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Behavior patterns of axis deer (Axis axis) in Texas  

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BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF AXIS DEER (AXIS AXIS) IN TEXAS A Thesis by Eugene Robert Fuchs Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1976 Major... Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF AXIS DEER (AXIS AXIS) IN TEXAS A Thesis by Eugene Robert Fuchs Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Comm ttee) Head of Department) Member ) ( ember August 1976 ABSTRACT...

Fuchs, Eugene Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal Plate Plate  

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Horizontal Plate Plate Horizontal Plate Plate Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Ray George Publication_Date: Unknown Title: Horizontal Plate Plate Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Online_Linkage: Description: Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for the lower 48 states Purpose: Provide information on the solar resource potential for the lower 48

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Vertical axis wind turbine  

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Wind turbines are largely divided into vertical axis wind turbines and propeller (Horizontal axis) wind turbines. The present invention discloses a vertical axis high speed wind turbine provided with a starting and braking control system. This vertical axis wind turbine is formed by having blades of a proper airfoil fitted to respective supporting arms provided radially from a vertical rotary axis by keeping the blade span-wise direction in parallel with the axis and being provided with a low speed control windmill in which the radial position of each operating piece varies with a centrifugal force produced by the rotation of the vertical rotary axis.

Kato, Y.; Seki, K.; Shimizu, Y.

1981-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical axis wind turbine  

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Wind turbines are largely divided into vertical axis wind turbines and propeller (Horizontal axis) wind turbines. The present invention discloses a vertical axis high speed wind turbine provided with rotational speed control systems. This vertical axis wind turbine is formed by having blades of a proper airfoil fitted to respective supporting arms provided radially from a vertical rotating shaft by keeping the blade span-wise direction in parallel with the shaft and being provided with aerodynamic control elements operating manually or automatically to control the rotational speed of the turbine.

Kato, Y.; Seki, K.; Shimizu, Y.

1981-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Food habits of axis deer (Axis axis) on the Coastal Plain, Calhoun County, Texas  

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FOOD HABITS OF AXIS DEER (Axis axis) ON THE COASTAL PLAIN, CALHOUN COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by JOHN CLARENCE SMITH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 197l Major Subject: Wildlife Science FOOD HABITS OF AXIS DEER (Axi. s axis) ON THE COASTAL PLAIN, CALHOUN COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by JOHN CLARENCE SMITH Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) ! (Head...

Smith, John Clarence

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound radiation due to rapid deformation of an impacted plate  

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Sound radiation due to forced deformation of an impacted plate was investigated. An initial sound pressure pulse due to rapid local deformation of a plate was generated before the radiation from natural modes of the plate occurred. On the axis of impact near the plate a distinct pressure pulse is observed to reproduce the velocity waveform of the plate at the opposite side of the impact point. Data from experiments involving impact of spheres on plates differing in size and material properties are presented to show the plate behavior and the radiated soundpressure. Theoretical results were obtained from an analytical model in which impulsive acceleration of a plate with Gaussian spatial distribution is convoluted with the acceleration?time history of the actual impact. Theoretical results for the on?axis pressure are compared with the experimental results.

Adnan Akay; Reginald O. Cook

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical axis wind turbines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vertical axis wind turbine is described. The wind turbine can include a top ring, a middle ring and a lower ring, wherein a plurality of vertical airfoils are disposed between the rings. For example, three vertical airfoils can be attached between the upper ring and the middle ring. In addition, three more vertical airfoils can be attached between the lower ring and the middle ring. When wind contacts the vertically arranged airfoils the rings begin to spin. By connecting the rings to a center pole which spins an alternator, electricity can be generated from wind.

Krivcov, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Krivospitski, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Maksimov, Vasili (Miass, RU); Halstead, Richard (Rohnert Park, CA); Grahov, Jurij (Miass, RU)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroless copper plating  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optimized electroless copper plating technique is described suitable for plating electroless copper upon ceramics. 12 figs.

McHenry, M.R.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical axis wind turbine acoustics  

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Acoustics Charlie Pearson Corpus Christi College Cambridge University Engineering Department A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy September 2013 Declaration Described in this dissertation is work... quickly to changing wind conditions, small- scale vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) have been proposed as an efficient solution for deployment in built up areas, where the wind is more gusty in nature. If VAWTs are erected in built up areas...

Pearson, Charlie

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis angular effector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new class of coplanar two-axis angular effectors. These effectors combine a two-axis rotational joint analogous to a Cardan joint with linear actuators in a manner to produce a wider range of rotational motion about both axes defined by the joint. This new class of effectors also allows design of robotic manipulators having very high strength and efficiency. These effectors are particularly suited for remote operation in unknown surroundings, because of their extraordinary versatility. An immediate application is to the problems which arise in nuclear waste remediation.

Vaughn, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM); Phelan, John R. (Albuquerque, NM); Van Zuiden, Don M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Plating/Lithography-new  

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Plating/Lithography Plating/Lithography Manufacturing Technologies The Plating capabilities in the Thin Film, Vacuum and Packaging department include both electroless and electro plating. These processes support Multi-Chip Module, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Weapons Systems (Neutron Tubes) and other miscellaneous projects. Photo-processing facilities provide pattern- ing and circuitry on a variety of substrate materials. The department's capabilities include dry film, liquid, and electrophoreti- cally deposited resist application, exposure, development and patterning. Capabilities * Electroplate large areas using cyanide and non-cyanide based chemistries * Routinely plate copper, nickel and gold * Expertise in developing plating process- es for unusual applications and metals

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Earth's Decelerating Tectonic Plates  

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Space geodetic and oceanic magnetic anomaly constraints on tectonic plate motions are employed to determine a new global map of present-day rates of change of plate velocities. This map shows that Earth's largest plate, the Pacific, is presently decelerating along with several other plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres. These plate decelerations contribute to an overall, globally averaged slowdown in tectonic plate speeds. The map of plate decelerations provides new and unique constraints on the dynamics of time-dependent convection in Earth's mantle. We employ a recently developed convection model constrained by seismic, geodynamic and mineral physics data to show that time-dependent changes in mantle buoyancy forces can explain the deceleration of the major plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres.

Forte, A M; Moucha, R; Rowley, D B; Quere, S; Mitrovica, J X; Simmons, N A; Grand, S P

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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AXI LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » AXI LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name AXI LLC Place Quincy, Massachusetts Zip 02169 Sector Biofuels Product Aims to make commercially feasible strains of algae for fuel production Coordinates 42.2363996°, -71.0200613° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.2363996,"lon":-71.0200613,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear...

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Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics  

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Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics Extraterrestrial Plate Tectonics Name: Brent Status: student Grade: 6-8 Location: TX Country: USA Date: Spring 2011 Question: Is there plate tectonics on other planets? Replies: The short answer is that scientists really don't know for sure if there has been or is active plate tectonics on other planets in our solar system. NASA scientists have found some evidence of possible plate tectonics on Mars, but some scientists have discounted this information. Similarly, some scientists have suggested that there may have been plate tectonics on Venus, but it is not a well-supported idea. A link to one of the pages about Mars discusses magnetic "striping" similar to that found on Earth: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1999/ast29apr99_1/gested

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Hot Plate Station  

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temperature is limited to 200C in order to maintain temperature inside the cleanroom. A hood located over the hot plate station ensures evaporated fumes are not released...

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Flexible helical-axis stellarator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An 1=1 helical winding which spirals about a conventional planar, circular central conductor of a helical-axis stellarator adds a significant degree of flexibility by making it possible to control the rotational transform profile and shear of the magnetic fields confining the plasma in a helical-axis stellarator. The toroidal central conductor links a plurality of toroidal field coils which are separately disposed to follow a helical path around the central conductor in phase with the helical path of the 1=1 winding. This coil configuration produces bean-shaped magnetic flux surfaces which rotate around the central circular conductor in the same manner as the toroidal field generating coils. The additional 1=1 winding provides flexible control of the magnetic field generated by the central conductor to prevent the formation of low-order resonances in the rotational transform profile which can produce break-up of the equilibrium magnetic surfaces. Further, this additional winding can deepen the magnetic well which together with the flexible control provides increased stability.

Harris, Jeffrey H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hender, Timothy C. (Abingdon, GB2); Carreras, Benjamin A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Cantrell, Jack L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Morris, Robert N. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helical axis stellarator with noninterlocking planar coils  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A helical axis stellarator using only noninterlocking planar, non-circular coils, generates magnetic fields having a magnetic well and large rotational transform with resultant large equilibrium beta.

Reiman, Allan (Princeton, NJ); Boozer, Allen H. (Rocky Hill, NJ)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates  

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to meet 5000 h automotive durability goal at cost < 5kW Year 1 Goals: Single-cell fuel cell test performance for 25 cm 2 stamped and nitrided metallic bipolar plates...

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Cadmium plating replacements  

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The Boeing Company has been searching for replacements to cadmium plate. Two alloy plating systems seem close to meeting the needs of a cadmium replacement. The two alloys, zinc-nickel and tin-zinc are from alloy plating baths; both baths are neutral pH. The alloys meet the requirements for salt fog corrosion resistance, and both alloys excel as a paint base. Currently, tests are being performed on standard fasteners to compare zinc-nickel and tin-zinc on threaded hardware where cadmium is heavily used. The Hydrogen embrittlement propensity of the zinc-nickel bath has been tested, and just beginning for the tin-zinc bath. Another area of interest is the electrical properties on aluminum for tin-zinc and will be discussed. The zinc-nickel alloy plating bath is in production in Boeing Commercial Airplane Group for non-critical low strength steels. The outlook is promising that these two coatings will help The Boeing Company significantly reduce its dependence on cadmium plating.

Nelson, M.J.; Groshart, E.C.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrations of pyroelectric plates  

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Symmetric and antisymmetric wave propagations in a pyroelectric plate of crystal class 2 are considered. The frequency equations are derived when the surfaces of the plate are traction free and completely coated with electrodes that are shorted and thermally insulated. The frequency equations are also deduced for crystal classes 2 mm and 6 mm. Numerical work has been carried out for piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride belonging to the 2?mm class as heat conduction coefficients and specific heat capacity are small compared to other material constants of polyvinylidene fluoride. Bariumtitanateceramic is considered for numerical calculation to illustrate the effect of pyroelectricity. Results are tabulated and the dispersion curves are also given.

H. S. Paul; G. V. Raman

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear reactor alignment plate configuration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An alignment plate that is attached to a core barrel of a pressurized water reactor and fits within slots within a top plate of a lower core shroud and upper core plate to maintain lateral alignment of the reactor internals. The alignment plate is connected to the core barrel through two vertically-spaced dowel pins that extend from the outside surface of the core barrel through a reinforcement pad and into corresponding holes in the alignment plate. Additionally, threaded fasteners are inserted around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad and into the alignment plate to further secure the alignment plate to the core barrel. A fillet weld also is deposited around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad. To accomodate thermal growth between the alignment plate and the core barrel, a gap is left above, below and at both sides of one of the dowel pins in the alignment plate holes through with the dowel pins pass.

Altman, David A; Forsyth, David R; Smith, Richard E; Singleton, Norman R

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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W-Band Pancharatnam Half Wave Plate Based on Negative Refractive Index Metamaterials  

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Electromagnetic metamaterials, made from arrangements of subwavelength sized structures, can be used to manipulate radiation. Designing metamaterials that have a positive refractive index along one axis and a negative refractive index along the orthogonal axis can result in birefringences, $\\Delta n>1$. The effect can be used to create wave plates with subwavelength thicknesses. Previous attempts at making wave plates in this way have resulted in very narrow usable bandwidths. In this paper, we use the Pancharatnam method to increase the usable bandwidth. A combination of Finite Element Method and Transmission Line models were used to optimise the final design. Experimental results are compared to the modelled data.

Mohamed, Imran; Ng, Ming Wah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

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DARHT Facility: A critical component of stockpile stewardship DARHT Facility: A critical component of stockpile stewardship A new research frontier awaits! Our door is open and we thrive on mutually beneficial partnerships, collaborations that drive innovations and new technologies. April 12, 2012 Dominic Tafoya and Dave Honaberger prepare a refurbished DARHT (Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrotest Facility) 2nd axis accelerator cell for magnetic axis alignment measurements. Contact Group Leader Terry Priestley (505) 665-1330 Email Deputy Group Leader Tim Ferris (505) 665-2179 Email Hydrotests are critical in assessing nuclear weapons in nation's stockpile Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test facility 4:17 How DARHT Works The weapons programs at Los Alamos have one principal mission: ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Foundation parameter study  

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The dynamic failure criterion governing the dimensions of prototype Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Foundations is treated as a variable parameter. The resulting change in foundation dimensions and costs is examined.

Lodde, P.F.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic 5-axis NC toolpath generation  

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Despite over a decade of research, automatic toolpath generation has remained an elusive goal for 5-axis NC machining. This thesis describes the theoretical and practical issues associated with generating collision free ...

Balasubramaniam, Mahadevan, 1976-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the stress distribution in a thin rectangular plate subjected to shear  

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Average Stress, g difference in these Stresses, %max (Theoretica1) ) 'f max (Experimental), gmax (Exeter. ) vs g of C~ (Theo. ), ~rs. ~ 0 ~ ~ 0 Values of "+~" Ca1culated from ELemen- tary Beam Theory for Plate- (2 x 860) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ /1 and Mrs t 1...) '( thin rectangu3. ar plate The theory of photoelasticity vas employed throughout the observations Ordinarily, it is assumed Chat such a shear stress is distributed uniformly over the section normal to the axis of the body~ in which case...

Travis, Darol Duane

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Plates with incompatible prestrain  

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We study the effective elastic behavior of incompatibly prestrained plates, where the prestrain is independent of thickness as well as uniform through the thickness. We model such plates as three-dimensional elastic bodies with a prescribed pointwise stress-free state characterized by a Riemannian metric $G$ with the above properties, and seek the limiting behavior as the thickness goes to zero. Our results extand the prior analysis in M. Lewicka, M. R. Pakzad ESAIM Control Optim. Calc. Var. 17 (2011), no. 4. We first establish that the $\\Gamma$-limit is a Kirchhoff type bending. Further, we show that the minimum energy configuration contains non-trivial Kirchhoff type bending -- i.e., the scaling of the three-dimensional energy is of the order of the cube of the plate thickness -- if and only if the Riemann curvatures $R^3_{112}, R^3_{221}$ and $ R_{1212}$ of $G$ do not identically vanish. We demonstrate through examples, the existence of a new regime where the three above curvatures of $G$ vanish (while the mid-plane of the plate may or may not be flat), but the limiting configuration still has energy that is of the order of F\\"oppl - von K\\'arm\\'an plates. Finally, we apply these results to a model of nematic glass, including a characterization of the condition when the metric is immersible, for $G=\\mbox{Id}_3 +\\gamma\\vec n\\otimes \\vec n$ given in terms of the inhomogeneous unit director field distribution $\\vec n\\in\\mathbb{R}^3$.

Kaushik Bhattacharya; Marta Lewicka; Mathias Schffner

2014-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates  

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described....

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Sandia National Laboratories: Innovative Offshore Vertical-Axis...  

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WindInnovative Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Rotors Innovative Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Rotors This project seeks to advance large offshore vertical-axis wind...

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T-613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution...  

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3: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability T-613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability May 2, 2011 - 7:42am Addthis...

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Solasta aka The Eagle Axis | Open Energy Information  

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Eagle Axis Jump to: navigation, search Name: Solasta (aka The Eagle Axis) Place: Newton, Massachusetts Zip: 2458 Sector: Efficiency, Solar Product: Start-up planning to produce...

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Axis Technologies Group Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Axis Technologies Group Inc Axis Technologies Group Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Axis Technologies Group, Inc Place Lincoln, Nebraska Zip 68522 Product Designs, manufactures, and markets energy-saving and daylight harvesting electronic dimming ballasts for the commercial lighting industry. Coordinates 47.829403°, -118.419202° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.829403,"lon":-118.419202,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solar concentrator including a housing having receiving wall, a reflecting wall and at least two end walls, the receiving, reflecting and end walls defining a three-dimensional volume having an inlet, wherein a vertical axis of the housing is generally perpendicular to the inlet, a receiver mounted on the receiving wall of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell, wherein a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, at least one clip disposed on the reflecting wall an optical element received within the three-dimensional volume, the optical element including at least one tab, the tab being engaged by the clip to align the optical element with the receiver, and a window received over the inlet to enclose the housing.

Benitez, Pablo; Grip, Robert E; Minano, Juan C; Narayanan, Authi A; Plesniak, Adam; Schwartz, Joel A

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A low order model for vertical axis wind turbines  

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A new computational model for initial sizing and performance prediction of vertical axis wind turbines

Drela, Mark

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Apparatus for tensile testing plate-type ceramic specimens  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus is described for gripping a plate-type tensile specimen having generally T-shaped end regions in a dynamic tension fatigue testing apparatus comprising an annular housing having an open-ended elongated cavity therein, a plurality of hydraulic piston means supported by the housing in a spaced array about the cavity, and a specimen-supporting plate means overlying the piston means at one end of the elongated cavity and displaceable by said piston means in a longitudinal direction with respect to the longitudinal axis of the cavity, said apparatus for gripping a flat plate-type tensile specimen comprising: a pair of elongated pull rods each having oppositely disposed first and second end regions; a pair of mounting means carried by said plate means with each mounting means for pivotally attaching the first end region of each of said pull rods in a central region of said plate means for supporting said pair of elongated pull rods in a side-by-side relationship along a common longitudinal centerline within said cavity; recess means in the second end region of each of said pull rods in adjacently disposed surface regions thereof with said recess means facing one another and each adapted to receive one side of one of the generally T-shaped end regions of the plate-type tensile specimen; and load-bearing means positionable in each of said recess means and adapted to bear against a shoulder on each side of the generally T-shaped end region of the plate-type tensile specimen when a tensile loading is applied thereon.

Liu, K.C.

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses of cracks in thick stiffened plates repaired with single-sided composite patch  

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Abstract This study investigated the effect of composite patches applied to thick stiffened plates with single-sided repairs. A simplified analytical model was derived to predict the reduction in the mode I strain energy release rates resulting from the single-sided composite patches. Finite element analyses were also conducted to compute the mode I strain energy release rates with and without composite patches, and their results were compared to the analytical model prediction. Furthermore, changes in the location of the neural axis with single-side patches were examined with their effects on the effectiveness of the patch repair with variations in both material and geometric parameters of the patch and plate. The neutral axis location in the patched plate played an important role to influence the effectiveness of the composite patch.

Y.W. Kwon; B.L. Hall

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon-assisted flyer plates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laser driven flyer plate utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited.

Stahl, David B. (Los Alamos, NM); Paisley, Dennis L. (Santa Fe, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High payload six-axis load sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A repairable high-payload six-axis load sensor includes a table, a base, and at least three shear-pin load transducers removably mounted between the table and the base. Removable mounting permits easy replacement of damaged shear pins. Preferably, the shear-pin load transducers are responsive to shear forces imparted along the two axes perpendicular to an axis of minimum sensitivity characteristic of the transducer. Responsive to an applied shear force, each shear-pin load transducer can produce an electrical signal proportional to the reaction force. The load sensor can further include a structure for receiving the proportional electrical signals and computing the applied load corresponding to the proportional electrical signals. The computed load can be expressed in terms of a three-dimensional XYZ Cartesian coordinate system.

Jansen, John F. (Knoxville, TN); Lind, Randall F. (Knoxville, TN)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Advisor Model: Flat Plate Photovoltaic Performance Modeling Validation Report  

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The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free software tool that performs detailed analysis of both system performance and system financing for a variety of renewable energy technologies. This report provides detailed validation of the SAM flat plate photovoltaic performance model by comparing SAM-modeled PV system generation data to actual measured production data for nine PV systems ranging from 75 kW to greater than 25 MW in size. The results show strong agreement between SAM predictions and field data, with annualized prediction error below 3% for all fixed tilt cases and below 8% for all one axis tracked cases. The analysis concludes that snow cover and system outages are the primary sources of disagreement, and other deviations resulting from seasonal biases in the irradiation models and one axis tracking issues are discussed in detail.

Freeman, J.; Whitmore, J.; Kaffine, L.; Blair, N.; Dobos, A. P.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic radiation from a plate with sinusoidally varying properties  

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The acoustic radiation produced by an infinite flat plate with sinusoidally varying properties and driven by a distributed load is presented. The plate is assumed to be thin with constant thickness but with stiffness varying sinusoidally along the axis. The analysis is an extension of the work previously reported [M. Pierucci J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 1 79 S35 (1986)]. The analysis consists of solving the coupled fluid?structure equations with the added difficulty of having nonconstant coefficients. The system reduces to a convoluted equation which has been solved analytically. The results indicate the presence of acoustic pressure components radiating in directions that are related to the difference between the forcing function wavenumber and the wavenumber of the stiffness variation. Acoustic radiation patterns will be presented.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space variations in axis height of the jet stream core  

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height of the jet axis relative to the height of the jet maximum for slow vs. fast cases. 13 Mean height of the jet axis relative to the height at the trough. 13 Mean height of the jet axis relative to the height at the ridge. 15 Mean height... of the jet axis relative to the height at the jet maximum, when the maximum is near a trough. 15 Mean height of the jet axis relative to the height at the minimum, when the minimum is near a ridge. 17 Mean height of the jet axis relative to the height...

Leutwyler, Cooke Hearon

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-axis Capability for Powered Ankle-Foot Prostheses  

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In this chapter, the concept of a multi-axis powered ankle-foot prosthesis is introduced. The feasibility of this ... proposed cable-driven mechanism for the multi-axis powered ankle-foot prosthesis is capable of...

Evandro M. Ficanha; Mohammad Rastgaar; Kenton R. Kaufman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical axis wind turbine with continuous blade angle adjustment  

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The author presents a concept for a vertical axis wind turbine that utilizes each blade's entire rotational cycle for power generation. Each blade has its own vertical axis of rotation and is constrained to rotate at the ...

Weiss, Samuel Bruce

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallic Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings  

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Bipolar Plates with Composite Coatings Jennifer Mawdsley Argonne National Laboratory Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff Meeting Washington DC October 1, 2009 2 Metallic Bipolar Plates with...

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Vibrations of circular steel plates with damping  

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OF TABLL'S TABLE Page Irequcncics for Two 1/16" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 16 Frequencies for Two 1/8" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 16 I'requencies for Two 3/16" Plates for Different Nodal Shapes 17 Frequencies for Two 1/4" Plates... 21 10 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "A" . . 22 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "B" . . 23 12 13 14 15 16 Amplitudes for Two 3/16" Plates with Nodal Shape "C" Amplitudes for Two 1/4" Plates with Nodal Shape...

Sheth, Prafulchandra Naginlal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon-assisted flyer plates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laser driven flyer plate is described utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited. 2 figures.

Stahl, D.B.; Paisley, D.L.

1994-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical axis wind turbine control strategy  

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Early expensive in automatic operation of the Sandia 17-m vertical axis research wind turbine (VAWT) has demonstrated the need for a systematic study of control algorithms. To this end, a computer model has been developed that uses actual wind time series and turbine performance data to calculate the power produced by the Sandia 17-m VAWT operating in automatic control. The model has been used to investigate the influence of starting algorithms on annual energy production. The results indicate that, depending on turbine and local wind characteristics, a bad choice of a control algorithm can significantly reduce overall energy production. The model can be used to select control algorithms and threshold parameters that maximize long-term energy production. An attempt has been made to generalize these results from local site and turbine characteristics to obtain general guidelines for control algorithm design.

McNerney, G.M.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion. 16 figs.

Johnson, K.C.

1992-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Plates for vacuum thermal fusion  

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A process for effectively bonding arbitrary size or shape substrates. The process incorporates vacuum pull down techniques to ensure uniform surface contact during the bonding process. The essence of the process for bonding substrates, such as glass, plastic, or alloys, etc., which have a moderate melting point with a gradual softening point curve, involves the application of an active vacuum source to evacuate interstices between the substrates while at the same time providing a positive force to hold the parts to be bonded in contact. This enables increasing the temperature of the bonding process to ensure that the softening point has been reached and small void areas are filled and come in contact with the opposing substrate. The process is most effective where at least one of the two plates or substrates contain channels or grooves that can be used to apply vacuum between the plates or substrates during the thermal bonding cycle. Also, it is beneficial to provide a vacuum groove or channel near the perimeter of the plates or substrates to ensure bonding of the perimeter of the plates or substrates and reduce the unbonded regions inside the interior region of the plates or substrates.

Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of on-axis and off-axis heliostat alignment strategies  

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Heliostat installation and alignment costs will be an important element in future solar power tower projects. The predicted annual performances of on- and-off axis strategies are compared for 95 m{sup 2} flat-glass heliostats and an external, molten-salt receiver. Actual approaches to heliostat alignment that have been used in the past are briefly discussed, and relative strengths and limitations are noted. The optimal approach can vary with the application.

Jones, S.A.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axis factoring method Sample Search Results  

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Once this is done, we can call the setup method to properly initialize the axis... On: color values start end moveBy scaleFactor minValue maxValue AbstractAxis AxisAxisDecorator...

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates  

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Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Corrosion Test Cell For Bipolar Plates A corrosion test cell for evaluating corrosion resistance in fuel cell bipolar plates is described. The cell has a transparent or translucent cell body having a pair of identical cell body members that seal against opposite sides of a bipolar plate. The cell includes an anode chamber and an cathode chamber, each on opposite sides of the plate. Each chamber contains a pair of mesh platinum current collectors and a catalyst layer pressed between current collectors and the plate. Each chamber is filled

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Event Rates for Off Axis NuMI Experiments  

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Neutrino interaction rates for experiments placed off axis in the NuMI beam are calculated. Primary proton beam energy is 120 GeV and four locations at 810 km from target and 6, 12, 30 and 40 km off axis are considered. This report is part of the Joint FNAL/BNL Future Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment Study.

B. Viren

2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin  

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Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin edited and compiled by David R. Jessey and Robert E;32009 Desert Symposium Table of contents Landscape evolution at an active plate margin: a field trip

de Lijser, Peter

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CNEA Fresh Fuel Plate Characterization Summary Report  

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Characterization summary report outlining the findings of the fresh fuel examinations of the plates received from CNEA.

D. Keiser; F. Rice

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-Axis Magnetic Sensor Hybrid The Honeywell HMC2003 is a high sensitivity, three-axis magnetic sensor hybrid  

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3-Axis Magnetic Sensor Hybrid HMC2003 The Honeywell HMC2003 is a high sensitivity, three-axis magnetic sensor hybrid assembly used to measure low magnetic field strengths. Honeywell's most sensitive product excellence and performance by introducing innovative solid-state magnetic sensor solutions

Kleinfeld, David

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Moving Divertor Plates in a Tokamak  

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Moving divertor plates could help solve some of the problems of the tokamak divertor through mechanical ingenuity rather than plasma physics. These plates would be passively heated on each pass through the tokamak and cooled and reprocessed outside the tokamak. There are many design options using varying plate shapes, orientations, motions, coatings, and compositions.

S.J. Zweben, H. Zhang

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacture of Sheet and Plate Glass  

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... lantern slides and films, the methods in use for the manufacture of sheet and plate glass. The principal raw materials used in the manu facture of sheet and plate ... . The principal raw materials used in the manu facture of sheet and plate glass are sand, soda ash and limestone. These materials, perhaps with the addition of ...

S. E.

1934-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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New Process of Making Plate Glass  

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... , Lancashire, have just announced the successful development of a new process of making plate glass. In the new process the plate ... . In the new process the plate glass is produced with a fire-polished finish, so that the lengthy grinding and polishing ...

1959-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

63

The Vibration of Piezoelectric Plates  

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The characteristic frequencies of infinite piezoelectric plates vibrating between the grounded electrodes of a plane parallel condenser have been rigorously investigated. It is found that the frequencies depend on the piezoelectric constants as well as the elastic constants of the crystal. The effective elastic constants for a piezoelectric crystal do not in general satisfy the same symmetry relations as the true elastic constants. For odd harmonics, which are the only modes which can be excited by a uniform electric field, the strain does not vanish at the surface of the plate for a finite gap between the electrodes. Consequently, the frequencies of free vibration also depend on the separation of the electrodes, and the rigorous theory shows this dependence should not be linear as hitherto supposed. The effect of the gap decreases as the square of the harmonic number and hence the higher frequencies of vibration are not exactly harmonics of the fundamental.

A. W. Lawson

1942-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion plated electronic tube device  

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An electronic tube and associated circuitry which is produced by ion plating techniques. The process is carried out in an automated process whereby both active and passive devices are produced at very low cost. The circuitry is extremely reliable and is capable of functioning in both high radiation and high temperature environments. The size of the electronic tubes produced are more than an order of magnitude smaller than conventional electronic tubes.

Meek, T.T.

1983-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Forces Driving Plate Tectonics: Inferences from Absolute Plate Velocities and Intraplate Stress  

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......Thermal expansion, in Handbook of Physical Constants...42, 769-801 On the Forces Driving Plate Tectonics...Europe unless the driving force exerted at ridges is...in magnitude to other forces in the system. The mid-plate...plates is one of the fundamental tenets of plate tectonics......

Sean C. Solomon; Norman H. Sleep; Randall M. Richardson

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The plate is not available in electronic format  

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The plate is not available in electronic format. Please email lm.records@lm.doe.gov to request the plate....

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DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

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DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT, supports a critical component of LANL's primary mission: to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's stockpile. Los Alamos scientists built DARHT, the world's most powerful x-ray machine, to analyze mockups of nuclear weapons. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, or DARHT, supports a critical component of LANL's primary mission: to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's stockpile. Los Alamos scientists built DARHT, the world's most powerful x-ray machine, to analyze mockups of nuclear weapons.

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MHK Technologies/Vertical Axis Venturi System | Open Energy Information  

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Axis Venturi System Axis Venturi System < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage 275px Technology Profile Primary Organization Warrior Girl Corporation Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The proprietary venturi system uses two venturies one on the upstream side of the vertical axis turbine to force the water flow into the turbine and one at the downstream side of the turbine which creates a lower pressure region that pulls the water through the turbine The vertical axis orientation of the turbine is believed by the company to allow for efficiency gains

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Curvature gouge detection and prevention in 5-axis CNC machining.  

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??Five-axis CNC machining presents high efficiency and unparallel flexibility in the machining of complex curved surfaces. However, generation of gouge-free CNC tool path and cutter (more)

Wang, Yin Jack

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hybrid type small 5-axis CNC milling machine  

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5-axis CNC milling machines are important in a number of industries ranging from aerospace to consumer-die-mold machining because they can deliver high machining accuracy with a spindle tilting capacity. Most of these ...

Son, Seung-Kil, 1964-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Center of pressure calculations for a bent-axis vehicle  

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Bent-axis maneuvering vehicles provide a unique type of control for a variety of supersonic and hypersonic missions. Unfortunately, large hinge moments, incomplete pitching moment predictions, and a misunderstanding of corresponding center of pressure calculations have prevented their application. A procedure is presented for the efficient design of bent-axis vehicles given an adequate understanding of origins of pitching moment effects. In particular,sources of pitching moment contributions will be described including not only normal force, but inviscid axial force and viscous effects as well. Off-centerline center of pressure effects are first reviewed for symmetric hypersonic sphere-cone configurations. Next the effects of the bent-axis geometry are considered where axial force, acting on the deflected tail section, can generate significant pitching moment components. The unique relationship between hinge moments and pitching moments for the bent-axis class of vehicles is discussed. 15 refs.

Rutledge, W.H.; Polansky, G.F.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0228: Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Facility  

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This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impact of a proposal to construct and operate theDual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)...

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Rapidly Moving Divertor Plates In A Tokamak  

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It may be possible to replace conventional actively cooled tokamak divertor plates with a set of rapidly moving, passively cooled divertor plates on rails. These plates would absorb the plasma heat flux with their thermal inertia for ~10-30 sec, and would then be removed from the vessel for processing. When outside the tokamak, these plates could be cooled, cleaned, recoated, inspected, and then returned to the vessel in an automated loop. This scheme could provide nearoptimal divertor surfaces at all times, and avoid the need to stop machine operation for repair of damaged or eroded plates. We describe various possible divertor plate designs and access geometries, and discuss an initial design for a movable and removable divertor module for NSTX-U.

S. Zweben

2011-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Raindrop Fall Velocity and Axis Ratio Errors on Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimation  

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Motivated by the field observations of fall velocity and axis ratio deviations from predicted terminal velocity and equilibrium axis ratio values, the combined effects of raindrop fall velocity and axis ratio deviations on dual-polarization radar ...

Bin Pei; Firat Y. Testik; Mekonnen Gebremichael

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Orifice Plate Steam Traps  

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This guide was prepared to serve as a foundation for making informed decisions about when orifice plate steam traps should be considered for use in new or existing steam systems. It presents background information about different types of steam traps and defines their unique functional and operational characteristics. The advantages and disadvantages associated with using orifice plate steam traps are provided to highlight their capabilities and limitations. Finally, recommendations for using orifice plate steam traps are presented, and possible applications are identified.

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates | Department of Energy  

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2010 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation...

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Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates | Department of Energy  

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Bipolar Plates High Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application...

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Fuel cell cooler-humidifier plate  

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A cooler-humidifier plate for use in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack assembly is provided. The cooler-humidifier plate combines functions of cooling and humidification within the fuel cell stack assembly, thereby providing a more compact structure, simpler manifolding, and reduced reject heat from the fuel cell. Coolant on the cooler side of the plate removes heat generated within the fuel cell assembly. Heat is also removed by the humidifier side of the plate for use in evaporating the humidification water. On the humidifier side of the plate, evaporating water humidifies reactant gas flowing over a moistened wick. After exiting the humidifier side of the plate, humidified reactant gas provides needed moisture to the proton exchange membranes used in the fuel cell stack assembly. The invention also provides a fuel cell plate that maximizes structural support within the fuel cell by ensuring that the ribs that form the boundaries of channels on one side of the plate have ends at locations that substantially correspond to the locations of ribs on the opposite side of the plate.

Vitale, Nicholas G. (Albany, NY); Jones, Daniel O. (Glenville, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zirconium Plate Measuring Instrument (ZPMI) Design Report  

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This report describes the design of a device intended to measure radiation-induced strain in zirconium plate specimens as a function of neutron fluence.

K. Davies; J. H. Jackson

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Plate Exchangers Heat Recovery and Fouling  

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by choosing a more suitable material of construction. Plate exchangers being economic on surface area are able to use materials such as stainless steels, titanium,hastelloy,incolloy etc.without excessive cost. Normally the more e~pensive the material... it to the plate exchanger which is easy to open and clean. During the late sixties the first plate heat exchangers were used for acid cooling direct. These had plates of Hastelloy C and gaskets of Viton rubber. These were generally restricted to an acid...

Cross, P. H.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetics | Open Energy Information  

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Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetics Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetics Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetics Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) NEPA(1) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Magnetotelluric Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Thermal: Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 4,827.00482,700 centUSD 4.827 kUSD 0.00483 MUSD 4.827e-6 TUSD / mile Median Estimate (USD): 6,206.14620,614 centUSD 6.206 kUSD 0.00621 MUSD 6.20614e-6 TUSD / mile High-End Estimate (USD): 17,239.291,723,929 centUSD 17.239 kUSD 0.0172 MUSD 1.723929e-5 TUSD / mile Dictionary.png

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T-613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability  

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613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution 613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability T-613: Microsoft Excel Axis Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability May 2, 2011 - 7:42am Addthis PROBLEM: Microsoft Excel is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because the applications fail to sufficiently validate user-supplied input. PLATFORM: Microsoft Excel (2002-2010) ABSTRACT: Microsoft Excel is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because the applications fails to sufficiently validate user-supplied input. Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to open a specially crafted Excel file. Successful exploits can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service

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MHK Technologies/Horizontal Axis Logarithmic Spiral Turbine | Open Energy  

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Horizontal Axis Logarithmic Spiral Turbine Horizontal Axis Logarithmic Spiral Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Technology Profile Primary Organization Golden Turbines LLC Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description A Horizontal axis Water turbine following the logarithmic spiral to generate clean electric energy from slow moving currents like rivers or ocean currents and with least impact on marine life and the environment because it doesn t require a damn or building huge structures Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 36:09.5 << Return to the MHK database homepage

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Four-axis micro measuring systems performance verification  

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Abstract This article describes the performance verification of 3D optical measuring instruments integrating a rotational axis using an artifact. The goal is the performance verification of four-axis measuring systems for the full 3D acquisition of micro-geometric parts. This type of measurement has many potential applications, such as in micro-tool, micro-mold, or micro-device manufacturing. The artifact is as simple as possible to reduce manufacturing costs, ensure easy calibration, comply with the ISO 10360 standard and consider all volumetric error contributions. The artifact may be useful to both measuring system manufacturers and users to provide a measurement traceability path.

