Sample records for behavior study analysis

  1. A database for the study of marine mammal behavior: Gap analysis, data standardization, and future directions

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    Shaffer, S A; Costa, Daniel P

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gap Analysis, Data Standardization, and Future Directionsdata, and 3) lack of standardization in data re- porting. Awas the lack of standardization and/or presentation of

  2. A database for the study of marine mammal behavior: Gap analysis, data standardization, and future directions

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    Shaffer, S A; Costa, Daniel P

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    directly for copies of the database and bib- liography. RCommunication _____________ A Database for the Study ofAbstract—A relational database that contained published

  3. Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012

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    Delmas, MA; Fischlein, M; Asensio, OI

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on residential electricity consumption. Behavior Modi?cationon household electricity consumption: a tool for savingon household electricity consumption: learning and social

  4. Information Strategies and Energy Conservation Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies from 1975-2011

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    Delmas, Magali; Fischlein, Miriam; Asensio, Omar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption When Exposed toResidential Electricity Consumption. Behavior Modification,on household electricity consumption: a tool for saving

  5. Analysis of the injection process in direct injected natural gas engines. Part 1: Study of unconfined and in-cylinder plume behavior

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    Jennings, M.J.; Jeske, F.R. (Ricardo North America, Burr Ridge, IL (United States))

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of natural gas (NG) direct injection (DI) processes has been performed using multidimensional computational fluid dynamics analysis. The purpose was to improve the understanding of mixing in DI NG engines. Calculations of injection into a constant-volume chamber were performed to document unconfined plume behavior. A full three-dimensional calculation of injection into a medium heavy-duty diesel engine cylinder was also performed to study plume behavior in engine geometries. The structure of the NG plume is characterized by a core of unmixed fuel confined to the near-field of the jet. This core contains the bulk of the unmixed fuel and is mixed by the turbulence generated by the jet shear layer. The NG plume development in the engine is dominated by combustion chamber surface interactions. A Coanda effect causes plume attachment to the cylinder head, which has a detrimental impact on mixing. Unconfined plume calculations with different nozzle hole sizes demonstrate that smaller nozzle holes are more effective at mixing the fuel and air.

  6. Sensitivity analysis of the fission gas behavior model in BISON.

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    Swiler, Laura Painton; Pastore, Giovanni [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fall, ID; Perez, Danielle [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fall, ID; Williamson, Richard [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fall, ID

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the result of a NEAMS project focused on sensitivity analysis of a new model for the fission gas behavior (release and swelling) in the BISON fuel performance code of Idaho National Laboratory. Using the new model in BISON, the sensitivity of the calculated fission gas release and swelling to the involved parameters and the associated uncertainties is investigated. The study results in a quantitative assessment of the role of intrinsic uncertainties in the analysis of fission gas behavior in nuclear fuel.

  7. Improve Your Study Skills with the Study Behavior Inventory!

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Improve Your Study Skills with the Study Behavior Inventory! Benefits Identify learning skills Comprehension *Note-Taking Style *Writing Skills *Test-Taking Skills *Test Anxiety The inventory consists of 46

  8. A Quantitative Analysis of Pricing Behavior In California's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000

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    Joskow, Paul; Kahn, Edward

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A Quantitative Analysis of Pricing Behavior In California's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000...

  9. Atomistic Study of the Melting Behavior of Single Crystalline...

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    and 110-oriented lateral facets, respectively. Citation: Wang Z, X Zu, F Gao, and WJ Weber.2007."Atomistic Study of the Melting Behavior of Single Crystalline Wurtzite Gallium...

  10. Spatial Models for Groundwater Behavioral Analysis in Regions of Maharashtra

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Spatial Models for Groundwater Behavioral Analysis in Regions of Maharashtra M.Tech Dissertation on groundwater and classified the years into good year if water levels are above the seasonal model in that year such as land-use, local hydrogeology. #12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Spatial Models

  11. Slug test data analysis in reservoirs with double porosity behavior

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    Mateen, K.; Ramey, H.J.

    1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pressure analysis for a slug test which corresponds to the flow period of a Drill Stem test is extended to wells in reservoirs with double porosity behavior. The modelling of fluid flow within the reservoir is achieved by considering reservoirs having homogeneously distributed regions of primary (matrix) and secondary (fissure) porosity. The matrix acts as a source and fissures connect with the well. The well conditions include wellbore storage and skin effect. Solutions were obtained for either pseudostate, or transient interporosity flow. The distinctive features of both solutions are identified. Results presented are applicable to both naturally fractured and layered reservoirs as long as only the high permeability layer conducts to the wellbore. An interpretation method based on type-curve matching is proposed. Type curves based on pseudosteady or transient interporosity flow are presented. These type curves are similar to existing single layer type curves with the addition of interporosity flow lines indicating double porosity behavior. Application of the type-curve matching technique can provide the interporosity flow parameter lambda, the storativity ratio, ..omega.., in addition to transmissivity kh/..mu.., and skin effect S. Ramey et al. presented type curves for a single homogeneous layer which required empirical correlation in terms of C /SUB D/ e /SUP 2s/ and t /SUB D/ /C /SUB D/. A formal solution showing wellbore pressure as a function of C /SUB D/ e /SUP 2s/ and t /SUB D/ /C /SUB D/ for a homogeneous reservoir is presented. This permits discussion of the approximation involved in Ramey et al. study.

  12. Analysis of the behavior of 5 axially loaded single piles in sand at Hunter's Point

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    Kon, Chee Min

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANALYSIS OF THE BEHAVIOR OF 5 AXIALLY LOADED SINGLE PILES IN SAND AT HUNTER'S POINT A Thesis by CHER MIN RON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1989 Major Subject; Civil Engineering ANALYSIS OF THE BEHAVIOR OF 5 AXIALLY LOADED SINGLE PILES IN SAND AT HUNTER'S POINT A Thesis by GHEE MIN RON Approved as to style and content by: Jean-Louis Briaud Chairman of Committee...

  13. Sensitivity analysis techniques for models of human behavior.

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    Bier, Asmeret Brooke

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human and social modeling has emerged as an important research area at Sandia National Laboratories due to its potential to improve national defense-related decision-making in the presence of uncertainty. To learn about which sensitivity analysis techniques are most suitable for models of human behavior, different promising methods were applied to an example model, tested, and compared. The example model simulates cognitive, behavioral, and social processes and interactions, and involves substantial nonlinearity, uncertainty, and variability. Results showed that some sensitivity analysis methods create similar results, and can thus be considered redundant. However, other methods, such as global methods that consider interactions between inputs, can generate insight not gained from traditional methods.

  14. Accommodating complexity and human behaviors in decision analysis.

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    Backus, George A.; Siirola, John Daniel; Schoenwald, David Alan; Strip, David R.; Hirsch, Gary B.; Bastian, Mark S.; Braithwaite, Karl R.; Homer, Jack [Homer Consulting

    2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report for a LDRD effort to address human behavior in decision support systems. One sister LDRD effort reports the extension of this work to include actual human choices and additional simulation analyses. Another provides the background for this effort and the programmatic directions for future work. This specific effort considered the feasibility of five aspects of model development required for analysis viability. To avoid the use of classified information, healthcare decisions and the system embedding them became the illustrative example for assessment.

  15. Relevance of behavioral and social models to the study of consumer energy decision making and behavior

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    Burns, B.A.

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report reviews social and behavioral science models and techniques for their possible use in understanding and predicting consumer energy decision making and behaviors. A number of models and techniques have been developed that address different aspects of the decision process, use different theoretical bases and approaches, and have been aimed at different audiences. Three major areas of discussion were selected: (1) models of adaptation to social change, (2) decision making and choice, and (3) diffusion of innovation. Within these three areas, the contributions of psychologists, sociologists, economists, marketing researchers, and others were reviewed. Five primary components of the models were identified and compared. The components are: (1) situational characteristics, (2) product characteristics, (3) individual characteristics, (4) social influences, and (5) the interaction or decision rules. The explicit use of behavioral and social science models in energy decision-making and behavior studies has been limited. Examples are given of a small number of energy studies which applied and tested existing models in studying the adoption of energy conservation behaviors and technologies, and solar technology.

  16. A study of driver behavior on freeway entrance ramps

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    Edwards, Fred Huntley

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIENCE August 1961 Major Subject: Civil Engineering A STUDY OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR ON FREEWAY ENTRANCE RAMPS A Thesis By FRED HUNTLEY EDWARDS Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Head of Department August 1961 TABLE... to the problem would be to provide a design which would encourage proper usage of the freeway ramp. At a 1960 meeting of The American Society of Civil Engineers, Mr. Charles Pinnell presented a paper in which he proposed the freeway entrance design shown...

  17. Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of fission gas behavior in engineering-scale fuel modeling

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    G. Pastore; L.P. Swiler; J.D. Hales; S.R. Novascone; D.M. Perez; B.W. Spencer; L. Luzzi; P. Van Uffelen; R.L. Williamson

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of uncertainties in fission gas behavior calculations as part of engineering-scale nuclear fuel modeling is investigated using the BISON fuel performance code and a recently implemented physics-based model for the coupled fission gas release and swelling. Through the integration of BISON with the DAKOTA software, a sensitivity analysis of the results to selected model parameters is carried out based on UO2 single-pellet simulations covering different power regimes. The parameters are varied within ranges representative of the relative uncertainties and consistent with the information from the open literature. The study leads to an initial quantitative assessment of the uncertainty in fission gas behavior modeling with the parameter characterization presently available. Also, the relative importance of the single parameters is evaluated. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis is carried out based on simulations of a fuel rod irradiation experiment, pointing out a significant impact of the considered uncertainties on the calculated fission gas release and cladding diametral strain. The results of the study indicate that the commonly accepted deviation between calculated and measured fission gas release by a factor of 2 approximately corresponds to the inherent modeling uncertainty at high fission gas release. Nevertheless, higher deviations may be expected for values around 10% and lower. Implications are discussed in terms of directions of research for the improved modeling of fission gas behavior for engineering purposes.

  18. applied behavior analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    and physiological effects of genetic mutations, drug action monitoring of rodent behavior in a home cage environment, either in a daylight condition (light-cycle) using Motai,...

  19. Analysis of Wind Power Ramping Behavior in ERCOT

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    Wan, Y. H.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report analyzes the wind power ramping behavior using 10-minute and hourly average wind power data from ERCOT and presents statistical properties of the large ramp events.

  20. An experimental and numerical study of wind turbine seismic behavior

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    Prowell, I.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assumes linear material response of the turbine tower evennon-linear material behavior in conjunction with turbinefor design of a turbine. When non-linear material behavior

  1. An experimental and numerical study of wind turbine seismic behavior

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    Prowell, I.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and dynamic behavior. ” Windpower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference and Exposition,

  2. Transient Analysis for Thermal and Moisture Behavior of Building Elements

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    Guo, X.; Chen, Y.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (,0)mx m= (10) 3.SOLVING METHOD Applying the Laplace transformation to Eqs.(3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8) with respect to t , they become 2 00 dTLSTTSm dx ??=?? + m (11) 2 00 dmDSmmST dx T? ?=?? + (12) 11 11 1 11 (,) [(,) ] (1... diffusivity approaches unity. So far, there have been many studies[3,8]concerned with the interactive effect between temperature and moisture, experimentally or analytically. However, for the convenience of analysis, most of the analytical investigations...

  3. EIA Buildings Analysis of Consumer Behavior in NEMS

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    2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 PV Wind Natural gas Other For more information 15 Behavioral Economics Experts Meeting,...

  4. Designing stable finite state machine behaviors using phase plane analysis and variable structure control

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    Feddema, J.T.; Robinett, R.D.; Driessen, B.J.

    1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses how phase plane analysis can be used to describe the overall behavior of single and multiple autonomous robotic vehicles with finite state machine rules. The importance of this result is that one can begin to design provably asymptotically stable group behaviors from a set of simple control laws and appropriate switching points with decentralized variable structure control. The ability to prove asymptotically stable group behavior is especially important for applications such as locating military targets or land mines.

  5. Mirror-Image Stimulation Applied to Field Behavioral Studies

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    Svendsen, Gerald E.; Armitage, Kenneth

    1973-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    aggre- sive female limits recruitment into the colony (Down- hower and Armitage 1971). The behavioral profiles derived from factor anal- ysis of MIS (Fig. 1) fit well with our field observa- tions of social behavior and activity patterns. Of those...

  6. Statistical Analysis of High-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Friction Stir Welded AA5083-H321

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    Grujicic, Mica

    Statistical Analysis of High-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Friction Stir Welded AA5083-H321 M. Grujicic AA5083, fatigue behavior, friction stir welding, maximum likelihood estimation 1. Introduction Friction stir welding (FSW) is a relatively new solid-state metal-joining process that was invented

  7. Analysis of the Behavior of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with Renewable Generations

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    Wong, Vincent

    Analysis of the Behavior of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with Renewable Generations Woongsup between electric vehicle charging stations (EVCSs) with renewable electricity generation facilities (REGFs electricity generation [1]. Therefore, renewable power generation will play a significant role in smart grid

  8. A steady state analysis code for prediction of behavior in loop heat pipes

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    Hamm, Trenton Allen

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to prepare an analysis raphics. code for the prediction of Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) behavior in steady-state operation. The FORTRAN program is then benchmarked with experimental data obtained in two orientations: 1...

  9. An analysis of bulk agricultural commodity buying behavior in selected developing economies

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    Moore, Kimberly Renee

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS OF BULK AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY BUYING BEHAVIOR IN SELECTED DEVELOPING ECONOMIES A Thesis by Kimberly Renee Moore Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ANALYSIS OF BULK AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY BUYING BEHAVIOR IN SELECTED DEVELOPING ECONOMIES A Thesis by Kimberly Renee Moore Approved as to style and content by: ( i n o Committee...

  10. Emplacement Gantry Gap Analysis Study

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    R. Thornley

    2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    To date, the project has established important to safety (ITS) performance requirements for structures, systems, and components (SSCs) based on the identification and categorization of event sequences that may result in a radiological release. These performance requirements are defined within the ''Nuclear Safety Design Bases for License Application'' (NSDB) (BSC 2005 [DIRS 171512], Table A-11). Further, SSCs credited with performing safety functions are classified as ITS. In turn, assurance that these SSCs will perform as required is sought through the use of consensus codes and standards. This gap analysis is based on the design completed for license application only. Accordingly, identification of ITS SSCs beyond those defined within the NSDB are based on designs that may be subject to further development during detail design. Furthermore, several design alternatives may still be under consideration to satisfy certain safety functions, and final selection will not be determined until further design development has occurred. Therefore, for completeness, alternative designs currently under consideration will be discussed throughout this study. This gap analysis will evaluate each code and standard identified within the ''Emplacement Gantry ITS Standards Identification Study'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 173586]) to ensure each ITS performance requirement is fully satisfied. When a performance requirement is not fully satisfied, a gap is highlighted. This study will identify requirements to supplement or augment the code or standard to meet performance requirements. Further, this gap analysis will identify nonstandard areas of the design that will be subject to a design development plan. Nonstandard components and nonstandard design configurations are defined as areas of the design that do not follow standard industry practices or codes and standards. Whereby, assurance that an SSC will perform as required may not be readily sought though the use of consensus standards. This gap analysis is prepared by the Emplacement and Retrieval (E&R) project team and is intended for the sole use of the Engineering department in work regarding the emplacement gantry. Yucca Mountain Project personnel from the E&R project team should be consulted before use of this gap analysis for purposes other than those stated herein or by individuals other than authorized by the Engineering department.

  11. Improved techniques for studying the temporal and spatial behavior of fish in a fixed location

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    Improved techniques for studying the temporal and spatial behavior of fish in a fixed location John for studying the temporal and spatial behavior of fish in a fixed location. ­ ICES Journal of Marine Science, 60: 700­706. There are many situations when it is important to know accurately the behavior of fish

  12. Behavioral Assays to Study Sensorimotor Deficit and Recovery in Rats Following Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion

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    Roman-Cruz, Glorian M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study was to identify a sensorimotor behavioral test that predicts infarct volume in animals with ischemic stroke. Stroke is the major cause of behavioral deficits in humans and research on stroke therapies require...

  13. Users’ Help-Seeking Behaviors within the Context of Computer Task Accomplishment: An Exploratory Study.

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    Wu, Lei

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This study investigated computer users’ help-seeking behaviors within the context of accomplishing a novel and challenging computer task. In addition, this study examined how different… (more)

  14. Now Available: Lakeland Electric SGIG Consumer Behavior Study...

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    Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014) Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers...

  15. Experimental Studies of the Tribological Behavior of Microelectromechanical Systems

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    Xiang, Hua

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering (3.1 Introduction Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)Behavior of Microelectromechanical Systems by Hua Xiang A

  16. Behavioral Economics Applied to Energy Demand Analysis: A Foundation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScience ProgramBackground8.0.1Vulture SpatialBECOMEBehaviorBehavior

  17. REMES Tool-chain A Set of Integrated Tools for Behavioral Modeling and Analysis of Embedded

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    Becker, Steffen

    components, (ii) a REMES simulator to test timing and resource behavior prior to formal analysis, and (iii and Subject Descriptors I.6.4 [Computing Methodologies]: Simulation and Modeling-- Model Validation and Analysis; D.2.2 [Software Engineering]: Design Tool and Techniques General Terms Design, Performance

  18. Analysis of the effect of matrix degradation on fatigue behavior of a graphite/epoxy laminate

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    Arenburg, Robert Thomas

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF MATRIX DEGRADATION ON FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF A GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATE A Thesis by ROBERT THOMAS ARENBURG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982 Major Subject: Civil Engineering ANALYSiS OF THE EFFECT OF MATRIX DEGRAOATION ON FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF A GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATE A Thesis by ROBERT THOMAS ARENBURG Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman...

  19. A laboratory study of the friction behavior of granular materials

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    Frye, Kevin M. (Kevin Michael), 1972-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I report on laboratory experiments designed to investigate the microphysical processes that result in rate- and state-dependent friction behavior and experiments designed to match the boundary conditions used by numerical ...

  20. Multi analysis of the effect of grain size on the dynamic behavior of microalloyed steels

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    Zurek, Anna K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Muszka, K [AGH; Majta, J [AGH; Wielgus, M [AGH

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study presents some aspects of multiscale analysis and modeling of variously structured materials behavior in quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions. The investigation was performed for two different materials of common application: high strength microalloyed steel (HSLA, X65), and as a reference more ductile material, Ti-IF steel. The MaxStrain technique and one pass hot rolling processes were used to produce ultrafine-grained and coarse-grained materials. The efficiency and inhomogeneity of microstructure refinement were examined because of their important role in work hardening and the initiation and growth of fracture under tensile stresses. It is shown that the combination of microstructures characterized by their different features contributes to the dynamic behavior and final properties of the product. In particular, the role of solute segregation at grain boundaries as well as precipitation of carbonitrides in coarse and ultrafine-grained structures is assessed. The predicted mechanical response of ultrafine-grained structures, using modified KHL model is in reasonable agreement with the experiments. This is a result of proper representation of the role of dislocation structure and the grain boundary and their multiscale effects included in this model.

  1. A study of grout flow pattern analysis

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    Lee, S. Y. [Savannah River National Lab., Aiken, SC (United States); Hyun, S. [Mercer Univ., Macon, GA (United States)

    2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A new disposal unit, designated as Salt Disposal Unit no. 6 (SDU6), is being designed for support of site accelerated closure goals and salt nuclear waste projections identified in the new Liquid Waste System plan. The unit is cylindrical disposal vault of 380 ft diameter and 43 ft in height, and it has about 30 million gallons of capacity. Primary objective was to develop the computational model and to perform the evaluations for the flow patterns of grout material in SDU6 as function of elevation of grout discharge port, and slurry rheology. A Bingham plastic model was basically used to represent the grout flow behavior. A two-phase modeling approach was taken to achieve the objective. This approach assumes that the air-grout interface determines the shape of the accumulation mound. The results of this study were used to develop the design guidelines for the discharge ports of the Saltstone feed materials in the SDU6 facility. The focusing areas of the modeling study are to estimate the domain size of the grout materials radially spread on the facility floor under the baseline modeling conditions, to perform the sensitivity analysis with respect to the baseline design and operating conditions such as elevation of discharge port, discharge pipe diameter, and grout properties, and to determine the changes in grout density as it is related to grout drop height. An axi-symmetric two-phase modeling method was used for computational efficiency. Based on the nominal design and operating conditions, a transient computational approach was taken to compute flow fields mainly driven by pumping inertia and natural gravity. Detailed solution methodology and analysis results are discussed here.

  2. An analysis of heating fuel market behavior, 1989--1990

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    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to fully assess the heating fuel crisis from a broader and longer-term perspective. Using EIA final, monthly data, in conjunction with credible information from non-government sources, the pricing phenomena exhibited by heating fuels in late December 1989 and early January 1990 are described and evaluated in more detail and more accurately than in the interim report. Additionally, data through February 1990 (and, in some cases, preliminary figures for March) make it possible to assess the market impact of movements in prices and supplies over the heating season as a whole. Finally, the longer time frame and the availability of quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission make it possible to weigh the impact of revenue gains in December and January on overall profits over the two winter quarters. Some of the major, related issues raised during the House and Senate hearings in January concerned the structure of heating fuel markets and the degree to which changes in this structure over the last decade may have influenced the behavior and financial performance of market participants. Have these markets become more concentrated Was collusion or market manipulation behind December's rising prices Did these, or other, factors permit suppliers to realize excessive profits What additional costs were incurred by consumers as a result of such forces These questions, and others, are addressed in the course of this report.

  3. USING COGNITIVE MODELING TO STUDY BEHAVIOR MODERATORS: PRE-TASK APPRAISAL AND ANXIETY

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    Ritter, Frank

    Health The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania Karen Quigley., Reifers, A., Klein, L. C., Quigley, K., & Schoelles, M. (2004). Using cognitive modeling to study behavior

  4. Analysis of Mandatory and Discretionary Lane Change Behaviors for Heavy Trucks

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    Peng, Huei

    Administration (NHTSA) in 2004. 500 lane changes with sedans and SUVs were used to examine lane change behaviors and safety envelope [5]. Another NHTSA project, the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study, with primary goal

  5. Understanding information seeking behavior through network traffic analysis

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    Weaver, Cyrus-Charles

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many of today's information workers use the Internet as a valuable first-choice source for new knowledge. As such, Internet based information seeking is a key part of how information workers find information. This study ...

  6. Statistical Analysis of Abnormal Electric Power Grid Behavior

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    Ferryman, Thomas A.; Amidan, Brett G.

    2010-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing a technique to analyze Phasor Measurement Unit data to identify typical patterns, atypical events and precursors to a blackout or other undesirable event. The approach combines a data-driven multivariate analysis with an engineering-model approach. The method identifies atypical events, provides a plane English description of the event, and the capability to use drill-down graphics for detailed investigations. The tool can be applied to the entire grid, individual organizations (e.g. TVA, BPA), or specific substations (e.g., TVA_CUMB). The tool is envisioned for (1) event investigations, (2) overnight processing to generate a Morning Report that characterizes the previous days activity with respect to previous activity over the previous 10-30 days, and (3) potentially near-real-time operation to support the grid operators. This paper presents the current status of the tool and illustrations of its application to real world PMU data collected in three 10-day periods in 2007.

  7. Preliminary analysis of fission gas behavior and fuel response during an LMFBR operational transient

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    Liu, Y.Y.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This summary presents results obtained from a preliminary analysis of gas behavior and oxide fuel response during an LMFBR operational transient. The DiMelfi and Deitrich model is extrapolated to operational transient regimes to delineate brittle versus ductile fuel response modes. All pertinent parameters necessary for application of the DiMelfi and Deitrich model were obtained from the LIFE-3 code.

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .). In the aerospace industry, robot starts to be used for complex applications such as drilling, riveting, fiberDynamic 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

  9. Copper(I) Cyanide Networks: Synthesis, Luminescence Behavior and Thermal Analysis. Part 1. Diimine Ligands

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    Pike, Robert D.

    materials derived from copper(I) halides.3 However, the resistance of copper(I) halides toward oxidationCopper(I) Cyanide Networks: Synthesis, Luminescence Behavior and Thermal Analysis. Part 1. Diimine are noted for the novel 4- and 5-coordinate Cu2- (CN)2 dimers. Thermal analyses show that most

  10. A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System Requirements

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System interest in Patent Information Retrieval, there is a need to better understand the context associated with patent users, their tasks, needs and expectations of patent search systems and applications. Patent

  11. A SHARP ANALYSIS ON THE ASYMPTOTIC BEHAVIOR OF THE DURBIN-WATSON STATISTIC FOR THE FIRST-ORDER

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A SHARP ANALYSIS ON THE ASYMPTOTIC BEHAVIOR OF THE DURBIN-WATSON STATISTIC FOR THE FIRST a sharp analysis on the as- ymptotic behavior of the Durbin-Watson statistic. We focus our attention for the Durbin-Watson statistic. Finally, we propose a new bilateral statistical test for residual

  12. Skyrmion Behavior Revealed by Two X-Ray Studies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmitted forHighlightsSeminarsSiliconSite Map TUNLSkyrmion Behavior Revealed

  13. Skyrmion Behavior Revealed by Two X-Ray Studies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmitted forHighlightsSeminarsSiliconSite Map TUNLSkyrmion Behavior

  14. Skyrmion Behavior Revealed by Two X-Ray Studies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administrationcontroller systemsBi (2)SharingTiO2(110). | EMSLStartup AmericaSkyrmion Behavior

  15. Robot Deception and Squirrel Behavior: A Case Study in Bioinspired Robotics

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    Robot Deception and Squirrel Behavior: A Case Study in Bio­inspired Robotics Jaeeun Shim and Ronald C. Arkin Mobile Robot Laboratory, School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology and human beings is deception. Deceptive behavior in robotics is potentially beneficial in several domains

  16. A computational study of nodal-based tetrahedral element behavior.

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    Gullerud, Arne S.

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report explores the behavior of nodal-based tetrahedral elements on six sample problems, and compares their solution to that of a corresponding hexahedral mesh. The problems demonstrate that while certain aspects of the solution field for the nodal-based tetrahedrons provide good quality results, the pressure field tends to be of poor quality. Results appear to be strongly affected by the connectivity of the tetrahedral elements. Simulations that rely on the pressure field, such as those which use material models that are dependent on the pressure (e.g. equation-of-state models), can generate erroneous results. Remeshing can also be strongly affected by these issues. The nodal-based test elements as they currently stand need to be used with caution to ensure that their numerical deficiencies do not adversely affect critical values of interest.

  17. Chemical systems for improved oil recovery: Phase behavior, oil recovery, and mobility control studies

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    Llave, F.; Gall, B.; Gao, H., Scott, L., Cook, I.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected surfactant systems containing a series of ethoxylated nonionic surfactants in combination with an anionic surfactant system have been studied to evaluate phase behavior as well as oil recovery potential. These experiments were conducted to evaluate possible improved phase behavior and overall oil recovery potential of mixed surfactant systems over a broad range of conditions. Both polyacrylamide polymers and Xanthan biopolymers were evaluated. Studies were initiated to use a chemical flooding simulation program, UTCHEM, to simulate oil recovery for laboratory and field applications and evaluate its use to simulate oil saturation distributions obtained in CT-monitoring of oil recovery experiments. The phase behavior studies focused on evaluating the effect of anionic-nonionic surfactant proportion on overall phase behavior. Two distinct transition behaviors were observed, depending on the dominant surfactant in the overall system. The first type of transition corresponded to more conventional behavior attributed to nonionic-dominant surfactant systems. This behavior is manifested by an oil-water-surfactant system that inverts from a water-external (highly conducting) microemulsion to an oil-external (nonconducting) one, as a function of temperature. The latter type which inverts in an opposite manner can be attributed to the separation of the anionic-nonionic mixtures into water- and oil-soluble surfactants. Both types of transition behavior can still be used to identify relative proximity to optimal areas. Determining these transition ranges provided more insight on how the behavior of these surfactant mixtures was affected by altering component proportions. Efforts to optimize the chemical system for oil displacement experiments were also undertaken. Phase behavior studies with systems formulated with biopolymer in solution were conducted.

  18. Managerial Coaching Behavior and Employee Outcomes: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis

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    Kim, Sewon

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ‘s alpha estimates for reliability, correlation analysis, two-step modeling techniques for structural equation modeling, and Sobel tests were the analysis methods used in the study. The results of the analyses indicated that the hypothesized conceptual...

  19. An Atomistic Study of the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocomposite Interfaces

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    Awasthi, Amnaya P.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The research presented in this dissertation pertains to the evaluation of stiffness of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a multiscale framework and modeling of the interfacial mechanical behavior in CNT-polymer nanocomposites. The goal is to study...

  20. An experimental and numerical study of wind turbine seismic behavior

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    Prowell, I.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    studied were vertical axis wind turbines, which are nottesting of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT). For example,vertical axis turbines (VAWTs). Gradually, as the industry matured, most design concepts standardized on horizontal axis wind turbines (

  1. A parametric study of thermomechanical behavior of functionally gradient materials

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    Chin, Che-Doong

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (FSDT) that accounts for the transverse shear strains and the rotations, coupled with a three dimensional heat conduction equation is formulated for a functionally gradient plate. Both problems are studied by varying the volume fraction of a ceramic...

  2. Forebay Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling for The Dalles Dam to Support Behavior Guidance System Siting Studies

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    Rakowski, Cynthia L.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Serkowski, John A.; Johnson, Gary E.

    2005-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models were developed to support the siting and design of a behavioral guidance system (BGS) structure in The Dalles Dam (TDA) forebay on the Columbia River. The work was conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (CENWP). The CFD results were an invaluable tool for the analysis, both from a Regional and Agency perspective (for the fish passage evaluation) and a CENWP perspective (supporting the BGS design and location). The new CFD model (TDA forebay model) included the latest bathymetry (surveyed in 1999) and a detailed representation of the engineered structures (spillway, powerhouse main, fish, and service units). The TDA forebay model was designed and developed in a way that future studies could easily modify or, to a large extent, reuse large portions of the existing mesh. This study resulted in these key findings: (1) The TDA forebay model matched well with field-measured velocity data. (2) The TDA forebay model matched observations made at the 1:80 general physical model of the TDA forebay. (3) During the course of this study, the methodology typically used by CENWP to contour topographic data was shown to be inaccurate when applied to widely-spaced transect data. Contouring methodologies need to be revisited--especially before such things as modifying the bathymetry in the 1:80 general physical model are undertaken. Future alignments can be evaluated with the model staying largely intact. The next round of analysis will need to address fish passage demands and navigation concerns. CFD models can be used to identify the most promising locations and to provide quantified metrics for biological, hydraulic, and navigation criteria. The most promising locations should then be further evaluated in the 1:80 general physical model.

  3. Exploratory factor analysis in behavior genetics research: Factor recovery with small sample sizes

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    Preacher, K. J.; MacCallum, R. C.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of a Monte Carlo study of exploratory factor analysis demonstrate that in studies characterized by low sample sizes the population factor structure can be adequately recovered if communalities are high, model error ...

  4. Analysis and Modeling of Skywave Behavior Sherman Lo, Stanford University, Robert Wenzel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Per Enge,

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    Stanford University

    Analysis and Modeling of Skywave Behavior Sherman Lo, Stanford University, Robert Wenzel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Per Enge, Stanford University 1.0 Introduction Skywave signals are an inherent part

  5. Dilatation-strain analysis of the effects of flaws on the mechanical behavior of a highly filled elastomer

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    Smith, Benjamin Ray

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    DILATATION-STRAIN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FLANS ON THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF A HIGHLY FILLED ELASTOMER A Thesis By BENJAMIN RAY SMITH Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1966 Major Subject. 'Aerospace Engineering DILATATION-STRAIN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FLAWS ON THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF A HIGHLY FILLED ELASTOMER A Thesis By BENJAMIN RAY SMITH Approved...

  6. Political science is the study of governments, political processes, public policies and political behavior by groups

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Political science is the study of governments, political processes, public policies and political behavior by groups or individuals. Coursework is divided into four areas of study: American Politics. U.S. political institutions at the national level (e.g., Congress, Presidency, Judiciary), state and local

  7. Studying the sintering behavior of BeO{sub x}-SiC{sub 1-x} Composite ceramic Material

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    Issa, Tarik Talib [Department of physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Jadiriya, Baghdad (Iraq)

    2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The sintering behavior for BeO-SiC compacts composite ceramic at different sintering temperatures in air were conducted, resulting data indicated that the percentage of SiC (Wt% 5) sintered at 800 C deg. lead to higher sintering density of (1.80 gm/cm3). The x-ray diffraction pattern analysis indicated nothing change concerning the crystal structure. Microstructure development has been studied as a function SiC content. Silicon carbide found to be suppressed the sinter ability of the matrix BeO powder.

  8. Mechanical Behavior Studies of Depleted Uranium in the Presence of Hydrides

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    Garlea, E.; Morrell, J. S.; Bridges, R. L.; Powell, G. L.; Brown, d. W.; Sisneros, T. A.; Tome, C. N.; Vogel, S. C.

    2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This project addresses critical issues related to aging in the presence of hydrides (UH{sub 3}) in DU and the subsequent effect on mechanical behavior. Rolled DU specimens with three different hydrogen concentrations and the as-rolled condition were studied. The texture measurements indicate that the hydrogen charging is affecting the initial as-rolled DU microstructure/texture. The macroscopic mechanical behavior suggests the existence of a threshold between the 0 wpmm H and 0.3 wppm H conditions. A VPSC simulation of the macroscopic strain-stress behavior, when taking into account only a texture effect, shows no agreement with the experiment. This suggests that the macroscopic mechanical behavior observed is indeed due to the presence of hydrogen/hydrides in the DU bulk. From the lattice strain variation it can be concluded that the hydrogen is affecting the magnitude and/or the nature of CRSS. The metallography indicates the specimens that underwent the hydrogen charging process, developed large grains and twinning, which were enhanced by the presence of hydrogen. Further studies using electron microscopy and modeling will be conducted to learn about the deformation mechanisms responsible for the observed behavior.

  9. Study of fire retardant behavior of carbon nanotube membranes and carbon nanofiber paper in carbon fiber

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    Das, Suman

    were incorporated onto the surface of epoxy carbon fiber composites, as proposed fire shieldsStudy of fire retardant behavior of carbon nanotube membranes and carbon nanofiber paper in carbon fiber reinforced epoxy composites Qiang Wu, Wei Zhu, Chuck Zhang *, Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang Department

  10. Domino of the Smart Grid: An Empirical Study of System Behaviors in the Interdependent Network

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    Wang, Wenye

    critical metrics to indicate the possibility of the potential fault spreading in the smart grid. Our work1 Domino of the Smart Grid: An Empirical Study of System Behaviors in the Interdependent Network and Limin Sun, Member, IEEE Abstract--The smart grid features a unique network architec- ture that consists

  11. What's in a Name: A Study of Names, Gender Inference, and Gender Behavior in Facebook

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    Saxena, Nitesh

    What's in a Name: A Study of Names, Gender Inference, and Gender Behavior in Facebook Cong Tang-SWS, Kaiserslautern, Germany Email: rchen@mpi-sws.org Abstract. In this paper, by crawling Facebook public profile probability. First, we use the name list as part of a novel and powerful technique for inferring Facebook

  12. Neutron diffraction study of the contribution of grain contacts to nonlinear stress-strain behavior

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    Neutron diffraction study of the contribution of grain contacts to nonlinear stress-strain behavior performed simultaneous neutron diffraction and quasi-static loading experiments on a selection of rocks to experimentally isolate the response of these contact regions. Neutron diffraction measures strain in the lattice

  13. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in breast cancer survivors : randomized controlled crossover study

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    Fiorentino, Lavinia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    C. , & Bouchard, S. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral therapy forQuillian, R. E. (2001). Cognitive behavioral therapy forT. , & Posner, D. (2005). Cognitive behavioral treatment of

  14. An Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on the Behavior of Children with Autism

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    Hyman, Sarah R.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The current study experimentally evaluated the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism using a multiple baseline across participants design and a wait-list control group for comparison ...

  15. AKUFVE studies on extraction behavior of neptunium from simulated HLW solutions by 30% TBP

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    Chitnis, R.R.; Wattal, P.K.; Murali, M.S.; Nair, G.C.; Mathur, J.N. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The extraction behavior of neptunium from 3 M nitric acid as well as simulated pressurized heavy water reactor high level radioactive waste (PHWR-HLW) solution by 30% TBP/dodecane was studied using AKUFVE. Np(IV)/Np(V) was oxidized to Np(VI) using oxidizing agents, such as K{sub 2}Cr{sub 2}O{sub 7}, VO{sub 2}{sup +} and NaNO{sub 2}. Stripping of neptunium from the loaded TBP phase was studied using reducing agents like hydrogen peroxide, ascorbic acid, hydroxylamine hydrochloride and hydrazine sulfate. Results of these extraction and stripping studies have been discussed in this paper.

  16. QUENCH STUDIES AND PREHEATING ANALYSIS OF SEAMLESS

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    Palczewski, Ari [JLAB; Geng, Rongli [JLAB; Eremeev, Grigory [JLAB

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the alternative manufacturing technologies for SRF cavities is hydroforming from seamless tubes. Although this technology has produced cavities with gradient and Q-values comparable to standard EBW/EP cavities, a few questions remain. One of these questions is whether the quench mechanism in hydroformed cavities is the same as in standard electron beam welded cavities. Towards this effort Jefferson Lab performed quench studies on 2 9 cell seamless hydroformed cavities. These cavities include DESY's - Z163 and Z164 nine-cell cavities hydroformed at DESY. Initial Rf test results Z163 were published in SRF2011. In this report we will present post JLAB surface re-treatment quench studies for each cavity. The data will include OST and T-mapping quench localization as well as quench location preheating analysis comparing them to the observations in standard electron beam welded cavities.

  17. ANALYSIS OF THE SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF RAIL PAD ASSEMBLIES AS A COMPONENT OF THE CONCRETE SLEEPER FASTENING SYSTEM

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Fastening System RAIL PAD ASSEMBLY LATERAL DISPLACEMENT FAILURE MODE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS (FMEA) INTRODUCTION life · FMEA is used to define, identify, evaluate and eliminate potential failures from the system · FMEA was used to guide the process of answering questions related to the component behavior and also

  18. Exploratory Studies Facility Subsurface Fire Hazards Analysis

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    Richard C. Logan

    2002-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this Fire Hazard Analysis (FHA) is to confirm the requirements for a comprehensive fire and related hazards protection program for the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) are sufficient to minimize the potential for: The occurrence of a fire or related event; A fire that causes an unacceptable on-site or off-site release of hazardous or radiological material that will threaten the health and safety of employees, the public or the environment; Vital U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs suffering unacceptable interruptions as a result of fire and related hazards; Property losses from a fire and related events exceeding limits established by DOE; and Critical process controls and safety class systems being damaged as a result of a fire and related events.

  19. Exploratory Studies Facility Subsurface Fire Hazards Analysis

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    J. L. Kubicek

    2001-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this Fire Hazard Analysis (FHA) is to confirm the requirements for a comprehensive fire and related hazards protection program for the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) are sufficient to minimize the potential for: (1) The occurrence of a fire or related event. (2) A fire that causes an unacceptable on-site or off-site release of hazardous or radiological material that will threaten the health and safety of employees, the public or the environment. (3) Vital US. Department of Energy (DOE) programs suffering unacceptable interruptions as a result of fire and related hazards. (4) Property losses from a fire and related events exceeding limits established by DOE. (5) Critical process controls and safety class systems being damaged as a result of a fire and related events.

  20. autism behavior checklist: Topics by E-print Network

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    social behavior and communication. Other research methodologies, such as retrospective home video analysis and individual case studies, show that social and communicative deficits...

