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Integrated vehicle dynamics control via coordination of active front steering and rear braking  

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front steering and rear braking in a driver- assist system for vehicle yaw control. The proposed control system aims at stabilizing the vehicle while achieving a desired yaw rate. During normal driving braking could be used for yaw rate control. An active suspension system, by controlling the wheel load

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

1 1 Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in the battery. In regenerative braking, the electric motor is reversed so that, instead of using electricity to turn the wheels, the rotating wheels turn the motor and create electricity. Using energy from the wheels to turn the motor slows the vehicle down. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the electric motor to the battery.

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Full Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Braking button highlighted Stopped button Braking button highlighted Stopped button BRAKING PART 1 Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in the battery. In regenerative braking, the electric motor is reversed so that, instead of using electricity to turn the wheels, the rotating wheels turn the motor and create electricity. Using energy from the wheels to turn the motor slows the vehicle down. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the power split device to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the power split device to the electric motor to the battery.

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Mechanical front wheel drive tractors: a field performance study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are recognized for their f1nancial assistance. The John Deere product Eng1neering Center 1n Waterloo furnished technical assistance and the Dallas Branch of John Deere Company provided the mechanical front wheel dr1ve tractor. DICKEY-john Corporat1on supplied...-Cart was used to provide the same programmed load for each tractor. The 2WD tractor was ballasted with 25 percent of the total static tractor weight on the front wheels. Deere I Company recommend NFWO tractors be ballasted with 40 percent of the total static...

Babacz, William Adam

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of traction control for front-wheel drive in-wheel motor electric vehicles  

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This paper proposes a novel traction control for a front-wheel drive in-wheel motor electric vehicle. The presented vehicle has advantages on high fuel efficiency and cost effectiveness. In order to achieve specific control performance, this study employed a high speed microcontroller as the vehicle's electronic control unit. The anti-skid function based on a reliable traction control kernel is embedded in the system, which can guarantee the steering safety in a slippery and dangerous situation. This study verifies that the traction control based on maximum torque regulation cannot only constrain the slip to improve the longitudinal friction force and lateral friction force, but also provide some information on tyre-road conditions, which can ensure the performance and the effectiveness of two-dimensional motion control. The numerical simulation and demonstration video reveal its effectiveness and feasibility.

Jia-Sheng Hu; Ying-Ruei Huang; Feng-Rung Hu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal cracking in disc brakes Thomas J. Mackin *,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermal cracking in disc brakes Thomas J. Mackin *,1 , Steven C. Noe, K.J. Ball, B.C. Bedell, D, or hub, which is connected to the wheel and axle, and an inboard and outboard braking surface

Salvaggio, Carl

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Why Brake-By-Wire (BBW) ? Advantages of BBW  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Conventional Brake System http://www.conti-online.com #12;BBW Survey [ SKF (Motor + PGT +Ball Screw)] [ DELPHI (Motor + PGT +Ball Screw)] [Continental Teves (Motor + PGT + Roller Screw)] [Continental Teves installed at wheel] #12;Sectional Drawing of the Electromechanically Actuated Disk Brake From ITT Brake Pads Caliper

Yao, Bin

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Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An antiskid braking and traction control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes one or more sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensors and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydrualic braking control, or requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs a control strategy based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control the operation of the electric traction motor and to a brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative antiskid braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control.

Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

2 2 If additional stopping power is needed, conventional friction brakes (e.g., disc brakes) are also applied automatically. Go back… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Hybrid: Braking  

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Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar STOPPED When the vehicle is stopped, such as at a red light, the gasoline engine and electric motor shut off automatically so that energy is not wasted in idling. The battery continues to power auxillary systems, such as the air conditioning and dashboard displays. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar STOPPED When the vehicle is stopped, such as at a red light, the gasoline engine and electric motor shut off automatically so that energy is not wasted in idling. The battery continues to power auxillary systems, such as the air conditioning and dashboard displays. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system using fuzzy logic for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensor and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, and requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs fuzzy logic based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control operation of the electric traction motor and to the brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control.

Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Svendborg Brakes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Name: Svendborg Brakes Place: Denmark Sector: Wind energy Product: Denmark-based manufacturer of braking systems for the wind industry, as well as for the oil sector....

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WIND BRAKING OF MAGNETARS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We explore the wind braking of magnetars considering recent observations challenging the traditional magnetar model. There is evidence for strong multipole magnetic fields in active magnetars, but the dipole field inferred from spin-down measurements may be strongly biased by particle wind. Recent observations challenging the traditional model of magnetars may be explained naturally by the wind braking scenario: (1) the supernova energies of magnetars are of normal value; (2) the non-detection in Fermi observations of magnetars; (3) the problem posed by low magnetic field soft gamma-ray repeaters; (4) the relation between magnetars and high magnetic field pulsars; and (5) a decreasing period derivative during magnetar outbursts. Transient magnetars with L{sub x}<- E-dot{sub rot} may still be magnetic dipole braking. This may explain why low luminosity magnetars are more likely to have radio emissions. A strong reduction of the dipole magnetic field is possible only when the particle wind is very collimated at the star surface. A small reduction of the dipole magnetic field may result from detailed considerations of magnetar wind luminosity. In the wind braking scenario, magnetars are neutron stars with a strong multipole field. For some sources, a strong dipole field may no longer be needed. A magnetism-powered pulsar wind nebula will be one of the consequences of wind braking. For a magnetism-powered pulsar wind nebula, we should see a correlation between the nebula luminosity and the magnetar luminosity. Under the wind braking scenario, a braking index smaller than three is expected. Future braking index measurement of a magnetar may tell us whether magnetars are wind braking or magnetic dipole braking.

Tong, H. [Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011 (China); Xu, R. X.; Qiao, G. J. [KIAA and School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Song, L. M., E-mail: tonghao@xao.ac.cn [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 9 - Brake Testing  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This chapter describes and explains the role and methods of experimental testing in the design and verification of brakes and their components. It starts by discussing the increasing capability of computer-based predictive techniques, which can simulate many aspects of brake operation and save time and cost compared with previous methods of experimental evaluation. Preparation, procedures, instrumentation, data acquisition and results analysis, interpretation and reporting for experimental testing ranging from whole vehicle braking performance on a test track to component performance and material thermophysical properties in the laboratory, are explained and discussed. By the end of the chapter the design and operation of test rigs including inertia dynamometers for full-size brakes, scale rigs for small-sample friction and wear measurement, machines for cyclic loading and material property measurement, etc. are described. The importance of careful preparation of the friction pair (bedding-in and burnishing) for brake performance testing and the evaluation of variability by repeat testing is emphasised.

Andrew Day

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Wheel Hub Motor  

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Wheel hub motors are an innovative drive concept for electric vehicles where the electric machine and, in some cases, the...

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Grninger; Dipl.-Ing. Felix Horch

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grinding Wheel System  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A grinding wheel system includes a grinding wheel with at least one embedded sensor. The system also includes an adapter disk containing electronics that process signals produced by each embedded sensor and that transmits sensor information to a data processing platform for further processing of the transmitted information.

Malkin, Stephen (Amherst, MA); Gao, Robert (Amherst, MA); Guo, Changsheng (South Windsor, CT); Varghese, Biju (Worthington, OH); Pathare, Sumukh (Waltham, MA)

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Grinding Wheel System  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A grinding wheel system includes a grinding wheel with at least one embedded sensor. The system also includes an adapter disk containing electronics that process signals produced by each embedded sensor and that transmits sensor information to a data processing platform for further processing of the transmitted information.

Malkin, Stephen (Amherst, MA); Gao, Robert (Amherst, MA); Guo, Changsheng (South Windsor, CT); Varghese, Biju (Worthington, OH); Pathare, Sumukh (Waltham, MA)

2003-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of air brakes for onboard diagnostics of heavy trucks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

declared out of service. Worn brake pads and tires, air leaks at hoses, connections, valves and brake chambers of the airbrake system along with the significant time delay in the actuation of tractor and trailer brakes degrade the vehicle braking...

Kankanala, Penchala N

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative vibration measurement technology for brake development  

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Apart from working reliably and providing safety, the comfort features of brakes in vehicles these days have become very significant. The requirement of a noiseless brake system always poses an important chall...

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Marschner; Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Reckwerth

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT)  

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Heavy Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT for a real-time on-board brake assessment tool. Test Overview A combination tractor-trailer will be given a complete brake rebuild prior to several tests performed at fully -laden and several overweight loading

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Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 26, No.4, October 1996, pp.301-320. Traction/Braking Force Distribution for Optimal Longitudinal  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as the desired level of vehicle yaw motion, and the control system was designed to follow the yaw motion commandVehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 26, No.4, October 1996, pp.301-320. Traction/Braking Force in the past twenty years through the use of electronic devices. Four-wheel-steering (4WS) systems have been

Peng, Huei

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Definition: Water Wheels | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wheels Wheels Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Water Wheels A water wheel is a large wheel that takes energy in free-flowing or falling water and converts it into a useful form of energy.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of free-flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill. A water wheel consists of a large wooden or metal wheel, with a number of blades or buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface. Most commonly, the wheel is mounted vertically on a horizontal axle, but the tub or Norse wheel is mounted horizontally on a vertical shaft. Vertical wheels can transmit power either through the axle or via a ring gear and typically drive belts or gears; horizontal wheels usually directly drive their load.

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6 - Engine brake performance in diesel engine system design  

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Abstract: This chapter provides a comprehensive theory on engine brake performance. It first discusses vehicle braking requirement and the impact on enginevehicle matching in engine brake operation, followed by a comparison between engine brakes and drivetrain retarders. It then introduces drivetrain retarders in detail including their torque and cooling characteristics. The performance characteristics of exhaust brakes and compression brakes are elaborated including their mechanisms and the interactions with valvetrain, variable valve actuation (VVA) and turbocharger. The principles of engine brake design are introduced through comprehensive simulation analysis on engine thermodynamic cycles in braking operation. A braking gas recirculation (BGR) theory is developed.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disturbance Control of the Hydraulic Brake in a Wind Turbine  

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Disturbance Control of the Hydraulic Brake in a Wind Turbine Frank Jepsen, Anders Søborg brake in a wind turbine. Brake torque is determined by friction coefficient and clamp force; the latter brake is one1 of the two independent brake systems in a wind turbine. As a consequence of the gearing

Yang, Zhenyu

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Wide speed range for traction motor in braking force of electric braking control system  

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A vehicle stopping method using an electric brake until a traction motor is stopped is studied. At the moment of vehicle stop, electric brake is changed to control mode where ... is controlled by estimating the l...

Young-Choon Kim; Moon-Taek Cho

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Braking Control System to Secure Braking Force in the Wide Speed Range of Traction Motor  

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In this paper, a vehicle stopping method using an electric brake until a traction motor is stopped is studied. At the moment of vehicle stop, electric brake is changed to control mode wherein ... is controlled by...

Young-Choon Kim; Moon-Taek Cho; Ok-Hwan Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PREDICTING RANGES FOR PULSARS' BRAKING INDICES  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Wheel-type magnetic refrigerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure is directed to a wheel-type magnetic refrigerator capable of cooling over a large temperature range. Ferromagnetic or paramagnetic porous materials are layered circumferentially according to their Curie temperature. The innermost layer has the lowest Curie temperature and the outermost layer has the highest Curie temperature. The wheel is rotated through a magnetic field perpendicular to the axis of the wheel and parallel to its direction of rotation. A fluid is pumped through portions of the layers using inner and outer manifolds to achieve refrigeration of a thermal load. 7 figs.

Barclay, J.A.

1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Braking System for Non-Drive Axles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A hybrid braking system is designed to conserve diesel fuel (or alternative fuels) by using regenerative braking, which extends hybrid technology to non-drive axles.

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TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor Brake monitoring systems are proactive maintenance This technology allows for CMV operators to have knowledge of their steer, drive, and tandem axle group weights setup is required. Current Safety/Enforcement Technologies EOBR (electronic on-board recorder) On

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Rim seal for turbine wheel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A turbine wheel assembly includes a disk having a plurality of blades therearound. A ceramic ring is mounted to the housing of the turbine wheel assembly. A labyrinth rim seal mounted on the disk cooperates with the ceramic ring to seal the hot gases acting on the blades from the disk. The ceramic ring permits a tighter clearance between the labyrinth rim seal and the ceramic ring.

Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA); Boyd, Gary L. (Alpine, CA); Norton, Paul F. (San Diego, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 6 - Brake System Layout Design  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This chapter brings together high-level braking system design (Chapters 3 and 4Chapter 3Chapter 4) and the design of friction brakes (Chapter 5) to complete the layout design of road vehicle braking systems. Two actuation systems are studied: hydraulic (used on passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) and pneumatic (used on heavy commercial vehicles). Other braking technologies (e.g. regenerative) and actuation systems (e.g. power hydraulic and electromechanical) are also mentioned. A four-step design procedure is presented, which includes designing the basic braking system parameters based on the vehicle configuration, specifying the brakes (size and torque capacity), designing the actuation system, and verification (legislative requirements). Examples are presented for a hydraulic system with a vacuum booster (passenger car) and a pneumatic system (articulated commercial vehicle), which illustrate the important features of achieving a good basic system configuration. In passenger cars, the importance of driver interface parameters such as pedal feel is explained, and for commercial vehicles, compatibility, load sensing, and predominance between the trailer and towing vehicle brake systems is discussed.

Andrew Day

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contactless magnetic brake for automotive applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CONTACTLESS MAGNETIC BRAKE FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS A Dissertation by SEBASTIEN EMMANUEL GAY 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 May 2005 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering CONTACTLESS MAGNETIC BRAKE FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS A Dissertation by SEBASTIEN EMMANUEL GAY Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Gay, Sebastien Emmanuel

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualifying Facility Wheeling Task Force-- Status Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Docket No. 8650 that the PUCT review the applicability of certain parts of the wheeling rules, and in April the Commission appointed a task force composed of representatives from affected industries, utilities, and regulatory staff to review the wheeling...

Panjavan, S.

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Adaptive controller for regenerative and friction braking system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A regenerative and friction braking system for a vehicle having one or more roadwheels driven by an electric traction motor includes a driver responsive device for producing a brake demand signal having a magnitude corresponding to the level of braking force selected by the driver and friction and regenerative brakes operatively connected with the roadwheels of the vehicle. A system according to this invention further includes control means for operating the friction and regenerative braking subsystems so that maximum brake torques sustainable by the roadwheels of the vehicle without skidding or slipping will not be exceeded.

Davis, Roy I. (Ypsilanti, MI)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The braking performance of tractor-trailer combinations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Equations are derived for the maximum decelerations which can be obtained with balanced and unbalanced trailers with and without trailer brakes. The equations are used to produce graphs showing the maximum decelerations of trailers having typical dimensions, of different weights relative to the towing tractor on surfaces of different adhesion coefficients and with different types and degrees of braking on the trailers. Results measured during braking tests on tractors and trailers are given. Unbalanced trailers are shown to have a better braking performance than balanced trailers and it is therefore, recommended that trailers should be designed to carry the maximum permissible proportion of their weight on the tractor. Both over-run and power brakes on trailers are shown to provide very useful improvements in braking performance. Power brakes are preferred because of the difficulty of fitting over-run brakes on unbalanced trailers. The tractor's external hydraulics are considered to be the most convenient source of power. On-off brakes providing a fixed braking force equal to approximately 510% of the trailer maximum gross laden weight are considered to be a useful and simple means of improving existing trailers, but the development of trailer braking systems providing a braking force proportional to the tractor brake pedal force up to a maximum of approximately 2030% of the trailer maximum gross laden weight is considered to be very desirable.

M.J. Dwyer

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation deals with the development of a model-based diagnostic system for air brake systems that are widely used in commercial vehicles, such as trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, etc. The performance of these brake systems is sensitive...

Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar Ram

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Apparatus For Wheeled Vehicles In Ground Effect  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for reducing the aerodynamic drag of a wheeled vehicle in a flowstream, the vehicle having a vehicle body and a wheel assembly supporting the vehicle body. The apparatus includes a baffle assembly adapted to be positioned upstream of the wheel assembly for deflecting airflow away from the wheel assembly so as to reduce the incident pressure on the wheel assembly.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Salari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Obstacle Avoidance for Trajectory Tracking Control of Wheeled Mobile Robots  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The wheeled mobile robots used in the flexible manufacturing systems act ... proposes a new control method for the wheeled mobile robots movement in the presence of static and...

R?zvan ?olea; Daniela Cristina Cernega

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Airborne wear particles railway research group FEM Simulation of train disc brake behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Airborne wear particles railway research group FEM Simulation of train disc brake behavior a modern train disc brake with brake caliper and high speed pads. During braking, a considerable amount. A model of train brake caliper Aim The overall aim of the MSc degree project is to develop a thermoelastic

Haviland, David

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The calm before the storm. [Retail wheeling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The right to refuse retail wheeling requests is one of the cornerstones of a utility's monopoly power. Utilities have fought staunchly to preserve it, most recently in preventing retail wheeling from becoming an important issue in the congressional debate over deregulation; the Energy Policy Act of 1992 steered clear of it. For the present, the prohibition of retail wheeling gives utilities enormous power over the retail electric power market. The ability to refuse retail wheeling requests, of course, prevents retail customers from buying power from third parties. This enables a utility to sell retail customers all the power it can generate, at a price that covers its cost plus an allowed return-even if its price exceeds that of power available in the wholesale market. The denial of retail wheeling thus protects a utility's inefficiencies, whose price is ultimately shouldered onto customers through cost-plus electric rates. Allowing retail wheeling would remove the foundation for much of the current monopoly power that utilities enjoy. Third parties could sell power to a utility's retail customers, since the utility would be required to wheel it. Retail customers would be able to bypass the local distribution utility to buy power from the cheapest source available. Market forces would drive pricing rather than the cost-plus ratemaking process. A utility whose electric rates were above market would have to meet the competitive price or lose sales.

Studness, C.M.

1993-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Diagnostic Algorithms for Air Brakes in Trucks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for di erent clearances and supply pressures : : : 6 4 Modes of operation of the air brake system [19] : : : : : : : : : : : : 11 5 A simpli ed layout of air brake system for a tractor : : : : : : : : : : 15 6 S-cam foundation brake..., causing it to rotate the slack adjuster. The slack adjuster, in turn, rotates 15 Fig. 5. A simpli ed layout of air brake system for a tractor the S-cam as it is connected to the S-cam through a splined shaft. The rotational mo- tion of the S-cam pushes...

Dhar, Sandeep

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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CONVERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM A rotating bicycle wheel has angular  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CONVERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM A rotating bicycle wheel has angular momentum, which is a property of a bicycle wheel's mass is concentrated along the wheel's rim, rather than at the center, and this causes. The bicycle wheel, you, and the chair comprise a system that obeys the principle of conservation of angular

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Measurement and control of brake pedal feel quality in automobile manufacturing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Customer perception of brake pedal feel quality, as related to the perception of the brake pedal feeling soft or mushy, depends on both the customer's subjective judgment of quality and the actual build quality of the brake ...

Cerilles, Jeffrey T. (Jeffrey Thomas)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air brakes Sample Search Results  

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

brakes to predominantly air disc brakes. Compare and contrast the impact of such conversions in Europe... Energy Efficiency in Heavy Vehicle Tires, Drivetrains, and ......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antilock brake systems Sample Search Results  

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

such as trucks, tractor... -trailers and buses. In these brake systems, compressed air is used as the energy transmitting medium to actuate... the foundation brakes mounted...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anti-lock braking system Sample Search...  

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

such as trucks, tractor... -trailers and buses. In these brake systems, compressed air is used as the energy transmitting medium to actuate... the foundation brakes mounted...

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A pressure control scheme for air brakes in commercial vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research is focused on developing a control scheme for regulating the pressure in the brake chamber of an air brake system found in most commercial vehicles like trucks, tractor-trailers and buses. Such a control scheme can be used...

Bowlin, Christopher Leland

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Many applications require brakes, for instance to decelerate or to  

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surfaces in order to generate the braking torque. Typically, actuators Statically balancing A team of TU an error occurs in the process of a robotic arm. The energy consumption and actuation force of these brakes is very high. A team of TU Delft scientists developed a method to reduce the energy consumption

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In-line drivetrain and four wheel drive work machine using same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A four wheel drive articulated mine loader is powered by a fuel cell and propelled by a single electric motor. The drivetrain has the first axle, second axle, and motor arranged in series on the work machine chassis. Torque is carried from the electric motor to the back differential via a pinion meshed with the ring gear of the back differential. A second pinion oriented in an opposite direction away from the ring gear is coupled to a drive shaft to transfer torque from the ring gear to the differential of the front axle. Thus, the ring gear of the back differential acts both to receive torque from the motor and to transfer torque to the forward axle. The in-line drive configuration includes a single electric motor and a single reduction gear to power the four wheel drive mine loader.

Hoff, Brian (East Peoria, IL)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Wheeling Power Co | Open Energy Information  

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Wheeling Power Co Wheeling Power Co Place Ohio Service Territory West Virginia Website www.aepohio.com Green Button Reference Page www.aep.com/newsroom/news Green Button Committed Yes Utility Id 20521 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes RTO PJM Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png No rate schedules available. Average Rates No Rates Available The following table contains monthly sales and revenue data for Wheeling

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Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop  

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Events Events Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Waste-to-Wheels: Building for Success Workshop on AddThis.com... Conferences & Workshops Clean Cities 20th Anniversary Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Stakeholder Summit Waste-to-Wheels

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The Effect of Grinding on Grinding Wheel Condition  

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The Effect of Grinding on Grinding Wheel Condition Prasann B. Handigund, Melissa Hasenbank Michele Process Abrasive wear Abrasive pull-out Wheel diameter shrinks Chip accumulation Surface finish Dimensional accuracy Grinding force Temperature #12;Wheel Wear and Self-Dressing Wear Modes: -Attritious wear

Endres. William J.

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Investigation of aerodynamic braking devices for wind turbine applications  

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This report documents the selection and preliminary design of a new aerodynamic braking system for use on the stall-regulated AWT-26/27 wind turbines. The goal was to identify and design a configuration that offered improvements over the existing tip brake used by Advanced Wind Turbines, Inc. (AWT). Although the design objectives and approach of this report are specific to aerodynamic braking of AWT-26/27 turbines, many of the issues addressed in this work are applicable to a wider class of turbines. The performance trends and design choices presented in this report should be of general use to wind turbine designers who are considering alternative aerodynamic braking methods. A literature search was combined with preliminary work on device sizing, loads and mechanical design. Candidate configurations were assessed on their potential for benefits in the areas of cost, weight, aerodynamic noise, reliability and performance under icing conditions. As a result, two configurations were identified for further study: the {open_quotes}spoiler-flap{close_quotes} and the {open_quotes}flip-tip.{close_quotes} Wind tunnel experiments were conducted at Wichita State University to evaluate the performance of the candidate aerodynamic brakes on an airfoil section representative of the AWT-26/27 blades. The wind tunnel data were used to predict the braking effectiveness and deployment characteristics of the candidate devices for a wide range of design parameters. The evaluation was iterative, with mechanical design and structural analysis being conducted in parallel with the braking performance studies. The preliminary estimate of the spoiler-flap system cost was $150 less than the production AWT-26/27 tip vanes. This represents a reduction of approximately 5 % in the cost of the aerodynamic braking system. In view of the preliminary nature of the design, it would be prudent to plan for contingencies in both cost and weight.

Griffin, D.A. [R. Lynette & Associates, Seattle, WA (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wheeling, Illinois: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Wheeling, Illinois: Energy Resources Wheeling, Illinois: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 42.1391927°, -87.9289591° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.1391927,"lon":-87.9289591,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A magneto-electric quantum wheel  

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Here we show that self-propulsion in quantum vacuum may be achieved by rotating or aggregating magneto-electric nano-particles. The back-action follows from changes in momentum of electro-magnetic zero-point fluctuations, generated in magneto-electric materials. This effect may provide new tools for investigation of the quantum nature of our world. It might also serve in the future as a "quantum wheel" to correct satellite orientation in space.

Alexander Feigel

2009-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Harsh medicine. [retail wheeling experiment in Michigan and side effects  

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Retailing wheeling's harmful side-effects may surface in a Michigan experiment. In the final analysis, the debate over retail wheeling is about whether there will be direct price competition in the electric power industry. Retail wheeling would extend to the electric power market the same freedom of choice among customers that is present elsewhere in the economy. It would provide a mechanism through which competition could enforce an efficient allocation of resources. It also undoubtedly would eliminate most of the huge discrepancies that exist between so many neighboring service areas. It is unlikely that permitting retail wheeling would actually result in much wheeling or loss of load. Utilities will no doubt meet the threat of the loss of load by cutting rates to hold their customers. Hence, the primary effect would be on the pricing of electricity, not the wheeling of power. The retail wheeling experiment under consideration in Michigan can become an important step toward making the utility industry more efficient for the nation and more equitable for ratepayers. Unfortunately, it also is potentially unfair to the utilities involved. A retail wheeling experiment in one state is likely to put those utilities at risk for competitive attack, but is unlikely to give those utilities the countervailing power to use retail wheeling elsewhere to market their power. Fairness and economic efficiency require that retail wheeling exist everywhere, and that is is accessible to utilities as well as non-utilities.

Studness, C.M.

1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the pneumatic relay valve of an s-cam air brake  

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Statistics indicate that defects in brake system contribute significantly to fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles. Hence there is a need for developing preventive and active safety measures for assessing the performance of an air brake system...

Vilayannur Natarajan, Shankar

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of driver braking performance to an unexpected object in the roadway  

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components, specifically whether the equation accurately reflects driver and vehicle behaviors during a braking maneuver. This research evaluated the two components of the SSD equation. Four field studies were conducted that evaluated driver braking...

Picha, Dale Louis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cybersecurity Front Burner | Department of Energy  

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

Awareness Program Cybersecurity Front Burner Cybersecurity Front Burner Documents Available for Download November 1, 2014 FRONT BURNER - ISSUE 19 The Cybersecurity Front Burner...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air brake association Sample Search Results  

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... Source: Southwest Region University Transportation Center Collection: Engineering ; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 2 Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment...

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Simulation and optimization of a two-wheeled, ball- flinging robot  

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the ping-pong ball and the wheel respectively. Location of mc are the radius of the wheel and the ball. m, m b , and msure the ball is caught between the wheels and the body. See

Chen, Po-Ting

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Numerical Analysis of the Channel Wheel Fresh Air Ventilator Under Frosting Conditions  

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channel wheel heat exchanger under different ambient conditions using the model developed. These include frost formation on the surface of the channel wheel heat exchanger, and impacts on the operational performance of the channel wheel fresh air...

Gao, B.; Dong, Z.; Cheng, Z.; Luo, E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance motor based electromechanical brake-by-wire system  

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This article presents an overview of electronic braking systems using SR (Switched Reluctance) machines. The advantages presented by this structure when compared to the conventional hydraulic systems are discussed. A justification for the choice of the SRM as a valid candidate is provided, with a detailed analysis of its control structure and performance. Experimental results obtained using a digital signal processor are also presented.

S. Underwood; A. Khalil; I. Husain; H. Klode; B. Lequesne; S. Gopalakrishnan; A. Omekanda

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A mathematical model for air brake systems in the presence of leaks  

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model for an air brake system in the presence of leaks. Brake systems in trucks are crucial for ensuring the safety of vehicles and passengers on the roadways. Most trucks in the US are equipped with S-cam drum brake systems and they are sensitive.... Overview Air brake systems are used in heavy commercial vehicles like buses, straight trucks and combination vehicles such as tractor-trailers[1]. More than 85% of the commer- cial vehicles in the US are equipped with S-cam drum brakes[2]. Proper...

Ramaratham, Srivatsan

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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WHEELS: A CONVERSATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE AUTOMOBILE CLASSIFIEDS DOMAIN  

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WHEELS: A CONVERSATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE AUTOMOBILE CLASSIFIEDS DOMAIN Helen Meng, Senis WHEELS is a conversational system which provides access to a database of eletronic automobile classified users to search through a database of 5,000 automobile classifieds. The current end-to-end system can re

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The design process for wheel-robot integration  

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In this thesis, the design process for wheel-robot integration was documented and reflected on. The project focused on redesigned certain aspects a half-scale wheel-robot to be integrated with a half-scale CityCar prototype ...

Carvajal, Michael Angelo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulators run the gamut on retail wheeling-Fitch  

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Retail wheeling is less imminent than previously thought, according to a Fitch Investors Service survey of state regulators who appear to be more skeptical than optimistic about the prospects for direct customer access. The survey also shoes that those regulators who are interested in retail wheeling hope to experiment with it without federal intervention. Of the 36 states whose commissioners responded to the Fich survey, 28 percent expressed an overall positive outlook for retail wheeling within their states, while 42 percent were negative. The remaining 30 percent were neutral.

O`Driscoll, M.

1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical simulation of wind-wheel aerodynamic performances  

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A mathematical model of wind-wheel aerodynamic performances for a wind-power plant is developed. This model makes it possible to both calculate wind turbine performance and recover it for any blade pitch angles.

P. S. Tsgoev

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT TANK TO WHEELS EMISSIONS  

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FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT TANK TO WHEELS EMISSIONS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION Prepared For: California to Tank, Criteria Pollutants, Multi-media impacts, EMFAC #12;#12;vii Table of Contents Acknowledgements

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic braking Sample Search Results  

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for an Urban Electric Vehicle Summary: , Automatic Braking, Electric Vehicles, Personal Rapid Transit, Public Transit, Advanced Vehicle Control... the design modification,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automotive brake materials Sample Search...  

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such as trucks, tractor... -trailers and buses. In these brake systems, compressed air is used as the energy transmitting medium to ... Source: Southwest Region University...

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The design, construction, and control of a wheeled robot vehicle  

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THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND CONTROL OF A WHEELED ROBOT VEHICLE A Thesis by TEVO EKIRI WANG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1986 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND CONTROL OF A WHEELED ROBOT VEHICLE A Thesis by TEVO EKIRIWANG Approved as to style and content by: Dennis N. ingham (Chairman of Committ ) Louis J. Everett c . C...

Ekiriwang, Tevo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Efficient In-Wheel Motor for Electric Vehicles  

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Abstract This research paper deals with the design and development of an in-wheel motor for electric vehicles. The proposed motor generates a 350-watt power drive with a power source of two 12V batteries. The batteries are connected in series to increase the voltage to 24 volts and 18.23 A. The in-wheel motor is based on the principle of a DC electric motor to drive the vehicle wheels so that the mechanical components of the transmission and the energy loss are minimized. The proposed in-wheel motor has 46 poles, 51 slots and 51 teeth. In addition, the method lowers the maintenance cost. This research work assumes the maximum weight of 70kg and the running speed of 20km/hr. The experiment results show that the output power and efficiency of the in-wheel motor are subject to the variation in input power given that the input voltage remains constant at 25.41 volts. The maximum efficiency of the in-wheel motor of 82.56% is achieved at 2.5 N-m torque. The maximum torque of 6.25 N-m is achieved with the input power of 348.76 watts.

Winai Chanpeng; Prasert Hachanont

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RHONEY, BRIAN KEITH. Cylindrical Wire Electrical Discharge Truing of Metal Bond Diamond Grinding Wheels. (Under the direction of Albert Shih)  

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Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) to profile a metal bond diamond grinding wheel, and then study the wear to rotate the wheel inside a traditional wire EDM machine. Once the process proved feasible, grinding and grinding performance of the EDM trued wheel. Diamond wheels are known to exhibit low wheel wear

Shih, Albert J.

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The great ``retail wheeling`` illusion, and more productive energy futures  

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This paper sets out the reasons why many environmental and public interest organizations oppose retail wheeling. Cavanagh argues that retail wheeling would destroy incentives for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy generation--benefits that reduce long-term energy service costs to society as a whole. The current debate over the competitive restructuring of the electric power industry is critical from both economic and environmental perspectives. All attempts to introduce broad-scale retail wheeling in the United States have failed; instead, state regulators are choosing a path that emphasizes competition and choice, but acknowledges fundamental differences between wholesale and retail markets. Given the physical laws governing the movement of power over centrally controlled grids, the choice offered to customers through retail wheeling of electricity is a fiction -- a re-allocation of costs is all that is really possible. Everyone wants to be able to claim the cheapest electricity on the system; unfortunately, there is not enough to go around. By endorsing the fiction of retail wheeling for certain types of customers, regulators would be recasting the retail electricity business as a kind of commodity exchange. That would reward suppliers who could minimize near-term unit costs of electricity while simultaneously destroying incentives for many investments, including cost-effective energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy generation, that reduce long-term energy service costs to society as a whole. This result, which has been analogized unpersuasively to trends in telecommunications and natural gas regulation, is neither desirable nor inevitable. States should go on saying no to retail wheeling in order to be able to create something better: regulatory reforms that align utility and societal interests in pursuing a least-cost energy future. An appendix contains notes on some recent Retail Wheeling Campaigns.

Cavanagh, R.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the pneumatic subsystem of a S-cam air brake system  

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The air brake system is one of the critical components in ensuring the safe operation of any commercial vehicle. This work is directed towards the development of a fault-free model of the pneumatic subsystem of the air brake system. This model can...

Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle yaw control via coordinated use of steering/braking systems  

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Vehicle yaw control via coordinated use of steering/braking systems M. Doumiati, O. Sename, J. Martinez, L. Dugard P. Gaspar, Z. Szabo, J. Bokor Gipsa-Lab UMR CNRS 5216, Control Systems Department with steer- ing/braking coordination task for vehicle yaw control. For steerability enhancement, only active

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fault tolerant control of automatically controlled vehicles in response to brake system failures  

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in the brake system is vital. In this thesis, nonlinear failure detection filters are used for fault detection of sensors and actuators in a class of nonlinear systems. In this thesis, the effects of brake system failures in an AHS where the vehicle steering...

Hsien, Li-Wei

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant and Environment Interactions Arsenic Accumulation in the Hyperaccumulator Chinese Brake and Its Utilization  

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in a greenhouse. At recently, however, has Chinese brake (Pteris vittata L.)harvest, the Chinese brake produced soils (0.47­7.56 mg As kg 1 ),concentration to water-soluble arsenic in soil) of 1450 and a transloca to remediate arsenic contaminated soils. schullat, 2000), soil arsenic concentration (Jiang and Singh, 1994

Ma, Lena

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment poster.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Dynamic Brake Assessment Dynamic Brake Assessment Purpose Conduct a proof-of-concept test to examine the feasibility of developing an on-board system to assess a vehicle's ability to stop based on typical low-pressure in-service braking events. Partnerships H.T. Hackney Company MGM Brakes Overview Funded through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division Concept stemming from on the Department of Energy's Medium Truck Duty Cycle research as well as previous research conducted for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Signals to be collected Real-time brake application pressure Vehicle speed and acceleration GPS location and grade information Vehicle weight (current load) Engine parameters such as RPM and torque To be conducted October 2010 -

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Wind turbine trailing-edge aerodynamic brake design  

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This report describes the design of a centrifugally actuated aerodynamic-overspeed device for a horizontal-axis wind turbine. The device will meet the following criteria; (1) It will be effective for airfoil angles of attack 0{degrees} to 45{degrees}. (2) It will be stowed inside the blade profile prior to deployment. (3) It will be capable of offsetting the positive torque produced by the overall blade. (4) Hinge moments will be minimized to lower actuator loads and cost. (5) It will be evaluated as a potential power modulating active rotor-control system. A literature review of aerodynamic braking devices was conducted. Information from the literature review was used to conceptualize the most effective devices for subsequent testing and design. Wind-tunnel test data for several braking devices are presented in this report. Using the data for the most promising configuration, a preliminary design was developed for a MICON 65/13 wind turbine with Phoenix 7.9-m rotor blades.

Quandt, G.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retooling Michigan: 'Wheels' to Wind | Department of Energy  

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Retooling Michigan: 'Wheels' to Wind Retooling Michigan: 'Wheels' to Wind Retooling Michigan: 'Wheels' to Wind July 21, 2010 - 10:12am Addthis This part from the inside of a wind turbine might someday generate clean, renewable energy. | Photo courtesy Merrill Technologies Group This part from the inside of a wind turbine might someday generate clean, renewable energy. | Photo courtesy Merrill Technologies Group Joshua DeLung "Traditionally, we made automotive products," says Scott McKay, General Manager for Merrill Technologies Group in Saginaw, Mich. "After several ups and downs in that industry, we've opened our eyes to finding ways to diversify our line of products, and one of those areas is in making renewable energy materials." Merrill is using $3 million awarded through the U.S. Department of

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An improved energy management strategy for FC/UC hybrid electric vehicles propelled by motor-wheels  

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Abstract The hybridization of the fuel-cell electric-vehicle (FCEV) by a second energy source has the advantage of improving the system's dynamic response and efficiency. Indeed, an ultra-capacitor (UC) system used as an energy storage device fulfills the FC slowest dynamics during fast power transitions and recovers the braking energy. In FC/UC hybrid vehicles, the search for a suitable power management approach is one of the main objectives. In this paper, an improved control strategy managing the active power distribution between the two energy sources is proposed. The UC reference power is calculated through the DC link voltage regulation. For the FC power demand, an algorithm with five operating modes is developed. This algorithm, depending on the UC state of charge (SOC) and the vehicle speed level, minimizes the FC power demand transitions and therefore ameliorates its durability. The traction power is provided using two permanent magnetic synchronous motor-wheels to free more space in the vehicle. The models of the FC/UC vehicle system parts and the control strategy are developed using MATLAB software. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed energy management strategy.

Islem Lachhab; Lotfi Krichen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and optimization of a two-wheeled, ball- flinging robot  

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Wheeled, Ball-Flinging Robot A thesis submitted in partiala Two-Wheeled, Ball-Flinging Robot by Po-Ting Chen Master ofremote controlled robot. The robot is maneuverable and

Chen, Po-Ting

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety First Safety AlwaysSafety Last Using abrasive wheel equipment exposes you to many  

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Safety First Safety AlwaysSafety Last Using abrasive wheel equipment exposes you to many potential and strength and meet all manufacturer specifications. Abrasive Wheel Machinery and Tools Safety Tip #1

Minnesota, University of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas big wheel Sample Search Results  

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wheel Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atlas big wheel Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Slip Model for the Spherical Actuation of the...