Giovanni Moroni; Stefano Petr; Wahyudin P. Syam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum fusion bonding of glass plates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Diffraction Residual Strain Tensor Measurements Within The Phase IA Weld Mock-up Plate P-5  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has worked with NRC and EPRI to apply neutron and X-ray diffraction methods to characterize the residual stresses in a number of dissimilar metal weld mockups and samples. The design of the Phase IA specimens aimed to enable stress measurements by several methods and computational modeling of the weld residual stresses. The partial groove in the 304L stainless steel plate was filled with weld beads of Alloy 82. A summary of the weld conditions for each plate is provided in Table 1. The plates were constrained along the long edges during and after welding by bolts with spring-loaded washers attached to the 1-inch thick Al backing plate. The purpose was to avoid stress relief due to bending of the welded stainless steel plate. The neutron diffraction method was one of the methods selected by EPRI for non-destructive through thickness strain and stress measurement. Four different plates (P-3 to P-6) were studied by neutron diffraction strain mapping, representing four different welding conditions. Through thickness neutron diffraction strain mappings at NRSF2 for the four plates and associated strain-free d-zero specimens involved measurement along seven lines across the weld and at six to seven depths. The mountings of each plate for neutron diffraction measurements were such that the diffraction vector was parallel to each of the three primary orthogonal directions of the plate: two in-plane directions, longitudinal and transverse, and the direction normal to the plate (shown in left figure within Table 1). From the three orthogonal strains for each location, the residual stresses along the three plate directions were calculated. The principal axes of the strain and stress tensors, however, need not necessarily align with the plate coordinate system. To explore this, plate P-5 was selected for examination of the possibility that the principal axes of strain are not along the sample coordinate system axes. If adequate data could be collected the goal would be to determine the strain tensor's orientation and magnitude of strain along each principle axis direction.

Hubbard, Camden R [ORNL

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simplified Morphing Blade for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines  

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A Simplified Morphing Blade for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines Weijun WANG , St´ephane CARO, Fouad salinas@hotmail.com The aim of designing wind turbine blades is to improve the power capture ability by adjusting the twist of the blade's root and tip. To evaluate the performance of wind turbine blades

Recanati, Catherine

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axis wind turbines Sample Search Results  

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turbines Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: axis wind turbines...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axis wind turbine Sample Search Results  

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turbine Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: axis wind turbine...

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Serotonin, tryptophan metabolism and the brain-gut-microbiome axis  

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Abstract The brain-gut axis is a bidirectional communication system between the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin functions as a key neurotransmitter at both terminals of this network. Accumulating evidence points to a critical role for the gut microbiome in regulating normal functioning of this axis. In particular, it is becoming clear that the microbial influence on tryptophan metabolism and the serotonergic system may be an important node in such regulation. There is also substantial overlap between behaviours influenced by the gut microbiota and those which rely on intact serotonergic neurotransmission. The developing serotonergic system may be vulnerable to differential microbial colonisation patterns prior to the emergence of a stable adult-like gut microbiota. At the other extreme of life, the decreased diversity and stability of the gut microbiota may dictate serotonin-related health problems in the elderly. The mechanisms underpinning this crosstalk require further elaboration but may be related to the ability of the gut microbiota to control host tryptophan metabolism along the kynurenine pathway, thereby simultaneously reducing the fraction available for serotonin synthesis and increasing the production of neuroactive metabolites. The enzymes of this pathway are immune and stress-responsive, both systems which buttress the brain-gut axis. In addition, there are neural processes in the gastrointestinal tract which can be influenced by local alterations in serotonin concentrations with subsequent relay of signals along the scaffolding of the brain-gut axis to influence CNS neurotransmission. Therapeutic targeting of the gut microbiota might be a viable treatment strategy for serotonin-related brain-gut axis disorders.

S.M. OMahony; G. Clarke; Y.E. Borre; T.G. Dinan; J.F. Cryan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Undrained behavior of plate anchors subjected to general loading  

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This study presents a method for predicting the undrained behavior of plate anchors, including out-of-plane loading of simple plates and performance of suction embedded plate anchors (SEPLA). Three dimensional finite element models are used...

Yang, Ming

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

93

Vertical-axis wind turbines -- The current status of an old technology  

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Vertical-axis wind turbine technology is not well understood, even though the earliest wind machines rotated about a vertical axis. The operating environment of a vertical-axis wind turbine is quite complex, but detailed analysis capabilities have been developed and verified over the last 30 years. Although vertical-axis technology has not been widely commercialized, it exhibits both advantages and disadvantages compared to horizontal-axis technology, and in some applications, it appears to offer significant advantages.

Berg, D.E.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

94

The Theory of Shells and Plates  

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A plate and more generally a shell is a special three-dimensional body whose boundary surface has special features. Although we defer defining a shell-like body in precise terms until Sect. 4, for the purpose ...

P. M. Naghdi

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Characterization of Tri-lab Tantalum Plate.  

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This report provides a detailed characterization Tri-lab Tantalum (Ta) plate jointly purchased from HCStark Inc. by Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Data in this report was compiled from series of material and properties characterization experiments carried out at Sandia (SNL) and Los Alamos (LANL) Laboratories through a leveraged effort funded by the C2 campaign. Results include microstructure characterization detailing the crystallographic texture of the material and an increase in grain size near the end of the rolled plate. Mechanical properties evaluations include, compression cylinder, sub-scale tension specimen, micohardness and instrumented indentation testing. The plate was found to have vastly superior uniformity when compare with previously characterized wrought Ta material. Small but measurable variations in microstructure and properties were noted at the end, and at the top and bottom edges of the plate.

Buchheit, Thomas E.; Cerreta, Ellen K.; Deibler, Lisa Anne; Chen, Shu-Rong; Michael, Joseph R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

The Jones Matrix of a birefringent plate  

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the birefringence in the phase difference calculation is incorrect, and we have corrected two common errors that appeared in previous publications. The Jones Matrix of a single birefringent plate is rigorously determined; previous published results are inaccurate...

Wan, Xiaoke

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

97

Aeolian tones of a plate cascade  

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A model for the aeroacoustic resonance effects (aeolian tones) excited around a plate cascade in a gas flow is suggested. Methods of calculating the frequencies of natural acoustic oscillations near the cascade a...

S. V. Sukhinin

98

The analysis of orthogonally stiffened plates  

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THE ANALTSIS OP ORTHOGONALLY STIPPENED PLATES A Thesis By VIRGIL O'HEAL BBNNBTT, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfi. llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCB Msy 1966... Major Subject. "Aerospace Engineering THE ANALYSIS OF ORTHOGONALLY BTIFFBNED PLATES A Thesis By VIRGIL O'NBAL BBNNETT, JR. Approved as to style and content by: (Chai. n Committee) (Head of Department) (Ne er) (Member ) Hsy 1966 ACKNOWLEICMENTS...

Bennett, Virgil O'Neal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

99

Composite bipolar plate for electrochemical cells  

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A bipolar separator plate for fuel cells consists of a molded mixture of a vinyl ester resin and graphite powder. The plate serves as a current collector and may contain fluid flow fields for the distribution of reactant gases. The material is inexpensive, electrically conductive, lightweight, strong, corrosion resistant, easily mass produced, and relatively impermeable to hydrogen gas. The addition of certain fiber reinforcements and other additives can improve the properties of the composite material without significantly increasing its overall cost.

Wilson, Mahlon S. (Los Alamos, NM); Busick, Deanna N. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Influence of boundary conditions and plate geometries on buckling optimization of symmetric laminate plates  

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The buckling resistance of symmetrically laminated plates with a given material system and subjected to uniaxial compression is maximized with respect to fiber orientations by using a sequential linear programming method together with a simple move-limit strategy. Significant influence of plate thicknesses, aspect ratios, central circular cutouts and end conditions on the optimal fiber orientations and the associated optimal buckling loads of symmetrically laminated plates has been shown through this investigation.

Hu, H.T. [National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Highly conductive composites for fuel cell flow field plates and bipolar plates  

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This invention provides a fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate having flow channels on faces of the plate, comprising an electrically conductive polymer composite. The composite is composed of (A) at least 50% by weight of a conductive filler, comprising at least 5% by weight reinforcement fibers, expanded graphite platelets, graphitic nano-fibers, and/or carbon nano-tubes; (B) polymer matrix material at 1 to 49.9% by weight; and (C) a polymer binder at 0.1 to 10% by weight; wherein the sum of the conductive filler weight %, polymer matrix weight % and polymer binder weight % equals 100% and the bulk electrical conductivity of the flow field or bipolar plate is at least 100 S/cm. The invention also provides a continuous process for cost-effective mass production of the conductive composite-based flow field or bipolar plate.

Jang, Bor Z; Zhamu, Aruna; Song, Lulu

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

102

Design of a novel six-axis metrology system for meso-scale nanopositioners  

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The purpose of this research is to develop the best possible means and methods of building a six axis metrology system given cost and space constraints. Six axis measurements are a crucial part of precision engineering and ...

King, Ryan N. (Ryan Nicholas)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas und axis Sample Search Results  

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axis Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atlas und axis Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Mitteilung fr die Medien Mitteilung fr die Medien...

104

A Multi-Axis Seam Tracking sensor for joining applications  

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This paper describes the development and use of the Multi-Axis Seam Tracking (MAST) sensor for tracking seams or other features in real-time. Four independent, spatially-distributed electric fields are used to sense changes in the relative position of the sensor and the workpiece. The MAST sensor is very inexpensive compared with commercially available seam tracking sensors. It can be used in systems to perform cost-effective small-lot manufacturing operations in a faster, more consistent manner. The MAST sensor is used in an automated system for dispensing braze paste during a rocket nozzle fabrication process.

Novak, J.L.; Schmitt, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Maslakowski, J. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Multi-Axis Seam Tracking using a noncontact capacitive sensor  

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This paper describes the development and use of the Multi-Axis Seam racking (MAST) sensor for tracking seams or other features in real-time. Four independent, spatially-distributed electric fields are used to sense changes in the relative position of the sensor and the workpiece. The MAST sensor is very inexpensive compared with commercially available seam tracking sensors. It can be used in systems to perform cost-effective small-lot manufacturing operations in a faster, more consistent manner. The MAST sensor is used in an automated system for dispensing braze paste during a rocket nozzle fabrication process.

Novak, J.L.; Schmitt, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Maslakowski, J. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Torque ripple in a Darrieus, vertical axis wind turbine  

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Interaction between a steady wind and a rotating, Darrieus, vertical axis wind turbine produces time periodic aerodynamic loads which cause time dependent torque variations, referred to as torque ripple, to occur in the mechanical link between the turbine and the electrical generator. There is concern for the effect of torque ripple upon fatigue life of drive train components and upon power quality. An analytical solution characterizing the phenomenon of torque ripple has been obtained which is based upon a Fourier expansion of the time dependent features of the problem. Numerical results for torque ripple, some experimental data, determination of acceptable levels and methods of controlling it, are presented and discussed.

Reuter, R.C. Jr.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Effect of Dynamic Stall on the Aerodynamics of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines  

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Effect of Dynamic Stall on the Aerodynamics of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Frank Scheurich of the aerodynamic performance of vertical-axis wind turbines pose a significant challenge for computational fluid of the aerodynamics of a vertical- axis wind turbine that consists of three curved rotor blades that are twisted

McCalley, James D.

108

Experimental investigation of the performance of a diffuser-augmented vertical axis wind turbine  

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Experimental investigation of the performance of a diffuser- augmented vertical axis wind turbine Experimental investigation of the performance of a diffuser-augmented vertical axis wind turbine by Arash The performance of a vertical axis wind turbine with and without a diffuser was studied using direct force

Victoria, University of

109

Coriolis Effect on Dynamic Stall in a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine at Moderate Reynolds Number  

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axis wind turbines (VAWT) offer several advantages over horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT), namely to yaw wind direction (because they are omnidirectional), and their increased power output in skewed flowCoriolis Effect on Dynamic Stall in a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine at Moderate Reynolds Number Hsieh

Colonius, Tim

110

Ponderomotive phase plate for transmission electron microscopes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A ponderomotive phase plate system and method for controllably producing highly tunable phase contrast transfer functions in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) for high resolution and biological phase contrast imaging. The system and method includes a laser source and a beam transport system to produce a focused laser crossover as a phase plate, so that a ponderomotive potential of the focused laser crossover produces a scattering-angle-dependent phase shift in the electrons of the post-sample electron beam corresponding to a desired phase contrast transfer function.

Reed, Bryan W. (Livermore, CA)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

111

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating...  

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latitude, and latitude plus 15. These trackers pivot on their single axis to track the sun, facing east in the morning and west in the afternoon. Large collectors can use an axis...

112

RF generation in the DARHT Axis-II beam dump  

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We have occasionally observed radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic signals in the downstream transport (DST) of the second axis linear induction accelerator (LIA) at the dual-axis radiographic hydrodynamic testing (DARHT) facility. We have identified and eliminated some of the sources by eliminating the offending cavities. However, we still observe strong RF in the range 1 GHz t0 2 GHz occurring late in the {approx}2-{micro}s pulse that can be excited or prevented by varying the downstream tune. The narrow frequency width (<0.5%) and near exponential growth at the dominant frequency is indicative of a beam-cavity interaction, and electro-magnetic simulations of cavity structure show a spectrum rich in resonances in the observed frequency range. However, the source of beam produced RF in the cavity resonance frequency range has not been identified, and it has been the subject of much speculation, ranging from beam-plasma or beam-ion instabilities to unstable cavity coupling.

Ekdahl, Carl A. Jr. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

113

Bending Energy of Rods and Plates  

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bending energy over a rod of length L is therefore ( )21 2 0 L llEI dl r (9.2) For 2D objects185 Chapter 9 Bending Energy of Rods and Plates Integrated curvature and bending energy of a closed curvature/energy values over a chain-code description of the contour (as in binary length estimators). We

van Vliet, Lucas J.

114

Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics  

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) 211/29/2010 Plate Tectonics ­ Historical Overview (optional) Unifying theory for the geologic (continental) flora on S hemisphere (India, Australia, Africa, S America, Antarctica), Permian glaciation: east Asia lavas with reversals 1930s Expanding earth theories (e.g. Carey) 1930s Start ocean basin

115

Fabrication procedures for HFIR control plates  

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The HFIR control system uses Alclad cylindrically shaped components, which have regions containing 31 vol % Eu/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and 38 vol % Ta, respectively. Exacting control of the water passage between these components and adjacent reactor parts is mandatory, and precise dimensional control of the finished products is required. This report describes the procedures developed for manufacturing outer control plates and inner control cylinders. Results are cited which demonstrate that circular-shaped outer control plates can be produced with less than 0.025-in. variation from the specified 9.300-in. radius in any region of the plate. Other results show that, by the exercise of careful control, inner control, inner control plates can be welded into cylindrical geometry with diametrical variations held to less than +- 0.010 in. of the intended 17.846-in. average diam. The cylinders can then be explosively sized, while under compression, with diametric variations of less than 0.005 in. while controlling roundness variations to less than 0.030 in. from the specified 17.842-in. finished diam.

Bowden, G.A.; Hicks, G.R.; Knight, R.W.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Titanium Carbide Bipolar Plate for Electrochemical Devices  

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Titanium carbide comprises a corrosion resistant, electrically conductive, non-porous bipolar plate for use in an electrochemical device. The process involves blending titanium carbide powder with a suitable binder material, and molding the mixture, at an elevated temperature and pressure.

LaConti, Anthony B.; Griffith, Arthur E.; Cropley, Cecelia C.; Kosek, John A.

1998-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

117

Ground Turkey and Potato Plate Ingredients  

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Ground Turkey and Potato Plate Ingredients: 1 onion 1/2 pound ground turkey 1 cup ketchup, low sodium 4 medium potatoes 4 ounces cheddar cheese, low-fat Directions 1. Cut the ends off of the onion. Meanwhile pierce potatoes in several places with fork. Place on baking dish in microwave oven. Microwave

Liskiewicz, Maciej

118

Spectral characterization of storage phosphor imaging plates  

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This work presents attenuation and sensitivity measurements of radiographic imaging plates (IPs) with quasimonoenergetic X-rays in the 860 kiloelectronvolt range. The measurements are used to validate theoretical predictions. A short overview of the theoretical model is given. The model can be used to describe the sensitivity of different detector types to a wide range of X-ray energies.

Deresch, A.; Jechow, M.; Gollwitzer, C. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

119

Nonlinear bending models for beams and plates  

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...elastica model when bending does not alter the beam length...linear EB model. If bending does not alter the beam length...procedure is to verify that bending does not alter the plate length...Nauka. 15 Marichev, OI . 1983 Handbook of integral transforms of higher...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Dual axis translation apparatus and system for translating an optical beam and related method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual axis translation device and system in accordance with this invention, for translating an optical beam along both an x-axis and a y-axis which are perpendicular to one another, has a beam directing means acting on said optical beam for directing the beam along a particular path transverse to said x and y axes. An arrangement supporting said beam directing means for movement in the x and y direction within a given plane is provided. The arrangement includes a first means for translating said beam directing means along the x-axis in said given plane in order to translate the beam along said x-axis. The arrangement comprises a second means for translating said beam directing means along the y-axis in said given plane in order to translate the beam along said y-axis.

Cassidy, Kelly (Manteca, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Fuel cell plates with improved arrangement of process channels for enhanced pressure drop across the plates  

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A plate for a fuel cell has an arrangement of ribs defining an improved configuration of process gas channels and slots on a surface of the plate which provide a modified serpentine gas flow pattern across the plate surface. The channels are generally linear and arranged parallel to one another while the spaced slots allow cross channel flow of process gas in a staggered fashion which creates a plurality of generally mini-serpentine flow paths extending transverse to the longitudinal gas flow along the channels. Adjacent pairs of the channels are interconnected to one another in flow communication. Also, a bipolar plate has the aforementioned process gas channel configuration on one surface and another configuration on the opposite surface. In the other configuration, there are not slots and the gas flow channels have a generally serpentine configuration.

Spurrier, Francis R. (Whitehall Boro, PA); Pierce, Bill L. (Whitehall Boro, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Dynamic behavior analysis for a six axis industrial machining robot  

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The six axis robots are widely used in automotive industry for their good repeatability (as defined in the ISO92983) (painting, welding, mastic deposition, handling etc.). In the aerospace industry, robot starts to be used for complex applications such as drilling, riveting, fiber placement, NDT, etc. Given the positioning performance of serial robots, precision applications require usually external measurement device with complexes calibration procedure in order to reach the precision needed. New applications in the machining field of composite material (aerospace, naval, or wind turbine for example) intend to use off line programming of serial robot without the use of calibration or external measurement device. For those applications, the position, orientation and path trajectory precision of the tool center point of the robot are needed to generate the machining operation. This article presents the different conditions that currently limit the development of robots in robotic machining applications. We ana...

Bisu, Claudiu-Florinel; Grard, Alain; K'Nevez, Jean-Yves

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Dynamic stall occurrence on a horizontal axis wind turbine blade  

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Surface pressure data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s ``Combined Experiment`` were analyzed to provide a statistical representation of dynamic stall occurrence on a downwind horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT). Over twenty thousand blade rotational cycles were each characterized at four span locations by the maximum leading edge suction pressure and by the azimuth, velocity, and yaw at which it occurred. Peak suction values at least twice that seen in static wind tunnel tests were taken to be indicative of dynamic stall. The occurrence of dynamic stall at all but the inboard station (30% span) shows good quantitative agreement with the theoretical limits on inflow velocity and yaw that should yield dynamic stall. Two hypotheses were developed to explain the discrepancy at 30% span. Estimates are also given for the frequency of dynamic stall occurrence on upwind turbines. Operational regimes were identified which minimize the occurrence of dynamic stall events.

Shipley, D.E.; Miller, M.S.; Robinson, M.C. [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Dual-axis resonance testing of wind turbine blades  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus (100) for fatigue testing test articles (104) including wind turbine blades. The apparatus (100) includes a test stand (110) that rigidly supports an end (106) of the test article (104). An actuator assembly (120) is attached to the test article (104) and is adapted for substantially concurrently imparting first and second forcing functions in first and second directions on the test article (104), with the first and second directions being perpendicular to a longitudinal axis. A controller (130) transmits first and second sets of displacement signals (160, 164) to the actuator assembly (120) at two resonant frequencies of the test system (104). The displacement signals (160, 164) initiate the actuator assembly (120) to impart the forcing loads to concurrently oscillate the test article (104) in the first and second directions. With turbine blades, the blades (104) are resonant tested concurrently for fatigue in the flapwise and edgewise directions.

Hughes, Scott; Musial, Walter; White, Darris

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

125

IR Spectrometer Using 90-degree Off-axis Parabolic Mirrors  

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A gated spectrometer has been designed for real-time, pulsed infrared (IR) studies at the National Synchrotron Light ource at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. A pair of 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors are used to relay the light from an entrance slit to an output IR recording camera. With an initial wavelength range of 15004500 nm required, gratings could not be used in the spectrometer because grating orders would overlap. A magnesium oxide prism, placed between these parabolic mirrors, serves as the dispersion element. The spectrometer is doubly telecentric. With proper choice of the air spacing between the prism and the second parabolic mirror, any spectral region of interest within the InSb camera arrays sensitivity region can be recorded. The wavelengths leaving the second parabolic mirror are collimated, thereby relaxing the camera positioning tolerance. To set up the instrument, two different wavelength (visible) lasers are introduced at the entrance slit and made collinear with the optical axis via flip mirrors. After dispersion by the prism, these two laser beams are directed to tick marks located on the outside housing of the gated IR camera. This provides first-order wavelength calibration for the instrument. Light that is reflected off the front prism face is coupled into a high-speed detector to verify steady radiance during the gated spectral imaging. Alignment features include tick marks on the prism and parabolic mirrors. This instrument was designed to complement singlepoint pyrometry, which provides continuous time histories of a small collection of spots from shock-heated targets.

Robert M. Malone, Richard, G. Hacking, Ian J. McKenna, and Daniel H. Dolan

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

126

A fuel cell stack with Heterogeneous composite bipolar plate.  

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??The design of the bipolar plates decides most of the cost of Fuel Cell.Bipolar plate has a great influence in Fuel Cell performance.We choose carbon (more)

Lai, Cheng-chih

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

A slotted orifice plate used as a flow measurement device  

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The standard orifice plate is used extensively by the natural gas industry for the metering of fuel. Because of the costs associated with errors in flow measurement inherent with the use of a standard orifice plate, any improvements upon...

Macek, Michael Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

128

VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR ADJACENT EDGES  

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......Press 1955 research-article Articles VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR...The fundamental frequencies of flexural vibration are determined for thin uniform elastic...to obtain the approximate solutions. VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR......

HUGH L. COX

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells...  

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

Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells Next Generation Bipolar Plates for Automotive PEM Fuel Cells Part of a 100 million fuel cell award announced by DOE...

130

Your Mission: To become familiar with the major plate boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth.  

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boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth. Your Supplies: (1) A computer with internet access and the Google Earth program of Earth's tectonic plates using Google Earth. To do this, login

Smith-Konter, Bridget

131

Syneresis and delayed detachment in agar plates  

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Biogels made of crosslinked polymers such as proteins or polysaccharides behave as porous soft solids and store large amount of solvent. These gels undergo spontaneous aging, called syneresis that consists in the shrinkage of the gel matrix and the progressive expulsion of the solvent, which eventually leads to the gel detachment from its container. Here we report on the syneresis phenomena in agar plates that consist in Petri dishes filled with a gel mainly composed of agar. Direct observations and speckle pattern correlation analyses allow us to rationalize the delayed detachment of the gel from the sidewall of the Petri dish. The detachment time $t^*$ is mainly controlled by the gel minimum thickness $e_{min}$ along the periphery of the plate: $t^*$ increases as a robust function of $e_{min}$ that neither depends on the age of the gel nor on any previous mass loss. Time-resolved correlation spectroscopy reveals that the speckle decorrelation rate increases a few hours before $t^*$ and that the gel detachment can be anticipated. This work provides quantitative observables to predict the shelf life of agar plates and highlights the key role of the competition between the syneresis and the gel adhesion to the wall in the detachment process.

Thibaut Divoux; Bosi Mao; Patrick Snabre

2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

132

Characterizing detonator output using dynamic witness plates  

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A sub-microsecond, time-resolved micro-particle-image velocimetry (PIV) system is developed to investigate the output of explosive detonators. Detonator output is directed into a transparent solid that serves as a dynamic witness plate and instantaneous shock and material velocities are measured in a two-dimensional plane cutting through the shock wave as it propagates through the solid. For the case of unloaded initiators (e.g. exploding bridge wires, exploding foil initiators, etc.) the witness plate serves as a surrogate for the explosive material that would normally be detonated. The velocity-field measurements quantify the velocity of the shocked material and visualize the geometry of the shocked region. Furthermore, the time-evolution of the velocity-field can be measured at intervals as small as 10 ns using the PIV system. Current experimental results of unloaded exploding bridge wire output in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) witness plates demonstrate 20 MHz velocity-field sampling just 300 ns after initiation of the wire.

Murphy, Michael John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Adrian, Ronald J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Spatial homogenization for plate-type critical assemblies. [LMFBR  

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Standard calculational models of plate-type LMFBR critical assemblies do not explicitly represent individual plates. Instead, detailed plate-by-plate calculations are performed only for each representative cell type, and homogenized cross sections are defined by flux-volume weighting of individual plate cross sections. Subsequent reactor calculations are performed by modeling each cell type with homogenized cross sections. The homogenized cross sections are sensitive to the manner in which the cell leakage is modeled. The intent of this paper is to present a method of representing the cell leakage which results in more accurate homogenized cross sections than the methods presently in use.

Rempe, K.R.; Smith, K.S.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Control system for a vertical-axis windmill  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vertical-axis windmill having a rotating structure is provided with a series of articulated vertical blades whose positions are controlled to maintain a constant RPM for the rotating structure, when wind speed is sufficient. A microprocessor controller is used to process information on wind speed, wind direction and RPM of the rotating structure to develop an electrical signal for establishing blade position. The preferred embodiment of the invention, when connected to a utility grid, is designed to generate 40 kilowatts of power when exposed to a 20 mile per hour wind. The control system for the windmill includes electrical blade actuators that modulate the blades of the rotating structure. Blade modulation controls the blade angle of attack, which in turn controls the RPM of the rotor. In the preferred embodiment, the microprocessor controller provides the operation logic and control functions. A wind speed sensor provides inputs to start or stop the windmill, and a wind direction sensor is used to keep the blade flip region at 90 and 270/sup 0/ to the wind. The control system is designed to maintain constant rotor RPM when wind speed is between 10 and 40 miles per hour.

Brulle, R.V.

1981-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

135

Work-piece alignment for a hybrid multi-axis laser-aided manufacturing system .  

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??"The Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) is a multi-axis hybrid manufacturing process comprised of both an additive process, laser deposition, and a subtractive process, CNC (more)

Panackal, Ajay

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Simulation and modeling of flow field around a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) using RANS method.  

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??The principal objective of the proposed CFD analysis is to investigate the flow field around a horizontal axis wind turbine rotor and calculate the turbine's (more)

Sargsyan, Armen.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Sampling Plan for Assaying Plates Containing Depleted or Normal Uranium  

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This paper describes the rationale behind the proposed method for selecting a 'representative' sample of uranium metal plates, portions of which will be destructively assayed at the Y-12 Security Complex. The total inventory of plates is segregated into two populations, one for Material Type 10 (depleted uranium (DU)) and one for Material Type 81 (normal [or natural] uranium (NU)). The plates within each population are further stratified by common dimensions. A spreadsheet gives the collective mass of uranium element (and isotope for DU) and the piece count of all plates within each stratum. These data are summarized in Table 1. All plates are 100% uranium metal, and all but approximately 60% of the NU plates have Kel-F{reg_sign} coating. The book inventory gives an overall U-235 isotopic percentage of 0.22% for the DU plates, ranging from 0.19% to 0.22%. The U-235 ratio of the NU plates is assumed to be 0.71%. As shown in Table 1, the vast majority of the plates are comprised of depleted uranium, so most of the plates will be sampled from the DU population.

Ivan R. Thomas

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIND-TUNNEL STUDY ON AERODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF SMALL VERTICAL-AXIS WIND TURBINES  

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1 WIND-TUNNEL STUDY ON AERODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF SMALL VERTICAL-AXIS WIND TURBINES J. J. Miau*1 were carried out to study the aerodynamic performance of three vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs. On the other hand, the characteristics of unsteady flow around the helical wind turbine were studied with a hot

Leu, Tzong-Shyng "Jeremy"

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Manufacturing Equipment Modeling For a linear axis actuated by an electric motor complete the following  

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Manufacturing Equipment Modeling QUESTION 1 For a linear axis actuated by an electric motor(t). Include the axis disturbance force, but do not include motor electrical dynamics or Coulomb friction For a spindle actuated by an electric motor complete the following: a. Derive a differential equation

Landers, Robert G.

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Precise Gouging-free Tool Orientations for 5-Axis CNC Machining Yong-Joon Kima  

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Precise Gouging-free Tool Orientations for 5-Axis CNC Machining Yong-Joon Kima , Gershon Elbera-free tool paths for 5-axis CNC machining of freeform NURBS surfaces using flat-end and rounded-end (bull modeling and have been widely used in a variety of applications. Consequently, CNC machining of NURBS

Pottmann, Helmut

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Dynamic behavior analysis for a six axis industrial machining BISU Claudiu1,a  

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Dynamic behavior analysis for a six axis industrial machining robot BISU Claudiu1,a , CHERIF Mehdi2-yves.knevez@u-bordeaux1.fr Abstract The six axis robots are widely used in automotive industry for their good repeatability (as defined in the ISO92983) (painting, welding, mastic deposition, handling etc

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Two Oppositely Localised Frizzled RNAs as Axis Determinants in a Cnidarian Embryo  

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ascidian and sea urchin embryos, promoting endoderm/mesoderm fates, and in domains offset from the vegetalTwo Oppositely Localised Frizzled RNAs as Axis Determinants in a Cnidarian Embryo Tsuyoshi Momose) Two oppositely localised Frizzled RNAs as axis determinants in a cnidarian embryo. PLoS Biol 5(4): e70

Villefranche sur mer

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Near wake properties of horizontal axis marine current L. Myers and A.S. Bahaj  

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1 Near wake properties of horizontal axis marine current turbines L. Myers and A.S. Bahaj wake region of a tidal current turbine is strongly driven by the combined wake of the device support-scale horizontal axis turbine has been have been measured in a large water channel facility. A downstream map

Quartly, Graham

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Comparison of Different Approaches for the Calculation of Projective Symmetry or the Axis of a SHGC  

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Comparison of Different Approaches for the Calculation of Projective Symmetry or the Axis of a SHGC;Comparison of Different Approaches for the Calculation of Projective Symmetry or the Axis of a SHGC Sven]. And although the projections of straight homogeneous generalised cylinders (SHGC) generally exhibit no symmetry

Hamburg,.Universität

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CYCLOTRON HEATING NFR THE MULTIPOLE B = 0 AXIS J. C. Sprott  

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CYCLOTRON HEATING NFR THE MULTIPOLE B = 0 AXIS by J. C. Sprott November 1973 PLP 536 Plasma Studies of the author and major professor. #12;Ion and Electron Cyclotron heating rates in multipoles are generally = 0 axis in a multipole. The average cyclotron heating rate is given by d--= dt where TIB G 0 = TI

Sprott, Julien Clinton

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CTAX: the US/Japan Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectromete at HFIR | ORNL  

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CTAX-US/Japan Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectrometer CTAX-US/Japan Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectrometer CTAX US/Japan Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectrometer (CG-4C). (larger image) The U.S.-Japan Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectrometer (CTAX) is a conventional triple-axis spectrometer with variable incident energy and variable monochromator-sample and sample-analyzer distances. The cold guide 4 bender and guide hall shielding reduce background levels at CG-4C, and the 15-cm-tall guide profile is well exploited by CG-4C's vertically focusing monochromator (PG 002). To enhance accommodation of strong magnetic fields at the sample position and to simplify future polarization analysis, the amount of ferromagnetic material has been minimized in the construction of this instrument. CG-4C is a collaboration of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Neutron

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Elastocapillary coalescence of plates and pillars  

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When a fluid-immersed array of lamellae or filaments that is attached to a substrate is dried, evaporation leads to the formation of menisci on the tips of the plates or pillars that bring them together. Similarly, when hair dries it clumps together due to capillary forces induced by the liquid menisci between the flexible hairs. Building on prior experimental observations, we use a combination of theory and computation to understand the nature of this instability and its evolution in both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional setting of the problem. For the case of lamellae, we explicitly derive the interaction torques based on the relevant physical parameters. A Bloch-wave analysis for our periodic mechanical system captures the critical volume of the liquid and the 2-plate-collapse eigenmode at the onset of instability. We study the evolution of clusters and their arrest using numerical simulations to explain the hierarchical cluster formation and characterize the sensitive dependence of the final structures on the initial perturbations. We then generalize our analysis to treat the problem of pillar collapse in 3D, where the fluid domain is completely connected and the interface is a surface with the uniform mean curvature. Our theory and simulations capture the salient features of both previous experimental observations and our own in terms of the key parameters that can be used to control the kinetics of the process.

Zhiyan Wei; Tobias Schneider; Jungchul Kim; Ho-Young Kim; Joanna Aizenberg; L. Mahadevan

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics | Department of Energy  

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic System Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:03pm Addthis The most common photovoltaic (PV) array design uses flat-plate PV modules or panels. These panels can be fixed in place or allowed to track the movement of the Illustration of a cutaway of a typical flat-plate module. The layers, in order from top to bottom, are: cover film, solar cell, encapsulant, substrate, cover film, seal, gasket, and frame. One typical flat-plate module design uses a substrate of metal, glass, or plastic to provide structural support in the back; an encapsulant material to protect the cells; and a transparent cover of plastic or glass. sun. They respond to sunlight that is direct or diffuse. Even in clear skies, the diffuse component of sunlight accounts for between 10% and 20%

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Behavior of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads  

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The use of fabricated trunnions in heavy lift installation of offshore and marine structures is becoming widespread. This paper presents the results of a parametric study, with systematic variation of relevant geometric parameters, on the elasto-plastic responses of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads from the sling eyes. Two distinctive failure modes, associated with main plate dominated and shear plate/trunnion pipe dominated responses are identified and the corresponding results summarized. A proportional limit load, P{sub yl}, is defined for each specimen based on its load-displacement response. It is observed that a plate trunnion possesses significant reserve strength beyond its limit load and that current industry practice, which considers the shear plate only to transfer the total sling load into the main plate, is overly conservative.

Choo, Y.S.; Padmanaban, K.; Shanmugam, N.E.; Liew, J.Y.R. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Faculty of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic bipolar interconnection plate for use in a fuel cell  

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A bipolar interconnection plate for use between adjacent fuel cell units in a stacked fuel cell assembly. Each plate is manufactured from an intermetallic composition, examples of which include NiAl or Ni.sub.3 Al which can catalyze steam reforming of hydrocarbons. Distributed within the intermetallic structure of the plate is a ceramic filler composition. The plate includes a first side with gas flow channels therein and a second side with fuel flow channels therein. A protective coating is applied to the first side, with exemplary coatings including strontium-doped or calcium-doped lanthanum chromite. To produce the plate, Ni and Al powders are combined with the filler composition, compressed at a pressure of about 10,000-30,000 psi, and heated to about 600.degree.-1000.degree. C. The coating is then applied to the first side of the completed plate using liquid injection plasma deposition or other deposition techniques.

Lessing, Paul A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Failure analysis of a cracked diesel engine clutch spring plate  

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A diesel engine clutch spring plate used in a truck cracked when testing was being performed. The crack initiated from the middle of the thickness direction of the plate and propagated toward the front and the back of the plate. Fractographic studies indicate that brittle intergranular fracture was the dominant failure mechanism. Many parallel band structures were observed along the radial direction of the plate in the intergranular fracture region; a high density of secondary cracks and fine intergranular particles were found in this banded region. Metallurgical examinations indicated segregation of elongated MnS inclusions and the presence of granular vanadium carbides along the radial direction of the plate, at the location of the crack origin. Segregation of the elongated MnS inclusions leads to a reduction in toughness, and the combined segregation of inclusions and impurity elements at grain boundaries result in weakening of the boundaries. These conditions led to the intergranular brittle fracture of the clutch spring plate.

Zhiwei Yu; Xiaolei Xu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of a Novel Design of Resistive Plate Chambers  

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A novel design of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs), using only a single resistive plate, is being proposed. Based on this design, two large size prototype chambers were constructed and were tested with cosmic rays and in particle beams. The tests confirmed the viability of this new approach. In addition to showing an improved single-particle response compared to the traditional 2-plate design, the novel chambers also prove to be suitable for calorimetric applications.

Bilki, B; Freund, B; Neubser, C; Onel, Y; Repond, J; Schlereth, J; Xia, L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of metallic bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells.  