  1. Phase Behavior, Solid Organic Precipitation, and Mobility Characterization Studies in Support of Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery on the Alaska North Slope

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    Shirish Patil; Abhijit Dandekar; Santanu Khataniar

    2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The medium-heavy oil (viscous oil) resources in the Alaska North Slope are estimated at 20 to 25 billion barrels. These oils are viscous, flow sluggishly in the formations, and are difficult to recover. Recovery of this viscous oil requires carefully designed enhanced oil recovery processes. Success of these recovery processes is critically dependent on accurate knowledge of the phase behavior and fluid properties, especially viscosity, of these oils under variety of pressure and temperature conditions. This project focused on predicting phase behavior and viscosity of viscous oils using equations of state and semi-empirical correlations. An experimental study was conducted to quantify the phase behavior and physical properties of viscous oils from the Alaska North Slope oil field. The oil samples were compositionally characterized by the simulated distillation technique. Constant composition expansion and differential liberation tests were conducted on viscous oil samples. Experiment results for phase behavior and reservoir fluid properties were used to tune the Peng-Robinson equation of state and predict the phase behavior accurately. A comprehensive literature search was carried out to compile available compositional viscosity models and their modifications, for application to heavy or viscous oils. With the help of meticulously amassed new medium-heavy oil viscosity data from experiments, a comparative study was conducted to evaluate the potential of various models. The widely used corresponding state viscosity model predictions deteriorate when applied to heavy oil systems. Hence, a semi-empirical approach (the Lindeloff model) was adopted for modeling the viscosity behavior. Based on the analysis, appropriate adjustments have been suggested: the major one is the division of the pressure-viscosity profile into three distinct regions. New modifications have improved the overall fit, including the saturated viscosities at low pressures. However, with the limited amount of geographically diverse data, it is not possible to develop a comprehensive predictive model. Based on the comprehensive phase behavior analysis of Alaska North Slope crude oil, a reservoir simulation study was carried out to evaluate the performance of a gas injection enhanced oil recovery technique for the West Sak reservoir. It was found that a definite increase in viscous oil production can be obtained by selecting the proper injectant gas and by optimizing reservoir operating parameters. A comparative analysis is provided, which helps in the decision-making process.

  2. A comparative study of teacher playground behavior and the levels of play in 4 and 5 year-old children

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    Viruru, Radhika

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TEACHER PLAYGROUND BEHAVIOR AND THE LEVELS OF PLAY IN FOUR AND FIVE YEAR-OLD CHILDREN A Thesis by Approved as to style and content by: Do glas C. Godwin ( Chair of Committee ) David G. Armstron ( Member ) Walter F.... Stenning ( Member ) William H. Peters ( Head of Department ) May 1990 A Comparative Study of Teacher Playground Behavior and the Levels of Play in Four and Five Year-Old Children. (May 1990) Radhika Viruru, BA. (Hons. ), Banaras Hindu University...

  3. Dusky dolphins of Kaikoura, New Zealand: behavioral effects of genetic sampling and analysis of population structure

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    Harlin, April Dawn

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    prolonged "slicing" behavior, indicating a flight response to sampling. Tail isla ? -Dolphin flexed its caudal region and brought it forcefully down on the water, making a large splash and loud slap. This behavior is thought to be an indicator... Table 1. Summary of behavioral responses of dusky dolphins to sampling. Responses Treatment (a=315) Control (n=48) Move Right/Left 47'io 29'/o Dive 12ao 17'/o Increase Speed 21'/o 8o/ Tail Slap Startle (I'/o 2o/o 0'so 0so No Response 18'to 46...

  4. Analysis and separation of time-frequency components in signals with chaotic behavior

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    Benjamin Ricaud; Francoise Briolle; F. Clairet

    2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of chaotic signals with time-frequency methods is considered. For this purpose, two new transformations are presented which consist in the decomposition of a signal onto an orthogonal set of respectively linear and hyperbolic chirps. The linear chirp transformation is able to discriminate and extract particular chaotic components in non-stationary square integrable signals. This is demonstrated in an example studying the reflectometry measures of a turbulent plasma. The hyperbolic chirp transformation is designed for the detection and extraction of chaotic parts in self-similar processes such as stochastic motions. Mathematical connections are made between these two methods and other well-known transformations.

  5. Likelihood and Bayesian signal processing methods for the analysis of auditory neural and behavioral data

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    Dreyer, Anna Alexandra

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing a consensus on how to model neural and behavioral responses and to quantify important response properties is a challenging signal processing problem because models do not always adequately capture the data and ...

  6. Examining changes in transit passenger travel behavior through a Smart Card activity analysis

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    Mojica, Carlos H

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transit passenger behavior is an area of major interest for public transportation agencies. The relationship between ridership and maintenance projects, however, is unexplored but increasingly relevant in the era of aging ...

  7. Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study Analysis

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    Cappers, Peter

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    technologies that facilitate customer control, automation and information/feedback on customer energy usage.technologies that facilitate customer control, automation and information/feedback on customer energy usage.usage patterns due to exposure to time-varying rates and enabling technologies.

  8. Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study Analysis

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    Cappers, Peter

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lakeland Electric ..National Laboratory LE Lakeland Electric MMLD Marbleheadutilities (e.g. , Lakeland Electric and Sacramento Municipal

  9. Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study Analysis

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    Cappers, Peter

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental Energy Technologies Division May 2013 The workyear. Control/information technology treatments include themetering—cost-effective technology did not exist at that

  10. analysis study final: Topics by E-print Network

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    University of 198 Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV Power Transmission, Distribution and Plants Websites Summary: Final Project Report Power...

  11. ITP Chemicals: Chemical Bandwidth Study - Energy Analysis: A...

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

    Chemical Bandwidth Study - Energy Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Identifying Process Inefficiencies in the U.S. Chemical Industry, Industrial Technologies Program, DRAFT Summary...

  12. analysis tga study: Topics by E-print Network

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    an additional layer of security. The paper then describes h Stanford University 88 Energy Management and Cost Analysis (A case study) CiteSeer Summary: Abstract Lighting...

  13. analysis study cgsc: Topics by E-print Network

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    an additional layer of security. The paper then describes h Stanford University 80 Energy Management and Cost Analysis (A case study) CiteSeer Summary: Abstract Lighting...

  14. Technical program to study the benefits of nonlinear analysis methods in LWR component designs. Technical report TR-3723-1

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    Raju, P. P.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the study program to assess the benefits of nonlinear analysis methods in Light Water Reactor (LWR) component designs. The current study reveals that despite its increased cost and other complexities, nonlinear analysis is a practical and valuable tool for the design of LWR components, especially under ASME Level D service conditions (faulted conditions) and it will greatly assist in the evaluation of ductile fracture potential of pressure boundary components. Since the nonlinear behavior is generally a local phenomenon, the design of complex components can be accomplished through substructuring isolated localized regions and evaluating them in detail using nonlinear analysis methods.

  15. Enhanced divergent thinking and creativity in musicians: A behavioral and near-infrared spectroscopy study

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    Park, Sohee

    Enhanced divergent thinking and creativity in musicians: A behavioral and near-infrared 2008 Available online 23 August 2008 Keywords: Creativity Divergent thinking Prefrontal cortex Near-infrared participants, using behavioral tasks and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Experiment 1 examined convergent

  16. Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: Composition Analysis and Fluorescence Background Behavior

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    ARTICLE Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: Composition Analysis and Fluorescence Background performed using Stokes Raman scattering for compositional analysis of algae. Two algal species, Chlorella while acquiring Raman signals from the algae. The time dependence of fluorescence background is char

  17. Application of parameter analysis principles in design: an experimental study

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    Rojanavanich, Vinai

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    APPLICATION OF PARAMETER ANALYSIS PRINCIPLES IN DESIGN: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY A Thesis by VINAI ROJANAVANICH 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 August 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering APPLICATION OF PARAMETER ANALYSIS PRINCIPLES IN DESIGN: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY A Thesis by VINAI ROJANAVANICH Approved as to style and content by: David G. sson (Chair...

  18. Analysis of Online Social Networks to Understand Information Sharing Behaviors Through Social Cognitive Theory

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    Yoon, Hong-Jun [ORNL] [ORNL; Tourassi, Georgia [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analyzing the contents of online social networks is an effective process for monitoring and understanding peoples behaviors. Since the nature of conversation and information propagation is similar to traditional conversation and learning, one of the popular socio-cognitive methods, social cognitive theory was applied to online social networks to. Two major news topics about colon cancer were chosen to monitor traffic of Twitter messages. The activity of leaders on the issue (i.e., news companies or people will prior Twitter activity on topics related to colon cancer) was monitored. In addition, the activity of followers , people who never discussed the topics before, but replied to the discussions was also monitored. Topics that produce tangible benefits such as positive outcomes from appropriate preventive actions received dramatically more attention and online social media traffic. Such characteristics can be explained with social cognitive theory and thus present opportunities for effective health campaigns.

  19. Treatment of methyl tert-butyl ether vapors in a biotrickling filters. 2. Analysis of the rate-limiting step and behavior under transient conditions

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    Fortin, N.Y.; Deshusses, M.A. [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering] [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed experiments were performed with gas phase biotrickling filters treating vapors of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive of great environmental concern. A particular emphasis was placed on the analysis of the rate-limiting step, and it was found that the process was mostly limited by the biological reaction rather than by mass transfer. Further experiments involved the study of the dynamic behavior of the biotrickling filters under simulated field conditions. In all cases, the biotrickling filters adapted rapidly to the new conditions, and new steady states were obtained within hours. The relevance of the results and the implications as far as implementation of biotrickling filters for field MTBE treatment are discussed.

  20. Behavior of an heterogeneous annular FBR core during an unprotected loss of flow accident: Analysis of the primary phase with SAS-SFR

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    Massara, S.; Schmitt, D.; Bretault, A.; Lemasson, D.; Darmet, G.; Verwaerde, D. [EDF R and D, 1, Avenue du General de Gaulle, 92141 Clamart (France); Struwe, D.; Pfrang, W.; Ponomarev, A. [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie KIT, Institut fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik INR, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Gebaude 521, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of a substantial improvement on FBR core safety connected to the development of a new Gen IV reactor type, heterogeneous core with innovative features are being carefully analyzed in France since 2009. At EDF R and D, the main goal is to understand whether a strong reduction of the Na-void worth - possibly attempting a negative value - allows a significant improvement of the core behavior during an unprotected loss of flow accident. Also, the physical behavior of such a core is of interest, before and beyond the (possible) onset of Na boiling. Hence, a cutting-edge heterogeneous design, featuring an annular shape, a Na-plena with a B{sub 4}C plate and a stepwise modulation of fissile core heights, was developed at EDF by means of the SDDS methodology, with a total Na-void worth of -1 $. The behavior of such a core during the primary phase of a severe accident, initiated by an unprotected loss of flow, is analyzed by means of the SAS-SFR code. This study is carried-out at KIT and EDF, in the framework of a scientific collaboration on innovative FBR severe accident analyses. The results show that the reduction of the Na-void worth is very effective, but is not sufficient alone to avoid Na-boiling and, hence, to prevent the core from entering into the primary phase of a severe accident. Nevertheless, the grace time up to boiling onset is greatly enhanced in comparison to a more traditional homogeneous core design, and only an extremely low fraction of the fuel (<0.1%) enters into melting at the end of this phase. A sensitivity analysis shows that, due to the inherent neutronic characteristics of such a core, the gagging scheme plays a major role on the core behavior: indeed, an improved 4-zones gagging scheme, associated with an enhanced control rod drive line expansion feed-back effect, finally prevents the core from entering into sodium boiling. This major conclusion highlights both the progress already accomplished and the need for more detailed future analyses, particularly concerning: the neutronic burn-up scheme, the modeling of the diagrid effect and the control rod drive line expansion feed-backs, as well as the primary/secondary systems thermal-hydraulics behavior. (authors)

  1. An investigation of cyclist behavior at intersections

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    Hottenstein, Aaron Mabery

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CHARACTERISTICS BICYCLE FACILITY DESIGN BICYCLIST BEHAVIOR AND ACCIDENT STUDIES STATISTICAL PROCEDURES SUMMARY 24 40 44 CHAPTER III BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY Page 46 ASSUMPTIONS DATA COLLECTION . DATA REDUCTION DATA ANALYSIS 47 47 52 59 IV... 1. Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crash Types, Including Percent of Injuries and Fatalities 2. Class B Accident Types at Controlled Intersections Page 25 26 3. Intended Intersection Maneuver for Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes . . . , . . . . 29 4...

  2. Computational Study of the Hydrodynamic Behavior during Air Discharge through a Sparger Submerged in the Condensation Pool

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    Ahn, Hyung-Joon; Bang, Young-Seok; Kim, In-Goo; Kim, Hho-Jung [Regulatory Research Div., Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, 19 Kusongdong Yusongku Taejon (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Byeong-Eun; Kwon, Soon-Bum [School of Mech. Eng., Kyungpook National University, 1370, Sankyuk-dong, Puk-ku, Daegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The In-containment Refueling Water Storage Tank (IRWST) has the function of heat sink when steam is released from the pressurizer. The hydrodynamic behaviors occurring at the sparger are very complex because of the wide variety of operating conditions and the complex geometry. Hydrodynamic behavior when air is discharged through a sparger in a condensation pool is investigated using CFD techniques in the present study. The effect of pressure acting on the sparger header during both water and air discharge through the sparger is studied. In addition, pressure oscillation occurring during air discharge through the sparger is studied for a better understanding of mechanisms of air discharge and a better design of the IRWST, including sparger. (authors)

  3. Asymptotic behavior and Hamiltonian analysis of anti-de Sitter gravity coupled to scalar fields

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    Henneaux, Marc [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile); Physique theorique et mathematique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay Institutes, ULB-Campus Plaine C.P.231, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium); Martinez, Cristian [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile); Troncoso, Ricardo [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile); Zanelli, Jorge [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile)]. E-mail: jz@cecs.cl

    2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine anti-de Sitter gravity minimally coupled to a self-interacting scalar field in D>=4 dimensions when the mass of the scalar field is in the range m{sub *}{sup 2}=behavior, one can still formulate asymptotic conditions (i) that are anti-de Sitter invariant; and (ii) that allows the construction of well-defined and finite Hamiltonian generators for all elements of the anti-de Sitter algebra. This requires imposing a functional relationship on the coefficients a, b that control the two independent terms in the asymptotic expansion of the scalar field. The anti-de Sitter charges are found to involve a scalar field contribution. Subtleties associated with the self-interactions of the scalar field as well as its gravitational back reaction, not discussed in previous treatments, are explicitly analyzed. In particular, it is shown that the fields develop extra logarithmic branches for specific values of the scalar field mass (in addition to the known logarithmic branch at the B-F bound)

  4. Rough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart Attacks

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    Düntsch, Ivo

    of repeated heart attacks. 1 Introduction In many cases it is not possible to obtain complete ­ or certain analysis can be applied to an investi- gation into the causes of repeated heart attacks con- ductedRough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies ­ An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart

  5. Residential Behavioral Savings: An Analysis of Principal Electricity End Uses in British Columbia

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    Tiedemann, Kenneth Mr.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Center for the Study of Energy Markets. California EnergyThe Economics of Energy Market Transformation Programs,”and J.E. Eto. 1996. Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency: A

  6. Residential Behavioral Savings: An Analysis of Principal Electricity End Uses in British Columbia

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    Tiedemann, Kenneth Mr.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study found that refrigerator and freezer temperaturekWh per year), and refrigerator and freezer (1,120 kWh perrefrigeration (refrigerators and freezers) included in the

  7. An Examination of Health Providers' HPV Vaccination Behaviors, Perceived Barriers, and Supports: A Four State Analysis.

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    McCave, Emily

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This study's main research asked which combination of predictors, including type of health provider, type of state policy initiative, overall barriers scores, and overall supports scores, is most predictive of HPV vaccination ...

  8. A Grateful Dead Analysis: The Relationship Between Concert and Listening Behavior

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    Marko A. Rodriguez; Vadas Gintautas; Alberto Pepe

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Grateful Dead were an American band that was born out of the San Francisco, California psychedelic movement of the 1960s. The band played music together from 1965 to 1995 and is well known for concert performances containing extended improvisations and long and unique set lists. This article presents a comparative analysis between 1,590 of the Grateful Dead's concert set lists from 1972 to 1995 and 2,616,990 last.fm Grateful Dead listening events from August 2005 to October 2007. While there is a strong correlation between how songs were played in concert and how they are listened to by last.fm members, the outlying songs in this trend identify interesting aspects of the band and their fans 10 years after the band's dissolution.

  9. A field study of the relationships between locus of control and perceived risk and precautionary behavior

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    Slimak, Marie

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . (August, 1992) Marie Slimak, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Winfred Arthur, Jr. The use of locus of control as a predictor of accidents is based on the premise that individuals with an internal locus of control are more... likely to take active steps to avoid aversive situations than are individuals with an external locus of control. Precautionary behavior that does not prevent an accident from occurring but reduces severity of injury, however, may be elicited more...

  10. The development and psychometric analysis of the conceptual level teacher behavior observation tool

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    Hollingshead, Barbara S.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of the teacher shortage is teacher attrition. _____________ This dissertation follows the style of American Educational Research Journal. 2 Studies report that between a third and half of all teachers leave within the first 5 years (Darling... to their counterparts with certified teachers (Darling-Hammond, 2000; Laczko-Kerr & Berliner, 2003; Strayhorn, 2004). Researchers and politicians alike agree that teachers make a difference in student achievement (U.S. Department of Education, 2005; Wenglinsky, 2002...

  11. Experimental Study of Two Phase Flow Behavior Past BWR Spacer Grids

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    Ratnayake, Ruwan K.; Hochreiter, L.E.; Ivanov, K.N.; Cimbala, J.M. [The Pennsylvania State University, 237 Reber Building, University Park, PA (United States)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance of best estimate codes used in the nuclear industry can be significantly improved by reducing the empiricism embedded in their constitutive models. Spacer grids have been found to have an important impact on the maximum allowable Critical Heat Flux within the fuel assembly of a nuclear reactor core. Therefore, incorporation of suitable spacer grids models can improve the critical heat flux prediction capability of best estimate codes. Realistic modeling of entrainment behavior of spacer grids requires understanding the different mechanisms that are involved. Since visual information pertaining to the entrainment behavior of spacer grids cannot possibly be obtained from operating nuclear reactors, experiments have to be designed and conducted for this specific purpose. Most of the spacer grid experiments available in literature have been designed in view of obtaining quantitative data for the purpose of developing or modifying empirical formulations for heat transfer, critical heat flux or pressure drop. Very few experiments have been designed to provide fundamental information which can be used to understand spacer grid effects and phenomena involved in two phase flow. Air-water experiments were conducted to obtain visual information on the two-phase flow behavior both upstream and downstream of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) spacer grids. The test section was designed and constructed using prototypic dimensions such as the channel cross-section, rod diameter and other spacer grid configurations of a typical BWR fuel assembly. The test section models the flow behavior in two adjacent sub channels in the BWR core. A portion of a prototypic BWR spacer grid accounting for two adjacent channels was used with industrial mild steel rods for the purpose of representing the channel internals. Symmetry was preserved in this practice, so that the channel walls could effectively be considered as the channel boundaries. Thin films were established on the rod surfaces by injecting water through a set of perforations at the bottom ends of the rods, ensuring that the flow upstream of the bottom-most spacer grid is predominantly annular. The flow conditions were regulated such that they represent typical BWR operating conditions. Photographs taken during experiments show that the film entrainment increases significantly at the spacer grids, since the points of contact between the rods and the grids result in a peeling off of large portions of the liquid film from the rod surfaces. Decreasing the water flow resulted in eventual drying out, beginning at positions immediately upstream of the spacer grids. (authors)

  12. Beth Brockett SOIL 502 Soil Quality Analysis -Chemistry Case Study

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    Beth Brockett SOIL 502 Soil Quality Analysis - Chemistry Case Study "Sustainability Street are represented by the Podzolic Order, and more specifically form part of the Bose Soil Management Group) with a limited decomposer community dominated by fungi. Any remnants of native soil at the Sustainability Street

  13. Empirical Study of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Bridges

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    Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge · Step three: Obtain data from highway bridges of different structuralEmpirical Study of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Bridges Progress Report Ahmad Hadavi, PhD, PE and their timing during the life of a bridge to achieve the 50- to 100-year service life that many bridge

  14. In-service performance and behavior characterization of the hybrid composite bridge system - a case study

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    John M. Civitillo; Devin K. Harris; Amir Gheitasi; Mark Saliba; Bernard L. Kassner

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hybrid Composite Beam (HCB) system is an innovative structural technology that has been recently used in bridge construction within the U.S. transportation network. In this system, the superstructure consists of a conventional reinforced concrete deck supported by Hybrid Composite Beams. Each beam is comprised of a glassfiber reinforced polymer (FRP) box shell containing a tied parabolic concrete arch. Inclined stirrups provide shear integrity and enforce composite action between the HCBs and the concrete deck. This paper focuses on evaluating the in-service performance of a newly constructed HCB bridge superstructure located on Route 205 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. A live load test was conducted using tandem axle dump trucks under both quasi-static and dynamic conditions. Results obtained from the experimental investigation were used to determine three key behavior characteristics. Dynamic amplification and lateral load distribution were found to be reasonable in comparison to the assumed design values. The testing program also included internal and external measurement systems to help characterize the load sharing behavior of the HCB on an element level. The main load carrying elements are the deck in compression and the steel ties in tension, and the FRP shell did not act compositely with the internal components.

  15. How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior Abstract In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the patenting behavior passed a second amendment to its patent system in 2000 in accordance with the Trade-Related Aspects

  16. Experimental and Numerical Study of Ceramic Breeder Pebble Bed Thermal Deformation Behavior

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    An Zhiyong; Ying, Alice; Abdou, Mohamed [University of California, Los Angeles (United States)

    2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments on thermomechanics interactions between clad and pebble beds have been performed with overstoichiometric lithium orthosilicate pebbles (pebble diameters between 0.25 and 0.63 mm) at temperatures of 700-800 deg. C. The experimental results show that the thermal deformation of our pebble bed system is nonlinear and when the operating temperature is higher than 600 deg. C, thermal creep deformation is generated. In this paper, constitutive equations of the elastic and creep deformation are derived from the experimental results. Incorporating the effective constitutive equations in finite element method (FEM), numerical investigations presenting the elastic and plastic deformation characteristics of pebble bed system are comparable to the experimental behaviors. In addition, discrete element method (DEM) is underdevelopment to derive constitutive equations for different pebble beds. The preliminary results of DEM show the stress distribution inside the pebble beds at steady or transient states, which helps us to identify the destructive region in a pebble bed system.

  17. Screening of mixed surfactant systems: Phase behavior studies and CT imaging of surfactant-enhanced oil recovery experiments

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    Llave, F.M.; Gall, B.L.; Lorenz, P.B.; Cook, I.M.; Scott, L.J.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic chemical screening study was conducted on selected anionic-nonionic and nonionic-nonionic systems. The objective of the study was to evaluate and determine combinations of these surfactants that would exhibit favorable phase behavior and solubilization capacity. The effects of different parameters including (a) salinity, (b) temperature, (c) alkane carbon number, (c) hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB) of nonionic component, and (d) type of surfactant on the behavior of the overall chemical system were evaluated. The current work was conducted using a series of ethoxylated nonionic surfactants in combinations of several anionic systems with various hydrocarbons. Efforts to correlate the behavior of these mixed systems led to the development of several models for the chemical systems tested. The models were used to compare the different systems and provided some guidelines for formulating them to account for variations in salinity, oil hydrocarbon number, and temperature. The models were also evaluated to determine conformance with the results from experimental measurements. The models provided good agreement with experimental results. X-ray computed tomography (CT) was used to study fluid distributions during chemical enhanced oil recovery experiments. CT-monitored corefloods were conducted to examine the effect of changing surfactant slug size injection on oil bank formation and propagation. Reducing surfactant slug size resulted in lower total oil production. Oil recovery results, however, did not correlate with slug size for the low-concentration, alkaline, mixed surfactant system used in these tests. The CT measurements showed that polymer mobility control and core features also affected the overall oil recovery results.

  18. Theoretical study of the electrical power behavior of a cesium thermionic converter for switching resistive and reactive loads

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    Perez, J.G. [ICUAP-BUAP, Puebla (Mexico). Semiconductor Devices Research Center; Estrada, C.A.; Jimenez, A.E.; Cervantes, J.G. [UNAM, Temixco (Mexico). Energy Research Center

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulsed ionized diodes have shown to be an attractive mode to develop thermionic converters. Usually the investigations have been focused to work with additive gases and constant loads at steady state. The experimental transient graphs reported suggest a dynamic behavior of the thermionic converter. Periods of the order of 300 {micro}s have been reported for the decay time of voltage and current, a condition that is similar to a capacitive discharge. A circuit model for a thermionic converter to define this condition is proposed. Using this model, an electrical analysis of the thermionic converter power with different switching loads is made. Both, resistive and reactive loads are connected. Special emphasis is dedicated to determine the resonance frequencies.

  19. Numerical study of effect of the gas-coolant free surface on the droplet fragmentation behavior of coolants

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    Li, H.X.; Anh, B.V.; Dinh, T.N.; Sehgal, B.R.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents results of a numerical investigation on the behavior of melt drops falling in a gas (vapor) space and then penetrating into a liquid volume through the gas-liquid interface. The phenomenon studied here is, usually, observed when a liquid drop falls through air into a water pool and is, specially, of interest when a hypothetical severe reactor core meltdown accident is considered. The objective of this work is to study the effect of the gas-liquid interface on the dynamic evolution of the interaction area between the fragmenting melt drop and water. In the present study, the Navier-Stokes equations are solved for three phases (gas, liquid and melt-drop) using a higher-order, explicit, numerical method, called Cubic-Interpolated Pseudo-Particle (CIP) method, which is employed in combination with an advanced front-capturing scheme, named the Level Set Algorithm (LSA). By using this method, reasonable physical pictures of droplet deformation and fragmentation during movement in a stationary uniform water pool, and in a gas-liquid two-layer volume, is simulated. Effect of the gas-liquid interface on the drop deformation and fragmentation is analyzed by comparing the simulation results obtained for the two cases. Effects of the drop geometry, and of the flow conditions, on the behavior of the melt drop are also analyzed.

  20. Market analysis methodology: a utility case study. Final report

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    Diamond, M.

    1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The case study described in this report was conducted as part of EPRI Project RP1634 - Analytic Methods Used Outside the Electric Utility Industry. The primary objectives of the project were to: (1) explore planning and analysis techniques in use outside the utility industry, (2) identify those techniques which show promise for addressing utility issues, and (3) test them in actual utility situations to understand their real value, and the issues associated with adapting them to utility use.

  1. Strength of Materials, Vol. 46, No. 2, March, 2014 ANALYSIS OF FRACTURE BEHAVIOR OF THIN POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS

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    Qin, Qinghua

    POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS D. S. Li,a,c,1 D. W. Zuo,a,b UDC 539.4 and Q. H. Qinc The effect of the substrate temperature and CH4 concentrations on the fracture behavior of thin polycrystalline diamond films that the fracture behavior of thin polycrystalline diamond films synthesized by direct current plasma jet chemical

  2. Analysis and Synthesis of Load Forecasting Data for Renewable Integration Studies: Preprint

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    Steckler, N.; Florita, A.; Zhang, J.; Hodge, B. M.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As renewable energy constitutes greater portions of the generation fleet, the importance of modeling uncertainty as part of integration studies also increases. In pursuit of optimal system operations, it is important to capture not only the definitive behavior of power plants, but also the risks associated with systemwide interactions. This research examines the dependence of load forecast errors on external predictor variables such as temperature, day type, and time of day. The analysis was utilized to create statistically relevant instances of sequential load forecasts with only a time series of historic, measured load available. The creation of such load forecasts relies on Bayesian techniques for informing and updating the model, thus providing a basis for networked and adaptive load forecast models in future operational applications.

  3. Studies of the steam generator degraded tubes behavior on BRUTUS test loop

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    Chedeau, C.; Rassineux, B. [EDF/DER/MTC, Moret Sur Loing (France); Flesch, B. [EDF/EPN/DMAINT, Paris (France)] [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies for the evaluation of steam generator tube bundle cracks in PWR power plants are described. Global tests of crack leak rates and numerical calculations of crack opening area are discussed in some detail. A brief overview of thermohydraulic studies and the development of a mechanical probabilistic design code is also given. The COMPROMIS computer code was used in the studies to quantify the influence of in-service inspections and maintenance work on the risk of a steam generator tube rupture.

  4. A case study in the misrepresentation of applied behavior analysis in autism: The Gernsbacher lectures

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    Morris, Edward K.

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Fenske, Za- lenski, Krantz, and McClannahan. And, the first clinical trial of Lovaas- style ABA-EIBI was published in 1987 by Lovaas (see also Celiberti, Alessandri, Fong, & Weiss, 1993; Maurice, Green, & Luce, 1996). In that trial, the experimental group...

  5. Caenorhabditis elegans Egg-Laying Detection and Behavior Study Using Image Analysis

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    Geng, Wei; Cosman, Pamela; Palm, Megan; Schafer, William R

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR ’97), vol. 1223, Venice,

  6. CARLINK: A SMART CARSHARING SYSTEM--A STUDY OF BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATION

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and its partners the California, Davis; Davis, CA 95616; (530) 752-1934 and Fax: (530) 752-6572; and E-mail: sashaheen at Institute of Transportation Studies, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis; Davis, CA 95616

  7. Additional EIPC Study Analysis: Interim Report on High Priority Topics

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    Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Between 2010 and 2012 the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) conducted a major long-term resource and transmission study of the Eastern Interconnection (EI). With guidance from a Stakeholder Steering Committee (SSC) that included representatives from the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) among others, the project was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 involved a long-term capacity expansion analysis that involved creation of eight major futures plus 72 sensitivities. Three scenarios were selected for more extensive transmission- focused evaluation in Phase 2. Five power flow analyses, nine production cost model runs (including six sensitivities), and three capital cost estimations were developed during this second phase. The results from Phase 1 and 2 provided a wealth of data that could be examined further to address energy-related questions. A list of 13 topics was developed for further analysis; this paper discusses the first five.

  8. A STUDY OF ATES THERMAL BEHAVIOR USING A STEADY FLOW MODEL

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    Doughty, Christine

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Warman, J.c. , "Thermal energy storage in a confinedProceedings of Thermal Energy Storage in Aquifers Workshop,c.F. , ~Aquifer thermal energy storage- parameter study,~

  9. Study of the Behavior of a Commercial Scale Inhibitor on Silica Sand

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    Vaca Bustamante, Victor

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    squeeze lifetimes in order to minimize the number of treatments, thus reducing the cost. The objective of this thesis is to study the adsorption of the commercial scale inhibitor SI onto silica sand. By investigating this intrinsic phenomenon, an optimized...

  10. Finite Element Analysis of Ballistic Penetration of Plain Weave Twaron CT709® Fabrics: A Parametric Study

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    Gogineni, Sireesha

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The ballistic impact of Twaron CT709® plain weave fabrics is studied using an explicit finite element method. Many existing approximations pertaining to woven fabrics cannot adequately represent strain rate-dependent behavior exhibited by the Twaron...

  11. Scale-up considerations relevant to experimental studies of nuclear waste-package behavior

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    Coles, D.G.; Peters, R.D.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results from a study that investigated whether testing large-scale nuclear waste-package assemblages was technically warranted are reported. It was recognized that the majority of the investigations for predicting waste-package performance to date have relied primarily on laboratory-scale experimentation. However, methods for the successful extrapolation of the results from such experiments, both geometrically and over time, to actual repository conditions have not been well defined. Because a well-developed scaling technology exists in the chemical-engineering discipline, it was presupposed that much of this technology could be applicable to the prediction of waste-package performance. A review of existing literature documented numerous examples where a consideration of scaling technology was important. It was concluded that much of the existing scale-up technology is applicable to the prediction of waste-package performance for both size and time extrapolations and that conducting scale-up studies may be technically merited. However, the applicability for investigating the complex chemical interactions needs further development. It was recognized that the complexity of the system, and the long time periods involved, renders a completely theoretical approach to performance prediction almost hopeless. However, a theoretical and experimental study was defined for investigating heat and fluid flow. It was concluded that conducting scale-up modeling and experimentation for waste-package performance predictions is possible using existing technology. A sequential series of scaling studies, both theoretical and experimental, will be required to formulate size and time extrapolations of waste-package performance.

  12. California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study: Phase 1 -- Economic Analysis

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    Corbus, D.; Hurlbut, D.; Schwabe, P.; Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.; Brinkman, G.; Paduru, A.; Diakov, V.; Hand, M.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study presents a comparative analysis of two different renewable energy options for the California energy market between 2017 and 2020: 12,000 GWh per year from new California in-state renewable energy resources; and 12,000 GWh per year from Wyoming wind delivered to the California marketplace. Either option would add to the California resources already existing or under construction, theoretically providing the last measure of power needed to meet (or to slightly exceed) the state's 33% renewable portfolio standard. Both options have discretely measurable differences in transmission costs, capital costs (due to the enabling of different generation portfolios), capacity values, and production costs. The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the two different options to provide additional insight for future planning.

  13. Behavioral analysis of sources of occupational stress and responses of middle-level managers in the Gulf Coast petrochemical industry

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    Richard, H.W.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A behavioral assessment interview procedure was used to identify sources of occupational stress, responses and effectiveness of these responses to stress. Seventy-three middle-level managers in three petrochemical companies in the Texas gulf area were interviewed. Six categories of stress were used to categorize the sources of stress obtained during the interview. The frequencies in sources of stress reported by managers were not significantly different among areas of the plants; however, there were significant differences among companies. The most frequent source of stress for all companies is factors intrinsic to the job. The responses the managers made to sources of stress were categorized. Some of the types of responses were: making new policy, seeking information, and not addressing the problem. Each manager rated the effectiveness of his response in terms of its ability to reduce stress. There is an advantage when subjects list their responses to stress and then rate the effectiveness of each response. In research of this type subjects do not consciously select their best response, but give their most frequent response and then rate its effectiveness. The results of this study indicate that the most frequent response to a source of stress and the most effective response in reducing stress are not always the same. The most frequent response is direct/delayed problem resolution, while the most effective response in reducing stress is prevention. There is a significant difference among the effectiveness ratings of middle-level managers' responses to stress. Not addressing the problem proved to be the least effective response in reducing middle-level managers' stress.

  14. A Study of Transient Behavior During Start-Up of Residential Heat Pumps

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    Katipamula, Srinivas

    ); and the efficiency of the heat pump was reduced in transient mode. Miller [1985] also studied refrigerant migration in a heat pump in the heating mode. The results indicated that the indoor coil (condenser) had only 0.5 Ib (the heat pump total charge was 12.5 Ib... original is also photographed in one exposure and is included in reduced form at the back of the book. These are also available as one exposure on a standard 35mm slide or as a 17" x 23" black and white photographic print for an additional charge...

  15. Study on premixed combustion in cylindrical micro combustors: Transient flame behavior and wall heat flux

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    Li, J.; Chou, S.K.; Huang, G.; Yang, W.M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117576 (Singapore); Li, Z.W. [SSLS, National University of Singapore, 5 Research Link, Singapore 117603 (Singapore)

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The micro combustor is a key component of the micro thermophotovoltaic (TPV) system. Improving the wall temperature of the micro combustor is an effective way to elevate the system efficiency. An experimental study on the wall temperature and radiation heat flux of a series of cylindrical micro combustors (with a backward-facing step) was carried out. For the micro combustors with d = 2 mm, the regime of successful ignition (under the cold wall condition) was identified for different combustor lengths. Acoustic emission was detected for some cases and the emitted sound was recorded and analyzed. Under the steady-state condition, the effects of the combustor diameter (d), combustor length (L), flow velocity (u{sub 0}) and fuel-air equivalence ratio ({phi}) on the wall temperature distribution were investigated by measuring the detailed wall temperature profiles. In the case that the micro combustor is working as an emitter, the optimum efficiency was found at {phi} {approx} 0.8, independent of the combustor dimensions (d and L) and the flow velocity. Under the experimental conditions employed in the present study, the positions of the peak wall temperature were found to be about 8-11 mm and 4-6 mm from the step for the d = 3 mm and d = 2 mm micro combustors, respectively, which are 8-11 and 8-12 times of their respective step heights. This result suggests that the backward-facing step employed in the combustor design is effective in stabilizing the flame position. (author)

  16. SILICA GEL BEHAVIOR UNDER DIFFERENT EGS CHEMICAL AND THERMAL CONDITIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

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    Hunt, J D; Ezzedine, S M; Bourcier, W; Roberts, S

    2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Fractures and fracture networks are the principal pathways for migration of water and contaminants in groundwater systems, fluids in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), oil and gas in petroleum reservoirs, carbon dioxide leakage from geological carbon sequestration, and radioactive and toxic industrial wastes from underground storage repositories. When dealing with EGS fracture networks, there are several major issues to consider, e.g., the minimization of hydraulic short circuits and losses of injected geothermal fluid to the surrounding formation, which in turn maximize heat extraction and economic production. Gel deployments to direct and control fluid flow have been extensively and successfully used in the oil industry for enhanced oil recovery. However, to the best of our knowledge, gels have not been applied to EGS to enhance heat extraction. In-situ gelling systems can either be organic or inorganic. Organic polymer gels are generally not thermostable to the typical temperatures of EGS systems. Inorganic gels, such as colloidal silica gels, however, may be ideal blocking agents for EGS systems if suitable gelation times can be achieved. In the current study, we explore colloidal silica gelation times and rheology as a function of SiO{sub 2} concentration, pH, salt concentration, and temperature, with preliminary results in the two-phase field above 100 C. Results at 25 C show that it may be possible to choose formulations that will gel in a reasonable and predictable amount of time at the temperatures of EGS systems.

  17. Conditional Probabilities and Contingency Space Analysis: A Statistical Overview of the Relationship Between Student Behavior and Teacher Consequence

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    Kathurima, Belinda Namugenyi

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of teachers' use of reprimands and praise following student disruption and on-task behavior from baseline to an intervention known as the Class-Wide Function-related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT; Wills et al., 2010). The conditional probabilities of teacher...

  18. Studies of fly ash using thermal analysis techniques

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    Li, Hanxu; Shen, Xiang-Zhong; Sisk, B. [Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Improved thermoanalytical methods have been developed that are capable of quantitative identification of various components of fly ash from a laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustion system. The thermogravimetric procedure developed can determine quantities of H{sub 2}O, Ca(OH){sub 2}, CaCO{sub 3}, CaSO{sub 4} and carbonaceous matter in fly ash with accuracy comparable to more time-consuming ASTM methods. This procedure is a modification of the Mikhail-Turcotte methods that can accurately analyze bed ash, with higher accuracy regarding the greater amount of carbonaceous matter in fly ash. In addition, in conjunction with FTIR and SEM/EDS analysis, the reduction mechanism of CaSO{sub 4} as CaSO{sub 4} + 4H{sub 2} = CaS + 4H{sub 2}O has been confirmed in this study. This mechanism is important in analyzing and evaluating sulfur capture in fluidized-bed combustion systems.

  19. A Study on the Tritium Behavior in the Rice Plant after a Short-Term Exposure of HTO

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    Yook, D-S.; Lee, K. J.; Choi, Y-H.

    2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In many Asian countries including Korea, rice is a very important food crop. Its grain is consumed by humans and its straw is used to feed animals. In Korea, there are four CANDU type reactors that release relatively large amounts of tritium into the environment. Since 1997, KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) has carried out the experimental studies to obtain domestic data on various parameters concerning the direct contamination of plant. In this study, the behavior of tritium in the rice plant is predicted and compared with the measurement performed at KAERI. Using the conceptual model of the soil-plant-atmosphere tritiated water transport system which was suggested by Charles E. Murphy, tritium concentrations in the soil and in leaves to time were derived. If the effect of tritium concentration in the soil is considered, the tritium concentration in leaves is described as a double exponential model. On the other hand if the tritium concentration in the soil is disregarded, the tritium concentration in leaves is described by a single exponential term as other models (e.g. Belot's or STAR-H3 model). Also concentration of organically bound tritium in the seed is predicted and compared with measurements. The results can be used to predict the tritium concentration in the rice plant at a field around the site and the ingestion dose following the release of tritium to the environment.

  20. Early Birds, Night Owls,and Tireless/Recurring Itinerants: An Exploratory Analysis of Extreme Transit Behaviors in Beijing, China

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    Long, Ying; Zhou, Jiangping; Chai, Yanwei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper seeks to understand extreme public transit riders in Beijing using both traditional household survey and emerging new data sources such as Smart Card Data (SCD). We focus on four types of extreme transit behaviors: public transit riders who (1) travel significantly earlier than average riders (the 'early birds'); (2) ride in unusual late hours (the 'night owls'); and (3) commute in excessively long distance (the 'tireless itinerants'); (4) travel over frequently in a day (the 'recurring itinerants). SCD are used to identify the spatiotemporal patterns of these three extreme transit behaviors. In addition, household survey data are employed to supplement the socioeconomic background and provide a tentative profiling of extreme travelers. While the research findings are useful to guide urban governance and planning in Beijing, the methods developed in this paper can be applied to understand travel patterns elsewhere.