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Analytical framework for the smooth manoeuvre of wheeled mobile robots traversing obstacles  

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...the smooth manoeuvre of wheeled mobile robots traversing obstacles S. O. Oyadiji...model the dynamics of wheeled mobile robots (WMRs), which need to travel...characteristics of a traction surface. mobile robots|temporal trajectory|traction...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an omnidirectional and holonomic wheeled platform prototype  

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This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independent rotational and translational motion capabilities. We first describe the original orthogonal-wheels assembly'' on which these platforms are based and discuss how a combination of these assemblies is used to generate an omnidirectional capability. The design and control of a prototype platform developed to test and demonstrate the proposed concepts is then described, and experimental results illustrating the full omnidirectionality of the platform with decoupled rotational and translational degrees of freedom are presented. 15 refs., 9 figs.

Killough, S.M.; Pin, F.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wheel Design and Tension Analysis for the Tethered Axel Rover on Extreme Terrain  

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and then present our experimental results from testing with different wheel designs on flat, sloped, and rocky

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Development of Legged, Wheeled, and Hybrid Rover Mobility Models to Facilitate Planetary Surface  

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that wheeled mobility is best suited for flat and level terrain, and legged mobility is best suited for rocky

93

Hybrid: Passing  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Button Passing button highlighted Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Passing button highlighted Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar PASSING During heavy accelerating or when additional power is needed, the gasoline engine and electric motor are both used to propel the vehicle. Additional power from the battery is used to power the electric motor as needed. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is passing another vehicle. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the battery to the electric engine to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is passing another vehicle. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the battery to the electric engine to the front wheels.

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Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots  

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a tightly cooperative task, where the humanoid robot and the wheeled robot follow for a long distance a ballCooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta and a wheeled robot with largely complementing and some competing capabilities. By combining two strongly

Stryk, Oskar von

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Experimental assessment of wheel/rail interaction force with rolling noise analysis  

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pressure and vibration of the wheel are compared to the measured one to validate the method 1 Introduction to measure the acous- 1Track Wheel Interaction Noise Software tic impedance and vibration mobility (transfert function be- tween vibration velocity and input force) of the wheel and the track. A measurement campaign

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Multistage axial-flux PM machine for wheel direct drive  

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The design of direct-drive wheel motors must comply with diameter restriction due to housing the motor in a wheel rim and allow the achievement of very high torque density and overload capability. Slotless axial-flux permanent magnet machines (AFPMs) prove to be the best candidate for application in electric vehicles as direct-drive wheel motors, as in comparison with conventional machines they allow designs with higher compactness, lightness and efficiency. The paper presents a newly conceived AFPM which has a multistage structure and a water-cooled ironless stator. In the proposed new topology of the machine the space formerly occupied by the toroidal core becomes a water duct, which removes heat directly from the interior surface of the stator winding. The high efficiency of the machine cooling arrangement allows long-term 100% overload operation and great reduction of the machine weight. The multistage structure of the machine is suited to overcome the restriction on the machine diameter and meet the torque required at the wheel shaft. The paper gives guidelines for the design of a multistage AFPM with water-cooled ironless stator, and describes characteristics of a two-stage prototype machine rated 215 N{center_dot}m, 1,100 r/min.

Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Mezzetti, F.; Santini, E. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars  

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Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars Vicente Milanés, Joshué-- Autonomous vehicles, Power control, System analysis and design, Intelligent transportation systems. I they are named hydraulic power steering (HPS) systems. If an electric motor is used then they are named electric

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A FULLY DISTRIBUTED PRIME NUMBERS GENERATION USING THE WHEEL SIEVE  

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A FULLY DISTRIBUTED PRIME NUMBERS GENERATION USING THE WHEEL SIEVE Gabriel Paillard Laboratoire d distributed approach for generating all prime numbers up to a given limit. From Er- atosthenes, who elaborated. In this work, we propose a new distributed algorithm which generates all prime num- bers in a given finite

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Issues in Controllability and Motion Planning for Overconstrained Wheeled Vehicles  

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model, hereafter referred to as the Simplified Rocky 7 (or SR7), the vehicle operates on flat terrain during the Mars Pathfinder mission. Fig. 1 shows the "Rocky 7," a prototype for future Mars rover vehicles whose suspension and wheel kinematics are essentially identical to the Sojourner. The Rocky 7

Hartmann, Mitra J. Z.

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FRONT BURNER - ISSUE 19 | Department of Energy  

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FRONT BURNER - ISSUE 19 FRONT BURNER - ISSUE 19 The Cybersecurity Front Burner Issue No. 19 is the campaign newsletter for the 2014 DOE NCSAM event. The newsletter addresses the...

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Front Burner - Issue 18 | Department of Energy  

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Front Burner - Issue 18 Front Burner - Issue 18 The Cybersecurity Front Burner Issue No. 18 addresses keeping kids safe on the Internet, cyber crime, and DOE Cyber awareness and...

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Front Burner - Issue 13 | Department of Energy  

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3 Front Burner - Issue 13 The Cybersecurity Front Burner Issue No. 13 contained a message from the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Cybersecurity informing readers...

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Front Burner - Issue 14 | Department of Energy  

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4 Front Burner - Issue 14 The Cybersecurity Front Burner Issue No. 14 addresses the 2013 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) Campaign and Phishing Scams. Cybersecurity...

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Effect of Nanoclay Reinforcement on the Friction Braking Performance of Hybrid Phenolic Friction Composites  

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Friction composite formulation consisting of decreasing nanoclay/lapinus fibres content, increasing graphite/aramid fibres ... is adopted for evaluating braking performance. The nanoclay content (?2.25wt.%) enha...

Tej Singh; Amar Patnaik

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Achieving Consistent Maximum Brake Torque with Varied Injection Timing in a DI Diesel Engine  

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, the characteristics of combustion for swept injection timings along the maximum brake torque plateau are determined. The research is conducted by varying injection timing at constant engine speed and load while measuring engine emissions and in-cylinder pressure...

Kroeger, Timothy H

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

106

Innovative grinding wheel design for cost-effective machining of advanced ceramics. Phase I, final report  

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Norton Company successfully completed the 16-month Phase I technical effort to define requirements, design, develop, and evaluate a next-generation grinding wheel for cost-effective cylindrical grinding of advanced ceramics. This program was a cooperative effort involving three Norton groups representing a superabrasive grinding wheel manufacturer, a diamond film manufacturing division and a ceramic research center. The program was divided into two technical tasks, Task 1, Analysis of Required Grinding Wheel Characteristics, and Task 2, Design and Prototype Development. In Task 1 we performed a parallel path approach with Superabrasive metal-bond development and the higher technical risk, CVD diamond wheel development. For the Superabrasive approach, Task 1 included bond wear and strength tests to engineer bond-wear characteristics. This task culminated in a small-wheel screening test plunge grinding sialon disks. In Task 2, an improved Superabrasive metal-bond specification for low-cost machining of ceramics in external cylindrical grinding mode was identified. The experimental wheel successfully ground three types of advanced ceramics without the need for wheel dressing. The spindle power consumed by this wheel during test grinding of NC-520 sialon is as much as to 30% lower compared to a standard resin bonded wheel with 100 diamond concentration. The wheel wear with this improved metal bond was an order of magnitude lower than the resin-bonded wheel, which would significantly reduce ceramic grinding costs through fewer wheel changes for retruing and replacements. Evaluation of ceramic specimens from both Tasks 1 and 2 tests for all three ceramic materials did not show evidence of unusual grinding damage. The novel CVD-diamond-wheel approach was incorporated in this program as part of Task 1. The important factors affecting the grinding performance of diamond wheels made by CVD coating preforms were determined.

Licht, R.H.; Ramanath, S.; Simpson, M.; Lilley, E.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Short-circuit simulations help quantify wheeling flow  

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During the late 1960s, three nuclear power plants were constructed in New England: Connecticut Yankee (590 MW, located in Haddam, Connecticut), Maine Yankee (870 MW located in Wiscasset, Maine), and Vermont Yankee (520 MW, located in Vernon, Vermont). Up to thirty-three New England utilities and municipalities participate in each. These units, called the Yankee units, are connected to the New England 345 kV transmission system. Built before the conception of the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), these units rely on negotiated transmission agreements to implement the purchased power contracts. The Yankee Transmission Agreements were established to provide a mechanism for New England utilities, which provide the transmission wheeling services, to be adequately compensated for delivering the Yankee power. Under the agreements, the purchasing utilities (those utilities who purchase power from the nuclear plants) would pay into separate transmission funds based on their entitlement in the unit. The fund is then distributed among the transmitting utilities (those utilities providing the transmission wheeling services) based on the calculated use of their transmission systems. A methodology was established that could equal the units` life, offer flexibility to a changing system, and provide equitable results. This article describes how using commercially available software to automate simulations, perform the MW-miles calculation, and tabulate the results significantly reduces the time and computational effort to perform the wheeling calculations.

Scarfone, A.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Visual estimation of wheel sinkage for rough-terrain mobile robots  

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For mobile robots driving across natural terrains, it is critical that the dynamic effects occurring at the wheel-terrain interface be taken into account. One of the most prevalent of these effects is wheel sinkage. Wheels can sink to depths sufficient to prevent further motion, possibly leading to danger of entrapment. This paper presents an algorithm for visual estimation of sinkage. We call it the visual sinkage estimation (VSE) method. It assumes the presence of a monocular camera and an artificial pattern, attached to the wheel side, to determine the terrain contact angle. This paper also introduces an analytical model for wheel sinkage in deformable terrain based on terramechanics. To validate the VSE module, firstly, several tests are performed on a single-wheel test bed, under different operating conditions. Secondly, the effectiveness of the proposed approach is proved in real contexts, employing an all-terrain rover travelling on a sandy beach.

Giulio Reina; Annalisa Milella; Angelo Gentile

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Low frequency vibrations in disc brakes at high car speed. Part II: mathematical model and simulation  

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In the present paper, a mathematical model is constructed for judder in disc brakes at high speed. Vehicle suspension is modelled by means of finite elements. Vibration modes and frequencies are derived that can be used in the classification of modes in main and secondary based in the relative disc-calliper displacement; the finite element model is also used as well as in forced-response analysis. Brake pads are defined through the friction coefficient as a function of speed, pressure, and temperature, in light of which one may consider the various braking conditions and types of pad. Since the line of reasoning introduces equivalent-damping terms into the equations of dynamics, these equations cannot be uncoupled by means of modal transformation. Two techniques are proposed for the solution of the problem. One of these consists in an examination of the 'main-modes', while the other is based on direct integration of the quasi-uncoupled equations. A computer program has been implemented which allows the simulation of this kind of judder with different pads, brake systems and braking conditions.

R. Aviles; G. Hennequet; E. Amezua; J. Vallejo

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compliant mechanism road bicycle brake: a rigid-body replacement case study  

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The design of high-performance bicycle brakes is complicated by the competing design objectives of increased performance and low weight. But this challenge also provides a good case study to demonstrate the design of compliant mechanisms to replace current rigid-link mechanisms. This paper briefly reviews current road brake designs, demonstrates the use of rigid-body replacement synthesis to design a compliant mechanism, and illustrates the combination of compliant mechanism design tools. The resulting concept was generated from the modified dual-pivot brake design and is a partially compliant mechanism where one pin has the dual role of a joint and a mounting pin. The pseudo-rigid-body model, finite element analysis, and optimization algorithms are used to generate design dimensions, and designs are considered for both titanium and E-glass flexures. The resulting design has the potential of reducing the part count and overall weight while maintaining a performance similar to the benchmark.

Olsen, Brian M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Howell, Larry L [NON LANL; Magleby, Spencer P [NON LANL

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - chvs10.html  

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7 Chevrolet S-10 Electric 7 Chevrolet S-10 Electric VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet S-10 VIN: 1GCDE14H4V80003EX Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: Heat Pump Climate Control System Auxillary Diesel Fuel Fired Heater (Only operates Below 40 F) Cruise Control Tilt Steering Wheel Front Wheel Drive Power Steering Power Brakes Anti-Lock Brakes Front Disk Brakes Regenerative Braking Drivers Side Air Bags AM/FM Stereo Radio Half-Bed Tonneau Cover BATTERY Manufacturer: Delphi Energy Type: Valve Regulated Lead Acid Number of Modules: 26 Weight of Module: 19 kg Weight of Pack(s): 575 kg Pack Locations: Underbody Nominal Module Voltage: 12 V Nominal System Voltage: 312 V Nominal Capacity (C/2): 48 Ah WEIGHTS Design Curb Weight: 4300 lbs

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Front Burner - Issue 16 | Department of Energy  

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6 Front Burner - Issue 16 The Cybersecurity Front Burner Issue No. 16 addresses Malware, the Worst Passwords of 2013, and the Flat Stanley and Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign....

113

Magnesium Front End Design and Development  

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by: Alan A. Luo and R. C. McCune Presented by: James Quinn, General Motors Unibody Architecture 3-piece Mg front end (bodyframe) USAMP AMD 603 - Magnesium Front End Design and...

114

Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Front Matter  

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Guide describes the front matter of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: a Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

115

Billiards Digest June, 2012 "VEPP Part III: Wagon Wheel Drills" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES  

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Control and English." "Wagon wheel" drills are very useful to help you practice and develop cue ball (CB angle slightly for each ball. There is actually a system you can use to help decide where to placeBilliards Digest June, 2012 "VEPP ­ Part III: Wagon Wheel Drills" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES David

Alciatore, David G.

116

Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled Mobile Robot  

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Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled is a dynamically stable mobile robot that moves on a single spherical wheel and is capable of omni- directional movement. The ballbot is an underactuated system with nonholonomic dynamic constraints. The authors propose

117

Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile  

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Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile Robot. It actively balances and moves on a single wheel using closed loop feedback, making it dynamically stable it a good candidate for operating in human environments. Balancing on a ball allows Ballbot to be omni

118

Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot  

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Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot Yasunori of wheeled mobile robot with time delay using the virtual image robot. In this paper, we introduce the virtual image robot as a master robot. The human operator commands the virtual image robot, the slave

119

Modelling and simulation of double-link scenario in a two-wheeled wheelchair  

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Wheelchairs on two wheels are essential part of life for disabled persons. But designing control strategies for these wheelchairs is a challenging task due to the fact that they are highly nonlinear and unstable systems. The subtle design of the system ... Keywords: Disabled, Double Inverted Pendulum, Mathematical Modelling, Two-Wheeled Mobile Robot, Wheelchair

Salmiah Ahmad; Nazmul H. Siddique; M. O. Tokhi

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Flexible, Wide-Area Storage for Distributed Systems with WheelFS  

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WheelFS is a wide-area distributed storage system intended to help multi-site applications share data and gain fault tolerance. WheelFS takes the form of a distributed file system with a familiar POSIX interface. Its design ...

Stribling, Jeremy

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Geothermal Geodatabase for Wagon Wheel Hot Springs, Mineral County, Colorado  

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Geothermal Geodatabase for Wagon Wheel Hot Springs, Mineral County, Colorado By Richard Rick Zehner Geothermal Development Associates Reno Nevada USA 775.737.7806 rzehner@gdareno.com For Flint Geothermal LLC, Denver Colorado Part of DOE Grant EE0002828 2013 This is an ESRI geodatabase version 10, together with an ESRI MXD file version 10.2 Data is in UTM Zone 13 NAD27 projection North boundary: approximately 4,189,000 South boundary: approximately 4,170,000 West boundary: approximately 330,000 East boundary: approximately 351,000 This geodatabase was built to cover several geothermal targets developed by Flint Geothermal in 2012 during a search for high-temperature systems that could be exploited for electric power development. Several of the thermal springs at Wagon Wheel Gap have geochemistry and geothermometry values indicative of high-temperature systems. The datasets in the geodatabase are a mixture of public domain data as well as data collected by Flint Geothermal, now being made public. It is assumed that the user has internet access, for the mxd file accesses ESRIs GIS servers. Datasets include: 1. Results of reconnaissance shallow (2 meter) temperature surveys 2. Air photo lineaments 3. Groundwater geochemistry 4. Power lines 5. Georeferenced geologic map of Routt County 6. Various 1:24,000 scale topographic maps

Richard Zehner

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Poiseuille Advection of Chemical Reaction Fronts  

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Poiseuille flow between parallel plates alters the shapes and velocities of chemical reaction fronts. In the narrow-gap limit, the cubic reaction-diffusion-advection equation predicts a front-velocity correction equal to the gap-averaged fluid velocity ?. In the singular wide-gap limit, the correction equals the midgap fluid velocity 3?/2 when the flow is in the direction of propagation of the reaction front, and equals zero for adverse flow of any amplitude for which the front has a midgap cusp. Stationary fronts are possible only for adverse flow and finite gaps. Experiments are suggested.

Boyd F. Edwards

2002-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Carbon Carbon Sequestration Sequestration State of the Science roadmapping future carbon sequestration R&D February 1999 A working paper for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Fossil Energy i Carbon Sequestration DRAFT (February 1999) Dave Reichle, ORNL John Houghton, DOE Sally Benson, LBNL John Clarke, PNNL Roger Dahlman, DOE George Hendrey, BNL Howard Herzog, MIT Jennie Hunter-Cevera, LBNL Gary Jacobs, ORNL Rod Judkins, ORNL WORKING PAPER ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Office of Science Office of Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy Bob Kane, DOE Jim Ekmann, FETC Joan Ogden, Princeton Anna Palmisano, DOE Robert Socolow, Princeton John Stringer, EPRI Terry Surles, LLNL Alan Wolsky, ANL Nicholas Woodward, DOE Michael York, DOE ii DRAFT (February 1999) Carbon Sequestration

124

Genetic programming approach to predict torque and brake specific fuel consumption of a gasoline engine  

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This study presents genetic programming (GP) based model to predict the torque and brake specific fuel consumption a gasoline engine in terms of spark advance, throttle position and engine speed. The objective of this study is to develop an alternative robust formulations based on experimental data and to verify the use of GP for generating the formulations for gasoline engine torque and brake specific fuel consumption. Experimental studies were completed to obtain training and testing data. Of all 81 data sets, the training and testing sets consisted of randomly selected 63 and 18 sets, respectively. Considerable good performance was achieved in predicting gasoline engine torque and brake specific fuel consumption by using GP. The performance of accuracies of proposed GP models are quite satisfactory (R2=0.9878 for gasoline engine torque and R2=0.9744 for gasoline engine brake specific fuel consumption). The prediction of proposed GP models were compared to those of the neural network modeling, and strictly good agreement was observed between the two predictions. The proposed GP formulation is quite accurate, fast and practical.

Necla Togun; Sedat Baysec

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Conduct a proof-of-concept  

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Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Purpose Conduct a proof-of-concept test to examine the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division Concept stemming conducted for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Signals to be collected Real

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Honda  

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Honda Honda Civic Hybrid VIN: JHMFA3F24AS005577 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Disc Brakes Front Wheel Drive Regenerative Braking Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD State of Charge Meter 1 Weights Design Curb Weight: 2877 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 2982 lb Distribution F/R (%): 57/43 GVWR: 3792 lb GAWR F/R: 1973/1841 lb Payload 2 : 810 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 106.3 in Track F/R: 59.1/60.2 in Length: 177.3 in Width: 69.0 in Height: 56.3 in Ground Clearance: 6.0 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Bridgestone

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Mechanically versus electro-magnetically braked cycle ergometer: performance and energy cost of the Wingate Anaerobic Test  

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Performance and metabolic profiles of the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) were compared between a mechanically resisted (ME) and an electro-magnetically braked (EE) cycle ergometer. Fifteen healthy subjects (24....

D. Micklewright; A. Alkhatib; R. Beneke

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effectiveness of using the calculated braking current for longitudinal differential protection of 110 - 750 kV shunt reactors  

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The use of the function of effective current braking of the longitudinal differential protection of shunt reactors to offset current surges, which enables the sensitivity of differential protection to be increased when there are short circuits with low damage currents, is considered. It is shown that the use of the calculated braking characteristic enables the reliability of offset protection from transients to be increased when the reactor is connected, which is accompanied by the flow of asymmetric currents containing an aperiodic component.

Vdovin, S. A. [JSC 'E and E' (Russian Federation); Shalimov, A. S. [LLC Selekt Co. (Russian Federation)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

129

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very cl...

Megevand, Ariel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

The Study of Wheeled Semi-trailer Design and Development Based on Scale Model  

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One type of wheeled semi-trailer is a complex system which consists of ... design process. In the structural design of hydraulic torque converter, we use the hierarchical multi...4). ...

Xiong Xin; Xuexun Guo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Research on the Torque Dynamic Distribution Algorithm of In-Wheel-Motor Electric Vehicle  

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This paper focuses on developing the torque dynamic distribution algorithm of In-Wheel-Motor electric vehicle. The algorithm is developed to regulate ... the vehicle body yaw rate by changing the motor drive torq...

Zhengyi He; Yang Ou; Jingming Yuan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

KINEMATIC CONTROL OF A NONHOLONOMIC WHEELED MOBILE MANIPULATOR A DIFFERENTIAL FLATNESS APPROACH  

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maintenance robots to robotic earth-moving excavators to free-flying satellite-repair robots, have capitalized of operation make disk wheels popular, the kinematics of rolling contact creates nonholonomic constraints

Krovi, Venkat

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Nonlinear analysis of time series of vibration data from a friction brake: SSA, PCA, and MFDFA  

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We use the methodology of singular spectrum analysis (SSA), principal component analysis (PCA), and multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA), for investigating characteristics of vibration time series data from a friction brake. SSA and PCA are used to study the long time-scale characteristics of the time series. MFDFA is applied for investigating all time scales up to the smallest recorded one. It turns out that the majority of the long time-scale dynamics, that is presumably dominated by the structural dynamics of the brake system, is dominated by very few active dimensions only and can well be understood in terms of low dimensional chaotic attractors. The multi-fractal analysis shows that the fast dynamical processes originating in the friction interface are in turn truly multi-scale in nature.

Nikolay K. Vitanov; Norbert P. Hoffmann; Boris Wernitz

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Direction and control adjustment for smooth motion of wheeled mobile robots  

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Control of wheeled mobile robots (differential or steering wheel structure) has been studied extensively in the last decades, and many control strategies were proposed for various applications. This paper will present the solutions to two issues encountered in the implementation of the controllers: over corrections of the robot's heading direction and saturation of the control efforts. The solutions to the problems and their experimental verifications are provided.

L. Huang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

DOES MAGNETIC-FIELD-ROTATION MISALIGNMENT SOLVE THE MAGNETIC BRAKING CATASTROPHE IN PROTOSTELLAR DISK FORMATION?  

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Stars form in dense cores of molecular clouds that are observed to be significantly magnetized. In the simplest case of a laminar (non-turbulent) core with the magnetic field aligned with the rotation axis, both analytic considerations and numerical simulations have shown that the formation of a large, 10{sup 2} AU scale, rotationally supported protostellar disk is suppressed by magnetic braking in the ideal MHD limit for a realistic level of core magnetization. This theoretical difficulty in forming protostellar disks is termed the ''magnetic braking catastrophe''. A possible resolution to this problem, proposed by Hennebelle and Ciardi and Joos et al., is that misalignment between the magnetic field and rotation axis may weaken the magnetic braking enough to enable disk formation. We evaluate this possibility quantitatively through numerical simulations. We confirm the basic result of Joos et al. that the misalignment is indeed conducive to disk formation. In relatively weakly magnetized cores with dimensionless mass-to-flux ratio {approx}> 4, it enabled the formation of rotationally supported disks that would otherwise be suppressed if the magnetic field and rotation axis are aligned. For more strongly magnetized cores, disk formation remains suppressed, however, even for the maximum tilt angle of 90 Degree-Sign . If dense cores are as strongly magnetized as indicated by OH Zeeman observations (with a mean dimensionless mass-to-flux ratio {approx}2), it would be difficult for the misalignment alone to enable disk formation in the majority of them. We conclude that, while beneficial to disk formation, especially for the relatively weak field case, misalignment does not completely solve the problem of catastrophic magnetic braking in general.

Li Zhiyun [Astronomy Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Krasnopolsky, Ruben; Shang, Hsien [Academia Sinica, Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research in Astrophysics, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

THE BRAKING INDEX OF PSR J1734-3333 AND THE MAGNETAR POPULATION  

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PSR J1734-3333 is a radio pulsar rotating with a period P = 1.17 s and slowing down with a period derivative P-dot =2.28x10{sup -12}, the third largest among rotation-powered pulsars. These properties are midway between those of normal rotation-powered pulsars and magnetars, two populations of neutron stars that are notably different in their emission properties. Here we report on the measurement of the second period derivative of the rotation of PSR J1734-3333 and calculate a braking index n = 0.9 {+-} 0.2. This value is well below 3, the value expected for an electromagnetic braking due to a constant magnetic dipole, and indicates that this pulsar may soon have the rotational properties of a magnetar. While there are several mechanisms that could lead to such a low braking index, we discuss this observation, together with the properties exhibited by some other high- P-dot rotation-powered pulsars, and interpret it as evidence of a possible evolutionary route for magnetars through a radio-pulsar phase, supporting a unified description of the two classes of the object.

Espinoza, C. M.; Lyne, A. G. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Kramer, M. [MPI fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Manchester, R. N. [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia); Kaspi, V. M., E-mail: cme@jb.man.ac.uk [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada)

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Light front Casimir effect at finite temperature  

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The correct description of the standard Casimir effect for periodic boundary conditions via light front formalism implies in these conditions imposed at fixed Minkowski times [Almeida {\\it et al.} Phys. Rev. {\\bf D 87}, 065028 (2013); Chabysheva and Hiller, Phys. Rev. {\\bf D 88}, 085006 (2013)] instead of fixed light front times. The unphysical nature of this latter condition is manifested in the vacuum part by no regularization yielding a finite Casimir energy density [Lenz and Steinbacher, Phys. Rev. {\\bf D 67}, 045010 (2003)]. In the present paper, we extend this discussion and analyze the problem of the light front quantization with simultaneous presence of a thermal bath and boundary conditions. Considering both the oblique light front as well as Dirac light front coordinates, we show that the imposition of periodic boundary conditions at fixed Minkowski times recovers the expected behaviors for the energy density and Casimir entropy. We also investigate how the unphysical nature of the periodic boundary...

Rodrigues, P L M; Alves, Danilo T; Alves, Van Srgio; Silva, Charles R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Design Principles of a flywheel Regenerative Braking System (f-RBS) for Formula SAE type racecar and system testing on a Virtual Test Rig modeled on MSC ADAMS  

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momentum in the industry [4]. These vehicles (BEVs and HEVS) use electric motor/generator pairs to propel themselves and to recapture braking energy (electric RBS) and the power source is the battery. The regenerative braking system uses a generator..., aerodynamic and road losses. 4. Improvised Transmission design to reduce losses. 5. Hybrid and Alternative Energy Propulsion systems e.g. the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), the Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). 6. Recycling Braking energy Storage and reuse...

Pochiraju, Anirudh

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

139

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very close to the Jouguet point, where our approach breaks down.

Ariel Megevand; Federico Agustin Membiela

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

140

Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts  

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts N. Costanzino , H. K. Jenssen of curved detonation fronts 32 7.1 ZND fronts of strong detonations in the two most commonly studied inviscid models of combustion, the ZND (finite

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Magnesium Front End Development (AMD 603/604/904) | Department...  

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Magnesium Front End Development (AMD 603604904) Magnesium Front End Development (AMD 603604904) 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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www.ave.kth.se Rail Vehicles  

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brake systems and materials b. Wear calculation methodologies 2. Block-wheel contact mechanics study a and worn out profiles 3. Application to wheel wear calculation a. Isolated wheel and block b. Coupling: Modelling wheel wear caused by block brakes Background Most freight trains use block brakes, where

Haviland, David

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Bay Front Biomass Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Coniferous Forests of the Colorado Front Range  

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

D. A. Graybill; D. L. Peterson

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strings in plane-fronted gravitational waves  

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Brinkmann's plane-fronted gravitational waves with parallel rays --~shortly pp-waves~-- are shown to provide, under suitable conditions, exact string vacua at all orders of the sigma-model perturbation expansion.

C. Duval; Z. Horvath; P. A. Horvathy

2006-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflectivity in shock wave fronts of xenon  

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New results for the reflection coefficient of shock-compressed dense xenon plasmas at pressures of 1.620 GPa and temperatures around 30?000 K are interpreted. Reflectivities typical of metallic systems are found at high densities. A consistent description of the measured reflectivities is achieved if a finite width of the shock wave front is considered. Several mechanisms to give a microscopic explanation for a finite extension of the shock front are discussed.

T Raitza; H Reinholz; G Rpke; V Mintsev; A Wierling

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Depolarizing the debate: Can retail wheeling co-exist with integrated resource planning?  

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Antagonists in the retail wheeling debate share a disgruntlement with the present industry structure and a desire to rely more on competition to achieve savings and efficiencies. But the critical question - is retail electric service a natural monopoly? - must be answered in the negative if retail competition is to be efficient. Only then should one go on to examine how such a regime might be structured. This article offers an approach to retail wheeling that is grounded in principles shared by both sides: economic efficiency, nondiscrimination and fairness to customers and shareholders. The article then turns to the source of both sides` disgruntlement: the industry`s illogical structure. This article discusses four principles: (1) Where retail electric service is a natural monopoly, unconditioned retail wheeling is inefficient; (2) Most arguments for unconditioned retail wheeling substitute a pecuniary interest for the public interest; (3) Efficient retail procurement within a natural retail monopoly must be consistent with an integrated resource plan; (4) As presently framed, the retail wheeling debate does not confront the electric industry`s structural flaws.

Hempling, S.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Thermal performance of oil spray cooling system for in-wheel motor in electric vehicles  

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Abstract The cooling of the motor in an in-wheel system is critical to its performance and durability. In the present study, the shape of the channel in the hollow shaft for the oil spray cooling of a high-capacity 35kW in-wheel motor was optimized, and the thermal performance of the motor was evaluated by numerical analysis and experiments. The thermal flow was analyzed by evaluating the thermal performance of two conventional cooling models of in-wheel motors under conditions of continuous rating base speed. For conventional model #1, in which the cooling oil is stagnant in the lower end of the motor, the maximum temperature of the coil was 221.7C. For conventional model #2, in which the cooling oil circulates through the exit and entrance of the housing and jig, the maximum temperature of the coil was 155.4C. Both models thus proved to be unsuitable for in-wheel motors because the motor control specifications limit the maximum temperature to 150C. We designed and manufactured an enhanced model for in-wheel motors, which we equipped with an optimized channel for the oil spray cooling mode, and evaluated its thermal performance under continuous rating conditions. The maximum temperatures of the coil at the base and maximum speeds, which were set as the design points, were below the motor temperature limit, being 138.1 and 137.8C, respectively.

Dong Hyun Lim; Sung Chul Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)  

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In its most recent report on the annual probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the annual failure rate is calculated to be 1.3E({minus}7)(1/yr), rounded off from 1.32E({minus}7). A calculation by the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) produces a result that is about 4% higher, namely 1.37E({minus}7)(1/yr). The difference is due to a minor error in the US Department of Energy (DOE) calculations in the Westinghouse 1996 report. WIPP`s hoist safety relies on a braking system consisting of a number of components including two crucial valves. The failure rate of the system needs to be recalculated periodically to accommodate new information on component failure, changes in maintenance and inspection schedules, occasional incidents such as a hoist traveling out-of-control, either up or down, and changes in the design of the brake system. This report examines DOE`s last two reports on the redesigned waste hoist system. In its calculations, the DOE has accepted one EEG recommendation and is using more current information about the component failures rates, the Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD). However, the DOE calculations fail to include the data uncertainties which are described in detail in the NPRD reports. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended that a system evaluation include mean estimates of component failure rates and take into account the potential uncertainties that exist so that an estimate can be made on the confidence level to be ascribed to the quantitative results. EEG has made this suggestion previously and the DOE has indicated why it does not accept the NRC recommendation. Hence, this EEG report illustrates the importance of including data uncertainty using a simple statistical example.

Greenfield, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Sargent, T.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)]|[Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Hoover Institution

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagation and structure of planar streamer fronts  

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Streamers are a mode of dielectric breakdown of a gas in a strong electric field: A sharp nonlinear ionization wave propagates into a nonionized gas, leaving a nonequilibrium plasma behind. The ionization avalanche in the tip of the wave is due to free electrons being accelerated in the strong field and ionizing the gas by impact. This chain reaction deeper in the wave is suppressed by the generated free charges screening the field. Simulations of streamers show two widely separated spatial scales: the width of the charged layer where the electron density gradients and the ionization rate are very large [O(?m)], and the width of the electrically screened, finger-shaped, and ionized region [O(mm)]. We thus recently have suggested analyzing first the properties of the charge-ionization layer on the inner scale on which it is almost planar, and then understanding the streamer shape on the outer scale as the motion of an effective interface, as is done in other examples of nonequilibrium pattern formation. The first step thus is the analysis of the inner dynamics of planar streamer fronts. For these, we resolve the long-standing question about what determines the front speed, by applying the modern insights of pattern formation to the streamer equations used in the recent simulations. These include field-driven impact ionization, electron drift and diffusion, and the Poisson equation for the electric field. First, in appropriately chosen dimensionless units only one parameter remains to characterize the gas, the dimensionless electron diffusion constant D; for typical gases under normal conditions D?0.10.3. Then we determine essentially all relevant properties of planar streamer fronts. Technically, we identify the propagation of streamer fronts as an example of front propagation into unstable states. In terms of the marginal stability scenario we then find that the front approached asymptotically starting from any sufficiently localized initial condition (the ``selected front'') is the steepest uniformly translating front solution, which is physical and stable. Negatively charged fronts are selected by linear marginal stability, which allows us to derive their velocity analytically. Positively charged fronts can only propagate due to electron diffusion against the electric field; as a result their behavior is singular in the limit of D?0. For D?1, these fronts are selected by nonlinear marginal stability and we have to apply numerical methods for predicting the selected front velocity. For larger D, linear marginal stability applies and the velocity can be determined analytically. Numerical integrations of the temporal evolution of planar fronts out of localized initial conditions confirm all our analytical and numerical predictions for the selection. Finally, our general predictions for the selected front velocity and for the degree of ionization of the plasma are in semiquantitative agreement with recent numerical solutions of three-dimensional streamer propagation. This gives credence to our suggestion that the front analysis on the inner (?m) scale yields the moving boundary conditions for a moving ``streamer interface,'' whose pattern formation is governed by the evolution of the fields on the outer (mm) scale.

Ute Ebert, Wim van Saarloos, and Christiane Caroli

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermo-mechanical characterization of nano filled and fiber reinforced brake friction materials  

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Brake friction materials filled with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and nanoclay have been fabricated and characterize for thermo-mechanical properties. Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) show that the stability of the friction composites increased with increase in MWCNT and nanoclay contents. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) of the composite have been carried out to characterize the storage modulus (E?) loss modulus (E?) and damping factor (Tan ?) as a function of temperature. The storage and loss modulus show a maxima at lower content of MWCNT and nanoclay.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar tracker motor having a fixed caliper and a translating caliper each with an electromagnetic brake system  

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Concepts and technologies described herein provide for an accurate and cost-effective method for rotating a solar array disk for tracking the movement of the sun. According to various aspects, a motor includes a fixed caliper and a translating caliper positioned adjacent to one another. Electromagnetically controlled brakes on the translating caliper grip the solar array disk while adjacent, but spaced apart, electromagnets on the fixed caliper and the translating caliper are energized to create an attractive force that pulls the translating caliper with the solar array disk toward the fixed caliper. After reaching the fixed caliper, brakes on the fixed caliper are engaged with the disk, brakes on the translating caliper are released from the disk, and the translating caliper is pushed back to the starting location where the process repeats until the desired rotation is completed.

Rau, Scott James

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Well-to-Wheels Case Studies for  

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Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Manufacturing Fuel Cells Applications/Technology Validation Safety Codes and Standards Education Basic Research Systems Analysis Analysis Repository H2A Analysis Hydrogen Analysis Resource Center Scenario Analysis Well-to-Wheels Analysis Systems Integration U.S. Department of Energy Search help Home > Systems Analysis > Well-to-Wheels Analysis Printable Version Well-to-Wheels Case Studies for Hydrogen Pathways The ultimate goal is for hydrogen to be produced and delivered utilizing several feedstocks, processing methods, and delivery options at a variety of scales ranging from large central production to very small local (distributed) production, depending on what makes the most economic and logistical sense for a given location. These parameters and the

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... | Department of Energy  

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... March 9, 2010 - 5:30am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program I have a love/hate relationship with buses. I love that they save me gasoline, are more efficient than driving a car, and reduce my greenhouse gas emissions. However, I hate them when they're running late! But there is one category of buses that I'm particularly fond of - those that run on alternative fuels. In fact, alternative fuel and advanced technology transit buses offer a number of health, environmental, and social benefits. As anyone who has walked behind a traditional diesel bus knows, the plume of black smoke from its tailpipe is both unpleasant and unhealthy. That

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Experimental characterization of mechanical vibrations and acoustical noise generated by defective automotive wheel hub bearings  

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Wheel hub bearing faults in passenger cars cause chattering at the corresponding wheel, increase chassis vibration and generate high noise levels inside the car cabin. In this paper a series of in-situ test with defective and healthy wheel hub bearings were conducted. Mechanical vibrations and sound were measured and data were analyzed with a number of signal processing methods in frequency and time-frequency domains. Additionally, a statistical signal processing method was also performed. The results of the various methods are compared and it was found that most of the methods used in this work are well suited for the analysis. Some methods, however, show certain limitations with respect to their informative value and their ability of implementation.