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?? High cost and a short lifetime are the two main reasons why the PEM fuel cell is yet to be commercialized. The bipolar plate (more)

Ldre, Sigrid

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The StarScan plate measuring machine: overview and calibrations  

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The StarScan machine at the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) completed measuring photographic astrograph plates to allow determination of proper motions for the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC) program. All applicable 1940 AGK2 plates, about 2200 Hamburg Zone Astrograph plates, 900 Black Birch (USNO Twin Astrograph) plates, and 300 Lick Astrograph plates have been measured. StarScan comprises of a CCD camera, telecentric lens, air-bearing granite table, stepper motor screws, and Heidenhain scales to operate in a step-stare mode. The repeatability of StarScan measures is about 0.2 micrometer. The CCD mapping as well as the global table coordinate system has been calibrated using a special dot calibration plate and the overall accuracy of StarScan x,y data is derived to be 0.5 micrometer. Application to real photographic plate data shows that position information of at least 0.65 micrometer accuracy can be extracted from course grain 103a-type emulsion astrometric plates. Transformations between "direct" and "reverse" measures of fine grain emulsion plate measures are obtained on the 0.3 micrometer level per well exposed stellar image and coordinate, which is at the limit of the StarScan machine.

Norbert Zacharias; Lars Winter; Ellis Holdenried; Jean-Pierre de Cuyper; Ted Rafferty; Gary Wycoff

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Test Cell for Biopolar Plate Materials - Energy Innovation...  

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Corrosion Test Cell for Biopolar Plate Materials Los Alamos National Laboratory Contact LANL About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryA corrosion test cell for screening...

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Annual performance prediction for off-axis aligned Lugo heliostats at Solar Two  

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The DELSOL computer code was used to model the annual Performance for numerous off-axis alignments of the Lugo heliostats located at the Solar Two site in Dagget, California. Recommended canting times are presented for the Lugo heliostats based upon their location in the field. Predicted annual performance of an off-axis alignment was actually higher than for on-axis alignment in some cases, and approximately equal if the recommended times are used. The annual performances of Solar One heliostats located nearby were also calculated, and illustrated the poorer performance expected of the Lugo heliostats.

Jones, S.A.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low resistivity Ga-doped ZnO thin films of less than 100 nm thickness prepared by ion plating with direct current arc discharge  

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Low resistivity Ga-doped ZnO films were prepared on a glass substrate by ion plating with direct current arc discharge. Thickness dependent changes in the electrical properties of the films are reported, focusing on the thin films of less than 100 nm thickness. Structural analyses showed that the thinnest film of 30 nm thickness consists of well-oriented columnar grains normal to the substrate, and the resistivity was as low as 4.4x10{sup -4} {omega} cm. The changes in lattice strain and c-axis fluctuation with the growth of grains are also shown to be associated with the electrical properties.

Yamada, Takahiro; Miyake, Aki; Kishimoto, Seiichi; Makino, Hisao; Yamamoto, Naoki; Yamamoto, Tetsuya [Kochi University of Technology, 185, Miyanokuchi, Tosayamada, Kami, Kochi 782-8502 (Japan)

2007-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress concentrations at longitudinal-transverse stiffener plate intersections  

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to the SCF of the Category C and E detail. The studied parameters for this investigation were gusset plate width, size of the cope, and the thickness of the gusset and web plate. From this investigation several conclusions could be made. The cope...

Horne, Gregory Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision fusion for improved automatic license plate recognition  

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Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) is a pattern recognition application of great importance for access, traffic surveillance and law enforcement. Therefore many studies are concentrated on creating new algorithms or improving their performance. ... Keywords: ALPR, decision fusion, licence plate, neural networks, pattern recognition, skeleton features

Cristian Molder; Mircea Boscoianu; Iulian C. Vizitiu; Mihai I. Stanciu

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum fusion bonded glass plates having microstructures thereon  

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An improved apparatus and method for vacuum fusion bonding of large, patterned glass plates. One or both glass plates are patterned with etched features such as microstructure capillaries and a vacuum pumpout moat, with one plate having at least one hole therethrough for communication with a vacuum pumpout fixture. High accuracy alignment of the plates is accomplished by a temporary clamping fixture until the start of the fusion bonding heat cycle. A complete, void-free fusion bond of seamless, full-strength quality is obtained through the plates; because the glass is heated well into its softening point and because of a large, distributed force that is developed that presses the two plates together from the difference in pressure between the furnace ambient (high pressure) and the channeling and microstructures in the plates (low pressure) due to the vacuum drawn. The apparatus and method may be used to fabricate microcapillary arrays for chemical electrophoresis; for example, any apparatus using a network of microfluidic channels embedded between plates of glass or similar moderate melting point substrates with a gradual softening point curve, or for assembly of glass-based substrates onto larger substrates, such as in flat panel display systems.

Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of graphene coating on the atom-plate interaction  

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Using the recently proposed quantum electrodynamical formalism, we calculate the Casimir-Polder free energies and forces between the ground state atoms of Rb, Na, Cs and He${}^{\\ast}$ and the plates made of Au, Si, sapphire and fused silica coated with a graphene sheet. It is shown that the graphene coating has no effect on the Casimir-Polder interaction for metallic plates, but influences significantly for plates made of dielectric materials. The influence of graphene coating increases with decreasing static dielectric permittivity of the plate material and the characteristic frequency of an atomic dynamic polarizability. Simple analytic expressions for the classical limit of the Casimir-Polder free energy and force between an atom and a graphene-coated plate are obtained. From the comparison with the results of numerical computations, the application region of these expressions is determined.

G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, fabrication, and testing of a three-dimensional monolithic compliant six-axis nanopositioner  

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The purpose of this research was to demonstrate the feasibility for creating a three-dimensional monolithic compliant six-axis nanopositioner. Much of this work was based off of the original two-dimensional HexFlex manipulator ...

Labuz, James (James R.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope 4.2 m Off-axis Primary Mirror Fabrication  

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Advanced optical surfacing technologies are applied for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope 4.2 m off-axis primary mirror fabrication. A newly developed Stressed lap and IR...

Kim, Dae Wook; Oh, Chang Jin; Su, Peng; Burge, James H

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axis neutron spectrometer Sample Search...  

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results for: axis neutron spectrometer Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 For more information: Neutron Scattering Science User Office, neutronusers@ornl.gov or (865) 574-4600. Summary:...

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Regulation Of Fshr And SF-1 In The Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) Axis.  

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Mammalian reproduction is highly dependent on the delicate balance of signals within the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis that maintains proper endocrine environment. One of the key signals is the pituitary ...

George, Jitu Wilson

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and Strategies for Five-Axis Near-Dry EDM Milling.  

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??Strategies for precision five-axis near-dry electric discharge machining (EDM) milling are investigated. By understanding the material removal process behind near-dry EDM milling, its performance can (more)

Fujiki, Masahiro

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A process planning strategy for multi-axis hybrid manufacturing process  

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This paper outlines a process planning strategy for a multi-axis hybrid manufacturing process that includes a metal deposition system and a multi-axis CNC machining system to rapidly manufacture precision metal parts. Different from the current layered manufacturing processes of which build direction is fixed throughout the process, the orientation of the part can affect the non-support buildability in the multi-axis hybrid manufacturing process. However, each orientation that satisfies the buildability and other constraints may not be unique. In this case, the final optimal orientation is determined based on build time. The build time computation algorithm for multi-axis hybrid system is presented in this paper. To speed up the exhaustive search for the optimal orientation, a multi-stage algorithm is developed to reduce the search space. A case study is used as an example to show the process planning strategy.

Jun Zhang; Jianzhong Ruan; Frank Liou

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of multiple-optical-axis pattern-integrated interference lithography systems.  

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??The image quality and collimation in a multiple-optical-axis pattern-integrated interference lithography system are evaluated for an elementary optical system composed of single-element lenses. Image quality (more)

Sedivy, Donald E.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Reflected Shock Wave Perturbations at the Central Axis of Dense Plasma Column in a Plasma Focus  

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When the shock front (SF) hits the central axis of plasma focus device, a reflected shock moves radially outwards...

Morteza Habibi

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ball nose milling cutter radius compensation in Z axis for CNC  

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A new AutoCAD/VisualLISP based method to substitute the 3D tool radius compensation in Z axis for CNC milling processes is here described. Specific features of VisualLISP programming language combined with AutoCAD facilities are used to gather the data ... Keywords: AutoCAD VisualLISP, CNC milling, Z axis compensation, complex shaped parts, tool radius compensation

Dragoi Mircea Viorel

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FSI Modeling of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Y. Bazilevs, A. Korobenko, X. Deng, and J. Yan  

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FSI Modeling of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Y. Bazilevs, A. Korobenko, X. Deng, and J. Yan-dependent aerodynamics and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simula- tions of a Darrieus-type vertical-axis wind turbine compared to the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) designs. However, smaller-size VAWTs are more suitable

Dabiri, John O.

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Proto-Model of an Infrared Wide-Field Off-Axis Telescope  

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We develop a proto-model of an off-axis reflective telescope for infrared wide-field observations based on the design of Schwarzschild-Chang type telescope. With only two mirrors, this design achieves an entrance pupil diameter of 50 mm and an effective focal length of 100 mm. We can apply this design to a mid-infrared telescope with a field of view of 8 deg X 8 deg. In spite of the substantial advantages of off-axis telescopes in the infrared compared to refractive or on-axis reflective telescopes, it is known to be difficult to align the mirrors in off-axis systems because of their asymmetric structures. Off-axis mirrors of our telescope are manufactured at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI). We analyze the fabricated mirror surfaces by fitting polynomial functions to the measured data. We accomplish alignment of this two-mirror off-axis system using a ray tracing method. A simple imaging test is performed to compare a pinhole image with a simulated prediction.

Kim, Sanghyuk; Chang, Seunghyuk; Kim, Geon Hee; Yang, Sun Choel; Kim, Myung Sang; Lee, Sungho; Lee, Hanshin; 10.5303/JKAS.2010.43.5.169

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of five-axis transformation function in CNC system  

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Abstract To implement five-axis functions in CNC system, based on domestic system Lan Tian series, an improved design method for the system software structure is proposed in this paper. The numerical control kernel of CNC system is divided into the task layer and the motion layer. A five-axis transformation unit is integrated into the motion layer. After classifying five-axis machines into different types and analyzing their geometry information, the five-axis kinematic library is designed according to the abstract factory pattern. Furthermore, by taking CA spindle-tilting machine as an example, the forward and the inverse kinematic transformations are deduced. Based on the new software architecture and the five-axis kinematic library, algorithms of RTCP (rotation tool center point control) and 3D radius compensation for end-milling are designed and realized. The milling results show that, with five-axis functions based on such software structure, the instructions with respect to the cutters position and orientation can be directly carried out in the CNC system.

Feng Wang; Hu Lin; Liaomo Zheng; Lei Yang; Jinjin Feng; Han Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seafloor geodetic measurements and modeling of Nazca-South America plate convergence  

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3. Nazca-South America plate convergence . II GPS-acousticIII.2: Nazca-South America plate convergenceDecelerat- ing Naza-South America and Nazca-Pac?c plate

Gagnon, Katie L.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic tomography constraints on reconstructing the Philippine Sea Plate and its margin  

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The Philippine Sea Plate has been surrounded by subduction zones throughout Cenozoic time due to the convergence of the Eurasian, Pacific and Indian-Australian plates. Existing Philippine Sea Plate reconstructions have been made based primarily...

Handayani, Lina

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Area Zone Plate Fabrication with Optical Lithography  

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Zone plates as condenser optics for x-ray microscopes offer simple optical designs for both illumination and spectral resolution when used as a linear monochromator. However, due to the long write times for electron beam lithography, both the availability and the size of zone plates for condensers have been limited. Since the resolution provided by the linear monochromator scales almost linearly with the diameter of the zone plate, the full potential for zone plate monochromators as illumination systems for x-ray microscopes has not been achieved. For example, the 10-mm-diameter zone plate has demonstrated a spectral resolution of E/{Delta}E = 700[1], but with a 26-mm-diameter zone plate, the calculated spectral resolution is higher than E/{Delta}E = 3000. These large-area zone plates are possible to fabricate with the leading edge semiconductor lithography tools such as those available at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany. One of the lithography tools available is the ASML TWINSCAN XT: 1950i with 37-nm resolution [2]. A single 300-mm wafer can contain more than 60 fields, each with a large area condenser, and the throughput of the tool can be more than one wafer every minute.

Denbeaux, G. [College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 (United States)

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

177

Vibration of a plate with distributed structural stiffness  

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In most analyses of plates only two types of plate vibrations have received wide attention: homogeneous plates and plates with discrete discontinuities. In this work the structural inhomogeneity has been selected to be continuous and distributed. The plate is assumed to be infinite. The stiffness has been assumed to vary in a sinusoidal manner. The resulting differential equation has been solved by the use of Fourier transforms and the solution in the wavenumber space is presented. The plate admittance is a function of the structural wavenumber and the wavenumber of the distributed inhomogeneity. The results for the in vacuo and the fluid?loaded plates are presented. In the very short and the very long inhomogeneity wavelength limits the effect of the structural inhomogeneity is very weak at all structural wavenumbers. The main contribution to the structural admittance is present when the value of the structural inhomogeneity wavenumber is close to the coincidence structural wavenumber. For the in vacuo cases it is shown that the effect of the inhomogeneity is limited to values of the structural wavenumber equal to the coincidence wavenumber plus or minus an integral multiple of the inhomogeneity wavenumber.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The saga of the plate?fluid interaction. II  

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Over the last two years the author [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 65 11901197 (1979)] and other researchers have reanalyzed the plate?fluid interaction problem from different perspectives. In this paper the eigensolutions to the fluid?loaded thick plate equation are presented as a function of modulus of elasticity fluid loading and structural damping. The thick plate equation allows for the inclusion of shear deformation and rotary inertia effects on the vibrational response of the plate. Solutions for loci of the different modes as a function of frequency are presented in the fluid wavenumber plane. It is shown that under certain conditions the roots of the system cross from one Riemann sheet to the other thus changing the basic characteristics of the plate response and also of the radiated acoustic field. Internal structural damping is also shown to have the same effect upon the behavior of the root loci. Some of the phenomena discussed are a result of the rotary inertia terms in the plate equations and therefore cannot be explained by the use of the simpler thin plate analysis.

Mauro Pierucci

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication  

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Perforated plates (10) having very small holes (14) with a uniform diameter throughout the plate thickness are prepared by a "wire drawing" process in which a billet of sacrificial metal is disposed in an extrusion can of the plate metal, and the can is extruded and restacked repeatedly, converting the billet to a wire of the desired hole diameter. At final size, the rod is then sliced into wafers, and the wires are removed by selective etching. This process is useful for plate metals of interest for high performance regenerator applications, in particular, copper, niobium, molybdenum, erbium, and other rare earth metals. Er.sub.3 Ni, which has uniquely favorable thermophysical properties for such applications, may be incorporated in regions of the plates by providing extrusion cans (20) containing erbium and nickel metals in a stacked array (53) with extrusion cans of the plate metal, which may be copper. The array is heated to convert the erbium and nickel metals to Er.sub.3 Ni. Perforated plates having two sizes of perforations (38, 42), one of which is small enough for storage of helium, are also disclosed.

Hendricks, John B. (Huntsville, AL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication  

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Perforated plates having very small holes with a uniform diameter throughout the plate thickness are prepared by a [open quotes]wire drawing[close quotes] process in which a billet of sacrificial metal is disposed in an extrusion can of the plate metal, and the can is extruded and restacked repeatedly, converting the billet to a wire of the desired hole diameter. At final size, the rod is then sliced into wafers, and the wires are removed by selective etching. This process is useful for plate metals of interest for high performance regenerator applications, in particular, copper, niobium, molybdenum, erbium, and other rare earth metals. Er[sub 3]Ni, which has uniquely favorable thermophysical properties for such applications, may be incorporated in regions of the plates by providing extrusion cans containing erbium and nickel metals in a stacked array with extrusion cans of the plate metal, which may be copper. The array is heated to convert the erbium and nickel metals to Er[sub 3]Ni. Perforated plates having two sizes of perforations, one of which is small enough for storage of helium, are also disclosed. 10 figures.

Hendricks, J.B.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Conductivity fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication  

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An improved method of manufacturing a PEM fuel cell collector plate is disclosed. During molding a highly conductive polymer composite is formed having a relatively high polymer concentration along its external surfaces. After molding the polymer rich layer is removed from the land areas by machining, grinding or similar process. This layer removal results in increased overall conductivity of the molded collector plate. The polymer rich surface remains in the collector plate channels, providing increased mechanical strength and other benefits to the channels. The improved method also permits greater mold cavity thickness providing a number of advantages during the molding process.

Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidation studies of CrAlON nanolayered coatings on steel plates...  

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cost and high-temperature corrosion resistance for bipolar interconnect plates in solid oxide fuel cell stacks have directed attention to the use of metal plates with oxidation...

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AXIS: An instrument for imaging Compton radiographs using the Advanced Radiography Capability on the NIF  

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Compton radiography is an important diagnostic for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), as it provides a means to measure the density and asymmetries of the DT fuel in an ICF capsule near the time of peak compression. The AXIS instrument (ARC (Advanced Radiography Capability) X-ray Imaging System) is a gated detector in development for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and will initially be capable of recording two Compton radiographs during a single NIF shot. The principal reason for the development of AXIS is the requirement for significantly improved detection quantum efficiency (DQE) at high x-ray energies. AXIS will be the detector for Compton radiography driven by the ARC laser, which will be used to produce Bremsstrahlung X-ray backlighter sources over the range of 50 keV200 keV for this purpose. It is expected that AXIS will be capable of recording these high-energy x-rays with a DQE several times greater than other X-ray cameras at NIF, as well as providing a much larger field of view of the imploded capsule. AXIS will therefore provide an image with larger signal-to-noise that will allow the density and distribution of the compressed DT fuel to be measured with significantly greater accuracy as ICF experiments are tuned for ignition.

Hall, G. N., E-mail: hall98@llnl.gov; Izumi, N.; Tommasini, R.; Carpenter, A. C.; Palmer, N. E.; Zacharias, R.; Felker, B.; Holder, J. P.; Allen, F. V.; Bell, P. M.; Bradley, D.; Montesanti, R.; Landen, O. L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse kinematics for optimal tool orientation control in 5-axis CNC machining  

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Abstract The problem of determining the inputs to the rotary axes of a 5-axis CNC machine is addressed, such that relative variations of orientation between the tool axis and surface normal are minimized subject to the constraint of maintaining a constant cutting speed with a ball-end tool. In the context of an orientable-spindle machine, the results of a prior study are directly applicable to the solution of this inverse-kinematics problem. However, since they are expressed in terms of the integral of the geodesic curvature, a discrete time-step solution is proposed that yields accurate rotary-axis increments at high sampling frequencies. For an orientable-table machine, a closed-form solution that specifies the rotary-axis positions as functions of the surface normal variation along the toolpath is possible. In this context, however, the feasibility of a solution is dependent upon the surface normal along the toolpath satisfying certain orientational constraints. These inverse-kinematics solutions facilitate accurate and efficient 5-axis machining of free-form surfaces without unnecessary actuation of the machine rotary axes.

Rida T. Farouki; Chang Yong Han; Shiqiao Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Metallization by plating for high-performance multichip modules  

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Electrolytic plating is used to produce the interconnect wiring on the current generation of high-performance multichip modules used in IBM S/390 and AS/400 servers. This paper reviews the material and manufacturing ...

K. K. H. Wong; S. Kaja; P. W. DeHaven

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

On the performance of the flat plate solar heat collector  

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A flat plate heat collector was constructed for the purpose of heating water by solar energy. It was erected facing south, tilted to the horizontal at the optimum tilt angle, and tested ... was found, for the dim...

M. K. Elnesr; A. M. Khalil

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Melt generation in the Earth's mantle at Convergent Plate Margins  

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The five geologic studies presented in this thesis document how the recycling of tectonic plates at subduction zones has a profound effect on the melting behavior of the Earth's mantle. Two experimental studies (Chapters ...

Till, Christy B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Investigation of valve plate in water hydraulic axial piston motor  

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This paper has introduced the developments of water hydraulic axial piston equipments. According to the effects of physico-chemical properties of water on water hydraulic components, a novel valve plate for water

Song-Lin Nie Ph.D; Zhuang-Yun Li

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Hadley Circulations on a Nonuniformly Heated Rotating Plate  

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Hadley circulations in a shallow fluid layer driven by a radial temperature gradient in the bottom plate have been investigated experimentally. The temperature on top of the fluid was uniform, and the vertical temperature gradient in the fluid ...

E. L. Koschmieder; E. R. Lewis

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Development of a plate-fin type gas turbine recuperator  

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A plate-fin type recuperator for a gas turbine/fuel cell hybrid power generation system was designed, manufactured, and tested. Performance analysis shows that the performance of the system is directly affecte...

Jae Su Kwak; Inyoung Yang

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of the vibration of modified cantilever plates  

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and Description of Apparatus ~ OI. Results. IV. Discussion of Results. . . . . . . V. Conclusions and Reoammendations. A kN EXFjRIMEETJLL STUDI OF THE VIBELTION GF MODIFIED CAWTILEVER PLATES In modern aircraft and missile design the trend is toward flatter... wings and larger sweep angles. For complete vibration and flutter anal- ysis of these components it is necessary that the modes and frequencies of natural vibration be closely established. Flat cantilever plates (I). serve as a good analogy...

Read, James McPherson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of plate efficiencies for conventional distillation columns  

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DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COIUMNS A Thesis By Thomas Raymond Harris Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1962 Ma)or Sub)ect t Chemical Engineering DETERMINATION OF PLATE EFFICIENCIES FOR CONVENTIONAL DISTILLATION COLUMNS A Thesis Thomas Raymond Harris Approred as to style and content bye Chairman of ommittee Head...

Harris, Thomas Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

193

Dynamic optimization of a plate reactor start-up  

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Dynamic optimization of a plate reactor start-up Staffan Haugwitz, Per Hagander and John Bagterp Jørgensen Lund-Lyngby-?lborg-dagen 061101 Staffan Haugwitz et al Control of a plate reactor #12;Process configurations : 2 inj. / 1 cool zone T T T T T T T T T T Reactor outletReactant A Reactant B Cooling water uB1 u

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Power performance of canted blades for a vertical axis wind turbine  

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Small scale vertical axis wind turbines have a number of advantages for deployment in an urban environment but are subject to highly varying thrust and radial aerodynamic forces. Helical blade shapes for vertical axis wind turbines can reduce load fluctuations during turbine operation; however a helix has complicated three-dimensional geometry that can be difficult to manufacture resulting in expensive blades. A new blade configuration based on twisted straight blades that are mounted at an angle to the vertical a cant has been developed and tested in a wind tunnel in a number of different configurations and conditions. They offer the benefits of distributing the fluctuating aerodynamic loads but incorporate a linear axis so that they can be manufactured at a comparable cost to simple straight blades. The power performance data from the tunnel testing show that canted blades have comparable power output to similar straight blades and that aerodynamic fences can be used to improve power performance.

Shawn Armstrong; Stephen Tullis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and  

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Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and Built by the Russian State Rocket Center under Berkeley Lab auspices Speaker(s): Anthony Radspieler Jr. Glen Dahlbacka Joseph Rasson Date: March 4, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Berkeley Lab Engineering Division teamed with Empire Magnetics, Rohnert Park and the Makeyev State Rocket Center under a DOE NNSA non-proliferation project to develop and test a series of small wind turbines of vertical axis design. Over the years, about 100 Russian scientists and engineers worked on the project and the hydrodynamic, aerodynamic and mechanical test facilities of the SRC were used. The objective was to create a highly manufacturable Darieus unit with a modest Tip Speed Ratio (quiet and low

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Highly conductive, multi-layer composite precursor composition to fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate  

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This invention provides a moldable, multiple-layer composite composition, which is a precursor to an electrically conductive composite flow field plate or bipolar plate. In one preferred embodiment, the composition comprises a plurality of conductive sheets and a plurality of mixture layers of a curable resin and conductive fillers, wherein (A) each conductive sheet is attached to at least one resin-filler mixture layer; (B) at least one of the conductive sheets comprises flexible graphite; and (C) at least one resin-filler mixture layer comprises a thermosetting resin and conductive fillers with the fillers being present in a sufficient quantity to render the resulting flow field plate or bipolar plate electrically conductive with a conductivity no less than 100 S/cm and thickness-direction areal conductivity no less than 200 S/cm.sup.2.

Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic resolution electrostatic potential mapping of graphene sheets by off-axis electron holography  

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Off-axis electron holography has been performed at atomic resolution with the microscope operated at 80?kV to provide electrostatic potential maps from single, double, and triple layer graphene. These electron holograms have been reconstructed in order to obtain information about atomically resolved and mean inner potentials. We propose that off-axis electron holography can now be used to measure the electrical properties in a range of two-dimensional semiconductor materials and three dimensional devices comprising stacked layers of films to provide important information about their electrical properties.

Cooper, David, E-mail: david.cooper@cea.fr [University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, F-38054, Grenoble (France); Pan, Cheng-Ta; Haigh, Sarah [School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A two-dimensional matrix correction for off-axis portal dose prediction errors  

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Purpose: This study presents a follow-up to a modified calibration procedure for portal dosimetry published by Bailey et al. ['An effective correction algorithm for off-axis portal dosimetry errors,' Med. Phys. 36, 4089-4094 (2009)]. A commercial portal dose prediction system exhibits disagreement of up to 15% (calibrated units) between measured and predicted images as off-axis distance increases. The previous modified calibration procedure accounts for these off-axis effects in most regions of the detecting surface, but is limited by the simplistic assumption of radial symmetry. Methods: We find that a two-dimensional (2D) matrix correction, applied to each calibrated image, accounts for off-axis prediction errors in all regions of the detecting surface, including those still problematic after the radial correction is performed. The correction matrix is calculated by quantitative comparison of predicted and measured images that span the entire detecting surface. The correction matrix was verified for dose-linearity, and its effectiveness was verified on a number of test fields. The 2D correction was employed to retrospectively examine 22 off-axis, asymmetric electronic-compensation breast fields, five intensity-modulated brain fields (moderate-high modulation) manipulated for far off-axis delivery, and 29 intensity-modulated clinical fields of varying complexity in the central portion of the detecting surface. Results: Employing the matrix correction to the off-axis test fields and clinical fields, predicted vs measured portal dose agreement improves by up to 15%, producing up to 10% better agreement than the radial correction in some areas of the detecting surface. Gamma evaluation analyses (3 mm, 3% global, 10% dose threshold) of predicted vs measured portal dose images demonstrate pass rate improvement of up to 75% with the matrix correction, producing pass rates that are up to 30% higher than those resulting from the radial correction technique alone. As in the 1D correction case, the 2D algorithm leaves the portal dosimetry process virtually unchanged in the central portion of the detector, and thus these correction algorithms are not needed for centrally located fields of moderate size (at least, in the case of 6 MV beam energy).Conclusion: The 2D correction improves the portal dosimetry results for those fields for which the 1D correction proves insufficient, especially in the inplane, off-axis regions of the detector. This 2D correction neglects the relatively smaller discrepancies that may be caused by backscatter from nonuniform machine components downstream from the detecting layer.

Bailey, Daniel W. [Department of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260 (United States); Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263 (United States); Kumaraswamy, Lalith; Bakhtiari, Mohammad [Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263 (United States); Podgorsak, Matthew B. [Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263 and Department of Physiology and Biophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14214 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconstruction of the Electron Density of Molecules with Single-Axis Alignment  

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Diffraction from the individual molecules of a molecular beam, aligned parallel to a single axis by a strong electric field or other means, has been proposed as a means of structure determination of individual molecules. As in fiber diffraction, all the information extractable is contained in a diffraction pattern from incidence of the diffracting beam normal to the molecular alignment axis. We present two methods of structure solution for this case. One is based on the iterative projection algorithms for phase retrieval applied to the coefficients of the cylindrical harmonic expansion of the molecular electron density. Another is the holographic approach utilizing presence of the strongly scattering reference atom for a specific molecule.

Starodub, Dmitri

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An elastic plate model for interseismic deformation in subduction Ravi V. S. Kanda1  

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the subducting and overriding plates, as well as zero net steady state vertical offset between the two plates, 1983]. The BSM accomplishes this zero net strain in the overriding plate by parameterizing interseismic case of zero plate thickness, thereby providing an alternative motivation for the BSM. The ESPM also

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VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH AN INTERNAL SUPPORT  

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......November 1972 research-article Articles VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH...2Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois The vibration and buckling of a rectangular plate with...square plate with an internal support. VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH......

BERNHARD STAHL; LEON M. KEER

1972-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Experiment descriptions: N1: Triple-Axis Spectrometers, HFIR HB1A & HB3  

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Neutron Experiment descriptions: N1: Triple-Axis Spectrometers, HFIR HB1A & HB3 Spin wave2A Magnetic structure of NiO Neutron diffraction measurements will be performed to investigate 600K to 288K, using the Neutron Powder Diffractometer at the HFIR. Rietveld analysis of the crystal

Pennycook, Steve

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Rotation Angle for the Optimum Tracking of One-Axis Trackers  

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An equation for the rotation angle for optimum tracking of one-axis trackers is derived along with equations giving the relationships between the rotation angle and the surface tilt and azimuth angles. These equations are useful for improved modeling of the solar radiation available to a collector with tracking constraints and for determining the appropriate motor revolutions for optimum tracking.

Marion, W. F.; Dobos, A. P.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Tilt display demonstration: a display surface with multi-axis tilt & actuation  

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This demonstration accompanies a full paper accepted into MobileHCI '12 [1]. We demonstrate a new type of actuatable display, called a Tilt Display, that provides visual feedback combined with multi-axis tilting and vertical actuation. Its ability to ... Keywords: actuated displays, nonplanar surface interaction, physical actuation, tilt displays

Jason Alexander; Andrs Lucero; Sriram Subramanian

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tilt displays: designing display surfaces with multi-axis tilting and actuation  

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We present a new type of actuatable display, called Tilt Displays, that provide visual feedback combined with multi-axis tilting and vertical actuation. Their ability to physically mutate provides users with an additional information channel that facilitates ... Keywords: actuated displays, non-planar surface interaction, physical actuation, tilt displays

Jason Alexander; Andrs Lucero; Sriram Subramanian

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Maximum Feedrate Interpolator for Multi-axis CNC Machining with Jerk Constraints  

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Maximum Feedrate Interpolator for Multi-axis CNC Machining with Jerk Constraints X. Beudaert, S name@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr Abstract A key role of the CNC is to perform the feedrate interpolation which for the next point along the path is computed. Examples and comparisons with an industrial CNC demonstrate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Journal of Vegetation Science && (2012) Salinity tolerance and the decoupling of resource axis  

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functional trade-offs are present along a gradient of low to high salinity? Location: New York State, USA and salinity gradients at three sites using principal compo- nents, correlation and fourth-corner analysesJournal of Vegetation Science && (2012) Salinity tolerance and the decoupling of resource axis

Fridley, Jason D.

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MAGNETIC NEUTRON SCATTERING. And Recent Developments in the Triple Axis Spectroscopy  

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Chapter 1 MAGNETIC NEUTRON SCATTERING. And Recent Developments in the Triple Axis Spectroscopy Igor.................................................................................... 2 2. Neutron interaction with matter and scattering cross-section ........ 6 2.1 Basic scattering theory and differential cross-section................ 7 2.2 Neutron interactions and scattering lengths

Johnson, Peter D.

209

A methodology for process parameter selection in five axis laser cladding  

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Laser cladding industrial development is becoming an important target for high added value parts manufacturing sectors. Aeronautical or automotive industries are accomplishing great investments in order to understand the process and minimise tuning step costs now paired with. At the moment, the process is applied to three axis or 3 + 2 axis strategies, being numerous works focused on the obtainment of process parameters. All of them try to minimise the number of experimental tests necessary to optimise the great variable involving the process. These variables increase when using laser cladding on five axis kinematics in order to accomplish new targets of industrial sectors which include complex parts with complex surface to clad. The work presents a methodology which helps to choose optimal parameters for five axis laser cladding. A weighted criterion is used in order to discern between different parameters taking into account process requirements. The methodology has been used on two materials and different objectives have been established for the criterion in each one. Finally, two test parts are presented as methodology validation in industrial applications.

Iván Tabernero; Amaia Calleja; Aitzol Lamikiz; Luis Norberto López de Lacalle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal synthesis, off-axis electron holography and magnetic properties of Fe3O4 nanoparticles  

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-sized Fe3O4 have been prepared by various methods such as sol­ gel processing, hydrothermal synthesisHydrothermal synthesis, off-axis electron holography and magnetic properties of Fe3O4 nanoparticles Jülich, Germany. Abstract. The hydrothermal synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) (

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

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First-order design of off-axis reflective ophthalmic adaptive optics systems using afocal  

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First-order design of off-axis reflective ophthalmic adaptive optics systems using afocal for designing laser cavities, spectrographs and adaptive optics retinal imaging systems. The use, range respectively. This is discussed using examples from adaptive optics retinal imaging systems. The performance

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Microstructure dependence of the c-axis critical current density in second-generation YBCO tapes.  

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C-axis current flow in high temperature superconductor (HTS) tape-shaped wires arises in configurations where the local wire axis is not perpendicular to the local magnetic field, such as in power cables with helically wound HTS tapes. The c-axis critical current density J{sub c}{sup c} has been recently found to be orders of magnitude lower than the ab-plane critical current density J{sub c}{sup ab}. Here we report on J{sub c}{sup c} (77 K, sf) values of various YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}-based (YBCO) tapes with different microstructures. Our results show that the value of J{sub c}{sup c} (77 K, sf) decreases significantly with increasing concentration of ab-plane stacking faults in YBCO thin films and that the critical current anisotropy {gamma} = J{sub c}{sup ab}/J{sub c}{sup c} can reach values as high as 2070, implying that in the highest-anisotropy tape, {approx}20% of the tape width carries c-axis current in a helically wound power cable.

Jia, Y.; Welp, U.; Crabtree, G. W.; Kwok, W. K.; Malozemoff, A. P.; Rupich, M. W.; Fleshler, S.; Clem, J. R. (Materials Science Division); (American Superconductor Corp.); (Ames Lab.); (Iowa State Univ.)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of a magnetic easy axis in pipeline steel L. Clapham,a)  

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Origin of a magnetic easy axis in pipeline steel L. Clapham,a) C. Heald, T. Krause, and D. L December 1998; accepted for publication 27 April 1999 Oil and gas pipelines are generally magnetically overlooked, the magnetic properties of oil and gas pipelines are an important consideration since the most

Clapham, Lynann

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On the probability of major-axis precession in triaxial ellipsoidal potentials  

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Orbits in triaxial ellipsoidal potentials precess about either the major or minor axis of the ellipsoid. In standard perturbation theory it can be shown that a circular orbit will precess about the minor axis if its angular momentum vector lies in a region bounded by two great circles which pass through the intermediate axis and which are inclined with minimum separation $i_T$ from the minor axis. We test the accuracy of the standard formula for $i_T$ by performing orbit integrations to determine $i_S$, the simulated turnover angle corresponding to $i_T$. We reach two principal conclusions: (i) $i_S$ is usually greater than $i_T$, by as much as 12 degrees even for moderate triaxialities, $A/1.2

P. A. Thomas; S. Vine; F. R. Pearce

1993-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Fidelity Uncertainty Quantification: Application to a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Under an  

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. Introduction Quantifying the response of a wind turbine to an extreme wind gust is an important designMulti-Fidelity Uncertainty Quantification: Application to a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Under an Extreme Gust A. Santiago Padr´on , Juan J. Alonso and Francisco Palacios Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Alonso, Juan J.

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Multi-Body Unsteady Aerodynamics in 2D Applied to aVertical-Axis Wind Turbine Using a Vortex Method.  

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?? Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) have many advantages over traditional Horizontalaxis wind turbines (HAWT).One of the more severe problem of VAWTs are the complicated (more)

sterberg, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates  

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Bipolar plate is an important component in fuel cell stacks and accounts for more than 75% of stack weight and volume. The technology development of metal bipolar plates can effectively reduce the fuel cells stack weight and volume over 50%. The challenge is the metal plate corrosion protection at low cost for the broad commercial applications. This project is aimed to develop innovative technological solutions to overcome the corrosion barrier of low cost metal plates. The feasibility of has been demonstrated and patented (US Patent 7,309,540). The plan is to further reduce the cost, and scale up the technology. The project is built on three pillars: 1) robust experimental evidence demonstrating the feasibility of our technology, 2) a team that consists of industrial leaders in fuel cell stack application, design, and manufactures; 3) a low-risk, significant-milestone driven program that proves the feasibility of meeting program objectives The implementation of this project will reduce the fuel cell stack metal bipolar separator plate cost which accounts 15-21% of the overall stack cost. It will contribute to the market adoption of fuel cell technologies. In addition, this corrosion protection technology can be used similar energy devices, such as batteries and electrolyzers. Therefore, the success of the project will be benefit in broad markets.

Wang, Conghua [TreadStone Technologies, Inc.

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of laminar fluid flow and heat transfer in a parallel plate channel with normally in-line positioned plates  

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NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEL WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A Thesis by JOHN GRADY iVICMATH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEI WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A...