  1. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), operated on behalf of the ratepayers of the PNW by BPA and other Federal agencies, faces many uncertainties during the FY 2007-2009 rate period. Among these uncertainties, the largest revolve around hydro conditions, market prices and river operations for fish recovery. In order to provide a high probability of making its U.S. Treasury payments, BPA performs a Risk Analysis as part of its rate-making process. In this Risk Analysis, BPA identifies key risks, models their relationships, and then analyzes their impacts on net revenues (total revenues less expenses). BPA subsequently evaluates in the ToolKit Model the Treasury Payment Probability (TPP) resulting from the rates, risks, and risk mitigation measures described here and in the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS). If the TPP falls short of BPA's standard, additional risk mitigation revenues, such as PNRR and CRAC revenues are incorporated in the modeling in ToolKit until the TPP standard is met. Increased wholesale market price volatility and six years of drought have significantly changed the profile of risk and uncertainty facing BPA and its stakeholders. These present new challenges for BPA in its effort to keep its power rates as low as possible while fully meeting its obligations to the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the risk BPA faces in not receiving the level of secondary revenues that have been credited to power rates before receiving those funds is greater. In addition to market price volatility, BPA also faces uncertainty around the financial impacts of operations for fish programs in FY 2006 and in the FY 2007-2009 rate period. A new Biological Opinion or possible court-ordered change to river operations in FY 2006 through FY 2009 may reduce BPA's net revenues included Initial Proposal. Finally, the FY 2007-2009 risk analysis includes new operational risks as well as a more comprehensive analysis of non-operating risks. Both the operational and non-operational risks will be described in Section 2.0 of this study. Given these risks, if rates are designed using BPA's traditional approach of only adding Planned Net Revenues for Risk (PNRR), power rates would need to recover a much larger ''risk premium'' to meet BPA's TPP standard. As an alternative to high fixed risk premiums, BPA is proposing a risk mitigation package that combines PNRR with a variable rate mechanism similar to the cost recovery adjustment mechanisms used in the FY 2002-2006 rate period. The proposed risk mitigation package is less expensive on a forecasted basis because the rates can be adjusted on an annual basis to respond to uncertain financial outcomes. BPA is also proposing a Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC) to refund reserves in excess of $800M to customers in the event net revenues in the next rate period exceed current financial forecasts.

  2. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Assumptions and Analysis in EPRI EA-3409, "Householdby the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. ("EPRI").Neither EPRI, members of EPRI, nor Lawrence Berkeley

  3. A point-kinetics approach to sensitivity study of fast reactor dynamic behavior and delayed neutron spectra

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    Das, S. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India). Theoretical Physics Div.

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The method of point reactor kinetics in conjunction with the new concepts of delayed spectrum factor and beta growth factor is used to calculate the sensitivity of the dynamic behavior of a fast breeder reactor to large changes in delayed neutron energies following postulated reactivity accidents. The positive ramp rates are introduced not to simulate physical possibilities but solely to test the sensitivity to delayed neutron spectral changes under different conditions. A limited number of transient calculations are made using the point-kinetics code SENSTVTY, six precursor groups, and Doppler feedback. The calculational method and the reactor model are described. Delayed neutron requirements in reactor dynamics are discussed, and a brief review of the sensitivity studies is presented. The results of the sensitivity calculations indicate that the relative power, the peak power, and the accident energy release are sensitive to changes in {beta}{sub eff} resulting from uncertainty in the delayed spectral data, but the sensitivity of the relative power is much greater than the peak power and the accident energy release. The spread in the maximum reactivity reached is found to be {approximately}18%, and the time spread in the melting of fuel and cladding is in milliseconds.

  4. Utilizing automatically collected data to infer travel behavior : a case study of the East London Line extension

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    Muhs, Kevin J. (Kevin Joseph)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilizing automatically collected data sources, this research strengthens the understanding of changes in user travel behavior caused by the introduction of the extended East London Line (ELL) into London's public ...

  5. High-pressure behavior and thermoelastic properties of niobium studied by in situ x-ray diffraction

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    Zou, Yongtao, E-mail: yongtao.zou@stonybrook.edu, E-mail: yongtaozou6@gmail.com; Li, Baosheng [Mineral Physics Institute, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Qi, Xintong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Wang, Xuebing; Chen, Ting [Department of Geosciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Li, Xuefei [Mineral Physics Institute, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Physics and Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Jilin Normal University, Siping 136000 (China); Welch, David [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In situ synchrotron energy dispersive x-ray diffraction (XRD) experiments on Nb have been conducted at pressures up to 6.4?GPa and temperatures up to 1073?K. From the pressure-volume-temperature measurements, thermoelastic parameters were derived for the first time for Nb based on the thermal pressure (?P{sub th}) equation of state (EOS), modified high-T Birch-Murnaghan EOS, and Mie-Grüneisen-Debye EOS. With the pressure derivative of the bulk modulus K{sub T}{sup ?} fixed at 4.0, we obtained the ambient isothermal bulk modulus K{sub T0}?=?174(5) GPa, the temperature derivative of bulk modulus at constant pressure (?K{sub T}/?T){sub P}=?0.060(8) GPa K{sup ?1} and at constant volume (?K{sub T}/?T){sub V}=?0.046(8)?GPa K{sup ?1}, the volumetric thermal expansivity ?{sub T}(T)=2.3(3)×10{sup ?5}+0.3(2)×10{sup ?8}T (K{sup ?1}), as well as the pressure dependence of thermal expansion (??/?P){sub T}=(?2.0±0.4)×10{sup ?6} K{sup ?1?}GPa{sup ?1}. Fitting the present data to the Mie-Grüneisen-Debye EOS with Debye temperature ?{sub 0}?=?276.6?K gives ?{sub 0}?=?1.27(8) and K{sub T0}?=?171(3) GPa at a fixed value of q?=?3.0. The ambient isothermal bulk modulus and Grüneisen parameter derived from this work are comparable to previously reported values from both experimental and theoretical studies. An in situ high-resolution, angle dispersive XRD study on Nb did not indicate any anomalous behavior related to pressure-induced electronic topological transitions at ?5?GPa as has been reported previously.

  6. Experimental study of gravitation effects and similar behavior in the flow of a particle-laden thin film on an inclined plane

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    Bertozzi, Andrea L.

    Experimental study of gravitation effects and similar behavior in the flow of a particle-laden thin. The slurry is a non-neutrally buoyant mixture of silicone oil and either solid glass beads or glass bubbles the problem of a fixed volume of homogeneous Newtonian fluid flowing down an inclined plane using lubrication

  7. BE436 FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS (Spring 2014) Fluid mechanics is the study of how and why fluids move. The behavior of fluids plays a

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    Vajda, Sandor

    BE436 FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS (Spring 2014) Fluid mechanics is the study of how and why fluids move. The behavior of fluids plays a fundamental role in the function of living biological, and microfluidic devices. Course info: We will examine all of the usual topics in fluid mechanics. This course

  8. FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card – Nuclear Explosive Safety Study

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

  9. Mechanics of Insulator Behavior in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    of Insulator Behavior Analysis of failure modes and causes · Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) used

  10. STUDYING BAT BEHAVIOR IN CAPTIVITY is a valuable comple-ment to field studies. Many classical studies, especially of sensory biology

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    studies (e.g., Esser and Schmidt, 1989; Balcombe and McCracken, 1992; Boughman, 1998), because it is often

  11. Chemical Imaging and Dynamical Studies of Reactivity and Emergent Behavior in Complex Interfacial Systems. Final Technical Report

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    Sibener, Steven J. [University of Chicago, IL (United States)] [University of Chicago, IL (United States)

    2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This research program explored the efficacy of using molecular-level manipulation, imaging and scanning tunneling spectroscopy in conjunction with supersonic molecular beam gas-surface scattering to significantly enhance our understanding of chemical processes occurring on well-characterized interfaces. One program focus was on the spatially-resolved emergent behavior of complex reaction systems as a function of the local geometry and density of adsorbate-substrate systems under reaction conditions. Another focus was on elucidating the emergent electronic and related reactivity characteristics of intentionally constructed single and multicomponent atom- and nanoparticle-based materials. We also examined emergent chirality and self-organization in adsorbed molecular systems where collective interactions between adsorbates and the supporting interface lead to spatial symmetry breaking. In many of these studies we combined the advantages of scanning tunneling (STM) and atomic force (AFM) imaging, scanning tunneling local electronic spectroscopy (STS), and reactive supersonic molecular beams to elucidate precise details of interfacial reactivity that had not been observed by more traditional surface science methods. Using these methods, it was possible to examine, for example, the differential reactivity of molecules adsorbed at different bonding sites in conjunction with how reactivity is modified by the local configuration of nearby adsorbates. At the core of this effort was the goal of significantly extending our understanding of interfacial atomic-scale interactions to create, with intent, molecular assemblies and materials with advanced chemical and physical properties. This ambitious program addressed several key topics in DOE Grand Challenge Science, including emergent chemical and physical properties in condensed phase systems, novel uses of chemical imaging, and the development of advanced reactivity concepts in combustion and catalysis including carbon management. These activities directly benefitted national science objectives in the areas of chemical energy production and advanced materials development.

  12. acetyltransferase immunocytochemical study: Topics by E-print...

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    behavior during a postulated tube rupture accident. Our study was performed using the steam generator, thermal-hydraulic analysis code THERMIT-UTSG. The purpose ... Free, Scott...

  13. aspartate aminotransferase studied: Topics by E-print Network

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    behavior during a postulated tube rupture accident. Our study was performed using the steam generator, thermal-hydraulic analysis code THERMIT-UTSG. The purpose ... Free, Scott...

  14. antidepressant nonresponders studied: Topics by E-print Network

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    behavior during a postulated tube rupture accident. Our study was performed using the steam generator, thermal-hydraulic analysis code THERMIT-UTSG. The purpose ... Free, Scott...

  15. What do Our Faculty Use? An Interdisciplinary Citation Analysis Study

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    Currie, Lea; Monroe-Gulick, Amalia

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, two librarians from the University of Kansas Libraries conducted a citation analysis of faculty publications in three broad disciplinary areas: humanities, social sciences, and ...

  16. The analysis of Lobo and Visser applied to both Natario and Casimir warp drives. Physical reactions of gravitational repulsive behavior

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    Boyer, Edmond

    The analysis of Lobo and Visser applied to both Natario and Casimir warp drives. Physical reactions of General Relativity. There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in 1994 and the Natario warp drive discovered in 2001. The major drawback concerning warp drives

  17. Behavior of Buff-Breasted Sandpipers (Tryngites subruficollis) during Migratory Stopover in Agricultural

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    McCarty, John P.

    stopover in row crop fields in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska. We used behavioral observations and Parks Commission. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision

  18. Project Information Form Project Title Bicyclist Behavior in San Francisco: A Before-and-After Study of the

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    California at Davis, University of

    Project Information Form Project Title Bicyclist Behavior in San Francisco: A Before(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization) Caltrans $56,707 Total Project Cost $56,707 Agency ID of Research Project Many cities in California are investing bicycle infrastructure as a way to increase

  19. Environmental Studies 50: Problem Analysis and Policy Formulation

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    at Dartmouth Materials Manager Warehouse Sales Data Collection Methods Current Furniture Flows and Practices Management Program? Analysis of Proposed Contract Benefits Costs Conclusion CHAPTER 6: MATERIALS MANAGER Organization Practices and Management Increased Membership and Awareness Materials Manager WinCycle CHAPTER 9

  20. Analysis of ignition behavior in a turbocharged direct injection dual fuel engine using propane and methane as primary fuels

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    Polk, A. C.; Gibson, C. M.; Shoemaker, N. T.; Srinivasan, K. K.; Krishnan, S. R.

    2011-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents experimental analyses of the ignition delay (ID) behavior for diesel-ignited propane and diesel-ignited methane dual fuel combustion. Two sets of experiments were performed at a constant speed (1800 rev/min) using a 4-cylinder direct injection diesel engine with the stock ECU and a wastegated turbocharger. First, the effects of fuel-air equivalence ratios (���© pilot �¢���¼ 0.2-0.6 and ���© overall �¢���¼ 0.2-0.9) on IDs were quantified. Second, the effects of gaseous fuel percent energy substitution (PES) and brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) (from 2.5 to 10 bar) on IDs were investigated. With constant ���© pilot (> 0.5), increasing ���© overall with propane initially decreased ID but eventually led to premature propane autoignition; however, the corresponding effects with methane were relatively minor. Cyclic variations in the start of combustion (SOC) increased with increasing ���© overall (at constant ���© pilot), more significantly for propane than for methane. With increasing PES at constant BMEP, the ID showed a nonlinear (initially increasing and later decreasing) trend at low BMEPs for propane but a linearly decreasing trend at high BMEPs. For methane, increasing PES only increased IDs at all BMEPs. At low BMEPs, increasing PES led to significantly higher cyclic SOC variations and SOC advancement for both propane and methane. Finally, the engine ignition delay (EID) was also shown to be a useful metric to understand the influence of ID on dual fuel combustion.

  1. Analysis of carrier behavior in C60/P(VDF-TrFE) double-layer capacitor by using electric-field-induced optical second-harmonic generation measurement

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    Cui, Xiaojin [Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan); State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Taguchi, Dai; Manaka, Takaaki; Iwamoto, Mitsumasa, E-mail: iwamoto@pe.titech.ac.jp [Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    By using displacement current measurement (DCM) and electric-field-induced optical second-harmonic generation (EFISHG) measurement, we studied the carrier behavior in the indium-tin oxide (ITO)/Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE))/C60/Au(or Al) capacitors. Two DCM peaks appeared asymmetrically at around ?35.5?V and +30.0?V in the dark. Correspondingly, the EFISHG response from the C60 layer was observed, but the peak positions were different with respect to DCM ones. The results show that the spontaneous polarization of the ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) polymeric layer directly affects the electric field in the C60 layer, and thus governs the carrier motion in this layer. As a result, the C60 layer serves like an insulator in the dark, while electrons and holes are captured and released at the interface in response to the turn-over of spontaneous polarization of ferroelectric layer. On the other hand, under white light illumination, C60 layer serves like a conductor due to the increase of photogenerated mobile carriers, and these carriers dominate the carrier motions therein. Our findings here will be helpful for analyzing carrier behaviors in organic electronic devices using ferroelectric polymers.

  2. Western Wind and Solar Integration Study: Hydropower Analysis

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    Acker, T.; Pete, C.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) study of 20% Wind Energy by 2030 was conducted to consider the benefits, challenges, and costs associated with sourcing 20% of U.S. energy consumption from wind power by 2030. This study found that with proactive measures, no insurmountable barriers were identified to meet the 20% goal. Following this study, DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted two more studies: the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS) covering the eastern portion of the U.S., and the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS) covering the western portion of the United States. The WWSIS was conducted by NREL and research partner General Electric (GE) in order to provide insight into the costs, technical or physical barriers, and operational impacts caused by the variability and uncertainty of wind, photovoltaic, and concentrated solar power when employed to serve up to 35% of the load energy in the WestConnect region (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming). WestConnect is composed of several utility companies working collaboratively to assess stakeholder and market needs to and develop cost-effective improvements to the western wholesale electricity market. Participants include the Arizona Public Service, El Paso Electric Company, NV Energy, Public Service of New Mexico, Salt River Project, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Cooperative, Tucson Electric Power, Xcel Energy and the Western Area Power Administration.

  3. The effects of nonverbal behaviors exhibited by multiple conductors on the timbre, intonation, and perceptions of three university choirs, and assessed relationships between time spent in selected conductor behaviors and analysis of the choirs' performances

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    Grady, Melissa LeAnn

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This investigation examined the effects of aggregate nonverbal behaviors exhibited by 10 videotaped conductors on the choral sound and perceptions of 3 university choirs (N = 61 choristers) as they sang from memory the ...

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

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    Olan, Emmanuel Angustia

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PLATE-TYPE HYDRAULIC VIBRATION DAMPER FOR CRYOGENIC ROTATING MACHINERY A Thesis by EMMANUEL ANGUSTIA OLAN 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 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PLATE-TYPE HYDRAULIC VIBRATION DAMPER FOR CRYOGENIC ROTATING MACHINERY A Thesis by EMMANUEL ANGUSTIA OLAN Approved...

  5. Energy Management and Cost Analysis (A case study)

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    unknown authors

    Abstract — Lighting constitutes a main portion of energy consumption in commercial and industrial sector. The Energy Auditing is the key of the consumption which stabilize the situation of energy crisis by providing the conservation schemes. Any organization so called bulk consumer of electrical energy propose to adopt suitable technology or scheme of energy conservation to minimize the unwanted power shutdown either incidentally or by load shedding. In educational buildings a significant component of the energy used is spent in illuminating the interior of the building. As the energy costs increases, possible efforts are to be done to minimize the energy consumption of lighting installations. This follow three basic directions: new more efficient equipment (lamps, control gear, etc.), utilization of improved lighting design practices, improvements in lighting control systems to avoid energy waste for unoccupied and daylight hours. In this paper an Energy audit has been conducted in the educational Institute to estimate the Energy consumption. In this Energy audit the cost analysis and pay back periods have been calculated by replacing the higher consumption lamps with Energy efficient Lightning. The profit of implementing the energy efficiency measures in buildings are considerable both in terms of energy savings and cost savings.

  6. Plutonium Mobility Studies: 216-Z-9 Trench Sample Analysis Results

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    Cantrell, Kirk J.; Geiszler, Keith N.; Arey, Bruce W.

    2008-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A variety of analyses were conducted on selected sediment samples collected from two wells (299 W15-46 and 299-W15-48) drilled near the 216-Z-9 Trench to elucidate the form and potential for Pu and Am to be mobilized under present conditions and those that could be expected in future remediation scenarios. Analyses included moisture content, determination of the less than sand size fraction (silt plus clay), carbon analysis, SEM/EDS analysis, microwave-assisted acid digestions for total element analysis, and extraction tests using Hanford groundwater as the leachate. Results of the extraction tests were used as input to conduct equilibrium geochemical modeling of the solutions with Geochemist’s Workbench®. Geochemical modeling results for Pu were evaluated in terms of recent conclusions regarding the solubility and redox reactions of Pu by Neck et al. (2007a, 2007b). It was found that the highest concentrations of Pu and Am were associated with sediments of low silt/clay content and occur above silt/clay rich layers within the sediment profile. It was also found that the Pu and Am were relatively enriched in the silt/clay portion of these samples. The fact that the highest concentrations of Pu and Am occurred in sediments with low silt/clay contents suggests that waste solutions had perched on top of the low permeability silt/clay rich layers and interactions with the high silt/clay layers was minimal. SEM/EDS analysis indicated that the Pu and Am in these sediments does not occur as discrete micron size particles, and therefore must occur as mononuclear or polynuclear/ nanoclusters size particles adsorbed throughout the sediment samples. Leaching of these samples with Hanford groundwater indicates that release of Pu and Am from the sediments is correlated most significantly with the acidity of the water and not the initial concentrations of Pu and Am in the sediments. Only extracts that were acidic after contact with the sediments (pH 4.3 to 5.4) contained detectable concentrations of extractable Pu and Am. Water extracts from samples containing high concentrations of TBP suggest that if the TBP degradation products DBP and MBP are available in these sediments, they do not significantly increase the extractability of Pu or Am. Geochemical modeling results suggest that the concentrations of Am in water in contact with these sediments is not controlled by the solubility of Am(OH)3(c), but rather by desorption of Am that has been previously adsorbed to the sediments during the period of active wastewater disposal. Sediment extracts that had measureable concentrations of Am only occurred in samples that were fairly acidic (pH 4.3 to 4.6), indicating that Am will remain effectively sequestered to sediments when pH conditions approach those of normal Hanford groundwater (mildly alkaline, ~ pH 8). The geochemical modeling results indicate that Pu in acidic extracts is significantly undersaturated with respect to PuO2(am). However, recent reviews of Pu solubility and redox reactions suggest that the data used for these calculations is incomplete (Neck et al. 2007a, 2007b). The results of Neck et al. (2007a, 2007b) suggest that Pu concentrations in solutions in contact with the 216-Z-9 Trench sediment samples might be controlled by a mixed valent solid phase [(PuV)2x(PuIV)1-2xO2+x(am)] with various dissolved Pu(V) complexes and Pu(IV)O2(am) colloids or nanoclusters being the dominant species in solution for typical Hanford groundwater conditions. Adsorption is likely to have a major impact on the mobility of these species (Neck et al. 2007a, 2007b; Clark et al. 2006; Kaplan et al. 2006; Powell et al. 2005). Further research is planned to verify these hypotheses.

  7. Response Predicting LTCC Firing Shrinkage: A Response Surface Analysis Study

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    Girardi, Michael; Barner, Gregg; Lopez, Cristie; Duncan, Brent; Zawicki, Larry

    2009-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic (LTCC) technology is used in a variety of applications including military/space electronics, wireless communication, MEMS, medical and automotive electronics. The use of LTCC is growing due to the low cost of investment, short development time, good electrical and mechanical properties, high reliability, and flexibility in design integration (3 dimensional (3D) microstructures with cavities are possible)). The dimensional accuracy of the resulting x/y shrinkage of LTCC substrates is responsible for component assembly problems with the tolerance effect that increases in relation to the substrate size. Response Surface Analysis was used to predict product shrinkage based on specific process inputs (metal loading, layer count, lamination pressure, and tape thickness) with the ultimate goal to optimize manufacturing outputs (NC files, stencils, and screens) in achieving the final product design the first time. Three (3) regression models were developed for the DuPont 951 tape system with DuPont 5734 gold metallization based on green tape thickness.

  8. Wind Turbine Gearbox Condition Monitoring Round Robin Study - Vibration Analysis

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    Sheng, S.

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) tested two identical gearboxes. One was tested on the NWTCs 2.5 MW dynamometer and the other was field tested in a turbine in a nearby wind plant. In the field, the test gearbox experienced two oil loss events that resulted in damage to its internal bearings and gears. Since the damage was not severe, the test gearbox was removed from the field and retested in the NWTCs dynamometer before it was disassembled. During the dynamometer retest, some vibration data along with testing condition information were collected. These data enabled NREL to launch a Wind Turbine Gearbox Condition Monitoring Round Robin project, as described in this report. The main objective of this project was to evaluate different vibration analysis algorithms used in wind turbine condition monitoring (CM) and find out whether the typical practices are effective. With involvement of both academic researchers and industrial partners, the project sets an example on providing cutting edge research results back to industry.

  9. Steam generator tube rupture study

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    Free, Scott Thomas

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes our investigation of steam generator behavior during a postulated tube rupture accident. Our study was performed using the steam generator, thermal-hydraulic analysis code THERMIT-UTSG. The purpose ...

  10. Studies of the analyte-carrier interface in flow injection analysis

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    Brown, S.D.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical analysis in flowing solution is popular for automation of classical methods. However, most of the classical methods are not specific enough for direct multicomponent analysis of simple mixtures. This research project has the goals of study of rapid multicomponent analysis of transient species in flowing media, and investigations of chemical reactions at interfaces and of effects of competition on distribution of products from interfacial reaction. This report summarizes work done over the past 4.5 years; support has been terminated.

  11. EMSL - chemical analysis

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    chemical-analysis en Magnesium behavior and structural defects in Mg+ ion implanted silicon carbide. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsmagnesium-behavior-and-structural-...

  12. Structural analysis and assessment of Guastavino vaulting

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    Reese, Megan L

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis studies the behavior and pathologies of the masonry tile structures built by the R. Guastavino Company in order to provide recommendations on their analysis and assessment. Structural analyses of two specific ...

  13. Hierarchical models facilitate spatial analysis of large data sets: a case study on invasive plant species

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    Silander Jr., John A.

    LETTER Hierarchical models facilitate spatial analysis of large data sets: a case study on invasive issues require the analysis of large spatial point data sets ­ for example, modelling species distributions, abundance and spread from survey data. But modelling spatial relationships, especially in large

  14. Analysis of video images used to study gas-liquid transfer

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    Analysis of video images used to study gas-liquid transfer S.P.Gurden1, E.M.Lage2, C.G.de Faria1, I-mail: spgurden@iqm.unicamp.br Introduction Video images and multivariate models are used here to provide using a standard color video camera. Prior to analysis using models such as PCA and PARAFAC

  15. Systems study on engineered barriers: barrier performance analysis

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    Stula, R.T.; Albert, T.E.; Kirstein, B.E.; Lester, D.H.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A performance assessment model for multiple barrier packages containing unreprocessed spent fuel has been modified and applied to several package designs. The objective of the study was to develop information to be used in programmatic decision making concerning engineered barrier package design and development. The assessment model, BARIER, was developed in previous tasks of the System Study on Engineered Barriers (SSEB). The new version discussed in this report contains a refined and expanded corrosion rate data base which includes pitting, crack growth, and graphitization as well as bulk corrosion. Corrosion rates for oxic and anoxic conditions at each of the two temperature ranges are supplied. Other improvements include a rigorous treatment of radionuclide release after package failure which includes resistance of damaged barriers and backfill, refined temperature calculations that account for convection and radiation, a subroutine to calculate nuclear gamma radiation field at each barrier surface, refined stress calculations with reduced conservatism and various coding improvements to improve running time and core usage. This report also contains discussion of alternative scenarios to the assumed flooded repository as well as the impact of water exclusion backfills. The model was used to assess post repository closure performance for several designs which were all variation of basic designs from the Spent Unreprocessed Fuel (SURF) program. Many designs were found to delay the onset of leaching by at least a few hundreds of years in all geologic media. Long delay times for radionuclide release were found for packages with a few inches of sorption backfill. Release of uranium, plutonium, and americium was assessed.

  16. A study involving the design and fabrication process on the SRAM behavior during a dose-rate event

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    Marec, R.; Gaillard, R. [Nucletudes S.A., Les Ulis (France)] [Nucletudes S.A., Les Ulis (France); Mary, P. [LRBA, Vernon (France)] [LRBA, Vernon (France); Palau, J.M.; Bruguier, G.; Gasiot, J. [Univ. Montpellier II (France). Centre Electronique de Montpellier] [Univ. Montpellier II (France). Centre Electronique de Montpellier

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The experimental results analysis of TS4T1601 SRAMs in standby mode and electrical simulations show that the SRAM design and some slight mask misalignments during the fabrication process are dominant factors concerning the dose-rate upset patterns and thresholds.

  17. Pupil's autonomous studying: From an epistemological analysis towards the construction of a

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    Duchet, Pierre

    1 Pupil's autonomous studying: From an epistemological analysis towards the construction when studying mathematics in an autonomous mode. Even establishing a diagnosis for such difficulties. Introduction The personal work or autonomous studying in mathematics that the pupil must do during "physical

  18. Solar heating and cooling of housing : five institutional analysis case studies

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    Nutt-Powell, Thomas E.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is one of a series resulting from institutional analysis of photovoltaic (PV) acceptance. The case studies reported here involve use of solar thermal technologies in variuos residential settings. All of the ...

  19. Mill and mercantile conversions : a case study analysis of residential adaptive re-use projects

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    Schaumburg, Zach E. (Zach Edwin), 1975-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three case studies are used as a qualitative tool to analyze the successful conversion of these types of buildings. Analysis will consider physical dimension, building structure, capital structure, and project costs, ...

  20. Evaluating forest fire prevention programs: an analysis of three case studies

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    Rigsby, Shelley Renee

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS; AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesi. s by Shelley Renee Rigsby Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1980 jor Subject: Sociology EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesis by S. Ranee Rigsby Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) p~ (Memb r) (Head f partment...

  1. Magnetism and magnetocaloric effect in multicomponent Laves-phase compounds: Study and comparative analysis

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    ?wik, J., E-mail: cwikjac@ml.pan.wroc.pl

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a review and results of comparative study of the influence of Gd on some physical properties of (R{sub 0.9}R?{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2} solid solutions with R=Dy, Ho and R?=Er, Ho and x varied from 0.05 to 0.15. Powder X-ray diffraction analysis performed at room temperature revealed that all studied solid solutions solidify with the formation of a Laves-phase MgCu{sub 2}-type structure (space group Fd?3m). The magnetization behavior and the magnetic transition are analyzed in terms of the Landau theory. The studies of magnetic properties and heat capacity showed that a relatively small Gd addition significantly increases T{sub C} of the compounds. The maximum percentage increase in T{sub C}, namely, ?43% was observed for (Ho{sub 0.9}Er{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2}. However, the highest temperature was noted for the (Dy{sub 0.9}Ho{sub 0.1}){sub 0.85}Gd{sub 0.15}Co{sub 2} solid solution; it is T{sub C}=183.4 K. Below the ordering temperature, all samples are ferrimagnetically ordered; at high temperatures, they are Curie–Weiss paramagnets. Moreover, a small Gd addition eliminates the field-induced magnetic transition near T{sub C} and, as consequence, transforms the nature of magnetic transition from the first- to second-order. The magnetocaloric effect has been estimated in terms of both isothermal magnetic entropy and adiabatic temperature changes. The highest adiabatic temperature change ?T{sub ad}=3 K and highest isothermal entropy change ?S{sub mag}=12.1 J/kg K were observed for (Ho{sub 0.9}Er{sub 0.1}){sub 0.95}Gd{sub 0.05}Co{sub 2} at ?90 K in magnetic fields of 2 T and 3 T, respectively. A decrease in the entropy change has been observed with increasing Gd content in all studied samples. The smallest values of ?S{sub mag} were observed for the (Dy{sub 0.9}Ho{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2} solid solutions. Under an external field change of from 0 to 3 T, the maximum entropy change for (Dy{sub 0.9}Ho{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2} compounds decreases from 6.9 at x=0.05–4.3 J/kg K at x=0.15. The refrigerant capacity for all solid solutions (with 0.05?x?0.15) is reported. The effect of increasing Gd content in the solid solutions on their magnetic and magnetocaloric properties is discussed. - Graphical abstract: Temperature dependencies of ?T{sub ad} induced by µ{sub 0}H=1 and 2 T in (a) (Ho{sub 0.9}Er{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2} and (b) (Dy{sub 0.9}Er{sub 0.1}){sub 1?x}Gd{sub x}Co{sub 2} solid solutions. Display Omitted.

  2. MS#040418-01 1 Abstract--The fine scale swimming behavior of fish can now be

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    Linder, Stephen

    MS#040418-01 1 Abstract--The fine scale swimming behavior of fish can now be studied because evaluation of the performance of these tracking algorithms for the analysis of fine scale behavior of fish was performed using a data set of 100 fish track tracks recorded simultaneously with a multibeam sonar

  3. A transmission electron microscopy study of the deformation behavior underneath nanoindents in nano-scale Al-TiN multilayered composites

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    Bhattacharyya, Dhriti [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mara, Nathan A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dickerson, Patricia O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Misra, Amit [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hoagland, R G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-scale multilayered Al-TiN composites were deposited with DC magnetron sputtering technique in two different layer thickness ratios - Al:TiN = 1:1 and Al:TiN = 9:1. The Al layer thickness varied from 2 nm to 450 nm. The hardness of the samples was tested by nanoindentation using a Berkovich tip. Cross-sectional Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) was carried out on samples extracted with Focused Ion Beam (FIB) from below the nanoindents. This paper presents the results of the hardness tests in the Al-TiN multilayers with the two different thickness ratios and the observations from the cross-sectional TEM studies of the regions underneath the indents. These studies showed remarkable strength in the multilayers, as well as some very interesting deformation behavior in the TiN layers at extremely small length scales, where the hard TiN layers undergo co-deformation with the Al layers.

  4. Nuclear Spin Lattice Relaxation and Conductivity Studies of the Non-Arrhenius Conductivity Behavior in Lithium Fast Ion Conducting Sulfide Glasses

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    Benjamin Michael Meyer

    2003-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    As time progresses, the world is using up more of the planet's natural resources. Without technological advances, the day will eventually arrive when these natural resources will no longer be sufficient to supply all of the energy needs. As a result, society is seeing a push for the development of alternative fuel sources such as wind power, solar power, fuel cells, and etc. These pursuits are even occurring in the state of Iowa with increasing social pressure to incorporate larger percentages of ethanol in gasoline. Consumers are increasingly demanding that energy sources be more powerful, more durable, and, ultimately, more cost efficient. Fast Ionic Conducting (FIC) glasses are a material that offers great potential for the development of new batteries and/or fuel cells to help inspire the energy density of battery power supplies. This dissertation probes the mechanisms by which ions conduct in these glasses. A variety of different experimental techniques give a better understanding of the interesting materials science taking place within these systems. This dissertation discusses Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques performed on FIC glasses over the past few years. These NMR results have been complimented with other measurement techniques, primarily impedance spectroscopy, to develop models that describe the mechanisms by which ionic conduction takes place and the dependence of the ion dynamics on the local structure of the glass. The aim of these measurements was to probe the cause of a non-Arrhenius behavior of the conductivity which has been seen at high temperatures in the silver thio-borosilicate glasses. One aspect that will be addressed is if this behavior is unique to silver containing fast ion conducting glasses. more specifically, this study will determine if a non-Arrhenius correlation time, {tau}, can be observed in the Nuclear Spin Lattice Relaxation (NSLR) measurements. If so, then can this behavior be modeled with a new single distribution of activation energies (DAE) to calculate the corresponding conductivity and relaxation rates as a function of temperature and frequency?

  5. Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012

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    Delmas, MA; Fischlein, M; Asensio, OI

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    history: Received 11 February 2013 Accepted 27 May 2013 Available online 11 July 2013 Strategies that provide information about the environmental impact

  6. Bayesian analysis of trinomial data in behavioral experiments and its application to human studies of general anesthesia

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    Purdon, Patrick Lee

    Accurate quantification of loss of response to external stimuli is essential for understanding the mechanisms of loss of consciousness under general anesthesia. We present a new approach for quantifying three possible ...

  7. Information Strategies and Energy Conservation Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies from 1975-2012

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    Delmas, Magali A.; Fischlein, Miriam; Asensio, Omar I.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Social Norms and Energy Conservation. Journal of PublicD. and Kahn, M.E. , 2010. Energy Conservation “Nudges” andin Stimulating Energy Conservation. Journal of Consumer

  8. Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012

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    Delmas, MA; Fischlein, M; Asensio, OI

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    local government home energy conservation (LGHEC) programs.Promoting household energy conservation. Energy policy 36 (knows about energy conservation. American Psychologist 47 (

  9. Information Strategies and Energy Conservation Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies from 1975-2011

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    Delmas, Magali; Fischlein, Miriam; Asensio, Omar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Stimulating Energy Conservation. Journal of ConsumerDissonance and Energy Conservation. Journal of AppliedSocial Norms and Energy Conservation. Journal of Public

  10. Information Strategies and Energy Conservation Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies from 1975-2011

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    Delmas, Magali; Fischlein, Miriam; Asensio, Omar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the continuing deployment of smart meters across the world,incentives,” “smart meter,” “pricing,” “rebates,”] and (iii)of new technologies such as smart meters reduces the cost of

  11. Information Strategies and Energy Conservation Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies from 1975-2012

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    Delmas, Magali A.; Fischlein, Miriam; Asensio, Omar I.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the continuing deployment of smart meters across the world,incentives,” “smart meter,” “pricing,” “rebates,”] and (iii)of new technologies such as smart meters reduces the cost of

  12. Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012

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    Delmas, MA; Fischlein, M; Asensio, OI

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    incentives,” “smart meter,” “pricing,” “rebates,”] and (iii)e.g. , for example, via smart meter- ing) may be a necessaryof new technologies such as smart meters reduces the cost of

  13. Residential Customer Enrollment in Time-based Rate and Enabling Technology Programs: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study Analysis

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    Todd, Annika

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-based Rate and Enabling Technology Programs: Smart GridEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division May 2013 The workTime-based Rate and Enabling Technology Programs: Smart Grid

  14. Behavior-Based Simulation Approach for the Capacity and Traffic Operational Characteristic Study of Four-Way-Stop-Controlled Intersections

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    Yin, Juan

    2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the proposed research is to study the traffic operational characteristics at four-way-stop-controlled (FWSC) intersections with single -lane approaches. Observational data were collected at six FWSC ...

  15. A case study of an expert mathematics teacher's interactive decision-making system using physiological and behavioral time series data

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    Jensen, Deborah Larkey

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this exploratory case study was to describe an expert teacher?s decision-making system during interactive instruction using teacher self-report information, classroom observation data, and physiological recordings. Timed recordings...

  16. Experimental and numerical study of the behavior of three-way catalytic converters under different engine operation conditions

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    Zhang, Yuetao

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thesis reports the studies on how the three-way catalytic converters behave under different operation conditions. The main focus of the work is in the oxygen storage capacity of the three-way catalyst. Rich-to-lean ...

  17. Electrochemical Behavior and Li Diffusion Study of LiCoO? Thin Film Electrodes Prepared by PLD

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    Xia, H.

    Preferred c-axis oriented LiCoO? thin films were prepared on the SiO?/Si (SOS) substrates by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Thin film electrodes without carbon and binder are ideal samples to study the electrochemical ...

  18. Heart Rate Regulation processed through wavelet analysis and change detection. Some case studies

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Heart Rate Regulation processed through wavelet analysis and change detection. Some case studies-mail: veronique.billat@wanadoo.fr December 29, 2010 Abstract Heart rate variability (HRV) is an indicator of the regulation of the heart engine, Task Force (1996). This study compares the regulation of the heart in two

  19. Solid-state thermal behavior and stability studies of theophylline-citric acid cocrystals prepared by neat cogrinding or thermal treatment

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    Hsu, Po-Chun; Lin, Hong-Liang [Department of Biotechnology, Yuanpei University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan (China); Wang, Shun-Li, E-mail: wangshunli@mail.ncyu.edu.tw [Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chia Yi University, Chia Yi, Taiwan (China); Lin, Shan-Yang, E-mail: sylin@mail.ypu.edu.tw [Department of Biotechnology, Yuanpei University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan (China)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To investigate the thermal behavior of cocrystal formed between anhydrous theophylline (TP) and anhydrous citric acid (CA) by neat manual cogrinding or thermal treatment, DSC and FTIR microspectroscopy with curve-fitting analysis were applied. The physical mixture and 60-min ground mixture were stored at 55{+-}0.5 Degree-Sign C/40{+-}2% RH condition to determine their stability behavior. Typical TP-CA cocrystals were prepared by slow solvent evaporation method. Results indicate that the cogrinding process could gradually induce the cocrystal formation between TP and CA. The IR spectral peak shift from 3495 to 3512 cm{sup -1} and the stepwise appearance of several new IR peaks at 1731, 1712, 1676, 1651, 1557 and 1265 cm{sup -1} with cogrinding time suggest that the mechanism of TP-CA cocrystal formation was evidenced by interacting TP with CA through the intermolecular O-H{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}O hydrogen bonding. The stability of 60-min ground mixture of TP-CA was confirmed at 55{+-}0.5 Degree-Sign C/40{+-}2% RH condition over a storage time of 60 days. - Garphical abstract: Cogrinding, thermal and solvent-evaporation methods might easily induce the theophylline-citric acid cocrystal formation. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cogrinding process could gradually induce the cocrystal formation between TP and CA. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The TP-CA cocrystal was formed through the intermolecular O-H{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}O hydrogen bonding. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The 60-min TP-CA ground mixture was similar to the solvent-evaporated cocrystal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The thermal-induced TP-CA cocrystal formation was confirmed by pre-heating the physical mixture to 152 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The 60-min TP-CA ground mixture was stable at accelerated condition over a storage time of 60 days.

  20. Microfluidic production of monodisperse functional o/w droplets and study of their reversible pH dependent aggregation behavior

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    Cicuta, Pietro

    Microfluidic production of monodisperse functional o/w droplets and study of their reversible p DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05087g We report the use of microfluidics for the production of monodisperse oil of individual droplets. Introduction Microdroplets in microfluidics have attracted enormous atten- tion

  1. A study of the relationship between conservation education and scuba diver behavior in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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    Belknap, Julia

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    am a PhD. student in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences department at Texas A&M University. My area of study is marine tourism with an emphasis on conserving natural resources so my coursework focused on ecotourism and environmental...

  2. Information Recovery In Behavioral Networks

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    Squartini, Tiziano; Garlaschelli, Diego; Judge, George

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of agent based modeling and network theory, we focus on the problem of recovering micro behavior-related choice information from aggregate origin-destination data. As a basis for predicting agents' choices we emphasize the connection between adaptive intelligent behavior, causal entropy maximization and self-organized, equilibrium-seeking behavior in a dynamic system. We cast this problem in the form of a binary network and suggest information theoretic, entropy-driven methods to recover estimates of the unknown parameters connecting the behavioral data. Our objective is to recover the unknown behavioral binary parameters analytically, without explicitly sampling the configuration space. In order to do so, we enlarge the set of estimators commonly employed to make optimal use of the available information. More specifically, we consider the Cressie-Read family of entropic functionals and focus on three cases of particular interest. We then apply this information theoretic method to the analysis ...