Eduardo Rubio; Juan C. Juregui

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... | Department of Energy  

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... March 9, 2010 - 5:30am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program I have a love/hate relationship with buses. I love that they save me gasoline, are more efficient than driving a car, and reduce my greenhouse gas emissions. However, I hate them when they're running late! But there is one category of buses that I'm particularly fond of - those that run on alternative fuels. In fact, alternative fuel and advanced technology transit buses offer a number of health, environmental, and social benefits. As anyone who has walked behind a traditional diesel bus knows, the plume of black smoke from its tailpipe is both unpleasant and unhealthy. That

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Smart  

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Smart Smart Fortwo MHD VIN: WME4513341K406476 Seatbelt Positions: 2 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Drum Brakes Rear Wheel Drive Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD player Weights Design Curb Weight:1,818 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 1.742 lb Distribution F/R (%):44/56 GVWR: 2,244 lb GAWR F/R: 968/1,452 lb Payload 1 : 426 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 73.5 in Track F/R: 50.5/54.5 in Length: 106.1 in Width: 61.4 in Height: 60.7 in Ground Clearance: 6.25 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Continental Model: ContiproContact Size: Front -P155/60/R15

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features  

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Mazda 3 Mazda 3 VIN: JMZBLA4G601111865 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Disc Brakes Front Wheel Drive Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD Weights Design Curb Weight: 2,954 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 2,850 lb Distribution F/R (%): 63/37 GVWR: 4,050 lb GAWR F/R: 2,057/1,896 lb Payload 1 : 1,096 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 103.9 in Track F/R: 60.4/59.8 in Length: 175.6 in Width: 69.1 in Height: 57.9 in Ground Clearance: 6.1 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Yokohama Model: YK520 Size: P205/55R17 Pressure F/R: 35/33 psi

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Light-Front Holography and the Light-Front Schrodinger Equation  

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One of the most important nonperturbative methods for solving QCD is quantization at fixed light-front time {tau} = t+z=c - Dirac's 'Front Form'. The eigenvalues of the light-front QCD Hamiltonian predict the hadron spectrum and the eigensolutions provide the light-front wavefunctions which describe hadron structure. More generally, we show that the valence Fock-state wavefunctions of the light-front QCD Hamiltonian satisfy a single-variable relativistic equation of motion, analogous to the nonrelativistic radial Schrodinger equation, with an effective confining potential U which systematically incorporates the effects of higher quark and gluon Fock states. We outline a method for computing the required potential from first principles in QCD. The holographic mapping of gravity in AdS space to QCD, quantized at fixed light-front time, yields the same light front Schrodinger equation; in fact, the soft-wall AdS/QCD approach provides a model for the light-front potential which is color-confining and reproduces well the light-hadron spectrum. One also derives via light-front holography a precise relation between the bound-state amplitudes in the fifth dimension of AdS space and the boost-invariant light-front wavefunctions describing the internal structure of hadrons in physical space-time. The elastic and transition form factors of the pion and the nucleons are found to be well described in this framework. The light-front AdS/QCD holographic approach thus gives a frame-independent first approximation of the color-confining dynamics, spectroscopy, and excitation spectra of relativistic light-quark bound states in QCD.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; de Teramond, Guy

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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QCD and Light-Front Dynamics  

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AdS/QCD, the correspondence between theories in a dilaton-modified five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space and confining field theories in physical space-time, provides a remarkable semiclassical model for hadron physics. Light-front holography allows hadronic amplitudes in the AdS fifth dimension to be mapped to frame-independent light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in physical space-time. The result is a single-variable light-front Schroedinger equation which determines the eigenspectrum and the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons for general spin and orbital angular momentum. The coordinate z in AdS space is uniquely identified with a Lorentz-invariant coordinate {zeta} which measures the separation of the constituents within a hadron at equal light-front time and determines the off-shell dynamics of the bound state wavefunctions as a function of the invariant mass of the constituents. The hadron eigenstates generally have components with different orbital angular momentum; e.g., the proton eigenstate in AdS/QCD with massless quarks has L = 0 and L = 1 light-front Fock components with equal probability. Higher Fock states with extra quark-anti quark pairs also arise. The soft-wall model also predicts the form of the nonperturbative effective coupling and its {beta}-function. The AdS/QCD model can be systematically improved by using its complete orthonormal solutions to diagonalize the full QCD light-front Hamiltonian or by applying the Lippmann-Schwinger method to systematically include QCD interaction terms. Some novel features of QCD are discussed, including the consequences of confinement for quark and gluon condensates. A method for computing the hadronization of quark and gluon jets at the amplitude level is outlined.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; de Teramond, Guy F.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins /Costa Rica U.

2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel Inverted Pendulum  

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A Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel underac- tuated mechanical system: the inertia wheel inverted pendulum. Numerical simulations as well: the ball and beam [9] (where the dynamics of the beam has not been taken into account) and the Planar

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Isoperimetric inequalities for wave fronts and a generalization of Menzin's conjecture for bicycle monodromy on surfaces of constant curvature  

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We prove generalizations of the isoperimetric inequality for both spherical and hyperbolic wave fronts (i.e. piecewise smooth curves which may have cusps). We then discuss "bicycle curves" using the generalized isoperimetric inequalities. The euclidean model of a bicycle is a unit segment AB that can move so that it remains tangent to the trajectory of point A (the rear wheel is fixed on the bicycle frame). We extend this definition to a general Riemannian manifold, and concern ourselves in particular with bicycle curves in the hyperbolic plane H^2 and on the sphere S^2. We prove results along the lines of those proven by Levi and Tabachnikov and resolve both spherical and hyperbolic versions of Menzin's conjecture, which relates the area bounded by a curve to its associated monodromy map.

Howe, Sean; Zakharevich, Valentin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives#  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department# University of Illinois Urbana# IL 61801 USA Abstract# Detonation Shock Dynamics #DSD# can be used to model the e#ects that shock curvature # has on detonation speed D n

Aslam, Tariq

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department, University of Illinois Urbana, IL 61801 USA Abstract: Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) can be used to model the eects that shock curvature has on detonation speed Dn

Aslam, Tariq

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Fault detection and diagnosis within a wind turbine mechanical braking system using condition monitoring  

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Renewable energy sources have a key role to play in the global energy mix as a means of reducing the impact of energy production on climate change. Wind energy is the most developed of all renewable energy technologies with more than 200GW of globally installed capacity as of 2011. Analyses of wind farm maintenance costs show that up to 40% of the outlay is related to unexpected component failures that lead to costly unscheduled amendments. Wind farm operators are constantly looking for new technological developments in condition monitoring that can contribute to the minimisation of wind turbine maintenance expenditure. Early fault detection through condition monitoring can help prevent major breakdowns as well as significantly decrease associated costs. Moreover it enables the optimisation of maintenance schedules, reduces downtime, increases asset availability and enhances safety and operational reliability. Faults in the braking system are of particularly concern since they can result in catastrophic failure of the wind turbine. The present study investigates online condition monitoring based on voltages and currents for mechanical wind turbine brake system fault diagnosis.

M. Entezami; S. Hillmansen; P. Weston; M.Ph. Papaelias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational evolution of the Crab pulsar in the wind braking model  

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The pulsar wind model is updated by considering the effect of particle density and pulsar death. It can describe both the short term and long term rotational evolution of pulsars consistently. It is applied to model the rotational evolution of the Crab pulsar. The pulsar is spun down by a combination of magnetic dipole radiation and particle wind. The parameters of the Crab pulsar, including magnetic field, inclination angle, and particle density are calculated. The particle density in acceleration region is about 10^3 times the Goldreich-Julian charge density. The lower braking index between glitches is due to a larger particle density. This may be glitch induced magnetospheric activities in normal pulsars. Evolution of braking index and the Crab pulsar in P-Pdot diagram are calculated. The Crab pulsar will evolve from magnetic dipole radiation dominated case towards particle wind dominated case. Considering the effect of pulsar "death", the Crab pulsar (and other normal pulsars) will not evolve to the clust...

Kou, F F

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

ION 2006, Fort Worth TX, 26-29 September 2006 1 GPS/INS/G Sensors/Yaw Rate Sensor/Wheel  

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of four integration strategies, namely a GPS/INS integrated system, a GPS/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed sensor system with two non- holonomic constraints, a GPS/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed sensor system with the removal of the lateral constraint

Calgary, University of

168

Friction forces on phase transition fronts  

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In cosmological first-order phase transitions, the microscopic interaction of the phase transition fronts with non-equilibrium plasma particles manifests itself macroscopically as friction forces. In general, it is a nontrivial problem to compute these forces, and only two limits have been studied, namely, that of very slow walls and, more recently, ultra-relativistic walls which run away. In this paper we consider ultra-relativistic velocities and show that stationary solutions still exist when the parameters allow the existence of runaway walls. Hence, we discuss the necessary and sufficient conditions for the fronts to actually run away. We also propose a phenomenological model for the friction, which interpolates between the non-relativistic and ultra-relativistic values. Thus, the friction depends on two friction coefficients which can be calculated for specific models. We then study the velocity of phase transition fronts as a function of the friction parameters, the thermodynamic parameters, and the amount of supercooling.

Mgevand, Ariel, E-mail: megevand@mdp.edu.ar [IFIMAR (CONICETUNMdP), Departamento de Fsica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, UNMdP, Den Funes 3350, (7600) Mar del Plata (Argentina)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Multi-stage axial-flux PM machine for wheel direct drive  

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The design of direct-driven wheel motors must comply with diameter restriction due to housing the motor in a wheel rim and allow the achievement of very high torque density and overload capability. Slotless axial-flux permanent magnet machines (AFPMs) prove to be one best candidate for application in electric vehicles as direct-drive wheel motors, as in comparison with conventional machines they allow designs with higher compactness, lightness and efficiency. The paper presents a newly-conceived AFPM which has multi-stage structure and water-cooled ironless stator. In the proposed new topology of the machine the space formerly occupied by the toroidal core becomes a water duct, which removes heat directly from the interior surface of the stator winding. The high efficiency of the machine cooling arrangement allows long-term 100% overload operation and great reduction of the machine weight. The multistage structure of the machine is suited to overcome the restriction on the machine diameter and meet the torque required at the wheel shaft. The paper gives guidelines for the design of a multi-stage AFPM with water-cooled ironless stator, and describes characteristics of a two-stage prototype machine rated 220 Nm, 1,100 rpm.

Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Mezzetti, F.; Santini, E. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Operations with the new FUSE observatory: three-axis control with one reaction wheel  

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control system, particularly those of gyroscopes and reaction wheels, have made science operations in all three axes. Jitter values of no more than ±1 arcsecond in pitch, ±10 arcsecond in yaw, and ±1-516-8503; fax 410-516-5494; http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu #12;The FUSE Attitude Control System (ACS) contains two sets

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Omnidirectional locomotion and traction control of the wheel-driven, wall-climbing robot, cromsci  

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Safe and cost-efficient inspection of large concrete buildings is a great challenge for mobile robots. This paper presents the locomotion system of the climbing robot, Cromsci, which uses three steerable standard wheels and negative pressure ... Keywords: Control of robotic systems, Force control, Mobile robots, Novel applications of robotics, Service robots

D. Schmidt; C. Hillenbrand; K. Berns

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS  

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ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS Jonathan J applications. Atlas is a six degree of freedom vehicle op- erating training simulator motion platform where and static force Jacobians; normal forces. JACOBIAN DES ROUES MECANUM DU PLATFORME DE MOTION ATLAS DANS LES

Hayes, John

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ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS  

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ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS Jonathan J. Atlas is a six degree of freedom vehicle op- erating training simulator motion platform where orienting force Jacobians; normal forces. MATRICE JACOBIENNE DES ROUES MECANUM SIMULATOUR DE MOUVEMENT ATLAS DANS

Hayes, John

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Continuous Control Primitive Trajectory Generation and Optimal Motion Splines for All-Wheel Steering Mobile  

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on the Rocky 8 rover platform, where parameterized linear velocity, curvature, and path heading controls of the wheels are steerable (e.g. Rocky 8, shown), the body can rotate about any point in the local tangent has dealt with finding obstacle-free paths subject to nonholnomic constraints assuming flat terrain

Kelly, Alonzo

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TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY OF FULLERENE AND CARBORANE NANOCAR WHEELS  

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into a temperature difference. We can control the input voltage and current by using an external power supply to control temperature. The red and black wires are connected to the power supply. The yellow wireTEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY OF FULLERENE AND CARBORANE NANOCAR WHEELS B. Shih1,2 , C

Mellor-Crummey, John

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Stop/Start: Overview  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

regenerative braking, energy from the wheels turns the electric generator, creating electricity. Using energy from the wheels to turn the generator slows the vehicle. Go to next...

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Use of an auditory signal in a rear-end collision warning system: effects on braking force and reaction time  

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driving game. Superimposed on the game screen was the image of a car which appeared to the driver to be ahead of him/her. The image enlarged in size, appearing to be a car applying its brakes. The participant was instructed to react as he would in a real...

Hopkins, Jennifer Susan

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CityCarControl : an electric vehicle drive-by-wire solution for distributed steering, braking and throttle control  

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In this paper, we propose CityCarControl, a system to manage the steering, braking, and throttle of a new class of intra-city electric vehicles. These vehicles have a focus on extreme light-weight and a small parking ...

Brown, Thomas B., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLORADO FRONT RANGE SEISMICITY AND SEISMIC HAZARD  

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

Sheehan, Anne F.

180

Quadratic and Cubic ReactionDiffusion Fronts*  

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's student, Herr cand. Meinecke, moved a wire loop along the test tube to mark the position in the cytoplasm of frog oocytes [9], where calcium-induced calcium release provides a mechanism akin to auto- catalysis in chemical systems. Front-like calcium waves have also been found to occur on the surface

Showalter, Kenneth

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181

QCD and Light-Front Holography  

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The soft-wall AdS/QCD model, modified by a positive-sign dilaton metric, leads to a remarkable one-parameter description of nonperturbative hadron dynamics. The model predicts a zero-mass pion for zero-mass quarks and a Regge spectrum of linear trajectories with the same slope in the leading orbital angular momentum L of hadrons and the radial quantum number N. Light-Front Holography maps the amplitudes which are functions of the fifth dimension variable z of anti-de Sitter space to a corresponding hadron theory quantized on the light front. The resulting Lorentz-invariant relativistic light-front wave equations are functions of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the quark and gluonic constituents within the hadron at equal light-front time. The result is to a semi-classical frame-independent first approximation to the spectra and light-front wavefunctions of meson and baryon light-quark bound states, which in turn predict the behavior of the pion and nucleon form factors. The theory implements chiral symmetry in a novel way: the effects of chiral symmetry breaking increase as one goes toward large interquark separation, consistent with spectroscopic data, and the the hadron eigenstates generally have components with different orbital angular momentum; e.g., the proton eigenstate in AdS/QCD with massless quarks has L = 0 and L = 1 light-front Fock components with equal probability. The soft-wall model also predicts the form of the non-perturbative effective coupling {alpha}{sub s}{sup AdS} (Q) and its {beta}-function which agrees with the effective coupling {alpha}{sub g1} extracted from the Bjorken sum rule. The AdS/QCD model can be systematically improved by using its complete orthonormal solutions to diagonalize the full QCD light-front Hamiltonian or by applying the Lippmann-Schwinger method in order to systematically include the QCD interaction terms. A new perspective on quark and gluon condensates is also reviewed.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.; ,

2010-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

182

Quadratic cost functional for wave-front reconstruction  

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A quadratic cost functional for reconstruction of a high-resolution wave front from a coarse wave front is presented. The functional uses as data the position and the direction of the...

Legarda-Senz, Ricardo; Rivera, Mariano; Rodrguez-Vera, Ramn

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Gust Front Characteristics as Detected by Doppler Radar  

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Gust fronts produce low altitude wind shear that can be hazardous to aircraft operations, especially during takeoff and landing. Radar meteorologists have long been able to identify gust front signatures in Doppler radar data, but in order to use ...

Diana L. Klingle; David R. Smith; Marilyn M. Wolfson

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Thermally induced wave-front distortions in laser windows  

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A simple analytical expression is given for wave-front distortions and birefringence due to heating in laser windows. (AIP)

Greninger, C.E.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

warned that the world was asleep at the wheel. Back then, only two countries had plans to test  

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warned that the world was asleep at the wheel. Back then, only two countries had plans to test in a hospital examin- ing room in Rochester, New York. Pressing a ball of cotton into the crook of her elbow

Cai, Long

186

Modelling and simulation of the electronic differential system for an electric vehicle with two-motor-wheel drive  

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In-wheel-motor drive electric vehicle (EV) is an innovative configuration, in which each wheel is driven individually by an electric motor. It is possible to use an electronic differential (ED) instead of the heavy mechanical differential because of the fast response time of the motor. A new control approach for ED of a two in-wheel-motor drive EV is proposed based on the fuzzy logic control. The fuzzy logic method employs to estimate the slip rate of each wheel considering the complex and non-linear of the system. Consequently, the ED system distributes torque and power to each motor according to requirements. The effectiveness of the control method is validated in the Matlab/Simulink environment. By simulation results, it is demonstrated that the present ED control system is effective on keeping the slip rate within the optimal range and ensuring the stability of the vehicle either on a straight or curvilinear line.

Yan-e Zhao; Jianwu Zhang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Electromagnetic analysis and design of in-wheel motor of micro-electric vehicle based on Maxwell  

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To obtain a good drivability and high efficiency of the micro-electric vehicle, a new driving in-wheel motor design was analyzed and optimized. Maxwell software ... element simulation model of the driving in-whee...

Qi-ping Chen ???; Hong-yu Shu ???; Kai Ren ??

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Washboard Road: The Dynamics of Granular Ripples Formed by Rolling Wheels Nicolas Taberlet,1,2,* Stephen W. Morris,3  

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surface under tangential stress is reminiscent of other sorts of wind- and water-driven ripples [2 inclination remained confined between 70 and 90 , so that the wheel motion was almost vertic

McElwaine, Jim

189

Front Range Energy LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Energy LLC Energy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Front Range Energy LLC Name Front Range Energy LLC Address 31375 Great Western Dr Place Windsor, Colorado Zip 80550 Sector Biofuels Product Ethanol producer Website http://www.frontrangeenergy.co Coordinates 40.4605154°, -104.8565272° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.4605154,"lon":-104.8565272,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

190

Front contact solar cell with formed emitter  

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A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by an N-type silicon substrate and a P-type polysilicon emitter formed on the backside of the solar cell. An antireflection layer may be formed on a textured front surface of the silicon substrate. A negative polarity metal contact on the front side of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the substrate, while a positive polarity metal contact on the backside of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the polysilicon emitter. An external electrical circuit may be connected to the negative and positive metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell. The positive polarity metal contact may form an infrared reflecting layer with an underlying dielectric layer for increased solar radiation collection.

Cousins, Peter John

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

191

Front contact solar cell with formed emitter  

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A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by an N-type silicon substrate and a P-type polysilicon emitter formed on the backside of the solar cell. An antireflection layer may be formed on a textured front surface of the silicon substrate. A negative polarity metal contact on the front side of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the substrate, while a positive polarity metal contact on the backside of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the polysilicon emitter. An external electrical circuit may be connected to the negative and positive metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell. The positive polarity metal contact may form an infrared reflecting layer with an underlying dielectric layer for increased solar radiation collection.

Cousins, Peter John (Menlo Park, CA)

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

192

The U.S. Army's Vehicle Intelligence Program (AVIP): The Future of Manned, Wheeled Tactical Vehicles  

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Vehicle The U.S. Army's Vehicle Vehicle The U.S. Army's Vehicle Intelligence Program (AVIP): Intelligence Program (AVIP): The Future of Manned, Wheeled The Future of Manned, Wheeled Tactical Vehicles Tactical Vehicles H. E. (Bill) Knéé Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Transportation Research Center 2360 Cherahala Blvd. Knoxville, Tennessee 37932 USA Phone: (865) 946-1300 Fax: (865) 946-1314 E-mail: kneehe@ornl.gov David J. Gorsich U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command AMSTA-TR-N, Warren, Michigan 49397-5000 USA Phone: (810) 574-7413 Fax: (810) 574-6996 E-mail: GorsichD@tacom.army.mil IV2001 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Tokyo, Japan http://www.ornl.gov/ORNLReview/v33_3_00/features.htm 1. Propulsion, Vehicle and Power Systems 2. Information and Decision Support Systems 3. Materials, Structures, and Mechanical Systems

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Energy Wheel Performance and Optimization Opportunities for SDVAV AHU's In a Hot & Humid Climate  

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0.00 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.60 0.70 0.80 0.90 1.00 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 W h e e l E f f e c t i v e n e s s OAT, oF Eff.-Sensible Eff.-Latent Eff.-Total Results (Cont.) ? Effectiveness... vs. Wheel VFD Speed 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 W h e e l E f f e c t i v e n e s s Wheel VFD Speed, % (100%=60 HZ) Eff. Sensible Eff.Latent Eff.Total 8 Results (field...

Zhao, J.; Wang, L.; Watt, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lyapunov function-based non-linear control for two-wheeled mobile robots  

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This article presents a non-linear feedback control framework for two-wheeled mobile robots. The approach uses a constructive Lyapunov function which allows the formulation of a control law with asymptotic stability of the equilibrium point of the system and a computable stability region. The dynamic equations are simplified through normalisation and partial feedback linearisation. The latter allows linearisation of only the actuated coordinate. Description of the control law is complemented by the stability analysis of the closed loop dynamics of the system. The effectiveness of the method has been illustrated by its good performance and less control demand through simulations conducted for two control tasks: upright position stabilisation and velocity tracking for a statically unstable two wheeled mobile robot.

Zareena Kausar; Karl Stol; Nitish Patel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Minimizing Wheel Slip in Railway Locomotives with Coupled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors  

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In this work I consider control strategies of permanent magnet synchronous motors in which the back-emf signal from the motor is used to achieve commutation of the six step driving circuit. I show that if the strategy is modified to connect multiple motors in a cyclic chain, then a collective synchronized state is favoured. The stability of this state can be exploited in the bogies of a railway locomotive to automatically terminate wheel slipping episodes.

Shayak Bhattacharjee

2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing Wheel Slip in Railway Locomotives with Coupled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors  

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In this work I consider control strategies of permanent magnet synchronous motors in which the back-emf signal from the motor is used to achieve commutation of the six step driving circuit. I show that if the strategy is modified to connect multiple motors in a cyclic chain, then a collective synchronized state is favoured. The stability of this state can be exploited in the bogies of a railway locomotive to automatically terminate wheel slipping episodes.

Shayak Bhattacharjee

2014-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

197

Kepler White Paper: Asteroseismology of Solar-Like Oscillators in a 2-Wheel Mission  

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We comment on the potential for continuing asteroseismology of solar-type and red-giant stars in a 2-wheel Kepler Mission. Our main conclusion is that by targeting stars in the ecliptic it should be possible to perform high-quality asteroseismology, as long as favorable scenarios for 2-wheel pointing performance are met. Targeting the ecliptic would potentially facilitate unique science that was not possible in the nominal Mission, notably from the study of clusters that are significantly brighter than those in the Kepler field. Our conclusions are based on predictions of 2-wheel observations made by a space photometry simulator, with information provided by the Kepler Project used as input to describe the degraded pointing scenarios. We find that elevated levels of frequency-dependent noise, consistent with the above scenarios, would have a significant negative impact on our ability to continue asteroseismic studies of solar-like oscillators in the Kepler field. However, the situation may be much more optimi...

Chaplin, W J; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J; Gilliland, R L; Kawaler, S D; Basu, S; De Ridder, J; Huber, D; Arentoft, T; Schou, J; Garcia, R A; Metcalfe, T S; Brogaard, K; Campante, T L; Elsworth, Y; Miglio, A; Appourchaux, T; Bedding, T R; Hekker, S; Houdek, G; Karoff, C; Molenda-Zakowicz, J; Monteiro, M J P F G; Aguirre, V Silva; Stello, D; Ball, W; Beck, P G; Birch, A C; Buzasi, D L; Casagrande, L; Cellier, T; Corsaro, E; Creevey, O L; Davies, G R; Deheuvels, S; Dogan, G; Gizon, L; Grundahl, F; Guzik, J; Handberg, R; Jimenez, A; Kallinger, T; Lund, M N; Lundkvist, M; Mathis, S; Mathur, S; Mazumdar, A; Mosser, B; Neiner, C; Nielsen, M B; Palle, P L; Pinsonneault, M H; Salabert, D; Serenelli, A M; Shunker, H; White, T R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis on cogging torque of driving in-wheel motor for electric vehicle  

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In order to reduce the torque fluctuation, vibration and acoustic noise of driving in-wheel motor for electric vehicle, this paper researches the generation mechanism and influence factors of cogging torque. Based on energy method and Fourier expansion, an analytical method is proposed to establish the expression of cogging torque, which can express its relation with design parameters. Based on the expression, the match of pole and slot, pole arc coefficient and permanent magnet eccentric distance are analysed and studied. Ansoft software is used to establish a time-varying movement electromagnetic field finite element model, which can compute the cogging torque about the different match of the pole and slot, different pole arc coefficient and different permanent magnet eccentric distance, in order to obtain the change regularity of the corresponding cogging torque. The conformity of the final simulation computation results with the theoretical analysis indicates this method can be used to provide a theoretical basis to make further optimal design of the new driving in-wheel motor and its control system, so as to reduce torque ripple of in-wheel motor.

Qiping Chen; Hongyu Shu; Limin Chen; Bo Chen; Jianhui Du

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid: Cruising  

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Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar CRUISING The gasoline engine powers the vehicle at cruising speeds and, if needed, provides power to the battery for later use. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

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Hybrid: Cruising  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar CRUISING The gasoline engine powers the vehicle at cruising speeds and, if needed, provides power to the battery for later use. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

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Full Hybrid: Low Speed  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button LOW SPEED For initial acceleration and slow-speed driving, as well as reverse, the electric motor uses electricity from the battery to power the vehicle. If the battery needs to be recharged, the generator starts the engine and converts energy from the engine into electricity, which is stored in the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels.

202

Full Hybrid: Cruising  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Cruising button highlighted Passing button Braking button Stopped button Cruising button highlighted Passing button Braking button Stopped button CRUISING PART 1 At speeds above mid-range, both the engine and electric motor are used to propel the vehicle. The gasoline engine provides power to the drive-train directly and to the electric motor via the generator. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are blue arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are blue arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels.

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Full Hybrid: Passing  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

highlighted Braking button Stopped button highlighted Braking button Stopped button PASSING PART 1 During heavy accelerating or when additional power is needed, the gasoline engine and electric motor are both used to propel the vehicle. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible while passing another vehicle. There are purple arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible while passing another vehicle. There are purple arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels.

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A MODEL OF MAGNETIC BRAKING OF SOLAR ROTATION THAT SATISFIES OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS  

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The model of magnetic braking of solar rotation considered by Charbonneau and MacGregor has been modified so that it is able to reproduce for the first time the rotational evolution of both the fastest and slowest rotators among solar-type stars in open clusters of different ages, without coming into conflict with other observational constraints, such as the time evolution of the atmospheric Li abundance in solar twins and the thinness of the solar tachocline. This new model assumes that rotation-driven turbulent diffusion, which is thought to amplify the viscosity and magnetic diffusivity in stellar radiative zones, is strongly anisotropic with the horizontal components of the transport coefficients strongly dominating over those in the vertical direction. Also taken into account is the poloidal field decay that helps to confine the width of the tachocline at the solar age. The model's properties are investigated by numerically solving the azimuthal components of the coupled momentum and magnetic induction equations in two dimensions using a finite element method.

Denissenkov, Pavel A., E-mail: pavel.denisenkov@gmail.co [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055, Victoria, B.C., V8W 3P6 (Canada)

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an ``intelligent grinding wheel`` for in-process monitoring of ceramic grinding. Semi-annual report {number_sign}4  

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The overall objective of this project is to develop sensor-integrated ``intelligent`` diamond wheels for grinding of ceramics. Such wheels will be ``smart`` enough to monitor and supervise both the wheel preparation and grinding processes without the need to instrument the machine tool. Intelligent wheels will utilize re-useable cores integrated with sensors: to measure the acoustic emission (AE) and grinding force. Signals from the sensors will be transmitted from a rotating wheel to a receiver by telemetry. Wheels will be ``trained`` to recognize distinct characteristics associated with truing, dressing and grinding. This overall project is divided into six tasks as follows: (1) development of miniaturized sensors and data transmission system; (2) wheel design and sensor configuration; (3) calibration of the sensor integrated wheel; (4) training of the intelligent wheel; (5) grinding tests; and (6) prototype demonstration. The technical progress is summarized in this report according to the tasks. All activity during this period has been concerned with the first two interrelated tasks, which need to be completed before undertaking the remaining tasks.

Malkin, S.; Gao, R.; Guo, C.; Varghese, B.; Pathare, S.

1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor control and torque coordination of an electric vehicle actuated by two in-wheel motors  

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In this research, an electric vehicle actuated by two in-wheel DC motors is developed. By properly coordinating the motor torques, both drive-by-wire and electrical steering can be achieved. Two critical issues respectively related to the design of motor controllers and the coordination of the two motor torques under control saturation are investigated in this study. Firstly, as for the in-wheel motors that are used for driving and steering simultaneously, their operation covers a wider dynamic range that forward acceleration (deceleration), and reverse acceleration (deceleration) may occur alternately. To perform driving and steering smoothly and efficiently, each motor should be switched to an appropriate mode to generate the torque demanded. Secondly, during the high-speed maneuvering, the high back-emf voltage in the motor coil substantially reduces the motors torque generating capability. Since the electrical steering depends on the differential torque of two wheels, when electrical steering is demanded in this case, torque/current saturation may occur in either one of the motors and the electrical steering performance could be seriously degraded. To address these issues, controllers of two levels are proposed. For the low-level controller (the motor controller), it operates the motor automatically in an appropriate mode for performance and efficiency consideration. An input transformation is introduced to cancel the nonlinearity in current dynamics so as to control the motor torque easily and precisely regardless of mode switching. For the high-level controller (the torque coordination controller), besides generating reference commands to the low-level controllers, during control saturation it can also properly re-distributes control signals to maintain consistent steering performance and provides compensation for integrator windup. The control system is implemented and the performance is experimentally and numerically validated.

Feng-Kuang Wu; T.-J. Yeh; Chun-Feng Huang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Progress on nanopatterned front electrodes for organic solar cells  

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We present our recent progress in the development of nanophotonic front electrodes for improved light management in organic solar cell. Experimental results and 3D electromagnetic...

Paetzold, Ulrich W; Smeets, Michael; Hadipour, Afshin; Cheyns, David

208

Subdiffusive fluctuations of pulled fronts with multiplicative noise  

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We study the propagation of a pulled front with multiplicative noise that is created by a local perturbation of an unstable state. Unlike a front propagating into a metastable state, where a separation of time scales for sufficiently large t creates a diffusive wandering of the front position about its mean, we predict that for so-called pulled fronts, the fluctuations are subdiffusive with root mean square wandering ?(t)?t1/4, not t1/2. The subdiffusive behavior is confirmed by numerical simulations: For t<~600, these yield an effective exponent slightly larger than 1/4.

Andrea Rocco, Ute Ebert, and Wim van Saarloos

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnesium Front End Design and Development | Department of Energy  

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Design and Development Magnesium Front End Design and Development 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May...

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Magnesium Front End Development (AMD 603/604/904) | Department...  

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Development (AMD 603604904) Magnesium Front End Development (AMD 603604904) 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

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Light-Front Holography, Light-Front Wavefunctions, and Novel QCD Phenomena  

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Light-Front Holography is one of the most remarkable features of the AdS/CFT correspondence. In spite of its present limitations it provides important physical insights into the nonperturbative regime of QCD and its transition to the perturbative domain. This novel framework allows hadronic amplitudes in a higher dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space to be mapped to frame-independent light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in physical space-time. The model leads to an effective confining light-front QCD Hamiltonian and a single-variable light-front Schroedinger equation which determines the eigenspectrum and the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons for general spin and orbital angular momentum. The coordinate z in AdS space is uniquely identified with a Lorentz-invariant coordinate {zeta} which measures the separation of the constituents within a hadron at equal light-front time and determines the off-shell dynamics of the bound-state wavefunctions, and thus the fall-off as a function of the invariant mass of the constituents. The soft-wall holographic model modified by a positive-sign dilaton metric, leads to a remarkable one-parameter description of nonperturbative hadron dynamics - a semi-classical frame-independent first approximation to the spectra and light-front wavefunctions of meson and baryons. The model predicts a Regge spectrum of linear trajectories with the same slope in the leading orbital angular momentum L of hadrons and the radial quantum number n. The hadron eigensolutions projected on the free Fock basis provides the complete set of valence and non-valence light-front Fock state wavefunctions {Psi}{sub n/H} (x{sub i}, k{sub {perpendicular}i}, {lambda}{sub i}) which describe the hadron's momentum and spin distributions needed to compute the direct measures of hadron structure at the quark and gluon level, such as elastic and transition form factors, distribution amplitudes, structure functions, generalized parton distributions and transverse momentum distributions. The effective confining potential also creates quark-antiquark pairs from the amplitude q {yields} q{bar q}q. Thus in holographic QCD higher Fock states can have any number of extra q{bar q} pairs. We discuss the relevance of higher Fock-states for describing the detailed structure of space and time-like form factors. The AdS/QCD model can be systematically improved by using its complete orthonormal solutions to diagonalize the full QCD light-front Hamiltonian or by applying the Lippmann-Schwinger method in order to systematically include the QCD interaction terms. A new perspective on quark and gluon condensates is also obtained.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.

2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 5012a: Well-to-Wheels Analyses for Solar and Wind Hydrogen Production  

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record Record #: 5012a Date: December 21, 2005 Title: Well-to-Wheels Analyses for Solar & Wind Hydrogen Production Originator: Roxanne Garland Approved by: JoAnn Milliken Date: January 6, 2006 Item: This record explains the basis for the differences between the analyses of well-to-wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions conducted via Argonne National Laboratory's GREET Model, cited in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar and Wind Technologies for Hydrogen Production Report to Congress, 1 and those conducted by the National Research Council, cited in the report The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs. 2 Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Argonne National

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Front contact solar cell with formed electrically conducting layers on the front side and backside  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by a silicon substrate and a first doped layer of a first dopant type on the backside of the solar cell. A second doped layer of a second dopant type makes an electrical connection to the substrate from the front side of the solar cell. A first metal contact of a first electrical polarity electrically connects to the first doped layer on the backside of the solar cell, and a second metal contact of a second electrical polarity electrically connects to the second doped layer on the front side of the solar cell. An external electrical circuit may be electrically connected to the first and second metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell.

Cousins, Peter John

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 14-18, 2012 Planning in High-dimensional Shape Space for a Single-wheeled  

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on a single ball. Achieving desired motions in position space is a challenging task for such systems due mobile robot that moves on a single ball. The single, spherical wheel enables the robot to achieve omni-dimensional Shape Space for a Single-wheeled Balancing Mobile Robot with Arms Umashankar Nagarajan, Byungjun Kim

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Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems- A North American Study of Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Criteria Pollutant Emissions  

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A complete vehicle fuel-cycle analysis, commonly called a well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis that examines the use and emissions associated with fuel production (or well-to-tank [WTT]) activities and energy use and emissions associated with vehicle operation (or tank-to-wheels [TTW]) activities.

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Argonne Transportation Technology R&D Center - APRF - Four-wheel Drive  

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Four-Wheel Drive Chassis Dynamometer Test Cell Argonne has lead responsibility for a project with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Vehicle Technologies Program to conduct emission and energy-efficiency tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), sport utility vehicles, and advanced technology vehicles. These tests require a state-of-the-art electric four-wheel-drive (4WD) chassis dynamometer in a climate-controlled environment with appropriate controls and instrumentation for highly accurate emissions and fuel measurements. This test cell was built as part of the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility. 4WD Chassis Dynamometer Argonne obtained professional engineering/architectural services to assist with the preliminary design and construction documents for a world-class facility capable of benchmarking and developing the most advanced powertrains for future cars and trucks, and to have equipment ready for SULEV (super ultra low emission vehicle) and a full dilution tunnel for measurements of diesel particulate matter. The total test cell design was approximately 75% completed and the building foundation was finished in November 2000. Major equipment, such as the dynamometer, constant volume sampler, and emission bench, was ordered and built. A grand opening ceremony was held November 15, 2002.

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Investigation of the Brazil Current front variability from altimeter data  

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Investigation of the Brazil Current front variability from altimeter data Gustavo J. Goni Atlantic, Brazil Abstract. The southwestern Atlantic Ocean is characterized by the confluence of the Brazil in conjunction with a two-layer dynamical ocean scheme to monitor the Brazil Current front and to investigate its

218

Heuristically Driven Front Propagation for Fast Geodesic Extraction  

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Heuristically Driven Front Propagation for Fast Geodesic Extraction Gabriel Peyr´e Laurent D. Cohen to quickly extract geodesic paths on images and 3D meshes. We use a heuristic to drive the front propagation that is similar to the A algorithm used in artificial intelli- gence. In order to find very quickly geodesic paths

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts  

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts N. Costanzino , H. K. Jenssen for ZND detonations was begun by J.J. Erpenbeck in [E1]. He used a normal mode analysis to define, multidimensional detonation fronts for ideal polytropic gases in both the ZND and Chapman-Jouguet models

Williams, Mark

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Propagating solitary waves along a rapidly moving crack front  

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... Much recent research has focused on crack front coherence and roughening. Simplified models (mode III) of fracture as well as more general models of ... the cumulative effect of numerous asperities would be to cause a crack front to continually roughen. We point out that despite this possibility of increasing roughness, the propagating nature of ...

Eran Sharon; Gil Cohen; Jay Fineberg

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Description and Simulation of Gust Front Wind Field Lijuan Wanga  

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-stationarity of the wind field associated with these extreme events poses serious challenges in their modelingDescription and Simulation of Gust Front Wind Field Lijuan Wanga , Ahsan Kareemb a Nat front wind field is proposed based on the time-frequency description of the wind field. Traditionally

Kareem, Ahsan

222

Flame front geometry in premixed turbulent flames  

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Experimental and numerical determinations of flame front curvature and orientation in premixed turbulent flames are presented. The experimental data is obtained from planar, cross sectional images of stagnation point flames at high Damkoehler number. A direct numerical simulation of a constant energy flow is combined with a zero-thickness, constant density flame model to provide the numerical results. The computational domain is a 32{sup 3} cube with periodic boundary conditions. The two-dimensional curvature distributions of the experiments and numerical simulations compare well at similar q{prime}/S{sub L} values with means close to zero and marked negative skewness. At higher turbulence levels the simulations show that the distributions become symmetric about zero. These features are also found in the three dimensional distributions of curvature. The simulations support assumptions which make it possible to determine the mean direction cosines from the experimental data. This leads to a reduction of 12% in the estimated flame surface area density in the middle of the flame brush. 18 refs.