McMath, John Grady

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Module Basics | Department of Energy  

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Module Basics Module Basics Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Module Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:25pm Addthis Flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) modules are made of several components, including the front surface materials, encapsulant, rear surface, and frame. Front Surface Materials The front surface of a flat-plate PV module must have a high transmission in the wavelengths that can be used by the solar cells in the module. For example, for silicon solar cells, the top surface must have high transmission of light with wavelengths from 350 to 1200 nm. Also, reflection from the front surface should be minimal. An antireflection coating added to the top surface can greatly reduce the reflection of sunlight, and texturing of the surface can cause light that strikes the surface to stay within the cells. Unfortunately, these textured

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Laser-based characterization of nuclear fuel plates  

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Ensuring the integrity of fuel-clad and clad-clad bonding in nuclear fuels is important for safe reactor operation and assessment of fuel performance, yet the measurement of bond strengths in actual fuels has proved challenging. The laser shockwave technique (LST) originally developed to characterize structural adhesion in composites is being employed to characterize interface strength in a new type of plate fuel being developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). LST is a non-contact method that uses lasers for the generation and detection of large-amplitude acoustic waves and is well suited for application to both fresh and irradiated nuclear-fuel plates. This paper will report on initial characterization results obtained from fresh fuel plates manufactured by different processes, including hot isostatic pressing, friction stir welding, and hot rolling.

Smith, James A.; Cottle, Dave L.; Rabin, Barry H. [Idaho National Laboratory, Fuel Performance and Design, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83415-6188 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell repeater unit including frame and separator plate  

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An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter and any fuel within the perimeter flow across the at least one fuel cell in a first direction. The separator plate, the frame, or both establish at least one conduit positioned outside the flow path perimeter. The conduit is outside of the flow path perimeter and is configured to direct flow in a second, different direction. The conduit is fluidly coupled with the flow path.

Yamanis, Jean; Hawkes, Justin R; Chiapetta, Jr., Louis; Bird, Connie E; Sun, Ellen Y; Croteau, Paul F

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication  

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An improved molding composition is provided for compression molding or injection molding a current collector plate for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. The molding composition is comprised of a polymer resin combined with a low surface area, highly-conductive carbon and/or graphite powder filler. The low viscosity of the thermoplastic resin combined with the reduced filler particle surface area provide a moldable composition which can be fabricated into a current collector plate having improved current collecting capacity vis-a-vis comparable fluoropolymer molding compositions.

Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL); Zabriskie, Jr., John E. (Port St. Lucie, FL); Neutzler, Jay K. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Fuchs, Michel (Boynton Beach, FL); Gustafson, Robert C. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-well sample plate cover penetration system  

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An apparatus for penetrating a cover over a multi-well sample plate containing at least one individual sample well includes a cutting head, a cutter extending from the cutting head, and a robot. The cutting head is connected to the robot wherein the robot moves the cutting head and cutter so that the cutter penetrates the cover over the multi-well sample plate providing access to the individual sample well. When the cutting head is moved downward the foil is pierced by the cutter that splits, opens, and folds the foil inward toward the well. The well is then open for sample aspiration but has been protected from cross contamination.

Beer, Neil Reginald (Pleasanton, CA)

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using porous nickel plate  

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Hydrogen atomic pair ions, i.e., H{sup +} and H{sup -} ions, are produced by plasma-assisted catalytic ionization using a porous nickel plate. Positive ions in a hydrogen plasma generated by dc arc discharge are irradiated to the porous plate, and pair ions are produced from the back of the irradiation plane. It becomes clear that the production quantity of pair ions mainly depends on the irradiation current of positive ions and the irradiation energy affects the production efficiency of H{sup -} ions.

Oohara, W.; Maeda, T.; Higuchi, T. [Department of Electronic Device Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube 755-8611 (Japan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

225

Non-destructive testing of composite plates by holographic vibrometry  

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We report on a wide-field optical monitoring method for revealing local delaminations in sandwich-type composite plates at video-rate by holographic vibrometry. Non-contact measurements of low frequency flexural waves is performed with time-averaged heterodyne holography. It enables narrowband imaging of local out-of-plane nanometric vibration amplitudes under sinusoidal excitation, and reveals delamination defects, which cause local resonances of flexural waves. The size of the defect can be estimated from the first resonance frequency of the flexural wave and the mechanical parameters of the observed layer of the composite plate.

Bruno, Francois; Prada, Claire; Lamboul, Benjamin; Passilly, Bruno; Atlan, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Vibration of circular plates, of several thicknesses, with three supports  

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ o ~ ~ i Prccedure and DeeoriPt'alen Of APPSXat'aua ~ ~ e ~ a ~ 0 ~ ~ i EmPirioal Ccrrelabicn Of Dataa ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ ~ ~ 01 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i Kathemat, ical Theory of Thin Plates ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ a ~ ~ ~ Heeultaa ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a... (cps) e M = symmetric mode, ie. 1, 2, 3, and 4. h= thickness of circular plate, in, Vhen there are mox'e than-thoro variables involved in the x esult, s of an experimental research, an empirical xelat, ionsh1p concerning the several variables may...

Ballentine, John Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

227

Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate  

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An optical furnace for annealing a process wafer comprising a source of optical energy, a quartz muffle having a door to hold the wafer for processing, and a quartz diffuser plate to diffuse the light impinging on the quartz muffle; a feedback system with a light sensor located in the door or wall of the muffle is also provided for controlling the source of optical energy. The quartz for the diffuser plate is surface etched (to give the quartz diffusive qualities) in the furnace during a high intensity burn-in process.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

4056 IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2013 Design and Characterization of a Soft Multi-Axis  

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4056 IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 13, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2013 Design and Characterization of a Soft Multi-Axis Force Sensor Using Embedded Microfluidic Channels Daniel M. Vogt, Member, IEEE, Yong-Lae Park system. We describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of a novel soft multi-axis force sensor

Park, Yong-Lae

229

Dielectric and ferroelectric properties of c-axis oriented strontium bismuth tantalate thin films applied transverse electric fields  

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Dielectric and ferroelectric properties of c-axis oriented strontium bismuth tantalate thin films and ferroelectric properties of c-axis oriented epitaxial strontium bismuth tantalate SBT thin films were American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2205351 I. INTRODUCTION Strontium bismuth tantalate SBT has

Tonouchi, Masayoshi

230

ANL/APS/TB-32 Test of Horizontal Field Measurements Using Two-Axis Hall  

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2 2 Test of Horizontal Field Measurements Using Two-Axis Hall Probes at the APS Magnetic Measurement Facility I. Vasserman Advanced Photon Source Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 60439 1. Introduction The free-electron laser (FEL) project at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) will use a 400-MeV particle beam from the APS linac with RMS beam transverse size of 100 µm and requires very high performance of the insertion devices in order to achieve high intensity radiation. Averaged over period, the trajectory must deviate from the ideal on-axis trajectory by not more than 10% of the RMS beam size. Meaning that the second field integral should be straight within ±1300 G-cm 2 over the length of the device for both horizontal and vertical directions for the 400-MeV particle

231

Easy axis alignment of chemically partially ordered FePt nanoparticles  

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Partially ordered Fe{sub 53}Pt{sub 47} nanoparticles with size around 8 nm were prepared by the simultaneous decomposition of iron pentacarbonyl and platinum acetylacetonate. The high boiling point chemical, hexadecylamine, was used as a solvent, and 1-adamantanecarboxylic acid was used as a stabilizer. X-ray diffraction measurements reveal that as-made FePt particles were partially transformed into the ordered L1{sub 0} phase with some weak superlattice peaks. The room-temperature hysteresis loop and remanence curve suggest a broad distribution of anisotropies in the partially ordered particles. By coating the partially ordered FePt nanoparticles with a polyvinylchloride polymer binder, the particles could be re-dispersed in cyclohexanone. Furthermore, the easy axis of the particles coated with the polyvinylchloride polymer binder could be aligned under an external field. Easy axis alignment was confirmed from both alternating gradient magnetometer and x-ray diffraction measurements.

Kang, Shishou; Jia Zhiyong; Shi, Shifan; Nikles, David E.; Harrell, J.W. [Center for Materials for Information Technology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0209 (United States)

2005-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

232

Axi-symmetrical flow reactor for [sup 196]Hg photochemical enrichment  

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The present invention is directed to an improved photochemical reactor useful for the isotopic enrichment of a predetermined isotope of mercury, especially, [sup 196]Hg. Specifically, two axi-symmetrical flow reactors were constructed according to the teachings of the present invention. These reactors improve the mixing of the reactants during the photochemical enrichment process, affording higher yields of the desired [sup 196]Hg product. Measurements of the variation of yield (Y) and enrichment factor (E) along the flow axis of these reactors indicates very substantial improvement in process uniformity compared to previously used photochemical reactor systems. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the photoreactor system was built such that the reactor chamber was removable from the system without disturbing the location of either the photochemical lamp or the filter employed therewith. 10 figures.

Grossman, M.W.

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

233

Lattice Boltzmann method for heat diffusion in axis-symmetric geometries  

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Lattice Boltzmann Methods (LBM) have been used to solve momentum, heat and mass transport equations mainly in Cartesian coordinate system. In the present work, the LBM is extended to solve transports in axis-symmetric geometries, such as pipes and spheres. Heat diffusion and conduction in solids without and with heat generation were tested. The heat diffusion equation for axis-symmetric problem is reduced to diffusion equation as in Cartesian coordinate with an extra term due to the surface area variation along the radial direction. The extra term is treated as a source term (forcing term) in LBM. The extra term can be approximated by using finite difference or more accurately as a flux term. The results predicted by LBM are well compared with analytical solutions and finite volume method.

A.A. Mohamad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Virtual machining considering dimensional, geometrical and tool deflection errors in three-axis CNC milling machines  

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Abstract Virtual manufacturing systems can provide useful means for products to be manufactured without the need of physical testing on the shop floor. As a result, the time and cost of part production can be decreased. There are different error sources in machine tools such as tool deflection, geometrical deviations of moving axis and thermal distortions of machine tool structures. Some of these errors can be decreased by controlling the machining process and environmental parameters. However other errors like tool deflection and geometrical errors which have a big portion of the total error, need more attention. This paper presents a virtual machining system in order to enforce dimensional, geometrical and tool deflection errors in three-axis milling operations. The system receives 21 dimensional and geometrical errors of a machine tool and machining codes of a specific part as input. The output of the system is the modified codes which will produce actual machined part in the virtual environment.

Mohsen Soori; Behrooz Arezoo; Mohsen Habibi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

An Einstein-Hilbert Action for Axi-Dilaton Gravity in 4-Dimensions  

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We examine the axi-dilatonic sector of low energy string theory and demonstrate how the gravitational interactions involving the axion and dilaton fields may be derived from a geometrical action principle involving the curvature scalar associated with a non-Riemannian connection. In this geometry the antisymmetric tensor 3-form field determines the torsion of the connection on the frame bundle while the gradient of the metric is determined by the dilaton field. By expressing the theory in terms of the Levi-Civita connection associated with the metric in the ``Einstein frame'' we confirm that the field equations derived from the non-Riemannian Einstein-Hilbert action coincide with the axi-dilaton sector of the low energy effective action derived from string theory.

T Dereli; Robin W Tucker

1995-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

236

Magnetic axis safety factor of finite $\\beta$ spheromaks and transition from spheromaks to toroidal magnetic bubbles  

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The value of the safety factor on the magnetic axis of a finite-beta spheromak is shown to be a function of beta in contrast to what was used in P. M. Bellan, Phys. Plasmas 9, 3050 (2002); this dependence on beta substantially reduces the gradient of the safety factor compared to the previous calculation. The method for generating finite-beta spheromak equilibria is extended to generate equilibria describing toroidal magnetic "bubbles" where the hydrodynamic pressure on the magnetic axis is less than on the toroid surface. This "anti-confinement" configuration can be considered an equilibrium with an inverted beta profile and is relevant to interplanetary magnetic clouds as these clouds have lower hydrodynamic pressure in their interior than on their surface.

Bellan, Paul M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

High efficiency off-axis current drive by high frequency fast waves  

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Modeling work shows that current drive can be done off-axis with high efficiency, as required for FNSF and DEMO, by using very high harmonic fast waves (helicons or whistlers). The modeling indicates that plasmas with high electron beta are needed in order for the current drive to take place off-axis, making DIII-D a highly suitable test vehicle for this process. The calculations show that the driven current is not very sensitive to the launched value of n{sub ?}, a result that can be understood from examination of the evolution of n{sub ?} as the waves propagate in the plasma. Because of this insensitivity, relatively large values (?3) of n{sub ?} can be launched, thereby avoiding some of the problems with mode conversion in the boundary found in some previous experiments. Use of a traveling wave antenna provides a very narrow n{sub ?} spectrum, which also helps avoid mode conversion.

Prater, R.; Pinsker, R. I.; Moeller, C. P. [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); Porkolab, M.; Vdovin, V. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

238

Contour Charts of SOFAR Speed and Axis Depth in the Pacific Ocean  

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Sound speeds calculated from the physical properties of sea water as measured at hydrographic stations were used to construct contour charts of SOFAR?speed and SOFAR?axis depth for the Pacific Ocean. Wilson's formula was used for the calculation of speed. Data were averaged for 1 squares plotted and smooth contours were drawn manually. Speeds averaged along great?circle paths are compared with those measured for explosions. The charts show steep gradients along the Antarctic convergence and at the convergence of the Oyashio and Kuroshio extension. The region of highest speed as well as greatest axis depth was that extending eastward from Australia to about the 150W. The charts are used in a program for calculating source coordinates of earthquakeT phases.

Rockne H. Johnson; Roger A. Norris

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking formulas and strategies for a receiver oriented dual-axis tracking toroidal heliostat  

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A 4 m x 4 m toroidal heliostat with receiver oriented dual-axis tracking, also called spinning-elevation tracking, was developed as an auxiliary heat source for a hydrogen production system. A series of spinning-elevation tracking formulas have been derived for this heliostat. This included basic tracking formulas, a formula for the elevation angle for heliostat with a mirror-pivot offset, and a more general formula for the biased elevation angle. This paper presents the new tracking formulas in detail and analyzes the accuracy of applying a simplifying approximation. The numerical results show these receiver oriented dual-axis tracking formula approximations are accurate to within 2.5 x 10{sup -6} m in image plane. Some practical tracking strategies are discussed briefly. Solar images from the toroidal heliostat at selected times are also presented. (author)

Guo, Minghuan; Wang, Zhifeng; Liang, Wenfeng; Zhang, Xiliang; Zang, Chuncheng [Key Laboratory of Solar Thermal Energy and Photovoltaic System of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Beijing 100190 (China); Lu, Zhenwu; Wei, Xiudong [Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Jilin 130033 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

240

Floating axis wind turbines for offshore power generationa conceptual study  

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The cost of energy produced by offshore wind turbines is considered to be higher than land based ones because of the difficulties in construction, operation and maintenance on offshore sites. To solve the problem, we propose a concept of a wind turbine that is specially designed for an offshore environment. In the proposed concept, a floater of revolutionary shape supports the load of the wind turbine axis. The floater rotates with the turbine and the turbine axis tilts to balance the turbine thrust, buoyancy and gravity. The tilt angle is passively adjustable to wind force. The angle is 30 at rated power. The simplicity of the system leads to further cost reduction of offshore power generation.

Hiromichi Akimoto; Kenji Tanaka; Kiyoshi Uzawa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

242

Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates  

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manufacture. - Demonstrate our metal plate application in portable, stationary and automobile fuel cell systems. 0.00 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.50...

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Enhanced radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates  

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We compute the radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates in the framework of the scattering theory. We predict an enhancement of the heat transfer as we increase the depth of the corrugations while keeping the distance of closest approach fixed. We interpret this effect in terms of the evolution of plasmonic and guided modes as a function of the grating's geometry.

R. Gurout; J. Lussange; F. S. S. Rosa; J. -P. Hugonin; D. A. R. Dalvit; J. -J. Greffet; A. Lambrecht; S. Reynaud

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

244

Optical processing furnace with quartz muffle and diffuser plate  

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An optical furnace for annealing a process wafer comprising a source of optical energy, a quartz muffle having a door to hold the wafer for processing, and a quartz diffuser plate to diffuse the light impinging on the quartz muffle; a feedback system with a light sensor located in the wall of the muffle is also provided for controlling the source of optical energy.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

The experimental and theoretical investigaton of a horizontal-axis wind turbine  

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. Chevalier An experimental and theoretical investigation of a horizontal-axis wind energy conversion device utilizing straight blades as the force- producing surfaces was conducted. The blades were mounted horizontally between two rotating discs and were... positioned with a mechanical cern system to produce the maximum torque at every point around the revolution. The wind turbine was tested in a 7 x 10 ft low speed wind tunnel. The device converted over 20 percent of the energy available in the wind...

Milburn, Robert Terrance

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

246

Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator  

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Apparatus for maintaining three-dimensional MHD equilibrium in a plasma contained in a helical axis stellarator includes a resonant coil system, having a configuration such that current therethrough generates a magnetic field cancelling the resonant magnetic field produced by currents driven by the plasma pressure on any given flux surface resonating with the rotational transform of another flux surface in the plasma. Current through the resonant coil system is adjusted as a function of plasma beta.

Reiman, A.; Boozer, A.

1984-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

247

Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator  

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Apparatus for maintaining three-dimensional MHD equilibrium in a plasma contained in a helical axis stellerator includes a resonant coil system, having a configuration such that current therethrough generates a magnetic field cancelling the resonant magnetic field produced by currents driven by the plasma pressure on any given flux surface resonating with the rotational transform of another flux surface in the plasma. Current through the resonant coil system is adjusted as a function of plasma beta.

Reiman, Allan (Princeton, NJ); Boozer, Allen (Rocky Hill, NJ)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plate-Based Fuel Processing System Final Report  

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On-board reforming of liquid fuels into hydrogen is an enabling technology that could accelerate consumer usage of fuel cell powered vehicles. The technology would leverage the convenience of the existing gasoline fueling infrastructure while taking advantage of the fuel cell efficiency and low emissions. Commercial acceptance of on-board reforming faces several obstacles that include: (1) startup time, (2) transient response, and (3) system complexity (size, weight and cost). These obstacles are being addressed in a variety of projects through development, integration and optimization of existing fuel processing system designs. In this project, CESI investigated steam reforming (SR), water-gas-shift (WGS) and preferential oxidation (PrOx) catalysts while developing plate reactor designs and hardware where the catalytic function is integrated into a primary surface heat exchanger. The plate reactor approach has several advantages. The separation of the reforming and combustion streams permits the reforming reaction to be conducted at a higher pressure than the combustion reaction, thereby avoiding costly gas compression for combustion. The separation of the two streams also prevents the dilution of the reformate stream by the combustion air. The advantages of the plate reactor are not limited to steam reforming applications. In a WGS or PrOx reaction, the non-catalytic side of the plate would act as a heat exchanger to remove the heat generated by the exothermic WGS or PrOx reactions. This would maintain the catalyst under nearly isothermal conditions whereby the catalyst would operate at its optimal temperature. Furthermore, the plate design approach results in a low pressure drop, rapid transient capable and attrition-resistant reactor. These qualities are valued in any application, be it on-board or stationary fuel processing, since they reduce parasitic losses, increase over-all system efficiency and help perpetuate catalyst durability. In this program, CESI took the initial steam reforming plate-reactor concept and advanced it towards an integrated fuel processing system. A substantial amount of modeling was performed to guide the catalyst development and prototype hardware design and fabrication efforts. The plate-reactor mechanical design was studied in detail to establish design guidelines which would help the plate reactor survive the stresses of repeated thermal cycles (from start-ups and shut-downs). Integrated system performance modeling was performed to predict system efficiencies and determine the parameters with the most significant impact on efficiency. In conjunction with the modeling effort, a significant effort was directed towards catalyst development. CESI developed a highly active, sulfur tolerant, coke resistant, precious metal based reforming catalyst. CESI also developed its own non-precious metal based water-gas shift catalyst and demonstrated the catalysts durability over several thousands of hours of testing. CESI also developed a unique preferential oxidation catalyst capable of reducing 1% CO to < 10 ppm CO over a 35 C operating window through a single pass plate-based reactor. Finally, CESI combined the modeling results and steam reforming catalyst development efforts into prototype hardware. The first generation 3kW(e) prototype was fabricated from existing heat-exchanger plates to expedite the fabrication process. This prototype demonstrated steady state operation ranging from 5 to 100% load conditions. The prototype also demonstrated a 20:1 turndown ratio, 10:1 load transient operation and rapid start-up capability.

Carlos Faz; Helen Liu; Jacques Nicole; David Yee

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

249

Laminated exfoliated graphite composite-metal compositions for fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate applications  

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An electrically conductive laminate composition for fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate applications. The laminate composition comprises at least a thin metal sheet having two opposed exterior surfaces and a first exfoliated graphite composite sheet bonded to the first of the two exterior surfaces of the metal sheet wherein the exfoliated graphite composite sheet comprises: (a) expanded or exfoliated graphite and (b) a binder or matrix material to bond the expanded graphite for forming a cohered sheet, wherein the binder or matrix material is between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the first exfoliated graphite composite sheet. Preferably, the first exfoliated graphite composite sheet further comprises particles of non-expandable graphite or carbon in the amount of between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the non-expandable particles and the expanded graphite. Further preferably, the laminate comprises a second exfoliated graphite composite sheet bonded to the second surface of the metal sheet to form a three-layer laminate. Surface flow channels and other desired geometric features can be built onto the exterior surfaces of the laminate to form a flow field plate or bipolar plate. The resulting laminate has an exceptionally high thickness-direction conductivity and excellent resistance to gas permeation.

Zhamu, Aruna; Shi, Jinjun; Guo, Jiusheng; Jang, Bor Z

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic plates subjected Sample Search...  

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in a Langmuir trough experiment is the Wilhelmy plate.1... The plate measures the net tension on the surface. The reported surface pressure is then the tension ... Source: Lee,...

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2.081J / 16.230J Plates and Shells, Spring 2006  

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This course explores the following topics: derivation of elastic and plastic stress-strain relations for plate and shell elements; the bending and buckling of rectangular plates; nonlinear geometric effects; post-buckling ...

Wierzbicki, Tomasz

252

Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. II: Analysis and  

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; Seismic design. Introduction Steel plate shear walls are a single or multistory lateral force resisting, or "fish plate," used in the experiments to connect the infill panel with the sur- rounding frame

Bruneau, Michel

253

Spectrally Solar Selective Coatings for Colored Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collectors  

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The paper is a review on the state-of-the-art on colored materials (absorbers and glazings) for solar thermal flat plate collectors obtained world-wide. The ... input for novel, market-acceptable flat plate solar

Luminita Isac; Alexandru Enesca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Buckling and vibration of orthotropic plates with an internal line hinge  

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locations, and edge support conditions. In particular, buckling factors are determined for plates with modulus ratios of 1, 3, 10 and 25 using the classical plate theory and first order shear deformation theory. Vibration frequencies are obtained...

Gupta, Praveen R.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated microbiology plating Sample Search...  

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need to be performed as part of (automated version of) assay 1.1.2. Identify appropriate micro-plate... plates? Does the automation (material handling robot) have sufficient...

256

Light energy supply in plate-type and light diffusing optical fiber bioreactors  

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The light distribution profiles of plate-type photobioreactors were investigated. Light reaching individual channels of a plate module is dependent on the orientation of the module to the sun, the position of ...

O. Pulzl; N. Gerbsch; R. Buchholz

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00...

258

Invited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators  

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of smart structures. These material include piezoelectric polymers and ceramics, shape memory alloysInvited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators Brij N control of composite material plates using piezoelectric actuators. A finite element formulation

259

Response of a slotted plate flow meter to horizontal two phase flow  

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meter is always better in performance and accuracy than the standard orifice plate flow meter. This study is primarily based on how a slotted plate responds to horizontal two-phase flow with air and water being used as the working fluids. The plates...

Muralidharan, Vasanth

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

260

Antiproton, positron, and electron imaging with a microchannel plate/phosphor detector  

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Antiproton, positron, and electron imaging with a microchannel plate/phosphor detector ALPHA; accepted 2 November 2009; published online 1 December 2009 A microchannel plate MCP /phosphor screen Microchannel plate MCP /phosphor screen based diag- nostics have proved invaluable in studying the evolution

Fajans, Joel

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FRACTURE INVESTIGATION IN FRP PLATE DEBONDING and C.J. Burgoyne1  

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1 FRACTURE INVESTIGATION IN FRP PLATE DEBONDING G.X. Guan1 and C.J. Burgoyne1 1 Department. The plate debonding is clearly a fracture event that is initiated from the inevitable flaws in the concrete fracture observation for the plate debonding failure that occurs in the concrete cover layer. This paper

Burgoyne, Chris

262

Flat plate solar collector with a cantilevered mirror  

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The use of flat booster mirrors with flat plate collectors provides moderate solar flux concentration and enhanced performance especially when the mirrors are seasonally adjusted. Curved mirrors provide higher flux concentration and a practical system has been developed where the booster mirror is bent elastically. The system employs a single cantilever mirror which is located below a conventional flat plate collector. The mirror is clamped at the base of the collector panel and its free end is deflected upward; a smaller deflection is used in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer. The prototype system consists of a 0.9 by 2.5 m collector panel mounted on its side (horizontal fluid flow) and a 2.7 by 2.5 m elastic mirror. The mirror is made with aluminum sheet with an adherent aluminized acrylic film. The system has been designed for mounting on horizontal surfaces at latitudes of 10 to 50/sup 0/.

Cohen, S.; Larson, D.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF STIFFENED PLATES USING GUIDED ULTRASONIC WAVES  

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The concept of using distributed arrays of permanently attached sensors for the long?term structural health monitoring of large plates has previously been demonstrated under laboratory conditions. Based on the scattering characteristics of the employed guided ultrasonic wave mode at typical defects the influence of the signal processing parameters on the damage detection and localization accuracy is discussed. Problems employing this structural health monitoring concept can occur due to additional changes in the signal reflected at undamaged parts of the structure. For real technical structures reflections occur at structural features which have been identified as safety?critical areas for the development of fatigue and corrosion damage. Results from laboratory experiments are presented for the detection of crack?like defects (notch) at a welded stiffener on a large steel plate structure.

P. Fromme

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of random phase plates for laser beam smoothing  

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Phase plates are required for removing aberrations from laser beams caused by inhomogeneities in the optical components of the laser. The first type of plate that we prepared consisted of a bi-level optical component that caused spatial smoothing of the beam by breaking it up into a fine scale spatial structure. This was made by etching a pattern directly into the substrate using HF/NH{sub 4}F. Components up to 80 cm in diameter were prepared but these are only 85% efficient because of beam losses in secondary maxima. Multilevel designs are more efficient and we have prepared 5 inch diameter samples with 16 levels. These require four separate etch steps but have efficiencies greater than 90%.

Thomas, I.M.; Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C.

1994-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

265

Program sizes flange or pipe-tap orifice plates  

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A program has been developed for the HP-41CV programmable calculator that is designed to compute differential pressure across an orifice, gas flow through an orifice, or the orifice-plate bore for orifice plates with flange or pipe taps. It is designed to save time in extracting values from charts, tables, and graphs which are required to perform the calculations. It is based on equations and data from Spink. The program is run by inputing appropriate data via execution of a program entitled ''DATA IN,'' calculating differential pressure via program ''dH20,'' gas flow via program ''FLOW,'' and via program ''BORE.'' Flange-tap calculations are performed with FLAG 01 not set, while pipe-tap calculations are selected by setting FLAG 01.

Hogsett, J.E.

1984-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

266

Preparation of random phase plates for laser beam smoothing  

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Phase plates are required to remove aberrations from laser beams caused by inhomogeneities in the optical components of the laser. The first type of plate that we prepared consisted of a bi-level optical component that caused spatial smoothing of the beam by breaking it up into a fine scale spatial structure. This was made by etching a pattern directly into the substrate using HF/NH{sub 4}F. Components up to 80 cm in diameter were prepared but these are only 85% efficient because of beam losses in secondary maxima. Multilevel designs are more efficient and we have prepared 5 inch diameter samples with 16 levels. These require four separate etch steps but have efficiencies greater than 90%.

Thomas, I.M.; Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

267

Distributed Roughness Receptivity in a Flat Plate Boundary Layer  

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- Distributed Receptivity . . . . . 6 2. FACILITY DESCRIPTION - THE KLEBANOFFSARIC WIND TUNNEL 11 2.1 Test Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2 Fan and Motor... of this dissertation describes the KlebanoffSaric Wind Tunnel facility, which was used for this experiment. Section 3 describes the experimental setup (roughness design and the flat plate model) and defines the metrics by which the flow field is decomposed...

Kuester, Matthew Scott

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

268

Inversion of azimuthally dependent NMO velocity in transversely isotropic media with a tilted axis of symmetry  

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Just as the transversely isotropic model with a vertical symmetry axis (VTI media) is typical for describing horizontally layered sediments, transverse isotropy with a tilted symmetry axis (TTI) describes dipping TI layers (such as tilted shale beds near salt domes) or crack systems. P-wave kinematic signatures in TTI media are controlled by the velocity V{sub PO} in the symmetry direction, Thomsen's anisotropic coefficients {xi} and {delta}, and the orientation (tilt {nu} and azimuth {beta}) of the symmetry axis. Here, the authors show that all five parameters can be obtained from azimuthally varying P-wave NMO velocities measured for two reflectors with different dips and/or azimuths (one of the reflectors can be horizontal). The shear-wave velocity V{sub SO} in the symmetry direction, which has negligible influence on P-wave kinematic signatures, can be found only from the moveout of shear waves. Using the exact NMO equation, the authors examine the propagation of errors in observed moveout velocities into estimated values of the anisotropic parameters and establish the necessary conditions for a stable inversion procedure. Since the azimuthal variation of the NMO velocity is elliptical, each reflection event provides them with up to three constraints on the model parameters. Generally, the five parameters responsible for P-wave velocity can be obtained from two P-wave ellipses, but the feasibility of the moveout inversion strongly depends on the tilt {nu}. While most of the analysis is carried out for a single layer, the authors also extend the inversion algorithm to vertically heterogeneous TTI media above a dipping reflector using the generalized Dix equation. A synthetic example for a strongly anisotropic, stratified TTI medium demonstrates a high accuracy of the inversion.

Grechka, V.; Tsvankin, I.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Measurement of the rotational transform at the axis of a tokamak  

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Measurements of the internal magnetic field structure of Texas Experimental Tokamak discharges are made by use of laser-induced fluorescence of an injected Li0 beam. From measurements near the magnetic axis, we obtain the axial safety factor, q0 (or equivalently the rotational transform, ?=2?/q) for various discharge conditions. In particular, for low-qa sawtoothing discharges, we find time-averaged values of q0 significantly less than 1 (?0.7 to 0.8), in contrast with models used to describe the nonlinear internal relaxation process commonly known as sawteeth.

W. P. West; D. M. Thomas; J. S. deGrassie; S. B. Zheng

1987-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

270

A Large Liquid Argon TPC for Off-axis NuMI Neutrino Physics  

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The ICARUS collaboration has shown the power of the liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) technique to image events with bubble-chamber-like quality. I will describe a proposed long-baseline {nu}e appearance experiment utilizing a large ({>=} 15 kton1) LArTPC placed off-axis of Fermilab's NuMI {nu}{mu} beam. The total LArTPC program as it presently stands, which includes a number of smaller R and D projects designed to examine the key design issues, will be outlined.

Menary, Scott [York University, Toronto (Canada)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

271

Solutions for Neutral for Axi-Dilaton Gravity in 4-Dimensions  

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We examine a 1 parameter class of actions describing the gravitational interaction between a pair of scalar fields and Einsteinian gravitation. When the parameter is positive the theory corresponds to an axi-dilatonic sector of low energy string theory. We exploit an SL(2,R) symmetry of the theory to construct a family of electromagnetically neutral solutions with non-zero axion and dilaton charge from solutions of the Brans-Dicke theory. We also comment on solutions to the theory with negative coupling parameter.

T Dereli; M Onder; Robin W Tucker

1995-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

272

Seismic reflection images of a near-axis melt sill within the lower crust at the Juan de Fuca ridge  

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... -axis seamounts with chemistry distinct from the axial lavas (Fig. 4a). Observations by submersible vehicles have also reported the presence of low-temperature hydrothermal venting ?3.3?km ... ratio is 0.25. Reflection coefficients

J. Pablo Canales; Mladen R. Nedimovi?; Graham M. Kent; Suzanne M. Carbotte; Robert S. Detrick

2009-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

273

Environmental and Performance Analysis of a 5kW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in East Central Alberta.  

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??This thesis investigates the environmental and performance results of a 5kW horizontal axis wind turbine installed in east-central Alberta. Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology was (more)

Rooke, Braden

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Multi-axis compliant mechanism-based nanopositioner for multi-mode mechanical testing of carbon nanotubes  

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This thesis documents the design of a multi-axis nanopositioner that addresses a need for carbon nanotube (CNT) instrumentation that is capable of multiple modes of mechanical testing. This nanopositioner is a solution to ...

Lin, Kevin, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Dynamics of a horizontal cylinder oscillating as a wave energy converter about an off-centred axis.  

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The hydrodynamic properties of a horizontal cylinder which is free to pitch about an off-centred axis are studied and used to derive the equations of motion of a wave energy converter which extracts energy from incoming ...

Lucas, Jorge

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

276

Simultaneous two-axis vibration measurement of a nonmetallic cylinder by electromagnetic induction and metallic foil loops  

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This work presents a method based on electromagnetic induction for the simultaneous non-contact measurement of two-axis lateral vibrations of a nonmetallic cylinder. The suggested method ... pair of loop is induc...

Soon Woo Han; Jin Ki Kim; Yoon Young Kim

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Feed rate calculation algorithm for the homogeneous material deposition of blisk blades by 5-axis laser cladding  

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The application of laser cladding technology is becoming widely extended in the ... parts. These complex parts require 5-axis laser cladding deposition processes whose programming demands optimized and ... homoge...

Amaia Calleja; Ivn Tabernero

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

A six-axis robotic sample changer for high-throughput neutron powder diffraction and texture measurements  

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A new six-axis robotic sample changer for neutron powder diffraction experiments, including texture measurements, has enabled a novel set of experiments to be performed at the High-Pressure Preferred Orientation diffractometer at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center.

Losko, A.S.

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

279

Latitudinal gradients of coniferous tree species, vegetation, and climate in the Sierran-Cascade axis of Northern California  

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Latitudinal gradients of tree species composition along the Sierran/Cascade axis in northern California were explored by comparing forests of Lassen Volcanic and Yosemite National Parks, USA. A calibration pro...

Albert J. Parker

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

The influence of the nonverticality of the azimuthal rotation axis of the concentrator (heliostat) on program tracking accuracy  

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It is shown that the nonverticality of the azimuthal axis has a significant influence on the accuracy of the program control of the concentrator (heliostat). To eliminate this error, it is...

A. A. Abdurakhmanov; S. A. Orlov; A. S. Saribaev; Kh. K. Fazilov

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Three-dimensional Numerical Analysis on Blade Response of Vertical Axis Tidal Current Turbine Under Operational Condition  

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Tidal power as a large-scale renewable source of energy has been receiving significant attention recently because of its advantages over the wind and other renewal energy sources. The technology used to harvest energy from tidal current is called a tidal current turbine. Though some of the principles of wind turbine design are applicable to tidal current turbines, the design of latter ones need additional considerations like cavitation damage, corrosion etc. for the long-term reliability of such turbines. Depending up on the orientation of axis, tidal current turbines can be classified as vertical axis turbines or horizontal axis turbines. Existing studies on the vertical axis tidal current turbine focus more on the hydrodynamic aspects of the turbine rather than the structural aspects. This paper summarizes our recent efforts to study the integrated hydrodynamic and structural aspects of the vertical axis tidal current turbines. After reviewing existing methods in modeling tidal current turbines, we developed a hybrid approach that combines discrete vortex method -finite element method that can simulate the integrated hydrodynamic and structural response of a vertical axis turbine. This hybrid method was initially employed to analyze a typical three-blade vertical axis turbine. The power coefficient was used to evaluate the hydrodynamic performance, and critical deflection was considered to evaluate the structural reliability. A sensitivity analysis was also conducted with various turbine height-to-radius ratios. The results indicate that both the power output and failure probability increase with the turbine height, suggesting a necessity for optimal design. An attempt to optimize a 3-blade vertical axis turbine design with hybrid method yielded a ratio of turbine height to radius (H/R) about 3.0 for reliable maximum power output.

Li, Ye; Karri, Naveen K.; Wang, Qi

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

282

Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K. McLaren, S. Ziada  

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Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K Vertical axis wind turbines are currently experiencing a renewed interest in small- scale applications: vertical axis wind turbines, vibration, blade aerodynamics #12;Introduction In community wind power

Tullis, Stephen

283

A generalized on-line estimation and control of five-axis contouring errors of CNC machine tools  

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Abstract Nonlinear and configuration-dependent five-axis kinematics make contouring errors difficult to estimate and control in real time. This paper proposes a generalized method for the on-line estimation and control of five-axis contouring errors. First, a generalized Jacobian function is derived based on screw theory in order to synchronize the motions of linear and rotary drives. The contouring error components contributed by all active drives are estimated through interpolated position commands and the generalized Jacobian function. The estimated axis components of contouring errors are fed back to the position commands of each closed loop servo drive with a proportional gain. The proposed contouring error estimation and control methods are general, and applicable to arbitrary five-axis tool paths and any kinematically admissible five-axis machine tools. The proposed algorithms are verified experimentally on a five-axis machine controlled by a modular research CNC system built in-house. The contouring errors are shown to be reduced by half with the proposed method, which is simple to implement in existing CNC systems.