  3. Analysis of Cycling Costs in Western Wind and Solar Integration Study

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    Jordan, G.; Venkataraman, S.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS) examined the impact of up to 30% penetration of variable renewable generation on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council system. Although start-up costs and higher operating costs because of part-load operation of thermal generators were included in the analysis, further investigation of additional costs associated with thermal unit cycling was deemed worthwhile. These additional cycling costs can be attributed to increases in capital as well as operations and maintenance costs because of wear and tear associated with increased unit cycling. This analysis examines the additional cycling costs of the thermal fleet by leveraging the results of WWSIS Phase 1 study.

  4. Impact of Screening on Behavior During Storage and Cost of Ground Small-Diameter Pine Trees: A Case Study

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    Erin Searcy; Brad D Blackwelder; Mark E Delwiche; Allison E Ray; Kevin L Kenney

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Whole comminuted trees are known to self-heat and undergo quality changes during storage. Trommel screening after grinding is a process that removes fines from the screened material and removes a large proportion of high-ash, high-nutrient material. In this study, the trade-off between an increase in preprocessing cost from trommel screening and an increase in quality of the screened material was examined. Fresh lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) was comminuted using a drum grinder with a 10-cm screen, and the resulting material was distributed into separate fines and overs piles. A third pile of unscreened material, the unsorted pile, was also examined. The three piles exhibited different characteristics during a 6-week storage period. The overs pile was much slower to heat. The overs pile reached a maximum temperature of 56.88 degrees C, which was lower than the maximum reached by the other two piles (65.98 degrees C and 63.48 degrees C for the unsorted and fines, respectively). The overs also cooled faster and dried to a more uniform moisture content and had a lower ash content than the other two piles. Both piles of sorted material exhibited improved airflow and more drying than the unsorted material. Looking at supply system costs from preprocessing through in-feed into thermochemical conversion, this study found that trommel screening reduced system costs by over $3.50 per dry matter ton and stabilized material during storage.

  5. Non-Newtonian behavior and molecular structure of Cooee bitumen under shear flow: a non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study

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    Lemarchand, Claire A; Todd, Billy D; Daivis, Peter J; Hansen, Jesper S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rheology and molecular structure of a model bitumen (Cooee bitumen) under shear is investigated in the non-Newtonian regime using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. The shear viscosity and normal stress differences of the bitumen mixture are computed at different shear rates and different temperatures. The model bitumen is shown to be a shear-thinning fluid. The corresponding molecular structure is studied at the same shear rates and temperatures. The Cooee bitumen is able to reproduce experimental results showing the formation of nanoaggregates composed of stacks of flat aromatic molecules. These nanoaggregates are immersed in a solvent of saturated hydrocarbon molecules. The nanoaggregates are shown to break up at very high shear rates, leading only to a minor effect on the viscosity of the mixture. At low shear rates, bitumen can be seen as a colloidal suspension of nanoaggregates in a solvent. The slight anisotropy of the whole sample due to the nanoaggregates is considered and quantified...

  6. Non-Newtonian behavior and molecular structure of Cooee bitumen under shear flow: a non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study

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    Claire A. Lemarchand; Nicholas P. Bailey; Billy D. Todd; Peter J. Daivis; Jesper S. Hansen

    2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The rheology and molecular structure of a model bitumen (Cooee bitumen) under shear is investigated in the non-Newtonian regime using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. The shear viscosity and normal stress differences of the bitumen mixture are computed at different shear rates and different temperatures. The model bitumen is shown to be a shear-thinning fluid. The corresponding molecular structure is studied at the same shear rates and temperatures. The Cooee bitumen is able to reproduce experimental results showing the formation of nanoaggregates composed of stacks of flat aromatic molecules. These nanoaggregates are immersed in a solvent of saturated hydrocarbon molecules. The nanoaggregates are shown to break up at very high shear rates, leading only to a minor effect on the viscosity of the mixture. At low shear rates, bitumen can be seen as a colloidal suspension of nanoaggregates in a solvent. The slight anisotropy of the whole sample due to the nanoaggregates is considered and quantified. The alignment of docosane molecules due to form and intrinsic birefringence and its effect on the rheological properties of the mixture are discussed. The stress optical rule is shown to be valid only in a limited range of shear rates at high temperatures, because this rule neglects the presence of other molecule types than docosane at high shear rates and the effect of intermolecular alignment, which gets more pronounced at high shear rates.

  7. Risk analysis study of non-routine turbine/generator shutdown events and intake gate evaluation

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    Bardy, D.M. [Hydroelectric Design Center, Portland, OR (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Corps of Engineers has undertaken a study to perform a reliability and risk analysis for evaluating non-routine turbine/generator shutdown scenarios. The study will evaluate the risks associated with events that would require a powerhouse to shut down a turbine/generator by using intake gates. The goal of this project is to estimate any potential damage that could occur for various intake gate configurations and closure times. The data obtained can also be used to evaluate any of the systems that affect reliability of the turbine/generator using established methods of risk analysis. This paper will briefly outline the study objectives and describe the progress of the study to this point.

  8. Study of the potential of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy in the analysis of the tree foliage intake of goats

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Study of the potential of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy in the analysis of the tree whether near-infrared reflectance spec- troscopy (NIRS) could be of future use in the analysis of the food

  9. Buoyant jet behavior in confined regions

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    Fry, David J.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous confined jet studies have emphasized the behavior of non-buoyant jets inside ducts or near plane boundaries (Coanda effect). Buoyancy, however, is a major factor in the confined jet behavior experienced in many ...

  10. A System Degradation Study of 445 Systems Using Year-Over-Year Performance Index Analysis

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    This graphic summarizes the results of a study conducted by the SunPower Corporation, to assess the median degradation of a large number of systems. This is important because solar investors need proof of low degradation. The study, a project under DOE's SunShot Initiative, makes use of year-over-year performance index change analysis, a powerful and practical technique for assessing the median degradation of a large fleet of systems, which in this case includes a sample of 445.

  11. A review of life-cycle analysis studies on liquid biofuel systems for the transport sector

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    "Advanced" (or second generation) biofuels · Bioethanol (E100, E85, E10, ETBE) from lignocellu- losicA review of life-cycle analysis studies on liquid biofuel systems for the transport sector Eric D interest in biofuels for climate change mitigation. This article reviews the rich literature of published

  12. Product development with a focus on attractive product expression: an analysis of case studies

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Product development with a focus on attractive product expression: an analysis of case studies products is vital for a company's endurance in competitive markets. A mix of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics, symbols and price aspects all play a role in making a product desirable. Some products carry

  13. A Study on Crosstalk Analysis in Aggregative Transmission Lines with Turning Vias Tapobrata Bandyopadhyay1

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    A Study on Crosstalk Analysis in Aggregative Transmission Lines with Turning Vias Tapobrata and signal integrity in high-speed signal channels is extremely important. Transmission lines and vias transmission lines (4 mil width) of different lengths arranged in bundles. The eight transmission line bundles

  14. Comparative Analysis of Non-thermal Emissions and Study of Electron Transport in a Solar Flare

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    T. Minoshima; T. Yokoyama; N. Mitani

    2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the non-thermal emissions in a solar flare occurring on 2003 May 29 by using RHESSI hard X-ray (HXR) and Nobeyama microwave observations. This flare shows several typical behaviors of the HXR and microwave emissions: time delay of microwave peaks relative to HXR peaks, loop-top microwave and footpoint HXR sources, and a harder electron energy distribution inferred from the microwave spectrum than from the HXR spectrum. In addition, we found that the time profile of the spectral index of the higher-energy ($\\gsim 100$ keV) HXRs is similar to that of the microwaves, and is delayed from that of the lower-energy ($\\lsim 100$ keV) HXRs. We interpret these observations in terms of an electron transport model called {\\TPP}. We numerically solved the spatially-homogeneous {\\FP} equation to determine electron evolution in energy and pitch-angle space. By comparing the behaviors of the HXR and microwave emissions predicted by the model with the observations, we discuss the pitch-angle distribution of the electrons injected into the flare site. We found that the observed spectral variations can qualitatively be explained if the injected electrons have a pitch-angle distribution concentrated perpendicular to the magnetic field lines rather than isotropic distribution.

  15. Analysis of coupled body mooring and fender system

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    Girija Sasidharan Pillai, Harish

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hydrodynamic excitation and response behavior of multi-body systems with varying degrees of coupling presents many challenges for designers of offshore structures. In this study, attention is focused upon the analysis and interpretation...

  16. chemical analysis | EMSL

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    chemical analysis chemical analysis Leads No leads are available at this time. Magnesium behavior and structural defects in Mg+ ion implanted silicon carbide. Abstract: As a...

  17. Population Studies of Gamma Ray Sources Using Stacking Analysis at Low Galactic Latitudes

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    Cillis, Analia N.; /NASA, Goddard; Reimer, Olaf; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Torres, Diego F.; /ICREA, Barcelona /Barcelona, Autonoma U.

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We studied the problem of the treatment of uncertainties in the diffuse gamma radiation apparent in stacking analysis of EGRET data at low Galactic latitudes for several classes of sources like PSRs. For those classes of sources we co-added maps of counts, exposure and diffuse background, and residuals, in varying numbers for different sub-categories. Finally we tested for gamma-ray excess emission in those maps and attempt to quantify the systematic biases in such approach. Such kinds of analysis will support and provide confidence in the classification processes of sources and source populations in the GLAST era.

  18. Moment Analysis and Zipf Law

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    Y. G. Ma

    2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The moment analysis method and nuclear Zipf's law of fragment size distributions are reviewed to study nuclear disassembly. In this report, we present a compilation of both theoretical and experimental studies on moment analysis and Zipf law performed so far. The relationship of both methods to a possible critical behavior or phase transition of nuclear disassembly is discussed. In addition, scaled factorial moments and intermittency are reviewed.

  19. Feasibility study of noise analysis methods on virtual thermal reactor subcriticality monitoring

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    Kong, C.; Lee, D. [Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST-gil, 50, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, E. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., 1312-70, Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the analysis results of Rossi-alpha, cross-correlation, Feynman-alpha, and Feynman difference methods applied to the subcriticality monitoring of nuclear reactors. A thermal spectrum Godiva model has been designed for the analysis of the four methods. This Godiva geometry consists of a spherical core containing the isotopes of H-l, U-235 and U-238, and the H{sub 2}O reflector outside the core. A Monte Carlo code, McCARD, is used in real time mode to generate virtual detector signals to analyze the feasibility of the four methods. The analysis results indicate that the four methods can be used with high accuracy for the continuous monitoring of subcriticality. In addition to that, in order to analyze the impact of the random noise contamination on the accuracy of the noise analysis, the McCARD-generated signals are contaminated with arbitrary noise. It is noticed that, even when the detector signals are contaminated, the four methods can predict the subcriticality with reasonable accuracy. Nonetheless, in order to reduce the adverse impact of the random noise, eight detector signals, rather than a single signal, are generated from the core, one signal from each equally divided eighth part of the core. The preliminary analysis with multiple virtual detector signals indicates that the approach of using many detectors is promising to improve the accuracy of criticality prediction and further study will be performed in this regard. (authors)

  20. Free Energy Component Analysis for Drug Design: A Case Study of HIV-1 Protease-Inhibitor Binding

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    Free Energy Component Analysis for Drug Design: A Case Study of HIV-1 Protease-Inhibitor Binding energy component analysis that conveys information on the physicochemical forces driving the protein for a specific protein target if not in the general case. It is here that the free energy component analysis

  1. Three-dimensional, two-species magnetohydrodynamic studies of the early time behaviors of the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite G2 barium release

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    Xie, Lianghai, E-mail: xielh@nssc.ac.cn; Li, Lei; Wang, Jingdong; Zhang, Yiteng [Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a three-dimensional, two-species (Ba{sup +} and H{sup +}) MHD model to study the early time behaviors of a barium release at about 1 R{sub E} like Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite G2, with emphasis placed on the three-dimensional evolution of the barium cloud and its effects on the ambient plasma environment. We find that the perturbations caused by the cloud are the combined results of the initial injection, the radial expansion, and the diamagnetic effect and propagate as fast MHD waves in the magnetosphere. In return, the transverse expansion and the cross-B motion of barium ions are constrained by the magnetic force, which lead to a field-aligned striation of ions and the decoupling of these ions from the neutrals. Our simulation shows the formation and collapse of the diamagnetic cavity in the barium cloud. The estimated time scale for the cavity evolution might be much shorter if photoionization time scale and field aligned expansion of barium ions are considered. In addition, our two species MHD simulation also finds the snowplow effect resulting from the momentum coupling between barium ions and background H{sup +}, which creates density hole and bumps in the background H{sup +} when barium ions expanding along the magnetic field lines.

  2. Neutron diffraction study of magnetic field induced behavior in the heavy Fermion Ce3Co4Sn13

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    Christianson, Andrew D [ORNL; Goremychkin, E. A. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Gardner, J. S. [Indiana University; Kang, H. J. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Chung, J.-H. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Manuel, P. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Thompson, J. D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Sarrao, J. L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Lawrence, J. M. [University of California, Irvine

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The specific heat of Ce3Co4Sn13 exhibits a crossover from heavy Fermion behavior with antiferromagnetic correlations at low field to single impurity Kondo behavior above 2 T. We have performed neutron diffraction measurements in magnetic fields up to 6 Tesla on single crystal samples. The (001) position shows a dramatic increase in intensity in field which appears to arise from static polarization of the 4f level and which at 0.14 K also exhibits an anomaly near 2T reflecting the crossover to single impurity behavior.

  3. Use of laboratory triaxial-creep data and finite-element analysis to predict observed creep behavior of leached salt caverns

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    Preece, D.S.; Stone, C.M.

    1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An increasing interest is being shown worldwide in using leached salt caverns to store oil and natural gas. A critical factor in the use of existing caverns and the design of new ones is the creep behavior of the salt surrounding the caverns. An understanding of this behavior is being gained by using laboratory triaxial creep data as material property input to finite element computer programs designed to calculate displacements and stresses due to creep. An important step in verifying these predictive methods is the comparison of field data from existing caverns with finite element analyses which incorporate the material properties and geometry of each site. This comparison has been made for caverns in the Eminence Dome (Mississippi), West Hackberry Dome (Louisiana), and Bayou Chocktaw Dome (Louisiana) with reasonably good correlation being obtained between measured and predicted volumetric response of the caverns. These comparisons are discussed in this paper.

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

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    BEVINS, R.R.

    2000-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Building Analysis from a Spatial Cognition Perspective

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    Building Analysis from a Spatial Cognition Perspective Georg Vrachliotis 1 , Christoph Hölscher 2 on the application of concepts and methods of Spatial Cognition to building analysis. We investigate the close comments and behavioral data. Based on an empirical study in a complex multi-level-building two main aspect

  6. Analytic Study of Performance of Error Estimators for Linear Discriminant Analysis with Applications in Genomics

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    Zollanvari, Amin

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    , Aniruddha Datta Guy L. Curry Head of Department, Costas N. Georghiades December 2010 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Analytic Study of Performance of Error Estimators for Linear Discriminant Analysis with Applications in Genomics... : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 133 x LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page I Minimum sample size, n, (n0 = n1 = n) for desired (n;0:5) in univariate case. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 67 II Genes selected using the validity-goodness model selection...

  7. Economical Analysis of the Cold Air Distribution System: A Case Study

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    Zhou, Z.; Xu, W.; Li, J.; Zhao, J.; Niu, L.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-2-1 Economical Analysis of the Cold Air Distribution System: A Case Study Jiancheng Zhao Limin Niu Zhe Zhou Juan Li Professor Postgraduate... and beverage. The 4th storey underground is the garage and goods and materials storehouse partly which is for people's air defense in wartime, the 3rd ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-2-1 storey underground...

  8. I would like to thank the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for a fellowship which supported completion of this paper, and Rutgers University for research support throughout the project.

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    Pylyshyn, Zenon

    * I would like to thank the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for a fellowship the project. Comments from many individuals and groups have helped to shape this work. These include: Mark being equal, projections with fewer elements are preferred over projections with more elements

  9. Abstract In previous studies of saccadic eye movement reaction time, the manipulation of initial eye position re-vealed a behavioral bias that facilitates the initiation of movements towards the central orbital position. An inter-esting

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    Munoz, Douglas Perry

    Abstract In previous studies of saccadic eye movement reaction time, the manipulation of initial eye position re-vealed a behavioral bias that facilitates the initiation of movements towards of positions that the eyes can take in the orbits delimits the extent of visual exploration by head

  10. Experimental study and chemical analysis of n-heptane homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion with port injection of reaction inhibitors

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    Lue, Xingcai; Ji, Libin; Zu, Linlin; Hou, Yuchun; Huang, Cheng; Huang, Zhen [School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai (China)

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The control of ignition timing in the homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) of n-heptane by port injection of reaction inhibitors was studied in a single-cylinder engine. Four suppression additives, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), were used in the experiments. The effectiveness of inhibition of HCCI combustion with various additives was compared under the same equivalence ratio of total fuel and partial equivalence ratio of n-heptane. The experimental results show that the suppression effectiveness increases in the order MTBE < isopropanol << ethanol < methanol. But ethanol is the best additive when the operating ranges, indicated thermal efficiency, and emissions are considered. For ethanol/n-heptane HCCI combustion, partial combustion may be observed when the mole ratio of ethanol to that of total fuel is larger than 0.20; misfires occur when the mole ratio of ethanol to that of total fuel larger than 0.25. Moreover, CO emissions strongly depend on the maximum combustion temperature, while HC emissions are mainly dominated by the mole ratio of ethanol to that of total fuel. To obtain chemical mechanistic informations relevant to the ignition behavior, detailed chemical kinetic analysis was conducted. The simulated results also confirmed the retarding of the ignition timing by ethanol addition. In addition, it can be found from the simulation that HCHO, CO, and C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OH could not be oxidized completely and are maintained at high levels if the partial combustion or misfire occurs (for example, for leaner fuel/air mixture). (author)

  11. An analysis of the effect of the food stamp program on family consumption behavior in the South of the United States

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    Yeung, Miu Ling

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , they point out that food stamps lead to roughly 20;" more food consumption than ca. sh transfer as shown in Ta'ole 1. I', PC food out of bonus food. stamps and that out of cash income will be estimated in chapter IV. . able 1. I"arginal Propensity... income, we can determine whether food stamp constrain recipient consumption behavior. Estimation Of The Cash Equivalent value In reference to Eigure 5 of the previous chapter, ': /=' " is . che cash equrvalen; ra, ?. ' o ?. h ' '. mess e the ccr- poY'dine...

  12. Coupled thermal analysis applied to the study of the rod ejection accident

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    Gonnet, M. [AREVA NP, TOUR AREVA - 1 Place Jean MILLIER, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex (France)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An advanced methodology for the assessment of fuel-rod thermal margins under RIA conditions has been developed by AREVA NP SAS. With the emergence of RIA analytical criteria, the study of the Rod Ejection Accident (REA) would normally require the analysis of each fuel rod, slice by slice, over the whole core. Up to now the strategy used to overcome this difficulty has been to perform separate analyses of sampled fuel pins with conservative hypotheses for thermal properties and boundary conditions. In the advanced methodology, the evaluation model for the Rod Ejection Accident (REA) integrates the node average fuel and coolant properties calculation for neutron feedback purpose as well as the peak fuel and coolant time-dependent properties for criteria checking. The calculation grid for peak fuel and coolant properties can be specified from the assembly pitch down to the cell pitch. The comparative analysis of methodologies shows that coupled methodology allows reducing excessive conservatism of the uncoupled approach. (authors)

  13. Study of vaneless diffuser rotating stall based on two-dimensional inviscid flow analysis

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    Tsujimoto, Yoshinobu; Yoshida, Yoshiki [Osaka Univ., Toyonaka, Osaka (Japan); Mori, Yasumasa [Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Ohta, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rotating stalls in vaneless diffusers are studied from the viewpoint that they are basically two-dimensional inviscid flow instability under the boundary conditions of vanishing velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet and of vanishing pressure disturbance at the diffuser outlet. The linear analysis in the present report shows that the critical flow angle and the propagation velocity are functions of only the diffuser radius ratio. It is shown that the present analysis can reproduce most of the general characteristics observed in experiments: critical flow angle, propagation velocity, velocity, and pressure disturbance fields. It is shown that the vanishing velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet is caused by the nature of impellers as a resistance and an inertial resistance, which is generally strong enough to suppress the velocity disturbance at the diffuser inlet. This explains the general experimental observations that vaneless diffuser rotating stalls are not largely affected by the impeller.

  14. Feasibility study of plutonium isotopic analysis of resin beads by nondestructive gamma-ray spectroscopy

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    Li, T.K.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have initiated a feasibility study on the use of nondestructive low-energy gamma-ray spectroscopy for plutonium isotopic analysis on resin beads. Seven resin bead samples were measured, with each sample containing an average of 9 ..mu..g of plutonium; the isotopic compositions of the samples varied over a wide range. The gamma-ray spectroscopy results, obtained from 4-h counting-time measurements, were compared with mass spectrometry results. The average ratios of gamma-ray spectroscopy to mass spectrometry were 1.014 +- 0.025 for /sup 238/Pu//sup 239/Pu, 0.996 +- 0.018 for /sup 240/Pu//sup 239/Pu, and 0.980 +- 0.038 for /sup 241/Pu//sup 239/Pu. The rapid, automated, and accurate nondestructive isotopic analysis of resin beads may be very useful to process technicians and International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors. 3 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  15. Lessons Learned on Benchmarking from the International Human Reliability Analysis Empirical Study

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    Ronald L. Boring; John A. Forester; Andreas Bye; Vinh N. Dang; Erasmia Lois

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The International Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Empirical Study is a comparative benchmark of the prediction of HRA methods to the performance of nuclear power plant crews in a control room simulator. There are a number of unique aspects to the present study that distinguish it from previous HRA benchmarks, most notably the emphasis on a method-to-data comparison instead of a method-to-method comparison. This paper reviews seven lessons learned about HRA benchmarking from conducting the study: (1) the dual purposes of the study afforded by joining another HRA study; (2) the importance of comparing not only quantitative but also qualitative aspects of HRA; (3) consideration of both negative and positive drivers on crew performance; (4) a relatively large sample size of crews; (5) the use of multiple methods and scenarios to provide a well-rounded view of HRA performance; (6) the importance of clearly defined human failure events; and (7) the use of a common comparison language to “translate” the results of different HRA methods. These seven lessons learned highlight how the present study can serve as a useful template for future benchmarking studies.

  16. Thermal stress analysis of fused-cast AZS refractories during production; Part 1: Industrial study

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    Cockcroft, S.L.; Brimacombe, J.K. (Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering); Walrod, D.G.; Myles, T.A. (Carborundum Co., Falconer, NY (United States). Monofrax-S Plant)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study has been conducted to understand and prevent the formation of cracks in alumina-zirconia-silica (AZS) refractory blocks during solidification processing. A fundamental approach has been taken, centered on the development of a three-dimensional mathematical model to predict heat flow and stress generation in fused-cast AZS refractory blocks. In the first part of a two-part study, the voidless'' casting process has been carefully examined in an industrial setting. From a survey of the distribution, frequency of occurrence, and fracture surface morphology of cracks, an attempt was made to link the crack types found in the study to process variables. In-mold temperature data collected for a single casting throughout the normal cooling period have been used to validate the heat-flow model which is described in Part 2. The stress analysis, cause of the different cracks, and remedial action are also presented in Part 2.

  17. Quantitative analysis of phosphosilicate glass films: Sandia segment of round robin study

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    Weissman, S.H.

    1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Following our previous work on the analysis of phosphosilicate glass films and preparation of calibration standards, we were asked by Division 2141 to participate in an interlaboratory study to develop thin film calibration standards for use by the microcircuits industry. Sandia, Rockwell, Signetics, Balazs Laboratories and Kevex are the initial participants in this study; Bell Labs, Western Electric, NBS, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Intel have also expressed interest in joining the study. We analyzed two sets of 4-inch silicon wafers, which were coated with phosphosilicate glass film using an atmospheric chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. These samples were analyzed by chemically dissolving the film and determining the P and Si content of the resultant solution using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) atomic emission spectroscopy. As part of the experimental work, we conducted a complete analysis of all errors in the measurement process. The average weight percent phosphorus (+- 1 standard deviation) was 3.78 +- 0.15 for set 1 and 10.3 +- 0.73 for set 2. The average relative error was 6.32% and 5.54% for sets 1 and 2, respectively.

  18. A study of a method of cluster analysis applicable to a digital computer

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    Hedderman, Chester William

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for scientific relationships in a large set of data is fundamental to basic research, and it is time-consuming as well as difficult. As an example, 1~ Darwin spent twenty-two years studying data he collected on a trip around the world before he published his... in astronomy, ocean- ography, and even Census Bureau data. Brief Literature Survey Tanimoto introduced the concept of clustering 1 based upon the similarity of elements. Edwards and Sfoza described a method of clustering based upon an 2 analysis...

  19. Woodlouse locomotor behavior in the assessment of clean and contaminated field sites

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    Bayley, M.; Baatrup, E. [Aarhus Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Biological Sciences; Bjerregaard, P. [Odense Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Biology

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Specimens of the woodlouse Oniscus asellus were collected at four clean field sites and from a recently closed iron foundry heavily contaminated with zinc, lead, chromium, and nickel. Each of the 30 woodlice per group was housed individually and acclimatized to laboratory conditions for 2 d on a humid plaster of paris substrate. Thereafter, the locomotor behavior of each animal was measured for 4 h employing automated computer-aided video tracking. Linear discriminant analysis of five locomotor parameters revealed average velocity and path length as the principle components separating the polluted site and control animals. Post hoc analysis of the discriminant variable for animals from all five sites showed that the animals from the polluted site where significantly hyperactive when compared to all controls. Further, control animals collected from sites separated by several hundred kilometers were remarkably similar in their locomotor behavior. This preliminary study highlights the potential utility of quantitative analysis of animal locomotor behavior in environmental monitoring.

  20. Environmental representation and the role of clouds in studies and analysis models

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    Hummel, J.R.; Campbell, A.P.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Joint Analysis community is currently making significant improvements and enhancements to its suite of modeling tools used to support studies and analyses for Joint applications. This effort is being performed under the Joint Analytic Model Improvement Program (JAMIP) that began in 1995. One part of the JAMIP effort is the development of the Joint Warfare System (JWARS). JWARS will be a state of the art closed-form, constructive simulation of multisided, joint warefare for analysis. The environment will be a significant factor in future warefare analysis and so JWARS will include an authoritative environmental representation that can be represented at variable spatial and temporal scales. Argonne`s Dynamic Environmental Effects Model (DEEM) was used to provide the environmental representation for the JWARS prototype effort. In this paper we will present an overview of JWARS and describe how the environment and environmental effects are being represented in JWARS. Specific emphasis will be given on how clouds are included in the JWARS environment and the impacts they have on the warfighting functionality included in JWARS.

  1. Analysis of the IR-spectral behavior of adsorbed CO formed in H/sub 2/ + CO/sub 2/ surface interaction over supported rhodium

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    Solymosi, F.; Pasztor, M.

    1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction of hydrogen and carbon dioxide has been investigated by means of infrared spectroscopy on alumina-supported Rh of different crystallite sizes produced by reduction at 573-1173 K with a view to explaining the infrared spectrum of the adsorbed CO produced which is basically different from that observed following CO adsorption on the same samples. It appeared that the adsorbed CO formed on CO/sub 2/ or H/sub 2/ + CO/sub 2/ adsorption did not lead to the formation of gem-dicarbonyl, i.e., to disruption of the Rh-Rh bond. This behavior is attributed to the presence of adsorbed hydrogen and to the formation of Rh carbonyl hydride, which prevents the disruptive effect of adsorbed CO.

  2. Damage analysis and fundamental studies. Quarterly progress report, October-December 1979

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    None

    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress on each of the following topics is outlined: (1) rotating target neutron source, (2) fusion materials irradiation test facility, (3) environmental characterization, (4) damage production, and (5) damage microstructure evolution and mechanical behavior. (MOW)

  3. Studies of the analyte-carrier interface in flow injection analysis. Final report, June 1, 1987--January 31, 1992

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    Brown, S.D.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical analysis in flowing solution is popular for automation of classical methods. However, most of the classical methods are not specific enough for direct multicomponent analysis of simple mixtures. This research project has the goals of study of rapid multicomponent analysis of transient species in flowing media, and investigations of chemical reactions at interfaces and of effects of competition on distribution of products from interfacial reaction. This report summarizes work done over the past 4.5 years; support has been terminated.

  4. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Final Proposal : Risk Analysis Study Documentation.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RiskMod Model is comprised of a set of risk simulation models, collectively referred to as RiskSim; a set of computer programs that manages data referred to as Data Management Procedures; and RevSim, a model that calculates net revenues. RiskMod interacts with the AURORA Model, the RAM2007, and the ToolKit Model during the process of performing the Risk Analysis Study. AURORA is the computer model being used to perform the Market Price Forecast Study (see Market Price Forecast Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-03); the RAM2007 is the computer model being used to calculate rates (see Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-05); and the ToolKit is the computer model being used to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard (see Section 3 in the Risk Analysis Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-04). Variations in monthly loads, resources, natural gas prices, forward market electricity prices, transmission expenses, and aluminum smelter benefit payments are simulated in RiskSim. Monthly spot market electricity prices for the simulated loads, resources, and natural gas prices are estimated by the AURORA Model. Data Management Procedures facilitate the format and movement of data that flow to and/or from RiskSim, AURORA, and RevSim. RevSim estimates net revenues using risk data from RiskSim, spot market electricity prices from AURORA, loads and resources data from the Load Resource Study, WP-07-FS-BPA-01, various revenues from the Revenue Forecast component of the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-FSBPA-05, and rates and expenses from the RAM2007. Annual average surplus energy revenues, purchased power expenses, and section 4(h)(10)(C) credits calculated by RevSim are used in the Revenue Forecast and the RAM2007. Heavy Load Hour (HLH) and Light Load Hour (LLH) surplus and deficit energy values from RevSim are used in the Transmission Expense Risk Model. Net revenues estimated for each simulation by RevSim are input into the ToolKit Model to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard. The processes and interaction between each of the models and studies are depicted in Graph 1.

  5. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study Documentation.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RiskMod Model is comprised of a set of risk simulation models, collectively referred to as RiskSim; a set of computer programs that manages data referred to as Data Management Procedures; and RevSim, a model that calculates net revenues. RiskMod interacts with the AURORA Model, the RAM2007, and the ToolKit Model during the process of performing the Risk Analysis Study. AURORA is the computer model being used to perform the Market Price Forecast Study (see Market Price Forecast Study, WP-07-E-BPA-03); the RAM2007 is the computer model being used to calculate rates (see Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-E-BPA-05); and the ToolKit is the computer model being used to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard (see Section 3 in the Risk Analysis Study, WP-07-E-BPA-04). Variations in monthly loads, resources, natural gas prices, forward market electricity prices, transmission expenses, and aluminum smelter benefit payments are simulated in RiskSim. Monthly spot market electricity prices for the simulated loads, resources, and natural gas prices are estimated by the AURORA Model. Data Management Procedures facilitate the format and movement of data that flow to and/or from RiskSim, AURORA, and RevSim. RevSim estimates net revenues using risk data from RiskSim, spot market electricity prices from AURORA, loads and resources data from the Load Resource Study, WP-07-E-BPA-01, various revenues from the Revenue Forecast component of the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study, WP-07-E-BPA-05, and rates and expenses from the RAM2007. Annual average surplus energy revenues, purchased power expenses, and section 4(h)(10)(C) credits calculated by RevSim are used in the Revenue Forecast and the RAM2007. Heavy Load Hour (HLH) and Light Load Hour (LLH) surplus and deficit energy values from RevSim are used in the Transmission Expense Risk Model. Net revenues estimated for each simulation by RevSim are input into the ToolKit Model to develop the risk mitigation package that achieves BPA's 92.6 percent TPP standard. The processes and interaction between each of the models and studies are depicted in Graph 1.

  6. An analysis of uranium dispersal and health effects using a Gulf War case study.

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    Marshall, Albert Christian

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study described in this report used mathematical modeling to estimate health risks from exposure to depleted uranium (DU) during the 1991 Gulf War for both U.S. troops and nearby Iraqi civilians. The analysis found that the risks of DU-induced leukemia or birth defects are far too small to result in an observable increase in these health effects among exposed veterans or Iraqi civilians. Only a few veterans in vehicles accidentally struck by U.S. DU munitions are predicted to have inhaled sufficient quantities of DU particulate to incur any significant health risk (i.e., the possibility of temporary kidney damage from the chemical toxicity of uranium and about a 1% chance of fatal lung cancer). The health risk to all downwind civilians is predicted to be extremely small. Recommendations for monitoring are made for certain exposed groups. Although the study found fairly large calculational uncertainties, the models developed and used are generally valid. The analysis was also used to assess potential uranium health hazards for workers in the weapons complex. No illnesses are projected for uranium workers following standard guidelines; nonetheless, some research suggests that more conservative guidelines should be considered.

  7. Microcomputer Energy Analysis Studies of Selected Building Types in a Hot, Humid Climatic Zone

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    McQueen, T. M.; Leaver, J. F.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program has been used in both the design and analysis of new or retrofitted buildings. The combination of ease of use, economy, and the capability of producing a comprehensive thermal analysis has made...

  8. analysis study-based approach: Topics by E-print Network

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

    concept drives the analysis to the aimed specification part whereas the second allows Zachmann, Gabriel 9 Multiresolution morphological approach to document image analysis CiteSeer...

  9. An analysis of the lithic remains from several ring middens in Crockett County, Texas: A study in site function

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    Moore, Bill

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE LITHIC REMAINS FROM SEVERAL RING MIDDENS IN CROCKETT COUNTY, TEXAS: A STUDY IN SITE FUNCTION A Thesis by WILLIAM EDWARD MOORE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AKIM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS May 1980 Major Subject: Anthropology AN ANALYSIS OF THE LITHIC REMAINS FROM SEVERAL RING MIDDENS IN CROCKETT COUNTY, TEXAS: A STUDY IN SITE FUNCTION A Thesis by WILLIAM EDWARD MOORE Approved as to style...

  10. Phase and foam behavior study of CO{sub 2}-based foams at reservoir temperature and pressure. Final report, August 20, 1990--July 15, 1993

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    Whiting, W.B.; Lim, K.H.

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major objective of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Program at Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) is to develop technologies based on CO{sub 2}, foams, emulsions, or other fluid dispersions that will alleviate viscous fingering and mobility control problems that severely limit the production of oil by miscible CO{sub 2}, flooding. In this project, data on the phase behavior of a model surfactant/water system were generated both to help in modeling work for phase behavior and dispersion morphologies and to provide an efficient experimental methodology for determination of these data from flow calorimetric measurements. The project consists of two separate but compatible subtasks, the results of which are described in detail in the two parts of the main body of this report.

  11. Comparative Analysis of Modeling Studies on China's Future Energy and Emissions Outlook

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    Zheng, Nina; Zhou, Nan; Fridley, David

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The past decade has seen the development of various scenarios describing long-term patterns of future Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, with each new approach adding insights to our understanding of the changing dynamics of energy consumption and aggregate future energy trends. With the recent growing focus on China's energy use and emission mitigation potential, a range of Chinese outlook models have been developed across different institutions including in China's Energy Research Institute's 2050 China Energy and CO2 Emissions Report, McKinsey & Co's China's Green Revolution report, the UK Sussex Energy Group and Tyndall Centre's China's Energy Transition report, and the China-specific section of the IEA World Energy Outlook 2009. At the same time, the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a bottom-up, end-use energy model for China with scenario analysis of energy and emission pathways out to 2050. A robust and credible energy and emission model will play a key role in informing policymakers by assessing efficiency policy impacts and understanding the dynamics of future energy consumption and energy saving and emission reduction potential. This is especially true for developing countries such as China, where uncertainties are greater while the economy continues to undergo rapid growth and industrialization. A slightly different assumption or storyline could result in significant discrepancies among different model results. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the key models in terms of their scope, methodologies, key driver assumptions and the associated findings. A comparative analysis of LBNL's energy end-use model scenarios with the five above studies was thus conducted to examine similarities and divergences in methodologies, scenario storylines, macroeconomic drivers and assumptions as well as aggregate energy and emission scenario results. Besides directly tracing different energy and CO{sub 2} savings potential back to the underlying strategies and combination of efficiency and abatement policy instruments represented by each scenario, this analysis also had other important but often overlooked findings.

  12. Thioulouse, J., J. Devillers, D. Chessel, and Y. Auda. 1991. Graphical techniques for multidimensional data analysis. Pages 153-205 in J. Devillers and W. Karcher, editors. Applied Multivariate Analysis in SAR and Environmental Studies. Kluwer Academic

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    Thioulouse, Jean

    Analysis in SAR and Environmental Studies. Kluwer Academic Publishers. http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/R/articles Analysis in SAR and Environmental Studies. Kluwer Academic Publishers. http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/R/articles Analysis in SAR and Environmental Studies. Kluwer Academic Publishers. http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/R/articles

  13. Computational Study and Analysis of Structural Imperfections in 1D and 2D Photonic Crystals

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    K.R. Maskaly

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dielectric reflectors that are periodic in one or two dimensions, also known as 1D and 2D photonic crystals, have been widely studied for many potential applications due to the presence of wavelength-tunable photonic bandgaps. However, the unique optical behavior of photonic crystals is based on theoretical models of perfect analogues. Little is known about the practical effects of dielectric imperfections on their technologically useful optical properties. In order to address this issue, a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) code is employed to study the effect of three specific dielectric imperfections in 1D and 2D photonic crystals. The first imperfection investigated is dielectric interfacial roughness in quarter-wave tuned 1D photonic crystals at normal incidence. This study reveals that the reflectivity of some roughened photonic crystal configurations can change up to 50% at the center of the bandgap for RMS roughness values around 20% of the characteristic periodicity of the crystal. However, this reflectivity change can be mitigated by increasing the index contrast and/or the number of bilayers in the crystal. In order to explain these results, the homogenization approximation, which is usually applied to single rough surfaces, is applied to the quarter-wave stacks. The results of the homogenization approximation match the FDTD results extremely well, suggesting that the main role of the roughness features is to grade the refractive index profile of the interfaces in the photonic crystal rather than diffusely scatter the incoming light. This result also implies that the amount of incoherent reflection from the roughened quarterwave stacks is extremely small. This is confirmed through direct extraction of the amount of incoherent power from the FDTD calculations. Further FDTD studies are done on the entire normal incidence bandgap of roughened 1D photonic crystals. These results reveal a narrowing and red-shifting of the normal incidence bandgap with increasing RMS roughness. Again, the homogenization approximation is able to predict these results. The problem of surface scratches on 1D photonic crystals is also addressed. Although the reflectivity decreases are lower in this study, up to a 15% change in reflectivity is observed in certain scratched photonic crystal structures. However, this reflectivity change can be significantly decreased by adding a low index protective coating to the surface of the photonic crystal. Again, application of homogenization theory to these structures confirms its predictive power for this type of imperfection as well. Additionally, the problem of a circular pores in 2D photonic crystals is investigated, showing that almost a 50% change in reflectivity can occur for some structures. Furthermore, this study reveals trends that are consistent with the 1D simulations: parameter changes that increase the absolute reflectivity of the photonic crystal will also increase its tolerance to structural imperfections. Finally, experimental reflectance spectra from roughened 1D photonic crystals are compared to the results predicted computationally in this thesis. Both the computed and experimental spectra correlate favorably, validating the findings presented herein.

  14. Analysis of air pollution and greenhouse gases. Initial studies, FY 1991

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    Benkovitz, C.M.