Shepherd, I.G. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Ashurst, W.T. (Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: On the Front Lines of the Cold War Los Alamos...  

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On the Front Lines of the Cold War Los Alamos 1970-1992 Citation Details In-Document Search Title: On the Front Lines of the Cold War Los Alamos 1970-1992 On the Front Lines of the...

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State Transition, Balancing, Station Keeping, and Yaw Control for a Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot  

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with a four-motor inverse mouse- ball drive, yaw drive, leg drive, control system, and results including present the results and conclusions. II. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. Four-Motor Inverse Mouse-Ball Drive Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot Umashankar Nagarajan, Anish Mampetta, George A. Kantor and Ralph L. Hollis

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Good Wheel Hunting: UMass Lowell's Scavenger Hunt Robot System Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal Desai, Brenden Keyes,  

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Good Wheel Hunting: UMass Lowell's Scavenger Hunt Robot System Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal was built on top of the system we have been developing for urban search and rescue (USAR) research. The system includes new behaviors and behavior sequencing, vision algorithms and sensor processing algorithms

Yanco, Holly A.

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FxLMS method for suppressing in-wheel switched reluctance motor vertical force based on vehicle active suspension system  

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The vibration of SRM obtains less attention for in-wheel motor applications according to the present research works. In this paper, the vertical component of SRM unbalanced radial force, which is named as SRM vertical force, is taken into account in ...

Yan-yang Wang, Yi-nong Li, Wei Sun, Chao Yang, Guang-hui Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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February 7, 2009 "Friends come first, mathematics after." Raoul once said, as he smiled and wheeled his bicycle out  

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and wheeled his bicycle out of his office, and down the corridor to meet a visiting friend of his in a local coffee shop, his worn golden-brown portfolio balanced on his bicycle seat. Raoul Bott was a wonderful: as he smiled, made his way down a corridor, looked for his lost gloves, walked his bicycle

Mazur, Barry

228

Universal Algebraic Relaxation of Fronts Propagating into an Unstable State and Implications for Moving Boundary Approximations  

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We analyze the relaxation of fronts propagating into unstable states. While pushed fronts relax exponentially like fronts propagating into a metastable state, pulled or linear marginal stability fronts relax algebraically. As a result, for thin fronts of this type, the standard moving boundary approximation fails. The leading relaxation terms for velocity and shape are of order 1/t and 1/t3/2. These universal terms are calculated exactly with a new systematic analysis that unifies various heuristic approaches to front propagation.

Ute Ebert and Wim van Saarloos

1998-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron g-2 in Light-Front Quantization  

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Basis Light-front Quantization has been proposed as a nonperturbative framework for solving quantum field theory. We apply this approach to Quantum Electrodynamics and explicitly solve for the light-front wave function of a physical electron. Based on the resulting light-front wave function, we evaluate the electron anomalous magnetic moment. Nonperturbative mass renormalization is performed. Upon extrapolation to the infinite basis limit our numerical results agree with the Schwinger result obtained in perturbation theory to an accuracy of 0.06%.

Xingbo Zhao; Heli Honkanen; Pieter Maris; James P. Vary; Stanley J. Brodsky

2014-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon capture for the front end of a muon collider  

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We discuss the design of the muon capture front end for a {mu}{sup +}-{mu}{sup -} Collider. In the front end, a proton bunch on a target creates secondary pions that drift into a capture transport channel, decaying into muons. A sequence of rf cavities forms the resulting muon beams into strings of bunches of differing energies, aligns the bunches to (nearly) equal central energies, and initiates ionization cooling. The muons are then cooled and accelerated to high energy into a storage ring for high-energy high luminosity collisions. Our initial design is based on the somewhat similar front end of the International Design Study (IDS) neutrino factory.

Neuffer, D.; /Fermilab; Yoshikawa, C.; /MUONS Inc., Batavia

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Study of ScepterTM Metal Bond Diamond Grinding Wheel  

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Advanced ceramics are attractive for many applications in the transportation, energy, military, and industrial markets because they possess properties of high-temperature durability, corrosion resistance, strength, hardness, stiffness, and wear resistance. Unfortunately, these same properties make advanced ceramics more difficult to machine than traditional materials. The reliability and manufacturing costs of advanced ceramic components are significant concerns that must be overcome. Nevertheless, the use of advanced ceramic materials is expected to increase dramatically in new transportation systems in response to more stringent energy conservation and pollution reduction requirements. This study discusses the goals, commercialization plans, phased development, scale-up, testing, and external verification of performance of the innovative grinding wheel that evolved from the project.

Denison, S.K.; Licht, R.W.; McSpadden, S.B., Jr.; Parten, R.J.; Picone, J.W.; Shelton, J.E.

1999-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameter analysis and design framework for magnetic adhesion wall climbing wheeled robot  

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Some robots need to climb ferromagnetic walls for performing important inspections and evaluations of the material properties of these walls. This paper aims to establish a design framework for magnetically adhering wheeled robots having magnets attached to the base of the robot. The different design parameters influencing the magnetic adhesion include the geometry of the flux concentrator, the variation of the air gap on adhesion and climbing performance in addition to various types of materials for magnetic flux concentration. These parameters shaping adhesion behaviour are simulated numerically using magnetostatic analysis in ANSYS Finite Elements Method (FEM) software. The results are evaluated and a set of rules and procedures are created as a framework that will enable a more efficient design and construction of this type of robots.

Salman Hussain; Tariq Sattar; Ener Salinas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic Drivetrain and Regenerative Braking Team 13: Andrew Brown, Karan Desai, Andrew McGrath, Hurst Nuckols, Grant Wilson Adviser: Dr. Andrew Jackson  

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. The main components of the model include an electric motor, hydraulic pump, hydraulic motor and two 1 flow during regenerative braking Electric Motor: Provides rotational energy to the hydraulic drivetrain (% kinetic energy recovered) 24.73% Drivetrain Efficiency 67.02% Overall Efficiency 53.47% Current Electric

Carpick, Robert W.

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Front End Loading (FEL) and Process Engineering Workflow  

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Project development for the oil refining industry is typically performed through a process called Front End Loading (FEL). In recent years, the Process and Industrial Division of Burns and McDonnell has performed several ...

Spangler, Ryan

2005-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Analysis of Reaction Front Geometry in Detonations  

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Quantitative Analysis of Reaction Front Geometry in Detonations F. Pintgen, and J.E. Shepherd Previous observations (Pintgen et al., 2003b, Pintgen, 2000) on the reaction zone struc- ture

Shepherd, Joe

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Impacts of the Oyashio Temperature Front on the Regional Climate  

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Impacts of a sea surface temperature front (SSTF) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean on the large-scale summer atmospheric state in the region are examined with a regional atmospheric circulation model developed at the International Pacific ...

Mototaka Nakamura; Toru Miyama

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global optimization of silicon photovoltaic cell front coatings  

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The front-coating (FC) of a solar cell controls its efficiency, determining admission of light into the absorbing material and potentially trapping light to enhance thin absorbers. Single-layer FC designs are well known, ...

Ghebrebrhan, Michael

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Front Structure of Detonation and the Stability of Detonation  

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The physics of propagation of detonation waves is still a challenging topic in ... been found in experiments and 3D simulations of detonation physics, there are three types of detonation front structures. These a...

H. -S. Dou; Z. M. Hu; B. C. Khoo; C. Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A portable MATLAB front-end for tiled microprocessors  

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Figure 1.3. The Role of MATLAB Front-end in Compilers forM. I. o. T. , 1996: Matlab teaching code. http://D. , 1999: Introduction to MATLAB. Prentice Hall PTR, Upper

Sung, Hyojin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Emissions from Smouldering Peat in Shallow and Strong Fronts  

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A series of experiments of shallow and strong smouldering fronts in boreal peat have been conducted under laboratory conditions to study the CO and CO2 emissions. Peat samples of 100 mm by 100 mm in cross section and 50 ...

Rein, Guillermo; Cohen, Simon; Simeoni, Albert

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnesium-Intensive Front End Sub-Structure Development  

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Project ID "LM077" USAMP AMP800 1 2013 DOE Merit Review Presentation Alan A. Luo General Motors Global Research and Development May 16, 2013 Magnesium-Intensive Front End...

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Advanced integrated safeguards using front-end-triggering devices  

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This report addresses potential uses of front-end-triggering devices for enhanced safeguards. Such systems incorporate video surveillance as well as radiation and other sensors. Also covered in the report are integration issues and analysis techniques.

Howell, J.A.; Whitty, W.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnesium Front End Research And Development (AMD604) | Department...  

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Research And Development (AMD604) Magnesium Front End Research And Development (AMD604) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on...

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The Casimir effect in light-front quantization  

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We show that the standard result for the Casimir force between conducting plates at rest in an inertial frame can be computed in light-front quantization. This is not the same as light-front analyses where the plates are at "rest" in an infinite momentum frame. In that case, Lenz and Steinbacher have shown that the result does not agree with the standard result for plates at rest. The two important ingredients in the present analysis are a careful treatment of the boundary conditions, inspired by the work of Almeida et al. on oblique light-front coordinates, and computation of the ordinary energy density, rather than the light-front energy density.

Hiller, J R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Town of Front Royal, Virginia (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

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Town of Front Royal, Virginia (Utility Company) Town of Front Royal, Virginia (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name Town of Front Royal Place Virginia Utility Id 6803 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location SERC Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Commercial Dusk to Dawn Light poles Commercial Residential Residential Average Rates Residential: $0.0928/kWh Commercial: $0.0796/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Town_of_Front_Royal,_Virginia_(Utility_Company)&oldid=411737"

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The Casimir effect in light-front quantization  

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We show that the standard result for the Casimir force between conducting plates at rest in an inertial frame can be computed in light-front quantization. This is not the same as light-front analyses where the plates are at "rest" in an infinite momentum frame. In that case, Lenz and Steinbacher have shown that the result does not agree with the standard result for plates at rest. The two important ingredients in the present analysis are a careful treatment of the boundary conditions, inspired by the work of Almeida et al. on oblique light-front coordinates, and computation of the ordinary energy density, rather than the light-front energy density.

J. R. Hiller

2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

247

Observation of ionization fronts in low density foam targets  

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Ionization fronts have been observed in low density chlorinated foam targets and low density foams confined in gold tubes using time resolved {ital K}-shell absorption spectroscopy. The front was driven by an intense pulse of soft x-rays produced by high power laser irradiation. The density and temperature profiles inferred from the radiographs provided detailed measurement of the conditions. The experimental data were compared to radiation hydrodynamics simulations and reasonable agreement was obtained. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Hoarty, D. [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)] [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom); [Radiation Physics Department, AWE Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom); Willi, O.; Barringer, L.; Vickers, C. [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)] [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom); Watt, R. [P24, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [P24, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Nazarov, W. [Chemistry Department, University of Dundee (United Kingdom)] [Chemistry Department, University of Dundee (United Kingdom)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability -Maine news, sports, obituaries, weather -Bangor Daily News http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/12/opinion/biofuels-development-in-maine-using-trees-to-oil-the-wheels-of-sustain  

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Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability - Maine news, sports, obituaries, weather - Bangor Daily News http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/12/opinion/biofuels-development-in-maine-using-trees-to-oil-the-wheels-of-sustainability/print/[3/13/2013 1:54:43 PM] Biofuels development

Thomas, Andrew

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An analysis of the annual probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)  

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The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) previously analyzed the probability of a catastrophic accident in the waste hoist of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and published the results in Greenfield (1990; EEG-44) and Greenfield and Sargent (1993; EEG-53). The most significant safety element in the waste hoist is the hydraulic brake system, whose possible failure was identified in these studies as the most important contributor in accident scenarios. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Waste Isolation Division has calculated the probability of an accident involving the brake system based on studies utilizing extensive fault tree analyses. This analysis conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) used point estimates to describe the probability of failure and includes failure rates for the various components comprising the brake system. An additional controlling factor in the DOE calculations is the mode of operation of the brake system. This factor enters for the following reason. The basic failure rate per annum of any individual element is called the Event Probability (EP), and is expressed as the probability of failure per annum. The EP in turn is the product of two factors. One is the {open_quotes}reported{close_quotes} failure rate, usually expressed as the probability of failure per hour and the other is the expected number of hours that the element is in use, called the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes}. In many instances the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes} will be the number of operating hours of the brake system per annum. However since the operation of the waste hoist system includes regular {open_quotes}reoperational check{close_quotes} tests, the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes} for standby components is reduced in accordance with the specifics of the operational time table.

Greenfield, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Sargent, T.J.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and test of a wet type helium turbo-expander with an alternator as a brake  

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A wet type helium turbo-expander with expected adiabatic efficiency of 70% at inlet pressure, temperature, and outlet pressure of 1.3 MPa, 6.0 K, and 0.2 MPa, respectively, has been developed. An alternator is adopted as a brake where a permanent magnet is held in the turbine shaft. And a self-acting gas bearing is used at thrust and journal bearings. An electromagnet supports thrust bearing to lift up the thrust disk when initiating operation. Design mass flow rate of the turbine is determined to be 60 g/s, corresponding to the JT mass flow rate in the existing helium liquefier/refrigerator. In the cryogenic performance test, the turbine had increased helium liquefaction rate by four times larger than the liquefaction rate without turbine operation.

Kato, T.; Miyake, A.; Kawano, K.; Hamada, K.; Hiyama, T.; Iwamoto, S.; Ebisu, H.; Tsuji, H. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken (Japan); Saji, N.; Kaneko, Y. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)] [and others

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Approach to the Design of an In-Wheel Semi-Anhysteretic Axial-Flux Switched-Reluctance Motor Drive System for Electric Vehicles .  

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??This thesis presents the development of an in-wheel drive system consisting of an axial-flux switched-reluctance motor and a hub suspension. The motor is designed using (more)

Lambert, Tim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Amgad Elgowainy and Michael Wang Center for Transportation Research Argonne National Laboratory LDV Workshop July26, 2010 2 2 2 Team Members 2  ANL's Energy Systems (ES) Division  Michael Wang (team leader)  Dan Santini  Anant Vyas  Amgad Elgowainy  Jeongwoo Han  Aymeric Rousseau  ANL's Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division:  Guenter Conzelmann  Leslie Poch  Vladimir Koritarov  Matt Mahalik  Thomas Veselka  Audun Botterud  Jianhui Wang  Jason Wang 3 3 3 Scope of Argonne's PHEV WTW Analysis: Vehicle Powertrain Systems and Fuel Pathways 3  Vehicle powertrain systems:  Conventional international combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs)

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Implications of Driving Patterns on Well-to-Wheel Performance of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Implications of Driving Patterns on Well-to-Wheel Performance of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles ... We do not consider other life cycle stages of the vehicles (e.g., manufacturing and end-of-life) or energy supply infrastructure (e.g., facility construction, maintenance, decommissioning, and labor). ... Gaines, L.; Burnham, A.; Rousseau, A.; Santini, D.Sorting through the many total-energy-cycle pathways possible with early plug-in hybrids. ...

Leon Raykin; Heather L. MacLean; Matthew J. Roorda

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts | Department of  

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NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts September 26, 2013 - 10:42am Addthis The visualization center for the SBEUC (Simulation Based Engineering User Center). Located at the Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, W. Va., the SBEUC will be powered by a high performance computer that will allow researchers to simulate phenomena that are difficult or impossible to probe experimentally. The results from simulations will become accessible through user centers that provide advanced visualization capabilities and foster collaboration among researchers. The SBEUC will be used for developing and deploying simulation tools required for overcoming energy technology barriers quickly and reliably.

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Light-Front Holography and Non-Perturbative QCD  

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The combination of Anti-de Sitter space (AdS) methods with light-front holography leads to a semi-classical first approximation to the spectrum and wavefunctions of meson and baryon light-quark bound states. Starting from the bound-state Hamiltonian equation of motion in QCD, we derive relativistic light-front wave equations in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the quark and gluonic constituents within the hadron at equal light-front time. These equations of motion in physical space-time are equivalent to the equations of motion which describe the propagation of spin-J modes in anti-de Sitter (AdS) space. Its eigenvalues give the hadronic spectrum, and its eigenmodes represent the probability distribution of the hadronic constituents at a given scale. Applications to the light meson and baryon spectra are presented. The predicted meson spectrum has a string-theory Regge form M{sup 2} = 4{kappa}{sup 2}(n + L + S = 2); i.e., the square of the eigenmass is linear in both L and n, where n counts the number of nodes of the wavefunction in the radial variable {zeta}. The space-like pion form factor is also well reproduced. One thus obtains a remarkable connection between the description of hadronic modes in AdS space and the Hamiltonian formulation of QCD in physical space-time quantized on the light-front at fixed light-front time {tau}. The model can be systematically improved by using its complete orthonormal solutions to diagonalize the full QCD light-front Hamiltonian or by applying the Lippmann-Schwinger method in order to systematically include the QCD interaction terms.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamond Patterns in the Cellular Front of an Overdriven Detonation  

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A nonlinear integral-differential equation describing the cellular front of an overdriven detonation is obtained by an analysis carried out in the neighborhood of the instability threshold. The analysis reveals both an unusual mean streaming motion, resulting from the rotational part of the oscillatory flow, and pressure bursts generated by the crossover of cusps representative of Mach stems propagating on the detonation front. A numerical study of the nonlinear equation exhibits the diamond patterns observed in experiments. An overall physical understanding is provided.

P. Clavin and B. Denet

2002-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of negative ionization fronts: Regularization by electric screening?  

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We recently have proposed that a reduced interfacial model for streamer propagation is able to explain spontaneous branching. Such models require regularization. In the present paper we investigate how transversal Fourier modes of a planar ionization front are regularized by the electric screening length. For a fixed value of the electric field ahead of the front we calculate the dispersion relation numerically. These results guide the derivation of analytical asymptotes for arbitrary fields: for small wave-vector k, the growth rate s(k) grows linearly with k, for large k, it saturates at some positive plateau value. We give a physical interpretation of these results.

Manuel Arrays and Ute Ebert

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 BMW MINI EVAmerica fact sheet.pdf  

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3230 lb 3230 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 3306 lb Distribution F/R: 51/49 % GVWR: 3660 lb Payload 2 : 354 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 97.1 inches Track F/R: 57.4/57.8 inches Length: 145.6 inches Width: 66.3 inches Height: 55.4 inches Ground Clearance: 6.0 inches Performance Goal: 5.0 inches CHARGER Level 1: Location: On-board Type: Conductive Input Voltages: 120VAC Level 2: Location: Off-board Type: Conductive Input Voltages: 240 VAC © 2009 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved BASE VEHICLE: 2009 BMW MINI E Seatbelt Positions: Two Standard Features: Front Wheel Drive Front Disc and Rear Disc Brakes Regenerative Braking With Coast Down Three-Point Safety Belts Speedometer Odometer State-Of-Charge Meter BATTERY Type: Lithium Ion Number of Modules: 48

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Microsoft Word - solcar95.html  

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FORCE FORCE VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS CONVERTED VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1995 Geo Metro VIN:2C1MR529XS6783464 Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: Power Brakes Front Disk Brakes Front Wheel Drive Dual Air Bags AM/FM Stereo Radio w/Cassette Electric Heater Options as Tested: None BATTERY Manufacturer: GM Ovonic Type: 13.2EV85 Nickel Metal Hydride Number of Modules: 14 Weight of Module: 18 kg Weight of Pack(s): 254 kg Pack Locations: Undertrunk/Underhood Nominal Module Voltage: 13.2 V Nominal System Voltage: 185 V Nominal Capacity (1C): 85 Ah WEIGHTS Design Curb Weight: 2246 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 2304 lbs Distribution F/R: 50/50 % GVWR: 2755 lbs GAWR F/R: 1432/1366 lbs Payload: 451 lbs Performance Goal: 664 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 93.5 inches

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Geodesic Remeshing Using Front Propagation Gabriel Peyre Laurent Cohen  

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Geodesic Remeshing Using Front Propagation Gabriel Peyr´e Laurent Cohen CMAP CEREMADE, UMR CNRS, we present a method for remeshing trian- gulated manifolds by using geodesic path calculations is automatically found. A geodesic Delaunay triangulation of the set of points is then created, using a Voronoi

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION  

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION FOR PBX 9502 OVER 87545 Detonation velocities and wave shapes were measured for PBX 9502 (95 wt.% TATB, 5 wt.% Kel­F 800 and diameter effect data. For each T 0 , the simplest detonation shock dynamics model assumes that the local

Aslam, Tariq

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION  

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION FOR PBX 9502 OVER 87545 Detonation velocities and wave shapes were measured for PBX 9502 95 wt. TATB, 5 wt. Kel-F 800 rate and diameter e ect data. For each T0, the simplest detonation shock dynamics model assumes that the local

Aslam, Tariq

263

Neutrino factory front-end: muon capture and cooling optimization  

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The neutrino factory is one of the designs proposed for a future intense neutrino beam facility. The layout discussed here focuses on the front-end of the current baseline. The challenges inherent to the cooling of muons are shown together with possible baseline optimization.

Prior, G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

On the propagation of a coupled saturation and pressure front  

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Using an asymptotic technique, valid for a medium with smoothly varying heterogeneity, I derive an expression for the velocity of a propagating, coupled saturation and pressure front. Due to the nonlinearity of the governing equations, the velocity of the propagating front depends upon the magnitude of the saturation and pressure changes across the front in addition to the properties of the medium. Thus, the expression must be evaluated in conjunction with numerical reservoir simulation. The propagation of the two-phase front is governed by the background saturation distribution, the saturation-dependent component of the fluid mobility, the porosity, the permeability, the capillary pressure function, the medium compressibility, and the ratio of the slopes of the relative permeability curves. Numerical simulation of water injection into a porous layer saturated with a nonaqueous phase liquid indicates that two modes of propagation are important. The fastest mode of propagation is a pressure-dominated disturbance that travels through the saturated layer. This is followed, much later, by a coupled mode with a large saturation change. These two modes are also observed in a simulation using a heterogeneous porous layer. A comparison between the propagation times estimated from the results of the numerical simulation and predictions from the asymptotic expression indicates overall agreement.

Vasco, D. W.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multimaterial Front Tracking Fang Da, Christopher Batty, and Eitan Grinspun  

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.8 [Simulation and Modeling]: Types of Simulation--Animation Additional Key Words and Phrases: front tracking. Numerous additional physical and mathemat- ical applications have this same form: soap bubbles and dry the space of possible entangled mesh configurations that can arise, and topological transformations

266

Muon Front End for a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider  

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Muon Front End for a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Chris Rogers, ASTeC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 15th January 2013 #12;High Energy Muon Facilities Growing interest in large, high energy muon facilities Neutrino Factory -> neutrino oscillations and Muon Collider -> energy frontier or Higgs factory

McDonald, Kirk

267

A FRONT TRACKING METHOD FOR TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES  

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A FRONT TRACKING METHOD FOR TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES HYUN­CHEOL HWANG Abstract. Non of transitional shock waves, which are dependent on the parabolic regularization of the conservation laws transitional shock waves correctly. The algorithm includes the computation of saddle­to­saddle connec­ tions

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

268

Utility theory front to back inferring utility from agents' choices  

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Utility theory front to back ­ inferring utility from agents' choices A. M. G. Cox Dept to utility theory and consumption & investment problems. Instead of specifying an agent's utility function) and ask if it is possible to derive a utility function for which the observed behaviour is optimal. We

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Front End Target Options K.T. McDonald  

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Front End ­ Target Options K.T. McDonald Princeton University (January 7, 2014) #12;Target System://puhep1.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/examples/accel/neuffer_ieeetns_28_2034_81.pdf Fernow et al. reviewed options in 1995: Li lenses, plasma lenses, toroidal horns, and solenoidal capture., http://puhep1

McDonald, Kirk

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"It's Like Giving Us a Car, Only Without the Wheels": Performance of Latina Students at an Early College High School  

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School. (December 2011) Leslie Ann Locke, B.S.; M.L.S, University of Minnesota?Twin Cities Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Kathryn McKenzie This dissertation presents the results from an empirical study of the perspectives of Latina students who... ?IT?S LIKE GIVING US A CAR, ONLY WITHOUT THE WHEELS?: PERFORMANCE OF LATINA STUDENTS AT AN EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL A Dissertation by LESLIE ANN LOCKE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

Locke, Leslie Ann

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

271

Fisher Waves and Front Roughening in a Two-Species Invasion Model with Preemptive Competition  

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Fisher Waves and Front Roughening in a Two-Species Invasion Model with Preemptive Competition L. O study roughening of the front, using the framework of non-equilibrium interface growth. Our analysis indicates that initially flat, linear invading fronts exhibit Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) roughening in one

Caraco, Thomas

272

Licensing Uncertain Patents: Per-Unit Royalty vs. Up-Front Fee  

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Licensing Uncertain Patents: Per-Unit Royalty vs. Up-Front Fee David Encaouay and Yassine Lefouiliz schemes are investigated: the per-unit royalty rate and the up-front fee. We provide conditions under-unit royalty scheme, the opportunity to do so does not exist under the up-front fee scheme. We also establish

Boyer, Edmond

273

Detecting research fronts in OLED field using bibliographic coupling with sliding window  

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Research fronts represent cutting edge studies in specific fields. One can better understand current and future development trends in the relevant field when updated with trends in research fronts. This study uses bibliographic coupling and sliding window ... Keywords: Bibliographic coupling, Citation windows, OLED, Research fronts, Sliding window

Mu-Hsuan Huang; Chia-Pin Chang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction Idealized Moist Jet/Front Waves Ray Tracing Momentum Flux/Forcing Conclusion Gravity Waves  

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Introduction Idealized Moist Jet/Front Waves Ray Tracing Momentum Flux/Forcing Conclusion Gravity Waves in Moist Baroclinic Jet-Front Systems Junhong Wei, Fuqing Zhang Department of Meteorology The Pennsylvania State University Tuesday 19th August, 2014 #12;Introduction Idealized Moist Jet/Front Waves Ray

Thompson, Anne

275

Adaptive Path Planning for Tracking Ocean Fronts with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

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Adaptive Path Planning for Tracking Ocean Fronts with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Ryan N an ocean front for ecological purposes. At the high level, we envision the scenario shown in Fig. 1 front with an Autonomous Under- water Vehicle (AUV) based on predictions and/or pri- ors provided

Smith, Ryan N.

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Front-end utility rate updates | OpenEI Community  

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Front-end utility rate updates Front-end utility rate updates Home > Groups > Utility Rate Rmckeel's picture Submitted by Rmckeel(297) Contributor 13 February, 2013 - 14:28 Utility Rates A few utility rate updates worth noting. We used to have a limit of 100 for results returned on the utility gateway. That has been increased, along with a few UI updates. There is now a 15em height window (sorry if that's too technical) to browse results, so all the hundreds of results don't extend the page. For the naming page however, perhaps the long list is preferred? I'm willing to tweak these heights, as well as have separate heights if it is requested for the public view and the editor view. Improvement to have results show within the block instead of outside of. Minor increase in results width on editor page.

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Epidemic fronts in complex networks with metapopulation structure  

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Infection dynamics have been studied extensively on complex networks, yielding insight into the effects of heterogeneity in contact patterns on disease spread. Somewhat separately, metapopulations have provided a paradigm for modeling systems with spatially extended and "patchy" organization. In this paper we expand on the use of multitype networks for combining these paradigms, such that simple contagion models can include complexity in the agent interactions and multiscale structure. We first present a generalization of the Volz-Miller mean-field approximation for Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) dynamics on multitype networks. We then use this technique to study the special case of epidemic fronts propagating on a one-dimensional lattice of interconnected networks - representing a simple chain of coupled population centers - as a necessary first step in understanding how macro-scale disease spread depends on micro-scale topology. Using the formalism of front propagation into unstable states, we derive ...

Hindes, Jason; Myers, Christopher R; Schneider, David J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Towards the Light Front Variables for High Energy Production Processes  

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Scale invariant presentation of inclusive spectra in terms of light front variables is proposed. The variables introduced go over to the well-known scaling variables x_F = 2p_z/sqrt(s) and x_T=2p_T/sqrt{s} in the high p_z and high p_T limits respectively. So Some surface is found in the phase space of produced pi-mesons in the inclusive reaction anti p p -> pi+- X at 22.4 GeV/c, which separates two groups of particles with significantly different characteristics. In one of these regions a naive statistical model seems to be in a good agreement with data, whereas it fails in the second region. Key words: Light front, inclusive, hadron-hadron, electron-positron, relativistic heavy ions, deep inelastic.

N. S. Amaglobeli; S. M. Esakia; V. R. Garsevanishvili; G. O. Kuratashvili; N. K. Kutsidi; R. A. Kvatadze; Yu V. Tevzadze; T. P. Topuria

1997-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards the Light Front Variables for High Energy Production Processes  

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Scale invariant presentation of inclusive spectra in terms of light front variables is proposed. The variables introduced go over to the well-known scaling variables x_F = 2p_z/sqrt(s) and x_T=2p_T/sqrt{s} in the high p_z and high p_T limits respectively. So Some surface is found in the phase space of produced pi-mesons in the inclusive reaction anti p p -> pi+- X at 22.4 GeV/c, which separates two groups of particles with significantly different characteristics. In one of these regions a naive statistical model seems to be in a good agreement with data, whereas it fails in the second region. Key words: Light front, inclusive, hadron-hadron, electron-positron, relativistic heavy ions, deep inelastic.

Amaglobeli, N S; Garsevanishvili, V R; Kuratashvili, G O; Kutsidi, N K; Kvatadze, R A; Tevzadze, Yu V; Topuria, T P; Tevzadze, Yu V.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Main Injector Beam Position Monitor Front-End Software  

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The front-end software developed for the Main Injector (MI) BPM upgrade is described. The software is responsible for controlling a VME crate, equipped with a Motorola PowerPC board running the VxWorks operating system, a custom made timing board and up to 10 commercial digitizer boards. The complete MI BPM system is composed of 7 independent units, each collecting data from 19 to 38 BPM pickups. The MI BPM system uses several components already employed on the successful upgrade of another Fermilab machine, the Tevatron. The front-end software framework developed for the Tevatron BPM upgrade is the base for building the MI front-end software. The framework is implemented in C++ as a generic component library (GBPM) that provides an event-driven data acquisition environment. Functionality of GBPM is extended to meet MI BPM requirements, such as the ability to handle and manage data from multiple cycles; perform readout of the digitizer boards without disrupting or missing subsequent cycles; transition between closed orbit and turn-by-turn modes within a cycle, using different filter and timing configurations; and allow the definition of new cycles during normal operation.

Piccoli, Luciano; Foulkes, Stephen; Votava, Margaret; Briegel, Charles; /Fermilab

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moving boundary approximation for curved streamer ionization fronts: Solvability analysis  

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

Fabian Brau, Benny Davidovitch, and Ute Ebert

2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The history of the bicycle goes back to the 1800's. Investigating the innovative changes in materials, changeable gears, wheel sizes and frame shapes over the past two hundred years  

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the innovative changes in materials, changeable gears, wheel sizes and frame shapes over the past two hundred in the 1970's that had bigger tires, at handle bars, and a bigger wheel base that all provided more control is a diagram labeling the components of a bicycle. The pieces that make up the frame of the bicycle

Belanger, David P.

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Well-to-Wheel Energy, Emissions, and Cost Analysis of Electricity and Fuel Used in Conventional and Electrified Vehicles, and Their Connection to a Sustainable Energy Infrastructure  

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produced in creating the electricity through a full Life Cycle Analysis. As a result, proper comparison of electrified and conventional vehicles must include a complete Well-to-Wheel (WtW) study including the emissions generated through production and use...

Strecker, Bryan Anthony

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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How to Properly Secure Your Bicycle Make sure the U-lock passes through the center of the frame as well as both wheels!  

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How to Properly Secure Your Bicycle Make sure the U-lock passes through the center of the frame as well as both wheels! Improperly Securing & Locking Your Bicycle Makes It an Easy Target for Thieves and seats Most thefts of bicycles occur because the lock being used is either a cable lock

Blanchette, Robert A.

285

Front surface thermal property measurements of air plasma spray coatings  

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A front-surface measurement for determining the thermal properties of thermal barrier coatings has been applied to air plasma spray coatings. The measurement is used to determine all independent thermal properties of the coating simultaneously. Furthermore, with minimal requirements placed on the sample and zero sample preparation, measurements can be made under previously impossible conditions, such as on serviceable engine parts. Previous application of this technique was limited to relatively thin coatings, where a one-dimensional heat transfer model is applied. In this paper, the influence of heat spreading on the measurement of thicker coatings is investigated with the development of a two-dimensional heat transfer model.

Bennett, Ted; Kakuda, Tyler [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5070 (United States); Kulkarni, Anand [Siemens Energy, Orlando, Florida 32826-2399 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Exciton front propagation in photoexcited GaAs quantum wells  

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We report on the study of spatiotemporal self-organization of carriers in photoexcited GaAs quantum wells. Propagating interfaces between electron-rich and hole-rich regions are seen as expanding and collapsing exciton rings in exciton emission patterns. The interfaces preserve their integrity during expansion, remaining as sharp as in the steady state, which indicates that the dynamics is controlled by carrier transport. The front propagation velocity is measured and compared to theoretical model. The measurements of expanding and collapsing exciton rings afford a contactless method for probing the electron and hole transport.

Sen Yang, L. V. Butov, L. S. Levitov, B. D. Simons, and A. C. Gossard

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

287

Pinpointing Chiral Structures with Front-Back Polarized Neutron Reflectometry  

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A new development in spin-polarized neutron reflectometry enables us to more fully characterize the nucleation and growth of buried domain walls in layered magnetic materials. We applied this technique to a thin-film exchange-spring magnet. After first measuring the reflectivity with the neutrons striking the front, we measure with the neutrons striking the back. Simultaneous fits are sensitive to the presence of spiral spin structures. The technique reveals previously unresolved features of field-dependent domain walls in exchange-spring systems and has sufficient generality to apply to a variety of magnetic systems.

K. V. O'Donovan; J. A. Borchers; C. F. Majkrzak; O. Hellwig; E. E. Fullerton

2002-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

288

New RPC front-end electronics for hades  

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Time-of-flight (TOF) detectors are mainly used for both particle identification and triggering. Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) detectors are becoming widely used because of their excellent TOF capabilities and reduced cost. The new ESTRELA* RPC wall, which is being installed in the HADES detector at Darmstadt GSI, will contain 1024 RPC modules, covering an active area of around 7 m2. It has excellent TOF and good charge resolutions. Its Front-End electronics is based on a 8-layer Mother-Board providing impedance matched paths for the output signals of each of the eight 4-channel Daughter-Boards to the TDC.

Gil, Alejandro; Cabanelas, P; Daz, J; Garzn, J A; Gonzlez-Daz, D; Knig, W; Lange, J S; Marn, J; Montes, N; Skott, P; Traxler, M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-to-wheel Energy Consumption and Pollutant Emissions Comparison between Electric and Non-electric Vehicles: a Modeling Approach  

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Although electric vehicles (EVs) gain more and more popularity these years, the issue on whether they are really more environmentally and ecologically sound than non-electric vehicles, e.g. gasoline and diesel fuel burned internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles has become a heat-debated one. This paper outlines an assessment model which intends to compare well-to-wheel energy consumption and pollutant emissions between \\{EVs\\} and non-electric ones, using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique based on the potential environmental and ecological impact. The modeling in this case predicted that from the perspective of total energy consumption and pollution, further improvements are still necessary for the feasibility and widespread use of EVs.

Z.J. Li; X.L. Chen; M. Ding

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The dynamics of combustion fronts in porous media  

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In this report, a method for solving this problem by treating the reaction region as a place of discontinuities in the appropriate variables, which include, for example, fluxes of heat and mass was proposed. Using a rigorous perturbation approach, similar to that used in the propagation of flames and smoldering combustion, appropriate jump conditions that relate the change in these variables across the front was derived. These conditions account for the kinetics of the reaction between the oxidant and the fuel, the changes in the morphology of the pore space and the heat and mass transfer in the reaction zone. The modeling of the problem reduces to the modeling of the dynamics of a combustion front, on the regions of either side of which transport of momentum (fluids), heat and mass, but not chemical reactions, must be considered. Properties of the two regions are coupled using the derived jump conditions. This methodology allows one to explicitly incorporate permeability heterogeneity effects in the process description, without the undue complexity of the coupled chemical reactions.

Akkutlu, I. Yucel; Yortsos, Yannis C.

2000-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Moving-boundary approximation for curved streamer ionization fronts: Numerical tests  

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Recently a moving boundary approximation for the minimal model for negative streamer ionization fronts was extended with effects due to front curvature; this was done through a systematic solvability analysis. A central prediction of this analysis is the existence of a nonvanishing electric field in the streamer interior, whose value is proportional to the front curvature. In this paper we compare this result and other predictions of the solvability analysis with numerical simulations of the minimal model.

Fabian Brau, Alejandro Luque, Benny Davidovitch, and Ute Ebert

2009-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automobile front panel Sample Search Results  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automobile front panel Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 FUTURES OF AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY AND...

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Infinite Nuclear Matter on the Light Front: A Modern Approach to Brueckner Theory  

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Understanding an important class of experiments requires that light-front dynamics and related light cone variables k^+ and k_perp be used. If one uses k^+ as a momentum variable, the corresponding canonical spatial variable is x^-=x^0-x^3 and the time variable is x^0+x^3. This is the light front (LF) approach of Dirac. A relativistic light front formulation of nuclear dynamics is developed and applied to treating infinite nuclear matter in a method which includes the corelations of pairs of nculeons. This is light front Brueckner theory.

G. A. Miller

1999-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

294

Failure Analysis of Cap Screws in a Diesel Engine Front Gear Train  

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Two failures of the front gear train cap screws of a diesel engine in a marine vessel are investigated. Fractured cap screws were...

E. W. Jones; R. S. Florea; D. K. Francis

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the effects of wildfire on stream processes in a Colorado front range watershed, USA  

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The impacts of a September 2010 wildfire on hydrologic and biogeochemical processes are being evaluated in a Colorado Front Range stream.

Sheila F. Murphy; Jeffrey H. Writer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Pion light-front wave function, parton distribution and the electromagnetic form factor  

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We derive a light-front wave function of the pion, which reproduces its valence parton distribution and a electromagnetic form factor consistent with data.

Thomas Gutsche; Valery E. Lyubovitskij; Ivan Schmidt; Alfredo Vega

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The speed of propagation of fronts for the reactiondiffusion ...  

