanism about its pivot point. In response to the pivoting displacement of the latch mechanism, a second end thereof is displaced so as to securely engage the facing flange and maintain the high vacuum seal established by the displacement of the flange assembly and extension of the bellows without displacing the entire duct.