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current objective of the project ``Analysis of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases`` is to develop a study of emissions and emission sources that could easily be linked to models of economic activity. Initial studies were conducted to evaluate data currently available linking activity rates and emissions estimates. The emissions inventory developed for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) presents one of the most comprehensive data sets, and was chosen for our initial studies, which are described in this report. Over 99% of the SO{sub 2} emissions, 98% of the NO{sub x} emission and 57% of the VOC emissions from area sources are related to fuel combustion. The majority of emission from these sources are generated by the transportation sector. Activity rates for area sources are not archived with the NAPAP inventory; alternative derivations of these data will be part of the future activities of this project. The availability and completeness of the fuel heat content data in the NAPAP inventory were also studied. Approximately 10% of the SO{sub 2} emissions, 13% of the NO{sub x} emissions and 46% of the VOC emissions are generated by sources with unavailable data for fuel heat content. Initial estimates of pollutant emission rate per unit fuel heat content. Initial estimates of pollutant emission rate per unit fuel heat content were generated. Future studies for this project include the derivation of activity rates for area sources, improved explanations for the default fuel parameters defined in the NAPAP inventory and the development of links to data bases of economic activity.

  15. Damage analysis and fundamental studies. Quarterly progress report, July-September 1981

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    Not Available

    1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is the fifteenth in a series of Quarterly Technical Progress Reports on Damage Analysis and Fundamental Studies (DAFS), which is one element of the Fusion Reactor Materials Program, conducted in support of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The first eight reports in this series were numbered DOE/ET-0065/1 through 8. Other elements of the Materials Program are: (1) Alloy Development for Irradiation Performance (ADIP), (2) Plasma-Materials Interaction (PMI), and (3) Special Purpose Materials (SPM). This report is organized along topical lines in parallel to a Program Plan of the same title so that activities and accomplishments may be followed readily, relative to that Program Plan. Thus, the work of a given laboratory may appear throughout the report. The Table of Contents is annotated for the convenience of the reader.

  16. Physink: sketching physical behavior

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    Davis, Randall

    Describing device behavior is a common task that is currently not well supported by general animation or CAD software. We present PhysInk, a system that enables users to demonstrate 2D behavior by sketching and directly ...

  17. Probabilistic Characterization of Adversary Behavior in Cyber Security

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    Meyers, C A; Powers, S S; Faissol, D M

    2009-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this SMS effort is to provide a probabilistic characterization of adversary behavior in cyber security. This includes both quantitative (data analysis) and qualitative (literature review) components. A set of real LLNL email data was obtained for this study, consisting of several years worth of unfiltered traffic sent to a selection of addresses at ciac.org. The email data was subjected to three interrelated analyses: a textual study of the header data and subject matter, an examination of threats present in message attachments, and a characterization of the maliciousness of embedded URLs.

  18. Empirical essays on firm behavior in India

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    Ryan, Nicholas (Nicholas James)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I study the behavior of industrial firms in India in the electricity market and with respect to locational choice and environmental regulation. In the first chapter, I study the competitive effects of ...

  19. A New Bifurcation Analysis for Power System Dynamic Voltage Stability Studies

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    a specific system configuration and the operation condition. For a power system, the typical state variables are the time dependent generator voltages (For different generator models, the variables of generator voltages as the variables of the exciter, speed governor and so on; sometimes the dynamics of the load behavior will also

  20. Scratch behavior of polymers

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    Lim, Goy Teck

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is focused on the analytical and numerical examination of the mechanical response of polypropylene (PP) under scratch deformation by a semi- spherical indenter. The finite element (FE) method is employed as the analysis technique and ABAQUS ? , a... ? ) ?.?????????...????... 152 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This study is concerned with the analytical and numerical examination of the mechanical response of polypropylene (PP) under scratch deformation by a semi- spherical indenter. The goal of this study is to apply...

  1. One Work Analysis, Two Domains: A Display Information Requirements Case Study

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    Cummings, M. L.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    d observations, among other techniques. Given the time and resources required, we examine how to generalize a work domain analysis technique, namely the hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis (hCTA) method across two domains in ...

  2. Microstructure and corrosion behavior of die-cast AM60B magnesium alloys in a complex salt solution: A slow positron beam study

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    Liu, Y.F. [Wuhan University] [Wuhan University; Qin, Q.L. [Wuhan University] [Wuhan University; Yang, W. [Wuhan University] [Wuhan University; Wen, W. [University of Kentucky] [University of Kentucky; Zhai, T. [University of Kentucky] [University of Kentucky; Yu, B. [University of Alberta] [University of Alberta; Liu, D.Y. [University of Alberta] [University of Alberta; Luo, A. [GM Research and Development Center] [GM Research and Development Center; Song, GuangLing [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The microstructure and corrosion behavior of high pressure die-cast (HPDC) and super vacuum die-cast (SVDC) AM60B magnesium alloys were investigated in a complex salt solution using slow positron beam technique and potentiodynamic polarization tests. The experiments revealed that a CaCO3 film was formed on the surface of the alloys and that the rate of CaCO3 formation for the SVDC alloy with immersion time was slower than that of the HPDC alloy. The larger volume fraction of b-phase in the skin layer of the SVDC alloy than that of the HPDC alloy was responsible for the better corrosion resistance.

  3. An experimental and analytical study of the transient behavior of vertical u-tube ground-coupled heat pumps in the cooling mode

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    Dobson, Monte Keith

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for an ON/OFF Cycle Using Actual and Averaged Heat Input Rate 123 6. 2 Daily Comparison Between GSIM Predictions and Experimental Data from September 3 to September 7 131 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE PAGE Typical Start-Up Behavior of Capacity and EWT... temperature decrease during the off-cycle when the "excess heat" is dissipated. The importance of this fact will become more evident when the experimental data and modeling work are discussed. SUMMARY The primary components which are incuded with a GCHP...

  4. Lower Columbia River and Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program Reference Site Study: 2011 Restoration Analysis - FINAL REPORT

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    Borde, Amy B.; Cullinan, Valerie I.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Thom, Ronald M.; Kaufmann, Ronald M.; Zimmerman, Shon A.; Sagar, Jina; Buenau, Kate E.; Corbett, C.

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Reference Site (RS) study is part of the research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) effort developed by the Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration [BPA], U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District [USACE], and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) in response to Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinions (BiOp). While the RS study was initiated in 2007, data have been collected at relatively undisturbed reference wetland sites in the LCRE by PNNL and collaborators since 2005. These data on habitat structural metrics were previously summarized to provide baseline characterization of 51 wetlands throughout the estuarine and tidal freshwater portions of the 235-km LCRE; however, further analysis of these data has been limited. Therefore, in 2011, we conducted additional analyses of existing field data previously collected for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP) - including data collected by PNNL and others - to help inform the multi-agency restoration planning and ecosystem management work underway in the LCRE.

  5. AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF GRID-BASED ASTEROSEISMIC ANALYSIS

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    Gai Ning [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Basu, Sarbani [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Chaplin, William J.; Elsworth, Yvonne, E-mail: gaining@mail.bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: sarbani.basu@yale.edu, E-mail: w.j.chaplin@bham.ac.uk, E-mail: y.p.elsworth@bham.ac.uk [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NASA's Kepler mission is providing basic asteroseismic data for hundreds of stars. One of the more common ways of determining stellar characteristics from these data is by the so-called grid-based modeling. We have made a detailed study of grid-based analysis techniques to study the errors (and error correlations) involved. As had been reported earlier, we find that it is relatively easy to get very precise values of stellar radii using grid-based techniques. However, we find that there are small, but significant, biases that can result because of the grid of models used. The biases can be minimized if metallicity is known. Masses cannot be determined as precisely as the radii and suffer from larger systematic effects. We also find that the errors in mass and radius are correlated. A positive consequence of this correlation is that log g can be determined both precisely and accurately with almost no systematic biases. Radii and log g can be determined with almost no model dependence to within 5% for realistic estimates of errors in asteroseismic and conventional observations. Errors in mass can be somewhat higher unless accurate metallicity estimates are available. Age estimates of individual stars are the most model dependent. The errors are larger, too. However, we find that for star clusters, it is possible to get a relatively precise age if one assumes that all stars in a given cluster have the same age.

  6. Temperature-dependent Raman and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy studies on phase transition behavior of VO{sub 2} films with M1 and M2 phases

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    Okimura, Kunio, E-mail: okifn@keyaki.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp; Hanis Azhan, Nurul [Graduate School of Engineering, Tokai University, Hiratsuka 259-1292 (Japan); Hajiri, Tetsuya [UVSOR Facility, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Kimura, Shin-ichi [UVSOR Facility, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871 (Japan); Zaghrioui, Mustapha; Sakai, Joe [GREMAN, UMR 7347 CNRS, Université François Rabelais de Tours, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France)

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural and electronic phase transitions behavior of two polycrystalline VO{sub 2} films, one with pure M1 phase and the other with pure M2 phase at room temperature, were investigated by temperature-controlled Raman spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). We observed characteristic transient dynamics in which the Raman modes at 195?cm{sup ?1} (V-V vibration) and 616?cm{sup ?1} (V-O vibration) showed remarkable hardening along the temperature in M1 phase film, indicating the rearrangements of V-V pairs and VO{sub 6} octahedra. It was also shown that the M1 Raman mode frequency approached those of invariant M2 peaks before entering rutile phase. In UPS spectra with high energy resolution of 0.03?eV for the M2 phase film, narrower V{sub 3d} band was observed together with smaller gap compared to those of M1 phase film, supporting the nature of Mott insulator of M2 phase even in the polycrystalline film. Cooperative behavior of lattice rearrangements and electronic phase transition was suggested for M1 phase film.

  7. http://www.ogj.com/articles/print/volume-111/issue-8/drilling-production/study-develops-decline-analysis-geologic.html BARNETT SHALE MODEL-1: Study develops decline analysis,

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    ogj.com http://www.ogj.com/articles/print/volume-111/issue-8/drilling . Study approach The BEG study examines production data f rom all individual wells drilled 1995 to be drilled under various economic scenarios. The result is an unprecedented, comprehensive view of the f ield

  8. SCATTERING BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES

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    New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

    SCATTERING BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES Kevin R. Zumbrun Bradley J. Plohr Dan Marchesin September, 1991 Abstract. We study the stability and asymptotic behavior of transitional shock waves as solutions of a parabolic system of conservation laws. In contrast to classical shock waves, transitional

  9. Experimental Study of Effect of Aging and Self-healing Behavior of Glass/Ceramic Sealant on Glass/Ceramic Sealant Used in SOFC

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    Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Koeppel, Brian J.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    High operating temperature of solid oxide fuel cells require that sealant must function at high temperature between 600o and 900oC and in the oxidizing and reducing environments of fuel and air. In this paper, experiment tests were implemented to investigate the effect of aging time and self-healing behavior of the glass ceramic sealant used in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) on its mechanical properties. With longer heat treatment or aging time during operation, further crystallization may reduce the residual glass content while boosting the ceramic crystalline content. Meanwhile, the micro-damage was induced by the cooling down process from the operating temperature to the room temperature, which can potentially degrade the mechanical properties of the glass/ceramic sealant. During the reheat of the SOFC to the operating temperature, the glass/ceramic sealant exhibits the possible self-healing characterization, which can restore the mechanical performance of the glass/ceramic sealant.

  10. A study of the anodic polarization behavior of Zr(50)Cu(40-x)Al(10)Pd(x) BMG with scanning Auger microanalysis

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    Green, Brandice [ORNL; Meyer III, Harry M [ORNL; Benson, Roberto S [ORNL; Yokoyama, Y [Institute for Materials Research; Liaw, Peter K [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Liu, Chain T [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The anodic-polarization behaviors of Zr50Cu40-XAl10PdX (x = 0 and 7 atomic %) BMGs were investigated in 0.6 M NaCl electrolytes. Initial anodic polarization of both alloys yielded regions where small increases in the applied potential induced significant increases in the current density. Continued polarization of both BMGs resulted in diffusion controlled regimes. However, the limiting diffusion current density of Zr50Cu33Al10Pd7 was higher than that of Zr50Cu40Al10. Scanning Auger microanalysis was used to investigate the oxide formed during polarization and to analyze the chemistry within corrosion pits. The pits formed on both BMGs were enriched with Cu and Cl. Corrosion pits on Zr50Cu33Al10Pd7 were additionally enriched with Pd. A corrosion mechanism relating to the formation of CuCl and Cu2O is proposed based on both the polarization and microanalysis results.

  11. SAID Partial Wave Analyses from CNS DAC (Center for Nuclear Studies Data Analysis Center)

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    George Washington University (GW) has one of the largest university-based nuclear-physics groups in the nation. Many of the current and future projects are geared to Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) at Newport News, VA. JLab is the world's premier electron accelerator for nuclear physics, and GW is one of the charter members of the governing body of JLab, the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA). The George Washington Data Analysis Center (DAC) was created in 1998 by an agreement among the Department of Energy, Jefferson Lab, and the GW Center for Nuclear Studies.The activities of the DAC fall into four distinct categories: 1) Performing partial-wave analyses of fundamental two- and three-body reactions; 2) Maintenance of databases associated with these reactions; 3) Development of software to disseminate DAC results (as well as the results of competing model-independent analyses and potential approaches); and 4) Phenomenological and theoretical investigations which bridge the gap between theory and experiment; in particular, the extraction of N* and D * hadronic and electromagnetic couplings. Partial Wave Analyses (and the associated databases) available at GW are: Pion-Nucleon, Kaon-Nucleon, Nucleon-Nucleon, Pion Photoproduction, Pion Electroproduction, Kaon Photoproduction, Eta Photoproduction, Eta-Prime Photoproduction, Pion-Deuteron (elastic), and Pion-Deuteron to Proton+Proton. [Taken from http://www.gwu.edu/~ndl/dac.htm">http://www.gwu.edu/~ndl/dac.htm

  12. The oxidation of aluminum at high temperature studied by Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.

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    Coker, Eric Nicholas

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The oxidation in air of high-purity Al foil was studied as a function of temperature using Thermogravimetric Analysis with Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TGA/DSC). The rate and/or extent of oxidation was found to be a non-linear function of the temperature. Between 650 and 750 %C2%B0C very little oxidation took place; at 850 %C2%B0C oxidation occurred after an induction period, while at 950 %C2%B0C oxidation occurred without an induction period. At oxidation temperatures between 1050 and 1150 %C2%B0C rapid passivation of the surface of the aluminum foil occurred, while at 1250 %C2%B0C and above, an initial rapid mass increase was observed, followed by a more gradual increase in mass. The initial rapid increase was accompanied by a significant exotherm. Cross-sections of oxidized specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM); the observed alumina skin thicknesses correlated qualitatively with the observed mass increases.

  13. Direct Lyapunov exponent analysis enables parametric study of transient signalling governing

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    transient activation determines cell death against survival fates. DLE analysis enabled identification to apoptotic cell death. It is anticipated that DLE analy- sis will facilitate theoretical investigation

  14. A Study of Type Analysis for Speculative Method Inlining in a JIT Environment

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    environment. To overcome the memory overhead of dynamic whole-program analysis, we outlined the design line code to access a #12;eld, return a hash value, or invoke another method. Design patterns [?] use of monomorphic interface calls. We measured the runtime overhead of in- terprocedural type analysis in the JIT

  15. Verification of the coupled fluid/solid transfer in a CASL grid-to-rod-fretting simulation : a technical brief on the analysis of convergence behavior and demonstration of software tools for verification.

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    Copps, Kevin D.

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For a CASL grid-to-rod fretting problem, Sandia's Percept software was used in conjunction with the Sierra Mechanics suite to analyze the convergence behavior of the data transfer from a fluid simulation to a solid mechanics simulation. An analytic function, with properties relatively close to numerically computed fluid approximations, was chosen to represent the pressure solution in the fluid domain. The analytic pressure was interpolated on a sequence of grids on the fluid domain, and transferred onto a separate sequence of grids in the solid domain. The error in the resulting pressure in the solid domain was measured with respect to the analytic pressure. The error in pressure approached zero as both the fluid and solids meshes were refined. The convergence of the transfer algorithm was limited by whether the source grid resolution was the same or finer than the target grid resolution. In addition, using a feature coverage analysis, we found gaps in the solid mechanics code verification test suite directly relevant to the prototype CASL GTRF simulations.

  16. Essays in behavioral economics

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    Eil, David Holding

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Essays in Behavioral Economics A dissertation submitted inDoctor of Philosophy in Economics by David Holding Eilfunction,” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1995,

  17. A meta-analysis of single case research studies on aided augmentative and alternative communication systems with individuals with autism spectrum disorders

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    Ganz, Jennifer B.; Earles-Vollrath, Theresa L.; Heath, Amy K.; Parker, Richard; Rispoli, Mandy J.; Duran, Jaime

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    behavioral outcomes, summary of the results, and overall quality of the research. The teaching method implemented included three categories. Child-led involved Running Head: META-ANALYSIS OF AAC 11 instruction that began only when the child initiated... generally fit the criteria for child-led, however, instruction took place during natural activities (e.g., free play, snack time); the adult did not strictly control access to the stimuli. Teacher-led involved one-on-one instruction in a contrived...

  18. An experimental study of the buckling behavior and frictional effects of a circular rod laterally constrained within a horizontal circular cylinder

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    Williams, Thomas H.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . 22 22 22 28 31 33 vn TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) CHAPTER Page 4. 4 Analysis of Lateral Load Applied by Buckled Pipe . 40 V DISCUSSION. VI CONCLUSIONS . 45 49 VII RECOMMENDATIONS . 51 NOMENCLATURE 53 REFERENCES APPENDIX A FIXED END... CONDITIONS. 55 58 APPENDIX B 12 FT. MODEL EXPERIMENTS. 63 APPENDIX C LOAD VARIATION DURING ROD MOVEMENT. . . 70 APPENDIX D PHOTOGRAPHS. 72 VITA 74 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 2. 1 Post buckle rod position during the sinusoidal mode. 2. 2 Post buckle...

  19. Ion Torrent PGM as Tool for Fungal Community Analysis: A Case Study of Endophytes in Eucalyptus grandis

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    Ion Torrent PGM as Tool for Fungal Community Analysis: A Case Study of Endophytes in Eucalyptus for endophytic communities of fungi living in healthy plant tissue. The developments in next generation of the endophytic community of the economically important tree, Eucalyptus grandis, from South Africa using the Ion

  20. Evaluation of large scale industrial development using real options analysis : a case study

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    Ariizumi, Tatsuyuki

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, real-option analysis has gained attention as an innovative valuation method for complex real estate projects. However, considering its potential, this method has not become as popular as it should have. One major ...

  1. Analysis of Airport Performance using Surface Surveillance Data: A Case Study of BOS

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    Balakrishnan, Hamsa

    Detailed surface surveillance datasets from sources such as the Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model-X (ASDE-X) have the potential to be used for analysis of airport operations, in addition to their primary purpose ...

  2. Pressure transient test analysis of vuggy naturally fractured carbonate reservoir: field case study

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    Ajayi, Babatunde Tolulope

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Well pressure transient analysis is widely used in reservoir management to obtain reservoir information needed for reservoir simulation, damage identification, well optimization and stimulation evaluation. The main objective of this project...

  3. An Intersectional Analysis of Visual Media: A Case Study of Diesel Advertisements

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    Barnum, Anthony J.; Zajicek, Anna M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that the application of the intersectional approach leads to more complex and adequate understandings of how identities and power relations are constructed in visual media. Towards this end, we conduct an intersectional analysis of Diesel advertisements using...

  4. Study of a Fault Analysis System for a Heat Supply Network Based on GIS

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    Zou, P.; Liu, M.; Tang, H.; Wang, X.; Li, N.; Wang, W.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and rationality effectively. More recently, several cities developed GIS, but most of them only paid attention to facility management and view display. The techniques of the analysis and decision-making of hydraulic calculation, fault analysis and dispatch... in emergency regime, dispatch in emergency regime. What?s more, the system can supply the gist to operator by calculating and analyzing in emergency regime. 2 SYSTEM DESIGN Today there are lots of popular GIS software platforms in domestic & overseas...

  5. Financial Analysis of Incentive Mechanisms to Promote Energy Efficiency: Case Study of a Prototypical Southwest Utility

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    Cappers, Peter; Goldman, Charles; Chait, Michele; Edgar, George; Schlegel, Jeff; Shirley, Wayne

    2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Many state regulatory commissions and policymakers want utilities to aggressively pursue energy efficiency as a strategy to mitigate demand and energy growth, diversify the resource mix, and provide an alternative to building new, costly generation. However, as the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE 2007) points out, many utilities continue to shy away from aggressively expanding their energy efficiency efforts when their shareholder's fundamental financial interests are placed at risk by doing so. Thus, there is increased interest in developing effective ratemaking and policy approaches that address utility disincentives to pursue energy efficiency or lack of incentives for more aggressive energy efficiency efforts. New regulatory initiatives to promote increased utility energy efficiency efforts also affect the interests of consumers. Ratepayers and their advocates are concerned with issues of fairness, impacts on rates, and total consumer costs. From the perspective of energy efficiency advocates, the quid pro quo for utility shareholder incentives is the obligation to acquire all, or nearly all, achievable cost-effective energy efficiency. A key issue for state regulators and policymakers is how to maximize the cost-effective energy efficiency savings attained while achieving an equitable sharing of benefits, costs and risks among the various stakeholders. In this study, we modeled a prototypical vertically-integrated electric investor-owned utility in the southwestern US that is considering implementing several energy efficiency portfolios. We analyze the impact of these energy efficiency portfolios on utility shareholders and ratepayers as well as the incremental effect on each party when lost fixed cost recovery and/or utility shareholder incentive mechanisms are implemented. A primary goal of our quantitative modeling is to provide regulators and policymakers with an analytic framework and tools that assess the financial impacts of alternative incentive approaches on utility shareholders and customers if energy efficiency is implemented under various utility operating, cost, and supply conditions.We used and adapted a spreadsheet-based financial model (the Benefits Calculator) which was developed originally as a tool to support the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE). The major steps in our analysis are displayed graphically in Figure ES- 1. Two main inputs are required: (1) characterization of the utility which includes its initial financial and physical market position, a forecast of the utility?s future sales, peak demand, and resource strategy to meet projected growth; and (2) characterization of the Demand-Side Resource (DSR) portfolio ? projected electricity and demand savings, costs and economic lifetime of a portfolio of energy efficiency (and/or demand response) programs that the utility is planning or considering implementing during the analysis period. The Benefits Calculator also estimates total resource costs and benefits of the DSR portfolio using a forecast of avoided capacity and energy costs. The Benefits Calculator then uses inputs provided in the Utility Characterization to produce a ?business-as usual? base case as well as alternative scenarios that include energy efficiency resources, including the corresponding utility financial budgets required in each case. If a decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism are instituted, the Benefits Calculator model readjusts the utility?s revenue requirement and retail rates accordingly. Finally, for each scenario, the Benefits Calculator produces several metrics that provides insights on how energy efficiency resources, decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism impacts utility shareholders (e.g. overall earnings, return on equity), ratepayers (e.g., average customer bills and rates) and society (e.g. net resource benefits).

  6. Analyzing the Impact of Residential Building Attributes, Demographic and Behavioral Factors on Natural Gas Usage

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    Livingston, Olga V.; Cort, Katherine A.

    2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis examines the relationship between energy demand and residential building attributes, demographic characteristics, and behavioral variables using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2005 microdata. This study investigates the applicability of the smooth backfitting estimator to statistical analysis of residential energy consumption via nonparametric regression. The methodology utilized in the study extends nonparametric additive regression via local linear smooth backfitting to categorical variables. The conventional methods used for analyzing residential energy consumption are econometric modeling and engineering simulations. This study suggests an econometric approach that can be utilized in combination with simulation results. A common weakness of previously used econometric models is a very high likelihood that any suggested parametric relationships will be misspecified. Nonparametric modeling does not have this drawback. Its flexibility allows for uncovering more complex relationships between energy use and the explanatory variables than can possibly be achieved by parametric models. Traditionally, building simulation models overestimated the effects of energy efficiency measures when compared to actual "as-built" observed savings. While focusing on technical efficiency, they do not account for behavioral or market effects. The magnitude of behavioral or market effects may have a substantial influence on the final energy savings resulting from implementation of various energy conservation measures and programs. Moreover, variability in behavioral aspects and user characteristics appears to have a significant impact on total energy consumption. Inaccurate estimates of energy consumption and potential savings also impact investment decisions. The existing modeling literature, whether it relies on parametric specifications or engineering simulation, does not accommodate inclusion of a behavioral component. This study attempts to bridge that gap by analyzing behavioral data and investigate the applicability of additive nonparametric regression to this task. This study evaluates the impact of 31 regressors on residential natural gas usage. The regressors include weather, economic variables, demographic and behavioral characteristics, and building attributes related to energy use. In general, most of the regression results were in line with previous engineering and economic studies in this area. There were, however, some counterintuitive results, particularly with regard to thermostat controls and behaviors. There are a number of possible reasons for these counterintuitive results including the inability to control for regional climate variability due to the data sanitization (to prevent identification of respondents), inaccurate data caused by to self-reporting, and the fact that not all relevant behavioral variables were included in the data set, so we were not able to control for them in the study. The results of this analysis could be used as an in-sample prediction for approximating energy demand of a residential building whose characteristics are described by the regressors in this analysis, but a certain combination of their particular values does not exist in the real world. In addition, this study has potential applications for benefit-cost analysis of residential upgrades and retrofits under a fixed budget, because the results of this study contain information on how natural gas consumption might change once a particular characteristic or attribute is altered. Finally, the results of this study can help establish a relationship between natural gas consumption and changes in behavior of occupants.

  7. Plug Load Behavioral Change Demonstration Project

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    Metzger, I.; Kandt, A.; VanGeet, O.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the methods and results of a plug load study of the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The study quantified the effect of mechanical and behavioral change approaches on plug load energy reduction and identified effective ways to reduce plug load energy. Load reduction approaches included automated energy management systems and behavioral change strategies.

  8. PREDICTING TEMPERATURE BEHAVIOR IN CARBONATE ACIDIZING TREATMENTS

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    Tan, Xuehao

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    PREDICTING TEMPERATURE BEHAVIOR IN CARBONATE ACIDIZING TREATMENTS A Thesis by XUEHAO TAN 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 May 2009 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering PREDICTING TEMPERATURE BEHAVIOR IN CARBONATE ACIDIZING TREATMENTS A Thesis by XUEHAO TAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

  9. Essays on Consumer Behavior and Demand Analysis

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    Wang, Xiaoyuan

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    given a fixed time. We achieve the price index information using different methods for different data sets. For the ERIM data sets, real transaction data has to be used to calculate price 8COLOMBO, BREYERS, DANNON, KEMPS, OLD HOME, STONYFIELD FARM, WELLS... coupon. Table 2.3: Summary Statistics 1: Eau Claire & Pittsfield Brand Price1 Std. Dev. Min Max Display2 Advertisement3 COLOMBO 0.57 0.103 0.25 0.82 0.36 1.43 BREYERS 0.54 0.105 0.20 0.85 0.22 1.08 DANNON 0.72 0.096 0.29 1.75 0.58 2.40 KEMPS 0.33 0.110 0...

  10. Travel Behavior and Demand Analysis and Prediction

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    Goulias, Konstadinos G

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Travel Behaviour Research, Lucerne, August 2003. Savage L.Travel Behaviour Research, Lucerne, 10-15, August 2003. InBehevaior Research (IATBR). Lucerne, Switzerland, 2003.

  11. Does Musical Behavior Promote Affiliation?

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    Harmon-Jones, Cindy Kay

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    by CINDY KAY HARMON-JONES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Brandon Schmeichel Gerianne....S., Excelsior College; M.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Brandon Schmeichel Dr. Gerianne Alexander Past research suggested that greater rhythmic complexity in musical behavior increases affiliation in small groups...

  12. Study on a two-piston type Stirling engine MELSE II -- Analysis of engine performance --

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    Azotsu, A.; Tanaka, A.; Yamada, Y.; Yamashita, I.; Yanagihara, S.

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the results of performance test data of the two-piston type laboratory research Stirling engine MELSE II. On the basis of the experimental data, the effects of the working gas species and the phase difference between the two pistons on engine performance are discussed and made clear. As working gases, helium, neon and argon were used. Phase difference was changed from 60 to 150 degrees. These effects appear mainly as the distinctions of the pressure drop loss and the mean working gas temperature in the expansion cylinder, and depend significantly on the engine speed. In addition, the pressure difference between the two cylinders and the temperature distribution of the expansion cylinder wall have been measured, and their behaviors are clarified in relation to the effects mentioned just above.

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

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    BEVINS, R.R.

    2000-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This document has been updated during the definitive design portion of the first phase of the W-314 Project to capture additional software requirements and is planned to be updated during the second phase of the W-314 Project to cover the second phase of the Project's scope. The objective is to provide requirement traceability by recording the analysis/basis for the functional descriptions of the master pump shutdown system. This document identifies the sources of the requirements and/or how these were derived. Each requirement is validated either by quoting the source or an analysis process involving the required functionality, performance characteristics, operations input or engineering judgment.

  14. Behavior of microwave-heated silicon carbide particles at frequencies of 2.0–13.5?GHz

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    Sugawara, H.; Hayashi, M.; Ishihara, S. [Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama 2-12-1, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan); Kashimura, K., E-mail: kashimura@isc.chubu.ac.jp [Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501 (Japan); Mitani, T.; Shinohara, N. [Kyoto University, Gokasyo, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Silicon carbide is a key material in microwave (MW) processing and is used widely as a thermal insulator and catalytic agent. In this study, we experimentally investigated the temperature dependence of the MW-absorption properties of SiC particles at frequencies of 2.0–13.5?GHz. We heated SiC particles of different sizes using MW radiation. The heating behaviors of the particles were then compared with their MW-absorption properties. The heating behavior of the particles was dependent on their radii; this result was in keeping with theoretical predictions. Furthermore, the ?-SiC particles exhibited anomalous behaviors when subjected to microwave heating at temperatures of 1100?°C and higher. These behaviors were attributable to the transformation of ?-SiC into the ?-phase. The underlying mechanism for this transformation is discussed on the basis of the results of X-ray diffraction analysis.

  15. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Analysis How to Link Physical Climate Data and Economic Studies

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    Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Analysis ­ How to Link Physical Climate Data and Economic There are a number of structural and conceptual differences between the information provided by climate change models of economic concepts applied to climate change impact and adaptation policy assessment, and to illustrate how

  16. A Study of Unbalanced Morphological Understanding: Morphological Land Use Patterns Analysis of U.S. Megaregions

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    Ko, Youngho

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    clustering pattern index ....................................... 76 2. Local spatial clustering analysis results ................................... 82 2.1. The Northeast megaregion .............................................. 82 2.2. The Texas... .................................................. 152 2.6. The Gulf Coast megaregion ............................................ 168 2.7. The Front Range megaregion .......................................... 184 2.8. The Arizona Sun Corridor megaregion ........................... 199 2...

  17. Statistical Analysis of Algorithms: A Case Study of MarketClearing Mechanisms in the

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    Srinivasan, Aravind

    they were visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory. y National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center and CCS3, P.O. Box 1663, MS M997, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545. Email: bar­ rett, Uni­ versity of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Parts of this work were done while at Lucent

  18. A Transformation Approach for Modeling and Analysis of Complex UML Statecharts: A Case Study

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    Shatz, Sol M.

    transformation Petri nets model analysis 1.0 Introduction The Object Management Group (OMG) adopted a new. Entry transition. The basic form of the intermediate model for entry transitions of a composite state is a fork transition as shown in Fig. 1. A fork transition has one source state and multiple target states

  19. Interpreting Grazing Behavior

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Livestock producers can use their observations of grazing behavior to gauge the amount and quality of forage being consumed. This publication explains how grazing animals eat, when and where they graze, and how forage availability, patch grazing...

  20. Model of sludge behavior in nuclear plant steam generators. Final report

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    Beal, S.K.; Chen, J.H.

    1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accumulation of large amounts of sludge in pressurized water reactor steam generators is thought to be a cause of accelerated corrosion by trace impurities which concentrate in such deposits. Based on fundamental principles, this study develops a mathematical model for predicting the behavior (e.g., deposition and reentrainment) of sludge in steam generators. The calculated sludge behavior shows good agreement with the limited amount of experimental data available. The results suggest that the continued accumulation of sludge on the tubesheet might be preventable, and that if it could be, the incoming sludge would be removed by blowdown. An analysis of the uncertainties in the model led to suggested priorities for further analytical and experimental work to gain a better understanding of sludge behavior. 29 refs., 12 figs., 15 tabs.

  1. Aquifer behavior with reinjection

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    Bonet, Euclides Jose

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AQUIFER BEHAVIOR WITH REINJECTION A Thesis By EUCLIDES JOSE BONET Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ARUM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May, f967 Major Subject... Petroleum Engineering AQUIFER BEHAVIOR WITH REINJECTION A Thesis By E UC LI DES JOSE BONE T Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Member) May, 1967 ACKNOWLEDGMENT Thanks are due to Petroleo Brasilerio S...

  2. Strategic analysis for safeguards systems: a feasibility study. Volume 2. Appendix

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    Goldman, A J

    1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This appendix provides detailed information regarding game theory (strategic analysis) and its potential role in safeguards to supplement the main body of this report. In particualr, it includes an extensive, though not comprehensive review of literature on game theory and on other topics that relate to the formulation of a game-theoretic model (e.g. the payoff functions). The appendix describes the basic form and components of game theory models, and the solvability of various models. It then discusses three basic issues related to the use of strategic analysis in material accounting: (1) its understandability; (2) its viability in regulatory settings; and (3) difficulties in the use of mixed strategies. Each of the components of a game theoretic model are then discussed and related to the present context.

  3. An Inverse Finite Element Analysis and A Parametric Study of Small Punch Tests

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    Xu, Zhenzhen

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -displacement curve of 40CrNi2Mo alloy steel (Guan et al., 2011) ....... 21 Fig. 2.8 Estimate of the first step displacement ........................................................... 22 Fig. 2.9 FE simulation results with ? = 800 MPa at ? = 0...-strain curve of 40CrNi2Mo alloy steel from the inverse FE x analysis of the SPT ......................................................................................... 28 Fig. 2.18 1.25Cr0.5Mo alloy steel elastic modulus and yield...

  4. The analysis of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in human serum for clinical studies

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    Chandra, Richa

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    CHAPTER II MATERIALS AND METHODS????????????... 31 Materials?????????????????????????. 31 Method 1. Remnant Lipoprotein Density Profiling????????? 33 Method 2. Separation of bTRL and dTRL????????????. 37 Method 3. Apolipoprotein Analysis... 1 Differential lipoprotein characteristics??.????...???.? 5 2 Compositional characteristics of the TRL class (CM or chylomicrons and VLDL) in comparison with LDL and HDL??.. 6 3 Percentage of RLP at TRL and IDL densities for fasting...

  5. Fermilab Central Computing Facility: Energy conservation report and mechanical systems design optimization and cost analysis study

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    Krstulovich, S.F.

    1986-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is developed as part of the Fermilab Central Computing Facility Project Title II Design Documentation Update under the provisions of DOE Document 6430.1, Chapter XIII-21, Section 14, paragraph a. As such, it concentrates primarily on HVAC mechanical systems design optimization and cost analysis and should be considered as a supplement to the Title I Design Report date March 1986 wherein energy related issues are discussed pertaining to building envelope and orientation as well as electrical systems design.

  6. A technical framework to describe occupant behavior for building energy simulations

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    Turner , William; Hong , Tianzhen

    2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Green buildings that fail to meet expected design performance criteria indicate that technology alone does not guarantee high performance. Human influences are quite often simplified and ignored in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Energy-conscious human behavior has been demonstrated to be a significant positive factor for improving the indoor environment while reducing the energy use of buildings. In our study we developed a new technical framework to describe energy-related human behavior in buildings. The energy-related behavior includes accounting for individuals and groups of occupants and their interactions with building energy services systems, appliances and facilities. The technical framework consists of four key components: i. the drivers behind energy-related occupant behavior, which are biological, societal, environmental, physical, and economical in nature ii. the needs of the occupants are based on satisfying criteria that are either physical (e.g. thermal, visual and acoustic comfort) or non-physical (e.g. entertainment, privacy, and social reward) iii. the actions that building occupants perform when their needs are not fulfilled iv. the systems with which an occupant can interact to satisfy their needs The technical framework aims to provide a standardized description of a complete set of human energy-related behaviors in the form of an XML schema. For each type of behavior (e.g., occupants opening/closing windows, switching on/off lights etc.) we identify a set of common behaviors based on a literature review, survey data, and our own field study and analysis. Stochastic models are adopted or developed for each type of behavior to enable the evaluation of the impact of human behavior on energy use in buildings, during either the design or operation phase. We will also demonstrate the use of the technical framework in assessing the impact of occupancy behavior on energy saving technologies. The technical framework presented is part of our human behavior research, a 5-year program under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency.

  7. A partial linguistic analysis of the dialectal poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a study of Barrack-Room Ballads.

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    Van Pelt, Louis Jay

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A PARTIAL LINGUISTIC ANALYSTS OF THE DIALECTAL POETRY OF RUDYARD KIPLING: A STUDY OF BARRACK-ROON BALLADS A Thesis by Louis Jay Van Pelt Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AFH University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS y 1968 Hajor subject En~i i. h A PARTIAL LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE DIALECTAL POETRY OF RUDYARD KIPLING; A STUDY OF BARRACK-ROON BALLADS A Thesis by Louis Jay Van Pelt Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Ce...

  8. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

    Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Wednesday, 26 May 2010 00:00 Indium is a key material in lead-free solder...

  9. Synthesis of solid solution Er{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}W{sub 3}O{sub 12} and studies of their thermal expansion behavior.

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    Wu, M. M.; Cheng, Y. Z.; Peng, J.; Xiao, X. L.; Chen, D. F.; Kiyanagi, R.; Fieramosca, J. S.; Short, S.; Jorgensen, J.; Hu, Z. B.; Graduate Univ. Chinese Academy of Sciences; China Inst. of Atomic Energy

    2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The syntheses and structures of Er{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}W{sub 3}O{sub 12} were studied. It was found that pure phases could form only for 0.0 {le} x {le} 0.4 and 1.5 {le} x {le} 2.0. Compounds with 0 {le} x {le} 0.4 have the hydrated orthorhombic structure at room temperature and transform to unhydrated orthorhombic one above 135 C whereas samples with 1.5 {le} x {le} 2.0 crystallize in monoclinic structure. Thermal expansion properties of Er{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}W{sub 3}O{sub 12} were studied with high temperature X-ray powder diffraction. Samples with 0 {le} x {le} 0.4 exhibit negative thermal expansion in temperature range of 200-800 C and higher cerium content leads to more negative thermal expansion coefficient. However, compounds with 1.5 {le} x {le} 2.0 show positive thermal expansion owing to the edge-sharing polyhedra.

  10. Formation and behavior of carbonaceous mesophase in petroleum pitch

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    Stevens, W.C.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The phase behavior of conventional liquid crystals with nonmesomorphs was studied and compared to mixtures of mesophase pitches with aromatic molecules. Experimental phase diagrams of p-polyphenyls, p-azoxyanisol and various aromatic molecules were used to estimate the virtual mesophase-isotropic transition temperatures of the latter. The mesophase-isotropic transition in mesophase pitch, hidden by reactions, decreases the solubility of nonmesomorphs as would be predicted by the phase behavior of conventional liquid crystals. From vapor osmometry, gel permeation chromatography and elemental analysis, models of Ashland 240 and a solvent extracted Ashland 240 mesophase pitch were developed. The 3 to 5-ringed aromatic species contained within Ashland 240 are the polymerized subunits forming the branched molecules of the solvent extracted mesophase pitch. The effects of air blowing, sparging and heat soaking on the nature and constitution of mesophase formed from Ashland 240 pitch also were examined and compared to the solvent extracted pitch. The nature and consequently the behavior of the mesophase formed was found to be process dependent. The utility of mesophase pitches is derived largely from the local molecular orientation. Experimentally observed changes in local order as a function of temperature and time at temperature were attributed to the hidden mesophase-isotropic transition temperature and the reactions which mask this transition. The orientation, relaxation, and stabilization of locally ordered subunits into an overall preferred orientation was examined by melt spinning mesophase pitches into fibers.

  11. A study of wind variability in the lower troposphere through power spectrum analysis at mesoscale frequencies

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    Cornett, John Sheldon

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the theoretical and practical application of the analysis method comes directly from this reference. B. Fundamental Assum tions of Power S ectrum Theor Consider a function of time X(t), such as wind speed, which is generated by a random process. Then the value... of the function X(t) at any particular point in time is a random variable. This random process may or may not have a Gaussian or normal distribution but it is a fundamental assumption (at least in the development of the theory) that the random process...