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About a decade ago, in collaboration with M. Cristina Depassier we proved a variational characterization of the speed of propagation of fronts for rather general...

2007-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

298

Hydrogen Pathways: Cost, Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Seven Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios  

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Hydrogen Pathways: Cost, Hydrogen Pathways: Cost, Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Seven Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios Mark Ruth National Renewable Energy Laboratory Melissa Laffen and Thomas A. Timbario Alliance Technical Services, Inc. Technical Report NREL/TP-6A1-46612 September 2009 Technical Report Hydrogen Pathways: Cost, NREL/TP-6A1-46612 Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, September 2009 and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Seven Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios Mark Ruth National Renewable Energy Laboratory Melissa Laffen and Thomas A. Timbario Alliance Technical Services, Inc. Prepared under Task No. HS07.1002 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393

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Efficient time-optimal two-corner trajectory planning algorithm for differential-driven wheeled mobile robots with bounded motor control inputs  

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Abstract We propose an efficient time-optimal trajectory planning algorithm for differential-driven wheeled mobile robots with bounded motor control inputs in the environment with cranked road where two corners with arbitrary angles exist. Based on dynamics for differential-driven wheeled mobile robots including actuating motors as well as on the bangbang principle for time-optimality, we plan the time-optimal free path trajectory which unifies path planning and trajectory generation. Thus it improves total time significantly while handling obstacle avoidance. We divide our trajectory into three sections and then divide each section into an appropriate number of subsections to make five subsections in total. We introduce the concept of transition angle to solve the problem with formulating search loops efficiently. Numerical results are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

Yunjeong Kim; Byung Kook Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-to-Wheels analysis of landfill gas-based pathways and their addition to the GREET model.  

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Today, approximately 300 million standard cubic ft/day (mmscfd) of natural gas and 1600 MW of electricity are produced from the decomposition of organic waste at 519 U.S. landfills (EPA 2010a). Since landfill gas (LFG) is a renewable resource, this energy is considered renewable. When used as a vehicle fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) produced from LFG consumes up to 185,000 Btu of fossil fuel and generates from 1.5 to 18.4 kg of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions per million Btu of fuel on a 'well-to-wheel' (WTW) basis. This compares with approximately 1.1 million Btu and 78.2 kg of CO{sub 2}e per million Btu for CNG from fossil natural gas and 1.2 million Btu and 97.5 kg of CO{sub 2}e per million Btu for petroleum gasoline. Because of the additional energy required for liquefaction, LFG-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) requires more fossil fuel (222,000-227,000 Btu/million Btu WTW) and generates more GHG emissions (approximately 22 kg CO{sub 2}e /MM Btu WTW) if grid electricity is used for the liquefaction process. However, if some of the LFG is used to generate electricity for gas cleanup and liquefaction (or compression, in the case of CNG), vehicle fuel produced from LFG can have no fossil fuel input and only minimal GHG emissions (1.5-7.7 kg CO{sub 2}e /MM Btu) on a WTW basis. Thus, LFG-based natural gas can be one of the lowest GHG-emitting fuels for light- or heavy-duty vehicles. This report discusses the size and scope of biomethane resources from landfills and the pathways by which those resources can be turned into and utilized as vehicle fuel. It includes characterizations of the LFG stream and the processes used to convert low-Btu LFG into high-Btu renewable natural gas (RNG); documents the conversion efficiencies and losses of those processes, the choice of processes modeled in GREET, and other assumptions used to construct GREET pathways; and presents GREET results by pathway stage. GREET estimates of well-to-pump (WTP), pump-to-wheel (PTW), and WTW energy, fossil fuel, and GHG emissions for each LFG-based pathway are then summarized and compared with similar estimates for fossil natural gas and petroleum pathways.

Mintz, M.; Han, J.; Wang, M.; Saricks, C.; Energy Systems

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics (2002) 67, 419439 Modelling thermal front dynamics in microwave heating  

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an electric field is applied to materials with high resistivity, the dipole moments of the molecules alignIMA Journal of Applied Mathematics (2002) 67, 419­439 Modelling thermal front dynamics in microwave July 2000; revised on 6 December 2001] The formation and propagation of thermal fronts in a cylindrical

Xin, Jack

302

Conditional Simulation of a Gust-Front Wind Field Lijuan Wanga  

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Conditional Simulation of a Gust-Front Wind Field Lijuan Wanga , Ahsan Kareema a NatHaz Modeling the conditional simulation of gust-front wind velocities are presented to generate time series at locations effects on structures, the simulation of wind velocity conditional upon the availability of measured

Kareem, Ahsan

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Silicon Solar Cells with Front Hetero-contact and Aluminum Alloy Back Junction (Poster)  

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The objectives of this report are: (1) to apply industrial back Al process in efficient n-wafer cells with a-Si:H front surface passivation; and (2) to evaluate the surface recombination velocity (SRV) of the a-Si:H passivated front surface with different surface preparation procedures.

Yuan, H.-C.; Page, M. R.; Iwaniczko, E.; Xu, Y.; Roybal, L.; Wang, Q.; Branz, H. M.; Meier, D. L.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetry of Columbia River tidal plume fronts David A. Jay a,  

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or northern side and mark a transition from supercritical to subcritical flow for up to 12 h after high water plume water mass. This vorticitycontrols the transition of the tidal plume front to a subcritical state plume may overlie newly upwelled waters, these fronts can mix nutrients into the plume. Symmetry would

Hickey, Barbara

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CISC 327 -Fall 2014 ! Course Project Assignment #1 -Front End Requirements!  

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represent those requirements as a set of requirements tests. The basic idea is to analyze the requirements, and create a test case for each piece. We will study this more in class.! !Create and organize a complete set of requirements tests for the Front End of Quinterac, to test for every required behaviour (of the Front End only

Cordy, James R.

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode  

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode and experimentally verify the evolution of liquid water and nitrogen fronts along the length of the anode channel in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell operating with a dead-ended anode that is fed by dry hydrogen

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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Air-sea interaction at an oceanic front: Implications for frontogenesis and primary production  

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Air-sea interaction at an oceanic front: Implications for frontogenesis and primary production Dake a significant air-sea interaction at the shelf- break front in the East China Sea. An idealized ocean was identified in the model and its consequences were evaluated. We found that air-sea interaction, when combined

Chen, .Dake

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A Review of Cold Fronts with Prefrontal Troughs and Wind Shifts DAVID M. SCHULTZ  

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A Review of Cold Fronts with Prefrontal Troughs and Wind Shifts DAVID M. SCHULTZ Cooperative with a pressure trough and a distinct wind shift at the surface. Many cold fronts, however, do not conform to this model--time series at a single surface station may possess a pressure trough and wind shift in the warm

Schultz, David

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Traveling Fronts of Copper Deposition Stephanie Thouvenel-Romans, Konstantin Agladze, and Oliver Steinbock*  

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Traveling Fronts of Copper Deposition Stephanie Thouvenel-Romans, Konstantin Agladze, and Oliver for propagating fronts that mediate the electroless deposition of copper on passivated steel. Under ap- propriate is essentially independent from the copper(II) concentration in the electrolyte, which indicates

Steinbock, Oliver

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The Interruption of Alpine Foehn by a Cold Front. Part I: Observations  

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propagation speed wf 1 m/s Inclination of the frontal surface is wf /uf 1/7.5 8° Freitag (1990 in valleys Interaction with local winds (e.g., foehn) foehn cold front Cold front in complex terrain ? ? #12 in Inn and Wipp Valley Temperature slope profile Doppler wind lidar in Wipp Valley #12;6 of 13 Case study

Gohm, Alexander

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The Life Cycle of an Undular Bore and Its Interaction with a Shallow, Intense Cold Front  

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of the horizontal wind and a local minimum in surface pressure. Despite the conceptual appeal of the classical model of an undular bore and its associated wind shift, spawned by the passage of a shallow surface cold front over the wind shift and thermodynamic properties of the front was induced by the formation of a bore over south

Williams, Justin

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PHYSICS RESULTS OF THE NSLS-II LINAC FRONT END TEST STAND  

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The Linac Front End Test Stand (LFETS) was installed at the Source Development Laboratory (SDL) in the fall of 2011 in order to test the Linac Front End. The goal of these tests was to test the electron source against the specifications of the linac. In this report, we discuss the results of these measurements and the effect on linac performance.

Fliller R. P.; Gao, F.; Yang, X.; Rose, J.; Shaftan, T.; Piel, C

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Mineral paragenesis and textures associated with sandstone-hosted roll-front uranium deposits, NW China  

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, People's Republic of China c Northwest Institute of Uranium Geology, China National Nuclear CorporationMineral paragenesis and textures associated with sandstone-hosted roll-front uranium deposits, NW, Wuyiyi and Shihongtan sandstone-hosted roll-front uranium deposits, northwest China. The mineralization

Fayek, Mostafa

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Evidence of uranium biomineralization in sandstone-hosted roll-front uranium deposits, northwestern China  

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Evidence of uranium biomineralization in sandstone-hosted roll-front uranium deposits, northwestern Available online 25 January 2005 Abstract We show evidence that the primary uranium minerals, uraninite-front uranium deposits, Xinjiang, northwestern China were biogenically precipitated and psuedomorphically

Fayek, Mostafa

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COLD FRONTS AND GAS SLOSHING IN GALAXY CLUSTERS WITH ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTION  

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Cold fronts in cluster cool cores should be erased on short timescales by thermal conduction, unless protected by magnetic fields that are 'draped' parallel to the front surfaces, suppressing conduction perpendicular to the sloshing fronts. We present a series of MHD simulations of cold front formation in the core of a galaxy cluster with anisotropic thermal conduction, exploring a parameter space of conduction strengths parallel and perpendicular to the field lines. Including conduction has a strong effect on the temperature distribution of the core and the appearance of the cold fronts. Though magnetic field lines are draping parallel to the front surfaces, preventing conduction directly across them, the temperature jumps across the fronts are nevertheless reduced. The geometry of the field is such that the cold gas below the front surfaces can be connected to hotter regions outside via field lines along directions perpendicular to the plane of the sloshing motions and along sections of the front that are not perfectly draped. This results in the heating of this gas below the front on a timescale of a Gyr, but the sharpness of the density and temperature jumps may nevertheless be preserved. By modifying the gas density distribution below the front, conduction may indirectly aid in suppressing Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. If conduction along the field lines is unsuppressed, we find that the characteristic sharp jumps seen in Chandra observations of cold front clusters do not form. Therefore, the presence of cold fronts in hot clusters is in contradiction with our simulations with full Spitzer conduction. This suggests that the presence of cold fronts in hot clusters could be used to place upper limits on conduction in the bulk of the intracluster medium. Finally, the combination of sloshing and anisotropic thermal conduction can result in a larger flux of heat to the core than either process in isolation. While still not sufficient to prevent a cooling catastrophe in the very central (r {approx} 5 kpc) regions of the cool core (where something else is required, such as active galactic nucleus feedback), it reduces significantly the mass of gas that experiences a cooling catastrophe outside those small radii.

ZuHone, J. A.; Markevitch, M. [Astrophysics Science Division, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 662, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [Astrophysics Science Division, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 662, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Ruszkowski, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Lee, D. [The Flash Center for Computational Science, The University of Chicago, 5747 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [The Flash Center for Computational Science, The University of Chicago, 5747 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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GLLH EM Invisible Cloak With Novel Front Branching And Without Exceed Light Speed Violation  

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In this paper, we propose new Global and Local (GL) electromagnetic (EM) cloaks with distinctive class material a_{\\alpha \\beta}\\log ^\\alpha (b_{\\alpha \\beta}/h) h^\\beta (GLLH Cloak) without exceed light speed violation. The refractive index of the GLLH cloak material, $n(r)$, is large than one or equal to one. Our GLLH cloak is created by GL EM modeling and GL EM cloak inversion with searching class \\it a_{\\alpha \\beta}\\log ^\\alpha (b_{\\alpha \\beta}/h) h^\\beta. The GLLH cloaks in this paper have finite speed and have no exceed light speed? physical violations and have more advantages. The GLLH EM cloaks can be practicable by using normal materials and are available for all broad frequency band. The GL EM cloak inversion and electromagnetic integral equation for cloak are presented in this paper. The novel EM wave propagation and front branching in the GLLH cloak by GL EM modeling are presented in this paper. The EM wave front propagation in GLLH cloak is behind of the front in free space. At time steps $118 dt$, in the GLLH cloak, the wave front is curved as a crescent like and propagates slower than the light in free space. At the time step $119dt$, the EM wave inside of the GLLH cloak propagates slower than light speed, moreover, its two crescent front peaks intersect at a front branching point. At the front branching point, the front is split to two fronts. The novel front branching and crescent like wave propagation are displayed in the following figure 1, figure 2 and figures 5 -20 in this paper. All copyright and patent of the GLLH EM cloaks and GL modeling and inversion methods are reserved by authors in GL Geophysical Laboratory.

Ganquan Xie; Jianhua Li; Lee Xie; Feng Xie

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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SiGe receiver front ends and flip-chip integrated wideband antennas for millimeter-wave passive imaging  

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SiGe wideband 77-GHz and 94-GHz front end receivers with integrated antennas for passive imaging have been designed and characterized. These front end systems exhibit wideband performance with the highest gain and lowest ...

Powell, Johnna, 1980-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of plastic front side panels for green cars  

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Lightweight design with thermoplastics is a robust approach in order to reduce the CO2 emission and fuel consumption. This paper reviews the role of plastics in the green concept of automobile and develops the design process for replacing steel front side panels, so called steel car fender, with plastic ones. Conceptual design, material selection, and design strategy in terms of strength, moldability, and assembility were proposed. Injection molding optimization was carried out in order to ensure the quality of the plastic fender under a certain manufacturing conditions such as the applied molding machine and auxiliary equipment. Prototype manufacturing was also implemented to verify the manufacturability and the feasibility of the development process of a plastic car fender. The weight of the plastic car fender is 1.15kg, reducing 41% compared to the steel fender. Although the production cost of the plastic fender is just slightly cheaper than that of steel one due to the high cost of the special plastic, the benefits such as lightweight, recyclability, manufacturability and design flexibility are the potential and practical application of the thermoplastic to the green automotive industry for making exterior parts.

H.S. Park; X.P. Dang; A. Roderburg; B. Nau

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Front-end electronics and trigger systems - status and challenges  

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The past quarter century has brought about a revolution in front-end electronics for large-scale detector systems. Custom integrated circuits specifically tailored to the requirements of large detector systems have provided unprecedented performance and enabled systems that once were deemed impossible. The evolution of integrated circuit readouts in strip detectors is summarized, the present status described, and challenges posed by the sLHC and ILC are discussed. Performance requirements increase, but key considerations remain as in the past: power dissipation, material, and services. Smaller CMOS feature sizes will not provide the required electronic noise at lower power, but will improve digital power efficiency. Significant improvements appear to be practical in more efficient power distribution. Enhanced digital electronics have provided powerful trigger processors that greatly improve the trigger efficiency. In data readout systems they also improve data throughput, while reducing power requirements. Concurrently with new developments in high energy physics, detector systems for cosmology and astrophysics have made great strides. As an example, a large-scale readout for superconducting bolometer arrays is described.

Spieler, Helmuth G; Spieler, Helmuth G

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of slug front corrosion in multiphase flow conditions  

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Corrosion at the slug front at the bottom of a pipeline is identified as one of the worst cases of corrosion occurring in the pipeline which carries unprocessed multiphase production with a high level of CO{sub 2} gas. One objective of the study in recommending a subsea completion to shore was to determine if commercial corrosion inhibitors can control this type of corrosion using carbon steel pipeline. Thus, inhibitors which showed excellent performance in the lab using the Rotating Cylinder Electrode system (RCE) were further evaluated to confirm their performance in a flow loop simulating the test conditions predicted from the flow modeling for the proposed pipeline. The performance profile of two commercial inhibitors were determined in a 4 in. flow loop at 7O C, 100 psig CO{sub 2} partial pressure in corrosive brines with or without ethylene glycol and/or light hydrocarbon. Results showed that the carbon steel pipeline could be adequately protected at low temperature using a commercial corrosion inhibitor to meet the designed life of the pipeline. Ethylene glycol, which is used in the pipeline to prevent hydrate formation, reduces the corrosivity of the brine and gives no effect on inhibitor performance under the slug flow conditions. A good agreement in inhibitor performance was observed between the flow loop and the RCE testing. The uninhibited corrosion rate of the test brine in this study is in good agreement with the predicted value using deWaard and Williams correlation for CO{sub 2} corrosion.

Chen, H.J. [Chevron Petroleum Technology Co., La Habra, CA (United States); Jepson, W.P. [Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the coherent noise, electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic interference of the ATLAS EM calorimeter Front End Board  

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Characterization of the coherent noise, electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic interference of the ATLAS EM calorimeter Front End Board

Chase, B E; Lanni, F; Makowiecki, D S; Radeka, V; Rescia, S; Takai, H; Bn, J; Parsons, J; Sippach, W

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Front Holography, AdS/QCD, and Hadronic Phenomena  

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AdS/QCD, the correspondence between theories in a modified five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space and confining field theories in physical space-time, provides a remarkable semiclassical model for hadron physics. Light-front holography allows hadronic amplitudes in the AdS fifth dimension to be mapped to frame-independent light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in physical space-time, thus providing a relativistic description of hadrons at the amplitude level. We identify the AdS coordinate z with an invariant light-front coordinate {zeta} which separates the dynamics of quark and gluon binding from the kinematics of constituent spin and internal orbital angular momentum. The result is a single-variable light-front Schroedinger equation with a confining potential which determines the eigenspectrum and the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons for general spin and orbital angular momentum. The mapping of electromagnetic and gravitational form factors in AdS space to their corresponding expressions in light-front theory confirms this correspondence. Some novel features of QCD are discussed, including the consequences of confinement for quark and gluon condensates. The distinction between static structure functions, such as the probability distributions computed from the square of the light-front wavefunctions, versus dynamical structure functions which include the effects of rescattering, is emphasized. A new method for computing the hadronization of quark and gluon jets at the amplitude level, an event amplitude generator, is outlined.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Transition in the Structure of an Energetic Crystal during Chemical Reactions at Shock Front Prior to Detonation  

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Front Prior to Detonation Ken-ichi Nomura, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, and Priya Vashishta at shock fronts prior to detonation. Shock sensitivity measurements provide widely varying results that detonation is preceded by a transition from a diffuse shock front with well-ordered molecular dipoles behind

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Fisher waves and front roughening in a two-species invasion model with preemptive competition L. O'Malley,1,  

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Fisher waves and front roughening in a two-species invasion model with preemptive competition L. O. We also study roughening of the front, using the framework of nonequilibrium interface growth. Our analysis indicates that initially flat, linear invad- ing fronts exhibit Kardar-Parisi-Zhang KPZ roughening

Rácz, Zoltán

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Microscopic Examination of a Corrosion Front in Spent Nuclear Fuel  

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Spent uranium oxide nuclear fuel hosts a variety of trace chemical constituents, many of which must be sequestered from the biosphere during fuel storage and disposal. In this paper we present synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy and microscopy findings that illuminate the resultant local chemistry of neptunium and plutonium within spent uranium oxide nuclear fuel before and after corrosive alteration in an air-saturated aqueous environment. We find the plutonium and neptunium in unaltered spent fuel to have a +4 oxidation state and an environment consistent with solid-solution in the UO{sub 2} matrix. During corrosion in an air-saturated aqueous environment, the uranium matrix is converted to uranyl U(VI)O{sub 2}{sup 2+} mineral assemblage that is depleted in plutonium and neptunium relative to the parent fuel. At the corrosion front interface between intact fuel and the uranyl-mineral corrosion layer, we find evidence of a thin ({approx}20 micrometer) layer that is enriched in plutonium and neptunium within a predominantly U{sup 4+} environment. Available data for the standard reduction potentials for NpO{sup 2+}/Np{sup 4+} and UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}/U{sup 4+} couples indicate that Np(IV) may not be effectively oxidized to Np(V) at the corrosion potentials of uranium dioxide spent nuclear fuel in air-saturated aqueous solutions. Neptunium is an important radionuclide in dose contribution according to performance assessment models of the proposed U. S. repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A scientific understanding of how the UO{sub 2} matrix of spent nuclear fuel impacts the oxidative dissolution and reductive precipitation of neptunium is needed to predict its behavior at the fuel surface during aqueous corrosion. Neptunium would most likely be transported as aqueous Np(V) species, but for this to occur it must first be oxidized from the Np(IV) state found within the parent spent nuclear fuel [1]. In the immediate vicinity of the spent fuel's surface the redox and nucleation behavior is likely to promote/enhance nucleation of NpO{sub 2} and Np{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Alternatively, Np may be incorporated into uranyl (UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}) alteration phases [2]. In some cases, less-soluble elements such as plutonium will be enriched near the surface of the corroding fuel [3]. We have used focused synchrotron x-rays from the MRCAT beam line at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Lab to examine a specimen of spent nuclear fuel that had been subject to 10 years of corrosion testing in an environment of humid air and dripping groundwater at 90 C [4]. We find evidence of a region, approximately 20 microns in thickness, enriched in plutonium and neptunium at the corrosion front that exists between the uranyl silicate alteration mineral rind and the unaltered uranium oxide fuel (Figures 1 and 2). The uranyl silicate is itself found to be depleted in these transuranic elements relative to their abundance relative to uranium in the parent fuel. This suggests a low mobility of these components owing to a resistance to oxidize further in the presence of a UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}/U{sup 4+} couple [5].

J.A> Fortner; A.J. Kropf; R.J. Finch; J.C. Cunnane

2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-to-wheels analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.  

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are being developed for mass production by the automotive industry. PHEVs have been touted for their potential to reduce the US transportation sector's dependence on petroleum and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by (1) using off-peak excess electric generation capacity and (2) increasing vehicles energy efficiency. A well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis - which examines energy use and emissions from primary energy source through vehicle operation - can help researchers better understand the impact of the upstream mix of electricity generation technologies for PHEV recharging, as well as the powertrain technology and fuel sources for PHEVs. For the WTW analysis, Argonne National Laboratory researchers used the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model developed by Argonne to compare the WTW energy use and GHG emissions associated with various transportation technologies to those associated with PHEVs. Argonne researchers estimated the fuel economy and electricity use of PHEVs and alternative fuel/vehicle systems by using the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) model. They examined two PHEV designs: the power-split configuration and the series configuration. The first is a parallel hybrid configuration in which the engine and the electric motor are connected to a single mechanical transmission that incorporates a power-split device that allows for parallel power paths - mechanical and electrical - from the engine to the wheels, allowing the engine and the electric motor to share the power during acceleration. In the second configuration, the engine powers a generator, which charges a battery that is used by the electric motor to propel the vehicle; thus, the engine never directly powers the vehicle's transmission. The power-split configuration was adopted for PHEVs with a 10- and 20-mile electric range because they require frequent use of the engine for acceleration and to provide energy when the battery is depleted, while the series configuration was adopted for PHEVs with a 30- and 40-mile electric range because they rely mostly on electrical power for propulsion. Argonne researchers calculated the equivalent on-road (real-world) fuel economy on the basis of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency miles per gallon (mpg)-based formulas. The reduction in fuel economy attributable to the on-road adjustment formula was capped at 30% for advanced vehicle systems (e.g., PHEVs, fuel cell vehicles [FCVs], hybrid electric vehicles [HEVs], and battery-powered electric vehicles [BEVs]). Simulations for calendar year 2020 with model year 2015 mid-size vehicles were chosen for this analysis to address the implications of PHEVs within a reasonable timeframe after their likely introduction over the next few years. For the WTW analysis, Argonne assumed a PHEV market penetration of 10% by 2020 in order to examine the impact of significant PHEV loading on the utility power sector. Technological improvement with medium uncertainty for each vehicle was also assumed for the analysis. Argonne employed detailed dispatch models to simulate the electric power systems in four major regions of the US: the New England Independent System Operator, the New York Independent System Operator, the State of Illinois, and the Western Electric Coordinating Council. Argonne also evaluated the US average generation mix and renewable generation of electricity for PHEV and BEV recharging scenarios to show the effects of these generation mixes on PHEV WTW results. Argonne's GREET model was designed to examine the WTW energy use and GHG emissions for PHEVs and BEVs, as well as FCVs, regular HEVs, and conventional gasoline internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). WTW results are reported for charge-depleting (CD) operation of PHEVs under different recharging scenarios. The combined WTW results of CD and charge-sustaining (CS) PHEV operations (using the utility factor method) were also examined and reported. According to the utility factor method, the share of vehicle miles trav

Elgowainy, A.; Han, J.; Poch, L.; Wang, M.; Vyas, A.; Mahalik, M.; Rousseau, A.

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Front Vehicle Setup Information Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D  

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Chevrolet Volt- 20F Chevrolet Volt- 20F Test cell location Front Vehicle Setup Information Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D 3 )- Test Summary Sheet Vehicle architecture EREV Vehicle dynamometer Input Document date 8/7/2013 Advanced Powertrain Research Facility Test weight [lb] Target A [lb] 4000 28.66 Target B [lb/mph] Target C [lb/mph^2] -0.0132 0.0202 Revision Number 3 Notes: Test Fuel Information Fuel type EPA Tier II EEE Fuel density [g/ml] Fuel Net HV [BTU/lbm] 0.743 18490 T e s t I D [ # ] C y c l e C o l d s t a r t ( C S t ) H o t s t a r t [ H S t ] D a t e T e s t C e l l T e m p [ C ] T e s t C e l l R H [ % ] T e s t C e l l B a r o [ i n / H g ] V e h i c l e c o o l i n g f a n s p e e d : S p e e d M a t c h [ S M ] o r c o n s t a n t s p e e d [ C S ] S o l a r L a m p s [ W / m 2 ] V e i c l e C l i m a t e C o n t r o l s e t t i n g s H o o d P o s i t i o n [ U p ] o r [ C l o s e d ] W i n d o w P o s i t i o n [ C l o s e d ] o r [ D o w n ] C y c l e D i s t a n c e [ m i ] C y c l e F u

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SHOCKS AND THERMAL CONDUCTION FRONTS IN RETRACTING RECONNECTED FLUX TUBES  

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We present a model for plasma heating produced by time-dependent, spatially localized reconnection within a flare current sheet separating skewed magnetic fields. The reconnection creates flux tubes of new connectivity which subsequently retract at Alfvenic speeds from the reconnection site. Heating occurs in gas-dynamic shocks (GDSs) which develop inside these tubes. Here we present generalized thin flux tube equations for the dynamics of reconnected flux tubes, including pressure-driven parallel dynamics as well as temperature-dependent, anisotropic viscosity and thermal conductivity. The evolution of tubes embedded in a uniform, skewed magnetic field, following reconnection in a patch, is studied through numerical solutions of these equations, for solar coronal conditions. Even though viscosity and thermal conductivity are negligible in the quiet solar corona, the strong GDSs generated by compressing plasma inside reconnected flux tubes generate large velocity and temperature gradients along the tube, rendering the diffusive processes dominant. They determine the thickness of the shock that evolves up to a steady state value, although this condition may not be reached in the short times involved in a flare. For realistic solar coronal parameters, this steady state shock thickness might be as long as the entire flux tube. For strong shocks at low Prandtl numbers, typical of the solar corona, the GDS consists of an isothermal sub-shock where all the compression and cooling occur, preceded by a thermal front where the temperature increases and most of the heating occurs. We estimate the length of each of these sub-regions and the speed of their propagation.

Guidoni, S. E.; Longcope, D. W., E-mail: guidoni@physics.montana.ed [Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3840 (United States)

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of ninety degree elbow on the accuracy of a non-magnetic, insertion paddle wheel flowmeter  

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Monitoring energy use in commercial and institutional buildings often requires measurement of chilled and hot water. For retrofit applications, insertion flowmeters are an economical alternative to fixed flow meters such as orifices or venturi meters. The insertion flow meters can be hot tapped into the piping without having to shut down operations. A major problem encountered in retrofit applications of flow meters is finding a location in a pipe where there is at least 10 to 15 diameters of straight pipe. Piping in buildings is constrained by the layout and design of the building, there may only be short runs of straight pipe where flowmeters can be installed. The purpose of this study was to quantify the measurement error caused by installation of flow meter downstream of a 90 degree elbow. The flowmeter was an insertion type, nonmagnetic, paddle wheel flow meter. Meter locations from 2.1 to 9.8 diameters downstream of a 90 degree elbow were studied in a 0.1 in diameter pipe for flow velocities ranging from 0.3 to 3 m/s. At each location downstream of the elbow, the meter was also rotated in 45 increments (from 0 to 180{degree}) around the circumference of the pipe to evaluate choice of circumferential location on flow error. Output from the flowmeter was compared to results obtained with load cells on a 38 m{sup 3} tank that collected the flow pumped through the test section. Results were presented in terms of percent error relative to the load cells as a function of downstream location, circumferential rotation angle, and velocity. The largest errors occurred at 2.1 diameters downstream of the elbow and 180 degree rotation angle. Velocity of the water appeared to have little influence on the results for velocities ranging from 0.3 to 3 m/s. Uncertainty results for all major measurement points are also presented.

Parker, B.; O`Neal, D.L. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in  

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DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho May 20, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - As part of a broad effort to expand the use of nuclear power in the United States and reduce carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the Department's first conditional commitment for a front-end nuclear facility. The $2 billion loan guarantee will support AREVA's Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho, which will supply uranium enrichment services for the U.S. nuclear power industry. "Increasing uranium enrichment in the United States is critical to the nation's energy and national security," said Secretary Chu. "Existing

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On the Variability of Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts Inferred from 19922011 Altimetry  

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Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) fronts, defined as water mass boundaries, have been known to respond to large-scale atmospheric variabilities, especially the Southern Hemisphere annular mode (SAM) and El NioSouthern Oscillation (ENSO). ...

Yong Sun Kim; Alejandro H. Orsi

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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26-percent efficient point-junction concentrator solar cells with a front metal grid  

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This paper reports on silicon concentrator cells with point diffusions and metal contacts on both the front and back sides. The design minimizes reflection losses by forming an inverted pyramid topography on the front surface and by shaping the metal grid lines in the form of a triangular ridge. A short-circuit current density of 39.6 mA/cm{sup 2} has been achieved even though the front grid covers 16 percent of the cell's active area of 1.56 cm{sup 2}. This, together with an open-circuit voltage of 700 mV, has led to an efficiency of 22 percent at one sun, AM1.5 global spectrum. Under direct-spectrum, 8.8-W/cm{sup 2}, concentrated light, the efficiency is 26 percent. This is the highest ever reported for a silicon cell having a front metal grid.

Cuevas, A.; Sinton, R.A.; Midkiff, N.E.; Swanson, R.M. (Stanford Univ., CA (USA). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Curved Detonation Front and Critical Conditions for Detonation Initiations  

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The curved detonation front appears in a number of unsteady phenomena such as the diffraction of detonations, the initiation of detonation by a point energy source, by a ... propagating velocity D and the curvatu...

L. He

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of accelerated degradation in the front cells of PEMFC stacks and some mitigation strategies  

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The accelerated degradation in the front cells of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell(PEMFC) stack seriously reduces the reliability and ... to find out the mechanisms of the accelerated degradation in the f...

Pengcheng Li; Pucheng Pei; Yongling He

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aps beamline front Sample Search Results  

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Page 1 of 11 Policy& Procedure : 3.1.37 Summary: The beamline front end provides the UHV transition from the APS storage ring through the ratchet wall... to the portions of the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alice tpc front Sample Search Results  

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(ALICE) A.V.Khanzadeev, V.N.Nikulin, V.V.Poliakov, V.M.Samsonov Summary: in the Forward Muon Spectrometer. As mentioned above, the ALICE muon spectrometer consists of the front......

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Autonomous detection and anticipation of jam fronts from messages propagated by inter-vehicle communication  

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In this paper, a minimalist, completely distributed freeway traffic information system is introduced. It involves an autonomous, vehicle-based jam front detection, the information transmission via inter-vehicle communication, and the forecast of the spatial position of jam fronts by reconstructing the spatiotemporal traffic situation based on the transmitted information. The whole system is simulated with an integrated traffic simulator, that is based on a realistic microscopic traffic model for longitudinal movements and lane changes. The function of its communication module has been explicitly validated by comparing the simulation results with analytical calculations. By means of simulations, we show that the algorithms for a congestion-front recognition, message transmission, and processing predict reliably the existence and position of jam fronts for vehicle equipment rates as low as 3%. A reliable mode of operation already for small market penetrations is crucial for the successful introduction of inter-...

Sch"onhof, M; Kesting, A; Helbing, D; Sch\\"onhof, Martin; Treiber, Martin; Kesting, Arne; Helbing, Dirk

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - augmented hadronic light-front Sample Search...  

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Jagiellonski Collection: Physics 5 Vol. 32 (2001) ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B No 12 QCD PHENOMENOLOGY AND LIGHT-FRONT Summary: of a hadrons in terms of a set of frame-independent...

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DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in  

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DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho May 20, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - As part of a broad effort to expand the use of nuclear power in the United States and reduce carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the Department's first conditional commitment for a front-end nuclear facility. The $2 billion loan guarantee will support AREVA's Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho, which will supply uranium enrichment services for the U.S. nuclear power industry. "Increasing uranium enrichment in the United States is critical to the nation's energy and national security," said Secretary Chu. "Existing

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Non-Adiabatic Effects on Combustion Front Propagation in Porous Media: Multiplicity of Steady States  

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The sustained propagation of combustion fronts in porous media is a necessary condition for the success of an in situ combustion project for oil recovery. Compared to other recovery methods, in situ combustion involves the added complexity of exothermic reactions and temperature-dependent chemical kinetics. In the presence of heat losses, the possibility of ignition and extinction (quenching) exists. In this report, we address the properties of combustion fronts propagating at a constant velocity in the presence of heat losses.

Akkutlu, I. Yucel; Yortsos, Yanis C.

2002-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Self Energy Correction in Light Front QED And Coherent State Basis  

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We discuss the calculation of fermion self energy correction in Light Front QED using a coherent state basis. We show that if one uses coherent state basis instead of fock basis to calculate the transition matrix elements, the true infrared divergences in electron mass renormalization $\\delta m^2$ get canceled up to $O(e^4)$ in Light Front gauge. We have also verified this cancellation in Feynman gauge up to $O(e^2)$.

Jai D. More; Anuradha Misra

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Pathways: Updated Cost, Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Ten Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios  

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This report describes a life-cycle assessment conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of 10 hydrogen production, delivery, dispensing, and use pathways that were evaluated for cost, energy use, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This evaluation updates and expands on a previous assessment of seven pathways conducted in 2009. This study summarizes key results, parameters, and sensitivities to those parameters for the 10 hydrogen pathways, reporting on the levelized cost of hydrogen in 2007 U.S. dollars as well as life-cycle well-to-wheels energy use and GHG emissions associated with the pathways.

Ramsden, T.; Ruth, M.; Diakov, V.; Laffen, M.; Timbario, T. A.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Lateral Control of Heavy Duty Vehicles: Final Report  

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system tracks the desired front wheel steering angle ? 1 exactly, then the sliding variable asymptotically converges to a ball

Tai, Meihua; Tomizuka, Masayoshi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral Control of Heavy Vehicles for Automated Systems  

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system tracks the desired front wheel steering angle (? 1 ) exactly, then the sliding variable will asymptotically converg to a ball,

Hingwe, Pushkar; Wang, Jen-Yu; Tai, Meihua; Tomizuka, Masayoshi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AdS/QCD and Applications of Light-Front Holography  

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Light-Front Holography leads to a rigorous connection between hadronic amplitudes in a higher dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space and frame-independent light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in 3 + 1 physical space-time, thus providing a compelling physical interpretation of the AdS/CFT correspondence principle and AdS/QCD, a useful framework which describes the correspondence between theories in a modified AdS5 background and confining field theories in physical space-time. To a first semiclassical approximation, where quantum loops and quark masses are not included, this approach leads to a single-variable light-front Schroedinger equation which determines the eigenspectrum and the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons for general spin and orbital angular momentum. The coordinate z in AdS space is uniquely identified with a Lorentz-invariant coordinate {zeta} which measures the separation of the constituents within a hadron at equal light-front time. The internal structure of hadrons is explicitly introduced and the angular momentum of the constituents plays a key role. We give an overview of the light-front holographic approach to strongly coupled QCD. In particular, we study the photon-to-meson transition form factors (TFFs) F{sub M{gamma}}(Q{sup 2}) for {gamma}{gamma}* {yields} M using light-front holographic methods. The results for the TFFs for the {eta} and {eta}' mesons are also presented. Some novel features of QCD are discussed, including the consequences of confinement for quark and gluon condensates. A method for computing the hadronization of quark and gluon jets at the amplitude level is outlined.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins; Cao, Fu-Guang; /Massey U.; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.

2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution diffraction for residual stress determination in the NiCrMoV wheel of an axial compressor for a heavy-duty gas turbine  

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The wheel of an axial compressor for a heavy-duty gas turbine has been investigated for residual stresses (RS) evaluation of the teeth-section where SANS measurements have previously been performed. Such a component can contain internal RS, either due to the manufacturing process, or to the operating cycles fatigue. The constitutive material is a NiCrMoV steel to ASTM A 471 (type 2) norms (equivalent to B50A420B10); this material is usually adopted in the manufacturing of forged components for gas turbines. Internal radial and hoop RS have been determined, whose values are under the limit of 200kPa. Hoop RS, in general, resulted in higher value than the radial ones. The present experiment represents a particularly important step in the RS determination for gas turbine components, since the measurements reveal that the fatigue of the wheel is also a lifetime limiting factor although, in the same technological field, the available data in the actual neutron techniques literature mainly concern turbine buckets.

M Rogante; G Trk; G.F Ceschini; L Tognarelli; I Fzesy; L Rosta

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinventing the Wheel  

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Broadcast Transcript: You heard it here before though maybe not first: China invented everything. From gunpowder to the wheelbarrow to paper and ink, it was made in China first. Which puts the Chinese in a bind. I mean, ...

Hacker, Randi

2009-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Four wheels good?  

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... Thinking along similar lines, the Californian company Aptera recently launched a two-seater electric car (pictured) that it claims has the most energy-efficient and lowest-drag shape that ...