Jixiang Yang; Yusuf Altintas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Simulation of winds as seen by a rotating vertical axis wind turbine blade  

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The objective of this report is to provide turbulent wind analyses relevant to the design and testing of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT). A technique was developed for utilizing high-speed turbulence wind data from a line of seven anemometers at a single level to simulate the wind seen by a rotating VAWT blade. Twelve data cases, representing a range of wind speeds and stability classes, were selected from the large volume of data available from the Clayton, New Mexico, Vertical Plane Array (VPA) project. Simulations were run of the rotationally sampled wind speed relative to the earth, as well as the tangential and radial wind speeds, which are relative to the rotating wind turbine blade. Spectral analysis is used to compare and assess wind simulations from the different wind regimes, as well as from alternate wind measurement techniques. The variance in the wind speed at frequencies at or above the blade rotation rate is computed for all cases, and is used to quantitatively compare the VAWT simulations with Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) simulations. Qualitative comparisons are also made with direct wind measurements from a VAWT blade.

George, R.L.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

String dynamics and ejection along the axis of a spinning black hole  

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Relativistic current carrying strings moving axisymmetrically on the background of a Kerr black hole are studied. The boundaries and possible types of motion of a string with a given energy and current are found. Regions of parameters for which the string falls into the black hole, is trapped in a toroidal volume, or can escape to infinity, are identified, and representative trajectories are examined by numerical integration, illustrating various interesting behaviors. In particular, we find that a string can start out at rest near the equatorial plane and, after bouncing around, be ejected out along the axis, some of its internal (elastic or rotational kinetic) energy having been transformed into translational kinetic energy. The resulting velocity can be an order unity fraction of the speed of light. This process results from the presence of an outer tension barrier and an inner angular momentum barrier that are deformed by the gravitational field. We speculatively discuss the possible astrophysical significance of this mechanism as a means of launching a collimated jet of magnetohydrodynamics plasma flux tubes along the spin axis of a gravitating system fed by an accretion disk.

Ted Jacobson and Thomas P. Sotiriou

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

286

Eucentric four-axis ultrahigh vacuum goniometer for reflection high-energy electron diffraction applications  

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The design and performance of a four-axis low-profile eucentric UHV goniometer for in situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) studies during film deposition is reported. The design provides one translational and three rotational degrees of freedom that are fully independent. Although developed to facilitate high-pressure RHEED during the growth of oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition, this goniometer design is applicable to other UHV techniques including molecular beam epitaxy. The goniometer requires only a single DN 100 CF flange (6 in. o.d., 100 mm i.d.), making it suitable for small deposition systems, too. Samples, attached to a resistively heated holder, can be easily transferred on and off of the goniometer without breaking vacuum. The holder accommodates samples up to 10 mmx10 mm in size and allows them to be heated to 900 deg. C in pure oxygen while being attached to the goniometer. Full eucentric motion of the hot sample is possible with a typical axis precision of <0.1 deg. Most of the mechanism is located in air, allowing the use of standard materials and lubricants, substantially reducing the in-vacuum mechanics, and increasing the precision, reliability, and robustness of the system.

Schmehl, A.; Schulz, R.R.; Mannhart, J. [Experimentalphysik VI, Elektronische Korrelationen und Magnetismus, Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Augsburg, Universitaetsstrasse 1, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany)

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

Offshore floating vertical axis wind turbines, dynamics modelling state of the art. part I: Aerodynamics  

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Abstract The need to further exploit offshore wind resources has pushed offshore wind farms into deeper waters, requiring the use of floating support structures to be economically sustainable. The use of conventional wind turbines may not continue to be the optimal design for floating applications. Therefore it is important to assess other alternative concepts in this context. Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are one promising concept, and it is important to first understand the coupled and relatively complex dynamics of floating \\{VAWTs\\} to assess their technical feasibility. A comprehensive review detailing the areas of engineering expertise utilised in developing an understanding of the coupled dynamics of floating \\{VAWTs\\} has been developed through a series of articles. This first article details the aerodynamic modelling of VAWTs, providing a review of available models, discussing their applicability to floating \\{VAWTs\\} and current implementations by researchers in this field. A concise comparison between conventional horizontal axis wind turbines and \\{VAWTs\\} is also presented, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies for the floating wind industry. This article has been written both for researchers new to this research area, outlining underlying theory whilst providing a comprehensive review of the latest work, and for experts in this area, providing a comprehensive list of the relevant references where the details of modelling approaches may be found.

Michael Borg; Andrew Shires; Maurizio Collu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Wave interaction with a fixed vertical flat plate  

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. Hydrofoil definition sketch. The sharp-edged gust problem and the problem of a step-wise cnange in the velocity perpendicular to the foil offers insight into the response of a foil subject to an oscillating fluid. A sharp-edged gust with an initial... forces on a thin flat plate with a standard hydrofoil thickness was determined experimentally in a two-dimensional wave tank. Non-dimensional parameters were plotted and used to evaluate the data. It was shown that lift can be generated on a flat...

Glover, Lanny Bruce

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Renaissance of paper models and folded plate structures in glass  

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This paper presents the development of glass folded plate structures. Glass will not only be used as a transparent covering but as a load-bearing element for the whole structure. A complete outline ranging from the architectural approach including simple paper models to structural analysis will be presented. The structural concept and its functional characteristics will be confirmed by finite element analysis. Moreover, this paper will also put into focus the geometrical diversity and individuality and will present mathematical algorithms as definitions of the geometrical freeform.

Stefan Trometer; Mathias Krupna

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Fuel cell plates with skewed process channels for uniform distribution of stack compression load  

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An electrochemical fuel cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte matrix sandwiched between electrodes, and a pair of plates above and below the electrodes. The plate above the electrodes has a lower surface with a first group of process gas flow channels formed thereon and the plate below the electrodes has an upper surface with a second group of process gas flow channels formed thereon. The channels of each group extend generally parallel to one another. The improvement comprises the process gas flow channels on the lower surface of the plate above the anode electrode and the process gas flow channels on the upper surface of the plate below the cathode electrode being skewed in opposite directions such that contact areas of the surfaces of the plates through the electrodes are formed in crisscross arrangements. Also, the plates have at least one groove in areas of the surfaces thereof where the channels are absent for holding process gas and increasing electrochemical activity of the fuel cell. The groove in each plate surface intersects with the process channels therein. Also, the opposite surfaces of a bipolar plate for a fuel cell contain first and second arrangements of process gas flow channels in the respective surfaces which are skewed the same amount in opposite directions relative to the longitudinal centerline of the plate.

Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (Greensburg, PA); Woodle, Boyd M. (North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

On-Axis Brilliance and Power of In-Vacuum Undulators for The Advanced Photon Source  

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4 4 On-Axis Brilliance and Power of In-Vacuum Undulators for the Advanced Photon Source (formerly MD-TN-2009-004) R. Dejus, M. Jaski, and S.H. Kim - MD Group/ASD Rev. 1, November 25, 2009: Updated the fitted B eff in Tables 1 - 3, and 5 to use two decimals in the fitted equation. Explained chosen gaps. Added clarifications in the text and added additional references. Edited by C. Eyberger for release as cleared document ANL/APS/LS-314; updated in ICMS. Rev. 0a, June 17, 2009: ICMS Initial Release (minor clarifications and corrections of typographical errors, added footnote "d" to Table 4). Rev. 0, June 16, 2009: First Release as Technical Note MD-TN-2009-004. Table of Contents Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 2

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Combined Experiment Phase 1. [Horizontal axis wind turbines: wind tunnel testing versus field testing  

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How does wind tunnel airfoil data differ from the airfoil performance on an operating horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) The National Renewable Energy laboratory has been conducting a comprehensive test program focused on answering this question and understanding the basic fluid mechanics of rotating HAWT stall aerodynamics. The basic approach was to instrument a wind rotor, using an airfoil that was well documented by wind tunnel tests, and measure operating pressure distributions on the rotating blade. Based an the integrated values of the pressure data, airfoil performance coefficients were obtained, and comparisons were made between the rotating data and the wind tunnel data. Care was taken to the aerodynamic and geometric differences between the rotating and the wind tunnel models. This is the first of two reports describing the Combined Experiment Program and its results. This Phase I report covers background information such as test setup and instrumentation. It also includes wind tunnel test results and roughness testing.

Butterfield, C.P.; Musial, W.P.; Simms, D.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

The determination of stochastic loads on horizontal axis wind turbine blades  

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The FAST Code which is capable of determining structural loads of a flexible, teetering, horizontal axis wind turbine is described and comparisons of calculated loads with test data are given at two wind speeds for the ESI-80. The FAST Code models a two-bladed HAWT with degrees-of-freedom for blade bending, teeter, drive train flexibility, yaw, and windwise and crosswind tower motion. The code allows blade dimensions, stiffnesses, and weights to differ and the code models tower shadow, wind shear, and turbulence. Additionally, dynamic stall is included as are delta-3 and an underslung rotor. Load comparisons are made with ESI-80 test data in the form of power spectral density, rainflow counting occurrence histograms, and azimuth averaged bin plots. It is concluded that agreement between the FAST Code and test results is good.

Freeman, L.N.; Wilson, R.E. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Design of a Thermal Imaging Diagnostic Using 90-Degree, Off-Axis, Parabolic Mirrors  

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Thermal imaging is an important, though challenging, diagnostic for shockwave experiments. Shock-compressed materials undergo transient temperature changes that cannot be recorded with standard (greater than ms response time) infrared detectors. A further complication arises when optical elements near the experiment are destroyed. We have designed a thermal-imaging system for studying shock temperatures produced inside a gas gun at Sandia National Laboratories. Inexpensive, diamond-turned, parabolic mirrors relay an image of the shocked target to the exterior of the gas gun chamber through a sapphire vacuum port. The 30005000-nm portion of this image is directed to an infrared camera which acquires a snapshot of the target with a minimum exposure time of 150 ns. A special mask is inserted at the last intermediate image plane, to provide dynamic thermal background recording during the event. Other wavelength bands of this image are split into high-speed detectors operating at 9001700 nm, and at 17003000 nm for timeresolved pyrometry measurements. This system incorporates 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors, which can collect low f/# light over a broad spectral range, for high-speed imaging. Matched mirror pairs must be used so that aberrations cancel. To eliminate image plane tilt, proper tip-to-tip orientation of the parabolic mirrors is required. If one parabolic mirror is rotated 180 degrees about the optical axis connecting the pair of parabolic mirrors, the resulting image is tilted by 60 degrees. Different focal-length mirrors cannot be used to magnify the image without substantially sacrificing image quality. This paper analyzes performance and aberrations of this imaging diagnostic.

Malone, Robert M.; Becker, Steven A.; Dolan, Daniel H.; Hacking, Richard G.; Hickman, Randy J.; Kaufman, Morris I.; Stevens, Gerald D.; Turley, William D.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Electron cyclotron resonance near the axis of the gas-dynamic trap  

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Propagation of an extraordinary electromagnetic wave in the vicinity of electron cyclotron resonance surface in an open linear trap is studied analytically, taking into account inhomogeneity of the magnetic field in paraxial approximation. Ray trajectories are derived from a reduced dispersion equation that makes it possible to avoid the difficulty associated with a transition from large propagation angles to the case of strictly longitudinal propagation. Our approach is based on the theory, originally developed by Zvonkov and Timofeev [Sov. J. Plasma Phys. 14, 743 (1988)], who used the paraxial approximation for the magnetic field strength, but did not consider the slope of the magnetic field lines, which led to considerable error, as has been recently noted by Gospodchikov and Smolyakova [Plasma Phys. Rep. 37, 768-774 (2011)]. We have found ray trajectories in analytic form and demonstrated that the inhomogeneity of both the magnetic field strength and the field direction can qualitatively change the picture of wave propagation and significantly affect the efficiency of electron cyclotron heating of a plasma in a linear magnetic trap. Analysis of the ray trajectories has revealed a criterion for the resonance point on the axis of the trap to be an attractor for the ray trajectories. It is also shown that a family of ray trajectories can still reach the resonance point on the axis if the latter generally repels the ray trajectories. As an example, results of general theory are applied to the electron cyclotron resonance heating experiment which is under preparation on the gas dynamic trap in the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics [Shalashov et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 052503 (2012)].

Bagulov, D. S. [Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova Street 2, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Kotelnikov, I. A. [Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova Street 2, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademika Lavrentyeva Prospect 11, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

296

Thermodynamics, Structure, and Dynamics of Water Confined between Hydrophobic Plates  

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We perform molecular dynamics simulations of 512 water-like molecules that interact via the TIP5P potential and are confined between two smooth hydrophobic plates that are separated by 1.10 nm. We find that the anomalous thermodynamic properties of water are shifted to lower temperatures relative to the bulk by $\\approx 40$ K. The dynamics and structure of the confined water resemble bulk water at higher temperatures, consistent with the shift of thermodynamic anomalies to lower temperature. Due to this $T$ shift, our confined water simulations (down to $T = 220$ K) do not reach sufficiently low temperature to observe a liquid-liquid phase transition found for bulk water at $T\\approx 215$ K using the TIP5P potential. We find that the different crystalline structures that can form for two different separations of the plates, 0.7 nm and 1.10 nm, have no counterparts in the bulk system, and discuss the relevance to experiments on confined water.

Pradeep Kumar; Sergey V. Buldyrev; Francis W. Starr; Nicolas Giovambattista; H. Eugene Stanley

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

297

Determining the neutrino mass hierarchy and CP violation in NoVA with a second off-axis detector  

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We consider a Super-NOVA-like experimental configuration based on the use of two detectors in a long-baseline experiment as NOVA. We take the far detector as in the present NOVA proposal and add a second detector at a shorter baseline. The location of the second off-axis detector is chosen such that the ratio L/E is the same for both detectors, being L the baseline and E the neutrino energy. We consider liquid argon and water- Cerenkov techniques for the second off-axis detector and study, for different experimental setups, the detector mass required for the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy, for different values of {theta}{sub 13}. We also study the capabilities of such an experimental setup for determining CP-violation in the neutrino sector. Our results show that by adding a second off-axis detector a remarkable enhancement on the capabilities of the current NOVA experiment could be achieved.

Mena, Olga; /Fermilab; Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio; /Vanderbilt U.; Pascoli, Silvia; /CERN /Durham U., IPPP

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Corrosion-resistant, electrically-conductive plate for use in a fuel cell stack  

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A corrosion resistant, electrically-conductive, durable plate at least partially coated with an anchor coating and a corrosion resistant coating. The corrosion resistant coating made of at least a polymer and a plurality of corrosion resistant particles each having a surface area between about 1-20 m.sup.2/g and a diameter less than about 10 microns. Preferably, the plate is used as a bipolar plate in a proton exchange membrane (PEMFC) fuel cell stack.

Carter, J. David (Bolingbrook, IL); Mawdsley, Jennifer R. (Woodridge, IL); Niyogi, Suhas (Woodridge, IL); Wang, Xiaoping (Naperville, IL); Cruse, Terry (Lisle, IL); Santos, Lilia (Lombard, IL)

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

299

Energy and exergy analysis of a new flat-plate solar air heater having different obstacles on absorber plates  

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This study experimentally investigates performance analysis of a new flat-plate solar air heater (SAH) with several obstacles (Type I, Type II, Type III) and without obstacles (Type IV). Experiments were performed for two air mass flow rates of 0.0074 and 0.0052kg/s. The first and second laws of efficiencies were determined for \\{SAHs\\} and comparisons were made among them. The values of first law efficiency varied between 20% and 82%. The values of second law efficiency changed from 8.32% to 44.00%. The highest efficiency were determined for the SAH with Type II absorbent plate in flow channel duct for all operating conditions, whereas the lowest values were obtained for the SAH without obstacles (Type IV). The results showed that the efficiency of the solar air collectors depends significantly on the solar radiation, surface geometry of the collectors and extension of the air flow line. The largest irreversibility was occurring at the SAH without obstacles (Type IV) collector in which collector efficiency is smallest. At the end of this study, the energy and exergy relationships are delivered for different SAHs.

Ebru Kavak Akpinar; Fatih Koyi?it

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Modeling of Fuel Plate Melting during Coolant Flow Blockage in HFIR.  

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??Cooling channel inlet flow blockage has damaged fuel in plate fueled reactors and contributes significantly to the probability of fuel damage based on Probabilistic Risk (more)

Nakamura, Hiraku

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angular stable plating Sample Search Results  

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Middle Tennessee State University Collection: Materials Science 33 1, 6380, 2006 Horizontal versus Summary: the horizontal plate velocity, , the angular velocity and r, the...

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Evaluation of Novel and Low-Cost Materials for Bipolar Plates in PEM Fuel Cells.  

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??Bipolar plate material and fabrication costs make up a significant fraction of the total cost in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stack. In an (more)

Desrosiers, Kevin Campbell

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of countercurrent vapor-liquid flow at a perforated plate  

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of heat-sens1tive materials. Also, a column with low liqu1d holdup is more responsive to operating controls than 1s a column conta1n- 1ng a large inventory of liquid. It was found that for the plates having hole areas of 23 and 40 per cent... to the plate above by the impetus of the vapor Jetting through the liquid on the plate. In this case, the velocity of the vapor through the holes in the plate, (or slots, in the case of bubble-caps) would be the 38 controlling factor. This mechanism...

Sutherland, Samuel Shelton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Delamination characterization of composite plates with holes/inclusions under general in-plane loading  

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with an epoxy inclusion Interlaminar normal stress along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite/epoxy inclusion Interlaminar shea. r stress r, along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite.../epoxy inclusion Interlaminar shear stress r, ?i along the interfaces for uniform biaxial loading of a, plate with a graphite/epoxy inclusion Interlaminar stresses through the thickness at the free edge for uniform biaxial loading of a. plate with a graphite...

Bense, Ronald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Variables Affecting Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics Simulation of High-Velocity Flyer Plate Impact Experiments  

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This paper describes our work to characterize the variables affecting the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method in the LS-DYNA package for simulating high-velocity flyer plate impact experiments. LS-DYNA simulations are compared with one-dimensional experimental data of an oxygen-free high-conductivity (OFHC) copper flyer plate impacting another plate of the same material. The comparison is made by measuring the velocity of a point on the back surface of the impact plate using the velocity interferometer system for any reflector (VISAR) technique.

Somasundaram, Deepak S [UNLV; Trabia, Mohamed [UNLV; O'Toole, Brendan [UNLV; Hixson, Robert S [NSTec

2014-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW PEMFC FLOW FIELD PLATE OPTIMIZATION COMPARISON - ANSYS FLUENT FUEL-CELL SIMULATION.  

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??The performance of a new cathode flow field plate located on a PEM fuel cell was compared to an industry standard and optimal serpentine design (more)

Soueidan, Ahmed Yassin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-aspect-ratio line focus and plasma production using a random phase plate  

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The use of rectangular-element random phase plates to generate a line focus is described. Photographic records of the resultant focus are presented and compared with theoretical...

Desselberger, M; Gizzi, L; Barrow, V; Edwards, J; Khattak, F; Viana, S; Willi, O; Danson, C N

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex shedding from square plates near a ground plane: an experimental study.  

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??Vortex shedding frequencies were obtained experimentally for square plates near a ground plane in the Texas Tech wind tunnel. These frequencies, in the form of (more)

Matty, Rosemary Ricohermoso

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Building 9401-2 Plating Shop Surveillance and Maintenance Plan  

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This document provides a plan for implementing surveillance and maintenance (S and M) activities to ensure that Building 9401-2 Plating Shop is maintained in a cost effective and environmentally secure configuration until subsequent closure during the final disposition phase of decommissioning. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) G430.1A-2, Surveillance and Maintenance During Facility Disposition (1997), was used as guidance in the development of this plan. The S and M Plan incorporates DOE O 430.1A, Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) (1998a) direction to provide for conducting surveillance and maintenance activities required to maintain the facility and remaining hazardous and radioactive materials, wastes, and contamination in a stable and known condition pending facility disposition. Recommendations in the S and M plan have been made that may not be requirement-based but would reduce the cost and frequency of surveillance and maintenance activities. During the course of S and M activities, the facility's condition may change so as to present an immediate or developing hazard or unsatisfactory condition. Corrective action should be coordinated with the appropriate support organizations using the requirements and guidance stated in procedure Y10-202, Rev. 1, Integrated Safety Management Program, (Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (LMES), 1998a) implemented at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and the methodology of the Nuclear Operations Conduct of Operations Manual (LMES, 1999) for the Depleted Uranium Operations (DUO) organization. The key S and M objectives applicable to the Plating Shop are to: Ensure adequate containment of remaining residual material in exhaust stacks and outside process piping, stored chemicals awaiting offsite shipment, and items located in the Radioactive Material Area (RMA); Provide access control into the facility and physical safety to S and M personnel; Maintain the facility in a manner that will protect the public, the environment, and the S and M personnel; Provide an S and M plan which identifies and complies with applicable environmental, safety, and health safeguards and security requirements; and Provide a cost effective S and M program for the plating shop, Building 9401-2.

None

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drying studies for corroded DOE aluminum plate fuels  

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) currently stores a wide variety of spent nuclear fuel. The fuel was originally intended to be stored underwater for a short period of thermal cooling, then removed and reprocessed. However, it has been stored underwater for much longer thank originally anticipated. During this time dust and airborne desert soil have entered the oldest INEL pool, accumulating on the fuel. Also, the aluminum fuel cladding has corroded compromising the exposed surfaces of the fuel. Plans are now underway to move some the the more vulnerable aluminum plate type fuels into dry storage in an existing vented and filtered fuel storage facility. In preparation for dry storage of the fuel a drying and canning station is being built at the INEL. The two primary objectives of this facility are to determine the influence of corrosion products on the drying process and to establish temperature distribution inside the canister during heating.

Lords, R.E.; Windes, W.E. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Crepeau, J.C.; Sidwell, R.W. [Idaho Univ., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Surface modified stainless steels for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates  

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A nitridation treated stainless steel article (such as a bipolar plate for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell) having lower interfacial contact electrical resistance and better corrosion resistance than an untreated stainless steel article is disclosed. The treated stainless steel article has a surface layer including nitrogen-modified chromium-base oxide and precipitates of chromium nitride formed during nitridation wherein oxygen is present in the surface layer at a greater concentration than nitrogen. The surface layer may further include precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide. The surface layer in the treated article is chemically heterogeneous surface rather than a uniform or semi-uniform surface layer exclusively rich in chromium, titanium or aluminum. The precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide are formed by the nitriding treatment wherein titanium and/or aluminum in the stainless steel are segregated to the surface layer in forms that exhibit a low contact resistance and good corrosion resistance.

Brady, Michael P [Oak Ridge, TN; Wang, Heli [Littleton, CO; Turner, John A [Littleton, CO

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

312

Optimal control of plate shape with incompatible strain fields  

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A flat plate can bend into a curved surface if it experiences an inhomogeneous growth field. In this article a method is described that numerically determines the optimal growth field giving rise to an arbitrary target shape, optimizing for closeness to the target shape and for growth field smoothness. Numerical solutions are presented, for the full non-symmetric case as well as for simplified one-dimensional and axisymmetric geometries. This system can also be solved semi-analytically by positing an ansatz for the deformation and growth fields in a circular disk with given thickness profile. Paraboloidal, cylindrical and saddle-shaped target shapes are presented as examples, of which the last two exemplify a soft mode arising from a non-axisymmetric deformation of a structure with axisymmetric material properties.

Gareth Wyn Jones; L. Mahadevan

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Glass Resistive Plate Chambers for INO  

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The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to build a massive 50kton magnetised Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector, to study atmospheric neutrinos and to make precision measurements of the parameters related to neutrino oscillations. Glass Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) of about 2m X 2m in size are going to be used as active elements for the ICAL detector. We have fabricated a large number of glass RPC prototypes of 1m X 1m in size and have studied their performance and long term stability. In the process, we have developed and produced a number of materials and components required for fabrication of RPCs. We have also designed and optimised a number of fabrication and quality control procedures for assembling the gas gaps. In this paper we will review our activities towards development of glass RPCs for the INO ICAL detector and will present results of the characterisation studies of the RPCs.

Satyanarayana Bheesette; for the INO collaboration

2008-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

314

Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs  

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An advanced design for a phase plate enables the distribution of spots in arbitrarily shaped patterns with very high uniformity and with a continuously or near-continuously varying phase pattern. A continuous phase pattern eliminates large phase jumps typically expected in a grating that provides arbitrary shapes. Large phase jumps increase scattered light outside of the desired pattern, reduce efficiency and can make the grating difficult to manufacture. When manufacturing capabilities preclude producing a fully continuous grating, the present design can be easily adapted to minimize manufacturing errors and maintain high efficiencies. This continuous grating is significantly more efficient than previously described Dammann gratings, offers much more flexibility in generating spot patterns and is easier to manufacture and replicate than a multi-level phase grating. 3 figs.

Neuman, B.; Honig, J.; Hackel, L.; Dane, C.B.; Dixit, S.

1998-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

315

Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs  

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An advanced design for a phase plate enables the distribution of spots in arbitrarily shaped patterns with very high uniformity and with a continuously or near-continuously varying phase pattern. A continuous phase pattern eliminates large phase jumps typically expected in a grating that provides arbitrary shapes. Large phase jumps increase scattered light outside of the desired pattern, reduce efficiency and can make the grating difficult to manufacture. When manufacturing capabilities preclude producing a fully continuous grating, the present design can be easily adapted to minimize manufacturing errors and maintain high efficiencies. This continuous grating is significantly more efficient than previously described Dammann gratings, offers much more flexibility in generating spot patterns and is easier to manufacture and replicate than a multi-level phase grating.

Neuman, Bill (Livermore, CA); Honig, John (Livermore, CA); Hackel, Lloyd (Livermore, CA); Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA); Dixit, Shamasundar (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Collimator application for microchannel plate image intensifier resolution improvement  

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A collimator is included in a microchannel plate image intensifier (MCPI). Collimators can be useful in improving resolution of MCPIs by eliminating the scattered electron problem and by limiting the transverse energy of electrons reaching the screen. Due to its optical absorption, a collimator will also increase the extinction ratio of an intensifier by approximately an order of magnitude. Additionally, the smooth surface of the collimator will permit a higher focusing field to be employed in the MCP-to-collimator region than is currently permitted in the MCP-to-screen region by the relatively rough and fragile aluminum layer covering the screen. Coating the MCP and collimator surfaces with aluminum oxide appears to permit additional significant increases in the field strength, resulting in better resolution. 2 figs.

Thomas, S.W.

1996-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling pore corrosion in normally open gold- plated copper connectors.  

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The goal of this study is to model the electrical response of gold plated copper electrical contacts exposed to a mixed flowing gas stream consisting of air containing 10 ppb H{sub 2}S at 30 C and a relative humidity of 70%. This environment accelerates the attack normally observed in a light industrial environment (essentially a simplified version of the Battelle Class 2 environment). Corrosion rates were quantified by measuring the corrosion site density, size distribution, and the macroscopic electrical resistance of the aged surface as a function of exposure time. A pore corrosion numerical model was used to predict both the growth of copper sulfide corrosion product which blooms through defects in the gold layer and the resulting electrical contact resistance of the aged surface. Assumptions about the distribution of defects in the noble metal plating and the mechanism for how corrosion blooms affect electrical contact resistance were needed to complete the numerical model. Comparisons are made to the experimentally observed number density of corrosion sites, the size distribution of corrosion product blooms, and the cumulative probability distribution of the electrical contact resistance. Experimentally, the bloom site density increases as a function of time, whereas the bloom size distribution remains relatively independent of time. These two effects are included in the numerical model by adding a corrosion initiation probability proportional to the surface area along with a probability for bloom-growth extinction proportional to the corrosion product bloom volume. The cumulative probability distribution of electrical resistance becomes skewed as exposure time increases. While the electrical contact resistance increases as a function of time for a fraction of the bloom population, the median value remains relatively unchanged. In order to model this behavior, the resistance calculated for large blooms has been weighted more heavily.

Battaile, Corbett Chandler; Moffat, Harry K.; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Enos, David George; Serna, Lysle M.; Sorensen, Neil Robert

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF U10MO FUEL PLATE IRRADIATION BEHAVIOR VIA NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BENCHMARKING  

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This article analyzes dimensional changes due to irradiation of monolithic plate-type nuclear fuel and compares results with finite element analysis of the plates during fabrication and irradiation. Monolithic fuel plates tested in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Lab (INL) are being used to benchmark proposed fuel performance for several high power research reactors. Post-irradiation metallographic images of plates sectioned at the midpoint were analyzed to determine dimensional changes of the fuel and the cladding response. A constitutive model of the fabrication process and irradiation behavior of the tested plates was developed using the general purpose commercial finite element analysis package, Abaqus. Using calculated burn-up profiles of irradiated plates to model the power distribution and including irradiation behaviors such as swelling and irradiation enhanced creep, model simulations allow analysis of plate parameters that are either impossible or infeasible in an experimental setting. The development and progression of fabrication induced stress concentrations at the plate edges was of primary interest, as these locations have a unique stress profile during irradiation. Additionally, comparison between 2D and 3D models was performed to optimize analysis methodology. In particular, the ability of 2D and 3D models account for out of plane stresses which result in 3-dimensional creep behavior that is a product of these components. Results show that assumptions made in 2D models for the out-of-plane stresses and strains cannot capture the 3-dimensional physics accurately and thus 2D approximations are not computationally accurate. Stress-strain fields are dependent on plate geometry and irradiation conditions, thus, if stress based criteria is used to predict plate behavior (as opposed to material impurities, fine micro-structural defects, or sharp power gradients), unique 3D finite element formulation for each plate is required.

Samuel J. Miller; Hakan Ozaltun

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct synthesis and easy axis alignment of L1{sub 0}-FePt nanoparticles  

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Partially ordered Fe{sub 53}Pt{sub 47} nanoparticles with size around 8 nm were prepared by the simultaneous decomposition of iron pentacarbonyl and platinum acetylacetonate. The high boiling point chemical, hexadecylamine, was used as a solvent, and 1-adamantanecarboxylic acid was used as a stabilizer. The reflux temperature of the solution could exceed 360 deg. C, where disordered FePt particles could be partially transformed into the ordered L1{sub 0} phase. A nonmagnetic mechanical stirrer was used in order to avoid agglomeration of the fct-FePt particles during synthesis. The particles were dispersed in toluene and films of the particles were cast onto silicon wafers from the solution. X-ray diffraction patterns of as-made samples showed weak superlattice peaks, indicating partial chemical ordering of the Fe{sub 53}Pt{sub 47} particles. The room-temperature hysteresis loop of the as-made sample reveals a small coercivity ({approx}600 Oe) because of thermal fluctuations; however, the loop is wide open and hard to saturate. The remanence coercivity from the dcd curve is about 2.5 kOe, which is four times larger than the hysteresis coercivity. The large remanent to hysteresis coercivity ratio and the shapes of the hysteresis loop and dcd curve suggest a broad distribution of anisotropies in the partially ordered particles. By coating the ordered nanoparticles with a polymer binder, the easy axis of the particles could be aligned under an external field.

Kang Shishou; Jia Zhiyong; Shi Shifan; Nikles, David E.; Harrell, J.W. [Center for Materials for Information Technology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0209 (United States)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

A study of the abundance distributions along the minor axis of the Galactic bulge  

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I report the preliminary results of a project in collaboration with R. Michael Rich (Columbia) where we derive heavy element abundances for hundreds of K?giants in seven windows of low extinction along or near the minor axis of the Galactic bulge. By using the recently?calibrated Washington photometric filter system the distribution function in [Fe/H] is determined for each field. Within 8 of the Galactic center (?1 kpc) our data are consistent with no gradient in the distribution of [Fe/H] which may hint to a dissipationless collapse and/or sufficient mixing during the star?forming epoch when Fe was produced in the bulge. The mean abundance over this region is between two and five times solar. The form of these distributions is well?fitted by the simple (closed box) model of chemical evolution where the bulge is self?enriched by processing its original gas content to completion. Beyond 8 from the Galactic center our data show that the mean of the abundance distributions drops precipitously. This is consistent with the notion that the inner bulge is chemically distinct from the halo. It may be possible to use kinematics to disentangle the two populations via a radial velocity survey.

Neil D. Tyson

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic study of c-axis-oriented epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films  

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Thermodynamic characteristics of single crystalline Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) were investigated using c-axis oriented PZT films. The PZT films were epitaxially grown on Pt/MgO substrate and dielectric and ferroelectric properties were measured as a function of one-dimensional stress. The stress dependence of dielectric and ferroelectric properties was examined on the basis of the Landau-Devonshires phenomenological theory and the free energy coefficients of single crystalline PZT films were obtained. The dielectric stiffness coefficients and electrostrictive coefficient of epitaxial PZT films were obtained to be ?1=-1.30108 (m/F), ?11=3.07108 (m5/C2F), ?111=-3.11107 (m9/C2F), and Q12=-5.7010-2 (m4/C2), which are different from the values derived from the analysis of polycrystalline PZT. The temperature dependence of dielectric constant of the PZT films showed clear Curie-Weiss law and the dielectric stiffness coefficient ?1 derived from this measurement was almost same value from the analysis of stress dependence of the dielectricity of the epitaxial PZT films.

Isaku Kanno; Yu Yokoyama; Hidetoshi Kotera; Kiyotaka Wasa

2004-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal-axis wind-system rotor performance model comparison: a compendium  

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This compendium consists of four reports, the purpose of which is to evaluate performance prediction methods for horizontal-axis wind turbines. The reports were prepared by four separate contractors. Oregon State University, AeroVironment, Inc., Aerospace Systems, Inc., and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). Three of the four contractors used a blade-element/momentum analysis, while the fourth (UTRC) utilized a lifting line/prescribed wake analysis. These contractors were to apply their prediction methods to two rotors, that of the Enertech 1500 and that of the 1/3-scale UTRC 8 kW turbines. Results from the four prediction methods are compared with actual test data gathered via Controlled Velocity Testing (CVT), carried out by the Rocky Flats Wind Energy Research Center, operated by Rockwell International for the US Department of Energy. The conclusions of the four reports are reviewed in an introduction prepared by Rockwell International. For the Enertech 1500, rotor performance predictions closely agreed with CVT data. Yet, because of the lack of high tip speed ratio data, verification of the Glauert momentum theory was not possible. Predictions regarding the UTRC 1/3 scale 8 kW rotor did not agree well with test results. The reasons cited for the discrepancies center on inadequate airfoil section data and the varying blade pitch angles of the unique UTRC flexbeam rotor.

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1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical method for calculation of power output from ducted vertical axis hydro-current turbines  

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Abstract This paper investigates effects of ducting on power output from vertical axis hydro-current turbines. A numerical two-dimensional method based on the potential flow theory is developed for calculation of non-dimensional power output from these turbines. In this method, the blades are represented by vortex filaments. The vortex shedding from the blades is modeled by discrete vortices. A boundary element method is used to incorporate the duct shape which is represented by a series of panels with constant distributions of sources and doublets. The aerodynamic loading on the blades are calculated using a quasi-steady modeling. A time-marching scheme is used for implementation of the numerical method. The results of this method are compared with experimental results for a turbine model. A good correlation between the numerical and experimental results is obtained for tip speed ratios equal and higher than 2.25. However due to a lack of dynamic stall modeling, the numerical method is not able to predict power output accurately at lower tip speed ratios wherein effects of dynamic stall are significant. Both numerical and experimental results also showed that the power output from a turbine can increase significantly when it is enclosed within a well-designed duct. The maximum power output of the turbine model investigated in this paper showed a 74% increase when the turbine is operating within the duct relative to the case it is in free-stream conditions.

Mahmoud Alidadi; Sander Calisal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Evaluation of servo, geometric and dynamic error sources on five axis high-speed machine tool  

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Many sources of errors exist in the manufacturing process of complex shapes. Some approximations occur at each step from the design geometry to the machined part. The aim of the paper is to present a method to evaluate the effect of high speed and high dynamic load on volumetric errors at the tool center point. The interpolator output signals and the machine encoder signals are recorded and compared to evaluate the contouring errors resulting from each axis follow-up error. The machine encoder signals are also compared to the actual tool center point position as recorded with a non-contact measuring instrument called CapBall to evaluate the total geometric errors. The novelty of the work lies in the method that is proposed to decompose the geometric errors in two categories: the quasi-static geometric errors independent from the speed of the trajectory and the dynamic geometric errors, dependent on the programmed feed rate and resulting from the machine structure deflection during the acceleration of its axes...