  12. Analysis of the microphysical structure of heavy fog using a droplet spectrometer: A case study

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    Niu, S.; Liu, Y.; Lu, C.; Zhao, L.; Lv, J.; Yang, J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The microphysical properties of a long-lasting heavy fog event are examined based on the results from a comprehensive field campaign conducted during the winter of 2006 at Pancheng (32.2{sup o}N, 118.7{sup o}E), Jiangsu Province, China. It is demonstrated that the key microphysical properties (liquid water content, fog droplet concentration, mean radius and standard deviation) exhibited positive correlations with one another in general, and that the 5-min-average maximum value of fog liquid water content was sometimes greater than 0.5 g m{sup -3}. Further analysis shows that the unique combination of positive correlations likely arose from the simultaneous supply of moist air and fog condensation nuclei associated with the advection of warm air, which further led to high liquid water content. High values of liquid water content and droplet concentration conspired to cause low visibility (<50 m) for a prolonged period of about 40 h. Examination of the microphysical relationships conditioned by the corresponding autoconversion threshold functions shows that the collision-coalescence process was sometimes likely to occur, weakening the positive correlations induced by droplet activation and condensational growth. Statistical analysis shows that the observed droplet size distribution can be described well by the Gamma distribution.

  13. Performance Assessment Uncertainty Analysis for Japan's HLW Program Feasibility Study (H12)

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    BABA,T.; ISHIGURO,K.; ISHIHARA,Y.; SAWADA,A.; UMEKI,H.; WAKASUGI,K.; WEBB,ERIK K.

    1999-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Most HLW programs in the world recognize that any estimate of long-term radiological performance must be couched in terms of the uncertainties derived from natural variation, changes through time and lack of knowledge about the essential processes. The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute followed a relatively standard procedure to address two major categories of uncertainty. First, a FEatures, Events and Processes (FEPs) listing, screening and grouping activity was pursued in order to define the range of uncertainty in system processes as well as possible variations in engineering design. A reference and many alternative cases representing various groups of FEPs were defined and individual numerical simulations performed for each to quantify the range of conceptual uncertainty. Second, parameter distributions were developed for the reference case to represent the uncertainty in the strength of these processes, the sequencing of activities and geometric variations. Both point estimates using high and low values for individual parameters as well as a probabilistic analysis were performed to estimate parameter uncertainty. A brief description of the conceptual model uncertainty analysis is presented. This paper focuses on presenting the details of the probabilistic parameter uncertainty assessment.

  14. Station Blackout: A case study in the interaction of mechanistic and probabilistic safety analysis

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    Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli; Cristian Rabiti

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margins is important to improved decision making about nuclear power plant design, operation, and plant life extension. As research and development (R&D) in the light-water reactor (LWR) Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margin management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. In this paper, we describe the RISMC analysis process illustrating how mechanistic and probabilistic approaches are combined in order to estimate a safety margin. We use the scenario of a “station blackout” wherein offsite power and onsite power is lost, thereby causing a challenge to plant safety systems. We describe the RISMC approach, illustrate the station blackout modeling, and contrast this with traditional risk analysis modeling for this type of accident scenario.

  15. Infrared study of the behavior of CO, NO, and CO + NO over Rh/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts

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    Dictor, R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrared spectroscopy was used to study the interaction of carbon monoxide and nitric oxide on a 0.475% Rh/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalyst. Both CO and NO readily adsorb on a prereduced catalyst surface. NO is not observed spectroscopically on preoxidized catalysts, yet isocyanate is produced during subsequent displacement by CO. The adsorption of CO on a preoxidized catalyst parallels the reduction of the catalyst. At temperatures in excess of 250/sup 0/C and mixed feeds with CO/NO greater than or equal to 1, a large buildup of isocyanate is observed on the support. At temperatures greater than 300/sup 0/C an infrared band attributed to adsorbed cyanide ion is observed near 2150 cm/sup -1/. Experiments involving displacement of NO by CO, displacement of CO by NO, and coadsorption of CO + NO show that contiguous rhodium surfaces are necessary for isocyanate production. Though the rhodium gem-dicarbonyl species, Rh(CO)/sub 2/, was observed, there was no experimental evidence demonstrating the presence of Rh(NO)/sub 2/ or Rh(NO)(CO) complexes.

  16. Natural Tracers and Multi-Scale Assessment of Caprock Sealing Behavior: A Case Study of the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin

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    Jason Heath; Brian McPherson; Thomas Dewers

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The assessment of caprocks for geologic CO{sub 2} storage is a multi-scale endeavor. Investigation of a regional caprock - the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin, USA - at the pore-network scale indicates high capillary sealing capacity and low permeabilities. Core and wellscale data, however, indicate a potential seal bypass system as evidenced by multiple mineralized fractures and methane gas saturations within the caprock. Our interpretation of {sup 4}He concentrations, measured at the top and bottom of the caprock, suggests low fluid fluxes through the caprock: (1) Of the total {sup 4}He produced in situ (i.e., at the locations of sampling) by uranium and thorium decay since deposition of the Kirtland Formation, a large portion still resides in the pore fluids. (2) Simple advection-only and advection-diffusion models, using the measured {sup 4}He concentrations, indicate low permeability ({approx}10-20 m{sup 2} or lower) for the thickness of the Kirtland Formation. These findings, however, do not guarantee the lack of a large-scale bypass system. The measured data, located near the boundary conditions of the models (i.e., the overlying and underlying aquifers), limit our testing of conceptual models and the sensitivity of model parameterization. Thus, we suggest approaches for future studies to better assess the presence or lack of a seal bypass system at this particular site and for other sites in general.

  17. Friction pressure drop measurements and flow distribution analysis for LEU conversion study of MIT Research Reactor

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    Wong, Susanna Yuen-Ting

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (MITR) is the only research reactor in the United States that utilizes plate-type fuel elements with longitudinal fins to augment heat transfer. Recent studies on the conversion to low-enriched ...

  18. AUTOMATIC CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF CORPUS CALLOSUM SUBDIVISIONS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: A DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING STUDY

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    an important role in relaying sensory, cognitive, and motor information throughout the brain. While MRI studies for the Corpus Callosum. Figure 6 DTI ACQUSITION: · 3 Tesla GE system (General Electric Medical Systems

  19. A stochastic feasibility study of Texas ethanol production: analysis of Texas Legislature ethanol subsidy proposal

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    Gill, Robert Chope

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to depressed commodity prices, gasoline price volatility, environmental regulations and a renewed push towards increased fuel sufficiently given national and world events following September 11, 2001. Past feasibility studies have failed to incorporate...

  20. Body composition to climate change studies - the many facets of neutron induced prompt gamma-ray analysis

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    Mitra,S.

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In-vivo body composition analysis of humans and animals and in-situ analysis of soil using fast neutron inelastic scattering and thermal neutron capture induced prompt-gamma rays have been described. By measuring carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O), protein, fat and water are determined. C determination in soil has become important for understanding below ground carbon sequestration process in the light of climate change studies. Various neutron sources ranging from radio isotopic to compact 14 MeV neutron generators employing the associated particle neutron time-of-flight technique or micro-second pulsing were implemented. Gamma spectroscopy using recently developed digital multi-channel analyzers has also been described.

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

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    Kumar, Apoorv

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    company. In van Vleet’s (2004) study, none of the bidders had prior experience, which is not true for Chouhan’s (2009) study. Bid Efficiency: is the ratio of the total number of jobs won to the total number of bids. This is one of the postulated... Table 7: Reverse Auction Bidding Control Data ............................................................. 41 Table 8: Profit and Job Data ............................................................................................. 42 Table 9: Game...

  2. Development of recreatonal second-home subdivisions at Lake Somerville, Texas: a case study analysis

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    Lapotka, Gary

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was totally new and different to the long-time residents of the area (12). Glaze studied rural subdivision development trends at reservoirs of the Trinity River Basin in Texas (6). He analyzed public records and used field interviews to describe... and cooperation made this study possible. Most notable are County Judges Mark Caperton and Gus Mutcher, County Extension Agent Billy Thane, State Congressman Bill Keese, Corps of Engineers Project Manager Guy Hopson and Chief Ranger Tom Purvis, Brazos River...

  3. The history of NATO TNF policy: The role of studies, analysis and exercises conference proceedings. Volume 2: Papers and presentations

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    Rinne, R.L.

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This conference was organized to study and analyze the role of simulation, analysis, modeling, and exercises in the history of NATO policy. The premise was not that the results of past studies will apply to future policy, but rather that understanding what influenced the decision process -- and how -- would be of value. The structure of the conference was built around discussion panels. The panels were augmented by a series of papers and presentations focusing on particular TNF events, issues, studies, or exercises. The conference proceedings consist of three volumes. Volume 1 contains the conference introduction, agenda, biographical sketches of principal participants, and analytical summary of the presentations and panels. This volume contains a short introduction and the papers and presentations from the conference. Volume 3 contains selected papers by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Richardson III (Ret.). Individual papers in this volume were abstracted and indexed for the database.

  4. The history of NATO TNF policy: The role of studies, analysis and exercises conference proceedings. Volume 1, Introduction and summary

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    Rinne, R.L. [ed.

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This conference was organized to study and analyze the role of simulation, analysis, modeling, and exercises in the history of NATO policy. The premise was not that the results of past studies will apply to future policy, but rather that understanding what influenced the decision process -- and how -- would be of value. The structure of the conference was built around discussion panels. The panels were augmented by a series of papers and presentations focusing on particular TNF events, issues, studies or exercise. The conference proceedings consist of three volumes. This volume, Volume 1, contains the conference introduction, agenda, biographical sketches of principal participants, and analytical summary of the presentations and discussion panels. Volume 2 contains a short introduction and the papers and presentations from the conference. Volume 3 contains selected papers by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Richardson III (Ret.).

  5. Solar/gas systems impact analysis study. Final report, September 1982-July 1984

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    Hahn, E.F.; Preble, B.; Neill, C.P.; Loose, J.C.; Poe, T.E.

    1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impacts of solar/gas technologies on gas consumers and on gas utilities was measured separately and compared against the impacts of competing gas and electric systems in four climatic regions of the U.S. A methodology was developed for measuring the benefits or penalties of solar/gas systems on a combined basis for consumers and distribution companies. The authors analysis shows that the combined benefits associated with solar/gas systems are generally greatest when the systems are purchased by customers who would have otherwise chosen high-efficiency electric systems (were solar/gas systems not available in the market place). The role of gas utilities in encouraging consumer acceptance of solar/gas systems was also examined in a qualitative fashion. The authors then developed a decision framework for analyzing the type and level of utility involvement in solar/gas technologies.

  6. Design Analysis and Manufacturing Studies for ITER In-Vessel Coils

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    Kalish, M.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Neumeyer, C.; Titus, P.; Zhai, Y.; Zatz, I.; Messineo, M.; Gomez, M.; Hause, C. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States); Daly, E.; Martin, A. [ITER Organization, St. Paul-lez-Duranace (France); Wu, Y.; Jin, J.; Long, F.; Song, Y.; Wang, Z.; Yun, Zan [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Anhui (China). Institute of Plasma Physics; Hsiao, J. [Vector Resources, Annandale, VA (United States); Pillsbury, J. R. [Sherbrooke Consulting, Arlington, VA (United States); Bohm, T.; Sawan, M. [Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (United States). Fustion Technology Institute; Jiang, NFN [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu (China)

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ITER is incorporating two types of In Vessel Coils (IVCs): ELM Coils to mitigate Edge Localized Modes and VS Coils to provide Vertical Stabilization of the plasma. Strong coupling with the plasma is required so that the ELM and VS Coils can meet their performance requirements. Accordingly, the IVCs are in close proximity to the plasma, mounted just behind the Blanket Shield Modules. This location results in a radiation and temperature environment that is severe necessitating new solutions for material selection as well as challenging analysis and design solutions. Fitting the coil systems in between the blanket shield modules and the vacuum vessel leads to difficult integration with diagnostic cabling and cooling water manifolds.

  7. Cervical cancer, proxies for HPV exposure, screening scare and use of proximal and distal defense behaviors in fear buffering.

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    Leckie, Glenn

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??As study about risk behavior in relation to getting infected with HPV, fear intensity and screening behavior of women and the use of psychological defense… (more)

  8. A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT CONDITION OF NICHE MARKET, INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS

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    Cole, Samuel Jason

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    their own motives, and how those motives in turn impact the decisions they make during a film production. By capturing the motives, decisions, and practices of independent producers we have a snap shot of what it is like to take part in contemporary... by examining their motives through common themes that emerge through a series of case study analyses. The analyses will help identify the motives and influential factors that may have an impact on the process of a motion picture’s production. This study...

  9. Electrochemical behavior of lead telluride

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    Danilova, M.G.; Sveshnikova, L.L.; Repinskii, S.M.

    1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrochemical behavior of lead telluride was studied in acidic, neutral, and alkaline solutions. It was shown that in the case of anodic polarization in 1 M NaOH the PbTe surface composition is nearly stoichiometric. During cathodic polarization in 1 M NaOH and during anodic polarization in 1 M HCl the surface layer is lead-rich. In the case of anodic polarization in 1 M HCl the surface is tellurium-rich. Cathodic polarization in 1 M NaCl leads to tellurium depletion of the surface layer. Reaction equations describing the electrochemical processes at the PbTe electrode are reported.

  10. Supercapacitor behavior of ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods on different electrolytes

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    Purushothaman, K.K., E-mail: purushoth_gri@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, TRP Engineering College (SRM Group), Irungalur, Trichy, Tamilnadu (India); Cuba, M. [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamilnadu (India)] [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamilnadu (India); Muralidharan, G., E-mail: muralg@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamilnadu (India)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: SEM image of ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods on FTO substrate. Highlights: ? Synthesis of ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods by spin coating method. ? First study on the effect of electrolyte on the pseudocapacitance behavior. ? ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods exhibit maximum specific capacitance of 998 F/g. ? At higher scan rates p-TSA electrolyte exhibits superior capacitive behavior. -- Abstract: ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods were prepared on conducting glass substrate via sol–gel spin coating method at the optimum doping level. The effect of electrolyte on the pseudocapacitance behavior of the ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods was studied using para toluene sulfonic acid (p-TSA), sulfuric acid (H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) as electrolytes. X-ray diffraction analysis reveals the formation of ?-MnMoO{sub 4} in monoclinic phase. FTIR spectra contain vibrational bands associated with Mo=O, M–O and Mo–O–Mo bonds. SEM image reveals the formation of nanorods. Supercapacitor behavior has been studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV) analysis. ?-MnMoO{sub 4} nanorods exhibit maximum specific capacitance of 998 F/g at a scan rate of 5 mV/s in H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} electrolyte while a specific capacitance of 784 F/g and 530 F/g have been obtained using p-TSA and HCl electrolytes, respectively. At higher scan rates p-TSA electrolyte exhibits superior capacitive behavior than H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}.

  11. Markets for low- and medium-Btu coal gasification: an analysis of 13 site specific studies

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    1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1978 the US Department of Energy (DOE), through its Office of Resource Applications, developed a commercialization plan for low- and medium-Btu coal gasification. Several initial steps have been taken in that process, including a comprehensive study of industrial markets, issuance of a Notice of Program Interest, and funding of proposals under the Alternate Fuels Legislation (P.L. 96-126). To assist it in the further development and administration of the commercialization plan, the Office of Resource Applications has asked Booz, Allen and Hamilton to assess the market prospects for low- and medium-Btu coal gasification. This report covers the detailed findings of the study. Following the introduction which discusses the purpose of the study, approach used for the assignment and current market attitudes on coal gasification, there are three chapters on: systems configurations and applications; economic and finanical attractiveness; and summary of management decisions based on feasibility study results. The final chapter briefly assesses the management decisions. The general consensus seems to be that coal gasification is a technology that will be attractive in the future but is marginal now. 6 figures, 5 tables.

  12. SunShot Vision Study A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential for

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    Shot Initiative price reduction targets and resulting market penetration levels. The results of the study suggest energy system. #12;CSP Capacity (GW) PV Capacity (GW) 50 ­5 5­10 10­15 15­20 >20 2030 PV Capacity: 302 gigawatts (GW) 2030 CSP Capacity: 28 GW 2050 PV Capacity

  13. Analysis of Airport Performance using Surface Surveillance Data: A Case Study of BOS

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    Gummadi, Ramakrishna

    operational performance of an airport, and present them for the specific case of Boston Logan International. For this study, we used ASDE-X data from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), dra of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139. hamsa@mit.edu. AIAA Member. Operations Manager, Boston Airport Traffic

  14. Urban Poverty in China's State-owned Enterprise Communities A Mixed Methods Study and Preliminary Analysis

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Urban Poverty in China's State-owned Enterprise Communities A Mixed Methods Study and Preliminary Sydney, Australia Abstract: Urban poverty among laid-off workers has become one of the major challenges increasing interest in using mixed methods in poverty research, there are no published reports of its

  15. High Btu gas from peat. A feasibility study. Part 3. Market analysis. Task 8. Final report

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    Not Available

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this task, which was the responsibility of the Minnesota Gas Company, was to identify and characterize the market potential for the plant by-products - BTX (mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene), phenol, ammonia, sulfur, and sodium sulfate - and to assign value to them. Although traditionally a growth industry, the chemicals market has been generally weakened by the recession, and is experiencing back to back years of declining production. This is due to bad health of specific end uses, such as fertilizer from ammonia. In the long run, this trend is expected to moderate. It is felt that the proposed peat plant has a favorable position in the markets of each of its by-products. This is due to the synergism with nearby industries which are major consumers of these by-products. In the case of sulfur and ammonia, the Red River agricultural area is a large potential market. For sodium sulfate, phenols and perhaps BTX, the nearby paper and timber products industries are large potential markets. The values for these by-products used in the financial analysis were intentionally conservative. This is because of the uncertainty in the quantity and quality. More tests are needed in an integrated facility in order to determine these factors and the variability of each. This is particularly true of the by-product oils which could vary significantly with operating conditions and may even require alternate processing schemes. 18 references, 9 figures, 14 tables.

  16. 21CMMC: An MCMC analysis tool enabling astrophysical parameter studies of the cosmic 21cm signal

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    Greig, Bradley

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce 21CMMC: a parallelized, Monte Carlo Markov Chain analysis tool, incorporating the epoch of reionization (EoR) semi-numerical simulation 21CMFAST. 21CMMC estimates astrophysical parameter constraints from 21cm EoR experiments, accommodating a variety of EoR models, as well as priors on model parameters and the reionization history. To illustrate its utility, we consider two different EoR scenarios, one with a single population of galaxies (with a mass-independent ionizing efficiency) and a second, more general model with two different, feedback-regulated populations (each with mass-dependent ionizing efficiencies). As an example, combining three observations (z=8, 9 and 10) of the 21cm power spectrum with a conservative noise estimate and uniform model priors, we find that LOFAR/HERA/SKA can constrain common reionization parameters: the ionizing efficiency (or similarly the escape fraction), the mean free path of ionizing photons, and the log of the minimum virial temperature of star-forming halos...

  17. An Analysis of Stochastic Game Theory for Multiagent Reinforcement Learning

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    An Analysis of Stochastic Game Theory for Multiagent Reinforcement Learning Michael Bowling Manuela 15213 Abstract Learning behaviors in a multiagent environment is crucial for developing and adapting and adapt. Stochastic games, first studied in the game theory community, are a natural extension of MDPs

  18. Conditional Random Fields for Morphological Analysis of Wireless ECG Signals

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Conditional Random Fields for Morphological Analysis of Wireless ECG Signals Annamalai Natarajan recording of ECG signals. This capability has diverse applications in the study of human health and behavior present a novel approach to the problem of extracting the morphological structure of ECG signals based

  19. Neuroimaging for drug addiction and related behaviors

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    Parvaz M. A.; Parvaz, M.A.; Alia-Klein, N.; Woicik,P.A.; Volkow, N.D.; Goldstein, R.Z.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this review, we highlight the role of neuroimaging techniques in studying the emotional and cognitive-behavioral components of the addiction syndrome by focusing on the neural substrates subserving them. The phenomenology of drug addiction can be characterized by a recurrent pattern of subjective experiences that includes drug intoxication, craving, bingeing, and withdrawal with the cycle culminating in a persistent preoccupation with obtaining, consuming, and recovering from the drug. In the past two decades, imaging studies of drug addiction have demonstrated deficits in brain circuits related to reward and impulsivity. The current review focuses on studies employing positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate these behaviors in drug-addicted human populations. We begin with a brief account of drug addiction followed by a technical account of each of these imaging modalities. We then discuss how these techniques have uniquely contributed to a deeper understanding of addictive behaviors.

  20. Relaxation behavior of oxygen deficient strontium manganite

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    Pandey, Namita, E-mail: namita205@gmail.com; Thakur, Awalendra Kumar, E-mail: namita205@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology-Patna, Patna- 800013 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Conduction behavior of nanocrystalline oxygen deficient ceramic-SrMnO{sub 3–?}(??0.14) has been studied. The structural analysis of nano-SrMnO{sub 2.86} follows hexagonal unit cell structure with P6{sub 3}/mmc (194) space group belonging to 6/mmm point group with 4H – layered type hexagonal-cubic layers. The system have lattice parameters; a = 5.437(92) Å, c = 9.072(92) Å, c/a?1.66 (85) with ? =90° ?= 120° and cell volume, V= 232.35(18). The relaxation times estimated from complex impedance and modulus relaxation spectrum, show the thermally activated system with corresponding activation energies as 0.66 eV and 0.51 eV The stretching factor ‘?’ from the scaled modulus spectrum shows the poly-dispersive non-Debye nature of the system. The hopping number ‘n’ shows the influence of ionic charge carriers which controls the conduction mechanism of nano-SrMnO{sub 2.86}.

  1. Sandia National Laboratories: studying hydrogen behavior

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1developmentturbineredox-activeNational Solar Thermalsslsstudy of natural

  2. Structural Study of Biotic and Abiotic Poorly-crystalline Manganese Oxides Using Atomic Pair Distribution Function Analysis

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    Billinge S. J.; Zhu, M.; Farrow, C.L.; Post, J.E.; Livi, K.J.T.; Ginder-Vogel, M.; Sparks, D.L.

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Manganese (Mn) oxides are among the most reactive natural minerals and play an important role in elemental cycling in oceanic and terrestrial environments. A large portion of naturally-occurring Mn oxides tend to be poorly-crystalline and/or nanocrystalline, with not fully resolved crystal structures. In this study, the crystal structures of their synthetic analogs including acid birnessite (AcidBir), {delta}-MnO{sub 2}, polymeric MnO{sub 2} (PolyMnO{sub 2}) and a bacteriogenic Mn oxide (BioMnO{sub x}), have been revealed using atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis. Results unambiguously verify that these Mn oxides are layered materials. The best models that accurately allow simulation of pair distribution functions (PDFs) belong to the monoclinic C12/m1 space group with a disk-like shape. The single MnO{sub 6} layers in the average structures deviate significantly from hexagonal symmetry, in contrast to the results of previous studies based on X-ray diffraction analysis in reciprocal space. Manganese occupancies in MnO{sub 6} layers are estimated to be 0.936, 0.847, 0.930 and 0.935, for AcidBir, BioMnO{sub x}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and PolyMnO{sub 2}, respectively; however, occupancies of interlayer cations and water molecules cannot be accurately determined using the models in this study. The coherent scattering domains (CSDs) of PolyMnO{sub 2}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and BioMnO{sub x} are at the nanometer scale, comprising one to three MnO{sub 6} layers stacked with a high disorder in the crystallographic c-axis direction. Overall, the results of this study advance our understanding of the mineralogy of Mn oxide minerals in the environment.

  3. Structural study of biotic and abiotic poorly-crystalline manganese oxides using atomic pair distribution function analysis

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    Zhu, Mengqiang; Farrow, Christopher L.; Post, Jeffrey E.; Livi, Kenneth J.T.; Billinge, Simon J.L.; Ginder-Vogel, Matthew; Sparks, Donald L. (Delaware); (Columbia); (JHU); (Smithsonian)

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Manganese (Mn) oxides are among the most reactive natural minerals and play an important role in elemental cycling in oceanic and terrestrial environments. A large portion of naturally-occurring Mn oxides tend to be poorly-crystalline and/or nanocrystalline, with not fully resolved crystal structures. In this study, the crystal structures of their synthetic analogs including acid birnessite (AcidBir), {delta}-MnO{sub 2}, polymeric MnO{sub 2} (PolyMnO{sub 2}) and a bacteriogenic Mn oxide (BioMnO{sub x}), have been revealed using atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis. Results unambiguously verify that these Mn oxides are layered materials. The best models that accurately allow simulation of pair distribution functions (PDFs) belong to the monoclinic C12/m1 space group with a disk-like shape. The single MnO{sub 6} layers in the average structures deviate significantly from hexagonal symmetry, in contrast to the results of previous studies based on X-ray diffraction analysis in reciprocal space. Manganese occupancies in MnO{sub 6} layers are estimated to be 0.936, 0.847, 0.930 and 0.935, for AcidBir, BioMnOx, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and PolyMnO{sub 2}, respectively; however, occupancies of interlayer cations and water molecules cannot be accurately determined using the models in this study. The coherent scattering domains (CSDs) of PolyMnO{sub 2}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and BioMnO{sub x} are at the nanometer scale, comprising one to three MnO{sub 6} layers stacked with a high disorder in the crystallographic c-axis direction. Overall, the results of this study advance our understanding of the mineralogy of Mn oxide minerals in the environment.

  4. Solar Reserve Methodology for Renewable Energy Integration Studies Based on Sub-Hourly Variability Analysis: Preprint

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    Ibanez, E.; Brinkman, G.; Hummon, M.; Lew, D.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing penetrations of wind a solar energy are raising concerns among electric system operators because of the variability and uncertainty associated with power sources. Previous work focused on the quantification of reserves for systems with wind power. This paper presents a new methodology that allows the determination of necessary reserves for high penetrations of photovoltaic (PV) power and compares it to the wind-based methodology. The solar reserve methodology is applied to Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study. A summary of the results is included.

  5. Seismic hazard analysis application of methodology, results, and sensitivity studies. Volume 4

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    Bernreuter, D. L

    1981-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the Site Specific Spectra Project, this report seeks to identify the sources of and minimize uncertainty in estimates of seismic hazards in the Eastern United States. Findings are being used by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a synthesis among various methods that can be used in evaluating seismic hazard at the various plants in the Eastern United States. In this volume, one of a five-volume series, we discuss the application of the probabilistic approach using expert opinion. The seismic hazard is developed at nine sites in the Central and Northeastern United States, and both individual experts' and synthesis results are obtained. We also discuss and evaluate the ground motion models used to develop the seismic hazard at the various sites, analyzing extensive sensitivity studies to determine the important parameters and the significance of uncertainty in them. Comparisons are made between probabilistic and real spectral for a number of Eastern earthquakes. The uncertainty in the real spectra is examined as a function of the key earthquake source parameters. In our opinion, the single most important conclusion of this study is that the use of expert opinion to supplement the sparse data available on Eastern United States earthquakes is a viable approach for determining estimted seismic hazard in this region of the country. 29 refs., 15 tabs.

  6. Energy-water analysis of the 10-year WECC transmission planning study cases.

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    Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Passell, Howard David; Castillo, Cesar; Moreland, Barbara

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2011 the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity embarked on a comprehensive program to assist our Nation's three primary electric interconnections with long term transmission planning. Given the growing concern over water resources in the western U.S. the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) requested assistance with integrating water resource considerations into their broader electric transmission planning. The result is a project with three overarching objectives: (1) Develop an integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners in the Western Interconnection to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning. (2) Pursue the formulation and development of the Energy-Water DSS through a strongly collaborative process between the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Western Governors Association (WGA), the Western States Water Council (WSWC) and their associated stakeholder teams. (3) Exercise the Energy-Water DSS to investigate water stress implications of the transmission planning scenarios put forward by WECC, WGA, and WSWC. The foundation for the Energy-Water DSS is Sandia National Laboratories Energy-Power-Water Simulation (EPWSim) model (Tidwell et al. 2009). The modeling framework targets the shared needs of energy and water producers, resource managers, regulators, and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels. This framework provides an interactive environment to explore trade-offs, and 'best' alternatives among a broad list of energy/water options and objectives. The decision support framework is formulated in a modular architecture, facilitating tailored analyses over different geographical regions and scales (e.g., state, county, watershed, interconnection). An interactive interface allows direct control of the model and access to real-time results displayed as charts, graphs and maps. The framework currently supports modules for calculating water withdrawal and consumption for current and planned electric power generation; projected water demand from competing use sectors; and, surface and groundwater availability. WECC's long range planning is organized according to two target planning horizons, a 10-year and a 20-year. This study supports WECC in the 10-year planning endeavor. In this case the water implications associated with four of WECC's alternative future study cases (described below) are calculated and reported. In future phases of planning we will work with WECC to craft study cases that aim to reduce the thermoelectric footprint of the interconnection and/or limit production in the most water stressed regions of the West.

  7. A comprehensive study of the analysis and economic benefits of radioactive tracer engineered simulation procedures

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    Fisher, K.; Robinson, B.M.; Voneiff, G.W.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydraulic Fracturing is an important technology to enhance production from tight gas reservoirs. Several techniques have been utilized to attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing treatments. One technique, radioactive tracers, is currently used on over 15 % of the stimulation treatments performed in the U.S. With proper materials, design, and execution, tracers can be used to locate the presence and concentration of proppant at the wellbore in order to evaluate vertical and radial proppant distribution. A comprehensive study of over 100 fracture treatments has been completed in which radioactive tracers were used along with production logs, stress logs, post-fracturing completion reports, and production history to analyze completion effectiveness in four different reservoirs. Additionally, an economic benefit model was constructed to evaluate the benefit/cost ratio of applying the technology.

  8. Sensitivity analysis and study of the mixing uniformity of a microfluidic mixer

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    Ivorra, Benjamin; Ramos, Ángel M; Santiago, Juan G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a microfluidic mixer based on hydrodynamic focusing, which is used to initiate the folding process of individual proteins. The folding process is initiated by quickly diluting a local denaturant concentration, and we define mixing time as the time advecting proteins experience a specified to achieve a local drop in denaturant concentration. In previous work, we presented a minimization of mixing time which considered optimal geometry and flow conditions, and achieved a design with a predicted mixing time of 0.10 $\\mu$s. The aim of the current paper is twofold. First, we explore the sensitivity of mixing time to key geometric and flow parameters. In particular, we study the angle between inlets, the shape of the channel intersections, channel widths, mixer depth, mixer symmetry, inlet velocities, working fluid physical properties, and denaturant concentration thresholds. Second, we analyze the uniformity of mixing times as a function of inlet flow streamlines. We find the shape of the intersection,...

  9. Effect of graphite properties in thermal analysis of CHTR: A parametric study

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    Kaushik, Ankur; Basak, Abhishek; Dulera, I. V.; Vijayan, P. K. [Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400 085 (India)

    2013-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Compact High Temperature Reactor (CHTR) is a {sup 233}U-Thorium fuelled, lead-bismuth cooled reactor. The CHTR core mainly consists of graphite and beryllium oxide (BeO). The CHTR core consists of nineteen prismatic beryllium oxide (BeO) moderator blocks. These 19 blocks contain centrally located graphite fuel tubes. The BeO moderator blocks are surrounded by reflector blocks (partially graphite and partially BeO). The nuclear heat from the core is removed passively by natural circulation of the coolant between top and bottom plenums, upward through the fuel tubes and returning through the downcomer tubes at the periphery. The temperature gradient in fuel tubes, downcomer tubes and BeO is very high and therefore, to take care of the differential thermal expansion, gaps are provided in the core between the tubes and other core components. These gaps affect the heat transfer through the core in radial direction. In addition, there is a large variation in thermal properties of graphite which in turn affects the thermal behaviour of the core in various operating conditions. The fuel of CHTR is TRISO coated particle fuel. These particles are packed in with graphite powder as matrix and made into cylindrical compacts these compacts are packed in the bores of fuel tube. In this study, the effect of the thermal conductivity variation of the graphite on the temperature distribution of the core and density variation of the matrix graphite material in fuel compact on the maximum fuel kernel temperature is studied along with the overall role of graphite properties variation in heat transfer.

  10. Analysis of Michigan's demand-side electricity resources in the residential sector: Volume 3, End-use studies: Revised final report

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    Krause, F.; Brown, J.; Connell, D.; DuPont, P.; Greely, K.; Meal, M.; Meier, A.; Mills, E.; Nordman, B.

    1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume of the ''Analysis of Michigan's Demand-Side Electricity Resources in the Residential Sector'' contains end-use studies on various household appliances including: refrigerators, freezers, lighting systems, water heaters, air conditioners, space heaters, and heat pumps. (JEF)

  11. A Study of Snake-like Locomotion Through the Analysis of a Flexible Robot Model

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    Giancarlo Cicconofri; Antonio DeSimone

    2014-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the problem of snake-like locomotion by studying a system consisting of a planar inextensible elastic rod that is able to control its spontaneous curvature. Using a Cosserat model we derive, through variational principles, the equations of motion for two special cases: one in which the system is confined inside a frictionless channel, and one in which it is placed in an anisotropic frictional environment, modeling the dynamical setting of the slithering of snakes on flat surfaces. The presence of constraints in both cases leads to non-standard boundary conditions, that allow us to close the equations of motion reducing them to a differential and an integro-differential equation, respectively, for one end point (the tail) of the active rod. For the snake-like case we also provide analytic solutions for a special class of motions. We highlight the role of the spontaneous curvature in the pushing (and the steering, in the snake-like setting) needed to power locomotion. Comparisons with available experiments confirm that the model is able to capture many of the essential findings in the zoological literature. The complete solvability and the existence of analytic solutions offers a tool that may prove valuable for the design of bio-inspired soft robots.

  12. Study of thermal conversion of naphthenic oils on the basis of analysis of their middle fractions

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    Kayukova, G.P.; Kurbskii, G.P.; Mutalapova, R.I. [A.E. Arbuzov Inst. of Organic and Physical Chemistry, Kazan (Russian Federation)] [and others

    1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The composition of the middle fractions of the thermal decomposition products of naphthenic oils obtained at 300, 350, and 400{degrees}C was studied. It was shown that the character of conversions of petroleum hydrocarbons is governed by the intensity of thermal treatment and by the chemical nature of the starting oil. The removal of aliphatic chains from high-boiling components of the petroleum at a temperature below 350{degrees}C results in the new formation of linear and isoprene alkanes in their middle fractions similarly to the catagenic transformations of oils in deposits. The rise in temperature up to 400{degrees}C enhances the destruction processes related to extension of the reactions of the homolytic cleavage of C-C bonds in aliphatic chains. This results in practically complete destruction of isoprene alkanes and in predominance of low-molecular homologs among the linear alkanes. On the basis of the results obtained it can be supposed that the thermal treatment is an important factor in the conversion of naphthenic oils into paraffin oils. 10 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

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

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    Dryer, Frederick L.

    2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Distributed energy resources in practice: A case study analysis and validation of LBNL's customer adoption model

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    Bailey, Owen; Creighton, Charles; Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael

    2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a Berkeley Lab effort to model the economics and operation of small-scale (<500 kW) on-site electricity generators based on real-world installations at several example customer sites. This work builds upon the previous development of the Distributed Energy Resource Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), a tool designed to find the optimal combination of installed equipment, and idealized operating schedule, that would minimize the site's energy bills, given performance and cost data on available DER technologies, utility tariffs, and site electrical and thermal loads over a historic test period, usually a recent year. This study offered the first opportunity to apply DER-CAM in a real-world setting and evaluate its modeling results. DER-CAM has three possible applications: first, it can be used to guide choices of equipment at specific sites, or provide general solutions for example sites and propose good choices for sites with similar circumstances; second, it can additionally provide the basis for the operations of installed on-site generation; and third, it can be used to assess the market potential of technologies by anticipating which kinds of customers might find various technologies attractive. A list of approximately 90 DER candidate sites was compiled and each site's DER characteristics and their willingness to volunteer information was assessed, producing detailed information on about 15 sites of which five sites were analyzed in depth. The five sites were not intended to provide a random sample, rather they were chosen to provide some diversity of business activity, geography, and technology. More importantly, they were chosen in the hope of finding examples of true business decisions made based on somewhat sophisticated analyses, and pilot or demonstration projects were avoided. Information on the benefits and pitfalls of implementing a DER system was also presented from an additional ten sites including agriculture, education, health care, airport, and manufacturing facilities.

  15. Health Behavior Health Promotion -Prevention

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    Meagher, Mary

    chronic disease complications Improve quality of life Reduce health care costs #12;ImpactHealth Behavior Health Promotion - Prevention Modification of Health Attitudes and Health Behavior #12;Health Promotion: An Overview Basic philosophy Good health = individual and collective goal

  16. Interfacial Behavior of Electrolytes

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    Barriers InteractionsCollaborations *M.M.Doeff, R. Kostecki, V. Battaglia, John Newman(LBNL) - electrodes, surface analysis, cell building, electrochemical system modeling. *Grant...

  17. Thermoluminescence (TL) Analysis and Fading Studies of Naturally Occurring Salt Irradiated by 500 mGy Gamma Rays

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    Tiwari, Ramesh Chandra; Pau, Kham Suan [Department of Physics, Mizoram University: Tanhril Campus, Aizawl-796004, Mizoram (India)

    2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of the naturally occurring salt for the dosimetry purposes, using TL. The fine powder samples (20 mg) were irradiated by {gamma}- rays from 500 mGy to 2500 mGy by using Theratron-780C Cobalt-60 source, however, this paper discusses about 500 mGy only. The TL glow curve peak parameters were studied by using Chen's peak shape equation. TL glow curves were compared with fitted curves using glow curve deconvolution (GCD) method by using Kitis expression. The kinetic parameter values (E, b and s) so calculated, are in good agreement with those available in literature. The calculated energy values were also verified by using various heating rate (VHR) method. {chi}{sup 2} test and figure of merit (FOM) calculation was done to accept the goodness of fit between the curves. Fading studies of the sample showed a good fitting between the curves. The analysis suggests that natural salt should be considered for dosimetry purposes.

  18. Effectiveness and Acceptability of a Behavior Monitoring Program for Secondary Students At-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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    White, Jillian R.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    can decrease disruptive behaviors in schools. In investigating the reliability of daily behavior ratings Chafouleas, Christ, Riley- Tillman, Briesch, and Chanese (2007) found that daily behavior ratings are likely to approximate or exceed..., perception of the intervention?s overall benefit to child, and ratings of the intervention?s ability to handle problems fell in the slightly agree to agree range as well. In a more recent study, Riley-Tillman, Chafouleas, Briesch, and Eckert (2008...

  19. COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNITY SCIENCES

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    and Disorders, with concentrations in Interpreter Training, Deaf Studies, and Language Health Counseling, Social Work, and Speech- Language Pathology. Doctoral programs are offered in Aging of Public Health at both the master's and doctoral level. General Information The College of Behavioral

  20. Study of Possible Applications of Currently Available Building Information Modeling Tools for the Analysis of Initial Costs and Energy Costs for Performing Life Cycle Cost Analysis

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    Mukherji, Payal Tapandev

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    power to the manufacturing industry. The need to satisfy the environmental sustainability requirements, improve operational effectiveness of buildings and apply value engineering principles has increased the dependency on life cycle costing analysis...

  1. Behavioral Health Insurance Plan

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to someone6 M. Babzien, I. Ben-Zvi, P.2.2 Beamline21BeckyEnergyBehavioral

  2. Cost Analysis of an HIV/AIDS Prevention Project: A Case Study of the AIDS 3 Project in BENIN.

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    Mito-Yobo, Kodjo Ferdinand

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??HIV/AIDS Cost analysis The objective of this thesis is to undertake a cost analysis of an HIV/AIDS prevention programme targeting vulnerable groups in Benin. The… (more)

  3. Achieving Energy Savings Through Residential Energy Use Behavior

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    Achieving Energy Savings Through Residential Energy Use Behavior Studies Energy Efficiency Research Office PIER Buildings End-use Energy Efficiency Research Program www.energy.ca.gov/research/buildings May 2012 The Issue Understanding the factors that influence energy use behavior is a largely uninvestigated

  4. The flashing ratchet: long time behavior and dynamical systems interpretation

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    Dolbeault, Jean

    The flashing ratchet: long time behavior and dynamical systems interpretation Jean Dolbeault@mcs.kent.edu December 11, 2002 Abstract. The flashing ratchet is a model for certain types of molecular motors as well then study the long time behavior of the flashing ratchet model. By entropy methods, we prove the existence

  5. Multi-wavelength analysis of high energy electrons in solar flares: a case study of August 20, 2002 flare

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    J. Kasparova; M. Karlicky; E. P. Kontar; R. A. Schwartz; B. R. Dennis

    2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A multi-wavelength spatial and temporal analysis of solar high energy electrons is conducted using the August 20, 2002 flare of an unusually flat (gamma=1.8) hard X-ray spectrum. The flare is studied using RHESSI, Halpha, radio, TRACE, and MDI observations with advanced methods and techniques never previously applied in the solar flare context. A new method to account for X-ray Compton backscattering in the photosphere (photospheric albedo) has been used to deduce the primary X-ray flare spectra. The mean electron flux distribution has been analysed using both forward fitting and model independent inversion methods of spectral analysis. We show that the contribution of the photospheric albedo to the photon spectrum modifies the calculated mean electron flux distribution, mainly at energies below 100 keV. The positions of the Halpha emission and hard X-ray sources with respect to the current-free extrapolation of the MDI photospheric magnetic field and the characteristics of the radio emission provide evidence of the closed geometry of the magnetic field structure and the flare process in low altitude magnetic loops. In agreement with the predictions of some solar flare models, the hard X-ray sources are located on the external edges of the Halpha emission and show chromospheric plasma heated by the non-thermal electrons. The fast changes of Halpha intensities are located not only inside the hard X-ray sources, as expected if they are the signatures of the chromospheric response to the electron bombardment, but also away from them.