Duncan Graham-Rowe

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wheel Turns  

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in the street. IIJim, corne herso I wBnt to telk to yoU.'I Kirk cems over and knelt 8t Spock's feet, resting hL.;) erms on th(:) Vul can IS knee-3 9 end looking up anxiously into his feee. "What is it, Spack? Have I done something '"rang?" "Of course not...

Piacentini, Valerie

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for characterizing the temporo-spatial properties of a dynamic fluid front and method thereof  

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Methods and apparatus are described for characterizing the temporal-spatial properties of a dynamic fluid front within a mold space while the mold space is being filled with fluid. A method includes providing a mold defining a mold space and having one or more openings into the mold space; heating a plurality of temperature sensors that extend into the mold space; injecting a fluid into the mold space through the openings, the fluid experiencing a dynamic fluid front while filling the mold space with the fluid; and characterizing temporal-spatial properties of the dynamic fluid front by monitoring a temperature of each of the plurality of heated temperature sensors while the mold space is being filled with the fluid. An apparatus includes a mold defining a mold space; one or more openings for introducing a fluid into the mold space and filling the mold space with the fluid, the fluid experiencing a dynamic fluid front while filling the mold space; a plurality of heated temperature sensors extending into the mold space; and a computer coupled to the plurality of heated temperature sensors for characterizing the temporal-spatial properties of the dynamic fluid front.

Battiste, Richard L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2007-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Upper and lower limits on the Crab pulsar's astrophysical parameters set from gravitational wave observations by LIGO: braking index and energy considerations  

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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) has recently reached the end of its fifth science run (S5), having collected more than a year worth of data. Analysis of the data is still ongoing but a positive detection of gravitational waves, while possible, is not realistically expected for most likely sources. This is particularly true for what concerns gravitational waves from known pulsars. In fact, even under the most optimistic (and not very realistic) assumption that all the pulsar's observed spin-down is due to gravitational waves, the gravitational wave strain at earth from all the known isolated pulsars (with the only notable exception of the Crab pulsar) would not be strong enough to be detectable by existing detectors. By August 2006, LIGO had produced enough data for a coherent integration capable to extract signal from noise that was weaker than the one expected from the Crab pulsar's spin-down limit. No signal was detected, but beating the spin-down limit is a considerable achievement for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). It is customary to translate the upper limit on strain from a pulsar into a more astrophysically significant upper limit on ellipticity. Once the spin-down limit has been beaten, it is possible to release the constraint that all the spin-down is due to gravitational wave emission. A more complete model with diverse braking mechanisms can be used to set limits on several astrophysical parameters of the pulsar. This paper shows possible values of such parameters for the Crab pulsar given the current limit on gravitational waves from this neutron star.

Giovanni Santostasi

2008-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Measures of the Environmental Footprint of the Front End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle  

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Previous estimates of environmental impacts associated with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle have focused primarily on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Results have varied widely. Section 2 of this report provides a summary of historical estimates. This study revises existing empirical correlations and their underlying assumptions to fit to a more complete set of existing data. This study also addresses land transformation, water withdrawals, and occupational and public health impacts associated with the processes of the front end of the once-through nuclear fuel cycle. These processes include uranium mining, milling, refining, conversion, enrichment, and fuel fabrication. Metrics are developed to allow environmental impacts to be summed across the full set of front end processes, including transportation and disposition of the resulting depleted uranium.

Brett Carlsen; Emily Tavrides; Erich Schneider

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-front heavy-quark effective theory and heavy-meson bound states  

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The heavy-quark effective theory is developed on the light front. Based on this effective theory, a light-front heavy-meson bound state with definite spin and parity is constructed. Within the effective theory, the Isgur-Wise function is derived in terms of the asymptotic light-front bound state amplitudes in the limit mQ??; the result is a general expression for arbitrary recoil velocities. With the asymptotic form of the BSW amplitudes, the Isgur-Wise function is given by ?(v?v?)=1/v?v?. The slope at the zero-recoil point is ?2=-??(1)=1, in excellent agreement with the recent CLEO result of ?2=1.010.150.09.

Chi-Yee Cheung; Wei-Min Zhang; Guey-Lin Lin

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonative Propagation and Accelerative Expansion of the Crab Nebula Shock Front  

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The accelerative expansion of the Crab Nebulas outer envelope is a mystery in dynamics, as a conventional expanding blast wave decelerates when bumping into the surrounding interstellar medium. Here we show that the strong relativistic pulsar wind bumping into its surrounding nebula induces energy-generating processes and initiates a detonation wave that propagates outward to form the current outer edge, namely, the shock front, of the nebula. The resulting detonation wave, with a reactive downstream, then provides the needed power to maintain propagation of the shock front. Furthermore, relaxation of the curvature-induced reduction of the propagation velocity from the initial state of formation to the asymptotic, planar state of Chapman-Jouguet propagation explains the observed accelerative expansion. Potential richness in incorporating reactive fronts in the description of various astronomical phenomena is expected.

Yang Gao and Chung K. Law

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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AdS/QCD and Light Front Holography: A New Approximation to QCD  

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The combination of Anti-de Sitter space (AdS) methods with light-front holography leads to a semi-classical first approximation to the spectrum and wavefunctions of meson and baryon light-quark bound states. Starting from the bound-state Hamiltonian equation of motion in QCD, we derive relativistic light-front wave equations in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the quark and gluonic constituents within the hadron at equal light-front time. These equations of motion in physical space-time are equivalent to the equations of motion which describe the propagation of spin-J modes in anti-de Sitter (AdS) space. Its eigenvalues give the hadronic spectrum, and its eigenmodes represent the probability distribution of the hadronic constituents at a given scale. Applications to the light meson and baryon spectra are presented. The predicted meson spectrum has a string-theory Regge form M{sup 2} = 4{kappa}{sup 2}(n+L+S/2); i.e., the square of the eigenmass is linear in both L and n, where n counts the number of nodes of the wavefunction in the radial variable {zeta}. The space-like pion form factor is also well reproduced. One thus obtains a remarkable connection between the description of hadronic modes in AdS space and the Hamiltonian formulation of QCD in physical space-time quantized on the light-front at fixed light-front time {tau}. The model can be systematically improved by using its complete orthonormal solutions to diagonalize the full QCD light-front Hamiltonian or by applying the Lippmann-Schwinger method in order to systematically include the QCD interaction terms.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; de Teramond, Guy

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Well-to-wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.  

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory expanded the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model and incorporated the fuel economy and electricity use of alternative fuel/vehicle systems simulated by the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) to conduct a well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The WTW results were separately calculated for the blended charge-depleting (CD) and charge-sustaining (CS) modes of PHEV operation and then combined by using a weighting factor that represented the CD vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) share. As indicated by PSAT simulations of the CD operation, grid electricity accounted for a share of the vehicle's total energy use, ranging from 6% for a PHEV 10 to 24% for a PHEV 40, based on CD VMT shares of 23% and 63%, respectively. In addition to the PHEV's fuel economy and type of on-board fuel, the marginal electricity generation mix used to charge the vehicle impacted the WTW results, especially GHG emissions. Three North American Electric Reliability Corporation regions (4, 6, and 13) were selected for this analysis, because they encompassed large metropolitan areas (Illinois, New York, and California, respectively) and provided a significant variation of marginal generation mixes. The WTW results were also reported for the U.S. generation mix and renewable electricity to examine cases of average and clean mixes, respectively. For an all-electric range (AER) between 10 mi and 40 mi, PHEVs that employed petroleum fuels (gasoline and diesel), a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline (E85), and hydrogen were shown to offer a 40-60%, 70-90%, and more than 90% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 30-60%, 40-80%, and 10-100% reduction in GHG emissions, respectively, relative to an internal combustion engine vehicle that used gasoline. The spread of WTW GHG emissions among the different fuel production technologies and grid generation mixes was wider than the spread of petroleum energy use, mainly due to the diverse fuel production technologies and feedstock sources for the fuels considered in this analysis. The PHEVs offered reductions in petroleum energy use as compared with regular hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). More petroleum energy savings were realized as the AER increased, except when the marginal grid mix was dominated by oil-fired power generation. Similarly, more GHG emissions reductions were realized at higher AERs, except when the marginal grid generation mix was dominated by oil or coal. Electricity from renewable sources realized the largest reductions in petroleum energy use and GHG emissions for all PHEVs as the AER increased. The PHEVs that employ biomass-based fuels (e.g., biomass-E85 and -hydrogen) may not realize GHG emissions benefits over regular HEVs if the marginal generation mix is dominated by fossil sources. Uncertainties are associated with the adopted PHEV fuel consumption and marginal generation mix simulation results, which impact the WTW results and require further research. More disaggregate marginal generation data within control areas (where the actual dispatching occurs) and an improved dispatch modeling are needed to accurately assess the impact of PHEV electrification. The market penetration of the PHEVs, their total electric load, and their role as complements rather than replacements of regular HEVs are also uncertain. The effects of the number of daily charges, the time of charging, and the charging capacity have not been evaluated in this study. A more robust analysis of the VMT share of the CD operation is also needed.

Elgowainy, A.; Burnham, A.; Wang, M.; Molburg, J.; Rousseau, A.; Energy Systems

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Non-Maxwellian Distribution in a Shock Front and the Anomaly of the Chromospheric Temperature  

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An estimate is made of the departure from the Maxwellian distribution of the particle velocities in a shock front, as a function of the shock strength. Expressions are derived for the absorption and emission coefficients (for electronic free-free transitions in a completely ionized gas) in a shock front of given strength. The results obtained are applied to resolve the apparent conflict between the two electronic temperatures of the chromosphere, as indicated by optical (30 000K from emission line widths) and radio (10 000K from centimetric radiation intensity) observations of the sun.

Hari K. Sen

1953-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient nature of salt movement with wetting front in an unsaturated soil  

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TRANSIENT NATURE OF SALT MOVEMENT WITH WETTING FRONT IN AN UNSATURATED SOIL A Thesis bY VISHWAS VINAYAK SOMAN 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 1992 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering TRANSIENT NATURE OF SALT MOVEMENT WITH WETTING FRONT IN AN UNSATURATED SOIL A Thesis VISHWAS VINAYAK SOMAN Approved as to style and content by: Marshall J. McFarland (Chair...

Soman, Vishwas Vinayak

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost of Ownership and Well-to-Wheels Carbon Emissions/Oil Use of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated their analysis of the well-to-wheels (WTW) greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, petroleum use, and the cost of ownership (excluding insurance, maintenance, and miscellaneous fees) of vehicle technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce GHG emissions and petroleum consumption. The analyses focused on advanced light-duty vehicle (LDV) technologies such as plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles. Besides gasoline and diesel, alternative fuels considered include natural gas, advanced biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen. The Argonne Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) and Autonomie models were used along with the Argonne and NREL H2A models.

Elgowainy, Mr. Amgad [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Rousseau, Mr. Aymeric [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Wang, Mr. Michael [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ruth, Mr. Mark [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Andress, Mr. David [David Andress & Associates, Inc.; Ward, Jacob [U.S. Department of Energy; Joseck, Fred [U.S. Department of Energy; Nguyen, Tien [U.S. Department of Energy; Das, Sujit [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Solar Cells with Front Hetero-Contact and Aluminum Alloy Back Junction: Preprint  

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We prototype an alternative n-type monocrystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell structure that utilizes an n/i-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) front hetero-contact and a back p-n junction formed by alloying aluminum (Al) with the n-type Si wafer.

Yuan, H.-C.; Page, M. R.; Iwaniczko, E.; Xu, Y.; Roybal, L.; Wang, Q.; Branz, H. M.; Meier, D. L.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium relaxation tests, exploring subcritical to critical regimes. Transparency of the material (PMMA) allows kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as sub-critical crack growth or sub- critical regime

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Asymmetry of Tidal Plume Fronts in an Eastern Boundary Current Regime  

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water mass. This vorticity controls the transition of the tidal plume 2 #12;front to a subcritical state bulge, which in turn is embedded in far-field plume and coastal waters. Because of the mixing caused on its upwind or northern side) and marks a transition from supercritical to subcritical flow for 6

Jay, David

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FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION PHONE (208) 239-4550 (Front Desk)  

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FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION PHONE (208) 239-4550 (Front Desk) or (208) 239-4551 FAX (208) 478 documents from the Shoshone Bannock Tribes point by point response (1 through 9)to ISRP review comments projects. Specific Points Technical Justification, Program Significance and consistency, and Project

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report 2013 Front cover image: Greenough River Solar Farm, Western Australia.  

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. From jobs and investment in regional areas to solar panels, solar hot water and high efficiencyClean energy australia report 2013 #12;Front cover image: Greenough River Solar Farm, Western Australia. Courtesy of First Solar. #12;table of Contents 01 introduCtion 05 exeCutive summary 07 snapshot

Green, Donna

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Geodesic Remeshing Using Front Propagation Gabriel Peyre (peyre@cmapx.polytechnique.fr)  

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Geodesic Remeshing Using Front Propagation Gabriel Peyr´e (peyre@cmapx.polytechnique.fr) CMAP modeling and processing that uses only fast geodesic computations. The basic building block, an intrinsic algo- rithm for computing geodesic centroidal tessellations, and a fast and robust method

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hierarchical Modelling of Automotive Sensor Front-Ends For Structural Diagnosis of Aging Faults  

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shown [2] that 41% of failures in automotive electronics could not be identified by functional diagnosisHierarchical Modelling of Automotive Sensor Front-Ends For Structural Diagnosis of Aging Faults h.g.kerkhoff@utwente.nl Abstract: The semiconductor industry for automotive applications is growing

Wieringa, Roel

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Post-fire Erosion in the Colorado Front Range Lee H. MacDonald  

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Post-fire Erosion in the Colorado Front Range Lee H. MacDonald Department of Forest, Rangland and Watershed Stewardship Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 Over the past few years there has been a large increase in the number of acres burned by wildfires in the western U.S. In addition

MacDonald, Lee

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Linking drainage front morphology with gaseous diffusion in unsaturated porous media: A lattice Boltzmann study  

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porous media is analyzed using the lattice Boltzmann method LBM . Flow regimes for immiscible in a physical experiment such as a micromodel. In this study, we use the lattice Boltzmann method LBMLinking drainage front morphology with gaseous diffusion in unsaturated porous media: A lattice

Shor, Leslie McCabe

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Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front  

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Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front J. M Boltzmann model to simulating non-linear propagative acoustic waves is considered. The lattice Boltzmann propagation at highReynolds numberis considered. These results suggest that the lattice Boltzmann model

Boyer, Edmond

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension  

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension Vinh with surface tension. ? 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Interfaces separating regions tension. In this case, the interface separates two different fluids and the effect of surface tension re

Peraire, Jaime

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A front-tracking algorithm for accurate representation of surface tension  

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A front-tracking algorithm for accurate representation of surface tension Stephane Popinet particularly, we focus our attention on obtaining an accurate description of the surface-tension terms and the associated pressure jump. We consider the stationary Laplace solution for a bub- ble with surface tension

Frey, Pascal

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Toto the Robot Figure 1. Toto, front view. Figure 2. Toto, rear view.  

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Toto the Robot Figure 1. Toto, front view. Figure 2. Toto, rear view. Toto the Robot was created so in the back to allow the tape- recorder to be held inside, and the figure was spray-painted. With his metallic a robot, helps account for his lack of verbal charm. Second, some younger children may recognize in Toto

Indiana University

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CSCI 3060U/ENGR 3980U -Winter 2013 Course Project Assignment #1 -Front End Requirements  

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and in true XP fashion represent those requirements as a set of requirements tests. Create and organize a complete set of requirements tests for the Front End of the Ticket Selling Service, to test for every required behaviour. Do not write any programs yet. Each test should be a complete test session input stream

Bradbury, Jeremy S.

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OPTIMIZING MUON CAPTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY/MUON COLLIDER FRONT END  

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OPTIMIZING MUON CAPTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY/MUON COLLIDER FRONT END Hisham K In the current baseline scheme of the Neutrino Fac- tory/Muon Collider a muon beam from pion decay is pro- duced of the field along the beam, were varied to maximize the number of muons delivered to the Cooling Channel

McDonald, Kirk

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Fronts in the Southwestern Gulf of Maine5 Nicholas W. Woods1,2  

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Autonomous Systems Laboratory,12 Physical Oceanography Department13 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution14 15, and autonomous underwater glider observations. Density fronts are found throughout47 the southwestern GOM during inversely upon the time-integrated regional wind stress magnitude and49 the rate of river discharge

Fratantoni, David

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ICE Professionals Limited Email: dean@theicebase.com Ph: (09) 557 1450 Front End Developer  

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ICE Professionals Limited Email: dean@theicebase.com Ph: (09) 557 1450 Front End Developer, this is the job for you. Responsibilities: Producing high quality HTML/CSS and JavaScript solutions. Providing to produce dynamic pages If you are interested in this role, send your CV and academic transcript to Dean

Sun, Jing

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CIAO-HELLO information Centre Helpdesk, front office, person-to-person interaction  

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CIAO-HELLO information Centre Helpdesk, front office, person-to-person interaction and welcome to foreign students 5th Erasmus Staff Mobility Week 2014 Rome 23rd - 27th, June 2014 #12;CIAO-HELLO of student experience exchanges A rise in the international scenario at Sapienza Pagina 224/06/2014CIAO-HELLO

Di Pillo, Gianni

378

The Influence of Canyon Winds on Flow Fields near Colorado's Front Range  

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A network of sodars was operated in the late summer and fall of 1993 to monitor the occurrence of nocturnal winds from a canyon in Colorado's Front Range near the Rocky Flats Plant and to determine the influence of those winds on the flow fields ...

J. C. Doran

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Energy Spectrum of Fronts: Time Evolution of Shocks in Burgers Equation  

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Andrews and Hoskins used semigeostrophic theory to argue that the energy spectrum of a front should decay like the ?8/3 power of the wavenumber. They note, however, that their inviscid analysis is restricted to the very moment of breaking; that ...

John P. Boyd

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Export of Asian pollution during two cold front episodes of the TRACE-P experiment  

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of the Asian outflow by fragmenting the pollution plume. INDEX TERMS: 0365 Atmospheric Composition and Atmospheric Dynamics: Mesoscale meteorology; KEYWORDS: warm conveyor belt, TRACE-P, pollution Citation: MariExport of Asian pollution during two cold front episodes of the TRACE-P experiment C. Mari

Palmer, Paul

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RESEARCH ARTICLES Genetic Assessment of a White-Collared Red-Fronted  

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RESEARCH ARTICLES Genetic Assessment of a White-Collared ? Red-Fronted Lemur Hybrid Zone examined a purported lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus ? E. albocollaris) hybrid zone at Andringitra, Madagascar. albocollaris (n = 16), E.f. rufus (n = 14), E. collaris (n = 9), and purported hybrids from Andringitra (n = 21

DeSalle, Rob

382

Anisotropy in growth-front roughening Y.-P. Zhao, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu  

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Anisotropy in growth-front roughening Y.-P. Zhao, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu Department of Physics physical processes, evaporation/condensation and surface diffusion, to describe the roughening consider the effect of growth-front roughening due to the anisotropy in surface diffusion barrier Schwoebel

Wang, Gwo-Ching

383

Dynamics and ecological consequences of avian influenza virus infection in greater white-fronted geese in their winter staging areas  

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...indicates the centre of a 5 km distance class. Grey bar, AI negative; black bar...of avian influenza virus infection in greater white-fronted geese in their winter...we link capture-resighting data of greater white-fronted geese Anser albifrons...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

On relation between rest frame and light-front descriptions of quarkonium  

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In this paper we study the relation between the light-front (infinite momentum) and rest-frame descriptions of quarkonia. While the former is more convenient for high-energy production, the latter is usually used for the evaluation of charmonium properties. In particular, we discuss the dynamics of a relativistically moving system with nonrelativistic internal motion and give relations between rest frame and light-front potentials used for the description of quarkonium states. We consider two approximations, first the small coupling regime, and next the nonperturbative small binding energy approximation. In both cases we get consistent results. Our results could be relevant for the description of final state interactions in a wide class of processes, including quarkonium production on nuclei and plasma. Moreover, they can be extended to the description of final state interactions in the production of weakly bound systems, such as for example the deuteron.

Kopeliovich, B Z; Schmidt, Ivan; Siddikov, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Wave fronts, pulses and wave trains in photoexcited superlattices behaving as excitable or oscillatory media  

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Undoped and strongly photoexcited semiconductor superlattices with field-dependent recombination behave as excitable or oscillatory media with spatially discrete nonlinear convection and diffusion. Infinitely long, dc-current-biased superlattices behaving as excitable media exhibit wave fronts with increasing or decreasing profiles, whose velocities can be calculated by means of asymptotic methods. These superlattices can also support pulses of the electric field. Pulses moving downstream with the flux of electrons can be constructed from their component wave fronts, whereas pulses advancing upstream do so slowly and experience saltatory motion: they change slowly in long intervals of time separated by fast transitions during which the pulses jump to the previous superlattice period. Photoexcited superlattices can also behave as oscillatory media and exhibit wave trains.

J. I. Arana; L. L. Bonilla; H. T. Grahn

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

386

Engineering Spectral Control Using Front Surface Filters for Maximum TPV Energy Conversion System Performance  

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Energy conversion efficiencies of better than 23% have been demonstrated for small scale tests of a few thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells using front surface, tandem filters [1, 2]. The engineering challenge is to build this level of efficiency into arrays of cells that provide useful levels of energy. Variations in cell and filter performance will degrade TPV array performance. Repeated fabrication runs of several filters each provide an initial quantification of the fabrication variation for front surface, tandem filters for TPV spectral control. For three performance statistics, within-run variation was measured to be 0.7-1.4 percent, and run-to-run variation was measured to be 0.5-3.2 percent. Fabrication runs using a mask have been shown to reduce variation across interference filters from as high as 8-10 percent to less than 1.5 percent. Finally, several system design and assembly approaches are described to further reduce variation.

T Rahmlow, Jr; J Lazo-Wasem, E Gratrix; J Azarkevich; E Brown; D DePoy; D Eno; P Fourspring; J Parrington; R Mahorter; B Wernsman

2004-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

387

Engineering Spectral Control Using Front Surface Filters for Maximum TPV Energy Conversion System Performance  

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Energy conversion efficiencies of better than 23% have been demonstrated for small scale tests of a few thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells using front surface, tandem filters [1,2]. The engineering challenge is to build this level of efficiency into arrays of cells that provide useful levels of energy. Variations in cell and filter performance will degrade TPV array performance. Repeated fabrication runs of several filters each provide an initial quantification of the fabrication variation for front surface, tandem filters for TPV spectral control. For three performance statistics, within-run variation was measured to be 0.7-1.4 percent, and run-to-run variation was measured to be 0.5-3.2 percent. Fabrication runs using a mask have been shown to reduce variation across interference filters from as high 8-10 percent to less than 1.5 percent. Finally, several system design and assembly approaches are described to further reduce variation.

TD Rahmlaw, Jr; JE Lazo-Wasem; EJ Gratrix; JJ Azarkevich; EJ Brown; DM DePoy; DR Eno; PM Fourspring; JR Parrington; RG Mahorter; B Wernsman

2004-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

388

On relation between rest frame and light-front descriptions of quarkonium  

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In this paper we study the relation between the light-front (infinite momentum) and rest-frame descriptions of quarkonia. While the former is more convenient for high-energy production, the latter is usually used for the evaluation of charmonium properties. In particular, we discuss the dynamics of a relativistically moving system with nonrelativistic internal motion and give relations between rest frame and light-front potentials used for the description of quarkonium states. We consider two approximations, first the small coupling regime, and next the nonperturbative small binding energy approximation. In both cases we get consistent results. Our results could be relevant for the description of final state interactions in a wide class of processes, including quarkonium production on nuclei and plasma. Moreover, they can be extended to the description of final state interactions in the production of weakly bound systems, such as for example the deuteron.

B. Z. Kopeliovich; E. Levin; Ivan Schmidt; M. Siddikov

2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

389

RESEARCH ARTICLE Controlling speed and direction during interception  

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. Turning rate was controlled using a steering wheel and speed was controlled using a foot pedal (Wann and Land 2000), braking (Lee 1976; Yilmaz and Warren 1995), and fly ball catching (Chapman 1968

390

Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front  

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Method and apparatus for generating radiation of high power, variable duration and broad tunability over several orders of magnitude from a laser-ionized gas-filled capacitor array. The method and apparatus convert a DC electric field pattern into a coherent electromagnetic wave train when a relativistic ionization front passes between the capacitor plates. The frequency and duration of the radiation is controlled by the gas pressure and capacitor spacing.

Dawson, John M. (Pacific Palisades, CA); Mori, Warren B. (Hermosa Beach, CA); Lai, Chih-Hsiang (So. Pasadena, CA); Katsouleas, Thomas C. (Malibu, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front  

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Method and apparatus ar disclosed for generating radiation of high power, variable duration and broad tunability over several orders of magnitude from a laser-ionized gas-filled capacitor array. The method and apparatus convert a DC electric field pattern into a coherent electromagnetic wave train when a relativistic ionization front passes between the capacitor plates. The frequency and duration of the radiation is controlled by the gas pressure and capacitor spacing. 4 figs.

Dawson, J.M.; Mori, W.B.; Lai, C.H.; Katsouleas, T.C.

1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

392

Clustering, fronts, and heat transfer in turbulent suspensions of heavy particles  

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Heavy inertial particles transported by a turbulent flow are shown to concentrate in the regions where an advected passive scalar, such as temperature, displays very strong front-like discontinuities. This novel effect is responsible for extremely high levels of fluctuations for the passive field sampled by the particles that impacts the heat fluxes exchanged between the particles and the surrounding fluid. Instantaneous and averaged heat fluxes are shown to follow strongly intermittent statistics and anomalous scaling laws.

Bec, Jeremie; Krstulovic, Giorgio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Beamline Front-End for Minipole Undulator at the Photon Factory Storage Ring  

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The straight-section upgrade project of the Photon Factory created four new short straight sections capable of housing in-vacuum minipole undulators. The first to third minipole undulators SGU no. 17, SGU no. 03 and SGU no. 01 were installed at the 2.5-GeV Photon Factory storage ring in 2005, 2006 and 2009, respectively. The beamline front ends for SGU0 no. 3 and SGU0 no. 1 are described in this paper.

Miyauchi, Hiroshi; Tahara, Toshihiro; Asaoka, Seiji [Photon Factory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK Oho, Tsukuba, Ibakaki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

394

AdS/CFT and Light-Front Holography: A Theory of Strong Interactions  

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Recent developments in the theory of strong interactions are discussed in the framework of the AdS/CFT duality between string theories of gravity in a higher dimension Anti-de Sitter space and conformal quantum field theories in physical space-time. This novel theoretical approach, combined with 'light-front holography', leads to new insights into the quark and gluon structure of hadrons and a viable first approximation to quantum chromodynamics, the fundamental theory of the strong and nuclear interactions.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC; Teramond, Guy F.de; /Costa Rica U.

2009-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

395

Away from the Range Front: Intra-Basin Geothermal Exploration Geothermal  

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Away from the Range Front: Intra-Basin Geothermal Exploration Geothermal Away from the Range Front: Intra-Basin Geothermal Exploration Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Away from the Range Front: Intra-Basin Geothermal Exploration Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies Project Description The project applies the known relationship between fault permeability and the mechanics of rocks under stress to reduce risks in exploration well targeting. Although the concept has been applied before, the project would innovate by dramatically increasing the detail and types of information on the mechanical state of the target area using a variety of low-cost measurements in advance of deep drilling. In addition to the mechanical data, holes into the shallow warm aquifer related to the thermal anomaly will allow analysis of chemical indicators of upflow as a more direct measure of the location of fault permeability.

396

Distribution of the molecular absorption in front of the quasar B0218+357  

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The line of sight to the quasar B0218+357, one of the most studied lensed systems, intercepts a z=0.68 spiral galaxy, which splits its image into two main components A and B, separated by ca. 0.3'', and gives rise to molecular absorption. Although the main absorption component has been shown to arise in front of image A, it is not established whether some absorption from other velocity components is also occuring in front of image B. To tackle this question, we have observed the HCO+(2-1) absorption line during the commissioning phase of the new very extended configuration of the Plateau de Bure Interferometer, in order to trace the position of the absorption as a function of frequency. Visibility fitting of the self-calibrated data allowed us to achieve position accuracy between ~12 and 80 mas per velocity component. Our results clearly demonstrate that all the different velocity components of the HCO+(2-1) absorption arise in front of the south-west image A of the quasar. We estimate a flux ratio fA/fB = 4.2 (-1.0;+1.8 at 106 GHz.

S. Muller; M. Guelin; F. Combes; T. Wiklind

2007-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

397

Design of a Portable Test Facility for the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Front-End Electronics Verification  

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The stand-alone test-bench deployed in the past for the verification of the Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) front-end electronics is reaching the end of its life cycle. A new version of the test-bench has been designed and built with the aim of improving the portability and exploring new technologies for future versions of the TileCal read-out electronics. An FPGA based motherboard with an embedded hardware processor and a few dedicated daughter-boards are used to implement all the functionalities needed to interface with the front-end electronics (TTC, G-Link, CANbus) and to verify the functionalities using electronic signals and LED pulses. The new device is portable and performs well, allowing the validation in realistic conditions of the data transmission rate. We discuss the system implementation and all the tests required to gain full confidence in the operation of the front-end electronics of the TileCal in the ATLAS detector.

Kim, H Y; The ATLAS collaboration; Carrio, F; Moreno, P; Masike, T; Reed, R; Sandrock, C; Schettino, V; Shalyugin, A; Solans, C; Souza, J; Suter, R; Usai, G; Valero, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource intensities of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle  

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This paper presents resource intensities, including direct and embodied energy consumption, land and water use, associated with the processes comprising the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. These processes include uranium extraction, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication and depleted uranium de-conversion. To the extent feasible, these impacts are calculated based on data reported by operating facilities, with preference given to more recent data based on current technologies and regulations. All impacts are normalized per GWh of electricity produced. Uranium extraction is seen to be the most resource intensive front end process. Combined, the energy consumed by all front end processes is equal to less than 1% of the electricity produced by the uranium in a nuclear reactor. Land transformation and water withdrawals are calculated at 8.07 m{sup 2} /GWh(e) and 1.37x10{sup 5} l/GWh(e), respectively. Both are dominated by the requirements of uranium extraction, which accounts for over 70% of land use and nearly 90% of water use.

Schneider, E.; Phathanapirom, U. [The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C2200, Austin TX 78712 (United States); Eggert, R.; Collins, J. [Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois St., Golden CO 80401 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Front cover  

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INVESTMENT IN COMMODITIES MARKETS: INVESTMENT IN COMMODITIES MARKETS: POTENTIAL IMPACT ON COMMODITY PRICES & VOLATILITY IIF Commodities Task Force Submission to the G20 September 2011 IIF Commodities Task Force Submission to the G20 Financial Investment in Commodity Markets: Potential Impact on Commodity Prices & Volatility 1 Preface Amidst increasing concerns about global growth prospects and financial market volatility, commodity prices con- tinue to be a focus for policymakers. The French G-20 presidency has made this topic a priority, emphasizing the potential role of financial investment in driving trends in commodity markets. With commodity prices closely linked to inflation trends, particularly in low-income countries where food security is a vital issue, the search for policy tools

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FRONT MATTER:  

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......and a total of 233 poster presentations. This...papers prepared for the poster pre- sentations are...Towards a New Basic Science; Depth and Synthesis...by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT......

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2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FRONT MATTER:  

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......2b An Analysis on Protein Folding Problem...Multi-Selfoverlap-Ensemble Monte Carlo Method for Lattice Proteins and Heteropolymers...3 Transitions in Protein Folding - The Free-Energy...Photogenerated in Disordered Linear Lattice Yoshinori......

Poster Presentations

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Section: Front  

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funding level of almost 500M, it has always been clear that the annual rate of expenditure would not reach projected levels and that the Program's schedule would be...

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Front Matter  

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-Editors RACHEL CRAFT University of Kansas STEPHANIE DECKER University of Kansas ILANA DEMANTAS University of Kansas #14;????#3;#16;?#6;????? University of Kansas #21;??????#3;#22;???????? University of Kansas ????#3;#22;???????? University... of Kansas Staff #4;??????#3;#4;???????? #6;??????#3;#5;?????#3; #19;????#3;#17;????? ????#3;#18;????? #6;?????#3;#26;??????#11;?????? Cover Art: Little Orphan Annie in a Pittsburgh Institution (1909), Lewis Wickes Hine Lewis Hine...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FRONT MATTER:  

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......Nakajima's Note on Electric Resistance. Busseiron Kenkyu 89...1955), pp. 32-49. Electric Conduction at High Magnetic...Mechanics. Series of Elementary Physics, Koyamashoten...Systematic Theory of Electric Conduction. Kagaku......

List of Publications of Ryogo Kubo

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Dependence of the Shape of a Detonation Wave Front on the Detonation Wave Velocity upon Detonation of a Cylindrical Charge  

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The transition of a system of partial differential equations which describe the stationary flow behind the shockwave front of a detonation complex upon detonation of a cylindrical charge to a system...

A. R. Gushanov

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Two: Standing in Front of the California Ballot-Box Train: The Present and Past of Ballot-Box Budgeting  

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OF THE CALIFORNIA BALLOT TRAIN: THE PRESENT AND PAST OFcan join and jump on the train. No. 2, they can go and stay3, they get in front of the train. And you know what happens

Mitchell, Daniel J.B.; Hirsch, Werner Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

The structure of a combustion front propagating in a fixed bed of crushed oil shale : co-current configuration.  

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??La propagation d'un front de combustion au sein d'un milieu poreux ractif met en uvre des mcanismes thermiques, chimiques et de transfert, avec de forts (more)

Ferreira Martins, Marcio

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Front End Design for a Temporally and Spatially Shaped 100 J Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser  

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We present results for a 150 mJ, 10 Hz, ns front end system for a 100 J DPSSL. The system incorporates arbitrary temporal pulse shaping, in addition to passive and active spatial...

Butcher, Thomas; Mason, Paul D; Banerjee, Saumyabrata; Pilar, Jan; Divoky, Martin; Smith, Jodie; De Vido, Mariastefania; Phillips, Jonathan; Ertel, Klaus; Chekhlov, Oleg; Tomlinson, Stephanie; Shaikh, Waseem; Greenhalgh, Justin; Musgrave, Ian; Hernandez-Gomez, Cristina; Collier, John

409

Feasibility and electromagnetic compatibility study of the ClearPEM front-end electronics for simultaneous PET-MR imaging  

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electromagnetic interference (EMI) effects between both systems were evaluated on a 7 T magnet by characterizing. Materials and methods The mutual electromagnetic interference tests between Clear- PEM front-end electronics

Dalang, Robert C.

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Front-End Board with Cyclone V as a Test High-Resolution Platform for the Auger-Beyond-2015 Front End Electronics  

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The surface detector (SD) array of the Pierre Auger Observatory containing at present 1680 water Cherenkov detectors spread over an area of 3000 km^2 started to operate since 2004. The currently used Front-End Boards are equipped with no-more produced ACEX and obsolete Cyclone FPGA (40 MSps/15-bit of dynamic range). Huge progress in electronics and new challenges from physics impose a significant upgrade of the SD electronics either to improve a quality of measurements (much higher sampling and much wider dynamic range) or pick-up from a background extremely rare events (new FPGA algorithms based on sophisticated approaches like e.g. spectral triggers or neural networks). Much higher SD sensitivity is necessary to confirm or reject hypotheses critical for a modern astrophysics. The paper presents the Front-End Board (FEB) with the biggest Cyclone V E FPGA 5CEFA9F31I7N, supporting 8 channels sampled with max. 250 MSps @ 14-bit resolution. Considered sampling for the SD is 120 MSps, however, the FEB has been developed with external anti-aliasing filters to keep a maximal flexibility. Six channels are targeted to the SD, two the rest for other experiments like: Auger Engineering Radio Array and additional muon counters. The FEB is an intermediate design pluged-in the actually used Unified Board communicating with micro-controller at 40 MHz, however providing even 250 MSPs sampling with 20-bit dynamic range, equipped in a virtual NIOS processor and supporting 256 MB of SDRAM as well as with an implemented spectral trigger based on the Discrete Cosine Transform for a detection of very inclined "old" showers. The FEB can also support a neural network developing for a detection of "young" showers, potentially generated by neutrinos.

Zbigniew Szadkowski

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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of IISH,Amsterdam, also in,Vol.3. (front, right) Occupy Wall Street, at Liberty Plaza, Oct 2011, photo-642-4728 || You can also follow Emma's lecture tours, and Project news, on Facebook: Friends of the Emma Goldman

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November 18, 2009 22:50 Vehicle System Dynamics VSD09 Vehicle System Dynamics  

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November 18, 2009 22:50 Vehicle System Dynamics VSD09 Vehicle System Dynamics Vol. 00, No. 00), involving the steering and braking actuators. This VDSC aims at improving automotive vehicle yaw stability the rear wheels) and use the steering actuator only if it is necessary (e.g. if the braking system

Boyer, Edmond

413

Flame front structure of turbulent premixed flames of syngas oxyfuel mixtures  

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Abstract In order to investigate oxyfuel combustion characteristics of typical composition of coal gasification syngas connected to CCS systems. Instantaneous flame front structure of turbulent premixed flames of CO/H2/O2/CO2 mixtures which represent syngas oxyfuel combustion was quantitatively studied comparing with CH4/air and syngas/air flames by using a nozzle-type Bunsen burner. Hot-wire anemometer and OH-PLIF were used to measure the turbulent flow and detect the instantaneous flame front structure, respectively. Image processing and statistical analyzing were performed using the Matlab Software. Flame surface density, mean progress variable, local curvature radius, mean flame volume, and flame thickness, were obtained. Results show that turbulent premixed flames of syngas possess wrinkled flame front structure which is a general feature of turbulent premixed flames. Flame surface density for the CO/H2/O2/CO2 flame is much larger than that of CO/H2/O2/air and CH4/air flames. This is mainly caused by the smaller flame intrinsic instability scale, which would lead to smaller scales and less flame passivity response to turbulence presented by Markstain length, which reduce the local flame stretch against turbulence vortex. Peak value of Possibility Density Function (PDF) distribution of local curvature radius, R, for CO/H2/O2/CO2 flames is larger than those of CO/H2/O2/air and CH4/air flames at both positive and negative side and the corresponding R of absolute peak PDF is the smallest. This demonstrates that the most frequent scale is the smallest for CO/H2/O2/CO2 flames. Mean flame volume of CO/H2/O2/CO2 flame is smaller than that of CH4/air flame even smaller than that of CO/H2/O2/air flame. This would be due to the lower flame height and smaller flame wrinkles.