Andolfatto, Loc; Mayer, Ren

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Darrieus vertical axis wind turbine for power generation I: Assessment of Darrieus VAWT configurations  

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Abstract This paper aims to assess the Darrieus vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) configurations, including the drawbacks of each variation that hindered the development into large scale rotor. A comprehensive timeline is given as a lineage chart. The variations are assessed on the performance, components and operational reliability. In addition, current development and future prospects of Darrieus VAWT are presented. The Darrieus VAWT patented in France in 1925 and in the US in 1931 had two configurations: (i) curved blades and (ii) straight blades configurations. Curved blades configuration (egg-beater or phi-rotor) has evolved from the conventional guy-wires support into fixed-on-tower and cantilevered versions. Straight blades configuration used to have variable-geometry (Musgrove-rotor), variable-pitch (Giromill), Diamond, Delta and V/Y rotor variations. They were stopped due to low economical value, i.e. high specific cost of energy (COE). Musgrove-rotor has evolved into fixed-pitch straight-bladed H-rotor (referred as H-rotor in this paper for simplicity). H-rotor, in turn, has evolved into several variations: Articulating, Tilted and Helical H-rotors.

Willy Tjiu; Tjukup Marnoto; Sohif Mat; Mohd Hafidz Ruslan; Kamaruzzaman Sopian

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Experimental research on tidal current vertical axis turbine with variable-pitch blades  

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Abstract Due to the limited storage and ever-increasing dependence on fossil fuel, the world is in the phase of shifting toward renewable energy. Tidal current energy is one of the most predictable forms of renewable energy, which is harnessed by utilizing a tidal current turbine. To study the performance of the tidal current turbine relating to the ability of energy absorption and exchanging, experimental tests play an important role which can not only validate the numerical results but also provide a reference for the prototype design. In this study, a series of experiments related to vertical-axis turbines (VAT) were carried out at Harbin Engineering University and a large quantity of experimental data to study the hydrodynamic performance of turbines was presented. Based on the different techniques used to control the pitch mechanism, the experiments can be classified as the cycloid type controllable-pitch, spring-control pitch and passive variable-pitch VAT experiment. The influences of the different parameters on the hydrodynamic performance of turbines were discussed. Finally, some control strategies for the blade for different turbines were given.

Fengmei Jing; Qihu Sheng; Liang Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Applying micro scales of horizontal axis wind turbines for operation in low wind speed regions  

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Abstract Utilizing the micro scales of wind turbines could noticeably supply the demand for the electricity in low wind speed regions. Aerodynamic design and optimization of the blade, as a main part of a wind turbine, were addressed in the study. Three micro scales of horizontal axis wind turbines with output power of 0.5, 0.75 and 1kW were considered and the geometric optimization of the blades in terms of the two involved parameters, chord and twist, was undertaken. In order to improve the performance of the turbines at low wind speeds, starting time was included in an objective function in addition to the output power the main and desirable goal of the wind turbine blade design. A purpose-built genetic algorithm was employed to maximize both the output power and the starting performance which were calculated by the blade-element momentum theory. The results emphasize that the larger values of the chord and twist at the root part of the blades are indispensable for the better performance when the wind speed is low. However, the noticeable value of the generator resistive torque could largely delay the starting of the micro-turbines especially for the considered smaller size, 0.5kW, where the starting aerodynamic torque could not overcome the generator resistive torque. For that size, an increase in the number of blades improved both the starting performance and also output power.

Abolfazl Pourrajabian; Reza Ebrahimi; Masoud Mirzaei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence effects on the wake flow and power production of a horizontal-axis wind turbine  

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Abstract This study experimentally investigated the effects of ambient turbulence on the wake flows and power production of a horizontal-axis wind turbine. The approaching flows included low-turbulence smooth flow and grid-generated turbulent flow. The profiles of time-averaged velocity, turbulence intensity and Reynolds stress from the intermediate to the far-wake regions were measured and compared for smooth and turbulent flows. Based on the measured data, prediction models for the centerline velocity deficit, turbulence intensity, wake radius and velocity profile were proposed. In addition, the experimental results showed that the power productions in the grid-generated turbulent flows were slightly higher than that in the smooth flow. But the power loss due to the velocity deficit in the wake flow was larger than 50% when the downwind distance was less than 12D (D is the rotor diameter). An empirical relation between the power production and the downwind distance x and lateral distance y was proposed.

Chia-Ren Chu; Pei-Hung Chiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind  

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Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical constraint limits the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. The resulting-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in order to achieve higher power output per unit land area than existing wind

Dabiri, John O.

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Precision tool holder with flexure-adjustable, three degrees of freedom for a four-axis lathe  

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A precision tool holder for precisely positioning a single point cutting tool on 4-axis lathe, such that the center of the radius of the tool nose is aligned with the B-axis of the machine tool, so as to facilitate the machining of precision meso-scale components with complex three-dimensional shapes with sub-.mu.m accuracy on a four-axis lathe. The device is designed to fit on a commercial diamond turning machine and can adjust the cutting tool position in three orthogonal directions with sub-micrometer resolution. In particular, the tool holder adjusts the tool position using three flexure-based mechanisms, with two flexure mechanisms adjusting the lateral position of the tool to align the tool with the B-axis, and a third flexure mechanism adjusting the height of the tool. Preferably, the flexures are driven by manual micrometer adjusters. In this manner, this tool holder simplifies the process of setting a tool with sub-.mu.m accuracy, to substantially reduce the time required to set the tool.

Bono, Matthew J. (Pleasanton, CA); Hibbard, Robin L. (Livermore, CA)

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Possibility of c-axis voltage steps for a cuprate superconductor in a resonant cavity I. Tornes* and D. Stroud  

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, when driven by currents parallel to the c axis, behave like stacks of underdamped Josephson junctions's in stacks of artificial Josephson junctions. We conclude that such steps might be observable with a suitably, 74.25.Nf I. INTRODUCTION Barbara et al.1 have recently shown that underdamped Josephson-junction

Stroud, David

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First Light of the 1.6 meter off-axis New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory  

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First Light of the 1.6 meter off-axis New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory Wenda Caoab, Nicolas Gorceixb, Roy Coulterb, Aaron Coulterb, Philip R. Goodeab aCenter for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; bBig Bear Solar

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Thematic Week: The Role of Market Instruments in Integrated Water Management Thematic Axis: 7. Water Economics and Financing  

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Thematic Week: The Role of Market Instruments in Integrated Water Management Thematic Axis: 7. Water Economics and Financing Title: Beyond Water Marketing Myths Author: Griffin, Ronald C. Department://ron-griffin.tamu.edu, 979-845-7049. Summary: The challenge in isolating the opportunities and pitfalls of water marketing

Griffin, Ronald

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Light-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber  

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with a diode laser beam. This cloud chamber produces distinct plate and hollow column ice crystal types. The cloud chamber developed at the Desert Re- search Institute has been used to produce ice clouds composedLight-scattering properties of plate and column ice crystals generated in a laboratory cold chamber

Liou, K. N.

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CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER  

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1 CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER for evaporation heat transfer coefficient of refrigerant R-134a flowing in a plate heat exchanger. Correlation schemes proposed by Yan and Lin (1999b) for modeling the heat transfer coefficient in both a single- phase

Kandlikar, Satish

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Optimization of the Readout Electronics for Microchannel Plate Delay Line Anodes  

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Optimization of the Readout Electronics for Microchannel Plate Delay Line Anodes John Vallerga and future space missions use microchannel plate (MCP) detectors with delay line anode readouts (e.g. FUSE Telescope). Delay line anodes are used to measure the position of the centroid of the charge clouds

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Fracture behavior of surface cracked wide plates of high strength steel containing overmatched repair welds  

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This paper presents the experimental results of tests conducted using surface cracked wide plates containing overmatched repair weld joints. The deformation and fracture characteristics of the repair welded wideplates notched at the original weld deposit, repair weld and HAZ regions are discussed. The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of strength mis-match and notch position on the fracture performance of such complex weldments. Furthermore, the predictions of crack driving force using the Engineering Treatment Model for mis-matched welds (ETM-MM) procedure was compared with the results of the wide plates containing semielliptical surface cracks. For this study, 1/2K weld joints were prepared on 30 nm thick pipeline steel X65 plates by using a SAW process, resulting in 50% overmatching. Repair was performed at the cap side of the original joint up to half depth of plate thickness with a GMA welding process under hyperbaric conditions, leading to 41% yield strength overmatching. In order to assess the fracture behavior of these welds, surface cracked (semielliptic defects) wide plates containing original and repair welds were tested in tension at {minus}10 C. The surface cracked wide plate tests results have confirmed that overmatched repair weld metal can exert a significant effect on the deformation and fracture behavior of the wide plates. Wide plates containing root cracks clearly showed a shielding effect of the overmatched repair weld since it prevented development of through thickness ligament yielding.

Junghans, E.; Kocak, M.; Schwalbe, K.H. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. of Materials Research

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bipolar Plate-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell J. D. Carter, T. Cruse, J. Ralph,  

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Bipolar Plate-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell "TuffCell" J. D. Carter, T. Cruse, J. Ralph, R. Kumar, and D. Myers Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 2003 Annual Review DOE Fuel Cells Program May 19;Metallic Bipolar-Plate-Supported SOFC Design (TuffCell) Fuel flow field (metal) Air flow field (metal

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT  

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT X.R. Wanga , S Consulting, Fliederweg 3, 76351 Linkenheim, Germany A helium-cooled plate-type divertor design concept has of the concept in the high heat flux zone. This paper describes the design optimization of the helium

Raffray, A. René

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Electrically switchable phase-type fractal zone plates and fractal photon sieves  

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@psu.edu (T. J. H.); exwsun@ntu.edu.sg (X. W. S.) Abstract: Electrically switchable phase-type fractal zoneElectrically switchable phase-type fractal zone plates and fractal photon sieves Yan Jun Liu,1 Hai­1323 (2004). 9. H. T. Dai, J. H. Liu, X. C. Sun, and D. J. Yin, "Programmable fractal zone plates (Fra

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SPERT Destructive Test - I on Aluminum, Highly Enriched Plate Type Core  

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SPERT - Special Power Excursion Reactor Tests Destructive Test number 1 On Aluminum, Highly Enriched Plate Type Core. A test studying the behavior of the reactor under destructive conditions on a light water moderated pool-type reactor with a plate-type core.

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2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and thermodynamic performance of a parabolic trough receiver with centrally placed perforated plate inserts  

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Abstract In this paper, a numerical investigation of thermal and thermodynamic performance of a receiver for a parabolic trough solar collector with perforated plate inserts is presented. The analysis was carried out for different perforated plate geometrical parameters including dimensionless plate orientation angle, the dimensionless plate spacing, and the dimensionless plate diameter. The Reynolds number varies in the range 1.02נ104?Re?7.38נ105 depending on the heat transfer fluid temperature. The fluid temperatures used are 400K, 500K, 600K and 650K. The porosity of the plate was fixed at 0.65. The study shows that, for a given value of insert orientation, insert spacing and insert size, there is a range of Reynolds numbers for which the thermal performance of the receiver improves with the use of perforated plate inserts. In this range, the modified thermal efficiency increases between 1.2% and 8%. The thermodynamic performance of the receiver due to inclusion of perforated plate inserts is shown to improve for flow rates lower than 0.01205m3/s. Receiver temperature gradients are shown to reduce with the use of inserts. Correlations for Nusselt number and friction factor were also derived and presented.

Aggrey Mwesigye; Tunde Bello-Ochende; Josua P. Meyer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth  

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A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth F. Crameri,1 P features of terrestrial plates: (1) the presence of a free deformable upper surface and (2) the presence of weak hydrated crust atop subducting slabs. We show that assuming a free surface, rather than

Kaus, Boris

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Earth Planets Space, 62, 495502, 2010 Philippine Sea Plate motion since the Eocene estimated from paleomagnetism  

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-Izu-Ogasawara (Bonin)-Mariana (IBM) Arc into the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and the present IBM Arc. The Mariana Trough started in the northern part of the PHS Plate west of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge. The history of PHS Plate motion is not yet

Yamazaki, Toshitsugu

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using the "Capillary Bond"  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using examines self-assembly in a quasi-two-dimensional, mesoscale system. The system studied here involves and hydrophilic faces on the hexagonal plates led to three outcomes: (i) the extension of the strategies of self-assembly

Prentiss, Mara

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Plasma-accelerated flyer-plates for equation of state studies  

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We report on a new technique to accelerate flyer-plates to high velocities ({approx}5 km/s). In this work, a strong shock is created through direct laser ablation of a thin polyimide foil. Subsequent shock breakout of that foil results in the generation of a plasma characterized by a smoothly increasing density gradient and a strong forward momentum. Stagnation of this plasma onto an aluminum foil and the resultant momentum transfer accelerates a thin aluminum flyer-plate. The aluminum flyer-plate is then accelerated to a peak velocity of {approx}5 km/s before impact with a transparent lithium fluoride (LiF) window. Simulations of the stagnating plasma ramp compression and wave reverberations within the flyer-plate suggest that the temperature at the flyer-plate impact surface is elevated by less than 50 Degree-Sign C. Optical velocimetry is used to measure the flyer-plate velocity and impact conditions enabling the shocked refractive index of LiF to be determined. The results presented here are in agreement with conventional flyer-plate measurements validating the use of plasma-accelerated flyer-plates for equation of state and impact studies.

Fratanduono, D. E.; Smith, R. F.; Eggert, J. H.; Braun, D. G.; Collins, G. W. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Boehly, T. R. [Laboratory for Laser Energetic, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Subduction of the Nazca plate beneath Peru: evidence from spatial distribution of earthquakes  

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......inference of a nearly flat, subducted plate beneath...applied the model of a flat subducted plate supported...Palaeogene age in the central Rocky Mountains. Data and method...Peru between: (1) the flat geometry of the descending...Palaeogene age in the central Rocky Mountains of the western......

Muawia Barazangi; Bryan L. Isacks

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation Method  

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Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation for the free vibration analysis of slender Kirchoff plates with both mixed and damaged boundaries of the natural vibration frequencies with respect to the severity of the damaged boundary. Specifically

Butcher, Eric A.

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE STRUCTURES  

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE, US 3 G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA of promising techniques for the identification and the characterization of damage in plate structures. Among

Boyer, Edmond

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ATCA/AXIe compatible board for fast control and data acquisition in nuclear fusion experiments  

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An in-house development of an Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) board for fast control and data acquisition, with Input/Output (IO) processing capability, is presented. The architecture, compatible with the ATCA (PICMG 3.4) and ATCA eXtensions for Instrumentation (AXIe) specifications, comprises a passive Rear Transition Module (RTM) for IO connectivity to ease hot-swap maintenance and simultaneously to increase cabling life cycle. The board complies with ITER Fast Plant System Controller (FPSC) guidelines for rear IO connectivity and redundancy, in order to provide high levels of reliability and availability to the control and data acquisition systems of nuclear fusion devices with long duration plasma discharges. Simultaneously digitized data from all Analog to Digital Converters (ADC) of the board can be filtered/decimated in a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), decreasing data throughput, increasing resolution, and sent through Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express to multi-core processors in the ATCA shelf hub slots. Concurrently the multi-core processors can update the board Digital to Analog Converters (DAC) in real-time. Full-duplex point-to-point communication links between all FPGAs, of peer boards inside the shelf, allow the implementation of distributed algorithms and Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) systems. Support for several timing and synchronization solutions is also provided. Some key features are onboard ADC or DAC modules with galvanic isolation, Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGA, standard Dual Data Rate (DDR) 3 SODIMM memory, standard CompactFLASH memory card, Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC), two PCI Express x4 (generation 2) ATCA Fabric channels (dual-star topology), eleven Xilinx Aurora x1 (or other ATCA compatible communications protocol) ATCA fabric channels (full-mesh topology) and two Fast Ethernet (Precision Time Protocol PTP IEEE1588-V2 and Lan eXtensions for Instrumentation LXI compatible) ATCA base channels (dual-star topology).

A.J.N. Batista; C. Leong; V. Bexiga; A.P. Rodrigues; A. Combo; B.B. Carvalho; J. Fortunato; M. Correia; J.P. Teixeira; I.C. Teixeira; J. Sousa; B. Gonalves; C.A.F. Varandas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Design of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine Composite Blade  

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This paper describes the structural design of a tidal composite blade. The structural design is preceded by two steps: hydrodynamic design and determination of extreme loads. The hydrodynamic design provides the chord and twist distributions along the blade length that result in optimal performance of the tidal turbine over its lifetime. The extreme loads, i.e. the extreme flap and edgewise loads that the blade would likely encounter over its lifetime, are associated with extreme tidal flow conditions and are obtained using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Given the blade external shape and the extreme loads, we use a laminate-theory-based structural design to determine the optimal layout of composite laminas such that the ultimate-strength and buckling-resistance criteria are satisfied at all points in the blade. The structural design approach allows for arbitrary specification of the chord, twist, and airfoil geometry along the blade and an arbitrary number of shear webs. In addition, certain fabrication criteria are imposed, for example, each composite laminate must be an integral multiple of its constituent ply thickness. In the present effort, the structural design uses only static extreme loads; dynamic-loads-based fatigue design will be addressed in the future. Following the blade design, we compute the distributed structural properties, i.e. flap stiffness, edgewise stiffness, torsion stiffness, mass, moments of inertia, elastic-axis offset, and center-of-mass offset along the blade. Such properties are required by hydro-elastic codes to model the tidal current turbine and to perform modal, stability, loads, and response analyses.

Bir, G. S.; Lawson, M. J.; Li, Y.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast gating of proximity-focused microchannel-plate intensifiers  

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Proximity-focused, microchannel-plate (MCP) image intensifiers have been used at Los Alamos for many years to allow single frame film and video exposure times in the range of 2.5 to 10 ns. There is now a program to reduce gating times to < 1 ns. This paper reviews previous work and the problems in achieving good resolution with gating times of < 1 ns. The key problems involve applying fast electrical gating signals to the tube elements. We present computer modeling studies of the combined tube, tube connection, and pulser system and show that low photocathode surface resistivity must be obtained to permit fast gating between the photocathode and the MCP input. We discuss ways of making low-resistivity S20 photocathodes, using gallium arsenide photocathodes, and various means of gating the tubes. A variety of pulser designs are being experimentally evaluated including spark gaps, avalanche transistors, Krytron tubes with sharpening gaps, step recovery diodes, and photoconductive elements (PCEs). The results of these studies are presented. Because of the high capacitances involved in most gating schemes, the tube connection geometry must be of low-impedance design, and our solution is presented. Finally, ways of testing these high-speed camera systems are discussed.

Lundy, A.S.; Iverson, A.E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of linseed oil-free bakelite resistive plate chambers  

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In this paper we would like to present a few characteristics of the Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) made of a particular grade of bakelite paper laminates (P-120, NEMA LI-1989 Grade XXX), produced and commercially available in India. This particular grade is used for high voltage insulation in humid conditions. The chambers are tested with cosmic rays in the streamer mode using argon, tetrafluroethane and isobutane in 34:59:7 mixing ratio. In the first set of detectors made with such grade, a thin coating of silicone fluid on the inner surfaces of the bakelite was found to be necessary for operation of the detector. Those silicone coated RPCs were found to give satisfactory performance with stable efficiency of >90% continuously for a long period as reported earlier. Results of the crosstalk measurement of these silicone coated RPC will be presented in this paper. Very recently RPCs made with the same grade of bakelite but having better surface finish, are found to give equivalent performance even without any ...

Biswas, S; Bose, S; Chattopadhyay, S; Saha, S; Viyogi, Y P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical thickening transition in plate coating with concentrated surfactant solutions  

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We present a large range of experimental data concerning the influence of surfactants on the well-known Landau-Levich-Derjaguin experiment where a liquid film is generated by pulling a solid plate out of a bath. The thickness h of the film was measured as a function of the pulling velocity V for different kind of surfactant and at various concentrations. Measuring the thickening factor $\\alpha=h/h_{LLD}$, where hLLD is obtained for a pure liquid, in a wide range of capillary ($Ca=\\eta V/\\gamma$), two regimes of constant thickening can be identified: at small capillary number, $\\alpha$ is large due to a confinement and surface elasticity (or Marangoni) effects and at large Ca, $\\alpha$ is slightly higher than unity, due to surface viscous effects. At intermediate Ca, $\\alpha$ decreases as Ca increases along a "dynamic transition". In the case of non-ionic surfactants, the dynamic transition occurs at a fixed Ca, independently of the surfactant concentration, while for ionic surfactants, the dynamic transition depends on the concentration due to the existence of an electrostatic barrier. The control of physico-chemical parameters allowed us to elucidate the nature of the dynamic transition and to relate it to surface rheology.

Jrme Delacotte; Lorraine Montel; Frdric Restagno; Benot Scheid; Benjamin Dollet; Howard A. Stone; Dominique Langevin; Emmanuelle Rio

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Michrochannel plate for position sensitive alpha particle detection  

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This paper will describe the use of a microchannel plate (MCP) as the associated particle detector on a sealed tube neutron generator. The generator produces neutrons and associated alpha particles for use as a probe to locate and identify hidden explosives in associated particle imaging (API). The MCP measures the position in two dimensions and precise timing of the incident alpha particle, information which is then used to calculate the emission time and direction of the corresponding neutron. The MCP replaces the position-sensitive photomultipler tube (PSPMT) which, until recently, had been the only detector available for measuring position and timing for alpha particles in neutron generator applications. Where the PSPMT uses charge division for generating position information, a process that requires a first order correction to each pulse, the MCP uses delay-line timing, which requires no correction. The result is a device with an order of magnitude improvement in both position resolution and timing compared to the PSPMT. Hardware and software development and the measurements made to characterize the MCP for API applications are described.

Paul Hurley and James Tinsley

2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Load based Adaptive Tracking for Flat Plate Solar Collectors  

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Abstract The energy output of solar-thermal systems using flat plate collectors can be improved by tracking. Tracking is well known as a path for increasing the amount of solar radiation received by the collector; additionally the paper proposes a new concept that considers the inverse tracking as a viable option for protecting the collectors against overheating. An analysis of the thermal energy output and conversion efficiency is done considering forward tracking in three different days with different radiation profile (cloudy, sunny and mixed days), followed by an analysis of the inverse tracking concept. The in-field data show that there is a limiting angle below which inverse tracking is not effective and this value is estimated at 40 as compared with the optimal orientation. A logical scheme is proposed based on four different programs for forward tracking, inverse tracking, maximum inverse tracking or fixing the collector; this decisional scheme covers a broad range of functional situations having as central concept the production of thermal energy only when needed, for satisfying the demand, decreasing the energy consumption for forced circulation and supporting the systems reliability and safety.

Mircea Neagoe; Ion Visa; Bogdan G. Burduhos; Macedon D. Moldovan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulative approach using Hough transform to segmentation of star chains in multi-exposures wide-field plate images  

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The paper conserns the automation of the flare stars detection through astronomical observations with plates obtained by the multi-exposure "chain" method. Nevertheless that the astronomical plate observations are considered obsolete in the modern astronomy, ... Keywords: Hough transform, flare stars recovering, image processing, multi-exposure plate images processing, pattern recognition

Dimo Dimov; Aleksandar Dimov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Hydraulic Non-Equilibrium on Pressure Plate Data  

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Pressure plates are used routinely to measure water retention characteristics of soils. Plates of varying porosity are used depending on the pressure range of interest. For applied pressures up to 1.5 MPa, 15-bar porous ceramic plates with fine porosity are used because of their high bubbling pressure (>15 bar), which limits airflow through the plate. The typical saturated hydraulic conductivity of the 15-bar plate is less than 1x10-13 m s-1. Low plate conductance coupled with decreasing soil hydraulic conductivities (e.g., <1x10-13 m s-1) at high pressures strongly influence equilibrium times, which theoretically may extend to months or years. We measured the soil water pressures (suctions) for three soils, a sand, a silt loam, and a clay placed on 15-bar pressure plates for 10 days or longer, with and without static loads and with and without use of a kaolinite slurry for improved plate contact. Total matric suctions, inferred from peltier psychrometry data, were always less than 1.5 MPa. When sample height was increased from 1.5 cm to 3 cm, the water contents increased and total suctions decreased to 0.15 MPa for sand, 0.3 MPa for silt loam, and 0.55 MPa for clay. These data suggest that alternative methods to pressure plates may be require to measure equilibrium water suctions of soils in reasonable times in the 15-bar pressure range and that loading of the samples and use of kaolinite appear to be ineffective in speeding equilibrium.

Gee, Glendon W.; Ward, Anderson L.; Zhang, Z. F.; Campbell, Gaylon S.; Mathison, Jon B.

2002-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Disruption Analysis and Response Implicattions of Passive Plates for the NSTX Upgrade  

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The NSTX upgrade project requires analysis qualifications of existing vacuum vessel and passive stabilizing plates for increased plasma performance. Vertical stability is critically dependent on the passive conducting structure that surrounds the plasma. In this paper, the passive conducting structure is analyzed for the upgrade condition during plasma disruption to ensure the level of stress in the stabilizing plates and the fastener is within its design limits. The counter-bore of the passive plates for bolting is evaluated in details and counter-bore bushing is redesigned to prevent shear failure during disruptions as a result of high pulling and pushing forces, particularly for support at the corner bolts

Yuhu Zhai, Peter Titus, Art Brooks, and Ron Hatcher

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction factor data for flat plate tests of smooth and honeycomb surfaces  

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plate tester assembly. The honeycomb test specimen of figure 4 is made by attaching a honeycomb plate, made of Hastelloy " x " , a Kentucky Metals Inc. product, to a precision- ground stock base plate with a 0.24 m m thickness structual adhesive f i... downstream to control back pressure. The flowrate through the test section is measured by a 1.3 cm turbine flow meter, located in the piping upstream of the test section. Resolution of the flow meter is 5 X 1 0 - 5 ( m 3 / m m ) . Pressure and temperature...

Ha, Tae Woong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of 12 nm resolution Fresnel zone plate lens based soft x-ray microscopy  

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To extend soft x-ray microscopy to a resolution of order 10 nm or better, we developed a new nanofabrication process for Fresnel zone plate lenses. The new process, based on the double patterning technique, has enabled us to fabricate high quality gold zone plates with 12 nm outer zones. Testing of the zone plate with the full-field transmission x-ray microscope, XM-1, in Berkeley, showed that the lens clearly resolved 12 nm lines and spaces. This result represents a significant step towards 10 nm resolution and beyond.

Chao, W.; Kim, J.; Rekawa, S.; Fischer, P.; Anderson, E. H.

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for actively controlling a micro-scale flexural plate wave device  

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An actively controlled flexural plate wave device provides a micro-scale pump. A method of actively controlling a flexural plate wave device produces traveling waves in the device by coordinating the interaction of a magnetic field with actively controlled currents. An actively-controlled flexural plate wave device can be placed in a fluid channel and adapted for use as a micro-scale fluid pump to cool or drive micro-scale systems, for example, micro-chips, micro-electrical-mechanical devices, micro-fluid circuits, or micro-scale chemical analysis devices.

Dohner, Jeffrey L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fundamental Study on Detection of Defects in the Web Gap Region of Steel Plate Girder Bridges by the Plate Wave Ultrasonic Technique  

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Applicability of the plate wave technique was investigated in this study to detect small defects in the web gap region of the steel plate girder. Torsion induced fatigue cracking is one of the most serious problems for steel bridges. As the conventional inspection method visual inspection has been applied. However this method is not always accurate. In addition accessibility of the inspectors is also a serious problem. This study aims at the application of the plate wave ultrasonic testing to detect a fatigue crack in the web gap area and monitor its propagation. As the first step the influence of a stiffener and detectability of one or more holes in the web gap were investigated.

H. Shirahata; L. Greimann; T. Wipf; B. Phares; N. Nakagawa

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21-PWR WASTE PACKAGE WITH ABSORBER PLATES LOADING CURVE EVALUATION  

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The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the required minimum burnup as a function of initial pressurized water reactor (PWR) assembly enrichment that would permit loading of spent nuclear fuel into the 21 PWR waste package with absorber plates design as provided in Attachment IV. This calculation is an example of the application of the methodology presented in the ''Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report'' (YMP 2003). The scope of this calculation covers a range of enrichments from 0 through 5.0 weight percent U-235, and a burnup range of 0 through 45 GWd/MTU. Higher burnups were not necessary because 45 GWd/MTU was high enough for the loading curve determination. This activity supports the validation of the use of burnup credit for commercial spent nuclear fuel applications. The intended use of these results will be in establishing PWR waste package configuration loading specifications. Limitations of this evaluation are as follows: (1) The results are based on burnup credit for actinides and selected fission products as proposed in YMP (2003, Table 3-1) and referred to as the ''Principal Isotopes''. Any change to the isotope listing will have a direct impact on the results of this report. (2) The results are based on 1.5 wt% Gd in the Ni-Gd Alloy material and having no tuff inside the waste package. If the Gd loading is reduced or a process to introduce tuff inside the waste package is defined, then this report would need to be reevaluated based on the alternative materials. This calculation is subject to the ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (QARD) (DOE 2004) because it concerns engineered barriers that are included in the ''Q-List'' (BSC 2004k, Appendix A) as items important to safety and waste isolation.

J.M. Scaglione

2004-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy harvesting from transverse ocean waves by a piezoelectric plate  

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Abstract An ocean wave energy harvester from the transverse wave motion of water particles is developed by the piezoelectric effects. The harvester is made of two horizontal cantilever plates attached by piezoelectric patches and fixed on a vertical rectangular column. To describe the energy harvesting process, a mathematical model is developed to calculate the output charge and voltage from the piezoelectric patches according to the Airy linear wave theory and the elastic beam model. The influences on the root mean square (RMS) of the generated power from the piezoelectric patches, such as the ocean depth, the harvester location under the ocean surface, the length of the cantilevers, the wave height, and the ratio of wave length to ocean depth, are discussed. Results show that the RMS increases with the increase in the length of cantilevers and the wave height, and decrease in the distance of the ocean surface to the cantilevers and the ratio of the wave length to ocean depth. As a result, an optimum ocean depth is obtained to achieve a maximum RMS at different harvester locations under the ocean surface. A value of the power up to 30W can be realized for a practical transverse wave with the values of the ocean depth, wave length, wave height and harvester location under the ocean surface to be 10.6m, 21.2m, 4m, and ?2m, respectively. This research develops a novel technique leading to efficient and practical energy harvesting from transverse waves by piezoelectric energy harvesters that could be easily fixed on an offshore platform.

X.D. Xie; Q. Wang; N. Wu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration suppression of laminated composite plates using embedded smart material layers  

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-order shear deformation theory of Reddy is used to represent the structural behavior. The smart material layers are used to control and enhance the vibration suppression of the plate through a simple velocity feedback with a constant gain control...

Krishnan, Sivasubramaniam

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

368

Analysis of three idealized reactor configurations: plate, pin, and homogeneous. [LMFBR  

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Detailed Monte Carlo calculations have been performed for three distinct configurations of an idealized fast critical assembly. This idealized assembly was based on the LMFBR benchmark critical assembly ZPR-6/7. In the first configuration, the entire core was loaded with the plate unit cell of ZPR-6/7. In the second configuration, the entire core was loaded with the ZPR sodium-filled pin calandria. The actual ZPR pin calandria are loaded with mixed (U,Pu) oxide pins which closely match the composition of the ZPR-6/7 plate unit cell. For the present study, slight adjustments were made in the atom concentrations and the length of the pin calandria in order to make the core boundaries and average composition for the pin-cell configuration identical to those of the plate-cell configuration. In the third configuration, the core was homogeneous, again with identical core boundaries and average composition as the plate and pin configurations.

McKnight, R.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Investigation of the fluid temperature field inside a flat-plate solar collector  

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate fluid temperature fields inside a flat-plate solar collector tube. The results show the highest fluid ... tube, whereas, the temperature field in the horizontal ...

Gurveer Sandhu; Kamran Siddiqui

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Comparison of direct plating versus filtering of egg shells inoculated with Salmonella typhimurium  

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Comparison of enumeration of egg shell bacterial load by a conventional direct plating method and a neoteric filtering method was evaluated. Egg shells were inoculated with approximately 10 S. typhimurium organisms. Initial experiments evaluated...

Reynolds, Paige Lea

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

371

An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft...  

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early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

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Experimental Investigations of Vortex Induced Vibration of A Flat Plate in Pitch Oscillation  

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A bluff structure placed in a flowing fluid, may be subjected to vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). For a flat plate with only rotational degree of freedom, the VIV is rotational oscillation. Based on the experimental investigation, vortex...

Yang, Yi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

373

Negative ion-containing plasma in parallel-plate radio-frequency discharge in oxygen  

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The properties of a plasma in a parallel-plate radio frequency (rf) symmetric discharge of 13.56 MHz in oxygen have been investigated. The plasma contains negative ions. The temperature and density ... .6 eV, dep...

H. Amemiva; N. Yasuda; M. Endou

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Response to Comment on "Major Australian-Antarctic Plate Reorganization at Hawaiian-Emperor Bend Time"  

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...Comment on "Major Australian-Antarctic Plate...2), in the Laxmi Basin in the northwest Indian...3), and on the Great Australian Bight/Wilkes Land conjugate...crust in parts of the Great Australian Bight as well as offshore...

J. M. Whittaker; R. D. Mller; G. Leitchenkov; H. Stagg; M. Sdrolias; C. Gaina; A. Goncharov

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

375

Torsion properties of biological fixation utilizing a plate with and without an intramedullary rod  

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, and maintain anatomical alignment. This facilitates the healing process, allowing the union of bone segments. The continuing search for improved internal fixation of fractures has led to a new technique that employs a bone plate with an intramedullary rod...

Keiser, Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

376

Study of natural convection heat transfer above a horizontal heated plate using a laser specklegram technique  

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Heat transfer by free convection in air from an isothermal horizontal heated flat plate facing upward has been experimentally studied by using a non intrusive and accurate optical technique, Speckle photography or a specklegram technique. The local...

Cheeti, Satish K.R.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

377

Investigation on Wave Propagation Characteristics in Plates and Pipes for Identification of Structural Defect Locations  

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For successful identification of structural defects in plates and pipes, it is essential to understand structural wave propagation characteristics such as dispersion relations. Analytical approaches to identify the dispersion relations...

Han, Je Heon

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Instabilities of jets of non-Newtonian fluids impacting a plate  

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The problem of buckling and coiling of jets of viscous, Newtonian liquids impacting a plate has received a substantial level of attention over the past two decades, both from experimental and theoretical points of view. ...

Varagnat, Matthieu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The damped natural oscillations of a gas flowing past a cascade of flat plates  

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We solve the problem of the natural oscillations of a gas flowing past a cascade of flat plates under the Joukowsky-Chaplygin ... case part of the energy of the oscillating gas is consumed in the formation of a ....

V. B. Kurzin

380

Conceptual design of a deep draft semi-submersible platform with a moveable heave-plate  

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Based on the principle of turned mass damper (TMD) systems, the conceptual design of semi-submersible platform with a moveable heave-plate (MHS) ... (RAO) and viscous damping of the MHS platform are calculated by...

Hang Zhu; Jinping Ou; Gangjun Zhai

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of emitter-tied field plates on lateral PNP ionizing radiation response  

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Radiation response comparisons of lateral PNP bipolar technologies reveal that device hardening may be achieved by extending the emitter contact over the active base. The emitter-tied field plate suppresses recombination of carriers with interface traps.

Barnaby, H.J.; Schrimpf, R.D.; Cirba, C.R. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kosier, S.L. [VTC Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Nuclear reactor fuel structure containing uranium alloy wires embedded in a metallic matrix plate  

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A nuclear fuel-containing plate structure for a nuclear reactor is described; such structure comprising a pair of malleable metallic non-fissionable matrix plates having confronting surfaces which are pressure bonded together and fully united to form a bonded surface, and elongated malleable wire-like fissionable fuel members separately confined and fully enclosed between the matrix plates along the interface to afford a high fuel density as well as structural integrity and effective retention of fission products. The plates have separate recesses formed in the confronting surfaces for closely receiving the wire-like fissionable fuel members. The wire-like fissionable fuel members are made of a maleable uranium alloy capable of being formed into elongated wire-like members and capable of withstanding pressure bonding. The wire-like fissionable fuel members are completely separated and isolated by fully united portions of the interface.

Travelli, A.

1988-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

383

Evolution of the Galapagos Rise and the Bauer Microplate: implications for the Nazca plate  

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system between Pacific-Farallon spreading and the current East Pacific Rise (EPR) system. First order age/depth relationships for this area indicate that the Galapagos Rise, the most prominent extinct spreading system within the Nazca plate, accommodated...

Wright, Jennifer Catherine McGuire

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

384

Multi-objective genetic algorithm for the optimization of a flat-plate solar thermal collector  

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We present a multi-objective genetic algorithm we developed for the optimization of a flat-plate solar thermal collector. This collector consists of a waffle-shaped Al substrate with...

Mayer, Alexandre; Gaouyat, Lucie; Nicolay, Delphine; Carletti, Timoteo; Deparis, Olivier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Outdoor and Indoor Testing to Increase the Efficiency and Durability of Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collectors  

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This paper presents the test performed on the solar thermal flat plate collector and the effect of saline aerosol on the solar thermal conversion; an assembly of testing rigs developed ... presented; the rigs all...

Daniela Ciobanu; Ion Visa; Anca Duta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Measurement of light capture in solar cells from silver- and tin-plated patterned bus bars  

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Bus bars on solar cells shade silicon from light. When the bus bars are patterned, they can reflect light back onto the silicon using total internal reflection. These patterned bus bars are tin plated and produce 1-2.5% ...