  6. Electron density analysis of the effects of sugars on the structure of lipid bilayers at low hydration - a preliminary study

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    Lenné, T.; Kent, B.; Koster, K.L.; Garvey, C.J.; Bryant, G. (ANSTO); (USD); (ANU); (RMIT)

    2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Small angle X-ray scattering is used to study the effects of sugars on membranes during dehydration. Previous work has shown that the bilayer and chain-chain repeat spacings of DPPC bilayers are relatively unaffected by the presence of sugars. In this work we present a preliminary analysis of the electron density profiles of DPPC in the presence of sugars at low hydration. The difficulties of determining the correct phasing are discussed. Sugars and other small solutes have been shown to have an important role in improving the tolerance of a range of species to desiccation and freezing. In particular it has been shown that sugars can stabilize membranes in the fluid membrane phase during dehydration, and in the fully dehydrated state. Equivalently, at a particular hydration, the presence of sugars lowers the transition temperature between the fluid and gel phases. There are two competing models for explaining the effects of sugars on membrane phase transition temperatures. One, designated the water replacement hypothesis (WRH) states that sugars hydrogen bond to phospholipid headgroups, thus hindering the fluid-gel phase transition. One version of this model suggests that certain sugars (such as trehalose) achieve the measured effects by inserting between the phospholipid head groups. An alternative model explains the observed effects of sugars in terms of the sugars effect on the hydration repulsion that develops between opposing membranes during dehydration. The hydration repulsion leads to a lateral compressive stress in the bilayer which squeezes adjacent lipids more closely together, resulting in a transition to the gel phase. When sugars are present, their osmotic and volumetric effects reduce the hydration repulsion, reduce the compressive stress in the membranes, and therefore tend to maintain the average lateral separation between lipids. This model is called the hydration forces explanation (HFE). We recently showed that neither mono- nor di-saccharides affect the average distance between lipid chains in the bilayer, supporting the predictions of the HFE. In this paper we further investigate the effects of sugars on membrane structure by conducting electron density analysis of recent data. This preliminary analysis sheds additional light onto the effects of sugars on membrane structure.

  7. Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from

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    Poldrack, Russ

    Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from dyslexia, characterized by unexplained difficulty in reading, is associated with behavioral deficits underlying phonological processing in children and adults with dyslexia. The present study examined whether

  8. Behavioral Assumptions Underlying California Residential Sector...

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    Behavioral Assumptions Underlying California Residential Sector Energy Efficiency Programs (2009 CIEE Report) Behavioral Assumptions Underlying California Residential Sector Energy...

  9. Development of SRC-I product analysis. Volume 2. Evaluation of analytical techniques for SRC-I characterization, recycle solvent studies, and product fractionation studies

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    Schweighardt, F.K.; Kingsley, I.S.; Cooper, F.E.; Kamzelski, A.Z.; Parees, D.M.

    1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A data analysis was performed to determine the relationship between the Wilsonville Solvent Quality test result and SRC liquefaction process parameters. The data base studied covers the years 1979 to 1982, Wilsonville runs 133 to 234. Only process-defined material balance data sets were included to best represent steady-state operation. Each material balance period provided 48 variables from which common process conditions were selected by imposing a range of acceptable deviations from a norm, e.g., a reactor hydrogen pressure of 2000 +- 100 psi. Data for all variables vs. solvent quality were plotted, and in some cases variables were compared with each other to determine common trends, e.g. gas production vs. hydrogen consumption. The plotted data produced no discernible trends. Separating the data by coal type (mine location) and identifying common process conditions with coal types still provided no absolute correlations with solvent quality. However, the effect of the weight percent pyrite present in the feed coal produced a consistent trend. A coal containing more than 1.2% pyrite and less than 0.1% sulfate sulfur yielded results in which any one correlation would cluster about a central point. It was observed that, on average, Kentucky Fies and Pyro mine coal and Indiana V coal clustered together, while Kentucky Lafayette and Dotiki mine coals clustered together. These data point clusters for the variables tested were nearly independent of reactor pressure, space rate, and temperature. One unusual observation of all the data points, independent of process conditions, was that at each change of feed coal, the sum of hydrocarbon and heteroatom gas production was greatest for the first 30 days, after which gas production reached a steady state dependent on process conditions, primarily temperature.

  10. Analysis of Unit-Level Changes in Operations with Increased SPP Wind from EPRI/LCG Balancing Study

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    Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind power development in the United States is outpacing previous estimates for many regions, particularly those with good wind resources. The pace of wind power deployment may soon outstrip regional capabilities to provide transmission and integration services to achieve the most economic power system operation. Conversely, regions such as the Southeastern United States do not have good wind resources and will have difficulty meeting proposed federal Renewable Portfolio Standards with local supply. There is a growing need to explore innovative solutions for collaborating between regions to achieve the least cost solution for meeting such a renewable energy mandate. The Department of Energy funded the project 'Integrating Midwest Wind Energy into Southeast Electricity Markets' to be led by EPRI in coordination with the main authorities for the regions: SPP, Entergy, TVA, Southern Company and OPC. EPRI utilized several subcontractors for the project including LCG, the developers of the model UPLAN. The study aims to evaluate the operating cost benefits of coordination of scheduling and balancing for Southwest Power Pool (SPP) wind transfers to Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) Balancing Authorities (BAs). The primary objective of this project is to analyze the benefits of regional cooperation for integrating mid-western wind energy into southeast electricity markets. Scenarios were defined, modeled and investigated to address production variability and uncertainty and the associated balancing of large quantities of wind power in SPP and delivery to energy markets in the southern regions of the SERC. DOE funded Oak Ridge National Laboratory to provide additional support to the project, including a review of results and any side analysis that may provide additional insight. This report is a unit-by-unit analysis of changes in operations due to the different scenarios used in the overall study. It focuses on the change in capacity factors and the number of start-ups required for each unit since those criteria summarize key aspects of plant operations, how often are they called upon and how much do they operate. The primary analysis of the overall project is based on security-constrained unit commitment (SCUC) and economic dispatch (SCED) simulations of the SPP-SERC regions as modeled for the year 2022. The SCUC/SCED models utilized for the project were developed through extensive consultation with the project utility partners, to ensure the various regions and operational practices are represented as best as possible in the model. SPP, Entergy, Oglethorpe Power Company (OPC), Southern Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) actively participated in the project providing input data for the models and review of simulation results and conclusions. While other SERC utility systems are modeled, the listed SERC utilities were explicitly included as active participants in the project due to the size of their load and relative proximity to SPP for importing wind energy.

  11. DRAFT DO NOT QUOTE Energy Prices and Energy Intensity in China: A Structural Decomposition Analysis and Econometrics Study

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    Xiaoyu Shi; Karen R. Polenske; Xiaoyu Shi; Karen R. Polenske

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the start of its economic reforms in 1978, China's energy prices relative to other prices have increased. At the same time, its energy intensity, i.e., energy consumption per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has declined dramatically, by about 70%, in spite of increases in energy consumption. Is this just a coincidence? Or does a systematic relationship exist between energy prices and energy intensity? In this study, we examine whether and how China’s energy price changes affect its energy intensity trend during 1980-2002 at a macro level. We conduct the research by using two complementary economic models: the input-output-based structural decomposition analysis (SDA) and econometric regression models and by using a decomposition method of own-price elasticity of energy intensity. Findings include a negative own-price elasticity of energy intensity, a price-inducement effect on energyefficiency improvement, and a greater sensitivity (in terms of the reaction of energy intensity towards changes in energy prices) of the industry sector, compared to the overall economy. Analysts can use these results as a starting point for China's energy and carbon

  12. Automobile Driving and Aggressive Behavior

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    Novaco, Raymond W.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accident prone automobile driver. American Journal ofAutomobile Driving And Aggressive Behavior Raymond W. Novacofor its content or use. Automobile Driving and Aggressive

  13. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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    Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Indium is a key material in lead-free solder applications for microelectronics due to its excellent wetting properties, extended...

  14. The effects of surveillance on helping behavior in an inter-racial situation

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    Hannula, Katherine Ann

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    interest was covaried with the occurrence of help, it did not significantly affect the z-score on the loglinear analysis, z = 1. 22 ns. MyeiIlance There was not a significant main effect for surveillance [F(1, 117) = 1. 51, ns] on the overall ANOVA...THE EFFECTS OF SURVEILLANCE ON HELPING BEHAVIOR IN AN INTER-RACIAL SITUATION A Thesis by KATHERINE ANN HANNULA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  15. Undrained behavior of plate anchors subjected to general loading

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    Yang, Ming

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  16. Mechanical behavior of dip-brazed aluminum sandwich panels

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    Hohmann, Brian P. (Brian Patrick)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was carried out to determine the mechanical behavior of sandwich panels containing cellular cores of varying shape. Compression and four point bend tests were performed on sandwich panels with square ...

  17. X-rays structural analysis and thermal stability studies of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi

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    Roger, J., E-mail: jerome.roger@univ-lyon1.f [Laboratoire des Multimateriaux et Interfaces, UMR CNRS no. 5615, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Bosselet, F.; Viala, J.C. [Laboratoire des Multimateriaux et Interfaces, UMR CNRS no. 5615, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    From literature data presently available, the decomposition temperature and the nature of the decomposition reaction of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi (also designated as {alpha}{sub H} or {tau}{sub 5}) are not clearly identified. Moreover, some uncertainties remain concerning its crystal structure. The crystallographic structure and thermochemical behaviour of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi were meticulously studied. The crystal structure of {alpha}-AlFeSi was examined at room temperature from X-ray single crystal intensity data. It presents hexagonal symmetry, space group P6{sub 3}/mmc with unit cell parameters (293 K) a=12.345(2) A and c=26.210(3) A (V=3459 A{sup 3}). The average chemical formula obtained from refinement is Al{sub 7.1}Fe{sub 2}Si. From isothermal reaction-diffusion experiments and Differential Thermal Analysis, the title compound decomposes peritectically upon heating into {theta}-Fe{sub 4}Al{sub 13}(Si), {gamma}-Al{sub 3}FeSi and a ternary Al-rich liquid. Under atmospheric pressure, the temperature of this reversible transformation has been determined to be 772{+-}12 {sup o}C. -- Graphical abstract: Partial representation of the crystal structure of the {alpha}-Al{sub 7.1}Fe{sub 2}Si compound. Display Omitted Highlights: The main findings of our work are: {yields} a detailed X-rays crystal structure determination of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi. {yields} The precision of the silicon atoms positions in the crystal structure. {yields} A precised determination of the decomposition temperature of this compound.

  18. Analysis of Fish Response to Flows in the 1991 Pasco Flume Experiments

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    1 Analysis of Fish Response to Flows in the 1991 Pasco Flume Experiments by James J. Anderson. The hypothesis of the study is that low fish guidance efficiency (FGE) at Columbia River dams may, in part, be due to fish diving when they encounter changes in water velocities. This behavior would cause fish

  19. A study of the ground and excited states of Al3 and Al3 Computational analysis of the 488 nm anion photoelectron spectrum

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    Truhlar, Donald G

    A study of the ground and excited states of Al3 and Al3 - . II. Computational analysis of the 488 nm anion photoelectron spectrum and a reconsideration of the Al3 bond dissociation energy Stephen R-lying excited electronic states of Al3 - and Al3 and compared with the available spectroscopic data

  20. A study of localisation in dual phase high-strength steels under dynamic loading using digital image correlation and FE analysis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A study of localisation in dual phase high-strength steels under dynamic loading using digital of an elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model for the dual-phase steel is provided in terms of its ability for the shell element analysis. Keywords: high-speed photography, localisation, dual-phase high strength-steel

  1. OIKOS 100: 311316, 2003 Hungry predators render predator-avoidance behavior in tadpoles

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    Altwegg, Res

    OIKOS 100: 311­316, 2003 Hungry predators render predator-avoidance behavior in tadpoles ineffective Res Altwegg Altwegg, R. 2003. Hungry predators render predator-avoidance behavior in tadpoles render the behavioral responses in their prey ineffective. Nevertheless, most studies investigating

  2. Modeling of flexural behavior of continuous fiber ceramic composites

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    Raghuraman, S.; Lara-Curzio, E.; Ferber, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The flexural behavior of 2-D continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic composites (CFCC) is modeled using a finite element analysis. This model extends the analysis of Steif and Trojnacki to account for the effect of the weak interlaminar properties of most 2-D CFCCs on their flexural behavior. The model predictions confirm the findings of Steif and Trojnacki that the slope of the slow decaying tail which arises from fiber pull-out and that would be observed experimentally in the tensile stress-strain curve when the test is conducted under displacement-controlled loading conditions is the most influential parameter in the difference between tensile and {open_quotes}flexural strengths{close_quotes}. The model predictions are used to explain the difference between tensile and {open_quotes}flexural strengths{close_quotes} and to assess the effect of specimen geometry (e.g. span and specimen thickness) on the bending behavior of 2-D CFCCs.

  3. An observational study of the South Pacific Convergence Zone using satellite and model re-analysis data

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    Cocks, Stephen Brenton

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Satellite derived wind, rain rate and sea surface temperature data combined with NCEP analysis data are used to examine the structure of the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) during La Nina conditions. Annual means indicate that the axes...

  4. Fermilab D-0 Experimental Facility: Energy conservation report and mechanical systems design optimization and cost analysis study

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    Krstulovich, S.F.

    1987-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is developed as part of the Fermilab D-0 Experimental Facility Project Title II Design Documentation Update. As such, it concentrates primarily on HVAC mechanical systems design optimization and cost analysis.

  5. A comparative study of extraction methods for analysis of chloride in plant tissue by means of the Cotlove chloridometer

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    Norris, Richard Eugene

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of dried, pulverized mesh tissue. The sample is then stirr ed intermittently for at least five minutes at room temperature (37). It is recommended that the extract be analyzed by potentiometric titration using a silver billet electrode. Hanna (26... analysis indicates four methods which are most commonly used. These include Mohr and Volhard's methods of volumetric analysis (1, 8, 32), potentiometric titration using a silver or platinum electrode (6, 37), potentiometric titration using an ion...

  6. Numerical study of the effect of normalised window size, sampling frequency, and noise level on short time Fourier transform analysis

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    Ota, T. A. [AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4PR (United Kingdom)] [AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4PR (United Kingdom)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic Doppler velocimetry, also known as heterodyne velocimetry, is a widely used optical technique that requires the analysis of frequency modulated signals. This paper describes an investigation into the errors of short time Fourier transform analysis. The number of variables requiring investigation was reduced by means of an equivalence principle. Error predictions, as the number of cycles, samples per cycle, noise level, and window type were varied, are presented. The results were found to be in good agreement with analytical models.

  7. Studies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmittedStatus TomAbout »Lab (Newport News Public SchoolsStudentsStudies of

  8. Final report to the National Science Foundation for the period July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1980 of project on cartel behavior and exhaustible resource supply : a case study of the world oil market.

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    M.I.T. World Oil Project.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The M.I.T. World Oil Project has been developing improved methods and data for analysis of the future course of the world oil market. Any forecast of this market depends on analysis of the likely demand for oil imports by ...

  9. Equilibrium analysis of masonry domes

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    Lau, Wanda W

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis developed a new method to analyze the structural behavior of masonry domes: the modified thrust line analysis. This graphical-based method offers several advantages to existing methods. It is the first to account ...

  10. A critical analysis of power in the institutionalization of changes in a new teacher mentoring program: a case study

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    Ferguson, Phyllis Cavanaugh

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    .................................................................................... viii CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION....................................................................... 1 Significance of the Study ............................................................ 1 Statement of the Problem... ............................................................ 3 Purpose of the Study ................................................................... 5 Research Questions ..................................................................... 7 Operational Definitions...

  11. Deformation Behavior of Nanoporous Metals

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    Biener, J; Hodge, A M; Hamza, A V

    2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanoporous open-cell foams are a rapidly growing class of high-porosity materials (porosity {ge} 70%). The research in this field is driven by the desire to create functional materials with unique physical, chemical and mechanical properties where the material properties emerge from both morphology and the material itself. An example is the development of nanoporous metallic materials for photonic and plasmonic applications which has recently attracted much interest. The general strategy is to take advantage of various size effects to introduce novel properties. These size effects arise from confinement of the material by pores and ligaments, and can range from electromagnetic resonances to length scale effects in plasticity. In this chapter we will focus on the mechanical properties of low density nanoporous metals and how these properties are affected by length scale effects and bonding characteristics. A thorough understanding of the mechanical behavior will open the door to further improve and fine-tune the mechanical properties of these sometimes very delicate materials, and thus will be crucial for integrating nanoporous metals into products. Cellular solids with pore sizes above 1 micron have been the subject of intense research for many years, and various scaling relations describing the mechanical properties have been developed.[4] In general, it has been found that the most important parameter in controlling their mechanical properties is the relative density, that is, the density of the foam divided by that of solid from which the foam is made. Other factors include the mechanical properties of the solid material and the foam morphology such as ligament shape and connectivity. The characteristic internal length scale of the structure as determined by pores and ligaments, on the other hand, usually has only little effect on the mechanical properties. This changes at the submicron length scale where the surface-to-volume ratio becomes large and the effect of free surfaces can no longer be neglected. As the material becomes more and more constraint by the presence of free surfaces, length scale effects on plasticity become more and more important and bulk properties can no longer be used to describe the material properties. Even the elastic properties may be affected as the reduced coordination of surface atoms and the concomitant redistribution of electrons may soften or stiffen the material. If, and to what extend, such length scale effects control the mechanical behavior of nanoporous materials depends strongly on the material and the characteristic length scale associated with its plastic deformation. For example, ductile materials such as metals which deform via dislocation-mediated processes can be expected to exhibit pronounced length scale effects in the sub-micron regime where free surfaces start to constrain efficient dislocation multiplication. In this chapter we will limit our discussion to our own area of expertise which is the mechanical behavior of nanoporous open-cell gold foams as a typical example of nanoporous metal foams. Throughout this chapter we will review our current understanding of the mechanical properties of nanoporous open-cell foams including both experimental and theoretical studies.

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis pathway thermodynamics Sample...

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    University Collection: Materials Science ; Physics 28 Comprehensive Analysis of Protein Folding Activation Thermodynamics Reveals a Universal Behavior Violated Summary:...

  13. Interfacial shear behavior and its influence on fiber damage in sapphire-reinforced gamma titanium aluminide composites. Doctoral thesis

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    Galbraith, J.M.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The interfacial shear behavior and its influence on fiber damage in sapphire-reinforced TiAl composites was investigated using a combination of microscopic characterization, indentation crack growth results, fiber pushout testing, fiber displacement measurements, and computational analyses. Two interrelated phenomena were studied: (1) residual stresses and resulting damage within fibers intersecting a free surface and (2) fiber/matrix interfacial strength behavior. In the first aspect of this study, experimental observations, finite element analysis, as well as analytical computations were all used to analyze the evolution of fiber damage that was observed in fibers intersecting a free surface in sapphire-reinforced Ti-48Al-IV composites. Experimental observations indicate that, under certain conditions, surface cracks introduced during specimen preparation will propagate along the fiber axis due to thermally-induced residual stresses. Finite element computations predict that significant thermally-induced residual tensile stresses exist in sapphire fibers embedded within TiAl-based matrices when they intersect and are oriented normal to a free surface. Indentation crack growth behavior within the sapphire fibers provided experimental validation of the predicted stress state. Finally, the application of an exact elastic analysis indicates that tensile stresses also exist within fibers oriented parallel to and near a free surface.

  14. Social sensing for epidemiological behavior change

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    Madan, Anmol Prem Prakash

    An important question in behavioral epidemiology and public health is to understand how individual behavior is affected by illness and stress. Although changes in individual behavior are intertwined with contagion, ...

  15. On spurious behavior of CFD simulations

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    Yee, H.C. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, CA (United States). Ames Research Center; Torczynski, J.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Morton, S.A.; Visbal, M.R. [Wright Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States); Sweby, P.K. [Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spurious behavior in underresolved grids and/or semi-implicit temporal discretizations for four computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are studied. The numerical simulations consist of (a) a 1-D chemically relaxed nonequilibrium model, (b) the direct numerical simulation (DNS) of 2-D incompressible flow over a backward facing step, (c) a loosely-coupled approach for a 2-D fluid-structure interaction, and (d) a 3-D compressible unsteady flow simulation of vortex breakdown in delta wings. Using knowledge from dynamical systems theory, various types of spurious behaviors that are numerical artifacts were systematically identified. These studies revealed the various possible dangers of misinterpreting numerical simulation of realistic complex flows that are constrained by the available computing power. In large scale computations underresolved grids, semi-implicit procedures, loosely-coupled implicit procedures, and insufficiently long time integration in DNS are most often unavoidable. Consequently, care must be taken in both computation and in interpretation of the numerical data. The results presented confirm the important role that dynamical systems theory can play in the understanding of the nonlinear behavior of numerical algorithms and in aiding the identification of the sources of numerical uncertainties in CFD.

  16. Selected Area Fishery Evaluation Project Economic Analysis Study Final Report, Final Draft Revision 4: November 10, 2006.

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    Bonneville Power Administration; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Study is to provide an economic review of current and proposed changes to the Select Area Fishery Evaluation Project (SAFE or Project). The Study results are the information requested in comments made on the Project by a joint review dated March 2005 by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) and Independent Economic Analysis Board (IEAB). North et al. (2006) addressed technical questions about operations and plans, and this report contains the response information for comments concerning Project economics. This report can be considered an economic feasibility review meeting guidelines for cost-effective analysis developed by the IEAB (2003). It also contains other economic measurement descriptions to illustrate the economic effects of SAFE. The SAFE is an expansion of a hatchery project (locally called the Clatsop Economic Development Council Fisheries Project or CEDC) started in 1977 that released an early run coho (COH) stock into the Youngs River. The Youngs River entrance to the Columbia River at River Mile 12 is called Youngs Bay, which is located near Astoria, Oregon. The purpose of the hatchery project was to provide increased fishing opportunities for the in-river commercial fishing gillnet fleet. Instead of just releasing fish at the hatchery, a small scale net pen acclimation project in Youngs Bay was tried in 1987. Hirose et al. (1998) found that 1991-1992 COH broodstock over-wintered at the net pens had double the smolt-to-adult return rate (SAR) of traditional hatchery release, less than one percent stray rates, and 99 percent fishery harvests. It was surmised that smolts from other Columbia River hatcheries could be hauled to the net pens for acclimation and release to take advantage of the SAR's and fishing rates. Proposals were tendered to Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other agencies to fund the expansion for using other hatcheries smolts and other off-channel release sites. The BPA, who had been providing funds to the Project since 1982, greatly increased their financial participation for the experimental expansion of the net pen operations in 1993. Instead of just being a funding partner in CEDC operations, the BPA became a major financing source for other hatchery production operations. The BPA has viewed the 10 plus years of funding since then as an explorative project with two phases: a 'research' phase ending in 1993, and a 'development' phase ending in 2006. The next phase is referred to in proposals to BPA for continued funding as an 'establishment' phase to be started in 2007. There are three components of SAFE: (1) The CEDC owns and operates the net pens in the Columbia River estuary on the Oregon side. The CEDC also owns and operates a hatchery on the South Fork Klaskanine River. (2) There are many other hatcheries contributing smolts to the net pen operations. The present suite of hatcheries are operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). The WDFW owns and operates the net pens at Deep River on the Washington side of the Columbia River. (3) The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) responsibilities are performed by employees of WDFW and ODFW. BPA provides funding for all three components as part of NPCC Project No. 199306000. The CEDC and other contributing hatcheries have other sources of funds that also support the SAFE. BPA's minor share (less than 10 percent) of CEDC funding in 1982 grew to about 55 percent in 1993 with the beginning of the development phase of the Project. The balance of the CEDC budget over the years has been from other federal, state, and local government programs. It has also included a 10 percent fee assessment (five percent of ex-vessel value received by harvesters plus five percent of purchase value made by processors) on harvests that take place in off-channel locations near the release sites. The CEDC total annual budget in the last several years has been in the $600 to $700 thousand range. The Project over

  17. Retina Image Analysis and Ocular Telehealth: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Hamilton Eye Institute Case Study

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    Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Automated retina image analysis has reached a high level of maturity in recent years, and thus the question of how validation is performed in these systems is beginning to grow in importance. One application of retina image analysis is in telemedicine, where an automated system could enable the automated detection of diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases as a low-cost method for broad-based screening. In this work we discuss our experiences in developing a telemedical network for retina image analysis, including our progression from a manual diagnosis network to a more fully automated one. We pay special attention to how validations of our algorithm steps are performed, both using data from the telemedicine network and other public databases.

  18. Generic refinements for behavioral specifications 

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    Petria, Marius

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the properties of generic refinements of behavioral specifications. At the base of this investigation stands the view from algebraic specification that abstract data types can be modeled as ...

  19. Health-Compromising Behaviors characteristics

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    Meagher, Mary

    , cognitive impairments, 15% of health care costs = Etoh abuse treatment, underestimate of health costsHealth-Compromising Behaviors characteristics substance abuse and dependence ­ opponent process theory ­ incentive salience ­ frontal executive effects alcohol abuse and dependence smoking #12

  20. Dynamic Unawareness and Rationalizable Behavior

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    Niebur, Ernst

    Dynamic Unawareness and Rationalizable Behavior Aviad Heifetz Martin Meier Burkhard C. Schipper 2007, LOFT 2008, Games 2008 and NSF/NBER/CEME 2009, and UECE Lisbon 2010. Aviad is grateful

  1. Platinum dendritic nanoparticles with magnetic behavior

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    Li, Wenxian, E-mail: wl240@uowmail.edu.au [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Solar Energy Technologies, School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Penrith NSW 2751 (Australia); Sun, Ziqi; Nevirkovets, Ivan P.; Dou, Shi-Xue [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Tian, Dongliang [Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and the Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic nanoparticles have attracted increasing attention for biomedical applications in magnetic resonance imaging, high frequency magnetic field hyperthermia therapies, and magnetic-field-gradient-targeted drug delivery. In this study, three-dimensional (3D) platinum nanostructures with large surface area that features magnetic behavior have been demonstrated. The well-developed 3D nanodendrites consist of plentiful interconnected nano-arms ?4?nm in size. The magnetic behavior of the 3D dendritic Pt nanoparticles is contributed by the localization of surface electrons due to strongly bonded oxygen/Pluronic F127 and the local magnetic moment induced by oxygen vacancies on the neighboring Pt and O atoms. The magnetization of the nanoparticles exhibits a mixed paramagnetic and ferromagnetic state, originating from the core and surface, respectively. The 3D nanodendrite structure is suitable for surface modification and high amounts of drug loading if the transition temperature was enhanced to room temperature properly.

  2. Thermal-fluid and electrochemical modeling and performance study of a planar solid oxide electrolysis cell : analysis on SOEC resistances, size, and inlet flow conditions.

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    Yildiz, B.; Smith, J.; Sofu, T.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory researchers are analyzing the electrochemical and thermal-fluid behavior of solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) for high temperature steam electrolysis using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. The major challenges facing commercialization of steam electrolysis technology are related to efficiency, cost, and durability of the SOECs. The goal of this effort is to guide the design and optimization of performance for high temperature electrolysis (HTE) systems. An SOEC module developed by FLUENT Inc. as part of their general CFD code was used for the SOEC analysis by INL. ANL has developed an independent SOEC model that combines the governing electrochemical mechanisms based on first principals to the heat transfer and fluid dynamics in the operation of SOECs. The ANL model was embedded into the commercial STAR-CD CFD software, and is being used for the analysis of SOECs by ANL. The FY06 analysis performed by ANL and reported here covered the influence of electrochemical properties, SOEC component resistances and their contributing factors, SOEC size and inlet flow conditions, and SOEC flow configurations on the efficiency and expected durability of these systems. Some of the important findings from the ANL analysis are: (1) Increasing the inlet mass flux while going to larger cells can be a compromise to overcome increasing thermal and current density gradients while increasing the cell size. This approach could be beneficial for the economics of the SOECs; (2) The presence of excess hydrogen at the SOEC inlet to avoid Ni degradation can result in a sizeable decrease in the process efficiency; (3) A parallel-flow geometry for SOEC operation (if such a thing be achieved without sealing problems) yields smaller temperature gradients and current density gradients across the cell, which is favorable for the durability of the cells; (4) Contact resistances can significantly influence the total cell resistance and cell temperatures over a large range of operating potentials. Thus it is important to identify and avoid SOEC stack conditions leading to such high resistances due to poor contacts.

  3. Deployment Mechanism Design with Behavioral Modeling Based on Pro/Engineer Motion Skeleton

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    kind of motion mechanisms, is often used to stretch out solar panels or antennas in spacecraftDeployment Mechanism Design with Behavioral Modeling Based on Pro/Engineer Motion Skeleton Chao.com.cn Keywords: Deployment mechanism, Motion skeleton, Behavioral modeling, Feasibility analysis Abstract

  4. An analysis of the pull strength behaviors of fine-pitch, flip chip solder interconnections using a Au-Pt-Pd thick film conductor on Low-Temperature, Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) substrates.

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    Uribe, Fernando R.; Kilgo, Alice C.; Grazier, John Mark; Vianco, Paul Thomas; Zender, Gary L.; Hlava, Paul Frank; Rejent, Jerome Andrew

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The assembly of the BDYE detector requires the attachment of sixteen silicon (Si) processor dice (eight on the top side; eight on the bottom side) onto a low-temperature, co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate using 63Sn-37Pb (wt.%, Sn-Pb) in a double-reflow soldering process (nitrogen). There are 132 solder joints per die. The bond pads were gold-platinum-palladium (71Au-26Pt-3Pd, wt.%) thick film layers fired onto the LTCC in a post-process sequence. The pull strength and failure modes provided the quality metrics for the Sn-Pb solder joints. Pull strengths were measured in both the as-fabricated condition and after exposure to thermal cycling (-55/125 C; 15 min hold times; 20 cycles). Extremely low pull strengths--referred to as the low pull strength phenomenon--were observed intermittently throughout the product build, resulting in added program costs, schedule delays, and a long-term reliability concern for the detector. There was no statistically significant correlation between the low pull strength phenomenon and (1) the LTCC 'sub-floor' lot; (2) grit blasting the LTCC surfaces prior to the post-process steps; (3) the post-process parameters; (4) the conductor pad height (thickness); (5) the dice soldering assembly sequence; or (5) the dice pull test sequence. Formation of an intermetallic compound (IMC)/LTCC interface caused by thick film consumption during either the soldering process or by solid-state IMC formation was not directly responsible for the low-strength phenomenon. Metallographic cross sections of solder joints from dice that exhibited the low pull strength behavior, revealed the presence of a reaction layer resulting from an interaction between Sn from the molten Sn-Pb and the glassy phase at the TKN/LTCC interface. The thick film porosity did not contribute, explicitly, to the occurrence of reaction layer. Rather, the process of printing the very thin conductor pads was too sensitive to minor thixotropic changes to ink, which resulted in inconsistent proportions of metal and glassy phase particles present during the subsequent firing process. The consequences were subtle, intermittent changes to the thick film microstructure that gave rise to the reaction layer and, thus, the low pull strength phenomenon. A mitigation strategy would be the use of physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques to create thin film bond pads; this is multi-chip module, deposited (MCM-D) technology.

  5. Integrated systems analysis of the PIUS reactor

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

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Capacity fade analysis of a battery/super capacitor hybrid and a battery under pulse loads full cell studies

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    Popov, Branko N.

    . Introduction Hybrid energy storage devices are more efficient than a battery in supplying the total powerCapacity fade analysis of a battery/super capacitor hybrid and a battery under pulse loads ­ full words: capacity fade, interfacial impedance, lithium ion battery/supercapacitor hybrid, pulse discharge

  7. Effects of Data Resolution and Human Behavior on Large Scale Evacuation Simulations

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    Lu, Wei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) based macroscopic simulation studies are mostly applied in evacuation planning and operation areas. The large size in TAZ and aggregated information of macroscopic simulation underestimate the real evacuation performance. To take advantage of the high resolution demographic data LandScan USA (the zone size is much smaller than TAZ) and agent-based microscopic traffic simulation models, many new problems appeared and novel solutions are needed. A series of studies are conducted using LandScan USA Population Cells (LPC) data for evacuation assignments with different network configurations, travel demand models, and travelers compliance behavior. First, a new Multiple Source Nearest Destination Shortest Path (MSNDSP) problem is defined for generating Origin Destination matrix in evacuation assignments when using LandScan dataset. Second, a new agent-based traffic assignment framework using LandScan and TRANSIMS modules is proposed for evacuation planning and operation study. Impact a...

  8. Modeling fatique behavior of dents in petroleum pipelines

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    Hoffmann, Roger Lynn

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MODELING FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF DENTS IN PETROLEUM PIPELINES A Thesis by ROGER LYNN HOFFMANN 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... August 1997 Major Subject: Civil Engineering MODELING FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF DENTS IN PETROLEUM PIPELINES A Thesis by ROGER LYNN HOFFMANN Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

  9. Nutritional, physiological, and behavioral effects of confinement on lambs

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    Kapp, Gabrielle Maria

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NUTRITIONAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF CONFINEMENT ON LAMBS A Thesis by GABRIELLE MARIA KAPP Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1995 Major Subject: Animal Science NUTRITIONAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF CONFINEMENT ON LAMBS A Thesis by GABRIELLE MARIA KAPP Submitted to Texas A@M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  10. Off-energy-shell behavior of realistic potential models

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    Redish, E.F.; Stricker-Bauer, K.

    1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The behavior of the fully-off-the-energy-shell T matrices for the Reid-soft-core and Paris-80 potentials are studied for a variety of partial waves, both uncoupled and coupled. Although the potentials have qualitatively different structures in both coordinate space and momentum space, the resulting off-energy-shell behavior is very similar in the range of energy and momentum relevant to low and medium energy nuclear physics.

  11. Methyl arsenic adsorption and desorption behavior on iron oxides

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    Lafferty, Brandon James

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    METHYL ARSENIC ADSORPTION AND DESORPTION BEHAVIOR ON IRON OXIDES A Thesis by BRANDON JAMES LAFFERTY 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 May 2004 Major Subject: Soil Science METHYL ARSENIC ADSORPTION AND DESORPTION BEHAVIOR ON IRON OXIDES A Thesis by BRANDON JAMES LAFFERTY Submitted to Texas A&M University...

  12. On the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method on ill-conditioned ...

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    Anders Forsgren

    2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 9, 2006 ... Abstract: We study the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method for solving a set of linear equations, where the matrix is symmetric and ...

  13. DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR OF A535 ALUMINUM ALLOY UNDER DIFFERENT STRAIN RATE AND TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS.

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    Rezaei, Mojgan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Aluminum alloys are a suitable substitution for heavy ferrous alloys in automobile structures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the flow stress behavior… (more)

  14. Threshold Stress Creep Behavior of Alloy 617 at Intermediate Temperatures

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    J.K. Benz; L.J. Carroll; J.K. Wright; R.N. Wright; T. Lillo

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Creep of Alloy 617, a solid solution Ni-Cr-Mo alloy, was studied in the temperature range of 1023 K to 1273 K (750 °C to 1000 °C). Typical power-law creep behavior with a stress exponent of approximately 5 is observed at temperatures from 1073 K to 1273 K (800 °C to 1000 °C). Creep at 1023 K (750 °C), however, exhibits threshold stress behavior coinciding with the temperature at which a low volume fraction of ordered coherent y' precipitates forms. The threshold stress is determined experimentally to be around 70 MPa at 1023 K (750 °C) and is verified to be near zero at 1173 K (900 °C)—temperatures directly correlating to the formation and dissolution of y' precipitates, respectively. The y' precipitates provide an obstacle to continued dislocation motion and result in the presence of a threshold stress. TEM analysis of specimens crept at 1023 K (750 °C) to various strains, and modeling of stresses necessary for y' precipitate dislocation bypass, suggests that the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates is the controlling factor for continued deformation at the end of primary creep and into the tertiary creep regime. As creep deformation proceeds at an applied stress of 121 MPa and the precipitates coarsen, the stress required for Orowan bowing is reached and this mechanism becomes active. At the minimum creep rate at an applied stress of 145 MPa, the finer precipitate size results in higher Orowan bowing stresses and the creep deformation is dominated by the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates.

  15. Design and Analysis of Salmonid Tagging Studies in the Columbia Basin, Volume XI; Recommendations on the Design and Analysis of Radiotelemetry Studies of Salmonid Smolts to Estimate Survival and Passage Efficiencies, 1991-1998 Technical Report.

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    Skalski, John R. (University of Washington, School of Fisheries, Fisheries Research Institute, Seattle, WA); Giorgi, Albert E.; Stevenson, John R. (BioAnalysts, Inc., Redmond, WA)

    1998-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the feasibility of extracting detailed survival and passage efficiency estimates from a properly designed smolt radiotelemetry study.

  16. Behavior of lithium alloy electrodes in organic electrolyte solutions

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    Matsuda, Yoshiharu; Ishikawa, Masashi; Morita, Masayuki; Otani, Kenya [Yamaguchi Univ., Ube (Japan)

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrochemical behavior of lithium (Li) alloy electrodes, Li-aluminum (Al) and Li-tin (Sn), has been investigated in propylene carbonate (PC)-based electrolyte containing lithium perchlorate (LiClO{sub 4}). The content of Al or Sn in the Li-based alloy was in the range of 0.1 to 2.0 wt.%. The interfacial behavior between the alloy electrode/electrolyte was discussed on the basis of the results of an ac impedance analysis and charge-discharge cycling tests.

  17. Friction and Wear Behavior of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene as a Function of Crystallinity in the Presence of the

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    Friction and Wear Behavior of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene as a Function: In this study, the friction and wear behavior of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) were evaluated Words: ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), crystallinity, friction, wear, phospholipid

  18. Simulating the Inelastic Seismic Behavior of Steel Braced Frames Including the Effects of Low-Cycle Fatigue

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    Huang, Yuli

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    6 Studies of Steel Braced Frame Behavior 6.1 Brace3 Structural Steel Deterioration 3.1 Plastic behavior andv List of Figures Schematic steel building comprising braced

  19. Using Tele-Coaching to Increase Behavior-Specific Praise Delivered by Secondary Teachers in an Augmented Reality Learning Environment

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    Elford, Martha Denton

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study analyzes the effects of real-time feedback on teacher behavior in an augmented reality simulation environment. Real-time feedback prompts teachers to deliver behavior-specific praise to students in the TeachLivE ...

  20. pachytene, respectively. These anthers will provide mRNA prepa-rations for microarray analysis of meiotic gene expression.