Meng Zhang; Jinhua Wang; Jin Wu; Zhilong Wei; Zuohua Huang; Hideaki Kobayashi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Front gardens to car parks: Changes in garden permeability and effects on flood regulation  

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Abstract This study addresses the consequences of widespread conversion of permeable front gardens to hard standing car parking surfaces, and the potential consequences in high-risk urban flooding hotspots, in the city of Southampton. The last two decades has seen a trend for domestic front gardens in urban areas to be converted for parking, driven by the lack of space and increased car ownership. Despite media and political attention, the effects of this change are unknown, but increased and more intense rainfall, potentially linked to climate change, could generate negative consequences as runoff from impermeable surfaces increases. Information is limited on garden permeability change, despite the consequences for ecosystem services, especially flood regulation. We focused on eight flooding hotspots identified by the local council as part of a wider urban flooding policy response. Aerial photographs from 1991, 2004 and 2011 were used to estimate changes in surface cover and to analyse permeability change within a digital surface model in a GIS environment. The 1, 30 and 100year required attenuation storage volumes were estimated, which are the temporary storage required to reduce the peak flow rate given surface permeability. Within our study areas, impermeable cover in domestic front gardens increased by 22.47% over the 20-year study period (19912011) and required attenuation storage volumes increased by 26.23% on average. These increases suggest that a consequence of the conversion of gardens to parking areas will be a potential increase in flooding frequency and severity a situation which is likely to occur in urban locations worldwide.

Jennifer R. Warhurst; Katherine E. Parks; Lindsay McCulloch; Malcolm D. Hudson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the ion front of a plasma expanding into a vacuum  

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Calculations are reported on the expansion of a plasma into a vacuum, using a model of cold ions and Boltzmann electrons. The initial distribution of the ions at the edge of the plasma greatly affects the subsequent expansion. An initial abrupt drop of ion density leads to an expansion in which the abrupt drop is maintained. A finite slope, however, leads to the formation of a peak of ion density at the ion front. The subsequent behaviour may lead to wave breaking and the formation of multi-valued ion velocity distributions.

Allen, J. E. [OCIAM, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom) [OCIAM, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom); University College, Oxford, Oxford OX1 4BH (United Kingdom); Perego, M. [Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States)] [Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-front quantum chromodynamics: A framework for the analysis of hadron physics  

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An outstanding goal of physics is to find solutions that describe hadrons in the theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). For this goal, the light-front Hamiltonian formulation of QCD (LFQCD) is a complementary approach to the well-established lattice gauge method. LFQCD offers access to the hadrons nonperturbative quark and gluon amplitudes, which are directly testable in experiments at forefront facilities. We present an overview of the promises and challenges of LFQCD in the context of unsolved issues in QCD that require broadened and accelerated investigation. We identify specific goals of this approach and address its quantifiable uncertainties.

Bakker, B. L.G.; Bassetto, A.; Brodsky, S. J.; Broniowski, W.; Dalley, S.; Frederico, T.; Glazek, S. D.; Hiller, J. R.; Ji, C. -R.; Karmanov, V.; Kulshreshtha, D.; Mathiot, J. -F.; Melnitchouk, W.; Miller, G. A.; Papavassiliou, J.; Polyzou, W. N.; Stefanis, N.; Vary, J. P.; Ilderton, A.; Heinzl, T.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Density profile in shock wave fronts of partially ionized xenon plasmas  

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Results for the reflection coefficient of shock-compressed dense xenon plasmas at pressures of 1.620 GPa and temperatures around 30 000 K are interpreted. In addition to former experiments using laser beams with ? = 1.06 m, measurements at ? = 0.694 m have been performed recently. Reflectivities typical for metallic systems are found at high densities. Besides free carriers, the theoretical description also takes into account the influence of the neutral component of the plasma on the reflectivity. A consistent description of the measured reflectivities is achieved only if a finite width of the shock wave front is considered.

H Reinholz; G Rpke; I Morozov; V Mintsev; Yu Zaparoghets; V Fortov; A Wierling

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Triangle zone and displacement transfer structures in the eastern Front Ranges, southern Canadian Rocky Mountains  

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The geometry of a relict triangle zone at the boundary of the Foothills and Front Ranges in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains is constrained by detailed surface mapping over 700 m of relief and by seismic reflection data. The geometry and progressive development of the triangle zone along a strike length of 15-20 km, in the displacement transfer zone between the Coleman and Misty thrusts, is illustrated using closely spaced balanced cross sections, palinspastic restorations, and s sequentially restored cross section. Structural geometries show that a northeast- (foreland-) verging, mainly carbonate wedge of Mississippian to Triassic rock was inserted along a major upper detachment zone in shale, near the base of the Jurassic-Cretaceous clastic package. This was accompanied by southwest- (hinterland-) verging displacements along the upper detachment zone, tectonic thickening of the clastic package exceeding 200%, and backthrusting. Later northeast-verging deformation slightly modified the triangle zone by steepening structures, tightening folds, and minor thrusting. Recognition of relict triangle zones within the fold and thrust belt may document important changes in the rate of thrust front advancement, and aid in the delineation of potential hydrocarbon traps, similar to those discovered along the present-day thrust-belt margin in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Sanderson, D.A. (Petrel Robertson Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)); Spratt, D.A. (Univ. of Calgary, Alberta (Canada))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Low temperature front surface passivation of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cell  

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The interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cell requires a low temperature front surface passivation/anti-reflection structure. Conventional silicon surface passivation using SiO2 or a-SiNx is performed at temperature higher than 400C, which is not suitable for the IBC-SHJ cell. In this paper, we propose a PECVD a-Si:H/a-SiNx:H/a-SiC:H stack structure to passivate the front surface of crystalline silicon at low temperature. The optical properties and passivation quality of this structure are characterized and solar cells using this structure are fabricated. With 2 nm a-Si:H layer, the stack structure exhibits stable passivation with effective minority carrier lifetime higher than 2 ms, and compatible with IBC-SHJ solar cell processing. A critical advantage of this structure is that the SiC allows it to be HF resistant, thus it can be deposited as the first step in the process. This protects the a-Si/c-Si interface and maintains a low surface recombination velocity.

Shu, Brent; Das, Ujjwal; Jani, Omkar; Hegedus, Steve; Birkmire, Robert

2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

420

Interferometric adaptive optics for high power laser pointing, wave-front control and phasing  

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Implementing the capability to perform fast ignition experiments, as well as, radiography experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) places stringent requirements on the control of each of the beam's pointing and overall wavefront quality. One quad of the NIF beams, 4 beam pairs, will be utilized for these experiments and hydrodynamic and particle-in-cell simulations indicate that for the fast ignition experiments, these beams will be required to deliver 50% (4.0 kJ) of their total energy (7.96 kJ) within a 40 {micro}m diameter spot at the end of a fast ignition cone target. This requirement implies a stringent pointing and overall phase conjugation error budget on the adaptive optics system used to correct these beam lines. The overall encircled energy requirement is more readily met by phasing of the beams in pairs but still requires high Strehl ratios, Sr, and rms tip/tilt errors of approximately one {micro}rad. To accomplish this task we have designed an interferometric adaptive optics system capable of beam pointing, high Strehl ratio and beam phasing with a single pixilated MEMS deformable mirror and interferometric wave-front sensor. We present the design of a testbed used to evaluate the performance of this wave-front sensor below along with simulations of its expected performance level.

Baker, K L; Stappaerts, E A; Homoelle, D C; Henesian, M A; Bliss, E S; Siders, C W; Barty, C J

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIENCE WITH FPGA-BASED PROCESSOR CORE AS FRONT-END COMPUTER.  

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The RHIC control system architecture follows the familiar ''standard model''. LINUX workstations are used as operator consoles. Front-end computers are distributed around the accelerator, close to equipment being controlled or monitored. These computers are generally based on VMEbus CPU modules running the VxWorks operating system. I/O is typically performed via the VMEbus, or via PMC daughter cards (via an internal PCI bus), or via on-board I/O interfaces (Ethernet or serial). Advances in FPGA size and sophistication now permit running virtual processor ''cores'' within the FPGA logic, including ''cores'' with advanced features such as memory management. Such systems offer certain advantages over traditional VMEbus Front-end computers. Advantages include tighter coupling with FPGA logic, and therefore higher I/O bandwidth, and flexibility in packaging, possibly resulting in a lower noise environment and/or lower cost. This paper presents the experience acquired while porting the RHIC control system to a PowerPC 405 core within a Xilinx FPGA for use in low-level RF control.

HOFF, L.T.

2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

422

Design of a Portable Test Facility for the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Front-End Electronics Verification  

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An FPGA-based motherboard with an embedded hardware processor is used to implement a portable test- bench for the full certification of Tile Calorimeter front-end electronics in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. This upgrade will also allow testing future versions of the TileCal read-out electronics as well. Because of its lightness the new facility is highly portable, allowing on-detector validation using sophisticated algorithms. The new system comprises a front-end GUI running on an external portable computer which controls the motherboard. It also includes several dedicated daughter-boards that exercise the different specialized functionalities of the system. Apart from being used to evaluate different technologies for the future upgrades, it will be used to certify the consolidation of the electronics by identifying low frequency failures. The results of the tests presented here show that new system is well suited for the 2013 ATLAS Long Shutdown. We discuss all requirements necessary to give full confidence...

Kim, HY; The ATLAS collaboration; Carrio, F; Moreno, P; Masike, T; Reed, R; Sandrock, C; Schettino, V; Shalyugin, A; Solans, C; Souza, J; Suter, R; Usai, G; Valero, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Wave front-ray synthesis for solving the multidimensional quantum Hamilton-Jacobi equation  

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A Cauchy initial-value approach to the complex-valued quantum Hamilton-Jacobi equation (QHJE) is investigated for multidimensional systems. In this approach, ray segments foliate configuration space which is laminated by surfaces of constant action. The QHJE incorporates all quantum effects through a term involving the divergence of the quantum momentum function (QMF). The divergence term may be expressed as a sum of two terms, one involving displacement along the ray and the other incorporating the local curvature of the action surface. It is shown that curvature of the wave front may be computed from coefficients of the first and second fundamental forms from differential geometry that are associated with the surface. Using the expression for the divergence, the QHJE becomes a Riccati-type ordinary differential equation (ODE) for the complex-valued QMF, which is parametrized by the arc length along the ray. In order to integrate over possible singularities in the QMF, a stable and accurate Moebius propagator is introduced. This method is then used to evolve rays and wave fronts for four systems in two and three dimensions. From the QMF along each ray, the wave function can be easily computed. Computational difficulties that may arise are described and some ways to circumvent them are presented.

Wyatt, Robert E.; Chou, Chia-Chun [Institute for Theoretical Chemistry and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2011-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct numerical simulation of ignition front propagation in a constant volume with temperature inhomogeneities. I. Fundamental analysis and diagnostics  

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The influence of thermal stratification on autoignition at constant volume and high pressure is studied by direct numerical simulation (DNS) with detailed hydrogen/air chemistry with a view to providing better understanding and modeling of combustion processes in homogeneous charge compression-ignition engines. Numerical diagnostics are developed to analyze the mode of combustion and the dependence of overall ignition progress on initial mixture conditions. The roles of dissipation of heat and mass are divided conceptually into transport within ignition fronts and passive scalar dissipation, which modifies the statistics of the preignition temperature field. Transport within ignition fronts is analyzed by monitoring the propagation speed of ignition fronts using the displacement speed of a scalar that tracks the location of maximum heat release rate. The prevalence of deflagrative versus spontaneous ignition front propagation is found to depend on the local temperature gradient, and may be identified by the ratio of the instantaneous front speed to the laminar deflagration speed. The significance of passive scalar mixing is examined using a mixing timescale based on enthalpy fluctuations. Finally, the predictions of the multizone modeling strategy are compared with the DNS, and the results are explained using the diagnostics developed. (author)

Chen, Jacqueline H.; Hawkes, Evatt R.; Sankaran, Ramanan [Reacting Flow Research Department, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 969 MS 9051, Livermore, CA 94551-0969 (United States); Mason, Scott D. [Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (United States); Im, Hong G. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125 (United States)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

Seasonal variability in coastal fronts and its influence on sea surface wind in the Northern South China Sea  

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Abstract High-resolution reanalysis data of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) show pronounced seasonal variations in oceanic fronts in the coastal area of the Northern South China Sea (NSCS), which are accompanied by the seasonality of monsoons. The NSCS oceanic fronts cover a wider area of the coastal sea in winter than in summer as strong winter monsoons progress. Nonetheless, the average SST gradients of the frontal area in both seasons are comparable. The response of surface wind to SST perturbations attributed to oceanic fronts in the NSCS coastal area has also been investigated by the observation data of satellite borne scatterometers and the simulation data of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Both the satellite observations and the simulations of the WRF model show apparent positive linear SST-wind coupling for most months in 2008, indicating the local influence of coastal SST fronts on the sea surface wind in the NSCS. The SST-wind coupling coefficients in the NSCS coastal sea are larger than those observed at mid-latitude oceans but smaller than those observed near equatorial oceans. It is also found that the influence of topography on the sea surface wind could be more important than that of the SST front at the southern end of the Taiwan Strait in winter. The transition of the monsoon could also affect the SST-wind coupling in the NSCS.

Rui Shi; Xinyu Guo; Dongxiao Wang; LiLi Zeng; Ju Chen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

A Cold Frontal Rainband Observed during the LANDES-FRONTS 84 Experiment: Mesoscale and Small-Scale Structure Inferred from Dual-Doppler Radar Analysis.  

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This paper presents the kinematic structure of a cold frontal rainband associated with a secondary cold front which moved over southwest of France on 4 June 1984.

Y. Lemaitre; G. Scialom; P. Amayenc

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

ANL/APS/TB-5 Functional Description of APS Beamline Front Ends  

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Functional Description of APS Beamline Front Ends by Tuncer Kuzay February 1993 Advanced Photon Source & Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 o operated by The University of Chicago for the United States Department of Energy under Contract W-31-1 09-Eng-38 Argonne National Laboratory, with facilties in the states of Ilinois and Idaho, is owned by the United States government, and operated by The University of Chicago under the provisions of a contract with the Deparment of Energy. DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any waranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,

428

Control of Beam Losses in the Front End for the Neutrino Factory  

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In the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider, muons are produced by firing high energy protons onto a target to produce pions. The pions decay to muons which are then accelerated. This method of pion production results in significant background from protons and electrons, which may result in heat deposition on superconducting materials and activation of the machine preventing manual handling. In this paper we discuss the design of a secondary particle handling system. The system comprises a solenoidal chicane that filters high momentum particles, followed by a proton absorber that reduces the energy of all particles, resulting in the rejection of low energy protons that pass through the solenoid chicane. We detail the design and optimization of the system and its integration with the rest of the muon front end.

Neuffer, D.V.; /Fermilab; Snopok, P.; /IIT, Chicago; Rogers, C.T.; /Rutherford

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Evaluation of a front-end ASIC for the readout of PMTs in large dynamic range  

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The Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) project has been proposed for the survey and study of cosmic rays. In the LHAASO project, the Water Cherenkov Detector Array (WCDA) is one of major detectors for searching gamma ray sources. A Charge-to-Time Convertor (QTC) ASIC (Application Specification Integrated Circuit) fabricated in Global Foundry 0.35 {\\mu}m CMOS technology, has been developed for readout of Photomultiplier Tubes (PMTs) in the WCDA. This paper focuses on the evaluation of this front-end readout ASIC performance. Test results indicate that the time resolution is better than 400 ps and the charge resolution is better than 1% with large input signals and remains better than 15% @ 1 Photo Electron (P.E.), both beyond the application requirement. Moreover, this ASIC has a weak ambient temperature dependence, low input rate dependence and high channel-to-channel isolation.

Wu, Weihao; Liang, Yu; Yu, Li; Liu, Jianfeng; Liu, Shubin; An, Qi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Pauli-Villars regularization of field theories on the light front  

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Four-dimensional quantum field theories generally require regularization to be well defined. This can be done in various ways, but here we focus on Pauli-Villars (PV) regularization and apply it to nonperturbative calculations of bound states. The philosophy is to introduce enough PV fields to the Lagrangian to regulate the theory perturbatively, including preservation of symmetries, and assume that this is sufficient for the nonperturbative case. The numerical methods usually necessary for nonperturbative bound-state problems are then applied to a finite theory that has the original symmetries. The bound-state problem is formulated as a mass eigenvalue problem in terms of the light-front Hamiltonian. Applications to quantum electrodynamics are discussed.

Hiller, John R. [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota 55812 (United States)

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

431

Modeling properties of chromospheric evaporation driven by thermal conduction fronts from reconnection shocks  

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Magnetic reconnection in the corona results in contracting flare loops, releasing energy into plasma heating and shocks. The hydrodynamic shocks so produced drive thermal conduction fronts (TCFs) which transport energy into the chromosphere and drive upflows (evaporation) and downflows (condensation) in the cooler, denser footpoint plasma. Observations have revealed that certain properties of the transition point between evaporation and condensation (the "flow reversal point" or FRP), such as temperature and velocity-temperature derivative at the FRP, vary between different flares. These properties may provide a diagnostic tool to determine parameters of the coronal energy release mechanism and the loop atmosphere. In this study, we develop a 1-D hydrodynamical flare loop model with a simplified three-region atmosphere (chromosphere/transition region/corona), with TCFs initiated by shocks introduced in the corona. We investigate the effect of two different flare loop parameters (post-shock temperature and tra...

Brannon, Sean

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Design and Fabrication of Safety Shutter for Indus-2 Synchrotron Front-ends  

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This paper describes the design and fabrication of safety shutter for the Indus-2 synchrotron source on bending magnet front-ends. The purpose of the safety shutter is to absorb Bremsstrahlung radiation generated due to scattering of electron beam from residual gas ions and components of the storage ring. The safety shutter consists of a radiation absorber actuated inside a rectangular ultra high vacuum chamber by pneumatic actuator. A water-cooled copper block is mounted before the absorber block to protect it from the incident heat load due to synchrotron radiation. The top flanges of the chamber are made with rectangular knife edge sealing which is found to be better than wire seal at higher temperature. The physics aspect of safety shutter is designed using simulation code Electron Gamma Shower EGS-4 code.

Raghuvanshi, V. K.; Dhamgaye, V.; Kumar, A.; Deb, S. K. [Indus Synchrotron Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore-452013 (India)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

433

Scintillation counter and wire chamber front end modules for high energy physics experiments  

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This document describes two front-end modules developed for the proposed MIPP upgrade (P-960) experiment at Fermilab. The scintillation counter module was developed for the Plastic Ball detector time and charge measurements. The module has eight LEMO 00 input connectors terminated with 50 ohms and accepts negative photomultiplier signals in the range 0.25...1000 pC with the maximum input voltage of 4.0 V. Each input has a passive splitter with integration and differentiation times of {approx}20 ns. The integrated portion of the signal is digitized at 26.55 MHz by Analog Devices AD9229 12-bit pipelined 4-channel ADC. The differentiated signal is discriminated for time measurement and sent to one of the four TMC304 inputs. The 4-channel TMC304 chip allows high precision time measurement of rising and falling edges with {approx}100 ps resolution and has internal digital pipeline. The ADC data is also pipelined which allows deadtime-less operation with trigger decision times of {approx}4 {micro}s. The wire chamber module was developed for MIPP EMCal detector charge measurements. The 32-channel digitizer accepts differential analog signals from four 8-channel integrating wire amplifiers. The connection between wire amplifier and digitizer is provided via 26-wire twist-n-flat cable. The wire amplifier integrates input wire current and has sensitivity of 275 mV/pC and the noise level of {approx}0.013 pC. The digitizer uses the same 12-bit AD9229 ADC chip as the scintillator counter module. The wire amplifier has a built-in test pulser with a mask register to provide testing of the individual channels. Both modules are implemented as a 6Ux220 mm VME size board with 48-pin power connector. A custom europack (VME) 21-slot crate is developed for housing these front-end modules.

Baldin, Boris; DalMonte, Lou; /Fermilab

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Measures of the environmental footprint of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle  

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Previous estimates of environmental impacts associated with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle (FEFC) have focused primarily on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Results have varied widely. This work builds upon reports from operating facilities and other primary data sources to build a database of front end environmental impacts. This work also addresses land transformation and water withdrawals associated with the processes of the FEFC. These processes include uranium extraction, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, depleted uranium disposition, and transportation. To allow summing the impacts across processes, all impacts were normalized per tonne of natural uranium mined as well as per MWh(e) of electricity produced, a more conventional unit for measuring environmental impacts that facilitates comparison with other studies. This conversion was based on mass balances and process efficiencies associated with the current once-through LWR fuel cycle. Total energy input is calculated at 8.7 x 10- 3 GJ(e)/MWh(e) of electricity and 5.9 x 10- 3 GJ(t)/MWh(e) of thermal energy. It is dominated by the energy required for uranium extraction, conversion to fluoride compound for subsequent enrichment, and enrichment. An estimate of the carbon footprint is made from the direct energy consumption at 1.7 kg CO2/MWh(e). Water use is likewise dominated by requirements of uranium extraction, totaling 154 L/MWh(e). Land use is calculated at 8 x 10- 3 m2/MWh(e), over 90% of which is due to uranium extraction. Quantified impacts are limited to those resulting from activities performed within the FEFC process facilities (i.e. within the plant gates). Energy embodied in material inputs such as process chemicals and fuel cladding is identified but not explicitly quantified in this study. Inclusion of indirect energy associated with embodied energy as well as construction and decommissioning of facilities could increase the FEFC energy intensity estimate by a factor of up to 2.

E. Schneider; B. Carlsen; E. Tavrides; C. van der Hoeven; U. Phathanapirom

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development/Demonstration of an Advanced Oxy-Fuel Front-End System  

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Owens Corning and other glass manufacturers have used oxy-fuel combustion technology successfully in furnaces to reduce emissions, increase throughput, reduce fuel consumption and, depending on the costs of oxygen and fuel, reduce energy costs. The front end of a fiberglass furnace is the refractory channel system that delivers glass from the melter to the forming process. After the melter, it is the second largest user of energy in a fiberglass plant. A consortium of glass companies and suppliers, led by Owens Corning, was formed to develop and demonstrate oxy/fuel combustion technology for the front end of a fiberglass melter, to demonstrate the viability of this energy saving technology to the U.S. glass industry, as a D.O.E. sponsored project. The project goals were to reduce natural gas consumption and CO2 green house gas emissions by 65 to 70% and create net cost savings after the purchase of oxygen to achieve a project payback of less than 2 years. Project results in Jackson, TN included achieving a 56% reduction in gas consumption and CO2 emissions. A subsequent installation in Guelph ON, not impacted by unrelated operational changes in Jackson, achieved a 64% reduction. Using the more accurate 64% reduction in the payback calculation yielded a 2.2 year payback in Jackson. The installation of the demonstration combustion system saves 77,000 DT/yr of natural gas or 77 trillion Btu/yr and eliminates 4500 tons/yr of CO2 emissions. This combustion system is one of several energy and green house gas reduction technologies being adopted by Owens Corning to achieve aggressive goals relating to the companys global facility environmental footprint.

Mighton, Steven, J.

2007-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

436

Cast Stone Oxidation Front Evaluation: Preliminary Results For Samples Exposed To Moist Air  

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The rate of oxidation is important to the long-term performance of reducing salt waste forms because the solubility of some contaminants, e.g., technetium, is a function of oxidation state. TcO{sub 4}{sup ?} in the salt solution is reduced to Tc(IV) and has been shown to react with ingredients in the waste form to precipitate low solubility sulfide and/or oxide phases. Upon exposure to oxygen, the compounds containing Tc(IV) oxidize to the pertechnetate ion, Tc(VII)O{sub 4}{sup ?}, which is very soluble. Consequently the rate of technetium oxidation front advancement into a monolith and the technetium leaching profile as a function of depth from an exposed surface are important to waste form performance and ground water concentration predictions. An approach for measuring contaminant oxidation rate (effective contaminant specific oxidation rate) based on leaching of select contaminants of concern is described in this report. In addition, the relationship between reduction capacity and contaminant oxidation is addressed. Chromate (Cr(VI) was used as a non-radioactive surrogate for pertechnetate, Tc(VII), in Cast Stone samples prepared with 5 M Simulant. Cast Stone spiked with pertechnetate was also prepared and tested. Depth discrete subsamples spiked with Cr were cut from Cast Stone exposed to Savannah River Site (SRS) outdoor ambient temperature fluctuations and moist air. Depth discrete subsamples spiked with Tc-99 were cut from Cast Stone exposed to laboratory ambient temperature fluctuations and moist air. Similar conditions are expected to be encountered in the Cast Stone curing container. The leachability of Cr and Tc-99 and the reduction capacities, measured by the Angus-Glasser method, were determined for each subsample as a function of depth from the exposed surface. The results obtained to date were focused on continued method development and are preliminary and apply to the sample composition and curing / exposure conditions described in this report. The Cr oxidation front (depth to which soluble Cr was detected) for the Cast Stone sample exposed for 68 days to ambient outdoor temperatures and humid air (total age of sample was 131 days) was determined to be about 35 mm below the top sample surface exposed. The Tc oxidation front, depth at which Tc was insoluble, was not determined. Interpretation of the results indicates that the oxidation front is at least 38 mm below the exposed surface. The sample used for this measurement was exposed to ambient laboratory conditions and humid air for 50 days. The total age of the sample was 98 days. Technetium appears to be more easily oxidized than Cr in the Cast Stone matrix. The oxidized forms of Tc and Cr are soluble and therefore leachable. Longer exposure times are required for both the Cr and Tc spiked samples to better interpret the rate of oxidation. Tc spiked subsamples need to be taken further from the exposed surface to better define and interpret the leachable Tc profile. Finally Tc(VII) reduction to Tc(IV) appears to occur relatively fast. Results demonstrated that about 95 percent of the Tc(VII) was reduced to Tc(IV) during the setting and very early stage setting for a Cast Stone sample cured 10 days. Additional testing at longer curing times is required to determine whether additional time is required to reduce 100 % of the Tc(VII) in Cast Stone or whether the Tc loading exceeded the ability of the waste form to reduce 100 % of the Tc(VII). Additional testing is required for samples cured for longer times. Depth discrete subsampling in a nitrogen glove box is also required to determine whether the 5 percent Tc extracted from the subsamples was the result of the sampling process which took place in air. Reduction capacity measurements (per the Angus-Glasser method) performed on depth discrete samples could not be correlated with the amount of chromium or technetium leached from the depth discrete subsamples or with the oxidation front inferred from soluble chromium and technetium (i.e., effective Cr and Tc oxidation fronts). Residual reduction capacity

Langton, C. A.; Almond, P. M.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials and Design 24 (2003) 6978 0261-3069/03/$ -see front matter 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.  

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operate near their limits of thermal cracking and melting erosion resistances during long-burst firing. Due to their high melting temperature (controls melting- erosion resistance), high hotMaterials and Design 24 (2003) 69­78 0261-3069/03/$ - see front matter 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 036104 (2011) Average crack-front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 036104 (2011) Average crack-front velocity during subcritical fracture]. In consequence the slow kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as subcritical crack growth or the subcritical regime. Statistical physics models suggest that this subcritical regime is governed by a thermally

Schmittbuhl, Jean

439

Effects of Ambient Velocity Shear on Nonlinear Internal Waves and Associated Mixing at the Columbia River Plume Front  

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distinct water masses: (a) source water at the lift-off point, and (b) the tidal, (c) re-circulating, and (d) far-field plumes [Horner-Devine et al, 2008]. The tidal plume is the water from the most recent front transitions from supercritical to subcritical conditions [Nash and Moum, 2005; Jay et al., 2008

Hickey, Barbara

440

A magnetotelluric survey on Manitoulin Island and Bruce Peninsula along GLIMPCE seismic line J: black shales mask the Grenville Front  

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......Geological Survey, 1985. Oil shale assessment project drillholes...GLIMPCE seismic line J: black shales mask the Grenville Front M...highly conductive layer of black shales of limited extent, precludes...y believed to be caused by anisotropic effects associated with thick......

M. Mareschal; R. D. Kurtz; M. Chouteau; R. Chakridi

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities exist for the diversion of weapons-usable material at the front end of the fuel cycle, during which  

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Opportunities exist for the diversion of weapons-usable material at the front end of the fuel cycle of proliferation: The more places in which this work is done, the harder it is to monitor. Weapons have been, North Korea, Pakistan, and South Africa. (South Africa abandoned its nuclear weapons in 1991. Libya

Laughlin, Robert B.

442

ABSTRACT: Drought conditions in the summer of 2002 prompted several cities along Colorado's Front Range to enact restrictions on  

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80309-0488; and Director, Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado, UCB 488, Boulder, ColoradoABSTRACT: Drought conditions in the summer of 2002 prompted several cities along Colorado's Front. Clark, 2004. Use and Effec- tiveness of Municipal Water Restrictions During Drought in Colorado. Journal

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443

Hyporheic Exchange and Fulvic Acid Redox Reactions in an Alpine Stream/Wetland Ecosystem, Colorado Front Range  

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Hyporheic Exchange and Fulvic Acid Redox Reactions in an Alpine Stream/Wetland Ecosystem, Colorado Front Range ... Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in mountain catchments of the western United States vary with hydrograph stage (1, 2) and inter-annual climate variation (3). ...

Matthew P. Miller; Diane M. McKnight; Rose M. Cory; Mark W. Williams; Robert L. Runkel

2006-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nitrogen blanketing front equilibria in dead end anode fuel cell operation Jixin Chen, Jason B. Siegel, and Anna G. Stefanopoulou  

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Nitrogen blanketing front equilibria in dead end anode fuel cell operation Jixin Chen, Jason B the dead-ended anode (DEA) operation of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. A reduced order model is developed focusing on the species molar fraction in the anode channel. At equilibrium, hydrogen is present

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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rencontre du non-lineaire 2009 101 Effets d'un forcage spatial sur la dynamique des fronts  

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. Haudin1 , R. G. El´ias2 , M. G. Clerc2 ,, U. Bortolozzo1 , & S. Residori1 1 Institut Non Lin´eaire de´eris´ee par une propagation du front visant `a diminuer la taille du domaine le moins stable ´energ

Gavilan, Marcel G. Clerc

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Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine 1:1 (1999) 4247 1522-1865/99/$see front matter. 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.  

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the likely control of restenosis by radiation. Physical and biological data were used to estimate differences that allowances can be made for the difference in dose-rate and radiation quality between and -emittingCardiovascular Radiation Medicine 1:1 (1999) 42­47 1522-1865/99/$­see front matter. © 1999 Elsevier

Brenner, David Jonathan

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Partial Solar Eclipse Watch Party More than 100 people joined us on Thursday, October 23 to watch as the Moon slipped in front of the Sun during  

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as the Moon slipped in front of the Sun during a partial solar eclipse. We had telescopes and cameras set up to safely view the Sun. Solar glasses were available for purchase in the ticket booth. News stations from that the total gravity force on Earth is increased during a total eclipse, when the Moon goes in front of the Sun

Huang, Haiying

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Kinematics and thermodynamics across a propagating non-stoichiometric oxidation phase front in spent fuel grains  

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Spent fuel contains mixtures, alloy and compound, but are dominated by U and O except for some UO{sub 2} fuels with burnable poisons (gadolinia in BWR rods), the other elements evolve during reactor operation from neutron reaction and fission + fission decay events. Due to decay, chemical composition and activity of spent fuel will continue to evolve after removal from reactors. During the time interval with significant radioactivity levels relevant for a geological repository, it is important to develop models for potential chemical responses in spent fuel and potential degradation of repository. One such potential impact is the oxidation of spent fuel, which results in initial phase change of UO{sub 2} lattice to U{sub 4}O{sub 9} and the next phase change is probably to U{sub 3}O{sub 8} although it has not been observed yet below 200C. The U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice is nonstoichiometric with a O/U weight ratio at 2.4. Preliminary indications are that the UO{sub 2} has a O/U of 2. 4 at the time just before it transforms into the U{sub 4}O{sub 9} phase. In the oxygen weight gain versus time response, a plateau appears as the O/U approaches 2.4. Part of this plateau is due to geometrical effects of a U{sub 4}O{sub 9} phase change front propagating into UO{sub 2} grain volumes; however, this may indicate a metastable phase change delay kinetics or a diffusional related delay time until the oxygen density can satisfy stoichiometry and energy conditions for phase changes. Experimental data show a front of U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice structure propagating into grains of the UO{sub 2} lattice. To describe this spatially inhomogenous oxidation phase transition, as well as the expected U{sub 3}O{sub 8} phase transition from the U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice, lattice models are developed and spatially discontinuous kinematic and energetic expressions are derived. 9 refs.

Stout, R.B.; Kansa, E.J.; Wijesinghe, A.M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient magnetic field amplification in shock fronts of relativistic jets: an application to GRB afterglows  

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Strong downstream magnetic fields of order of $\\sim 1$G, with large correlation lengths, are believed to cause the large synchrotron emission at the afterglow phase of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). Despite of the recent theoretical efforts, models have failed to fully explain the amplification of the magnetic field, particularly in a matter dominated scenario. We revisit the problem by considering the synchrotron emission to occur at the expanding shock front of a weakly magnetized relativistic jet over a magnetized surrounding medium. Analytical estimates and a number of high resolution 2D relativistic magneto-hydrodynamical (RMHD) simulations are provided. Jet opening angles of $\\theta = 0^{\\circ} - 20^{\\circ}$, and ambient to jet density ratios of $10^{-4} - 10^2$ were considered. We found that most of the amplification is due to compression of the ambient magnetic field at the contact discontinuity between the reverse and forward shocks at the jet head, with substantial pile-up of the magnetic field lines as t...

da Silva, G Rocha; Kowal, G; Pino, E M de Gouveia Dal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic energy conversion in downstream fronts from three dimensional kinetic reconnection  

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The electromagnetic energy equation is analyzed term by term in a 3D simulation of kinetic reconnection previously reported by Vapirev et al. [J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys. 118, 1435 (2013)]. The evolution presents the usual 2D-like topological structures caused by an initial perturbation independent of the third dimension. However, downstream of the reconnection site, where the jetting plasma encounters the yet unperturbed pre-existing plasma, a downstream front is formed and made unstable by the strong density gradient and the unfavorable local acceleration field. The energy exchange between plasma and fields is most intense at the instability, reaching several pW/m{sup 3}, alternating between load (energy going from fields to particles) and generator (energy going from particles to fields) regions. Energy exchange is instead purely that of a load at the reconnection site itself in a region focused around the x-line and elongated along the separatrix surfaces. Poynting fluxes are generated at all energy exchange regions and travel away from the reconnection site transporting an energy signal of the order of about S?10{sup ?3}W/m{sup 2}.

Lapenta, Giovanni [Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)] [Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); Goldman, Martin; Newman, David [University of Colorado, Colorado 80309 (United States)] [University of Colorado, Colorado 80309 (United States); Markidis, Stefano [High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCViz) Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)] [High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCViz) Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden); Divin, Andrey [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden)] [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of SOL density fluctuations in front of the LHCD PAM launcher in Tore  

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The density fluctuations, modified by Lower Hybrid Wave (LHW), is analyzed in Tore Supra with reference to the injected LHW power, density and the gap between LCFS (Last Closed Flux Surface) and the PAM (passive-active-multijunction) launcher. The density fluctuations are measured with RF probes installed at the PAM launcher front. A density scan at nominal toroidal field (3.8 T) shows that the fluctuations rate stays nearly constant ({approx}50%) for <3.5x10{sup 19}m{sup -3} and with LHW power up to 2MW. However, when increasing the density above <{approx}4.2x10{sup 19}m{sup -3}, using strong gas puffing, the fluctuation rate increases to >70% and is characterized by strong negative spikes, with typical frequency >100kHz. These are most likely originating from acceleration of electrons in the LHW near field due to parasitic absorption, as evidenced on the IR images, showing hot spots on the side limiters.

Oosako, T.; Ekedahl, A.; Goniche, M.; Achard, J.; Decker, J.; Peysson, Y. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance (France)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATIONS OF THE FORMATION OF COLD FRONTS IN CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES: EFFECTS OF ANISOTROPIC VISCOSITY  

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We carried out three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations to study the effects of plasma viscosity on the formation of sharp discontinuities of density and temperature distributions, cold fronts, in clusters of galaxies. By fixing the gravitational potential that confines the cool, dense plasma in a moving subcluster, we simulated its interaction with the hot, lower density plasma around the subcluster. At the initial state, the intracluster medium (ICM) is assumed to be threaded by uniform magnetic fields. The enhancement of plasma viscosity along the direction of magnetic fields is incorporated as anisotropic viscosity depending on the direction of magnetic fields. We found that the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the surface of the subcluster grows even in models with anisotropic viscosity, because its effects on the velocity shear across the magnetic field lines are suppressed. We also found that magnetic fields around the interface between the subcluster and ICM are amplified even in the presence of viscosity, while magnetic fields behind the subcluster are amplified up to {beta}{sup -1} {approx} 0.01 in models with viscosity, whereas they are amplified up to {beta}{sup -1} {approx} 0.1 in models without viscosity, where {beta} is the ratio of gas pressure to magnetic pressure.