Winiarz, Christine Eve

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

An evaluation of finite element models of stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading  

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Different finite element models are evaluated for two very common structures, a cantilever beam and a stiffened plate, subjected to impulsive loading. For the cantilever beam case, the finite element models are one, two ...

Pedatzur, Omri

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

E-Print Network 3.0 - anchor plates Sample Search Results  

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search results for: anchor plates Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 SURFACE-MICROMACHINED BEAMS WITHOUT SPRING EFFECT OF ANCHOR STEP-UP Summary: SURFACE-MICROMACHINED BEAMS WITHOUT...

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A finite-patch model of a flexible plate via Kane's dynamics  

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Military hardware must undergo extensive shock-response analysis to predict survivability to mechanical shock. Although finite element modelling is commonly used to model such hardware, alternative methods which offer the possibility of shorter modelling, modification, or simulation times continue to be desirable. This research effort applies Kane's dynamics to the problem of plate modelling, toward shock-response analysis of homogeneous plates having various geometries and boundary conditions. Analytical equations of motion are found for a continuous flexible plate that is discretised in checkerboard fashion as a patchwork of rigid rectangular patches connected by flexible springs and damped modally. A MATLAB implementation is used to validate the model against pertinent analytical and numerical benchmark analyses, for a variety of boundary conditions. The model is then reduced by applying non-holonomic constraints directly using Kane's method, and revalidated via MATLAB for a rectangular plate in simple support.

R. David Hampton

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Nano-volume plates with excellent optical properties for fast, inexpensive crystallization screening of membrane proteins  

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A simple glass-based plate for screening the crystallization of membrane proteins in lipidic mesophases and of soluble proteins by the batch method is described. Trials with <20 ng membrane protein have been performed successfully.

Cherezov, V.

2003-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Vibration analysis of plates by a time-averaged projection-moir method  

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A time-averaged moir principle is described that is appropriate for vibration analysis of plates. If the projected grating, deformed by the vibrating object, is superposed upon a...

Ritter, Reinhold; Meyer, Hans-Juergen

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Well-Plate Formats and Microfluidics Applications of Laminar Fluid Diffusion Interfaces to HTP Screening  

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Microfluidic disposables are presented that are compatible with standard well plate readers and robotic filling systems. The disposables perform extractions and sample cleanup procedures using the diffusion-ba...

Bernhard H. Weigl; Christopher J. Morris

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Light-Weight, Single-Phase, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate (Presentation)  

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This presentation, 'Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate,' directly addresses program goals of increased power density, specific power, and lower cost of power electronics components through improved thermal management.

Narumanchi, S.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A hierarchical structure of neural network implemented for the recognition of automobile license plate number  

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A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NURSER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfdlment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted...

Chang, Joongho

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

The effects between two slotted plate flow meter under single, two, three components flow condition  

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THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A TWO SLOTTED PLATE FLOW METER UNDER ONE, TWO, OR THREE COMPONENT FLOW CONDITIONS A Thesis by SANG HYUN PARK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A TWO SLOTTED PLATE FLOW METER UNDER ONE, TWO, OR THREE COMPONENT FLOW...

Park, Sang Hyan

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and experimental study of a plate-type hydraulic vibration damper for cryogenic rotating machinery  

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as to style and content by: Alan B. Palazzolo (Chair of Committee) Norris Stubbs (Member) Robin C. Redfield (Member) go~ Walter L. Bradley (Head of Department) December 1991 Analysis and Experimental Study of a Plate-Type Hydraulic Vibration Damper... for Cryogenic Rotating Machinery. (December 1991) Emmanuel Angustia Olan, B. S. , Texas A&M University chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Alan B. palazzolo The objective of this research is to design, construct, investigate, and analyze a plate-type hydraulic...

Olan, Emmanuel Angustia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

397

The Casimir Energy for a Hyperboloid Facing a Plate in the Optical Approximation  

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We study the Casimir energy of a massless scalar field that obeys Dirichlet boundary conditions on a hyperboloid facing a plate. We use the optical approximation including the first six reflections and compare the results with the predictions of the proximity force approximation and the semi-classical method. We also consider finite size effects by contrasting the infinite with a finite plate. We find sizable and qualitative differences between the new optical method and the more traditional approaches.

O. Schroeder; A. Scardicchio; R. L. Jaffe

2005-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

398

Improved design procedure for embedded plates in gravity anchors for precast concrete panels  

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is considered, and second, the shear area of the concrete resisting the applied shear to the studs is considered. Typically, the latter parameter controls the design, since most plate and stud anchorages are installed fairly close to the edge of a wall panel...IMPROVED DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR EMBEDDED PLATES IN GRAVITy ANCHORS FOR PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS A Thesis by Lawrence Fred Fragomeli Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Fragomeli, Lawrence Fred

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluation of a slotted orifice plate flow meter using horizontal two phase flow  

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of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2000 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EVALUATION OF A SLOTTED ORIFICE PLATE FLOW METER USING HORIZONTAL TWO PHASE FLOW A Thesis by ANITA ELENA FLORES Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...: Mechanical Engineering ABSTRACT Fvaluation of a Slotted Orifice Plate Flow Meter Using Horizontal Two Phase Flow. (December 2000) Anita Elena Flores, B. S. , Texas A&M I Jniversitv Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Herald L. Morrison In the past several...

Flores, Anita Elena

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and optical properties of LED lens plates under high temperature stress  

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Abstract In this investigation the thermal degradation mechanisms of Bisphenol A Polycarbonate (BPA-PC) plates at the temperature range 100140C are studied. The BPA-PC plates are currently used both in light conversion carriers in LED modules and optical lenses in LED-based products. In this study BPA-PC plates are aged at elevated temperature of 100140C for a period up to 3000h. Optical and chemical properties of the thermally-aged plates were studied using UVVis spectrophotometer, FTIRATR spectrometer, and integrated sphere. The results show that increasing the thermal ageing time leads to yellowing, loss of optical properties, and decrease of the light transmission and of the relative radiant power value of BPA-PC plates. The results also depict that there is not much discoloration within the first 1500h of thermal ageing. The rate of yellowing significantly increases at the end of this induction period. Formation of oxidation products is identified as the main mechanism of yellowing. An exponential-based reliability model is also presented to calculate the rate of degradation reaction and to predict the life-time of BPA-PC plates.

M. Yazdan Mehr; W.D. van Driel; S. Koh; G.Q. Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and device for determining the position of a cutting tool relative to the rotational axis of a spindle-mounted workpiece  

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The present invention is directed to a method and device for determining the location of a cutting tool with respect to the rotational axis of a spindle-mounted workpiece. A vacuum cup supporting a machinable sacrificial pin is secured to the workpiece at a location where the pin will project along and encompass the rotational axis of the workpiece. The pin is then machined into a cylinder. The position of the surface of the cutting tool contacting the machine cylinder is spaced from the rotational axis of the workpiece a distance equal to the radius of the cylinder.

Williams, R.R.

1980-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

402

Heat Transfer -2 A heat generating ( ) flat plate fuel element of thickness 2L is covered with flat plate steel cladding of  

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with flat plate steel cladding of thickness b. The heat generated is removed by a fluid at T, which adjoins on both sides On the sketch show regions where dT/dx is zero, constant and increasing. T , h x LL bb SteelSteel

Virginia Tech

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Flat Plate PV Module Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) defines the solar incentive programs for California, and flat plate PV  

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programs for investor owned utility (IOU) territories, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and the New the solar incentive programs for California, and flat plate PV modules 1 must be listed on the SB1 Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP), as well as solar incentive programs administered by publicly owned

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Prenatal Food Restriction Induces a Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis-associated Neuroendocrine Metabolic Programmed Alteration in Adult Offspring Rats  

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Background and Aims Intrauterine growth restriction produces susceptibility to adult metabolic syndrome, which may be caused by the permanent alteration of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. We aimed to verify that HPA axis-associated neuroendocrine metabolic programming is altered in food-restricted (FR) offspring. Methods Maternal rats were fed a restricted diet from gestational day 11 until full-term delivery, all pups were fed a high-fat diet after weaning and exposed to unpredictable chronic stress (UCS) during postnatal weeks 1720. Results Serum levels of adrenocorticotrophic hormone and corticosterone in adult offspring of the prenatal FR group were lower than the control (CN) rats before UCS but increased significantly after UCS. Serum glucose levels in the FR group were normal before UCS but increased after UCS. Serum insulin levels were significantly decreased in FR males but showed a slight increase in FR females before UCS; however, insulin levels decreased significantly in the FR male and female rats after UCS. Before UCS, serum lipid levels were higher in the FR males but were normal in the FR females; after UCS, FR males had a slight decrease and FR females had an increasing trend in serum lipids levels. Lipid droplets in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and livers of the FR group indicated steatosis. Conclusions These results suggest that prenatal food restriction alters HPA axis-associated neuroendocrine metabolism in adult offspring fed a high-fat diet, which may originate from the intrauterine programming and increase the susceptibility to adult metabolic diseases.

Li Zhang; Dan Xu; Benjian Zhang; Yansong Liu; Fenglong Chu; Yuming Guo; Jun Gong; Xun Zheng; Liaobin Chen; Hui Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Raindrop axis ratios, fall velocities and size distribution over Sumatra from 2D-Video Disdrometer measurement  

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Raindrop axis ratio, falling velocity and size distribution are important in broad list of applications. However, they are not frequently observed in the equatorial region. This paper elucidated the characteristics of raindrop axis ratio, falling velocity and size distribution based on 2D-Video Disdrometer (2DVD) data that have been collected in the equatorial Indonesia, particularly at Kototabang (hereafter called KT), west Sumatra, Indonesia (0.20S, 100.32E, 864m above sea level). A comprehensive follow-up of the previous study on the natural variability of raindrop size distributions (DSDs) is presented. Precipitation was classified through 1.3-GHz wind profiler observation. The dependence of raindrop falling velocity and axis ratio on rainfall type was not clearly observed. Overall, measured raindrop fall velocities were in good agreement with GunnKinzer's data. Raindrop axis ratio at KT was more spherical than that of artificial rain and equilibrium model, and close to the values reported in the turbulent high shear zone of surface layer which can be partially due to the effect of the instrument errors (e.g., location and container shape). Of some natural variations of DSD investigated, the dependence of DSD on rainfall rate and rainfall type as well as diurnal variation was clearly visible. A striking contrast between the stratiform and convective rains is that the size distributions from the stratiform (convective) rains tend to narrow (broaden) with increasing rainfall rates. For rainfall rate R<10mm/h, the size distribution of stratiform was broader than that of convective. On the other hand, at higher rainfall rate more large-sized drops were found in convective rain. During the convective rain, very large-sized drops were found mainly at the very start of rain event while for the stratiform they were found to be associated with a strong bright band. In diurnal basis, the \\{DSDs\\} in the morning hours were narrower than those in the evening which was indicated by smaller Dm values in the morning hours than their counterparts in the evening. Rainfall type dependence and diurnal variation of DSD lead to significant variation of ZR relations so that they must be considered to increase the accuracy of ZR conversion from weather radar in this region. Consistent with the previous study, lack of seasonal DSD variability was also found in this work that would be due to significant local convective and orographic effect at this region throughout the year. However, Dm values in our result were larger than the typical orographic DSD.

Marzuki; Walter L. Randeu; Toshiaki Kozu; Toyoshi Shimomai; Hiroyuki Hashiguchi; Michael Schnhuber

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Determination of thermal accommodation coefficients from heat transfer measurements between parallel plates.  

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Thermal accommodation coefficients have been derived for a variety of gas-surface combinations using an experimental apparatus developed to measure the pressure dependence of the conductive heat flux between parallel plates at unequal temperature separated by a gas-filled gap. The heat flux is inferred from temperature-difference measurements across the plates in a configuration where the plate temperatures are set with two carefully controlled thermal baths. Temperature-controlled shrouds provide for environmental isolation of the opposing test plates. Since the measured temperature differences in these experiments are very small (typically 0.3 C or less over the entire pressure range), high-precision thermistors are used to acquire the requisite temperature data. High-precision components have also been utilized on the other control and measurement subsystems in this apparatus, including system pressure, gas flow rate, plate alignment, and plate positions. The apparatus also includes the capability for in situ plasma cleaning of the installed test plates. Measured heat-flux results are used in a formula based on Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) code calculations to determine the thermal accommodation coefficients. Thermal accommodation coefficients have been determined for three different gases (argon, nitrogen, helium) in contact with various surfaces. Materials include metals and alloys such as aluminum, gold, platinum, and 304 stainless steel. A number of materials important to fabrication of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices have also been examined. For most surfaces, coefficient values are near 0.95, 0.85, and 0.45 for argon, nitrogen, and helium, respectively. Only slight differences in accommodation as a function of surface roughness have been seen. Surface contamination appears to have a more significant effect: argon plasma treatment has been observed to reduce thermal accommodation by as much as 0.10 for helium. Mixtures of argon and helium have also been examined, and the results have been compared to DSMC simulations incorporating thermal-accommodation values from single-species experiments.

Gallis, Michail A.; Castaneda, Jaime N.; Rader, Daniel John; Torczynski, John Robert; Trott, Wayne Merle

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel loading and homogeneity analysis of HFIR design fuel plates loaded with uranium silicide fuel  

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Twelve nuclear reactor fuel plates were analyzed for fuel loading and fuel loading homogeneity by measuring the attenuation of a collimated X-ray beam as it passed through the plates. The plates were identical to those used by the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) but were loaded with uranium silicide rather than with HFIR`s uranium oxide fuel. Systematic deviations from nominal fuel loading were observed as higher loading near the center of the plates and underloading near the radial edges. These deviations were within those allowed by HFIR specifications. The report begins with a brief background on the thermal-hydraulic uncertainty analysis for the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) Reactor that motivated a statistical description of fuel loading and homogeneity. The body of the report addresses the homogeneity measurement techniques employed, the numerical correction required to account for a difference in fuel types, and the statistical analysis of the resulting data. This statistical analysis pertains to local variation in fuel loading, as well as to ``hot segment`` analysis of narrow axial regions along the plate and ``hot streak`` analysis, the cumulative effect of hot segment loading variation. The data for all twelve plates were compiled and divided into 20 regions for analysis, with each region represented by a mean and a standard deviation to report percent deviation from nominal fuel loading. The central regions of the plates showed mean values of about +3% deviation, while the edge regions showed mean values of about {minus}7% deviation. The data within these regions roughly approximated random samplings from normal distributions, although the chi-square ({chi}{sup 2}) test for goodness of fit to normal distributions was not satisfied.

Blumenfeld, P.E.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbine arrays  

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Modern wind farms require significant land resources to separate each wind turbine from the adjacent turbine wakes. These aerodynamic constraints limit the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. We conducted full-scale field tests of vertical-axis wind turbines in counter-rotating configurations under natural wind conditions. Whereas wind farms consisting of propeller-style turbines produce 2 to 3 watts of power per square meter of land area, these field tests indicate that power densities approaching 100 W m^-2 can be achieved by arranging vertical-axis wind turbines in layouts that enable them to extract energy from adjacent wakes. In addition, we calculated that the global wind resource available to 10-m tall turbines based on the present approach is approximately 225 trillion watts (TW), which significantly exceeds the global wind resource available to 80-m tall, propeller-style wind turbines, approximately 75 TW. This improvement is due to the closer spacing that can be a...

Dabiri, John O

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore floating vertical axis wind turbines, dynamics modelling state of the art. Part II: Mooring line and structural dynamics  

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Abstract The need to exploit enhanced wind resources far offshore as well as in deep waters requires the use of floating support structures to become economically viable. The conventional three-bladed horizontal axis wind turbine may not continue to be the optimal design for floating applications. Therefore it is important to assess alternative concepts in this context that may be more suitable. Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are a promising concept, and it is important to first understand the coupled and relatively complex dynamics of floating \\{VAWTs\\} to assess their technical feasibility. As part of this task, a series of articles have been developed to present a comprehensive literature review covering the various areas of engineering expertise required to understand the coupled dynamics involved in floating VAWTs. This second article focuses on the modelling of mooring systems and structural behaviour of floating VAWTs, discussing various mathematical models and their suitability within the context of developing a model of coupled dynamics. Emphasis is placed on computational aspects of model selection and development as computational efficiency is an important aspect during preliminary design stages. This paper has been written both for researchers new to this research area, outlining underlying theory whilst providing a comprehensive review of the latest work, and for experts in this area, providing a comprehensive list of the relevant references where the details of modelling approaches may be found.

Michael Borg; Maurizio Collu; Athanasios Kolios

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental test results presented for field-damaged orifice meter plates  

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Tests demonstrate that, unlike other types of meters, there is minimal loss of accuracy with orifice meters even when operational excursions are such that severe damage occurs. Both flange taps and pipe taps effectively have the same general pattern in that the actual coefficient increases with increasing permanent deformation. Of the two types of orifice tap, these data indicate that flange-tapped orifices may be less susceptible to severe deformation. This is probably caused by changes in the local pressure gradients in the vicinity of the plate. Since pipe taps are at such a large distance from the plate, these changes are probably not noticeable due to the turbulent mixing that takes place. With orifice meters, visual inspection of the plates after severe operation is recommended, to tell the user if the plate is beyond specifications. With other types of meters (i.e., other than differential meters) recalibration is the only method of determining if the meter has been affected. Where damage is apparent, the plate (or the meter if it is not of the differential type) should be immediately replaced.

Teyssandier, R.G.; Chisman, W.E.

1984-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

411

An experimental investigation on a solar still with an integrated flat plate collector  

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Abstract This work promotes the performance of the single basin solar still by means of preheating the saline water using an integrated flat plate collector arrangement. A conventional single slope single basin still and a single slope flat plate collector basin still (FPCB still) are fabricated with the same basin area of 1m2. The FPCB still is fabricated similar to a conventional still, with the integration of a horizontal flat plate collector arrangement to form six small compartments in the basin. The projected space between the consecutive basins acts as an extended surface which increases the temperature of the basin as well as the flat plate collector where the saline water is preheated before it enters the basin. Due to separate compartments (absorber plate) in the basin, the mass of water reduces and the evaporation rate increases for the same depth of water in the basin. Experiments are carried out by varying the water depth in the basin and using the wick and energy storing materials in basins of both stills. The FPCB still gives about 60% higher distillate than the conventional still for the same basin condition. Economic analysis shows that the cost of distilled water for the FPCB still is lower than that for the conventional still.

T. Rajaseenivasan; P. Nelson Raja; K. Srithar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Acoustic properties of plates with unevenly distributed macroperforations backed by woven meshes  

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A hybrid model describing the acoustic properties of plates with macroperforations that can be unevenly distributed on the plate surface and backed by woven or precision woven meshes with microscopic perforations is proposed. The plate perforations may be of circular or rectangular shapes. Since the perforated plate may not necessarily be considered as an equivalent fluid its impedance is calculated by the Maa model [Noise Control Eng. J. 29 7784 (1987)] whereas the Johnson-Champoux-Allard model [J. Appl. Phys. 70 19751979 (1991)] is used for the mesh considered as an equivalent fluid. A simple model for the elementary cell of the mesh structure is proposed in order to calculate parameters that can be considered as the thermal characteristic length ?? and the viscouscharacteristic length ?. An effective airflow resistivity is introduced to account for the increase of particle velocity through the mesh placed behind the carrying macroperforated plate and is used in the transfer matrix approach to obtain the impedance of the whole multilayer system. The hybrid model seems to represent a good approach of this multilayer system. The theoretical predictions are compared with experimental measurements.

Heidi Ruiz; Pedro Cobo; Thomas Dupont; Bruno Martin; Philippe Leclaire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00 Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river  

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early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An early history of pure shear in the upper plate of the raft river metamorphic core complex- black pine mountains, southern Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Although commonly obscured by simple shear, pure shear fabrics occur locally within many metamorphic core complexes. The cover rocks to the Raft River metamorphic core complex exposed within the Black Pine Mountains display an early coaxial strain history which developed prior to the formation of low-angle fault-bounded allochthons. At higher structural levels this is documented by pressure shadows with straight sutures, and

415

Multipacting saturation in parallel plate and micro-pulse electron gun  

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A novel parallel plate model is proposed that divided the electron cloud into three parts at saturation, and it is studied in detail using both an analytical approach and PIC (Particle In Cell) code simulations. As one part of the electron cloud, ribbons modes are suggested by tracking the trajectory of individual particle, and the aim of this mode form is to simplify the progress of multipacting effect in the parallel plate so as to be eliminated by optimizing RF parameters. The micro-pulse electron gun (MPG) has demonstrated the potential to address the need for high peak and average current electron beams, hence studying the multipacting in MPG is essential. On the basis of multipacting studying in the parallel plate, it is clear that increasing the cavity voltage is of interest in yielding high quality beams in the gun.

Liao, Lang; Zhao, Minghua

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Rotating Superfluid 3He-A in Parallel-Plate Geometry  

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We have measured NMR spectra of the 3He-A phase restricted between parallel plates under rotation at a speed of {omega} < 6.28 rad/s, using a rotating cryostat at ISSP. The sample volume was divided by the plates into 110 disk-shaped spaces, each with a thickness of 12.5 {mu}m and a radius of 1.5 mm. They were connected to a bulk superfluid through 0.3 mm-wide channels. Measurements were done by continuous wave (cw) NMR at 869 kHz. The axes of both H and {omega} were perpendicular to the parallel plates. We observed a very narrow spectrum with a negative frequency shift, an indication that the gaps and the superfluid texture were well designed.

Yamashita, Minoru [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Izumina, Ken; Kubota, Minoru [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Matsubara, Akira; Sasaki, Yutaka [Research Center for Low Temperature and Materials Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Ishikawa, Osamu [Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan); Takagi, Takeo [Department of Applied Physics, Fukui University, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan); Mizusaki, Takao [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A parameter design of CNC plasma-arc cutting of carbon steel plates using robust design  

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An optimisation of the cutting parameters during CNC plasma-arc cutting of St37 mild steel plates is attempted using robust design. The process parameters tested were plate thickness, cutting speed, arc ampere, arc voltage, air pressure, pierce height, and torch standoff distance. An orthogonal matrix experiment [L18 (21 37) ] was conducted and the right bevel angle was measured and optimised according to the process parameters using an analysis of means and an analysis of variances. The results show that the arc ampere has an effect mainly on the bevel angle (50.89%), while the plate thickness and torch standoff distance also have an influence of 6.22 and 15.9% respectively. The other parameters have an F factor smaller than one, and thus their variations do not significantly affect the bevel angle in the experimental region. Finally, an additive model was applied on the experimental results to predict the optimum combination and was compared with actual values.

John Kechagias; Michael Billis; Stergios Maropoulos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Corrosion and contact resistance measurements of different bipolar plate material for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells  

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Different types of commercial stainless steels (SS316, SS310 and incoloy 800), poco graphite, composite graphite, titanium carbide, zirconium carbide and carbide base coating on aluminum substrate using thermal spray technique were evaluated as metallic bipolar plate in terms of Interfacial Contact Resistance (ICR) and corrosion resistance in a solution simulating the environment of a bipolar plate in a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), 0.5 M H2SO4 and 200 ppm HF at room temperature. In addition, a comparison between graphite composites and carbide-based amorphous metallic coating alloy bipolar plate cost analysis. Results show that stainless steels have a high ICR and undergo corrosion in both anode and cathode due to the passive film formation. Moreover, although carbide-based alloy showed an ICR much less than composite graphite, their behaviour was not satisfactory in corrosive acidic medium.

Yue Hung; Hazem Tawfik; K.M. El-Khatib; Hammam El-Abd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Quantum States of an Electron Interacting with Various Dielectric Plate Geometries  

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The tunability of binding energies is explored by modulating a finite dielectric slab width in a planar, three dielectric system. After verifying the equivalence of the field method and method of images, three different configurations are explored for possible control of electronic binding energy: A vacuum gap between a Schottky diode, noble gas layers on a metal wall, and an electron confined between two metal plates. In each, varying the width of the finite, middle dielectric was shown to provide control over the binding energy and Bohr radius of the electron. In the case of an electron confined between two plates, it was found that the bound states smoothly connect to the box states as the gap separation was varied. Lastly, forces on the two parallel plates were examined for a possible source of significant repulsion. All numerical calculations were done in MATLAB.

Srihari Sritharan

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

420

Cavitation erosion of silver plated coating at different temperatures and pressures  

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Cavitation often occurs in inducer pumps used for space rockets. Silver plated coating on the inducer liner faces the damage of cavitation. Therefore, it is important to study about the cavitation erosion resistance for silver plated coating at several operating conditions in the inducer pumps. In this study, the cavitation erosion tests were carried for silver plated coating in deionized water and ethanol at several liquid temperatures (273K400K) and pressures (0.10MPa0.48MPa). The mass loss rate is evaluated in terms of thermodynamic parameter ? proposed by Brennen [9], suppression pressure pp{sub v} (p{sub v}: saturated vapor pressure) and acoustic impedance ?c (?: density and c: sound speed). Cavitation bubble behaviors depending on the thermodynamic effect and the liquid type were observed by high speed video camera. The mass loss rate is formulated by thermodynamic parameter ?, suppression pressure pp{sub v} and acoustic impedance ?c.

Hattori, Shuji; Motoi, Yoshihiro [Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fuku-shi, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan); Kikuta, Kengo; Tomaru, Hiroshi [IHI Corperation, TOYOSU IHI BUILDING, 1-1, Toyosu 3-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo 1358710 (Japan)

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Casimir force between Germanium plates using a torsion balance  

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We report the measurement of the Casimir force between Ge plates in a sphere-plane configuration using a torsion balance. We observe that the effective contact potential between the plates varies with their separation distance, resulting in a systematic force. In addition, an unexpected 1/d force is also found in our data that persists even when the electrostatic force between the plates is experimentally minimized by applying a compensating potential. After applying corrections due to these systematic forces, likely of electrostatic origin, our result can be described by the bare permittivity of Ge without conduction, the Drude and the diffusion models for electrical and optical properties of Ge, but not by the plasma model.

Dalvit, Diego [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kim, W J [YALE UNIV; Sushkov, A O [YALE UNIV; Lamoreaux, S K [YALE UNIV

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric networks  

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In this paper a novel device aimed at controlling the mechanical vibrations of plates by means of a set of electrically-interconnected piezoelectric actuators is described. The actuators are embedded uniformly in the plate wherein they connect every node of an electric network to ground, thus playing the two-fold role of capacitive element in the electric network and of couple suppliers. A mathematical model is introduced to describe the propagation of electro-mechanical waves in the device; its validity is restricted to the case of wave-forms with wave-length greater than the dimension of the piezoelectric actuators used. A self-resonance criterion is established which assures the possibility of electro-mechanical energy exchange. Finally the problem of vibration control in simply supported and clamped plates is addressed; the optimal net-impedance is determined. The results indicate that the proposed device can improve the performances of piezoelectric actuation

Stefano Vidoli; Francesco dell'Isola

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

423

Evaluation of the feasibility for detecting hidden corrosion damage in multi-layer gusset plates using multiple inspection techniques  

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Gusset plates are used to connect the members in truss bridges and they are usually inspected using calipers or conventional thickness measurement ultrasonic testing (UT) devices. The damage mechanism of particular concern in gusset plates is corrosion and the regions most susceptible to corrosion damage are on the gusset interior surface where it intersects the chord, diagonal, and vertical members from water collecting at the interfaces. For heavily loaded gusset plates, one or more shingle plates are used to reinforce the gusset plate, creating a multi-layer structure. While the areas with corrosion damage remain near the members on the gusset plate, the shingle plates cover the gusset plate and greatly limit the surface access to the gusset plate, making UT thickness measurement impractical. Because of the critical nature of the gussets, a viable inspection strategy for multi-layer gusset assemblies must be developed. The premise of this research and development effort was to develop viable, field-deployable inspection approaches for this problem area. This paper presents three separate inspection approaches: two ultrasonic-based techniques and one radiographic approach. Each of these techniques was evaluated on a mock-up specimen provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that is representative of gusseted connection from a truss bridge.

Cobb, Adam C.; Duffer, Charles E.; Light, Glenn M. [Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238-5166 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

424

The effect of periodic unsteady wakes on boundary layer transition and heat transfer on a curved plate.  

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??The effect of unsteady periodic wakes on heat transfer and boundary layer transition was investigated on a constant curvature heat transfer curved plate in a (more)

Wright, Lance Cole

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Studies of a New-type Heterogeneous Composite Carbon Fiber Bipolar Plate Applied to a Portable DMFC stack.  

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??Several disadvantages in general unipolar/bipolar plates are that cost is expensive, weight is heavy and the volume is large. The high compressing pressure is also (more)

su, syuan-jie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chambers as a Time-of-Flight System for the PHENIX Experiment  

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In this project a Time-of-Flight detector based on multi-gap resistive plate chambers was built and installed for the PHENIX experiment at RHIC.

Velkovska, Julia [Vanderbilt University] [Vanderbilt University

2013-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

427

On the charcterization of wakes from three-dimensional single and multiple flat plates on a ground plane.  

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??A flat plate is a simplified model for a heliostat, which is a large flat tracking mirror used to reflect solar energy onto a central (more)

Barton, Gregory Harold

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Determination of bypass currents in bipolar plate cells using finite elements  

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to minimize the functional. This equation is equivalent to Laplace's equation with the associated boundary conditions (3), (4), and (5). From Segerlind(3) the functional is given by: y = f /[K( ? ) +K( ? ) ]dA+ 3P2 3P2 A 3x 3y (6) J' [qP + Qh (P-P ) ]d... REFERENCES APPENDIX ~ . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ VITA iii iv vi vii 13 36 52 53 54 56 107 LIST OF FIGURES. Figure 1. Schematic of a Bipolar Plate Cell Page 2. Schematic of a Bipolar Plate Cell with Protective Current 12 3. Example Problem Setup...

Holmes, Joseph Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

429

Influence of roughness on near-field heat transfer between two plates  

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The surface roughness correction to the near-field heat transfer between two rough bulk materials is discussed by using second-order perturbation theory. The results allow for estimating the impact of surface roughness to the heat transfer in recent experiments between two plates and between a microsphere and a plate (using the Derjaguin approximation). Furthermore, we show that the proximity approximation for describing rough surfaces is valid for distances much smaller than the correlation length of the surface roughness even if the heat transfer is dominated by the coupling of surface modes.

Svend-Age Biehs; Jean-Jacques Greffet

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

430

Pre-treatment for molybdenum or molybdenum-rich alloy articles to be plated  

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This invention is a method for etching a molybdenum or molybdenum-rich alloy surface to promote the formation of an adherent bond with a subsequently deposited metallic plating. In a typical application, the method is used as a pre-treatment for surfaces to be electrolessly plated with nickel. The pre-treatment comprises exposing the crystal boundaries of the surface by (a) anodizing the surface in acidic solution to form a continuous film of gray molybdenum oxide thereon and (b) removing the film.

Wright, Ralph R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

An imaging-plate detector for small-angle neutron scattering  

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Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements have been performed on long-flight-path pinhole-collimation SANS instruments using, as a two-dimensional position-sensitive detector, both a neutron imaging plate, incorporating gadolinium, and a two-step transfer method, with dysprosium foil as the image transfer medium. The reduced pixel size of the imaging plates provides definite advantages over a conventional position-sensitive gas proportional counter in certain specific situations, namely when limited space necessitates a short sample-to-detector distance, when only small samples (comparable in size to the detector pixels) are available, or when used in conjunction with focusing beam optics.

Cheng, Y.T.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

A parametric analysis of bone fixation plates on fractured equine third metacarpal  

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A P~TRIC ANALYSIS OI' BONE FIXATION PLATES ON FRACTURED EQUINE THIRD lKTACARPAL A Thesis by Donald Reagan Ray Submitted to tnk Graduate College of Texas A&N University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE Hay 1970 Major Subject: Civil Engineering A PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF BONE FIXATION PLATES ON FRACTURED EQUINE THIRD METACARPAL A Thesis Donald Reagan Ray Approved as to style and content by: (Cha of Committee) / I (Head of D artment...

Ray, Donald Reagan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

The distortion of a uniform flow field due to a finite flat plate  

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THE DISTORTION OI' A UNIFORM FLON FIELD DUE TO A FINITE FLAT PLATE A Thesis Lawrence Michael Zull Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1970 Major Subject: Mechanical F~nin~eerin THE DISTORTION OF A UNIFORM FLOV FIELD DUE TO A FINITE FLAT PLATE A Thesis by Lawrence Michael Zull Approved as to style and content by: (Ch (Head of De artment) (Member) (Member) ~Ma 19 70 AB...

Zull, Lawrence Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

434

Dynamic pressure response of water flow between closely spaced roughened flat plates  

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of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1993 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DYNAMIC PRESSURE RESPONSE OF WATER FLOW BETWEEN CLOSELY SPACED ROUGHENED FLAT PLATES A Thesis by JOHN CHARLES HESS Approved as to style and content by: Robert E. DeOtte, Jr. (Co.... S. , Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. E. DeOtte, Jr, Dr. G, L, Morrison A flat plate tester was designed and built to determine friction factors and dynamic pressures for water flow over smooth, knurl, and cavity...

Hess, John Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine  

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Development and Verification of Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine M.J. Lawson and Y. Li. National Renewable Energy Laboratory D.C. Sale University of Washington Presented at the 30 th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 19-24, 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Conference Paper NREL/CP-5000-50981 October 2011 Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US

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Early time implosion symmetry from two-axis shock-timing measurements on indirect drive NIF experiments  

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An innovative technique has been developed and used to measure the shock propagation speed along two orthogonal axes in an inertial confinement fusion indirect drive implosion target. This development builds on an existing target and diagnostic platform for measuring the shock propagation along a single axis. A 0.4?mm square aluminum mirror is installed in the ablator capsule which adds a second orthogonal view of the x-ray-driven shock speeds. The new technique adds capability for symmetry control along two directions of the shocks launched in the ablator by the laser-generated hohlraum x-ray flux. Laser power adjustments in four different azimuthal cones based on the results of this measurement can reduce time-dependent symmetry swings during the implosion. Analysis of a large data set provides experimental sensitivities of the shock parameters to the overall laser delivery and in some cases shows the effects of laser asymmetries on the pole and equator shock measurements.

Moody, J. D., E-mail: moody4@llnl.gov; Robey, H. F.; Celliers, P. M.; Munro, D. H.; Barker, D. A.; Baker, K. L.; Dppner, T.; Hash, N. L.; Berzak Hopkins, L.; LaFortune, K.; Landen, O. L.; LePape, S.; MacGowan, B. J.; Ralph, J. E.; Ross, J. S.; Widmayer, C. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Nikroo, A.; Giraldez, E. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); Boehly, T. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine  

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This paper describes the development of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methodology to simulate the hydrodynamics of horizontal-axis tidal current turbines. Qualitative measures of the CFD solutions were independent of the grid resolution. Conversely, quantitative comparisons of the results indicated that the use of coarse computational grids results in an under prediction of the hydrodynamic forces on the turbine blade in comparison to the forces predicted using more resolved grids. For the turbine operating conditions considered in this study, the effect of the computational timestep on the CFD solution was found to be minimal, and the results from steady and transient simulations were in good agreement. Additionally, the CFD results were compared to corresponding blade element momentum method calculations and reasonable agreement was shown. Nevertheless, we expect that for other turbine operating conditions, where the flow over the blade is separated, transient simulations will be required.

Lawson, M. J.; Li, Y.; Sale, D. C.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Surface Acoustic Waves in an Infinite Plate of Functionally Graded Materials  

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and thermal constants, to improve certain functions like thermal resistance and local strength in variousSurface Acoustic Waves in an Infinite Plate of Functionally Graded Materials Ji Wang, Lehui Zhou, and Jianke Du Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, Mechanics and Materials Science Research Center, School

Wang, Ji

439

Rotational Inerfia of Continents: A Proposed Link between Polar Wandering and Plate Tectonics  

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...1-coupled plates represent the residual "-tX _ _ _ _-, moments...Crust of engine or the gas-turbine engine, will short-term...the elimination of the gases es-System Approach for...standards throughout the life the frequent appearance...

Martin F. Kane

1972-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

440

U-Mo Foil/Cladding Interactions in Friction Stir Welded Monolithic RERTR Fuel Plates  

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Interaction between U-Mo fuel and Al has proven to dramatically impact the overall irradiation performance of RERTR dispersion fuels. It is of interest to better understand how similar interactions may affect the performance of monolithic fuel plates, where a uranium alloy fuel is sandwiched between aluminum alloy cladding. The monolithic fuel plate removes the fuel matrix entirely, which reduces the total surface area of the fuel that is available to react with the aluminum and moves the interface between the fuel and cladding to a colder region of the fuel plate. One of the major fabrication techniques for producing monolithic fuel plates is friction stir welding. This paper will discuss the interactions that can occur between the U-Mo foil and 6061 Al cladding when applying this fabrication technique. It has been determined that the time at high temperatures should be limited as much as is possible during fabrication or any post-fabrication treatment to reduce as much as possible the interactions between the foil and cladding. Without careful control of the fabrication process, significant interaction between the U-Mo foil and Al alloy cladding can result. The reaction layers produced from such interactions can exhibit notably different morphologies vis--vis those typically observed for dispersion fuels.