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    Bass, Hank W.

    from chromosome painting and telomere FISH analysis of OMAd9.2 --Bass, HW, Bordoli, SJ We have developed a 3D FISH system to study meiotic telom- ere behavior and homologous chromosome interactions during mei- otic prophase (Bass et al., 1997, J. Cell Biol., 137:5-18). In a re- cent chromosome painting

  1. Microstructural study and densification analysis of hot work tool steel matrix composites reinforced with TiB{sub 2} particles

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    Fedrizzi, A., E-mail: anna.fedrizzi@ing.unitn.it [Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento (Italy); Pellizzari, M. [Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento (Italy); Zadra, M. [K4Sint, Start-up of the University of Trento, Viale Dante 300, 38057 Pergine Valsugana (Italy); Marin, E. [Department of Chemistry, Physics and Environment, University of Udine, Via Cotonificio 108, 33100 Udine (Italy)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Hot work tool steels are characterized by good toughness and high hot hardness but are less wear resistant than other tooling materials, such as high speed steel. Metal matrix composites show improved tribological behavior, but not much work has been done in the field of hot work tool steels. In this paper TiB{sub 2}-reinforced hot work tool steel matrix composites were produced by spark plasma sintering (SPS). Mechanical alloying (MA) was proposed as a suited process to improve the composite microstructure. Density measurements and microstructure confirmed that MA promotes sintering and produces a fine and homogeneous dispersion of reinforcing particles. X-ray diffraction patterns of the sintered composites highlighted the formation of equilibrium Fe{sub 2}B and TiC, as predicted by thermodynamic calculations using Thermo-Calc® software. Scanning electron microscopy as well as scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy highlighted the reaction of the steel matrix with TiB{sub 2} particles, showing the formation of a reaction layer at the TiB{sub 2}-steel interface. Phase investigations pointed out that TiB{sub 2} is not chemically stable in steel matrix because of the presence of carbon even during short time SPS. - Highlights: • TiB{sub 2} reinforced steel matrix composites were produced by spark plasma sintering. • TiB{sub 2} was successfully dispersed in the steel matrix by mechanical alloying. • Steel and TiB{sub 2} react during sintering forming equilibrium Fe{sub 2}B and TiC. • The new phases were investigated by means of AFM, Volta potential and XRD analyses.

  2. Design-Build and CM at Risk- comparative analysis for owner decision making based on case studies and project surveys

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    Park, Soon Rock

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ................................... 11 2.3 Advantages and Disadvantages of DB from Literatures ............................ 12 2.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of CMAR from Literatures ...................... 13 3.1 Performance Survey Form... 5.11 Ranking of Disadvantages Regarding DB According to Delphi Study ..... 46 5.12 Ranking of Advantages Regarding CMAR According to Delphi Study.... 48 xi TABLE...

  3. A study of large plastic deformations in dual phase steel using digital image correlation and FE analysis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A study of large plastic deformations in dual phase steel using digital image correlation and FE phase steel DP800 is studied experimentally and numerically. Shear testing is applied to obtain large Materials and Chemistry, NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway Abstract Large plastic deformation in sheets made of dual

  4. Analysis, scientific computing and fundamental studies in fluid mechanics. Final report Number 21, May 1, 1997--September 30, 1998

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    NONE

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a summary of work in progress and completed. Subject areas covered are: effective numerical methods for interfacial flows; multiscale finite element methods: analysis and applications; an efficient boundary integral method for the Mullins-Sekera problem; numerical simulation of three-dimensional water waves using a fast summation method; numerical solutions of steady-state rising bubbles; solidification coupled to fluid convection; turbulence models; exact solution of very viscous and Hele-Shaw flow; fundamental vortex dynamics; functional methods for turbulence; structure functions for isotropic turbulence; and water waves.

  5. Conceptual Learning in Social Studies Classroom: An Analysis of Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Social Studies Questions with and without Concept

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    Kilinc, Emin

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2012 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction Conceptual Learning in Social... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Lynn M. Burlbaw Committee Members, Janet Hammer Valerie Hill-Jackson Walter Kamphoefner Head of Department, Yeping Li May 2012 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction iii ABSTRACT...

  6. Chapter 17: Residential Behavior Protocol

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    Stewart, J.; Todd, A.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Residential behavior-based (BB) programs use strategies grounded in the behavioral social sciences to influence household energy use. Strategies may include providing households with real-time or delayed feedback about their energy use; supplying energy-efficiency education and tips; rewarding households for reducing their energy use; comparing households to their peers; and establishing games, tournaments, and competitions. BB programs often target multiple energy end uses and encourage energy savings, demand savings, or both. Savings from BB programs are usually a small percentage of energy use, typically less than 5%.

  7. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping the NanoscaleMechanical Behavior of IndiumMechanical Behavior of

  8. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping the NanoscaleMechanical Behavior of IndiumMechanical Behavior

  9. Information-Seeking Behaviors of Business Faculty

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    Hoppenfeld, Jared; Smith, Michael M.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -books, 123,107 journals, and over 1,200 databases with 85 being for business. Among the five libraries INFORMATION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS OF BUSINESS FACULTY 5 on campus, the West Campus Library (WCL) is a business subject library located adjacent... research or simply staying current in one?s field,? (ProQuest, 2012, p. 1) newspapers and print books were the top non-journal article resources. The study found that print books have a stronger following than electronic and that faculty use their own...

  10. Developmental plasticity in plants: implications of non-cognitive behavior

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    Novoplansky, Ariel

    Developmental plasticity in plants: implications of non- cognitive behavior ARIEL NOVOPLANSKY of interest in phenotypic plasticity in the last two decades. Most studies, however, are being carried out- logical and evolutionary approaches to the study of developmental plasticity. So as to focus

  11. An Analysis of Wind Power Development in the Town of Hull, MA, Appendix 2: LaCapra Financial Study

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    Adams, Christopher

    2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The financial analysis and summary results presented in this document represent a first cut at an economic assessment of the proposed Hull Offshore Wind Project. Wind turbine price increases have outpaced the materials and labor price pressures faced by nonrenewable power plant developers due to increased demands on a limited pool of turbine manufacturers and offshore installation companies. Moreover, given the size of the proposed offshore facility, it may be difficult to contract with turbine manufacturers and/or foundation companies given the size and scope of competing worldwide demand. The results described in this report assume that such conditions will not significantly impact the prices that will have to be received from the output of the project; rather, the project size may require as a prerequisite that Hull be able to piggyback on other offshore efforts. The financial estimates provided here necessarily feature a range due to uncertainty in a number of project assumptions as well as overall uncertainty in offshore wind costs. Nevertheless, taken together, the analysis provides a ballpark revenue requirement of approximately $157/MWh for the municipal financing option, with higher estimates possible assuming escalation in costs to levels higher than assumed here.

  12. Quantitative compositional analysis and strain study of InAs quantum wires with InGaAlAs barrier layers

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    Cui, K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Robertson, M. D. [Department of Physics, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6 (Canada); Robinson, B. J. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Andrei, C. M. [Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Thompson, D. A. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Botton, G. A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada)

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantitative compositional analysis of InAs quantum wires deposited between In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.1}As barrier layers grown on InP substrates was performed by electron energy loss spectrometry and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry. An indium-rich region in the center of the wire, with decreasing indium concentration toward the interface with the barrier layers, was observed from indium concentration maps for individual quantum wires. 'Stripelike' contrast modulation was observed in diffraction contrast transmission electron microscope images of the In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.1}As barrier layer immediately above the quantum wires. The contrast originated from indium compositional modulations in the upper barrier layer as confirmed by electron energy loss spectrometry and the modulation is attributed to the presence of an inhomogeneous elastic strain field generated by the buried quantum wires. These results suggest that quantitative analysis of the composition and strain distributions at very high spatial resolution provides insights necessary to further model the physical properties and to understand the growth of these nanostructures.

  13. Solar Compartment Design Methods, Performance Analysis and Thermal Data for Solar Composting Latrines: A Full Scale Experimental Study

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    Rendall, Joseph D.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    . Pathogen resistance to disinfection or inactivation in latrines is multifaceted. The full-scale solar composting compartment studies at the University of Kansas have advanced the knowledge about feces composting in solar compartments based on climate...

  14. SunShot Vision Study: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential for U.S. Solar Electricity Generation (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SunShot Vision Study provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the potential for solar technologies to meet a significant share of electricity demand in the United States during the next several decades.

  15. Intelligent Motion Planning and Analysis with Probabilistic Roadmap Methods for the Study of Complex and High-Dimensional Motions

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    Tapia, Lydia

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    robots and proteins is highly dependent on their motions. In order to study motions in these two divergent domains, the same underlying algorithmic framework can be applied. This method is derived from probabilistic roadmap methods (PRMs) originally...

  16. Analysis of Minimizers of the Lawrence-Doniach Energy for ...

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    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    an asymptotic formula for the minimum Lawrence-Doniach energy as e and the ... In this case, an analysis of the behavior of energy minimizers and their.

  17. The history of NATO TNF policy: The role of studies, analysis and exercises conference proceedings. Volume 3: Papers by Gen. Robert C. Richardson III (Ret.)

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    Rinne, R.L. [ed.

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This conference was organized to study and analyze the role of simulation, analysis, modeling, and exercises in the history of NATO policy. The premise was not that the results of past studies will apply to future policy, but rather that understanding what influenced the decision process-and how-would be of value. The structure of the conference was built around discussion panels. The panels were augmented by a series of papers and presentations focusing on particular TNF events, issues, studies, or exercises. The conference proceedings consist of three volumes. Volume 1 contains the conference introduction, agenda, biographical sketches of principal participants, and analytical summary of the presentations and discussion panels. Volume 2 contains a short introduction and the papers and presentations from the conference. This volume contains selected papers by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Richardson III (Ret.).

  18. Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies – Tasks 3 & 4 Report Economic, Energy, and Environmental Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Delivery Options in Select Alabama Markets: Preliminary Case Studies

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    Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Gillette, Jerry; Elgowainy, Amgad; Mintz, Marianne

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a set of case studies developed to estimate the cost of producing, storing, delivering, and dispensing hydrogen for light-duty vehicles for several scenarios involving metropolitan areas in Alabama. While the majority of the scenarios focused on centralized hydrogen production and pipeline delivery, alternative delivery modes were also examined. Although Alabama was used as the case study for this analysis, the results provide insights into the unique requirements for deploying hydrogen infrastructure in smaller urban and rural environments that lie outside the DOE’s high priority hydrogen deployment regions. Hydrogen production costs were estimated for three technologies – steam-methane reforming (SMR), coal gasification, and thermochemical water-splitting using advanced nuclear reactors. In all cases examined, SMR has the lowest production cost for the demands associated with metropolitan areas in Alabama. Although other production options may be less costly for larger hydrogen markets, these were not examined within the context of the case studies.

  19. Economic Man'' Dominate Social Behavior?

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    Greer, Julia R.

    When Does `` Economic Man'' Dominate Social Behavior? Colin F. Camerer1 * and Ernst Fehr2,3 The canonical model in economics considers people to be rational and self-regarding. However, much evidence challenges this view, raising the question of when `` Economic Man'' dominates the outcome of social

  20. Evaluation of Consumer Behavior Research

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    an energy efficient economy? Can a marketing effort reduce energy use by: · Enhancing local energy efficiency efforts? · Motivating consumers to adopt energy efficient behavior? 4 The Approach Goal: To make energy efficiency as normal as recycling or not littering. Process: Gathered & reviewed existing

  1. Feasibility study Part I - Thermal hydraulic analysis of LEU target for {sup 99}Mo production in Tajoura reactor

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    Bsebsu, F.M.; Abotweirat, F. [Reactor Department, Renewable Energies and Water Desalination Research Cente, P.O. Box 30878 Tajoura, Tripoli (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)], E-mail: Bsebso@yahoo.com, E-mail: abutweirat@yahoo.com; Elwaer, S. [Radiochemistry Department, Renewable Energies and Water Desalination Research Cente, P.O. Box 30878 Tajoura, Tripoli (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)], E-mail: samiwer@yahoo.com

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Renewable Energies and Water Desalination Research Center (REWDRC), Libya, will implement the technology for {sup 99}Mo isotope production using LEU foil target, to obtain new revenue streams for the Tajoura nuclear research reactor and desiring to serve the Libyan hospitals by providing the medical radioisotopes. Design information is presented for LEU target with irradiation device and irradiation Beryllium (Be) unit in the Tajoura reactor core. Calculated results for the reactor core with LEU target at different level of power are presented for steady state and several reactivity induced accident situations. This paper will present the steady state thermal hydraulic design and transient analysis of Tajoura reactor was loaded with LEU foil target for {sup 99}Mo production. The results of these calculations show that the reactor with LEU target during the several cases of transient are in safe and no problems will occur. (author)

  2. Information findability : an informal study to explore options for improving information findability for the systems analysis group.

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    Stoecker, Nora Kathleen

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Systems Analysis Group has existed at Sandia National Laboratories since at least the mid-1950s. Much of the group’s work output (reports, briefing documents, and other materials) has been retained, along with large numbers of related documents. Over time the collection has grown to hundreds of thousands of unstructured documents in many formats contained in one or more of several different shared drives or SharePoint sites, with perhaps five percent of the collection still existing in print format. This presents a challenge. How can the group effectively find, manage, and build on information contained somewhere within such a large set of unstructured documents? In response, a project was initiated to identify tools that would be able to meet this challenge. This report documents the results found and recommendations made as of August 2013.

  3. English Language Learners' Writing Behaviors During Literacy-Enriched Block Play

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    Snow, Marianne

    2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    studies documenting the writing behaviors of ELLs in their Kindergarten classrooms’ literacy-enriched block centers. The first and second studies detailed the writing behaviors of high-SES (at a private school) and low-SES (at a Title I public school) ELL...

  4. Production Management Decision Analysis Using AI-Based Proxy Modeling of Reservoir Simulations A Look-Back Case Study

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    of SPE copyright. ABSTRACT Performing look back studies to evaluate the economic and technical impacts, Inc. and Abdulla, Fareed, ADCO Copyright 2014, Society of Petroleum Engineers This paper was prepared by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and are subject to correction by the author(s). The material does

  5. Prevalence studies of dementia in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Wu, Yu-Tzu; Lee, Hsin-yi; Norton, Samuel; Chen, Chuanfeng; Chen, Hongxia; He, Chenglin; Fleming, Jane; Matthews, Fiona E; Brayne, Carol

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    .1%, 95% CI: 4.1, 6.1), 3.2 (4.4%, 95% CI: 3.2, 5.6) and 1.2 (3.9%, 95% CI: 2.3, 5.4) million respectively. These estimates were mainly based on the studies existing in highly developed areas and potentially affected by incomplete and insufficient data...

  6. Characteristics of meta-analyses and their component studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis

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    Davey, Jonathan; Turner, Rebecca M; Clarke, Mike J; Higgins, Julian PT

    2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    there is only one study, meaning that any such forest plots published in Cochrane reviews would not be a representative sample. We included forest plots irrespective of whether review authors had elected to display the results of the meta-analysis within them... in meta-analyses in the CDSR Second Intervention First Intervention vs. Control vs. Placebo vs. Pharm Vs. Non-Pharm1 from same category vs. Non-Pharm1 from different category Total Pharmacological 4027 (18%) 4321 (19%) 5571 (25%) n/a 186 (<1%) 14105 (63...

  7. A "blind" study of the power spectra analysis of respiratory sounds at the trachea of a sample of pulmonary insufficiency patients and normal subjects

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    Wolf, Brenda Ann

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the condition of the lungs. The slow progress is due to: (1) a variety of human factor problems, (2) the limitations of the instrumentation, (3) the lack of total understanding of the mechanism of production of respiratory sounds, and (4) the lack... was a "blind s'tudy The equipment used in the analysis of the magnetic tapes consisted of the following components: 1. Ampex 2200 PM analog tape recorder 2, Datum Time Code Generator/Reader Model 9300 3. 20 Hz, 1800 Hz low pass filters 4. 100 Hz...

  8. Constraints on spin-dependent parton distributions at large x from global QCD analysis

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    Jimenez-Delgado, Pedro [JLAB; Avakian, Harut A. [JLAB; Melnitchouk, Wally [JLAB

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the behavior of spin-dependent parton distribution functions (PDFs) at large parton momentum fractions x in the context of global QCD analysis. We explore the constraints from existing deep-inelastic scattering data, and from theoretical expectations for the leading x -> 1 behavior based on hard gluon exchange in perturbative QCD. Systematic uncertainties from the dependence of the PDFs on the choice of parametrization are studied by considering functional forms motivated by orbital angular momentum arguments. Finally, we quantify the reduction in the PDF uncertainties that may be expected from future high-x data from Jefferson Lab at 12 GeV.

  9. Electrostatics and radioactive aerosol behavior

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    Clement, C.F.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioactive aerosols differ from their nonradioactive counterparts by their ability to charge themselves by emitting charged particles during the radioactive decay process. Evidence that electrostatics, including this charging process, can affect the transport of the aerosols was summarized previously. Charge distributions and the mean charge for a monodisperse radioactive aerosol have been considered in detail. The principal results of theory to calculate charge distributions on a aerosol with a size distribution, changes to Brownian coagulation rates for an aerosol in a reactor containment, and possible changes to aerosol deposition resulting from the charging will be presented. The main purpose of the work has been to improve calculations of aerosol behavior in reactor containments, but behavior in less ionizing environments will be affected more strongly, and some problems remain to be solved in performing reliable calculations.

  10. 862 / JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / AUGUST 1999 INELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF MULTISTORY PARTIALLY RESTRAINED

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    Foley, Christopher M.

    limitations in concentrated plastic-hinge analysis methods and have proposed modifications (King et al. 1990862 / JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / AUGUST 1999 INELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF MULTISTORY PARTIALLY Fellow, ASCE ABSTRACT: The plastic-zone method of analysis described in a companion paper is used

  11. Individual differences in helping behavior

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    Tackett, Jennifer Lee

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    fulfillment of the requirements of the For the Designation of UNIVERSITY IJNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW Approved as to style and content by; William G. Graziano (Fellows Advisor) Edward A. Funkhouser (Executive Director) April 2000 Group: Psychology... and the development of prosocial behaviors. International Journal of Behaviora/ Development, 9, 265-284. Eisenberg, N. & Fabes, R. (1998). Prosocial development. In W. Damon (Series Ed. ) & N. Eisenberg (Vol. Ed. ), Handbook of Child Psychology (5'" ed), Vol. 3...

  12. arXiv:physics/0612221v1[physics.data-an]22Dec2006 APS/123-QED Characterizing and modeling cyclic behavior in non-stationary time series through

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    @prl.res.in these time series using random matrix theory. In partic- ular, analysis of the cross-correlations between behavior between stocks of different companies. This behavior can manifest in the composite stock price

  13. Mechanistic study of dielectric chemical mechanical polishing by spectral and scaling analysis of atomic force microscope images

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    Verhoff, M.L.

    1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal oxide and PETEOS oxide surfaces, polished on an IPEC 472 with different combinations of polish pad, slurry, and polishing conditions, were studied with ex situ atomic force microscopy. The post polish surfaces were analyzed qualitatively by visual inspection and quantitatively by spectral and scaling analyses. Spectral and scaling analyses gave consistent interpretations of morphology evolution. Polishing with either a fixed abrasive pad or alumina-based slurry occurred via a mechanism for which asperities are removed and recesses are filled. A sputtering-type mechanism may contribute to material removal when polishing with silica- or ceria-based slurries.

  14. Analysis of the effects of integrating wind turbines into a conventional utility: a case study. Revised final report

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    Goldenblatt, M.K.; Wegley, H.L.; Miller, A.H.

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impact on a utility incorporating wind turbine generation due to wind speed sampling frequency, wind turbine performance model, and wind speed forecasting accuracy is examined. The utility analyzed in this study was the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the wind turbine assumed was the MOD-2. The sensitivity of the economic value of wind turbine generation to wind speed sampling frequency and wind turbine modeling technique is examined as well as the impact of wind forecasting accuracy on utility operation and production costs. Wind speed data from San Gorgonio Pass, California during 1979 are used to estimate wind turbine performance using four different simulation methods. (LEW)

  15. The Muzzi marsh: a case study and analysis of wetland restoration decision-making in San Francisco Bay

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    Brah, William Joseph

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    controversial and active area of bas1 c research. l3 Like the Stratton Commission report, the Department's estuary study concluded that primary responsibility for sound estuar1ne and coastal management should reside at the state level and proposed rel1ance... Federal Government Enters the Case. . . . . C 1t1zens Open the Dec1sion Process. . . . . TAC Formed. Regulatory Agenc 1es Leverage District. . Fund1ng Secured 5 13 19 24 24 25 36 44 84 86 86 88 89 90 91 92 92 93 CHAPTER V CONCLUSIONS...

  16. A Study of the Role of Adjoint-Equipped CFD in VUQ Analysis of Channel Boiling Simulations -Slides

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered‰PNGExperience hands-onASTROPHYSICSHeResearch Stochastic Process-BasedStudy

  17. An Analysis of the Rural Poverty from People’s Perspectives : A Case Study from Amarpur VDC of Panchthar District

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    Pokharel, Binod

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    or other's animals on shared basis. Their source of income is in farm or off farm farming. Few of thl":m cultivate others' land on the basis of share-cropping. These households comprise 24.72 percent of the total households. In this study, both poor... . Douglas Lynn. Hllies alld Processes :Dividing Water and Ncgofialiol1 Order ill 111'0 New Irrigotion Syslems in North SlIlawesi, Indol/esia. Ph.D. dissl.:rtation. Cornell Univcrsity. 1986. Water and Energy Commission. Irrigalioll SeclOr Review. Kathmandu...

  18. Essays on malpractice law and physician behavior

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    Frakes, Michael (Michael D.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...

  19. Essays on genetic variation and economic behavior

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    Cesarini, David Alexander

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is a collection of papers in which behavior genetic methods are used to shed light on individual differences in economic preferences, behaviors and outcomes. Chapter one uses the classical twin design to provide ...

  20. Enabling Sustainable Behavior | Interventions in Public Space 

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    Douville, Carmen

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the urban landscape, can ultimately influence sustainable behavior. This dissertation argues that interventions of bicycle sharing programs and kinetic interactive public lighting are two examples where small objects facilitate pro-sustainable behavior...

  1. High-Btu gas from peat. A feasibility study. Task 9. 2. Financial risk analysis. Final report

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    Not Available

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In September 1980, the US Department of Energy awarded grant No. DE-FG01-80RA50348 to the Minnesota Gas Company (Minnegasco) to evaluate the commercial viability - technical, economic, and environmental - of producing 80 million SCF/day of substitute natural gas (SNG) from peat. Minnegasco's project team for this study consisted of Dravo Engineers and Constructors (for design, engineering and economics of peat harvesting, dewatering and gasification systems); Ertec, Inc. (for environmental and socioeconomic analyses); Institute of Gas Technology (for gasification process information, and technical and engineering support) and Deloitte Haskins and Sells (for management structural support.) This final report presents the work conducted under Task 9.2 (Risk Assessment) by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT), the developer of the PEATGAS process selected for the study. At this time, there is little technical doubt that the PEATGAS gasifier can indeed operate. In order to assess the risks associated with the peat gasification facility, it was subdivided according to the following risk areas; (1) peat harvesting; (2) peat dewatering; (3) peat gasification; and (4) environmental. In summary, the risks associated with the peat gasification facility are manageable. Even under the extreme risk of no peat availability, the gasification facility can be operated with lignite at a slightly higher SNG price. 1 figure, 5 tables.

  2. Cracking behavior of cored structures

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    Wahid, A.; Olson, D.L.; Matlock, D.K. (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States). Center for Welding and Joining Research); Kelly, T.J. (General Electric Aircraft Engines, Evendale, OH (United States))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of compositional gradients, are considered based on a thermodynamic analysis, referred to as the Cahn-Hillard analysis, which describes the degree to which a local surface energy is modified by the presence of a composition gradient. The analysis predicts that both ductile and brittle fracture mechanisms are enhanced by the presence of a composition gradient. Data on stress corrosion cracking and fatigue crack growth in selected FCC alloys are used to illustrate the significance of microsegregation on mechanical properties.

  3. Characterization of thermo-mechanical and long-term behaviors of multi-layered composite materials

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    Nair, Aravind R.

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This study presents characterization of thermo-mechanical viscoelastic and long-term behaviors of thick-section multi-layered fiber reinforced polymer composite materials. The studied multi-layered systems belong to a class of thermo...

  4. W. Edwards Deming, quality analysis, and total behavior management

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    Saunders, Richard R.; Saunders, Jay L.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Suggests that the origins of the importance of quality are primarily rooted in the awakening recognition of the influence of W. E. Deming (1982, 1986) in the post-World War II restoration of Japanese industry. A brief overview of Deming's approach...

  5. B. F. Skinner's contributions to applied behavior analysis

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    Morris, Edward K.; Smith, Nathaniel G.; Altus, Deborah E.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    profoundly affected society through their philosophical implications, though they have made little difference to the contents of one's house or how one does things. Dalton's Atomic Theory and Faraday's Electromagnetism had lit tle influence on the nineteenth...

  6. Dynamic behavior analysis for a six axis industrial machining robot

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Systematic Analysis of the Cache Behavior of Irregular Codes

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    superior de la jerarquía el bloque de memoria en el que está contenido. Si el bloque se encuentra en ese un momento dado existe v #12;vi una alta probabilidad de que datos cercanos se accedan proximamente que los bloques de memoria más recientemente accedidos van a estar albergados en los niveles

  8. A Behavioral Analysis of Clovis Point Morphology Using Geometric Morphometrics

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    Smith, Heather Lynn

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    variability in 123 fluted projectile points from 23 archaeological sites in North America which met criteria meant to control for security of context in the archaeological record. Principle components describing the shape-variability inherent in this data...

  9. Large-scale analysis of phylogenetic search behavior

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    Park, Hyun Jung

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    stopping criterion to maximize the tree search results while minimizing computational time tested on three biological datasets using the correlation between the parsimony score and the RF distance value of search path trees. Also, the observation...

  10. The Chameleon framework : practical solutions for memory behavior analysis

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    Weinberg, Jonathan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cache surface. The trace generator uses linear interpolationis the linear interpolation used by the trace generator. The

  11. Behavioral Economics Applied to Energy Demand Analysis: A Foundation -

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  12. Structural analysis of closure cap barriers: A pre-test study for the Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project. Revision 1

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    Gong, Chung; Pelfrey, J.R.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project (BMDP) is a field demonstration study to determine the construction/installation requirements, permeability, and subsidence performance characteristics of a composite barrier. The composite barrier will consist of on-site sandy-clay blanketed by a bentonite mat and a flexible High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner (also called flexible membrane liner). Construction of one control test pad and three bentonite test pads are planned. The control test pad will be used to establish baseline data. Underneath the composite clay cap is a four feet thick loose sand layer in which cavities will be created by evacuation of sand. The present work provides a mathematical model for the BMDP. The mathematical model will be used to simulate the mechanical and structural responses of the composite clay cap during the testing processes. Based upon engineering experience and technical references, a set of nominal soil parameters have been selected.

  13. Swarming Behavior Using Probabilistic Roadmap Techniques

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    Lien, Jyh-Ming

    Swarming Behavior Using Probabilistic Roadmap Techniques O. Bur¸chan Bayazit1 , Jyh-Ming Lien2 behaviors: homing, exploring (covering and goal searching), passing through narrow areas and shepherding. We consider several different behaviors: homing, goal searching, covering, passing through narrow passages

  14. Validating Complex Agent Behavior Scott A. Wallace

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    Wallace, Scott

    Behavior by Scott A. Wallace Chair: John E. Laird Developing software agents that replicate human behaviorValidating Complex Agent Behavior by Scott A. Wallace A dissertation submitted in partial) in The University of Michigan 2003 Doctoral Committee: Professor John E. Laird, Chair Associate Professor William P

  15. Emergent Behavior in Cybersecurity Shouhuai Xu

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    Xu, Shouhuai

    Emergent Behavior in Cybersecurity Shouhuai Xu Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio ABSTRACT We argue that emergent behavior is inherent to cybersecurity. Keywords Emergent behavior, cybersecurity, security properties 1. INTRODUCTION The human-created cyberspace is a very large

  16. Design and analysis of large deformation spiral springs

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    Pisor, Robert Donald

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the analysis, design and construction of spiral springs for use in the Microgravity Simulator at Phillips Laboratory at Kirkland AFB in New Mexico. A finite element analysis to determine the behavior of three different length...

  17. Multimechanism-Deformation Parameters of Domal Salts Using Transient Creep Analysis

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    MUNSON, DARRELL E

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Use of Gulf Coast salt domes for construction of very large storage caverns by solution mining has grown significantly in the last several decades. In fact, among the largest developers of storage caverns along the Gulf Coast is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) which has purchased or constructed 62 crude oil storage caverns in four storage sites (domes). Although SPR and commercial caverns have been operated economically for many years, the caverns still exhibit some relatively poorly understood behaviors, especially involving creep closure volume loss and hanging string damage from salt falls. Since it is possible to postulate that some of these behaviors stem from geomechanical or reformational aspects of the salt, a method of correlating the cavern response to mechanical creep behavior as determined in the laboratory could be of considerable value. Recently, detailed study of the creep response of domal salts has cast some insight into the influence of different salt origins on cavern behavior. The study used a simple graphical analysis of limited non-steady state data to establish an approach or bound to steady state, as an estimate of the steady state behavior of a given salt. This permitted analysis of sparse creep databases for domal salts. It appears that a shortcoming of this steady state analysis method is that it obscures some critical differences of the salt material behavior. In an attempt to overcome the steady state analysis shortcomings, a method was developed based on integration of the Multimechanism-Deformation (M-D) creep constitutive model to obtain fits to the transient response. This integration process permits definition of all the material sensitive parameters of the model, while those parameters that are constants or material insensitive parameters are fixed independently. The transient analysis method has proven more sensitive to differences in the creep characteristics and has provided a way of defining different behaviors within a given dome. Characteristics defined by the transient analysis are related quantitatively to the volume loss creep rate of the SPR caverns. This increase in understanding of the domal material creep response already has pointed to the possibility y of delineating the existence of material spines within a specific dome. Further definition of the domal geology and structure seems possible only through expansion of the creep databases for domal salts.

  18. Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast Malay Basin, offshore Terengganu, Malaysia

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    Sulaiman, Noorzamzarina; Hamzah, Umar; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim [Geology Programme, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluvial sandstones constitute one of the major clastic petroleum reservoir types in many sedimentary basins around the world. This study is based on the analysis of high-resolution, shallow (seabed to 500 m depth) 3D seismic data which generated three-dimensional (3D) time slices that provide exceptional imaging of the geometry, dimension and temporal and spatial distribution of fluvial channels. The study area is in the northeast of Malay Basin about 280 km to the east of Terengganu offshore. The Malay Basin comprises a thick (> 8 km), rift to post-rift Oligo-Miocene to Pliocene basin-fill. The youngest (Miocene to Pliocene), post-rift succession is dominated by a thick (1–5 km), cyclic succession of coastal plain and coastal deposits, which accumulated in a humid-tropical climatic setting. This study focuses on the Pleistocene to Recent (500 m thick) succession, which comprises a range of seismic facies analysis of the two-dimensional (2D) seismic sections, mainly reflecting changes in fluvial channel style and river architecture. The succession has been divided into four seismic units (Unit S1-S4), bounded by basin-wide strata surfaces. Two types of boundaries have been identified: 1) a boundary that is defined by a regionally-extensive erosion surface at the base of a prominent incised valley (S3 and S4); 2) a sequence boundary that is defined by more weakly-incised, straight and low-sinuosity channels which is interpreted as low-stand alluvial bypass channel systems (S1 and S2). Each unit displays a predictable vertical change of the channel pattern and scale, with wide low-sinuosity channels at the base passing gradationally upwards into narrow high-sinuosity channels at the top. The wide variation in channel style and size is interpreted to be controlled mainly by the sea-level fluctuations on the widely flat Sunda land Platform.

  19. Organic Dye Behavior in PEG Block Copolymer Nanoparticles

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    Petta, Jason

    Organic Dye Behavior in PEG Block Copolymer Nanoparticles Katie Chin Faculty advisor: Prof. Prud of block copolymers To find the optimal concentrations of fluorescent dyes in the nanoparticles To study(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(- caprolactone) #12;Fluorescent dyes Objective: Encapsulate fluorescent dyes

  20. Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Steroid Hormones Act Transsynaptically within the

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    Moore, Ignacio T.

    intrinsic spontaneous firing rate and soma size when birds are in breeding condition. Using combinations systems for studying hormone effects in behaviorally relevant circuits in adult animals (Tramontin circuit. Songbirds provide several advantages. Song is a learned be- havior with known function (Marler

  1. Behavior of Electric Current Subjected to ELF Electromagnetic Radiation

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    Fran De Aquino

    2002-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational effects produced by ELF electromagnetic radiation upon the electric current in a conductor are studied. An apparatus has been constructed to test the behavior of current subjected to ELF radiation. The experimental results are in agreement with theoretical predictions and show that ELF radiation can cause transitory interruptions in electric current conduction.

  2. Does Pet Arrival Trigger Prosocial Behaviors in Individuals with Autism?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Does Pet Arrival Trigger Prosocial Behaviors in Individuals with Autism? Marine Grandgeorge1 between the presence or the arrival of pets in families with an individual with autism and the changes of pets - two groups of 12 individuals and two groups of 8 individuals were assigned to: study 1 (pet

  3. A Comparative SWOT Analysis of the National Agricultural Extension Program Organization to Determine Best-Fit Program Model: A Case Study of the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

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    Nyambi, Gwendoline

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARATIVE SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION PROGRAM ORGANIZATION TO DETERMINE BEST-FIT PROGRAM MODEL: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORTH WEST AND SOUTH WEST REGIONS OF CAMEROON A Dissertation by GWENDOLINE NA-AH NYAMBI... A Comparative SWOT Analysis of the National Agricultural Extension Program Organization to Determine Best-Fit Program Model: A Case Study of the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon Copyright 2012 Gwendoline Na-ah Nyambi A COMPARATIVE...

  4. Structural analysis of closure cap barriers: A pre-test study for the Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project

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    Gong, Chung

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    According to the EPA-recommended closure cap design a waste site can either be covered with a single layer cap made of 36 inches of compacted soil (clay) or with a multilayer cap consisting of an upper vegetative layer underlain by a drainage layer over a low permeability layer. The Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project (BMDP) is a field demonstration study to determine the construction/installation requirements, permeability, and subsidence performance characteristics of a composite barrier. The composite barrier will consist of on-site sandy-clay blanketed by a bentonite mat and a flexible High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner (also called flexible membrane liner). Construction of one control test pad and three bentonite test pads are planned. The control test pad will be used to establish baseline data. Underneath the composite clay cap is a four-foot loose sand layer in which cavities will be created by evacuation of sand. The present work provides a mathematical model for the BMDP. The mathematical model will be used to simulate the mechanical and structural responses of the composite clay cap during the testing processes. Based upon engineering experience and technical references, a set of nominal soil parameters have been selected. Currently, detailed soil test data and cavity configuration data are not available to validate the mathematical model. Since the configuration of the cavities created in the testing process is irregular and unpredictable, two extreme configurations are considered in this mathematical model, viz., the circular cavity and the infinitely long trench in the sand underneath the cap. This approach will provide bounds for the testing results.

  5. Design Robustness Analysis of Neuromorphic Circuits

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    Bashaireh, Ahmad

    2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    performance of biologically inspired spiking neural networks. In this method, transistor-level and behavioral level analysis are carried out. Then, the results of the transistor-level simulation is mapped to the application layer to determine effect...

  6. Polaron Behavior in CMR Manganites

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  7. Polaron Behavior in CMR Manganites

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  8. Polaron Behavior in CMR Manganites

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  9. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  10. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  11. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  12. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  13. Polaron Behavior in CMR Manganites

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  14. Sandia National Laboratories: Hydrogen Behavior

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  15. Deep Atomic Binding (DAB) Approach in Interpretation of Fission Products Behavior in Terrestrial and Water Ecosystems

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    Ajlouni, Abdul-Wali M.S. [Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Amman 11814 (Jordan)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A large number of studies and models were established to explain the fission products (FP) behavior within terrestrial and water ecosystems, but a number of behaviors were non understandable, which always attributed to unknown reasons. According to DAB hypothesis, almost all fission products behaviors in terrestrial and water ecosystems could be interpreted in a wide coincidence. The gab between former models predictions, and field behavior of fission products after accidents like Chernobyl have been explained. DAB represents a tool to reduce radio-phobia as well as radiation protection expenses. (author)

  16. A noninvasive approach to understanding adaptation, crop raiding behavior, and the fecal microbiota of the African elephant .

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    Finch, Tabitha Marie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??For my research I used noninvasive dung samples to study the ecology, evolution and behavior of the African elephant. First, I looked for positive selection… (more)

  17. A strategic analysis study-based approach to integrated risk assessment: Occupational health risks from environmental restoration and waste management activities at Hanford

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    Mahaffey, J.A.; Doctor, P.G.; Buschbom, R.L.; Glantz, C.S.; Daling, P.M.; Sever, L.E.; Vargo, G.J. Jr.; Strachan, D.M. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Pajunen, A.L.; Hoyt, R.C.; Ludowise, J.D. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States))

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of environmental restoration and waste management activities is to reduce public health risks or to delay risks to the future when new technology will be available for improved cleanup solutions. Actions to remediate the wastes on the Hanford Site will entail risks to workers, the public, and the environment that do not currently exist. In some circumstances, remediation activities will create new exposure pathways that are not present without cleanup activities. In addition, cleanup actions will redistribute existing health risks over time and space, and will likely shift health risks to cleanup workers in the short term. This report describes an approach to occupational risk assessment based on the Hanford Strategic Analysis Study and illustrates the approach by comparing worker risks for two options for remediation of N/K fuels, a subcategory of unprocessed irradiated fuels at Hanford.

  18. X-ray ?-Laue diffraction analysis of Cu through-silicon vias: A two-dimensional and three-dimensional study

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    Sanchez, Dario Ferreira; Weleguela, Monica Larissa Djomeni; Audoit, Guillaume; Grenier, Adeline; Gergaud, Patrice; Bleuet, Pierre [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA/LETI, MINATEC Campus, F-38054 Grenoble (France); Laloum, David [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA/LETI, MINATEC Campus, F-38054 Grenoble (France); ST Microelectronics, 850 Rue Jean Monnet, F-38920 Crolles (France); Ulrich, Olivier; Micha, Jean-Sébastien; Robach, Odile [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA/INAC and CNRS, SPrAM, 17 rue des Martyrs, F-38054 Grenoble (France); Lorut, Frédéric [ST Microelectronics, 850 Rue Jean Monnet, F-38920 Crolles (France)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, white X-ray ?-beam Laue diffraction is developed and applied to investigate elastic strain distributions in three-dimensional (3D) materials, more specifically, for the study of strain in Cu 10??m diameter–80??m deep through-silicon vias (TSVs). Two different approaches have been applied: (i) two-dimensional ?-Laue scanning and (ii) ?-beam Laue tomography. 2D ?-Laue scans provided the maps of the deviatoric strain tensor integrated along the via length over an array of TSVs in a 100??m thick sample prepared by Focused Ion Beam. The ?-beam Laue tomography analysis enabled to obtain the 3D grain and elemental distribution of both Cu and Si. The position, size (about 3??m), shape, and orientation of Cu grains were obtained. Radial profiles of the equivalent deviatoric strain around the TSVs have been derived through both approaches. The results from both methods are compared and discussed.

  19. Electric Field Quench, Equilibration and Universal Behavior

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    Ali-Akbari, M; Sepangi, H R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study electric field quench in N=2 strongly coupled gauge theory, using the AdS/CFT correspondence. To do so, we consider the aforementioned system which is subjected to a time-dependent electric field indicating an out of equilibrium system. Defining the equilibration time t_{eq}, at which the system relaxes to its final equilibrium state after injecting the energy, we find that the rescaled equilibriation time k^{-1}t_{eq} decreases as the transition time k increases. Therefore, we expect that for sufficiently large transition time, k ->infinity, the relaxation of the system to its final equilibrium can be an adiabatic process. On the other hand, we observe a universal behavior for the fast quenches, k electric field. Our calculations generalized to systems in various dimensions also confirm universalization process which seems to be a typical feature of all strongly coupled gauge theories th...

  20. Electric Field Quench, Equilibration and Universal Behavior

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    M. Ali-Akbari; S. Amiri-Sharifi; H. R. Sepangi

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We study electric field quench in N=2 strongly coupled gauge theory, using the AdS/CFT correspondence. To do so, we consider the aforementioned system which is subjected to a time-dependent electric field indicating an out of equilibrium system. Defining the equilibration time t_{eq}, at which the system relaxes to its final equilibrium state after injecting the energy, we find that the rescaled equilibriation time k^{-1}t_{eq} decreases as the transition time k increases. Therefore, we expect that for sufficiently large transition time, k ->infinity, the relaxation of the system to its final equilibrium can be an adiabatic process. On the other hand, we observe a universal behavior for the fast quenches, k electric field. Our calculations generalized to systems in various dimensions also confirm universalization process which seems to be a typical feature of all strongly coupled gauge theories that admit a gravitational dual.