Suzuki, Kentaro; Ogawa, Takayuki; Matsumoto, Yosuke; Matsumoto, Ryoji, E-mail: suzukikn@astro.s.chiba-u.ac.jp, E-mail: ogawa@astro.s.chiba-u.ac.jp, E-mail: ymatumot@astro.s.chiba-u.ac.jp, E-mail: matumoto@astro.s.chiba-u.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan)

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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CMS hadron calorimeter front-end upgrade for SLHC phase I  

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We present an upgrade plan for the CMS HCAL detector. The HCAL upgrade is required for the increased luminosity (3 * 10E34) of SLHC Phase I which is targeted for 2014. A key aspect of the HCAL upgrade is to add longitudinal segmentation to improve background rejection, energy resolution, and electron isolation at the L1 trigger. The increased segmentation is achieved by replacing the hybrid photodiodes (HPDs) with silicon PMTs (SIPMs). We plan to instrument each fiber of the calorimeter with an SIPM (103,000 total). We will then electrically sum outputs from selected SIPMs to form the longitudinal readout segments. In addition to having more longitudinal information, the upgrade plans include a new custom ADC with matched sensitivity and timing information. The increased data volume requires higher speed transmitters and the additional power dissipation for the readout electronics requires better thermal design, since much of the on-detector infrastructure (front-end electronics crates, cooling pipes, optical fiber plant, etc.) will remain the same. We will report on the preliminary designs for these upgraded systems, along with performance requirements and initial design studies.

Whitmore, Juliana; /Fermilab

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress on the upgrade of the CMS Hadron Calorimeter Front-End electronics  

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We present a scheme to upgrade the CMS HCAL front-end electronics in the second long shutdown to upgrade the LHC (LS2), which is expected to occur around 2018. The HCAL electronics upgrade is required to handle the major instantaneous luminosity increase (up to 5 * 10{sup 34} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}) and an expected integrated luminosity of {approx}3000 fb{sup -1}. A key aspect of the HCAL upgrade is to read out longitudinal segmentation information to improve background rejection, energy resolution, and electron isolation at the L1 trigger. This paper focuses on the requirements for the new electronics and on the proposed solutions. The requirements include increased channel count, additional timing capabilities, and additional redundancy. The electronics are required to operate in a harsh environment and are constrained by the existing infrastructure. The proposed solutions span from chip level to system level. They include the development of a new ASIC ADC, the design and testing of higher speed transmitters to handle the increased data volume, the evaluation and use of circuits from other developments, evaluation of commercial FPGAs, better thermal design, and improvements in the overall readout architecture. We will report on the progress of the designs for these upgraded systems, along with performance requirements and initial design studies.

Anderson, Jake; Whitmore, Juliana; /Fermilab

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Energy Conversion in Downstream Fronts from 3D Kinetic Reconnection  

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The electromagnetic energy equation is analyzed term by term in a 3D simulation of kinetic reconnection previously reported by \\citet{vapirev2013formation}. The evolution presents the usual 2D-like topological structures caused by an initial perturbation independent of the third dimension. However, downstream of the reconnection site, where the jetting plasma encounters the yet unperturbed pre-existing plasma, a downstream front (DF) is formed and made unstable by the strong density gradient and the unfavorable local acceleration field. The energy exchange between plasma and fields is most intense at the instability, reaching several $pW/m^3$, alternating between load (energy going from fields to particles) and generator (energy going from particles to fields) regions. Energy exchange is instead purely that of a load at the reconnection site itself in a region focused around the x-line and elongated along the separatrix surfaces. Poynting fluxes are generated at all energy exchange regions and travel away fro...

Lapenta, Giovanni; Newman, David; Markidis, Stefano; Divin, Andrey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Longevity and progressive abandonment of the Rocky Flats surface, Front Range, Colorado  

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The post-orogenic evolution of the Laramide landscape of the western U.S. has been characterized by late Cenozoic channel incision of basins and their adjacent ranges. One means of constraining the incision history of basins is dating the remnants of gravel-capped surfaces above modern streams. Here, we focus on an extensive remnant of the Rocky Flats surface between Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and use in situ-produced 10Be and 26Al concentrations in terrace alluvium to constrain the Quaternary history of this surface. Coal and Ralston Creeks, both tributaries of the South Platte River, abandoned the Rocky Flats surface and formed the Verdos and Slocum pediments, which are cut into Cretaceous bedrock between Rocky Flats and the modern stream elevations. Rocky Flats alluvium ranges widely in age, from >2Ma to ?400ka, with oldest ages to the east and younger ages closer to the mountain front. Numerical modeling of isotope concentration depth profiles suggests that individual sites have experienced multiple resurfacing events. Preliminary results indicate that Verdos and Slocum alluvium along Ralston Creek, which is slightly larger than Coal Creek, is several hundred thousand years old. Fluvial incision into these surfaces appears therefore to progress headward in response to downcutting of the South Platte River. The complex ages of these surfaces call into question any correlation of such surfaces based solely on their elevation above the modern channel.

Catherine A. Riihimaki; Robert S. Anderson; Elizabeth B. Safran; David P. Dethier; Robert C. Finkel; Paul R. Bierman

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic field effects on the thermonuclear combustion front of Chandrasekhar mass white dwarfs  

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The explosion of a type Ia supernova starts in a white dwarf as a laminar deflagration at the center of the star and soon several hydrodynamic instabilities, in particular, the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, begin to act. A cellular stationary combustion and a turbulent combustion regime are rapidly achieved by the flame and maintained up to the end of the so-called flamelet regime when the transition to detonation is believed to occur. The burning velocity at these regimes is well described by the fractal model of combustion. Using a semi-analytic approach, we describe the effect of magnetic fields on the fractalization of the front considering a white dwarf with a nearly dipolar magnetic field. We find an intrinsic asymmetry on the velocity field that may be maintained up to the free expansion phase of the remnant. Considering the strongest values inferred for a white dwarf's magnetic fields with strengths up to $10^{8}-10^{9}$ G at the surface and assuming that the field near the centre is roughly 10 times greater, asymmetries in the velocity field higher than $10-20 %$ are produced between the magnetic polar and the equatorial axis of the remnant which may be related to the asymmetries found from recent spectropolarimetric observations of very young SN Ia remnants. Dependence of the asymmetry with white dwarf composition is also analyzed.

Cristian R. Ghezzi; Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Jorge E. Horvath

2000-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of crack front effect on threshold and crack propagation  

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That a through-thickness crack may exhibit over the entire fatigue crack propagation (FCP) regime morphological variations such as curvature, deviation and deflection appears to be very common. This effect is hereafter referred to as the crack front effect (CFE). It includes the practical consequence that when CFE occurs, local crack length, and hence the surface and the through-thickness data derived, tend to differ. Apparently, the difference should not be significant a least for thin specimens, for which data acquisition on one face suffices, and therefore, problems resulting from CFE can be neglected in certain cases. The authors became involved in the CFE problem while studying hysteresis effects in the threshold regime, particularly when post-threshold non-propagation was observed on the surface. In brief, the specimens had a section thickness of 4mm, i.e., relatively thin (B/W = 0.066), and according to the ASIM test recommendations the surface data should have been accurate. The major questions which arose were, however, whether surface and through-thickness effects are comparable, and how reliable surface observations are. Pure copper was chosen as the material since it exhibits a mixed mode fracture path, and thus should be inherently prone to yield CFE.

Vaidya, W.V.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical development and validation of a Sharp Front model of the dewatering of a slurry by an absorbent substrate  

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The absorption of water from a slurry into an absorbent substrate is analysed using Sharp Front theory. The analysis describes the relationship between the sorptivity S of the substrate, the desorptivity R of the slurry and the transfer sorptivity A between slurry and substrate, and leads to the relationship 1/A2 = 1/R2 + 1/S2. Experimental data are presented which validate this equation for the practically important case of the absorption of water from soft mortar mixes by fired clay bricks. A unique feature of the experimental work is the measurement of the desorptivity of the mortars at a pressure equal to the wetting front capillary pressure of the clay brick substrate. Analysis of the experimental data also enables, for the first time, the calculation of the capillary potential at the slurry/substrate interface. The analysis has relevance to many aspects of ceramic and mineral processing, industrial filtration and construction engineering.

N C Collier; M A Wilson; M A Carter; W D Hoff; Christopher Hall; R J Ball; A El-Turki; G C Allen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Redesign and Reconstruction of the Equipment Protection Systems for the Upgrading Front Ends and Beamlines at BSRF  

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The BEPC(Beijing Electron-Positron Collider) is upgraded to be BEPCII, a two-ring Electron-Positron collider. Due to the construction of the BEPCII and upgrade of the existing front ends and beamlines, all the existing EPSs(Equipment Protection Systems) have to be redesigned and reconstructed at BSRF. All the redesigned EPSs for the upgrading front ends and beamlines are a PLC- and SCADA-based equipment protection and control and monitoring system. The EPSs are used to protect BEPCII two storage rings vacuum against vacuum failures in a beamline, as well as to protect the front-end and beamline components from being damaged by synchrotron radiation. For the high-power wiggler beam lines, a fast movable mask is used to protect the blade of a fast-closing valve from damage when the fast-closing valve is triggered to close, which does not need to dump the electron beam running in BEPCII outer ring. In addition, all redesigned PLC- based EPSs are used to communicate with the same centralized monitoring computer to monitor a variety of parameters from all PLC- based EPS systems. The monitoring computer runs the SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) software with its own web server. Graphical HMI interfaces are used to display a few overall views of all front-end equipment operation status and the further detailed information for each EPS in a different pop-up window. On the web services, the SCADA-based centralized monitoring system provides a web browse function, etc. The design of the reconstructed systems is described in this paper.

Xiong Shenshou; Tan Yinglei; Wu Xuehui [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Institute of High Energy Physics, P. O. Box 918, Branch 2-7, Beijing 100049 (China)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 VW Jetta TDI Test Cell Location Front Vehicle Setup Information  

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VW Jetta TDI VW Jetta TDI Test Cell Location Front Vehicle Setup Information Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D 3 )- Test Summary Sheet Vehicle Architecture Conventional- Diesel Vehicle Dynamometer Input Document Date 8/7/2013 Advanced Powertrain Research Facility Test weight [lb] Target A [lb] 3625 35 Target B [lb/mph] Target C [lb/mph^2] 0.18 0.0193 Revision Number 3 Notes: Test Fuel Information Fuel type 2007 Certification Diesel Fuel density [g/ml] Fuel Net HV [BTU/lbm] 0.855 18355 T e s t I D [ # ] C y c l e C o l d s t a r t ( C S t ) H o t s t a r t [ H S t ] D a t e T e s t C e l l T e m p [ C ] T e s t C e l l R H [ % ] T e s t C e l l B a r o [ i n / H g ] V e h i c l e c o o l i n g f a n s p e e d : S p e e d M a t c h [ S M ] o r c o n s t a n t s p e e d [ C S ] S o l a r L a m p s [ W / m 2 ] V e i c l e C l i m a t e C o n t r o l s e t t i n g s H o o d P o s i t i o n [ U p ] o r [ C l o s e d ] W i n d o w P o s i t i o n [ C l o s e d ] o r [ D o w n ] C y c l e D i s t a n c e

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The Different Configurations of the East Asian Polar Front Jet and Subtropical Jet and the Associated Rainfall Anomalies over Eastern China in Summer  

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To investigate the concurrent impacts of the East Asian polar front jet (EAPJ) and subtropical jet (EASJ) on the summer rainfall over eastern China, positive (strengthened EAPJ with weakened EASJ) and negative (weakened EAPJ with strengthened EASJ)...

Dan-Qing Huang; Jian Zhu; Yao-Cun Zhang; An-Ning Huang

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth-front roughening in amorphous silicon films by sputtering T. Karabacak,* Y.-P. Zhao, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu  

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Growth-front roughening in amorphous silicon films by sputtering T. Karabacak,* Y.-P. Zhao, G industry and is a material of special interest. The dy- namic roughening of silicon thin films grown

Wang, Gwo-Ching

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Separation of climatological imprints of the Kuroshio Extension and Oyashio fronts on the wintertime atmospheric boundary layer: Their sensitivity to SST resolution prescribed for atmospheric reanalysis  

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Mesoscale structures of the wintertime marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) as climatological imprints of oceanic fronts within the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension (KOE) region east of Japan are investigated, by taking advantage of high horizontal ...

Ryusuke Masunaga; Hisashi Nakamura; Takafumi Miyasaka; Kazuaki Nishii; Youichi Tanimoto

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Fuel Economy Web Services  

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FuelEconomy.gov Web Services FuelEconomy.gov Web Services Data Description atvtype - alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle Bifuel (CNG) - Bi-fuel gasoline and compressed natural gas vehicle Bifuel (LPG) - Bi-fuel gasoline and propane vehicle CNG - Compressed natural gas vehicle Diesel - Diesel vehicle EV - Electric vehicle FFV - Flexible fueled vehicle (gasoline or E85) Hybrid - Hybrid vehicle Plug-in Hybrid - Plug-in hybrid vehicle drive - drive axle type 2-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive* 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive* All-Wheel Drive* Front-Wheel Drive Part-time 4-Wheel Drive* Rear-Wheel Drive *Prior to Model Year 2010 EPA did not differentiate between All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive salesArea - EPA sales area code. The area of the country where the vehicle can legally be sold. New federally certified vehicles can be sold in all states except California

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Mechanical Design and Modeling of an Omni-directional RoboCup Player Brian Carter1  

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graduate student, this was a simple two wheeled robot with skids on the front and a roller ball on the back is derived in a symbolic form, assuming that no slip occurs on the wheel in the spin direction. Finally, a simulation example demonstrates simple independent PID wheel control for the complex coupled nonlinear

Williams II, Robert L.

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SDTC Neural Network Traction Control of an Electric Vehicle without Differential Gears  

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, using two electric in-wheel motors give the possibility to have a torque and speed control in each wheel on the 2?4 electrical vehicles, with independent driving in-wheel motor at the front and with classicalSDTC Neural Network Traction Control of an Electric Vehicle without Differential Gears A. Haddoun1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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46: Categorical Exclusion Determination 46: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Electric Brake Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02/22/2010 Location(s): Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Parker Hannifin, Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division will use Congressionally Directed Funding through DOE to develop an electric brake system for wind turbine applications. Project activities will include additional testing and design work on the brake system prototype in a laboratory setting. Additional project activities will involve testing the prototype brake system on a currently installed 60 kilowatt turbine. A negotiated arrangement with a local wind turbine manufacturer (Green Energy Technologies) to evaluate the prototype brake on this turbine has been

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Chemical Effects at the Reaction Front in Corroding Spent Nuclear Fuel  

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Performance assessment models of the U. S. repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada suggest that neptunium from spent nuclear fuel is a potentially important dose contributor. A scientific understanding of how the UO{sub 2} matrix of spent nuclear fuel impacts the oxidative dissolution and reductive precipitation of Np is needed to predict the behavior of Np at the fuel surface during aqueous corrosion. Neptunium would most likely be transported as aqueous Np(V) species, but for this to occur it must first be oxidized from the Np(IV) state found within the parent spent nuclear fuel. In this paper we present synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy and microscopy findings that illuminate the resultant local chemistry of neptunium and plutonium within uranium oxide spent nuclear fuel before and after corrosive alteration in an air-saturated aqueous environment. We find the Pu and Np in unaltered spent fuel to have a +4 oxidation state and an environment consistent with solid-solution in the UO{sub 2} matrix. During corrosion in an air-saturated aqueous environment, the uranium matrix is converted to uranyl (UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}) mineral assemblage that is depleted in Np and Pu relative to the parent fuel. The transition from U(IV) in the fuel to a fully U(VI) character across the corrosion front is not sharp, but occurs over a transition zone of {approx} 50 micrometers. We find evidence of a thin ({approx} 20 micrometer) layer that is enriched in Pu and Np within a predominantly U(IV) environment on the fuel side of the transition zone. These experimental observations are consistent with available data for the standard reduction potentials for NpO{sub 2}{sup +}/Np{sup 4+} and UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}/U{sup 4+} couples, which indicate that Np(IV) may not be effectively oxidized to Np(V) at the corrosion potential of uranium dioxide spent nuclear fuel in air-saturated aqueous solutions. (authors)

Fortner, Jeffrey A.; Kropf, A. Jeremy; Jerden, James L.; Cunnane, James C. [Chemical Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, CMT/205, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL, 60439 (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE COHERENT NOISE, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE OF THE ATLAS EM CALORIMETER FRONT END BOARD  

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The ATLAS Electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter (EMCAL) Front End Board (FEB) will be located in custom-designed enclosures solidly connected to the feedtroughs. It is a complex mixed signal board which includes the preamplifier, shaper, switched capacitor array analog memory unit (SCA), analog to digital conversion, serialization of the data and related control logic. It will be described in detail elsewhere in these proceedings. The electromagnetic interference (either pick-up from the on board digital activity, from power supply ripple or from external sources) which affects coherently large groups of channels (coherent noise) is of particular concern in calorimetry and it has been studied in detail.

CHASE,B.CITTERIO,M.LANNI,F.MAKOWIECKI,D.RADEKA,S.RESCIA,S.TAKAI,H.ET AL.

1999-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE COHERENT NOISE, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE OF THE ATLAS EM CALORIMETER FRONT END BOARD  

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The ATLAS Electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter (EMCAL) Front End Board (FEB) will be located in custom-designed enclosures solidly connected to the feedtroughs. It is a complex mixed signal board which includes the preamplifier, shaper, switched capacitor array analog memory unit (SCA), analog to digital conversion, serialization of the data and related control logic. It will be described in detail elsewhere in these proceedings. The electromagnetic interference (either pick-up from the on board digital activity, from power supply ripple or from external sources) which affects coherently large groups of channels (coherent noise) is of particular concern in calorimetry and it has been studied in detail.

CHASE,R.L.; CITTERIO,M.; LANNI,F.; MAKOWIECKI,D.; RADEKA,V.; RESCIA,S.; TAKAI,H.; BAN,J.; PARSONS,J.; SIPPACH,W.

2000-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Algorithm to Calculate the Pressure Distribution of the TPS Front End Due to Desorption Induced by Synchrotron Radiation  

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The pressure distribution is an important aspect of a UHV subsystem in either a storage ring or a front end. The design of the 3-GeV, 400-mA Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) foresees outgassing induced by photons and due to a bending magnet and an insertion device. An algorithm to calculate the photon-stimulated absorption (PSD) due to highly energetic radiation from a synchrotron source is presented. Several results using undulator sources such as IU20 are also presented, and the pressure distribution is illustrated.

Sheng, I. C.; Kuan, C. K.; Chen, Y. T.; Yang, J. Y.; Hsiung, G. Y.; Chen, J. R. [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 20076, Taiwan (China)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Ring-shaped luminescence pattern in biased quantum wells studied as a steady-state reaction front  

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Under certain conditions, focused laser excitation in semiconductor quantum well structures can lead to a charge separation and a circular reaction front, which is visible as a ring-shaped photoluminescence pattern. The diffusion-reaction equations governing the system are studied here with the aim of a detailed understanding of the steady state. The qualitative asymmetry in the sources for the two carriers is found to lead to unusual effects which dramatically affect the steady-state configuration. Analytic expressions are derived for carrier distributions and interface positions for a number of cases. These are compared with steady-state information obtained from simulations of the diffusion-reaction equations.

Masudul Haque

2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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IRREGULAR SLOSHING COLD FRONTS IN THE NEARBY MERGING GROUPS NGC 7618 AND UGC 12491: EVIDENCE FOR KELVIN-HELMHOLTZ INSTABILITIES  

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We present results from two {approx}30 ks Chandra observations of the hot atmospheres of the merging galaxy groups centered around NGC 7618 and UGC 12491. Our images show the presence of arc-like sloshing cold fronts (CFs) wrapped around each group center and {approx}100 kpc long spiral tails in both groups. Most interestingly, the CFs are highly distorted in both groups, exhibiting 'wings' along the fronts. These features resemble the structures predicted from non-viscous hydrodynamic simulations of gas sloshing, where Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities (KHIs) distort the CFs. This is in contrast to the structure seen in many other sloshing and merger CFs, which are smooth and featureless at the current observational resolution. Both magnetic fields and viscosity have been invoked to explain the absence of KHIs in these smooth CFs, but the NGC 7618/UGC 12491 pair are two in a growing number of both sloshing and merger CFs that appear distorted. Magnetic fields and/or viscosity may be able to suppress the growth of KHIs at the CFs in some clusters and groups, but clearly not in all. We propose that the presence or absence of KHI distortions in CFs can be used as a measure of the effective viscosity and/or magnetic field strengths in the intracluster medium.

Roediger, E. [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen (Germany); Kraft, R. P.; Machacek, M. E.; Forman, W. R.; Nulsen, P. E. J.; Jones, C.; Murray, S. S., E-mail: e.roediger@jacobs-university.de [Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault-tolerant control design for trajectory tracking in driver assistance systems  

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-wheel-distributed traction/braking sys- tems was proposed by Ono et al. (2006). A yaw stability control system in whichFault-tolerant control design for trajectory tracking in driver assistance systems Bal´azs N.sename;luc.dugard}@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr Abstract: The paper proposes a control system with the brake and the steering for developing a driver

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Anti-slip regulator system (ASR)  

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When wheelspin occurs the anti-slip regulator system (ASR) regulates the drive torque in such a way that steerability is always retained, together with good forward traction. The microprocessor which performs the regulating function compares the wheel speed increase at each driven wheel with the vehicle acceleration, and calculates the 'excess torque' which is causing wheelspin, and eliminates it automatically by briefly actuating the wheel brake and/or by backing off the throttle. At low speeds the wheel with the greatest amount of wheelspin is slowed by an exactly calculated brake application with a simultaneous reduction of engine power, so that the amount of forward traction is determined by the greatest available surface adhesion. At higher speeds, however, in order to avoid undesired yaw reactions, the system operates only by reducing engine power delivery by the necessary amount, which means that the amount of tractive force is determined by the lower surface adhesion value in each case.

B.-G. Schulze; E. Lissel

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANL/APS/TB-44, Guidelines for Beamline and Front-End Radiation Shielding Design at the Advanced Photon Source  

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APS/TB-44 Rev. 4 APS/TB-44 Rev. 4 Guidelines for Beamline and Front-End Radiation Shielding Design at the Advanced Photon Source Revision 4 Advanced Photon Source About Argonne National Laboratory Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357. The Laboratory's main facility is outside Chicago, at 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439. For information about Argonne and its pioneering science and technology programs, see www.anl.gov. Availability of This Report This report is available, at no cost, at http://www.osti.gov/bridge. It is also available on paper to the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors, for a processing fee, from: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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Design and construction of the front-end electronics data acquisition for the SLD CRID (Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector)  

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We describe the front-end electronics for the Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector (CRID) of the SLD at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The design philosophy and implementation are discussed with emphasis on the low-noise hybrid amplifiers, signal processing and data acquisition electronics. The system receives signals from a highly efficient single-photo electron detector. These signals are shaped and amplified before being stored in an analog memory and processed by a digitizing system. The data from several ADCs are multiplexed and transmitted via fiber optics to the SLD FASTBUS system. We highlight the technologies used, as well as the space, power dissipation, and environmental constraints imposed on the system. 16 refs., 10 figs.

Hoeflich, J.; McShurley, D.; Marshall, D.; Oxoby, G.; Shapiro, S.; Stiles, P. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (USA)); Spencer, E. (California Univ., Santa Cruz, CA (USA). Inst. for Particle Physics)

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasi-Decadal Variation in Intensity of the Western Part of the Winter Subarctic SST Front in the Western North Pacific: The Influence of Kuroshio Extension Path State  

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Variations of the subarctic front (SAF), which is extracted as a strong sea surface temperature (SST) gradient in the longitudinal band of 146152E, were investigated over 30 winters (JanuaryMarch) from 1982 to 2011, using high-spatial-...

Shusaku Sugimoto; Nakaba Kobayashi; Kimio Hanawa

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms for plasma and reactive ion etch-front roughening Jason T. Drotar, Y.-P. Zhao, T.-M. Lu, and G.-C. Wang  

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. The etching products are volatile and desorb from the sample. Usually, for plasma etching, the gas pressure of growth front roughening phenomena in physical vapor condensation PVC including sputtering, molecular beam in the plasma sheath collide with gas atoms and molecules. Some atoms and molecules are dissociated or ionized

Wang, Gwo-Ching

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Diabatic Heating and Cooling Rates Derived from In Situ Microphysics Measurements: A Case Study of a Wintertime U.K. Cold Front  

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In situ measurements associated with the passage of a kata cold front over the United Kingdom on 29 November 2011 are used to initialize a Lagrangian parcel model for the purpose of calculating rates of diabatic heating and cooling associated with ...

C. Dearden; P. J. Connolly; G. Lloyd; J. Crosier; K. N. Bower; T. W. Choularton; G. Vaughan

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the Muon Accelerator Front-End D. Stratakis, H. K. Sayed, J. S. Berg, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, U.S.A  

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Overview of the Muon Accelerator Front-End D. Stratakis, H. K. Sayed, J. S. Berg, Brookhaven.S.A P. Snopok, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL, U.S.A. Abstract: A key challenge for muon accelerators is that the initial muon beam occupies a region in phase space that vastly exceeds the acceptance

McDonald, Kirk

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Internal Structure of the Green Lake 5 Rock Glacier, Colorado Front Range, USA M. Leopold ,1* M.W. Williams ,2  

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Internal Structure of the Green Lake 5 Rock Glacier, Colorado Front Range, USA M. Leopold ,1* M tomography--were used to develop a detailed subsurface model of the Green Lake 5 rock glacier in the Colorado (Corte, 1976; Clow et al., 2003). Recently, Azo´car and Brenning (2010) and Brenning and Azo´car (2010

Williams, Mark W.

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DISCOVER-AQ Outlook for Thursday, July 14, 2011 We will fly tomorrow (Thursday, 8am takeoff). Air quality should be reasonably good as a front passed  

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Little Juicier Little Cloudier #12;TuesdayMondaySunday Lackluster air quality last few days #12;NAQFCDISCOVER-AQ Outlook for Thursday, July 14, 2011 We will fly tomorrow (Thursday, 8am takeoff). Air quality should be reasonably good as a front passed through the mid-Atlantic Wednesday. The next likely

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A Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta  

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A Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J Positioning of the 6 Nested Grids Acknowledgements Introduction As part of the Lake Induced Convection of a more easily predictable large scale pattern. Compared to mesoscale simulations,which often nest down

Eloranta, Edwin W.

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Numerical solutions of sheath structures in front of an electron-emitting electrode immersed in a low-density plasma  

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The exact theoretical expressions involved in the formation of sheath in front of an electron emitting electrode immersed in a low-density plasma have been derived. The potential profile in the sheath region has been calculated for subcritical, critical, and supercritical emissions. The potential profiles of critical and supercritical emissions reveals that we must take into account a small, instead of zero, electric field at the sheath edge to satisfy the boundary conditions used to integrate the Poisson's equation. The I-V curves for critical emission shows that only high values of plasma-electron to emitted-electron temperature ratio can meet the floating potential of the emissive electrode. A one-dimensional fluid like model is assumed for ions, while the electron species are treated as kinetic. The distribution of emitted-electron from the electrode is assumed to be half Maxwellian. The plasma-electron enters the sheath region at sheath edge with half Maxwellian velocity distribution, while the reflected ones have cut-off velocity distribution due to the absorption of super thermal electrons by the electrode. The effect of varying emitted-electron current on the sheath structure has been studied with the help of a parameter G (the ratio of emitted-electron to plasma-electron densities)

Din, Alif [Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, PINSTECH, P. O. Nilore, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan)] [Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, PINSTECH, P. O. Nilore, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-filamentated ultra-intense and ultra-short pulse fronts in three-dimensional Raman seed amplification  

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Ultra-intense and ultra-short laser pulses may be generated up to the exawatt-zetawatt regime due to parametric processes in plasmas. The minimization of unwanted plasma processes leads to operational limits which are discussed here with respect to filamentation. Transverse filamentation, which originally was derived for plane waves, is being investigated for seed pulse propagation in the so called ?-pulse limit. A three-dimensional (3D) three-wave-interaction model is the basis of the present investigation. To demonstrate the applicability of the three-wave-interaction model, the 1D pulse forms are compared with those obtained from 1D particle in cell and Vlasov simulations. Although wave-breaking may occur, the kinetic simulations show that the leading pumped pulse develops a form similar to that obtained from the three-wave-interaction model. In the main part, 2D and 3D filamentation processes of (localized) pulses are investigated with the three-wave-interaction model. It is shown that the leading pulse front can stay filamentation-free, whereas the rear parts show transverse modulations.

Lehmann, G.; Spatschek, K. H. [Institut fr Theoretische Physik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitt Dsseldorf, D-40225 Dsseldorf (Germany)] [Institut fr Theoretische Physik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitt Dsseldorf, D-40225 Dsseldorf (Germany)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosion bonding of dissimilar materials for fabricating APS front end components: Analysis of metallurgical and mechanical properties and UHV applications  

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The front end beamline section contains photon shutters and fixed masks. These components are made of OFHC copper and GlidCOP AL-15. Stainless steels (304 or 316) are also used for connecting photon shutters and fixed masks to other components that operate in the ultrahigh vacuum system. All these dissimilar materials need to be joined together. However, bonding these dissimilar materials is very difficult because of their different mechanical and thermal properties and incompatible metallurgical properties. Explosion bonding is a bonding method in which the controlled energy of a detonating explosive is used to create a metallurgical bond between two or more similar or dissimilar materials. No intermediate filler metal, for example, a brazing compound or soldering alloy, is needed to promote bonding, and no external heat need be applied. A study of the metallurgical and mechanical properties and YGV applications of GlidCop AL-15, OFHC copper, and 304 stainless steel explosion-bonded joints has been done. This report contains five parts: an ultrasonic examination of explosion-bonded joints and a standard setup; mechanical-property and thermal-cycle tests of GlidCop AL-15/304 stainless steel explosion-bonded joints; leak tests of a GlidCop AL-15/304 stainless steel explosion-bonded interfaces for UHV application; metallurgical examination of explosion-bonded interfaces and failure analysis, and discussion and conclusion.

Li, Yuheng; Shu, Deming; Kuzay, T.M.

1994-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating conditions for the generation of stable anode spot plasma in front of a positively biased electrode  

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Stability of an anode spot plasma, which is an additional high density plasma generated in front of a positively biased electrode immersed in ambient plasma, is a critical issue for its utilization to various types of ion sources. In this study, operating conditions for the generation of stable anode spot plasmas are experimentally investigated. Diagnostics of the bias current flowing into the positively biased electrode and the properties of ambient plasma reveal that unstable nature of the anode spot is deeply associated with the reduction of double layer potential between the anode spot plasma and the ambient plasma. It is found that stability of the anode spot plasma can be improved with increasing the ionization rate in ambient plasma so as to compensate the loss of electrons across the double layer or with enlarging the area of the biased electrode to prevent electron accumulation inside the anode spot. The results obtained from the present study give the guideline for operating conditions of anode spot plasmas as an ion source with high brightness.

Park, Yeong-Shin; Lee, Yuna; Dang, Jeong-Jeung [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Kyoung-Jae, E-mail: jkjlsh1@snu.ac.kr [Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Y. S. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of) [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Modular Multilevel Converter as an Active Front-End for a magnet supply application  

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The aim of this work is to describe the general design procedure of a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) applied as an Active Front-End (AFE) for a magnet supply for beam accelerators. The dimensioning criteria for the converter and the dc-link capacitance are presented and the grid transformer requirements are set. Considering the converter design, the arm inductance calculation is based on the specifications for the arm-current ripple and the DC-link fault tolerance, but, also, on the limitation of the second harmonic and the second-order LC resonance of the arm current. The module capacitance value is evaluated by focusing on the required switching dynamics and the capacitor-voltage ripple according to a newly proposed graphical method. The loading of each semiconductor in the half bridge is calculated via simulation, indicating the unsymmetrical current distribution. It is concluded that the current distribution for each semiconductor depends on the mode of operation of the converter. The different criter...

Panagiotis, Asimakopoulos; Massimo, Bongiorno

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold seeps at the salt front in the Lower Congo Basin I: Current methane accumulation and active seepage  

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Abstract Active high intensity gas seepage is documented for the first time at the seaward edge of the salt occurrence in the southern Lower Congo Basin. Microbial methane release from the seafloor occurs on the crests of two 800 m high ridges formed by fault-propagation folding. Intense uplift is documented since the end of the Miocene by distinct onlapping reflections on the landward flank of these ridges. A paleo-pockmark structure suggests an onset of seepage coincident with this deformation period. High-resolution seismic imaging reveals methane migration along strata from Oligocene/Miocene fan deposits towards the ridge crests where large gas accumulations form beneath a discontinuous Bottom Simulating Reflection (BSR). Detailed mapping revealed that free gas and gas hydrate occurrences below and above the base of the gas hydrate stability zone are closely linked to sedimentary strata in the flanks of topographic ridges. Gas transport through the gas hydrate stability zone originates from the shallowest area of the BSR directly beneath the seafloor seep sites, suggesting pressure controlled venting. These sites represent the most seaward salt-related gas seepage features documented in the area and illustrate the initiation of long-lasting seepage at the front of an area of compressional tectonics at a passive continental margin.

S. Wenau; V. Spiess; T. Pape; N. Fekete

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of a double-front Rayleigh-Taylor system using a GPU-based high resolution thermal Lattice-Boltzmann model  

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We study the turbulent evolution originated from a system subjected to a Rayleigh-Taylor instability with a double density at high resolution in a 2 dimensional geometry using a highly optimized thermal Lattice Boltzmann code for GPUs. The novelty of our investigation stems from the initial condition, given by the superposition of three layers with three different densities, leading to the development of two Rayleigh-Taylor fronts that expand upward and downward and collide in the middle of the cell. By using high resolution numerical data we highlight the effects induced by the collision of the two turbulent fronts in the long time asymptotic regime. We also provide details on the optimized Lattice-Boltzmann code that we have run on a cluster of GPUs

Ripesi, P; Schifano, S F; Tripiccione, R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compression and acceleration of electron bunches to high energies in the interference field of intense laser pulses with tilted amplitude fronts: concept and modelling  

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A new concept of accelerating electrons by laser radiation is proposed, namely, direct acceleration by a laser field under the conditions of interference of several relativistic-intensity laser pulses with amplitude fronts tilted by the angle 45 Degree-Sign with respect to the phase fronts. Due to such interference the traps moving with the speed of light arise that capture the electrons, produced in the process of ionisation of low-density gas by the same laser radiation. The modelling on the basis of solving the relativistic Newton equation with the appropriate Lorenz force shows that these traps, moving in space, successively collect electrons from the target, compress the resulting electron ensemble in all directions up to the dimensions smaller than the wavelength of the laser radiation and accelerate it up to the energies of the order of a few GeV per electron. (extreme light fields and their applications)

Korobkin, V V; Romanovsky, Mikhail Yu; Trofimov, V A; Shiryaev, O B [A M Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL WITH ROLLOVER PREVENTION FOR ARTICULATED HEAVY TRUCKS  

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in controlling vehicle yaw response. In this paper, a VDC system that improves yaw, lateral, and roll stability. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC) actively brakes individual wheels to directly influence vehicle yaw to generate a stabilizing yaw moment. VDC systems are typically designed so that application of differential

Peng, Huei

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Vehicle suspension  

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This patent describes a vehicle consisting of sprung and unsprung masses, the combination of struts and support springs for the weight of the sprung mass, an axis defined by pivots between sprung and unsprung masses, with a front pivot approximately midway between the wheels and near the vertical and horizontal planes through the front axles, with a rear pivot lying in an axis through the front pivot and in a plane through the center-of-gravity of the sprung mass, with the plane parallel to the centrifugal force vector through the center-of-gravity of the sprung mass, and with the rear pivot positioned approximately midway between the rear wheels, means for transmitting the centrifugal force component on the front pivot to the front wheels and ground, and means for transmitting the centrifugal force component on the rear pivot to the rear wheels and ground.

Mikina, S.J.

1986-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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THE PROJECT-X INJECTOR EXPERIMENT: A NOVEL HIGH PERFORMANCE FRONT-END FOR A FUTURE HIGH POWER PROTON FACILITY AT FERMILAB  

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A multi-MW proton facility, Project X, has been proposed and is currently under development at Fermilab. We are carrying out a program of research and development aimed at integrated systems testing of critical components comprising the front end of Project X. This program, known as the Project X Injector Experiment (PXIE), is being undertaken as a key component of the larger Project X R&D program. The successful completion of this program will validate the concept for the Project X front end, thereby minimizing a primary technical risk element within Project X. PXIE is currently under construction at Fermilab and will be completed over the period FY12-17. PXIE will include an H* ion source, a CW 2.1-MeV RFQ and two superconductive RF (SRF) cryomodules providing up to 25 MeV energy gain at an average beam current of 1 mA (upgradable to 2 mA). Successful systems testing will also demonstrate the viability of novel front end technologies that are expected find applications beyond Project X.

Nagaitsev, S.; et al,

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling wildfire potential in residential parcels: A case study of the north-central Colorado Front Range  

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This study evaluated if present-day wildfire potential (i.e. potential fireline intensity and percentage crown fire) differs for residential parcels developed at different time periods in the northcentral Colorado Front Range. To answer this question, a model of wildfire potential was built based on 2001 fuels and vegetation and compared the output to actual fire severity of the 2002 Hayman and 2004 Picnic Rock fires (measured by satellite imagery). Except for low-load fuel types such as grass, the modeled wildfire potential corresponded well to observed fire severity. Wildfire potential was then evaluated within 7 classes: developed (18801944, 19451959, 19601974, 19751989, 19902005) and undeveloped (either zoned or not zoned for development). The results suggest that there is one class characterized by relatively low wildfire potential (developed 18801944) and three classes characterized by relatively high wildfire potential (developed 19601974 and the two undeveloped parcel classes). These results hold both for 99th percentile (extreme) and 50th percentile (average) fuel conditions. The results suggest that under current zoning regulations, future structures are likely to be built on parcels that, on average, have somewhat higher potential fireline intensity and higher percentage of crown fire compared to currently developed parcels. However, the location of future development may be influenced by forest changes, such as the visual degradation and perceived fire hazard of trees killed by the continuing mountain pine beetle outbreak. Overall, this study introduces an improved method for quantifying wildfire potential in the rapidly developing wildlandurban interface that could be applied to other areas.

Rutherford V. Platt; Tania Schoennagel; Thomas T. Veblen; Rosemary L. Sherriff

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NANOCAR WITH FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE  

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Because its only a few nanometers long and operates at a chilly 7 K (about 447 F), this little automobile is unlikely to cause any sleepless nights for electric car makers. ...

BETHANY HALFORD

2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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MagLab - Barlow's Wheel Tutorial  

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the invention of the first battery, the voltaic pile) to create a very early kind of electric motor. It combined the powers of electricity and magnetism to produce continuous...