D.D. Keiser; J.F. Jue; C.R. Clark

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion air preheating for refinery heaters using plate-type heat exchangers  

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Combustion air preheating by recovering heat from combustion gases is a cost effective method of increasing the overall thermal efficiency of the refining and petrochemical processes. This paper presents the advantages of the plate-type air preheaters made of smooth plates without extended surfaces. These exchangers provide a relatively high heat transfer coefficient at a relatively low pressure drop, resulting in a flexible and compact design. The air preheater design can easily be integrated into the heater design. Top mounting with natural draft becomes possible for many applications, eliminating the need for I.D. fan and expensive ductwork. The economical extent of heat recovery function of the fuel fired is presented based on practical experience. The use of porcelain enameled (glass coated) plates and of stainless steel materials allows the operation of the air preheater below the acidic and water dew point. Finally the paper presents the experience of the Canadian refineries and petrochemical plants with plate-type heat exchangers used for combustion air preheating.

Dinulescu, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Fatigue and delayed brittle failure of vacuum melted and cadmium plated steel  

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The detrimental effect of cyanide cadmium plating on fatigue strength and delayed brittle failure performance of an ultra high strength steel is reduced effectively by using vacuum melted steel as the basis metal. This phenomenon has been related predominantly to the increased tensile ductility of the steel with comparatively low hydrogen concentration.

W. Beck; E.J. Jankowsky; W.H. Golding

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Geometry and brittle deformation of the subducting Nazca Plate, Central Chile and Argentina  

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......waveforms to have sufficient low-frequency energy for reliable waveform modelling (with...earthquakes, and mantle flow in the Chile-Argentina flat-slab subduction zone,, University...Nazca plate beneath central Chile and Argentina: evidence from teleseismic data, Geophys......

Megan Anderson; Patricia Alvarado; George Zandt; Susan Beck

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agar plates stimulate Sample Search Results  

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at 37C for 30min, mix with top agar) and plate... .5 or 7.8 150mM NaCl 10mM MgSO4 2mM CaCl2 "Phage" agar ... Source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of...

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Analysis of a Plate with a Localized Piezoelectric Patch Scott Hansen  

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Analysis of a Plate with a Localized Piezoelectric Patch Scott Hansen Department of Mathematics detected the so called \\direct" piezoelectric e#11;ect and Lippman who soon after pre- dicted the \\converse" peizoelectric e#11;ect. Since then various mathematical models for piezoelectric materi- als have been proposed

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Microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nanoliter plugs of reagents: an alternative to 96-well plates for screening  

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Microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nanoliter plugs of reagents: an alternative to 96-well equipment and techniques required to dispense nanoliter volumes of fluid. Plug-based microfluidics confines techniques that rely on microfluidic cartridges preloaded with nano- liter plugs of reagents. 96-Well plates

Ismagilov, Rustem F.

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Author's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates  

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(e.g., ship hulls). There are only a few published experimental studies on the effect of polyureaAuthor's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates to impulsive), it will magnify the initial shock effect and promote fail- ure. These experimental results are paralleled

Nemat-Nasser, Sia

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A DC corona discharge on a flat plate to induce air Pierre MAGNIER1  

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with applied voltage. Moreover, with voltage higher than a threshold value, the electric discharge changes. For this purpose, different electric discharges have recently been developed, such as the "One Atmosphere Uniform to an arc regime. Figure 1: DC surface corona discharge actuator on a flat plate. 2.2. Optical Setup

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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AIAA 2002-3298 AERODYNAMICS OF TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE PLATES IN HYPERSONIC  

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AIAA 2002-3298 AERODYNAMICS OF TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE PLATES IN HYPERSONIC RAREFIED-GAS FLOWS Vladimir V. Riabov* Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 Abstract Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows near two side have provided valuable information related to physics of hypersonic flows about spacecraft elements

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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Measurement of the gradient of the Casimir force between a nonmagnetic sphere and a magnetic plate  

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We measured the gradient of the Casimir force between an Au sphere and a plate made of ferromagnetic metal (Ni). It is demonstrated that the magnetic properties influence the force magnitude. This opens prospective opportunities for the control of the Casimir force in nanotechnology and for obtaining Casimir repulsion by using ferromagnetic dielectrics.

A. A. Banishev; C. -C. Chang; G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko; U. Mohideen

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced HFIR overpower margin through improvements in fuel plate homogeneity inspection  

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Fuel homogeneity inspection techniques used on the HFIR fuel plates have recently been improved through conversion of the X-ray inspection device to acquire, store, and process data digitally. This paper reports some early results from using the improved equipment and describes future plans for obtaining enhanced fuel thermal performance by exploiting this improved inspection capability.

Rothrock, R.B.; Hale, R.E.; Knight, R.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Cheverton, R.D.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR  

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A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR A. Saleh A. Badran Mechanical ­ Jordan Amman ­ Jordan e-mail: asaleh@philadelphia.edu.jo e-mail: badran@ju.edu.jo ABSTRACT A solar distillation system was built and tested to study the effect of increasing the solar radiation incident

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EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley Edge Effects in the Parallel Plate Capacitor  

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EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley Edge Effects in the Parallel Plate Capacitor: The Maxwell y - + + + - #12;EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley and also multiply from x=- to a finite x value. #12;EP464 Fall 2004 Prof. Michael P. Bradley These two equipotential

Saskatchewan, University of

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BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES AND CERAMIC PLATES USED IN ARMOR DESIGN  

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BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES AND CERAMIC PLATES USED IN ARMOR DESIGN Mehmet from polymer matrix composites due to lightweight and good ballistic properties. The requirement for protection especially for polymer matrix composites because total back-side deformation (elastic and plastic

Soykasap, Omer

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EVLA Memo 94 L/S/C Converter Plate Phase Stability Test II  

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connections and 2 Storm cables for the constant chamber signal connections, foam insulation pads, 3 power, for the cables to and from the L/S/C converter plates were not insulated. During the second temperature chamber test, cable entry/exit holes were insulated well. #12;Methods The same methods as those described

Groppi, Christopher

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A pH plate fluorosensor (optode) for early diagenetic studies of ...  

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In this study, an optical plate fluorosensor for rapid two-dimensional detection ... shifts in seawater standards, and fluorescence excitation ratios were used for ... in sediment and bottom water close to the sediment-water interface (pH ~ 6.5 to 8.5). ... distributions measured simultaneously with a minicombination pH electrode,...

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Miocene faulting at plate tectonic velocity in the Himalaya of central Nepal  

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Miocene faulting at plate tectonic velocity in the Himalaya of central Nepal Matthew J. Kohna, Tri-Chandra Campus, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu, Nepal, United States Received 7 April 2004; received (MCT) and affiliated faults in central Nepal. Inferred rates were 1.5F0.9 cm/yr (Langtang Thrust, ~19

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Hydride precipitation and its influence on mechanical properties of notched and unnotched Zircaloy-4 plates  

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The hydride formation and its influence on the mechanical performance of hydrided Zircaloy-4 plates containing different hydrogen contents were studied at room temperature. For the unnotched plate samples with the hydrogen contents ranging from 25 to 850wt.ppm, the hydrides exerted an insignificant effect on the tensile strength, while the ductility was severely degraded with increasing hydrogen content. The fracture mode and degree of embrittlement were strongly related to the hydrogen content. When the hydrogen content reached a level of 850wt.ppm, the plate exhibited negligible ductility, resulting in almost completely brittle behavior. For the hydrided notched plate, the tensile stress concentration associated with the notch tip facilitated the hydride accumulation at the region near the notch tip and the premature crack propagation through the hydride fracture during hydriding. The final brittle through-thickness failure for this notched sample was mainly attributed to the formation of a continuous hydride network on the thickness section and the obtained very high hydrogen concentration (estimated to be 1965wt.ppm).

Zhiyang Wang; Ulf Garbe; Huijun Li; Robert P. Harrison; Karl Toppler; Andrew J. Studer; Tim Palmer; Guillaume Planchenault

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Design and optical characterization of a large continuous phase plate for Laser Integration Line  

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, such as the Laser Integration Line LIL , the Laser Megajoule LMJ ,1 or the Na- tional Ignition Facility,2 nominallyDesign and optical characterization of a large continuous phase plate for Laser Integration Line and laser Megajoule facilities Je� ro^ me Ne� auport, Xavier Ribeyre, Je� ro^ me Daurios, Denis Valla

Boyer, Edmond

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Eulerian simulation of the perforation of aluminum plates by nondeforming projectiles  

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A new algorithm for the treatment of sliding interfaces between solids with or without friction in an Eulerian wavecode is described. The algorithm has been implemented in the two-dimensional version of the CTH code. The code was used to simulate penetration and perforation of aluminum plates by rigid, conical-nosed tungsten projectiles. Comparison with experimental data is provided.

Silling, S.A.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absence of Cocos plate subduction-related basic volcanism in southern Mexico: A unique case on Earth?  

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...included is composition of subducted Cocos plate (Verma, 2001; AOC-altered oceanic crust); basic rocks from rifts are shown...included is composition of subducted Cocos plate (Verma, 2001; AOC--altered oceanic crust); basic rocks from rifts are shown...

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Heat Transfer -1 A satellite in space orbits the sun. The satellite can be approximated as a flat plate with  

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Heat Transfer - 1 A satellite in space orbits the sun. The satellite can be approximated as a flat plate with dimensions and properties given below. (a) Calculate the solar heat flux (W/m2 is at a distance where the solar heat flux (as defined above) is 500 W/m2 , and the flat plate is oriented

Virginia Tech

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New Constraints on Carribean Plate Tectonic Evolution Caribbean Basins included in the series Sedimentary Basins of the World, 4 Elsevier  

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North America-Africa and South America-Africa finite rotations North America-South America finite rotations North America-South America plate motions in the Caribbean are Discussion Lesser Antilles to Mid satellite altimetry to compute North America-South America plate motions and their uncertainties. Our

Müller, Dietmar

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Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis  

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Colloidal electroconvection in a thin horizontal cell: II. Bulk electroconvection of water during parallel-plate electrolysis Yilong Han Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania 209 electrolysis in the parallel plate geometry. This contrasts with recent theoretical results suggesting

Grier, David

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An experimental study concerning the effect of temperature on phase velocity in a 3 layered, steel-Polydimethylsiloxane-steel, plate  

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of PDMS, such as elongation and shear moduli, can be varied through temperature. The application of this research is polymer composite curing and extrusion. Using the Lamb formulation for elastic waves in steel plates, a theory for a 3 layered plate...

Sherman, Marcell

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of {nu}{sub {mu}} and {nu}{sub e} Events in an Off-Axis Horn-Focused Neutrino Beam  

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We report the first observation of off-axis neutrino interactions in the MiniBooNE detector from the NuMI beam line at Fermilab. The MiniBooNE detector is located 745 m from the NuMI production target, at 110 mrad angle (6.3 deg.) with respect to the NuMI beam axis. Samples of charged-current quasielastic {nu}{sub {mu}} and {nu}{sub e} interactions are analyzed and found to be in agreement with expectation. This provides a direct verification of the expected pion and kaon contributions to the neutrino flux and validates the modeling of the NuMI off-axis beam.

Adamson, P.; Brice, S. J.; Brown, B. C.; Choudhary, B. C.; Finley, D. A.; Ford, R.; Garcia, F. G.; Harris, D.; Hylen, J.; Kasper, P.; Kobilarcik, T.; Kourbanis, I.; Marchionni, A.; Marsh, W.; Mills, F.; Moore, C. D.; Prebys, E.; Russell, A. D.; Smart, W.; Spentzouris, P. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)] (and others)

2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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High-aperture binary axicons for the formation of the longitudinal electric field component on the optical axis for linear and circular polarizations of the illuminating beam  

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Diffraction of uniformly polarized laser beams with vortex phase singularity is theoretically analyzed using the plane wave expansion. It is shown that for a high numerical aperture, an intense longitudinal electric field component is formed on the optical axis in this case. It is numerically demonstrated that an analogous effect is ensured for diffraction of a conventional Gaussian beam from asymmetric binary axicons. The field intensity on the optical axis can be varied either by rotating the optical element or by changing the direction of polarization of radiation.

Khonina, S. N., E-mail: khonina@smr.ru; Savelyev, D. A., E-mail: dmitrey.savelyev@yandex.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Image Processing Systems (Russian Federation)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental energy and exergy analysis of a double-flow solar air heater having different obstacles on absorber plates  

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This paper presents an experimental energy and exergy analysis for a novel flat plate solar air heater (SAH) with several obstacles and without obstacles. For increasing the available heat-transfer area may be achieved if air is flowing simultaneously and separately over and under the different obstacle absorbing plates, instead of only flowing either over or under the different obstacle absorbing plates, leading to improved collector efficiency. The measured parameters were the inlet and outlet temperatures, the absorbing plate temperatures, the ambient temperature, and the solar radiation. Further, the measurements were performed at different values of mass flow rate of air and different levels of absorbing plates in flow channel duct. After the analysis of the results, the optimal value of efficiency is middle level of absorbing plate in flow channel duct for all operating conditions and the double-flow collector supplied with obstacles appears significantly better than that without obstacles. At the end of this study, the exergy relations are delivered for different SAHs. The results show that the largest irreversibility is occurring at the flat plate (without obstacles) collector in which collector efficiency is smallest.

Hikmet Esen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boattail Plates With Non-Rectangular Geometries For Reducing Aerodynamic Base Drag Of A Bluff Body In Ground Effect  

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An apparatus for reducing the aerodynamic base drag of a bluff body having a leading end, a trailing end, a top surface, opposing left and right side surfaces, and a base surface at the trailing end substantially normal to a longitudinal centerline of the bluff body, with the base surface joined (1) to the left side surface at a left trailing edge, (2) to the right side surface at a right trailing edge, and (3) to the top surface at a top trailing edge. The apparatus includes left and right vertical boattail plates which are orthogonally attached to the base surface of the bluff body and inwardly offset from the left and right trailing edges, respectively. This produces left and right vertical channels which generate, in a flowstream substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline, respective left and right vertically-aligned vortical structures, with the left and right vertical boattail plates each having a plate width defined by a rear edge of the plate spaced from the base surface. Each plate also has a peak plate width at a location between top and bottom ends of the plate corresponding to a peak vortex of the respective vertically-aligned vortical structures.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Sabari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

2006-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of corrosion of commercial grade AISI 316L stainless steel liner plates in desalination plant conditions  

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The corrosion of AISI Type 316L stainless steel (316L SS) liner plates in the flash chambers of a multistage flash (MSF) desalination plant, located on the Arabian Gulf coast was investigated. The 316L SS liner plates developed severe corrosion within six years of operation. This study was conducted to develop an understanding of the mode and causes of corrosion of the liner plates, and to determine the effect of heat treatment (annealing or heat effect during welding) and temperature of salt solution on corrosion of the liner plates. Specimens of the liner plates were studied in as-received (AR) condition and after being heat treated (HT) at 900 C in air and air-cooled to room temperature. Electrochemical techniques were used to measure the corrosion of the specimens. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) installed with energy dispersive (ED) X-ray diffraction capability was used for identification of compositional and structural changes in the specimens during heat treatment and corrosion. The results showed that: (1) Commercial grade 316L SS is susceptible to pitting, crevice and grain boundary corrosion under the operating conditions in the desalination plant. The heat-affected-zone (HAZ) had larger grains and corroded more severely than other parts of the liner plates. (2) The liner plates had randomly distributed inclusions containing Ti, Cr, Mo, Mn, and S in the structure. (3) Measurement of the corrosion rate. (4) Metallographic investigation of the AR and HT samples.

Saricimen, H.; Jarrah, N.R.; Allam, I.M. [King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). Research Inst.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Features of Muon Arrival Time Distributions of High Energy EAS at Large Distances From the Shower Axis  

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In view of the current efforts to extend the KASCADE experiment (KASCADE-Grande) for observations of Extensive Air Showers (EAS) of primary energies up to 1 EeV, the features of muon arrival time distributions and their correlations with other observable EAS quantities have been scrutinised on basis of high-energy EAS, simulated with the Monte Carlo code CORSIKA and using in general the QGSJET model as generator. Methodically various correlations of adequately defined arrival time parameters with other EAS parameters have been investigated by invoking non-parametric methods for the analysis of multivariate distributions, studying the classification and misclassification probabilities of various observable sets. It turns out that adding the arrival time information and the multiplicity of muons spanning the observed time distributions has distinct effects improving the mass discrimination. A further outcome of the studies is the feature that for the considered ranges of primary energies and of distances from the shower axis the discrimination power of global arrival time distributions referring to the arrival time of the shower core is only marginally enhanced as compared to local distributions referring to the arrival of the locally first muon.

I. M. Brancus; H. Rebel; A. F. Badea; A. Haungs; C. D. Aiftimiei; J. Oehlschlaeger; M. Duma

2002-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral-Field Spectroscopy of the Post Red Supergiant IRC +10420: evidence for an axi-symmetric wind  

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We present NAOMI/OASIS adaptive-optics assisted integral-field spectroscopy of the transitional massive hypergiant IRC +10420, an extreme mass-losing star apparently in the process of evolving from a Red Supergiant toward the Wolf-Rayet phase. To investigate the present-day mass-loss geometry of the star, we study the appearance of the line-emission from the inner wind as viewed when reflected off the surrounding nebula. We find that, contrary to previous work, there is strong evidence for wind axi-symmetry, based on the equivalent-width and velocity variations of H$\\alpha$ and Fe {\\sc ii} $\\lambda$6516. We attribute this behaviour to the appearance of the complex line-profiles when viewed from different angles. We also speculate that the Ti {\\sc ii} emission originates in the outer nebula in a region analogous to the Strontium Filament of $\\eta$ Carinae, based on the morphology of the line-emission. Finally, we suggest that the present-day axisymmetric wind of IRC +10420, combined with its continued blueward evolution, is evidence that the star is evolving toward the B[e] supergiant phase.

Ben Davies; Ren D. Oudmaijer; Kailash C. Sahu

2007-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of Advanced Tokamak Scenario Modeling with Off-Axis Electron Cyclotron Current Drive in DIII-D  

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The status of modeling work focused on developing the advanced tokamak scenarios in DIII-D is discussed. The objectives of the work are two-fold: (1) to develop AT scenarios with ECCD using time-dependent transport simulations, coupled with heating and current drive models, consistent with MHD equilibrium and stability; and (2) to use time-dependent simulations to help plan experiments and to understand the key physics involved. Time-dependent simulations based on transport coefficients derived from experimentally achieved target discharges are used to perform AT scenario modeling. The modeling indicates off-axis ECCD with approximately 3 MW absorbed power can maintain high-performance discharges with q{sub min} > 1 for 5 to 10 s. The resultant equilibria are calculated to be stable to n = 1 pressure driven modes. The plasma is well into the second stability regime for high-n ballooning modes over a large part of the plasma volume. The role of continuous localized ECCD is studied for stabilizing m/n = 2/1 tearing modes. The progress towards validating current drive and transport models, consistent with experimental results, and developing self-consistent, integrated high performance AT scenarios is discussed.

M. Murakami; H.E. St.John; T.A. Casper; M.S. Chu; J.C. DeBoo; C.M. Greenfield; J.E. Kinsey; L.L. Lao; R.J. La Haye; Y.R. Lin-Liu; T.C. Luce; P.A. Politzer; B.W. Rice; G.M. Staebler; T.S. Taylor; M.R. Wade

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The detection efficiency of on-axis short gamma ray burst optical afterglows triggered by aLIGO/Virgo  

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Assuming neutron star (NS) or neutron star/stellar-mass black hole (BH) mergers as progenitors of the short gamma ray bursts, we derive and demonstrate a simple analysis tool for modelling the efficiency of recovering on-axis optical afterglows triggered by a candidate gravitational wave event detected by the Advanced LIGO and Virgo network. The coincident detection effiency has been evaluated for different classes of operating telescopes using observations of gamma ray bursts. We show how the efficiency depends on the luminosity distribution of the optical afterglows, the telescope features, and the sky localisation of gravitational wave triggers. We estimate a plausible optical afterglow and gravitational wave coincidence rate of $1$ yr$^{-1}$ ($0.1$ yr$^{-1}$) for NS-NS (NS-BH), and how this rate is scaled down in detection efficiency by the time it takes to image the gravitational wave sky localization and the limiting magnitude of the telescopes. For NS-NS (NS-BH) we find maximum detection efficiencies o...

Coward, David; Howell, Eric; Lasky, Paul; Boer, Michel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three mirror off axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy for the detection of ethylene using a quantum cascade laser  

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Abstract We demonstrate the performance of a compact and robust gas sensor based on a pulsed distributed feedback quantum cascade laser (QCL, laser pulses 30ns, repetition rate 1MHz) in combination with off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) in an improved 3 mirror configuration. The room temperature laser (wavelength 915cm?1) was wavelength tuned over ?0.25cm?1 with a 4kHz repetition frequency. A detection limit of 10 ppbv (part-per-billion volume) for regular OA-ICOS is demonstrated for ethylene in 2min averaging time, which is equal to a noise equivalent absorption sensitivity (NEAS) of 1נ10?8cm?1Hz?1/2. An improved three mirror configuration OA-ICOS scheme showed a four times increase in sensitivity as compared to standard OA-ICOS, resulting in a NEAS of 2.5נ10?9cm?1Hz?1/2. The sensor was used for ethylene detection from apples, stored under controlled atmosphere conditions.

R. Centeno; J. Mandon; S.M. Cristescu; F.J.M. Harren

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast In Situ Airborne Measurement of Ammonia Using a Mid-Infrared Off-Axis ICOS Spectrometer  

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A new ammonia (NH3) spectrometer was developed based on off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy. Its feasibility was demonstrated in airborne test flights in the troposphere on board of the Department of Energy (DOE) Gulfstream-1 (G-1) aircraft. This ammonia gas analyzer consists of an optical cell, a quantum-cascade laser, gas sampling system, electronics for control and data acquisition, and data-analysis software. The NH3 mixing ratio is determined from high-resolution NH3 absorption line shapes by tuning the laser wavelength over the sR(3,K) transition of the fundamental vibration band near 9.67 ?m. Excellent linearity is obtained in a wide range (0- 101 ppb) during calibration. The instrument is capable of collecting data at 2 Hz. Two research flights were conducted over Sunnyside, Washington. In the first test flight, the ammonia gas sensor was used to identify signatures of feedstock from local dairy farms with high vertical spatial resolution under low wind and stable atmospheric conditions. In the second flight, the NH3 spectrometer showed high sensitivity in capturing feedstock emission signals under windy and less stable conditions. Our results demonstrate that this new ammonia spectrometer is airborne feasible and that it has the capability to provide fast in situ observations of ammonia to advance our understanding of atmospheric compositions and aerosol formation.

Leen, Brian; Yu, Xiao-Ying; Gupta, Manish; Baer, Douglas S.; Hubbe, John M.; Kluzek, Celine D.; Tomlinson, Jason M.; Hubbell, Michael R.

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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One-Axis Trackers -- Improved Reliability, Durability, Performance, and Cost Reduction; Final Subcontract Technical Status Report, 2 May 2006 - 31 August 2007  

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The overall objective of this subcontract is to reduce the total cost of electricity generated by single-axis tracking solar energy systems for utility and other large-scale commercial applications by improving performance and reliability and by reducing installation time, cost, and environmental impact.

Shingleton, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cheliensisin A Inhibits EGF-Induced Cell Transformation with Stabilization of p53 Protein Via a Hydrogen Peroxide/Chk1-Dependent Axis  

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...activation of p53 by hydrogen peroxide/Chk1-dependent axis. Materials and Methods Chemicals Chel A [6...Chel A using the same method as was used for the...used to monitor the production of hydrogen peroxide, with the...

Jingjie Zhang; Guangxun Gao; Liang Chen; Xu Deng; Jingxia Li; Yonghui Yu; Dongyun Zhang; Fei Li; Min Zhang; Qinshi Zhao; and Chuanshu Huang

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small molecules activators of the Nrf2-HO-1 antioxidant axis modulate heme metabolism and inflammation in BV2 microglia cells  

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1 Small molecules activators of the Nrf2-HO-1 antioxidant axis modulate heme metabolism, 16163 Genova, Italy d Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Section of Pharmacology-associated protein-1; INF- , interferon- ISL, isoliquiritigenin; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; Nrf2, HF-E2 p45-related

Boyer, Edmond

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A Configurable Single-Axis, Multi-Parameter Lens Camera Morgan McGuire John F. Hughes Wojciech Matusik Hanspeter Pfister Frdo Durand Shree Nayar  

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for the increased light. One of the f /1.4 sensors is focussed on the background and one on the actor. An optimizer. This allows multiple video sensors to share an optical center. At each sensor, we vary the imaging parameters a small number of single-axis sensors for a specific application. We believe SAMPL is the first to support

Durand, Frédo

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he defining element of modern wind farms is the pro-peller-like structure known as a horizontal-axis wind  

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T he defining element of modern wind farms is the pro- peller-like structure known as a horizontal-axis wind turbine.Amarvel of engineering, the HAWT typically comprises more than 8000 parts, and its blades it converts wind energy into electricity. In 1920 Albert Betz derived a theoretical limit on that efficiency

Dabiri, John O.

482

A conceptual study of floating axis water current turbine for low-cost energy capturing from river, tide and ocean currents  

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The cost of utilizing kinetic energy of river stream, tidal and ocean current is considered to be higher than that of wind power generation because of difficulties in construction and maintenance of devices installed in seawater. As a solution to the problem, the authors propose a new concept of water stream turbine. The main idea is in the manner of supporting turbine. Although it is similar to a vertical axis turbine, the direction of turbine axis is not firmly fixed and its tilt angle is passively adjustable to the stream velocity. Since it does not have to keep the turbine axis in upright position, required structural strength and weight of the device will be reduced significantly. This paper describes the application ranging from the small hydro power in river streams to large application of tidal and ocean current turbine. In the large capacity plant for tidal stream and ocean current, the main mechanism of turbine axis support is the same as that of the wind turbine authors proposed in the previous paper. It leads to the further opportunity of cost reduction. The sample design of a multi-megawatt ocean current turbine shows the possibility of high economic performance of the concept. The results show that the cost of energy in the concept can be comparable to a land based wind turbine.

Hiromichi Akimoto; Kenji Tanaka; Kiyoshi Uzawa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-Dimensional Descriptions Based on the Analysis of the Invariant and Quasi-Invariant Properties of Some Curved-Axis Generalized Cylinders  

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AbstractWe address the recovery of object-level 3-D descriptions of some classes of curved-axis generalized cylinders. For this, the first part of the paper analyzes the projective properties of two common generic shapes, planar right constant generalized ... Keywords: Shape description, generalized cylinders, invariants, quasi-invariants, segmentation, grouping.

Mourad Zerroug; Ramakant Nevatia

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disruption of Laminin-Integrin-CD151-Focal Adhesion Kinase Axis Sensitizes Breast Cancer Cells to ErbB2 Antagonists  

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...Adhesion Kinase Axis Sensitizes Breast Cancer Cells to ErbB2 Antagonists Xiuwei H. Yang 1 Ludmila M. Flores 2 4 Qinglin Li 1 Pengcheng Zhou 3 Fenghui Xu 1 Ian E. Krop 2 Martin E. Hemler 1 Corresponding Author: Martin E. Hemler, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

Xiuwei H. Yang; Ludmila M. Flores; Qinglin Li; Pengcheng Zhou; Fenghui Xu; Ian E. Krop; Martin E. Hemler

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

485

Thin graphite bipolar plate with associated gaskets and carbon cloth flow-field for use in an ionomer membrane fuel cell  

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The present invention comprises a thin graphite plate with associated gaskets and pieces of carbon cloth that comprise a flow-field. The plate, gaskets and flow-field comprise a "plate and gasket assembly" for use in an ionomer membrane fuel cell, fuel cell stack or battery.

Marchetti, George A. (Western Springs, IL)

2003-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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Results mixed from pulsating flow tests of orifice-plate meters  

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This paper reports that laboratory tests on several commercially available orifice-plate meters for use in pulsating flow indicate that none yields acceptable accuracy. These tests suggested, however, that if the objective of monitoring pulsating flow is to indicate or quantify pulsation magnitudes for comparisons, then at least two instruments are acceptable. Use of such meters, particularly in low flow rate gathering systems, can be a viable alternative to attempting to reduce the intensity (amplitude and frequency) of pulsation by expensive installation and maintenance of chokes and bottles. Phillips Petroleum Co. set out to find a meter that would be sensitive enough to measure pulsating hydrocarbon flows with acceptable accuracy using the orifice plate. Several orifice measurement systems were simultaneously investigated at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio (SwRI).

Arasi, J.A. (Phillips Petroleum Co., Tananger (Norway))

1992-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Continious production of exfoliated graphite composite compositions and flow field plates  

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A process of continuously producing a more isotropic, electrically conductive composite composition is provided. The process comprises: (a) continuously supplying a compressible mixture comprising exfoliated graphite worms and a binder or matrix material, wherein the binder or matrix material is in an amount of between 3% and 60% by weight based on the total weight of the mixture; (b) continuously compressing the compressible mixture at a pressure within the range of from about 5 psi or 0.035 MPa to about 50,000 psi or 350 MPa in at least a first direction into a cohered graphite composite compact; and (c) continuously compressing the composite compact in a second direction, different from the first direction, to form the composite composition in a sheet or plate form. The process leads to composite plates with exceptionally high thickness-direction electrical conductivity.

Shi, Jinjun (Columbus, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Steel Plate Shear Walls: Efficient Structural Solution for Slender High-Rise in China  

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The 329.6 meter tall 74-story Jinta Tower in Tianjin, China, is expected, when complete, to be the tallest building in the world with slender steel plate shear walls used as the primary lateral load resisting system. The tower has an overall aspect ratio close to 1:8, and the main design challenge was to develop an efficient lateral system capable of resisting significant wind and seismic lateral loads, while simultaneously keeping wind induced oscillations under acceptable perception limits. This paper describes the process of selection of steel plate shear walls as the structural system, and presents the design philosophy, criteria and procedures that were arrived at by integrating the relevant requirements and recommendations of US and Chinese codes and standards, and current on-going research.

Mathias, Neville; Long, Eric [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States); Sarkisian, Mark [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States); Huang Zhihui [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, One Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (United States)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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The discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge was studied in atmospheric helium at 20 kHz. The discharge was predominately ignited in positive half cycle of applied voltage with sinusoidal waveform. The temporal evolution of the discharge was investigated vertically along the discharge gap and radically on the dielectric surface by time resolved imaging. It is found that a discharge column with a diameter of 2 mm was ignited above the pin electrode and expanded toward a plate electrode. On the dielectric surface with space charge accumulation, plasma disk in terms of plasma ring was formed with radius up to 25 mm. The expansion velocity of plasma ring can reach a hypersonic speed of 3.0 km/s. The ionization wave due to electron diffusion is considered to be the mechanism for plasma ring formation and dynamics.

Sun Liqun [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Huang, Xiaojiang [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jie [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jing; Shi, J. J. [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness measurement system for transparent plates using dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups  

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A low-cost high-precision thickness measurement system for transparent plates that uses dual digital versatile disc (DVD) pickups is proposed. The two DVD pickups are used as the transmitter and the receiver in the measurement system, respectively. One of the DVD pickups emits a laser to the other DVD pickup (receiver) and projects on the photodiode integrated circuit of the receiver. The transparent plate is placed in the optical path to change the focused point that will affect the focusing error signal (FES) of the receiver. Using the FES, a mathematical model for thickness measurement based on the geometric optical method is developed. The experimental results show that the accuracy is 1.5 {mu}m, and the uncertainty is estimated to be {+-}1.37 {mu}m for the measured thickness of 150{mu}m.

Liu, Chien-Hung; Yeh, Shien-Chang; Huang, Hsueh-Liang

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Friction Stir Welding in Nuclear Fuel Plate Fabrication  

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The friction bonding process combines desirable attributes of both friction stir welding and friction stir processing. The development of the process is spurred on by the need to fabricate thin, high density, reduced enrichment fuel plates for nuclear research reactors. The work seeks to convert research and test reactors currently operating on highly enriched uranium fuel to operate on low enriched uranium fuel without significant loss in reactor performance, safety characteristics, or significant increase in cost. In doing so, the threat of global nuclear material proliferation will be reduced. Feasibility studies performed on the process show that this is a viable option for mass production of plate-type nuclear fuel. Adapting the friction stir weld process for nuclear fuel fabrication has resulted in the development of several unique ideas and observations. Preliminary results of this adaptation and process model development are discussed.

D Burkes; P Medvedev; M Chapple; A Amritkar; P Wells; I Charit

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Dynamic vibration analysis of a swash-plate type water hydraulic motor  

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This paper presents the study of the dynamic analysis of a swash-plate water hydraulic motor in a modern water hydraulic system. A swash-plate mechanism is modeled as a system with three masses and 14 degrees of freedom (DOF). In order to evaluate the applicability of the dynamic model, the numerical simulation analysis of the dynamic response of the model due to pressure pulsation is presented and compared with experimental results. A series of the dynamic vibration characteristics of the water hydraulic piston motor are studied by the numerical simulation. It is effective for the model to simulate the vibration signal of the casing in the hydraulic motor. The waveform and frequency of the simulated signal is similar to the experimental signal. The simulated signals in other directions show that the vibration signals in all the directions mainly consist of the hydraulic pump and hydraulic motor rotational frequencies.

H.X. Chen; Patrick S.K. Chua; G.H. Lim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental simulation of the bubble membrane radiator using a rotating flat plate  

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The Bubble Membrane Radiator (BMR), to be used in space reactor systems, uses artificial gravity imposed on the working fluid by means of the centrifugal force to pump the fluid from the radiator. Experimental and analytical studies have been initiated to understand the nature of fluid and heat transport under the conditions of rotation. An experiment is described which measures the condensation of vapor on a rotating flat plate which is oriented normal to the earth's gravity vector to simulate the BMR physics. The relationship between vapor flow rates and rotation speed of the flat plate and a number of physical parameters including amount of condensate, overall heat transfer coefficient, and condensate film thickness are studied experimentally.

Al-Baroudi, H.; Klein, A.C. (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University, Radiation Center, C116 Corvallis, OR (USA)); Pauley, K.A. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Battelle Boulevard, Richland, WA (USA))

1991-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

497

Statistics of power injection in a plate set into chaotic vibration  

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A vibrating plate is set into a chaotic state of wave turbulence by either a periodic or a random local forcing. Correlations between the forcing and the local velocity response of the plate at the forcing point are studied. Statistical models with fairly good agreement with the experiments are proposed for each forcing. Both distributions of injected power have a logarithmic cusp for zero power, while the tails are Gaussian for the periodic driving and exponential for the random one. The distributions of injected work over long time intervals are investigated in the framework of the fluctuation theorem, also known as the Gallavotti-Cohen theorem. It appears that the conclusions of the theorem are verified only for the periodic, deterministic forcing. Using independent estimates of the phase space contraction, this result is discussed in the light of available theoretical framework.

Olivier Cadot; Arezki Boudaoud; Cyril Touz

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexture plate motion-transfer mechanism, beam-splitter assembly, and interferometer incorporating the same  

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A multiplicity of one-piece flexure plates are assembled in pairs to provide a support system on which a retroreflector may be mounted for reciprocal motion. Combined with balance bodies, the flexure plates provide a support system having portions that are dynamically and statically balanced with one another, irrespective of orientation, so as to thereby immunize the unit against extraneous forces. The motion transfer assembly is especially adapted for use to support a moving retroreflector in a two-arm interferometer that may further include a beamsplitter assembly constructed from a one-piece, integrally formed body, the body having convergent, optically flat planar surfaces of specular reflectance, and means for adjustably mounting a beamsplitter therein. The spectrometer is of modular construction, and employs an integrated clocking sub-assembly as well as a light-weight voice-coil motor.

Carangelo, Robert M. (Glastonbury, CT); Dettori, Mark D. (Farmington, CT); Grigely, Lawrence J. (South Windsor, CT); Murray, Terence C. (Winchester, MA); Solomon, Peter R. (West Hartford, CT); Van Dine, C. Peter (Bolton, CT); Wright, David D. (Vershire, VT)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Additional solutions to the free bending waves of a fluid loaded thick plate  

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Different researchers over the last few years have presented results showing how the root loci of the free bending waves of a fluid loaded infinite plate vary as a function of frequency and fluid properties. The purpose of this paper is to present other possible solutions of this paper and to indicate how the different modes can for few typical cases of interest shift from one Riemann sheet to the other.

Mauro Pierucci

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Methods in Offshore Geotechnics: Applications to Submarine Landslides and Anchor Plates  

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NUMERICAL METHODS IN OFFSHORE GEOTECHNICS: APPLICATIONS TO SUBMARINE LANDSLIDES AND ANCHOR PLATES A Dissertation by HAMID REZA NOURI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... Engineering Copyright 2013 Hamid Reza Nouri ii ABSTRACT The emphasis of this dissertation is on using numerical and plasticity based methods to study two main areas of offshore geotechnics. The first part of this dissertation focuses...

Nouri, Hamid Reza

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z